School Nurses Organization of Arizona
• CHAD ALEXANDER BIOGRAPHY / INTRO •
With a modest upbringing and growing up in the gang-filled neighborhood of Phoenix known as Maryvale, Chad Alexander overcame many obstacles in his youth to arrive where he is today. At just 20 years old Chad discovered his passion for public speaking delivering sales presentations to audiences numbering in the thousands.
In 1998 at the age of 23 he started a non-profit organization aimed at combatting gangs, drugs and teenage pregnancy. When he became a full-time professional speaker in 2008, he was invited to speak all across the country from the small-town high school to major universities.
Over the past 20 years, Chad has founded and grown multiple small businesses. As a consultant and marketing strategist, he has helped numerous small business owners grow successful businesses. As a peak performance coach, he works one-on-one with clients helping them overcome stress, depression and fear by gaining control of their thoughts and internal subconscious beliefs.
He is a regularly requested podcast guest, delivers the occasional corporate keynote and is currently writing his first book.
Shea lived out both his childhood dreams of playing Major League Baseball and owning a zoo. Shea became a 2-Time MLB All-Star through hard work, determination, and dedication. While Shea was having substantial success in the prime of his Major League Baseball career, he was at a point to where his childhood dream had lost its luster, he was not fulfilled. So, he decided to leave Major League baseball to come home to be a father to his three beautiful, adopted children and pursue his second childhood dream of owning a zoo. He accumulated three hundred farm and exotic animals and partnered them with children in his community focusing on inner city, disabled, and child crisis children. The transformations of children’s lives at his zoo superseded any accomplishment Shea had in Major League Baseball stadiums across North America. Through this process, he realized the story he had told himself his whole life, “I’m not lovable, I’m not good enough, my father doesn’t love me,” was his driving force to success. This driving force led him to emptiness. Matter of fact it led him to losing everything in his life. His family, his zoo, and his millions he made playing Major League baseball. He was one breath away from losing his life after overdosing on drugs and alcohol. By the grace of God, Shea made it through.
Now Shea shares his story, his gifts, and his talents to inspire people like you to identify and use your gifts and talents to impact the world. Shea does this through his ITZ TYME training system where he uses a fitness-based system to create your future self.
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