Eternal Leadership

This week we had the great pleasure of speaking with Craig Thayer, M.D.

Craig Thayer's destiny was mapped before he was even born. Being put up for adoption at birth and finding his family at nine months was just the start of his unorthodox journey.

Craig Thayer battled a reading disorder that went undiagnosed until he was fifty-five years old. Despite that and numerous other challenges, the calling in his heart to become a surgeon grew louder and louder. It didn’t quit when he suffered a twisted intestine, witnessed his adopted mother’s alcohol problem, grieved her death when he was just eighteen, healed from a skull fracture in college, agonized over his adopted father’s fight for his life, and struggled to find his self-esteem. Through adversity, he has become a well-respected surgeon, head of trauma, community leader, and forever a jokester.  The miracles that touched his life were his saving grace and shined a light on his purpose.

Craig Thayer’s intent in sharing his stories are to give you hope, inspiration, a sense of belonging.  His passion is to inspire and motivate others to live their life to the fullest. We are all more alike than we know.

Find more about Craig and his book here!

Direct download: 438_Craig_Thayer.mp3
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In a recent heart-to-heart, business leader Donna Johnson shared insights from her new book, "My Mentor Walks on Water". A harmonious blend of faith and personal development, the book has emerged as an illuminating guide for those journeying on a spiritual path seeking to forge a profound connection with the Divine.
Discovering the Mentor Within and Beyond
The crux of Donna's book is Mentorship. "At various stages in our lives, we seek guidance and wisdom. But have we ever considered that perhaps the greatest mentor of all might be Jesus?" Donna ponders. Her book elucidates the journey to recognizing one's intrinsic worth as seen through the eyes of God and harnessing the mentorship opportunities found in Scripture, the Holy Spirit, and even the people we encounter in life.
The Significance of Mentorship
During our chat, Donna shared, "Mentorship goes beyond learning specific tasks. It's a deep dive into understanding oneself, reconciling with past experiences, and carving out a purposeful future." She highlights the transformative experience of self-awareness and the importance of seeking guidance in every dimension of our existence.
Walking on Water and Its Reverberations
The evocative title "My Mentor Walks on Water" isn't solely about biblical miracles. It's a clarion call for readers to challenge their boundaries, to dare beyond the ordinary, and to be catalysts for change. "Dare to lock eyes with Jesus and embrace the impossible," Donna entreats.
About Donna Johnson
Renowned business leader Donna Johnson has etched her name in the annals of the corporate world with her indomitable spirit and unparalleled insight. She was honored with the prestigious Profession's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019. She has graced many publications, most notably, "Think and Grow Rich for Women", a collaborative effort between The Napoleon Hill Foundation and Sharon Lechter.
Alongside her illustrious career, Donna and her husband Thomas divide her time between homes in Wisconsin, Arizona, and Sweden. Family is a cornerstone of her life, with five children: Nathaniel, Nicole, Joseph, Olivia, Alexandra, and step-son Max, and eight doting grandchildren. Their charity initiative, "Spirit Wings Kids", stands as a beacon of their altruism, nurturing orphanages in India and Africa and supporting a Permaculture farm and soccer academy in Uganda.
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Our enriching dialogue with Donna Johnson emphasized the importance of introspection, nurturing one's faith, and embracing challenges. As Donna succinctly states, perhaps it's time we all took a leap of faith and walked on water.
Direct download: 437_Donna_Johnson.mp3
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