Ara Norwood is a professional speaker, seminar leader, teacher and student of leadership. He has consulted with organizations and institutions of all sizes including firms as diverse as Bertelsmann AG, Los Angeles Times, Nestle, Marriott, Varian, Syntex, and Kinko’s.
His exposure to leadership theory began with his first job out of college when he was recruited by Stephen R. Covey, the author of the best-selling book, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, to work in sales, management and training positions. He has trained hundreds of sales professionals, managers and executives in the sales process, negotiation skills, strategy and leadership.
Ara has been speaking professionally since 1987. A consummate professional with exacting standards, Ara believes that he owes it to his audiences to stay informed about the latest developments in the field of leadership theory and practice, hence his habit of reading 3 to 4 books per month. Ara is also a writer and has had several essays published in scholarly/ trade journals.