Mike Hawkins is the award-winning author of Activating Your Ambition: A Guide to Coaching the Best Out of Yourself and Others (www.ActivatingYourAmbition.com), a seasoned executive coach, and an expert in improving organizational performance. He is president of Alpine Link Corporation (www.AlpineLink.com), where he is a respected practitioner, speaker, and thought leader on leadership, self-improvement, and business improvement. He is known for consistently leading organizations and individuals to higher levels of achievement.Prior to founding Alpine Link, Mike developed his practical perspectives on leadership through his unique combination of experience in engineering, sales, and senior management. He has a rare blend of technical, operational, and leadership knowledge. He has worked in multiple industries, including management consulting, information technology, financial services, manufacturing, construction, energy, telecommunications, utilities, and nonprofits.Throughout Mike’s career, he has accepted the toughest assignments and excelled in overcoming the most challenging issues. Few people have practiced, studied, and coached on the topic of leadership to the extent that he has. He truly understands not just what to do and why to do it but how to do it. In his executive coaching experience and in turning around underperforming businesses, he has uncovered recurring root-cause issues that limit performance. As a result, Mike has developed and refined numerous frameworks including the SCOPE of Leadership™, Activating Your Ambition™, and Peak Potential Selling™ to help organizations and individuals break through their limitations and achieve higher levels of success.