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速 2011-2012 L eadership Program



“The most frequent question I hear Christian business leaders ask is, ‘How do I integrate our Christian faith into the workplace?’ Lifework Leadership addresses this need by investing in the renewal and transformation of leaders, and empowers them to lead their businesses, their families and their communities by Godly principles.” — Wayne Huizenga, Jr. — President Huizenga Holdings, Inc. Fort Lauderdale, FL




We envision business leaders throughout Jacksonville, who cross vocational, denominational, and racial lines to transform the minds and hearts of their companies, churches and communities.

PARTICIPANTS GAIN • A clear perspective and purpose of who they really are and how they fit into their world.

This is the vision that inspires and motivates those who have experienced the Lifework Leadership training program. We are committed to equipping leaders because we believe that the quality of leadership in an organization makes the difference between success and failure. Our principles are based on a Christian worldview and are readily transferable for today’s marketplace. They are principles that are “good for business” as well as personal development. We invite you to complete the attached application for the Lifework Leadership Class or encourage an associate, parishioner, or friend to apply. We invite you to experience our program so that together we can make a transforming impact throughout Jacksonville.

• A desire to positively shape their corporate culture and meaningfully serve non-profit organizations. • An exposure to the needs of the broader community. • Significant and strategic relationships that will enrich their personal and professional lives. OUR COMMUNITY GAINS • Leaders who participate in significant ways. • Leaders who use their influence to make a lasting difference in their community. COMPANIES GAIN • Employees who have stronger ethics and values. • Employees who have a new network of relationships. • Employees who represent them with greater community presence and influence. • A deeper bench and pipeline for leaders.

“Among the most noble of efforts: an older generation pouring itself into a younger with the intention of encouraging emerging community leadership that possesses moral, spiritual, and intellectual strength. This is Lifework Leadership’s ‘business,’ and I am proud to be associated with it.” — Howard White — President, Bilt-Rite, Inc. Former President, Northeast Florida Builders Association


2 011 - 2 012 JAC K S ON VILLE Sch ed u le September 29-30, 2011 (Kick Off Retreat) Calling & Relationships

January 31, 2012 Compassion

May 1, 2012 Legacy

November 1, 2011 Worldview

March 1 – 3, 2012 National Alumni Retreat (optional)

May 2012 Graduation Dinner (TBD)

December 6, 2011 Generosity

March 6, 2012 Courage

January 10, 2012 Integrity

April 3, 2012 Humility

PRO G RA M PA RTICIPATION Our program is designed for leaders who desire transformation, a change from the inside out. Our program challenges the mind, identifies a calling, and engages the leader’s heart, all within a framework of a Christian worldview following Christ’s leadership model. Our program is marked by the participation of prominent local business leaders and nationally known speakers. Common Characteristics:

• Undergraduate degree or equivalent work/life experience • Professionally employed more than five years • Manages direct reports or is a business owner

• Willing to model high character and ethics to others


• Fall retreat (24 hours)

• Class sessions (eight half-day sessions) • Field trips (at lunch hour)

• Mentoring available via staff and alumni

graduation requirements:

• Attend (retreat, 6 class sessions, field trips)

• Review (recordings of missed class sessions) •Read (assigned readings)

“Lifework Leadership is a refreshing model of Christian leadership development that has the potential over time to transform our city.” — Jim Miller — President/CEO CNL Bank­—First Coast Jacksonville, FL



John Aden

Os Guinness


Senior Vice President Wal-Mart International Operations

Author and Speaker

President Huizenga Holdings, Inc.


Bob Lupton


sam mathis

Mark Miller

Author and Pastor

Director of Worldwide Diversity Praxair, Inc.

Vice President of Training and Development Chick-fil-A

Tony Boselli Jr.


Bonnie Wurzbacher

Former Jaguars Offensive Tackle The Boselli Foundation

President World-Wide Operations Disney

Senior Vice President Global Accounts The Coca-Cola Company

President Red Lobster

cynthia montello President The Montello Agency

Founder FLS Urban Ministries

gordon pennington Former Director of Marketing Tommy Hilfiger

Cobie Langerak President Triaxa Partners

jim lewis

President Disney Vacation Club

* Tentative speaker list


We envision a generation of business leaders, throughout Jacksonville, who cross vocational, denominational, and racial lines to transform the minds and hearts of their companies, churches, and ultimately their city. — Steven French — President Lifework Leadership





Our participants and board members come from a variety of businesses in Florida including:



Founding Partner Jacksonville Chairman

Lifework Leadership was established in 1992 to bring vitality to cities by transforming and mobilizing Christian business leaders. It is based in Orlando, Florida. Lifework was birthed through the vision of former U.S. Senator William Armstrong (CO) who envisioned a nation that could be transformed through leaders who had a clear calling and Christian worldview. Armstrong challenged Ralph D. Veerman, of Veerman & Associates, and Larry Kreider, President of The Gathering USA, Inc., to be founding partners in 1992. The model was then refined with the appointment of Steven French as President in 2000. French brought Lifework’s staff, program, and curriculum to a position that allows its model of leadership transformation to be transferable to other cities. The vision remains clear — “transformed leaders, transform cities.” The Chairman of Lifework Leadership/Jacksonville’s Board of Advisors, is Randy Drew, CEO of PARC Management.

American Express AT&T Athletes in Action AXA - Advisors Banco Popular NA Beatty Balfour Construction Belhaven College BellSouth Carter & Associates Christian Community Foundation City of Orlando Coastal Construction Products Colonial Bank Co-Advantage Resources CNL Bank CNL Commercial Real Estate CNL Financial Group Darden Restaurants Engineering Technology, Inc. Florida Hospital FreshPoint Holiday Inn HomeBanc Mortgage Co. Home Depot Huizenga Holdings, Inc. Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce IBM Land America Life and Leadership Coaching, Inc.

Marriott Merrill Lynch Morgan Stanley Omni Rosen Hotel Orange County Orlando Health Orlando Sentinel Palm Beach Atlantic University Parc Management Prudential Securities RDV Sports Regal Marine Re/Max 200 Realty Rollins College Ronald Blue & Co. Scherer Construction Siemens Westinghouse Sun Microsystems SunTrust The Money Source Trammell Crow Company USB Financial Valencia Community College Van Kampen Asset Management Wachovia Walt Disney World Co. Workscapes 3M Unitek

... along with many other wonderful small businesses and not-for-profits!

apply Enrollment is Limited. Participants are men and women who have demonstrated leadership potential, business excellence, and integrity. Selection is based on a candidate’s desire to be personally transformed from “the inside-out”. This should be reflected on the application when the candidate writes a one-page summary of his/her lifejourney. Other important eligibility considerations include past professional experience, community and church involvement, and a recommendation from a faith-based leader. All applications should be scanned/ emailed to or completed online at: The Jacksonville 2011 – 2012 tuition for Lifework Leadership/Jacksonville is $2,750. Tuition for applications submitted by July 31, 2011, receive a $250 discount dropping the fee to $2,500. Our Nomination Team will carefully review applications and make recommendations to the Board of Advisors for acceptance on a first-come, first-served basis. Tuition fees cover less than half of program expenses. The donations given by our class members and alumni beyond the required tuition are greatly appreciated and are used to offset program expenses. Tuition Due: 50% due within 30 days of acceptance; remainder due by September 30th.

AP PLICAT IO N GENERAL (Shared with our national Lifework community):

Class of 2012

Last Name _____________________________________________ First _____________________________________________ Middle _________________________________ Nickname _____________________________________________ Present Employer _____________________________________________ Title _______________________ Phone _____________________________________________ Assistant Name _____________________________________________ Phone _________________________ Work Address _________________________________________________________ _City _______________________________ State _________ Zip ______________________

PERSONAL (For internal purposes within our local and national offices only): Home Address _________________________________________________________ _City _______________________________ State _________ Zip ______________________ Date of Birth _____________________ Home Phone ___________________________ Cell Phone ____________________________________________________________ E-mail _____________________________________________________________ Spouse’s Name _______________________________________________________________ Children’s Name(s) ________________________________________________________Church You Attend ______________________________________________________

Signature ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Date _______________________________________

email :

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“Lifework helps us to understand, ‘For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.’ We all need to be about doing it!” John Rutherford Duval County Sheriff

“Lifework Leadership clarified and confirmed my calling in the business world. The outstanding speakers and readings gave me substantial leadership depth, which was critical to my success when I took over Epcot theme park the day before September 11th. Because of Lifework Leadership, I am more confident, focused, and content in my professional and personal life.” Brad Rex Chief Executive Officer, TBRG, LLC Chairman, Lifework Leadership (2003-2006)

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Jacksonville 2012 Brochure  

Lifework Leadership Jacksonville 2012 Brochure