Entrepreneur Profiles

Podcast Episode 47 - Stewarding What Matters Most - Phil Olsen, President of Know Your Strengths

Podcast Episode 47 - Stewarding What Matters Most - Phil Olsen, President of Know Your Strengths

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In this episode, Henry sits down with former NFL player and first round draft pick Phil Olsen, currently President of Know Your Strengths, a human resource consulting firm that guides clients and executive-level management through processes for talent discovery, training and people management.

Podcast Episode 45 - How to Shorten Your Time in the Desert: Julie Barrios, Founder of Nuos Formation

Podcast Episode 45 - How to Shorten Your Time in the Desert: Julie Barrios, Founder of  Nuos Formation

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We find the team chatting with Julie Barrios, of Nuos Formation, a spiritual formation enterprise focused on helping the entrepreneur develop healthy inner lives as part of purposeful living as a faith-driven entrepreneur.

The Power of "I Can't"

The Power of  "I Can't"

A major decision for anyone reading this blog site is whether you will truly be a “faith-driven” (as in the very engine, operating system, fuel, source) or a “faith-inspired” entrepreneur.  The market is awash of moral, virtuous entrepreneurs who throw a periodic hat tip to Jesus (#blessed) and even seek to draw upon Biblical principles to enhance their ventures.  How we relate to God and how we then operate from an identity defined by the Gospel radically alters how we lead.

When a Startup becomes a Monastery 2.0

When a Startup becomes a Monastery 2.0

From Seattle Pacific University's Faith & Co., this short business documentary shows how a startup answered a call to purposeful reconciliation and community building. Dayspring Technologies relocated from downtown to Bayview, an underserved community where tourists (and tech firms) rarely venture.

Generosity Path's Entrepreneur Profile: Jonathan Onigbinde

Generosity Path's Entrepreneur Profile: Jonathan Onigbinde

We are excited to share with you some of the great Entrepreneur Profiles from around the world compiled by our friends at Generosity Path. Today, we meet a leading entrepreneur in Africa who is on the generosity path and ask them what God has taught him about giving.

This week, meet Jonathan Onigbinde from Nigeria!

Who am I? The Identity of an Entrepreneur

Who am I? The Identity of an Entrepreneur

“What really motivates us as entrepreneurs? The freedom for the faith-driven entrepreneur is that in Christ, all the work is finally finished. Our work, then, is simply to listen, obey, and to tend the vine given to us. And when it grows, to marvel at the handiwork of the Gardener. “

Podcast Episode 42: Fighting for the Highest Possible Good: Steve Cochram and Jeremie Kubicek of 5 Voices Systems/GiANT Worldwide

Podcast Episode 42: Fighting for the Highest Possible Good: Steve Cochram and Jeremie Kubicek of 5 Voices Systems/GiANT Worldwide

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Steve Cochram and Jeremie Kubicek of 5 Voices Systems, a leadership assessment tool that helps you define, understand and leverage your communication style for optimal influence joins the FDE team this week.

A Practical Story For Living a Generous Lifestyle

A Practical Story For Living a Generous Lifestyle

The Bible has much to say about our attitude toward money and points us towards a generous lifestyle. Yes, it’s important to for us to save for retirement and be diligent with our finances, but we’re also called to use our resources to advance the cause of the Gospel. The founders P.S. Kitchen in NYC understand this call well. They not only donate its profits to charity, but they also share the practical love of God with the staff!

Podcast Episode 41 - How to slay a dragon: Peter Greer, CEO of Hope International

Podcast Episode 41 - How to slay a dragon: Peter Greer, CEO of Hope International

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In this week’s episode, we’re talking to Henry’s long-time friend Peter Greer, President and CEO of Hope International, a leading provider of microfinancing for underserved communities around the globe. Peter helps us understand the multi-faceted aspects of poverty, that it’s about more than simply the lack of resources.

Podcast Episode 40 - Mission Ready: Part Two with David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth

Podcast Episode 40 - Mission Ready: Part Two with David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth

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In Part Two with David Morken, the team discusses more thoroughly about what it means to be mission ready both individually and corporately. David talks about the importance of obedience to God and avoiding the pitfalls of both willfulness and passivity and Henry leads the discussion into practical applications of how their company’s HR policies intentionally reflected kingdom values as they target the whole person for impact. 

Inspiring a Generous Community

Inspiring a Generous Community

In this Monday’s video, see how an entrepreneurial couple can rally a community towards giving! In the small town of Stanford, Kentucky, Jess and Angela Correll are leading a revival of sorts. From the Correll's bank to restaurant to hotel to other small businesses, the local economy is prospering, and its residents are getting inspired to be a generous community!

Podcast Episode 39 - The Partnership Factor: Part One with David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth

Podcast Episode 39 - The Partnership Factor: Part One with David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth

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In this edition of the FDE Podcast, we get a peek into the longtime friendship and partnership (let’s just call it what it is – a bromance) between David Morken and Henry Kaestner, co-Founders of Bandwidth and Republic Wireless. They share with us the divine origins of their relationship (Henry was a direct answer to David’s prayer) and how their relationship translated into a successful business where people are promoted as much as the product.

Generosity Path's Entrepreneur Profile: The Opprecht Family

Generosity Path's Entrepreneur Profile: The Opprecht Family

We are excited to share with you some of the great Entrepreneur Profiles from around the world compiled by our friends at Generosity Path. Below, we meet a Christian family who is on the generosity path and ask them what God has taught them about giving.

This week, meet Juerg and Benzli Opprecht from Switzerland!

Calling versus Business Decision

Calling versus Business Decision

“I was in search of my Calling (upper case “C”), my purpose and I was not getting any younger. I had narrowed things down to two possibilities.  I could go into vocational ministry (working for my home church in the states) or join a good friend of mine and start a business.” In this post, Rick West shares his journey to discovering his own calling and gives advice to budding entrepreneurs and Christians alike, to “skip the pros/cons list. Jump right to prayer, spend time with your spouse and find someone with some gray hair to impart truth into your life…”

Podcast Episode 37 - Hey Kid, Wanna Test Something on the Space Station? - Valley Christian School's Entrepreneur Program

Podcast Episode 37 - Hey Kid, Wanna Test Something on the Space Station? - Valley Christian School's Entrepreneur Program

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The team spends some time with the students and teachers from Entrepreneur Program and Valley Christian School (VCS) in San Jose, CA. Spearheaded by Hannah and Danny Kim, entrepreneurs in their own right, the program has launched high school students into the world of entrepreneurship in the midst of a community invested in seeing biblical values and principles impacting the world.

Generosity Path's Entrepreneur Profile: Surya Gunadi

Generosity Path's Entrepreneur Profile: Surya Gunadi

We are excited to share with you some of the great Entrepreneur Profiles from around the world compiled by our friends at Generosity Path. Below, we meet a Christian who is on the generosity path and ask them what God has taught them about giving.

This week, meet Surya Gunadi from Indonesia.

Podcast Episode 35 - God Loves Idiots too: John Marsh of Marsh Collective

Podcast Episode 35 - God Loves Idiots too: John Marsh of Marsh Collective

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The team sits down with John Marsh of Marsh Collective, of Opelika, Alabama to discuss storytelling, what it’s like to run 10+ businesses (the collective part of Marsh Collective) and how to be the steward of 10 square city blocks for the glory of God and Kingdom while being totally unqualified to do so.

Purposed worKING: Bold Moves pt.2 - Taking It To the Streets

Purposed worKING: Bold Moves pt.2 - Taking It To the Streets

In this post, Rusty Rueff shares one of his daily devotional blog posts. Jesus told us to go and make disciples. Rusty was reminded of this fact with the inspiring strategy Coco Channel used in her initial marketing plan to launch her business. Take a look to read more.