Mack Story
Mack’s passion is to help leaders engage the front line to improve the bottom line.

In 1988, Mack began his career in the manufacturing industry on the front lines as an entry-level machine operator. He began attending college in 1995, graduating with highest honors in the Executive BBA program. As his career progressed, Mack grew himself into upper management and found his niche in lean manufacturing.

Mack’s amazing and inspirational journey of personal transformation and professional growth allowed him to be promoted 14 times during his 20 year manufacturing career before he started his own Lean Manufacturing and Leadership Development firm in 2008.
He discovered his passion for growing and developing people at all levels between 2005-2012 while logging more than 11,000 hours leading hundreds of leaders and their teams through process improvement (kaizen events), leadership development, organizational change, and cultural transformation.

Mack co-founded Top Story Leadership with his wife, Ria, to provide motivational speaking, leadership development training, coaching, and consulting. They have published 20 books on personal growth and leadership development and are often featured keynote speakers at conferences and seminars. Regardless of the topic or audience, Mack and Ria most often speak and teach together providing their audiences a much more dynamic, humorous, and engaging experience.

Mack and Ria had the privilege of joining John Maxwell in Guatemala as part of the nationwide cultural transformation initiative in 2013 where over 20,000 Guatemalan leaders were trained in just one week. One of the highlights from their speaking career was receiving an invitation from world renowned motivational speaker Les Brown in 2014 to speak at an event he was hosting in Los Angeles, CA.
Mack developed and launched his very popular Blue-Collar Leadership℠ brand in 2016. Blue-Collar Leadership℠ is uniquely designed content specifically created to engage and develop the often overlooked, underappreciated, and underdeveloped front line blue-collar workforce, those who lead them, and those who support them. Mack has published three books as part of the Blue-Collar Leadership Series: Blue-Collar Leadership: Leading from the Front Lines, Blue-Collar Leadership & Supervision: Unleash Your Team’s Potential, and Blue-Collar Kaizen: Leading Lean & Lean Teams.

Mack enjoys unleashing people’s potential by taking the complex and making it simple.