About Todd

Todd Gongwer is a Husband, Father, Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author, and former college basketball Coach who is passionate about helping others discover their purpose in leadership and in life!

He has spent over twenty years developing his expertise in the areas of leadership and team dynamics through a wide range of experiences spanning the world of business and athletics. He has held executive level positions in companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-up to public entity. In addition, Todd served as an assistant college basketball coach for one of the most successful programs in the country during the 1990’s. Since writing Lead…for God’s Sake! Todd has become a sought after speaker, teacher, and coach on the subject of leadership throughout the nation. Below you’ll find a few more basic highlights of Todd’s leadership journey.


Experience numerous leadership opportunities at a young age, growing up around the family’s food service business


As an entrepreneur built restaurants, multi-state franchise systems, and dabbled in real estate


As an Assistant Coach, was part of three NAIA II National Championships


Wrote The Need To Lead leadership development program to help the teams he was working with in business and athletics


Led the leadership development transformation process of a $250 million private-equity owned manufacturing company


After previous company was acquired by a public company, served as Vice President of Leadership Development and HR for the combined entity, while overseeing many consolidation aspects of the merger


Founded Kardia House Media


Wrote and published (through Kardia House), LEAD…for God’s Sake!


Sold over 10,000 copies in first year due mainly to the books word of mouth popularity


Tyndale House Publishing acquires the rights and re-releases the book in bookstores nationally


Continues to speak, coach, and teach on the subject of leadership for business, athletic, and non-profit organizations throughout the country

Todd Gongwer

"… it became more and more apparent, this was not a story I created in my head; rather, this was a story God was pouring out through my heart."

— Todd

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