CEO – Victor Abuharoon

“Having Mike come along side of me for over two years not only helped strengthen my business but also provided me with an invaluable and personal resource of counseling and encouragement.  Within my company Mike developed our employees both professionally and personally.  The Power of Next created business health for our company.  Employee satisfaction and increased production became routine  observations in our employee reviews.”

Baseball Broadcaster – Jose Mota


Where do I begin to explain how “The Power of Next” has contributed to my life?  I am one of several children in my family.  My father, who played professional baseball, heavily influenced my life.  All of this and more contributed in forming who I am today.  I rarely took a long look at all of these life formations together to get a better grasp on where I am today and how they impact my decisions  for tomorrow.  The Power of Next and my time with Mike began to allow me to approach each day with a holistic perspective.  I now see each day as an opportunity for balance in all four areas of my life.  This has not only helped me but I have chosen to also share this with others, especially my family.  My wife and children share our Mota heart for others while starting a foundation that definitely reflect The Power of Next’s elements of Discovery and Direction.

Producer/Singer – Gerardo Mejia


“What can I tell you?  Mike Bearden is one of those people who has a passion for people.  No matter who the person is, Mike has a genuine love and desire to come along side of individuals no matter what life throws at them.  Mike helps keep me grounded.  He listens to every aspect of my life.  I know he is truly available for me 24-7.  That is no easy task considering my crazy life.”

LAFD Captain – Roy Paige

In my line of work as a firefighter, I am always jumping from one challenge to another.  The Power of Next has really encouraged me and kept me grounded during the most hectic of fire seasons, both at work and at home.  The ideas of understanding my identity and what surrendering to that identity means for me has helped me personally in my marriage and with my kids.  Balance is something I hear about but never really chose to incorporate into my life until Mike shared with me specifics on how I could do this daily.  Every day is a challenge.  As I said, in my line of work you never know what the next day holds in store.  But I am more confident and optimistic because of the practical steps I have learned from The Power of Next.