Prior to setting out to help others avoid the mistakes he made and to help provide them with shortcuts to their own learning curve, Lou successfully ran his own businesses for 15 years. He started his own sales organization at age 23. After having run that organization for nine years and accomplishing all that he felt he could, he set out to see if he could duplicate his success with another venture. This time he started his own distribution company. Facing a new set of challenges, Lou quickly built that company into a top 5% performing organization with all of the publishing entities his organization was partnered with. It was during this time as a successful entrepreneur that he learned not just from his own experiences but by observing the choices made by those that worked for him that he was able to get a clearer understanding of why people do the things they do and how to better reach them more effectively. Having retired from business in 2006 he wanted to give back as repayment for all of those who had helped him, both in ways big and small, along the way.
Having built two successful businesses and a successful travel baseball organization, Lou can give a unique perspective to today’s business, non-profit and government leaders at all levels of management. He can also communicate extremely well to all level of employees and brings a joy and exuberance to his speaking as well as a down-to-earth, humorous approach that all audiences can identify with. It is his sincere goal to make each engagement not as though someone saw a really great presentation but rather that they participated in a really great conversation. For that is when the learning will stick with you.
Lou has done over 3200 sessions and 98.6% of his participants have rated his sessions as either "EXCELLENT" or "VERY GOOD". Particpants have also commented that he is "energetic," "relatable," "funny," "insightful," "authentic," "interactive," and "engaging." He has also been described as "top notch," an "amazing facilitator," "a great speaker who really drives the point home," "a captivating & energetic teacher, who really knows his material," as well as "an excellent speaker who makes the learning fun and easy to understand." He has done keynotes and breakout sessions as well as half and whole day programs. He will work with you to make sure the session really lands with your group so that it moves beyond the room he will speak in and make it's way into their everyday experience.