Art Hobba is an educator and author of 5 books, and the Founder and Chairman of Core 300. He also leads Transcende, a business performance consulting firm. He acquired both inspiration and salty wisdom…and his resulting self effacing communication style, through over forty-five years as an oft imperfect follower of Jesus. Art’s career uniquely spans the two worlds of business advisory, and pastoral leadership.

In the 80’s and early 90’s, Art was the Lead Pastor of two churches. Founding Transcende in 2001, Art consults CEO’s in human capital management, where he applies his advisory craft drawn from experiences in leadership roles at two NASDAQ Tech companies and Global CPA firm, Grant Thornton. In 2005, he created Principle Based Leadership and a unique science-based, talent assessment and coaching technology, which added to his ability to “see culture from the outside-in.”  He continues to help his clients in finding and building the best talent pool and leadership in their industry.

In 2007, the moral failure of the Senior Pastor of the church he attended caused a crisis that reignited his passion for Christian men to get “out of the stands and into the arena.” Hundreds of men stepped up at the church, which ultimately led him to write the story in Called to War, followed by the three year men’s discipleship curriculum  The Warrior, The Priest and The King. In early 2014 he completed Level 6 Leadership a values based curriculum for organization seeking excellence in Leadership Development.

In 2009 he founded, with Steve Abarta, Core 300, a 501c3 non-profit organization. Today Core 300 continues to expand to churches in over 30 states and 8 countries, and has been translated into Spanish. Art enjoys boating, diving and spearfishing, and lives in Agoura Hills, California, with his wife Sharon, and he has five sons.

Art is available to speak at business and leadership conferences and conventions, as well as churches, men’s retreats and men’s conferences. He can be contacted by emailing our office or by calling (805) 584-6523.