What we do

We work with high impact ministry leaders and their teams helping them succeed in the areas of personal growth, leadership development, and organizational advancement.

Live Mentoring

Leaders are Readers Book Club

GrowYOU Magazine

Community of Peers

Shared Strategies

Ministry Advancement

Executive Coaching

Team Coaching

Leadership Training


What others are saying…

It’s an absolute pleasure working with Duke Matlock. He has an amazing ability to provide a Godly perspective, balanced with a strategic approach. Duke’s insight and background allow him to effectively set people and organizations up for success, and his integrity and love for Jesus are a constant encouragement! He is an excellent teacher, motivator, strategist, communicator, and coach. We highly recommend him!

Carl Stephens

Lead Pastor, Faith Assembly of God, Orlando, FL

Duke Matlock has been my coach for the last 2 years and I can honestly say I am a better Person, Husband, Father and Pastor because of the coaching relationship.  The Mastermind group is like icing on a cake. I have a great coaching relationship, but I also have a team of pastors that have challenged and encouraged me in so many ways.  Go ahead and join the team, you have something to glean, but you also have something to give to other pastors!

Al Force

Lead Pastor, Oceanway Assembly of God, Jacksonville, FL

Duke brings fresh insight and practical wisdom to so many issues we deal with on a daily basis. He has been instrumental in my leadership growth this year and I am looking forward to having him coach our team in 2019. I would highly recommend you consider Duke for personal and team coaching.

Paul Thomas

Lead Pastor, Evangel Temple, Columbus, GA

Duke Matlock is one of the best leadership coaches in the country. His straightforward rhetoric and personable style are not only attractive but effective. A lot of experts teach on theory, but Duke’s teachings are based on his personal experiences and the leaders he has coached. I’ve personally watched leaders be transformed by Duke’s wisdom, teachings, and leadership. If you want to move forward as a leader and get to the next level ‑ learn from Duke.

Trinity Jordan

Author, Speaker, Law Professor, Former Federal Prosecutor

When Duke invited me to the Ministers Mastermind group I wasn’t sure what to expect. I had never been a part of anything like that before. Now, it’s something I look forward to every week. I’m able to connect with other pastors from all over, to learn and grow from their experiences. It’s been so helpful to hear how other guys sermon prep, build teams, rest, and to have new friends. And Duke does a killer job at keeping it real and fun. I’d recommend this to any pastor that is planting, looking to grow, or maybe feels alone. 

Jason Masters

Lead Pastor, Bold City Church, Jacksonville, FL



An investment in yourself is an investment in success, for you and your ministry…

Get Up & Grow:

Get Up & Grow is about developing habits that foster personal and professional growth in four critical areas: spirituality, success, health, and margin. In six chapters, Get Up & Grow will enable you to shift your paradigm and create a culture of growth and investment in your life. By utilizing your mornings as opportunities for development, Get Up & Grow will change the way you view success and will create the space to see exponential growth.





Duke has been a pastor and coach for over 30 years. Today, he works full time as a coach, speaker, and writer. He is the Founder of Invest Leadership Initiative where he helps high impact leaders and their teams facing personal and organizational challenges develop and grow by investing in themselves, assuring the realization of success and life fulfillment.

My Daily Gratitude Journal

An intentional journal of thankfulness to incorporate into your everyday life. A little bit of gratitude goes a long way, and choosing to be thankful not only improves your mindset, it’s a key factor in helping you grow and achieve your goals. 

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