Culture

Episode 69 - "One Million Followers Wasn’t in My Obituary" with Sanyin Siang of The Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics

Episode 69 - "One Million Followers Wasn’t in My Obituary" with Sanyin Siang of The Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics

We are so excited to get to share today’s interview with Sanyin Siang. She is the executive director of The Coach K Center on Leadership and Ethics, and in addition to sharing what makes Coach K such an excellent coach and leader (hint: it has to do with enabling greatness instead of chasing it), she also told us why having 1 million followers on LinkedIn isn’t the thing she wants to be remembered for. It was so encouraging to hear her share how her identity and value is found first and foremost in what God says is true of her—that she is a beloved child of God. We think her energy and passion is contagious and hope you get a chance to listen in!

Episode 64 - God of the Second Shift with Jeff Haanen from the Denver Institute for Faith and Work

Episode 64 - God of the Second Shift with Jeff Haanen from the Denver Institute for Faith and Work

Join William and Henry in the Mile-High city as they talk to Jeff Haanen from the Denver Institute for Faith and Work. His article, God of the Second Shift, made waves in the faith and work world, and we’re excited to have him on our podcast today to talk more about how we can move this conversation around theology and business from the corner office to the manufacturing floor. Tune in to hear what Jeff has to share about what a theology of work means for those in the working class.

Episode 60 - How an Interview with Hulk Hogan on Their Wedding Day Started a $40 Million Business with Jeff and Ally Davidson of Camp Gladiator

Episode 60 - How an Interview with Hulk Hogan on Their Wedding Day Started a $40 Million Business with Jeff and Ally Davidson of Camp Gladiator

When Ally Davidson woke up on the morning of her wedding day, she had no idea the journey that God had prepared for her, nor did she anticipate it would start with a tryout for the television show American Gladiator that very same day. Fast forward a few years and Camp Gladiator has over 3500 locations across the country with over 100,000 members. Tune in to hear the story of Jeff and Ally Davidson—how interacting with Hulk Hogan jump started their business, how they’ve seen community and exercise drastically affect people’s lives, and how their faith impacts everything they do.

Episode 58 - Becoming Bilingual: Fluency in Metrics and Story with Matt Bird

Episode 58 - Becoming Bilingual: Fluency in Metrics and Story with Matt Bird

Today we’re connecting with Matt Bird, who is based in the United Kingdom. Matt is the author of several books, including Relationology, The Secrets of Story, and Freedom: How to Live Your Life for Jesus Free From Anxiety and Worry. Another one of his books, Transformation, takes a look at how God is connecting churches across communities, cities, and countries to bring about social, political, economic, cultural, and spiritual transformation. This book is the product of Matt’s work with businesses and churches in helping them both improve one another as they increase their impact, which is the subject of this episode. Listen in to hear how they do it!

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

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

Today we’re in Cincinnati, Ohio connecting with Scott Weiss from 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 it's their Ocean Conference or their accelerator, they’re committed to investing in entrepreneurs who have a faith in God and a passion for success. Tune in to hear more about Scott’s journey!

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

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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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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.

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

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

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!).

Episode 49 - A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs: Andy Crouch, Author, Journalist and Partner at Praxis

Episode 49 - A Rule of Life for Redemptive Entrepreneurs: Andy Crouch, Author, Journalist and Partner at Praxis

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On this episode, the team spends time with Andy Crouch, partner for theology and culture at Praxis, an organization that works as a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, as well as an accomplished writer and journalist, having authored several books as well as articles published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine.

Episode 46 - Sunday Night Blues: Toxic Work Environments

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.

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

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. 

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

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.

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

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.

Episode 36 - Living in a material world: Mailbag questions answered

Episode 36 - Living in a material world: Mailbag questions answered

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In this week’s podcast, the team answers a few of your questions around profit making and taking as well as consumerism. One Bay Area listener shares his struggles with being in what he believes is a money-driven industry. 

Episode 28 - Resurgence of Faith in the Marketplace: Interview with Mike Sharrow (CEO of C12)

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The first of two parts, this week’s episode finds the team speaking with Mike Sharrow, President and CEO of C12, an organization that provides a confidential and intimate environment where like-minded peers share ideas, discover and plan for areas in their business that need improvement, hold each other accountable, and encourage one another to conduct business in a God-honoring way.

Episode 23 - Biblical Message of Generosity

Episode 23 - Biblical Message of Generosity

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God needs our success and our money to do his work on earth, right??  What is the most important question for us to answer:  How to give, where to give, why to give?  How do we define "net worth"? There may not be a more important topic for a Faith Driven Entrepreneur to tackle, than how to think about generosity.

Episode 22 - Expressing Gratitude in the Workplace

Episode 22 - Expressing Gratitude in the Workplace

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In this episode, Henry, William, and Rusty explore the topic of expressing gratitude in the workplace.  They discuss how we can be more intentional with showing our thanks and appreciation to others as leaders.  A starting point for this outpouring is finding a way to be grateful ourselves.  When we do this, it resets our perspective and causes us to be grateful for others, their work, and their contribution.  

Episode 20 - What is the Lifeblood of the Business? Pt. 1 Interview with Vic Ho - Co-Founder & CEO of Fivestars

Episode 20 - What is the Lifeblood of the Business? Pt. 1 Interview with Vic Ho - Co-Founder & CEO of Fivestars

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This week we are honored to sit down with the man, the myth, the legend, Vic Ho, Co-founder and CEO of Fivestars.  Vic is a long-time friend of both Henry and William, so it's true joy to have him on the program.

What's the lifeblood of a business?  We would argue that customers are on the top of this list.  Well, that's what Vic focuses on day in and day out.  Customer acquisition and customer retention.