About Preston Poore

Let me introduce myself.

I’m a disciple of Christ and an executive at a Fortune 500 Company. In my bi-weekly blog, The Discipled Leader, I draw on my diverse business experience to help Christians connect their secular and spiritual lives at work.

As a certified coach, speaker, and trainer with the John Maxwell Team, I help others grow their relationship with Christ, develop their leadership skills, and understand how they can make a positive difference in today’s chaotic world.

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My background

After working in upper-level management for companies like Coca-Cola and Hershey’s, I long to convey my hard-won leadership knowledge to the Christian community.

My twenty-five-plus years of experience have positioned me to write and speak on the paramount importance of leadership, discipleship, and communication and how those necessary abilities translate from the secular marketplace to the church.

Authentic, inspiring, and results-oriented in my work leading teams of dozens to hundreds, I bring the same abilities to bear on his writing and speaking. Additionally, I have extensive training experience in personal and professional development after working with Dale Carnegie Training and becoming a John Maxwell certified executive coach, speaker, and trainer.

My corporate work has been recognized through many awards: the Dale Carnegie Sales Talk Champion; two-time winner of Hershey’s President’s Cup, a coveted national sales award (1997 and 2000); Coca-Cola’s 2003 Crystal Contour Award; two-time Coca-Cola Global Commercial award finalist (2013 and 2014); 2015 Design of the Times Platinum Award – Best Display; 2015 POPAI / Global Shop Outstanding Merchandising Award – Semi-Permanent Display of the Year; 2016 Coca-Cola Woodruff Cup recipient; and the 2017 Coca-Cola Kudos awards for leadership and inspiring others.

I hold an MBA from Samford University and a BS in Management from Colorado State University.

My wife, Carla, and I live in the Atlanta metro area, and we have two children, Caroline and Benton. During my spare time, I like to work out, bike, boat, write, read, and travel.

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