Hi, I'm Terry Hadaway.
Immediately following high school, I spent six years in the Navy. During that time, my wife and I married and started a family. At age 24, I began attending college while working full-time and raising a family. I finally graduated when I was 30 and promised I’d never go to school again.
For five years, I served in ministry positions before succumbing to the urge to pursue an advanced degree. Over the next six years I completed my Masters Degree and PhD in Adult Education. That landed me a position in Christian publishing, where I was an editor-in-chief for seven years.
An unexpected job change gave me the opportunity to become a freelance writer for Thomas Nelson. I produced study guides and educational content for Billy Graham, Max Lucado, John MacArthur, Charles Stanley, Sheila Walsh, Chuck Swindoll, John Maxwell, Ken Blanchard, and others. I also was an adjunct professor at Belmont University, Volunteer State Community College, and Union University.
I eventually returned to full-time ministry while continuing my freelance writing career. I started ghostwriting blog posts for key leaders at Pursuant, RSI, Church Community Builder, and others. I also was the ghostwriter for two books on leadership by Rob Ketterling and one by Kent Ingle. I produced numerous ebooks and white papers related to capital fundraising and church management. Today I invest my time working with entrepreneurs and business leaders who want to turn their ideas into products that serve their audiences and make money.
I'm the founder and CEO of My Thinking Box, LLC — a company dedicated to the creation of learning experiences and resources that are efficient, effective, and engaging.
I am a certified instructional designer and certified coach with a PhD in Adult Education. I spent most of my career developing an expertise in online learning, publishing, ministry, and freelance writing. I’ve been blogging at My Thinking Box since 2012 and have produced educational content for Michael Hyatt, Ray Edwards, Dan Miller, John Maxwell, Ken Blanchard, and others.
Since 2005, I have been taking the trade book content of some very popular authors and turning it into educational products such as workbooks, study guides, and discussion starters. I recently completed a brand new workbook for Dan Miller’s Tenth Anniversary Edition of 48 Days to the Work You Love. That project opened the door for me to partner with Michael Hyatt on 5 Days to Your Best Year Ever and Living Forward.
Some might say I’m lucky, but I don’t see it that way. I’ve spent a lot of time studying how the brain works and how learning happens. I use what I’ve learned to design online learning modules, workbooks, and other educational tools. Over time, I’ve become the go-to guy for people who want to facilitate real change and help people improve their lives.
My wife, Melinda, and I have been married for almost forty years and live in Franklin, Tennessee (a suburb of Nashville). We have two married sons and two grandsons (and a granddaughter on the way). In my free time, I enjoy roasting coffee, woodcarving, and exploring our community with my wife.