Al Spicer is a professional certified coach (PCC) with advanced and specialized coaching skills as a graduate of both Coach U and The Coaches Training Institute. As a member of the International Coach Federation (ICF), he was a member of the executive board of the ICF Chicago Chapter for four years and served as the 2003 President. Formerly, he was a therapist and has a doctoral degree (Psy.D.) in clinical psychology. Al established Action for Breakthroughs over 15 years ago where he coaches individuals on executive leadership effectiveness, career success, and work-life integration. He enjoys coaching super-confident risk-takers who play for high stakes in their endeavors. Al’s clients are notable for their intelligence, humor, inspiration, and a clear commitment to a bigger vision for themselves and having a positive influence on the communities they serve.
Al has worked with individuals employed by companies such as: IBM, Zurich Financial Services, Sprint, Ameritech, Anheuser-Busch, DriveChicago, Bank One, YMCA, US Cellular, Accenture, Tuthill, Motorola, BP, Oliver Wyman, Simon Properties, Pfizer, Advocate Healthcare, American Dental Association, and ConAgra Foods, among others.
Al’s passion is partnering with people who are inspired to design and achieve extraordinary results and success, both personally and professionally. His philosophy of change hinges on the understanding that people have large reserves of untapped wisdom available to them at any time; however, consistently accessing that wisdom is what often eludes them. Coaching provides a strategy for tapping into your potential through a process of powerful inquiry, creative problem solving, and rigorous support. In gaining deeper awareness and clarity about what’s possible for yourself, your communities, or your organizations, transformational change becomes not only a possibility, but a reality!
Al made the dynamic city of Chicago his home for 12 years, and he now resides in the west suburbs with his wife and two children. Al loves the outdoors and has interests in a variety of sports including tennis, skiing, snowboarding, platform tennis, cycling, and track autosport. He credits philosophy, psychology, the arts, music, and spiritual pursuits for playing a significant role in his personal and professional development.