Mile by Mile, Step by Step

Life Coaching, Speaking Topics
[caption id="attachment_138" align="alignleft" width="300"] From the city....[/caption] [caption id="attachment_139" align="alignright" width="179"] ....to the country...[/caption] Walking the twenty-four miles from Akron to Clinton was a great experience. We walked through the city, past Canal Park (the Akron Aero's baseball stadium) and crossed beautiful Summit Lake on the floating bridge. The weather was much hotter than our first twenty-six miles making the walk more intense physically, so we were thankful for the shade of the canal's tree-canopied trail.  After the first sixteen miles, to think about finishing the last eight was a little discouraging. Instead we chose to focus on the next trailhead which was two miles ahead. Once reaching that point, we then focused on the next trailhead, only one mile ahead, and then the next and the next until we completed that…
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From One Generation to Another

Mentoring, Servant Leadership
As apostles of Christ…we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children. We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us….For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory. 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8, 11-12 “YOU CAN DO IT! KEEP GOING, GIRLS. WE’LL BE UP THIS HILL IN NO TIME. THIS IS WHY WE RUN- IT’S ALL ABOUT JESUS!” Sweat dripping down my face and short of breath, I focused on putting one foot in front of…
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Walking for a Goal

Speaking Topics
[caption id="attachment_111" align="alignright" width="297"] 88 mile trek on the Towpath Trail for Special Olympics of Ohio and Toward the Goal Ministries.[/caption] Leaving the cityscape behind, the trail led us into a shaded grove of beautiful pink-flowering trees and lush green bushes. All was quiet. A family of ducks swam in the river next to the trail and the birds sang in the trees above. As I enjoyed the new stretch of scenery, I commented to Bruce that this trail was a lot like the path of life. We will never see this exact scene again on this 88 mile walk, so what a privilege to be able to soak it in and enjoy what’s right in front of us. The “scenery” of our lives changes as well and life’s seasons…
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Top Ten Timeless Truths

Speaking Topics
Certain things have proven to stand the test of time and are consistently true in most of what everyday life throws our way. In this humorous, yet impactful talk entitled, "Top Ten Timeless Truths," Bruce shares his real-life observations and reflections on ten keys of emotional, relational and spiritual health. Identifying these truths and understanding how they affect our relationships will better equip all of us to live out more meaningful and influential lives of purpose and satisfaction.
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Living Your Legacy

Life Coaching, Mentoring, Speaking Topics
The choices we make today will impact the legacy we live and leave to those coming behind us. What is truly important and long-lasting? Are we living what we say is priority? This three part series for women can be shared as a mini-retreat in three different sessions or as stand alone sessions. Busyness or Balance? Busyness is the cultural norm today but there is a difference between being busy and being effective. Jocelyn invites participants to examine the activity of their own lives and offers various ways in implementing change to achieve healthy balance. Called to Mentor One of the most important things we can do in life is to invest in people, especially in those younger than us. But we can't give what we don't have. This session reveals a higher calling extended to each one of us and…
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The Encouraging Environment

Life Coaching, Mentoring, Servant Leadership, Speaking Topics
So much of who we become and how we behave as persons has to do with the environment we’re raised in. Over the years, we’ve observed that our first 10-12 years of life consistently serve as the foundation upon which the rest of our lives are built and established. In “The Encouraging Environment,” Bruce talks about how to intentionally create a climate in our home, life and workplace which builds, lifts up and provides the best conditions for healthy growth to occur.
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Servant Leadership: The Upside of Down

Servant Leadership, Speaking Topics
Servant leadership is both a leadership philosophy and a set of leadership practices. Unlike traditional leadership styles which come from the "top of the pyramid," the servant-leader models humility by putting the needs of others first and helping people develop and perform to their maximum potential. In this keynote address, Bruce shares illustrations, stories and real-life examples of what servant leadership looks like both at work and in all of life.
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Intentionally Investing in the Lives of People

Speaking Topics
                    Toward the Goal Ministries aims to love God by loving people, walking with them toward growth, health and discovering life purpose. We exist to meet the emotional, spiritual and relational needs of individuals through coaching, mentoring and servant leadership training. Toward the Goal offers: Coaching Mentoring Relationships/Training Human Trafficking Awareness Servant Leadership Training Programs Marketplace Ministry Opportunities Character Development Initiatives DISC Personality Assessments Toward the Goal Ministries is governed by a Board of Directors and is supported by individuals who share the vision of helping people by intentionally investing in them. Toward the Goal Ministries is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible.
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