“I’ve studied and taught the power of servant leadership for decades. At the core of this powerful principle are TJ Gilroy’s insights into helping leaders become their most authentic selves. An ‘Authenticity Advantage’ yields greater self-awareness, a trustworthy vision, and a willingness to serve others. This book pulls all of the pieces together so you can be the leader your family, team, ministry, or organization needs.” 

Ken Blanchard,

coauthor of The New One Minute Manager® and Simple Truths of Leadership


Authenticity Advantage is a remarkable personal development book – and (admittedly) one of few that I have ever read.  That, in itself, makes it amazing that I could not put this book down.  I read it cover-to-cover on a beautiful, spring Saturday morning in North Carolina, took four pages of notes and continue to mull its salient points in my brain.  Have I learned who I really am?  Have I discovered my true GIFT?  And have I leveraged the Authenticity Advantage that this awareness conveys to live a purposeful (personal and professional) life?  I’ve learned that I have a lot to learn about myself.  Authenticity Advantage has awoken me to the need – and the opportunity – to do so.  

Scott D. Dorney

Executive Director, North Carolina Military Business Center


This book could not arrive at a more welcoming time.  The past few years have generated awareness in people on multiple levels.  We realize more than ever that people are not who we thought they were, and many of us were not being our true selves.  To reframe our view to the fact the advantage we have is our authenticity is a game changer.  Recognizing that we are more than capable, to eliminate what gets in the way, is empowering. The two obstacles outlined are mental models that we can change!  This book will bring us to a place of reflection and lead us to the insights necessary to reclaim our God-given design, purpose and potential. 

Dr. Sackeena Gordon-Jones, PhD, MCC

Chief Coaching Officer, Transformation Edge Coaching & Consulting, LLC


TJ Gilroy provides In Use Your Authenticity Advantage key orienting tools, concepts, and insights in the greatest journey–traveling from being lost in the wilderness of life to finding one’s soul. There is no greater advantage than knowing oneself. 

Kevin W. McCarthy

Co-Creator of ONPURPOSE.me for finding one’s purpose in life. 


TJ Gilroy’s book will help you find the true you and ignite the faithful courage to live a life of success and significance. He gives you the tools to begin your journey of personal discovery and inspires you with his personal pathway into authenticity. When you stop pretending you can start living life with a zest that will transform everything you touch. An extraordinary life is an authentic life. This book shows you the way.

Dr. Nido R. Qubein

President, High Point University


Someone with true grit and compassion, TJ Gilroy has written a book that will lead you to a better YOU.  Find your passion; your strengths; and possibly your next chapter. Once you pick up the Authenticity Advantage, you will not stop especially while applying your new-found veracity.

Dr. Marilyn E. Terrill

Dean, Veterans Programs, Wake Technical Community College


TJ’s new book, Authenticity Advantage, is a true gift to all who seek a way to their Gift and Purpose. Carefully study this book through eyes of great expectation. You are one of a kind.

Jack Daughery

International business entrepreneur