LAKE WORTH, Fla. – Eric Borden, director of business development for Kichler, is leaving the company to pursue other interests. Borden, with over 38 years of experience in many facets of the lighting and electrical industry, will offer the channels his expertise as an independent consultant and also will be establishing a coaching practice under the name of Pathfinder Coaching and Guidance. The business is aimed at helping companies develop programs and policies that concentrate on assisting, mentoring and coaching those individuals and companies within the lighting and electrical channels.
“I am at a point in life where I feel compelled to share my personal experiences with the goal to assist multi-generational members to establish successful career and life goals and then attain them,” Borden states.
Borden’s tenure and experience in the lighting industry includes a wide range of positions in sales and product management, from sales manager to coordinator and instructor at Sea Gull Lighting’s Learning Center. He also holds The American Lighting Association’s Lighting Specialist designation, a certification that covers every aspect of the lighting industry, including trends, technology and technical developments.
Borden has applied his education credentials to the success of ALA’s educational programs. He served as chairman for the ALA Education Committee for many years now serving on ALA’s Education Foundation Board of Trustees. During his service, he developed various programs and ideas, which have had a positive impact on the association and the lighting industry and is the liaison between the ALA and IES serving as Co-Chair of the IES Residential Lighting Committee. He served on NAED’s Manufacturer’s Council and in 2014, Borden was awarded ALA’s Pillar of the Industry Award chosen by his peers.
To further support the initiative, Borden has attained coaching certification through the World Coaching Institute, achieving certified professional coach (CPC) status.
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