Through perseverance, I have found success.
My professional career started as a trainer at Dale Carnegie. Today, I integrate coaching, training, leadership skills, sales & marketing and business management into accelerated professional effectiveness and, most importantly, net new business. More plainly: I get the job – whatever it is – done.
I am President & Founder of Accelerant Coaching. As a Certified Executive Coach, a former Business Development Partner at Vistage Worldwide, a principal partner at Dialexis and a Professional Trainer/Coach. I have worked with a myriad of clients including Cisco Systems where in over 12 years of facilitating multi-day workshops for sales engineers I have earned a 4.9 rating (on a scale of five).
By combining my extensive 30 years of in-the-trenches experiences with new technology and emerging trends, I spark innovative thinking and solutions. My leadership roles have included VP and President positions spanning a variety of industries. My broad perspective comes from leading successful corporate teams with revenues topping $1 billion to working with numerous start-ups and small, entrepreneurial companies. For instance, I developed and lead sales training departments at two publicly held corporations then founded a boutique firm specializing in technology-enabled marketing and social media. In addition, I created and led an 8-week Social Media Certification program.
I earned my BS from SUNY Cortland while receiving my Professional Coach Certification training from GI Institute in New York City. I am a Professional Certified Coach (P.C.C), credentialed through the International Coach Federation (ICF), and serve as a founding Board member of the San Diego chapter of ICF. I am a certified Practitioner of Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) as well as an enhanced practitioner of “Coaching with ROI”, a system that demonstrates quantitative and qualitative value to individuals and companies enrolled in coaching contracts or projects. My sales-related credentials and certifications include Conversational Selling, Conceptual Selling, Karras Negotiation, Fire-Up Training, Power Presenting, and Social Media Certification.
I maximize my coaching results and sustained growth through “live coaching” options, technology-enabled support systems, and ROI tools. I have coached and trained hundreds of professionals in corporate environments as well as entrepreneurs, seasoned leaders and ascending millennials in the U.S. and globally.
Outside of work, my wife of 28 years, Claudia Schwartz and love to globe trot. We have traveled throughout Europe, North America, Central America, South America, and Southeast Asia. I am a Master Scuba diver, former collegiate skier, competitive kayaker, avid swimmer, 10-time marathon finisher and people connector. I have been Big Brother in the Big Brother program mentoring 4 boys over 38 years, and active in my community.