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Author Richard Simmons, III is our featured guest May 3rd

"Many men approach the painful circumstances in their lives as events that they need to survive...For most of us, it becomes a stressful, exhausting roller coaster ride...However, this is never what God intended for us." - The True Measure of a Man, p. 131

The Marketplace Forum, organized by Search Nashville, offers emerging leaders a safe place to begin to discuss the most important questions in life. This low-key presentation and Q&A provides a valuable opportunity to hear from and ask questions to executive, author, and speaker, Richard Simmons, III around the topic, "What is the True Measure of a Man?" Richard's book, "The True Measure of a Man", has been impactful in the lives of many men in Nashville. We hope that this opportunity to hear from the author will provide those in attendance with a vision for authentic masculinity in the midst of a chaotic culture. To listen to previous Marketplace Forums, click here.


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About Our Speaker

 Richard E. Simmons, III

Richard E. Simmons, III

Richard E. Simmons III is the founder and executive director of The Center for Executive Leadership, a not-for-profit, organization located in Birmingham, AL. (www.thecenterbham.org).

Simmons received his B.A. from the University of the South (Sewanee) in Economics in 1976. He later studied Risk Management and Insurance at Georgia State prior to beginning a 25-year career with Hilb, Rogal, and Hamilton, a property and casualty insurance firm where he was CEO for ten years. Much of Simmons’ life has been devoted to giving back to the community by advising businessmen and professionals. In December 2000 Simmons founded The Center for Executive Leadership.

Richard has authored numerous books including; A Life of Excellence, Reliable Truth, Sex at First Sight: Understanding the Modern Hookup Culture and Safe Passage. The True Measure of a Man presents new parameters for assessing the worth of a man. Its core message is that it’s more important to build personal qualities that can weather the storms of life than outward achievements which fall short when the bottom drops out.

According to Pat Sullivan, former Heisman trophy winner and the head coach at Samford University, “The True Measure of a Man provides answers to men’s deepest questions and helps them understand what they are feeling as they go through the storms of life. It points us to a life of contentment that can only be found in the Lord. I believe every man should read this book.”

Richard and his beautiful wife Holly, have 3 children and they reside in Birmingham, AL.