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.