Ronald Fowlkes, Mentorship, and Positivity
Though he is not a coach for his son’s hockey team, Ronald Fowlkes is a trainer off the ice of the hockey rink. He views his mentorship with the team not only as a way to give back, but also as a way to prepare the next generation to appreciate other people and the country. One of his inspirations was FirstSpear, a company that gives soldiers and peacekeepers equipment. He loved how perfectly the equipment worked for the job, so he has taught the team to respect their hockey gear and take care of it. Out of high school, Fowlkes joined the Marines and, after leaving, went straight into the police force, giving him ample skill in fitness related areas. He uses his experiences in the Marines and with the police as a way to improve the United States by passing on the discipline and respect he learned to the hockey team.
When training the team, Fowlkes brings his physical experience to the field and pushes the players to their limits. The hockey team does not love the training, but it does improve their overall performance in games. He does not just sit back and tell the team what to do; he gets involved with the exercises and pushes himself along with the team. Fowlkes also shares personal stories with the team to create trust between him and them, and everyone benefits from the mutual trust and respect of the mentorship. Fowlkes does what he does for the love of his family, and to see his son aim for success.
Ronald Fowlkes also gives back the community through his company, Eagle Products. This company provides law enforcement with the support that they need, something Fowlkes is passionate about. This passion stems from his time in the military and his time as a law enforcement officer. His experiences have also given him the ability to know how to best provide what to support and given him a drive to know and get what he wants out of his life. Fowlkes purposely places himself in positions where he knows he will need to help people in some form or another. For most of his life, Fowlkes has known what he has wanted to do, and his positivity allows him to get it done. Through his hard work and positive attitude, Fowlkes has been able to have a tremendous influence on people who work in law enforcement.