Head Coach

S. David Drewleow

S. David Drewelow

As the head coach and master licensee partner of ActionCOACH Heartland, my wife and I founded our business in March of 2002.  Today we have franchise partners and coaches in eight offices throughout Iowa and Nebraska.  My primary function is to help professionals determine if the ActionCOACH opportunity is a great fit for them.  This is a key element in my effort to recruit new franchise partners for open markets; plus I recruit business coaches for our franchise partners and provide on-going training, coaching and support for our team.


My priorities in life are my faith, family, and fun – fun is where my work comes in!


As a coach, one of my passions to help professionals and business owners to maximize their potential. When I work with people, my main message is to stress the importance of “working harder on yourself than you do your job.”


My primary purpose in life is to “help people change the way they think” because when that happens, I know people will experience changed results.


I am a small town kid who grew up in a family business.  My dad taught me about business and life.  That is why I love working with business owners and professionals who truly desire to make a positive impact in their community.  I worked in media right out of college and then invested 20 years in leadership roles with the Jerry Lewis Telethon for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.  In 2002 I became a master licensee partner with ActionCOACH.  In 2011 I was a founding partner of a new venture, The John Maxwell Team, a leadership training and certification company founded by best-selling author and speaker, Dr. John C. Maxwell.

Family & Community

My wife and best friend, Lonna has been my bride for 30+ years and we have two boys and three grandsons.  I am continually on the go, active in Rotary, several non-profits, local Christian organizations and my church.   My passions in life include my grandsons, music, photography, travel, sports and on-going learning.

Speaker & Author

As a public speaker, I take every opportunity to present to businesses, civic organizations, non-profits and educational institutions on a variety of business and leadership topics.  I co-authored my first book “GPS for Success” in 2006.  My next book in development is, “The Boy with a Heart Moo Moo” subtitled ‘Leadership Lessons from an Underdog’ with an projected 2019 release date.