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About Mike

Passionate About Inspiring Others

Hello, my name is Mike Gross and I am passionate about inspiring others to live out their dreams. In my high school and early college days I found myself empty and looking for a purpose in life. In 1990, I was baptized as a Christian and from that day forward, my life was never the same. My new dream was to change the world, but being a quiet and shy person, these dreams appeared almost impossible. 


Thanks to God and the encouragement from many great coaches in my life, I entered into the full time ministry in Long Beach, California. Over the last 30 years I have had the privilege of following my dreams to change the world a have traveled across the United States doing so (19 moves!). 

During these years I was able to speak to groups that would fit in my house to groups of well over 2000 people - I consider this a victory coming from a guy who was so nervous and sweating buckets in college just to do a 5 minute speech in my speech class! I also spent a lot of my time coaching and mentoring others in just about every area of their life. 

Now, following my dream has not always been easy and there were always many obstacles in the way, but I am a firm believer that failure is our best teacher in life. From lost careers, lost dreams, divorce, deaths of loved ones, my wife's victorious battle with cancer and a failed adoption, I am able to relate to what others are going through with ability to see the light at the end of the tunnel. 



In 2020, I was laid off of my ministry role in the Auburn Tuskegee Christian Church due to finances and here I was with another challenge - "What do I do next?" How could I use all of my years of experience helping others improve their lives? The answer was the beginning of MetaMind Coaching!

Along with MetaMind Coaching, I am also the co-founder and Vice President of a nonprofit called the Shalom Home Foundation where are goal is to alleviate housing insecurity through shared housing.

As a John Maxwell Certified Coach, Teacher, Trainer and Speaker, I can offer you workshops, seminars, keynote speaking, and coaching, aiding your personal and professional growth through study and practical application of John Maxwell's proven leadership methods. Working together, I will move you and/or your team or organization in the desired direction to reach your goals.


Contact Me. I am looking forward to assisting you on your journey to becoming a successful leader.

Education and Certifications

  • Bachelors Degree from California State University, Long Beach in Industrial Technology

  • Associate Science Degree from El Camino College 

  • Certified as a John Maxwell Speaker, Coach and Trainer


  • Lead Minister of the following churches: Long Beach Church of Christ, Redondo Beach Church of Christ, and Auburn Tuskegee Christian Church in Alabama

  • Teen and Campus Ministry leader in the South Bay Church of Christ

  • Campus and Singles Ministry leader at the Kansas City Church of Christ

  • 30 years experience coaching and motivation others to achieve their goals and dreams.

  • Overcomer of many hardships including divorce, failed adoption, job losses, and wife's cancer while accomplishing many life dreams including traveling the United States as a minister helping others improve their lives.

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