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).  Since then, they have built a team of successful franchise partners and business coaches throughout the Iowa/Nebraska region.

For nearly two decades, David has guided hundreds of candidates through a process to help learn what it takes to achieve their "ideal life." As a result, those interested in joining the ACH team can determine their potential "fit" with the franchise models offered in the region.

With David's leadership, his team provides ongoing training and support to franchisees and coaches through weekly huddle calls, coaching calls, training webinars, quarterly planning meetings, marketing support, and by hosting territory and regional conferences. 

MANTRA

David's focus with people is... "To inspire changed thinking!"  He knows with a changed thinking mindset people 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 2022.

S. David Drewelow
S. David Drewelow

COMMUNITY INVOLEMENT

NATIONAL & LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS:

  • American Association of Franchisees & Dealerships - Past Board Member
  • Master Coaches Association North American - Past Chair & Board Member
  • SCORE - Franchise Advisor & Workshop Presenter
  • Rotary Cedar Rapids Daybreak Club - Past President
  • Rotary District 5970 - Trainer & Public Image Director
  • Rider's Club for Seniors - Past Chair & Board Member
  • Mount Mercy University Golf Classic - Past Chair
  • Mission of Hope Homeless Shelter - Past Advisor
  • University of Northern Iowa Les Hale Glee Club Foundation - Past Board Member
  • Cedar Valley Bible Church - Worship Leader & Youth Sponsor

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

2016

TEAM PLAYER OF THE YEAR
ACTIONCOACH NORTH AMERICA

2012

CHAIRMAN'S CLUB
ACTIONCOACH GLOBAL

2011

FOUNDING PARTNER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
THE JOHN MAXWELL TEAM

2007

PRESIDENT'S CLUB
ACTIONCOACH GLOBAL

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