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Stan Cottrell, Jr.

Achiever

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“Think Big …
and if that doesn’t work,
think BIGGER!”

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Stan Cottrell, Jr.
Achiever

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

• Doctoral Studies - Counseling – Trinity College, Evansville, Indiana


• Master of Science - 1991 - California College of Health Sciences.
Community Health Administration & Wellness Promotion.
• Bachelor of Science - 1966 - Western Kentucky University. Majors in Health
& Physical Education - Minors in Biology, Sociology and Psychology.
• 25 graduate hours in Supervision - Univ. of Florida, 1967, 68.
• 6 semester hours - Political Science - Fla. Jr. College, 1969.
• 23 semester hours - Medical College of Georgia - School of Respiratory
Therapy, 1977. (Cardio-Pulmonary Technology)

SPECIAL SALES COURSES

• E.R. Squibb & Sons - 3 week basic sales training - 1970.


• Boehringer Ingelheim - 2 weeks sales training, 1974.
• Puritan Bennett Corp. - 3 weeks medical & physical science training sales
course, 1976.

SALES MANAGEMENT COURSES

• E.R. Squibb - 1 week manpower development course, 1971.


• Memorial Medical Center - 2 week training program for health science
educators, 1973.
• Boehringer Ingelheim - "Professional Sales Situation Management Course", 1
year duration, 1975.
• Boehringer Ingelheim - "Being an Effective Product Manager", 1 year
program, 1975.
• Xerox Corporation - "Professional Selling Skills & Coaching" 1 week, 1975.
• Numerous workshops by ad agencies on promotion and market research
Techniques.
• Numerous 1 day workshops on effective management techniques.

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SYNOPSIS OF PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCES

• Successfully marketed products and services from concept, promotion


through bidding and sales.
• Built repeat business on a non-competitive basis of products and services in
highly competitive industries.
• Successfully developed corporate entry into extremely difficult markets where
prior attempts had failed.
• Designed and supervised innovative sales promotions that gained national
recognition.
• Supervised new national product promotions.

MANAGEMENT

• Supervisory experience in both line and staff management.


• Helped formulate corporate sales, marketing and management policies.
• Successful contract negotiations in multiple industries both nationally and
internationally.
• Liaison with government leaders, corporate executives and other influence
makers.

AUTHOR
• No Mountain Too High, 1984, Fleming Revell, Publishers.
• To Run And Not Be Weary, 1985, Fleming Revell, Publishers.
• Insight, Issue 86, February 1990, "Fire & Jade", Nightingale-Conant.
• Earthsuits, Syndicated radio program, 1991
• The Mindstyle of the Achiever, to be released spring, 2006.

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FILM PRODUCTIONS & APPEARANCES

• "The Greatest Challenge in America",


1982, A.L. Williams Insurance Company.
• "Challenging The Limits", I.B.M.
Corporate Motivational film.
• Ben Gay Product commercial, Pfizer
Corporation, 1980.
• "China Run", 1 & 1/2 hour feature film
made inside the People's Republic of
China, 1987.
• "China Passage", Inspirational film, 24
min., distributed by Word Publishers, 1988.
• "Fire & Jade", Motivational 13 min. film,
Nightingale-Conant, Distributors.
• "Olympian Dreams", 25 min. Inspirational
Video, Korea, 1988.
• "Cu Chi Tunnels", Executive Producer,
feature documentary, filmed in Vietnam, 1988.
• "Destination DaNang", non-fiction feature
filmed in Vietnam from Hanoi to DaNang,
1988.
• "The Wave of the Future", AquaTec
Corporate Film, 1988.
• "Stream of Dreams", Puridyne Corporate
Film, 1989.
• "Cambodia - The Tragedy", filmed in
Phnom Penh - Saigon, 1990.
• “Great American Wellness Series”, filmed
in Atlanta, Georgia, 2003
• “Bulgarian Rhaposody For Christ”, 2005
fall release
• “Crimean Adventure”, Feature length film
to be released fall 2005
• “Foxfire”, April, 2005, North Georgia
Community Players, played “Dillard”

In final production 2012 – “Running Made Easy”


training DVD introducing Stan’s “EFED” method,
the “Even Flow Of Energy Distribution.”

The running scenes were with some of Kenya's elite marathon


and 10 K runners. We had the privilege of filming on the same
plantation where "Out of Africa" starring Robert Redford and
Meryl Streep took place. Photo: @50 miles outside of Nairobi.

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NATIONAL MEDIA APPEARANCES

Appearances on both radio and TV news and talk


shows in cities throughout the world. Some of the
more popular USA national programs have included:

Dinah Shore & Friends, 1979 David Letterman, 1980


To Tell the Truth, 1980 700 Club, 1983-84
Today Show, 1983, 84, 85, 86 Nice People, 1982
Wil Shriner, 1987 Hour Magazine, 1988
Regis Filbin, 1988 You Bet Your Life, 1992

PROFESSIONAL PUBLIC SPEAKER

Drawing upon my early background and experiences, I have the opportunity to


speak, lecture, and conduct workshops and seminars to corporations, colleges,
hospitals, schools, national and regional sales conferences, civic organizations and
churches.

The following list will give an indication of the range and diversity of subjects. For
instance;

1. "SETTING GOALS THAT WIN...OVER AND OVER"


2. "STAN'S TAXONOMY OF COGNITAVE BEHAVIOR"
3. "GET OFF YOUR FATTY ACIDS"
4. "THE MINDSTYLE OF THE ACHIEVER"
5. "FIRE & JADE"
6. "THE HARDEST PART OF MILKING COWS"
7. "NO MOUNTAIN TOO HIGH"

Abu Dhabi Toastmasters Meeting

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WORLD ULTRA-DISTANCE RUNNER

As an Ultra-Distance Runner, over more than 3 decades, I have now run in 38


nations. By promoting the message of international friendship and goodwill, some of
the following results have been accomplished:

1. Access to parts of the world not open to "Westerners".


2. Open communications with foreign government leaders.
3. Numerous meetings with political leaders in Wash. D.C.
4. Negotiations in progress with numerous "high profile” countries
to establish trading relationships.
5. Worked to help promote U.S. image abroad.
6. Negotiated contracts with foreign governments that were
"deemed impossible" by business professionals

“Running is a great forum for breaking down walls of


division between people of different cultures.” ~ Stan Cottrell

1984 China - Location: The Forbidden Zone. This part of China was shut off from the
outside world for decades. I was the first foreigner many had ever seen in their lives. This
is the real China I remember… the outpouring of kindness, generosity of spirit & love.

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HIGHLIGHTS OF ATHLETIC ACHIEVEMENTS

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• 1955 - Started running career by winning county fair 100 yard dash.
• 1978 - 5 day, 405 mile runs across Georgia for the Georgia Lung Association.
• 1979 - 167 mile runs in 24 hours for the American Heart Association.
• 1980 - 80 mile training runs from Atlanta to Augusta, Georgia.
• 1980 - 3,103.5 mile run from New York to San Francisco - 48 days, setting a
new Guinness World Record.

• 1981 - 276 mile run from Savannah to Atlanta,


for Carnival for Cure (Leukemia Foundation)

• 1982 - 146 mile run across Kentucky to benefit


the Kentucky Lung Association.
Tennessee Heart Association.

• 1982 - 3,500 mile "Friendship Run" across


Europe - 12 countries - Edinburg, Scotland to
the Rock of Gibraltar, 80 consecutive days.

• 1983 - 382 mile run from Atlanta to Mobile,


Alabama to benefit the Muscular Injuries &
Skeletal Disease Foundation.

• 1983 - 150 mile "Friendship Run" across the Dominican Republic.


• 1984 - 165 mile "Friendship Run" across the Dominican Republic.

• 1984 - 405 mile "Friendship Run" around Island of Jamaica.


• 1984 - 200 mile run from Atlanta to Albany, Georgia to promote Easter Seals.
• 1984 - 2,125 mile run across People's Republic of China - "Great Friendship
Run", 53 days. (From The Great Wall to Guangzhou)

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• 1985 - 3,600 mile "Friendship Run" relay Trans USA - 45 days with three
runners from People's Republic of China (San Francisco to Washington, D.C.)

The 2nd Trans-USA Run (1985). This picture was taken at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina.
These were some of America's finest Warriors running behind Stan, Gen. Lindsey,
Commanding General, and The Chinese Runners. It was a great day.

• 1986 - 375 mile "Friendship Run" from Pusan to Seoul, Korea.


• 1987 - 350 mile "Friendship Run" from MokPo to Seoul, Korea.
• 1988 - 486 mile "Friendship Run" from Hanoi, to DaNang, Vietnam.
• 1990 - 500 mile "Friendship Run" from Brandenburg Gate, East Berlin
to Warsaw, Poland.

Start of Berlin to Warsaw Run – Great Olympic Athlete and Coach, Josh Culbreath, to photo left
and Marathon Winner in 1988 Olympics to the photo right of Stan Cottrell.

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• 1990 - 500 mile "Friendship Run" - Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City,
Vietnam.
• 1992 – 50 mile promotional run in Washington, D.C. for the 500th Anniversary
Run in South America
• 1992 - 1,492 Kilometer "Carrera De La Amistad" from Mendoza, Argentina to
Puerto Puyuhuapi, Chile via Santiago.
• 1999 – 357 mile “Run for Cure” – American Diabetes Association, Philadelphia to
Pittsburg, Pa.
• 2000 – 160 Mile “Friendship Run” – BICO Corporation, Abu Dhabi to Dubai, UAE
• 2002 – 350 Mile “Friendship Run” –
Global Action & Mission Possible,
Burgas to Sofia, Bulgaria.
• 2003 – 350 Mile “Friendship Run 2”
– Global Action & Mission Possible,
Burgas to Sofia, Bulgaria.
• 2004 – 360 Mile “Friendship Run 3”
– Global Action & Mission Possible,
Achtopol to Silistra, Bulgaria
• 2004 – 400 Mile “Friendship Run” –
Global Action – Kerch to Yalta to
Simferopol, Crimea
• 2005 – 150 Mile “Friendship Run” – Friendship Sports – Trinidad-Tobago
• 2005 – 150 Mile “Friendship Run” – Friendship Sports – Nairobi, Kenya
• 2007 – 200 Mile Preparation Run for The Great USA-China Friendship Run,
Beijing, Shanghai, Ningbo, Myuan City, Peoples Republic of China
• 2008 – 125 Mile Friendship Run from Kuala Lumpur to Malaka, Malyasia
• 2009 & 2010 – Training 100 miles per week, numerous 50 mile runs leading
teams of people wanting to run 50 miles on their 50th birthday. Preparing and
ready to embark on the Great Global Friendship Run…Ready, Willing, and Able.
• 2011 – 2012 – Preparation continues… Running strong through the mountains of
Kentucky and elsewhere…

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HONORS & AWARDS

• Two certificates of "Outstanding Service as a Cooperating Teacher",


University of Florida, 1968.
• Daniel B. Starch Advertising Award, New York, 1975.
• Numerous regional and national sales contest awards.
• WSB Outstanding Name in the News, Atlanta, 1978.
• "Volunteer of the Year", Georgia Lung Association, 1978.
• "Georgia Humanitarian Athlete of the Year", 1978.
• Honorary State Chairman, Lung Run, Lung Association, 1978.
• Sports Illustrated Award of Merit, 1979.
• Outstanding Young Men of America, American Jaycees, 1979.
• Featured on Norman Vincent Peale's "The American Character", 1979.
• "Stan Cottrell Appreciation Week", Georgia, July 7 - 13, 1980.
• "Kentucky's Ambassador of Goodwill", 1980.
• "Outstanding Display of Patriotism" award, Department of the United States
Army, 1980.
• "Stan Cottrell Day", State of Kentucky, 1981.
• "Honorary Secretary of State", Kentucky, 1981.
• "Honorary Secretary of State", Indiana,
1982.
• Nebraska Honorary Citizen Award, 1982.
• Key to the City - Indianapolis, Indiana,1980
• Key to the City - Provo, Utah, 1980.
• Numerous certificates of appreciation from
Jaycee Chapters.
• Numerous proclamations recognizing
charitable & fund raising endeavors.
• U.S. Senate & House of Representatives
Resolutions commending the "Great
Friendship Run".
• Georgia House of Representatives
Resolution, 1982.
• 2 awards from Secretary of State,
Dominican Republic, for contributions
made through sports to improve
understanding.
• Honorary Presidential Sports-Fitness
Award, "For contribution to sports in the
United States", President Ronald Reagan,
1983.
• Lt. Colonel, Aide de Camp, Governor's Staff, State of Ga., 83.
• "Georgia's Official Ambassador of Goodwill", Resolution, 1984.
• "Certificate of Achievement", Sixth U.S. Army, 1985.

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• "Certificate of Appreciation", Mayor Feinstein, San Francisco.
• "Certificate of Appreciation", Denver, Col. City Council, '85.
• "Stan Cottrell Day", Louisville, Kentucky, 1985
• "Honorary Citizen of Louisville, Ky.", 1985.
• "Official Ambassador of Goodwill", State of Ga. Senate, 1985.
• Proclamation, Office of the Mayor, St. Louis, Mo., 1985
• Proclamation, Office of the Mayor, Louisville, Ky., 1985.
• "Certificate of Recognition", Governor of Virginia, 1985.

HONORS and AWARDS CONTINUED…

• "Certificate of Accomplishment", Bernard Loeffke, Brigader General, Defense


Attaché, U.S. Embassy, Beijing, China, 1985.
• Congressional Record entry by U.S. Rep. Pat Swindall, 1985.
• Congressional record entry by U.S. Senator Wendall Ford, 85.
• Proclamation, Office of the Mayor, Reno, Nevada, 1985.
• Proclamation, Governor, State of Colorado, 1985.
• Honorary Citizen of Bowling Green, Kentucky, 1985.
• Proclamation, Office of the Mayor, Owensboro, Ky., 1985.
• Proclamation, Secretary of State of Missouri, 1985.
• Proclamation, Mayor, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1985.
• Resolution, Chamber of Commerce, Horse Cave, Ky., 1985.
• Resolution, Secretary of State of Kansas, 1985.
• Proclamation, Mayor, Ft. Collins, Colorado, 1985.
• Proclamation of Appreciation, Franklin, Kentucky, 1985.
• Proclamation, Mayor, Elizabethtown, Kentucky, 1985.
• Proclamation, Mayor, Ely, Nevada, 1985.
• Proclamation, Mayor, Decatur, Georgia, 1985.

GIVEN KEYS TO FOLLOWING CITIES DURING JUNE AND JULY, 1985:

Fallon, Nevada Ely, Nevada Ft. Collins, Co.


Kansas City, Mo. Louisville, Ky. Radcliffe, Ky.
Bowling Green, Ky. Franklin, Ky. Calhoun, Georgia
Decatur, Georgia Petersburg, Va.

• Certificate of Recognition", Presidents Council on Physical Fitness and


Sports, 1985

• Many awards and memorabilia given for contributions made to improving


Sino-American relations from Chinese Government.

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• Recognition and meeting with Vice-
President George Bush, 1985.

• Key to City, Lake Charles, Louisiana, 1987.

• Many awards from the Vietnamese Govt.


for efforts in promoting friendship between
the U.S. & Vietnam via sports.

• Ho Chi Minh Peoples Medal, 1988.

• Who's Who in Sales & Marketing in


America, 1987.

• Numerous plaques of recognition from


South Korea (Seoul Olympic Organizing
Committee) for efforts in sports &
friendship.

Pousan to Seoul Korea - USA/Korea Fiendship Run 486 miles - 1987

• Advisory Board Member, "The Sports Medicine Foundation of America, 1988.


• Nominated for "The Governor's Annual Volunteer Awards", 1988.
• Student Venture, "Jog 2000", National Endorsement Team, 1989.
• Key to the City, Dallas, Texas, September, 1988.
• "Special Recognition" certificate, Mayor, Dallas, Texas, 1988.
• "Stan Cottrell Day", Western Ky. University, March, 1988.
• "Excellence in Performance Award", United Nations Assoc., '88.
• Key to the City & Honorary Citizen Award, Louisville, Ky., 1989.
• "Certificate of Merit", Mayor Maynard Jackson, Atlanta, 1990.
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• Poland - "National Friend of the Children" award, Warsaw, Poland, 1990.
• Poland - "National Award for Outstanding Performance", TKKF, (National
governing sports association for Poland), 1990.
• Poland - "Iron Man" award, Poznan, Poland, 1990.
• Poland & East Germany - Many certificates, plaques and other gestures of
appreciation from both East German and Polish political figures for promoting
friendship and international goodwill via sports.
• Rotary International, "Paul Harris Fellow" Award, 1991. "For the
furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations between peoples of
the world."
• "Key to the City", Hodgenville, Kentucky, 1992.
• Argentina - "Diploma of Honor", Ejercito Argentino, Brigada De Montana VIII,
1992.
• Chile - "Diploma of Honor", Consejo De Desportes, Puerto Montt, 1992.
• Chile - "Al Merito Deportivo" Medallion - DIGEDER - Puerto Montt, 1992.
• Chile & Argentina - Numerous certificates from local officials throughout
Argentina & Chile for participation in the "Run For Friendship" 1992.

• Healthy American Fitness Leader (HAFL) Award - For Significant


contributions in health and fitness - United States Junior Chamber of
Commerce & the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports, 1993.
• "Who’s Who Worldwide", 1993-94 Registry.
• National Alumni Board of Directors, Western Kentucky University, three year
appointment, October 1994.
• Certificate of American Ingenuity, the Edison Society, January, 1995.
• National Advisory Board Member, the Edison Society, February, 1995.
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• "Stan Cottrell Day", City of Cincinnati, Mayor Roxanne Qualls, April 21, 1995.
• “John Tower Distinguished Alumni Award”, Kappa Sigma Fraternity,
December, 1996.

• Proclamation, Mayor of Philadelphia, Pa., October, 1999


• Proclamation, Mayor of Harrisburg, Pa., November, 1999
• Proclamation, Mayor of Pittsburgh, Pa., November, 1999
• Senate Resolution # 497, State of Georgia, Designating Stan Cottrell
As an “Official Ambassador of Goodwill”, February 2, 2000

• Bulgaria - Proclamation & Official Recognition, Mayor of Burgas, 2002 & 2003
• Bulgaria - Proclamation of Friendship, Mayor, Yambol, Bulgaria 2002 & 2003
• Bulgaria - Proclamation, Mayor of Stara Zagora, 2002 & 2003
• Bulgaria - Proclamation, Mayor of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, 2002 & 2003
• Bulgaria - Key to City, Sofia, Bulgaria, 2003
• Bulgaria - Proclamation, Mayor of Achtopol, Bulgaria, 2004
• Bulgaria - Proclamation, Mayor of Burgas, Bulgaria, 2004
• Bulgaria - Proclamation, Mayor of Albea by The Sea, Bulgaria, 2004
• Bulgaria - Proclamation, Mayor of Silistra, Bulgaria, 2004
• Crimea - Proclamation, Mayor of Kerch, Crimea, 2004
• Crimea - Proclamation, Mayor of Yalta, Crimea, 2004
• Crimea - Proclamation, Mayor of Simferopol, Crimea, 2004

Black Sea, Southeastern Coast of Crimea, Ukraine

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• “Logan E. Weston” Award, 2005, The Foundation for America. April, 2005.

• United States Senate Resolution, 100% unanimous vote recognizing the


Great USA-China Friendship Run 2007.

Speaking Awards

• Toastmaster's International, Competent Toastmaster Award, 1988.


• "Toastmaster of the Year", 1989.
• Toastmaster's International, "Able Toastmaster Award", 1990.
• Toastmaster's International, "Able Toastmaster Bronze" Award, 1990.
• Toastmaster's International, "Able Toastmaster Silver" Award, 1990.
• Toastmaster's International, "Club Specialist" Award, 1990.
• Toastmaster's International, "Club Mentor" Award, 1990.
• Toastmaster's International, "Distinguished Toastmaster", (DTM) 1992.
• Toastmaster's International "Distinguished Area Governor”, 1992.
• Toastmaster's International, Distinguished Toastmaster", (DTM) Dec. 1994.
• "Toastmaster of the Year", June, 1995.

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Film Awards

• "Gold Award", for best feature


documentary, Houston
International Film Festival, 1987.

• "Jeanie Golden Halo Award of


High Esteem", Southern California
Motion Picture Council, 1987.

• "Golden Star Halo Award",


Southern California Motion Picture
Council for, "Outstanding
Contribution to the Entertainment
Industry".

• Finalist, Birmingham International


Film Festival, 1988.

• Association of Visual
Communicators, "Cindy Award"
for special achievement, 1988.

• "Finalist", 31st. International New


York Film & TV Festival, 1988.

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You’ve now seen the past … a preparation for the future …
The Great Global Friendship Run
“Lighting The World With The Power Of Hope”

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