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About the Book

In our society men often symbolize strength, stability, and power. Take a man and challenge him with the despicable obstacles of a defeated life from childhood to adulthood and he’ll be in for a fight. Dr. Nathan Mizzell’s powerful testimony chronicles such a story of tragedy, abuse, racism, and more. Despite the devastation of psychological trauma at the hands of a world that tried to destroy him, it was the unconditional love and forgiving nature of God that healed and pushed him into becoming a great leader for the kingdom of God. Journey with him as he shares one of the most unorthodox books about leadership that you’ll ever read in, The Fight of My Life: The Breaking and Making of a Leader.

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Dr. Nathan Mizzell

Dr. Mizzell has accumulated professional success through his incomparable leadership talent with many years of experience in the field of federal government contracting. He initially entered the workforce as a contracting officer with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in 2011 before accepting the position of team leader and senior contracting officer with the U.S. Department of Education's office of Federal Student Aid in 2015. He currently serves as a senior policy analyst and advisor at Federal Student Aid. Having previously served his country as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps, Dr. Mizzell has long believed in the function of the federal government as a force of fundamental good in the lives of its citizens.

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Next to his primary career path, Dr. Mizzell has also distinguished himself as a spiritual leader in his local community. Commissioned as an elder in 2004, he currently serves the local ministry at First Church of Christ (Holiness) in Washington, D.C., where he has held the position of the Director of Discipleship since 2015. In this capacity, Dr. Mizzell is responsible for the training and spiritual education of new disciples, as well as coordinating scholarship programs, Sunday School, Master Life Discipleship training, and the Youth and Young Adult Ministry.


Dr. Mizzell’s exemplary performance in the field emerged from his academic journey, which began at the University of Maryland. Throughout the course of his studies, he was notably associated with Pi Gamma Mu International Honor Society. After obtaining a Bachelor of Science in psychology, he enrolled in Liberty University, from which he graduated with a Master of Business Administration in 2010. Dr. Mizzell concluded his academic efforts in 2021, having earned a Doctor of Strategic Leadership from Regent University.

Leveraging the teachings of the Bible, Dr. Mizzell has written several publications about leadership from a Christian perspective, penning an article for the Journal of Biblical Perspectives in Leadership in 2018, writing a chapter on coaching in “Modern Metaphors of Christian Leadership: Exploring Christian Leadership in a Contemporary Organizational Context” in 2020, and publishing an article in the Theology of Leadership Journal in 2020. To remain aware of developments affecting his areas of expertise, he remains affiliated with the National Contract Management Association. Imbued with a passion for life and a propensity for pursuing all tasks with a spirit of excellence, Dr. Mizzell hopes to soon establish his own consulting business and embark upon the next chapter in his professional story.

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