How to make 2019 your BREAKTHROUGH year

2018 is now in the books, and 2019 stretches before us as a blank canvas. As I talk with people about what’s ahead, I hear dreams shared, ideas verbalized, and hopes expressed.

But as James Cameron said well, “hope is not a strategy.”

To get different results, we must do different things. To do the same things year after year and expect different results – that’s insanity.

“The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency; not in our doing too much, but rather in our doing too little; not in our living above our ability, but rather in our living below our capacities.”—Benjamin E. Mays

It’s time to live up to our capacity. To get breakthrough results takes intentionality.

“You may be good. You may even be better than everyone else. But without a coach, you will never be as good as you could be.”
–Andy Stanley, leadership author and speaker

As we begin a new year, I’m accepting a limited number of new clients for executive coaching. Through this process, I help leaders and high-potential teams members gain self-awareness, clarify goals, overcome their limiting beliefs, and achieve more than they ever have. I am particular about the clients I accept: a teachable spirit is a non-negotiable.

Are you ready?

Contact me today and we’ll set up a 30 minute call to see if it’s a good fit for us both. And if it is, get ready for this year to blow the doors off last year.

New Speaker Added for Live2Lead!

This year’s speaker lineup is outstanding – John Maxwell, Carly Fiorina, Daniel Pink, and Debra Searle. But hold on to your hats – Tyler Perry will also be joining the team!

You can register to attend Live2Lead Reston here – early bird ticket prices end next week!

Live2Lead Reston 2018!

I’m thrilled to announce the first event that my new speaking, coaching, and training company, Catalytic Leadership, LLC, is hosting – Live2Lead Reston!

Live2Lead is a half-day leadership, and personal growth event. This simulcast event is an annual leadership gathering developed by The John Maxwell Company. Join hundreds of host sites around the globe by participating in the 5th annual Live2Lead conference for an exciting day of growth, as John and other high caliber speakers teach relevant and applicable leadership tools.

The first half of the day will feature speakers John Maxwell, Tyler Perry, Carly Fiorina, Daniel Pink, and Deborah Searle. We’ll enjoy lunch together, and then have a special Q&A session that I’ll lead, where we’ll unpack and process some of the takeaways from the morning’s speakers. My goal will be for you to walk away with some actionable items you can put into play immediately!

Live2Lead Reston 2018 will be on Friday, October 26, 2018 from 9am to 2pm, at Southview Community Church (2620 Reston Parkway, Herndon, Virginia  20171).

Tickets are now available for this event – click here to get yours.

Ready? Set? Go!

I’m so excited to announce that Wes Husted and I will be leading a trip to Israel in the Fall of 2019! More details here – you can register now and pay your deposit ($100) to reserve your spot (space is limited). Wes and I will both be teaching for this 10 day experience.

There’s nothing quite like seeing the pages of the Bible come to life as you travel through the Holy Land. We visit sites from the Old and New Testament, teaching from the historical, cultural, linguistic, and geographical context. Past trip participants have commented that they’ve never read the Bible the same way since they experienced Israel for themselves; they see in their mind’s eye the places we visit when they read the biblical text.

One of my goals is for trip participants to see that the Bible is the story of real people, just like us, living in a real place – and that’s what a trip like this brings to life.

If you’ve always wanted to visit the land where Jesus walked and where the church was born, here’s a great opportunity to do so! We’d love for you to join us – let me know if you have any questions.

Next year in Jerusalem!

“Bigger Than You” Leadership

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Last week, I watched my favorite college team, Alabama, secure yet another national college football championship. It was one of the greatest football games I’ve seen: the power plays, the turnovers, the unexpected moments, and the players who pressed through difficulty on both sides of the field.

Many articles and statements have been written about Nick Saban, the Alabama coach who made the difficult decision to change quarterbacks at halftime, from Jalen Hurts to freshman Tua Tagovailoa. This could not have been an easy decision, yet Saban demonstrated yet again the ability to make the tough calls.

What stood out to me during the second half of the game was the now-sidelined quarterback, Jalen Hurts. Many in this position would be feeling a sense of embarrassment or humiliation that he wasn’t able to take the team to victory as he had so many times before. Some would have been angry at being pulled out at halftime in the most public venue possible for a college football player. Jalen, however, showed something different.

As the second half played out, we saw Jalen actively involved on the sidelines, encouraging and supporting not only his teammates, but the freshman quarterback who had taken his place! He not only backed his coach’s decision, but he was “all in” as he cheered on this freshman quarterback that few fans knew prior to the game.  He threw his influence and leadership behind Tua, and ultimately the team pulled out a victory in the final moments.

Jalen was a prime example of a true leader, who was about the mission before himself. He exhibited an understanding that many experienced and much older leaders have not yet mastered – that leadership is about investing your life in something bigger than you.