Amy Modglin (CAS ’13, SBL ’16) grew up in Boston, Massachusetts, and entered the state’s foster-care system when she was 13 years old. But she doesn’t want people to feel sorry for her because of that experience: “God trusted me, and chose me for the journey I have been on. I consider that an honor. It’s a huge part of my testimony and who I am today.”
When she was old enough, Modglin enlisted in the armed forces. “I served in the Navy for 11 of the best years of my life,” she explains. “I was stationed in Newport, Rhode Island; San Diego, California; Norfolk, Virginia on the USS Iwo Jima; and in Landstuhl, Germany.” Modglin credits the Navy for drawing her out of her shell and developing her passion for leadership.
After finishing her military service, she headed to Regent to study for a bachelor’s degree in organizational leadership and management and a master’s in organizational leadership with a coaching concentration. “I was looking to expound on my leadership experience with a leadership degree,” Modglin remembers. “When I learned about Regent, I knew it was the right place for me. The biblical foundation of the coursework helped me grow as a Christian and as a leader. Studying at Regent was amazing!”
Today, Modglin is a successful speaker, certified coach and trainer. She is an executive director with the prestigious John Maxwell Team, the owner of Modglin Leadership Solutions and a member of the Forbes Coaches Council.
“I had the real-life experience,” she says. “But my education at Regent was the icing on the cake so to speak. I could apply the theory that I learned in the classroom to the experience that I had in the Navy.”
The driving factor behind everything Modglin does is: “I get to care for people and pour into people. One of my taglines from my company is ‘Unleash your inner amazing’ and that is what I get to do. I get to help people unleash their inner amazing.”
She adds: “I would not be where I am today if it were not for the education that I received at Regent University. … If you have a passion for people and for the Lord, Regent is the place for you. It is one large, loving family — there to support you through the journey.”
Please join the entire Regent University community in praying for Amy Modglin, September’s Alumni World Changer.
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