E6 – Matt Paul, Sales Leader with State Farm, helps 28 different agents reach their goals

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Matt Paul has been with State Farm for 8 years and now holds the position of Sales Leader.  He works with 28 different agents in Central and West Texas to help maximize their earnings, crush their sales goals, and grow professionally as they lead their teams.  As a Texas Tech graduate, previous bank and pharmaceutical sales rep, and previous State Farm Agent himself, he understands what it takes to succeed and grow a business and he does it with a Christlike attitude and passion.



#5 – Joey Light leads with passion, integrity, and prayer

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Joey Light is the Superintendent of Wylie ISD in Abilene, TX.  He has led his school from 2000, first as an assistant superintendent.  But before tackling administration he led in the classroom and as a coach.

Joey leads with passion, integrity, and believes prayer is the most important attribute a leader can possess.  He is an inspiration to many and dedicates his bandwidth and mindshare to educating kids how to be the leaders of tomorrow.


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Play Episode 4: Dr. Gary McCaleb on Leadership is Listening

Dr. Gary McCaleb is the Vice President of Abilene Christian University, Executive Director of Center for Building Communities, and professor of management at ACU.  He has authored and produced two books, “Community: The ‘Other’ Side of Self” and“The Gift of Community: Reflections on the Way We Live and Work Together.”

He served as Mayor of Abilene, TX for 9 years and speaks nationally and internationally on city issues and particularly the importance of building  community.

See more about Dr. McCaleb at ACU’s Website.

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Play Episode 1: Mark Spurlock on Leadership is Listening

Mark Spurlock is a 37 year Xerox legend.  He owned and operated Innovative Business Systems, Xerox Authorized Platinum Sales Agency for 21 years.  He led a team of 9-10 employees with passion, integrity, honesty, and authenticity.  He is a family man and was married, before the passing of his wife in 2013.  He has 2 children and 2 grandchildren.

Katie Alford is the President & CEO of Community Foundation of Abilene.  She oversees the foundation’s $100 million in assets.  She is on four different boards-Hendrick Home for Children, Abilene Industrial Foundation, ContinueCare Hospital, and First Financial Bank of Abilene.

Seaton Higginbotham has been a part of Arrow Ford since 1974.  A family owned business since its birth, Arrow remains one of the most reputable Ford dealerships in the nation. He currently is the President and General Manger.