Dr. Michael Walker

Before joining the Life Catalyst team, Dr. Michael Walker founded and managed a successful dental practice which was recognized as an industry leader by professional trade journals. His practice was consistently ranked in the top five tenths percent nationally (the highest ranking given) among all practices in the United States. In the 28 years he practiced dentistry his business continually improved production and increased the company’s yearly net income. Through local economic downturns and national recessions Dr Walker maintained an ever growing and thriving business throughout his career. An astute and prudent investor as well as adept dentist and business person, he reached a childhood goal of being able to retire at the early age of fifty-five.

After retirement, Dr. Walker sold his business in 2003 to devote himself full-time to encouraging and motivating others, celebrating his fifty-fifth birthday in Thailand on a mission trip for his church. Much of his time now is spent on mission trips providing dental care and promoting the ONE Focus Initiative, an evangelism/discipleship initiative he co-founded and co-created. During the past eight years he has visited over nine countries leading over twenty mission teams, has served as an executive volunteer, adviser and consultant for private businesses, churches and pastor associations and as a volunteer clinical instructor for LSU Dental School following hurricane Katrina. Dr. Walker was the chief organizer and strategist for the ONE Focus formulation along with executive pastor Scotty Sanders. Besides authoring the instructional guidance manual for the ONE Focus Initiative, he has taught in over sixty churches nationally and will be presenting ONE Focus in foreign countries. Dr. Walker was a contributing author to the book, ONE Focus Living.

Dr. Walker, a lifetime resident of Louisiana has been married for forty two years to his loving wife, Linda. He has three grown children and five grandchildren. Along the way to becoming a successful businessman, dentist, investor, husband, father, volunteer pastor, missionary and executive coach he has found time to run ten marathons, running over 2500 miles a year for better than ten years. He presently rises each weekday at 4:30 AM to continue his workout routine and physical disciplines. He is a graduate of ULM University and received his doctorate from LSU Dental School of New Orleans. Dr Walker is an active member of the ADA and the LDA. He serves as an executive consultant with Life Catalyst Consulting, Vice President of International Work for Church Catalyst, and as favorite playmate to his five grandchildren.

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