About Luminary

Luminary is a boutique group comprised of skillful, highly experienced specialists that offer professional development and educational experiences designed to enlighten, equip, and inspire today's leader.

For over 15 years, Luminary's focus has been to produce high-level experiences and events of all kinds — from global leadership simulcasts and niche educational events, to best-seller book launches and virtual coaching programs.

Since that time, we have cultivated relationships with the world's leading directors and writers, event managers and production engineers, brand specialists, and IT professionals. Access to top talent is unmatched, and readily available, as opportunities arise.

Management team

Our team hails from a variety of backgrounds. We consider individual contributors the heartbeat of who Luminary is, and they represent the vision of who we can become.

Jamie Minton

Founder & President

Born and raised in New Orleans, Jamie's passion for leadership and professional development began at the ripe age of 19, when he and his wife set out to own and build their own business together.

Through their failures and successes, this pursuit helped them realize the importance of making their own personal growth a lifelong practice, and the signifigance of finding meaningful ways to add value to others.

Jamie comes from a family of educators, but was introduced to the event, speaker/author world, and publishing business when he moved to Atlanta and worked full-time, directing the sales and corporate simulcast division for Dr. John Maxwell's company Maximum Impact.

When the company sold in 2004, Jamie stepped out and began to create what is now known as Luminary.

To date, he has produced, sold, directed, and created brands and global events that have been graced by some of the greatest thought-leaders of our time.

Robert Augustin

Creative & Technology Director

Robert serves Luminary as Creative Director and manages the design, user experience, and brand development of the company's products and services, including development and deployment of LeaderPass. Beginning in 2004, Robert garnered his extensive experience in the creative advertising field, when he joined Patternworks, DLG., an advertising agency, and later worked for Steelsole Wearables International GmbH, a fashion company, where he was responsible for the company's market communication. Robert brings a strong foundation to Luminary, and as Jamie puts it, he couldn't do it without him!

Emma Pitts

Executive Producer

Prized as one of Luminary's key strategic partners, Emma radiates ideas, a commitment to excellence, and strives to find even better ways of serving clients. Her project managers, editors, and free-lance team represent some of the best emerging talent Atlanta has to offer. Previous to starting PullSpark, Emma helped launch North Point Online representing one of the largest ministries in America - and grew that program to reach nearly 15,000 virtual attendees each week. A big shout out to Emma for bringing it each and every time to Luminary and our projects!

Strategic partners

Luminary chooses strategic partners with precision and a "win win" in mind.

John Maxwell Company

Mark Cole


In 2016, an exclusive partnership with the John Maxwell Company was formed, that empowered Luminary to lead the initiative for launching and developing John's 15 Laws of Growth digital course for the direct sales profession. This project is helping to reach millions of individuals throughout the industry, over the coming years.

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University of North Georgia

Rose Procter

Director, BB&T Center for Ethical Business Leadership

The first Honor2Lead simulcast event was held at the University of North Georgia, a state leadership institution and one of only six senior military colleges in the nation. Their campus provides a culture of academic excellence in a student-focused environment that prepares students to become civic, professional, and military leaders who serve communities locally and globally.

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American Bar Association

John E. Mitchell

Chair - ABA LP Division

Since 1974, ABA Law Practice Division (LP) has supplied lawyers and legal professionals with cutting-edge information and resources related to the core areas of marketing, management, technology, and finance. Luminary has an ongoing effort to continue its strategic partnership with the ABA, to bring leadership development via simulcast and on-demand to legal professionals, Law schools and State Bar Associations.

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Jim Murphy

Founder & CEO

Founded by Jim "Murph" Murphy, more than 1.7 million professionals have experienced the power of Afterburner's Flawless Execution model. Luminary's brand Honor2Lead is proud to be working in an effort to expand Afterburner's Military Transition Seminars - their strategic career planning experience designed specifically for exiting veterans and based on the nationally acclaimed veteran transition guide.

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Invisible Ink

Brent Cole


Served as a ghostwriter and creative consultant on more than 50 books, including 15 bestsellers for premier thought leaders, entrepreneurs, celebrities, athletes and executives. The body of his ghostwritten work has sold an estimated 5 million copies. Luminary is working with Brent to develop a new learning course that will walk budding speakers and authors through a proven, step by step process, helping them discover their own personal story and authentic message.

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