Building Cathedrals:
The Power of Purpose


The Book; The Speech - Motivational

Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose is based on a story that has been told for over 300 years that illustrates the most productive and successful people in life are those of purpose. And while many have heard a version of this apocryphal story, Greg Coker has discovered the origin of this life-changing story to the world’s most famous architect, Christopher Wren, who was commissioned to rebuild Saint Paul’s Cathedral after the fire of 1666 that devastated London. Greg Coker captivates as he enriches this story dissecting the leadership qualities of Christopher Wren and revisiting the fire of 1666 and its redemptive qualities not only to London but in our personal lives as well. He introduces a powerful metaphor, a “Cathedral,” as something that adds purpose to our lives, that drives our behavior, while encouraging us to not only find our “Cathedral,” but to help and support others in finding their “Cathedral.” The “Bricklayers” in the story provide the backdrop for a rich discussion on employee engagement and the dynamics that occur in modern day organizations. The highlight of the book and the speech are personal stories of people who are building modern day “Cathedrals” and those who have experienced “personal fires,” but like London were able to come out stronger, quicker, faster. Greg Coker concludes with a list of simple yet powerful examples of how we have the amazing power and the responsibility to touch and inspire others in a deep and meaningful way.

As a professional speaker, Greg Coker travels the country delivering this powerful speech in an entertaining and inspirational style to Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, trade associations, civic organizations, colleges and universities. Greg Coker’s presentation, tailored especially for you and your organization, will inspire, motivate and move audiences through a range of emotions that ultimately results in everyone leaving with a renewed commitment to one’s purpose and a clearer understanding of the “Cathedrals” that must be built, both personally and organizationally. Call Greg today at 270-223-8343 and schedule him for your next event!


The Workshop - Transformational

This powerful workshop, based on Greg Coker’s book and keynote speech, “Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose” is customized especially for you and your organization and is offered in both half-day and full-day sessions. While the book and the keynote speech are motivational, this workshop is transformational, focusing on seven keys areas guaranteed to take your company from a culture of “Bricklayers” to a culture of “Cathedral Builders:”

  • Leadership
  • Engagement
  • Culture 
  • Change Management
  • Customer Loyalty
  • Teamwork 
  • Communication

The following is a partial list of organizations that have been moved and transformed by Greg Coker’s “Building Cathedrals: The Power of Purpose” making the transition from a culture of “Bricklayers” to a culture of “Cathedral Builders:”

  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Louisville
  • Chapel Hill
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Centre College
  • Public School Systems
  • J.M. Smuckers
  • Jif
  • YMCA
  • General Motors Corvette Plant
  • American Water
  • Delta Natural Gas
  • Edward Jones
  • Gateway Medical Center
  • Head Start
  • Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center
  • Medical Center Bowling Green KY
  • West Kentucky Telephone Cooperative
  • Franklin Bank & Trust
  • Farmers National Bank
  • Your Community Bank
  • First United Bank
  • State Farm Insurance
  • Charles M. Moore Insurance
  • Alliance Rubber Company
  • Rotary/Lions Clubs
  • United Methodist Church
  • Boy’s & Girls Club
  • United Way
  • Downs Syndrome Association
  • 811 Call Before You Dig
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Public School Systems
  • Kentucky School Boards Association
  • Kentucky Gas Association
  • Kentucky Telecommunications Association
  • Kentucky Crushed Stone Association
  • Kentucky Asphalt Association
  • AT&T
  • Connected Nation
  • Embassy Suites Hotel
  • AMERESCO
  • Raffertys Restaurants
  • Mariah’s Restaurant
  • Franklin Bank & Trust
  • Coldwell Banker
  • TVA

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