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Sam Chand

Founder, DRC

Sam Chand’s singular vision for his life is Helping Others Succeed.

In this season of his life, he does one thing—Leadership.

Sam is a former Pastor, college President, Chancellor, and President Emeritus of Beulah Heights University. In 1973 “student” Sam Chand was serving Beulah Heights Bible College as janitor, cook and dishwasher then returned in 1989 to serve as “President” of the same college! Under his leadership it became the country’s largest predominantly African-American Christian College.

Sam develops leaders through:

  • Leadership Consultations
  • Sam Chand Leadership Institute
  • Leadership Resources—Books, digital media, AVAIL Journal
  • Leadership Speaking
  • Dream Releaser Coaching
  • Dream Releaser Enterprises

He serves Pastors, ministries, governmental and social organizations, and businesses as a Leadership Architect and Change Strategist. Sam speaks regularly at leadership conferences, churches, corporations, seminars, and other leadership development avenues.

Sam Chand…

  • Consults with large churches and businesses on leadership and capacity enhancing issues
  • Named in the top-30 global Leadership Gurus list
  • Founder & President of Dream Releaser Coaching and Dream Releaser Enterprises
  • Conducts worldwide Leadership Conferences
  • Has served on many boards such as EQUIP for John C. Maxwell

His educational background includes honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Beulah Heights University, honorary Doctor of Divinity from Heritage Bible College, a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Grace Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education from Beulah Heights University.

Sam Chand shares his life and love with his wife Brenda, two daughters Rachel & Deborah, son-in-law Zack and granddaughters Adeline and Rose.

Being raised in a Pastor’s home in India has uniquely equipped Sam Chand to share his passion—that of mentoring, developing, and inspiring leaders to break all limits—in ministry and the marketplace.

For more information, go to www.samchand.com.


Brenda Chand

Founder, DRC

1971 was a pivotal year in Brenda Chand’s life when she chose to devote her life to serving others. Even then, at the age of eighteen, her love for people in all walks of life motivated her to prepare academically. Her concentration of studies in formal education is testimony of her desire to serve.

She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Education from Beulah Heights University (BHU) in 1977 with honors. In 2002 she received a Master of Ministry degree in Leadership from Southwestern Christian University. In 2012 she received the Doctor of Ministry degree from Oral Roberts University in Pastoral Care and Counseling.

In 1979, she was married to Samuel Chand. Their ministry led them to Portland, Oregon; Hartford, Michigan and back to Atlanta in 1989 where Sam served as President of BHU (1989-2003).

Brenda served as adjunct instructor at her alma mater BHU from 2002 through 2013 in the area of leadership. She has taught such courses as: Spiritual Formation; Laws of Leadership; Leadership Coaching; Oral Communication, and Marriage and Family.

Brenda’s role in ministry has been to be, first, a support for what God is doing through her husband. While pastoring, Brenda’s ministry was flavored with diversity ranging from teaching nursery-age children to leading women’s ministries to working with teens and the elderly. In addition, she has been a seminar and retreat speaker, and is a contributing author in the book Failure: The Womb of Success. Most recently, she has written curriculum for Dream Releaser Coaching.

She is co-founder of Dream Releaser Coaching (accredited by the International Coach Federation) where she holds credentials as Certified Leadership and Life Coach as well as Coach Trainer.

Her ministry areas include serving at home and abroad.  At her home church, Brenda has been active in ministry. She has served as Assistant Pastor, Director of Women’s Ministries, Teacher, and Leadership Development Coordinator. Brenda was one of the founders of The Rev. B. M. Chand School of Theology and Leadership in Lucknow, India where she serves as Senior Advisor.

She is most passionate about teaching spiritual formation and developing others through life coaching.

She shares her love and life with her husband Sam, two daughters—Rachel and her husband Zack, and Debbie, and two granddaughters—Adeline Joy and Rose Marie.


Deborah Chand

Chief Executive Officer  |  Coach Trainer

Debbie Chand is a long time resident of Atlanta Georgia. After 10 years of being the Director of Marketing and Recruitment at a university, she became the project manager of branding and created the business model and processes for the Dream Releaser Coaching Program. She is the Chief Executive Officer of Dream Releaser Coaching, a life coach certification program approved with International Coaching Federation. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Leadership Studies and Administration, a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, and she is a certified Master Coach Trainer!

Debbie is a Partner Manager for Four Rivers Media and Dream Releaser Enterprises and serves on the Executive Leadership Team. These are partner companies specializing in branding, marketing, publishing, client management, project management, social media and more. She is the owner of Debbie Chand Enterprises, the umbrella of her partner management portfolio.

Her other interests and experiences include event planning (corporate and private such as conferences, roundtables, symposiums, sports events, etc.) She assists start-ups with working on their business plans and helps them to make the goals simple and achievable.

Debbie’s passion is to help others succeed and help them fulfill dreams that are seemingly impossible!


Robin Buttler

Director of Communications  |  Master Trainer

Robin identifies her purpose in life as empowering people to become unstuck; to move into their desired destinies. Through speaking, coaching, mentor coaching, and training she delivers encouragement, instruction, and empowerment to those who fit that description. Her deepest desire is to move people into their destiny of fulfilled goals and dreams.

She received her coaching certification in 2010 through Dream Releaser Coaching and serves as Director of Communications and Master Trainer. She has successfully conducted training for coaches, coach trainers, and spoken at numerous summits on coaching subjects galore. She completed the John Maxwell Certification Program of coaching in 2012. She is the owner of Step Forward Coaching, where she impacts people with her catchphrase, “Step forward; a new path awaits you!”

In 2017, she achieved the credentialed position as Associate Certified Coach, and later advanced to position of Professional Certified Coach through The International Coach Federation (ICF). This position affords her the authorization to provide the required mentoring for those wanting to be credentialed through the ICF.

Robin gains her greatest fulfillment from exhorting, encouraging and training others through motivational speaking and teaching at workshops, conferences, summits, and retreats.

[email protected]



Chris Bowen

Executive Director | Coach Trainer

Dr. Christopher Bowen is Founder of Living Faith International Ministries in Forest Park, Ga. He was born and raised in South Charleston, Ohio, then moved to Atlanta after graduating high school to attend Beulah Heights University. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1987.

In 1990, Dr. Chris established Living Faith Tabernacle in a small hotel room with 15 members. The ministry grew at a phenomenal rate and after the seventh building project, the sanctuary on Old Dixie Road in Forest Park, Georgia now seats 1,300 people, with multiple services weekly.

Dr. Bowen continued his education, receiving his Master’s degree in Leadership Development at Southwestern Christian University in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma and his Doctorate of Ministry in Pastoral Care and Counseling from Oral Roberts University in April 2011. Dr. Bowen is a full time professor at Beulah Heights University, where he instructs several classes such as: Success for Life, Marriage and Family, Pneumatology and Early Hebrew History, to name a few. He is the Executive Director of Dream Releaser Coaching, a motivational speaker, and travels internationally to speak on topics such as time management, body language, communication, and financial freedom. In addition to operating in leadership, he is also a business owner and entrepreneur, of Bowen Wilson Properties, CEO of C-Bo Enterprises and the CEO and founder of 5 Star Personal and Corporate Development in Atlanta, Ga.

On December 31, 2016, Dr. Bowen decided to set the example of how to leave a thriving ministry, as senior pastor, putting it into the hands of his successor to continue to grow the church. He then ventured out to minister to young pastors and ministers to father and mentor them on how to balance family, education and church, on a solid foundation. He personally develops company, businesses, pastors and ministries into 5 Star Quality.

Dr. Bowen has authored 12 books which, “Beyond Five Star Quality” and has become his #1 selling book, selling thousands of copies in 7 countries. In this book, he informs us how to provide greater excellence and service to our personal and business lives, corporations, and or churches. His newest release, August 2019, “If It Ain’t Broke, Break It”, a book on transition in ministry is anticipated to out sell his 5 Star Book. Dr. Bowen resides in Lake Spivey, GA with his wife, Kathy. He is the proud father of 2 sons, 2 amazing daughter-in-laws and is grandfather to 3 phenomenal grandchildren.

For booking information, please contact Dr. Bowen at [email protected].


Moren Adenubi

Coach Trainer 

Principled. Professional. Wise. Dependable.

Moren Adenubi has been blessed with the opportunity to live out her passion every day and encourages others to do the same. For Moren, this pursuit revolves around Faith, Service, and Real-estate. Like many before her, Moren started as an office manager for a small property management firm and worked her way up, creating her own path of business development and evolution of Crown Group – A full service real estate firm. Moren Adenubi has learned and continues to acknowledge the value of humility, hard work, mental curiosity and mentorship.

As she grows as a person, she continues to pour herself into others through teaching & volunteerism. As a coach, she especially loves to work with business owners & pastor’s wives. Moren is ready to share her energy and experience to ultimately work for you- whether you need a speaker/ trainer or a coach, she is ready to be of service to you & your organization.

Her vision is to equip others through teaching, coaching and demonstration to develop physically, financially, emotionally and spiritually in order to accomplish their God-given purpose.


Jim Bolin

Coach Trainer

Jim Bolin is a speaker, author and follower of Jesus Christ and has been guided by a passionate vision to bring love, accept and forgiveness to a hurting society. As part of that vision, Jim and Robin, his wife of over 38 years, their son Jason and daughter Jessica along with a small group of supporters began Trinity Chapel on September 11, 1983. That humble beginning would grow into a congregation of several thousand members and faithful attendants. Today Jim’s ministry has moved into its next phase of consulting churches and coaching pastor’s around the United States and even into several foreign nations. As senior pastor with over 35 years of experience, a teacher and author of two books, (Recognizing the Spirits that Hinder the Flow of God and The Rope of Hope), Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and wisdom to the challenges facing pastor’s and churches today. Jim attended Lee University in Cleveland, TN and received his Doctorate of Divinity from Jacksonville Theological Seminary. He also completed the Dream Releaser Coaching program with Sam Chand in the summer of 2011. Then in February of 2012 Jim and Robin became senior pastors of The Landing Church in McDonough, GA. He and Robin still reside in Powder Springs and continue supporting their son Jason and his wife Sarah who now serve as Senior Pastor’s of Trinity Chapel. Jim and Robin’s life is a testimony that “hope does not disappoint” (Romans 5:5).


Don Brawley

Coach Trainer 

Dr. Don Brawley III is an experienced master coach and leadership consultant with expertise in organizational development, strategic planning, culture creation and change management. His experience leading organizational change, both from within and without organizations, enable him to effectively partner with organizational stakeholders, from senior pastors and C-suite level executives to direct reports and volunteers, in achieving their desired future.

Don brings to his coaching over twenty-five years of leadership, coaching, and consulting experience. He has extensive experience in organizational leadership, strategic leadership, training and development, and coach training. He has trained coaches in South Africa, New Zealand, Great Britain and across the United States.

Before becoming an executive coach and organizational consultant in 2006, Dr. Don along with his wife Mona, planted a thriving ministry where he trained corporate executives in transformational leadership. In this role he served as an internal consultant that lead the organization through a successful values discovery process and successfully changed its organizational cultural.

Dr. Don’s professional coaching experience includes 10 years as a coach trainer with Dream Releaser Coaching where he facilities trainings, conducts live coaching demos, develops curriculum and trains other coach trainers. In recent years, Dr. Don invests the majority of his time coaching executives and managers of Fortune 500 companies and other global brands.

Dr. Don’s extensive background in organizational leadership enables him to coach, with clear understanding, the dual complexities faced by senior leaders, on one hand, and their aspiring workforce on the other. His understanding of the vast difficulties encountered by organizational leaders, within both the sacred and secular arenas, mixed with his transformational approach to coaching enable him to effectively partner with leaders facing organizational change and desirous of personal development. His style is encouraging, challenging and results-orientated.

He has coached C-suite executives from Wall St to Silicon Valley, senior pastors from Europe to Australia, and midlevel managers from a wide-variety of industries that include corporate, government, education, and not-for-profit sectors in Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States.

Qualifications and Affiliations

  • Resolution 702 in Recognition of Successful Leadership, GA House of Representatives—2015
  • Master Coach Trainer, Dream Releasers Coaching—2012
  • Life Forming Leadership Coaching- Certified Coach Trainer 2010
  • Doctorate in Strategic Leadership, Regent University School of Business & Leadership—2008
  • When training costs too much yet isn’t enough! Journal of Practical Consulting—2007
  • Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies, Regent University—2006
  • Masters of Organizational Leadership, Regent University—2004
  • Bachelors of Arts in History, Hofstra University—1992

Mona Brawley

Coach Trainer 

Mona Brawley is the President/CEO of Mona Brawley Coaching, LLC. She pastors alongside her husband, Dr. Don Brawley III who is senior pastor and founder of Impact Church located in Snellville, GA. Mona has been a certified Master Coach Trainer for Dream Releaser Coaching since its inception (2010). She has been married to her college sweetheart, Don, for more than thirty years. Together they graduated from college, were ordained and licensed, and now pastor Impact Church (ImpactGwinnett.com), which they began twenty-six years ago. She is the proud mother of their three birth children and three by marriage, Brandon (Kristie), Chantelle (Marquice}, Aaron (Adeline) and grandmother to Isabella. In
1996, Mona founded Women of Impact Ministry, a woman’s ministry dedicated to inspiring and
challenging women to reach their fullest potential in Christ Jesus.

Her formal training led her towards education. She is a seasoned tenured elementary educator with the Gwinnett County Public School system where she serves as a STEM/Math Specialist. She is admired by many for her keen ability to balance work, ministry, and family while maintaining her passionate pursuit of God. Through the years, God has ordered her steps, which have led to many personal, professional, and spiritual accomplishments. Mona was voted Local Teacher of the Year by her peers in August 2020
and named as one of the top 25 finalists for Gwinnett County’s Teacher of the Year, and wrote and earned over $50,000.00 in grants to fund programmings. In March 2018, she was awarded Elementary Teacher of the Year by Gwinnett Alliance for Gifted Education for using her unique gifts to motivate gifted students to achieve their personal best.

Her desire is to give back to others what God has planted in her. Mona’s enthusiastic and passionate
pursuit of her God-given purpose led her to continue her education at Regent University. She earned a Masters in Organizational Leadership with a focus in Leadership Coaching and Mentoring in May 2010.  As a Life change Strategist, Mona champions purpose and transformation by inspiring hope and encouragement to those who dare to believe they can change their lives. She enjoys motivating others to fulfill their God-given purpose while on earth; therefore, Mona Brawley Coaching was birthed. She takes pleasure in encouraging individuals to pursue and “reach the apex” of their potential utilizing coaching, mentoring and motivational speaking. Mona penned a course for Dream Releaser Coaching
2012, titled Living Life on Purpose. She has been a featured author for Christian Magazines Thrive Today Magazine and You CAN Coach, The Professional Coaching Handbook. She employs her unique wealth of experience as a Christian, pastor/pastor’s wife, leader, seasoned educator, woman, mother and now grandmother to spur others to action.  She is currently accepting invitations for speaking engagements for Women’s Empowerment Sessions, Leadership Retreats, Coaching Forums, Women and Business Leaders Coaching, Purpose planning and
more. Inquire within.



Maury Davis

Coach Trainer 

After a troubled childhood and eight and a half years in prison, Maury Davis embraced his calling and passion for reaching the lost and dove head first into ministry, serving in several positions such as youth pastor and then an evangelist. In 1991, Pastor Maury Davis preached a service to the then 250-member congregation of Cornerstone Church, accepted a position as their Senior Pastor, and has now grown the faithful congregation into over 3,000 of weekly attendees.

Maury Davis has successfully launched eight churches during his tenure at Cornerstone in areas of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Texas, with a combined attendance of over 7,000 people each week. His television program is the most-watched Christian broadcast on any channel in Middle Tennessee every Sunday morning.

Maury Davis maintains a close relationship with local legislators and has opened the State Senate or Congress annually in prayer for over 10 years and has even had the honor of opening the US Congress in prayer. As a prominent and respected member in the local community as well as global faith, he has served on the boards of Southwestern Assemblies of God University in Waxahachie, Texas, The Assemblies of God National Missions Board, and New Life Corporation in Nashville, Tennessee.

His ministry and unique qualities have been featured on major networks and programming such as Praise the Lord, TBN, and Daystar. His passion for missions and love for people has led him to Russia, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Manila, Panama, Barranquilla, Colombia, South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania, Swaziland, Central America, and India to serve—even joining Joyce Meyer in an Africa crusade and partnering with John Bevere and Messenger International for worthwhile endeavors.

His rare perspective on leadership development and church growth combined with his relationships with people have created a global presence. Maury is focused on developing the next generation through preaching, coaching and consulting to raise up successful leaders and entrepreneurs to fulfill their purpose and reach their dreams.

Maury resides in Nashville, Tennessee, with his wife, four children and their spouses, and four grandchildren.


William E. Flippin

Coach Trainer 

The Reverend Dr. William E. Flippin, Sr., B.A., M. Div., D. Min., is a native of Nashville, Tennessee. Dr. Flippin has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics and Business Administration from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, Dr. Flippin holds a Master of Divinity, Cum Laude, from Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia; while in seminar, he was a Benjamin E. Mays Fellow and The Fund for Theological Education. Dr. Flippin earned a Doctorate of Ministry from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Flippin is a Certified Life Transformational Coach and also a Certified Leadership Coach Trainer.

Faithfully serving as Senior Pastor of The Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, since 1990, Pastor Flippin has led The Greater Piney Grove to a unique sense of mission and outreach. He also serves as the founder and CEO of The Flippin Legacy Ministries, The Pearl Initiative, Inc. and Pearls of Great Price Ministries, Inc. He is the author of five books; In my Father’s House, Order in the Church, Order in the Pulpit, God’s Order and his newest book, Vision 20/20; a collection of his favorite sermons preached throughout the years.

Dr. William E. Flippin, Sr. is also a proud member of the distinguish Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated. In 2009, Dr. Flippin was appointed to serve as the National Chair of The Chaplain Corporation of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. His ministry has allowed him to travel, teaching and preaching internationally in Lagos, Nigeria for The Annual 2009 Missions Conference at West African Theological Seminary, Ethiopia, Africa and the Holy Land of Israel, to name a few.

Dr. Flippin has been married for over thirty-five years to Sylvia Taylor, who is an instructional coach for the DeKalb County Board of Education. Mrs. Flippin is a graduate of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and holds a Masters degree in Education from Georgia State University.

Dr. and Mrs. Flippin, Sr. are the proud parents of three sons who continue the family legacy of preaching, Revs. William E., Jr. (Kedra S.), Richard C. and Joseph C. T. (Kendall D.) Flippin and one daughter, Miss Sylvia Joi.

Website: http://www.flippinlegacy.com


Sherry Gaither

Coach Trainer 

Dr. Sherry Gaither—referred to by many as 'Dr. G'—is a multi-gifted pastor, educator, author, and a transformational life coach. Her influence extends internationally as she travels extensively throughout the United States, Mexico, Africa, and Europe.
As the founder of Empowerment Network International, Dr. Gaither is dedicated to empowering others through coaching and mentoring. For twenty-seven years, Dr. G served as co-pastor of Stronghold Christian Church in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia by providing dynamic leadership. As an educator, she served twenty-five years on the staff of Beulah Heights University as a professor in leadership. Her prior experience in marketing and management has enabled her to effectively inspire and empower leaders in the marketplace.

Dr. G is also founder of The Lady & Her Legacy, a nonprofit network for women. As an author, her most recent book, "I Command You to Fight," has empowered thousands in the U.S. and internationally. Her previous book, "Promoting Leaders: Who Know How to Serve" has become a resource for training church leaders.
Her academic accomplishments include a B.A. in Communication from Seton Hall University, South Orange, New Jersey; an M.A. in Christian Education from the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC), Atlanta, Georgia; and a Doctor of Ministry Degree (D. Min.) from Luther Rice Seminary, Lithonia, Georgia. Dr. G is a graduate of Leadership DeKalb, in metro Atlanta. Additionally, she is a certified master life coach, and coach trainer with Dream Releasers Coaching in Atlanta, GA.

“Dr. G” has received numerous nominations and awards, which includes the Women’s Leadership and Empowerment Award in recognition of her global leadership and empowerment of women, the Trumpet Award Foundation: Saluting African American Achievement, The Sisters in the Spirit Award, and the Sixth Annual International Trailblazer Award. In 2018 she was honored with the “Hidden Figure” Award and in 2019 she was recognized by local government leaders for her visionary leadership.


Betty Glover Palmer

Coach Trainer 

Dr. Betty Palmer - Educator, Nonprofit Consultant, Life Coach/Trainer,
Inspirational Speaker and Author

Dr. Palmer is President of B. G. Palmer Training and Coaching. Her organization equips individuals, organizations and ministries in starting nonprofit organizations; also provides life coaching and training to those who want to enhance their lives & careers. She formerly served with distinction as Chair for Urban and Leadership Studies and professor, for over fourteen years, at Beulah Heights University in Atlanta, GA. Key accomplishments include: Developing an urban and global curriculum, creating the Transformational Leader / Community Developer Award, voted Professor of the Year, recipient of the” Make a Difference and Legacy Awards.” She is also the founding administrator of the highly acclaimed Greenforest Christian Academic Center. As Executive Director, she made her mark in community development at one of Atlanta’s leading community development organizations, FCS Community Economic Development.

Palmer possesses numerous years of experience in: executive leadership, educational administration, community economic development and training. Training and coaching niches include: Business development, Nonprofit Development, Board development, Fundraising, Leadership development, Curriculum development and Personal/professional development. Her international training experiences include presentations at the City Business College of London, the Christian University of North Haiti and Western Regional Mission Council’s Empowerment Conference, Montego Bay, Jamaica. She has a passion for missions, serving as Program Director, for Unconditional Love for Children, Inc, developing and implementing programming for students and parents at a primary school in Hanover, Jamaica. Her Hallmark program is a Coaching program for students, parents and staff.

Palmer was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Tabernacle Bible College and Seminary, earned a M.S. Degree in Urban Economic Development from Eastern University,
a B. A. in Human Services Administration from Antioch University, an associate in Urban Ministry from The Center for Urban Theological Studies and completed studies in business administration at Temple University. Palmer is certified in Faith-based Community Economic Development through Harvard University Divinity School Summer Leadership Program and is a Master Certified life Coach/Trainer through Dream Releaser Coaching.

A noted inspirational speaker, Palmer is the author of an inspiring Autobiography, Beyond Success: My Amazing Journey to Significance. She takes seriously her civic responsibility and has served on several Boards and is a mentor to many young women. (Member, Leadership Atlanta, Christian Community Development Association, Sisters on the Journey, Inc.; former, National Assoc. of Black MBA’s, Eastern University – Economic Development Advisory Board). She is an avid member of Greenforest Community Baptist Church in Decatur, GA.

Contact Info: [email protected]


Karen Robertson

Coach Trainer 

Karen Robertson and her husband, Mike, are the lead pastors of Visalia First, a church in Visalia, California. Karen has a heart to see people grow in the wonder and awe of who God is, and she expresses that inspiration through her work in the church. Karen experienced a call to ministry when she was 16 years old and has served in Women’s Ministry and Worship Arts throughout her whole career.

Karen has a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from the University of Texas in Arlington (UTA) as well as a BA in Sacred Music from Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU). An accomplished musician and vocalist, Karen has worked extensively in the areas of musical production. She has trained vocalists and instrumentalists in churches as well as future worship leaders at the university level.

Visalia First has become known in the community for its wonderful Christmas production, Imagine Christmas, and Karen is the Producer/Director of this breathtaking experience. She wrote Imagine Christmas – LIGHT as an enhanced version of the previous year’s production. Using a mix of music, theater, dance, costumes and aerial acrobatics, LIGHT took audiences on an inspirational journey through God’s wondrous creation of the earth and the birth of His son, the Light of this world. She has also written the Christmas musical, Broken Hallelujah as well as Imagine – The Prequel, an extension of the original production, Imagine Christmas.


Tony Rodriguez

Coach Trainer 

Tony Rodriguez is a leading authority on developing leaders and building teams that win. As a Leadership Engineer, he presents regularly at leadership conferences, churches, corporations, seminars, and other leadership development opportunities. Anthony lives near Atlanta, Georgia with the most beautiful woman in the world, his wife of 16 years, Alice Rodriguez.


  • Born and raised in Brooklyn, NY
  • Graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a B.S. in Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Commissioned in the U.S, Army as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry Branch and served 15 years leaving service as a Major. Successfully trained and led hundreds of soldiers to include overseas deployments to Europe, the Far East, and the Caribbean.
  • Graduated from the U.S. Army Ranger School. He earned numerous awards and certifications including the Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Expert Infantry Badge.
  • Published author in the professional journals Army Trainer, Infantry magazine, and Center for Army Lessons Learned.
  • Founder and current President of industry leading business development company RBSI Certified Leadership Coach and Coach Trainer
  • Co-Founder of R&R Consulting specializing in developing healthy organizational cultures in the marketplace or ministry
    Tony is a marathon runner, an avid reader, and a Dream Releaser.

Kim J. Schofield

Coach Trainer 

Kim Schofield B.A., M. Div., D. Min ABD., is a Leadership Transformational and Personal Development Coach and CEO of Other People’s Potential Coaching in Atlanta, GA. Kim has a wealth of knowledge in healthcare, personal development, community development and public policy. Kim is a Certified Life Transformational Coach with Lifeforming Leadership Coaching, Certified Executive Coach with Paradigm 360 Coaching and Master Coach with Dream Releaser Coaching. She is skilled in building teams through behavioral management assessment-based and DiSC trainings. As former Board member of ICF Georgia, Kim worked to develop a variety of diverse and inclusive coaching programs.

Since being elected in 2017 to the Georgia House of Representatives, Rep. Kim Schofield has infused coaching into the Georgia General Assembly within the House and Senate Committees, Legislative Caucuses and amongst Legislative staff.

She is a native of New York, and a proud mom. Kim a national speaker, national advocate and legislative policymaker, corporate trainer, transformational and accountability coach, and serves as Chaplain to Georgia Legislative Black Caucus. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, creative exploration, spending time with friends and traveling abroad.


Jeffrey S. Smith

Coach Trainer 

Jeffrey Smith has over twenty years of experience in the areas of leadership development, change management, and building effective businesses and churches. As a coach, he helps today’s leaders break through barriers that prohibit progress and enter a place of greater productivity and purpose. His experiences in fostering cultures of collaboration, cooperation and creativity have proven beneficial to a variety of organizations.

Jeffrey is motivated to elevate leaders and empower others to reach their potential. As a coach, consultant and speaker he partners with leaders and organizations to improve their levels of effectiveness, efficiency and excellence. Training and coaching high performance leaders has taken Jeffrey to Mexico, South Africa, Brazil, Kenya, Nigeria, Canada and Australia. Through coaching, Jeffrey helps others access new ways of thinking that enables them to enjoy greater levels of balance and fulfillment. In a world of rapid and increasing change he assists individuals, teams and organizations in navigating the uncertain territory of transition in a way that unlocks latent potential.

Jeffrey began his career as a marketing representative for IBM, followed by positions as Trust Administrator/Officer and head of the Corporate Trust Department for National City Bank in Toledo, Ohio. After his corporate experience, he served in pastoral ministry for nearly twenty years before becoming Lead Pastor of Strong Tower, a vibrant church in Fredericksburg, Virginia.

After 20 years of working with pastors and leaders he has developed keen insight in the areas of strategic planning, systems implementation, enhancing staff productivity as well as conflict resolution and team building. Jeffrey also serves as the Director of Cornerstone Global Network.

Education, Certifications, Memberships, Publications

Bowling Green State University, B.S., Finance
Hudson Institute of Coaching, Certified Coach


Brenda Bowen

Director of Resource Development  |  Coach Trainer

Brenda Bowen has over 20 years of experience in the field of Counseling and Social Work in the non-profit sector. She is a Certified Life Coach, Alumni and Trainer for Dream Releaser Coaching. Brenda is the founder of Dream Out Loud Coaching, LLC with the mission to assist others in Reaching New Heights.


Timothy Williams

Coach Trainer 

Timothy Williams identifies his purpose in life as helping people get where they are going; to transform and transition into their triumphant self and place. Through teaching, speaking, coaching, mentor coaching, and training he delivers encouragement, motivation, and instruction to those who are ready to be and do what God has ordained for them. His deepest desire is to see people complete and fulfill their divinely designed “why and what”. Timothy is a “Transformer” (agent of change).

He received his doctorate degree in 2002 from Ashland Theological Seminary and serves as Lead Pastor of New Beginnings Community Church of Detroit, Michigan. He received his coaching certifications in 2010 & 2011 through Dream Releaser Coaching and serves as a Coach Trainer. He is the CEO of Tim Williams International (TWI), where along with his wife Lisa, who holds her coaching certification through DRC as well, they impact lives and organizations through coaching and consulting on multiple levels. He is driven by the following two scriptures for the body of work that he does: 1) “People travelled over our heads. We went through fire and through water. Yet You brought us out into a broad place of abundance to be refreshed” (Psalm 66:12). 2) A plan (motive, wise counsel) in the heart of a man is like water in a deep well, but a man of understanding draws it out (Proverbs 20:5).

He is pursuing coaching credentialing through The International Coach Federation (ICF) in 2022.

Timothy gains his greatest fulfillment from exhorting, encouraging and training others through teaching, motivational speaking, transformational and transitional coaching at workshops, conferences, summits, retreats, and programs.

www.twileaders.com, www.facebook.com/timwilliamsinternational, www.facebook.com/timothywilliams, email me at [email protected]



Nate Bowen

Coach Trainer 

Nate and his family currently reside in Lexington, South Carolina. Up until March, Nate served as a Groups and Student Director at his church. During his time there, he oversaw the livestream ministry, home groups, and served as the youth pastor. 

Nate has currently accepted a position with Border State Electric where he will serve as an Account Manager and Sales Rep for the Industrial Industry in North Augusta, SC. 

Before pursuing ministry, Nate was gym manager and personal trainer in Lexington and coached baseball at the college level. He has also served as a recruiter and worked in athletic administration.