Eternal Leadership

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. 

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“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

Resources

Burn Your Goals, The Counter Cultural Approach to Achieving Your Greatest Potential by Jamie Gilbert

http://t2bc.com/

 What Went Well Journal PDF

In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day by Mark Batterson      

Mindset by Carol Dweck

 

Bio

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
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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!

Direct download: 063.1_I_am_a_child_of_the_King_-_Affirmation.mp3
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Direct download: 063_Paul_McGinnis__God_Said_22Go22_So_I_Did_.mp3
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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.

“You came to the planet fully loaded with gifts and talents. They’re yours. God gave them to you. But they did not come batteries included. You’ve gotta open your gifts.” - Dondi Scumaci

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.

“If you can vest yourself in someone, who knows what they’re gonna go do?” – Dondi Scumaci

 

You Will Learn

  • How to find your gifts
  • How to integrate your gifts
  • How to handle adversity and bring God into the process
  • How to help people move forward
  • How to be intentional with your strengths
  • How to socialize your plan
  • The process for changing how you are seen (your brand)
  • How to do a diagnostic on your brand
  • How to be prepared for any situation

Resources

Bio

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.

Direct download: 062_Dondi_Scumaci__Designed_For_Success.mp3
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Click Here for the resources from our interview with Brian Watson

The More You Give The More You Will Receive

Make an (1) (1)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.

“When I was young, my parents told me that, “You’re a blessed person if you can have an impact in one life. And you might be fortunate to have an impact in many lives, thousands of lives, but focus on the one.”” –Brian Watson

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.

“I think giving, like anything in life, is a learned trait.” -Brian Watson

You Will Learn

  • How to make a positive impact in the community you are in, in the lives you are touching right now
  • How to have a life well lived
  • How to apply your business skills to give your time and treasure to non-profits
  • How to equip the current and next generation of leaders
  • How to give from a cheerful place
  • The process of giving
  • How to bring your faith and your heart into day to day interactions

Resources

www.brianwatson.us

Opportunity Coalition Podcast

Bio

watson (1)Brian Watson is the Founder and CEO of the privately held commercial real estate investment organization, Northstar Commercial Partners.

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
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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.

“Even in today's environment, if you stick to your guns, if you stay true to what you believe, it's only a matter of time until many of those who criticize you are gonna actually come to you and pull you aside and say I need prayer. I've got a crisis in my life.”- General Jerry Boykin

What you will learn:

  • How to stand for your Christian values in every aspect of your life.
  • The importance of being informed.
  • Why you should get involved in the political process.
  • Why the truth is more important than being politically correct.

Resources

Bio

 

Direct download: 060_General_Jerry_Boykin__The_Courage_To_Lead.mp3
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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

Direct download: 059_Coaches_Corner_with_John_Garfield.mp3
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Darryl authored the book Small Business, Big Pressure that caught the attention of Dave Ramsey.  Click Here for all of the resources from our interview with Darryl

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Small Business, Big Pressure

Darryl Lyons began his career in the financial world at the age of seventeen and started his own business at a young age. Coming from a family that struggled financially and carrying a debt load that was equal to his income, Darryl had an overwhelming fear of failure and an attitude of “I’m going to work my way out of this.”

He soon realized, however, that he needed to trust God with every area of his life and stop trying to work apart from Him in order to experience not only success, but also freedom from fear and worry.

“Nearly everyone is living in fear and worry. The only solution to this…is abiding in [Jesus…] You can find other alternatives that might pacify, whether it’s a funny comedy show or substances, but it only pacifies. The only source for overcoming fear and worry is moment-by-moment dependence on Him in everything that we do in our lives.” --Darryl Lyons

As Darryl achieved success and received recognition in his community of San Antonio, other entrepreneurs began calling him for advice. He decided to hold workshops to teach what entrepreneurs needed to know. As his classes repeatedly filled up, he looked at the contents he had put together and realized that he had the makings of a book. “Small Business, Big Pressure” will teach you to step out in faith as an entrepreneur and stand up as a leader.

“There’s a whole group of people out there that are hungry for God. I want us to have confidence and go out there and be ourselves in Him and just say, “Look, we’re Christians and I’m not going to apologize for it. And you’ll find out how many people will stand beside you in that journey.” –Darryl Lyons

You Will Learn

  • Why work ethic is not the most important factor in your success
  • The vital importance of giving God your “first fruits”
  • How living without fear will attract customers and retain employees
  • How to give up trying to control every situation and “let God be God”
  • How to live in moment-by-moment dependence on God
  • How to abide in Christ in every phase of your business

Resources


Small Business, Big Pressure: A Faith-Based Approach to Guide the Ambitious Entrepreneur
 by Darryl Lyons

30 Small Business Startup Mistakes - FREE download for you as a special gift from Darryl

Small Business, Big Pressure website 

Bio


CEO and co-founder of the PAX Financial Group, Darryl Lyons has been a licensed professional in the financial services industry since 1999. A lifelong Texan, Darryl began his career in the financial sector just one day removed from earning his bachelor’s degree in corporate financial management and accounting at St. Mary’s University. Throughout his career, he has won awards for recruiting and development from Fortune 100 companies. In January 2007, he chose to begin and develop his independent practice.He joined Andres Gutierrez and Joseph Schuetze to form the PAX Financial Group. “We have such a strong team,” Darryl says.“It is based on a system of trust and respect.I am honored to have the people around me who help me accomplish very challenging tasks.Without their support, I couldn’t meet the needs of my clients.” Darryl also served as the Chairman for Brooks Development Authority. Shortly after his service, Mayor Julian Castro, named a park “The Darryl W Lyons Park” in honor of his service. Darryl is a successful small business entrepreneur and co-founder of Radio Show “Financial Mythbusters”. He was named to the 2010 San Antonio Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars,” which honors people making a difference in the business community.

Direct download: 058_Darryl_Lyons__A_Faith_Based_Guide_For_Entrepreneurs.mp3
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Our Calling Is Who We Are

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“Our calling is to use that which God has given us, but our vocation is then where we apply it.” --Jeff Rogers

Jeff Rogers had a burning question: Why don’t Christians serve each other well in the marketplace? He found that the simple answer was “they don’t know each other.” He realized that he needed to connect Christians if they were to be able to encourage one another in their calling.

In 2001, he launched kiros.org; suddenly there was a tremendously successful network where businesspeople could find others in their vocations talking about how to integrate faith into the marketplace. Kiros.org also provides a much-needed forum for accountability and balance.

In this podcast, Jeff shares how you can apply your faith in the workplace pragmatically, outside of just “being nice” to people. He teaches the vital shift from “What do you do?” to “Who are you? Tell me your story.” He exposes the pitfall of striving to make your business successful by just working harder, at the expense of time to reflect and pray on God’s will and direction.

“Jesus had a ministry of interruption, or a ministry of availability…it was this open door policy where [one] allows enough margin every day for God to show up through people and experiences. If you book your day so solidly that you have no margin, where is God going to show up? –Jeff Rogers

You Will Learn

  • How every role you have, personally and professionally, can be a ministry
  • How to find significance as you seek success
  • How to connect with your calling
  • How to surround yourself with an accountability team
  • How to deliver necessary truths to your team in a manner in which they can receive it
  • How to allow enough margin in each day so God can “show up”

Resources

Bio


Originally from Edmonds, WA, Jeff graduated from the University of Washington with a degree in Finance and Marketing. He has been involved in both sales and management development for over 25 years and is Founder of OneAccord.

His work history includes the strategic selection, development and training of a sales force that began as 56 people and grew to 340, a 36% annual growth rate. His recruiting and sales team development experience is based on personally interviewing more than 10,000 individuals and directing over 1,500 recruiting meetings across all of Canada, Western US, and Mexico. This expansion included the development of new markets and strategies. Expertise includes increasing sales revenue, employee retention, building scalable management systems and the integration of key teams within an organization.

Within the sales organization he personally managed, sales rose at an 88% average annual growth rate. He has taught every aspect of selling: prospecting, presentation, closing, and answering objections. Jeff conducted more than 500 sales seminars teaching audiences of up to 1,100 people.

While building a growing organization, he had nearly 100 direct reports in management positions working in diverse markets and cultures. Retention within his organization improved from a 55% annual rate to over 90%. Competing with approximately 3,400 sales representatives, the organization achieved the highest worldwide per person sales, including the all time company sales record holder.

Recognition in management includes Sales Manager Of The Year: 1986, 1988, 1992, 1993, 1996 and The Excellence Award for overall management performance – the only back to back winner in the 145 year corporate history.

Jeff is involved in coaching basketball and soccer, enjoys skiing and fishing, and is founder and President of Kiros.

Direct download: 057_Jeff_Rogers__Our_Vocation_Should_Be_Our_Calling.mp3
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Cheryl shares meaningful leadership lessons and how she turned around a public company

 

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Direct download: 056_-_Cheryl_Bachelder.mp3
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