October 7, 2015



The mission of LEAD WITH YOUR LIFE is to inspire, resource, and empower a movement of Kingdom leaders who lead from the inside out.

Every Christ-follower is on a mission—the Great Commission. Any mission, especially one of strategic importance, needs leaders—good ones and lots of them. But the mission is severely compromised when its leaders are taken off the frontlines due to some form of breakdown in their personal lives. These all-too-familiar breakdowns are seen in personal crisis, counterproductive behaviors, ill-advised choices, entitlement attitudes, interpersonal conflicts, and physical or emotional depletion.

It is no secret these are formidable problems. And prevalent ones.

Leadership success will never be fully realized if leaders lead with their titles, positions, personalities, degrees, or accomplishments. True leadership happens when leaders lead with their LIVES—bringing the weight and power of a life that is constantly being transformed by Christ.

Chuck Olson

Chuck OlsonWhat is Chuck’s story? Born and raised in Los Angeles, Chuck has been the executive pastor in two large churches in Southern California for over 35 years. He brings a deep passion for developing leaders in the local church and in the marketplace who value the importance of leading not with positions or titles, but with WHO they are. He is constantly pursuing ways to challenge leaders to look at the interior issues of life and leadership.

What words do people use to describe him? Passionate follower of Christ. Team leader. Developer. Maximizer. Learner. Strategic implementer. Coach. Encourager. 

What is he really good at? Coming alongside Kingdom leaders who want to take their lives and leadership to deeper and more significant places of impact! 

What are some of the formal ways God has prepared Chuck to serve? Chuck earned a B.A. at Biola University, a Th.M. at Dallas Seminary, and a D.Min. at Talbot School of Theology. He also is a graduate of The Master’s Program—an executive coaching program for leadership development.

Things he’s learned along the way:

  • Autograph your work with excellence
  • Deliver on your promises
  • See obstacles as opportunities
  • Seek ways to bless and build up others
  • Daily ask yourself, “How did I impact the people I connected with today?”.

One of Chuck’s favorite sayings: “Great accomplishments start with a compelling vision, but become reality through daily choices.”

What does he enjoy doing? Coming along side of leaders, encouraging and motivating them to grow in their impact and influence. Taking long walks with his gal at the beach or neighborhood. Reading and learning. Working out and running. Exploring new cultures. Cheering for USC. Creating and working on home improvement projects.

What does Chuck value most? Encouraging leaders to step up to the challenge and call to Lead With Their Lives. Living in community. His college sweetheart, Pattie. His family: Boe + Chrissy, Dusty + Kimmie, and his energetic six-pack of grandkids—Charlie, Dillan, Connor, Kate, Jack, and Mackenzie.