About Brad

Brad has an eclectic background.  If he tried to summarize it on a simple resume the words would fight each other!

Trained as an engineer, Brad received degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering from the University of Kentucky. He spent ten years with IBM before moving to Knoxville, TN in the summer of 1994 when recruited away to lead business development for a Motorola technology startup that went on to a successful IPO on the NASDAQ Exchange.

Over the next ten years he was involved in several entrepreneurial ventures.  Leaving the world of high tech, he created a company that designed and imported of architectural art glass from China beginning in the fall of 2000.  During this time he worked with some of the foremost designers of art glass in the US.  He has traveled extensively in Asia, and has deep family ties to Vietnam (two of his daughters are from Soc Trang and Danang).

In the third decade of his career he entered full time ministry.  Between time as an elder then a pastor for his church, his sense of call was and is to help people find the redemptive purposes within their lives and work in “the other six days” of the week.  Now an executive business coach and writer, he advises business owners, management teams and entrepreneurs using a model he developed called Create Business Breakthroughs.  His blog posts are read by thousands of business leaders worldwide.

Brad married his high school sweetheart Judy shortly after high school.  Together they have five children and six grandchildren.  They also together own a small ‘mom-n-pop’ boutique retail shop in the Farragut community of Knoxville, TN.  Brad has an wide array of interests but considers himself to be a contemplative, enjoying reading and writing whenever the opportunity presents itself.  The mountains of East TN provide a perfect environment for that sport.

You may reach out to Brad via email at brad@bradhobbs.com.

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