One of the podcasts I listen to on a regular basis is How I Built This from NPR. Guy Raz interviews founders and entrepreneurs about how they built their companies. Every episode has been great. But one of my favorite episodes was Sara Blakely, founder of Atlanta-based Spanx. It’s really worth a listen. I had […]
I work with leaders and decision makers to help them get the clarity they need so they can experience the results they want. Start by booking a Clarity Day, or dive deeper and let's work together for 6 months.
Maybe you’ve gone through a series of meetings to come up with a good mission or vision statement. Maybe you’ve hired a consultant to help you discover your real core values. Maybe you’ve printed up new signs with your mission or purpose. But for all this hard work, what are you really supposed to DO […]
There are so many tools out there to help you organize, streamline and run your life. I wrote about some of the ones we use here. But in this post, I want to dive deeper into how we use one of them. In fact, I’d say Basecamp is our primary tool for team communication. It’s […]
I started Church Fuel in 2014 to provide practical resources and training to church leaders. For the first year, we did on-site consulting, ran a few coaching groups and launched a couple of individual products. Te created and launched two online courses. But in the second year, we added a monthly membership program. The subscription service was always the goal, […]
Do you ever look back on a week and think, “Man…I’m sure I DID a lot of stuff but I’m not sure if I really ACCOMPLISHED anything.” That happens to me, too. But it’s happening a lot less now that I’ve developed a 20-minute Sunday night routine. Here’s how I plan my upcoming week and […]
In January of 2015, a friend and I started Chruch Fuel to provide practical resources and training to pastors and church leaders. I’ve written about the startup process before, but today, I wanted to provide a glimpse into our simple business strategy. You’ll find this strategy on our one-page business plan, it’s how we organize the […]
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.
How can we work with you?
I work with organizations, non-profits, and churches in a variety of ways. You might be interested in a Clarity Day, one day of forced and focused work, where we clarify mission, vision, and strategy. Or we could work together for six months or longer to completely revitalize your organization.
What tools do you use in your life and business?
I use tools like Infusionsoft, Basecamp, LeadPages, and others to run my businesses. I put together a short PDF showing you how I use them 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 help you gain the clarity you need so you can experience the results you want.