Allen Phibbs

The leaders advocate

As a growing professional, you know when you are striving for significance yet challenged to effectively communicate and connect with others, perhaps different generations or maybe different communication methods?

We are all different, and predictably different.

I advocate for others to help overcome this through individual or group self-discovery and coaching.

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My experience as a son, brother, husband, father, business leader and consultant brings wisdom of mistakes, lessons, successes, and growth. As an Independent Executive Director and certified John C. Maxwell team member, I am extensively trained on and fully equipped with exclusive resources and tools. Each speaking event, workshop or coaching session is tailored with leadership development and personal growth in mind. Based on your needs and expectations, and what success looks like to you, we decide together what will help you and your team the most.

I know first-hand how leadership is the key to both personal and business effectiveness and growth. In my roles, I have mentored established and emerging leaders to develop their teams and facilitated educational workshops for thousands of team members.

My passion is to make a positive difference helping people discover their "why", their calling that they are made for.  I have been leading and adding value to people of value in diverse organizations for over 30 years. Experienced in cultivating relationships, fostering collaborative partnerships, facilitating business approaches that align with core values and competencies and creating environments to embrace change.


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    A sought after, award winning speaker certified with the John Maxwell Team, offering in person and virtual Key Note addresses and Lunch and Learns as well as Webinar format for small to large groups, businesses, organizations and associations. I have an array of content available with leadership development and personal growth in mind yet tailored to your specific needs.

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    As a Certified John Maxwell Trainer, I offer tailored presentations to fit your individual or team’s needs and budget. My dynamic style takes learning to new levels when the team is comfortable and open-minded. Presentations range from single session to muli-session both in person and virtual.

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    Coaching opens the way to discover possibilities, celebrate your successes, navigate challenges, and transition to the next level—in your professional life or personal life. As a certified John Maxwell coach, together, we will create a strategic, powerful plan for you to gain clarity through a regularly scheduled process of interaction and accountability. Coaching can be one on one or small group setting.

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    Organization Assessments: Conducted in a round table game format, challenging participants to have open discussions about leadership principles and values and designed to help leaders uncover gaps and areas for improvement within their leadership teams. Individual Assessments: Maxwell DISC Behavior Report provides tremendous insight into areas such as your behavior tendencies, what motivates you, ideal work environment, communication preferences, strengths, leadership attributes, growth opportunities and much more!

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About me

I am married to my high school sweetheart, proud father of three adult sons, father-in-law to two daughters-in-law and "pops" to our granddaughter. Family values are at my core, instilled in me by my parents, grandparents, neighbors, teachers and coaches from my small- town community. My parents also instilled the love for sports in me. Being a college basketball fanatic is an understatement. My wife and I have an "understanding", she accepts being a college basketball "widow" from November to April each year. I do have a favorite team. I will never turn away from a good college basketball game though, even if "my team" isn't playing.

I knew early in my career, as a CPA, that I wanted to be significant and make a difference. I followed my Dad's footsteps and first explored this through Public Accounting with Regional and National firms and the clients I served. It became more clear with the accounting leadership positions I held in manufacturing, retail, agriculture and government contracting. When I held business leadership positions in commercial truck dealership and a national association my passion was burning. Joining the John Maxwell Team has been the resource for me to live out my passion to make a positive difference in other people.

I welcome the opportunity to make a difference, great or small, with you, your team, your organization. Contact me and let's discuss how I can tailor a program to help you address your needs.