Since 1997, Greg has been on a path to motivate and encourage others through their painful failures and coach them toward their true potential.
Prior to 1997, Greg’s life was going as planned. He had worked up to assistant basketball coach at Western Kentucky University where assisted in coaching a four-year losing streak into 21 wins. He married and started his own business in Cynthiana, Kentucky where he received the Business Person of the Year Award by the Chamber of Commerce, the Volunteer of the Year from the Harrison County School System, and the Community Service Award from Kiwanis Club. Things were going very well. Then on March 1, 1997 flood waters came to the small town of Cynthiana and wiped out hundreds of homes and businesses, including Greg’s business. The floodwaters caused his grocery store over $1 million in damage. With no flood insurance, he was forced into bankruptcy causing him to not only lose his business, but his home as well. Still reeling from the devastation, his wife requested a divorce. Greg hit bottom. But, he survived and now shares how he overcame these losses and has since moved on to a rewarding life.
Greg now speaks to audiences about failure and how to “Fail Forward!”. His ability to move an audience to action is what he does best. He is an energetic, articulate, and spirited entrepreneur with a consistent record of contribution to organizational development, new concept planning, and TEAM leadership management. With a broad and diversified background in business and operations management, Greg became consulting other business owners, produced and hosted his own sports talk radio show, works as commentator on radio for high school and college basketball/football games. Greg strengthened his faith by helping other faith-based organizations develop their potential. As a minister, he has built a singles ministry membership from an average attendance tenfold; he energized a men’s ministry from only 24 members to over 60; and he helped develop a small group program advance from only 6 groups to over 40 – all within one year.
Obviously, Greg didn’t give up. One of New York Times Best-selling authors, John C. Maxwell, featured Greg’s story in his book, “Failing Forward, Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success.” Greg certainly learned that “it’s not what happens to you, but how what happens in you.” He’s a walking success and wants to help you overcome advertise in your life as well.
Listen to an interview with Greg on “The Break Out Session” hosted by Tom Hailey.