Buzz is the President and Chief Leadership Development Coach of LeadingWIN; a firm dedicated to relevant and accelerated leadership development. He is an expert one on one coach and also supports organizations as a facilitator to develop efficient strategic plans and define and implement powerful vision and mission statements.
Buzz’s business experience began over 25 years ago “working in the corporate mailroom” leading the path to executive positions with growth oriented global companies. In 1999, Buzz launched Kolbe & Associates; a firm dedicated to excellence in business and personal coaching.
In 2009 Buzz responded to the growing needs of clients and developed his new company, LeadingWIN to include more tools and solutions in addition to coaching.
A partial client list include: Target, Dr. Pepper/Seven Up, Texas Instruments, Inc., Neiman Marcus, Wishbone Graphics/Plano Profile, Dallas Human Resources Management Association, the University of Texas at Dallas Executive MBA Program and the Mary Kay Corporation. In addition, Buzz is the Executive Director of Leadership Plano; a program that develops and educates leaders to serve the community in civic and charitable organizations. He is an expert in assessment tools, experiential team development and strategic planning facilitation. Buzz has earned the following certifications and/or licenses: - DISC Behavioral Communication (CPBA) Individual and Team Development Workshop - Certified Winslow Business Consultant - The Coaching Clinic ™ Licensed Workshop Facilitator - The Etiquette Advantage in Business Seminar/The Emily Post Institute, Inc. - Certified (Emotional Intelligence) EQmentor - Birkman Assessment Consultant - Personal Interests, Attitudes and Values (CPVA) - To Lead Is To Serve - Challenge Course Practitioner (CCP) Level 1 A graduate of Coach U International and the Corporate Business Coaching Program, he is a member of the International Coach Federation and Dallas Human Resources Management Association and has served on numerous boards. Buzz currently serves on: - CASA of Collin County, Board of Directors - Plano Sympony Orchestra, Board of Directors - Association of Texas Leadership Programs (ATLP), Board Member - State of Texas Selective Service System, Local Board Member Leadership roles include: 2007-11: Executive Director of Leadership Plano 2007: President, International Coach Federation-North Texas (ICF-NT) 2006: President, Association of Texas Leadership Programs (ATLP) 2002-04: Chair, Executive Board of Leadership Plano
Buzz enjoys many outdoor activities including cycling, mountain climbing and road trips in his Jeep, as well as spending quality time with friends. Buzz is an active members of Christ Church Plano and has traveled to Haiti and Peru on mission outreach trips.
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