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About Joe

Joe Contrera is the CEO and founder of ALIVE @ WORK ® LLC, a leadership consulting firm that specializes in developing Intentional leaders, Purposeful employees, and Extraordinary results. He helps organizations transform their culture by helping their people to be more engaged, more productive, and more ALIVE @ 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

For more than 25 years, Joe has been training, developing, and coaching people. Before founding ALIVE @ WORK ® LLC, Joe worked for a wholly owned subsidiary of Steelcase Inc.–the world’s 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.

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.

“As a result of working with Joe Contrera, we have dramatically improved our ability to communicate and to understand what motivates an individual employee at work. His programs helped us to understand our true focus: To meet the needs of our internal and external customers. As a result, we have increased our bottom line performance by 30%!” ~ Mark Fultz,Vice President, Able Steel

“To fuel the passion, purpose and pursuit that drives the CyberWize Independent Business Owners, Joe Contrera presented three powerful messages each day that all culminated with standing ovations.” ~ CyberWize Inc.









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