Hi, my name is Steve McSwain. I’m a writer, speaker, thought leader, counsel to non-profits, faith-based organizations and congregations, an adjunct professor of communication at the University of Kentucky, and a spiritual teacher. But not always in this order. Yes, I wear many hats. But what does any of this mean?
I coach people - Who are you? Why are you here? Do you know? Do you want to know? What about that sacred part of your soul? Feel connected or disconnected? Want inner peace? Strength? To expand consciousness? Your leadership skills? I can help you reach your goals, be a better leader, find happiness…in short, to achieve the life of your dreams. Visit my Life Coach page.
I speak to inspire people, to make them laugh, but think, too - each talk tailored to the venue…company, organizational meeting, or congregational setting. My talks? Diversity; Respect: The Pathway to a More Conscious, Compassionate & Charitable World; Happiness; Generosity; Spirituality; Leadership; Changing Religious Trends; Congregational Renewal. I tell funny stories of my childhood; travels world wide; life as “a minister in recovery” – inspiring lessons I’ve learned in a lifetime of leading. See Talks.
I counsel non-profits, faith-based groups and congregations - Strategic counsel, executive coaching for CEO’s and board members. Feasibility studies, annual and capital campaigns for non-profits and congregations. How healthy is your organization? Is it growing, expanding, reaching others? If your non-profit or congregation has a vision already and you just need to fund it, I can help. If it’s the other way around, however, and there is no vision, I can help with that, too. Visit Counsel to Non-Profits & Congregations or go directly to my Foundation.
I promote spirituality - I’m a Christian by choice, but I respect all spiritual traditions. Why? That’s what Jesus did. The Buddha before him. Lao-Tzu, too. So did Saint Paul, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Mother Teresa, and now, Pope Francis. Building bridges between people and faith traditions – what could be more Christian? Mother Teresa used to say, “I love all religions…but I’m in love with my own.” Such wisdom! Do you need a broader, more inclusive, spiritual vision? Read The Enoch Factor: The Sacred Art of Knowing God? Visit the Books page.
I encourage interfaith unity - I created these pendants to brand my talks on a more inclusive spirituality. Today, they’re worn by people worldwide. “Why the widespread interest in them?” I think people want peace and, if peace isn’t possible between faith traditions, what hope is there for the world? America is now the most religiously diverse nation. Shouldn’t the Church be showing America and America be showing the world how to be compassionate toward all people and faith traditions? Visit my Store to order pendants to wear yourself.
I teach and write, too - I’m an adjunct professor of Communication at the University of Kentucky. In addition to the books, my blogs on spirituality, happiness, and leadership at The Huffington Post, BeliefNet.com, and on my own Blog, are followed by thousands around the world. Some have labeled me “the voice of the spiritual but not religious.” While I understand why many have left the Church, I’ve chosen to stay instead, hoping to be a catalyst for change. When the church gets Jesus right, as it sometimes does, it awakens a spiritual consciousness that transforms this world. What could be more important than this?
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