Preston True

Preston True

Problem Solver / Relationship Builder

Greater Detroit Area
Human Resources

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Preston True's Overview


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Preston True's Summary

Staffing & Recruiting:
- New business development
- Work with successful and growing companies between $2M and $200M in revenue
- Place mid to upper level management in the creative, software development, manufacturing and professional services industries

EOS Implementation:
- Facilitate and implement the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS)
- Work with successful and growing companies between $2M and $50M in revenue
- Help them create clarity, effective execution, and sustainable health for their next level of success

PLEASE NOTE: I prefer to connect on LinkedIn after we've met or spoken, so please reach out to me at 248-219-9435 first.

Preston True's Experience

Account Partner

Diag Partners

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Staffing and Recruiting industry

March 2013Present (1 year 7 months) Greater Detroit Area

As an account partner with Diag Partners, my focus is on assisting client organizations and business leaders optimize their recruiting strategies, create the best cultural fit, and produce breakthrough results with their most important and valuable resource - their people.

- Candidate Sourcing Strategy and Process
- Full Life-Cycle Recruiting
- Strategy Development
- Recruiting Process Improvement
- New Client Development
- Leadership Coaching & Development
- Public & Keynote Speaking

About Diag Partners:

Founded in 2011, DIAG Partners has assembled a team with over 50 years combined executive industry experience and an equal amount of recruiting and staffing excellence. RECRUITERS search for keywords on search engines; DIAG builds networks of highly qualified candidates through many different avenues; matching not only key words and skill sets for our clients, but understanding the cultural component of what makes an employee successful long-term within their organization. Our core team and unwavering focus on results has helped DIAG quickly become a sought after strategic partner for our clients and an employer and agent of choice for the highest skilled candidates.

EOS Implementer / Executive Coach

True Leadership LLC

Privately Held; Myself Only; Professional Training & Coaching industry

October 2004Present (10 years) Royal Oak, MI

EOS Implementation

EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System, is a complete, thoroughly proven system that strengthens the Six Key Components™ of entrepreneurial organizations, harnessing all the moving parts of a business and focusing all energy and resources in one meaningful direction. Clarity replaces chaos, simplicity replaces complexity, everything becomes more controlled, profit and cash flow improve, and the organization advances as a cohesive team with tremendous traction.

If you are an entrepreneurial business owner or leader seeking the next level of success, please contact Preston to learn more about the power of EOS, the Entrepreneurial Operating System. To learn more about EOS Implementers, please visit

Executive Coaching

Preston works with high-potential executives in creating successful transitions and breakthrough leadership performance. Many of his clients are in management roles within the chemical, information technology, and consumer products industries.

If you are a manager of high-potential executives seeking a powerful support structure for their development, contact Preston to learn more about his executive coaching services.

Trainer / Leadership Team

Accomplishment Coaching

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

November 2007October 2009 (2 years)

- Successfully closed 60% of all program registrations (enrollment) effectively creating Accomplishment Coaching's first Midwest training program
- Responsible/accountable for all sales and operations of the Accomplishment Coaching Chicago Coaches' Training Program
- Training, coaching and supporting leadership team (mentor coaches, program leaders) to consistently produce results aligned with future vision of program
- Manage all relationships in regard to facility, external vendors, program development team, and training organization

Sales trainer

Total Selling Solutions

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Professional Training & Coaching industry

November 2003October 2004 (1 year)

- Business development and sales - created opportunities with new entrepreneurial markets
- Sales coaching - supported clients in increasing sales volume on average of 37%
- Workshop facilitator - coached participants in learning and taking action around new sales process

Loan Consultant


Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Banking industry

September 2001November 2003 (2 years 3 months)

- Mortgage loan originator producing over $5M in loans annually
- Member of division marketing board supporting development and implementation of new marketing initiatives

General Manager

Business Card Express

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Printing industry

June 1996September 2001 (5 years 4 months)

- Oversaw daily operations of $2M commercial printing company
- Responsible for 40 employees in sales, customer service, design, production and delivery
- Led major overhaul of financial integrity resulting in generating more than $230,000 in available cash annually
- Led development of new sales territory resulting in $278,000 increase in annual sales

Preston True's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Board Member

      Shrine Catholic Schools
      • Children
      September 2010 May 2013 (2 years 9 months)

      Working to support increased enrollment and disrupt status quo.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Education
    • Organizations I support:

      • Shrine Catholic Schools
      • National Shrine of the Little Flower Parish
      • Lutheran Special Education Ministries
      • The Children's Center

Preston True's Skills & Expertise

  1. Entrepreneur
  2. Leadership Development
  3. Coaching
  4. Small Business
  5. Executive Coaching
  6. Change Management
  7. Employee Engagement
  8. Organizational Effectiveness
  9. Team Building
  10. Strategic Planning
  11. 360 Feedback
  12. Emotional Intelligence
  13. Entrepreneurship
  14. Strategy
  15. Management Development
  16. Business Development
  17. Workshop Facilitation
  18. Management
  19. Leadership
  20. Talent Management
  21. Public Speaking
  22. Executive Management
  23. Consulting
  24. Onboarding
  25. Time Management
  26. Management Consulting
  27. Staff Development
  28. Training
  29. Personal Development
  30. Executive Development
  31. Career Development
  32. Marketing
  33. Training Delivery
  34. Organizational Development
  35. Business Coaching
  36. Fundraising
  37. Career Counseling
  38. Nonprofits
  39. Conflict Resolution
  40. Recruiting
  41. Sales
  42. Team Management
  43. Customer Service
  44. Culture Change
  45. Sourcing
  46. New Business Development
  47. Performance Management
  48. Life Coaching
  49. Employee Training
  50. Performance Improvement

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Preston True's Education

Accomplishment Coaching Coaches' Training Program

CTP Graduate, Ontological Leadership Coaching & Training


- Currently hold record for most clients and revenues attained while student in coaches' training program

Landmark Education

Curriculum for Living


Activities and Societies: Completed the Forum, Advanced Course, and Self Expression Leadership Program at their Livonia, MI location

The College of Wooster

BA, English


- Honors Distinction for Independent Study Thesis, Religious Metaphors in 20th Century Literature, 1990

Dean College



Activities and Societies: - Captain Varsity Lacrosse Team

New Trier


Activities and Societies: Varsity lacrosse

New Trier

Preston True's Additional Information


Family, reading, hockey, coaching, marketing, leadership, cycling, community, spirituality, philosophy, networking, conversation, an icy cold beer on a summer day

Groups and Associations:

- Member of Leader Team, Changing Lives Together Capital Stewardship Campaign, Shrine Church - Member of Sustainable Funding Team, The Children's Center in Detroit - Active helping hand to Ashley's Friends, a childrens' bereavement counseling organization

Honors and Awards:

- Past Board Member, Shrine Schools Unified School Board
- 2009-2010 Board Member, Professional Coaches Assn of Michigan
- Elected to Board of Directors, Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, 2007-2009
- Hold unbroken record for most clients and revenue as student in coaches' training program since 2007
- Ambassador of the Year, Royal Oak Chamber of Commerce, 2005
- Honors Distinction for Independent Study Thesis, 1990

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