Brad is the author of I Like Giving: The Transforming Power of a Generous Life and the creator of ilikegiving.com. I Like Giving is a movement which inspires people to live generously through story. Brad is widely considered a generosity expert and has dedicated more than the last decade of his career to this work. I Like Giving films have been viewed over 31 million times in more than 170 countries. Beyond the films, Brad leads the I Like Giving team and works with organizations, churches and individuals to change lives by teaching the art and science of generosity. Brad and his wife, Laura, have three children and live in Southern California.
Brad is a dynamic and engaging speaker that has been invited to speak in numerous organizations and events all over the country. If you’d like to request Brad to speak for your group, email Kierstin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elisabeth is an accomplished international consultant who leads organizations to achieve measurable breakthroughs in their performance, by harnessing the heart, energy and talents of people. Over the past 20 years she has been a leader in two of the Big 5 Consulting Firms. Elisabeth is passionate about I Like Giving’s mission of “inspiring – breathing life into – people through story” and the possibilities in the culture and performance of people and organizations. Elisabeth was born and raised in Europe, and spent some 30 years of her life working internationally. Her ease with English, French, German, Spanish and Italian make her particularly effective with international audiences. She holds a Masters in Organizational Behavior and lives in Laguna Beach, CA.
Jon has been a pastor in Southern California for 17 years. He has a heart for the local church and seeing lives transformed for Jesus Christ. Jon is a counselor, spiritual director, worship leader and teacher. He has traveled in ministry throughout the United States and Canada – having taken the stage over 2500 times, as well as 3 months in Europe, ministering to our US Troops overseas. Jon understands ministry on multiple levels and has ministry experience in a wide variety of contexts. He loves mentoring others and walking alongside people as they journey toward God’s unique calling on their life. Jon has been married to his wife, Deanna for 15 years and they have 4 young children.
Kierstin has worked with I Like Giving for about 18 months but has always had a heart for others and felt called to have a meaningful career. She spends her time working with the rest of the I Like Giving team to inspire the world to live generously. Recently completing her Master’s degree in Organizational Communication from Western Michigan University, Kierstin has studied organizational culture and the effects of generosity on businesses, churches and families. She has worked within a variety of industries including health care organizations and international nonprofits and is a Certified Nonprofit Professional. Kierstin is a native of East Michigan and currently lives in Grand Rapids, MI with her husband, Spencer and one- year-old son, Carter.
In The News
Brad shares his thoughts about Giving Tuesday and year-round generosity in an article published on Fox News. Read the full article.