Our Story

In the first two organizations that John Fooshee began, he followed the playbook of popular leadership culture and casted his vision and asked others to buy into it. Yes, both organizations made it. But the most captivating part for John was what came out of the hearts of the people who were involved. They had bold dreams but simply lacked the encouragement to step out. Courage is hard to come by when you feel alone.

In 2006, John asked, "What if we turned conventional wisdom around?" He teamed up with an insightful friend to start a different organization. This one was committed to launching people into a greater vision for their lives. The result was beautiful! Over the past decade John has helped launch the dreams of over a hundred men and women in the marketplace and over forty organizations. 

People Launching is committed to continuing this work. Each day, we get to watch people's hardships transformed into an exciting story and their work turned into something deeply meaningful.

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John Fooshee

President / Consultant

John has started two businesses and two churches. He has coached over a hundred leaders, business leaders and people in a career transition. He received his training as a coach and mentor of other coaches from CoachNet in 2008. He has biblical studies degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary and King University. He has served in the Acts 29 Network since 2006 as a pastor, trainer of church planting coaches, Area Lead to over thirty church plants in five U.S. states and coached church planters in three countries. 

He has been married to Lindsay for twenty-two years and has four kids. He resides in Raleigh, NC.

 

Elaine Webb

Consultant

Elaine has worked in human resources for nearly twenty years. As an HR generalist, she has recruited talent to best meet the needs of the position to be filled. Her experience, knowledge, and membership with the Society for Human Resource Management have allowed her to keep on top of hiring and retention trends.   She has completed and continues training for coaching, including training with the Enneagram.  Other experience includes leading ministries, facilitating retreats and teaching classes in the local church. She has received training through the American Association of Christian Counselors, NavPress Training, Your Enneagram Coach and the Willow Creek Association.   She knows sign language and has many friends in the deaf community.

Elaine has lived in Raleigh, NC for twenty-two years. She loves spending time with her two daughters and their families. 

 

Sterling Fooshee

Marketing Director

Sterling Fooshee lives in Johnson City, Tennessee, and he is a student at East Tennessee State University. Sterling manages the marketing efforts and prospective clients of People Launching.

Sterling married Hayley earlier this year, and they live in Johnson City where she also attends East Tennessee State University.

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