Conversations with ATX Leaders

ATX Leader Richard Dooley

Conversations with ATX Leaders: Richard Dooley

By Amanda Gallagher | May 16, 2020

We are told over 150 times through scripture to “remember” or “recall” God’s faithfulness.  What does that have to do with strategic investments, treasury management and working capital?  Let’s find out.  Join us for a refreshing conversation with Co-Owner and Partner of Pope, Shamsie & Dooley, LLP, Richard Dooley. “Ironically we built a new building…

ATX Leaders Mark Westerfield & Keith Ferguson

Conversations with ATX Leaders: Mark Westerfield & Keith Ferguson

By Amanda Gallagher | May 13, 2020

Have you ever asked yourself, “Can churches actually work together?”  Join us for a challenging conversation about what it looks like to be the Church with an uppercase “C”.  Joined by Mark Westerfield of Central Baptist Church and Keith Ferguson of CityView Church we get a glimpse into the work God is doing in Round…

ATX Leaders Christie and David Gonzales

Conversations with ATX Leaders: Christie and David Gonzales

By Amanda Gallagher | May 12, 2020

When was the last time you had your hair cut? Behind the pandemic memes about hairdressers and barbers are real employees being guided by real leaders. Christie and David Gonzales, Owners of Academy Hair Design & BeVelle Barber School, join ABBA for a candid conversation as we examine how you lead in a sea of…

ATX Leader Joe Bland

Conversations with ATX Leaders: Joe Bland

By Amanda Gallagher | May 9, 2020

During this time, most construction companies are considered essential business, but remaining open during a time when approvals and financing are delayed or inaccessible, creates a challenge for leadership.  Joe Bland, CEO of Joe Bland Construction and Central Texas Stone joins ABBA Executive Director, Rich Carney, for a great conversation about Biblical leadership during this…

ATX Leader Brent Dusing

Conversations with ATX Leaders: Brent Dusing

By Amanda Gallagher | May 8, 2020

“As Christians you should see a difference.” Join us for a challenging and practical conversation with Brent Dusing, Managing Partner of Gideon Ventures.   In the midst of the dot-com crash and right before one of the country’s greatest tragedies, 9-11, Brent began his career.  On September 4th, 2001, at 23 years old, Brent began…

ATX Leader Ken Schiller

Conversations with ATX Leaders: Ken Schiller

By Amanda Gallagher | May 7, 2020

What would Texas be without BBQ!?!  How do Texans function without wide open access to gather and enjoy some brisket? If you don’t work in the restaurant industry it can be difficult to really see how shelter-in-place mandates impact the staff and leader within those businesses.  We get a quick peek behind the scenes with…

ATX Leader Craig Foster

Conversations with ATX Leaders: Craig Foster

By Amanda Gallagher | May 6, 2020

“I feel a little bit like the third little pig” shares Executive Director of Job Seekers Network, Craig Foster.  His organization emerged during a previous season of high unemployment rates, during the financial crisis of 2008. A job search framing and networking organization, Job Seekers hosts weekly gatherings, not shifting to weekly Zoom meetings across…

ATX Leader Daryl Horton

Conversations with ATX Leaders: Daryl Horton

By Amanda Gallagher | May 5, 2020

“This is an opportunity to go beyond myself and to continue to be an extension of who God wants me to be.”  As churches look to re-open there are conversations about restrictions, religious rites, and a respect for both the community and government.  Reverend Daryl Horton of Mt. Zion Church of Austin joins us for…

ATX Leader Tom Diviney

Conversations with ATX Leaders: Tom Diviney

By Amanda Gallagher | May 4, 2020

For many, framing a post pandemic culture with a “new normal” feels a bit premature, but all leaders are looking to what moving forward means for their groups and organizations.  Pastor Tom Diviney of Bethany United Methodist Church is remaining attentive to how his church will be shaped through this pandemic. Even while a handful…

ATX Leader Nick Alter

Conversations with ATX Leaders: Nick Alter

By Amanda Gallagher | May 1, 2020

You know it’s going to be a fun conversation when someone’s ZOOM background is a scenic photo, providing us with a brief virtual escape. President and Founder of Alter Endeavors, Nick Alter, joins ABBA Executive Director Rich Carney for an inspiring conversation. When you are naturally a people person, this isolation requires you find new…