“Our goal is to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with us. We do not just do business; we become a vital part of the communities in which we exist.” – S. Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A Founder

 X.C.C.L. has been created on the philosophy that a person experiences growth in three ways:
The Books Read * Experiences Had * People Met

Through this unique professional development program you are able to expect your experiences to include:

Here are just some examples of the books that participants are encouraged to read to challenge growth:

  • The Heart of Leadership by Mark Miller
  • Four Obsessions of an Extraordinary Executive by Patrick Lencioni
  • Dare to Serve by Cheryl Bachelder
  • Creative Followership by Jimmy Collins
  • ​Start With Why by Simon Sinek

Participants can expect well rounded experiences throughout X.C.C.L.:

  • 30 months in a paid entrepreneur and leadership program in a 13+million dollar enterprise
  • Becoming a Certified Trainer through Chick-fil-A Support Center, and successfully participate in no less than 1 grand opening
  • Interview and hire on behalf of your store
  • Create and execute a marketing/promotion event
  • Participating in community service projects
  • Leadership conferences


The people met:

  • Sharing experiences and feedback with the area business consultant form the Support Center
  • Having a mentor relationship with executive leaders
  • Having one on one meetings with the executive leadership team
  • Attending leadership seminars hosted within the Northern Richmond Market

Our communities are rich in influential leaders, seeking to change the world, here are just a few leaders that current participants have had an opportunity to learn from:

Buddy Childress
Dave Barrett 
Bob Sjogren 
David Platt 
Tom Davis 

Greg Jordan