Thursday, March 15, 2012
Don L. Wolfe is the speaker for the Men’s Breakfast at St. Francis of Assisi Episcopal Church on March 17 from 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. St. Francis is at 204 Dooley Street in Prairie View.
Don’s success is attributed to smart work, hard work and his desire to be the very best what he does. He was born in Hempstead, Texas. His first job was picking cotton with his brothers. Don L. was not very good at it and after a few days he realized that this was not the job for him. Don L.’s cotton field experience was an eye-opener, so he decided to look for another job. He was able to find a job at a local clothing store and thus began his sales career when he was only nine years old.
Don L. is friendly, liked talking to people and as a result was mentored by the owner of the store who instilled into him that he had the power to change his life. He worked at that establishment from the age of 9 until he was 22, where he learned the facets of the retail clothing industry which were sales, alterations and buying inventory. Upon his graduation from Prairie View A&M University, he moved to Houston to work as a Sales Consultant for a local Ford Dealer. His potential was recognized and he was promoted to Sales Manager, Finance Director, and General Manager of the dealership.
Unlike most people in the automotive business, Don L. has had the opportunity to learn every aspect of the industry. When Ford Motor Company was looking for minority dealers they recognized the accomplishments and increased profitability of the departments that he managed. They invited him to become a part of their Minority Dealer Program. At the same time, the Dealer recognized Don L.’s potential and offered him a partnership in the dealership. Since that time, he has been the owner of three other dealerships.
Throughout his career, Don L. has received numerous awards to include Winner of the Distinguished Businessman’s Award (2003), Outstanding Return on Investment Award (1998, 2001), Outstanding Operating Performance Award (2001), Spirit of http://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifGreatness Award (1998) and Top Profit Dealer (1995, 1998).
Don L. is a radio talk show host teaching best practices for purchasing an automobile and saving money as well as how to rebuild your credit. He is a columnist, motivational speaker, and trainer for sales and leadership and president of The Wolf Institute of Houston. His sales techniques and leadership expertise have catapulted him to be one of the top professionals in his field. His mission is to develop the next generation of leaders who will impact the world.
His charismatic delivery techniques through his workshops motivate and train his audiences to reach higher levels of achievement and maximize their potential. He has more than 44 years of experience in retail sales, more than 35 years in the automotive business, and a wealth of knowledge that he shares with others in his seminars.
Don L. is a member of the Toastmasters International and is active in the Chamber of Commerce. He and his wife, Wanda are active members of New Light Christian Center Church. They have four children and two grandchildren.
Please call 936-857-3272 to confirm attendance.
The Wolfe Institute - P.O. Box 58434 Houston, Texas 77258 - http://www.donlwolfe.com