Success Stories

“Being introduced to the Vision Wheel half day course and subsequently implementing the strategies has been a revelation to how I view business as part of my life. It really does encourage you to contemplate the meaning of serving others and combines the special things about you that help build a cohesive map to life and meaning.

I implement the strategies of the Vision Wheel on a daily basis. The revelation and importance surrounding the structure of the Vision Wheel comes to life and brings everything that’s important together. It’s fantastic to know that you can link what on the surface would seem to be totally unrelated elements of your life together in a concise and meaningful roadmap. Preparing for a day, month or year is now a fun task knowing that the fruit of my thought, intent and labour is in absolute harmony. My life and businesses have prospered as a result and can’t thank Mary and Eric enough. Highly recommended!”

“Reach your next level of capability, competence, and confidence.

Mary is a coach’s coach. She has decades of fruitful experience teaching professional fundraisers to create truly satisfying, enduring, memorable, and repeatable donor experiences. Mary can help you reach your next level of capability, competence, and confidence by modeling for you how to intelligently prepare for your donor meetings and perform with intuitive self-awareness. Invite Mary to your donor meetings and expect them to be richly enhanced.”

“Vision Wheel was the beginning of the path that led me from inspiration to action. Listening to the call of my heart, strengthening my courage to push through obstacles, and trusting in God to give me the tools I need.

Vision Wheel has been a tool to provide direction for using my time, talents, and treasures. Through the exercises in the Vision Wheel, I chose four areas of passion that resonated with me. I created a daily prayer that asks God to encourage me in these areas. One of my heart quadrants was and still is, “Home: Creating Healthy Homes”.

This intention became a reality first in my own family then in my community. I started volunteering at Lutheran Social Services for homeless youth. After a few years, this led to an advocacy group to end homelessness then years after that led to becoming the chairperson to build a Center for youth and raising $9.1m. It has been a journey of faith and the Vision Wheel was the beginning of the path that led me from inspiration to action. Listening to the call of my heart, strengthening my courage to push through obstacles, and trusting in God to give me the tools I need.

Vision Wheel has guided my life in all ways of how I connect with myself, my friends and family, and people I know and don’t know. It anchors my recreational and vocational choices and most importantly guides me on the path that God has paved for me.”

“I heartily recommend Vision Wheel to anyone interested in expanding their view of God’s exciting and multifaceted calling in their life.

My experience with Vision Wheel was a catalyst to think outside the box in terms of God’s call in my life. Exploring the four quadrants of my heart was a reminder that Jesus came not only to reconcile us to himself but to give each of us abundant life. He cares about the whole person and that we find joy and fulfillment in answering his call in life, whatever that is that uniquely fits the way he created each one of us to blossom and reflect his creativity and passion. Acknowledging the obstacles in my life has continued to help me face struggle and suffering realistically while being confident God’s purposes in my life and callings at different seasons will not be thwarted.”

“My daughter and I experienced the Vision Wheel together. It was a life-changing event for us. It gave our family permission to ask the tough questions, explore hopes and dreams and listen for the answers.

As a young adult, she was looking for purpose and a course for her life. It left her filled with hope and direction by what she learned about herself. My discoveries were different but accurate and on target and helped me to see our different callings and release her into her pursuits.

Later that year I invited Vision Wheel to work with our staff at Mooresville Christian Academy. We came away with a fresh vision for the Academy. I highly recommend Vision Wheel for a fresh perspective and having a guide to help you with the results. It gave us permission to ask tough questions, explore hopes and dreams, and listen for answers. The Vision Wheel equips people with direction and purpose that they might be desperate to capture and results in charting a new course and setting new bearings.”

“If you get one new habit established in what you learn from a book or seminar you are lucky. The Vision Wheel has given us a helping hand in implementing our vision and establishing new priorities.

The Vision Wheel highlighted the importance of taking action on living out my dreams.  

If you get one new habit established in what you learn from a book or seminar you are lucky.  The Vision Wheel has given us a helping hand in implementing our vision and establishing new priorities:  We learned the morning resolve- now we start things off each morning by praying together, and begin each day with vision & hope.  As soon as we learned about our mentors, we went out and found them…and started another good habit.  Then we wrote our visions and dreams on paper, and before you have time to think about it, you just do it!  The Vision Wheel put us on track for our mission in life.  As a mother the Vision Wheel has given me a strong desire to help my children find their own revelation and personal vision.  As a couple, I really enjoyed doing the vision wheel with Duane, it helped me to understand the way Duane works and helped us to work as a “team” together.  Having a deeper understanding of him has allowed me to see that God’s call is different with each of us, and helped me to focus on what God has gifted me with.

“Discovering the alignment between my passions and significant purpose has liberated me to feel that I can truly make a difference in the world. I highly recommend the Vision Wheel to those courageous enough to make this life-altering journey.”

“Vision Wheel encouraged me to consider the core components of who I am and provided a framework to consider the expression of these as fluid rather than fixed. After completing Vision Wheel I feel that I have a reference point that allows me to evaluate requests for my time, skill, energy and finance.”

“Vision Wheel helped me to put words to some important internal questions. How do I know who I am and what I have and offer that generously gives to the world to make it better.”

“I attended a Vision Wheel experience and was so blown away by how impactful it was. It was fascinating, deep, exciting and a catalyst to a major shift in my life.”

Living in the age of options, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and stay comfortable or uncomfortable, just to have the comfort of ‘sameness’. Deep down we know we are meant for more and that’s what The Vision Wheel helped me to discover. I was able to see deeper truths about myself and new visions for my life that I was unable to see before. It helped point me in a meaningful and satisfying direction. It’s been 8 years now and everything I learned is just as relevant and helpful for me today. I recommend The Vision Wheel to people looking for change in their life. Those seeking a deeper understanding of your uniqueness, to be inspired creatively, for business and entrepreneurial direction and more meaning in work and life.

“I still go back to my ultimate vision statement – it has given me a lifetime of inspiration to ponder and to live into. On a practical action side, I immediately applied what I learned into my personal financial charitable contributions. I immediately felt more deliberate about my giving. I would heartily recommend The Vision Wheel for use individually, or with a family, community or team.”

What I took from the Vision Wheel initially was more of a lifetime inspiration than a Day 1 practical action plan. I’ve taken detours on my journey and while I have action plans and didn’t really need another one; I love having the poetic inspiration instead. That was what moved me personally. I truly believe others would find their own unique experience and would craft what they personally needed out of it. There are many tools out there to express your vision, values and plans, and what I like about The Vision Wheel is that it’s fun and creative and brings that out of you. It pulls out words that you have in your heart and being. On the practical action side, I immediately applied what I learned into my personal financial charitable contributions. I immediately felt more deliberate about my giving.