June 2023 Little Rock
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Michael Brown

Michael Brown, 38
Insight Leadership Group

Michael Brown decided to turn his “side hustle” into a full-time business after moving to Arkansas in 2011.

Brown was a minister at North Liberty Church of Christ in Liberty, Indiana, but moved to Fayetteville to work for Mitchell Communications. He had been running Insight Leadership Group on a part-time basis but left Mitchell in 2013 to focus on Insight.

Insight works with business leaders to help them develop their leadership skills so they can “love life at work and love life at home.” Brown has a master’s degree in strategic communication and leadership from Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey.

“We do leadership training, executive coaching and consulting,” Brown said. “The most effective way to move the needle forward is to help them succeed at work, and then they would have a lot more energy to succeed at home.

“When a leader is willing to be vulnerable, all of a sudden we can push through the garbage and really get somewhere.”

Brown has also found time to return to church work. He founded Thrive Christian Church, where he is lead pastor.

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