Become a better leader through faith and service


Program Overview

Lifework  is a eight-month program that brings together individuals in search of a way to connect God’s work with their own career journeys. Our community of leaders crosses vocational, denominational, racial, and cultural lines, with a common goal of bringing renewed purpose to our careers and a deeper relationship with our faith.

Each course is Biblically-based and centered on a core value, combining scriptural teachings, case studies, and practical tools that can be readily applied to your professional role. 

Tuition: $3,600

      Program Overview
      Program Schedule

      Program Schedule

      Opening Retreat: Foundation, Knowing God, Calling, & Relationships / Oct 18 & 19, 2018

      Leigh Swanson – VP of Community Relations at Reformed Theological Seminary
      Pastor David Outing – President & Chief Encouragement Officer, Corporate Care Partners, LLC
      Gordon MacDonald – Author & Speaker
      Dr. Falecia Williams - Campus President, West and Downtown Campuses Valencia College
      Chirag Bhavsar - Co-CEO,
      CNL Financial Group

      Worldview / Nov 7, 2018

      John Stonestreet – President of the Colson Center

      Michele Rigby Assad – Former CIA Agent

      Generosity / Dec 5, 2018

      Todd Harper - Founder, Generous Giving

      Ward Brehm, Minnesota businessman who founded The Brehm Group, a leader in African humanitarian efforts and a national known public speaker and commentator on relief and development in Africa.

      Compassion / Jan 9, 2019

      Philip Yancey – Author, Thinker, Climber
      Eddy Moratin – Executive Director, LIFT Orlando

      Humility / Feb 6, 2019

      Brant Hansen – Author, Radio Host, Chief Storyteller for CURE International

      Beth Rudloff - Former COO, UF Health Cancer Center, Orlando Health

      Integrity / Mar 6, 2019

      Louis Upkins – Entrepreneur, Author, Speaker

      Demetrius Summerville - Director, Kaley Square

      Courage / April 3, 2019

      Katherine Alsdorf – Founder of Redeemer’s Center for Faith & Work

      John Riley - President, Legacy Fund

      Legacy / May 1, 2019

      Phoebe Cade Miles – Board President and CEO of The Cade Museum of Creativity & Innovation
      Kim Lopdrup - Chief Executive Officer, Red Lobster Seafood Company


      Program Benefits


      Participants Gain

      • A clear perspective of who they are and how they fit into their world.

      • A desire to positively shape their corporate culture.

      • Opportunities to meaningfully serve in not-for-profit organizations.

      • Exposure to the needs of the broader community.

      • Significant and strategic relationships that enrich their personal and professional lives.

       Companies Gain

      • Employees who get exposure to prominent business leaders.

      • Employees who have defined ethics and values.

      • Employees who have a new network of relationships.

      • Employees who have a greater community presence and influence.

      • Employees with clear purpose (reduced turnover).

      • A deeper bench and pipeline for leaders.

      Communities Gain

      • Leaders who volunteer in significant ways.

      • Leaders who make a lasting difference in their community.

      • Leaders who are networked together for the community's welfare.

      • Leaders who stay living and invested in the community.


      Lifework Leadership's vision is to identify and train emerging leaders who, as men and women of faith, will serve our community with wisdom and compassion.

      /  Sandy Shugart President, Valencia College  /