Joe Contrera Profile
Joe Contrera is the president and founder of ALIVE @ WORK® LLC. He helps companies achieve results by developing their leaders and helping their employees find more purpose.
As a speaker, Joe inspires his audiences to take 100% accountability and ownership for everything in their lives. By disrupting their current mindset, he helps others to overcome their self-limiting beliefs.
As an executive coach, Joe challenges leaders to lead from their strengths and go beyond their comfort zones.
His Five Critical Truths of Authentic Leaders helps them to get clarity and focus on what it means to be an authentic leader. Joe's successful sales and sales leadership background gives him the unique ability to help leaders increase their interpersonal skills and emotional intelligence, therefore creating more authentic leaders.
As a consultant, he helps companies align their cultural beliefs with the results they want and not the results they get. He does this by showing them how to close the gaps and connect the employee to the customer and the marketplace.
Joe is the author of the book LIGHT ‘EM UP: How to Ignite the Fire in Your Sales Team in Just 21 Days. He's also written articles on the topics of leadership development, accountability, sales success and employee engagement.
For more than 30 years, Joe has been training, managing and coaching people. Before founding ALIVE @ WORK in 2000, Joe worked for a wholly owned subsidiary of Steelcase Inc. -- the world's largest manufacturer of office furniture. While there, he grew the business from less than 2 million dollars to more than 11 million dollars in just five years, while delivering the highest gross profit margins in the company. As a leader, more than 80% of his sales team received the coveted Presidents Club Award for Sales Excellence.
Joe is a professional member of the National Speakers Association (NSA), an international professional organization made up of 3,800 of the most successful speakers in the U.S. He has served on the Illinois Board of Directors, where he was awarded the Wordsmith Award by his peers for excellence on the platform. Joe has also served on the Phoenix Chapter Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the Coaches Training Institute (CTI) in San Rafael, California, and a member of the International Coaches Federation (ICF).