Ep 033: Modeling a Christ-Centered Business - An Interview with Marian Noronha
Welcome to Episode 33 of the Joshua Gagnon Leadership Podcast!
Today’s guest on the podcast is Marian Noronha, the founder, chairman, and president of TURBOCAM International, a global turbomachinery development and manufacturing company that specializes in 5-axis machining of flow path components. Born and raised in Bombay, India, Marian has been a visionary and dreamer from a young age. Today he oversees over 750 employees with locations in 8 countries worldwide. TURBOCAM has been named one of the nation’s fastest growing private companies, and at the very center of the company is Marian’s desire to serve God and people through charitable giving and supporting humanitarian efforts across the world.
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3 Takeaways for Leaders:
1. Be willing to take risks with what God has blessed you with. Marian shares how he started TURBOCAM through the generosity of some people he went to church with, even though they were left with little after they gave much to him. Be generous with what you have and be willing to support anyone who is doing something you believe in.
2. Don’t get caught into thinking that God will only use you and you alone to carry out His work. This is dangerous thinking for leaders. It can be easy to believe that because you started a business or church or head up a ministry that you are the only one who is capable of doing so. Don’t fall into the trap of self-entitlement, but be open to the idea that God may choose someone else to finish what you started, and then empower the people below you to do just that.
3. How open should you be about being a Christian business? TURBOCAM “exists as a business for the purpose of honoring God, creating wealth for its employees, and supporting Christian service to God and people.” Marian explains that it is important to be honest about your Christian business to have accountability. If you claim to have Christian values, then your customers should be able to hold you to those values and promises.
Quotes From This Episode:
“It’s a critical part of thinking to daydream.” - Marian Noronha
“We call that sovereign beginnings: the stuff that God puts into you even before you know that God is there.” - Marian Noronha
“If you want to see wealth created in a church, you’re going to have to take some risks.” - Marian Noronha
“Are you willing to sacrifice on the front end in order to get to where you believe God wants to bring you?” - Josh Gagnon
“Serving God is redemptive.” - Marian Noronha
“Trust is the measure of what you are willing to lose.” - Marian Noronha