Eternal Leadership

What If You Knew Your Life Purpose?

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Direct download: 078_-_Jeff_Goins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:26pm MST

All things work together for His Good

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“Where is the pressure coming from right now? Is it pressure to perform? To make the numbers? To please? Is it a compulsion? I am compelled. Or am I pressured? I believe the compulsion comes from the spirit. The pressure comes from the world.” - Cheryl Scanlan

As a former executive of a multi-million dollar firm in New York City, Cheryl Scanlan has a strong sense of business. This professional background, her love of God and her desire to see others develop their leadership skills as Christians, led her into Christian coaching in 2004 after a life-threatening experience.

On this episode of Eternal Leadership, we will hear Cheryl’s journey and how her deep faith in God’s promises has sustained her through a difficult battle with Lyme Disease. She has an amazing appreciation for the life God has given her and she wants to make it count by speaking into the lives of others and encouraging their God-given abilities.

What you will learn:

  • What is your responsibility?
  • How to operate from a place of humility.
  • How to understand where pressure is coming from.
  • The importance of giving yourself permission to feel small.
  • How to discern the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit.
  • The importance of taking risks and making mistakes.
  • Don’t hide the gifts and talents that God has given you.

“The reality is that unless we are starving for Christ, and what he has to give us, we're not going to receive it. We have to be ravenous”-Cheryl Scanlan

Resources:

Way Of Life Coaching

The Professional Christian Coaching Institute

Bio:


Cheryl Scanlan, MCC, CMCC, BCC is president of Way of Life Coaching, LLC (WOL), a full-service coaching company that is focused on both the professional and personal development of its clients and is creator of the Promised Land Living Process. She is a Leadership Development Coach and Facilitator and a professional speaker on time management and work/life balance. She also coaches a color guard. Cheryl and her husband, Tom, have two sons. 

Direct download: 077_-_Cheryl_Scanlan.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am MST

Being Successful as a Normal Person

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“If you wanna be successful, there's a couple things you need to do in life. You need to treat others the way that they want to be treated. Always be yourself. And then you need to starve the doubts. And what I found over time is there's some really good takeaways from that and in the way you treat people and finding your authentic voice and authentic self.”- Jared Easley

Just a few years ago, Jared Easley was a project manager for his company, living in Florida with his wife and daughter. He was doing the right things, following the rules, and going above and beyond for his clients. The day came when the CFO called Jared into his office to give him the news that he had been let go due to cutbacks. While this was a disappointing time for Jared, he used that point in his life to develop his own entrepreneurial ideas and offer encouragement to others.

Join us on this edition of Eternal Leadership as we talk with Jared about the success of his podcast, Starve the Doubts. Jared describes himself as a “normal guy” and questioned what he had to give. He discovered that it’s okay if you don’t have a big story or a wealth of expertise. Sometimes, just having conversations with people who do have a lot of wisdom can be an encouragement to others.

What you will learn:

  • A life of significance begins with your relationship with God.
  • How to navigate the doubts in your life and fulfill the potential that God has for your life.
  • That it’s okay if everything is not aligned perfectly.
  • Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.
  • The true meaning of success and real wealth.
  • The importance of surrounding yourself with people with similar goals and passions.

“I'm reminded constantly that God gives us our daily bread and that being rich is not defined by money. And it's so easy to get caught in that and I get caught in it, but I realize that true wealth, or what it means to really be rich, is found in your relationships.”-Jared Easley

Resources:

Starve The Doubts

Bio


In the past couple of years, Jared Easley has started a podcast, Starve the Doubts, written a book, and co-founded the world's largest International Podcasting Conference. He has been featured on Entrepreneur.com & the Huffington Post.

Direct download: 076_-_Jared_Easley.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am MST

Changing Business As Usual To Change The World

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“There's something we could do to use a for-profit company in the United States as the financial engine but work with a not-for-profit to provide support to under resourced patients around the world.”-Scott Boyer

Scott Boyer spent 27 years working in the pharmaceutical business and was familiar with the sales of products in all areas of the world. It was during this time that he realized that the wealthiest countries had the most significant sales, but the “rest of the world”, the ROW countries, where the majority of the people live, didn’t have access to life-changing medications or treatment.

Join us as we talk with Scott about his vision for helping people living with epilepsy in under-resourced areas of the world. Through the ROW Foundation, which he founded in 2014, Scott has united the for-profit sector with the not-for-profit sector to make a difference in the lives of those who otherwise could not get medical care.

What you will learn:

  • How to make a difference using what you already know.
  • How to discern when the time is right to take a risk.
  • How to step out in faith in a way that just might change the world.
  • How you can support the ROW Foundation

“I want to do whatever I can to give it back, to build this model to help under-resourced people. And basically spread love, be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ and help those less fortunate around the world that, honestly, could be treated very easily with inexpensive medications.” -Scott Boyer

Resources:

Bio:

Scott Boyer has almost three decades of experience in the pharmaceutical industry and has led the sales and marketing efforts for numerous branded drugs for Abbott and Bristol-Myers Squibb. Scott has a passion for creating a pharmaceutical model that provides medications to all patients. His education includes a B.S. in Business Administration and Management from Morningside College.

Direct download: 075_-_Scott_Boyer.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

A 5 Step Approach For Clarity That Will Accelerate Outcomes

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“What do I need to get to that particular outcome? What needs to happen? What could possibly hold me back from getting there? What attitudes might be in the way? What might externally affect me?  All of those things that make up the foundation of good decision making, I need all of those pieces in place. That's clarity.” - Gary Wood

Are you a Christian business leader who has burned out or is on the verge of burn out? Do you know what outcomes you want to achieve but don’t know how to make them happen? Have you found yourself at a plateau and can’t figure out how to move forward?

Join us as we talk with Gary Wood, a master certified Christian Coach. Gary and his wife left their careers, stepped out on faith, and followed God’s leading. He now helps business leaders, executives and professionals beat burn out or avoid it completely by helping them find clarity. Gary will share God’s model for clarity and how to find meaning and purpose.

What you will learn:

  • How God’s model of clarity can be applied to our business and personal lives.
  • How to identify problems and zero in on the one area that will make the most difference.
  • The close connection between clarity and outcomes.
  • How to determine what direction you are moving.
  • The importance of taking ownership.
  • How to gain momentum and move forward.

All of the methodologies you have learned and the tools you have can be incorporated into the clarity model.

“If I'm building a bridge across a river, I have to know exactly where I am starting and where I wanna get to before I can even determine what that bridge is gonna look like and what I build it out of and what's gonna allow me to do this the most efficiently.”- Gary Wood

Resources:

www.gewood.com

http://gewood.com/clarity-school/

Bio:

Gary Wood, PCC, CMCC, BCC has decades of experience and expertise in business, non-profit and ministry environments. Over that time he has played a respected role in training, developing and building into the lives of hundreds of leaders who make significant contributions worldwide.

Since 1998, through his professional coaching firm, G.E. Wood & Associates, Gary has worked with an international clientele of executives, leaders and professionals across a broad range of personal, professional and organizational concerns.

He is frequently retained to help individuals deal with burnout and by corporate, government, small business, nonprofit and ministry leaders to get clarity and find solutions to problems that are impacting progress on causes, projects and programs of importance.

Gary is the immediate Past President and Director of Christian Coaches Network, a support and credentialing organization for professional Christian coaches, many of whom were trained at PCCI.

Gary is a designated Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coach Federation, a Board Certified Coach through the Center for Credentialing and Education, and a Certified Master Christian Coach through Christian Coaches Network.

Gary works from his office in the beautiful Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada. He is married to Alice who he fell for in Grade 8.

Direct download: 074_-_Gary_Wood.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST

Leaders That Work In Their God-Given Strengths Are High Impact

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The Power (1)“I really believe God intended work to be a part of a thriving life. A life in which we flourish and experience well-being. It's so important that we work. It's just meaningful. But like anything else we can overdo it, we can do it in some misguided ways and what God intended as a good becomes a harmful aspect of life.” - Chad Hall

Chad Hall felt called to the ministry at the young age of 19 years old. He started off as an associate pastor, became a pastor, and later became a staff member in the Baptist denomination. It was here that he stumbled upon the career of Christian coaching and drawing out other people’s expertise.

On this episode, Chad will discuss strategies on how to be an effective coach. God is not only working in the church, but He is working in the business community and other non-profits. Being a ministry leader often does and should extend behind the church doors into our professional lives. Our outreach is through our “water cooler” conversations, our attitudes in team meetings, and the way we care for our co-workers.

What you will learn:

  • The difference between coaching, training and consulting
  • That one of the most important leadership skills is the ability to say “no”
  • The core issues that challenge the ability to say “no”
  • How to balance your own confidence without edging God out
  • The importance of being a humble leader
  • How to look at your life like a story. What chapter are you in?

“Sometimes we think that work can only be important if I can share Christ and get someone saved. And that's great. I mean, certainly love to see that, workplace evangelism. But I think we also need to be equipped with a vision for how our work really connects to what God's doing in the world.” - Chad Hall

Resources:

Coach Approach Ministries

Western Seminary

Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby

Every Good Endeavor by Timothy Keller

Bio:

Chad Hall (1)Chad Hall has been coaching leaders in ministry and business since 2002 and currently serves on faculty and as Director of Coaching at Western Seminary in Portland, OR.  He has applied coaching first as a denominational leader with the Baptist State Convention of NC and later as an internal coach with software leader SAS Institute.  He has also served as a pastor and church planter.  His publications include Coaching for Christian Leaders: A Practical Guide (2007, Chalice Press) and Faith Coaching: A Conversational Approach to Helping Others Move Forward in Faith (Coach Approach Ministries, 2009).  He has also written frequently for Leadership Journal.  He lives with his wife Holly and three children in Hickory, NC.

Direct download: 073_-_Chad_Hall.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:30am MST

How To Help Them Stay And Thrive! 

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“There are a lot of professional woman out there that are very, very involved in their local church and they don’t feel included or utilized or acknowledged in any way for their specific gifts within the church
.” Sandra Crawford Williamson

As a professional, single woman who didn’t marry until she was 36, Sandra Crawford Williamson encountered 7 churches in 12 years in which she couldn’t find a spot to engage and use her God-given talents. She couldn’t participate in many of the women’s events and felt unseen or “camouflaged”. 

71% of women with children under 18 years old are working outside the home. Many of them want to be connected and want to be involved with their local church, but they are having a hard time finding their “place”. Sandra sheds light on the unique needs and talents of professional women and how they can become more engaged in their local church.  

Join us as we have Sandra back on the podcast.  Her first episode 'What 9/11 Taught Me' is one of our most popular episodes. Sandra is the co-founder of 4word Women and she shares about her journey and her desire to help professional Christian women achieve their God-given potential. 

What you will learn

  • 4 reasons that working women unplug from their local church.
    • 1. The examples from the pulpit don’t pertain to them.
    • 2. They don’t feel appreciated or utilized.
    • 3. They feel lonely because they don’t fit into one of the “buckets”.
    • 4. The women’s events don’t fit into their schedule.
  • How to tap into the resources and talents of these professional women.
  • How to find times for gatherings and events that fit into their schedule.
  • How professional women can be best reached on a typical Sunday morning.

“So there’s a lot of women out there whose gifts are in the work force and whether they choose to be married or to be a mother or not, these women are just as engaged in church as the women that have chosen to use their gifts full time in their home.” - Sandra Crawford Williamson

Resources

4WordWomen - Connecting, leading, and supporting professional women to achieve their potential

Work, Love, and Pray and the companion Work, Love, Pray Study Guide by Diane Paddison & Sandra Crawford Williamson

Why Are Working Women Starting To Unplug From Their Churches?

Bio


Sandra is a seasoned executive, Wall Street industry expert, author, and public speaker who was most recently Chief Marketing Officer for a $3 billion advertising agency. She also serves as COO for 4word, a nonprofit that serves workplace women.

After being in NYC on 9/11, surviving cancer and other personal loss, Sandra’s authentic, nothing held back story of perseverance and hope is inspiring to all. Sandra also brings over 20 years of general management, marketing, and sales experience, and is founder and CEO of Crawford Consulting. She also serves as a global industry expert for Coleman Research Group in most things digital, marketing, sales, mobile, and social media.

In addition to her MBA, Sandra has been media trained, was invited into the global CMO Club, and has hundreds of hours of on-camera work to her credit. She is a MENSA member, serves regularly in her community, and enjoys anything international. Sandra has a heart for people, especially professionals trying to juggle it all, since she was married later in life and is now a proud wife and mother of three wonderful children nine years old and younger.

Direct download: 072_-_Sandra_Crawford_Williamson_-_Shes_There.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47pm MST

“Why I Chose to Be the LastPassenger Off of the ‘Miracle on the Hudson’ Airplane”

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“I think God needed to have leaders on that plane who not only believed in His mission but also really had to be there to help and support other people, and be a proof statement for other people that good things do happen when people do the right thing.” –Dave Sanderson

Dave Sanderson was not supposed to be on the now infamous US Airways Flight 1549. Yet, the miracles that happened that day and the choices that he made changed his priorities forever. He is now convinced that the downed airliner in the icy Hudson was exactly where he was supposed to be.

Dave Sanderson traveled 100 days a year on the job. He worked hard to make sure his family was well provided for. He wanted to be an achiever. In this episode, he shares how he has turned everything upside down and made giving back and contribution his number one priorities.

“You’ve got 155 people on a plane that didn’t know each other, who didn’t care about each other, all of a sudden pull together to do something that has never been done before. That’s one of the really key things that came out of this is the power of when you have a mission in life and have a commonality of that mission, you can achieve anything.” –Dave Sanderson

You Will Learn:

  • How to succeed by doing the right things
  • How to harness the power of a shared mission
  • How to make the right choices in times of crisis
  • How to add value to others—and ENJOY the process!
  • Don’t just survive; Thrive!

Resources:

Dave Sanderson Speaks Website

  • Dave speaks around the world and will help you create a culture of servant leadership that yields results

Brace For Impact by Dave Sanderson

  • What Passengers of Flight 1549 Want Others to Know About Second Chances: BraceforImpact“Brace for impact.” Three simple words that proclaimed to all 150 passengers on board US Airways Flight 1549 on that cold, crisp New York afternoon of January 15, 2009, that their plane was about to go down in the icy Hudson River. Three simple words that churned up their fear that the next two minutes would be their final moments on earth and spurred their most heartfelt, spontaneous prayers. We all know about the stunning tale of survival against all odds that followed. But there is a different, more meaningful, and more timely story that has yet to be fully told. What happened to these passengers when they went home to their families, their homes, their jobs, and everything else familiar but somehow not the same? What has been the real impact, not of a disastrous crash but of a gift of a ‘new’ life? What can any of us learn from the honest and open sharing of ordinary people who came back from the brink of death? Brace for Impact answers these questions and more by taking you inside the hearts, minds, and souls of twenty-five passengers and first responders and what life is like after near death

Bio

 

 

 

Dave Sanderson is an inspirational survivor, speaker and author. His thoughts on leadership have made him a nationally sought-out speaker. When US Airways Flight 1549, or “The Miracle on the Hudson,” ditched into the Hudson River on January 15, 2009, Dave Sanderson knew he was exactly where he was supposed to be.

The last passenger off the back of the plane on that fateful day, he was largely responsible for the well-being and safety of others, risking his own life in frigid water to help other passengers off the plane.

Despite the hazards to himself, Sanderson thought only of helping others, and emerged from the wreckage with a mission: to encourage others to do the right thing. In this stirring presentation, Sanderson shares the story of Flight 1549, revealing the inner strength it took to make it through the day, and how teamwork, leadership, and state management can help overcome any obstacle.

Direct download: 071_-_Dave_Sanderson.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46am MST

Your Voice Needs To Be Heard

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"What's the most essential thing I could be doing. Right now to be able to move things forward, unfortunately that's a question that often goes unanswered." - Joel Boggess

Joel and his wife Pei have one of the best podcasts on leadership and reaching your dreams called ReLaunch.  As we started this podcast they both became close friends and equipped me on how to follow my dreams.  Here is what Joel shared with me - "If you believe God wants you to prosper in different areas of your life, including your bank account, Then you're going to do whatever it takes to make that come to fruition."

Joel has interviewed hundreds of successful leaders and entrepreneurs.  In this episode he shares what he has learned over the course of long career in radio and now in podcasting.  You won't want to miss this one!  Thank you Joel for who you are and for sharing such deep wisdom and experience with our audience!

"The decision to succeed comes before the plan. So my advice would be make sure you make a solid decision first, and that requires a little bit of effort and a lot of faith." - Joel Boggess

 

What you will learn

  • How to successfully make a pivot towards your dreams
  • What is the mindset of those that relaunch successfully
  • How to create a team around you to find the next big thing in your life
  • That it takes faith to have the courage to follow your heart
  • The 4 Key steps to make a transition in your life

Resources

Bio


Media coach, Radio Host and #1 Bestselling Author

Joel Boggess is the host of the “ReLaunch” show, and the author of the #1 Amazon bestselling book – Finding your Voice.

Joel is passionate about sharing fresh ideas, success tips and inspirations through real life stories. He is a “natural” with broadcasting, and he enjoys teaching podcast and radio show hosts on how to book great guests and have engaging interviews.

Joel’s vision: by May 2017, after 3 years of “ReLaunch”, he would have helped 200,000 LISTENERS to LEARN TO BELIEVE THEMSELVES AGAIN.

Direct download: 070_-_Joel_Bogges.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:03pm MST

Leadership Principles Don't Change But Styles Do

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“You have to first be an excellent follower, before you'll ever be an excellent leader, and I'm really thinking that, that's more true every time I see it happen in front of my face.” - Dean Miles

Samuel Johnson once said, “People need to be reminded more often than they need to be instructed.” We KNOW how to be good business leaders, managers, spouses, parents, and followers of Christ, we just often don’t DO what we know.

Join us as we talk with Dean Miles, founder and president of Bridgepoint Coaching and Strategy Group. Dean’s past experience working with the Drug Enforcement Administration paired with his sales and business experience has helped him learn about body language, management, and how we react when faced with the truth. His goal is not to heap more instruction, but to remind people of what they already know to be true.

What you will learn

  • How to create a culture that attracts and retains younger people.
  • How to transfer leadership skills to the next generation.
  • How to maintain balance and juggle the different roles in your life.
  • The difference between leadership style and leadership principles.
  • Those that follow best become the best leaders.
  • How to have mutual purpose and mutual respect when working with a group of people.
  • How to take the negative connotations away from being a great follower.

There is a difference between leadership styles and leadership principles. Principles are timeless. Leadership styles, however, have an expiration date. - Dean Miles

 

Resources

Bridgepoint Coaching & Strategy Group

 

Bio


Dean is the founder and president of Bridgepoint Coaching & Strategy Group. Since 1996, he has been coaching and facilitating programs for groups and individuals around the country on many organizational, interpersonal and personal topics. With his extensive coaching and training background, Dean has partnered with executives, managers, and front-line employees. Dean's experience in the fields of manufacturing, mining, aerospace, financial services, health care, oil and gas, rail services and non-profits demonstrates his ability to quickly adapt to the unique needs of each industry. Dean has been described as staggeringly perceptive.

Direct download: 069_-_Dean_Miles.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:00am MST