j.c. penney

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 […]

Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran From Shark Tank Shares on Rethinking Failure

🎦 Barbara Corcoran became super successful in New York City real estate by failing, taking risks, being creative, and using her determination. As one of the stars on “Shark Tank” television show, her fame continues to grow. Her “Never give up” attitude is contagious. Many would say her selection for the TV show was a […]

servant leadership

Servant Leadership Under Fire – Joe Jameson

🎤 Joe Jameson speaks to Wise Counsel members about servant leadership. He tells a personal story and turnaround.  He tells of a tough crisis through a management conflict he faced and how the Lord brought him back to a tender and open heart. Hear his passion to be a servant leader as Christ modeled for all of […]

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 […]

Bill Hybels

Changed Performance in Best Christian Workplaces – Bill Hybels

🎦 Bill Hybels is the founder and Senior Pastor of Willowcreek Church near Chicago (one of the top 5 largest churches in America). He shares his experiences using the services of the Best Christian Workplace Institute at his Global Leadership Summit. The institute is based in Seattle and founded by Al Lopus.  Each year, Al and […]

Bob Buford

From Success to Significance – Bob Buford, Author of Half Time

🎦 Bob Buford built a large cable television in Tyler, Texas. He sold that company years ago to form the Leadership Network Foundation. His book Half Time has inspired hundreds of thousands and sold nearly a million copies.  Bob coined the phrase “Going from Success to Significance” from the highs and lows of his own life […]

Hugh Jones

The Bottom Line Of Compassion – Hugh Jones, Banker

🎤 Hugh Jones a big success story. He built the largest branch of the largest bank in Florida in the 90’s; it is now owned by Bank of America. In the 80’s, when he took over as CEO, Hugh was very frustrated with his staff’s performance and back-biting comments.  He tells a Wise Counsel group the […]

Curt Coleman

From Business Collapse to World Importer – Curt Coleman

🎤 Curt Coleman, founder of Go Fish import retail stores, has one of the most dramatic stories we have ever heard. Curt had several successful Hair Salons in different parts of the country. That business crashed when his reputation was destroyed by the death of a gay employee. Miraculously, God had a better plan to use […]

Earl Pitts

Wealth, Riches and Money – Earl Pitts

🎦 In this video, Earl Pitts, a former Executive with IBM and author of Wealth, Riches and Money, tells of about his study and research of the Bible with Wise Counsel in a meeting in Windsor, Canada years ago.  He shares the principles of how the Lord would want us to be good stewards of […]

Addiction

Addiction Turnaround beyond Comprehension – Guy Iannello

🎦 Guy Iannello, Founder of Total Freedom Ministry: Learn how the Lord changed Guy from Drug Dealer to Pastor, helping hundreds of people get off addiction (s) and leading productive lives.  Very dramatic and shocking story you might not believe except to see his great turnaround and sustained life today.     Be sure to also […]

Banking Regulations

Surviving new Banking Regulations – Bennett Brown

🎦 Bennett Brown has been the founder of two mid-size Community Banks in North East Florida and CEO of two others, with assets of $200 million to $1 billion. Since the downturn on the economy beginning in 2008, banking regulations and the industry have changed dramatically. Bennett shares some of the government regulation issues that […]

Free Indeed

To Be Free Indeed by John Beehner

📄 During the first week of September of 1980, I got on my knees in the Days Inn hotel to commit my life to Jesus Christ.  I did not really know what I was doing but my heart and soul were aching from the sins and dumb things I had done so far in life.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

persevering through failure

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 […]

Quaker Oats story

Long Preparation for Harvest – Quaker Oats story – Henry P. Crowell

📄 Henry P. Crowell had seven years of preparation to reach the good soil. In the early 1900s, his father died of tuberculosis. The doctors warned Henry that there was a very good chance that in his early twenties, he would get the same disease. The best cure would be for him to leave Cleveland, […]

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 […]

Truett Cathy

Seeking God in Business – Truett Cathy, founder Chick-fil-A

📄 Seeing the world through Spiritual eyes has a dramatic impact on your life, your business, and your relationship with others. The late Truett Cathy was the founder of Chick-fil-A and a man of strong faith who was open to God’s calling and direction. Most of his stores were in malls and shopping centers where […]

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 […]

sacrifice

Sacrifice is a Responsibility…No One Escapes

📄 Ever since Adam and Eve, God, throughout the whole Old Testament, has called man to provide animal sacrifices to atone for his sins.  When the Lord sent his son Jesus to die for the sins of the world, He changed the game of life.  Yet, I believe every one of us lives and dies […]

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 […]

Turnarounds

Turnarounds Abound in His Work

📄 Turnarounds About in His Work Referenced from the book The Untold Secret that creates True Wealth. Doug Weiss was born in the thorny soil. Conceived out of wedlock, he never met his father. As a good looking and smooth talking young man, he pursued the ladies. The seed of lust gripped his heart and […]

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 […]

mustard seed

Have You Got the Mustard to Make Changes?

📄 The Parable of the Mustard Seed is referenced at least six times in scripture. Jesus said that “faith is like a mustard seed,” which even though 1 and 2 millimeters in diameter can become the biggest tree in the garden. The tree grows so large that it even provides places for birds to perch. […]

not an atheist

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.

Bryan Hickox

Bryan Hickox, Winner of 7 Emmy’s in Hollywood

🎦 Bryan Hickox, raised in California, always wanted to be in the movies ever since his Dad worked in the early days of TV.  In his testimony, he tells of the ups and downs and the pastor who inspired him to find the Lord.  Bryan has produced over 75 movies and won 7 Emmy Award. He […]

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.