Piet discovered his love for speaking when he joined the forensics team in college. Excelling in oratory, he majored in communications and completed graduate school while serving as a part-time associate pastor. Obtaining masters degrees in business and theology, he learned to speak to both the head and the heart. He is as adept at a business conference as he is a pulpit on Sunday morning. It doesn’t matter if he is speaking before a small group or a large crowd, he is always creative, practical and inspiring. He has served on the boards of both United Way and the Chamber of Commerce. Piet and his wife Carol have been married for more than 30 years and have three grown children. They have made their home in Columbia, Missouri since 1994.
Piet served as the lead pastor of a contemporary interdenominational church for 22 years, reaching several thousand people throughout Mid-Missouri.
Piet speaks on topics such as team building, conflict resolution and leadership development, working with University of Missouri Hospital & Clinics, State Farm Insurance, and Veterans United Home Loans.
Piet is a published author on the subject of team-building, and his articles have appeared in Columbia Business Times magazine among other publications.
“For 35 years, I have spoken to people from all walks of life – in conferences, training classes, churches, and even prisons. For some people, the greatest joy in life is rich dark chocolate or a perfect tee shot. I love inspiring people. I love seeing the “lights come on” when otherwise boring topics come to life. I love helping a leader sort through complicated organizational challenges. I love helping ordinary people find renewed hope and joy in their work. I want to come alongside you to encourage, inspire, and coach you and/or your team.”