Be Famous at Home. Thrive on Your Stage. 

Join our year long leadership cohort to connect with like-minded leaders, build healthy work-family rhythms, and lead from a whole heart.

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Seats are limited. Scholarships are available.

Develop tools to become an emotionally healthy leader
Set healthy rhythms between work and home 
Cultivate a growth environment
Connect more purposefully with your family

The Leader’s Heart Cohort is our flagship coaching program for leaders to live from a whole heart. 

We believe that when you guard your heart, your family, and your work, will be a wellspring of life for generations to come (Prov. 4:23). 

Live From Abundance
Your Soul

We help you focus on your soul--living out of abundance, not the scarcity of a frantic pace. Through experiential coaching exercises, family coaching, and spiritual growth activities, we help you slow down and learn how to create margin.

Shape Your Culture
Your Family & Work

You shape the cultures you lead. We help you cultivate a growth environment both at home and work, by implementing relational strategies that foster an emotionally healthy culture.

Build Deep Friendship
Your Relationships

Being a leader is quite lonely. The Leader’s Heart provides space for you to develop a group of friends who face the same struggles and help you grow.

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2021 Dates

Men's Cohort begins Oct. 1
In-person retreat dates:
Oct. 11-14, 2021
March 28-31, 2022

Women's Cohort begins Nov. 1
In-person retreat dates:
Nov. 1-4, 2021
April 25-28, 2022

 Men's Cohort 2.0 (Leader's Heart Alumni)
Oct. 11-14, 2021
March 28-31, 2022

*Financial aid is available. Please apply and follow the step for the scholarship application.

*Food and lodging not included in cohort price

Your Cohort Membership


What's Included:

  • Two 3-day in-person intensives in Nashville, TN

  • Ongoing Zoom coaching calls with your cohort one time per month 

  • Personal 30-minute phone call with one of your coaches before the first intensive.

  • Online private group with your cohort to interact and journey together

  • Resources to empower you to be an emotionally healthy leader 

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What Others Say

Everything about these few days together felt so intentional - the teaching content, the exercises, the worship and prayer. All of these flowed together powerfully to create a life-changing moment. I’m so glad I’ve started on this journey.
— Matt R.
This is unlike anything you have done or will do. Real and life changing. The coaching comes from leaders with different skills and education, all...[who have] proven themselves to be effective in their field. [I] walk[ed] in a boy and came out a man. Worth every penny, they should charge more.
—Josh A.
The initial meeting felt as if our group was embarking on a daring, bold adventure. How right I was! Revelations made known. Strongholds fell. Camaraderie strengthened. A wonderful initiation into a band of brothers wishing to pursue a deeper Christ-likeness in our families, homes and community.
—Dale A.

 It all started when…

...a multi-millionaire entrepreneur told me, over a decade ago, “Josh, I’d do anything just to have a relationship with my (college-aged) son again.” 

What gets me up in the morning is making sure this doesn’t happen to you.

Since that defining day, the most frequent call I receive is for a leader in crisis, or just burned out. Growing weary of seeing the heartache and ripple effect across families, churches, and organizations, I wanted to turn my focus to seeing leaders thrive.

This vision united me with my friend, Bill Lokey. We decided to lock arms and serve together to strengthen the one thing we're so passionate about--the heart of the leader.

Let’s be honest, your work and life's demands can take a lot out of you. But your family also needs you to show up at home too. Without support or people you can trust, it’s easy to feel alone, especially when you have to deal with so many personalities, opinions, and stressors.

For these reasons, Bill and I joined together with our wives, Laurie and Christi, to create a coaching cohort to help you grow emotionally and spiritually in a safe environment. We want to cordially invite you to The Leader’s Heart. You may have heard of a Mastermind for business leaders. We like to call this a “Masterheart,” because we believe when you guard your heart, your family and life's work become a wellspring of life for generations to come (Prov. 4:23). 

We hope you’ll join us!

Joshua Straub, Ph.D.
Cofounder & President,  Famous at Home

Meet Your Coaches 

Joshua Straub, Ph.D.

Josh is most renowned for his role as a husband and dad. He is also a recovering human, an ongoing journey that includes therapy, coaching, a tight-knit faith community, and staying fit. On stage, Josh is a speaker, author, marriage and leadership coach, and a podcast and TV cohost.

He and his wife, Christi, lead Famous at Home, a company equipping leaders and corporations in emotional intelligence and healthy family systems. Josh is also a Fellow of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling. Josh most enjoys coaching leaders to be famous at home so they can thrive on their stage. He also speaks regularly for Joint Special Operations Command and serves military families across the country.

Bill Lokey, M.A., LSPE, CET-III

Bill is most renowned as a husband to Laurie, a father, and grandfather. On stage, he served as Senior Clinical Director at Onsite for ten years where he supervised over 70 therapists throughout the U.S., trained professionals in experiential therapy, and designed programs that were attended by people from all over the world. He now gives presentations about trauma, rising through adversity, overcoming codependency, connection in relationships, the impact of a self-protective culture in your workplace, burnout in helping professionals, sexual intimacy in relationships, and others.

Licensed as a senior psychological examiner for over 20 years and certified as a level III experiential therapist, he and his wife, Laurie, together conduct lively and engaging experiential workshops for leadership of churches and organizations, and lead couple’s intensives.  They love to bike, snow ski, and hike,, but most of all to get down on the floor and play with their nine grandchildren!

Christi Straub, MA, MBA

Christi is most famous as a wife and momma to three sweet kiddos. On stage, Christi is a speaker, author, marriage and wellness coach, and a podcast and TV cohost.

She is co-founder of Famous at Home and Fellow of the Townsend Institute for Leadership and Counseling. Her honesty, wittiness and transparency are contagious. She is co-host of the Famous at Home podcast and is coauthor of the children’s books, What Am I Feeling? (2019) and What Do I Do With Worry? (2021)

When she and Josh aren’t working together, they spend time on the lake, train their disobedient puppy, and watch their kids crush karaoke on a stage built in their dining room.

Laurie Lokey,  MA, LPC-MHSP, CTT, EMDR-II

Laurie is most famous as a wife, mom, and grandmom. She loves partnering with people on their journey to find hope and change. On stage, Laurie maintains a private practice and created an individual intensive therapy model for the healing of trauma, which she continues to evolve and use with clients very effectively. 

She and her husband Bill, conduct lively and engaging experiential workshops for leadership of churches and organizations to repair their culture and strengthen their trust. They also lead marriage workshops and intensives. They are full of life and passion; something that becomes obvious soon after you meet them. They love people well and love seeing the light come back on in the eyes of those who have lost it. In her free time, she enjoys being with good friends.