Take the lid off of your leadership

12-week course with Steve Backlund & Phil Backlund

This course is for on-the-go leaders and emerging leaders in business, church, organizations, family, education, and beyond who want to be good mentors, create the culture of empowerment, and want their people to succeed personally and in the organization.
Steve & Phil

Learn how to...

Keys for growing your influence

  • build people

  • create a culture of empowerment

  • hold high beliefs about the people you lead

  • champion your team

Course Overview

Investing just 2-3 hours a week will set you up to absorb powerful nuggets of wisdom. You will never be the same again. This course includes:

1 Video teaching & 3 podcasts each week (+ 1 bonus podcast for church leaders)

Weekly live Zoom calls with Steve and/or Phil Thursdays at 10:30 am PDT

Church leaders will receive 3 additional monthly live Zoom calls with Steve

Free ebooks of The Culture of Empowerment for business and church leaders

Access to the course for 1 full year

Opportunity to sign up for exclusive coaching with Steve or Phil (see more info below)

Help I'm a Pastor Book

The Coaching Package

Exclusive opportunity

For the first time ever, students can sign up to be personally mentored by Steve Backlund or Phil Backlund. Receive personalization of the content and strategy to implement the culture of empowerment in your life, leadership, and organization.

This option will provide two 30-minute sessions of one-on-one coaching with Steve or Phil.

Cost: $300

Spots are limited to 15 per coach! Email us at info@ignitinghope.com to save your spot.


Benefits of coaching with Steve

*Note: Steve has a gift specifically to help church leaders based on his years of experience in pastoring and mentoring

  • Receive personal beliefs training to develop strategies to overcome self-limiting and influence-limiting beliefs

  • Identify lies limiting your personal victory and empowerment

  • Activate victorious mindsets in your life

  • Gain personalization of the content

  • Determine specific strategies for your situation on how to implement the concept of the culture of empowerment

Benefits of coaching with Phil

*Note: Phil has broad experience consulting with individuals and groups in improving personal and organizational communication

  • Increase your personal level of communication skill and knowledge

  • Receive personal skill training with a program designed to meet your specific learning goals

  • Gain personalization of book content within the two coaching sessions with the possibility of a longer-term connection

  • Increase your knowledge and skill in enhancing the empowering culture in your situation

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  • How much time should I set aside for this?

    You can expect to invest about 2-3 hours a week for the 12 weeks of this course.

  • Is this just for church leaders?

    No; this course is designed for leaders at any organization, whether in business, government, education, the arts, or media.

  • How is the course structured?

    In this course, you'll learn through exclusive videos, podcasts, readings, and live interactions with Steve and Phil.

    You'll also interact with Steve and Phil Backlund on weekly live Zoom calls.

  • When can I take this course?

    The LIVE run of this course will start on June 14th 2021.

    After this initial run, the course will only be available as self-paced and on-demand. You'll be able to take the course at your own speed but without the live interaction (Zoom calls) portion.


Meet the Backlund Brothers

For over 42 years, Dr. Phil Backlund taught communication studies at universities around the world, from Alaska to New York, Washington, Hong Kong, Macau, Tanzania, South Sudan, Pakistan, and beyond.

A lover of teaching, Phil believes one of the most important gifts he can give his students is the ability to communicate effectively in public, small group, interpersonal, and intercultural contexts.

Phil and his wife Judy currently call Ellensburg, Washington home. They value family and enjoy spending time with their three children & six grandchildren.

Phil Backlund

Professor of Communication Studies


Meet the Backlund Brothers

Steve Backlund is an encourager, leader developer, joy activist, and a revivalist teacher. He travels extensively throughout the world encouraging churches, leaders, and organizations into catalytic levels of hope. He has a unique anointing to release hope and joy paired with a revelatory teaching gift that creates new wineskins for greater dimensions of God (both personally and corporately).

Steve Backlund

Igniting Hope Co-Director

Payment options

Group payment options available upon request. Email info@ignitinghope.com.