We have been married for 15 years – with all of the ups and downs that this entails. We have three beautiful (and energetic) children: Jason (8), Marissa (5), and Katelyn (2). Every day we learn from them, and from our mistakes with them. We are definitely still growing as individuals, as parents, and as leaders. Nevertheless, we love God, we love each other, and we love to help and witness people grow into the best possible version of themselves.
Professionally, we are both certified John Maxwell Team coaches and leadership trainers. Together, we founded Thriving on Purpose – a faith based coaching and leadership training organization who believes in empowering believers into becoming better leaders so that they can better lead their own lives, their families, and thrive on purpose!
Our mission statement is: Empowering Christian Men and Women to find their Purpose so they can shift from crushed to “Crushing it” in life and business.
Let’s face it; it’s a jungle out there, and sheep can easily get devoured if they do not learn to be “as bold as lions.” (Proverbs 28:1)
We believe God has called believers to thrive and to make an impact with more than just evangelism. Unfortunately, if you’re anything like us, you might have struggled with or you may be struggling with:
- Self-Knowledge (your spiritual gifts, talents, temperament etc…)
- Self-Doubt, confidence, and mindset
- Enjoying a good marriage
- The challenges of raising a family
- Understanding Biblical Manhood / Womanhood
- Figuring out their purpose (WHY God made you and to what end)
- Understanding God’s view of finances/success
- Having mustard seed faith in the daily grind
- Becoming better leaders
We, at Thriving on Purpose, believe that in order for believers to truly move mountains and have a massive impact on the world, they must figure out their purpose first. Yes, believers are called to be leaders in this world – not strugglers. But this is all part of a growth process which can sometimes be daunting.
Finding one’s true life work (or God-given mission, or purpose) is key to unlocking one’s potential and enabling them to become better leaders. We also believe that before you can influence and lead others, you must first learn to lead your own life and family. Leadership begins at home. We don’t care if you are running a fortune 500 company with billions in assets; if your family is falling apart – you are failing as a leader and not honoring God. Period.
Thriving on purpose begins with you first. You are God’s handiwork and a tool in His mighty hand. However, every tool was created with a definite purpose in mind. Hammers cannot be used as screwdrivers, and drills cannot possibly serve as wrenches. Their makers had a definite idea when they made them. So it is with you. God had a specific purpose in mind when He created you. When you figure out your life’s work, embrace it, and do it in the service of others – you then become a leader. That’s how we grow. And that’s what we’re here for, to help you Thrive on Purpose!
Elisabeth & Sebastien Richard
(The Founders of T.O.P. (Thriving on Purpose)