Author and Presenter
Values-Aligned Goal Setting©
After graduating from St. Joseph’s College in Indiana, Augie founded and operated a Financial Planning and Business Consulting Firm for 17 years. In the late 1990’s he made a series of bad decisions that were contrary to his values and upbringing. He served 12 years in a Federal Prison convicted of white collar crimes after getting involved in investment transactions that were unethical.
He used this time to reflect, read, write, study and speak about ethics, his failures, and the lessons he learned. He also researched, created, and taught Values-Aligned Goal Setting©, a comprehensive program that teaches a system for those who have experienced a Life Changing Event to formulate and execute a plan to successfully overcome these challenges. It is accompanied by an 80-page workbook. His unique perspective is extremely valuable to the training and development programs he offers.
He is currently a MBA candidate, with a concentration on Leadership Skills and is attending Loyola University – Chicago Quinlan School of Business Ethics Certificate Master’s program. Augie brings an undeniable passion about goal setting and ethics to individuals and groups. In addition, he continues to speak at universities and within business communities. He has committed a lot of time with Workforce Development Organizations and with incarcerated or recently released individuals. He is known for his openness in discussing his experience and the resulting lessons.