About Us


Champion Leadership StoryEntrepreneurs are incredibly diverse, but the one thing they all have in common is a story.

Where they came from, why they do what they do, and where they are headed. 

Stories have the power to connect, to draw in, to turn the status quo into “A-HA!” Stories convey corporate culture, values, and history. Stories unite and inspire people. They can even be used to teach, influence, and change lives.  

There are 3 types of business stories:

Stories we tell ourselves

Stories we tell other people – both inside or outside of the organization

And “the rest of the story”. (i.e. what is really going on) We know it, but often lack a safe place to share it.

Some days we write the story and other days it feels like the story writes us.  

Do you find that feeling is hard to describe to someone who hasn’t been there?  A weird combination of exhilaration, fear, optimism, pressure, excitement,  gratitude, “stuckness”, overcoming, defiance, nervous, calm, uncertain, lonely, in awe, frustrated, and confident . . . and that’s just between waking up and lunchtime.  Yet it is what we do, how we’re wired, and what we enjoy . . . at least we do on most days.

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Many days I have asked myself . . .

“How can life be lived fuller, relationships go deeper,
all while growing revenue faster?”

 Hey there, I’m Jeff Mains, CEO of Champion Leadership Group. Thanks for stopping by!  Oh yeah, with me is Thor. You’ll see him around occasionally.

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I’ve been an entrepreneur for many years and experienced lots of ups and downs. Five solid startups putting up more than $200M in combined revenue, four successful exits to strategic buyers, and lots of high moments. There have also been a handful of other great ideas that either went nowhere or completely crashed and burned, leading to some pretty low moments too. I share both freely because the lessons learned on every part of the journey are powerful. 

One thing that I have absolutely learned is that we are always stronger together than trying to do it all on our own. That word TOGETHER  has been a BIG factor in my success. 

Over the years I have had great mentors, coaches, accountability partners, advisors, peers, and friends who have helped me on my journey. That is my story and what inspired me to start this growth accelerator in 2010. I wanted to create that kind of resource network for other business leaders where we grow, succeed, and share what is working TODAY.

Champion Leadership Group exists to help you live into your story, create your vision, and build the life you were created for. We are entrepreneurs serving entrepreneurs while traveling together on this crazy adventure we call business. 

Over the years I’ve heard some familiar stories over and over:

The entrepreneur who works long hours, struggles to progress, and discovers the freedom of being their own boss ain’t so free . . .

There is the operator who experiences tremendous growth and realizes “the dream”. One day that dream turns into a nightmare of being “successfully stuck” working in their business. If they take time off, revenue will take a dive . . .

And then there is the one who has been doing the same thing in the same way for years. It has always worked. Until now, and they are seeing the business they poured so much time, money, and energy into start slipping away. 

My favorite is the business owner who designs their business to work for them, creates a revenue whether they are personally involved or not, positively impacts others, and achieves ultimate freedom in multiple areas of their life. This is what Executive Navigation is all about.



Chances are you’re here for one of two reasons

  1. You want to connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs
  2. You want to quickly grow your business to new levels

Or maybe it is a little of both. Either way (or both) you are in the right place.

Champion Leadership Group helps business owners quickly and sustainably scale their business, but it isn’t only about financial rewards. We focus on success in three key areas:

  1. Profitable Growth
  2. Impact
  3. Freedom

Profitable Growth is quickly and sustainably scaling your business so that it generates revenue without you wearing all the hats.

Impact is all about you being the change you want to see in the world. As an entrepreneur you have a tremendous opportunity, responsibility, and probably a desire to make your mark on the world. 

Freedom is doing the things that are most important to you. Spending time in relationships that matter the most. Living a life that you will look back and be proud of, no regrets.

Champion Leadership Group is a place for those who feel stuck in their business to find freedom, those who are  uncertain to find clarity, and those who are stalled to regain momentum.

Best of all it is a place to share and celebrate wins, insights, grow, and to be a better YOU tomorrow than you are today. 

We celebrate progress. Big mountaintop summit moments are fantastic (we have a lot of them) and we celebrate everyday “a-ha” moments,  client wins, employee  breakthroughs, and achieving goals just as much. (and there are even MORE of those)

ready to take the next step?

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