Jude Sullivan – The Fitness Pastor (If you want to know about the name, just ask! )
Jude was born and raised in Wisconsin and likes to say that he is here because of his parents “immigrating” from New Jersey. The oldest of two boys, Jude is a faith-filled man, and his current superpower is helping people get unstuck to realize the meaning and purpose of their lives. Jude’s mission is to connect people with God and then … get out of the way. Jude, and his wife, Kris are successful entrepreneurs living as empty nesters in Dodgeville. They have a blended family including 6 children, 5 grandchildren, and 3 granddoggers.
Here are answers to more question you may ask:
- What are your credentials?
- My academic training is clinical exercise physiology. I have worked for 35+ years as a clinician, educator, trainer, trainer of trainers, researcher and author. The results of my work have impacted thousands on a national and international scope.
- What problem do you currently solve?
- I help people become the best possible version of themselves, making the leap from realization to actualization.
- Who are your people? (who are you solving the problem for)
- I help a wide range of ages and abilities. I excel at communicating through attentive listening. Presently, I help Baby Boomers, Gen X, and Millennials… and, perhaps, YOU.
- What inspired you to do what you do?
- God brought me to this point.
- Why do you love it?
- Connecting people with God is the ultimate gift. I love knowing I’ve helped someone realize their own gifts and begin to actualize them.
- What did you do to get where you are?
- God provided me with a seed to help and serve others and blended that with my interest in health and well-being.
- What’s one thing you want to tell people about you as a coach?
- You may not need to collaborate with me, but I believe if we are a good fit, you will want to collaborate with me.
- What’s one encouraging thing you want to share related to what you do?
- I am a disciplined encourager. This can be difficult to do as a line is often crossed with coaches who surreptitiously become enablers. When internal tension develops within my clients, I strive to help people experience internal conviction to make lasting changes as opposed to feeling guilt that leads to poor thinking, fear, or shame. This outcome moves people further into unhealthy choices and ongoing struggle. It all starts with asking, “What’s possible?”
- What do you do for self-care?
- I pray, rest, eat and hydrate wisely, move regularly, discipline my mind, nurture healthy relationships with those important to me, and I give my time, talent, and resources to help others.
- What tip or advice can you share?
- All too often we become mired in having a big decision to make or become paralyzed by too many distractions or too many choices. As I mentioned above, especially when we’re stuck, a good question to ask is “What’s possible?” The answer that comes is often the next step to take, no matter how small or inconsequential it may seem to be. This is what makes God Talks coaching so powerful.
- What else would you like us to know about what you do & how you do it?
- If collaborating with me isn’t in our future, I love being connected with quality people… like you.
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