Lifework Leadership was established to provide a diverse cross section of Orlando business and nonprofit leaders with training grounded in scripture – helping participants gain a deeper understanding of how to view all of life through a biblical lens by exploring the life and leadership of Jesus Christ.

Challenged in 1991 by the late US Senator from Colorado, Bill Armstrong, Ralph Veerman (Veerman & Associates) partnered with Larry Kreider (Past President of The Gathering/USA, Inc.) to found The Greater Orlando Leadership Foundation (GOLF). It was their desire to help a new generation of leadership to live out a vision for transformed leaders to impact their homes, businesses, churches and the city.

What was happening in Central Florida caught the attention of leaders in other cities around our nation and they asked for help to replicate the training for their cities. In the fall of 2006, Lifework Leadership was launched in several affiliate cities. The new name was transferable and communicates the deeper meaning of the ideals behind the organization, as Lifework leaders are motivated by a lifelong calling to serve the common good.