Ken Blanchard & Phil Hodges
Ken had successfully studied and taught leadership for years. His writings on the topic of leadership (including The One Minute Manager) led him to become one of Amazon’s Top 25 Bestsellers of All Time.
Phil Hodges served as a leader in corporate America with US Steel and Xerox, serving as a labor union negotiator. Initially through Phil’s influence, Ken gradually came to understand the overwhelming need for Jesus to take the lead in his own life.
As a new believer, Ken began to study the Bible and became fascinated with how Jesus led perfectly in every way. Jesus transformed twelve ordinary, unlikely individuals into the first generation of Christian leaders, launching a movement that continues to affect the course of world history some two thousand years later.
Inspired by a new vision of influential leadership, Ken and Phil co-founded Lead Like Jesus to inspire and equip people to lead like Jesus.
Phyllis Hendry Halverson
Phyllis Hendry Halverson has served in leadership positions in business, nonprofits, and ministry. She is the co-author of Lead Like Jesus Revisited and its curriculum study guides along with Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges. Phyllis served for almost nineteen years as the inaugural President and CEO of Lead Like Jesus. Under her visionary leadership, the organization grew exponentially, equipping and empowering tens of thousands of adults and students throughout the world to lead as Jesus led. The Lead Like Jesus Board of Directors has esteemed Phyllis with the title of President Emeritus as a lifetime honorary position. Phyllis will continue as an ambassador for Lead Like Jesus everywhere she goes around the globe. Prior to joining Lead Like Jesus, Phyllis served for eleven years as President of the National Science Center, Inc., in Augusta GA, a partnership with the United States Army.
Phyllis is a sought-after speaker, regularly travelling across the globe to deliver the hope-filled, love- inspired, story-laden, and deeply personal messages that pour straight from her heart. She has been featured as a keynote speaker for crowds of 5,000-plus – often simulcast to thousands more – sharing the stage with well-known orators as Ken Blanchard, John Ortberg, Rosey Grier, Erwin McManus, Henry Cloud, Patrick Lencioni, Henry Blackaby and more.
Phyllis is now working with her husband, Chris Halverson, in Washington, DC with national and international leaders to equip and encourage them to be leaders who are led by God through the life, teachings, and practices of Jesus.
Lead Like Jesus has named Rick Pickering as its President. Ken Blanchard, one of the co-founders of Lead Like Jesus, shared: “Rick has been an outstanding marketplace leader for decades, as well as serving on many ministry and not-for-profit boards. He is just the person we need to take Lead Like Jesus into the next stage of its ministry and reach more and more people in the United States and around the world.”
Rick has been the CEO of the California Exposition and State Fair, for the past 10 years. He’s been named “One of the Most Creative CEOs in America” by a national trade magazine. He has also served on many boards for ministries, nonprofits, and professional associations. He currently is on the Board of Trustees of William Jessup University. Rick earned a master’s degree from the University of Southern California and a bachelor’s degree from Biola University. He is well known as a servant leader, turnaround expert and results-driven visionary.
Susan Raridon Lambreth, chair of the Lead Like Jesus Board of Directors, stated, “Anyone who knows Rick, knows his heart for serving. He is respected by leaders around the globe, which will help Lead Like Jesus continue to offer its leadership programs and outreach around the world as we fulfill our vision that someday everyone will be impacted by someone leading like Jesus.” Phil Hodges, co-founder, shared, “God’s timing in bringing Rick Pickering and his wife Dawn into this season of leadership service at Lead Like Jesus is exciting and precise. Their humble and prayerful approach to accepting this responsibility has been a wonderful witness.”
An educator by profession, Barbara has been involved in teaching and training for over 30 years and brings vast experience in leading workshops and developing facilitators and trainers. She has been active in her church in a variety of leadership roles including coordinating and leading mission trips, serving as a lay pastor for small groups and mentoring newly married couples. Her volunteer work includes serving with Habitat for Humanity, Feed My Starving Children and Hospice.
Barbara enjoys gardening, biking, cooking and spending time with her 5 grandchildren. She lives in Minnesota and Arizona with her husband, Rich.
Kim and her husband live in Northeast Georgia with their two children and grandson. She enjoys playing golf, running, and hiking in the North Georgia mountains.
Dawn holds a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry from Liberty Theological Seminary, and an undergraduate degree in Christian Education from Biola University.
She has been married to her favorite person on the planet, Rick, since 1982. They enjoy investing in the lives of their three sons, three daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren.
The LLJ Global Leadership Team
In May 2018, Jayson started a leadership training and development company called Leader Serve Consulting Incorporated where he enables, equips, empowers and ignites leaders to serve. Leader Serve Consulting is a vehicle to finance and fund the work of the Kingdom. He is the chief encouragement officer of Leader Serve Consulting Incorporated and a Consulting Associate for The Ken Blanchard Companies® in the USA, having facilitated SLII® throughout Africa for their clients.
Boris is considered one of the top-ranked corporate trainers on leadership and other people skills. He has served organizations in the Philippines, Asia, and the Middle East, providing assessments and consulting services to help organizations improve their people management processes, strategic management and leadership.
He received the 2020 Gawad Sulo Award for his work as a corporate educator. This award is only given to a select few who have significantly contributed to the field of education. Recently, he was also cited as Top 3 Filipino Content Creators in LinkedIn for 2021.
Boris has authored two well-received books in the Philippines and serves as a Save the Children Philippines council member and Bible League Philippines board trustee. He and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters together, Ysobel 20 and Julia 14.
At present Víctor serves as the COO of CALA Analytics, a multilatin enterprise, while at the same time supporting Lead Like Jesus throughout Latin America. This combination keeps him in touch with the challenges of leading in the marketplace while applying the Jesus model and strengthening his bond to the Father.
Víctor has held corporate management and leadership training roles for the last 30 years, through a professional career that has taken him on a global journey meeting cultures and making many friends. He has lived in the UK, the US, and currently resides in Bogota, Colombia. He also holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and an EMBA from the Goizueta School of Business at Emory University. He can communicate in English, Spanish, French and Portuguese.
His passion to communicate and share his learnings and experiences has led him to publish several Christian leadership books and articles, including “Lidérate”, and “El Cuento de la Nueva Era”.
Married to Damaris and father of Maria Elisa, Tomás, Cristina and Sara, he enjoys the countryside, traveling, swimming, riding horses and motorcycles, and spoiling his pets.
Roberto delivers reliably and consistently, with a proven track record over two decades launching 37 product lines on 3 continents, generating over €1B of additional revenue. His passion for inspiring people has set him apart working in 35 countries. Roberto is a Master of Business Strategy (MBA – De Montfort University), Blanchard Partner and serves as a trusted advisor and board member.
Roberto was born and raised in South Africa with an Italian heritage and has been living in Zurich, Switzerland since 2001, with his wife Kathy and their two sons - Alessandro and Sheldon and is an active member of IPC Zurich.
Additionally, Roberto is an advocate for positive thinking, sustainable living and is a passionate cyclist that is often seen riding Europe’s toughest armature road races.
Mohan attended his first Lead Like Jesus encounter in Oct 2009 along with another friend Deepak Martin in Singapore when LLJ was launched across Asia and his life hasn’t been the same since then! Facilitated first encounter within a month of getting trained and facilitated over 100 encounters in the past 12 years. Lead Like Jesus India society was formally launched in April 2012 with 7 founding board members and the ministry grew with over 200+ facilitators trained across the country with over 15000 people going through the encounters.
On professional front, Mohan comes with over 32 years of diverse experience in Banking, offshoring, outsourcing, Consulting, and strategic change management. He currently serves in Pharma major Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) as Vice President & Head of Global Capability Center based out of Bangalore, India. He previously served as Head of Global Operations centers at Thomson Reuters spanning across 6 countries with over 11000 employees. Mohan also served in HSBC, UBS, Cognizant, HDFC, IDBI and Canara Banks.
Mohan is passionate about Leadership & Community development and served on boards of various nonprofits including
Lead Like Jesus – Joined in 2022
World Vision India - 10 years (2011 to 2021) including 4 years as Treasurer, 2 years as Chairman of board
Lead Like Jesus Society India – 7 years (2012-2019) – Founding member and master facilitator since 2009
Haggai India, RZIM Society, Logos Ministries, Person to Person counselling ministries
Mohan’s calling is in the marketplace and was involved in God @ Work, Morph and interface movements in corporates.
Steven believes that organizations rise and fall on their leadership. He has a deep burden for developing effective leaders of integrity and purpose or in other words, leaders that consistently get the job done AND do the right thing. As a master trainer in the Lead Like Jesus Leadership Encounter and certified facilitator in Every Leaders Journey leadership framework, Steven has equipped leaders in over 35 countries to become transformative servant leaders with a mission first, people always mentality. He believes strongly in the Lead Like Jesus mission, having been personally impacted by it. The vision to see that everyone, everywhere be influenced by someone who leads like Jesus stirs great excitement in his soul!
Steven holds a bachelor’s in communications with Business Applications and a Masters in Intercultural Studies. He is a Gallup certified Strengths Trainer and Coach for individuals, managers and teams. He is also a certified DISC facilitator and is well-versed in other assessments and leadership development tools. He has a passion for helping others to identify their God-given purpose and live their greatest story. Steven believes when people leverage their innate talents, gifts and strengths for positive influence, they can make the greatest impact on their families, workplaces and communities.
See the LLJ Vision
That someday, everyone, everywhere will be influenced by someone who leads like Jesus.
Board of Directors
Co-Founder, Lead Like Jesus
Chief Spiritual Officer
The Ken Blanchard ® Companies
Lead Like Jesus
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Susan Raridon Lambreth
Interim Chair of the Board of Directors, Lead Like Jesus
Tamara Kay Tibby, DMD, MPH
Tampa Family Health Centers
Temple Terrace, FL
VP & Head of Global Capability Center
Glaxo Smith Kline
Lippert Industries (NYSE: LCII)
San Antonio Insurance Services
San Antonio, TX
Lauren Miller Fulford
Highlands Ranch, CO
Leader Serve Consulting, Inc
Midrand, South Africa
Rick W. Allen
U.S. Congress, 12th District of GA
James H. Amos, Jr.
Chairman and CEO
Tasti D Lite
Professor of Marketing
University of Richmond
James H Blanchard
Chairman, Board of Advisors
Jordan-Blanchard Capital, LLC
Head of Office of the Future
The Ken Blanchard Companies
Dr Estella Chavous
Jim Mudd Sr
Chief Spiritual Officer
Mudd & Associates
Cedar Falls, IA
Consultant and Speaker
Muccio Consulting, LLC
Procter & Gamble Global Customer Teams
Walker & Dunlop
Walnut Creek, CA
One City Church
The Bob Pike Group
Dowd and Guild
San Ramon, CA
Dr. John Jackson
William Jessup University
Tranzact Technologies, Inc.
Tranzact Technologies, Inc.
Barbara Glanz Communications
BG Jeffrey A. Foley, USA, Ret.
Loral Mountain Solutions
Mary Anne Shula
Heather Hyde Jennings
Third River Partners
Capital Planning Advisors
Granite Bay, CA
The Jon Gordon Companies
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
Kingdom Partner Solutions
Long Beach, CA
CEO, Daniel Bradley Matthews
Western Carolina University
Susan Raridon Lambreth
Estean H. Lenyoun, III
Sudberry Properties, Inc.
San Diego, CA
Ukrop’s Homestyle Foods, LLC
Ancor Capital Partners
Fort Worth, TX
Seal Beach, CA
Boiling Springs, PA
Kemmons Wilson, Jr.
Kemmons Wilson, Inc.
Campus Crusade for Christ
Laurie Beth Jones
San Diego, CA
Impact Urban America
San Diego, CA
St. Stephens Church of God in Christ Ministries
San Diego, CA
South Barrington, IL
Saddleback Community Church
1 Saddleback Parkway Lake Forest, CA