One Haggai leader in India enjoys life as an entrepreneur trainer and business coach. He wears many professional hats, including the managing director of a business and editor-in-chief of a newspaper, both of which he owns. Before owning his own companies, he worked his way to the top of his industry countless times, earning top rank and proving his acumen over and over again.
But a funny thing happens at the top, and this leader was no exception. Where could ego, pride, and perfectionism take him from there? A long line of high-level jobs had left him unfulfilled and unsatisfied. He wasn’t happy.
In 2019, his mentor invited him to attend the Haggai Leader Experience. It was unlike anything he’d been to before, and it reignited something deep inside of him. After Haggai, he had purpose, vision, and a mission, ready to use his gifts, his acumen to do something bigger, and for God.
Today, his most important roles are founder and chairman of two outreach-centered programs, and are ways for him to share the Gospel with hundreds of young people and families every single week through their respective curriculums.
“I am dedicated to reaching and uplifting underprivileged people economically and spiritually, taking Jesus to them,” he said. “[One of these programs] has been established among 1,000 non-Christian families with the mission to take the Gospel to them and establish churches in those areas. The other shares this vision for His Kingdom.”
Both organizations share this leader’s dream to see a transformed city in India, where he has dedicated his life to that purpose, reaching out to non-Christians with the story of Jesus. But he hasn’t stopped there.
“I was once lost, but now I am found blessed,” he said, nodding to the skills and experience he’s gained throughout years in the business world. “God blessed me to be a catalyst, trainer, and coach in the business sector mentoring the next generation.”
Through his companies, he has established a mentoring program as well. Here he works with young people to redefine their lives through professional and personal goals. With his curriculum, which includes live virtual gatherings, he works to generate leaders so that the story of the Gospel can spread. With strong leaders who have strong faith foundations, it’s a huge step in India toward a transformed nation.
“I set a big target of 1,111 to reach and preach the Gospel and, by God’s grace, I’ve met that goal more than five times,” he said. “As a social entrepreneur, mentor, trainer, and business coach I reach 1,000 people almost every single week.”
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He continues to work toward a women and youth entrepreneurship revolution among Christians and in churches throughout the region, consistently presents business as a spiritual activity to corporate projects and government organizations, and works to plant new Sunday School classes across the state. He’s taken what he’s learned and earned, professionally, and turned it into his life’s work in making an impact on God’s Kingdom, starting with the younger generation. From community, it seems, will come transformation — and it’s pretty exciting to watch.
“Today I am a different person — totally changed, transformed, and re-calibrated with God’s love,” he said. “I am dedicated toward God’s purposeful life, and so, I set my mission to spent my life in stewarding God’s kingdom and uplifting more leaders. I give thanks to Haggai for gifting me a purposeful and meaningful and joyful life that leads to God. He’s changed me from a bitter to flavorful person and that’s allowed me to be a blessing to others.”
Written by Jennifer Colosimo