As part of the New Leaders Council Detroit's Inaugural Class 2015, Axel Cooley will be joining the extraordinary group of elected professionals and notable business experts at the "Fellows Affair" on June 13, 2015. Come out for this warm and lively night of networking - a spirited social event celebrating our region's up-and-coming leaders! Tickets may be purchased in advanced at: www.bit.do/NLCDETROIT
New Leaders Council (NLC) is a 501(c)(3) that recruits, trains and promotes the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape.
The Mission: To recruit, train and promote the next generation of progressive leaders.
NLC is creating an solid network of individuals, highly-skilled in collaborating together across industries to improve the progressive infrastructure and ensure strong democracy, social justice, and equal opportunity.
The NLC Detroit Chapter, like the 30+ other NLC chapters around the nation, has worked to recruit Fellows from outside traditional power structures and empowers them with the skills necessary to be civic leaders in their communities and workplaces. This mission is realized primarily through the NLC Institute -- the nation’s premiere political entrepreneurship training program. Detroit's first NLC Institute began in January 2015 with an outstanding class of 20 progressive leaders who are rising to the top of their respective fields as noted below.
Meet the New Leadership Council Detroit Fellows and learn more at our Inaugural event in the heart of Downtown Detroit on June 13, 2015 @ 4 p.m.
New Leaders Council - Detroit Chapter (NLC) is contributing to the goal of training 10,000 new leaders across the nation by 2020, thereby building a long term progressive infrastructure from coast to coast. To achieve this, elected NLC fellows attend the New Leaders Council Institute which is an intensive, five-month progressive entrepreneurship training program. In fact, is the premier leadership and professional development, training, mentoring, networking, career and political advancement program for young professionals.
DETROIT, MI – New Leaders Council (NLC) Chairman, Chris Kelly, along with the Detroit Chartering Chapter of NLC, have announced the 2015 Institute class of outstanding, young leaders. The Institute began in January and has already conducted two successful workshops which covered Life Entrepreneurship Training, Public Speaking, and Communication. High-profile local and national experts conducted workshops to share their skills with the fellows.
The New Leaders Council Institute is the premier leadership and professional development, training, mentoring, networking, and career and political advancement program for young professionals. An intense, five-month progressive entrepreneurship training program, each NLC Institute is highly-selective, admitting only 15 to 20 Fellows to each program.
"It is an honor to be in Detroit and I am leaving feeling excited and inspired about the future,” said Mark Riddle, NLC Board Member & Executive Director, after visiting the Institute’s first session. “Seeing the talent and passion in the room should give us all hope for Detroit and for our country.”
This year’s Detroit Fellows are a characteristically diverse class, including attorneys, certified public accountants, aspiring politicians, educators, entrepreneurs and those in the non-profit sector as well as women, minorities and residents across the Detroit area.
"The New Leaders Council provides a platform for Detroit's young talent to flourish and enhance their strategic vision" said Dr. Cecil Forbes, Chapter Director of the New Leaders Council Detroit. "The five-month fellowship presents a non-traditional pipeline for fellows to engage and capture sound training and ideas from top notch business leaders, community figures and executives. I applaud the commitment of the NLC Advisory and Executive Board for recruiting the next generation of CEOs and elected officials."
"Detroit has always been the bedrock for innovation, creativity and the entrepreneurial spirit," said Kenneth L. Harris, Founder and Chapter Advisor for the New Leaders Council Detroit and President/CEO of the Michigan Black Chamber." Inviting young leaders to the table activates our political landscape and will be pivotal as it relates to opening community dialogue and solutions. The New Leaders Council creates a mechanism for younger leaders to directly influence inclusion and diversity in the marketplace."
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New Leaders Council (NLC) is a 501(c)(3) that works to train and promote the progressive political entrepreneurs of tomorrow — trendsetters, elected officials and civically-engaged leaders in business and industry who will shape the future landscape.
DETROIT, MICHIGAN - JANUARY 30, 2015 -- The Detroit Chapter of the New Leaders Council has just selected its 2015 Fellows - a group of diverse leaders who are rising to the top of their respective fields. Among this unique group of bright, hard-working individuals is Axel Cooley whose solid background, contagious-energy, and commitment to work in unity is certain to be of benefit to this exciting network of highly-skilled individuals.
ABOUT AXEL Axel Cooley was raised in the heart of Canada’s Technology Triangle, Kitchener-Waterloo. She graduated from Wilfrid Laurier University, reckoned as one of the top business schools in the nation, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) obtained by only the top 5% of business schools worldwide. Here, she earned an Honours BBA degree and was hand-selected for its highly-competitive co-op program limited only to the top 400 students. She was awarded as one of the three finalists in the world-renowned Integrated Case Exercise (ICE).
Axel’s career has largely focused on empowering individuals and helping to advance communities all around the world through wisdom, which is the most powerful gift awarded to man. For over 9 years, she served as Press Officer and Media Director for RDS TV & Radio Productions), where she oversaw Press Departments in 30 nations and collaborated with global outreach programs to teach individuals their self-worth, since prosperity begins in the mind. In this role, she has been blessed with the opportunity of traveling to over 20 countries conducting press conferences, documentaries, exclusive interviews, collaborating with global media networks including: CNN, NBC, ABC, FOX, DISCOVERY, NATGEO, TELEMUNDO, UNIVISION, and more.
Widely known as a woman of vision, commitment, and courage, Ms. Cooley has also made her mark as a creative force in the world of business. She currently serves as President at Metallon LLC, which provides primary and secondary precious metals to the automotive industry. The accomplished entrepreneur is co-owner of her own hair care line Rejuve3 and pain relief cream, MuscleMagic.
Previously, Axel secured technology and finance positions at some of the world’s largest companies including Goldman Sachs, FritoLay, Open Text (Canada’s top software company), and marketing for high-tech corporations such as DSPFactory Ltd. (now ON Semiconductor, NASDAQ:ONN) and ITOPA Technologies. The well-rounded and tenacious professional began her career by working for ServiceMaster where she was quickly promoted as Supervisor at the young age of 17, and in this position, she hired, trained, and motivated over 60 telemarketing employees.
Ms. Cooley’s philanthropic endeavors have extended beyond just helping individuals have better lives. One of her major philanthropic concerns has been helping victims of abuse. To this end, she led the Press Dept. for the Are Your Children Protected Foundation, conducting investigative reports around the world in multiple languages, working with advocates, and interviewing victims, authors, public figures, and topic experts. With a keen interest in current affairs and global issues that affect mankind, Axel also served as an investigative reporter for NG Radio where she handled LIVE newscasts in English and Spanish and authored thousands of articles widely syndicated.
As the current Vice-Chair of the Education & Mentorship Committee for the Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, she looks to motivate minority entrepreneurs.
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