THOMAS J. FAIRCLOTH
Graduate of Central Bible College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication. As I attended Bible College, I knew I wanted to grow my knowledge of scripture, but I knew that I was never called to traditional ministry and wanted a degree that I would be able to use in any line of work that God led me to.
My work experience has taught me sales, middle and senior management experience that has given me a diverse knowledge of working with customers, peers, and subordinates. In 2013 I was hired on as a Director of Operations of a $4 Million a year roofing company and within two years promoted to the Vice President. During my time there we were able to grow the company to over $25 Million. My responsibility was to develop and maintain the infrastructure for the company to grow as we would take on larger projects, hire support staff and workers to complete the projects, implement technology platforms, develop a Safety Program & enforcement, and HR Department. In the first few years I wore many hats from Project Manager, Safety Inspector, and Operations Manager. I quickly realized that I needed to grow other leaders to share my responsibilities.
My focus on leadership changed from creating followers to creating leaders. To lead a growing company, I had to pour into those under my supervision so they could pour into others and all share responsibilities.
As a Christian I was taught from an early age by my father that our mission field is wherever we are at that time. I was able to share Christ with those that I worked with and pray for them as I lead them, I cared for not just the work they did but them as a whole person, their families, and circumstances.
After eight and half years it was time for a new challenge with a different focus and I knew I wanted to spend my time and talents on helping other businesses grow by develop their company leaders. In the summer of 2021, I launched Foundation Leadership LLC. During that time, I became a Certified Maxwell Leadership Coach and Trainer. John C. Maxwell is one of the biggest names in leadership I knew that I could learn and help others grow the leaders around them and I wanted to be a certified Maxwell Leadership Coach.
I have helped businesses successfully launch trade apprenticeship programs through the local community college to attract and train their workforce as well as to teach leadership development. As a business coach I have helped Owners & CEOs navigate their business decisions and making the right choice for them to guide them to coaching their teams in the right directions.
The summer of 2022 I started exploring the opportunity of working with C12 as a Business and Ministry. As I prayed and sought the will of God in prayer, I felt drawn to partnering with the C12 and working together to further the Kingdom of God in the Business World.