Cost $15.00 Breakfast
Guest Speaker Robert Mano (Mano Consulting) Topic – Your Business Is Your Ministry
Guest Speaker Tod Harris (Total Life Change) Topic -How Did My Life Change?
MC – Gene Sperling
Bio Robert Mano – Robert Mano is a business consultant, speaker, author and follower of Christ. His experience spans the spectrum from small businesses and startups to medium sized companies. He has worked for such corporate giants as Nestlé, Tenneco and Dole and a mid-size company Yorkshire Dried Fruit & Nut, where he served as president. He experienced “real world” small business management while owning and operating 3 franchise sandwich shops. His consulting experience includes businesses, non-profits and churches. He also coaches executives and is an accountability partner to them as they face the many challenges of leadership.
Robert with his wife Teresa founded Mano Y Mano Ministries with the purpose of working hand in hand with Christ to equip, instruct, train and inspire individuals and the organizations they lead to become more effective and efficient stewards of the resources and responsibilities God has provided.
Robert’s latest book “Moving Beyond Your Limitations- Building a Business that Causes God to Smile, provides the platform for his consulting/coaching, speaking, seminars and workshops. Moving Beyond Your Limitations- Building a Business that Causes God to Smile will inspire, challenge, and encourage you to awaken the Holy Spirit within you. Throughout the book you will gain knowledge and insight into what it takes to build a business that causes God to smile. You will learn how to become a trusted steward of the resources and responsibilities God has provided.
Tod Harris Bio – I was a functioning addict/alcoholic in 1987 when I got sick and tired of being sick and tired. Desperate, I sought ANYTHING that would lead me out of my addiction. When I finally found Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) I “saw the light.” But it was in that moment when a fellow AA’er offered to take me deeper into my addiction, that I knew I had to make a choice – either I was going down or I was going to survive. I chose to survive.
I walked through five years of recovery before choosing my Higher Power – Jesus Christ. This is the foundational point regarding my qualification to help others who are struggling with what life brings to them. I have walked the path myself, and I have discovered healthy living.
Today, I have a passion to help others who find themselves struggling with life … whether it’s the result of their choices (such as an addictive cycle), other people’s choices (such as divorce or abandonment), or simply life itself (such as grief due to a loss). In reality, I have been working towards a “Total Life Change” (TLC) Recovery program for 30 years. Throughout those 30 years I have experienced many programs of recovery – both secular and Christ-based. As I journeyed in my own recovery, I grew closer to Christ and began to realize that it was only through His strength and love that I was still sober. I had, in time, realized that Christ Himself was my TLC Recovery.
My commitment to Christ led me to graduate from seminary. And while I love being a pastor and shepherding God’s children, I have an intimate passion for those who feel lost. It is my desire to meet them where they are and bring to them the hope of Christ and a Total Life Change … like I have experienced.
I know life can be challenging when facing addiction. I understand the despair and complete hopelessness one may feel. That is why I created TLC Recovery. When struggling with life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups, a person needs:
A stable place to land, A person that can hold them accountable and guide them, Someone who will give them helpful tools and show them how to implement them in their daily lives, I believe in creating a foundation built in and on Christ. I believe the seed of success has been planted by God in every person since birth, and that with TLC Recovery the seed will grow.
With God’s help, I have endeavored to pave a path for those looking to end their cycle of addiction. I have established a group of peers that work with TLC Recovery to cultivate the desire to find relief from hurts, habits, and hang-ups. This team includes: Addiction Specialists, Therapists, Spiritual Advisors, and Life Coaches. TLC Recovery and the networking team offer support groups, educational lessons on addiction, and a sacred space where families can heal.
Experience Adding to my Qualifications: Yosemite Lakes Community Church – Associate Pastor, Celebrate Recovery – Pastor, Leader, Developer, and Central California District Rep, Northwest Church – Associate Pastor of Adult Ministries, Salvation Army & Fresno Rescue Mission – Volunteer Teaching Pastor, Sierra Villa Residential Home – Volunteer Pastor, Preaching, Chaplaincy, Valley Teen Ranch – Chemical Dependency Director, House Parent & Supervisor, Kings View Counseling Center – Educator, Counselor, Fresno Juvenile Hall – Director, Christ Centered Recovery Program, Alcoholics Anonymous – Weekly Speaker, Sponsor, Minister, Anger Management – Facilitator Certification, Licensed and Ordained