Be Famous at Home.
Thrive on Your Stage. 

Learn how to cultivate healthy work-family rhythms, build emotional intelligence, and lead from a whole heart.


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

  • Develop tools for emotional intelligence
  • Set healthy rhythms between work and home
  • Cultivate a growth environment in the places you live & lead
  • Connect more purposefully with your family 
* NOTE: When purchasing a coaching program through Famous at Home, you acknowledge that it's not psychotherapy or a substitute for psychotherapy.

Shape Your Culture

We help you cultivate an emotionally healthy culture both at home and work.

Live From Abundance

We use experiential coaching exercises, family coaching, and emotional growth activities to help you stop living a frantic pace.

Lead from a Whole Heart

We provide space for you to discover who you are, find your true self, and lead from a whole heart. 


 It all started when…

...a multi-millionaire entrepreneur lamented, “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, work and life's demands can take a lot out of us. But our family also needs us to show up at home too. Without support or people we can trust, it’s easy to feel alone, especially when we 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 consider The Leader’s Heart Cohort. 

Simply schedule a call to learn more.

We'd love to serve you.

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

2024 Dates

Men's Cohort:
February 26-29
(in-person retreat
30 minutes from Nashville, TN)
March - July (coaching calls)

Women's Cohort: 
Join our waitlist by filling out application below. 

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6-Month Cohort Structure


  • Six-month cohort
    (meals & lodging included in price)

  • Month 1: In-person retreat Feb. 26-29

  • Months 2-6: Group / individual coaching calls 

  • Resources to empower you to be an emotionally healthy leader 

  • Coaching topics include: emotionally intelligent leadership, family coaching, cultivating an emotionally healthy workplace, & mental wellness coaching.

What Others Say

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.
Leader's Heart will forever be the thing I never knew I needed--and lovingly--never knew I wanted. Before the first Leader's Heart retreat, I saw Leader's Heart as an opportunity to understand why and how the hearts of those I led and those I loved worked. Little did I know, to understand and open the hearts of others, I had to understand and take down the walls around my own heart. 
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
I didn't even know that I needed what I found in this experience in order to move forward in the areas of my life that are a priority for me. Things that were out of balance have been put back in order. Leader's Heart has been a truly life changing experience that moved me forward in areas that would've taken years of individual counseling.


Our time together provided a safe space to be vulnerable, open up, and share honestly. We peeled back layers of performance, duty, and facade...brainstormed solutions, shared common experiences, and encouraged each other. This experience was life-changing for me, as I was able to go back into my field of work with burdens and weights rolled off and a lightness that only freedom in the Spirit and His calling can bring.


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.

Meet Your Coaches 

Joshua Straub, Ph.D., CLSC, CMCLC

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.

Jim Cress, M.A., LPC, CSAT, CMAT

Jim is a Life Coach, Licensed Professional Counselor, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and author. Jim is also a group leader for Onsite Workshops near Nashville, a national conference speaker, and a 34-year veteran broadcaster. Jim cohosts the Therapy and Theology Podcast. 

Jim has been married to his wife, Jessica for 39 years. Jim and Jessica live in Charlotte, NC. They have three adult children, two daugthers-in-law, and four grandchildren. 

Christi Straub, M.A., M.B.A., CMCLC

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.

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

1955 -2023, In Memoriam 
Leader's Heart was birthed over a cup of coffee between and Bill and Josh. Today, we hold this cohort in honor of Bill, carrying forth his legacy of loving others and entering their stories.

Bill was most renowned as a husband to Laurie, a father, and grandfather. On stage, he had 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. Bill also gave 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.

Bill was licensed as a senior psychological examiner for over 20 years and certified as a level III experiential therapist, He and his wife, Laurie, together conducted lively and engaging experiential workshops for leadership of churches and organizations, and led couple’s intensives.  They loved to bike, snow ski, and hike, but most of all, Bill loved to get down on the floor and play with his nine grandchildren!