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Moving Forward

A Stickman's Journey for Hope and Meaning

Published by Forefront Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

In Moving Forward: A Stickman’s Journey for Hope and Meaning, Brig Sorber, one of the original movers (stickmen, if you will) of TWO MEN AND A TRUCK, the largest moving franchise is North America, gives hope to those who feel they do not have the pedigree, diploma, or energy to move forward.

Believing that wealth was the true key to happiness, Brig Sorber powered his way to financial success only to find it an empty and shapeless place. After a heavy bout of despair, Brig turned to his faith which had been shelved like a dusty old book. He sensed God asking him, “are you interested in a new approach?” Having nothing to lose, he gave his life to Christ and, in doing so, gave Him the business as well. Over time, Brig realized that he (like everyone) is greatly loved by God.

In Moving Forward, Brig gives us an inside look into his very average life as God unearths truth, knowledge, and lessons from a past full of hurt and pain. Drawing from biblical principles and past mistakes and hardships, Brig shows us that we can stop believing the lies others tell us—and the lies we tell ourselves—that we are not worthy or capable of a more meaningful life. Instead, we all have the ability to move forward and make something great of our lives—if we are willing to trust in God’s direction and use the specific talents he has given to each of us.

Brig Sorber is part of the founding family of Two Men and a Truck International based in Lansing, Michigan. He worked his way up from being the first of two movers alongside his brother Jon to president and CEO of the largest franchised moving company in North America, which was acquired by Service Master Brands in 2021.

Brig is a sought-after speaker for organizations such as CBMC (Christian Business Men’s Connection), Legatus, and LIFE SURGE. He has been a guest instructor for the institute for Biblical Business and Entrepreneurship as well as a speaker at the Busch School of Business at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. He is a current member of the Board of Visitors of the Cameron School of Business at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas.

Brig was an active member of the Detroit chapter of YPO (Young Presidents Organization) and was a board member of St. Vincent Catholic Charities, Volunteers of America, and Business Leaders for Michigan. He is also a founding member and past President of the Lansing Chapter of Legatus.

Brig lives in Haslett, Michigan with his wife Fran and has three adult children and two grandchildren.

“Brig’s story is both a tremendous lesson in leadership and an ever-important reminder not to lose one’s focus on God, who is our true north. Anyone who is interested in business and leadership or simply wants an inspiring story about overcoming adversity should read Moving Forward.” 

– TOM MONAGHAN, founder of Domino’s Pizza, Ave Maria University, and Legatus

“Brig shares his personal story of building a successful business and life. He is open about his failures and struggles while demonstrating the value of family, coworkers, and God in his quest to move forward. You will know Brig after reading this book, and you may know yourself better as you reflect on the lessons he learned along the way.”

– MARK MURRAY, retired vice-chairman of Meijer and former president of Grand Valley State University

“Brig shares his personal story of building a successful business and life. He is open about his failures and struggles while demonstrating the value of family, coworkers, and God in his quest to move forward. You will know Brig after reading this book, and you may know yourself better as you reflect on the lessons he learned along the way.”

– MARK MURRAY, retired vice-chairman of Meijer and former president of Grand Valley State University

“From the mind of a college dreamer, the determination of a marketplace warrior, and the heart of a humble servant . . . Brig Sorber. Moving Forward is a magnificent reference tool for how and why you should consider building your business on principles much bigger than yourself—ones that encourage alignment and celebrate achievement. Enjoy this blessing!”

– PHIL STONE, play-by-play/host, ESPN and NBC Sports

“Per Brig’s own admission, he’s never taken a single leadership or management course. His recipe for success? Having a ‘true north,’ using life’s challenges as the ultimate classroom, and investing in others so they can make something of themselves. These are just a few salient reasons why Two Men and a Truck has become one of America’s premier corporate success stories.”

– DAVID MEYERS, president of CBMC-USA

“Brig does a tremendous job of keeping hope alive by demonstrating the courage of his convictions, by painting positive images of the future, and by trusting the abilities of others. Moving Forward will enable you to find the will and the way to aspire to greatness—a testimony to the power of the Holy Spirit.”

– DR. MARIO ENZLER, former Swiss Guard, dean of Cameron School of Business, University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX