THREE SIX ZERO
The TSZL coaching network is a group of experienced leaders that have led and succeeded in different environments and industries. We prove that leadership can only be taught by those who have led and sharpened through training. Our time-tested and proven processes are used by many of the most dynamic leaders and organizations today.
three six zero management team
Michael Woody, MBA
Founder & CEO
In 2003, while teaching at the US Army Military Academy Preparatory School, West Point Prep, Mr. Woody started a company to train executive leadership using military training concepts. His mission was to ignite the same Ranger enthusiasm and values among all leaders and teams to improve performance, morale, and ability. After successfully training leaders in the New York City and New Jersey area, he was deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon his return, Mr. Woody was selected to develop junior officers for the US Army as part of the Military Science Department of Temple University. Mr. Woody retired from the US Army after teaching for 3 years at Temple University with 21 years of military service.
Mr. Woody is a combat veteran of Operation Just Cause, Panama and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq. He has engaged in situations around the world including deployments to Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Panama, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Antigua, and South Korea. As a graduate of the US Army's Instructor Training Course (ITC), he taught at the elite US Army Ranger School, a primary instructor at the two US Army Division's Pre-Ranger Courses (10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, NY and 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC), the US Army Air Assault Course, the US Army Rappelmaster Course, West Point Prep, and Temple University. Mr. Woody's operational service includes serving as a Scout Observer, Sniper, Fire Team Leader, Sniper Team Leader, Squad Leader, and Platoon Sergeant.
Mr. Woody was a recognized athlete in the military and represented the US Army in an International Triathlon Championship in Key West, FL, a ranked 5k and 10k runner in Florida, and competed in the US Army Best Ranger Competition two times. Mr. Woody received the distinguised Instructor of the Cycle while at the Fort Drum, NY Pre-Ranger course for six consecutive training cycles and was nominated and inducted into the Elite Sergeant Audie Murphy Club as an example of sterling leadership for his platoon in Fort Drum, NY. He also won the 7th Infantry Division Machine Gunner marksmanship competition while stationed at Fort Ord, CA. Mr. Woody has led in private corporations as well as the Department of Labor and the City of Philadelphia City Council.
Mr. Woody is a Vetreprenuer graduate of St. Joseph's University's first Veteran Entrepreneurship Jumpstart (VEJ) and Bunker Labs, a veteran business accelerator and consulting group, inaugural cohort in Philadelphia, PA. He was also a finalist in the Greater Philadelphia Veteran Network (GPVN) 2nd Annual Veteran Shark Tank and the Villanova University ICE (Innovation, Creativity, and Entrepreneurship) competitions.
As a self-starter, Mr. Woody has started and organized several organization to include a non-profit poetry group in Northern New York, Espresso and Expressions, along with a montly newsletter, The Beatnik Bodega. His first entrepreneurship endeavor was LPMG (Logic Project Management Group) while stationed at the West Point Prep. He also formed a military freelance and assistance organization in Philadelphia, JobAdvocate LLC. Mr. Woody served as a veteran representative of the Governor's Advisory Council for Veteran Affairs of Pennsylvania Veterans under Governor Wolf. He was a Board member for the Kennet Square VFW, and a volunteer Firefighter for the Longwood Fire Company.
Mr. Woody as a BA from Temple University, an MBA from Villanova University and graduate certificates in Project Management, Six Sigma Green Belt, and Lean Six Sigma. He also was selected to study abroad at American University in the Emirates (AUE) in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
Alex A. Pilkington, MS-MSL
Chief Strategy Officer
Alex A. Pilkington is Three Six Zero’s Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and Principal Instructor. Mr. Pilkington brings 25 years of military, corporate and entrepreneurial leadership experience to the company. Alex has led organizations to increased value creation from their strategy efforts by bridging gaps between vision, capability and leadership to enable execution and return expected results.
Mr. Pilkington has held leadership roles across industry sectors from startups to global Fortune 500 organizations. He’s also started and operated two companies of his own, one of which he sold after five years of operations.
Mr. Pilkington draws his extensive leadership ability and experience from his service as a United States Army Ranger and SOF Operator. He’s completed many of the U.S. Army’s most prestigious and challenging leadership schools and programs, trained with many of the world’s most elite special operations groups and highest government agencies all of which has allowed him to offer a truly unique combination of experience, insight and leadership to Three Six Zero Leadership clients.
Mr. Pilkington personal philosophy is that he is a student of life and vigorously seeks out opportunities to continue his personal and professional learning and growth. He draws energy from opportunities where he can share his life experiences and lessons and use them to help others grow and benefit as a result.
Mr. Pilkington leads the way as a servant leader by supporting his community and other veterans and service members by volunteering whether as a server in a food line, helping veterans’ transition back to the civilian world or as a coordinator for various collections.
Mr. Pilkington has a Master’s Degree in Management, Strategy & Leadership from the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Business from the University of Phoenix and received his Project Management Certification from Boston University.
Stanley J. Zgrzepski IV
Chief Learning Officer
Stanley J. Zgrzepski IV is serves as the Chief Learning Officer (CLO) for Three Six Zero Leadership Development consulting team that provides strategic and leadership development consulting to improve organizational performance. As a retired Air Force veteran and served as an Electrical Systems Civil Engineer supervisor leading diverse military and civilian teams throughout Southeast Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. Stan has deployed four deployments to combat zones and served to work in vehicle bomb search pits, a first responder in Iraq after several rocket attacks, and leader for the Army’s Provincial Reconstruction Team (PRT) in Afghanistan.
Additionally, Stan is a current Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) student with Saint Leo University, Tampa, Florida. He has extensive experience in leadership, and his dissertation focuses on transformational leadership (TL) and emotional intelligence (EQ), and the impacts affecting organizational profitability. Currently, Stan is employed as a Level II certified Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DAWIA) Contracting Officer Representative (COR) with the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NAVSEA). Stan manages multi- million dollar supply and services contracts to support the U.S. Naval fleet involving ship modernization planning, and management of maintenance strategies.
In Stan’s spare time, his activities include volunteering and teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to local youths at the Rock Ministries in the impoverished Kensington section of Philadelphia. Stan is a purple belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at Balance Studios and trains directly under Phil and Ric Migliarese – both Relson Gracie 5th and 6th-degree black belts. Stan’s son, Stanley J. Zgrzepski V is 12 years old, and has trained Jiu Jitsu for seven years and has competed in over 100 Jiu Jitsu competitions.
Stan is also a guest speaker at local Universities discussing leadership and was an active officer for the Dover, AFB Toastmasters Public Speaking Group. He currently lives in New Jersey, with his Wife Elizabeth and pit-bull, Kamilia.