The company was called The Change Group and we helped pastors raise money. When I stepped into this startup, annual sales were about $450,000. Three years later, we had reinvented the brand and revenue topped $2 Million. We won a marketing award and were listed at #602 on the Inc5000 list. Three years of rapid growth. Enviable growth. People […]
This is the fourth post in a series called “Behind the Startup.” First, we talked about choosing a name. Then, I shared the struggle of building a brand. Third, I wrote about building a team. In this post, we’ll talk about the difference between mission and vision and I’ll share what I hope we accomplish. Before becoming the secretary of […]
A few years ago, I was facing a big decision at work. I talked to a friend who gave me some great advice. Then I talked to a coach who gave me a different perspective. I talked to a third person and my thinking was challenged yet again. Believe it or not, seeking advice paralyzed my decision […]
Last year, I sold my stake in a successful, growing business and launched out on my own. It was a good decision I do not regret, but it wasn’t without risk. It’s exciting to be your own boss and run your own business, but it’s also hard work. Anyone who tells you different is just […]
Here are the types people and organizations I can help.
- You want to start something that matters.
- You’re struggling to find your market or your voice.
- You want to set things up right.
- You’re looking to grow and reach more people.
- You need help with marketing or strategy.
- You want to launch a new product or service.
- You need to streamline and be more effective.
- You’re looking to serve more people.
- You need to diversify your products or services.
Don’t Take My Word for it
“We spent three months under Michael’s coaching and we have not stopped growing ever since.”
Frequently Asked Questions
Are you available to speak?
Of course! I love speaking to groups of people on a variety of topics. If you want to check availability and talk about goals, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What other blogs do you recommend?
I've learned from so many smart people and love recommending others. Some of my favorites include Pat Flynn, Michael Hyatt, Amy Porterfield, Jon Acuff, Jeff Goins, and Ramit Sethi.
What tools do you use in your life and business?
I love Evernote, Dropbox, and LeadPages and use them all multiple times a day. I put together a PDF with more tools I use all the time and you can download that here.
What's your background?
After 15 years of working with local churches, I began working with a consulting company to help pastors and churches succeed. In 2015, I started Church Fuel to provide insanely practical resources that move the church forward. This is my personal site, where I write about business, leadership, heart and hustle.