Michael Mirau

Mike MirauMy name is Michael G. Mirau and I operate a ProActive Leadership Group. We work with individuals and organizations to enable and inspire them to develop strategies to achieve their dreams. I would like to tell you my story.

During the early years of my life, one of our neighbors and one of my mom’s best friends invited me and my siblings to attend church with them one Sunday. We were not much of a church going family. My father was catholic, and my mother was Methodist. My mom took us to the Catholic Church for a while, but with little consistency. I did not understand any of it.

So we started riding the bus to church on Sundays and I enjoyed it. One Sunday, in July of 1971, the invitation was made and I felt something I had never felt before. I could not stay seated. I went forward and accepted Christ at the age of 11. I knew that I wanted what I saw in others. I attended fairly regularly, went to Sunday School and started reading the Bible. I really did not understand much of it.

Later that year we moved to a farm outside of Farmersville Texas. For the next 8 years of my life, I was not involved in church or any related activities. A year after I graduated, a close friend of mine passed away and I was asked to be a pall bearer.

While I was carrying the coffin, God spoke to me and told me that we are not guaranteed another day, and that I needed to get to work for him. While attending East Texas State University, I got involved in the BSU. This is where I really began to understand spiritual things and what it meant to give my life to Christ. I was involved in mission work and held several different staff positions in churches while I was in college. It was while I was doing the church staff thing that I realized that ministry is not just reserved for those who work at the church. I realized that we are all called to do the work of the ministry.

I graduated with a degree in Business and in Computer Science. I took a job with a large company doing computer programming. This was my first experience of being treated differently because of my faith. I was often criticized and made fun of because I stood up for what I believed. I prayed that God would use me there or move me somewhere else. A year later I moved to Interstate Batteries. I was the first full time computer person they had hired. For the next 15 years I would serve as their CIO. Interstate was an awesome company and very openly Christian. I learned how to do business from a Christian perspective. I had opportunities to minister to my team and my friends while I was there.

In 1999, I was approached with an opportunity to start a dotcom with a guy who had built several successful companies. He needed someone like me to handle the operations, technology, accounting and human resources of the company. I did everything except for the marketing and the sales. I went from my cushy corporate job to a folding table, a cell phone and laptop. We raised 5 mm in venture capital and started to build the leading online licensed products company on the internet at that time. We did amazing things, and worked very hard. It was at this time I slid away from my foundation and focused on work, and money. However we got caught in the bubble and ended up selling the company for pennies on the dollar.

I quickly picked up some consulting gigs, and had many job offers, but nothing really sounded appealing to me. I felt I was called to continue my ministry by working with business leaders. I can remember being face down on the floor weeping and crying out to God to give me clear direction. I did not have a job, I did not have any money, and I had a family to support. That night I started my own company to inspire, educate, and equip business leaders to achieve the greatness that lies within themselves and their company.

Since then I have worked in over 800 businesses and 80 different industries all over the globe, teaching them how to do business, based on biblical principles and using tools that help them serve their teams, their customers, and their stakeholders.

Proverbs 16:3 – Whatever you commit to the Lord, you will have success. We commit our business to Lord every day.

We have been blessed with success and know that we are right in the middle of the purpose for which I was created.

Please contact Mike at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn about the “4 Decisions Methodology that can change your business and life.”

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