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Billy Harris

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Leading the way to help others find their why, Billy is driven to inspire and empower others to realize their full potential. After serving in the United States Army, Billy spent six years as a correctional officer in a maximum security prison, followed by three years as both an adult and juvenile probation officer.

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Leading the way to help others find their why, Billy is driven to inspire and empower others to realize their full potential. After serving in the United States Army, Billy spent six years as a correctional officer in a maximum security prison, followed by three years as both an adult and juvenile probation officer.

Since entering the business world, in addition to excelling in over a decade as a sales professional with a leading Fortune 100 company, he is a successful business owner and real estate investor with proven experience leading sales teams.

Billy is also a founding partner of the John Maxwell Team. Through his writing, speaking, and coaching, he helps individuals and organizations find their unique purpose, fulfill their potential, and achieve success.

Billy and his wife, Melissa, are blessed to be the parents of three wonderful daughters.

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NORTH CAROLINA


Pam Pippin

Founding Partner
Bath, North Carolina

Pam Pippin is recognized as an expert certified HR Professional and has been doing HR work in Eastern NC for over 15 years. Her passion is to inspire people by creating an environment where they can discover their purpose, ignite their passion, and power their potential.

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Pam Pippin is recognized as an expert certified HR Professional and has been doing HR work in Eastern NC for over 15 years. Her passion is to inspire people by creating an environment where they can discover their purpose, ignite their passion, and power their potential.

Going through The Deeper Path helped her narrow her focus and direct her time and attention to ONLY those things that fit into her direct purpose.

Pam is a Founding Partner on the John Maxwell Team, The Deeper Path Team as well as the Your Secret Name Team.

Her company P-Inc is quickly becoming recognized as a true source of power in Eastern NC, bringing high energy to your organization through individual and group coaching, masterminding, team building, keynote speaking, leadership training and HR Consulting.

Her faith in God is her ultimate power source along with her wonderful family.

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Deb Dozier

Founding Partner
Charlotte, North Carolina

Deb is a Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker;  a Founders Circle Member of both the John Maxwell Team and The Deeper Path Team. She has been a servant leader in the retail field for 29 years.

For the past 15 years she has been instrumental in developing, training, and mentoring promising leaders who were...

Deb is a Certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker;  a Founders Circle Member of both the John Maxwell Team and The Deeper Path Team. She has been a servant leader in the retail field for 29 years.

For the past 15 years she has been instrumental in developing, training, and mentoring promising leaders who were seeking ways to improve their leadership skills, and influencing them both professionally and personally. She is passionate about inspiring and equipping people to live their life by their design not by default!

Deb continues to strive towards building a foundation of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual life to have the energy to live her life by her design!  Deb resides in Charlotte, North Carolina where she also competes on a Nationally ranked Kettle bell team, spends time with her 2 nieces, has a  cat, Sinatra, and loves to travel.

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Daniel Evans

Founding Partner
Durham, North Carolina

Daniel is determined to enjoy life with purpose. He is an author, business and personal coach, and leadership trainer. His business experience extends back to 1979 as the founder of a successful national and international business.

As a Core Team member of The Deeper Path and Founding Member of The John Maxwell Team he desires to assist...

Daniel is determined to enjoy life with purpose. He is an author, business and personal coach, and leadership trainer. His business experience extends back to 1979 as the founder of a successful national and international business.

As a Core Team member of The Deeper Path and Founding Member of The John Maxwell Team he desires to assist others in finding their purpose by igniting, lifting and expanding them into defining their OPUS.

Daniel resides in the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina with his wife Debra and their three children. For more information visit www.DanielEvans.org.

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Danny Glover

Founding Partner
Durham, North Carolina

Danny is a former Army Drill Sergeant, a Vietnam veteran, and served as a Senior Pastor for 25 years, ten of those years included being Superintendent of a Christian School and Pre-school.

He was a Senior Consultant with John Maxwell’s INJOY Group from 2000-2006.  He then founded Glover Consulting...

Danny is a former Army Drill Sergeant, a Vietnam veteran, and served as a Senior Pastor for 25 years, ten of those years included being Superintendent of a Christian School and Pre-school.

He was a Senior Consultant with John Maxwell’s INJOY Group from 2000-2006.  He then founded Glover Consulting Services. He coaches, trains, and speaks in the areas of relationship skills, personal growth, and leadership development.

Danny’s passion is working with individuals, organizations, and groups, helping them discover and maximize their potential.

Danny and Dianne have been married for more than forty years, and live in Durham, North Carolina.

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Chris Thompson

Founding Partner
Durham, North Carolina

Chris is a Founding Member of both The Deeper Path Team and the John Maxwell Team, where he is certified as a coach, speaker, and leadership trainer.

He has a passion to minister life and hope to a lost and dying world with the good news of Jesus Christ, and has traveled to four continents to share the Gospel and encourage...

Chris is a Founding Member of both The Deeper Path Team and the John Maxwell Team, where he is certified as a coach, speaker, and leadership trainer.

He has a passion to minister life and hope to a lost and dying world with the good news of Jesus Christ, and has traveled to four continents to share the Gospel and encourage thousands of men, women and young adults.

Chris is dedicated to helping others find their purpose, ignite their passion and unleash their true potential. Chris lives with his wife in Durham, NC and has four adult children.

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Dave Ferguson

Founding Partner
Mooresville, North Carolina

Dave Ferguson is a Change Agent, Coach, and Speaker who specializes in energizing, enlarging, and empowering leaders.   Dave has multiple certifications and is also founder and CEO at Synergy Coaching & Consulting Group, LLC.

"Over the years I have learned through my unique experiences, in business and life, that leadership and accountability are...

Dave Ferguson is a Change Agent, Coach, and Speaker who specializes in energizing, enlarging, and empowering leaders.   Dave has multiple certifications and is also founder and CEO at Synergy Coaching & Consulting Group, LLC.

"Over the years I have learned through my unique experiences, in business and life, that leadership and accountability are the key elements that must be present in effective organizations. I have owned small businesses, and I spent 20 years as an executive in the corporate world. I am blessed to be able to utilize my God-given talents to coach and teach others how to become more effective leaders and reach their professional and personal goals."

Dave is also a popular newspaper columnist and blogger.  LivingtoLead.com gives people and avenue to ask questions and have them answered for all to learn from.

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OHIO


Chris McClure

Beavercreek, Ohio

Chris McClure is the Founder and President of Lead Life BIG, a Coaching and Leadership Training company based in Beavercreek, OH.

His mission is to equip individuals, teams and organizations to clarify their purposes and break through barriers so they can reach their potential.

Chris McClure is the Founder and President of Lead Life BIG, a Coaching and Leadership Training company based in Beavercreek, OH.

His mission is to equip individuals, teams and organizations to clarify their purposes and break through barriers so they can reach their potential.

Chris has more than 20 years of leadership experience as a youth and executive pastor. He is also a certified member of The John Maxwell Team. Learn more about Chris at www.LeadLifeBIG.com.

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Steve Broughton

Founding Partner
Bellville, Ohio

Over the last 20 years, Steve has had the privilege of serving in ministries both internationally and domestically. He is currently the Discipleship & Worship Minister at New Life Church in Bellville, Ohio. Steve founded Restoring Hope Ministries as a ministry of reconciliation born out of his Secret Name. He utilizes...

Over the last 20 years, Steve has had the privilege of serving in ministries both internationally and domestically. He is currently the Discipleship & Worship Minister at New Life Church in Bellville, Ohio.

Steve founded Restoring Hope Ministries as a ministry of reconciliation born out of his Secret Name. He utilizes Your Secret Name Conferences, speaking engagements, biblical counseling, and discipleship training to deliver a message of hope to those who long to be set free.

Steve and his wife Kristina have been married for nearly 20 years and have two teenage children.

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Frances Capoccia

Founding Partner
Columbus, Ohio

Frances has been a life-long entrepreneur and teacher at heart.  She received her B.S. in Nursing from Ohio State University but soon realized through alternative methods another path to healing where Fran’s Living Foods was born.

Frances was able to clarify her business purpose “Awaken, Anew and Achieve holistic health through the power of...

Frances has been a life-long entrepreneur and teacher at heart.  She received her B.S. in Nursing from Ohio State University but soon realized through alternative methods another path to healing where Fran’s Living Foods was born.

Frances was able to clarify her business purpose “Awaken, Anew and Achieve holistic health through the power of Living Food.  Kary has been a life changing igniter in her life as she is a Founding Partner of both Your Secret Name Team and The Deeper Path Team. Frances resides near Worthington, Ohio with her wonderful college girls and an amazing son.

For more information about her creative passion contact Frances at Franslivingfoods.com

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Mike Clevenger

Founding Partner
Columbus, Ohio

Mike Clevenger is a Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Team and has been a speaker, trainer and coach to fraternal and volunteer organizations for many years.

The Deeper Path has enabled him to find his true voice and sometimes in an off-beat and humorous way, provide a message that will help individuals and organizations discover...

Mike Clevenger is a Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Team and has been a speaker, trainer and coach to fraternal and volunteer organizations for many years.

The Deeper Path has enabled him to find his true voice and sometimes in an off-beat and humorous way, provide a message that will help individuals and organizations discover creativity.Mike likes to challenge people to step off their well-worn path, use their imagination to Think Outside the Blah®, and leave a trail of inspirational leadership.

Mike resides in Worthington Ohio with his wife Luanne (who has put up with him for 36 years) and they have a son, Wade, who lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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Louise Elliott

Founding Partner
Columbus, Ohio

Louise is passionate about empowering individuals to overcome their self-limiting obstacles through self-investment strategies.  She is hugely committed to the success of others with strong compassion.

Louise is in pursuit of energizing and motivating others to discover the joy within and to realize their dreams.  Louise...

Louise is passionate about empowering individuals to overcome their self-limiting obstacles through self-investment strategies.  She is hugely committed to the success of others with strong compassion.

Louise is in pursuit of energizing and motivating others to discover the joy within and to realize their dreams.  Louise herself was motivated by Kary and his power to ignite souls to achieve clarity with the OPUS process in the The Deeper Path.

It is Louise’s dedication to embrace the fuel inside you that is greater than any obstacle. Louise has a BA in Management Information Systems and over 20 years experience in “Corporate America”. Louise is a certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker The Deeper Path. Louise is a Mother of a terrific son!

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Erica Foster

Columbus, Ohio

Erica Foster is the Author of “You Taught My Feet To Dance”. She was a former Pastor’s wife for 15 years.

She is a certified speaker, coach, and trainer who has a heart to help women connect with their creator so they can learn to dance upon their disappointments. Erica lives in Columbus, Ohio and is...

Erica Foster is the Author of “You Taught My Feet To Dance”. She was a former Pastor’s wife for 15 years.

She is a certified speaker, coach, and trainer who has a heart to help women connect with their creator so they can learn to Dance upon their disappointments. Erica lives in Columbus, Ohio and is a single mom to 5 wonderful children.

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Pat Gano

Columbus, Ohio

Pat is an author, leadership trainer, coach, and speaker.  Her unique background qualifies her to help both profit and non-profit corporations, student body groups, churches and individuals clarify who they are and to create a plan of action resulting in significant success.

Using her OPUS, Pat founded 'Freeing Souls to Soar', the...

Pat is an author, leadership trainer, coach, and speaker.  Her unique background qualifies her to help both profit and non-profit corporations, student body groups, churches and individuals clarify who they are and to create a plan of action resulting in significant success.

Using her OPUS, Pat founded 'Freeing Souls to Soar', the materials from which form the basis of her Coaching and her Cohorts. She is a member of both the DEEPER PATH TEAM and the YOUR SECRET NAME TEAM. Pat's life governing principles come from Isaiah 54:10 (NIV). Pat resides in Upper Arlington, OH with her beloved husband Pete.  She and Pete are blessed with two amazing children and six outstanding grandchildren.

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Pete Gano

Columbus, Ohio

Pete is retired from a career in Higher Education, having taught at The Ohio State University and at Grace College. He continues to be an Emeritus Faculty member of OSU.

He has coached, guided, taught, and otherwise helped many young persons ‘Get On The Right Track’ in the pursuit of their higher education goals.

Pete is retired from a career in Higher Education, having taught at The Ohio State University and at Grace College. He continues to be an Emeritus Faculty member of OSU.

He has coached, guided, taught, and otherwise helped many young persons ‘Get On The Right Track’ in the pursuit of their higher education goals.

He has also been married to his lovely bride, Pat, for more than fifty years, and in the course of that part of his life, he has also coached, and has helped couples, especially husbands, ‘Get On The Right Track.’

His plan is to continue to grow these coaching and consulting aspects of this part of his career through The Deeper Path and Your Secret Name by working with individuals, and groups. Pete and Pat live in Columbus, Ohio and are truly blessed with a great family.

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Jim Gernetzke

Founding Partner
Columbus, Ohio

Jim is a Certified Coach, Teacher & Speaker; a Founders Circle Member of both The Deeper Path and The John Maxwell Team; and is soon to be certified by the Lead Like Jesus movement.

He is passionately investing in people – helping them lead more fully awake and enriched lives. After earning his degree, Jim spent 30 years as Director of Recruiting with two national...

Jim is a Certified Coach, Teacher & Speaker; a Founders Circle Member of both The Deeper Path and The John Maxwell Team; and is soon to be certified by the Lead Like Jesus movement.

He is passionately investing in people – helping them lead more fully awake and enriched lives. After earning his degree, Jim spent 30 years as Director of Recruiting with two national retailers and founder of a successful 20-person recruiting firm.

He and his wife have been married for 30+ years, raised four sons, and are very active in their parish, including being Marriage Mentors to engaged couples.

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Nancy Gilbertsen

Founding Partner
Columbus, Ohio

Nancy's dream is to expose students' big ideas by nourishing their designs and guiding their intentions.

She is passionate about coaching college age students and young adults to become enlightened and excited about what's ahead for their careers.  She helps students create a future based on living with intention and purpose.

Nancy's dream is to expose students' big ideas by nourishing their designs and guiding their intentions.

She is passionate about coaching college age students and young adults to become enlightened and excited about what's ahead for their careers.  She helps students create a future based on living with intention and purpose.

Nancy's hope is to restore mindsets from self-limiting beliefs to creative and unlimited, passionate and confident even idealistic.

She has her M.Ed in Counseling and over 20 years of coaching and training experience in corporate environments.

Nancy has clarified her purpose by authoring her OPUS as a part of The Deeper Path Cohort process.  She is a certified Coach, Trainer, and Speaker with The Deeper Path Team. For more information, visit Nancy Gilbertson.

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Joel Kessel

Founding Partner
Columbus, Ohio

Joel Kessel is a strategic communications and public relations consultant who works with organizations that desire a SMARTer way to communicate their story to those who matter.

He does this by helping organizations define and deliver their message, urging leadership and decision makers to think differently about their organization, and challenging their...

Joel Kessel is a strategic communications and public relations consultant who works with organizations that desire a SMARTer way to communicate their story to those who matter.

He does this by helping organizations define and deliver their message, urging leadership and decision makers to think differently about their organization, and challenging their perceptions about how they communicate their story.

Joel is a member of The Ohio State University’s Varsity “O” Men’s Alumni Association, is a founding member of the Ohio Interactive Awards, and serves as a mentor for the 10-xelerator new ventures incubator at OSU’s Fisher College of Business. He is a graduate of The Ohio State University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism with a concentration in public relations.

He resides with his wife and two children in Dublin, Ohio.

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Adam McCampbell

Founding Partner
Columbus, Ohio

Adam possesses a wide range of experience both in managing and sales; from small family owned companies to multi-billion dollar organizations.

He is passionate about fueling leader’s dreams by creating high performing teams. He holds extensive knowledge in managing a multi-generation workforce and speaks regularly on...

Adam possesses a wide range of experience both in managing and sales; from small family owned companies to multi-billion dollar organizations.

He is passionate about fueling leader’s dreams by creating high performing teams. He holds extensive knowledge in managing a multi-generation workforce and speaks regularly on the topic.

A managing partner of  VisionSpark, a consulting firm that specializes in finding companies superstar employees. For more info visit www.vision-spark.com.

Adam lives in Dublin, Ohio with his wife Chanelle, sons Hudson, Harrison and a yellow lab Griffey. He is a member of Vineyard Community Church and a member of Thirst Relief International’s board of directors.

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John Toth

Columbus, Ohio


John Toth spent most of his life investing into small communities, small churches and small business environments where he developed a passion for relationships.

As a young man John struggled relationally with isolation, anger and depression. Now he is an influence that is full of love and life. After fighting through a troubled economy and overcoming...

John Toth spent most of his life investing into small communities, small churches and small business environments where he developed a passion for relationships.

As a young man John struggled relationally with isolation, anger and depression. Now he is an influence that is full of love and life. After fighting through a troubled economy and overcoming a struggling business partnership, John decided to make his passion a priority and venture out on his own in serving the business community.

This led to the birth of With All Your Heart. A dream became visible and now through writing, coaching and speaking, he helps individuals and organizations see people clearly and position themselves powerfully in order to increase their relational impact and influence.

He and his wife Jill are blessed with three amazing children and live in Columbus Ohio (the heart of it all).

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Brian Wagner

Columbus, Ohio


Brian Wagner is the father of three and the husband of one. Before that he was the youngest of ten and the giver to none. During the course of his life there have been physical, relational, financial and mental challenges. During these times of challenge he has had special people in his life to “carry” him.

The Deeper Path’s author, Kary Oberbrunner, has been...

Brian Wagner is the father of three and the husband of one. Before that he was the youngest of ten and the giver to none. During the course of his life there have been physical, relational, financial and mental challenges. During these times of challenge he has had special people in his life to “carry” him.

The Deeper Path’s author, Kary Oberbrunner, has been one of these people. Now, it’s Brian’s turn.

He wants to show people how he has dealt with life’s obstacles and “carry” them to give them HOPE. These obstacles can come in varying forms. The important thing to Brian is that they direct you and don’t define you.

Find out more about Brian at EyeNeedHope.com

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Laura Waller

Columbus, Ohio


Laura’s purpose and vision:  Unleashing abundance so that together we can make good work.

For over 28 years, she has promoted individual philanthropy and raised the level of excellence in nonprofit organizations. She is an internet radio show host, the author of Unleashed Abundance – The Fundraiser’s Manifesto and a contributing thinker to...

Laura’s purpose and vision:  Unleashing abundance so that together we can make good work.

For over 28 years, she has promoted individual philanthropy and raised the level of excellence in nonprofit organizations. She is an internet radio show host, the author of Unleashed Abundance – The Fundraiser’s Manifesto and a contributing thinker to philanthropy blogs, forums and groups throughout the United States.

In addition, she shares her expertise in systems, technology, and community-building through her own training programs for nonprofit leaders. Laura lives in Ohio, where she is surrounded by beauty and her 5 remarkable children.

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Andy Wirt

Founding Partner
Columbus, Ohio

Andy loves to spark joy by helping people awaken their soul.  His principle focus is working with those that are functioning below their potential and inspiring them to find joy by establishing identity, discovering purpose, and releasing for mission.

Andy's experience in starting and developing non-profit organizations, broad professional skills, and work with...

Andy loves to spark joy by helping people awaken their soul.  His principle focus is working with those that are functioning below their potential and inspiring them to find joy by establishing identity, discovering purpose, and releasing for mission.

Andy's experience in starting and developing non-profit organizations, broad professional skills, and work with people from all walks of life uniquely position him to connect with people and coach them for growth and impact.

He lives with his wife and four children in Columbus, OH and loves reading, nature, investing time with family and his church, and anything related to Penn State football.

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Dale Knisley

Dayton, Ohio

Dale A. Knisley is the Founder/Apostle of NewBridge Church located in the great city of Dayton Ohio. Dale and his wife Jessica planted NewBridge Church in the summer of 2013 after a sixteen year journey with spiritual father, mentor and friend John R. Ramsey.

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Dale A. Knisley is the Founder/Apostle of NewBridge Church located in the great city of Dayton Ohio. Dale and his wife Jessica planted NewBridge Church in the summer of 2013 after a sixteen year journey with spiritual father, mentor and friend John R. Ramsey.

After going through the Deeper path process and authoring his OPUS Dale found another piece to reaching the full potential of his purpose. Dale launched Living Legends Nation with a team of tribal leaders ready to impact generations. Dale A. Knisley is now walking in his purpose, building leaders that have impact today, tomorrow and forever.

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Elmer Querubin

Dayton, Ohio


Elmer loves to put “extra” into your “ordinary”. He turns managers into leaders and transforms leaders into legends. He is a certified speaker, trainer, and coach for the Deeper Path and John Maxwell teams, and is a 48 Days Endorsed Coach.

He shares his OPUS of pioneering your purpose and seizing your platform through his company, Cherub Coaching Solutions.

Elmer loves to put “extra” into your “ordinary”. He turns managers into leaders and transforms leaders into legends. He is a certified speaker, trainer, and coach for the Deeper Path and John Maxwell teams, and is a 48 Days Endorsed Coach.

He shares his OPUS of pioneering your purpose and seizing your platform through his company, Cherub Coaching Solutions. Elmer is gifted in drawing greatness from others.

His primary focus groups are leaders, coaches, teachers, and speakers who want to gain clarity on their purpose, explore their platform, and multiply their success.

For over 14 years, he has coached ministries, non-profit, private, and government organizations through life-changing leadership development. He has helped leaders discover their unique talents and attain work and life fulfillment.

He specializes in changing transactional relationships into transformational relationships creating a more harmonious and productive workforce.

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SJ Barakony

Delaware, Ohio

SJ is a CMA (Consultant, Mentor, & Advisor), as well as the founder of SBSL, an Educational Solutions Provider. He is 41 years old and has been an entrepreneur in the education field for 5+ years as of the spring of 2017.

His business model includes designing &/or implementing customizable solutions for business owners to...

SJ is a CMA (Consultant, Mentor, & Advisor), as well as the founder of SBSL, an Educational Solutions Provider. He is 41 years old and has been an entrepreneur in the education field for 5+ years as of the spring of 2017.

His business model includes designing &/or implementing customizable solutions for business owners to address three deep, fundamental problems with the conventional approach to the K-12, college/university, & graduate tracks of education in America.

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Matt Harmon

Founding Partner
West Liberty, Ohio

Matt is a junior at Liberty University Online working on his B.S. in Theology for Pastoral Ministry.

Before and after accepting Christ as a senior in high school, Matt struggled with depression, suicide, and self injury. After starting college, he resonated deeply with the name Unstable. Throughout 2011, God brought significant healing, love...

Matt is a junior at Liberty University Online working on his B.S. in Theology for Pastoral Ministry.

Before and after accepting Christ as a senior in high school, Matt struggled with depression, suicide, and self injury. After starting college, he resonated deeply with the name Unstable. Throughout 2011, God brought significant healing, love, and reassurance of his identity in Christ as Confident. God continues to reveal how his Secret Name is who God made him and empowers him to be. Matt is passionate about teaching God's word and setting captives free by the healing that comes from knowing who God is and who you are in Christ.

Matt serves faithfully in a number of ministries in his local church, blogs regularly, and is anxiously awaiting seminary.

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Kelly Renee' Heisler

Founding Partner
Pawnee, Oklahoma

Kelly Renee’ is passionate about empowering individuals to transform their mind-sets from stronghold to significance.

Kelly is a change agent that will empower individuals to understand why they think the way they do and help transform their beliefs to a more positive outlook on self and environment. Kelly came to this awareness by going through the OPUS...

Kelly Renee’ is passionate about empowering individuals to transform their mind-sets from stronghold to significance.

Kelly is a change agent that will empower individuals to understand why they think the way they do and help transform their beliefs to a more positive outlook on self and environment. Kelly came to this awareness by going through the OPUS process at The Deeper Path.

It is Kelly’s focus to help individuals see that the world doesn’t happen to them, but we each happen to the world! Kelly has a BS in Human Environmental Sciences and over 15 years experience in the human service field.

Kelly is a certified Coach, Trainer, Speaker and founding partner with the John Maxwell Team.

Kelly is blessed with two amazing children.

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Barry Smith

Founding Partner
Portland, Oregon


Barry has found his passion and purpose in “building what matters.”  What matters is people and as a coach, speaker, trainer and author, Barry has a vision to help others discover and live out the life they were designed to live.

To be an agent of change that facilitates significant and lasting growth. Barry and his wife Michelle have two sons in college...

Barry has found his passion and purpose in “building what matters.”  What matters is people and as a coach, speaker, trainer and author, Barry has a vision to help others discover and live out the life they were designed to live.

To be an agent of change that facilitates significant and lasting growth. Barry and his wife Michelle have two sons in college and live just east of Portland, Oregon.

Barry is a founding member of the John Maxwell Team and currently serves on their President’s Advisory Council.  For more information, visit www.buildingwhatmatters.com.

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Rick Graham

Founding Partner
Roseburg, Oregon

Rick has two decades of experience helping people identify and implement the actions needed to achieve the right results the right way.

He has skillfully coached leaders, teams and individuals at all levels in an array of industries. He is dedicated to his clients’ success, and his genuine care is reflected in his...

Rick has two decades of experience helping people identify and implement the actions needed to achieve the right results the right way.

He has skillfully coached leaders, teams and individuals at all levels in an array of industries. He is dedicated to his clients’ success, and his genuine care is reflected in his client-driven approach to coaching.

His greatest strengths include his ability to actively and critically listen, to thoroughly assess a situation to develop objective insight, and to communicate with credibility and trustworthiness.

Rick is a certified Coach, Trainer, Speaker and founding partner with the John Maxwell Team.

Rick and his wife Joanne have enjoyed an adventurous marriage since 1984 and are richly blessed with three amazing kids.

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Nathan Eckel

Founding Partner
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Nathan unlocks ideas through a proven process for sustained creativity. He is a certified professional in learning & performance (CPLP) with experience designing learning products across multiple industries.

His background as a Fortune 500 content designer, author, musician, professor, and non-profit president illustrates the...

Nathan unlocks ideas through a proven process for sustained creativity. He is a certified professional in learning & performance (CPLP) with experience designing learning products across multiple industries.

His background as a Fortune 500 content designer, author, musician, professor, and non-profit president illustrates the power of embracing our unique focus and flow.

Nathan recognizes how environments either bolster or block progress. He joined The Deeper Path community after experiencing his OPUS firsthand. Nathan is married and resides outside Philadelphia.

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RHODE ISLAND


Diane Cole

Smithfield, Rhode Island

Diane’s passion to help bring out the best in others to achieve great results led her to join the John Maxwell Team. There, she met Kary and engaged in authoring her OPUS.

Now, as a member of The Deeper Path Team, she has a burning desire to bless millions around the world, particularly youth, with a voice of hope, love and compassion. Encouraging and...

Diane’s passion to help bring out the best in others to achieve great results led her to join the John Maxwell Team. There, she met Kary and engaged in authoring her OPUS.

Now, as a member of The Deeper Path Team, she has a burning desire to bless millions around the world, particularly youth, with a voice of hope, love and compassion. Encouraging and leading them through the Deeper Path process, to help heal hurt - unleashing their potential.

Diane has a B.S. in Business Management, is Green Belt certified in Six Sigma practices, and has obtained Competent Communicator and Competent Leader certifications as a member of Toastmasters International.  During her career, she has led teams in a global environment for two Fortune 100 companies. Diane is the mother of two teenage girls.

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Linda Outka

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Linda is passionate about creating a space where people feel safe to be real. Where people find common ground and new perspective when they are in conflict with one another.

Where people explore new insights in places they feel stuck and discover breakthrough solutions that open doors to their potential.

Linda is passionate about creating a space where people feel safe to be real. Where people find common ground and new perspective when they are in conflict with one another.

Where people explore new insights in places they feel stuck and discover breakthrough solutions that open doors to their potential.

Linda owns Breakthrough Solutions and has been a coach, speaker and trainer in the business world for 20 years. She is a Faculty Member of the Deeper Path Team and a Founding Partner of the Your Secret Name Team.

Linda is a certified coach, speaker, trainer and Founding Partner of the John Maxwell Team. Linda teams up with her husband Troy to coach married couples and ministry leaders. They live in Sioux Falls, South Dakota with their three children.

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Troy Outka

Founding Partner
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Troy has been a business speaker and coach for nearly 20 years, sharing on a wide range of topics related to faith, relational skills, leadership, marriage and youth culture.

Also, having been involved in youth ministry for nearly three decades, Troy has a passion for teenagers and has spoken for many middle, high school, and college retreats, events, and...

Troy has been a business speaker and coach for nearly 20 years, sharing on a wide range of topics related to faith, relational skills, leadership, marriage and youth culture.

Also, having been involved in youth ministry for nearly three decades, Troy has a passion for teenagers and has spoken for many middle, high school, and college retreats, events, and camps. He has a passion for helping people tear down their emotional walls so that they can become everything they are meant to be in Christ.

Troy is married to his best friend, Linda, who is also a member of the Your Secret Name team. They have been blessed with three children.

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TENNESSEE


Joan Turley

Goodlettsville, Tennessee

Joan is an author, speaker and work-purpose coach who helps people turn job hours into joys and live the intended life, so they can become on-the-job difference-makers impacting the lives of others while flourishing through the work of their hands.

An encourager with a capital E… she is all about developing and empowering people! As a former director of...

Joan is an author, speaker and work-purpose coach who helps people turn job hours into joys and live the intended life, so they can become on-the-job difference-makers impacting the lives of others while flourishing through the work of their hands.

An encourager with a capital E… she is all about developing and empowering people! As a former director of operations, Joan sharpened her leadership skills, created strong well-educated teams and then elevated her staff to the top of their game.

A certified John Maxwell and Deeper Path coach, Joan is a bold advocate for reversing the alarming job dissatisfaction rate within most companies. With a deep-seated belief that people are worth every ounce of energy to develop their potential, Joan is a powerful keynote speaker and business coach who speaks and coaches on creating and sustaining positive change within the workplace.

She and her husband live in Nashville, TN and are blessed with two children and one amazing grandson.

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Fran Veal

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Fran Veal is an encourager, coach and speaker who helps individuals reconnect with their dreams so they can impact the world.

One of her favorite quotes is from the Eagles’ song Already Gone – “So often times it seems like that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key.”

Fran Veal is an encourager, coach and speaker who helps individuals reconnect with their dreams so they can impact the world.

One of her favorite quotes is from the Eagles’ song Already Gone – “So often times it seems like that we live our lives in chains, and we never even know we have the key.”

Fran is committed to helping people find the key to unlocking their full potential. In addition to coaching, Fran has published two YA novels and has been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul.

Fran resides in Murfreesboro, Tennessee with her husband, daughter, and one snarky cat. You can find out more about Fran at www.franyoakumveal.com.

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TEXAS


Brenda Harkins

Bedford, Texas

Brenda Harkins mines the gold in people, equipping individuals and organizations to drive their own unique success.  She helps people define their purpose, discover hidden values, strengthen key relationships, grow natural talents into strengths, and unleash potential.

Brenda is a Life and Leadership Coach in her own organization, as well as...

Brenda Harkins mines the gold in people, equipping individuals and organizations to drive their own unique success.  She helps people define their purpose, discover hidden values, strengthen key relationships, grow natural talents into strengths, and unleash potential.

Brenda is a Life and Leadership Coach in her own organization, as well as with The John Maxwell Team and CoreClarity.  She is a Public Speaker, Author, Mediator, Entrepreneur, and President of The Harkins Group, Inc.  You can connect with Brenda at brenda@brendaharkins.com or https://brendaharkins.com.

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Deborah Wittig

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Houston, Texas


Throughout her life, Deborah has been passionate to see others live up to their potential, and pursue dreams and goals that are higher than their current mode of thinking allows. She exhorts others to “come up higher,” even as she pursues ever greater challenges in her own life.

Deborah motivates others to pursue life holistically: to...

Throughout her life, Deborah has been passionate to see others live up to their potential, and pursue dreams and goals that are higher than their current mode of thinking allows. She exhorts others to “come up higher,” even as she pursues ever greater challenges in her own life.

Deborah motivates others to pursue life holistically: to address not just the needs of the mind, but of the body, soul, and spirit, understanding that the health of each part contributes to success as a whole.

All of these strengths and passions were brought into clarity of focus and purpose as she authored her OPUS on The Deeper Path.  Now, as a Founding Partner on the Deeper Path Team, she empowers others to TAKE ON LIFE, CONQUER obstacles, and awaken the WARRIOR within.

Deborah lives outside of Houston with her husband, adult children, granddaughter, and mother. For more information visit www.takeonlife.net.

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Bradley Vinson

Founding Partner
Irving, Texas

Bradley is co-founder of Your Personal Economy, an award-winning author, certified coach/trainer on the John Maxwell Team and financial education instructor.

As a YSN certified speaker, trainer and natural story-teller, Bradley incorporates life experiences into a delivery that resonates with audiences while leaving them...

Bradley is co-founder of Your Personal Economy, an award-winning author, certified coach/trainer on the John Maxwell Team and financial education instructor.

As a YSN certified speaker, trainer and natural story-teller, Bradley incorporates life experiences into a delivery that resonates with audiences while leaving them empowered to conquer elements of their lives that need attention.

Bradley’s book, Men, Get Real With Your Finances... It Takes More Than Money to Win is the proud recipient of the 2013 Christian Literary award for Business and Finance.

Bradley co-labors with his wife Bonita in their financial, leadership and spiritual empowerment ministry.

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Bethany Connor

San Antonio, Texas

Bethany Connor is passionate about awakening authentic leaders. Through speaking, facilitating, & coaching she supports the transformation process of individuals and organizations in creating culture change from the inside out.

Bethany struggled through her own journey of finding her authenticity. She suffered through two years of severe...

Bethany Connor is passionate about awakening authentic leaders. Through speaking, facilitating, & coaching she supports the transformation process of individuals and organizations in creating culture change from the inside out.

Bethany struggled through her own journey of finding her authenticity. She suffered through two years of severe depression and a life time of low self-worth and co-dependency hidden behind the mask of perfection. Through that struggle her strength was born. Now a transformed woman, her passion is to support others in their journey of self-discovery and in re-kindling the latent dreams buried deep within their hearts.

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Debbie Rarick

Founding Partner
Waco, Texas

Debbie Rarick, DMin, CCLC, Founder of You See Me Free Ministries, serves on the board of Life+Guard Ministries, leads various support group ministries in central Texas, and collaborates with leaders of local churches to empower ministry to the broken.

She holds a DMin from Truett Seminary at Baylor University...

Debbie Rarick, DMin, CCLC, Founder of You See Me Free Ministries, serves on the board of Life+Guard Ministries, leads various support group ministries in central Texas, and collaborates with leaders of local churches to empower ministry to the broken.

She holds a DMin from Truett Seminary at Baylor University, and began her own recovery journey in 1997.

Debbie’s personal faith in Christ and recovery journey are chronicled in her book, You See Me Free: Steps on a Journey of Faith, Through Fear, Beyond Forgiveness and Into Freedom.  Contact Debbie for more information.

Debbie enjoys resting, traveling, playing guitar, crocheting, fishing, and community.

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VIRGINIA


Barbara Gustavson

Founding Partner
Fredericksburg, Virginia

Barbara has a deep passion for helping people discover their potential and their purpose. She enjoys empowering individuals and organizations by helping them gain clarity, overcome obstacles and experience breakthroughs.

Barbara has her own coaching, teaching and speaking company and is a certified member of the John Maxwell Team, and...

Barbara has a deep passion for helping people discover their potential and their purpose. She enjoys empowering individuals and organizations by helping them gain clarity, overcome obstacles and experience breakthroughs.

Barbara has her own coaching, teaching and speaking company and is a certified member of the John Maxwell Team, and The Deeper Path Team.

In her free time she enjoys gardening, walking, kayaking and fishing. She lives in Fredericksburg, Virginia with her husband and two sons.

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Rob Edwards

Founding Partner
Norfolk, Virginia

For over 25 years, Rob has been a catalyst for sustainable change leading to individual, organizational and community transformation as he has led faith-based nonprofit organizations.

He has served in local churches and in military & crisis care chaplaincy. Rob is a certified growth coach and consults with churches on strategic planning, discipleship and...

For over 25 years, Rob has been a catalyst for sustainable change leading to individual, organizational and community transformation as he has led faith-based nonprofit organizations.

He has served in local churches and in military & crisis care chaplaincy. Rob is a certified growth coach and consults with churches on strategic planning, discipleship and small-group ministries, and community engagement. Currently he serves as Pastor of Bayside Christian Church in Virginia Beach, Virgina.

Rob and his wife have two children and four cats.

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Jeannie Schmidt

Salem, Virginia

Jeannie Schmidt is passionate about serving as a guide to people as they embark on a path of re-discovery. She equips others to explore new horizons as they live life for the first time.

Jeannie grew as a leader, coach, and mentor serving both the corporate and non-profit world. She experiences life with her best friend and husband, Dave. They are blessed to live on...

Jeannie Schmidt is passionate about serving as a guide to people as they embark on a path of re-discovery. She equips others to explore new horizons as they live life for the first time.

Jeannie grew as a leader, coach, and mentor serving both the corporate and non-profit world. She experiences life with her best friend and husband, Dave. They are blessed to live on the family homestead and look forward to visits from their adult children and families.

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Laura Harris

Virginia Beach, Virginia

In nearly 20 years practicing law, Laura has become known for her creative, energetic and humorous training style. She now applies that passion for teaching, fun and lifelong learning to helping others shape meaningful, satisfying careers.

As a graduate of a year-long Day Job to Dream Job Mastermind group, Laura is uniquely qualified to coach using the Day Job...

In nearly 20 years practicing law, Laura has become known for her creative, energetic and humorous training style. She now applies that passion for teaching, fun and lifelong learning to helping others shape meaningful, satisfying careers.

As a graduate of a year-long Day Job to Dream Job Mastermind group, Laura is uniquely qualified to coach using the Day Job to Dream Job program. She enhances the materials with lessons learned as a lawyer, small business owner and entrepreneur. She isn't just an instructor, but living proof that you can transition from stuck to thriving.

To learn more, visit lightandanchor.com

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Bob Price

Founding Partner
Virginia Beach, Virginia

For over 15 years, Bob has served in key leadership positions in business, military, and nonprofit organizations, driving successful organizational transformation.

A former Infantry Marine non-commissioned officer, Bob went on to serve in youth ministry, international evangelism, and Senior Pastor positions. He has over 10 years pastoral counseling...

For over 15 years, Bob has served in key leadership positions in business, military, and nonprofit organizations, driving successful organizational transformation.

A former Infantry Marine non-commissioned officer, Bob went on to serve in youth ministry, international evangelism, and Senior Pastor positions. He has over 10 years pastoral counseling experience and has completed graduate and postgraduate studies in pastoral psychotherapy, counseling, psychology, clinical pastoral education, & theology.

Bob currently serves as the Executive Director of Sought Out, Inc., in Virginia Beach, VA.

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Dr. Mary Oliver

Newcastle, Washington

Mary Oliver’s purpose and passion is to equip and train the body of Christ in Biblical health and wellness which includes transforming lives & building destinies through Jesus restorative love for all people.

With over 30 years of experience in pastoral and professional counseling, coaching, and Christian leadership, she's also...

Mary Oliver’s purpose and passion is to equip and train the body of Christ in Biblical health and wellness which includes transforming lives & building destinies through Jesus restorative love for all people.

With over 30 years of experience in pastoral and professional counseling, coaching, and Christian leadership, she's also an author, speaker and a revealer of God’s heart.

Mary's the spiritual director of Open Heart Ministry with a team of ministry leaders working together to build an “Alpha Campus” that serves as a retreat center that ministers to the community on living with biblical guidelines for whole health lifestyles.

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WEST VIRGINIA


Laura Prisc

Parkersburg, West Virginia


Laura Prisc has a burning desire to help others grow and she firmly believes the place to start is with self-awareness and intentionality.

Through her coaching, teaching, and speaking Laura helps individuals, teams, entrepreneurs, and organizations discover themselves, identify what holds meaning in their lives, and...

Laura Prisc has a burning desire to help others grow and she firmly believes the place to start is with self-awareness and intentionality.

Through her coaching, teaching, and speaking Laura helps individuals, teams, entrepreneurs, and organizations discover themselves, identify what holds meaning in their lives, and raise the level of their performance.

She is committed to helping others discover their purpose, define their dreams, and create the lives they long for thru reflection, focused thinking, and intentional action. The author of The “What Matters Most” Manifesto; certified Coach, Teacher, and Speaker thru both the John Maxwell and Deeper Path Teams; and Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, Laura is well equipped to accompany you on your self-discovery journey.

Prior to her work in personal development, Laura worked as a professional communicator in a variety of industries for nearly 25 years. She and her family live in West Virginia. Visit Laura at www.lauraprisc.com.

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WISCONSIN


Laura Diehl

Janesville, Wisconsin

Laura Diehl is an author, international speaker and minister. After the death of their oldest daughter, Laura and her husband, Dave, founded Grieving Parents Sharing Hope (GPS Hope) to walk with parents going through the deep dark blackness that only those who have lost a child from this earth can understand. It is a safe place with no shunning or judgement for those who are struggling with their faith after the death of their child, with...

Laura Diehl is an author, international speaker and minister. After the death of their oldest daughter, Laura and her husband, Dave, founded Grieving Parents Sharing Hope (GPS Hope) to walk with parents going through the deep dark blackness that only those who have lost a child from this earth can understand. It is a safe place with no shunning or judgement for those who are struggling with their faith after the death of their child, with various resources and tools to give hope and to help learn how to live a fulfilled life again beyond the death of a child. More information can be found at www.gpshope.org.

Laura also has a passion for those who know someone who has lost a child and wants a better understanding of how to truly bring comfort and support.

She has written several books, including the award winning When Tragedy Strikes: Rebuilding Your Life with Hope and Healing After the Death of Your Child (Morgan James Publishing, New York) and My Grief Journey: Coloring Book and Journal for Grieving Parents.

Dave and Laura live in Southern Wisconsin, and are the parents of five children (including their daughter who is already gone from this earth) and a growing legacy of grandchildren.

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Jim Watters

Founding Partner
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

For more than two decades Jim has served as a leader and innovator in several Christian ministries including World Vision, World Relief and Pastors Retreat Network.  In addition, Jim has served in the corporate world as VP of Sales and Marketing for an international corporation.

As a Founding Partner of the Your Secret Name team, Jim...

For more than two decades Jim has served as a leader and innovator in several Christian ministries including World Vision, World Relief and Pastors Retreat Network.  In addition, Jim has served in the corporate world as VP of Sales and Marketing for an international corporation.

As a Founding Partner of the Your Secret Name team, Jim is committed to sharing the liberating message of freedom available to each one of us when we learn who we really are is often very different than what we have been told.

Jim and his wonderful wife Char live in a quaint little cottage, where they intermittently have the joy of hosting their widely dispersed adult children and three “perfect” grandsons.

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