Al Borowski

"I found gold in a coal mine and and so can you"

Life and Leadership Lessons Learned
"Down Under"




Business Man








































Actually, what I found was worth more than gold.  I found the secrets successful people use to attain personal and professional success.

"Turning on that miner's lantern on my helmet, in that cold,
dark, dangerous mine, was like opening my eyes to a whole new world, filled the fear and wonderment and relevance.

"Yes, I did spend three months working in a coal mine while I was in college. I wasn't a coal miner. I worked as a laborer for the electrical gang that was responsible for installing, repairing, and maintaining the electrical operations for the Glen Alden Coal Corporation.

"And, I grew up one block from a large coal mining operation. My father owned a tavern one block from the mouth of the mine. It was the first thing the coal miners saw as they came up from their shifts - tired, sore and thirsty. The first thing they wanted was a beer to wash the coal dust down their throats.

"My father's customers always had the same advise for me while I was growing up. "Use your brain, not your back." When I worked that summer in an actual mine, I learned a lot of other lessons that have guided me through life, and, just as significantly, in owning my own business."

Walk next to Al Borowski as he descends two and a half miles under the Susquehanna River, five days a week, for his nine-hour shift in an anthracite slope mine, once flooded by the swollen waters of a hurricane.

Barely old enough to vote, he was called on to venture into the depths of a coal nine feet wide and six feet high.

Hear his fascinating story as he weaves humor, enchantment and wisdom into his lessons of hard work versus working hard.

Join Al in a world that very few of us will ever experience.

A world where twenty-five tons of coal could suddenly let go and crush you like a crumb.

A world where a flash fire or an explosion of methane gas could bring instantaneous death.

A world where a cave-in could trap you in total darkness without food, water or oxygen.

Stand next to Al, shoulder to shoulder, on his journey of discovery, growth, and emergence.

Al will use words seldom heard in polite conversation - words like Discipline, Respect, Uncommon Courage, Unquestioned Values, and Unwavering Vision.

Few have ever raised their voices to relate the life and times of coal miners to the importance of Precision, Pride and Professionalism.

Still fewer have experienced the Loyalty, Love, Dedication, Teamwork and Leadership from the depths of an underground mine.

Yes, Al Borowski "Grew up" in a Coal Mine.

Come listen to Al's story and learn how to mine the treasure your life holds.

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Al Borowski, MEd, CSP, PP
Certified Speaking Professional
Professor of Positivity

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