Luke Burgis is an entrepreneur, investor and writer who is Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Ciocca Center for Principled Entrepreneurship at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. After working briefly at a New York City private equity firm, Luke founded three successful startups in California and was named to the “Top 25 Entrepreneurs Under 25” by Business Week. He stepped away from active involvement in his companies for five years to discern the Catholic priesthood. He is currently the co-founder of the Catholic Blockchain Project, Chairman of ActivPrayer, Executive Director of Inscape, and co-author of the new book Unrepeatable: Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person. Luke holds a B.S. from the Stern School of Business at New York University, a certificate in Philosophy from St. John’s Seminary, and an S.T.B. from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross in Rome.
Joshua is a leader in the field of narrative based motivational assessment. For the last 18 years he has applied his expertise in a variety of applications, including executive search, organizational development, and talent management. Since 2010, he has served as a coach helping individuals embrace and effectively leverage their own patterns of unique motivation. He is certified at the ACC level with the International Coach Federation (ICF).His long standing desire to understand and help people develop their unique giftedness led to an MA & Ph.D. in Philosophy of the Human Person. He continues to effectively integrate learning from this study into his coaching and consulting practices. Joshua also helped build The Center for Leadership at Franciscan University of Steubenville where he currently serves as a vocation coach and vocation coach trainer for faculty and staff of the institution.
In this episode of the Inscape podcast, Dr. Joshua Miller speaks with Chris Lowney about taking an entrepreneurial approach to vocations in the Catholic Church. Chris is a one-time Jesuit seminarian; he later served as a Managing Director of J.P. Morgan & Co on three continents. He is a popular keynote speaker who has lectured in more than two-dozen countries, on leadership, business ethics, decision-making and other topics. Whether a vocation to the priesthood, religious life, or entrepreneurship, the message is the same: All must lead. Every personal vocation is a call from God to image him in a way that has never been imaged before, nor ever will be. This is our great and awesome responsibility.