Shawn Lovejoy • Founder & CEO

Shawn is the Founder & CEO of His heart beats for coaching leaders through what keeps them up at night. Shawn has been a real estate developer, church planter, megachurch pastor, and successful entrepreneur and leadership coach. Shawn also speaks and trains leaders and their teams about all things leadership all around the country.  Shawn now leads a team of coaches through CourageToLead who coach leaders through what keep them up at night! 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 a quarter of a century!) to his partner and best friend Tricia Lovejoy, and they have three children: Hannah, Madison, & Paul. They all live in Trussville, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham. 


All of our coaches are leaders in their field, strategic thinkers, and most importantly have a heart for helping others 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
CourageToLead 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
CourageToLead 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
If you are a leader who desires to make a significant impact with your life, you need to consider being coached by Shawn Lovejoy. Shawn blends his many years of leadership experience with a keen strategic mind and purposeful intensity to help leaders achieve the vision God has given them. His coaching has made me a better Executive Pastor.
— Paul J. Schulz, Executive Pastor of Ministries Hill Country Bible Church, Austin, TX