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Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy

Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy

Rising from a childhood laced with devastation and heartbreak, Stan Goss found immense inward healing and earthly successes with the Lord as his companion. Tears of Sorrow, Tears of Joy shares his journey of conquering hardships while also fully grasping the nature of both pain and joy, and shares his vibrant passion and strategies to inspire spiritual elders to fully live out their crown of glory years.

Stan Goss is a Master Executive Coach, community leader, family man, and passionate servant of the Lord devoted to inspiring Christian spiritual eldership.


About the Author

Stan Goss has enjoyed a thirty-year career as a Master Executive Coach, working nationally and internationally with senior leaders in the arenas of Leadership and Leadership Development. He has worked hand-in-hand with CEOs in a wide range of sectors, including Oil and Gas, Banking, Health Care, Retail, Power Generation and Major Universities. Stan is an impassioned, lifelong student of Leadership and Human Behavior.

For the past ten years, Stan has gotten off the travel circuit, which netted him over a million frequent traveler miles. He’s turned his focus and time toward watching his ten grandkids flourish in their schools. Additionally, as a proud servant of his world, he has dedicated himself to community service for an area he loves and calls home: Katy, Texas.

As a Board of Governors member of the Katy Area Economic Development Council, Stan headed the Leadership Committee, a dedicated and talented group of volunteers. This group’s most noteworthy achievement has been to provide the energy and spark that led to establishing the University of Houston (UH) Katy campus, which is becoming the anchoring branch of a campus which includes UH Victoria and Houston Community College (HCC), ultimately supporting over 20,000 students.

Stan is a lifelong learner, with a B.S. Degree in Public Administration from the University of Denver. He also attended the Colorado School of Mines and Duke University Law School. More recently, he completed eight-semesters to earn a Bible Certificate from The Bible Seminary and completed the nine- month Colson Fellows program. Stan is also blessed to serve on the Board of Trustees of The Bible Seminary.

Stan was blessed to be the first recipient of the “Stan Stanley Eagle Award” for community service in economic development and was named one of the Top 100 Men of Katy by Katy Magazine.

Stan, and his wife, Suzi, have been Katy-area residents for more than four decades and have proudly witnessed two generations of children and grandchildren flourish in Katy Independent School District (KISD) schools and beyond in various colleges and careers.

At the time of this book’s publication, at the age of 85, Stan is still going strong. He devotes much of his time and energy toward building a ministry that the Lord has placed within his heart, called Crown of Glory Fellows Ministry based on Proverbs 16:31, “Gray hair is a crown of glory. It is the result of a righteous life.” Part of a national retirement restoration movement, the ministry is devoted to inspiring and encouraging Christian spiritual eldership.


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