Every fire begins with a spark. An idea. A glimmer of energy, which if carefully fostered and fueled can ignite a combustible material, unleash hidden energy, and become a bright, beautiful flame. But, depending on the circumstances, a fire can go out if not properly tended and fed. At On Purpose Leadership, our mission is to provide you, our professional clients, with that spark that will help you keep your business burning bigger and brighter!
Whether you are an individual, a department, or an entire company, your success depends on the level of drive, focus and leadership that is brought to the tasks at hand. No matter how effectively you are functioning, there is always the opportunity to improve. To do better. To learn more. To burn brighter. This is why everyone – from professional athletes to top business executives world-wide – seek outside coaching or consulting. You want to stay motivated, on-track, and be pushed to new heights.
At On Purpose Leadership, we know a thing or two about fire. And we can help get yours burning! Lead by Captain Mike Stanley of the Aurora, Colorado Fire Department, our sensational business coaching firm is available to provide customized consulting, motivational speaking, and leadership training on a case-by-case basis.
With over 18 years of firefighting expertise, EMS delivery and instructional experience under his helmet, Mike brings a unique depth of knowledge to the field of business consulting and coaching. As a resolute leader with a vast amount of team-building experience and public speaking… and as someone who has made a career out of life and death decision-making and communication aptitude, Mike is someone you can count on to supply you or your organization with powerful lessons, advice and solutions — both pragmatic and innovative!
In addition to his own career experience, Mike has also taken it upon himself to become certified in the time-tested leadership principles developed by business coaching legend John Maxwell over the last 40 years. So, what does this mean to you? Simple. On Purpose Leadership has the complete capacity to inspire, challenge and equip you or your organization for great success.
Gary Patton is originally from Southern California where he began his career working as a Landscape Architect in Southern California after graduating college. When the building industry went South in the mid-eighties, Gary began to travel around Southern California trouble-shooting for Bennigan’s restaurants. He moved to Eugene, Oregon in the early nineties and became a General Manager for Red Lobster and then Olive Garden for Darden Restaurants. His stores consistently ranked in the top ten for customer service and several times ranked number one in customer satisfaction. During his career at Darden he trained over fifteen managers who become managers for the company and frequently worked on and presented at the General Manager Regional meetings. He worked for Aramark Uniform Services as a District Manager for five years before moving over to the wireless industry with AT&T wireless then Nextel/Sprint for almost ten years.
In 2011 Gary joined On Purpose Leadership as the Chief Connecting Officer after moving to Denver. Gary brings a unique combination of sales skills, training and operational expertise that he uses to help his clients’ identify new market opportunities, forge key relationships and turn around underperforming territories to significantly increase market share, revenue and profitability.
In 2012 Gary became a Bob Burg Certified Go-Giver Coach and is licensed and trained to teach The Go-Giver philosophy/methodology and the Endless Referrals system.
Thomas Hissong brings the skills and knowledge of a proven personnel development and adult education professional, with extensive management and leadership expertise, to varied and diverse organizational settings.
Thomas is a recognized achiever in industry leading Fortune 100 companies, mid-size manufacturing firms and marketing organizations, and in growth oriented entrepreneurial or not-for-profit organizations. He has demonstrated expertise as a responsible, result oriented, client-focused problem solver with exceptional communication, analytical, strategic planning, and negotiating skills.
He has a Master of Education (M.Ed.) Degree in Adult Education and Human Resource Studies from Colorado State University; a certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Colorado, Bard Center for Entrepreneurship; and a Bachelors Degree in Education (B.S.Ed.) from Central Michigan University. He is currently pursuing his Master of Business Administration (MBA) Degree with Colorado State University’s Executive MBA program in Denver. His research interests include organizational development, change management, and international business.
Thomas maintains training certifications from the Forum Corporation in Face To Face Selling Skills, Managing Face-To-Face Selling Skills, and Sales Negotiations. All are strong, research-based programs that have a proven track record, and which he has customized to meet the individual training needs of numerous organizations.
Thomas is a persuasive, assertive, and challenge oriented, life-long learner who thrives on adding value in all business and personnel development endeavors.
Thomas is passionate about personal development and working with adult learners to enhance their skills, their careers, and their lives. He has lectured to business and professional organizations across the United States and Canada on business and marketing topics throughout his career. Thomas is now focusing his efforts and utilizing his talents as the Chief Development Officer with On Purpose Leadership.
So, if you or your organization has been seeking an outside consultant, business coach, or motivational speaker, contact On Purpose Leadership right away. We’ll listen carefully to your challenges and create a customized approach to help you “light a fire” where and when you need it – and to help you put out the ones you don’t want! So, think of us as your own personal fire company, and let’s create a spark together, today!