Zig Ziglar

Zig Ziglar, Mr. Enthusiasm, says “Expect to Win”

🎤 Zig Ziglar, Mr. Enthusiasm, says “Expect to Win” John Beehner interviewed the late and great Zig Ziglar in 2007 as part of Wise Counsel’s “Ask God about My Business” internet radio campaign. During this campaign, we surveyed over 300 existing and future Entrepreneurs and asked them the same question.  “If you could ask God questions […]

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Dan Cathy – The Engagement Factor

🎤 In the following audio, Dan Cathy discusses the need for purpose in our actions. He answers the question “How Do You Motivate Your People?” We interviewed the Chick-fil-A CEO in 2007 as part of Wise Counsel’s “Ask God about My Business” internet radio campaign. In that campaign, we surveyed over 300 existing and future […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Pat Kelly

Developing Key Leaders for Fast Track – Pat Kelly

🎤 Pat Kelly tells an amazing story about building a company by growing and sharing with people the fruit of their success. Pat was raised at Virginia Home for Boys. He became CEO of the starter company known as Physician Sales and Service (PSS). The company went from a vision of 3 men to $2 […]

Chuck Reaves

In Sales, Price is Not the Real Objection – Chuck Reaves

🎦 In Sales, Price is Not the Real Objection – Chuck Reaves Chuck Reaves, a former military officer and IBM executive, is an excellent sales trainer, author and coach.  Based in Atlanta, he speaks to CEOs and has spoken for Wise Counsel and always is stimulating and enlightening.  On this video he focuses on the […]

Jack Mitchell

The Sincere Heart of a Banker – Jack Mitchell

🎦 Jack Mitchell speaks to Wise Counsel Members at a Wise Counsel meeting. He was President of First Union Bank (now Wells Fargo) of Florida nearly 8 years. Jack shares his refreshing and passionate personal journey in leading a large bank with over 100 branches statewide.  He discusses his heart for the Lord and its impact on […]

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 […]

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 […]

Paul Cuny

From Home Building to Inspiring Nations – Paul Cuny

🎤 Paul Cuny spent the first half of his life not wanting to believe in Christ while he built oceanfront homes.  Now, during the second half of his life, he is an author who travels to many nations sharing his experiences and book, Secret of the Kingdom Economy. Buy his book here: http://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Kingdom-Economy-Flourish-Gods/dp/0768437075    

Abortion to Pro-Life

Conviction: Abortion to Pro-Life – Dr. Max Karrer

🎤 Abortion to Pro-Life: Dr. Max Karrer was a highly respected Obstetrician who was deceived into believing in the pursuit of greed and doing abortions because it made good money. But by the leading of the Holy Spirit, he recognized that abortions are sinful and damaging to women, men, and children. He left his practice and […]

Jim Dismore

Business: God’s Way or Your Way? – Jim Dismore

🎤 Jim Dismore shares at a talk with a Wise Counsel Group which we also presented to our Marketplace Witness radio show audience. In 1964, Jim was hired by Sam Walton as his third executive before opening Wal-Mart’s 4th store.  Convicted to change by the Lord, he left Wal-Mart 12 years later to eventually form […]

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 […]

Building Blocks for Success

The Building Blocks for Success – How & Why Good Business Creates True Wealth

🎦 As part of the Genesis Workshop, and what we have now branded as “How & Why Good Business Creates True Wealth”, John Beehner shares how to build a successful business on a solid foundation, using the Bible as a roadmap. The whole illustration appears in the Introductory Session 1 of the workshop series. Building Blocks for […]

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 […]

Don Soderquist

Don Soderquist, Former COO of Wal-Mart: Ethical Leadership

🎦 Don Soderquist was COO of Wal-Mart under Sam Walton and brought many years of stability during its breakthrough years of profound growth. Wal-Mart is today the largest company in the world. Don was vice chairman and chief operating officer before ultimately becoming senior vice chairman. Continuing the legacy of Sam Walton as “keeper of […]

Bill Pollard

Servant Leadership – Bill Pollard, Former CEO of Service Masters

🎦 Bill Pollard is the former CEO of Service Masters, a multi-billion dollar service company based in Chicago. He authored Soul of the Firm, among other books that have been a great influence on many of us in Wise Counsel. Service Masters was founded by two believers who create a corporate mission to honor God and His […]

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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 […]

Strongholds

Living Free from Strongholds – Paul Hollis

🎦 Paul Hollis, former businessman as CEO and COO for 20 years, moved to Tampa with the intent build a real estate business. But he ran into one stumbling block. God had other plans. The Lord called him into training to learn how the enemy was limiting people from reaching their full potential by limiting […]

Ed Austin

Ed Austin – The Heart of Business Leadership

🎦 Former Mayor Ed Austin of Jacksonville, Florida spoke in 1999 at the first Believers in Jacksonville Conference. He became State Attorney (prosecutor) for many years. He tells his touching experience of coming to know and serve Christ in a personal way through his stories that changed his life forever, and the lives of the […]

Horst Schulze

7 Steps to Create Excellence – Horst Schulze from Ritz Carlton

🎦 Horst Schulze shares the “7 steps that create Excellence” from his personal experiences in building the Ritz Carlton Hotel group and his Christian Values. Horst Schulze is a unique and outstanding former President of Ritz Carlton. He was raised in Germany. As a very young man, he was trained and started as a busboy, […]

Dr. Sam Chand

Who’s Holding Your Ladder? with Dr. Sam Chand

🎦 Dr. Sam Chand came as a student from India and moved all the way from working as a janitor to becoming President of Beulah Heights Bible College, America’s fast-growing Bible College near Atlanta in early 2000’s. His talk is humorous and yet profound about vision, delegation, strengths and talents of your people. Visit his […]

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 […]

Joseph Calling

Os Hillman – The Joseph Calling

🎦 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      […]

Strategic Plan Packet for Entrepreneurs

Download Strategic Plan Pre-Work Packet. Our free Strategic Planning Pre-Work Packet is designed for entrepreneurs to review their vision and mission by department goals and numbers compared to recent years. Skip the pages that don’t apply to your company or combine department goals. Our passion is to stimulate your thinking and give worksheet examples. Suggestion: […]

Ed Silvoso

Power of Obedience with Ed Silvoso

🎦 Ed Silvoso, originally a pastor from Argentina and author of the best selling book Anointed for Business has taught and inspired many business people how to seek and follow the Lord in their businesses around the world. This video features Graham Power, CEO and Founder of Power Group of Companies. They are the largest […]

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. […]

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When He Knocks, Will You Answer? Horst Schulze from Ritz Carlton

🎦 When he knocks, will you answer is a tremendous, personal story by Horst Schulze. Horst is a unique and outstanding former President of Ritz Carlton raised in Germany. As a very young man, he trained and started as a busboy. He started moving up and was later promoted to management levels in some of the […]

Tom Hill

Tom Hill – Building Character In Business

🎦 Tom Hill is CEO of Kimray, a company that his father-in-law started in Oklahoma City. They are manufacturers with over 100 employees who build valves for the oil and gas industry. Here is a clip called “Character First.” This clip is further explained in the second Tom Hill video.   During a recessionary time in […]

Michael Pink

Three Ancient Paths For Success – Michael Pink

🎦 🎤 Michael Pink, famous for his big selling books, Selling Among Wolves and The Bible INC. shares many “Three Fold Principles” he has found in the Bible that relate to our personal actions and how they apply in your business or work life. Very insightful and practical things you seldom hear from pastors. Some […]

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 […]

Bob Williamson homeless

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 […]

Speed of Trust

The Speed of Trust Book Review

📄 The Speed of Trust by Stephen M.R. Covey What is Trust? …from the American Dictionary of the English Language, Noah Webster 1828: Noun: Confidence: a reliance or resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship or other sound principles of another person. (He that putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe..proverbs) […]

Flaky Christian

Doing business with a “Flaky Christian”

📄 In dealing with hundreds of entrepreneurs and executives over the years, I can honestly say “ I have been burned” by a number of people who call themselves Christians. I can easily talk on both side of this issue on “flaky Christians”. When someone first comes to surrender and make a personal commitment to […]

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 […]

Lenscrafters

Dave Browne – The Gift Of Sight – Lenscrafters

🎦 Dave Browne is the former CEO of Lenscrafters, the national retail chain and seller of eye apparel. Frustrated and bored in Christian workshop one day, he walked outside with his Bible to sit on a park bench. Concerned about the business and numerous issues, he sought the Lord and as he opened his Bible, […]

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!

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.  […]

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 […]

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 […]

ROE

ROI or ROE for your Business – What is your goal ?

📄 Part of God’s plan for you and your organization is to receive a Return on Investments (ROI) on your plans and effectiveness on earth. But He also wants a Return on Eternity (ROE). What we’re doing on Earth will have an impact on eternity. In fact, that is where our mission and final destination lies. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Entrepreneur with ADD

Can an Entrepreneur with ADD Make It?

📄 Discouragement comes from all sides–other people, past failures, and negative thoughts that demoralize us. Satan speaks to our minds and uses the garbage we have collected from negative experiences to tell us how we will fail. He wants us to fail or be handcuffed, thus avoiding God’s real call and plan for our lives. […]

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 […]

Good Stewards

Good Stewards – The Hobby Lobby Story with David Green

🎦 David Green, Founder and CEO of Hobby Lobby, the retail home goods store has been in the news because of challenging the Obama Administration Affordable Health Care Plan at the United States Supreme Court.  This family business is a tremendous success story and on this video, they share their perspective and how they work […]

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 […]

eHarmony

Internet Connecting for a Grand Design – Neil Clark Warren eHarmony

📄 Dr. Neil Clark Warren, founder of eHarmony.com®, has saved many marriages from divorce. Through years of counseling, research, and prayer, he discovered that there are two keys to a successful marriage: emotional health and compatibility.  In business, if your emotional health is good, it gives you strength and resilience through adversity. It keeps you […]

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 […]

spiritual bailout package

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. […]

starbucks

Was the Starbucks Vision seen in Italy?

📄 In 1981, Howard Schultz was general manager of a Swedish kitchen housewares business in New York. He noticed that a small company in Seattle by the name of Starbucks was ordering more coffeemakers than Macy’s department store. Howard was intrigued and decided to pay them a visit. At the time, Starbucks had three partners […]

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.    

Tool of Freedom

The Internet… Another Tool of Freedom

📄 A new global freedom marketplace has emerged from the internet.  But on the freedom model of mutual trust and free enterprise, it has little policing, no regulators, no taxation system and it remains as open as nations allow. The Internet is free enterprise in action, and it’s built on mutual trust through prepay tools.  […]

Proven Strategies for Growth

23 Proven Strategies for Growth

📄 In an effort to provide you with a clear understanding of the ways in which to succeed in business, we’ve created 23 proven strategies for growth you should use if you want to be successful and peaceful in business. Please feel free to share this PDF with your own business friends.