Wall of Fame

Nothing says it like…somebody else. At least when it comes to validating your worth. But more than just people saying they’ve benefited from Free Agent Uprising, I’ve shared a smattering of great stories out of our Academy from people who have launched something. So it’s more of an actual ‘Wall of Fame. Some are making millions and some are making plans to finally quit the day job. Most are somewhere in between. Check them out. Visit their websites. Be inspired.


SteveRosenSgt Steve Rosen / Operation Motivation: The ultimate guide to crush your fitness excuses / Prescott Adventure Boot Camp For Women
“I learned about Kevin Miller a few years ago when I was serving in the Army and looking for a new career once I retired.  I had a million ideas of what I could do, but no real direction or guidance.  I was frustrated because I had so many options.  Kevin and his team helped me realize and take action on some key points:

  1. Following my passion is vital for finding fulfilling work.SteveRosenLogo
  2. Ignore the crowd who are just working for a living.
  3. Find work that is congruent with my personality and interests.
  4. Look fear in the eye, and move past it.
  5. Be real.
  6. Follow my heart.
  7. Have faith.
  8. Brand myself in a way that is genuine and unique.

Thanks to Kevin and his team, I have created a new career that I LOVE! I followed my passion and launched a fitness boot camp for women.  I am having a blast and living life as a Free Agent.  I answer to my clients….and not a boss.  Life is so much better when I don’t have to work for someone else.  The sense of freedom makes all the hard work and uncertainly worth it.  Thank you Kevin for leading by example and being who you are!  I’m living the dream!”


AlisonBrown

Alison Brown / Work Van MediaGetting your home service business local, mobile and online…just like your customers
“I joined FAA and signed up for coaching with Kevin because I really wanted to become self-employed. The problem for me was that I was a planner, not a doer, and I feared failure.  Past attempts at becoming a “Free Agent” never made it out of my head, or at least off my hard drive.

workvanmedia_bannerKevin broadened the scope of my idea, from my original concept of providing content marketing to home service providers, to the final concept of providing a complete online package for the same market. He helped me think bigger and got me over my self-doubt. When it came to developing the brand, Kevin’s expertise gave me confidence that Work Van Media would be something I could be proud to own.

Today, Work Van Media is ready to help service providers market online,
offering a one-stop solution from getting their first website
started to managing their social media presence.

Of course, what really sets Free Agent Academy apart is the community. Kevin calls it a “FAAmily” and it actually feels like one. People are open and honest, sharing their personal struggles related to self-employment as well as giving priceless feedback on other members’ businesses. People are not just there to work on their own businesses or to promote themselves. They want to share and help everyone else meet their Free Agent goal, too.”


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Gary Barkalow
The Noble Heart: It’s Your Call, What Are You Doing Here?
– FAA Member and Guide

 

 


Janet MeyersJanet Meyers
COREagous MeMind Your Own Fitness Through Core Strengthening
“Kevin has pointed out ways to help me clarify the WHY and HOW of my new COREageous business. He has given me direction and invested his time, energy, and advice to help me succeed in the freedom of being my own boss and serve others better.  Without Kevin, I would be stuck wondering what to do next.”

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BrianGriffithBrian Griffith / Anthology Gear Wear: Guitar Straps, Gig Bags and Essentials for Musicians
“Some communities may encourage you to make the jump.  Others will provide resources for learning the ropes.  FAA will do all that and more.  You can find resources online to learn different best practices.  FAA is a community not only committed to providing excellent resources, but more importantly, committed to establishing strong relationships. Walking through the fire with others who can share experiences, both positive and negative, to help see around corners, is THE most valuable asset the FAA community offers.

No one does this better than Kevin.  He is so relational, and so passionate about walking this out with those in FAA, in a way that is so crucial to success.  We cannot do this alone, nor should we try.  Relationships are the most valuable asset you can foster towards success on this journey.  Kevin, and FAA do that better than anyone.

BrianGriffithLogoEver since I was young, I’ve had an interest in the world of the entrepreneur.  I remember in high school, going to a seminar put on by our city’s most successful entrepreneurs. Of course at that time, I think I was more interested in the fruits of their labor, than the actual work itself.  Over time, as I went through my 20’s, 30’s and now into my 40’s, that desire has lived under the surface. Around 2008, the desire started to make more noise, as my time in the corporate cube was draining more and more of my life away.  I was making a nice 6 figure salary, but I was increasingly unsatisfied with the politics of the work environment, and just generally unhappy.  So I began to give more thought and attention to the desire to design a new work/life experience.

Over the years, I’d had many different ideas drift through my mind on what I might like try as an entrepreneur, but nothing had really jumped out as viable.  During this time, one thought kept coming back.  Having been a life long musician, and graphic designer, I saw a potential void in the market for high end, designer instrument straps and bags for musicians obsessed with their gear. Most of what was on the market was cheap and either plain, or flat out ugly. This idea may have some traction.

As I began to explore it, I ended reading through Dan Miller’s No More Mondays.  The book grabbed me be the throat, and wouldn’t let go.  So I reached out to Dan, and began making some connections that would help me press this forward.  One of those connections was Kevin Miller, and the FAA.

Having been in business now for 4 plus years, I have learned a great many things.  The most important of those lessons is…business is not easy.  In fact it’s the most challenging thing I’ve ever done.  It’s got incredible highs, and more lows than I knew what to do with.   I’m not a “shark”, and none of this comes naturally to me.  Enter the value of the FAA, and specifically Kevin Miller. Going down this road can be a lonely experience.  You often don’t have much support from family or friends, outside of the lip service.  The most important thing one can do is connect with like minded people.   The FAA is just that kind of community.  I consider it a great honor and blessing to call Kevin friend.”  


DaveMunsonDave Munson / Saddleback Leather, Co: They’ll fight over it when you’re dead
“If you’re like me, Psychologically Unemployable [read it, relate, laugh], then DaveMunsonLogoKevin and Free Agent Academy are for you. I’ve seen Kevin and his team at work and they’re real good at getting people into a healthy position to launch. I’ve seen no other resource on self-employment do what they do at the level they do it. And I’m not saying this cause Kevin exclusively uses my leather bags. Ok, maybe a little.”

 


TedYoderTed Yoder / www.TedYoder.com
I’m 42 years old, I have 7 children, and I take care of them all by making music for a living. I play an instrument called the hammered dulcimer and I’m a 2010 national champion contest winner. And I owe a large part of all my success to folks like Kevin and his dad. Here’s a nut shell of what happened.

I met Kevin around the same time that I met his dad, Dan Miller, at a conference down at The Sanctuary in Franklin, TN. I was 37 years old, had 5 kids at the time and I didn’t want to turn 50 and not still wonder if I could’ve made music for a living. That was in the fall of 2008. I was so beat down and scared that God didn’t want me to use this music talent that he gave me. I decided to confront my fears, both spiritual and physical, and “eat the frog” that was in front of me. I put together a scheduled practice time and a schedule for contacting places to play and I hit it. To cut it all short, in 2010 I competed for the national champion hammered dulcimer contest and won. Since then I’ve establish a business of selling products related to the hammered dulcimer, I teach all over the world as well as perform all over the nation, and I have 4 albums to show for it as well. I’m not rolling in the money but with the help of my God and Savior I make enough money to take care of my family. And I sure have more fun than I ever had in my whole life. Carry on folks. If I can do it with a passel of kids, anyone can.


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Scott Kantner / On Stage Technologies: Perform At Your Best /Scott Kantner: Helping Leaders Leverage TechnologyScottKantnerLogo– Member, Multiple Event Attendee

 

 


ScottStearman

Scott Stearman – Scott Stearman Sculptures, Monuments are a reflection of who we value and what we value. They may inspire or enflame, but if done correctly they will tell their story without explanation for generations
– Godfather to all 7 of Kevin’s kids!

 

 


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Alan Jackson / Six Month Jump: Action Evangelist
– FAA Host with the Most!

 

 

 


TomZiglarTom Ziglar / Zig Ziglar Corp. 
“There are many who know aspects of successful business start up. There are few, very few…who understand the heart and passion of lifestyle freedom through self-employment, like Kevin does. That’s why I’ve had him to Dallas to host two of our Ziglar Success 2.0 shows.”

  • See Kevin’s exclusive interview with Zig Ziglar, one of the last before Zig ever did: here
  • See Kevin’s latest Success 2.0 Show: here

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Michael & Claudia Good / Rise 365: Escape Normal. Regain Your Fizz. Recreate The Way You Make A Living / Soundboard Music School: Nurturing Excellence Through Music
– Members & Event Attendees

 


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Brenda Dunagan / Brenda Dunagan: Personal Business Management
– Member, then Business Manager who helped make FAA what it is today!

 

 


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Lauren Phelps / Lauren Phelps Coaching: Want to Be in the Best Shape of Your Life? I Can Help?

LaurenPhelpsLogo– Member and Longtime Most Faithful Show Attendee

 


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Jason Smith / AXEidental Art: Building functional art that SCREAMS strength
– Member and Kickass Candle Holder provider to Kevin

 

 


JustinLukasavigeJustin Lukasavige / CoachRadio.TV: Helping Businesses Do Business Better
JustinLukasavigeLogo“Free Agent Academy helped me understand I’m not crazy for wanting to do something impacting with my life. Sure, I’m different, but the world needs people who come alive and change things for the better when they figure out what they were created to do. Free Agent Academy is a place where you can join the ranks of world-changers and impact those around you in your own special way.”


NinaNelsonNina Nelson / Shalom Mama: Simple Natural Living
“One of the biggest challenges I had when I entered FAA was trying to figure out what products or services to offer in my business. I had a blog with a growing following but I had no primary focus – I didn’t know my target audience, was unsure of my calling and just generally felt like I had no idea what I was doing. After going through the Calling and Idea courses, I felt so much more clarity with what I needed to be doing in my business.

NinaNelsonLogoI was able to take what I’d learned about myself and apply it to my business so that now, I do have a focus: to empower others to live intentionally through natural wellness. And it’s with that mission statement that I’ve been able to grow a profitable business that’s in line with my talents, gifts and passions. I just told my husband this morning that two years ago, I had no idea what products and services to offer, now I have several streams of income that have helped me create a profitable business that I love.”


AshleyConwayAshley Conway / Southern Belle Strong: Have Your Cake And Skinny Jeans Too / Be Weird Marketing: Be weird or be forgotten
“The step-by-step training and information I’ve received as an FAA member has been invaluable, but let’s be honest, I could have gotten AshleyConwayLogothat on my own by reading the hundreds of great business books out there. What has really made a difference is the community, the feedback from Kevin and the 24/7 support. Becoming a free agent is the hardest thing I’ve ever done from a personal growth standpoint and the support I’ve received has allowed me to keep persevering through doubt and fear of failure.”


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Jonathan Milligan / Blogging Your Passion: We help you find your passion and make money blogging about it!
– Member and our Blog Guide!

 

 


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Libby Webb / Live With Libby: Create & Grow a Profitable Fanbase
– Foundational Member & our Facebook Guide!

 

 


???????????Dr David Powers / Mastering the Art of Living: There’s no reason to go through life miserable / The Pilgrimage ChurchNot a church…a movement where church happens
“I joined Free Agent Academy several years ago because I knew and trusted the founder Kevin Miller. I knew that I could only prosper from the assistance that he and the other instructors could offer. I wasn’t disappointed. FAA offers a top notch business education, much better than any MBA program you could waste thousands on, because they make you do the work it takes to be better, bigger, and faster. The group of fellow Agents is diverse enough that there’s a breadth of knowledge and experience to draw from.

DavidPowersLogoThat diversity also makes for a tremendous level of networking. The most important benefit for me personally is the fellowship. I made friends through FAA that aren’t just business contacts, but friends for life. That has been invaluable for me and only makes the business dealings that much better. The intimacy of true friendship allows me and others to open up more than we would in similar circumstances or other programs. It’s not easy to go it alone as a free agent or an entrepreneur. I’d highly recommend FAA to provide that much needed level of support. Without it, it’s just too easy to throw in the towel and crawl back into the cubicle.”


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Eric Haselhorst / Rockin H Farm Toys: Your source for high end custom harvesting models made in the Heart of America’s Bread Basket, Dodge City Kansas!
– Member & Resident Toy Maker
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BartholomewGommesenBartholomew Gommesen / Bread For Life: Bread that you will never know hunger
“My Target Market has been hard for me to figure out. Right now I am focussing on young Men who want to bake. When I first came to Free Agent Academy I wanted the How-to’s about running a business. What I found was much more valuable. There is advise on the how, but Kevin is constantly pushing for the Why and What. As I went through the Calling and Idea Course I was constantly reminded that free agency is about finding what is important to me and how my unique talents and skills can help others.

BartholomewGommesenLogoI have always been very self conscience and reserved. Working within the community I learned to be open, share myself and be willing to fail. Just seeing others on the same journey trying different things and moving forward with failure or success is freeing. It has encouraged me to keep moving forward. I have a college degree in business, I should have known this stuff, and I did academically, but being in FAA forced me to act. The assignments are all about action. This is your business and it is scary to make decisions that will impact your life. But there is also a great community that is there to give advise and encouragement.”


JamesWoosleyJames Woosley / Conquer The Entrepreneur’s Kryptonite: You don’t need a business plan; you need a plan for your business!
“My life purpose is to communicate the potential I see in a way that can be realized. I wouldn’t know that without Free Agent Academy. I wouldn’t have published my book, Conquer the Entrepreneur’s Kryptonite, if it wasn’t for Free Agent Academy. And I probably wouldn’t have much of a business either. Thanks to the mentorship and friendship of Kevin Miller and so many others I’ve met through FAA, I’m pursuing my dreams and living out my life purpose in ways I never imagined.

JamesWoosleyLogoWhen I joined as a member I was bursting with potential, but stuck inside my own head.  FAA gave me the encouragement and training to get unstuck.  Kevin shared the ups and downs of his action-oriented philosophy, along with his branding and marketing expertise.  He showed me how to take action quicker, how to fail and learn, and how to launch a rocket and finish building it after takeoff. I’m flying now thanks to his community of professors and members who have become more than just friends…they’re family. If I live to be 100 years old, I’m positive that almost every good thing in my life will have been made better or can be traced back directly to my time in FAA.”


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Marta Goertzen / The Blue Jeans Virtual Assistant: Your Online Business In A Box!

MartaGoertzenLogo – The web admin for this site!

 

 

 


EstanolJen & Charlie Estanol / Plowman’s Farm: Cultivating Faith In Men
“Our business is a Gospel Centered Mentorship for Combat Veterans, preferably those who have recently left active duty or looking for a place to process during transition, where they can unplug from a fast paced world, process combat experience on a farm setting and put their hands to the plow. We came to Free Agent Academy for honest feedback, safe community and out of the box thinking. FAA exceeded our expectations.

EstanolLogoThe FAA leadership is a competent, trustworthy source for guidance, which is rarely available today. They give real, helpful advice, nothing shallow…they have our best interest in mind – again, so rare. FAA is one of the most unique and innovative resources available today. This is an out of the box approach that we have not found anywhere else.”


DanielTomlinsonDaniel Tomlinson / Tomlinson House Cleaning: Clean, Inspiring…
“Free Agent Academy has earned my trust because they narrow down value to specifics. I have a simple maid service in Nashville, and I was in doubt as to who I should market to. Should I market to homes that are 2000 square feet or homes that are 10,000 square feet? That was the demographical question Mr. Miller put in my head. FAA’s wisdom goes deeper than that,

DanielTomlinsonLogobut suffice it to say, you will find answers in life, business and health if you attach yourself to the wonderful value Free Agent Academy offers all year long.”


JoelBoggessJoel Boggess / Raise Your Game Radio The go-to guy for clarity, confidence, and direction
“Like many entrepreneurs, my desires were clear – to serve, add value, and to make a difference. Being new behind the wheel, I needed expertise, guidance, and better directions. Kevin and his team of FAA on-hand experts, deliver. The live events, mentorship, and practical tools has proven to be game-changers. You can expect an MBA-like education in: Branding, Marketing, Customer trends, Business plan development, Social media application.

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Life is challenging enough. Don’t go it alone. Surround yourself with like-minded go-getters who will lift your up, support your dream, and hold you accountable.” 


WendyStaas

 

Wendy Staas / 1Nature: Customized Wellness ProgramWendyStaasLogo– Foundational Member, Multiple event attendee, Free Agent rockstar

 

 


BrettTraudtBrett Traud / Mountain Man Soap: Shave with your axe, Bathe with our soap / S’more Outdoor: An inTENTs Experience
“Ever since I can remember, I have always wanted to own my own business. I would have an idea and start it…soon to stop believing in myself or my idea. It wasn’t until I joined Free Agent Academy that I understood why those plans didn’t work for me. They didn’t fit my personality, my skills and abilities and my values, dreams and passions. They weren’t part of God’s plan for my life. FAA has helped me to discover more about myself than I ever would have on my own.

MMs_LogoThe community has allowed me to work through some of my wild ideas and has been there to give me either positive or negative feedback. This community has helped me realize that I can do what I love and make money while doing so. My business would not have come to fruition if I didn’t have such a great support team and people who believed in me when I didn’t believe in myself and to help guide me along the way. They have helped me overcome my biggest obstacle… fear! The fear of failure (maybe a little fear of success) and the fear of going on the journey alone.”


AndyTraubAndy Traub / Take Permission Network: You must take permission if you want to live a great life, create great art, and positively impact the world
Author of Early To Rise Experience, Speaker, Host of the Unofficial Linchpin Podcast, Creator of The Self-Publishing System
“Free Agent Academy is for people who want to take action and need encouragement, wisdom, and accountability to do it. It’s for people who want more out of life and aren’t afraid to admit they need help to get whatever that “more” is.

It helped me launch into self-employment and has brought me my best friends in the world. Take it seriously, or keep wandering. I hope you take it seriously and reach your dreams. I know FAA can help you do just that!”


jayperoniJay Peroni / Faith Based Investor: Helping you grow wealth with a purpose / Wall St. Renegade: Independent Advice for Do-It-Yourself Investors / Author of The Faith-Based Millionaire & The Faith-Based Investor
“Kevin Miller and Free Agent Academy helped me build a business around what God put on my heart. Through my interactions with Kevin, I have found my true passion – helping clients incorporate their faith into their financial plans and writing books, speaking, and creating information products to help others with faith-based financial planning. My mission in life is to help change minds, hearts, and wallets for God’s glory. I believe God brought Kevin into my life for the right reasons –

JayPeroniLogoto help me grow, learn, and develop a business model to help me share what God has put on my heart. Kevin and Free Agent Academy have truly been a blessing in my life. Through Kevin’s coaching, live group interactions, and peer input, I have been able to break free from corporate America and live out my passion each and every day. I highly recommend FAA to anyone serious about finding their purpose in life and creating a lifestyle and business around that purpose!”