Eternal Leadership

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A counter-intuitive approach that will have massive impact!

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A career as a Naval officer, professional engineer, and a doctor of strategic leadership prepared Bill to make a HUGE step out on faith.  Listen in to hear how Bill navigated through one of the biggest challenges of his life.

 

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How Captivate the Room and Empowering People with Your Voice

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Jay is a CEO and a mentor to aspiring business leaders, but before he became successful, he experienced the worst nightmare of his life. In 1998, Jay was critically injured and his Dad died when the car he was driving collided with a train while Jay was driving drunk. The consequences of that fateful day were numerous and overwhelming: physical pain following several operations, fear of losing his job and family, and the anxiety of being put in prison. What brought him to his knees was actually the catalyst for a whole new life with God at the center.

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Experience the adventure of your full potential.

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TURNING A TRAGIC MOMENT INTO YOUR MOST VALUED PERSONAL GROWTH EXPERIENCE

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Learn the steps to make better AND more successful decisions. 

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DISCOVERING THE VIRTUOUS ENTREPRENEUR IN YOU!

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Learning through life's failures and using them to help yourself and others!

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Starry-Eyed: Seeing Grace in the Unfolding Constellation of Life and Motherhood

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When God created us, He made us stewards of all His creation. Stewardship has been our mission since then and where else do we start but in our own family. In today’s podcast, Jeff Rogers, founder and chairman of Stewardship Legacy Coaching and Stewardship Advisor Group, will share his thoughts and expertise in building a family legacy that lasts.

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Use your past not to limit you but instead, inspire you!

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Have the money and freedom to live life on your own terms!

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Lots to learn in this real life case study on living beyond influence!

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Know who you are and realize when you need to say, "I need help."

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Focus your energy in marketing to a very specific market and get the results you've always wanted. 

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Get the balance between your energy and growth in both being and doing dimensions of your life. 

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Find your purpose, pursue your calling, activate your legacy!

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Find your purpose, pursue your calling, activate your legacy!

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Develop extraordinary relationships by transforming the way we live, love, lead and network!

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Act now and stop waiting for things to get easier!

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Follow Your Dreams!

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Allowing the holy spirit to heal and restore and lead us to the truth.

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How healthy habits can accelerate your path to success!

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Dr. James Dobson interviews John Ramstead on Family Talk Part 2

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Dr. James Dobson interviews John Ramstead on Family Talk Part 1

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3 Keys to discover how God wired you

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The first step on breaking into a living life fully alive

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Your team is going to demand and expect a level of truth, honesty and authenticity in you - Brad Lomenick

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Develop A Personal Relationship with God

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Obeying Him When You Feel Unqualified

 

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“It’s not really what happens to you in life, it’s what you do with what happens to you.”  Pamela Winderweedle-Hillman

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 Understand your passions and you will understand your purpose.  When you know your purpose you'll know what to do!

CLICK HERE for the resources from our interview with Lance.

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Be in an environment where your heart and mind are connected.

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Don't let your accomplishments become your identity.

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Create the life you were meant to live.

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Are you a transformation leader?

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Discover the power of your personality

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Listen to the CEO and founder of Keller Williams share the secret to his success

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Building With The Pay-It-Forward Business Model

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Discover The Exact Strategies, Beliefs And Habits To Create Your First Million Dollar Or More Business

T Harv talked about

 

  • It’s not called ‘giving back’ because I didn’t take anything in the first place.
  • Hear his struggle and how he used to have to decide between $5 of gas in his tank or eating.
  • If you aren’t doing what you want to do and you’re not where you want to be, there’s something you don’t know.
  • Three things involved to create wealth:
  1. The right vehicle
  2. The right knowledge (generalized knowledge, specific knowledge)
  3. The right you (mindset, attitude, belief, habits & character)
  • Determine how good you are at what you do by your paycheck. That’s your scorecard.
  • Hear why T Harv thinks ‘Rich is a really good idea!’
  • 4 words that’ll change your life.  “Thank You For Sharing”
  • Your mind is a survival mechanism. It’s not designed to make you happy, it’s designed to protect you and look for things that are wrong. Observe each thought as it comes and determine if it is supportive or non-supportive thought.
  • His thoughts on “Power Thinking”
  • You have the ability to delete or install ANY thought that comes to your mind
  • NORMAL IS BORING!

 Everyone listening or reading, T Harv has generously donated one of his best-selling books on wealth creation and is offering a webinar on how to Discover The 6 Proven Principles That Make The Difference Between Getting Rich And Staying Middle Class Or Broke

This is for the book: http://bit.ly/spgs-harv-book

And this is for the webinar: http://bit.ly/spgs-harv-webinar

 

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Would you like to increase your leadership effectiveness x 10?

Click here to get Bob's book!  

That is exactly what my friend Bob Tiede shares on this episode.  He put together this essential free resources of 100 of his favorite “Leading With Questions” questions.

This book highlights more than 100 questions to ask yourself, your team, your boss, your friends and family to help you connect with others more deeply and profoundly.

Bob has a passion for equipping and inspiring leaders and you will find this book to accelerate your leadership journey!

“We thought we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.”  Bono, Musician and Philanthropist 

Here is an excerpt from Bob's book which you can download HERE

FACT OR OPINION?

Do your staff/peers/leaders ever make statements that you suspect may not actually be true? World War II General George S. Patton was known for his quip:

“How do you know that?”

This is a profoundly simple and effective method for sorting out opinion from fact.

HAVE YOU SEEN CHARIOTS OF FIRE?

Chariots of Fire was the winner of the 1981 Oscar for Best Picture. In the movie, Erik Liddell says, “I believe that God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast and when I run I feel his pleasure.” With this as context here is one of my most favorite questions:

“What are you doing when you feel God’s pleasure?”

INCREASE YOUR EFFECTIVENESS

What are five simple questions you can ask your staff regarding how you could become a more effective leader? Simply ask:

“What do I need to start doing?”
“What do I need to stop doing?”
“What do I need to do more of?”
“What do I need to do less of?”
“What do I need to continue to do?”

WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM JESUS ABOUT ASKING QUESTIONS?

Jesus, the master communicator, went about sharing stories and asking questions. The four Gospels record 173 questions that Jesus asked. You can read all 173 questions by clicking “HERE”  

Might we do well to follow his example? Why do you suppose Jesus asked so many questions? I ask a lot of questions because I don’t know the answers, but that certainly was not true for Jesus! Might it be that he understood that asking was a much better way to engage your audience than telling?

Do you remember how the story of the Good Samaritan ends? Jesus could have said: “So therefore the Samaritan was his neighbor.” But instead he asked, “Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?”

Two of my favorite questions that Jesus asked are found in Mark, chapter 8.  Jesus and his disciples went on to the villages around Caesarea Philippi. On the way he asked them,

“Who do people say I am?”

They replied, “Some say John the Baptist;
others say Elijah; and still others, one of the prophets.”

“But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”

Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.”

I have the same two questions for you:

“Who do people today say that Jesus is?”

“But what about you? Who do you say Jesus is?”

If you are not sure or would like to know more about who Jesus is, I would be delighted to send you one of my favorite books, “More Than A Carpenter” by Josh McDowell, my former colleague of 24 years. Please email me at bob.tiede@cru.org with your mailing address and your book will soon be on its way – with my compliments (offer available U.S. only).

CLOSURE IS OVERRATED

In their book, “Help Them Grow or Watch Them Go,”  my friends, Beverly Kaye and Julie Winkle Giulioni, suggest that closure is overrated. Don’t feel the pressure to wrap up every conversation with a bow. Try this instead:

End your next meeting or conversation with a question.

Explain that there’s no time for a discussion, but that you have one more question that you want to close with. Then, the next time you are with that person, ask if they remember the question. You’ll be surprised that they not only remember the question, but they’ll also have quite a few answers for you.

CONVERSATIONAL FUNDRAISING

If you are in involved in fundraising, would you like meetings with potential donors to be more conversational and less presentational?
Here are six questions from my friend Kent Stroman, author of “Asking about Asking: Mastering the Art of Conversational Fundraising:”

“How did you learn to give?”
“What would you like your gifts to accomplish?”
“How do you decide which projects to support with your own time and money?”
“What are your top three charitable interests this year?”
“What gift did you make that has brought you the most joy?”
“Could you ever see yourself becominginvolved with our mission?”

You have just read a short excerpt from “Great Leaders Ask Questions: a Fortune 100 List”.  If you like what you just read you will want to download and read this entire FREE e-book!

 

Bio

Hi, I’m Bob Tiede. I am passionate about helping leaders shift their paradigm from the pressure of having to have all the right answers to simply having a few of the right questions.

In 2006, while browsing in a bookstore, I came across Leading With Questions by Michael Marquardt. I only had to peruse a few pages before declaring, “This is a keeper.”

The ideas in Leading With Questions changed forever how I looked at leadership, and provided the vision for this website.

What you can expect find on Leading With Questions:

  • Curated wisdom from leaders around the globe
  • Ideas to help you multiply your effectiveness times ten
  • Leadership book recommendations
  • Interviews with thought-leaders, authors, and pastors

At Leading With Questions, you are invited to join the growing league of leaders who are shifting their focus from having all the answers to asking the right questions.

Bob has been on the staff of Cru for 44 years. He currently serves on the U.S. Leadership Development Team and is passionate about seeing leaders grow and multiply their effectiveness. Bob and his wife, Sherry, live in Plano, TX and are blessed with 4 incredible children and 6 remarkable grandchildren.

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Click here for the great resources from our interview with Peter

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Let God use your mess for your benefit!

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In this episode, we interview Pastor Steven Furtick.  He used to think the answer to his failures was to fix them, that the solution to his weaknesses was to replace them with strengths. He believed that his character and competency qualified or disqualified him. That is until an online critic caught his attention and made him start asking questions.

In (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People to Do Big Things, Furtick teaches about the discoveries he’s made while wrestling with questions about self-acceptance and self-improvement. He shares the answers he’s found in scripture that have helped him reconcile who he is compared to who he is meant to be.

[su_quote cite="Steven Furtick, lead pastor and founder of Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C."](Un)Qualified is about finding and embracing who you are in light of who God is. It’s a book about coming to terms with the good, the bad, and the unmentionable in your life and learning how to let God use your mess for your benefit. [/su_quote]

Drawing from the Bible, Furtick uses the story of Jacob to address issues of identity, fear, weakness, comparison, and change. In his witty, high-energy and insightful style, Furtick equips the reader to understand what it truly means for a follower of Christ to be qualified.

“As I’ve wrestled with my own questions, I’ve found myself changing,” says Furtick. “I’ve learned some things about weakness that I never understood before. I’ve come to see God and myself differently, and it’s changing the way I parent, the way I pastor, and the way I approach God.”

(Un)Qualified is an ideal resource for those struggling with the gap between their present reality and their hope for the future. It offers encouragement and inspiration to readers to see themselves as God sees them. After all, as Furtick teaches, “God can’t bless who you pretend to be.”

Resources

Bio

 

Pastor Steven Furtick is the founder and lead pastor of Elevation Church in Charlotte, N.C., named by Outreach magazine as one of the fastest growing churches in the nation with 20,000 weekly attendees across multiple locations.

Furtick grew up in Moncks Corner, S.C., where, at age 16, he felt God’s call to start an innovative church in a metropolitan city. This vision became a reality in 2006 when Furtick, along with his wife, Holly, and seven other families, moved to Charlotte and launched Elevation Church. In 10 years, the church has given away over $20 million to local outreach organizations, opened 13 locations, released eight worship albums, launched a daily television program, and continues to reach thousands of people with the hope-filled message of the Gospel.

In his fourth book, (Un)Qualified: How God Uses Broken People To Do Big Things (March 1, 2016, Multnomah Books), Furtick confronts the question of what it means to be deemed “qualified”—whether in ministry, vocation, or life. He untangles the difference of being qualified by God’s definition versus the world’s definition.

“I have to admit, this hasn’t been an easy book to write. It’s not that the topic is particularly controversial. It’s been hard to write because it’s messy,” says Furtick.

“If you’ve ever been frustrated by your failures or exasperated by your weaknesses, this book is for you,” he continues. “But let me warn you, I’m not going to tell you 15 ways to fix yourself in 15 minutes a day. I want to do something that is, I hope, a lot more valuable. I want to be real.”

Furtick is also the author of the New York Times best-sellers Crash the Chatterbox  (Multnomah Books, 2014) and Greater (Multnomah Books, 2012). His debut book Sun Stand Still (Multnomah Books, 2010) calls Christians to activate their faith and be inspired to ask God for the impossible. In addition, he created the DVD and study guide Seven Mile Miracle (Feb. 2013) about the last words of Christ.

Furtick has had the privilege to speak to global audiences at such conferences and churches around the world as the Catalyst Conference, Hillsong Conference and the Willow Creek Global Leadership Summit.

Furtick received a B.A. in communications from North Greenville University and a Master of Divinity from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife, Holly, have two sons and a daughter.

For further information, visit www.stevenfurtick.com, www.iamunqualified.com or www.waterbrookmultnomah.com.

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Learn the secrets to multiply your time.

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A bold new look at authentic leadership

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Michael is the master of thinking big and creating the future that you were meant for.

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Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle

A mentor of mine handed me a book titled The Catalyst Leader, 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker.  There are few books on leadership that are as equipping and this is one.

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You will love this interview with Brad Lomenick, an author and the founder of Catalyst, and a legendary expert on leadership.

As we started talking about his life story and insight on what creates powerful leaders that I realized just how wise he is.

I loved hearing Brad’s wisdom on leadership, especially the relationship between confidence and humility.

Whether you’re leading a company or seeking to take a leadership role in your relationships, you’re going to get massive value out of Brad’s perspective.

Brad has just published H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle and you need to put this on your reading list!

What you will learn

  • How to influence influencers
  • The importance of leaders never feeling like they’ve “arrived”
  • How to redefine yourself and step fully into your calling
  • The most important habit you can have
  • The breakdown of how identity, calling, assignment work together to define who you are

Resources

Bio

It’s a bit weird writing about yourself, so the best way to get the scoop on me is to check out my facebook page or follow me on Twitter. I promise to add value! In a nutshell, I’m an Oklahoma boy now residing in the South. I am a passionate follower of Christ, and had the privilege of leading and directing a movement of young leaders called Catalyst for the last 12 years. We see our role as equipping, inspiring, and releasing the next generation of young Christian leaders, and do this throughevents, resources, consulting, content and connecting a community of like-minded Catalysts all over the world. I appreciate the chance to continually connect with and collaborate alongside leaders.

I have now moved into a strategic advisor role with Catalyst, along with several other organizations.

My first book, The Catalyst Leader, released in April 2013, and will be releasing a follow up book in September of 2015 entitled H3 Leadership.

I love Oklahoma Sooners football, and consider myself a strong candidate for the senior golf tour at some point. I would prefer to start most mornings in a duck blind if possible, and if not hunting, you’ll find me on the ski slopes or on a plane. If given the option, I would love to have my own hunting show or maybe even sub in for Piers Morgan on CNN.

Over the last 15 years, I’ve spent a significant amount of time convening leaders. Prior to running Catalyst, I spent 5 years involved in the growth of the nationally acclaimed Life@Work Magazine and did management consulting with Cornerstone Group. Before that, after graduating from the University of Oklahoma, I rode horses for a living on a ranch in the Colorado mountains for several years.

I write about leadership, the next generation, creativity, innovation, social media, teamwork, personal growth, generational issues, execution, and a few other topics. You can hear all kinds of conversations with great leaders I’ve had the pleasure of interviewing like Malcolm Gladwell, Seth Godin, Francis Chan, Tony Dungy, Andy Stanley, Rick Warren, Marcus Buckingham, Dave Ramsey, Bill Hybels and others through the Catalyst Podcast, which is FREE and available on itunes or on the Catalyst website.

I typically post 4-5 times a week. To stay connected, you can subscribe to receive blog updates via email or RSS Feed.

For a little more insight on me, here are ten questions, well, with me….

  1. First Car? 1980 Monte Carlo (green and gray upholstery interior)
  2. Where did you grow up? Bristow, OK (home of the Purple Pirates!). Just outside of Tulsa.
  3. All time Favorite Movie? Lonesome Dove
  4. Favorite Snack Indulgence: Chips and Salsa
  5. All Time Favorite Quote: tough one, but I love this- “Preach the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words.”  – St. Francis of Assisi
  6. Ever been skydiving? No. Do you want to? No.
  7. Dream Vacation: either golfing in Scotland and Ireland, or duck/dove/goose hunting in Argentina.
  8. If I could pick a different first name, what would it be? Lom. That way I would be Lom Lomenick.
  9. What do I like best about leading Catalyst? The free t-shirts and swag. Seriously, it’s the thousands of leaders around the US and the world that we have the amazing opportunity to impact, equip and inspire to be a Catalyst in their communities. That is an amazing honor. And we take it very seriously, and hold it with a great sense of stewardship.
  10. What three people would you want to have dinner with tonight? Billy Graham, Bono, and Nelson Mandela.

Bonus Question: What 3 golfers make up your foursome on your trip to Scotland (dreaming here): Jack Nicklaus, Michael Jordan and Bono. And I would invite Charles Barkley just for the humor!

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Superhero Tax Coach, Diane Gardner, shares powerful strategies to increase your bottom line

 

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What makes a booming business “boom”? Positive word of mouth.

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From market leading Fortune 500 corporate giants to the neighborhood pancake restaurant with a line out the door, it’s strength of reputation that creates momentum and drives business growth.

Magnetic: The Art Of Attracting Business is about how to build your business based on a customer-centric strategy. This strategy uses the power of simplicity, focus, and customer experience to attract customers, keep those customers for life, and create a never-ending stream of new customers. Learn how to simplify the way you think about your business so that everyone in your organization shares a common focus on creating consistent customer experiences that generate customer satisfaction and grow the business.

“Personal recommendations – word-of-mouth – are the number one driver of purchase decisions.” – Forbes Magazine

This session gives you simple, powerful, actionable strategies that you can implement immediately. These are ideas that fire people up and motivate them to go back and take immediate action to improve performance and results with customers.

You will learn and take back…

  • How to get clarity on maximizing customer satisfaction.
  • How to use a fundamental business attraction strategy throughout the entire organization.
  • How to simplify how you think about your business and avoid over-complicating things.
  • How to avoid the trap of “wow” distractions and focus on what truly matters most to customers.
  • How to “filter” your choices and activities so that you always achieve maximum positive impact with customers.
  • How to use simple, powerful “tie-breakers” to make all the difference in performance and results.
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Straightforward advice on how to be an impact player!

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Life holds so much more than we even know, so much to experience.  If you are seeking a full life this episode if just for you.

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Celebrate our 100th episode with special guest Lance Wallnau

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Wow, we did this together.  Thank you to everyone who has been part of Eternal Leadership.  You are an incredible audience and we have all learned meaningful lessons from our 100 guests.  We have explored how to connect with who God is, how to find your identity, get clarity on your calling and purpose and have heard incredible life journeys and testimonies from all walks of life.

Today, we explore how to take everything we have learned so far and put it into action in our lives. Lance shares what is going on in the times that we live in, how God is moving, and how to boldly move forward into the life you were meant to create!

[su_quote cite="Lance Wallnau" url="http://lancewallnau.com/"]There is a fresh installment of God's plan for your life that is wanting to become manifest.  Therefore, you don't have to try to create something, you have to cooperate with what wants to emerge[/su_quote]

A special thank you to Lance for his friendship to all of us and his mentorship.  He has graciously offered his BEST training on how to equip yourself to take those first small steps that will lead you to massive impact!  Here is the link to  Lance's training.

We are putting together a special training event with Lance on how to make convergence happen in your life.  Stay tuned for details on this!  Sign up for our Newsletter to be included in this special event ------->

What you will learn from our 100th episode

  • The secret to knowing what to do and how to move into your calling
  • What the force multipliers in our lives that will give you a 100 fold return
  • How do you show up in this moment and how does it match the person you want to be
  • If you had NO constraints what could you create in your life, if anything imaginable was possible, what would it take to create massive change
  • How to define what being fruitful looks like! - Identity - Calling - Purpose
  • Our work is our ministry and our vocation
  • The 3 phases of being STUCK and how to get UNSTUCK
  • How to get all of your arrows aligned in one direction that leads to convergence

A prayer that will change your life

[su_quote cite="Lance Wallnau" url="http://lancewallnau.com/"] Lord, You know my calling, You know my situation better than I do.  I surrender everything about me and my business to You. I ask you to bring into my life those people that need to be here to help me do what You called me to do and I ask you to create natural and grace ways for those who don’t belong here to find their place some place else.[/su_quote]

Resources

Bio

Dr. Lance Wallnau is a catalytic thought leader. An internationally recognized speaker and business consultant, he is one of the premiere speakers on the subject of cultural transformation and the seven mountains. He delivers his message of transformation with relevance, wit, and intensity.

Lance has shared platforms with best-selling authors Ken Blanchard and John Maxwell, and lectured at universities from Harvard and M.I.T. to the London School of Theology.  Merging a thirty-year background consulting in business and the non-profit sector, Lance’s intuition inspires visions of tomorrow with the clarity of today—connecting ideas to action. His students represent a tapestry spanning nations and spheres: from CEO’s and HBO comedians, to professors and pastors, to one of Donald Trump’s winners of The Apprentice. Lance is dedicated to the task of meeting with principal leaders in key sectors to bring transformation to nations.

He currently directs the Lance Learning Group, a strategic teaching and consulting company based in Dallas, Texas with affiliate offices opening up in Europe and the Philippines. Lance sees patterns in the chaos and brings strategic focus for maximized outcomes. He believes that unprecedented economic, political, and social shaking will create extraordinary opportunities for leaders willing to climb to the top of their mountain, leverage the platform God has given them, and advance kingdom interests.

Academic attainments include a Doctorate in Ministry with a specialization in Marketplace from Phoenix University of Theology, and M.A. from South Western Theological Seminary where he also taught an as an adjunct professor. Wallnau serves actively on the Board of Directors for several progressive organizations.

Dr. Wallnau’s teachings help people to find clarity in their assignment, develop mastery in their field, step into convergence, and function within their passion. A frequent television guest and conference keynote speaker, today Lance has influenced thousands of leaders around the world.

Direct download: 100_Lance_Wallnau.mp3
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Now, more than ever, relationships are key!

Click here for the resources from our interview with Tom

Direct download: 099_Thomas_Gay.mp3
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You know the what and the why.... What next?

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Darryl

As entrepreneurs we experience an extreme amount of worry, pressure, and confusion. It is a matter of time before we feel the stress and anxiety of being in business. It doesn’t have to be this way.

In this episode we bring Darryl Lyons on to discuss the principles in his outstanding book Small Business Big Pressure. Darryl shares his wisdom and knowledge which will help you if you are a 20 year veteran or the soon-to-be entrepreneur. When the business owner aligns all facets of his company with God, something special happens.

In the context of aligning with God’s will, with Small Business Big Pressure you will be able:

  • How to build a mission and vision statement
  • How to accomplish personal and professional goals
  • Understand how to read and use financial statements
  • Understand how to properly hire, train, and fire employees
  • How to build a company identity and inspire the team

Not only will this book give you solid principles, it teaches you from a real tested-in-the trenches entrepreneur how to put these principles in practice today! You will be compelled to keep the book close by through your entire career as a unique reference source and a source of inspiration!

“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

  • How to be still in the Lord
  • The difference between a Christian culture and a Christian company
  • Practical steps to develop an extraordinary culture
  • The chief responsibility of a leader
  • 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 

Darryl's Blog - These are great articles you will want to read and share

C12 Group - Christian CEO Roundtable

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: 098_Darryl_Lyons_2.mp3
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The CEO of the Fellowship of Christian Companies International (FCCI) shares how to serve God in the Marketplace.

 

Direct download: 097_Terence_Chatmon.mp3
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Discover Your Unique Value

All of us were created with a Unique Contribution.  Something that contributes to our world in a positive way and fulfills our need for meaning, purpose and value.

Click Here for the great resources from our interview with Nora

YOU ARE NOT RANDOM.

You were created for a reason. You have a purpose and a greatness that the world desperately needs now. Whatever your story, your challenges, or your circumstances, they have all played a part in creating who you are and your purpose for being here.

In this episode, we talk with a great friend, Nora A'Bell who shares that we all have a unique value and how to find it.  You will love this conversation and definitely want to find out more after hearing what Nora has to share


But here’s the truth of the situation:
The world is deprived of our greatest gifts because most people don't know what their greatest gifts really are. As a result...

• Our businesses struggle...
• Our relationships flounder...
• Our churches are disjointed and ineffective...
• And we become weak and ineffective.

Isn’t it time to turn that around?
Regardless of our past and present struggles, or future goals and ambitions, all of us want to live lives of purpose. We want to feel personally fulfilled, create satisfying relationships, engage in meaningful work, and leave a legacy.

The possibility of that reality is only possible when we discover our own Unique Contribution and learn to use it in our work and in the service of others.

The possibility of that reality is only possible when we understand the Unique Contribution of others and encourage them to use it in their work and in the service of others.

In other words, the possibility of that reality is only possible when we learn to"Shine As One".

Are you ready to rediscover the greatness within?

Resources

 

Bio

I've spent my entire career helping people see the greatness within and then promoting and connecting them to opportunities to use that greatness in a powerful way. My gift - my own Unique Contribution - is helping others be seen and heard, and awaken them to their own greatness. And now, here we are.


Before I tell you about me, let me tell you a few things about you.

You are not random. You were created for a reason. You have a purpose and a greatness that the world desperately needs now. Whatever your story, your challenges, or your circumstances, they have all played a part in creating who you are and your purpose for being here.


How do I know?

For starters, I spent 10 years in Advertising and Marketing. I was a successful sales manager for Yellow Pages and a sales rep for two different radio stations and a magazine. Some of my greatest work in advertising, marketing and sales was when I was allowed the opportunity to discover what made a business truly unique and then translate that into media that helped them to stand out in the marketplace.

For 4 years, I created business groups for the commercial real estate and corporate event industries to help them discover ways in which they could work together to reach a broader market and to increase revenue. For 3 years after that, I devoted my time to creating communities of business owners who worked together to build businesses that allowed them to increase revenue and live the life they love.

So, helping others discover their unique contribution and work together to achieve their goals and dreams is not exactly a new thing for me.

This work - Unique Contribution workshops - is just the next expansion of what I've been doing my whole life. I do it because it's my Unique Contribution. I do it because it has proven, time and time again, to improve people's lives, businesses, ministries, relationships and communities. That's how it works. That's how it can work for you, too.

Whether you want to achieve more in your business with less struggle, infuse your primary relationship with passion and happiness, make a greater impact with your ministry, or achieve a new level of personal fulfillment, the Unique Contribution workshops will open your heart, mind and opportunities for a more meaningful, purposeful life.

If that sounds good to you, I hope you'll join me. Check out the resources below and don't hesitate to contact me with any questions not answered on this site. I always love hearing from you!

Vision & Mission

My Vision is to Shine As One.

My Mission is to empower others to rediscover their Unique Contribution, as well as, know the Unique Contribution of others so ultimately, they can "Shine As One" and make a greater impact for the kingdom of God here on earth.


My Highest Values...

My deepest desire is to glorify God through my life and my work.

John 17:13 Now this is eternal life, that they may know you, the one true God and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. I have brought you glory on earth by completing the work you gave me to do.

I endeavor to stay hungry and humble; hungry for continuous growth, knowledge and transformation, and humbled by the knowledge of how big this work is and how grateful I am to play a small in it.

I am committed to being authentic, vulnerable and trustworthy with my words and actions. I am who I am in my personal and professional life alike. What you see is what you get.

I am committed to keeping love and generosity at the heart of my work regardless of how my business may change and evolve.

I value efficiency and purpose. I believe I will be responsible for using the gift God gave me and am very serious about bringing it to as many individuals, couples and organizations as possible.

Direct download: 096_Nora_Abell.mp3
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The goal of coaching is to accelerate a leader's development.  Coaching speeds learning time, enabling leaders to make significant leaps in learning and behavior change in a matter of months rather than years.

Try Refer.Com free for 14 days.  It is the software we use!!

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Geo

Our goal is to add value to you by addressing the questions you have submitted.  Please comment below so we can include your question on the next episode! 

Leadership and executive coach, Geo Roberts answers questions from our audience

  • What is the role of a leader?
  • How do I connect/develop/nurture the relationships with those I’m leading?
  • How do I influence my company’s culture to one that honors Christ?

Resources

Bio

Born in Kansas USA, Geo spent 15 years in the USAF, 11 of those years as a fighter pilot and instructor trainer.  This inspired Geo’s passion for helping others achieve their potential. He has designed and delivered coaching training and leadership development programs for over 35 years attended by 1000's of people worldwide, and particularly in Europe He is an inspirational coach who has a passionate belief in the ability we have as people to make the permanent changes in attitudes and behaviors that lead to lasting performance improvement.  This means he is able to get even the most intransigent of attitudes to shift from boardroom to coal face level.  

Geo has coached CEO's, individuals and teams across a wide range of local, national and international organizations such as Visa, Orange, Baxter Healthcare, PGA European Tour, Domino Printed Images Fuji, Marks and Spencer, Avon Rubber, Environ, MJMapp and John Lewis. His book, IMPACT! How to Make a Positive Difference, is an autobiographical workbook and manual to help inspire and motivate people from all ages and backgrounds to make the changes necessary to lead rich and fulfilling lives.

 

Direct download: 095_Geo_Roberts.mp3
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Equipping a new generation of entrepreneurs

Click here for the resources from our interview with Steve

Direct download: 094_Steve_Haynes.mp3
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In my mastermind group, I was recently sharing that I was stretched too thin and felt like I was entirely too busy but not productive.  

Click here for all of the resources from our interview with Greg

I felt that my agenda was not my own and I was at the of other people and my calendar.  A friend of mine recommended the book Essentialism which I downloaded after the meeting on audible and started listening to on the way home.

“You cannot overestimate the unimportance of practically everything.”
― Greg McKeown

This book was the answer and has opened up a whole new life for me and is one of the first things I have every client I work with read.  The author Greg McKeown is a best seller in the New York Times, WSJ and Amazon.  I reached out to him for an interview and to my absolute delight he said he’s love to.

This is one of my favorite interviews I have ever done.  Not only are the concepts in Essentialism life changing but Greg is a Christian and he shares how the concepts and principles in the book came from his faith.

“We often think of choice as a thing. But a choice is not a thing. Our options may be things, but a choice—a choice is an action. It is not just something we have but something we do.”
― Greg McKeown

The Way of the Essentialist isn’t about getting more done in less time. It’s about getting only the right things done.  It is not  a time management strategy, or a productivity technique. It is a systematic discipline for discerning what is absolutely essential, then eliminating everything that is not, so we can make the highest possible contribution towards the things that really matter.

By forcing us to apply a more selective criteria for what is Essential, the disciplined pursuit of less empowers us to reclaim control of our own choices about where to spend our precious time and energy – instead of giving others the implicit permission to choose for us.

Essentialism is not one more thing – it’s a whole new way of doing everything. A must-read for any leader, manager, or individual who wants to learn who to do less, but better, in every area of their lives, Essentialism  is a movement whose time has come.

“the pursuit of success can be a catalyst for failure. Put another way, success can distract us from focusing on the essential things that produce success in the first place.”
― Greg McKeown

Resources

Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Disciplined Pursuit of Less – Article for Harvard by Greg McKeown

Greg’s blog

Twitter: @GregoryMcKeown

Bio

Greg McKeown has dedicated his career to discovering why some people break through to the next level—and others don’t. The definitive treatment of this issue is addressed in McKeown’s latest project: the instant New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less.  As well as frequently being the #1 Time Management book on Amazon, this book challenges core assumptions about achievement to get to the essence of what really drives success. McKeown is the CEO of THIS Inc, a company whose mission is to assist people and companies to spend 80 percent of their time on the vital few rather than the trivial many. Clients include Adobe, Apple, Google, Facebook, Pixar, Salesforce.com, Symantec, Twitter, VMware and Yahoo!. His writing has appeared or been covered by Fast Company, Fortune, HuffPost, Politico, and Inc. Magazine. He is among the most popular bloggers for the Harvard Business Review and LinkedIn’s Influencers group: averaging a million views a month. McKeown has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows including NPR’s All Things Considered and NBC’s Press: Here. Entrepreneur Magazine voted his interview at Stanford University the #1 Must-See Video on Business, Creativity and Success.

Direct download: 093_Greg_McKeown.mp3
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Jeff Gott was working his way up the corporate ladder as a consultant at Accenture and there's where God got ahold of him.  It first took him to the mission field, then to an executive position at a major Christian publisher and now working to facilitate Kingdom generosity at WaterStone.  On this edition of Eternal Leadership, listen to how God weaved all those seasons together to bring Jeff to a place of ever deepening faith and peace.  Get encouragement for transition seasons that you or friends are going through!

Show Notes

Direct download: 092_Jeff_Gott.mp3
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In today's episode, best-selling author, leadership expert, business coach and psychologist, Dr. John Townsend, joins us to discuss his latest book The Entitlement Cure.

Click here for the links from our interview with John

Dr. Townsend talks about how this attitude affects our behavior and relationships as well as how to confront others who are struggling with entitlement.

Here are my key takeaways from our interview

  • The Hard Way cures entitlement
  • Entitlement hurts ourselves and others
  • Entitlement is a rejection of reality
  • To change, we must want to change
  • Anything worth doing requires discipline
  • Positive change often starts with saying "I was wrong."
Direct download: 091_John_Townsend.mp3
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Protect your family and yourself against the lies of the media

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Tina Marie Griffin

“Hollywood promotes a lie in the fact that there are no consequences. Consequences are a huge thing that Hollywood is not addressing and that’s what’s killing our younger kids, from STD’s to suicide to all the things going on. if we would have positive entertainment coming out of Hollywood, I know the state of our youth today would be one hundred fold better than where it is today.” - Tina Marie Griffin

It is impossible to turn on the television or the radio without seeing or hearing messages that go against everything we stand for as Christians. We are bombarded with glamorous images of premarital sex, drug abuse and alcoholism, and well as suicide and other self-destructive behavior. As parents, it is a daily battle to fight off the influences of Hollywood, the music industry and social media.  How do we intentionally help our children to navigate this culture and cling to Christ to find their identity?

Join us today as we hear from former actress turned speaker and blogger,  Tina Marie Griffin. Tina’s background in Hollywood and the entertainment industry has given her a unique view into the real lives of celebrities, the double standards that some of them live by, and the pressures that surround them at all sides. Tina has seen first hand that what we see and hear is not the truth. Consequences are very real and it is imperative that we expose the real truth to our youth so that they can become leaders who can make a difference in our culture.

What you will learn:

  • Tina’s background and the conversations that she has had with celebrities.
  • How parents sometimes feed the very problems they want to avoid.
  • That God will bless you for living differently. If you’re persecuted by the world, you’re doing the right thing.
  • How God led Tina into Hollywood to learn about the “inside” story and how she could help parents equip their kids to make wise choices.
  • The guilt and pressures that actors/actresses face every day.
  • The importance of finding identity in Christ.
  • Next steps to protect your family and yourself against the lies of the media.
  • How to make your children your priority and model a life that bears fruit.
  • The importance of being obedient to God.

The biggest thing you can do is to be obedient to what God’s calling you to do no matter the cost, to keep investing in your kids because you are training them up to change the world. You only have such a short amount of time to make a huge impact.” - Tina Marie Griffin

Resources:

The Counter Culture Mom - Tina Marie Griffin's website and great resources for our audience

Bio:

Tina Marie Griffin grew up on a farm in WI and went to Hollywood to work as an actress at a young age. For a decade, she worked on numerous TV shows and movies. While working in LA, she wanted to learn as much as she could about the entertainment industry and she got a job as an assistant to a major casting director at Universal Studios to learn the inside scoop of the movie making business.What she learned became the reason Tina has been speaking to teens and parents for the past 11 years.  In addition to sharing this message in schools, parent events, conferences and camps, Tina has opened for Third Day, Jeremy Camp, Jeff Deyo, Rotterdam November, The Museum, Chris August & Skillet.  She is currently a member of Next Generation Alliance, a network of crusaders started by the Luis Palau ministry. Tina has four active children, Jacob, Levi, Eden & Stella, and knows first-hand the importance of creating a media-safe environment for her family.  Being married to a co-visionary, her husband Luke has been the exact knight she needed.  The Griffin gang resides in Missouri where they like to camp, cook and homeschool together!

Direct download: 089_Tina_Marie_Griffin.mp3
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A MasterMind Group Will Accelerate Your Results

Aaron Walker is a great leader and an even better human being.  I’m very fortunate to be in his mastermind group and call him a friend.  He truly looks out for others and has some interesting giveaways to all of YOU… The  listeners of The Eternal Leadership Podcast.

Click Here to join the Eternal Leadership online get together on November 12th

For 19 years and counting, Aaron has taken classes from and has been coached personally by his friend, financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Spiritual mentors David Landrith and Bob Warren have impacted his spiritual life beyond measure. Two other disciplined mastermind groups, 48 Days led by friend Dan Miller and The Torch have played a role in his understanding of how to live a significant, successful life. Aaron incorporates education and learning opportunities into his daily routine, remaining informed of the latest tools and trends available.

[su_quote cite="Aaron Walker" url="http://www.viewfromthetop.com/"]You should fear missing an opportunity more than you fear failure.[/su_quote]

Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them.

[su_quote cite="Aaron Walker" url="http://www.viewfromthetop.com/"]I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I knew what I didn’t want to do at an early age[/su_quote]

What you will learn

  • When considering true success, it’s important to aim for significance.
  • A healthy balance between life and work isn’t some far-fetched myth.
  • How to find the true calling Christ has for each of you
  • That being in a Master Mind group can radically accelerate your success
  • Having an impact on others pays more dividends than self-absorption.

Resources

Bio

Businessman and Life Coach, Aaron T. Walker, has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. 35 years of entrepreneurship and marriage have given Aaron a wealth of experience. Aaron continues to reach new heights and broaden his perspective of the terrain by examining his experiences and growing from them.

For 19 years and counting, Aaron has taken classes from and has been coached personally by his friend, financial guru, Dave Ramsey. Spiritual mentors David Landrith and Bob Warren have impacted his spiritual life beyond measure. Two other disciplined mastermind groups, 48 Days led by friend Dan Miller and The Torch have played a role in his understanding of how to live a significant, successful life. Aaron incorporates education and learning opportunities into his daily routine, remaining informed of the latest tools and trends available.

It only took a few years as a partner with David Patton Construction LLC for Aaron to help take the business from doing one to two projects per year to a multi-million dollar company, voted number one builder for three consecutive years by Nashville’s House & Home & Garden Magazine’s People’s Choice Awards. He sold his retail business to Cash America USA, a Fortune 500 company. In addition to being the owner of eight lucrative businesses, Aaron participates in civic endeavors.

Through his participation in personal accountability groups, Aaron mentors 11 individuals weekly now and has for over five years. The Eagles Group, a collection of Nashville’s most respected leaders met weekly for over a decade. At his local church, Aaron is an active member, team leader, Deacon, and teacher.

Aaron values his time spent with family and friends. Sharing the past 35 years with his lovely wife Robin has been nothing short of spectacular. His two fantastic daughters and champion sons-in-law have given Aaron & Robin four beautiful grandchildren. When time allows, Aaron enjoys hunting, fishing, golf, and is an avid reader. A graduate of George Washington University (Economics), Johnson lives in Portland, Oregon. He considers himself a full-time student of books and a bad chess player in good practice.

Direct download: 088_Aaron_Walker.mp3
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If you are looking at a life change, get rid of a Plan B and develop a mindset where there isn’t a back door.

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Chris

 

Knock and keep on knocking and it will be opened. Now, will you step through and will you be faithful? Will you stay the course not if, but WHEN the challenges come? And we don’t get spooked so badly when those challenges come. You just modify plan A and find a way around, over or under.  Keep pressing to get through to the fullness of what you feel God has really called you.Chris McCluskey

As you’ve listened to our Eternal Leadership Podcast, you have no doubt heard numerous references to Christian Coaching. You may have looked into it yourself, whether to learn more about it or to hire a Christian Coach to help you bring the best out your business. It’s a movement that our guest believes will be fundamental to churches and businesses worldwide as Christians seek to integrate their faith with the marketplace.

Join us today as we hear from the “Father of Christian Coaching”, Chris McCluskey. Chris is the founder and president of the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. His journey from Christian psychotherapy into coaching was a call from God that required him to take a leap of faith and answer some hard questions. Christ will share his story and give a clear understanding of the definition of Christian Coaching and what it can do for individuals and our culture. You won’t want to miss this insightful episode.

What you will learn:

  • How Christian Coaching is different from Christian Counseling
  • Coaching looks toward the future while counseling deals with the past.
  • Why the wave of Christian Coaching has been so successful.
  • The difference between the “outside in” model and the “inside out” model.
  • If you are looking at a life change, get rid of a Plan B and develop a mindset where there isn’t a back door.
  • What is the future of Christian Coaching?
  • How well-known Christian leaders in business are integrating Christian coaching into the marketplace.
  • The importance of looking for the answers to our questions inside of us, through the Holy Spirit.
  • Where to find more information on Christian Coaching and how you can influence people by bringing out the best in them.

 

I think what I had was a front row seat to the dismantling of the family. Here I was being so close to other people’s battlefields that eventually you become shell shocked. You can’t believe the amount of pain and trauma that families were facing. The Lord introduced me to this new field called life coaching. It was about vision, it was about growth. It wasn’t about brokenness and healing in the past. It was about what could be, what’s possible, and I saw the immediate connections with our faith and worldview and God’s calling on our lives. And the rest is history.Chris McCluskey

Resources:

Bio

Chris McCluskey is a visionary leader who pioneered thew world of Christian Coaching. in 1998, Christ transitioned entirely out of his ownership of the largest Christian psychotherapy practice in Tampa Bay into full-time coaching as a solo practitioner in his new business, Coaching for Christian Living, Inc. He is the founder of Professional Christian Coaching Institute. Chris has presented at more than 50 national and international conferences. He and his wife, Rachel, are best-selling authors of the highly-acclaimed marriage book When Two Become One. They are frequent guests on popular Christian radio and television shows. Chris and Rachel operate Professional Christian Coaching Institute and Coaching for Christian Living from their ranch in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains in south-central Missouri where they homeschool their seven children. Chris’ passions include music, the performing arts, and nature, but most of all his family.

Direct download: 087_-_Chris_McCluskey.mp3
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Click Here for the resources from the interview with Bruce

Direct download: 086_-_Bruce_Van_Horn.mp3
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Build a foundation on bedrock and every structure will stand during the storms

Click here for the resources from our interview with Kim

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The marketplace is one of the best places for ministry

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Rich

“I tell people it’s really inappropriate for you to walk into your marketplace and say ‘hey, God has called me to minister to you.’ So don’t ever say anything about it. Let it happen on His schedule and off work time mostly, because otherwise you’re going to be known as that Bible thumper. So, let’s back up and get a view of what ministry in the marketplace is. It’s totally different than ministry in the church, and if we can understand that, and making ethical decisions is one of those things, just doing the right thing. And I think God’s call to purity in business is one of His highest calls.”- Rich Marshall

If you are a believer, God has called you to minister to those around you right where you are. You don’t have to be a pastor or work in a Christian ministry, you just have to ask God to use you in a way that honors Him each and every day. Your business can be your ministry, even if you don’t, or can’t, talk about Jesus openly.

Join us today as we talk with Rich Marshall, one of the pioneers of the modern marketplace ministry movement. Rich will share some wonderful examples of how God has used business professionals to change their companies, one life at a time. His E.P.I.C. system, Ethics, Principals, Integrity, and Character, is a proven, God-ordained way to have a lasting influence on your workplace.

What you will learn:

  • The importance of Revelation 1:6 “And hath made us kings and priests unto God the Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.
  • If you’re called of God, you’re called to serve Him right where you are.
  • Ministry in the work place doesn’t always mean starting a prayer meeting or Bible study at work. It means living with integrity and purity and praying about people and business transactions.
  • The importance of starting your day with asking the Lord to use you.
  • One person can change the workplace if you are the presence of Christ.
  • The business world does not have to be evil and sinful.
  • The importance of patience. Change won’t necessarily happen overnight.
  • How to strike balance in brining God into the workplace without being a Bible thumper.
  • You may not always know what lives will be touched, but they will.

You might wonder how i got involved in corporate training. It’s because everything i learned in corporate training I learned from the Bible.” - Rich Marshall

Resources:

Books: God at Work volume 1 & God at Work volume 2 by Rich Marshall

Book: There’s No Such Thing as “Business” Ethics: There’s Only One Rule for Making Decisions by John Maxwell.

Bio:

Rich Marshall is an international speaker and trainer. Rich brings over 40 years of in depth knowledge and hands on experience in pastoring, church planting and now business consulting and counseling within both the private sector and the non-profit sector of businesses. Rich and Wilma Marshall founded ROI, an inspirational and equipping ministry to the business community.

Direct download: 084_-_Rich_Marshall.mp3
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Encouragement if you are going through the pit

Direct download: 083_-_Os_Hillman_Extra.mp3
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Whatever You Do, Work at it With All Your Heart

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Os

“I believe that God has given each of us a mandate to solve a problem. And when we begin to solve problems, we begin to have influence. Because culture doesn't care who solves their problem, they just want their problem solved. So I believe that influence is a result of a fruit of our call, not a goal.”- Os Hillman

Colossians 3:23 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”  Whether you work in the secular world, or whether you work for a ministry, everything you do with a motive to serve God is part of living out your faith. Work is ministry, regardless of your job.

On today’s podcast, we will talk with Os Hillman, president of Marketplace Leaders. Os went through a very difficult period in his business and personal life, but God used that time to bring good out of a painful situation. This experience has given him a unique perspective on how to help others who are going through similar circumstances. He also learned that it’s important to take our relationship with God into every aspect of our lives, including our business endeavors.

What You Will Learn:

  • There does not have to be an iron curtain between the business world and the spiritual world.
  • Understanding God’s view of work.
  • How to apply the Bible to your field of professional work.
  • The Strategy of the 7 Mountains
  • How you can have an influence.
  • The 4 attributes of a Christian in the marketplace.
  • The importance of being faithful to the small things.

“It's not a reigning over people, it's using the spiritual authority of the Holy Spirit to be able to pray things in to existence. To be able to be his witnesses in the Earth. To be able to share the gospel, to be able to solve problems. That's what I mean by authority, not to dominate another person, but to represent Heaven on Earth.”- Os  Hillman

Resources:

todaygodisfirst.com

marketplaceleaders.org

upsideofadversity.com

Book: The Upside of Adversity by Os Hillman

Extra Audio: A Story of being faithful told by Os Hillman

BIO:

Os Hillman is president of Marketplace Leaders, an organization whose purpose is to help men and women discover and fulfill God’s complete purpose through their work and to view their work as ministry. He is an internationally recognized speaker on the subject of faith at work and the author of 14 books and a daily devotional called TGIF Today God is First. Os has been featured on CNBC, NBC, LA Times, New York Times and other national media. He is also president of Aslan, Inc. Os serves on the National Day of Prayer Committee and is national board member of The Jesus Alliance.

Direct download: 083_-_Os_Hillman.mp3
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There is a difference between a leaders goals and priorities

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Bob

“People know who they are, but other people try to force them to be what they're not. As a result, they're miserable. They're unhappy. They're frustrated. They're often angry. And I'll tell you what our role is, I believe is to free the person to be who they are. And if they say I'm not a goal setter, don't force them to set goals. If they say I'm a problem solver, well, let them solve problems.”-Bobb Biehl

Are you a goal-oriented person, a problem-oriented a person, or an opportunity-oriented person? As a leader, do you know how to tell the difference in these types of personalities among your team and how to help these personalities work together? Would you be willing to stop setting goals?

Join us as we talk with Bobb Biehl, an executive mentor who has consulted personally with over 500 senior executives. Bobb will share his strategies for strengthening leaders and executives, helping them find clarity in their lives and their organizations. In a world where everything seems to be goal driven, you will get an eye-opening perspective on how to relax and maximize the strengths of those around you.

What you will learn:

  • 3 areas that leaders can be strengthened: clarity of focus, gathering the right team, and learning how to handle money.
  • How to overcome anxiety and doubts about leadership.
  • The difference between situational confidence, life confidence, and God confidence.
  • The difference between goals and priorities.
  • 4 Levels of Thinking

“Well, a lot of people feel, or teach, even, that without goals, you can't get anywhere. That's nonsense. A lot of people feel like to be a leader, you have to have goals. That's nonsense as well. They feel like, well, you can lead something, but you can't be a president, or a senior pastor, or an executive director, without having goals.”-Bobb Biehl

Resources:

BobbBiehl.com

Book: Stop Setting Goals If You Would Rather Solve Problems by Bobb Biehl

Bio:

Bobb Biehl  is an executive mentor and has consulted with over 500 senior executives since 1976. He has created over 50 tools in the area of personal and organizational development. Prior to starting Masterplanning Group in 1976, he was on the executive team of World Vision International. He has been on boards of directors for Jesus People International, Focus on the Family and a publicly traded corporation. Bobb married Cheryl in 1964. They live in Scottsdale, Arizona and have 2 adult children, 2 grand-children and 4 great grand-children.

Direct download: 082_-_Bob_Biehl.mp3
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Extraordinary leaders have the ability to understand how their emotions affect their behavior and and how those emotions have impact on other people around them. 

Click here for the resources from our interview with Seth

Direct download: 081_-_Seth_Williams.mp3
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Find a Way to be Unproductive

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“I’ve found that there are not many margin spaces in the life of a leader where you’re not required to be productive. And so, you’ve gotta have a place where you’re not productive so that you can end up releasing what God gives you in the future.”-Garris Elkins

Pastor and author, Garris Elkins has a heart for the next generation. Garris, like many new pastors, had struggles and difficulties he wanted to quickly overcome. It was through these experiences that he realized how to discover the goodness in places that may seem “hopeless” and that God wants us to embrace those failures as we move forward with hope.

Join us as we talk with Garris about his journey to becoming a writer and his desire to encourage leaders. In his book, The Leadership Rock, Garris has collected the good, the bad and the ugly of leadership. His goal is to share stories to let people know that leadership is not always the mountaintop it appears, but that the true lessons are often learned in the valleys.

What you will learn:

  • How to see struggles as a place to find hope
  • Why it’s important to love just that one person, even “Gladys the drunk”
  • Not everything is supposed to look successful to be successful.
  • How to be content with God, even when results don’t follow.
  • Why focusing on the numbers game can often lead to depression.
  • The importance of studying the history of the clientele you are working with.
  • How to create margin and learn the importance of being unproductive.

“God never leads us forward by judgement. He always calls us forward through hope.” -Garris Elkins

Resources:

www.garriselkins.com for more information, YouTube videos, and Garris’ blog

The Leadership Rock by Garris Elkins

The Garris Elkins YouTube Channel

Bio:


Garris Elkins has been called by God to raise up a prophetic generation who will speak to the cultures of our world with the empowered voice of Heaven. Garris’ ministry seeks to align people with their God-defined destiny through teaching, writing and prophetic ministry. Garris and his wife, Jan, live in Southern Oregon. They enjoy walking in the hills that surround their home and lingering over a good espresso.

Direct download: 080_-_Garris_Elkins.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:40am MDT

He Who Solves the Problem, Owns the Solution

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Mike

 

“I never realized how hard it was to help somebody and actually not hurt them. And a lot of people are out there doing things that they really believe because they have a good intention to help, are helping people, but the reality is it’s actually doing more harm than good.” -Mike McCausland

Michael McCausland, Founder and Executive Director of Sustainable Communities Worldwide, tells a story about a village in Africa where the women were walking 3 hours round trip to get water for their village. A non-profit group came into this community and thought it would be helpful to build a well in the village so the women would not have to walk so far for a needed resource. It was a surprise to everyone when the community started to fall apart. Why? Because those women were solving many of the village issues during their time of walking and talking. The desire to solve a problem ended up causing unintended consequences.

On today’s episode, we will hear about Mike’s journey from a career in nuclear power plants to humanitarian work in over 130 countries. James 1:27 was his call from God to make a difference in the lives of others and he quickly learned that helping people can sometimes hurt them. Sustainable Communities Worldwide shows villages and leaders around the world how to come up with their own solutions. Many of these same principles can also be accomplished in corporate settings.

What you will learn:

  • As a consultant, you never try to solve the problem. Instead, you help figure out the solution to the problem.  “He who solves the problem, owns the solution”
  • What happens to a culture who has been trained to seek others to solve their problems.
  • The importance of community resiliency.
  • The importance of cause and effect relationships.
  • How entrepreneurs are creating business in other countries.
  • Transferring the concept of ownership to the workforce.

 

When you begin to create that dependency, people don’t try to fix their own problems. It stifles innovation. It destroys dignity, and hope, and creativity. We’ve all been given a gift by God, and we’ve been given resources by God for our own solutions, but we don’t look for them when other people give us free stuff, and we just begin to look to others for our solutions and that’s happening all over the world.Mike McCausland

Bio:

MikeMFOUNDER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR of Sustainable Communities World Wide. Since 1993 Michael has been working in the international aid arena. In 2001, he was a Founder of HISG, a non-profit established to bring business practices to humanitarian aid and development. The lessons they learned about building local capacity to break the crisis of dependency led to the launch of Sustainable Communities Worldwide.

Resources:

Sustainable Communities Worldwide

email address: mmccausland@scworldwide.org

Direct download: 079_-_Mike_McCausland.mp3
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What If You Knew Your Life Purpose?

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Jeff

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

All things work together for His Good

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Cheryl

“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
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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 MDT

Changing Business As Usual To Change The World

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Scott Boyer



“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 MDT

A 5 Step Approach For Clarity That Will Accelerate Outcomes

Click Here for the resources with our interview with Gary


“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 MDT

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

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Chad

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
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How To Help Them Stay And Thrive! 

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Sandra


“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 MDT

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

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Dave

“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 MDT

Your Voice Needs To Be Heard

Click Here for the resources from our interview with Joel


"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
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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
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An Extraordinary Life Is Not An Either/Or Proposition

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Some people will remember the day you were born, some people will remember the day you died, but most are gonna remember that dash, right, that mark in between those two dates. And what is it that you want people to remember? – Joel Louis

As busy entrepreneurs and business people, it is often a daily struggle to find balance in life. It is vital to stay connected to God, your spouse, your children, and other important people in your life. How do you keep those plates spinning and still find joy in your life?

In today’s episode, we will hear from entrepreneur, Joel Louis who has a show called the Startup Dad Headquarters Podcast. He is a husband, a father, works full time, and is an entrepreneur. Joel will share the importance of being intentional in every aspect of your life. Pursuing your dreams, using your talents, and staying connected with your family doesn’t have to be an either/or proposition if you know how to prioritize.

What you will learn:

  • How to connect with the calling in your life
  • How to embrace the gifts and talents that God has given you
  • How to find joy right where you are
  • Why saying “yes” to one thing means you have to say “no” to something else

What’s the most important thing in your business, in your life right now? Focus on that and then when you get the chance, come back and pick up the pieces from that other stuff that you let go by. But we can’t balance everything. It’s a balancing act and we gotta just make sure we’re prioritizing the most important things in our lives, and then when we get some extra time, swing back around.– Joel Louis

Resources

Start Up Dad Headquarters – Outstanding podcast that is on my personal playlist!

Bio


Hi, I’m Joel Louis founder of Startup Dad Headquarters (HQ). I’m on a mission to help extraordinary Father’s of today who are / want to be fully engaged in every aspect of their children lives and who are also trying to figure out how to purse their dreams of entrepreneurship in order to leave a legacy behind.

Our vision at Startup Dad HQ is to inspire and enable one small business launch every single day by father’s all over the world.

On, Father’s Day, 2014 I launched Startup Dad HQ, a business interview show / podcast, focused on the intersection between The Evolution of Dads and Entrepreneurship. Each interview takes us through the journey, of our guest,. They share their failures, bumps and bruises and their rise to the top as they navigated through the complexities of Fatherhood, Entrepreneurship and Life.

Startup Dad HQ also features webinars and live interactive workshops with content experts in all areas of Fatherhood and Entrepreneurship.

“Things that matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” Wolfgang von Goethe

What matters most to me and everything that I do is for my family. I am married to a gorgeous NICU nurse and we have three beautiful daughters under the age of 6. I know in no time they will be off to college so my time with them, right now!, means more than anything.

Who am I? Well I like to think of myself as a Fortune 100 Corporate Dad gone ROGUE! After nearly 14 years as a highly successful manager at Intel Corporation I decided, enough was enough, it was time to stop working on someone else’s dream and start working on my own. It took me almost a year and a half of self exploration and lots of sleepless nights to pinpoint my true passions but when the dust settled it was clear! I wanted to build a platform that focused on the extraordinary Father’s of today who are fully engaged in every aspect of their children lives and have also managed to purse their dreams of entrepreneurship in order to leave a legacy behind.

Direct download: 068_-_Joel_Louis.mp3
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“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

Direct download: 067_Andy_Mason__Forgiving_the_Church.mp3
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Kingdom Leaders Can Change The Culture Of An Entire City

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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:

  • The power of a core catalyst group of Christians who are willing to humble themselves on behalf of their community
  • Specific example of how communities like Modesto, CA and Manchester, KY were changed by this example
  • How you can create transformation and change the spiritual climate in your own community

“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

Resources

Market Place ROCK Website

Bio

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.

Direct download: 066_Amy_Everette__Transformation.mp3
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Those who serve others derive significant benefits not available to recipients

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“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

  • How to be a Kingdom Ambassador
  • What non-financial elements of wealth are
  • Questions you need to ask yourself
  • How to create your own personal board of directors
  • The five areas of wealth
  • The Discovery Process
  • How to be present with God daily
  • Character traits of a leader

Resources

Pratt Legacy Advisors

Bio

Alan_Pratt_new_bkgnd (1)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 alan@prattla.com or by phone at 425-455-0999.

Direct download: 065_Alan_Pratt__Why_It_Really_Is_Better_To_Give_Than_Receive.mp3
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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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Click Here for the resources from our interview with Paul

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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