Hi, my name is Steve McSwain. I’m a writer, speaker, humorist, 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 - Want to discover who you really are and why you’re here? Feel more deeply connected to the sacred part of your soul? Experience inner peace? Sharpen your leadership skills? Want to know your own strengths and inner source of power? Or, what about making changes in your life – ones that actually stick? I can help you reach these goals, become a better leader, enhance your joy and happiness, and achieve the life of your dreams. Visit my Personal Coaching page.
I speak to inspire and make people laugh - in talks and keynotes, tailored to each venue…a company meeting, organizational function, congregational gathering. I tell stories of my childhood, travels world wide…what life was like as a minister…and, what life is like today as “a recovering Baptist minister.” Filled with laughs as well as 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! Need a broader, more inclusive, spiritual vision? Read my award-winning 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 spirituality. Now, they’re worn by people worldwide. ”Why the widespread interest in them?” you ask. People want peace and, if peace is not possible between faith traditions, what hope is there for the world? Since America is now the most religiously diverse nation in the world, shouldn’t the Church be showing America and America be showing the world what unity means, as well as compassion and respect, between all people and faith traditions? Visit my Store to order my books or pendants to wear yourself.
I love to teach and write, too - I’m an adjunct professor of Communication at the University of Kentucky. In addition, my blogs on spirituality, happiness, and leadership at The Huffington Post, BeliefNet.com, and on my own Blog, are followed by people all around the world. Some have labeled me “the voice of the spiritual but not religious.” While I understand why many people have left the Church, I’ve chosen to stay instead, hoping to be a catalyst for change. Why? I believe, 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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