"I've participated in quite a few entrepreneurial groups in Nashville, many of which helped me with strategy and solving specific business related challenges, but none really fed my soul. Missy and Ken provide a welcome, open and safe space for entrepreneurs to share their real heart struggles with our work and encourage us to look for ways God is working through us, those we lead and others we encounter in our work."
"The ESG has been a great experience. It has been a place for me to find support, encouragement and community and to share my life with other entrepreneurs amidst the ups and downs of building a business. It has been a unique opportunity to collaborate with others in what it means to serve Christ and pursue the Kingdom of God as an entrepreneur. It’s something I look forward to each week."
"This group has been a saving grace in this crazy life as an entrepreneur. What a blessing to have Christians supporting businesses in our community. Missy and Ken do a great job helping each of us dig deeper in examining our roles as leaders and employers, at the same time providing a safe place to share struggles without judgment."
Problem: As a job description, entrepreneurs are suffering a great deal of stress trying to merge and balance aspirations with reality. The pressure to “keep on the game face” or lose the business creates dichotomous lives resulting in extreme stress, depression, and anxiety.
Objective: Create a confidential and supportive environment where entrepreneurs can gather to discuss the stress and problems of their work lives.
- An environment where entrepreneurs can be more authentic.
- An environment where the truth of the individual’s identity is emphasized.
- An environment where entrepreneurs can see how their own brokenness impacts their business.
- An environment where entrepreneurs can co-labor with like-minded peers to find solutions.
Format: 12 weekly, 90-minute closed group meetings led by Ken Edwards, seasoned Executive Coach with an extensive background in executive coaching and counseling, and NIFW Executive Director, Missy Wallace.
Target Group: The group will be most suitable for the top management of small to medium sized startups who have accepted outside capital.
Group Size: minimum of 6 to maximum of 12.
Where: 2535 8th Ave. S Nashville, TN. 37204
Date/Time: Wednesdays from 7:45 – 9:15 a.m. running September 13-December 13.
Pricing: $850 for the 12-week session (not pro-rated for absences).
Participant and Group requirements:
The group will be chosen by relevant experience. Some applicants may be waitlisted for an appropriate group placement:
- Signed confidentiality agreement.
- No competitors within one group.
- Agreement to miss no more than two sessions.
More Information: Contact Missy Wallace at firstname.lastname@example.org.