I've known Alan for twenty years and have always been impressed with his professional skills and commitment to clients. In his early years as a business owner, we talked often about his goals and plans. He displayed wisdom and discipline in his approach. Over the years I've referred clients to him and have always been confident that he would exceed their expectations. The feedback I've heard supports that confidence. Alan is good at what he does and he has a great heart for others. I highly recommend him and his services.
Lee Ellis, Founder & President, Leading with Honor, USAF Colonel & POW Retired/Author, GA (mentor, strategic alliance)
Alan is a unique find in the consulting world. He has a great understanding of business practice based on many years of hands on experience working with employees at multiple levels of many different types of organizations. Alan takes the approach of trying to understand the business as well as the leadership team's philosophy prior to offering "help" and in this manner, he is able to build a high level of trust throughout the organization. While working with our team, Alan helped to facilitate training and counseling with multiple employees over an extended period of time while the company was going through rapid growth. This was an important activity to help team members cope with continually changing job requirements and in the process of decision making with limited information. Many of the team members continue to reach out to Alan for advice even after his official commitment to Ceradyne was complete.
Bruce Lockhart, President, Ceradyne Thermo Materials/acquired by 3M, GA (Client - executive coaching, leadership team & business consulting)
Working with Alan improved our communication and teamwork, significantly increasing our profits.
John Luckett , CEO, Raleigh Rescue Mission, former business ventures & Chick-fil-A Operator, GA (client - leadership team & business consulting, career coaching)
I've had the privilege of knowing and working with Alan for over twenty years on various corporate Human Resources related projects. Alan has always been the consummate professional with high integrity, unquestioned honesty
and the ability to speak with candor with all levels of individuals in an organization. His ability to handle detail, manage sensitive issues, work independently with time constraints and provide exceptional client service was always delivered and greatly appreciated. It is without reservation that I give Alan my highest recommendation.
Fred Yetka, Owner, Yetka Management Group, OH (strategic alliance)
Alan is a person of complete integrity, has a wide range of creative ideas, and tools to help improve business leadership. I have come to rely on him for a whole range of very helpful resources and advice.
Tom Mayhew, Cybersecurity & Technology Solutions, Author, US Navy Reserve Captain (retired), former Senior Director, Oracle, CA (client - leadership & career coaching)
Over the course of a year, Alan guided me in developing action plans and helped me stick to those plans by providing support tools and dialogue. He offered solid feedback on an ongoing basis and was very insightful about areas I needed to further work on.
Christy Bykowski, Senior VP/Managing Director, Fahlgren Mortine, former VP Public Affairs, Cox Communications, OH (client - executive coaching)
Alan and I have known one another for over ten years. He is committed to the learning and development process as a life long process and strategically enables organizations to achieve their talent and performance goals. Alan has the highest integrity and a genuine heart for people.
Sheryl Dawson, Chairman & CEO, Dawson Consulting Group, TX (strategic alliance)
Alan has helped nurture relationships and skills from senior level management to high potential employees. He possesses a sharp eye for an individuals' social and intellectual acumen. Alan has educated us on understanding the uniqueness of individuals in order to leverage their talents.
Seth Greenspan, Plant Manager 3M, GA (client - leadership team & business consulting, leadership coaching)
Alan helped me to identify my core skills and competencies, which helped me to focus my efforts in the right places. As a result, I was able to eventually apply for and be accepted into a position in the main area that we identified - employee relations. Now, I have been working in the area of employee/associate relations for the largest employee-owned super market chain in The United States, serving over 70 stores and 5,000 associates. I am truly thankful for the assistance, guidance, and clarity Alan was able to give me in navigating the world of work.
Steve McConnell, Associate Relations Specialist, Publix Super Markets, Inc., GA (client - career coaching)
Alan was a trusted source of feedback, resources and support which took our mission based organization to the next level. His experience and knowledge guided us through several challenging opportunities.
Jeff Bird, President & Founder, Parkview Aging Services formerly with DCCSH, Inc. & The Kroger Company, GA (client - leadership & business consulting, executive & career coaching)
Business, Leadership & Work-life Guidance
As a highly motivated business owner, executive, professional or team leader, you're navigating complex challenges, searching for solutions and committed to making a greater difference.
You value integrity, doing what's right, treating others well, learning and growing even when it's messy and uncomfortable.
You, your team or organization may need someone to help address difficult challenges, solve problems and leverage your strengths to make a greater difference.
Coaching, consulting and management services are available remotely and occasionally in person.
I’d welcome the opportunity to get acquainted.
Principal, Coach & Advisor