I would like to introduce you to some members of my team who serve to build men into better leaders, husbands, fathers, friends while connecting to true identity of manhood.
August Turak: Author, Teacher Speaker, Consultant
August Turak is a successful entrepreneur, corporate executive, and award winning author who attributes much of his success to living and working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey for 17 years. As a frequent monastic guest, he learned firsthand from the monks as they grew an incredibly successful portfolio of businesses.
Service and selflessness is at the heart of the 1,500-year-old monastic tradition’s remarkable business success. It is an ancient though immensely relevant economic model that preserves what is positive and productive about capitalism while transcending its ethical limitations and internal contradictions. Combining vivid case studies from his thirty year business career with intimate portraits of the monks at work, Turak shows how Trappist principles can be successfully applied to a variety of secular business settings and to our personal lives as well. He demonstrates that monks and people like Warren Buffett alike are wildly successful not despite their high principles but because of them. Turak also introduces other “transformational organizations” that share the crucial monastic business strategies that are so critical for success.
After a corporate career with companies like MTV, August Turak founded two highly successful software businesses, Raleigh Group International (RGI) and Elsinore Technologies. In 2000 he sold his companies to Identify Software and in 2006 the combined companies were sold to BMC Software for $150 million. In 1988 he founded the Self Knowledge Symposium, a nonprofit organization that mentors college students. He received a BA in history from the University of Pittsburgh and is pursuing a Masters in theology at St. John’s University, Minnesota. Turak’s essay, Brother John, won the $100,000 grand prize in the John Templeton Foundation’s Power of Purpose essay contest. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Fast Company, Selling Magazine, the New York Times, Business Week, and is a popular leadership contributor at Forbes.com.
Drawing on his experience as the protégé of the man who founded the IBM Executive School, 17 years working alongside the Trappist monks of Mepkin Abbey, and over 30 years of business experience, Turak offers the power to transform your business and your life in his book, Business Secrets of the Trappist Monks: One CEO’s Quest for Meaning and Authenticity published by Columbia Business School Publishing. Order now through Columbia Business School Publishing.
Chip Wilson, founder and CEO of 360 Solutions, LLC, is a visionary who has an overwhelming passion for helping others develop their entrepreneurial spirit. With extensive knowledge of the training and development industry, Chip regularly has the opportunity to share his skills and successes with others.
After college, Chip began his business career under the umbrella of a Fortune 500 company. Unfortunately for them, Chip wanted the challenge of an entrepreneurial lifestyle. So, at the age of 26, he started his first training and consulting business in his hometown of Des Moines, Iowa. After two successful years, Chip sold that company for a substantial profit.
He then became the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for a consulting company in Waco, Texas where he was responsible for over 700 accounts nationwide. In his time there, Chip contributed greatly to the company’s bottom line, but desired a career that was more personally and professionally rewarding.
Larry Titus has been in full time ministry for 51 years. In 2001, he completed 34 years of effective and innovative pastoral ministry in the states of Washington, Texas, Pennsylvania and Ohio to devote himself to the mission of Kingdom Global Ministries, an organization he founded in 1992.
Kingdom Global Ministries is dedicated to relationally recognize, resource, and release the vision of global leaders. This ministry combines discipleship principles with kingdom priorities so the Gospel can be proclaimed with power and effectiveness throughout the world.
For decades Larry Titus has trained thousands of men and women to be leaders in every facet of their lives, marriages, and ministries. Using what he calls the “Teleios” principle, making Jesus the pattern for all leadership training, he produces in men the qualities that ensure fruitfulness in their families and effectiveness in their lives.
Larry has influenced and equipped leaders that span dozens of nations. His commitment to global missions has also resulted in thousands of churches, schools, orphanages, and Bible schools being established and sustained on every continent.
Larry speaks in multi-denominational and ethnic environments of churches, conferences, and men’s retreats. He also sponsors two major events: The annual Teleios Men’s Summit, a relational gathering of men to edify them with teachings and testimonies in an atmosphere of worship, and the biannual KGM World Connect, which brings global leaders and business people together for the purpose of networking and resourcing their visions. All of these and other discipleship events and missions outreaches can be found on the KGM web site: www.kingdomglobal.com
Larry and his wife, Devi, are both California born and currently live in the metropolis of Dallas/Ft Worth, Texas. They have been married for 50 years and have two children, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Together, Larry and Devi and their family model the dignity and sanctity of the home and are committed to mentoring and releasing both men and women into their Kingdom callings.
The imprint of Larry Titus wherever he goes is LOVE. If you know him, you love him and he loves you—somehow, he makes that evident.