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Eddie is a Senior Coach for Lake Hickory Learning Communities and Valwood Christian Leadership Coaching (www.valwoodcoaching.com) and a founding partner for The Columbia Partnership (www.thecolumbiapartnership.com). His coaching experiences are deep and wide. He serves as a Congregational Coach for churches of various denominations, internal coach for Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. He is a member of International Coach Federation and received final approval for PCC (Professional Certified Coach) credentialing in 2008.
Eddie is the author of four books dealing with preparing the church for a more effective ministry in the 21st century. He has also authored over 250 published articles and has recently completed a book with Leonard Sweet on the coach approach to building an EPIC church. The Gospel According to Starbucks was released by Waterbrook Press in January, 2007. His most recent book is Reaching People Under 40 While Keeping People Over 60. Eddie also serves as a lead coach the Sustaining Pastoral Excellence project that is funded by the Lilly Foundation to develop coaching strategies for pastors and congregations across the Southeast United States and across denominational lines. On his personal website (www.transformingsolutions.org) you will find free leadership newsletters to assist in the coach approach to church programming and ministries.
Randy Pierce, is a native of North Carolina, graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has an excellent track record in the business development/channel sales segment of the software industry through his management roles at DaVinci Systems, Powersoft, Sybase and Idiom Technologies.
Randy, now based in Boston, MA is a coach and consultant for McGhee Productivity Solutions coaching business professionals on true productivity and work/life balance focusing on alignment, integrity and accountability (www.mcgheepro.com).
"Ancient Lessons For The Modern Day Leader" This great conference will address the roles of leadership in ministry. Everyone from the Van Ministry Leader to the Pastor, has a responsibility and calling to help fulfill the God-given vision of their local church. This conference will address those issues that often hinder the work of the church due to ineffective leadership. Whether you are the Pastor, or a Lay-leader, come and learn the principles that will transform your church and your ministry!
Erica Goodridge,Chief Visionary Officer of Moral Treasures, will be my special guest. Moral Treasures provides motivational speaking, educational training workshops and empowerment coaching.
Erica Goodridge, M.Ed, Founder/Chief Visionary Officer of Moral Treasures, LLC, is a trainer, coach and motivational speaker. Her vision is to empower today’s women, educators and youth to be successful, motivated leaders who create opportunities and lead others to unleash their potential in life. Her mission is to teach principles of personal leadership, communication and positive relationships that will challenge individuals to birth the greatness they possess. Ms. Goodridge can be reached at the following URL - www.moraltreasures.com
James Smith’s book, “Deal By Me: A Golden Opportunity Blown” opens up about his life changing missteps when he ends up in court for armed bank robbery. He talks about his painful experience in prison, his time in a mental hospital, how he admits that he was a compulsive gambler and practicing law in Henderson, North Carolina. Join us as we discuss the details of his life and about his book.