Episode 247: Running Into the Storm w/ Greg Atchison

greg atchison is the principal of c12 of greater st. louis

After 40 years of combined military, corporate, and academic experience, Greg Atchison has become an expert in organizational management. Today, he helps business owners and their companies as the Principal Chair of C12 of Greater St. Louis. Tune in to find out why the best leaders run toward the storm instead of away from it, and then leverage this approach to maintain a learning mindset in all seasons of life.

Bio: After 40 years of combined military, corporate, and academic experience, Greg answered God’s call to become a C12 Chair and see the Kingdom of God advanced in the lives of business owners and their companies.

Greg came to C12 with a breadth of experiences that includes co-leading a P&L responsible for a $50+ million business employing 350 people, leading a R&D team charged with developing next generation training technologies, and overseeing more than 350+ technicians supporting a wide variety of military aircraft. His most recent efforts have been in leadership development and executive coaching, where he was involved with the development of Boeing’s emerging leaders, senior managers, and executives from around the globe.

A life-long learner, Greg has a Ph.D. in Organization and Management with a specialization in leadership. This served him well, as he has been an adjunct professor with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for more than 10 years. In addition, he holds a Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation.

Greg has been involved active in small group ministries, including marketplace ministries in San Antonio and St. Louis for nearly 25 years. He is a deacon at the First Baptist Church of Wentzville and teaches Sunday School when needed.

Greg has been married to his high school sweetheart, Nancy, for more than four decades. He enjoys fly fishing, reading, and anything that involves being outside with Nancy.

Greg’s Something Extra: “I have two perspectives on this. One is that we need quiet time with God. The second is to surround yourself with a group of peers who will hold you accountable.”

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