Speaking, Training & Executive Coaching

Build and equip engaged leaders that make a positive difference in their families, businesses, communities and deliver impactful results.

About Preston Poore

"Preston Poore brings together storytelling, humor, and antidotes with compelling facts that get the audience to engage and take action." - Fortune 500 Executive

Preston's not your average speaker or trainer. Why?

He creates an ENGAGING EXPERIENCE that will accelerate your audience's capabilities and elevate their leadership.

Benjamin Franklin famously said, "tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I learn." Applying this simple yet often overlooked principle, Preston will understand your needs, collaboratively contour relevant solutions and invite the audience on a learning journey. Before, during, and after the event, participants will be inspired and leave with specific personal or organizational action plans.

Expert On:

  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Personal Development
  • Persuasion/Influencing
  • Inspirational
  • Faith at Work

Experience In:

  • Consumer Products/Goods
  • Corporate

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PROGRAMS

The Power of Influence

offered as a virtual program

60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop in-person or virtual

60 min 60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop

POSITIVELY IMPACT THE LIVES OF OTHERS

For managers and associates wanting to develop effective influencing skills

Whatever your vocation or aspiration, you can increase your impact on others by becoming a person of influence. Learn simple, insightful ways to interact more positively with others and watch your personal and organizational success go off the charts. What qualities will help you become influential?

An influential person...

  • Has integrity with people
  • Nurtures other people
  • Has faith in people
  • Listens to people
  • Understands people
  • Enlarges people
  • Navigates for other people
  • Connects with people
  • Empowers people
  • Reproduces other influencers

Learn key principles to become a person of influence and make a positive difference.

Based on John C. Maxwell's book, Becoming a Person of Influence

Connecting Matters

offered as a virtual program

60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop in-person or virtual

60 min 60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop

ONLY ONE THING STANDS BETWEEN YOU & SUCCESS

For managers and associates wanting to elevate their communication skills

It isn't experience. It isn't talent. If you want to succeed, you must learn how to CONNECT with PEOPLE. And while it may seem like some people are just born with it, the fact is anyone can learn how to make every communication an opportunity for a powerful connection.

 

Why does connecting with others matter? 

  • You’ll find people will go the extra mile
  • They’ll express unsolicited appreciation
  • They will demonstrate trust
  • They will communicate more freely
  • They will enjoy what they are doing
  • They will emotionally connect with you
  • Their batteries will be recharged

 

You’ll learn how to apply connecting principles with people 1:1, in a group, or with an audience. If you apply the principles, you’ll become a more effective leader.

Based on John C. Maxwell's book, Everyone Communicates Few Connect

Becoming a Leader Others Will Want to Follow

offered as a virtual program

60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop in-person or virtual

60 min 60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop

TRANSFORM FROM MANAGER TO LEADER

For managers and associates that want to become leaders and create an engaged workforce

Developing yourself to become the leader you have the potential to be will change everything for you. It will add to your effectiveness, subtract from your weaknesses, divide your workload and multiply your impact. Imagine the difference you could make when you become the best leader you can be!

 

Potential topics include:

  • The Definition of Leadership: Influence
  • The Key to Leadership: Priorities
  • The Foundation of Leadership: Character
  • The Ultimate Test of Leadership: Creating Positive Change
  • The Quickest Way to Gain Leadership: Problem Solving
  • The Extra Plus in Leadership: Attitude
  • The Heart of Leadership: Serving People
  • The Indispensable Quality of Leadership: Vision
  • The Price Tag of Leadership: Self-Discipline
  • The Expansion of Leadership: Personal Growth

 

We all have the ability to lead, but it’s those who work at developing strong leadership skills and characteristics who are the most successful. Leadership may not be something you're born with, but it is a continual journey of personal development and refinement.

Based on John C. Maxwell's book, Developing the Leader in You 2.0

Don't Let Your Potential Go To Waste

offered as a virtual program

60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop in-person or virtual

60 min 60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop

GROWING PEOPLE GROW COMPANIES

For managers and associates wanting to grow personally/professionally and develop others

Potential is one of the most powerful words in any language. A person's potential implies possibilities, it heralds hope, and it unveils greatness. Leveraging the 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth, learn how to develop yourself so that you have the best chance of becoming the person you were created to be.

Potential topics include...

1. The Law of Intentionality: Growth Doesn’t Just Happen

2. The Law of Awareness: You Must Know Yourself to Grow Yourself

3. The Law of the Mirror: You Must See Value in Yourself to Add Value to Yourself

4. The Law of Reflection: Learning to Pause Allows Growth to Catch Up with You

5. The Law of Consistency: Motivation Gets You Going-Discipline Keeps You There

6. The Law of Environment: Growth Thrives in Conducive Surroundings

7. The Law of Design: To Maximize Growth, Develop Strategies

8. The Law of Pain: Good Management of Bad Experiences Leads to Great Growth

8. The Law of the Ladder: Character Growth Determines the Height of Your Personal Growth

9. The Law of The Rubber Band: Growth Stops When You Lose the Tension Between Where You Are and Where You Could Be

10. The Law of Trade-Offs: You Have to Give Up to Grow Up

11. The Law of Curiosity: Growth is Stimulated by Asking Why?

12. The Law of Modeling: It’s Hard to Improve When You Have No One But Yourself to Follow

13. The Law of Expansion: Growth Always Increases Your Capacity

14. The Law of Contribution: Growing Yourself Enables You to Grow Others

Composer, Gian Carlo Menotti said, “Hell begins on that day when God grants us a clear vision of all that we might have achieved, of all the gifts we wasted, of all that we might have done that we did not do. Unrealized potential is a tragic waste.” Don’t let your potential go to waste.

Based on John C. Maxwell's book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

#Dreams

offered as a virtual program

60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop in-person or virtual

60 min 60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop

MAKE YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE

For anyone who aspires to achieve their dream

Your dream has power. It can inspire you. It can empower you. But will it reward you? Most people fail to realize their potential because their dream remains hypothetical. #DREAMS takes your dream from ethereal to achievable. Learn how to crystalize your vision and galvanize your commitment.

Realize your dream through exploring 10 questions...

  • The Ownership Question – Is my dream really my dream?
  • The Clarity Question – Do I clearly see my dream?
  • The Reality Question – Am I depending on factors within my control to achieve my dream?
  • The Passion Question – Does my dream compel me to follow it?
  • The Pathway Question – Do I have a strategy to reach my dream?
  • The People Question – Have I included the people I need to realize my dream?
  • The Cost Question – Am I willing to pay the price of my dream?
  • The Tenacity Question – Am I moving closer to my dream?
  • The Fulfillment Question – Does working toward my dream bring satisfaction?
  • The Significance Question – Does my dream benefit others?

 

If you apply ask the right questions and develop an action plan, what seems impossible will become possible. Your dreams will come true!

Based on John C. Maxwell's book, Put Your Dream to the Test

Discipled Leader: Transformating Your Workplace

offered as a virtual program

60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop in-person or virtual

60 min 60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop

DEVELOP | INFLUENCE | CHANGE

For Christian business leaders wanting to grow their faith and influence

Discipled Leader provides struggling, stuck, or merely surviving Christian Business leaders with a framework to grow their influence through becoming a redemptive (i.e., change for the better), Christlike presence in the workplace, and living a more fulfilling personal and professional life.

  • Discover how to make sound decisions with divine input
  • Learn the role love plays in leadership
  • Cultivate God-confidence and the courage to take risks
  • Establish credibility through honesty
  • Learn how to handle anxiety in any situation
  • Develop the ability to avoid regretful actions
  • Be equipped to overcome fear with faith
  • Understand how a joy-filled life translates to encouraging others
  • Discover the power of surrendered leadership
  • Learn how to become a change agent and positively influence your world

Based on Preston Poore's book, Discipled Leader: Inspiration from a Fortune 500 Executive for Transforming Your Workplace by Pursuing Christ

Human Centered Design Workshop: Problem Solving

offered as a virtual program

60 min keynote, webinar, or 1-day workshop in-person or virtual

60 min 1-day workshop

THINKING ABOUT PROBLEMS IN A WHOLE NEW WAY

For managers and associates that face challenging problems and are looking for a move away from the typical problem-solving structures and systems. The Human Centered Design methodology focuses on techniques that promote collaboration and produce concrete outcomes.

Got a difficult problem that you can’t solve? This dynamic 1-day workshop enables teams to solve challenging problems, develop and prioritize impactful solutions and define actions plans. Participants will leverage design thinking methodology and tools to...

  • Frame the problem using Abstraction Laddering
  • Invite broad exploration of the problem using Statement Starters
  • Brainstorm potential solutions and reveal thematic patterns using Affinity Clustering
  • Flag the best options using Visualize the Vote
  • Agree on priorities using the Importance/Difficulty Matrix
  • Promote a vision of the future using Concept Posters
  • Define next steps and action items

Preston is a LUMA Institute Human Centered Design Practitioner

AVAILABILITY
  • April 2022

    Partnering for Growth Workshop - Dallas, TX

  • April 1, 2022

    Paladin Roundtable - Roswell, GA

  • April 13, 2022

    The Power of Influence - Las Vegas, NV

  • May 3-4, 2022

    Design Thinking Session - Orlando, FL

What events can I invite Preston to?

• Opening or closing inspirational keynote addresses
• Business seminars
• Training workshops/webinars
• Association conferences and conventions
• Leadership team meetings
• Off-site retreats
• Church conferences
• Community or college classes
• Expert roundtable events
• Panel moderator

Want Preston to Speak
at Your Next Event?

Contact us for additional dates or specifics of your event. 

ABOUT

"Preston Poore brings together storytelling, humor, and antidotes with compelling facts that get the audience to engage and take action." - Fortune 500 Executive

Preston's not your average speaker or trainer. Why?

He creates an ENGAGING EXPERIENCE that will accelerate your audience's capabilities and elevate their leadership.

Benjamin Franklin famously said, "tell me, and I forget. Teach me, and I may remember. Involve me, and I learn." Applying this simple yet often overlooked principle, Preston will understand your needs, collaboratively contour relevant solutions and invite the audience on a learning journey. Before, during, and after the event, participants will be inspired and leave with specific personal or organizational action plans.

Preston is an award-winning executive with over 30 years of Fortune 500 experience, including tenures at The Coca-Cola Company, The Hershey Company, and Ralston Purina. On top of that, he's also a small business owner and a John Maxwell Team certified speaker, trainer, and executive coach.

His learnings and lessons are not drawn from the classroom of academic theory but from the crucible of marketplace trenches. Preston shares his hard-earned experience with audiences to help them become the best version of themselves.

"His contribution helped us grow our manager effectiveness scores on the annual Employee Engagement survey." - Consumer Products Industry VP, Organizational Capabilities

Results matter. How those results are achieved matters even more. Why? People are your competitive advantage and the key to your organization's success. If you focus on people and engage them, remarkable results will follow. If you don't, results will lag.

Preston will help you build and equip highly engaged, results-oriented associates or "HEROs," focusing on leadership, communication, and personal/professional development.

"His audiences rightly hang on his every word and his ability to use anecdotes, facilitation, and conceptual thinking is highly developed compared to any global benchmark." - Global Training Expert and Chartered Business Psychologist

How? Through leveraging John Maxwell resources and personal content, Preston will help you create an event roadmap including. . .

  • Pre-event: Preston will schedule a call will key stakeholders to understand what event objectives. Then, he'll contour content to meet your goals. But that's not all! He'll also record two customized videos, one to promote your event and another to thank people for registering. Need a blog or article to promote the event. Preston can do that too!
  • Event: Preston facilitates a learning experience by presenting a story and related principles, breaking the audience into small discussion groups, and then reconvening to debrief the small group discussions. Key takeaways and action items are developed throughout. But that's not all! Preston realizes that participants want to connect with the presenter before and after the event for pictures, autographs, or Q&A. He will work with you to determine the best way to add value to your team. Do you have a VIP or top performer that you want to reward? Consider giving them a front-row seat, invite them to dine with Preston, or hold a special meet and greet with him.
  • Post-Event: It isn't over yet. Preston will hold a post-action review with key stakeholders to determine what worked, what didn't, and what has potential. He'll also record a video summarizing the content and thanking them for participating.

"Preston created an environment of learning, memorable experiences, and shared frameworks that have led to a great team spirit that has helped us emerge stronger over the last few years of crisis. I highly recommend Preston for speaking, coaching, and training engagements." - International Beverage Industry Executive

Preston creates an ENGAGING EXPERIENCE that will accelerate your audience's capabilities and elevate their leadership.

What events can I hire Preston for?

  • Opening or closing inspirational keynote addresses
  • Business seminars
  • Training workshops/webinars
  • Association conferences and conventions
  • Leadership team meetings
  • Off-site retreats
  • Church conferences
  • Community or college classes
  • Expert roundtable events
  • Panel moderator

"Look no further, hire Preston to up-level your next event." - CEO, Training Industry

Contact Info:

 

Let me help you reach your potential.

I will provide effective team communication and structure that is important for forging relationships equipping your team with the proper attitudes to develop leaders within. We will work through goal setting and communication exercises that will bring cohesiveness to your group ultimately increasing productivity due to the positive influences each member will have on the group as a whole.

In addition, I will at your request, incorporate your organization’s meeting theme, mission / vision statement or build on your existing training schedule to best fit the needs of your group.

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Coaching

My coaching involves the ability to understand you: to think how you think and understand your perspective. From this benchmark, I will place another perspective on top of yours – stretching and growing you to gently see a more empowering way. As a Maxwell Leadership Certified Team Coach, I can see what you are going through now and what is up ahead. Coaching is foreseeing, paving the way, coming alongside you while helping you achieve goals and overcome limiting paradigms.

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Individual Coaching

One-on-one, private and
confidential coaching.

Individual Coaching
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When I am working with you one-on-one, it is my highest objective to help you reach your purpose, vision, and goals by working through Maxwell Leadership's programs specific to your needs. Together, we will create a strategic, powerful plan for you to gain clarity through a weekly process including, interaction and accountability.

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Group Coaching

Small setting onsite or via webinar
and video technology.

Group Coaching
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When I am working in a group setting – although it’s not singular in nature – having the entire group’s input in thinking magnifies the richness of the discussions and results in developing solutions that are above and beyond what any individual can create. The cohesive bond that is formed empowers each person to develop the leader within and shine in a safe environment that nurtures the group as a whole. It is an experience unlike any other and follows the same premise as an academic think tank.

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