Follow your dreams or face your fears; more often than not, they will lead you to the same wonderful destination. -
Al Secunda has spent most of his life exploring the realms of mastery,
creativity, faith, and freedom. Growing up with several learning
disabilities and a healthy helping of tension and fear, he had a
challenging time facing each day and achieving his goals. In spite
of these handicaps -- stammering, dyslexia, self-doubt, and performance
anxiety -- Al was blessed with a persistent and resilient will to
understand the nuances of success, self- fulfillment, and performing
excellence. On his healing journey, he uncovered an abundance of
principles, truths, and techniques which helped him to take back
control of his life and realize many of his precious dreams. Al
is now committed to sharing these discoveries with others.
From working at the most powerful theatrical agency in the world,
to doing stand up comedy at the Improv; from being the tennis
coach to some of Hollywood's biggest celebrities, to teaching
doctors in Beijing about the secrets of performing excellence;
from appearing on a Japanese game show, to having a disastrous
audition on Broadway, Al Secunda has done it all and graciously
shares it all in his books and workshops.
Al's widely acclaimed new book, The 15 Second Principle, offers
fresh insights into the learning process, creating more pleasure
in our lives, and realizing our dreams. In addition, he helps
us to see the limiting mechanisms, stifling conversations, and
fear-induced patterns that are restricting our lives and preventing
us from tapping into our full potential.
Al is known as a dream coach who works with people to break
through their internal barriers. Specifically, he is a motivational
speaker, workshop leader, personal and business consultant, and
tennis coach. His professional journey has taken him through the
fields of business, writing, acting, comedy, music, and tennis.
Al is the author of Ultimate Tennis, which presents tennis as
a self-expressive art form. He has appeared on many national television
shows and has lectured worldwide. Al received his MBA Degree in
Behavioral Science Management from New York University. He has
dedicated his life to the art of mastery and the pursuit of passion,
persistence, and productivity. Al resides in Los Angeles, CA.