Meet Michael

True Course Life and Leadership DevelopmentDr. J. Michael Godfrey is the founder and president of True Course. Founded in 2003, True Course specializes in mentoring, coaching, and consulting services for executives, clergy, nationally renowned, successful businesses and non-profit organizations. He is the author of Without Regret: Be More, See More, and Achieve More that Really Matters which is available for purchase on In addition to True Course, Dr. Godfrey served for 12 years as a part-time lecturer in Christian education, leadership, and mentoring at the George W. Truett Theological Seminary at Baylor University, and 10 years as an independent contractor with Truett's Doctor of Ministry program. He is a highly experienced Birkman Master Certified Professional for the Birkman Method®, and the author of more than 48 published articles and chapters related to his revolutionary work.

Dr. Godfrey holds the Professional Certified Coach credential from the International Coach Federation. He is a Coach U Certified Graduate with more than 250 coach-specific training hours and more than 1,800 clock hours of coaching individuals to achieve what they really want in life and helping organizations achieve maximum health and productivity.

Dr. Godfrey holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Psychology with specialties in adult education, mentoring, creativity, and problem solving from the Baylor University School of Education as well as a Doctor of Ministry degree in church and education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary where he also earned a Master of Arts in religious education.

A native of East Texas, Dr. Godfrey has more than 40 years of experience in Christian ministry. His previous positions include interim pastor, executive pastor, minister of education and business administration, associate pastor, youth minister, and music minister.

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