—Tim Pawlenty, former Governor, State of Minnesota
Adversity brings opportunity, and how we deal with it determines whether we enjoy the journey. Five Bold Choices is a great guidebook for anyone who feels stuck and wants to get back on the path they were destined to live.
—Jerry Colangelo, Chairman, USA Basketball; former owner, Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks
—Cheryl A. Bachelder, CEO, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.; author, Dare To Serve
Five Bold Choices blends Jay’s riveting personal story with decades of experience as a CEO. The result is a book that gives us the clarity and courage to make the bold choices that make the most out of life’s greatest challenges. This book will embolden you to action.
—Dan Buettner, National Geographic Fellow and three-time New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Zones: Lessons from the World’s Longest-Lived People
—Tad Piper, retired Chairman and CEO, Piper Jaffray Companies
Any leader knows that bold choices either bring growth or disaster. Making bold choices wisely is the key. Based on profound personal experiences, Jay and Larry spell out five fundamentals that we all need as leaders, family members, and friends to make wise choices.
—Brad Hewitt, CEO, Thrivent Financial
—Dr. Alan Cureton, President, University of Northwestern St. Paul, MN
Authentic! Transparent! Powerful! A clear framework that I can personally apply to overcome challenges. Jam-packed with relevant life-changing truth! A huge thanks to Coughlan and Julian for sharing Five Bold Choices with the world.
—David Horsager, speaker, strategist, and author of The Trust Edge
About the Author
Jay has built a national reputation as a keynote speaker, a CEO, and a mentor to aspiring business leaders. And he also is a convicted felon, having spent time in prison. During this dark part of his life, Jay began developing a framework for dealing with the troubles that life inevitably brings. Jay uses lessons from his own missteps to help change the paths of individuals and organizations. Jay is an active regional business advocate and has served on the board of directors for several business and currently Board Chairman of non-profit organization Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Jay has been married to his wife, Jule, since 1987. They have three kids and currently reside in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
LARRY JULIAN is a best-selling author, speaker, and executive coach with over two decades of experience helping CEOs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners successfully lead with their faith and values. As a business coach, he helps leaders transcend challenging situations and succeed in the midst of difficulty. His passion is to help business people overcome the dilemmas that keep them from experiencing the success God intended.
Larry is founder of The Leadership Roundtable, a group of senior executives who meet monthly to discuss issues relevant to work, faith, and family. He’s recently created the Emerging Leader Roundtable for aspiring next generation leaders. By transforming God’s timeless wisdom into daily practical application, Roundtable members are growing and impacting their immediate spheres of influence in a wide range of industries. Larry’s work has been featured in numerous publications, including The Wall StreetJournal, Inc. Magazine, CNN.com, and FORTUNE. He’s also appeared on The 700 Club and The Tavis Smiley Show. In addition to God Is My CEO, Larry’s business leadership books include God Is My Coach: A Business Leader’s Guide to Finding Clarity in an Uncertain World and God Is My Success: Transforming Adversity into Your Destiny. Larry lives in Minneapolis with his wife, Sherri and their two children.