Thu, 30 July 2015
“Every other thing that we've done in business typically ends up being divorced from church because they don't understand what I'm doing and I get frustrated and feel trapped. And God's saying it's not the right model.” - Andy Mason
Are you a successful business person who is searching for your place in your local church? Are you delegated to meetings or “passing the bucket” because the church leadership doesn’t know what to do with you and your talents? Do you have a dream but you don’t know how to make it real?
Join Andy Mason, director of Heaven in Business, as he shares his personal journey from New Zealand to Redding, California. He learned that business practices and the institutional church don’t have to be divorced, they can work hand in hand. You don’t have to have a Christian company to have a company that follows Jesus. Honoring God, others, and yourself in your business will often yield unexpected results!
What you will learn:
Courage: sometimes God says “go” while other around you say “stop”
How to honor others by first honoring yourself
Why conflict and misunderstanding can be catalysts for positive results
Why forgiveness is absolutely necessary
“I feel like one key piece that we need to do is as business people, that you need to forgive institutional church … for misunderstanding you. And if you've been told that you've got a second class anointing or that you're not anointed and it leaves you confused and powerless, the solution is not to divorce yourself from institutional church. The solution is forgiveness.” - Andy Mason
Tue, 28 July 2015
Kingdom Leaders Can Change The Culture Of An Entire City
Click Here to get the resources from our interview with Amy
“In many of these communities, the marketplace was completely transformed. As in some communities going from impoverished, alcohol ridden tormented communities to prosperous, marketplace oriented communities Where the people thrive, because the whole economy has been turned upside down.” - Amy Everette
What would happen if a small group of people got together in your community to pray for revival and transformation? What if CEOs and business professionals lived out their faith on a daily basis, not only in their personal lives, but also in daily interactions with those around them, expanding the Kingdom of God in every aspect of their business?
In this episode, Amy Everette, co-founder of Marketplace ROCK, will share about transforming revival and what God can do in a community with dedicated individuals who are willing to come together and live a lifestyle that reflects their relationship with Christ. This core group, or catalysts, are the people live out their faith on behalf of the community so that God’s presence is welcomed and His impact can expand exponentially.
What you will learn:
“It’s critical that people recognize their role in the Kingdom doesn’t stop as they leave the church or as they leave their house. It continues into the workplace, into the marketplace.” - Amy Everette
As co-owner and Chief Prayer Officer of Marketplace ROCK, Amy Everette is dedicated to seeing people, businesses and whole industries transformed for the Kingdom of God, empowered to positively impact the world. She is a marketplace and ministry leader with a heart and passion for bringing God’s people together AS ONE, in the spirit, through prayer (John 17). Her business, ministry and personal life are interwoven with prayer and a desire to see people healed physically, spiritually and emotionally… setting them free to fulfill their destiny in God’s Kingdom.
In addition to her spiritual strength, Amy calls on 26+ years of experience in management consulting, call center operations, relationship management technology and sales/management skills training bringing a wealth of knowledge and guidance to business people in all industries. This experience is backed by an undergraduate business degree in marketing and an MBA.
Thu, 23 July 2015
Those who serve others derive significant benefits not available to recipients
Click Here for the resources from our interview with Alan
“How can we in turn take that wisdom in, and then give it right back out?” – Alan Pratt
Alan Pratt grew up as a native to the Seattle, Washington area. While growing up in a wonderful, loving home, his family were not believers. Alan did not come to have a relationship with Christ until he was 37 years old. After spending most of his career in the banking business working for the U.S. Treasury Department, and then the banking industry, God got a hold of him. He was stripped of his financial security, and forced to rely solely on God’s provision.
Alan then went out and opened his own advisory company that enables his clients to protect their wealth while helping others at the same time. His philosophy is: “What can I give away today? Whether it be time, money, or advice. Giving is always better than receiving.”
In today’s episode you will hear from a man who is truly a servant leader. He gives whatever and whenever he can and helps others to do the same. His motto is to never say no to any opportunity, no matter what it may be.
“We tend to think about circumstances more than we should.” – Alan Pratt
You Will Learn
Alan Pratt, CEP, CAP is a family legacy advisor specializing in philanthropy and family wealth preservation. He brings a unique blend of personal experience and technical knowledge to the estate planning process. Alan helps families understand, in plain English, their options for preserving wealth in a way that honors their underlying values. Alan’s company, Pratt Legacy Advisors practices a unique form of estate planning that goes far beyond strategic wealth distribution. Alan believes that a meaningful estate plan comes from knowing your values, living your values, and planning from your values.
His firm has created Legacy Planning from the Heart™, a process to help you integrate your life experiences with your estate plan, while maintaining ongoing communication within your family. He holds trust, listening, and life-long relationships as core values in everything he undertakes and shares from his own personal experiences.
Alan is in demand as a speaker at regional, national, and international conferences dealing with family relationships, wealth preservation, and stewardship. He is recognized as a leader in Advanced Life Insurance designs, which is often used as a strategy to responsibly transition family wealth.
He earned his Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy designation in 2006 and currently serves as the Chief Ambassador for The International Association of Advisors in Philanthropy (AIP). In 2007, he became a founding member of the Seattle Philanthropic Advisors Network (SPAN) and currently serves on the Board as Vice President. He is an active member of the National Institute of Certified Estate Planners, Washington Planned Giving Council, and the Seattle Chapter of the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors. Alan serves on the Advisory Board of the Chief Seattle Council–Boy Scouts of America and the Seattle Christian Community Foundation. Alan and his wife, Helen, were married in 1984 and have 3 children. You can reach Alan by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 425-455-0999.
Direct download: 065_Alan_Pratt__Why_It_Really_Is_Better_To_Give_Than_Receive.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST
Tue, 21 July 2015
Jamie Gilbert grew up playing soccer in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. It consumed every aspect of his life and he fell in love with the sport. Growing up in a Christian household, which loved unconditionally, helped Jamie through some tough moments in college and overseas.
Click Here for the resources from our interview with Jamie
“God wants to get you where He wants you to go more than you want to get where He wants you to go.” – Jamie Gilbert
After going professional in soccer and suffering setbacks due to injuries, he went on to author a book, coach, and mentor others on their journey in discovering “what went well” in their journey.
“I’m trying to help them understand that their worth comes from who they are, not what they do.” – Jamie GIlbert
You Will Learn
•How to disciple in reverse
•What two things are people craving
•How comparing yourself to others affects you
•What the most important thing about your sport or your business is
•How to work on your mindset
•How to define the growth mindset
•How to ask questions to accelerate your ability to get results
•What your worth comes from
Burn Your Goals, The Counter Cultural Approach to Achieving Your Greatest Potential by Jamie Gilbert
What Went Well Journal PDF
In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson
Mindset by Carol Dweck
Jamie is passionate about helping you find your purpose and mission, and equipping you for the journey.
Direct download: 064_Jamie_Gilbert__A_Mindset_To_Accelerate_Growth.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:52am MST
Fri, 17 July 2015
In Paul's episode he shared a powerful affirmation that I now listen to daily. We wanted you to have this as it blessed us in a very meaningful way!
Fri, 17 July 2015
Click Here for the resources from our interview with Paul
Tue, 14 July 2015
Click Here for the resources from our interview with Dondi Scumaci
Build A Bridge To Your Future
Dondi Scumaci was a successful Vice President of a bank and in the banking industry for many years when she felt that God was pushing her out of her comfort zone. She left her secure, comfortable position and became a consultant (unemployed). She felt God was calling her to mentor, speak, and write to help others in their journey to always be new.
Taking a risk, and a huge leap of faith, enabled her to help others become who they envisioned they always could be in the workplace, and in life through innovative, strategic leadership.
You Will Learn
Dondi Scumaci is an international speaker, known for high-energy presentations that produce dramatic results. Scumaci’s keynotes and workshops are designed to deliver solid, actionable disciplines for employees, executives and entrepreneurs. Scumaci is a sought-after consultant for strategic design sessions, leadership retreats, professional conferences, and keynote presentations. Her dynamic presentations have made a proven, lasting impact on corporations across the United States, Canada, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and Africa.
Thu, 9 July 2015
Click Here for the resources from our interview with Brian Watson
The More You Give The More You Will Receive
Brain Watson grew up in the Western Slopes of Colorado loving anything to do with the outdoors. He came from a family of entrepreneurs and real estate construction was a part of that. When going to college, he chose real estate as his career path and after 7 years as a nationwide broker, he started his own company, North Star Commercial Partners.
He has always wanted to make an impact and communicate with individuals that may not normally know about faith, and that is what North Star has allowed him to do.
With North Star he is able to buy vacant real estate and create jobs and opportunities for people. He has always had the philosophy that the more you give across the table, the more you will receive. He is a part of many non-profits and has started his own foundation in order to do just that.
You Will Learn
After graduating from Olathe High School on the Western Slope of Colorado, Mr. Watson received a Bachelor of Science degree in Real Estate from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mr. Watson then joined Cushman & Wakefield of Colorado, Inc. (C&W), an international commercial real estate firm. During his seven-year tenure at this firm, Mr. Watson had the distinction of being the youngest broker in company history to qualify for a Directorship title, which was a direct result of his consistent high production and comprehensive understanding of commercial real estate. Though Mr. Watson performed tenant representation, he primarily focused on landlord representation for the majority of his career at C&W. He represented clients such as Lend Lease Real Estate, CarrAmerica Realty LP, P&O Investments/Denver Technological Center, Mission Viejo Companies, Shea Properties, Terrabrook, ERE/Yarmouth and acted as agent for two major Colorado office parks, Highlands Ranch and Stonegate. Mr. Watson also received C&W's prestigious Service Excellence Award for his superior ability to handle complex, high value transactions. Mr. Watson's extensive education and experience in the real estate industry has been instrumental to the success of Northstar Commercial Partners.
Mr. Watson has positioned Northstar as one of the primary acquirers of vacant and/or value-add properties in markets throughout the United States. The company focuses on buying these assets from lenders, corporations, and other owners, improving these assets and placing them back into productivity to create jobs and opportunities in their local communities.
Mr. Watson currently serves as the President of the Leadership Program of the Rockies 2015 Class; a Board Member of the Colorado Commission on Family Medicine for the 6th Congressional District of Colorado appointed by the Governor of Colorado; a Leadership Council Member for the Colorado NFIB (National Federation of Independent Business); a member of The Leadership Program of the Rockies Class of 2015; a member of The Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI), which is the Colorado State Chamber of Commerce; and a member of the Chairman’s Roundtable while serving on the Energy and Environment Council and the Governmental Affairs Council; an A-List Member of CXO (a private collaborative executive organization of influence that connects C-level executives and owners of companies throughout the world); and is Founder and CEO of the Opportunity Coalition, which promotes collaboration among the people of Colorado and new business startups to create quality jobs throughout Colorado. Mr. Watson has also served as a Board Member and active supporter of TAPS (the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors) for those who have lost loved ones in U.S. Military Service; the Chairman of the Finance Committee for the Colorado Republican Party; a Member of the Board of Governors and President's Council for Opportunity International (one of the world's largest microfinance lenders providing loans to individual entrepreneurs in the developing world); an Executive Committee Member of the International Board of Directors for Mercy Ships (the world's largest non-profit medical hospital on a traveling ship, which performs over 60,000 annual life changing surgeries for free in Africa); a Republican delegate for his County, Congressional, and State political assemblies; a Board Member and President of Brokers Benefiting Kids (a Denver based non-profit that raises financial support for multiple children's charities in Colorado); a Member of the Metro Denver Executive Club; a Member of the Legacy Political organization; a Member of the Citywide Banks Advisory Board; a Member of the Republican Business Advisory Council; Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Alliance for Choice in Education (ACE Scholarships - a Denver based non-profit that provides educational scholarships and school choice programs for low-income kids grades K-12); Chairman of The Board of Directors and a mentor for Save Our Youth (a Denver-based inner city youth mentoring program); and a Member and President of the Downtowner's Toastmasters Club.
Mr. Watson is a supporter of his local Christian church, resides in Greenwood Village, Colorado with his wife and two children, and has another child in college. He is passionate about creating opportunity for all citizens of Colorado and the United States, and works to enhance the business, political, and educational environments in each.
Direct download: 061_Brian_Watson__Making_an_Impact_Where_You_Are.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST
Mon, 6 July 2015
Click Here for the resources from the interview with General Jerry Boykin
“But many of those who were my most severe critics. Ultimately became allies. Now one of two things had to happen for that to happen. Either they had to reach a crisis in their life where what I represented, the faith that I represented, became important to them, or they had to be around long enough to realize that I was serious about it.” - General Jerry Boykin
In 1978, General Jerry Boykin was told that he would never make it as a member of the Delta Force because he relied too much on God. 37 years later, he is a decorated war veteran with a rich history of how his faith helped him through some very difficult situations.
While it was challenging for him to stand up for his beliefs then, nearly 4 decades ago, he realizes that it is even harder to say “I am a Christian” in today’s society.
In today’s episode, General Boykin emphasizes the need for courage in every aspect of our lives. To be effective leaders, it is important to stand for what we believe and be a warrior in God’s kingdom so that we can make an impact on our sphere of influence, whether it be 5 people, or thousands of people. You will be encouraged by General Boykin’s vision for our future.
What you will learn:
Thu, 2 July 2015
John Ramstea & John Garfield coach on developing an authentic relationship with God and how to identify the dreams and desires of your heart and bring them to reality.
Here is a link to all of the resources from this episode