Spiritual Leaders – Walk with Jesus

I am fascinated by all of the attributes of what makes leaders great leaders.  We can all learn skills & gifts to make us better leaders but to truly be a spiritual leader, you have to walk with Jesus daily!   Before He sent His disciples out to do a task or to execute their […]

Spiritual Leaders are Tenacious

I have enjoyed so much my time interviewing amazing leaders about what makes them who they are!  I had the privilege of knowing Shannon Bream while in college and it has been so awesome to be a spectator watching her rise to one of the best in her field!  It is so easy to see […]


One of my biggest takeaway’s from my time with Coach Dooley was the word integrity.   It was a passion of his to have as a cornerstone for his football program bur also one that he chose to live his life with.  You would think to have accomplished all he did and to have to have earned […]

Win the Day!

Yesterday at NorthStar we began a new series entitled “Win the Day” which is all about how to live a life that counts!  Our lives are truly a compilation of the individual days we live all put together.  Therefore, if we can win every day individually, we can live a winning life!   I believe […]

Spiritual Leadership

I meet very few people in the world that I walk in that are on a journey in leadership!  We all desire to be the best we can be to lead the people & teams that have been put around us!  However, we always do not know what it means to be a “spiritual leader” […]

Great Teams

There are a lot of things that I want for NorthStar but one of the greatest things that I desire is that we are a great team!  Here are some things that I have learned about great teams……. They figure out ways to get the job done when the odds are stacked against them!  It […]


Timing is everything….Great things & great ideas started at the wrong time just don’t make it!  They are forgotten and shelved in the world of “mistakes” when in fact, they may have been great but the “time” was not right for them yet! I have been asked a ton of times about what God has […]

Lesson: Great coaches know their systems

Every coach that I ever played for through the years had his own way of doing things.  Some coaches just emulated what they had seen their coaches do,  but then there were a few that were unique and they knew their:  players, program & environment so well!  Everything they did had purpose & meaning and […]

Lesson: A great day is when your team outplays your coaching!

I have been off the field long enough and in coaching to see games where your team executes to the point you realize that talent & heart took over and outpaced your coaching!  You sit there as a coach and know that you will get some of the credit for the victory but in reality, […]