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Pat Morley, Founder and Author of Man In the Mirror

🎤 Pat Morley came from a tough family environment. But, it helped motivate him to be of the top real estate developers in Florida in the 1990s. He dressed like he was on the cover of GQ Magazine and was very active in the Orlando community. Morley started a small Bible study at a local […]

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The J.C. Penney Legacy… an example for us

📄 J.C. Penney was an incredibly successful businessman. He learned a great deal from his father, who was a pastor. His first three stores, beginning in the mining town of Kemmerer, Wyoming, were called the Golden Rule Stores. Within 15 years, his business grew so rapidly that he added 350 stores to the chain. Then […]

Growth Strategies

7 Practical Growth Strategies for Prosperity

📄 1. Strategic Planning In the 1980’s, Truett Cathy and his company, Chick-Fil-A, had a decline in sales for the first time since its founding in 1946. The frustration led him to take his key staff and board members to a Strategic Planning session. After two days of talking and praying, they agreed only on […]

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Check Out the “Untold Secret” Many People Are Being Inspired by This Book

🎤 🎦 Listen to John Beehner’s 20-minute overview of some of the key elements of The Untold Secret book. He’s speaking to a breakfast Bible study group.   Here John and Brig talk about the highlights of their new book. The book talks about the secret that Jesus shared and the Biblical explanation for business […]

Purpose-Driven Entrepreneur

Purpose-Driven Entrepreneur – Illustration of Principles

The Purpose-Driven Entrepreneur is downloadable at this link. It is designed to provide each and every business person with beneficial tools for running a business, becoming a successful CEO, aligning the world’s standards to Christian standards, and more. Please use these resources in your own work environment and share them with others. Our hope is to […]

Brian Peters

Motivating Employees in a Time of Crisis – Brian Peters

🎤 We were excited to have Brian Peters speak to Wise Counsel members at one of our meetings. He is a special person. He took over as CEO of a major Canadian corporation operating in Jacksonville.  The corporate group decided to shut down the division.  His story is an amazing example of treating people in a […]

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On Risk and Failure – Steve Jobs

🎦 Steve Jobs rose to become one of our most successful entrepreneurs in recent history. This is part of an early interview is his Apple career where he talks about the initiative he took as a 12-year-old.  It’s what he perceives as a key difference between those who fail and those who succeed. Perfect application […]

NIKE

The NIKE Story – Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight

🎦 This short video tells the story of the founding of Nike by Bill Bowerman and his former miler Phil Knight, who still leads the company today.  Visions come to many people from God our Creator to make a better world.  Many people reject the ideas of taking the risk that Bill took because they […]

Bryan Hickox

How Media Technology is Changing our World – Bryan Hickox

🎦 Bryan Hickox speaks to a Wise Counsel group. Introduction by John Beehner. As an independent executive producer, producer and director, Bryan’s 71 movies have been nominated for 16 and won 7 national Emmy awards, along with a George Foster Peabody Award and over 200 different awards in a multitude of national and international film […]

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Hit in the Head with a Brick – Steve Jobs

🎦 Steve Jobs was faced with some of the worst rocky soil experiences ever when he was fired in 1985 from Apple, the company he co-founded.  But he never stopped innovating.  It was in his nature.  No one predicted the iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Steve shared some of his best insights as a commencement speaker […]

John Reinhold

Medi-Share Success – the Dr. John Reinhold Story

🎤 Dr. John Reinhold is the founder and retired CEO of Christian Care Ministry, known best as Medi-Share, which is a non-profit group that helps Christians with medical coverage in a cooperative style rather than an insurance company. They have over 60,000 members and are pro-active in helping members to Improve their health. This is […]

The Freedom Revolution

The Freedom Revolution…Rocking our World

🎤 John Beehner, Founder of Wise Counsel, felt called to write The Freedom Revolution … Rocking our World, which was written in 2011. The book is about the inspiring events leading countries to Freedom influenced by the Church and transforming nations amidst chaos and tragedy. John is interviewed by Jon Bosworth and Jimbo Stockton. (2 […]

Coastal Construction Products

How Ministry blesses Business – Skip Allcorn

🎤 Skip Allcorn is a co-founder of Coastal Construction Products, which sells hundreds of products for commercial construction like lubricants and caulking used on the surface of all types of commercial buildings. Coastal Construction operates throughout Florida and now the southeast.  Skip has a compassion for ministry, like Young Life and Echo Cuba.  His many experiences […]

Nick Simonic

Breaking Free to Find Success – Nick Simonic CPA

🎤 Nick Simonic was a high school drop out and ignored those who told him he would be a great accountant.  Even after the military, he tried to avoid the idea of being an accountant. Today, his firm is very successful and he teaches in churches how to  “Break Free of Financial Fear” and get your financial […]

Jerod Powers

A Shot in the Head Turned his Life Inside Out – Jerod Powers

🎤 Jerod Powers was adopted into a troubled home and was put into a mental institution by his father. Selling drugs led him to crime, a shooting, and prison for many years. Jerod had never attended a church or heard of Christ until he discovered the Bible in jail with a counselor.  Prison became his classroom […]

Called to Smuggle Bibles

Called to Smuggle Bibles? – Bud Toole

🎤 Called to Smuggle Bibles?  Bud Toole was Vice President of a major insurance company when he was asked by a friend to visit Russia with him during the 1980’s under Communism.  The purpose was to witness and encourage Christians.  But Bud did not realize he was also going to have to smuggle in a […]

Arnie Cole

From Success to Significant – Arnie Cole

🎤 In this audio presentation, Arnie Cole admits that he worshiped money in his early business career as an entrepreneur with his own highly successful research firm.  But an elderly disease and a major storm were about to take his life. The rest is an amazing story and a turnaround. Now, Arnie is CEO of […]

CEO Management Survey – How effective are you?

John Beehner developed this survey to help CEOs evaluate their organizational efforts to be more effective, and to target areas for improvement. For example, A is level of importance to your business. B is the actual performance in achieving or reaching that needed level of importance. For example, if importance is a 5 (top level) […]

Brig Hart

My Rollercoaster Life in Serving – Brig Hart

🎦 Brig Hart is a man who tried and failed to commit suicide at an early time but credits the Lord for intervening and leading him to several very successful businesses. The Lord gave Brig a charismatic personality and endless energy that thousands of people want to follow. He made millions in Amway and helped […]

Stu Epperson

Humble Beginnings to National Radio Network – Stu Epperson

🎦 At 78, Stu Epperson has an amazing story of a man with humble beginnings. He is co-founder of the Salem Radio network with over 100 stations which carries Christian or conservative programming. Speaking at the Wise Counsel Boot Camp, he talks about the early years with his brother, moonshine, experiences in college, and the […]

Business Growth

The Ups & Downs of Business Growth – John Beehner

🎦 After John Beehner, founder of Wise Counsel, sold the TEC Florida business, he discovered the three cornerstones of building a business on a solid foundation in writing his first book. This video on the ups & downs of business growth was recorded in 2000 on VHS and transferred to MP4 for this website. John […]

Mad Scientist

How the Mad Scientist Sparked Paul to Save Us Money

🎦 Paul Robbins of Caribbean Cold Storage had an unusual encounter with a mad scientist who flew in from California one day, with no appointment, to share his invention with Paul. Why did he choose Paul? Because Paul had been on the cover of INC Magazine and honored as one of the top inner city […]

John Rivers

The Secret to the Sauce – John Rivers, Founder & CEO

🎦 John Rivers spent many years in the healthcare industry and became president of a large pharmaceutical company that he grew to $2 billion in sales and then sold in a big merger. While he stayed the two next years, he gained a heart to help raise money for non-profits and churches through his favorite […]

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How To Profit From Values by John Beehner

🎦 This video on how to profit from values was recorded on VHS in 1998. It was after John Beehner had published his first book, called True Wealth by the Book. With the development of this site, his recording was converted to MP4 for viewing here.  This was one of the first talks John shared […]

Os Hillman

Os Hillman – Power of the Staff

🎦 Os Hillman has written nearly a dozen books and is considered the grandfather or founder of the Marketplace Ministries movement in the USA beginning in 1997. His daily devotional “Today God is First” (TGIF) is read by 200,000 of people with his writings and studies of how the word of God applies in the […]

Al Hollingsworth

Al Hollingsworth – How To Birth a Dream or Vision Into Reality

🎦 Hattie and Al Hollingsworth are amazing people of character and integrity. They founded Aldelano Packaging and BOSS the Movement (Building on Spiritual Substance) ministry. Al first knew he had a special calling when he was knocked out on the football field while playing college football for Colorado University. Unconscious, he heard a voice and […]

Silver And Gold

Silver And Gold

🎦 Silver and Gold: How & Why Good Business Creates True Wealth. We must work out our own pride and our self-centeredness, our blind spots and our facades while keeping all communication areas open and channels open for us to know Him and receive His will.   part 6, Separating the Wheat from the Chaff      […]

Open Book Management

Open Book Management – Creating A Company Of Entrepreneurs

🎦 Comment by John Beehner, Founder of Wise Counsel: John Case, a business author, does a good job of explaining what I believe is an excellent model for dynamic business success, “Open Book Management.” I believe it is the best Biblical model I have ever seen in working with over 400 different companies over 35 years. […]

Chick-fil-A

The Truett Cathy Story of Chick-fil-A

🎦 Comments from John Beehner, founder of Wise Counsel: I had the privilege of having Truett Cathy, founder of Chick-fil-A come to speak to our CEO Wise Counsel members in 1988. Totally open and honest about his life and business. I also had the privilege to interview Dan Cathy twice and take Wise Counsel to meet him […]

Connie Cenac

Overcoming Health and Business Crisis

🎦 Connie Cenac, President of Welcome Home Care Learn from Connie how she overcame near death from prescription drugs, business theft, and how the Lord intervened to save their company. Connie Cenac and her husband Dwight have been pioneers in the home health care business for over 30 years. They also own private elementary and […]

Dr. Caroline Leaf

Dr. Caroline Leaf – Renew your Mind

🎦 Learn how to control your thoughts for a healthier mind and body. Dr. Caroline Leaf is a Neuroscientist from South Africa who has studied Brain/Mind function and growth for over 25 years. Your brain or mind is the main portion of your soul (the soul is the mind, will, and emotions). Many of your employees and […]

Dr. Rick Marks

The Freedom through Forgiveness by Dr. Rick Marks

🎦 A profound video, life-changing stories and insights from the Lord given to Dr. Rick Marks from his family pains and troubles.   All Wise Counsel members have watched this video.  Many have shared with employees and family members. One CEO showed this to an old time friend whose husband passed away without his wife’s […]

Suicide Failure

Brig Hart: From a Suicide Failure to Inspiring Icon in Business and Faith

🎦 Brig Hart: From a Suicide Failure to Inspiring Icon in Business and Faith Brig Hart dreamed of having his father’s love and approval, but he never got it. After years of searching for ways to fill the void, Brig finally found the love he longed for in a relationship with God… Original Source from: […]

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Bob Williamson: Going from Homeless Hell to 13 Successful Businesses

🎦 Bob Williamson, founder of Honey Lake Church & Worldwide Ministries, shares his personal story & testimony of how he went from being homeless to a serial entrepreneur.  Bob Williamson is a walking miracle. He ran away from home at an early age to live on the streets for nearly a decade, using and selling drugs […]

Roaring 2000

Thank Goodness the Roaring 2000’s are Over.

📄 My hometown paper carried the story of a local bank officer of a major institution heading to prison for up to 30 years for altering document so that he would receive his bonus of $50-70,000 during the 2005-2006 real estate boom and bust. The U.S. Attorney’s office in its crackdown on mortgage fraud says […]

How to Keep Customers Coming Back

How to Keep Customers Coming Back – Randy Drew

🎦 Randy Drew, CEO of Parc Management – How to Keep Customers Coming Back Learn how Randy builds relationships with his 9,000 employees in 25 amusement parks across the country.      

Selling Among Wolves

Selling Among Wolves with Michael Pink

🎦 Michael Pink is an author of Selling Among Wolves, trainer, and consultant. As a top sales producer in corporate America, he discovered through his ups and downs how the Lord would guide and direct his steps to be most effective and make more money. The words “wolves” is referenced in the Bible seven different […]

What is Wise Counsel

What is Wise Counsel – Testimony on TV

🎦 This video answers the question “What is Wise Counsel?” and explains how God set the whole process in motion. Taken from a show produced and aired on Canadian Television in Windsor, Canada in 2004. Members Dennis Doyle, John Beehner (leader), Steve Strang, Scott Plakon, Kingsley Fletcher & Doug Weiss in a roundtable fashion define […]

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One Spark – Dynamic Business Growth by Giving

🎦 Learn how David Hill and his company grows an average of 45% a year as his over 100 employees share Random Acts of Kindness through his “One Spark” program. Hover over the link below and click to expand to full screen to watch the second video. Click Here To Watch Second Video!

Never Give Up - Dave Ramsey

Never Give Up – Dave Ramsey

📄 Dave Ramsey, the renown financial expert who has been appeared on national radio and TV shows, provides the tough financial advice. He learned and earned it by a humbling “school-of-hard-knocks degree.” In his earlier years, he overextended himself in the real estate business and lost it all. But experiencing the rocky soil developed his […]

Jack Stack

Rejected by 51 Banks: Persistence Pays Off – Jack Stack

📄 You may have heard of Jack Stack. Jack is CEO of SRC (Springfield Remanufacturing Company) in Springfield, Missouri. He has authored several books and the first one is titled the Great Game of Business. Jack and a team of local executives bought the company from the parent owner, International Harvester, a few years before IH […]

Stubbornness

Learning from Stubbornness

📄 John Beehner had a wonderful opportunity to work with a young and incredibly successful entrepreneur, John Smith. Yes, that really is his name. To this day, he remains a great friend. Somehow, at age 28, under God’s grace, he had built a chain of 20 athletic shoe stores in malls throughout the Southeast. During […]

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Persevering through Failure – Macy’s

📄 Few people know that R. H. Macy’s story is one of persevering through failure. Son of a New England Whaler and Quaker, Macy started and failed at the retail business at least 4 times, plus four other types of businesses until he finally moved to New York City in 1858 to try again at the urging […]

Knocked Out

Knocked Out For Success – Al Hollingsworth

📄 Can you image playing college football at Colorado University against Oklahoma and getting knocked out on the field? For a short time, you lie there as the trainers and medical people try to revive you. But you are deep in thought as God speaks to you and tells you that you are going to […]

Richest Man on Earth

Richest Man on Earth – John D. Rockefeller

📄 At 33 years of age, John D. Rockefeller was America’s first millionaire and the richest man on earth. At 43, he ran the largest company in the world, Standard Oil. At 53, he was America’s first billionaire. By this time, in the early 1900’s, he was so sick that he could only eat crackers […]

God's Principles

Getting to the Bottom Line – By God’s Principles

📄 God’s principles revolve around relationships. At the center of the eternal model of success is our investment in Relationship Capital. None of us can buy our way into heaven. You can give away millions of dollars, but if you only do it for tax reasons or with a resentful heart, it has no reward […]

No One Will Listen

Cleaning Up When No One Will Listen

📄 In 2006, Donnie Deutsch, who heads his own New York-based advertising and media business, hosted his own TV show on CNBC called the “The Big Idea” for a few years.  He interviewed entrepreneurs and personalities around, stimulating ideas for small businesses.  It was a good show but may not have had good enough ratings […]

Brig Hart

Can Failure Lead to Success? Ask Brig Hart

📄 I am sure there are at least a million Americans who have heard of the living legend known as Brig Hart.  Brig had a rough early life, toying with drugs while trying to find his way.  But at a young age, he discovered Amway, the Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) business co-founded by Rich DeVos in Michigan […]

Whole Foods

The Road through Adversity to Become Whole Foods

📄 John Mackey, the founder of Whole Foods, the billion dollar organic (300+ stores) food chain, said he discovered the problem with his first store when he had to close it. “It was just too small. We needed more selection for the customer.” Never one to give up, he was able to acquire more investors […]

Herb Kelleher

Can a Lawyer build an Airline ? – Herb Kelleher

📄 Herb Kelleher’s experience is an in-depth trial of perseverance through rocky and thorny soils. In only 5 years, he created one of the most dynamic businesses in the 21st century. Herb was a lawyer by training who, for many years, had a secret passion to have his own business. It was as if he […]

Linda Rios Brook

Life Changing Turnaround – Linda Rios Brook

📄 Linda Rios Brook spent many years in network television working with ABC, CBS, and NBC as the president and general manager of affiliates in Texas, Florida, and Minnesota. In 1991, she found herself in the middle of a frenzy in both the secular and Christian media about a Bible study she led in the […]

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There is a Creator who Orchestrates Success

📄 We were all created to do the will of the Father. The Lord is so patient in waiting for us to get our acts together. He gives us multiple chances to come home. Good works are for the manifestation of the character of God, will of God, and the power of God. Noble acts […]

Faith Culture

The “Faith Culture” of the Correct Craft story

🎦 Correct Craft was founded nearly 90 years ago and played a key role in helping the military during WWII. This powerful video portrays their commitment to building a “Faith Culture” that impacts employees, customers and serves the Lord’s purposes. Thanks to Work as Worship Network and Right Now Media.

Visionary Heroes

Unsung Visionary Heroes Changing our Nation

📄 Most Entrepreneurs, especially a lawyer like Herb Kelleher (Southwest Airlines), would not have tried to start an airline because of the hard soil of doubt and fear in their heart and soul. But God needed someone with legal experience and guts to accomplish His mission. We can also see why John Mackey, who was […]

Marketing Strategy

No. 1 Marketing Strategy to Win Customers

📄 Love is the Key  In Gary Chapman’s book The 5 Love Languages, he describes how men and women have a different understanding of love. The 5 love languages are represented by: words of affirmation quality time, listening acts of service gifts physical touch In business growth, we can also show our love through: Providing good […]

Men with a Legacy

Men with a Legacy Obedient to the Grand Design

📄 Founding Fathers The founding fathers came to realize that initiating and winning the war for independence was through the call, conviction, and grace of God. Through great struggle and sacrifice, they knew they must be obedient to the Lord’s plan to create a new nation founded on freedom and His principles. All 56 signers […]

Inspiring stories from Visionaries

📄 Howard Schultz and Starbucks have built their success on Howard’s vision from his trip to Milan, Italy.  It’s his enthusiasm and commitment to them that is contagious and inspires his employees to be both friendly and motivated. Herb Kelleher, founder and former CEO of Southwest, was intense, humorous, and genuine in sharing the spirit […]

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Spiritual Bailout Package – John Beehner

🎤 🎦 Written in 2009 during the height of the economic crisis in the USA, when there was a call for the President and Congress to pass an economic bailout package to create jobs for millions of Americans.  John Beehner felt the Lord was telling him that we needed a spiritual bailout package instead so […]

employee engagement

The Keys to Employee Engagement and Performance

  📄 When it comes to being a living legend and achieving your true wealth, why do some people succeed and others fail? How do successful business people flesh out God’s visions, thoughts, and ideas that He’s placed in their heart and soul? We understand that both natural and human seeds grow to reproduce additional […]

Relationship Model for Successful Marketing

The Relationship Model for Successful Marketing

📄 In Gary Chapman’s book, The 5 Love Languages, he describes how each of us has a different understanding of love. The 5 love languages are represented by • words of affirmation • quality time, listening • acts of service • gifts • physical touch In business growth, we can also show love through: 1. […]

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Mike Schneider’s Wife Would Not Let Him Be an Atheist

🎦 Mike Schneider and his wife went from almost losing everything to building a successful restaurant chain while his wife persisted in her insistence that he stop being an atheist and meet the Lord. From Wise Counsel’s Marketplace Witness Show.

Andy Sanfilippo

Andy Sanfilippo – From Shoe Box to Industry Leader

🎦 Andy Sanfilippo got fired, so he started his own business with just a shoe box and a supportive wife. As they found the Lord, he built his business and now is a leader and innovator in his industry.