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Leadership Team | Chicago Leadership Partners

Who We Are

Chicago Leadership Partners is a team of experienced leadership coaches, trainers & speakers who are all certified members of The John Maxwell Team and is dedicated to helping businesses create a culture of transformational leadership through intentional living.

  • We believe that when leaders are at their best, companies and communities are at their best.
  • We believe that people are our greatest appreciable asset.
  • We believe that everything rises and falls on leadership.
  • We believe that when you train and develop leaders in a community, you give hope to that community.
  • We believe that transformational leadership begins with intentional living.
  • We believe that when you transform your leadership, you transform your future.
Jack Belford

Jack Belford


Jack Belford has more than two decades of senior-level leadership at $100M+ companies. There with his expertise, he facilitated the development of top performing sales leaders. Jack is the founder and principle owner of NewWays Leadership, LLC and FocalPoint Business Coaching. He is a sought after certified coach, speaker and trainer through The John Maxwell Team.

So what can Jack do for you? Jack helps companies define and amplify brand recognition. His mission is to lead business clients to increase revenue and improve efficiency. He wants to not only improve current leadership, but create new leaders. Jack wants to impact growth, empower employees, and fortify overall accountability and effective communication. With his unique mix of visionary and sales expertise, Jack’s customized workshops and coaching makes him a great asset to you and your teams success.

To date, he has trained hundreds of professionals, many of whom have blossomed into the top 10% of their work field. He teaches clients to generate new levels of success by creating genuine connections and relationships built on trust and confidence. Jack’s target clients are sales reps, sales management, department managers and small business owners.

In this capacity, he brings forth Maxwell’s proven leadership methodology to further assist in personal and professional growth, utilizing study and practical applications. In addition to his studies and certification with the John Maxwell Team Leadership University, he is a certified business performance coach through Brian Tracy International. Jack has continued his education through AchieveGlobal obtaining the following certifications: Winning Accounts Strategies, Professional Coaching Skills, Professional Listening Skills and Professional Selling Skills.

Dave Rudin

Dave Rudin


Dave Rudin has dedicated his life to adding value to others through the application of proven leadership principles. As founder and president of Advanced Leadership, LLC, his goal, is to provide transformational leadership experiences that help individuals, teams, and organizations advance their influence and effectiveness.

So what can Dave do for you? Dave has two decades of leadership experience as an executive leader, entrepreneur, church planter, certified speaker, trainer and coach with The John Maxwell Team. He is dedicated to being a river of influence and serves as a catalyst that adds value to others. He strives to help people live their God-given potential and increase their effectiveness by making their success significant. Dave is driven by the belief that people are our greatest appreciable asset; and when you train and develop leaders in a community, you give hope to that community.

Dave is invested in being a lifelong learner which inspires him to advance his own personal and professional growth.Dave has traveled internationally with John C. Maxwell as part of a Transformational Leadership Team both in Guatemala (2013), Paraguay (2016) and Costa Rica (2018). There he trained leaders in business, government, education arts, media, faith and family. He is involved in his own community as well, serving as:

  • The Executive Director and Chairman of the Board at the Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Chamber of Commerce
  • Member of the County Workforce Investment Board
  • Founding Pastor of Lifeline Christian Church
  • Serves on the Board of Directors for Ignite Church Planting
  • Member of the Family and Community Resource Committee for School District 300
Celines Colon

Celines Colon


Celines is the president and founder of Mujeres Latinas de Impacto Global. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Northeastern Illinois University. In addition, she is certified as a Professional Life Coach and is a Trainer, Teacher and Certified Speaker with the John Maxwell Team.

Celines has been a business owner with more than 25 years of experience in professional sales. As an enterprising woman and bicultural leader, she is passionate about helping individuals and organizations to grow their leadership.

Celines has trained and developed hundreds of people move to understand how personal growth can make them more effective in their business and personal life. Celines has discovered that the majority of people have the desire to live to their potential, but struggle to find ways to achieve that desire. Celines has developed courses, live conferences, seminars and workshops on leadership and personal growth that emphasizes the truth that each human being is equipped with the tools, skills and talents necessary to achieve everything they desire.

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Michael G. Mago

Michael G. Mago


Michael G. Mago is well-versed educationally and professionally. He uses over 32 years of experience in the construction, real estate and import/export business. There, he fosters collaborative leadership skills in related disciplines in associated to materials supply chain, recruitment, business development and distribution management.

So what can Michael do for you? By understanding the needs of his co-workers and clients, Mike’s outstanding coaching ability brings value to the products and services they receive and provide. His leadership has proven to enhance teamwork, standards, and processes that will effectively adapt to a wide range of project initiatives. He does this by encouraging a culture of continual improvement and fiscal responsibility in order to increase market share and drive revenue. Mike’s communication skills create long-term relationships which provide year-after-year sales and sustained return on investment. He has decisive and strategic performance-driven perspective and keen problem solving abilities. With this he brings innovative solutions to any task at hand.

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