Preston Poore

Fortune 500 Executive, Published Author, Keynote Speaker, Trainer, and Executive Coach

Corporate business leader Preston Poore has more than two decades of upper-level management experience at The Coca-Cola Company. He also worked for The Hershey Company, Dale Carnegie Training, Ralston Purina, and AmSouth Bank.

Preston combines his wealth of hard-earned experience in the corporate arena and his training as a Certified Maxwell Leadership Team Keynote Speaker, Facilitator, Trainer, and Executive Coach to help people become the best version of themselves.

Through his books, Discipled Leader (2022 Selah Awards Nonfiction Book of the Year) and 21 Days to Sound Decision Making, blog, and podcast, he seeks to help people become redemptive influences in their workplaces and live more fulfilling lives.

Additionally, Preston is a minority shareholder and small-business owner of Numerica Corporation, an air and missile defense company based in Fort Collins, Colorado. He serves on the board of directors and as corporate secretary.

Preston holds an MBA from Samford University and a BS in management from Colorado State University. He and his family reside in the Metro Atlanta Area.


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Signature Topics

Fostering Endearing Leadership: Transform from Manager to Leader.

Cultivate Meaningful Connections: Only one thing stands between you and success.

Ignite Positive Influence: Leadership without direct authority.

Nurture Your Growth

Transform Your Leadership

Inspire Bold Solutions


"We were delighted to have Preston provide leadership training to our Management team!  His content is outstanding, and we especially enjoyed the “servant leadership” materials.  Preston has the ability to draw the audience into the presentation and make them part of the program.  It was truly amazing to watch and our people greatly benefited."

-Ken Williams, Pres/COO, Corinth Coca-Cola Bottling Works, Inc

"Preston Poore brings together storytelling, humor, and antidotes with compelling facts that get the audience to engage and take action."

– Michael Mathews, Vice President, Commercial Excellence at Kimberly-Clark

"His audiences rightly hang on his every word and his ability to use anecdotes, facilitation, and conceptual thinking is highly developed compared to any global benchmark."

– Stephen Gibson, Managing Director at Gibson Hallmark Ltd

"Preston Poore made a substantial contribution when we were in the initial stages of developing our leadership programs and people leaders. He led world-class training across our geographies which made a great impact on our manager effectiveness, productivity, and employee engagement scores."

– Chris “Red” Ashby, Vice President, Organizational Capability, Reyes Coca-Cola Bottling

“I had the privilege of participating in two leadership seminars led by Preston…and wow. He coaches with authenticity, transparency & flexibility while bringing principles of leadership & vision creation to life in transferable ways. Preston delivered the most impactful training I’ve participated in in years & I’m grateful for the opportunity to apply his teaching!”

– Shannon Durham, Vice President, Coca-Cola Consolidated, Inc.

"Preston created an environment of learning, memorable experiences, and shared frameworks that have led to a great team spirit that has helped us emerge stronger over the last few years of crisis. I highly recommend Preston for speaking, coaching and training engagements."

– Andy Buckingham, General Manager at The Coca-Cola Company

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