The Foundation For Excellence in Faith and Work is the 501c3 charitable non-profit under which Jeff’s radio show “God’s Work in Progress” operates. Jeff is the president of that non-profit and currently the host of the show. The show was born in 2009 as a self funded online podcast “experiment”. It appeared for 42 weeks on the Work Talk Radio Network, beginning with 250 listeners and ending with 5200. Since October 2013 the program has been appearing on the Faith Radio Network where it has achieved an audience above 5000 per week on Sunday Afternoon at 4;30 PM, and is the most listened to show on that day of the week on the network. He also leads a recurring career course called “God’s Work in Progress” which is part of God’s Work in Progress Academy. The foundation of that course is finding your Effectiveness Equation which is the product of applying your identified Core Competence TO your identified Core Passion. This course and many others are being developed as online webinars for world wide distribution. Your donations make the development of this and all other education programs, conferences, books etc possible. ( The revenue produced by them will develop other education programs, so your giving is also an investment in the lives of others.)
God’s Work in Progress is also developing “minutes” which will be offered to Christian radio stations during drive time.
Jeff has his Masters from Bethel University and Seminary, in St Paul, MN-
Jeff has also been the Chief Effectiveness Officer of Becoming Great Enterprises, LLC since its inception in 2004. A true innovator in helping people and organizations fulfill their potential, Jeff has over 35 years of Human Resource and Bottom Line Management experience.
He was with General Mills Restaurants, Inc. for fifteen years working seven years in operations and eight years in management development. He was the international director of human resources for Sbarro, Inc. of Commack, New York, where he developed an international management training center. He was Director, Operations and Human Resources for Pannekoeken Family Restaurants, Inc. of Edina Minnesota, where he assisted in the company’s IPO, and created a training system that increased incremental sales by seven per cent, 90% to the bottom line.
The seed for Jeff’s consulting practice, Becoming Great Enterprises, LLC, was planted when Jeff was Chief Human Resource Executive for Bethany International, a 501c3 non-profit, as well as Bethany House Publishers, and Bethany Press, International, a book manufacturer in Bloomington, Minnesota. There he transformed the human resource function within this complex for-profit, and non-profit organization, and he facilitated the management team in the corporate transformation process found in the book “Good To Great – Why Some Companies Make the Leap and Others Don’t”, by Jim Collins. Bethany Press International, a 14 million dollar book manufacturer, went from losing money to making a profit in 18 months as a result of this change in organizational focus.
The “Becoming Great” model is an extrapolation of Jeff’s analysis of the “Good to Great” study and based on the principle that an idea must succeed or fail on the merits. Jeff has produced an “organizational infrastructure” based on the Collin’s study. It has worked wonderfully in manufacturing, sales and marketing, legal organizations, so it appears that it is not limited in its application. The main reason for this is that the organizational development model is about PEOPLE, not business segment. This makes it universally applicable. It is especially effective with “emerging” organizations. More about that here-
Jeff is also an Advisory Board member of New Enterprise Holdings, a Business Opportunity Development Company that has as its goal to advance Good by becoming Great.