Mike & Natalie Garcia-McDermott’s multi-vocational history has allowed them to earn vast experience in multiple industries. They have worked as a strategist, consultant, coach, counselor, pastor, teaching faculty, president, public speaker and managing director in some the greatest bible colleges and seminaries, churches, ministries, public schools, corporations, non-profits, and political parties across the globe. They have has done extensive consulting work with multi-million dollar organizations, secured multi-million dollar contracts with Fortune 500 companies as large as $20+ billion and done business with companies as large as $60 billion, managed multi-million dollar projects in multiple nations at one time with several hundered employees, and directed several departments for many years that positively impacted 50,000 people's lives weekly. Their efforts have reached into hundreds of churches, non-profits, businesses, and organizations at one time.
Effectively working daily and nightly between time zones, currencies, fluctuating exchange rates, languages, cultures, country regulations, and industry types accompanied by frequent national and international business and ministry travel across the USA and many nations across the globe has caused they to become a very diverse, efficient, and unique ministry and business leaders. Their broad multi-industry, multi-million dollar, and international scope of experience has granted them knowledge and skill that very few executives will ever have the opportunity to achieve. They have built great teams in very complex and difficult situations and been responsible for building, managing, and leading hundreds of staff in multiple nations at one time, in addition to an apprenticeship of 1,000 apprentices.
Over the years their work has consistently made headlines in newspapers, TV appearances, and radio on local, national, and international networks. They have experience working with professional sports teams and celebrities for national positioning of organizations. They have taken many corporate, leadership, and ministry personality and strength finders test. Mike's personality best fits that of an Artist-Scientist. He is consistently ranked as being Futuristic, Strategic, Contemplator, Thinker, Intuitive, Dominance, and Achiever. He is left-handed. Left handed people make up less than 10% of the population and are scientifically proven as having a "wider scope of thinking."
He earned a Doctor of Ministry in Leadership. He has earned a Master of Church History and Christian Doctrine and a Master of Human Services Counseling. His undergraduate education is in Practical Theology & Humanities. Earning two master's degrees and a doctorate degree from gold standard accredited schools, as well as having experience as a director and faculty member in three institutions of higher education, prepared him to reflect excellence in the small details crucial to profitable business and ministry leadership. Natalie has earned a Master of Organizational Leadership in Consulting, a Bachelor of Professional Development, an Associates of Arts & Science, and an Associates of Theology. The process of their higher education, experience, and degrees has caused them to develop a methodical and systematic approach to business and ministry development and minimize organizations’ margins of error.
For the past five years they traveled from the USA to Africa, Europe, and the Middle East every 30-45 days and managed internationally with technology every day. When traveling abroad their trips last weeks and months at a time crossing numerous borders and ports by varies travel methods. When they are not traveling internationally they are traveling domestically across the USA every month. The nations and territories they have personally traveled to include China, Mexico, Zambia,Namibia, South Africa, Mozambique, Portugal, Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, Honduras, Germany, Dominican Republic, Bahamas, Switzerland, St. Lucia, England, Belize, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Martin, West Indies, Barbados, France, Spain, Italy, Vatican City State, Tunisia, Qatar, Greece, the territory of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Antigua, Costa Rica, Peru, Panama, Thailand, and 35 of the 50 states in the United States of America. In conclusion they love to learn, take on new challenges, and get outside of his comfort zone to expand his experience.