© 2019 by People Launching

“I fell in love with the concept of social enterprise business when I launched a nonprofit restaurant that employs women who are fleeing crisis situations. I had the honor of being hired as the CEO of a large nonprofit that employs over 250 people, many of whom have disabilities or face other disadvantages in work. People Launching has helped me gain clarity on the core issues facing us, create an action plan, and hold me accountable to be the leader my organization needs so that we can fulfill and expand our mission with excellence.”

Jim Freeze

Vice President of Retail, Goodwill Houston, TX

former CEO of Goodwill, Youngstown, OH

Founder, Carroll's Kitchen, Raleigh, NC

“I wanted to continue engaging the Muslim community but didn’t know exactly how to merge my passions, gifting and language skills in a meaningful way in the American context. People Launching was able to skillfully bring out my vision and mission and help me launch my new initiative with clarity on how God wants me to love and serve Muslims in my community. People Launching helped me stay true to who I am and the gifts and skills God has given me.”

Scott Rogers

Physical Therapist, Refugee Ministries

“At the beginning of the second year ministry, the number of youth we served doubled. We were overwhelmed with the growth and experienced severe growing pains. Constantly putting out fires and responding to problems, we were unable to able to truly live out our mission. Feeling like we hit a brick wall in ministry, we came to People Launching for help. Through our coaching sessions, we were able to step back to gain perspective on our current struggles and come up with solutions that aligned with our ministry’s mission and heart. With their help, we have started “Launch”, a discipleship initiative to give teens opportunities for them to be equipped with practical life skills and explore their interests, strengths, and passions to live out God's calling for their lives. The coaching we received from People Launching is one of the greatest catalysts of our ministry.”

Gretchen Brewer 

Director of Ministry Development, LXI, Johnson City, TN

From Nonprofit Leaders

From Church Leaders

"John has been serving us with his knowledge of the Enneagram and his gospel centered focus to better assess Acts 29 US Southeast applicants. This provides a good framework by which we can know how a person process and perceives the world around and how they interact with what they experience. The best part about John's work with this tool is the hope of the gospel he brings to the conversation. Because of the power of the Holy Spirit, we can have hope that we will see movement from vice to virtue in our lives and in the lives of others. John's work with our applicants has made a good assessment process better in the last year."

Brian Lowe

Acts 29 Network Southeast Director

Lead Pastor, Exodus Church, Belmont, NC

“John’s people launching skills have set me on a trajectory towards better self understanding and action. Through People Launching, I now get to launch others into their own goals, while understanding at a far deeply level the strengths and focus needed in our organization to be healthier, more effective, and impactful." 

Dakota Zook

Gospel Communities Pastor, Living Hope Church, Piperton, TN

"John Fooshee was great in helping me see many areas where I needed to grow. God used him to bring about greater self-awareness in my own life, clarify my personal call, help my marriage grow and experience a fantastic sabbatical."

John Hugh Tate

Lead Pastor, Bellwether Church, Jackson, MS

“I can't overemphasize how important People Launching has been to me and my family. People Launching led us back to health and growth without losing our mission and focus." 

Luke Thomas

Lead Pastor, Legacy Church, Knoxville, TN

"John's coaching was crucial in guiding me through a refreshing and deeply fruitful sabbatical."

Ben Riche

Lead Pastor, Redemption Church, Augusta, GA

From Business Leaders

"I hit a point in building my business where things weren’t clear. I felt stuck. The challenges in my business weren’t technical, but dynamic people and leadership problems. When I started to work with People Launching, I gained clarity and focus on the things that really matter. Our coaching sessions helped me shift how I operated and work with my team. I’m a lot happier. My team is a lot happier. And a lot more things are getting done because of that. This coaching has been life changing! My stress is down and it’s brought freedom and a newfound energy."

Grant Webster

CEO, LaunchThought, Knoxville, TN

“The whole process of working with People Launching spoke life into me. I realized that my mission was to also speak life into others and help them succeed. It’s exciting because we’re able to build a business that’s built around what I believe God has designed me to do." 

Scott Payne

Owner, Nautical Boat Club, Knoxville, TN

"John didn’t waste time telling me things I wanted to hear about myself. There were no 'pep talks', pats on the back or offerings of unfounded encouragement. Instead, he taught me to navigate through what the gospel says, regarding my identity. His passion for launching people was a catalyst that God used to awaken my own passion and the confidence to act within my unique giftedness. John passionately leads by example and 'launches' from a dependency on the gospel."

Mike Simons

Associate Creative Director at Genesys | Interactive Intelligence, Raleigh, NC