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Zach Thomas

Entrepreneur & Author

Chick-fil-A & Leader Farming


Zach Thomas is an entrepreneur, author, blogger, speaker, and business and life coach. Eagle Scout of the Nation in 1995, Zach graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point before serving his country as an Airborne Ranger Infantry Officer. Since then, he has started multiple companies and been featured in both Newsweek Magazine and on Good Morning America. Zach is currently the Owner/Operator of a Chick-fil-A franchise in Rockmart, GA, where he is very involved in his community. Zach married his high school sweetheart and they homeschool their six children on their family farm where he grew up.

Leader Farming: Growing Leaders to Grow Your Business

After surviving a near-death experience, Zach began to develop the Leader Farming strategy, which transformed his team. Sales grew by 100%, the restaurant maintained a turnover rate of 38.7% lower than the Chick-fil-A chain-wide average (already one of the lowest in the industry), and countless leaders were developed. Join Zach Thomas and Jared Stump as they address the challenges many business leaders face: employee engagement, turnover, recruiting, and leading the next generations.

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  • The Most Important Steps to Becoming a Leader

    August 9, 2018 — 2:30 pm CDT

    Leadership doesn’t just appear—it needs to be learned, cultivated, and practiced. If you want to succeed in your future career and become a leader to those around you, there are a few essential skills you need to learn and start practicing now.

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