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By Annie Perdue-Olson & Heidi Zwart
Connecting Busy Female Leaders to Practical Resources for Ministry Today
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Carve a Path to Joy
Do you have trouble finding joy? We can seek and find joy rather than waiting for it to drop on our lap. Even when we hit “bottom,” we have the opportunity for joy to enter into our life and begin its healing work. Listen in as Kristen Joy shares her own journey and how she helps others in ministry find the joy that so easily can slip away as we serve others. Additional Links & Resources: Facebook: @theministrywifecoach Instagram: @theministrywifecoach Find out more about The Gathering Place - an online community for ministry-minded Christian women seeking community, growth, wholeness and joy at Kristen’s website www.theministrywifecoach.com Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.” For more about us and what we do, check out our website.
30:58
November 24, 2020
Boost Your Energy with Healthy Habits
Busy leaders need energy. But our grab and go, quick fix world encourages food choices that deplete instead of restore. So, what does a leader do to stay healthy and energized in the midst of busy and why does it matter? Get ready for a high energy conversation with Lainey Younkin, a Registered Dietician who specializes in helping women build better habits. With a blend of education, inspiration, and real-world solutions, you will feel better equipped to make small changes for a healthier life. Links and resources: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/weight.loss.dietitian/ Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.” For more about us and what we do, check out our website.
33:36
November 17, 2020
Relationships That Resource Your Mission
Just because God has called us to do a specific thing, doesn’t mean it will be easy. One of the challenges that keep leaders up at night is how to resource the mission God has given them. Tammy Kocher, Executive Director of New Life Family Services learned this “how-to” by first doing the wrong things, which led her to a relationship-focused approach fueled by truly caring for what people are passionate about. When passion matches mission, people give generously. Additional links and resources: www.newlifefamilyservices.org Connect with Tammy Kocher at tammy@nlfs.org Follow New Life Family Services on Facebook and Instagram: @newlifefamilyservices Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.” For more about us and what we do, check out our website.
36:43
November 10, 2020
Lead With Your Strengths
Do you do what you do best every day? Have you ever wished you could? CliftonStrengths (StrengthsFinder) will help you discover your natural talents so that you can do just that. But knowledge isn’t enough. You need to turn what you know into action steps so that you can lead yourself and your team effectively, preserve your energy, and make better decisions. In this episode, Annie puts Heidi, a Certified Gallup Strength Coach, on the “hot seat” to take CliftonStrengths to the next level so that you can truly lead with your strengths. Additional links and resources: Take CliftonStrengths or upgrade to your full 34 report HERE. Download Heidi’s FREE Resource, "Make Better Habits with the Help of Your Natural Talents." Download the Gallup Access app to take your strengths on-the-go! (search the Apple or Google Store) For more information about Heidi and how she helps build strengths-based teams, check out her website.
41:56
November 3, 2020
When Your Emotions Leak
Are leaky emotions getting in the way of you being all you can be as a leader? Do you know when and why you’re being mastered by them and how they show up in your interactions with those you lead? In this episode, we’re taking a closer look at these questions and more with the help of Amanda Cornelius, an experienced therapist and business leader at The Wellspring Group who specializes in helping women and leaders live healthier lives. Additional links and resources: Amanda Cornelius:  www.wellspringgroupmn.com Instagram: @wellspringgroupmn Facebook: @WellspringMN Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.” For more about us and what we do, check out our website.
27:34
October 27, 2020
Change is Messy in the Middle
Change is inevitable and sometimes tricky. We can get stuck in the messy middle. Change starts with an event that leaves us unprepared for the emotional response and journey to acceptance that is unique for everyone. In this episode, leadership coach, Heidi Lewerenz, guides us through a proven framework that helps leaders navigate their own layers of change and waves of emotions while leading others through it well, too. Change IS messy in the middle, but there's hope for moving beyond it! Additional links and resources: Website: www.heidilewerenz.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HeidiLewerenzLeadership Join a Free 5 Day RESET! www.heidilewerenzcoaching.com Download the free resource "7 Miles Through the Messy Middle" Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.” For more about us and what we do, check out our website.
28:25
October 20, 2020
Connecting Vision to Action
What’s your first instinct when when you hear the word “strategy?” Do you jump up and down with excitement or sprint in the opposite direction? In ministry, we sometimes forget that great vision always needs a great strategy. We can’t maximize our missional impact without having a plan to do it. In this episode, we’re talking with experienced strategist, Jennifer Fuller, to learn how to connect strategy to action and how leaders in ministry can be strategic, even if it’s not a natural talent. Links and resources: Jennifer Fuller’s Website:  https://www.ix2consulting.com Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.” For more about us and what we do, check out our website.
25:17
October 13, 2020
Navigating Hard Seasons
Have you been knocked off balance navigating an unexpected or hard season? Are you in one of those moments where you felt grounded, but suddenly lost your footing? Maybe it’s been more like a slow simmer of little things building over time. If you aren’t in it now, you will probably experience it at some point. Get real with co-hosts Annie & Heidi in a discussion about facing the reality of hard seasons and how navigating through them is an ongoing journey. Additional links and resources: Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.” For more about us and what we do, check out our home page. Find all our recommended resources on our Resource Page.
24:38
October 6, 2020
Permission to Make Mistakes
What draws you to a leader and inspires you to follow them? How do you know if you’ve got that as a leader? If you don’t have it yet, how do you get it? In this episode, we’re taking a closer look at ways you can develop that “it-factor” that draws other people toward you with Jeannette Grace, author of G-Factor: 8 Secrets for Increasing Your Gravitational Pull at Work. Additional links and resources: Check out your own G-Factor with this assessment: https://expressivecct.com/ LinkedIn: jgrace01 Facebook: ExpressiveCCT Instagram: jgraceexpresivecct Twitter: @expressivetrng Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.” For more about us and what we do, check out our website.
27:21
September 29, 2020
Reflecting Jesus in Conversations About Race
How are you addressing issues of race in your church or ministry? Do you know what to say or are you stumbling for the right words? In this episode, we’re taking a closer look at these questions and more with guidance of Chaneika Polk, an experienced ministry leader who’s worn multiple hats in a multi-ethnic, multisite church for nearly a decade. Additional links and resources: Be The Bridge - Latasha Morrison Just Mercy - Bryan Stevenson Be The Bridge - Latasha Morrison To Hell with the Hustle - Jefferson Bethke How to Lead When You're Not In Charge - Clay Scroggins Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.” For more about us and what we do, check out our website.
29:21
September 21, 2020
Managing Your Mindset
When faced with a difficult situation or challenging opportunity, how do you react? We come to a situation with our own mindset -- we think our own thoughts. If we think only our own thoughts, our perspective is void of Christ’s perspective. Let’s find out from Kathleen Fischer how we can manage our mindset more effectively to find better solutions and perspective.  Additional links and resources: Facebook: @kathleenfischercoaching Instagram: @christcenteredsuccess www.kathleenfischercoaching.com Negative Thinking Challenge Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.” For more about us and what we do, check out our website.
31:44
September 14, 2020
Thriving in Marriage & Ministry
Is it possible to have a healthy marriage and a healthy ministry? Or is it one at the expense of the other? In this episode, we’re taking a closer look at this question through the lens of Joanne Thompson, a seasoned leader who’s spent nearly 50 years in ministry living out the answer to this question. And how a DQ Buster Bar holds a clue! Additional links and resources: Javi with Juli Podcasts (from Authentic Intimacy) Mystery of Marriage, by MIke Mason The Kindness Challenge, by Shaunti Feldhahn Gary Thomas' many writings on marriage Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.” For more about us and what we do, check out our website.
27:21
September 14, 2020
What Busy Leaders Need Most
Life in ministry is amazing - when you’re not overwhelmed. And, a huge part of fighting the overwhelm is to reduce the busyness of your life. In this inaugural episode, we’re looking at the ways female leaders can overcome busy so that they can continue to feel resourced, feel capable, and breathe easier for impact in ministry. Links and resources: Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.” For more about us and what we do, check out our website.
28:12
September 3, 2020