Peyton Manning - Bill Gates - The Beatles.
ALL HAD COACHES.
If you do business on any level.
Large Organization or Living Room.
A little preparation can take you far.
A little practice can take you even further.
But it's perspective that will take you the distance.
That's what this site is all about.
I help thoughtful leaders - people just like you - DEVELOP and THRIVE in the redemptive purposes of their life, work and business.
Which would you like to talk about?
The strategies, structures and systems you need to develop any type of business, regardless of size.
The right combination of relationship and task focus according to my unique gifts and experiences.
I have quite an eclectic background. If I try to summarize it all in a simple resume, the words will probably end up fighting each other!
Where do I begin? Well, I have always been a tinkerer and a natural-born problem-solver from a young age. That's why I ended up studying to become an engineer. I received both my Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering degrees from the University of Kentucky (Go, Wildcats!).
After graduation, I spent ten fruitful years working with IBM before moving to Knoxville, TN in the summer of 1994. That was when I was given the golden opportunity to lead business development for a Motorola technology startup that eventually went on to have a successful IPO on the NASDAQ Exchange.
It was definitely a challenging part of my career, but it was an amazing chance for me to mature and hone my leadership and management skills.
Over the next ten years I was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures that reached varying degrees of success. I left the world of high technology to start a company that designed and imported of architectural art glass from China in the fall of 2000. During this time, I worked with some of the foremost designers of art glass in the United States, and I was able to really learn and immerse myself in this industry. It also afforded me the chance to travel extensively throughout Asia, and I ended up growing deep family ties to Vietnam, in particular (two of my daughters are from Soc Trang and Danang).
In the third decade of my career I decided to heed a different call as I entered full time ministry. Between my time as an elder, and then as a pastor for my church, my sense of call was (and still is) to help people discover a redemptive purpose in their lives and to find fulfillment in working in "the other six days" of the week. Now as an executive business coach and writer, I have the honor and privilege to advise and help business owners, management teams and entrepreneurs find focus, create fresh opportunities, and successfully grow their businesses and careers using a model I developed called Create Business Breakthroughs. And as part of my passion to help people by sharing my insights, I enjoy regularly publishing blog posts that are read and appreciated by thousands of business leaders worldwide.
On a more personal note, I was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart and the love of my life, Judy, shortly after high school. Since then, we've been blessed with five children and six grandchildren to date! My wife and I run a small 'mom-n-pop’ boutique retail shop in the Farragut community of Knoxville, TN. Though my interests are as varied as the trinkets we sell at our little shop, the mountains of East TN and my contemplative nature seem to conspire together to let me indulge in reading and writing whenever the opportunity presents itself.
You may reach out to me via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.