Arnie Witchel

Arnie Witchel

President


Witchel & Associates

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Worked for an advertising agency and got my bachelor's degree.
I became a salesperson for a broadcasting representative firm.
I became a sales manager for that firm.
I became a sales manager for another broadcast firm.
I became a General Sales Manager at a TV station and got my Master's degree.
Started my own firm and got my doctorate.
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
St. Anthony's
Bachelor
Philosophy
University of Memphis
Graduate
Organizational Management
University of Phoenix
Doctorate
Management
University of Sarasota

Career

President

I work with organizations to develop leadership and team capabilities.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Education
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I love my work because no two days are alike. I might work with one organization on instructional design to improve management skills in a specific area, or conduct a leadership workshop with another organization, or facilitate a team building intervention for executives at another organization. Some days I even conduct statistical analysis for an organization to improve or assess customer service skills.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Public speaking and presentation skills, as well as instructional design skills are needed to successfully accomplish my work. Certifications such as Myers-Briggs, DiSC, and DDI/Achieve Global are also very useful.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Education is critical to transition to a new career. I spent over twenty years in advertising and broadcasting. It was the education at the Master's level that gave me the courage to begin my own business in a field I was interested in, and it was the Doctorate that helped me be successful.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Philosophy
graduate
Graduate
Organizational Management
doctorate
Doctorate
Management

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"A career working for others is easier than working for yourself. You may fail. Also, you're an introvert. An introvert would never be good in sales."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student