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Faith, Leadership
& Business

Illuminate the shadows to make business a force for good.
Valerie L. Myers, Ph.D

Christianity and commerce profoundly influence Western society -- for better and worse.

 

Religion and business have fueled empires and inhumanity; they have also energized innovation, economic vitality, and human rights.  How can we responsibly manage religion and business to serve the common good? How can we transform religious conflicts into interfaith dialogue that advances civil society? Dr. Myers is interested in answers to these questions.

Perhaps you're wondering about how to create value, lead others, fulfill your purpose, or work with people who are different. Ancient wisdom and modern management frameworks can help. Based upon insights from faith-based research, Dr. Myers guides you in structured reflection and conversations that lead to positive action.  Our goal is to illuminate the shadow-side of work so that everyone can thrive.

BIG questions that we explore :

  • Biblical insights about capitalism and how to reform it?

  • How can leaders inspire inclusion in themselves and others?

  • How can I fulfill my calling to leadership

  • What steps will help me find meaning and live my calling?  

  • What creates the conditions for human thriving?

Spritual Vitality        Social Responsibility 

 

Focus: Dr. Myers facilitates though-provoking hybrid MBA-Bible study seminars for a general audience, religious leaders and business leaders. 

Audience: 

  • Religious leaders apply psychology and management principles to Biblical figures to help you create more practically relevant sermons.

  • Business leaders & professionals gain fresh perspectives about how faith connect beliefs and behaviors to positively transform your workplace.

Format: 60 or 90 minute sessions; 6 session minimum. Customizable to address specific topics of interest to your group or organization. 

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Inspire

Inclusion

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Live Your 

CALLING

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Calling to

Leadership

 
 
 

OVERVIEW: Inspire Inclusion

As demographics shift and social strife increases, it's become clear that things must change in a big way.  But how? In this series, we turn to the Bible to understand the roots of diversity challenges, haw various leaders (mis)manage them, and what you can do to be a more effective and inclusive leader. Whether you are "woke," resistant to change, or somewhere in between, you will learn strategies to create systemic change and skills that help you inspire inclusion in yourself and others. Energize engagement, create more value, and inspire a more just world.

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What you will learn & do

  • Psychology & Spirituality of Exclusion

  • Institutionalized Bias:  What is normal?

  • Essential skills of inclusive leaders

  • How diversity & inclusion add value

  • Renew & transform yourself, relationships and your organization.

  • Leading systemic change for social good.

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Who this is for...

  • Religious Organizations 

  • Clergy & Faith Leaders

  • Business Leaders

  • Professional Groups

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Resources

Seminar

Overview

Book Chapter

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OVERVIEW: Live Your Calling

Popular notions about calling are both limiting and wrong. Your calling is more than your idea work.  Discover what it means to truly live your calling, be fruitful and multiply.

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What you will learn & do

  • Make sense of your journey

  • Overcome Limiting Myths About Calling

  • Discover your strengths

  • Create a "Next Steps" Action Plan

  • Live Your Calling with Vigor!

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Who this is for...

  • Young Adults
  • Early & Mid-Career
  • People in Transition
  • Any faith, NO faith & Christians

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Resources

OVERVIEW: Calling to Leadership

.Answering your calling to leadership takes more than ambition, intellect and networks.  It requires skills and sensibilities that are not typically taught in business school but that help you conquer personal impediments.  Learn how to answer your calling,  overcome the tyranny of "typical" leadership, to have a positive impact of your organization and society.

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What you will learn & do

  • Traits of Typical -vs- Transformational Leaders

  • How to Lead Yourself First

  • Frameworks for Ethical Decision Making

  • Inspiring Engagement & Value Creation 

  • Nurturing Talent & Navigating Team Dynamics 

  • Plan Your "Next Steps" for positive social impact!

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Resources

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The Power of a Calling
Insights from Joseph's Journey

Who this is for...

  • Mission-driven Organizations

  • Established Leaders 

  • Emerging Leaders            

  • High Potential Talent

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Professional Services

  • Executive Education  Seminars

  • 1-on-1 Coaching

  • Professional Development Seminars

  • Keynote Address

  • Retreats: 1/2 day, 1 day, 2.5 days  

What happens next...
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Schedule a Call with Valerie


Share your concerns, questions, and aspirations.

We'll strategize to co-create goals, scope & logistics.

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