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  • Writer's picturePatrick Norris

91. Tom Toney – A Revolutionary Vision to Impact Children as Next Generation Leaders

Welcome to Episode #91 of the Red Ink Revival Leadership Podcast. Today’s conversation is with pastor, corporate coach, and student development entrepreneur Tom Toney, as we talk through his revolutionary vision to impact children as next generation leaders.

Tom is a Lead Pastor and a Leadership/Organizational Development Trainer. He is the founder of Current Family, a non-profit dedicated to empowering students and families with resources for personal growth and development. He is the creator of KUEST Student Leadership Development Systems, which over the past 20+ years has been used by organizations, schools around the nation, and churches to empower young students in growing their character, self-expectation, and leadership. Tom is a coach to corporate, non-profit, and educational leaders helping them develop strategies for success through the CAB University Leadership and Team Development, a model he created. He is an author, speaker, and DISC certified leadership coach. Today one of his core passions is to train influencers, teachers, and parents to empower children in public schools, homeschools, and church kid ministries.

Our conversation takes us into the following:

  • Tom’s story of faith.

  • Why he has a core passion to reach, mentor, and develop children into leaders.

  • How KUEST is a revolutionary organization that transforms children into leaders.

  • The five primary values that are key to developing children.

  • How the KUEST program and principles have been invited into public schools and impacted children through the power of personal story.

  • What therapeutic processes are being offered to teachers for understanding a kid’s attachment injury.

  • Helping children in class to be multidimensional humans by understanding they are carrying relational injuries from home.

  • How academics are the number one priority for schools, but for children, survival is first, belonging is second, and academics are third.

  • How our present academic systems promote distress denial and hiding emotional pains behind intellect and knowledge.

  • What KUEST is doing to develop church Children’s Pastors to fill churches around the world through online training.


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Edited and produced by Evan (Emac) McAlister.

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