Christian Leadership Alliance President & CEO Tami Heim joined me for an interview on Journey To Success Radio. Unfortunately and very, very sadly, the sound quality was poor and there is a lot of echo when I speak. Even with that challenge, it is well worth listening to Tami. She is an AMAZING woman working for a world renowned Christian organization.
Joining me as co-host for the show was my colleague at TechBlocks, VP Business Development Peter Goral.
Tami Heim is the president and CEO of the Christian Leadership Alliance(CLA) headquartered in San Clemente, CA. CLA exists to equip and unite leaders to transform the world for Christ. Providing bible-based leadership training and other learning experiences, CLA serves over 6,200 leaders of nonprofit ministries, churches, educational institutions, and businesses.
Tami’s professional career includes executive leadership roles in nonprofit ministry, technology, marketing, publishing and retail. She served as a partner in The A Group – Brand Development, executive vice president and chief publishing officer for Thomas Nelson Publishers and as the president of Borders Inc. Tami began her professional career with Federated Department stores and in her final assignment, she was responsible for leading two of their Midwest divisions.
Tami has a passion for the development of next generation leaders. For over 25 years she has actively mentored students and professionals. Reflecting her commitment to leadership, she has served on the boards of EQUIP, Lead Like Jesus, Growing Leaders, Christian Alliance for Orphans, and Christianity Today.
Tami and her husband, Dale have been dating for 42 years and married for 35 of them. They delight in their daughter Zoe, son-in-law Matt and their two grandsons. As active members of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN, they are compelled by love to frequently go and share Jesus with orphans in Haiti. For Christmas of 2014, after waiting 3.5 years, they brought home their newest daughter from Haiti, Sania.
We are an alliance of mission focused Christians who lead in today’s high-impact Christian nonprofit ministries, churches, educational institutions, and businesses. Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) unites, trains, and equips Christian leaders to think higher for greater kingdom gain. We move beyond good Christian management to empower Christian leadership that’s catalytic in its transformation of people, their organizations, and ultimately the world.
We recognize every organization holds a vision; however for that vision to be achieved, every Christian leader needs to be equipped and empowered for success. And for this reason we take it higher, offering lifelong learning that is taught by best of industry faculty across all spheres of ministry and business. And all of CLA’s lifelong learning experiences feature a solid biblical worldview.
We create platforms to leverage and exchange expertise, knowledge, and innovative thinking. We maximize multiple distribution channels, formats, and learning experiences so leaders get what they need, when they need it. Extensive collaboration and a shared vision for God’s plan enable us to deliver higher thinking and the best practices for organizational effectiveness in eight core categories: