Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Strengths Strategy Strengths Coach
Law of Attraction Facilitator Certification
Transformation training through:
School of Hard Knocks
Nearly six decades of life!
Awards and Recognition
Host as Leader, Leadership Rhode Island
Best Selling Author of Turning Talents into Strengths: Stories of Coaching Transformation
Best Selling Author of Driven Success: Failures to Avoid and Wins to Go After
Highlighted in Documentary: Driven
1980-1993 - FedEx Corporation
1993-2011 - Homeschooling Mom, Teacher, Mentor
2011-2012 - BizGrow Networking Company - Business Development
2012-2014 - LegalShield Associate - Director
2014-Present - Coach, Consultant, Strengths Evangelist
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As a Gallup-Certified® Strengths coach using the Clifton StrengthsFinder 2.0® assessment, I have coached thousands of people in using a Strengths-based approach to help enable effectiveness, increase productivity, and find their happy. I am a teacher at heart, and have spent the past 25 years educating, managing, and leading people of all ages to improve their performance through innovative professional development and strategic talent solutions. Raised in Boise Idaho, I dream of one day living in Ireland. I love to travel, outdoor adventures, live music, my three daughters, and helping others find their power within.
I recognize, appreciate, and share with listeners, that leadership is a moment-to-moment choice and not about title, tenure or position. Leadership is for everyone, every day. It's how we should live our life and I wholeheartedly believe in the phrase "Lead by example." I am passionate about inspiring people to lead at every level. I consider myself a builder of happiness in the workplace and have an unwavering belief that it is possible for everyone to love what they do. Business begins and ends with people. This truth allows me to make shifts in culture that positively affect not only the business itself, but the greater community. When teams are able to communicate with authenticity and trust, high performance is a by product. Finding what individuals are the best at and creating teams that leverage those strengths on a daily basis is what I do best. Cultivating internal leaders, partnership alignments, professional wellness, performance coaching, succession planning, and ultimately creating cultures where employees thrive is my ultimate goal.
My ability to provide coaching and strategic solutions in the areas of Strengths-based performance, leadership development, and organizational effectiveness. I have had the honor to work with such clients as: Skanska, Micron, Hewlett Packard, The Gap, Sensus Engineering, ESI Construction, ZGA Architecture, Downey Unified School District, Pomona Unified School District, Anthropologie, multiple Boards of Directors, private schools, various state departments and a variety of businesses ranging from the sole proprietor, non-profit organizations, start-ups, to fortune 500 businesses.
Michael Dauphinee helps leaders navigate their greatest challenges.
After finishing college, a stint working in juvenile drug rehab and six years with Hewlett-Packard convinced him he had to work for himself. Founding the Dauphinee Group in 2005, Michael became one of the world’s most
sought-after strengths consultants, training and coaching at com- panies like Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Detroit Lions, the US Olympic Committee, Upside Travel, Kaiser Permanente, Chick-fil-A, and United Way Worldwide.
In 2010, Michael expanded into international development, specializing in security, governance, and justice in fragile and conflict-affected environments. He currently coaches entrepreneurs, embassies, universities, and governments in Nigeria, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Afghanistan.
Inspired by his trek through Torres del Paine in Chilean Pata- gonia, Michael founded Dauphinee Adventures in 2013. Clients have trekked hundreds of miles with him in Chile, Peru, and Nepal while wrestling with their most significant questions.
Always looking for ways to inspire others to navigate their lives courageously, Michael is a sought-after keynote speaker and shares daily inspiration online.
Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach with over 17 years’ experience using StrengthsFinder in the workplace. CEO of Every Strength Counts providing 1-1 coaching with C level execs and managers. Additionally, helping teams and emerging professionals to make the most of their careers, teams and resolve personnel issues.
MBA University of Nebraska and Gallup University
Executive Leadership focus
MPA University of Central Florida
BS University of Colorado at Colorado Springs - HR and Marketing focus
Certifications: Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Awards & Recognition:
Toni Jennings Workforce Development Professional of the Year
2015 from Florida Economic Development Council
Best Places to Work 2015
Orlando Business Journal
Excellence in Leadership
2015 from weVenture (Women’s Business Center/Melbourne, FL)
Zonta Club of the Pikes Peak Area (International Service Organization)
Southern Colorado Women's Chamber of Commerce
2001 – 2016: VP and President of CareerSource Brevard (www.careersourcebrevard.com)
2016 – 2017: Executive Vice President of Development for Dynamic Workforce Solutions
2017 – Present: Full Time Coach, Facilitator and Business Consultant, Every Strength Counts
Led the strategic planning and implementation of workforce efforts for the 9,000 Space Shuttle workers laid off in 2008 – 2010. Resulted in over 5,400 returning to work within 2 years.
Re-organized a non-profit’s structure. Resulted in increased visibility of the company and greater productivity.
Provided leadership development through StrengthsFinder and follow on coaching with individuals that changed their career trajectory.
C level and Management level Leaders Teams Non-profit Private Business (Healthcare and Veterinarians are specialty niche)
One-to-One (remote or face to face)
Company Name: Every Strength Counts
My coaching experience profoundly affects the success of your coaching sessions! The sheer fact that I have practiced in my strengths for 27,500 hours means I have seen situations like yours 30, 40, 50 times and I am at the 'top of my game' ready to serve you. Though every client's needs and hopes are unique, my strengths, skills, knowledge and experience provide me the confidence to know I can help your relationships!
My resources and presentations have been well received by the US. Army, Air Force, county governments, churches and schools. I have been interviewed on national television, radio and magazine.
I have an office in Colorado Springs, CO. but deliver a large portion of my services online (via Zoom) using techniques for connecting clients with each other without the need of my physical presence. I am happy to travel to clients if necessary to provide the most effective support for their situation.
I have been married to Nancy for 23 years and the father of our six children. I am a Canadian now living as a US resident in Colorado. In Canada, I worked in children and adult mental hospitals. I am a registered psychotherapist in the state of Colorado and am an ordained minister with a Master of Theology degree. I will respectfully coach you from a faith or faith-neutral position based on your request.
BBA University of Iowa
Certified Gallup Strengths Coach,
Certified Human Capital Coach
Employee Engagement Champion Q12,
2016 – Present Ascent Performance Group, Founder and Executive Coach
2015 Cornerstone Home Mortgage, Area Manager
2000 – 2014 Wells Fargo Home Mortgage, Manager of Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, Northern Missouri and Council
Awards and Achievements:
Nebraska Lender of the Year
Who Do I Coach:
Company Name: Ascent Performance Group
Bob Kantor – Global IT Management Consultant and Executive Coach
I’ve been fixing ROI and program management problems for 30 years, including
-- 10+ years as IT Executive Director at KPMG
-- 5 years as Director R&D Programs at Lotus Institute at Lotus Development Corp
I deliver “Big 4 Consultant” results quickly, keep your costs and risks low and make the best possible use of your organization’s time.
“As the IT leader in the c-suite, sometimes I don't have true thought partners on the executive team that understand IT. My sessions with Bob allow me to validate challenges and brainstorm solutions with someone that has been there & done that.” VP IT, cars.com
Kantor works with senior execs to simplify business processes and enhance cross-organizational engagement. This leads to process and product innovations that reduce time-to-market, improve quality and reduce stress for leaders and their teams.
“Bob helped with our IT Strategy and decision-making. He quickly and concisely crystallized issues and challenges and offered terrific guidance in terms of tools and advice.” SVP Engineering, C&M Corp
Kantor has coached over 500 leaders across 75+ companies since 2010. He also provides IT management consulting in governance, program management, strategy and organizational change to leaders in Fortune 1000 companies.
With 10 years of experience coaching MBA's, undergraduate students, and professionals in career transition, I can help with job search strategy, personal branding, resumes, cover letters, LinkedIn profiles, and networking. My specialty is strengths-based career coaching so my clients usually start by taking the CliftonStrengths assessment and learning to leverage and communicate their strengths during their job search or career transition.
20 years in higher education leadership, teaching, advising, and career counseling allows me to mentor others to do what I do. I love to train other career coaches, business leaders, and educators to help their clients, employees, and students to step into strengths-based careers.
I love to share my experience. Contact me for individual strengths-based career coaching or for professional training as a webinar or on-site training for your next professional development meeting or to partner with Soar to provide coaching to your students or employees.
Jabin was raised in the Bayview Houses of the Canarsie section of Brooklyn, New York. He was awarded a full-athletic scholarship to play football at the University of Delaware. This was the beginning of a unique personal journey that would include membership with Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. and community service with First State Mentor Corps (Americorp). Jabin earned a Bachelors of Applied Economics and later an MBA from Wilmington University.
Jabin is married to his best friend Diana and they reside in Fort Worth, TX with their four extraordinary daughters.
I'm excited to help young business professionals and corporate teams reach their greatest potential. As a Strengths Strategy Certified Coach, I am equipped with the tools and skills to help facilitate powerful personal discovery and transformation that leads to higher performance. My goal as a coach is to create a safe space for you to discover how to keep your strengths out of toxicity and in the A+ Zone.
If you are anxious to discover and connect to your unique purpose, leverage your strengths to deepen your impact, and improve your overall well-being and happiness, I want to work with you!
As a consultant at VF Corporation (Vans, Timberland, The North Face, etc), I facilitated team-building workshops with executive and retail teams across the US. While the Director of HR & Operations at Safe Harbor Crisis Center, a nonprofit providing advocacy and shelter service to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, I rolled out a strengths-based curriculum and provided one-on-one coaching to advocates and administrative staff. As the Talent Manager at Reckitt Benckiser (Lysol, Mucinex, Durex, etc), I've provided coaching and team-building consulting to cross-functional teams in the CPG industry. As an independent contractor, I've provided coaching and workshop facilitation to individuals and teams all over Utah and North Carolina.
I am an LGBTQ+ activist, recruiter, employee engagement specialist, training designer, performer, public speaker, facilitator, millennial, video content creator, singer, athlete, fundraiser, nonprofit board member, and life coach.
I am a career coach certified in both the CliftonStrengths and MBTI. I coach professionals in the healthcare industry and college students to leverage their unique talent themes to reach their professional goals with clarity and productivity. My expertise is twofold. With certifications in other career assessments, I help clients who feel stuck in their current careers and need to clarify a more fulfilling career path. With changing life roles, our values may have shifted, which need clarity while considering given marketplace trends (as shown on www.O*Net). I also maximize individual and team talent themes for meaningful success and well-being.
While innovation and technology are influencing all sectors of the economy, my mission is to help teams and individuals maximize the best of who they already are and deliver their unique contributions to build a trusting and effective community engagement. I believe innovation is most valuable when the the outcomes deliver a positive impact for humanity, not just individuals. To achieve this, I help individuals develop their raw talents to a mature level of performance that's beneficial to all.
I have been honored the 2016-2017 Woman of the Year Award with NAPW because of my commitment and leadership to my profession.
My deep passion to become a CliftonStrengths coach evolved from my first career as a school psychologist. As a school psychologist, I routinely saw students disengaged from their educational programs, which resulted in my concern for their transition to college and later employability. Therefore, to help all professionals increase engagement and students to attain their educational goals, I furthered my education in Career Education and Counseling. I also became certified in CliftonStrengths, MBTI and the Strong Interest Inventory to create the most positive impact in my coaching sessions with professionals and students. I should also note that I am an avid painter.
With Maximizer being my first theme on the StrengthsFinder, I am hard-wired to leverage on your talent themes. I am energized by helping both professionals and students achieve professional breakthroughs through the lens of Strengths. This insightful discovery occurred when I received a customized report, igniting a transformation in my personal development, my career, and my purpose. I look forward to your transformation with CliftonStrengths.
Post-Doctoral Studies in Marketing, Ohio State University, Fisher College of Business
Ed.D. in Leadership, University of Sarasota, FL
M.A. in Communication, Ball State University
B.A. in Communication, Olivet Nazarene University
Expertise Areas: Public Speaker, Strengths Training, Leadership Training & Development, Mentoring & Coaching Early Career Professionals, Executive Coaching, and Teaching.
Specialties: Trained over 700 leaders in business & graduate education on their Top Strengths. Gallup-trained Strengths Coach, Certified Executive Coach, Parrott Institute for Healthy Relationships, SAOL certified Executive Coach & Consultant, Rubi Ho Group. Corporate training and team-building. Certified in Fundraising Management, Indiana University, Lily Family School of Philanthropy
My greatest joy as a Maximizer is connecting with and coaching others in a way that challenges and inspires them to become the best version of themselves.
As an executive coach, artist, and former sales executive, Svetlana blends left brain thinking and right brain creativity, inspiring leadership development and confidence in her clients. Her specialty is helping individuals take life’s paradoxes and find balance and fulfillment. She has a track record of helping high performing leaders level up. Svetlana works best with entrepreneurial minded individuals who want to tap deeper into their creativity and shift perspectives by developing positive neural pathways.
When Svetlana is not coaching, she is most likely making art at coffee shops all over the world.
In 2010, I attended a workshop on the Gallup Campus as part of the Special Olympics National Youth Activation Summit. Having taken the CliftonStrengths assessment prior to attending, I was already amazed at how accurate it was and how well it described me. During the workshop I had the opportunity to understand even more about the assessment, about the potential impact, and how it could be used for individuals as well as teams.
Being so impressed by my experience there, I purchased a dozen StrengthsFinder 2.0 books and passed them out to my team at Special Olympics North Carolina. All of my staff and interns took the assessment and we started our journey into being a strengths-based team. We began to work together more effectively and not just meet but surpass goals year after year. After seeing the success with my team, the rest of the Special Olympics North Carolina staff took the assessment as well as the statewide Youth Council.
In 2013 I was one of the first 100 students in Gallup's Accelerated Strengths Coaching class and earned my certification as a Gallup Certified Strengths Coach. I've had the pleasure of working with clients of all ages - teens to adults - and all professions - from front line and technical staff to executive teams and boards. In 2018, I was also trained in Employee Engagement using the Q12 assessment and process as well as the Builder Profile 10 for Entrepreneurs.
Moving to Colorado in 2016 I started Pikes Peak Coaching & Consulting to spread the benefits of strengths based teams and coaching to the Pikes Peak Region, Colorado and the rest of the mountain states.
Dominant Themes: Individualization | Strategic | Connectedness | Futuristic | Belief | Context | Activator | Analytical | Input | Learner
* Graduated from Franklin Pierce University with a BA in Psychology and Recreation Management.
* Worked over 10 years in Community Recreation for the City of Riviera Beach, FL, Palm Beach County, FL, and Statesville, NC with primarily at-risk communities, developing programs and coordinating services to meet their unique community needs.
* Worked over 20 years with Special Olympics North Carolina and Special Olympics Colorado, developing staff and volunteers to create and implement community based programs around the state.
* Leadership volunteer with Inside Out Youth Services promoting acceptance, diversity, and community for those that often feel disenfranchised and isolated.
Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach
Strengths Strategy Strengths Coach
Introduced Strengths to LDS Business College and was instrumental building a required class and now have over nine-thousand students who have taken and understand the StrengthsFinder.
Built three telecommunication companies in Russia
Consulted in Denmark
Consulted in Philippines
Consulted in Caribbean Islands
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Motivating, activating and launching teens and young professionals through college and to their first careers! Expert at identifying strengths, skills and abilities to build resilience and coping skills for life. Learn more at www.LaunchMyKid.net
Team and small business expert, 25 years experience in employee training and organization development. Creating momentum and orchestrating change. Learn more at www.LaunchOurTeam.com
Having seven years of relationship coaching experience prior to my Gallup certification, I am equally comfortable coaching individuals, families, parents, youths and couples. I carefully connect the information provided to help restore tranquility and regain positive engagement.
As a strengths Ambassador and Evangelist, I am a strong believer in launching strengths-focused schools , businesses and communities. I passionately dedicate myself for this purpose. With the help of my own unique cultural background and language proficiency in Arabic, English, and French, I aim to serve as many communities as I am able to.
Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege to coach and consult companies such as Herman Miller, Michelin, Eloqua (now part of Oracle), Ariba, General Motors, Medtronic, NCR, Harte-Hanks, Toshiba, Rubbermaid, Act-On Software, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Haworth, and Pitney Bowes. Although the details change from engagement to engagement, the objective is always the same: Help organizations and individuals get to where they can be.
Certified Five Capitals Coach; Certified StratOp Implementer and Facilitator
I am celebrating my 10th year as a business owner / entrepreneur of Crossroads Coaching & Consulting, Inc. My work over the past 10 years encompasses strengths-focused discussions with business leaders and business owners.
I also worked in the corporate sector for more than 15 years in a variety of areas, including business operations, process improvement, and organizational effectiveness. I have expertise in planning, organizing, and integrating business goals with the organizational strategy.
But mostly I am curious about people, what they do in their jobs, and how they can do their jobs better. It’s like breathing to me. So much so, that I built my business around it.
Crossroads Coaching & Consulting, Inc. is the compilation of my corporate and entrepreneurial experience. It is my passion for helping leaders live and work in their strengths. My work includes one-on-one coaching with senior level leaders and business owners, as well as facilitated discussions with small groups and large teams.
It's hard to believe it's been 20 years, but time flies when you are having fun. I have been coaching and training since 1998 and have worked in corporate board rooms, the non-profit arena, institutions of higher education, and one-on-one with people all over the country. I have great insight and when my Empathy and Communication talents start working together clients frequently tell me that I am able to put their thoughts into the words they "just hadn't been able to find."
I am a life-long learner and hold national certifications through
• The Gallup Association
• Association for Talent Development (ATD)
• Talent Smart
• The Center for Teacher Effectiveness
• Institute of Organization Development (IOD)
• American Council on Exercise (ACE).
I have a degree in Broadcast Management from the University of Kansas and a MBA from Georgia State University. Here's a fun fact about me – I am a travel- adventure junkie and when it comes to food- the spicier the better. I am looking forward to working with you or your team to uncover your possibilities for success.
For a period of over 30 years, first as a corporate human resource management professional, more recently as a university professor, and now as a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach, a major part of my mission has been assisting individuals in the process of ‘learning how to learn.’ That endeavor has been characterized by a tripartite philosophy of teaching/education that views education as the key to knowledge, knowledge as the key to understanding, and understanding as the key to our continued collective existence. In service of that philosophy I take an approach to coaching that focuses on collaboratively helping clients learn to discover knowledge, rather than relying on a training model or rote learning, and strive to accomplish learning objectives within an environment of mutual respect and dignity. I look forward to partnering with you to achieve your goals!
Six Word Vision Statement: Using strengths to learn and teach.
An expert in inspiring excellence and advancing potential, Coleen McCray is a Certified Executive/Leadership Coach and is most passionate about developing emerging leaders and assisting seasoned leaders in path formation to their goals. Leveraging a unique blend of professional training in business, psychology and coaching with over 30 years of leadership experience in Information Technology (IT), Coleen works with clients to successfully adjust to a new position, obtain a promotion or change in desired career path and/or prepare for expansion of responsibilities. By asking thought-provoking questions and offering practical, real-world experience, she acts as a “thought partner” to help clients gain clarity, shift thinking and develop targeted strategies necessary to drive positive and measurable change in behavior in themselves, their organizations and their teams. Coleen coaches leaders from the Manager/Director level up to the C-level. She is a Founding Member of Powersource Coaching Program for Women In Technology International (WITI) and an Executive Coach with the CIO Executive Council.
In VP and Director roles in the financial services and law firm software industries, Coleen led the realignment of software development organizations to meet product demand and built trusted organizations that engendered cooperation and genuine alliances between IS organizations and their stakeholders needed to achieve maximized value-based results. At Republic Mortgage Insurance Company, Coleen’s leadership figured heavily in the transformation of the IS organization to a value-driven lean organization that succeeded against competitors tenfold in size. An expert bridge builder, Coleen has directed Acquisition Integrations at Inmar where she led a corporate wide team that thoughtfully worked to join acquired firms with Inmar and achieve exponential growth.
Coleen holds an MBA from Wake Forest University, an MS in Counseling from Stetson University and a BS in Economics from Duke University. She can be reached at email@example.com or 336.486.7017.
Murray Guest is one of Australia’s leading Strengths coaches, helping over 1,200 people unlock and apply their strengths to achieve their professional and personal goals. As a Gallup certified Strengths coach he partners with organisations to build strengths-based cultures and realise the benefits a strengths-based approach brings.
He has been involved in organisational culture change for over 18 years and brings a wealth of knowledge and insights into what makes culture change stick. The founding director of Inspire My Business, he combines his diverse experience in HR, QA and Business Development to inspire leaders and their teams along the pathway of change and continuous improvement.
His recognition includes one of only two coaches to speak at all three of the Gallup Strengths Summits in Omaha and receiving the HMA Excellence in Training Award for leading significant improvements as the Learning and Development Manager of Tomago Aluminum.
Murray provides strengths-based insights and actions to help your teams truly understand and apply their strengths, with all the personal and business benefits it brings. His passion for people getting to do what they do best every day comes across in his coaching and fun, interactive and engaging workshops.
Traveling from Newcastle, NSW, Murray is available for consultation, coaching, facilitation and speaking engagements.
Ed.D., Educational Leadership, Argosy University, M.A., Communication, Arizona State University, B.S., Business Administration, Arizona State University
Gallup Certified Strengths Coach,
College of Executive Coaching,
Institute of Cultural Affairs,
Center for Creative Leadership,
IBM Advanced Business Institute, Redesigning Processes for Quality
Presentations and Publications
“Use Your Strengths, Increase Your Wellbeing.” The Chair Academy Leadership Blog (2018),
“Beyond Merely Knowing Strengths: How Applying Strengths Changes the Game”, International Leadership Conference, San Antonio, TX (July 2016),
"Engagement through Strengths: Unleash Your Talents". New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM (July 2015).
"The Heart and Art of Leadership". Chair Academy Conference, Seattle, WA (April 2015).
"Leadership Development 3.0: Taking it to the Next Level". Chair Academy Conference, Seattle, WA (April 2015).
“Leadership Development 2.0: What’s Needed Next?” Chair Academy Conference, Phoenix, AZ (April 2013).
“Building a Strengths-based Culture”. Gallup Educator Conference, Omaha, NE (July 2012).
"Transformation, Leadership, and Ten Lessons Learned". National Institute Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD), Austin, TX (May, 2011).
"The President's Role in the Learning College Project". Doctoral Dissertation (2007).
2014-2018, Wellbeing Essentials, Founder.
2007-2016, South Mountain Community College, Special Assistant to the President and Director Student Success.
2004-2007, Maricopa Community Colleges, Facilitator Employee & Organizational Learning.
2000-2004, Performance Link, Founder.
1996-1999, Murro Consulting, Organizational Development Consultant.
Company Name: Wellbeing Essentials
Certified Public Accountant
University of Evansville, BS Business Administration
Society of Human Resources Association National faculty
Co-host, The JoyPowered™Podcast
SHRM-Senior Certified Professional
Gallup-certified Strengths Coach
National Speakers Association
State Council for Indiana SHRM
IndySHRM Professional of the Year
Strategic Planning committee chair of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic church
Pass the Torch 500 Circle Club for Women
Board member for Forum Credit Union
Chairman of the Board of The O'Connor House
M. Ed. in Positive Coaching & Graduate Certificate in Positive Psychology, University of Missouri
B.S. in Family Science & Human Development; secondary major in Gerontology; and a minor in Leadership Studies, Kansas State University
Awards & Recognition:
Rising Professional, College of Health & Human Science, Kansas State University, 2019
Board of Trustee, Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, 2019
Dean of Student Life Award, Kansas State University, 2014
Dorothy Shaw Leadership Award, Alpha Delta Pi, 2014
2015-2017: Executive Director of Heartland Visioning (Quality of Life Branch of Chamber of Commerce)
2016-2017: Manager Leadership Greater Topeka
2014-2015: Coordinator of Membership LeadingAge Kansas
Individuals in times of transition
Gerontology related fields
Organizational Development Projects
Team Strengths Sessions
Company Name: O'Shea Strengths Coaching
See my LInked In profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffgarrison for a full professional history.
I have been married for nearly 30 years to my wife Angela. We have five children.
Since 2015, we have been living far outside the city on 72 acres where we raise grass fed Dexter beef and the kids are entrepreneuers in training managing their own egg business produced by free range chickens.