About Me

The Reason

For the past 13 years, I’ve flexed my leadership muscles helping mold students into leaders who are going out and changing the world. I’ve seen many young people grow into responsible adults leading extraordinary lives.

Through these experiences, I realized I could share the leadership insights and knowledge with a broader crowd if only there was a larger platform. Thus, JMLalonde.com was born.

Here at JMLalonde.com, my mission is to help equip you with the knowledge and information to boost your leadership to the next level.


About Joseph Lalonde

Hello, my name is Joseph Michael Lalonde. I often go by Joe. My last name can be hard to pronounce. If you are having trouble, let me help you. It is pronounced “luh loaned”. Now that we have that out of the way, I am sure you want to know more about me.

I have always had a desire to grow and to see others grow and become more effective in their life. This is why I began JMLalonde.com. To inspire you to become a better leader. To help you inspire others.

From a young age, I consumed materials that would help me reach this goal. And now I want to pour into your life. I hope you will let me.

I love great stories and feel we all have a great story to tell.

That is how I try to live my life.

Residing in Muskegon, Michigan, I feel am able to live and enjoy a great story.

Living minutes from Lake Michigan, the beautiful shores and beaches of the lake call me. Whether it is the beach, the bike trail, or the dunes, this is where I want to be.

The lake shore and surrounding areas also include many great wooded areas. The beauty and grandeur of the woods can take your breath away. Spending time there helps refresh and renew me.

I am also drawn to adventure and competition. Scavenger hunts, geocaching, skydiving, or almost any other outdoor activity brings me to life. The thrill of finding something hidden, the feel of adrenaline pumping, or the feeling of my heart pounding. It is what drives me.


I currently serve on the leadership staff for E3(formerly HYM, Haven Youth Ministry), the youth group of Oakcrest Church of God. I have mentored many students and have seen their lives changed through our teachings. Serving on the staff of E3 has been one of the most fulfilling experiences one could imagine.

My wife and I recently were asked to become the leaders of a small group of married couples that meet two to three times a month. We are excited to see where this leadership opportunity will bring us.

Great stories include relationships, leaders, adventure, and inspiration. Great stories excite us, intrigue us, and leave us wanting more.

I hope you will notice these aspects on my site and in my life. Enjoy!


Where I’ve Been

I’ve been given the opportunity to share my message on the platforms of other change-makers. Some of these platforms you may know of, others may be new to you. Here’s a few places I’ve had the pleasure to guest post:

  • Have you read ‘Crush It’ by Gary Vaynerchuck

    • No, I have not. I have heard quite a bit about it and it is on a to-read list. Hoping to get to it soon.

  • Charly Priest

    I always found it useful to myself, although my friends will call me…to put it politely a little girl, that reading people like you there is always something that you can take away if you read carefully and really analyse it as to how you can use it in your own life, even the smallest of things. And even if you know some of the things it´s always a good to have a reminder like you in this case.It does pump you up.

    • Thanks Charly. I hope you’ll find what I write helpful and to encourage you in your growth as a leader.

  • Rebecca Vandemark

    Hi Joe! Just discovered your website through the Exodus Road Blogging Team forum! Excited to get to know your website more! 🙂


  • Blessings to you, Mr. Joe, in your life of service and influence. You are an encouragement to me. I like your writing. Thank you, Arlen. http://storiesmadepowerful.com/

  • Wow Joe. Love your site and what you are doing for young people! Many blessings your way!

  • Julio Israel

    Thank you to share your opinion about living rightly. It is not easy to live rightly, but it makes one complete and content. Gracias amigo

  • I love the spiritual connection that we have Joe. Also you being in MI. Let’s plan a time we can connect and talk. I have some thoughts for my clients that are similar to those you have passion for serving.

    • I’d love to connect sometime Jason. Look for an email later today.

  • didn’t get an email. You got a phone I can holler at?

    • You should have received an email this afternoon. Let me know if you still haven’t received it.

      • No I did man. Thanks. Ill call this week and we can chat thank you

        Jason Pockrandt
        Live To Give

  • Thank you to share your opinion about living rightly. It is not easy to live rightly, but it makes one complete and content.

  • You got a phone I can holler at?

  • Hi Joseph,

    My name is Anuj Agarwal. I’m Founder of Feedspot.

    I would like to personally congratulate you as your blog Joseph Lalonde has been selected by our panelist as one of the Top 200 Leadership blogs on the web.


    I personally give you a high-five and want to thank you for your contribution to this world. This is the most comprehensive list of top Leadership blogs on the internet and I’m honoured to have you as part of this!



  • Hey Joe, I appreciate your passion for impacting kids for eternity. I do a little bit of work with Youth for Christ. The other part of my time is spent coaching and podcasting. Keep up the funk brother. BTW, just followed you on Twitter

    • Hey Geoff! Thanks for the comment. Youth For Christ is a great organization. Thank you for doing work with them.

      Would love to connect with you more. Shoot me an email if you would like to – joe@Jmlalonde.com