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About AL

Our Team

Mike Williams


Since 1989 Mike Williams has trained and coached thousands of leaders in hundreds of companies to improve leadership, teamwork, communication, sales, and customer service. Williams founded Accelerated Leadership in 1999 to bring international-award winning PAR leadership and communication training to Gulf Coast businesses. Williams also partners with Relevant Coaching on large-scale leadership coaching projects.

Williams has a BS degree in Business Administration from LSU, is a certified trainer through The Par Training Corp and Relevant Coaching, LCC, and is a Certified Professional Co-Active Coach(CPCC) through the Coach Training Institute (CTI).

Mike and his wife, Kathleen, have been happily married for 35 years, have 4 adult daughters, and reside in Lafayette, La. Mike has led music in churches for more than 30 years.

Ross Trahan

Vice President/Consultant /Trainer

Ross Trahan brings extensive field and administrative experience to training (Certified PAR Facilitator), coaching, and consulting from his background in education (B.A.), commercial construction, oilfield services, and church ministry (Ordained Minister). In addition to Accelerated Leadership, Ross is the founder of Next Step Ministries. A superb speaker and facilitator, Ross’s passion for people, businesses and their growth has opened new doors for Accelerated Leadership in the areas of Behavior Based Safety, Personality Assessments, and Business Consulting.

The father of 6/grandfather of 2, Ross lives with his wife of 30 years, Celeste, and his 3 youngest daughters in New Iberia, Louisiana.

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