Tony Guthrie, Ph. D.
Tony was born in Nashville and spent the first 26 years of life in Tennessee (mostly Memphis). After graduating high school and dropping out of Memphis State University (now University of Memphis) he went to work for his father’s construction company where he handled all aspects of the painting side of the business. Sensing a call to professional church/educational ministry Tony left the construction industry and entered theological seminary where he earned a B. A., 2 Master’s degrees, and a Ph. D. Here is where he developed his passions for writing, presentation, and public speaking.
After serving as a pastor throughout the 1990s Tony became a professor and director of the doctoral studies division/department of Luther Rice University. In this capacity he aids/assists professional clergymen and lay business people in career planning and in developing career strategies (whether church related or secular business). After the economy took it’s downturn in 2008 he became keenly interested in how difficult it was becoming for people to secure employment, particularly those over 50. He conducted intense research, interviewed career transition specialists, recruiters, and the like in order to learn all he could in order to assist struggling mid-lifers secure meaningful employment.
In 2002 he started a successful part-time carpet cleaning business simply to bring in extra income and to learn business building strategies and methods.
Tony has a passion for health and wellness, personal development and success, blogging, and internet marketing.
- Career Success/Transition after 50 – In an increasingly challenging job market, 50-somethings are finding it more and more difficult to find or even hold employment positions. This topic addresses what 50-somethings need to know, do, and be in order to remain viable employment candidates or employees.
- Change Management for Business – the world of business is changing at breakneck speed. Too often traditional company leadership tries to adhere to older models of marketing, sales, and office structures. This topic addresses the need for a new mindset and new business models.
- Success Principles of Jesus – Not as religious as the title implies. No matter what people believe on religious matters, all tend to agree that Jesus was one of the most impactful human beings in history. This topic looks at the specific success principles utilized by Jesus.
- Stress/weight management for busy professionals – In this day and age of statin medications and high blood pressure, often caused by the fast-paced- high stress business culture it is time for some common sense approaches that are easily adaptable for the busy professional.
Products in production.
For a sample chapter on Leadership from Tony’s soon to be released book, go to: http://tonyguthrie.com/writing-sample-on-leadership/
Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/tonyguthrie