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My Story…

It wasn’t all that long ago that I burnt out as executive leader. However, I thought I had “arrived” and I believed that I was made to “lead” and “climb my portion of the ladder”. (All that’s a lie by the way). I would say I had an amazing marriage, but on the inside I was lonely because of the demands at work and the homefront beginning to be too much. I was afraid of the future as we had our fourth daughter… I had four girls all under the age of 5. It was a lot. I thought I was calm and connected, but on the inside there was so much chaos and confusion going on. Primarily about, “how the hell am I going to take care of this much responsibility!” I was becoming more passive, but really was “leading” from everyone’s perspective. I kept taking on more then I could handle.

I kept “doing all the things” but my soul was adrift. I remember leading a group of men feeling all alone in my fear and anxiety. The question for the night and discussion I was leading was “what do you want?” I did not dare answer the question because I wanted out of the job that I was leading them in as a minister. I wanted out and I was uncertain who my safe people were. Of course, no one really pushed me on the answer, but that begin a spiral of events and even God gave me signs that it was time to move on.

In my desperation, I continued to die on the inside and reached out to many men along the way, but never felt like I got my lifeboat or the friend that said “let’s walk this together.” In a nutshell, I am desiring to help this person not mess their life up and even take their life to the next level.

Most men will experience a similar story of suffering and failure between 36-45, if they learn the lesson that God was teaching they will thrive and live with significance. The sad reality is that most men continue this miserable cycle until they die.

But not you…you are here and I can tell you’re ready to go through the transformation!


Field Notes

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What most people know about me is that I help high capacity leaders live with purpose and passion. I am patient in asking provocative questions that bring out one’s unique power. I serve Kingdom leaders and difference-makers who are intentionally living life to the fullest.

I am a follower of the way of Jesus, an Advocate: INFJ, Enneagram 9, Birkman blue, Strengths Finder Top 5: Belief, Futuristic, Maximizer, Individualization, Discipline, DiSC; high S, and Grip Spiritual Gifting of Wisdom, Leadership, and Teaching.

I have devoted my life to understanding the internal compass of what motivates and drives people to live with meaning. I have researched what makes leaders resilient in the face of chaos and how those leaders navigate the storms and remain calm.

My clients include C-suite executives, non-profit CEO, real estate developers, ministry leaders, and high-capacity men who take their marriage to the next level. They know the secret to success, but inside they feel the battle going on trying to defeat their life.

I live life to the fullest each day through spiritual practices, Crossfit, and intentional time with family. I am loyal in my leadership and steadfast in my development to read, listen, and grow through mentors, coaches, counselors, and spiritual directors that help me see what I cannot see. I challenge myself to be uncomfortable and spend money to do things that are hard, to build a resilient core, and live this one life to the fullest.

I am here to coach you through what life may throw at you and help you move forward through a refined and tailored coaching program centered around your unique design.


What most people DON’T know about me is my dark side is that I can drift in life and become complacent. I burnt out as executive leader. I can be passive-aggressive and this has cost me more than I realize. I am stubborn and prideful. I would rather leave a crowded room then make my presence known. I struggle in my confidence and secretly wonder if I measure up. I have a difficult time taking a clear position on important matters.

I have struggled in connection and intimacy in my marriage. I wonder how I am showing up as a father. I have had different wounds from a biological father and stepfather that I have to learn how to reframe those hurts.

I give to much time and attention to validation through social media. I have learned the path to growth is seeing the failures of life and how quickly I offer forgiveness to myself and others.
I have been married to my one and only bride and girlfriend for over 16 years.

We are raising four young girls to be mature adults on this journey. Most days I find that I am the one that is growing in the way of being a whole person through the process of being friend, father, husband, and a beloved son of God.

Why Champion Hope

Life is filled with despair, doubt, and disappointment and I have made it my mission to fight for and reframe hope. Hope is not a crapshoot. Research clearly shows that the most hope filled people are people who know their dreams, desires, and destinations. Hope filled people are people who build healthy habits and move in the direction of their destination.

I have been in seasons of doubt, despair and disappointment and wondered if this is true myself. Romans 5:3-5 says that it is true, but experiencing the expanse of the mountains and valleys of walking with God I can now more than ever say it is true. I have experienced divorce at a young age, father walking out, struggles of identity, lust, yelling at God, insecurities, my daily struggle with pride, and the soul deadening question of “does my presence matter?” Through various these seasons of life I have had a coach, spiritual director, and individual counseling or marriage counseling.

Champion Hope:  “Champions on the outside are built with hope on the inside.”

About Champion Hope

From the bedroom to the boardroom, all too often ambitious leaders struggle with loneliness and anxiety, leading them to drift off the path of meaningful growth.
As a certified coach, Champion Hope was born out of a passion to coach and strategize hope for leaders to become more self-aware, intentional and assertive throughout life’s journey.

When taught how to properly recognize oneself and develop unwavering confidence to engage, they can then experience the freedom of leading with an authentic heart to achieve the growth they set out to conquer.

Champion Hope was founded on the principle that champions on the outside are built with hope on the inside.

CEO and Founder, Lantz Howard is a Professional Certified Coach, Marriage and Family Therapist, Spiritual Guide, and Health Enthusiast. The team at Champion Hope will lead you to live a life you want with purpose and significance.

Lantz Howard

You can consider our journey together akin to a fitness coach for the soul.

I have been married to my one and only bride and girlfriend for over 16 years. We are raising four young girls to be mature adults on this journey. Most days I find that I am the one that is growing in the way of being a whole person through the process of being friend, father, husband, and a beloved son of God.

I have spent over 20 years in leadership, teacher, and pastoral roles working with teens, families, coaching, counseling, executive leadership, team development, and public speaking.


Masters Marriage and Family Therapy
Associate Certified Coach with International Coaching Federation
Spiritual Contemplation and Enneagram Cohort 2020
Birkman Independent Consultant
Dynamic Marriage Leader
WinShape Marriage Adventure Leader
Prepare and Enrich Facilitator
ReEngage Marriage Leader
SYMBIS (Saving Your Marriage Before It Starts) Certified

Why Coaching?

You can consider our journey together akin to a fitness coach for the soul.

As a trained professional life and leadership coach I take a posture of coach to help you make a decision, start and or stop a habit, or make clear plans for the goals you have. As a trained Marriage and Family Therapist I take a posture of counseling when a safe place is needed to restore relationships and move forward.

I am able to offer coaching and team development in corporate, non-profit, and with executive leaders.