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Podcast Episode 57 - Combating Loneliness with Community: Scott Weiss from Ocean Accelerator

Podcast Episode 57 - Combating Loneliness with Community: Scott Weiss from Ocean Accelerator

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Today we’re in Cincinnati, Ohio connecting with Scott Weiss with Ocean Accelerator. They have an incredible birth story—coming from the lobby of Crossroads Church in Cincinnati they launched into an accelerator for fast growing tech companies. For the past few years they’ve been on a mission to equip faith driven entrepreneurs and owners that bravely step out to change the world. Whether its their Ocean Conference or their accelerator, they’re committed to investing in entrepreneurs who have a faith in God and a passion for success. Listen to the full episode here!

Why Are There No Christians Left Anymore?

Why Are There No Christians Left Anymore?

Rick Goossen, Chairman of Entrepreneurial Leaders Organization (ELO) Network, discusses “There are virtually no ‘Christians’ left in North America.  Where have they all gone?  How did it become so complicated to be called a Christian?  Does it matter?”

"Workism Making Americans Miserable" - Commentary by J.D. Greear

"Workism Making Americans Miserable" - Commentary by J.D. Greear

The Atlantic’s article, Workism Is Making Americans Miserable, is one of those where someone has a brilliant insight the Bible teaches as a core principle: the futility of making work an idol. However, the Bible’s presentation is more complete—man shall not live by work alone, but man was made for work.

Podcast Episode 54 - Governance without Giving up Control: Byron Loflin, Founder of the Center for Board Excellence

Podcast Episode 54 - Governance without Giving up Control: Byron Loflin, Founder of the Center for Board Excellence

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Byron Loflin, founder of the Center for Board Excellence, joins the team this week, helping us get a handle on the importance of good governance within our organizations. He shares with us his views on why governance is core to servant leadership and promotes healthy, humble accountability that provides a stable runway for your organization’s success.

A Spiritual Forecast

A Spiritual Forecast

Greg Leith, CEO & Board Member of Convene shares that “the spiritual forecast for our world is rather cloudy. Yet, regardless of the leader of your country, you’re still a leader in your company. The spiritual forecast for the world depends on you, and it starts in your business.”

Podcast Episode 53 - The Entrepreneurial Story that led to 370 Million Reading the Bible - Bobby Gruenewald, Founder of YouVersion

Podcast Episode 53 -  The Entrepreneurial Story that led to 370 Million Reading the Bible - Bobby Gruenewald, Founder of YouVersion

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EPISODE 53

Bobby Gruenewald of YouVersion joins us this week giving us the low down on the origins of this wildly popular bible app with 370M+ downloads and counting.

The Spiritually Healthy Leader: Confronting Unwanted Sexual Behavior

The Spiritually Healthy Leader: Confronting Unwanted Sexual Behavior

Jay Stringer, a licensed mental health counselor, ordained minister, and author of "Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing", joins Greg Leith of Convene to discuss a topic that few dare to touch. How does the power of a leader infused with their sexual brokenness impact their lives and the lives of those that they lead?

Podcast Episode 52 - The Secret Farm League of Faith Driven Entrepreneurs: Jon Hart of Praxis Academy

Podcast Episode 52 - The Secret Farm League of Faith Driven Entrepreneurs: Jon Hart of Praxis Academy

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On this episode, the team talks to Jon Hart, Partner at Praxis Labs about his work with Praxis Academy, a week-long on ramp into the Praxis community of redemptive entrepreneurs targeting the under 25. For 5 years, this organization has encouraged college-aged entrepreneurs to more actively view their aspirations within the context of their faith, impacting 750 people, from 160 universities and 20 countries.

The Millennial Entrepreneur

The Millennial Entrepreneur

Originally published by FORBES — The Millennials, who were born into the age of information, have been described as lazy, narcissistic, entitled and unable to stay in one job, but also as the most purpose-driven and potentially the most entrepreneurial of all previous generations. Why?

Podcast Episode 51 - God Owns it All: Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart Crane and Rigging

Podcast Episode 51 - God Owns it All: Alan Barnhart, CEO of Barnhart Crane and Rigging

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This week’s guest is Alan Barnhart of Barnhart Crane and Rigging of Memphis, TN. Originally a small family business started by his parents, Alan and his brother, Eric, grew the company into one of the largest Heavy Lift and Heavy Transport organization in the United States with 1,000 team members in more than 40 locations across the country and a nationwide reputation for solving problems (Even if it means building a 200+ wheel truck!).

Building Boats for the Glory of God

Building Boats for the Glory of God

Correct Craft, which builds Nautique boats, was founded in 1925 by the Melloon family with the mission statement "To build boats for the glory of God." Their corporate culture aims to help employees, who may never go to church, come to Christ.

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

How Successful People Handle Toxic People

Originally published by FORBES — This article by Travis Bradberry (author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President of TalentSmart) gives helpful tips about dealing with toxic people, ranging from ‘setting boundaries’ to ‘having a support system’ to even ‘watching your caffeine intake.’

Podcast Episode 46 - Sunday Night Blues: Toxic Work Environments

Podcast Episode 46 - Sunday Night Blues: Toxic Work Environments

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Toxic people, toxic environments and all other possible permutations of how toxicity can be expressed in an organization is the subject of today’s episode. Rusty rests the responsibility of toxic organizations firmly on the shoulders of the founder and William believes that faith driven leaders can still be guilty of making a mess of culture.

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 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.

Podcast Episode 38 - Who Do You Think You Are? - Tim Keller at Sovereign's Capital

Podcast Episode 38 - Who Do You Think You Are? - Tim Keller at Sovereign's Capital

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This week’s podcast has us listening in on a talk Tim Keller gave to Sovereign’s Capital last September where he meticulously unpacks the hidden truth of identity formation, its habits and rituals, in both the Western and greater world. We are fed these belief systems from the moment we breathe and too often we are defined by the greater world without our consent.