Is a Christian-owned business any different from any other business?  At first look, the differences appear to be nearly invisible. The introduction of Christian ethics in the equation may present additional challenges for the business owner, the manager or staff.  In consulting with your business, I utilize not only my extensive business background as an organizational consultant and former Fortune 500 executive, but also my training and education in the psychology of family systems informed by the wisdom of the Christian faith.

Christian Business ConsultingEthics are the moral principles that guide the way a business person behaves. The same principles that determine an individual’s actions may also apply to business processes. Acting in an ethical way involves distinguishing between “right” and “wrong” and then making the “right” choice.

For the Christian business person, the choice between right and wrong is at the forefront of every decision, and is dictated primarily by a careful reading and prayerful acceptance of the teachings of Jesus Christ and of the interpretation of it offered by his apostles in their writings, most notably the apostle Paul.

It is important to clearly define to ourselves the principles of morality by which we choose to operate and their foundation, and which can help guide us in the process of making “right” choices.

Morality is intended as the “conformance to a recognized code, doctrine, or system of rules of what is right or wrong and to behave accordingly. No system of morality is accepted as universal, and the answers to the question ‘What is morality?’ differ sharply from place to place, group to group, and time to time. For some it means conscious and deliberate effort in guiding one’s conduct by reason based on fairness and religious beliefs. For others it is, in the words of the UK mathematician and philosopher Alfred North Whitehead (1861-1947), ‘… what the majority then and there happen to like, and immorality is what they dislike'” (Source).

For the Christian business person, the morality code, doctrine or system of rules is in its largest part contained in the words of the Holy Bible, and most especially in the New Testament.

Why Dr. Z?

By drawing upon my extensive and successful business experience in large and small privately-held and publicly traded enterprises and on my PhD-level training in psychology, I can offer to my consulting clients all the benefits of a well-informed, evidence-based insight into their Christian-owned business challenges and situations. My consulting solutions, informed by the wisdom of the Christian faith, center around the individuals who lead and staff the company, by seeking to address the impact of its human capital on processes, strategies and structures that affect sales and revenue. Often, “People problems are all the problems” a company will have and my extensive training in the psychology of the work environment may be exactly what it takes to analyze, identify and remove the barriers to enterprise growth and to its greater success.