Episode 103 | How to Live Your Faith at Work: An Interview with John Houston + Meet 4Sight Coach Josh Symonette
The hardships and challenges we face as leaders can either bog us down and cause us to become hopeless or they can propel us toward hope, perseverance, and redemption. In this episode, John Houston, Founder and CEO of John Houston Custom Homes, shares the story of redemption in his life and the way that his faith informs his business practices and the way he builds the culture of his teams.
In this episode, you'll learn...
- why it's okay to lead differently than your competitors
- what it looks like to be prepared to give an answer for the hope you have
- why it matters to truly know your team
- how to build in time to connect in a one-on-one meeting
Find John's new book: Finding My Way Home: A Journey to Discover Hope and a Life of Purpose
About John Houston:
John Houston is the Founder and CEO of John Houston Custom Homes, a homebuilding company building homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and Waco, Texas. He also started five additional companies that make up the JH Family of Companies, including a mortgage company, a land-development company, a title company, an insurance company, and an environmental erosion company. During his journey of building these businesses, John has stayed true to his core belief of putting God first, family second, and work third. He has been married to the love of his life, Tracy, for 27 years, and they are the parents of two young adult kids, Austin and Ashtyn. Learn more at MeetJohnHouston.com.
Connect with John Houston:
Meet 4Sight Coach Joshua Symonette
Joshua is a former professional athlete in the National Football
League (with the Washington Redskins and Miami Dolphins) who is
passionate about developing people. As a teaching pastor at National
Community Church, Joshua leverages that passion for developing
others through both preaching and coaching. Identifying and
activating potential is what he enjoys most.
As a facilitator, speaker, and coach, he has partnered with non-profit,
government, and private organizations like the FDA, Chick-fil-a,
National Football League, Geo Funders, and the District of Columbia
Public Schools. He recently launched a new non-profit called the
BluPrint Collective in Baltimore City in an effort to disrupt the school-
He has a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a
concentration in English-Journalism from Tennessee Technological
University and a Masters of Arts in Practical Theology from Regent
University. He also is a licensed Myers-Briggs Type Indicator
practitioner. He and his wife Ericka have been married for 17 years
and they live in Baltimore, Maryland with their four children.