"LIFEiLEAD is a nonprofit Faith-based charitable organization that recognizes the value in leadership development. Our Mission is to Biblically educate, equip develop, and empower men and women who have been freed from the bondage of addiction through Jesus Christ with knowledge, competencies, and skills to become passionate leaders with integrity in all areas of their lives. The LIFEiLEAD Team is here to make a difference! We are here to impact the community and to use a different language outside of mainstream support groups and aftercares. We are here to equip, develop and empower those in recovery. Empowering leadership is intended to encourage followers to take initiative, to manage and control their own behavior, to engage in self-leadership. An empowering leader is one who leads others to influence themselves to achieve high performance, not one who leaves others doing whatever they want to do. Empowering leaders believe that their followers themselves are an influential source of wisdom and direction, and therefore they strive to develop followers who are effective at self-leadership. They create the context within which followers more fully utilize their capabilities. My experience has been that men and women who struggle with drugs and alcohol are gifted in many ways, but because of their addiction they do not have the ability to utilize those gifts, let alone believe in themselves enough to do so. Once leaders are empowered from a Christ centered perspective, the sky is the limit to where they can take themselves and their followers." Dr. George N Kalaras - Founding President and CEO

Pastor Mark Monroe, Jr. - NY LIFEiLEAD Support Group Leader

I could not be more thankful for the impact that the LifeiLead material has had in my own personal life. I have found myself returning to T.A.C.E as I go through day by day in ways I never thought I would. In addition to that, I believe the Holy Spirit has truly anointed the material and God has led the way it is put together. I find it impacting not only my personal Journey, but my day to day Counseling as well my public teaching/ preaching. I am a different man because of LifeiLead and I never realized that it would impact me to that extent. I firmly believe that the impact of LifeiLead will not only transform the lives of countless people who have struggled with controlling substances but will continue to transform the lives and spiritual journey of many like myself who just need what God speaks through LifeiLead. I also wanted to let you know that I will be preaching tomorrow at Lighthouse Church and I will have an opportunity to highlight LifeiLead in a very unique way and help the people get a glimpse of the spiritual impact this can have. I have transformed "Month Two, Week Two" material on "Hope" into a sermon format and I know it will not only change lives tomorrow but will also help people see what LifeiLead consists of. I am very excited about this opportunity and I would appreciate your prayers and I want to thank you for all you do!!! God bless you George and I hope your trips are blessed, Pastor Mark Monroe

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Sharon Shantz - Philadelphia LIFEiLEAD Support Group Leader

"I love LIFEiLEAD very much and I am just thankful that the team played a part in my transformation in the last couple years. I was just thinking how I went from coming to your support group two years ago, then being ​invited to become a group leader, and now I am going back into the prison, but not as an inmate, as I was once in my past life, but to help other women with the LIFEiLEAD curriculum. Amazing of how God did all this, wow I just can't believe it! ​"​

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From A Father's Heart

" Dear LIFEiLEAD,
We can't ever thank you enough for helping to turn our son totally around 180 degrees, In March 2012 we nearly gave up hope due to the addiction to drugs, we tried every method known to us and even left him in known drug areas because we couldn't go through another day with his outlandish behavior. We cared for and loved him but he would not cooperate with us. After going through multiple re-hab clinics he would fall right back into his demons, we kept being told that it was up to him to come to grips and when he reached the end of the line he'll seek help. We called the cops on him a few times because in his drug enhanced state he was a physical a danger to us. Finally, my other son convinced him to find you and the LIFEILEAD Team and seek help. With the help of God, our family, and the LIFEiLEAD Team who supports his complete turn around, he is doing well. He has made so much progress that he's now considering becoming a Drug and Alcohol counselor! We are so blessed that he found God and your Ministry, LIFEiLEAD. Thank you! Thank you, thank you!! Please share this wonderful news with whomever you wish. I only hope and pray your organization continues this remarkable journey and save thousands of lost souls that are trying to get help with nowhere to turn. God bless you!"

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My experience transitioning back to the states from Greece.

Transitioning back to the states (Chicago to be more specific) from Greece at 5 years old, one thing’s for sure, I learned how to fight/defend myself real quick! I will never forget the beatings I took from multiple kids at once between kindergarten and third grade, all because I was “different.” I didn’t speak English. […]

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LIFEiLEAD NY Team Impacting Their Community

Greetings Everyone! As August has come to an end and the school year started, we hope that you all enjoyed the beautiful and mild weather we had this summer. We are happy to feature a follow up from last month’s newsletter. To quickly recap, our LIFEiLEAD Support Group Leaders in Earlville, NY set up a […]

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