About US

Who Are We?

Our Vision

The VISION of CMI-LC is to provide next level leadership training that maximizes the potential of others, equips coaches, and transforms ideas into reality while delivering exposure through expanded global networking.

Our Mission

The mission of Crowned Ministries International Leadership Coaching Network (CMI-LC) is to create relationships through coaching that provides individuals tools, skills, and training that will empower them to share with others to maximize the potential of emerging global leaders.

Our Motto

Today we are going to maximize your potential!


A combination of 1-on-1 coaching, onsite seminars, online on your time training academy, conference call masterminds, and conferences to meet your needs.


Since 1999 we have been equipping global leaders and providing cutting edge leadership methods.

Extended History

CMI-LC Foundation History

The CMI-Leadership Coaching was launched in April of 2011 developed out of a campus ministry known as Crowned Ministries International (CMI). CMI was a merger of the visions of Dwight S Riddick and Ade’ Walker in 1998. While students on the campus of James Madison University these two visionaries synergized a small group of students to begin serving students on campus and grade school students throughout the east coast. The founding members were Carole Jones, Aebony, Jessena Godfrey, Erin Randolph, Ayana Thompson, Dwight Riddick and Ade’ Walker. It quickly grew doubling in months and quadrupling before the end of the semester. Each week, then named Crowned Ministries (CM), would host bible studies on multiple days and in various locations throughout the week. In between these public study sessions the CM members would endure enhanced ministry training. This training included advanced bible study, practical teaching methods, dancing choreography, event planning, vocal lessons and more. This training would be used during the summer as the CM team travelled to over 150 churches as SOLD OUT SAINTA (S.O.S.)in the Baptist General Convention of Virginia and abroad hosting youth conferences and serving in concerts during the summer.


CM Launched small and large groups on multiple campuses to include JMU, Bridgewater, Mary Baldwin, ODU, and UVA.

The Name Changed from CM to CMI. The “I” added to denote a belief, desire, and implanted God suggestion that CM would become an INTERNATIONAL ministry. The addition of “International” would be inspiring however, not evident in activity for the entire group. A few members made this seem much more attainable as they began international travel. Aebony travels and teaches in Japan with her parents, while Denise studies abroad in several Hispanic countries. However, CMI does not become a consistently functioning organization in any international location at this time.


With so many of the founding and participating CMI leaders having moved on from undergraduate studies and many completing post graduate work, there was a need to stay relevant. To meet this need CMI refocused its mission statement to highlight equipping the older young adult to be successful in both ministry and corporate sectors. The refocusing meant an addition to ministry and bible teaching to Coaching vs Teaching, serving the Business and Non-Profit Sector vs Churches only, and more online virtual training vs onsite in person only information sharing. The result was many CMI members became directors in their companies, pastors of churches, and managers in their fields. This is when the beginning of the CMI Coaching Network would become real.

Enhanced Training: 2011

With this next level living there was a need to have some covering or accreditation. With this in mind CMI members began gaining training Certifications. This was the launch of CMI-Leadership Coaching (CMI-LC) We acquired trained and our founder, Dwight Riddick became a certified John Maxwell Team Coach, Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Coach, & Dr Mels Carbonell’s DISC Personality Training just to name a few. These credentials along with CMI-LC Team members being promoted in their fields, earning post grad degrees, MBA’s, Doctoral Degrees, or excelling in the grade school academic fields prepared our team to share knowledge and continue equipping others to Maximize their potential while on their mission to see Jesus. CMI-LC has always mentored the next generation. Our goal was to equip leaders through coaching to become life transforming coaches to positively influence their industry.

These years also found CMI-LC finally becoming the international influence that it believed it would be. With appearances in Canada, South Africa, Germany, France, Bermuda, Haitia, Italy, Multiple African Countries, and the Bahamas CMI-LC would embrace a global vision and become an International Coaching Network.


After the unexpected passing of Co-Founder Ade’ Walker in November of 2014 the CMI-LC team members rallied financially to support his wife April and the Walker Family. This was both the reemergence and recognition that CMI-LC needed to have consistent funding that enabled us to leave a legacy. Co-Founder Dwight Riddick put the idea in motion and felt the need to establish consistent funding to secure the future of CMI-LC the training sector, as well as equip others to partner in philanthropy.


Today, CMI-LC is comprised of 3 major components and a 2 subsidiary companies. We provide leadership/life coaching, certify coaches, and philanthropy education/opportunities through the CMI Emerge Foundation. Operating alongside CMI-LC are FishersNET Web Solutions LLC (our web design and media production company) and Final Step Publishing LLC(Our print media company). All of this is provided to help you Maximize Your Potential.

Our Featured Coaches

CMI has launched hundreds of entreprenuers into successful business careers, profitable coaching courses, and into life transforming individuals. Choose a featured coach to help maximize your potential or that of your organization.

Dr. DS Riddick

Dr. DS Riddick

Business Coach

Dr. Jennell Riddick R.

Dr. Jennell Riddick R.

Life Coach

Terry Gray

Terry Gray

Safety Coach

Dr. Angel White

Dr. Angel White

Life Coach

Mark Whitfield Cyrpto

Mark Whitfield Cyrpto

Fiance Coach

Nicole “NikE” Ellis

Nicole “NikE” Ellis

Healthy Living Coach