Leadership Institute

At CBMC Leadership Institute – Our mission is to reach business leaders right where they are and help them to become the leaders that God designed them to be, while building a business of excellence that glorifies God. As Chair – I am committed to providing 1-on-1 coaching and guiding Peer Advisory Groups of 8-12 Senior Business Leaders with a focus on identifying practical solutions in the marketplace, consistent with Biblical principles, guiding one another to best practices and excellent performance. 

Our Distinctives:

  • We focus on the “whole person”
  • We help business leaders live as “Marketplace Ambassadors”
  • We have a Great Commission focus
  • Serving leaders in the marketplace for over 80 years

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“I have been blessed to know and work with Gary – and I know you would be as well! Admittedly, I was fairly ‘content’ with my life and business, but – as most of us already know deep down – there was room for improvement… However, I was concerned about starting a coaching program – I thought it would be bigger than I was ready for, with a to-do list longer than I could implement. To my surprise, it was just the opposite! Gary listened well, understood my needs and tailored suggestions around my personality style – to fit my timetable. He is a godly man with an extensive amount of life and business experiences to draw from when providing counsel and he helped me to fill my cup, so that it can overflow into the lives of others. The encouragement and ideas I received to further integrate my faith it into my business and personal life was invaluable and with that type of person speaking into your life, it’s hard not to be blessed by it!!” 
– Jim Hanna, Topeka Business Owner

“My biggest apprehension in beginning to work with Gary was I did not know what to expect. I did not know how the process would work. I have been really appreciative of our time together. Because of our similar backgrounds and interests I think we really related. I appreciate his insight and Godly counsel. My experience is that he is very skilled at offering coaching, direction and suggestions. I liked the encouraging way suggestions were made and the follow up on prior discussions helped me stay on course. I feel like we are Christian brothers visiting. To a friend I would say this is a guy with a Christian heart and perspective and he wants the best the Lord has for you. I hope this helps you in looking for your coach. I really mean what I said. Gary did a good job!”
– Al Childs | Vice President of Generosity | WaterStone