Below are links and information regarding my new book, Catalytic Leadership.  If you have a question that is not addressed below, please contact me and I’ll be happy to help.

Table of Contents

  • Contact Info
  • Product Info
  • Bio
  • Endorsements
  • Twitter Posts
  • Press Release

Contact Info:


@WilliamAttaway on Twitter


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Product Information:

TITLE: Catalytic Leadership: 12 Keys To Becoming An Intentional Leader Who Makes A Difference
AUTHOR: William C. Attaway
DATE OF PUBLICATION: January 25, 2022
RETAIL PRICE: $9.99 US (Paperback), $6.99 US (Kindle ebook)
ISBN-13: 979-8-9855968-1-6
PAGES: 219

A catalytic leader is one who begins or accelerates significant change or action with a powerful impact. These leaders want to see significant change or action in their organization, in advancing their mission, or in developing their team and other leaders. And they take action to make it so. They don’t just react to the circumstances around them; they are proactive in changing the circumstances.

This type of leadership begins with the mindset of the leader. As he has coached and invested in church, business, nonprofit, and government leaders for nearly thirty years, William Attaway has discovered twelve key principles that can apply to and help leaders where they are. No matter where you lead, these principles will help you learn to intentionally grow and thrive.


William Attaway is a Leadership Coach for Catalytic Leadership, LLC, a company he founded to help leaders to INTENTIONALLY grow and thrive. He has served in local church ministry for nearly 25 years, and as a pastor, author, and speaker, he is passionate about communicating the unchanging truths of the Bible in relevant and practical ways that people can understand and apply. He is the Lead Pastor of Southview Community Church, a church in Herndon, Virginia (near Washington, D.C.) where he has served for over seventeen years. He holds a Ph.D. in Old Testament (with an emphasis in Biblical Backgrounds and Archaeology), and he loves to read and speak about leadership, organizational change, communication, archaeology, and the (not so) Minor Prophets. He also teaches undergraduate courses in Old and New Testament Survey for Itawamba Community College. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, William now lives in northern Virginia with his beautiful wife Charlotte and their two daughters.


“William Attaway hit a ‘grand-slam home run’ with his new book, entitled Catalytic Leadership! There are many books on the topic of leadership these days, most of them striving to focus on one of the many, various aspects of this discipline. However, William takes on the very difficult task of providing a broader approach by describing the twelve keys to becoming an intentional leader that makes a difference. He hits this topic ‘out of the park,’ first of all, by carefully choosing twelve essential principles. Then, William examines each of these principles in a very practical, down-to-earth, easy-to- read fashion, weaving together the wisdom of a variety of the best leaders in the world. Every leader would benefit greatly from the strategic insights of this book.”

–Dee Whitten, Executive Director, Northstar Church Network

“Catalytic Leadership is the result of decades of disciplined learning and execution. It is accessible and offers avenues of application for leaders of all varieties and scope. This volume necessarily bridges the spheres of conceptual leadership and the relentless daily grind of actually leading others and self. Dr. Attaway’s burden for humble leadership and organizations that are characterized by the same humility and clarity resonates throughout every chapter. The tenets found in these pages are tried, proven, and worthy of revisiting regularly.”

–Dr. Mike Watson, Senior Associate Pastor of Ministries, Second Baptist Church, Springfield, MO

“You will not find a more dedicated, passionate, and thorough student of leadership than William Attaway. Catalytic Leadership provides an invaluable resource for all leaders, regardless of experience or industry, whereby they can take a deep look within and unleash personal and organizational transformation. Acknowledging his own leadership journey and struggles, William invites the reader to come alongside as he deftly synthesizes some of the best and most innovative leadership principles in practice today. At a time when leaders in all arenas face intense scrutiny and skepticism, this book outlines a refreshingly humble yet bold prescription for leadership success. My personal to-do list got dramatically revamped by this work, and thankfully so.”

–Kevin Skillin, U.S. Diplomat

“Are you looking to grow yourself, your team, or your organization? If so, then this is the book for you. Dr. Attaway lays out a clear, concise, path to becoming a ‘catalytic leader’ in this book. I love the combination of the 12 Keys that he teaches that are both common-sense and practically based. Self-awareness, intentionality, self-leadership, and accountability are great for personal and professional development, but Dr. Attaway really encourages that for true growth being a ‘river not a reservoir’ – developing other leaders and passing along what you’ve learned. Couldn’t recommend this book highly enough if you are truly looking to grow and develop as a leader who wants to make positive change!”

–David A. Miles, Ph.D., Founder | Principal, Dr. Dave Leadership Corporation

“William Attaway’s Catalytic Leadership is a must for anyone who is intentional about developing and growing as a leader. This book is not abstract ideology. It is a comprehensive roadmap to help us understand what it takes to inspire those we are privileged to lead. To become agents who can provoke significant and powerful impact. To become catalytic leaders. This book crystalises what William has learned as a leader, working with real leaders in the real world. As one who has worked under William for a number of years, I have had the privilege of experiencing catalytic leadership in action. If your goal is to be a great leader, this is the book is for you.

–Rob Petrini, Executive Coach, Wilberforce Foundation / Senior Pastor, Hutt City Baptist Church

Twitter Posts:

For Twitter you can include @WilliamAttaway and/or #CatalyticLeadershipBook

Press Release:


Front Royal, Virginia (January 2022) Believing that every leader can grow and become better at leadership, a local leadership coach and pastor has written a book to help leaders of any type – in business, church, non-profits, or the community – to lead intentionally and with impact.

Titled Catalytic Leadership, the book explores twelve key principles that can apply to and help leaders where they are. No matter where you lead, these principles will help you learn to intentionally grow and thrive.

This is the second book from Dr. William Attaway, who serves as a Leadership and Executive Coach, and as the Lead Pastor of Southview Community Church in Herndon, Virginia.  Written over a period of two years, the book is designed for new or experienced leaders.

“My purpose,” says Attaway, “is to help leaders become catalytic in their leadership, increasing their impact and making a greater difference than ever before.”

Catalytic Leadership: 12 Keys To Becoming An Intentional Leader Who Makes A Difference will be released on January 25, 2022 on in both paperback and Kindle ebook format. An Audible audiobook will be forthcoming. Quantity discounts are available to groups and organizations. To learn more, call 703-579-7642 or visit