Tue, 3 March 2015
Learn more about Michael Franzese
Schedule a screening of this incredible movie
THIS IS A TRUE STORY ABOUT MAFIA, MONEY, LOVE, LOYALTY AND GOD ...
I first met Michael Franzese through Pinnacle Forum where he is a partner with me. His story of redemption and forgiveness is one of the most powerful I have ever heard, and will give you renewed hope in the One who came to give life, and give it more abundantly!
God The Father...takes us on the untold personal journey of Michael Franzese, a young and charismatic Capo in the Colombo Crime family during the 1980‘s-90‘s and whose notorious father, Sonny Franzese was also a renowned Underboss. Following in his father’s footsteps in the mid-1980s, Fortune Magazine named Franzese as number #18 on its list of the "Fifty Most Wealthy and Powerful Mafia Bosses".
According to a Federal report, Franzese made more money for a crime family than anyone since Chicago Outfit boss, Al Capone. A revelation that Michael’s own father went along with a contract hit on his life; Michael’s love for his wife and children; and the realization his own life was heading the same way as every other mob guy that came before him...straight to ST. JOHNS Cemetery in NYC, Michael took the decision to leave the ‘Life’.
An act previously thought impossible...Michael Franzese publicly walked away from the Colombo family and organized crime. During his time in prison, Michael discovered the Bible. Devouring its contents, Michael found parallels between the Good Book’s teachings and his experiences in the ‘Life’ which translated into Michael developing his own unique religious perspective and faith. It is a faith that is directly responsible for his still being alive today.
God The Father...utilizes every cinematic ingredient available to tell Michael Franzese’s remarkable journey from a ‘made man’ to a man of God. From choreographed dance sequences, traditional interviews, stock footage, visceral re-enactments and sophisticated animation sequences...specifically designed to show the more violent aspects of mob life, in a subtle and intelligent way. This film is the first time the Michael Franzese story has ever been told cinematically and with such originality and power.
Learn more about Michael Franzese
Schedule a screening of this incredible movie
Direct download: 024_-_Michael_Franzese__Godfather_to_22God_The_Father22.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:08pm MDT
Thu, 26 February 2015
The 5 factors that are crucial for emotionally intelligent leadership
What makes a great leader?
We all know, or have heard stories of, highly skilled people in business who have been promoted to a leadership position only to fail. We also know of others that while seemingly average get promoted to a leadership position and have excelled! What is the difference?
In this episode Fran shares what emotional intelligence (EI) is, how it is a learned skill, and its application to leadership. Daniel Goleman in his article on 'What Makes A Leader' in the Harvard Business Review states that the higher the rank of a person considered to be a star performer, the more emotional intelligence capabilities showed up as the reason for his or her effectiveness.
These are the components of EI that Fran will walk you through:
Fran LaMattina, MIR, MCC is President and Founder of Strategies for Greatness, a consultative coaching practice. Over the twelve years she’s been coaching, Fran has achieved her Master Coach Certification (MCC) and established a niche with organizational leaders, especially in the areas of business and life plan development.Fran draws from 25 years of business experience in the areas of marketing, sales, finance, and operations gained from leadership in several business sectors including telecommunications, financial services and consumer products. Before creating her private coaching practice, she was Director of Marketing & Public Relations and a Partner with Ronald Blue & Co, a Christian personal financial planning firm. She has also been an adjunct professor at Psychological Studies Institute, a post-graduate counseling program, where she taught Leadership Coaching Through Life Transitions.Fran is presently enrolled in a PhD program in Professional Coaching and Human Development with the International University of Professional Studies. She received her initial coaching education through Coach University. She holds a Masters degree in Industrial Relations from Purdue University. She also attended Dowling College where she graduated Magna cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Business.Fran founded and developed the women’s ministry at North Point Community Church in Atlanta, serving on their core staff. She oversaw a staff, and more than 125 community group leaders who provide accountability, belonging and care to more than 1,000 women in the church. During her ten years at North Point, she learned and applied relevant visionary principles of leadership which flow into her day-to-day coaching of both North Point staff and individual clients and teams in her practice.
Fran has been an active member and officer on the boards of several organizations including Ministry Ventures, The Lighthouse Family Retreat, Psychological Studies Institute, Half Time of Georgia, Whitefield Academy, The Christian Coaching Network, Denver Ministries and her neighborhood association.
Direct download: 023_Fran_LaMattina__Emotional_Intelligence_Traits_of_Effective_Leaders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:23pm MDT
Tue, 24 February 2015
Satisfying The 8 Vital Longings of Your Soul
We often think of living a deeper life. In this incredible interview with Daniel Henderson, author of The Deeper Life, he shares how to truly discover the answers to life's core questions and live them out in your thoughts, words, and actions. This is a book that needs to be on your must read list!
An acclaimed teacher on spiritual renewal, Daniel Henderson shares the principles and practices that are vital to a transformed life. He explains the longings that resonate in our souls--longings such as wanting to know God more fully, to know ourselves better, to spend our time on things that matter--and shows how to systematically apply them to daily decisions and even long-term goals. As countless believers have already discovered, this gospel-oriented, Spirit-empowered approach will touch every part of your life and change the trajectory of your journey.
Be known as a person of relevant faith . . .
You Will Learn
Daniel shares questions that really matter and will help satisfy the ultimate longings of the soul to know God and live an eternally significant life.
The 8 Vital Longings of Your Soul
As a Senior Pastor for over two decades, Daniel Henderson brought prayer-based revitalization to several mega-churches. Today he is dedicating his full-time efforts to help congregations across the country experience renewal and turn-around as he speaks to thousands each year at conferences and prayer events. He is President of Strategic Renewal, which exists to ignite personal renewal, congregational revival, and leadership restoration for Christ’s glory.
Daniel Henderson is a pastor, preacher, renewal catalyst, leadership coach, author, husband, father, grandfather and (most importantly) a passionate Christ-follower. He was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico and received his academic degrees from Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary in Lynchburg, Virginia. He loves the Lord, his wife, his children, and the local church with a passion.
After spending 25 years in rewarding full-time pastoral ministry, Daniel is now giving more of his full-time efforts to Strategic Renewal. He also serves part-time as the Pastor of Prayer at Mission Hills Church in Littleton, CO and as an adjunct professor at Liberty University in the areas of prayer and pastoral leadership. He has most recently been Senior Pastor of Grace Church in Eden Prairie, Minnesota for three and a half years, and Senior Pastor at Arcade Church in Sacramento, California for 11 years prior to that, where a profound movement of congregational prayer was birthed. He has also served as Senior Pastor of Los Gatos Christian Church in the San Jose area for four years. His pastoral and leadership experience also includes ministry as Associate Pastor to Dr. John MacArthur at Grace Community Church in Sun Valley, California and church planting in the Pacific Northwest.
Daniel's first book, The 7 Most Important Questions You'll Ever Answer, was translated into 12 languages and has been recently re-released by Baker Publishing under the new title The Deeper Life - Satisfying the 8 Vital Longings of the Soul. In 2004, Fresh Encounters was released, focusing on Daniel's journey in the area of worship-based prayer. His more recent books include Think Before You Look: Avoiding the Consequences of Secret Temptation (2005), PRAYzing! Creative Prayer Experiences from A to Z (2007),The 29:59 Plan - Revisioned (2008, with Peter Lord), The Church That Prays Together: Inside the Prayer Life of 10 Dynamic Churches (2008, with Elmer Towns), and Transforming Prayer - How Everything Changes When You Seek God's Face (2011). He also served as a contributing writer to Innovate Church: 8 Innovative Ways to Lead and Grow the Church(2008) and Giving Ourselves to Prayer: An Acts 6:4 Primer for Ministry (2008).
Daniel's articles have appeared in publications like Leadership Journal, Pray! Magazine, and ChurchLeaders.com.
Daniel has been married to Rosemary (Brewer) for over 33 years and they live just south of Denver, Colorado. Together they have raised their three children, Justin, Jordan, and Heather Rose. They are the grandparents of Annie Renee', Taylor Grace, Norah Jane and James Eagle.
Fri, 20 February 2015
Building A New Generation of Inspired Leaders
We are facing an epic leadership and life skills crisis in our younger generation with every area of society playing a role.
Can reverse this course to build a new generation of inspired leaders.
Dennis founded LifeSmart Publishing with the mission to inspire, equip, and empower the next generation to pursue lives of purpose, integrity, and impact.
His vision is that every child would be inspired and equipped to reach his or her full potential and positively impact the world.
Our society today is producing a generation of young adults largely unprepared to negotiate life, develop and maintain healthy life-long relationships, demonstrate honorable and effective leadership, build stable households, and succeed in an increasingly competitive workforce. Testimonials from school counselors and employers confirm we have a life skills crisis on our hands. In this episode Dennis shares the meaningful work he is doing to address each of these issues
In this episode you will learn:
Dennis is a successful author, publisher, educator, speaker, and money manager committed to helping young people reach their full potential. As founder and CEO of LifeSmart Publishing and the author of What I Wish I Knew at 18: Life Lessons for the Road Ahead and co-author of Parenting for the Launch: Raising Teens to Succeed in the Real World, Dennis combines his world-class leadership experience with passionate advocacy for the next generation. With acclaimed resources and speaking engagements on the topics of leadership, life skills, and parenting, Dennis inspires and equips young people and the adults and institutions guiding them.
Prior to his encore career, Dennis was a senior executive for 28 years with Russell Investments. As Director of Research and Strategy, Dennis evaluated thousands of investment leaders worldwide, giving him a unique perspective to share the strategies and practices of successful people. He also helped grow the firm’s assets from $1 billion to $220 billion through portfolio management and sales support.
Dennis has also served as board chair and life skills instructor at an area private school and as a deacon at his church. He is a regular advisor to a number of non-profit organizations and is a passionate advocate of the Pinnacle Forum!
Dennis holds a B.B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington, where he was Valedictorian. He also is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Dennis and Jeanne, his wife of 32 years, have two grown children and make their home in Gig Harbor, Washington. In addition to family management and volunteer causes, Dennis enjoys golf, the company of friends, following the markets, writing, traveling, and visiting their condo in Door County, Wisconsin. He’s also an avid Seahawks and Packers fan!
Direct download: 021_Dennis_Trittin__Raising_Up_Next_Gen_Leaders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am MDT
Tue, 17 February 2015
What it Takes to Be Extraordinary in All You Do
We often accomplish more by doing less. Activity is the anesthesia of the modern person. When we stay insanely busy we think we are accomplishing something but we are just staying insanely busy. Ask yourself, what’s important and am I accomplishing it!
Mark Sanborn was recently named to the Top Leadership Experts to Follow in 2015. His best selling book The Fred Factor: How Passion in Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary into the Extraordinary reveals a clear path to an extraordinary life
How do you define extraordinary? It is something that stands out. Ordinary is unremarkable. We don’t remember the ordinary. Sameness is a bad business and life strategy.
Savor what you are able to create and do. Mark explains that we are in one of three places in our lives
When stuck you need a push and a plan. You need to do the work yourselves but we can encourage others and find encouragement for ourselves.
Your plan should define what success looks like but we often lack clarity on the outcome we want. We assume that people without clarity haven’t taken time to define what they want. It could be the case that you just don’t know what you want. You might need to do more things, try more things and it would give you perspective.
Don’t get into a state where you don’t move forward until you have perfect clarity.
Sometimes people are afraid to aspire to more. Successful people are not afraid to aspire higher. It’s about aiming a little higher so you get more than you would have gotten.
Live life fully! Try a lot of things and be intentional about what success looks like.
Leadership resources from Mark Sanborn
Leadership Speaker Mark Sanborn
Developing Leaders in Business and in Life
Mark Sanborn, CSP, CPAE, is president of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. Mark is an international bestselling author and noted expert on leadership, team building, customer service and change.
Mark Sanborn graduated cum laude from The Ohio State University. In addition to his work as a business educator and author, Mark continues to be an active leadership practitioner. Most recently he served as the president of the National Speakers Association.
Mark holds the Certified Speaking Professional designation from the National Speakers Association (NSA) and is a member of the Speaker Hall of Fame. He was recently honored with the Cavett Award, the highest honor the NSA bestows on its members, in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the speaking profession. Mark is also a member of the exclusive Speakers Roundtable, made up of 20 of the top speakers in America.
Mark is the author of eight books, including the bestseller The Fred Factor: How Passion In Your Work and Life Can Turn the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary which has sold more than 1.6 million copies internationally. His other books include You Don’t Need a Title to be a Leader: How Anyone, Anywhere Can Make a Positive Difference, Teambuilt: Making Teamwork Work, The Encore Effect: How to Achieve Remarkable Performance in Anything You Do and his most recent book, Up, Down or Sideways: How to Succeed When Times are Good, Bad or In Between. His latest book is Fred 2.0: New Ideas on How to Keep Delivering Extraordinary Results which was released March 2013.
He has created and appeared in 20 videos and numerous audio training programs. His video series Team Building: How to Motivate and Manage People made it to the #2 spot for bestselling educational video series in the U.S.
Mark’s list of over 2400 clients includes Costco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, FedEx, Harley-Davidson, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, KPMG, Morton’s of Chicago, New York Life, RE/MAX, ServiceMaster, ESPN, GM, IBM, Avnet, Sandvik and John Deere.
“We each know how good we have become,” Mark says, “but none of us knows how good we can be. One of the most exciting opportunities we get each day is to pursue our potential.” Mark Sanborn challenges his audiences with this message and provides insights for extraordinary living.
Fri, 13 February 2015
To get a copy of the bestselling book Halftime for free go to http://www.eternalleadership.com/halftime
You are probably going to live a whole adult lifetime that wasn’t available to your parents and grandparents.
Their life expectancy at birth was 50 years. We have two lifetimes now. Life I is what occurs before halftime, and Life II comes afterwards. Most people have a pretty good plan for Life I, but few can see their way forward into Life II.
Halftime is the in-between season that occurs at about age 45, plus or minus a few years. It’s the time first described in the book, Halftime – the season of “now what?” In our time, halftime really marks the end of Life I and the beginning of this whole new second adult season that we’ve identified as Life II or the second half. Halftime used to be the beginning of the end. Now it is the beginning of a whole new beginning: a season that for many has turned out to be the richest and most meaning-filled season of all.
Peter Drucker once told Bob Buford, “The strongest insight you had in Halftime was that there is more than one lifetime.”
Life II takes most people by surprise. Most people are unprepared and they are searching for meaning in mid-life.
The Halftime Institute is the leading authority on creating a second half defined by joy, impact and balance. We’ve served thousands of men and women from varied backgrounds. We also serve organizations like Kingdom Advisors, Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and World Presidents Organization (WPO).
You will learn
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We are excited to announce that we have partnered with the Halftime Institute!
If you are at the place where you would like to move from success to significance click here to get a copy of this book for free.
Video Library about Halftime
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Become a member of Halftime
Dean Niewolny spent 23 years in executive roles with three of Wall Street’s largest financial firms, finishing his career in the financial sector as market manager for Wells Fargo Advisors in Chicago, where he oversaw a $100mm market. While in Chicago, he and his wife, Lisa, traveled many times to Africa and, seeing the abject needs of widows and orphans, made life changes that enabled them to get involved, such as helping to complete an orphan home and a Hospice home in Durbin, South Africa.
In 2010, Dean traded his marketplace career for Halftime to help more people who, like him, wanted to expand their own “first half” success and skills into passion and purpose for meeting human needs and making a significant difference. Dean joined Halftime as managing director and in 2011 became chief executive officer. He speaks at events around the world, encouraging business leaders to channel first-half achievement into a second half defined by joy, impact and balance.
Having grown up playing sports—eventually in college and semi-professional baseball—Dean still enjoys coaching youth sports, especially his son’s little league teams. He and Lisa have two children and live in Southlake, Texas.
Direct download: 019_Dean_Niewolny_-_CEO_of_Halftime_-_Find_Your_Passion.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:21pm MDT
Tue, 10 February 2015
Thu, 5 February 2015
"It's amazing how the human mind works. If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you can’t. You’ve got to be careful what you put in your mind, because you’ll soon be there.” –Jerry Anderson
In this episode, Jerry Anderson shares how he discovered the key to turning multiple business failures into phenomenal success was this: character development. He changed his mentality with clients from “I hope they buy” to “I need to help them be successful.” He adds, “Sometimes I cared about their business more than they did!”
Jerry saw immediate results from his change in perspective and he realized that he could help others achieve the same results in their lives. He started round table groups to mentor businesspeople in the areas of character and values. His teaching spread to other parts of the world; suddenly, he was helping transform governments and cultures! Jerry can help you start your own round table group, or change the values and attitudes in your workplace or business. He has even started to bring these values-based programs to schools; grades have gone up and bullying has dramatically decreased.
“When I’m doing the right things, the right things happen and I don’t have to create them. I just show up.” –Jerry Anderson
You will learn
How to develop your own character to transform your business
How to discern what should and should not be going into your brain
How to be open and available for incredible opportunities
How to bring positive values back to your own sphere of influence
Direct download: 017_Jerry_Anderson_-_Principles_That_Create_Global_Influence.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53pm MDT
Wed, 28 January 2015
Direct download: 016_Judy_Robinett_-_How_to_Be_a_Power_Connector_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm MDT
Thu, 22 January 2015