In today’s episode, Eli is joined by Victoria Walker to discuss her experiences with depression and how she turned that energy into helping others understand the importance of their thoughts.

Listen to an exhilarating discussion about mental health, how turning to God may be a solution, and learn about the many things she’s doing from her published book, digital course, and podcast! We appreciate you joining us on another episode of Victory Groove! Please take a moment to like, comment, and subscribe! Look out for new episodes coming soon!  

Connect with Victoria Walker at, check out her podcast “Choose 2 Think”, and her book!

Lessons explored in this episode:  

  • Choose God’s thoughts over your own 
  • Knowing God is involved smooths our life’s journey.   
  • Roots and rocks will always appear in our daily walk. 
  • Our faith, trust in His benevolence, and love helps us move confidently forward in life.

Victoria D. Walker – As a devotional writer for Guideposts Strength & Grace magazine, certified Christian life coach, host of the Choose 2 Think podcast, director & educator at Choose 2 Think Academy, Christian speaker, as well as a university Spanish instructor for nearly 30 years, Victoria inspires others to find happiness through her signature and transformative method for mind renewal: The 7 R’s for Living Your Best Thought Life. 

Victoria has written Bible studies, taught Sunday School, led and spoken at small women’s groups, authored books, and blogged for years. Her writing has also been featured in Just Between Us, a world-renowned Christian magazine. She’s the proud mother to four children and three grandchildren and makes her home in idyllic Midway, Kentucky, with Rico the MorKY (her 5-pound Maltese Yorkie mix and blog mascot and frequent podcast guest) at her side. 

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Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Dean of Mays Business School (2015-2021), Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business and holder of the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair at University of Arkansas (2012-2015), and as Dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business and the E. J. Ourso Distinguished Professor of Business at Louisiana State University (2008-2012). Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.  

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a PhD Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  Also, he is the recipient of Excellence in Teaching awards on the university, national, and international levels having taught strategic selling, advanced professional selling, key accounts selling, sales leadership, and marketing strategy at the undergraduate, MBA levels, and in executive programs. Before becoming a professor, Jones worked in sales and sales management for Quaker Oats, Nabisco, and Frito Lay. He is on the boards of Invesco Funds, Insperity, and on the regional board of First Financial Bank.

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths.