Shawn Lovejoy • Founder & CEO

Shawn is the Founder & CEO of His heart beats for coaching leaders and helping them all conquer whatever's keeping them up at night. Shawn has been a church planter, a megachurch pastor, but he has now now devoted himself full-time to coaching leaders and training coaches to coach leaders. Shawn's newest book, Be Mean About the Vision: Preserving and Protecting What Matters, released with Thomas Nelson Publishers in 2016. Shawn has been married for 24 years to his best friend Tricia Lovejoy, and has three children: Hannah, Madison, & Paul. They all live in Trussville, AL a suburb of Birmingham. 

Read more about what Leaders are saying about Shawn's Book, Be Mean About The Vision at

Our coaches are leaders in their field, strategic thinkers, and most importantly have a heart for helping you succeed.

What People Are Saying

It was important to me that we find someone not only with knowledge but also experience. Our experience has been so much better than I expected. In the last year we have grown 25 percent, and many more of our regular attenders are engaged in the mission.
— Phillip Lehman, Discover Point Church, Conyers, GA
The coaching helped better equip me to pursue health in ministry over the long haul while giving me permission to pursue the unique vision God has given me with reckless abandon.
— George Wright, Founder & Sr Pastor, Cedarcrest Church, Marietta, GA
Courage to Lead has not only helped me personally through coaching and challenging me to take on difficult challenges, but we were also able to get some very timely help to move our team forward. I would and have recommended Courage to Lead for individual leaders and teams.
— Tom Elenbaas, Senior Pastor, Harbor Churches, Hudsonville, MI
Courage To Lead has been a valuable resource of counsel and encouragement while navigating the waters of ministry and personal decisions. Every pastor needs the listening ear and strong voice that Courage to Lead offers.
— Jeff Hickman, Lead Pastor, LifeSong Church, Lyman, SC