Meet Our Head Coach

THE MAN BEHIND ACTIONCOACH HEARTLAND

S. David Drewelow
S. David Drewelow

OUR HEAD COACH

In 2002 David & Lonna Drewelow co-founded ActionCOACH Heartland (ACH). Over the past 18 years, they have built a team of successful franchise partners and business coaches throughout Iowa and Nebraska.

For nearly two decades, David has guided hundreds of candidates through a process to help them achieve their "ideal life." As a result, those interested in joining the ACH team can determine their potential "fit" with one of the Practice or Firm Franchise models offered in Iowa and Nebraska.

With David's leadership, the ACH team provides on-going support to franchisees and coaches through weekly huddle calls, 1-1 coaching calls, training webinars, quarterly planning meetings, marketing support, and by offering territory and regional conferences. 

MANTRA

David's focus with everyone is... "To inspire changed thinking!"  He knows when people embrace that mindset they will get changed results, both in their life and their business. 

PRIORITIES

David's priorities in life are his faith, family, and fun – and fun is where his 'work' comes in!

PASSION

One of David's passions is to help people maximize their potential.  He stresses the importance of “...working harder on yourself than you do your job.

BACKGROUND

As a small-town kid, David grew up in a family business. His dad taught him about business and life. That is why he loves working with people who truly desire to make a positive impact in their community. 

Right out of college David spent a few years working in media which led to a 20-year career working with The Jerry Lewis Telethon and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In 2002, he became an ActionCOACH master licensee and head coach for the Iowa and Nebraska territory. 

In 2011, David became a founding partner of a new venture called The John Maxwell Team. As a result, he was on the ground floor with the development of a new leadership training and certification company led by best-selling author and leadership guru, Dr. John C. Maxwell.

FAMILY AND COMMUNITY

Married to his wife Lonna since 1987, they have two boys and three grandsons. David is active in Rotary, local Christian groups, and serves as a music leader and youth sponsor at his church. David's passions in life are his grandsons, music, photography, travel, sports, and life long learning.


SPEAKER AND AUTHOR

As a public speaker for youth groups to business leaders, David has spoken to audiences around the globe, working with businesses, civic organizations, non-profits, and higher ed institutions. He co-authored his first book, “GPS for Success," in 2006.  His next book, “The Boy with a Heart Moo Moo. Leadership Lessons from an Underdog" has a projected release date in early 2021.

S. David Drewelow
S. David Drewelow

INDUSTRY BOARDS

PROFESSIONAL  & CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American Association of Franchisees & Dealerships - Past Board Member
  • Master Coaches Association of North American - Past Chair & Board Member
  • American Business Brokers Association - Member
  • SCORE - Mentor & Franchise Adviser
  • Rotary International - Past President & District Trainer
  • Rider's Club International - Past Chair & Board Member
  • Mount Mercy University Golf Classic - Past Chair
  • Mission of Hope - Adviser
  • Les Hale UNI Foundation - Past Board Member

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2016

TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ACTIONCOACH NORTH AMERICA

2012

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB
ACTIONCOACH GLOABL

2011

FOUNDING PARTNER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
THE JOHN MAXWELL TEAM

2007

PRESIDENT'S CLUB
ACTIONCOACH GLOBAL

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