A Cleveland, Ohio native, Iz joined the Navy in 1993, and retired in 2022 after 29 years of service. During his military career, he achieved the top enlisted rank of Command Master Chief and served in that capacity for seven commands. He deployed ten times to include supporting: Operation Deliberate Force (Bosnia), Counter Drug Operations in South America, Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. He was also the Senior Drill Instructor for the Navy’s only boot camp. While there, he was responsible for training over 120,000 new Sailors. As a leader, he found that his greatest joy comes from helping people reach their goals. His true passion is having a front-row seat to their success!
Iz decided he wanted to find a way to combine his leadership abilities with his love for people and fitness. He decided to use his experience to become a certified personal trainer, leadership coach, and motivational speaker. Through Motivate w/ Iz!, his new mission is training, guiding, and mentoring people looking to remove the stress of changing their lives through a positive mindset.
Iz provides motivation on the road to self-discipline. He works with his clients by focusing on being brilliant on the basics. Also, he guides those looking to change their lives for the better by stacking good habits and staying focused on their goals. As a personal trainer, he creates personalized, easy to follow fitness plans based on a client’s unique goals and health considerations. In addition, he also coaches leaders, regardless of experience with a transparent, humanized, and honest feedback approach. Finally, Iz provides daily motivation to all of his clients through social media posts, in-person interaction, and his podcast, “Leadership Jam Session.”
Focusing on the mind, body and soul allows us to find
peace, health and happiness.