We had the good fortune of connecting with Art Moreno and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Art, what do you attribute your success to?
Being genuine. The brand seems to follow and grow naturally. Business decisions are easy, because they are people decisions. We then feel incredibly comfortable doing what we do. The success also seems to follow naturally. Of course everything is not so easy. There is time, effort and hard work, but the bread and butter is that we care about what we are doing.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Playing sports has done so much for me. It opened up so many doors that I didn’t even realize it at the time. Looking back though, I can see exactly what it did for me. I got so very much out of something that never felt like work. So for the kids we coach today, I hope to bring the same success. I don’t just mean home runs, touchdowns or wins. I mean confidence, joy, health and positivity. Those are the main goals. On the coaching side, my story about my dad coaching is something I always use for motivation. Mentoring is just as much a part of coaching as was teaching any skill. The bar was set super high. I was lucky enough to experience other coaches that cared and made a similar difference in my life. All I want to do now is pass it forward. It’s as simple as that. Starting up Win It Training not easy, and not something could’ve happened without great partners and opportunity. It’s my job to make the best of what has been presented to me. Here goes nothing!
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If it’s baseball season, you have to go to Dodgers Stadium. I can’t believe it’s the third oldest park in MLB. It doesn’t fee like it either. Then there is a concert at the Hollywood Bowl. What an incredible venue. A summer concert at the Bowl is unforgettable. A hike to the Griffith Observatory or a run through Griffith Park never hurt anyone. A drive to the beach. Start at Santa Monica and head up the coast along PCH. Clears the mind and senses. As for food, a trip to IN and OUT, or maybe grabbing a chili burger at Tommy’s. I sound like a tourist in my own city.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Wow!!! There are so many people that I have learned from and who have influenced me. Right now though, in this business adventure, I need to give my wife her props. We are a team afterall. Her support means everything to me. Secondly, my partner at Win It Training, Cliff Quan. An incredible person.. His integrity, hard work, skill and imagination have been priceless. He is also a great family man. I think this part is super important to both of us and the culture we bring to Win It Training. Family!!! I also need to shoutout Patrick Williams of Blue Chip Youth Sports. He, like Cliff, share the same values as I do. His selflessness and energy are contagious. Our wolf-pack of two at Win It Training, has become a wolf-pack of three with Patrick and Blue Chip, as we set out to serve ALL of youth athletics across the country. Ambitious, but that’s just us. Last, but not least, my dad. My first coach. It was all as new to him as it was to me. I remember seeing books about sports and coaching at home. He really needed to study up! He put himself on the line for me, and my teammates. Incredible. To this day, I have guys I played with ask about my dad and what a great coach he was. I realized that there probably wasn’t anything too technical that he was coaching, but he was quite the mentor. Not only did he define the bar, but he set the bar high for me.
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