We're Mike Anthony and Janet Paolicelli — and we LOVE helping people become unstoppable.
It's pronounced pal-uh-chell-ee . . .
We speak, write, and create resources to help people just like you, develop and prioritize courage, so you live with no fear, no limits, and no nonsense.
So you learn how to become unstoppable.
We especially love helping Christians live for God without reservation — but we love helping anyone who is eager to learn, grow, and make the most of their life, family, and business.
We focus our speaking, writing, and resources, on helping people from all walks of life, because if we're honest with each other, we all need to grow and keep moving forward.
We've been married for over twenty years and raised two great sons. We traveled on four continents and have over forty combined years of experience in both senior pastoral leadership and "secular" work.
Years ago, I (Mike) started using my first and middle names for simplicity, because it spared me from spending too much time helping people pronounce, or spell, our last name. My first book, "A Call for Courage" (see below), reflects that approach.
We founded Courage Matters, and the Courageous Nation, in order to help people become unstoppable — by developing courage.
If you want to learn more about us, keep reading. If you want to change your life, dive into our resources!
WHY THE RHINOCEROS?
Why not? Our rhino reminds us to live with courage, reach our greatest potential, and become unstoppable in the process. This not only has to do with us — it has everything to do with you.
Think about it.
The presence or absence of courage in your life, your family, and your work, is the foundation of whether or not you're losing ground, are stuck, or are moving forward.
When you develop courage you become like a rhino. You become unstoppable.
"I think these are some of the hardest things to learn these days — but they're also THE MOST IMPORTANT things to master."
JANET (DOELL) PAOLICELLI
Born in Canada, Janet is diplomatic, kind, and is passionate about truth, love, and transparency. She's a graduate of Beaverton High School in Beaverton, Oregon, and Multnomah University, in Portland, Oregon, with a degree in biblical education.
A successful home-school mother, she's artistic and loves writing. It's no surprise that their sons, Titus and Simeon, got so much of their grace and talent from her.
Janet loves speaking about the growing character vacuum in society, and how to resist it. She loves helping people gain a clear understanding of what it really means to love themselves, and how to become unoffendable in a world where so many take offense so quickly.
If you're looking for the perfect guest for your podcast, radio, or television program, you'll absolutely love Janet. She excels in environments where you want your audience to feel like they're having a conversation with someone who really cares.
JANET IS THE IDEAL GUEST FOR
“I love helping people develop COURAGE and become UNSTOPPABLE. I love showing them how to take TENACIOUS ACTION to change everything about their lives — immediately and permanently."
MICHAEL ANTHONY PAOLICELLI
Mike Anthony is an award-winning speaker, author, and entrepreneur who survived multiple brushes with death, and several kidnapping/luring attempts as a child.
He or his works have been featured in major publications and news outlets, including Fox News, The New York Times, CNN, ABC News, CBN, Charisma, The Christian Post, Christianity Today, and more. He has nearly twenty years of senior pastoral and church leadership experience, and many years of experience in the business world.
Mike hosts the Courageous Nation Podcast (Apple Podcasts and Spotify), is the author of A Call for Courage: Living with Power, Truth, and Love In An Age of Intolerance and Fear, and is the creator of the Courageous Life Planning System.
"People need to be reminded not to limit what God hasn't," says Mike. "Courage isn't something any of us is born with. Courage is something anyone can develop. And, in today's world, we must," he adds.
A graduate of Rutgers University, Moody Graduate School, and Multnomah Biblical Seminary, he and Janet use the lessons they've learned to show people how to develop and practice “courageous humility,” a phrase Mike coined for the approach to life that they both have been modeling, speaking, and writing about, for years.
Mike is the perfect guest when you want to ignite a fire in your audience, to help them make changes that will not only transform their lives, but also the lives of those around them.
MIKE IS THE IDEAL GUEST
AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER FOR
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