Joe Contrera is the President and founder of ALIVE @ WORK® LLC, a firm that speaks, teaches, coaches, and consults with organizations to motivate and engage their people at work. He is the author of the book entitled, LIGHT 'EM UP: How to Ignite the Fire in Your Sales Team in Just 21 Days, as well as articles that have been published in various national trade journals.
Coaching,management and sales
For over 20 years, Joe has been training, managing, and coaching people. Before founding ALIVE @ WORK® LLC., Joe worked for a wholly owned subsidiary of Steelcase Inc.–the worlds largest manufacturer of office furniture. While there he grew the business from under 2 million dollars to over 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 3800 of the most successful speakers in the industry and has served on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Chapter where he was awarded the Wordsmith Award by his peers for excellence on the platform. He currently serves 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).
His unique personal style and use of humor, both motivates and encourages his audiences and those he consults and coaches. Joe’s strengths come from his experience both on and off the platform. He doesn’t just talk about achieving a higher level of success, he lives it.
“A huge thank you goes to all our dynamic speakers. To fuel the passion, purpose and pursuit that drives the CyberWize IBOs,Joe Contrera presented three powerful messages each day that all culminated with standing ovations .”
“We saw an amazing jump in productivity and are still experiencing reduced absentees and tardiness five months after your presentation. I intend to make your presentation an annual occurrence here at our plant.”
Don Lennon, President
“Your talk served to set the tone for the rest of the day. I cannot tell you how many positive remarks I received about your presentation. Your ability to personalize your presentation to address the many issues we face was AMAZING! I truly look forward to hearing you speak again.”
Candice T. Krill MS,MBA, RN,
President, American Case Management Association – Illinois
“I watched the audience be captivated by your presentation! Of Course, the strongest and most common evaluation comment was the number of participants who requested you be asked back to present again. I strongly recommend you to any organization.”
Jim Fergle, Director
Illinois Employment Training Center