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Jeff Johnson is the CEO of Johnson Machine Works (JMW) located in Chariton, Iowa. JMW us a family steel fabrication business that has been in continuous operation since 1907. Started by Jeff’s great-grandfather , David F. Johnson, the business has provided fabricated products around the world. 

Jeff enjoys studying Christian apologetics and mentoring other men. Along with his past and present service on several non-profit boards, Jeff is an active member if the Young Presidents ORganization(YPO) – an international organization of Presidents and CEOs. He is the past chairman of the YPO Christian Fellowship Network.

He and his family actively participate in mission work, Jeff enjoys many opportunities to speak on a topics centering on his faith and his relationship with Jesus Christ. His personal mission comes from Proverbs 27:17 – As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. Jeff and his wife, Danielle and their 4 children live in the sunlight of the spirit in Grimes, Iowa.

I believe you are created in the image of God.

I believe you are endowed with gifts that are meant to be unleashed into the world as a blessing for you and your families, and for everyone.

If you feel the nudge to learn more about a possible engagement in coaching, I encourage you to contact me. Trust God to make the initial appointment, and let’s see what He has in store for the both of us.

I believe that we are all created in the image of God. And I believe that we are each, uniquely, endowed with gifts that are meant to be unleashed into the world to be a blessing, not only for ourselves and our families, but for the rest of the world in general. When I look back on my life there are three major themes that emerge: Family Business, Recovery, and Christian Apologetics.

After receiving my degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Iowa (BSME ’92), I took over our family business. It was started by my great-grandfather in 1907. Johnson Machine Works (www.jmworks.com) is a steel fabrication company located in southern Iowa. We fabricate structural steel primarily in the Midwest, and wastewater treatment equipment shipped globally. We are also a primary resource for the US Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation’s for the fabrication of huge water control structures all across the country. I represent the fourth-generation of our family owning and operating the business. We have never failed to perform on a contract in our 113 year history.

Prior to graduating from University of Iowa, I “hit my bottom” and subsequently entered a 12- step program. Active recovery is a cornerstone of my existence. It has revolutionized my personal life, and informed my business activities for the past 28 years. I am not overstating it when I say emphatically that my life was saved, and I’m forever grateful that that reality has not left me. Not only has recovery resulted in the development of a Faith which I never could’ve imagined, but it has equipped me with a heart of service. Because of my recovery experience my management philosophy is rock solid – I believe that you have to “give it away to keep it.”

Due to the rigors of managing a mature family business, coupled with the humbling process of ongoing recovery, my faith has grown greatly. That has led me to a continuous and pursuit of Christian apologetics. I had the opportunity to spend time at Oxford University studying Christian apologetics with 11 other businessmen and women from around the world – one step of an ongoing study that has become a life-long pursuit. I read my Bible, daily. I pray, consistently.

I pursue spiritual disciplines that result in a deeper understanding of who God is and whose I am. I am continually equipping myself be able to respond to the questions I am asked about the inerrancy of Scripture, the nature of God, and whether or not this all can really be true.

So, because of my experience with family business, my journey through recovery, as well as my heartfelt pursuit of the Christian faith I feel called to pour into the lives of others. Is that you? If you feel the nudge to learn more about a possible engagement in coaching, I encourage you to contact me. Trust God to make the initial appointment, and let’s see what He has in store for the both of us.