Our Mission

Mission Statement

"Illuminating Paths Towards Purpose"

Iron Sharpeneth Iron (ISI) was formed from a vision shared by a small group of men who agree with the notion that “as goes the men so goes society”. We believe that men were created to be the heads of family while also being the foundation that stabilizes community and society. We believe the decay of community and society we are experiencing today can be traced directly back to the “misalignment” of men and its recurring negative impact with each generation.

To address this problem, we formed Iron Sharpeneth Iron; a skills training organization that cultivates a fraternal environment that promotes the establishment of relationships that foster support and accountability amongst its members. ISI provides guidance for growth and fulfillment in every area of their being. It is our goal to train members of the community to become stronger, more productive, more positive forces in society.


We challenge our members to live on purpose, with purpose, for a purpose. We offer a variety of services geared towards workforce development, entrepreneurship, apprenticeship and employment related services. Our member transportation service allows us to meet our patrons where they are; onsite or offsite.

ISI believes that life goals are best  reached with the student in driver’s seat on the road to personal development.  It is our pleasure to take the journey with you and to illuminate your path towards your purpose.  

Our center offers several skills training programs that are paired with motivational life coaching and various peer support group sessions. We provide an optimal  level of support that enables members to reach a better and more fulfilled level of life. 

 ISI is committed to the following:

  • To develop a positive process, tailor-made to suit the agenda and the specific needs of each member
  • To follow a totally holistic process addressing the needs of the whole person
  • To establish an interactive relationship between coach and member, based on the full commitment of both parties
  • To motivate and facilitate clients to achieve their true potential and bring positive growth through the setting and achieving of self-defined goals
  • To operate on the premise that all members are creative and resourceful with the ability and the potential to express and define their own solutions
  • To establish a partnership which challenges each member to recognize and build on their strengths, explore their current reality and find positive ways to make changes and move forwards
  • To be an instrument in helping every member to develop a fresh perspective on each situation they are facing supporting them to explore a range of options
  • To maintain the highest level of integrity and unbiased opinion on every member, regardless of their gender, ethnic, social or religious background.

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Meet the team

Martin Brown

Executive Director

Martin “Marty” Brown is Executive Director and Founder of Iron Sharpeneth Iron Coaching and Training Center. Marty was born and raised in Harlem New York.

Cecelia King

Executive Director of Operations

“CeCe” is a mother of three and an aspiring Social Scientist with an education background in psycho-social rehabilitation and behavioral health .

Clyde McLean


Wanda Cortez


Join us for a bright career

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