MVP Seminars Keynote Speakers & Business Trainers

Al Spinks

I am a lover of life, a husband, dad, public speaker, certified Instructor and author. As a former member of the armed forces, I served in both the US Navy and the US Marine Corps. I then worked five years for IBM prior to becoming a successful entrepreneur and owner of one of the 500 fastest-growing privately held corporations in America. Along with enjoying time with my family, l mentor teenage boys and donate my time to community organizations as a leader and volunteer.

Keynote Topics:Goal Achievement, Balance/Career, Productivity and Prosperity
Business Training Topics:Christian Themes & Topics, Spirituality In Business, Leadership

About me I am a lover of life, a husband, dad, public speaker, certified Instructor and author. As a former member of the armed forces, I served in both the US Navy and the US Marine Corps. I then worked five years for IBM prior to becoming a successful entrepreneur and owner of one of the 500 fastest-growing privately held corporations in America. Along with enjoying time with my family, l mentor teenage boys and donate my time to community organizations as a leader and volunteer. I am able to positively impact your bottom line through the use of my unique “3-R” concept. This concept allows for the creation of learning experiences that enable participants to significantly improve their productivity, health and interpersonal skills. Participants will then immediately be able to transfer these concepts to their work/life situations.

 

Where I grew up

Chicago, Illinois

Places I’ve lived

Chicago, IL; Champaign/Urbana, IL; Waukegan, IL; Groton, CT; Austin, TX; Pensacola, FL; Havelock, NC; Sacramento, CA; Houston, TX

Companies I’ve worked for

Entrepreneur: Raynor Services, Inc. – 20+ years. Raynor was included on the 1995 Inc. Magazine list of the 500 fastest growing privately held US corporations US Marine Corps: Officer – Naval Flight Officer EA-6A Intruder. Flew dozens of aircraft carrier based missions US Navy: Enlisted – Served aboard nuclear submarines

IBM: Marketing Representative – Mainframe Computers Schools I’ve attended

Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management. NMSDC Advanced Management Education Program.

College of Biblical Studies, Houston, Texas. I was certified in the Bible & Biblical Teaching: Courses of study included Bible Study Methods, Theology, Old and New Testament Surveys, Principles of Teaching theory & lab.

University of Texas, Austin, Texas: BS Aerospace Engineering

Volunteer Organizations I’ve belonged to

– Chairman of the Board, Clear Lake Area – Chamber of Commerce (1993-1994) – Chairman of the Board, Clear Lake Area – Metropolitan Ballet (1994 -1995) – Board of Directors: Houston Minority Business Council – Chairman Minority Advisory – Committee (MAC), Houston Minority Business Council

My Accomplishments

While enlisted in the US Navy, I was selected for a leadership program (NESEP) where I successfully earned a college degree & was commissioned a 2nd Lt. (USMC)

As a Naval Aviator aboard twin engine / 2-seat tactical jet (EA-6A), I provided carrier & land based electronic warfare protection to strike aircraft from hostile radar guided weapons

As a Marketing Representative for IBM, I continually exceeded goals by marketing millions of dollars of hardware/software solutions per year to clients

As an entrepreneur, my company twice engineered and replaced all desktop computers for the Mission Control Center of NASA /Johnson Space Center

As an entrepreneur, my company was chosen by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing privately held corporations in the USA

Published author. “The 3-R’s of Spiritual Growth”. Victory Press – A division of Yorkshire Publishing Group. November 2009

Published author. “The Secrets to Real Success…No One Ever Told You!” ASAPresents Press. March 2013

Interests/Hobbies

– Studying/Teaching – Golf – Physical Fitness

– Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management – 1998, NMSDC Advanced Management Education Program – College of Biblical Studies, Houston, Texas – Dec. 2009, Bible Certificate (33 Credit Hours) – Dec. 2008, Biblical Teaching Certificate (9 Credit Hours) – Courses of study included Bible Study Methods, Theology, Old and New Testament Surveys, Principles of Teaching theory & lab. – University of Texas, School of Engineering, Austin, Texas – Dec. 1973, BS – Aerospace Engineering

Diversity – It’s Challenges & Benefits

 

Length: 2 hrs. or half-day Number of Participants: 10-35 Materials: soft-copy of participant workbook provided in advance Follow-Up Monitoring: No-Charge MVP six month follow up program. Attendee’s may contact instructor for topic relevant questions by email or phone for six-months following presentation.

In this interactive, informative and engaging two-hour or half-day workshop, Al Spinks uses his broad life experiences to discuss the practical need for diversity in our workplace, neighborhood and world.

Al will discuss: · The benefits of diversity · The challenges of diversity · The need to embrace diversity

Leadership – Straight Talk about Success & Personal Growth for Leaders

Length: 2 hrs. or half-day Number of Participants: 10-35 Materials: soft-copy of participant workbook provided in advance Follow-Up Monitoring: No-Charge MVP six month follow up program. Attendee’s may contact instructor for topic relevant questions by email or phone for six-months following presentation.

In this interactive, informative and engaging two-hour or half-day workshop, Al Spinks utilizes the principles discussed in his book: The 3R’s of Spiritual Growth to discuss the benefits obtained from having a personal, intimate, everyday working relationship with God.

Al will discuss the principles of:

· Recognition · Reconciliation · Reconnection

Leadership – Success Isn’t Always Final/Failure Isn’t Always Fatal

Length: 2 hrs. or half-day Number of Participants: TBD Materials: soft-copy of participant workbook provided in advance Follow-Up Monitoring: No-Charge MVP six month follow up program. Attendee’s may contact instructor for topic relevant questions by email or phone for six-months following presentation.

In this interactive, informative and engaging two-hour or half-day workshop, Al Spinks utilizes his leadership experience to discuss how leaders handle success and failure.

Al will discuss:

· Visualization · Goal Setting · Prioritization

Team Building – Fun with a Purpose

Length: 2 hrs. Number of Participants: TBD

Materials: soft-copy of participant workbook provided in advance Follow-Up Monitoring: No-Charge MVP six month follow up program. Attendee’s may contact instructor for topic relevant questions by email or phone for six-months following presentation.

In this interactive, informative and engaging two-hour workshop, Al Spinks utilizes his broad military, corporate, community, entrepreneurial and community volunteer experiences to identify team building ideas and steps.

This presentation is completely tailored to the needs of the requesting organization.

Topics may include:

· When to form a team · Members of the team · The life of a team

Training for Supervisors & Managers

Length: 2 hrs. Number of Participants: TBD Materials: soft-copy of participant workbook provided in advance Follow-Up Monitoring: No-Charge MVP six month follow up program. Attendee’s may contact instructor for topic relevant questions by email or phone for six-months following presentation.

In this interactive, informative and engaging two-hour workshop, Al Spinks utilizes his broad military, corporate, community, entrepreneurial and community volunteer experiences to discuss effective management styles.

Al will discuss:

· Management Responsibility · Management Authority · Management Rewards

ALL I can say is AWESOME! I was always told there is no magic bullet but they are wrong. After just 2 months of being coached by Al Spinks, I can truly see the improved confidence, productivity and personal growth in my son, who heads a key division of my construction business. He (my son) has been hitting homeruns in both his business and personal life. Al is an amazing, caring and compassionate business coach with many years of impeccable leadership, business and life related experience. I am recommending him to many of my friends, I always warn them that his approach may appear a little different but, boy oh boy, it sure does work!

 

B. Hernandez – BMS Construction

Meeting and working with Al has made a significant difference in my life. He is committed to providing the best possible service to his clients.

I look forward to our calls because I know that he will keep me (a female entrepreneur) in check and provide several solutions to achieving my goals. He is straightforward, kind, generous and always with a positive outlook.

He uses his life experiences to assist me in setting and attaining goals in which I needed an extra push. Al’s compassionate use of EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) has allowed me to remove both emotional barriers and limiting beliefs that have kept me from attaining these goals in the past. His total acceptance of my circumstances and me allowed us to quickly create a plan that was based upon my personal strengths. He is so well grounded in life that he is able to reach out and help others find their own stability.

C.V-M., Miami, FL

I thoroughly enjoyed reading “The Secrets to Real Success…No One Ever Told You” and found it to be straightforward and on target. The concepts (core beliefs, core issues, spiritual DNA) are clearly described and illustrated. But, the secret to Secrets to Real Success is the Success Achievement Process. What a simple but powerful concept! Everyone, from high school student to corporate executives, should read this book. The “process” is easy to apply and highly effective. I am a Baby Boomer and at the tail end of my professional career, but I have a lot of life to live and I am following the steps to ensure that success as I pursue other interests. Way to go, Al.

Thomas E. Thompson, EdD
Coordinator – PhD in K-12 Educational Leadership

Al Spinks has been a valuable asset to the women & men of the Star of Hope Mission. His continued support of our clients in the areas of spiritual enrichment has encouraged them to grow personally, professionally and spiritually. Our clients can expect to receive a refreshing word as he shares the word of God with great compassion and clarity…

Di Tubbs, Program Coordinator – Star of Hope

Al Spinks is an everyday believer who shares everyday principles for building an everyday faith in God. The lessons that he shares are profoundly simple to learn and apply, yet simply profound in their potential to produce positive, lasting change in your life. Read this book, apply the principles, live out your faith in God

and you will never be the same!

John David Kudrick, Writer, Editor, Consultant

Having known Al Spinks for several years now, I can speak firsthand to the quality of his character and his desire to learn and help others. In his first book, Al has taken all he has learned and crafted a work based upon Scripture, common language, and common sense. For those wanting a biblically based guide to living a meaningful life that is easy to read and understand, this book is for you!

Bill Crawford, PhD – Crawford Performance Solutions

You have captured the essence of major issues that we deal with in our lives on a daily basis. I remember the days when you started out. You should be very proud of the ability that you have developed to use your wisdom to help others.

Bill Spitz, Silver Fox Advisor

In this book “The Secrets to Real Success…No One Ever Told You”, Al Spinks frees you from beliefs that hold you back and introduces a Success Achievement Process that will drive success in all that you do. This is a must read for anyone struggling to get over their past or just trying to find more focus, meaning and success in their life.

Richard A. Huebner, President Houston Minority Supplier Development Council

Al, I absolutely loved your book! I read 3 to 4 books a month and the ones that stick with me are always those that are based on principles that will apply to anyone, anywhere and at any time! Your book fits the bill and I think there is something compelling in there for everyone who reads it! Thanks for the time you took to share with us timeless insights we can all use right now.

Jim Jacobus, CSP

Starting a business in the 1980?s, my Mother and Dad were m true advisors. I could talk to them about anything knowing that my conversations were safe and secure with the confidentiality I desired. After the death of my Dad in 2009, I have not had a trusted business confident until I start my business coaching sessions with Al Spinks. Our main focus has been on Business Growth, working for life balance and removing any blocks that may be preventing me from continuing to move forward. Since Al has a track record as a successful business man and technology expert, IBM trained professional and former Marine pilot, he GETS IT! Therefore I am very comfortable sitting down with Al to create plans of actions, business growth strategies, use of new technology and general ?next steps? discussions. It is wonderful to have someone to hold me accountable knowing that everything discussed is confidential.

Pat T., Houston, TX

In an easy to understand, logical process, Mr. Spinks outlines those subconscious beliefs that inhibit us from becoming our best. He shows how these beliefs dictate our lives but can be changed to improve who we are and what we become. His six step process shows how anyone who is serious about changing and open to trying the process can truly make a significant change for the better in how input is received and results are achieved. He uses real life examples of people who have reached their goals using similar techniques. His Success Achievement Process helps you get from where you are today to where you want to be by your definition of success. This E-book provides a straightforward, simple to understand guide to personal fulfillment and success.

Patricia Jarzombek, Houston, TX


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