Eternal Leadership

The key to transforming your life and leadership.

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A phenomenal and great marriage

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Traditional medicine to natural medicine

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A story of loss, love, and the ingredients of greatness

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Enhancing relationships and driving for results

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Cultivating a culture of trust and leadership among people

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Find a support and never go through it alone

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Pursue healing from sexual brokenness.

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Reaching more people by serving God through our work.

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Get in touch with your God-based identity.

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How to solve bullying in the workplace

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Have a prayer strategy for your business' success

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Brave your fears and achieve the impossible.

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Adapting a new paradigm for time and money.

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How to move from just making money to making a difference

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Planning your sticky client experience

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A call to discipleship in the corporate world

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Choosing optimism in the midst of adversity.

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Doing great work by teaching people and helping them grow.

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Utilizing simple tools in facing the challenges of leading people.

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Become an Effective Influential Leader

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Teaching the Youth to become Leaders

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Hope is the key to conquering adversity. 

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Motivate, collaborate with, and manage the millennial generation.

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Fi How to become a joyful generous giver.

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Find your purpose through your Joseph experience.

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How To Be Successful At Work And In Your Ministry

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Desire your personal healing to become great at what you are doing

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Go through the process of healing while hurting...

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Bringing Humanity Back Into The Workplace!

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What Gets Between You and Your Greatness. Leveraging the gaps to get to your greatness.

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Discover a more satisfying approach to leadership.

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A counter-intuitive approach that will have massive impact!

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A career as a Naval officer, professional engineer, and a doctor of strategic leadership prepared Bill to make a HUGE step out on faith.  Listen in to hear how Bill navigated through one of the biggest challenges of his life.


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How Captivate the Room and Empowering People with Your Voice

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Jay is a CEO and a mentor to aspiring business leaders, but before he became successful, he experienced the worst nightmare of his life. In 1998, Jay was critically injured and his Dad died when the car he was driving collided with a train while Jay was driving drunk. The consequences of that fateful day were numerous and overwhelming: physical pain following several operations, fear of losing his job and family, and the anxiety of being put in prison. What brought him to his knees was actually the catalyst for a whole new life with God at the center.

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Experience the adventure of your full potential.

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Learn the steps to make better AND more successful decisions. 

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Learning through life's failures and using them to help yourself and others!

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Starry-Eyed: Seeing Grace in the Unfolding Constellation of Life and Motherhood

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When God created us, He made us stewards of all His creation. Stewardship has been our mission since then and where else do we start but in our own family. In today’s podcast, Jeff Rogers, founder and chairman of Stewardship Legacy Coaching and Stewardship Advisor Group, will share his thoughts and expertise in building a family legacy that lasts.

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Use your past not to limit you but instead, inspire you!

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Have the money and freedom to live life on your own terms!

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Lots to learn in this real life case study on living beyond influence!

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Know who you are and realize when you need to say, "I need help."

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Focus your energy in marketing to a very specific market and get the results you've always wanted. 

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Get the balance between your energy and growth in both being and doing dimensions of your life. 

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Find your purpose, pursue your calling, activate your legacy!

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Find your purpose, pursue your calling, activate your legacy!

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Develop extraordinary relationships by transforming the way we live, love, lead and network!

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Act now and stop waiting for things to get easier!

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Follow Your Dreams!

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Allowing the holy spirit to heal and restore and lead us to the truth.

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How healthy habits can accelerate your path to success!

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Dr. James Dobson interviews John Ramstead on Family Talk Part 2

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Dr. James Dobson interviews John Ramstead on Family Talk Part 1

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3 Keys to discover how God wired you

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The first step on breaking into a living life fully alive

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Your team is going to demand and expect a level of truth, honesty and authenticity in you - Brad Lomenick

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Develop A Personal Relationship with God

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Obeying Him When You Feel Unqualified


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“It’s not really what happens to you in life, it’s what you do with what happens to you.”  Pamela Winderweedle-Hillman

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 Understand your passions and you will understand your purpose.  When you know your purpose you'll know what to do!

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Be in an environment where your heart and mind are connected.

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Don't let your accomplishments become your identity.

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Create the life you were meant to live.

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Are you a transformation leader?

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Discover the power of your personality

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Listen to the CEO and founder of Keller Williams share the secret to his success

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Building With The Pay-It-Forward Business Model

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Discover The Exact Strategies, Beliefs And Habits To Create Your First Million Dollar Or More Business

T Harv talked about


  • It’s not called ‘giving back’ because I didn’t take anything in the first place.
  • Hear his struggle and how he used to have to decide between $5 of gas in his tank or eating.
  • If you aren’t doing what you want to do and you’re not where you want to be, there’s something you don’t know.
  • Three things involved to create wealth:
  1. The right vehicle
  2. The right knowledge (generalized knowledge, specific knowledge)
  3. The right you (mindset, attitude, belief, habits & character)
  • Determine how good you are at what you do by your paycheck. That’s your scorecard.
  • Hear why T Harv thinks ‘Rich is a really good idea!’
  • 4 words that’ll change your life.  “Thank You For Sharing”
  • Your mind is a survival mechanism. It’s not designed to make you happy, it’s designed to protect you and look for things that are wrong. Observe each thought as it comes and determine if it is supportive or non-supportive thought.
  • His thoughts on “Power Thinking”
  • You have the ability to delete or install ANY thought that comes to your mind

 Everyone listening or reading, T Harv has generously donated one of his best-selling books on wealth creation and is offering a webinar on how to Discover The 6 Proven Principles That Make The Difference Between Getting Rich And Staying Middle Class Or Broke

This is for the book:

And this is for the webinar:


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Would you like to increase your leadership effectiveness x 10?

Click here to get Bob's book!  

That is exactly what my friend Bob Tiede shares on this episode.  He put together this essential free resources of 100 of his favorite “Leading With Questions” questions.

This book highlights more than 100 questions to ask yourself, your team, your boss, your friends and family to help you connect with others more deeply and profoundly.

Bob has a passion for equipping and inspiring leaders and you will find this book to accelerate your leadership journey!

“We thought we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.”  Bono, Musician and Philanthropist 

Here is an excerpt from Bob's book which you can download HERE


Do your staff/peers/leaders ever make statements that you suspect may not actually be true? World War II General George S. Patton was known for his quip:

“How do you know that?”

This is a profoundly simple and effective method for sorting out opinion from fact.


Chariots of Fire was the winner of the 1981 Oscar for Best Picture. In the movie, Erik Liddell says, “I believe that God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast and when I run I feel his pleasure.” With this as context here is one of my most favorite questions:

“What are you doing when you feel God’s pleasure?”


What are five simple questions you can ask your staff regarding how you could become a more effective leader? Simply ask:

“What do I need to start doing?”
“What do I need to stop doing?”
“What do I need to do more of?”
“What do I need to do less of?”
“What do I need to continue to do?”


Jesus, the master communicator, went about sharing stories and asking questions. The four Gospels record 173 questions that Jesus asked. You can read all 173 questions by clicking “HERE”  

Might we do well to follow his example? Why do you suppose Jesus asked so many questions? I ask a lot of questions because I don’t know the answers, but that certainly was not true for Jesus! Might it be that he understood that asking was a much better way to engage your audience than telling?

Do you remember how the story of the Good Samaritan ends? Jesus could have said: “So therefore the Samaritan was his neighbor.” But instead he asked, “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

Two of my favorite questions that Jesus asked are found in Mark, chapter 8.  Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them,

“Who do people say I am?”

They replied, “Some say John the Baptist;
others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”

I have the same two questions for you:

“Who do people today say that Jesus is?”

“But what about you? Who do you say Jesus is?”

If you are not sure or would like to know more about who Jesus is, I would be delighted to send you one of my favorite books, “More Than A Carpenter” by Josh McDowell, my former colleague of 24 years. Please email me at with your mailing address and your book will soon be on its way – with my compliments (offer available U.S. only).


In their book, “Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go,”  my friends, Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni, suggest that closure is overrated. Don’t feel the pressure to wrap up every conversation with a bow. Try this instead:

End your next meeting or conversation with a question.

Explain that there’s no time for a discussion, but that you have one more question that you want to close with. Then, the next time you are with that person, ask if they remember the question. You’ll be surprised that they not only remember the question, but they’ll also have quite a few answers for you.


If you are in involved in fundraising, would you like meetings with potential donors to be more conversational and less presentational?
Here are six questions from my friend Kent Stroman, author of “Asking about Asking: Mastering the Art of Conversational Fundraising:”

“How did you learn to give?”
“What would you like your gifts to accomplish?”
“How do you decide which projects to support with your own time and money?”
“What are your top three charitable interests this year?”
“What gift did you make that has brought you the most joy?”
“Could you ever see yourself becominginvolved with our mission?”

You have just read a short excerpt from “Great Leaders Ask Questions: a Fortune 100 List”.  If you like what you just read you will want to download and read this entire FREE e-book!



Hi, I’m Bob Tiede. I am passionate about helping leaders shift their paradigm from the pressure of having to have all the right answers to simply having a few of the right questions.

In 2006, while browsing in a bookstore, I came across Leading With Questions by Michael Marquardt. I only had to peruse a few pages before declaring, “This is a keeper.”

The ideas in Leading With Questions changed forever how I looked at leadership, and provided the vision for this website.

What you can expect find on Leading With Questions:

  • Curated wisdom from leaders around the globe
  • Ideas to help you multiply your effectiveness times ten
  • Leadership book recommendations
  • Interviews with thought-leaders, authors, and pastors

At Leading With Questions, you are invited to join the growing league of leaders who are shifting their focus from having all the answers to asking the right questions.

Bob has been on the staff of Cru for 44 years. He currently serves on the U.S. Leadership Development Team and is passionate about seeing leaders grow and multiply their effectiveness. Bob and his wife, Sherry, live in Plano, TX and are blessed with 4 incredible children and 6 remarkable grandchildren.

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Let God use your mess for your benefit!

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In this episode, we interview Pastor Steven Furtick.  He used to think the answer to his failures was to fix them, that the solution to his weaknesses was to replace them with strengths. He believed that his character and competency qualified or disqualified him. That is until an online critic caught his attention and made him start asking questions.

In (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People to Do Big Things, Furtick teaches about the discoveries he’s made while wrestling with questions about self-acceptance and self-improvement. He shares the answers he’s found in scripture that have helped him reconcile who he is compared to who he is meant to be.

[su_quote cite="Steven Furtick, lead pastor and founder of Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C."](Un)Qualified is about finding and embracing who you are in light of who God is. It’s a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning how to let God use your mess for your benefit. [/su_quote]

Drawing from the Bible, Furtick uses the story of Jacob to address issues of identity, fear, weakness, comparison, and change. In his witty, high-energy and insightful style, Furtick equips the reader to understand what it truly means for a follower of Christ to be qualified.

“As I’ve wrestled with my own questions, I’ve found myself changing,” says Furtick. “I’ve learned some things about weakness that I never understood before. I’ve come to see God and myself differently, and it’s changing the way I parent, the way I pastor, and the way I approach God.”

(Un)Qualified is an ideal resource for those struggling with the gap between their present reality and their hope for the future. It offers encouragement and inspiration to readers to see themselves as God sees them. After all, as Furtick teaches, “God can’t bless who you pretend to be.”




Pastor Steven Furtick is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C., named by Outreach magazine as one of the fastest growing churches in the nation with 20,000 weekly attendees across multiple locations.

Furtick grew up in Moncks Corner, S.C., where, at age 16, he felt God’s call to start an innovative church in a metropolitan city. This vision became a reality in 2006 when Furtick, along with his wife, Holly, and seven other families, moved to Charlotte and launched Elevation Church. In 10 years, the church has given away over $20 million to local outreach organizations, opened 13 locations, released eight worship albums, launched a daily television program, and continues to reach thousands of people with the hope-filled message of the Gospel.

In his fourth book, (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People To Do Big Things (March 1, 2016, Multnomah Books), Furtick confronts the question of what it means to be deemed “qualified”—whether in ministry, vocation, or life. He untangles the difference of being qualified by God’s definition versus the world’s definition.

“I have to admit, this hasn’t been an easy book to write. It’s not that the topic is particularly controversial. It’s been hard to write because it’s messy,” says Furtick.

“If you’ve ever been frustrated by your failures or exasperated by your weaknesses, this book is for you,” he continues. “But let me warn you, I’m not going to tell you 15 ways to fix yourself in 15 minutes a day. I want to do something that is, I hope, a lot more valuable. I want to be real.”

Furtick is also the author of the New York Times best-sellers Crash the Chatterbox  (Multnomah Books, 2014) and Greater (Multnomah Books, 2012). His debut book Sun Stand Still (Multnomah Books, 2010) calls Christians to activate their faith and be inspired to ask God for the impossible. In addition, he created the DVD and study guide Seven Mile Miracle (Feb. 2013) about the last words of Christ.

Furtick has had the privilege to speak to global audiences at such conferences and churches around the world as the Catalyst Conference, Hillsong Conference and the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit.

Furtick received a B.A. in communications from North Greenville University and a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Holly, have two sons and a daughter.

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Learn the secrets to multiply your time.

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A bold new look at authentic leadership

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Michael is the master of thinking big and creating the future that you were meant for.

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Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle

A mentor of mine handed me a book titled The Catalyst Leader, 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker.  There are few books on leadership that are as equipping and this is one.

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You will love this interview with Brad Lomenick, an author and the founder of Catalyst, and a legendary expert on leadership.

As we started talking about his life story and insight on what creates powerful leaders that I realized just how wise he is.

I loved hearing Brad’s wisdom on leadership, especially the relationship between confidence and humility.

Whether you’re leading a company or seeking to take a leadership role in your relationships, you’re going to get massive value out of Brad’s perspective.

Brad has just published H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle and you need to put this on your reading list!

What you will learn

  • How to influence influencers
  • The importance of leaders never feeling like they’ve “arrived”
  • How to redefine yourself and step fully into your calling
  • The most important habit you can have
  • The breakdown of how identity, calling, assignment work together to define who you are



It’s a bit weird writing about yourself, so the best way to get the scoop on me is to check out my facebook page or follow me on Twitter. I promise to add value! In a nutshell, I’m an Oklahoma boy now residing in the South. I am a passionate follower of Christ, and had the privilege of leading and directing a movement of young leaders called Catalyst for the last 12 years. We see our role as equipping, inspiring, and releasing the next generation of young Christian leaders, and do this throughevents, resources, consulting, content and connecting a community of like-minded Catalysts all over the world. I appreciate the chance to continually connect with and collaborate alongside leaders.

I have now moved into a strategic advisor role with Catalyst, along with several other organizations.

My first book, The Catalyst Leader, released in April 2013, and will be releasing a follow up book in September of 2015 entitled H3 Leadership.

I love Oklahoma Sooners football, and consider myself a strong candidate for the senior golf tour at some point. I would prefer to start most mornings in a duck blind if possible, and if not hunting, you’ll find me on the ski slopes or on a plane. If given the option, I would love to have my own hunting show or maybe even sub in for Piers Morgan on CNN.

Over the last 15 years, I’ve spent a significant amount of time convening leaders. Prior to running Catalyst, I spent 5 years involved in the growth of the nationally acclaimed Life@Work Magazine and did management consulting with Cornerstone Group. Before that, after graduating from the University of Oklahoma, I rode horses for a living on a ranch in the Colorado mountains for several years.

I write about leadership, the next generation, creativity, innovation, social media, teamwork, personal growth, generational issues, execution, and a few other topics. You can hear all kinds of conversations with great leaders I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing like Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Francis Chan, Tony Dungy, Andy Stanley, Rick Warren, Marcus Buckingham, Dave Ramsey, Bill Hybels and others through the Catalyst Podcast, which is FREE and available on itunes or on the Catalyst website.

I typically post 4-5 times a week. To stay connected, you can subscribe to receive blog updates via email or RSS Feed.

For a little more insight on me, here are ten questions, well, with me….

  1. First Car? 1980 Monte Carlo (green and gray upholstery interior)
  2. Where did you grow up? Bristow, OK (home of the Purple Pirates!). Just outside of Tulsa.
  3. All time Favorite Movie? Lonesome Dove
  4. Favorite Snack Indulgence: Chips and Salsa
  5. All Time Favorite Quote: tough one, but I love this- “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.”  – St. Francis of Assisi
  6. Ever been skydiving? No. Do you want to? No.
  7. Dream Vacation: either golfing in Scotland and Ireland, or duck/dove/goose hunting in Argentina.
  8. If I could pick a different first name, what would it be? Lom. That way I would be Lom Lomenick.
  9. What do I like best about leading Catalyst? The free t-shirts and swag. Seriously, it’s the thousands of leaders around the US and the world that we have the amazing opportunity to impact, equip and inspire to be a Catalyst in their communities. That is an amazing honor. And we take it very seriously, and hold it with a great sense of stewardship.
  10. What three people would you want to have dinner with tonight? Billy Graham, Bono, and Nelson Mandela.

Bonus Question: What 3 golfers make up your foursome on your trip to Scotland (dreaming here): Jack Nicklaus, Michael Jordan and Bono. And I would invite Charles Barkley just for the humor!

Direct download: 105_Brad_Lomenick.mp3
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Superhero Tax Coach, Diane Gardner, shares powerful strategies to increase your bottom line


Click Here to get the resources from our interview with Diane

Direct download: 104_Diane_Gardner.mp3
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What makes a booming business “boom”? Positive word of mouth.

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Joe

From market leading Fortune 500 corporate giants to the neighborhood pancake restaurant with a line out the door, it’s strength of reputation that creates momentum and drives business growth.

Magnetic: The Art Of Attracting Business is about how to build your business based on a customer-centric strategy. This strategy uses the power of simplicity, focus, and customer experience to attract customers, keep those customers for life, and create a never-ending stream of new customers. Learn how to simplify the way you think about your business so that everyone in your organization shares a common focus on creating consistent customer experiences that generate customer satisfaction and grow the business.

“Personal recommendations – word-of-mouth – are the number one driver of purchase decisions.” – Forbes Magazine

This session gives you simple, powerful, actionable strategies that you can implement immediately. These are ideas that fire people up and motivate them to go back and take immediate action to improve performance and results with customers.

You will learn and take back…

  • How to get clarity on maximizing customer satisfaction.
  • How to use a fundamental business attraction strategy throughout the entire organization.
  • How to simplify how you think about your business and avoid over-complicating things.
  • How to avoid the trap of “wow” distractions and focus on what truly matters most to customers.
  • How to “filter” your choices and activities so that you always achieve maximum positive impact with customers.
  • How to use simple, powerful “tie-breakers” to make all the difference in performance and results.
Direct download: 103_Joe_Calloway.mp3
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Straightforward advice on how to be an impact player!

Click here for the resources from our interview with Darren

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Life holds so much more than we even know, so much to experience.  If you are seeking a full life this episode if just for you.

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Matt

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Celebrate our 100th episode with special guest Lance Wallnau

Click Here for the special resources from our interview with Lance

Wow, we did this together.  Thank you to everyone who has been part of Eternal Leadership.  You are an incredible audience and we have all learned meaningful lessons from our 100 guests.  We have explored how to connect with who God is, how to find your identity, get clarity on your calling and purpose and have heard incredible life journeys and testimonies from all walks of life.

Today, we explore how to take everything we have learned so far and put it into action in our lives. Lance shares what is going on in the times that we live in, how God is moving, and how to boldly move forward into the life you were meant to create!

[su_quote cite="Lance Wallnau" url=""]There is a fresh installment of God's plan for your life that is wanting to become manifest.  Therefore, you don't have to try to create something, you have to cooperate with what wants to emerge[/su_quote]

A special thank you to Lance for his friendship to all of us and his mentorship.  He has graciously offered his BEST training on how to equip yourself to take those first small steps that will lead you to massive impact!  Here is the link to  Lance's training.

We are putting together a special training event with Lance on how to make convergence happen in your life.  Stay tuned for details on this!  Sign up for our Newsletter to be included in this special event ------->

What you will learn from our 100th episode

  • The secret to knowing what to do and how to move into your calling
  • What the force multipliers in our lives that will give you a 100 fold return
  • How do you show up in this moment and how does it match the person you want to be
  • If you had NO constraints what could you create in your life, if anything imaginable was possible, what would it take to create massive change
  • How to define what being fruitful looks like! - Identity - Calling - Purpose
  • Our work is our ministry and our vocation
  • The 3 phases of being STUCK and how to get UNSTUCK
  • How to get all of your arrows aligned in one direction that leads to convergence

A prayer that will change your life

[su_quote cite="Lance Wallnau" url=""] Lord, You know my calling, You know my situation better than I do.  I surrender everything about me and my business to You. I ask you to bring into my life those people that need to be here to help me do what You called me to do and I ask you to create natural and grace ways for those who don’t belong here to find their place some place else.[/su_quote]



Dr. Lance Wallnau is a catalytic thought leader. An internationally recognized speaker and business consultant, he is one of the premiere speakers on the subject of cultural transformation and the seven mountains. He delivers his message of transformation with relevance, wit, and intensity.

Lance has shared platforms with best-selling authors Ken Blanchard and John Maxwell, and lectured at universities from Harvard and M.I.T. to the London School of Theology.  Merging a thirty-year background consulting in business and the non-profit sector, Lance’s intuition inspires visions of tomorrow with the clarity of today—connecting ideas to action. His students represent a tapestry spanning nations and spheres: from CEO’s and HBO comedians, to professors and pastors, to one of Donald Trump’s winners of The Apprentice. Lance is dedicated to the task of meeting with principal leaders in key sectors to bring transformation to nations.

He currently directs the Lance Learning Group, a strategic teaching and consulting company based in Dallas, Texas with affiliate offices opening up in Europe and the Philippines. Lance sees patterns in the chaos and brings strategic focus for maximized outcomes. He believes that unprecedented economic, political, and social shaking will create extraordinary opportunities for leaders willing to climb to the top of their mountain, leverage the platform God has given them, and advance kingdom interests.

Academic attainments include a Doctorate in Ministry with a specialization in Marketplace from Phoenix University of Theology, and M.A. from South Western Theological Seminary where he also taught an as an adjunct professor. Wallnau serves actively on the Board of Directors for several progressive organizations.

Dr. Wallnau’s teachings help people to find clarity in their assignment, develop mastery in their field, step into convergence, and function within their passion. A frequent television guest and conference keynote speaker, today Lance has influenced thousands of leaders around the world.

Direct download: 100_Lance_Wallnau.mp3
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Now, more than ever, relationships are key!

Click here for the resources from our interview with Tom

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You know the what and the why.... What next?

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Darryl

As entrepreneurs we experience an extreme amount of worry, pressure, and confusion. It is a matter of time before we feel the stress and anxiety of being in business. It doesn’t have to be this way.

In this episode we bring Darryl Lyons on to discuss the principles in his outstanding book Small Business Big Pressure. Darryl shares his wisdom and knowledge which will help you if you are a 20 year veteran or the soon-to-be entrepreneur. When the business owner aligns all facets of his company with God, something special happens.

In the context of aligning with God’s will, with Small Business Big Pressure you will be able:

  • How to build a mission and vision statement
  • How to accomplish personal and professional goals
  • Understand how to read and use financial statements
  • Understand how to properly hire, train, and fire employees
  • How to build a company identity and inspire the team

Not only will this book give you solid principles, it teaches you from a real tested-in-the trenches entrepreneur how to put these principles in practice today! You will be compelled to keep the book close by through your entire career as a unique reference source and a source of inspiration!

“There’s a whole group of people out there that are hungry for God. I want us to have confidence and go out there and be ourselves in Him and just say, “Look, we’re Christians and I’m not going to apologize for it. And you’ll find out how many people will stand beside you in that journey.” –Darryl Lyons

You Will Learn

  • How to be still in the Lord
  • The difference between a Christian culture and a Christian company
  • Practical steps to develop an extraordinary culture
  • The chief responsibility of a leader
  • How to live in moment-by-moment dependence on God
  • How to abide in Christ in every phase of your business


Small Business, Big Pressure: A Faith-Based Approach to Guide the Ambitious Entrepreneur by Darryl Lyons

30 Small Business Startup Mistakes - FREE download for you as a special gift from Darryl

Small Business, Big Pressure website 

Darryl's Blog - These are great articles you will want to read and share

C12 Group - Christian CEO Roundtable


CEO and co-founder of the PAX Financial Group, Darryl Lyons has been a licensed professional in the financial services industry since 1999. A lifelong Texan, Darryl began his career in the financial sector just one day removed from earning his bachelor’s degree in corporate financial management and accounting at St. Mary’s University. Throughout his career, he has won awards for recruiting and development from Fortune 100 companies. In January 2007, he chose to begin and develop his independent practice.He joined Andres Gutierrez and Joseph Schuetze to form the PAX Financial Group. “We have such a strong team,” Darryl says.“It is based on a system of trust and respect.I am honored to have the people around me who help me accomplish very challenging tasks.Without their support, I couldn’t meet the needs of my clients.” Darryl also served as the Chairman for Brooks Development Authority. Shortly after his service, Mayor Julian Castro, named a park “The Darryl W Lyons Park” in honor of his service. Darryl is a successful small business entrepreneur and co-founder of Radio Show “Financial Mythbusters”. He was named to the 2010 San Antonio Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars,” which honors people making a difference in the business community.

Direct download: 098_Darryl_Lyons_2.mp3
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The CEO of the Fellowship of Christian Companies International (FCCI) shares how to serve God in the Marketplace.


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Discover Your Unique Value

All of us were created with a Unique Contribution.  Something that contributes to our world in a positive way and fulfills our need for meaning, purpose and value.

Click Here for the great resources from our interview with Nora


You were created for a reason. You have a purpose and a greatness that the world desperately needs now. Whatever your story, your challenges, or your circumstances, they have all played a part in creating who you are and your purpose for being here.

In this episode, we talk with a great friend, Nora A'Bell who shares that we all have a unique value and how to find it.  You will love this conversation and definitely want to find out more after hearing what Nora has to share

But here’s the truth of the situation:
The world is deprived of our greatest gifts because most people don't know what their greatest gifts really are. As a result...

• Our businesses struggle...
• Our relationships flounder...
• Our churches are disjointed and ineffective...
• And we become weak and ineffective.

Isn’t it time to turn that around?
Regardless of our past and present struggles, or future goals and ambitions, all of us want to live lives of purpose. We want to feel personally fulfilled, create satisfying relationships, engage in meaningful work, and leave a legacy.

The possibility of that reality is only possible when we discover our own Unique Contribution and learn to use it in our work and in the service of others.

The possibility of that reality is only possible when we understand the Unique Contribution of others and encourage them to use it in their work and in the service of others.

In other words, the possibility of that reality is only possible when we learn to"Shine As One".

Are you ready to rediscover the greatness within?




I've spent my entire career helping people see the greatness within and then promoting and connecting them to opportunities to use that greatness in a powerful way. My gift - my own Unique Contribution - is helping others be seen and heard, and awaken them to their own greatness. And now, here we are.

Before I tell you about me, let me tell you a few things about you.

You are not random. You were created for a reason. You have a purpose and a greatness that the world desperately needs now. Whatever your story, your challenges, or your circumstances, they have all played a part in creating who you are and your purpose for being here.

How do I know?

For starters, I spent 10 years in Advertising and Marketing. I was a successful sales manager for Yellow Pages and a sales rep for two different radio stations and a magazine. Some of my greatest work in advertising, marketing and sales was when I was allowed the opportunity to discover what made a business truly unique and then translate that into media that helped them to stand out in the marketplace.

For 4 years, I created business groups for the commercial real estate and corporate event industries to help them discover ways in which they could work together to reach a broader market and to increase revenue. For 3 years after that, I devoted my time to creating communities of business owners who worked together to build businesses that allowed them to increase revenue and live the life they love.

So, helping others discover their unique contribution and work together to achieve their goals and dreams is not exactly a new thing for me.

This work - Unique Contribution workshops - is just the next expansion of what I've been doing my whole life. I do it because it's my Unique Contribution. I do it because it has proven, time and time again, to improve people's lives, businesses, ministries, relationships and communities. That's how it works. That's how it can work for you, too.

Whether you want to achieve more in your business with less struggle, infuse your primary relationship with passion and happiness, make a greater impact with your ministry, or achieve a new level of personal fulfillment, the Unique Contribution workshops will open your heart, mind and opportunities for a more meaningful, purposeful life.

If that sounds good to you, I hope you'll join me. Check out the resources below and don't hesitate to contact me with any questions not answered on this site. I always love hearing from you!

Vision & Mission

My Vision is to Shine As One.

My Mission is to empower others to rediscover their Unique Contribution, as well as, know the Unique Contribution of others so ultimately, they can "Shine As One" and make a greater impact for the kingdom of God here on earth.

My Highest Values...

My deepest desire is to glorify God through my life and my work.

John 17:13 Now this is eternal life, that they may know you, the one true God and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

I endeavor to stay hungry and humble; hungry for continuous growth, knowledge and transformation, and humbled by the knowledge of how big this work is and how grateful I am to play a small in it.

I am committed to being authentic, vulnerable and trustworthy with my words and actions. I am who I am in my personal and professional life alike. What you see is what you get.

I am committed to keeping love and generosity at the heart of my work regardless of how my business may change and evolve.

I value efficiency and purpose. I believe I will be responsible for using the gift God gave me and am very serious about bringing it to as many individuals, couples and organizations as possible.

Direct download: 096_Nora_Abell.mp3
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The goal of coaching is to accelerate a leader's development.  Coaching speeds learning time, enabling leaders to make significant leaps in learning and behavior change in a matter of months rather than years.

Try Refer.Com free for 14 days.  It is the software we use!!

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Geo

Our goal is to add value to you by addressing the questions you have submitted.  Please comment below so we can include your question on the next episode! 

Leadership and executive coach, Geo Roberts answers questions from our audience

  • What is the role of a leader?
  • How do I connect/develop/nurture the relationships with those I’m leading?
  • How do I influence my company’s culture to one that honors Christ?



Born in Kansas USA, Geo spent 15 years in the USAF, 11 of those years as a fighter pilot and instructor trainer.  This inspired Geo’s passion for helping others achieve their potential. He has designed and delivered coaching training and leadership development programs for over 35 years attended by 1000's of people worldwide, and particularly in Europe He is an inspirational coach who has a passionate belief in the ability we have as people to make the permanent changes in attitudes and behaviors that lead to lasting performance improvement.  This means he is able to get even the most intransigent of attitudes to shift from boardroom to coal face level.  

Geo has coached CEO's, individuals and teams across a wide range of local, national and international organizations such as Visa, Orange, Baxter Healthcare, PGA European Tour, Domino Printed Images Fuji, Marks and Spencer, Avon Rubber, Environ, MJMapp and John Lewis. His book, IMPACT! How to Make a Positive Difference, is an autobiographical workbook and manual to help inspire and motivate people from all ages and backgrounds to make the changes necessary to lead rich and fulfilling lives.


Direct download: 095_Geo_Roberts.mp3
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Equipping a new generation of entrepreneurs

Click here for the resources from our interview with Steve

Direct download: 094_Steve_Haynes.mp3
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In my mastermind group, I was recently sharing that I was stretched too thin and felt like I was entirely too busy but not productive.  

Click here for all of the resources from our interview with Greg

I felt that my agenda was not my own and I was at the of other people and my calendar.  A friend of mine recommended the book Essentialism which I downloaded after the meeting on audible and started listening to on the way home.

“You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.”
― Greg McKeown

This book was the answer and has opened up a whole new life for me and is one of the first things I have every client I work with read.  The author Greg McKeown is a best seller in the New York Times, WSJ and Amazon.  I reached out to him for an interview and to my absolute delight he said he’s love to.

This is one of my favorite interviews I have ever done.  Not only are the concepts in Essentialism life changing but Greg is a Christian and he shares how the concepts and principles in the book came from his faith.

“We often think of choice as a thing. But a choice is not a thing. Our options may be things, but a choice—a choice is an action. It is not just something we have but something we do.”
― Greg McKeown

The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done.  It is not  a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to learn who to do less, but better, in every area of their lives, Essentialism  is a movement whose time has come.

“the pursuit of success can be a catalyst for failure. Put another way, success can distract us from focusing on the essential things that produce success in the first place.”
― Greg McKeown


Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Article for Harvard by Greg McKeown

Greg’s blog

Twitter: @GregoryMcKeown


Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people break through to the next level—and others don’t. The definitive treatment of this issue is addressed in McKeown’s latest project: the instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.  As well as frequently being the #1 Time Management book on Amazon, this book challenges core assumptions about achievement to get to the essence of what really drives success. McKeown is the CEO of THIS Inc, a company whose mission is to assist people and companies to spend 80 percent of their time on the vital few rather than the trivial many. Clients include Adobe, Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar,, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!. His writing has appeared or been covered by Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Inc. Magazine. He is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn’s Influencers group: averaging a million views a month. McKeown has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows including NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Press: Here. Entrepreneur Magazine voted his interview at Stanford University the #1 Must-See Video on Business, Creativity and Success.

Direct download: 093_Greg_McKeown.mp3
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Jeff Gott was working his way up the corporate ladder as a consultant at Accenture and there's where God got ahold of him.  It first took him to the mission field, then to an executive position at a major Christian publisher and now working to facilitate Kingdom generosity at WaterStone.  On this edition of Eternal Leadership, listen to how God weaved all those seasons together to bring Jeff to a place of ever deepening faith and peace.  Get encouragement for transition seasons that you or friends are going through!

Show Notes

Direct download: 092_Jeff_Gott.mp3
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In today's episode, best-selling author, leadership expert, business coach and psychologist, Dr. John Townsend, joins us to discuss his latest book The Entitlement Cure.

Click here for the links from our interview with John

Dr. Townsend talks about how this attitude affects our behavior and relationships as well as how to confront others who are struggling with entitlement.

Here are my key takeaways from our interview

  • The Hard Way cures entitlement
  • Entitlement hurts ourselves and others
  • Entitlement is a rejection of reality
  • To change, we must want to change
  • Anything worth doing requires discipline
  • Positive change often starts with saying "I was wrong."
Direct download: 091_John_Townsend.mp3
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Protect your family and yourself against the lies of the media

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Tina Marie Griffin

“Hollywood promotes a lie in the fact that there are no consequences. Consequences are a huge thing that Hollywood is not addressing and that’s what’s killing our younger kids, from STD’s to suicide to all the things going on. if we would have positive entertainment coming out of Hollywood, I know the state of our youth today would be one hundred fold better than where it is today.” - Tina Marie Griffin

It is impossible to turn on the television or the radio without seeing or hearing messages that go against everything we stand for as Christians. We are bombarded with glamorous images of premarital sex, drug abuse and alcoholism, and well as suicide and other self-destructive behavior. As parents, it is a daily battle to fight off the influences of Hollywood, the music industry and social media.  How do we intentionally help our children to navigate this culture and cling to Christ to find their identity?

Join us today as we hear from former actress turned speaker and blogger,  Tina Marie Griffin. Tina’s background in Hollywood and the entertainment industry has given her a unique view into the real lives of celebrities, the double standards that some of them live by, and the pressures that surround them at all sides. Tina has seen first hand that what we see and hear is not the truth. Consequences are very real and it is imperative that we expose the real truth to our youth so that they can become leaders who can make a difference in our culture.

What you will learn:

  • Tina’s background and the conversations that she has had with celebrities.
  • How parents sometimes feed the very problems they want to avoid.
  • That God will bless you for living differently. If you’re persecuted by the world, you’re doing the right thing.
  • How God led Tina into Hollywood to learn about the “inside” story and how she could help parents equip their kids to make wise choices.
  • The guilt and pressures that actors/actresses face every day.
  • The importance of finding identity in Christ.
  • Next steps to protect your family and yourself against the lies of the media.
  • How to make your children your priority and model a life that bears fruit.
  • The importance of being obedient to God.

The biggest thing you can do is to be obedient to what God’s calling you to do no matter the cost, to keep investing in your kids because you are training them up to change the world. You only have such a short amount of time to make a huge impact.” - Tina Marie Griffin


The Counter Culture Mom - Tina Marie Griffin's website and great resources for our audience


Tina Marie Griffin grew up on a farm in WI and went to Hollywood to work as an actress at a young age. For a decade, she worked on numerous TV shows and movies. While working in LA, she wanted to learn as much as she could about the entertainment industry and she got a job as an assistant to a major casting director at Universal Studios to learn the inside scoop of the movie making business.What she learned became the reason Tina has been speaking to teens and parents for the past 11 years.  In addition to sharing this message in schools, parent events, conferences and camps, Tina has opened for Third Day, Jeremy Camp, Jeff Deyo, Rotterdam November, The Museum, Chris August & Skillet.  She is currently a member of Next Generation Alliance, a network of crusaders started by the Luis Palau ministry. Tina has four active children, Jacob, Levi, Eden & Stella, and knows first-hand the importance of creating a media-safe environment for her family.  Being married to a co-visionary, her husband Luke has been the exact knight she needed.  The Griffin gang resides in Missouri where they like to camp, cook and homeschool together!

Direct download: 089_Tina_Marie_Griffin.mp3
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A MasterMind Group Will Accelerate Your Results

Aaron Walker is a great leader and an even better human being.  I’m very fortunate to be in his mastermind group and call him a friend.  He truly looks out for others and has some interesting giveaways to all of YOU… The  listeners of The Eternal Leadership Podcast.

Click Here to join the Eternal Leadership online get together on November 12th

For 19 years and counting, Aaron has taken classes from and has been coached personally by his friend, financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Spiritual mentors David Landrith and Bob Warren have impacted his spiritual life beyond measure. Two other disciplined mastermind groups, 48 Days led by friend Dan Miller and The Torch have played a role in his understanding of how to live a significant, successful life. Aaron incorporates education and learning opportunities into his daily routine, remaining informed of the latest tools and trends available.

[su_quote cite="Aaron Walker" url=""]You should fear missing an opportunity more than you fear failure.[/su_quote]

Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them.

[su_quote cite="Aaron Walker" url=""]I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew what I didn’t want to do at an early age[/su_quote]

What you will learn

  • When considering true success, it’s important to aim for significance.
  • A healthy balance between life and work isn’t some far-fetched myth.
  • How to find the true calling Christ has for each of you
  • That being in a Master Mind group can radically accelerate your success
  • Having an impact on others pays more dividends than self-absorption.



Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them.

For 19 years and counting, Aaron has taken classes from and has been coached personally by his friend, financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Spiritual mentors David Landrith and Bob Warren have impacted his spiritual life beyond measure. Two other disciplined mastermind groups, 48 Days led by friend Dan Miller and The Torch have played a role in his understanding of how to live a significant, successful life. Aaron incorporates education and learning opportunities into his daily routine, remaining informed of the latest tools and trends available.

It only took a few years as a partner with David Patton Construction LLC for Aaron to help take the business from doing one to two projects per year to a multi-million dollar company, voted number one builder for three consecutive years by Nashville’s House & Home & Garden Magazine’s People’s Choice Awards. He sold his retail business to Cash America USA, a Fortune 500 company. In addition to being the owner of eight lucrative businesses, Aaron participates in civic endeavors.

Through his participation in personal accountability groups, Aaron mentors 11 individuals weekly now and has for over five years. The Eagles Group, a collection of Nashville’s most respected leaders met weekly for over a decade. At his local church, Aaron is an active member, team leader, Deacon, and teacher.

Aaron values his time spent with family and friends. Sharing the past 35 years with his lovely wife Robin has been nothing short of spectacular. His two fantastic daughters and champion sons-in-law have given Aaron & Robin four beautiful grandchildren. When time allows, Aaron enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and is an avid reader. A graduate of George Washington University (Economics), Johnson lives in Portland, Oregon. He considers himself a full-time student of books and a bad chess player in good practice.

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