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Leaders Of Transformation

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Every week our host Nicole Jansen interviews business leaders and difference makers who are transforming the world with their strengths, passion and expertise. Tune in weekly to hear inspiring stories of transformation, overcoming obstacles, and global impact.

From freeing women and children from the sex trafficking industry, to transforming the way we do business and interact with others, these leaders of transformation will inspire and equip you to be the difference maker and world changer you were born to be.

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Mar 27, 2023

Are there children sleeping on the floor in your town? According to statistics, 3% of the children's population in the U.S. have no beds. Not just in low income areas, but also among what is considered mid to high income areas. That shocked Luke Mickelson and he decided to do something about it.

Luke is the founder and executive director of Sleep in Heavenly Peace, a volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to building and delivering handmade, fully furnished bunk beds to needy children. To date, Sleep in Heavenly Peace has delivered over 140,000 beds, and has grown to include 300 chapters in 4 countries with 276,000 volunteers.

You may have seen him on CNN where he was named one of the top 10 heroes of 2018, or perhaps the Returning The Favor show with Mike Rowe where his organization was gifted a new facility in response to their community efforts.

Today we discuss how a simple Christmas project with his kids launched this successful nonprofit with a global presence, changed the course of his life, and set him on a mission to make sure that no child ever sleeps on the floor.

What We Discuss in this Episode with Luke Mickelson

  • How the idea was birthed for helping needy children
  • Ensuring that no kid would sleep on the floor in his town
  • Seeing through the eyes of a child
  • Inspiring others to get involved
  • Raising the next generation of servant leaders
  • Finding your purpose and passion
  • Filling the void within
  • Balancing family and other responsibilities
  • How you can support Sleep In Heavenly Peace in your area
  • Assessing the need for beds in your community
  • Connecting with community agencies

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