Preston Poore

Preston Poore wants to build extraordinary Christian leaders.

After working in upper-level management for companies like Coca-Cola and Hershey’s, Preston longs to convey his hard-won leadership knowledge to the Christian community.

His twenty-five-plus years of experience have positioned him to write and speak on the paramount importance of leadership, discipleship, and communication and how those necessary abilities translate from the secular marketplace to the church.

Authentic, inspiring, and results-oriented in his work leading teams of dozens to hundreds, Preston brings the same abilities to bear on his writing and speaking. Additionally, Poore has extensive training experience in personal and professional development after working with Dale Carnegie Training and becoming a John Maxwell certified executive coach, speaker, and trainer.

His corporate work has been recognized through many awards: the Dale Carnegie Sales Talk Champion; two-time winner of Hershey’s President’s Cup, a coveted national sales award (1997 and 2000); Coca-Cola’s 2003 Crystal Contour Award; two-time Coca-Cola Global Commercial award finalist (2013 and 2014); 2015 Design of the Times Platinum Award – Best Display; 2015 POPAI / Global Shop Outstanding Merchandising Award – Semi-Permanent Display of the Year; 2016 Coca-Cola Woodruff Cup recipient; and the 2017 Coca-Cola Kudos awards for leadership and inspiring others.

He holds an MBA from Samford University and a BS in Management from Colorado State University.

Preston and his wife, Carla, live in the Atlanta metro area, and they have two children, Caroline and Benton. When Preston has spare time, he likes to work out, bike, boat, write, read, and travel.


Most Recent Project: The Discipled Leader: How to Become an Extraordinary Christian and Change Your World (publisher pending)


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Represented by: Drew Chamberlin