Advocate & Consultant
Let’s build socially just & environmentally responsible organizations.
The work performed by every one of us is powerful and shapes the world.
If you want to create a socially just and environmentally regenerative world, you must put to use all of your skills and creativity as a member of a team doing work that matters.
Hi, I’m Lionel Church.
My mission is to help social & environmental responsibility become the norm.
I was a founding team member of Food Revolution Network with Ocean & John Robbins. I supported their vision from the time it was an idea until it grew to over 500,000 registered members. I became the Chief Operating Officer and helped the organization set up strong foundations to lead it into a prosperous future of positive social and environmental contribution.
Now I’m an independent consultant, coach, and advisor. I help organizations pursue highly-effective operations that are based around social and environmental responsibility.
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What I Offer
Consulting for Businesses
My clients believe the purpose of business is to create as much value in the world as possible for all people and the natural world. I help clients increase positive societal contributions, environmental stewardship, financial prosperity, and ease of operations in their business.
Coaching for Professionals
I coach socially and environmentally conscious professionals who want to change the world for the better. We work to get them contributing more than ever before to make their organizations stronger and get them anchored in a sense of agency over their own life and career development.
I serve on boards of companies that are working toward growth that benefits society, workers, and the environment in addition to financial gain.
If you would like to hire Lionel, the first step is to introduce yourself:
How I Work
Listen, Learn & Improve
With all of Lionel’s services, the approach is listening-driven and the aim of his work with each leader is for them to build the effectiveness of their organization by recognizing strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities.
Lionel learned this approach in a 2-years executive training program.
Operations are the underpinnings of how your organization actually accomplishes the work it sets out to do, and how it delivers a result to your customers. Without getting this right, there is no business. We frame all work in the context of how it will affect the operations of the organization so that improvements stick for the long-term.
Lionel developed his operations orientation through a combination of training in Economics & intuitive personality traits.
Communication is paramount to effective operations and successful teamwork. Lionel brings principles of effective communication into all assessments of organizational effectiveness.
Lionel has taken many courses in “NVC”—a communication & conflict resolution methodology which emphasizes communicating clearly and working to resolve interpersonal struggles.
Businesses support and effect many important parts of the world including employees, the community, society, and the environment. The goal of Lionel’s work with any client is to recommend steps that increase total benefit across the board.
Lionel advocates for the use and adoption of social & environmental standards as a way for organizations to align their business interests with the long-term interests of humanity and the Earth.
CEO, Food Revolution Network
“I am Ocean Robbins, CEO and Co-Founder of Food Revolution Network. We help everyone who eats to stand for healthy, ethical, sustainable food for all.
The first key leader in our organization was Lionel Church. He started as our only employee, and went on to guide and assist in all of our hiring and development over the course of 6 years. During that time, Lionel came to serve as COO, and he helped to grow the organization from nothing to a multi 7-figure online community with nearly 20 staff and 500,000+ members.
Lionel has provided tremendous innovation, creativity, systems thinking, and willingness to step into just about every role in order to optimize our success. He helped to grow our team from a “solo-preneurship” to a real, thriving organization, demonstrating leadership with budgets, systems, roles, hiring an outstanding team, and building the infrastructure for us to accomplish our dreams.
This has benefited me and our organization by allowing me to focus ever more of my energies in my zone of genius, enabling us to do more and serve more than I could have ever imagined. I am forever grateful for Lionel’s dedication, perseverance, and leadership.”
What are you working on?
If you like what I’m up to and you’re working on a related project, I would love to hear from you!
"If you want to build a ship, don't drum up people to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea."
– Antoine de Saint-Exupery, Author, The Little Prince
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– Eric Ries, Author, The Lean Startup
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