Max Gilreath

About us

Max Gilreath is founder of “Second Prime” Transformation Retreats, Life Coach, Author and International Keynote Speaker. A former business executive for Fortune 100 Corporations, Max left behind a successful career in Information Technology sales and marketing. At the peak of his earning ability, he was laid off from a job that he thought would take him into retirement. Disappointed, unhealthy, and uncertain of his future, he sought guidance and direction from Deanna Poehlman, Career and Life Coach, for direction, guidance and transformation.

Coauthor with Deanna Poehlman for the book “Over 50 Starting Over” Transition – Passion – Transformation. He coaches people in life’s second half, for renewed or new passion, meaning and purpose. Today, Max’s mentor, coaching practices are sought after, by those seeking transformational power and change via effective tools, techniques, proven practices and principles.

Max splits his time between Houston, Texas and Costa Rica’s Southern Caribbean, where Second Prime Transformation Retreat is located. Max has two (2) adult son’s “Jody” and “Jay” and Granddaughters Taryn and Alena.



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