What We Believe

is essential.

We create a safe placefor people to come as they are and feel valued so that we can truly understand their goals and unique situation.

Hope changes everything.

We believe that hope is an anchor that brings light even in the darkness hour. It allows us to be optimistic and see that anything is possible.

Respect in differences.

We value people and the potential they have in leading others in their own unique way so they can live to their fullest potential.

Growth brings greatness.

We aim to help our clients achieve success at the highest level and always look for opportunities to learn in the face of adversity.

Integrity builds trust.

We uphold the highest standards of integrity which builds trust and long-lasting relationships with our clients.

Connection is authentic.

We come from an authentic place where people can come without judgement so they can receive genuine support and feel accepted.

Why choose Lighthouse leadership?

Why choose
Lighthouse leadership?

Lighthouse Leadership is much more than development. It’s about building authentic, long-term relationships and connection.

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Clarity of

Work through obstacles you’re facing with an expert (or peers) that give you clarity, save you time, and help you fulfill your greater purpose while building connections that last a lifetime.


We help leaders achieve next levels of success by providing resources, tools, and the accountability essential for growth and development based on Christian principles.


Get strategies and resources
to help you grow as a leader — physically, mentally, and spiritually, and make transformational breakthroughs in all areas of development.

Get strategies and resources
to help you grow as a
leader — physically, mentally, and spiritually,
and make transformational breakthroughs in all areas
of development.

Which fits you best?

1:1 coaching

Get 1:1 coaching for a more hands on, customized guidance to help with you with your particular businsess goals and needs.

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advisory group

Connect and build authentic relationships with other like-minded business leaders so you can achieve success with others.

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frequently asked questions

Partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential. The process of coaching often unlocks previously untapped sources of imagination, productivity and leadership.We believe that coaching is an ongoing relationship between coach and client. 

How do I know if coaching is for me?

There are many reasons that an individual or team might choose to work with a coach, including but not limited to the following:

There is something at stake (a challenge, stretch goal or opportunity), and it is urgent, compelling or exciting or all of the above.

There is a gap in knowledge, skills, confidence, or resources.

There is a desire to accelerate results.

There is a lack of clarity, and there are choices to be made.

The individual is extremely successful, and success has started to become problematic.

Work and life are out of balance, and this is creating unwanted consequences.

One has not identified his or her core strengths and how best to leverage them.

How do I know if I need a coach?

We all have goals we want to reach, challenges we strive to overcome and times when we feel stuck. Partnering with a coach can impact your life, setting you on a path to greater personal and professional fulfillment.

How do I know if I need to be in an advisory group?

The ol' saying sums it up best: "Humans need tribes, like bees, need hives". We know how lonely it can be "at the top" but it can be very lonely on the way there too, and even worse right back down at the bottom.

In COVID times with a mix of quarantines, lockdowns, curfews and too many zoom meetings, this already large problem in our sector has just gotten bigger. Join a mastermind group that allows you to avoid loneliness and surround yourself with others that can strengthen you and help you avoid obstacles.

How long are the advisory groups?

They are once a month and typically a full day. Each advisory group is for a full year. There is also an advisory group retreat the whole group goes on 1-2 times a year. 

Where do sessions take place?

In person and/or online (Zoom). 

How long are the sessions?

1 session is one hour (60 minutes). We also offer half day and full day sessions depending on the client's needs. 

How do I schedule my sessions?

Via email or you can book a session here.

I have a business partner/colleague, can they join my session?

I have a business partner/
colleague, can they join my session?


Do you work with teams?

Yes we do!


Not at this time.


Every session is scheduled in advance. No shows, reschedule requests or cancellations received without 48 hour notice will be charged full price for the missed session.

How long should I work with a coach?

The length of a coaching partnership varies depending on the individual’s or team’s needs and preferences. It varies from client to client.

What is your mission statement?

We exist to serve and be a light for influential leaders by focusing on Christian faith principles to empower the leader to flourish, thrive, and make a meaningful impact.

What is my Return on investment for coaching?

99% of individuals and companies who hire a coach are “satisfied or very satisfied” and 96% say they would repeat the process.*

According to a study, coaching has a 221% ROI.*

a mission driven brand

Derek Evans is a mission-driven entrepreneur with 15 years of experience with a passion of empowering people and communities. He was recognized by Nashville Business Journal as one of its 40 under 40 because of his proven track record of building relationships, growing leaders, and executing profitable business strategies.

After going through his own journey as an entrepreneur, he understands that as a leader, you experience a lot of ups and downs, and it can be a really lonely place. Because of the lack of resources he experienced, he started Lighthouse Leadership to meet leaders where they are and create solutions that allow leaders to flourish — personally and professionally. He combines professional coaching mixed in with Christian principles for the client to help the client achieve success. 

Derek is passionate about providing practical advice on leadership, particularly one that practices social good and helps others transform their lives. He has inspired the hiring of 50 people recovering from homelessness and mental illness, donated nearly $1M to world changing nonprofits through his business which established the funds for an orphanage in Uganda, build water wells in Africa, provided masks to front-line workers during the COVID-19 pandemic, and helped to alleviate impacts of food insecurity, human trafficking, pediatric cancer, and natural disasters. His actions and his best-selling book, Made to Change the World, has inspired others to take action in creating world change.

Derek cares deeply about helping leaders discover their full potential and make an impact in the world. He continues to inspire others to find their gifts and talents and make meaningful, tangible impact in leaders’ local communities.

Interested in working together?

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you are made to change the world.

Learn the essentials of doing work that matters. Become a great leader by being intentional with your purpose.


"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy."

—Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.