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Who Loves Us?
Leaders. Employees. Chambers of Commerce.

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Coffee with Champions is more than just a series of weekly sessions; it's a transformative journey. It symbolizes my personal commitment to self-improvement and leadership development, embracing challenges with a champion's mindset. Through insightful conversations over coffee with our attendees, it cultivates resilience, fosters growth, and empowers me to become the best version of myself, both personally and professionally. This program resonates deeply with my aspirations, offering a roadmap to unlock my full potential and inspire others along the way. - Wendy Rodgers, CEO, Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce, and Coffee with Champions "Host"

Initially, the program was a way to bring more value to our members and expand our leadership development programs.  The program has grown to be so much more personally.  I look forward to Thursday mornings and the ability to sit with people from different backgrounds and discuss topics that allow me to grow as a leader.  I learn something from someone in the room each and every week.  The program has become the one thing that is consistent in my busy life and I look forward to attending each week. - Kathi Roetter, Executive Director, Troy Area Chamber of Commerce, and Coffee with Champions Host

"Coffee with Champions has been a great experience for me. It is an opportunity to meet with many members (Champions) of our community. I look forward to meeting each Thursday morning. It is great to hear others perspectives and hopefully I bring some positive inputs from my experiences that add to the conversation. Thank you Lance and Jessica for coming up with this concept!!" Don Adams, Beavercreek Mayor

I have attended many Coffee with Champions…not only is there good communication and conversation, but you leave with a better mindset, and knowledge from people who are natural born, self-made, and learning leaders. This program has been something I look forward to on a weekly basis! Natalie Williams, Bank Manager


I often say to people that Coffee with Champions is one of my favorite hours every week. It's a great way to be able to work on my business instead of in my business. And I get to do it with some great people that have phenomenal ideas. I'm more willing to share. It's just a great great hour. I always feel refreshed and motivated when I leave here.  - Eric Evans, President, Kettering Moraine Oakwood Chamber of Commerce

I look forward to Thursday every week because I know I will be meeting with my fellow Champions, as we lift one another up, and dig into deep thought with the different weekly topics. Everyone brings something different to the table, and we all know it's a safe space to speak freely without judgment or criticism. It is a really refreshing space to hear another person's point of view and open yourself up to a different way of thinking. - Amy Jones, Owner, Beavercreek Pizza Dive

I appreciate that this is an honest, open, and transparent group from differing backgrounds and industries. We all come together each week to discuss best practices to truly "be a force for good" within our communities. I think the prompts and questions lead to some excellent conversations! - Adam Horseman, Insurance Agent

Coffee with Champions is an enthusiastic community of purpose-driven, growth-minded leaders who are committed to making the world around them better. I LOVE Coffee with Champions and the camaraderie it creates! It's been a pleasure to be part of a program that turns casual business relationships into true friendships that become a force for good!- Chris McClure, Vice President, Beavercreek Chamber of Commerce, and Coffee with Champions "Host"

It’s the best spent 59 minutes of my week. I enjoy learning and growing together! It fosters connections, friendships, and growth, and is a fun and safe space!  - Joe Laber, Owner, Cup of Joe Media

Lots of great discussion with other business-minded people. You can learn so much! - Shelby Schmitmeyer,

Lance and Jessica are dedicated to make the world a better place and help good business owners become great. They make you think about what you are doing and why it matters. Coffee with Champions is a great experience that I have enjoyed a lot. You should try it. - Ernie Havens, Bellbrook City Council

I enjoy the insight and collaborative discussion on the weekly topics and monthly themes of solutions for business scenarios. I would recommend leaders looking to grow to give Coffee with Champions a visit! - Jon Bucher, Magazine Owner

I cannot say enough good things about Lance & Jessica. Coffee with Champions is one of my favorites.  - Gwen Price, Owner, Thomas-Grushon Insurance

Thursday mornings are my opportunity to learn something new. That along with the varied topics makes me feel like I’m growing personally and professionally. This group gets into deep discussions and has fun along the way. I always walk away with a new perspective. Jacki Mayer, Executive Director, Beaver Creek Wetlands

I feel like I'm putting things in my arsenal .... every time I come, I learn a new skill or I learn a new tool. And I get to put that on and every day face a new day and just come out winning. It's amazing, so I just feel like I get life poured into me, and I build connections, and it's really a huge win every day! Kailee Rue, Owner, Kailee Rue Art & Design

I enjoy Coffee with Champions because it's an energetic, no-pressure way to start my morning. I come into the group and it's an opportunity for me to learn, and to challenge my thinking. I'm not worried about getting a client or networking or selling anything. It's literally just an open-minded, learning conversation and it's a great way to start my day. And at the end of the day, if I have accomplished nothing else, I still feel really good because I worked out of that room learning one or two things about myself, or one or two more things that I know I need to work on, and so it's a success! Jill Broering, Strategic Partner, Schooley Mitchell

Thought-provoking, Openness, Vulnerability, Understanding, Supportive. Todd Rodden, Aspire Action Coach, and Coffee with Champions "Host"

Coffee with Champions is a motivating, educational, people-connector program that fires you up to go out in your World and simply do good and be a better person in almost every scenario. This program has helped me look at life's gifts and challenges from so many different perspectives that I didn't know existed. Coffee with Champions is something I look forward to every week. Even when I'm having a tough morning, 100% of the time I come out of our discussions in an upbeat mood and ready to conquer the day. It's simply incredible and I wish I would have started sooner. - Nick Kavalauskas, Primerica (District Leader) / Vandalia-Butler Chamber of Commerce (President/CEO) and Coffee with Champions "Host"

Coffee with Champions provides an excellent opportunity to interact with other community leaders about a wide array of leadership topics on a weekly basis. During each session, our group of diverse leadership styles, backgrounds, and viewpoints allows for great discussion and learning. I have enjoyed attending Coffee with Champions for the last year and a half because it is a great way to connect with the Beavercreek community, learn from others, and build lasting relationships with other attendees. - Zach Wike, Director of Parks, Recreation and Culture

It’s a great time to connect with folks from the community. It's a great time to catch up and exchange ideas about (different) topics...and really learn from them. - Pastor Benjamin Prill, St. John's Lutheran Church


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