Wellness: Russ Laraway on When They Win, You Win; Great Managers; Occupational Well-being; and Career Action Plans

Good managers are exceedingly hard to come by these days whether in ministry, business, nonprofit or any career.  Many workplaces do not even have a development program to train employees on how to manage well, and yet we know from data on the Great Resignation that the relationship with one’s manager is a significant contributor to why many employees are leaving their jobs. 
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Episode 4 – Lisa Rodriguez-Watson

Rowland Smith and Oneya Okuwobi sit down with Missio Alliance Director Lisa Rodriguez-Watson to talk about her chapter in Red Skies. Lisa focuses on migration to the West and how the church can be good news to immigrants.
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Wellness: Rebekah Jackson on Occupational Therapy, Being a Health Coach, Running, Healthy Eating, Changing Habits, and the Mind, Body, Soul Connection

Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Mothers who work outside the home and do both paid and unpaid work really face impossible challenges toward wellness. However, there is hope. As we begin our Wellness series, we have a guest on this episode who will remind us to be kind to ourselves, and give us practical tools that don’t overwhelm us in the process.
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Belonging: Steve Fredlund on Flexibility at Work, How His Role in Business Analytics Helped Him in Starting a Non-Profit in Rwanda, What Pastoring Taught Him, and the Drive For Authentic Happiness

Steve Fredlund is a sought-after innovator engaged to solve the most complex problems. His insights have powered hundreds of breakthroughs in corporations, nonprofits and small businesses. He is the founder and Lead Strategist for Steve Fredlund Solutions and Small Small Business as well as the creator of The Solving BOX™.
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Episode 137 – Gina Cherian & Marvin Williams

Gina Cherion emailed me recently asking about Systems Theory in non white spaces, specifically how differentiation works in Asian culture. Gina is a pastor of Indian descent and when I received her email I knew I wanted to interview her and Marvin Williams who I have gotten to know through my Systems work and through Capable Life.
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EARTH DAY: Dave Johnson on Climate Change, Activism, Stanford Law School, Build Back Better Policies, Silicon Valley Tech Companies, Design, and The Role of Civil Disobedience

Dave Johnson is a lawyer, teacher and writer. He has served as general counsel for several tech companies in Silicon Valley across the last twenty years. For the last decade he has held teaching and research posts at Stanford Law School, as well as the Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.
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Belonging: Kristin Henning on The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth, Her Work as a Georgetown Law Professor, and Why Juveniles Are Stereotyped From Just the Word Itself

A nationally recognized writer, trainer, and consultant in juvenile justice reform, Kristin Henning speaks on the intersection of race, adolescence, and policing. Her book, The Rage of Innocence, is a powerful analysis of how the legal system criminalizes normal adolescent behavior in communities of color. 
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S7: E12 The Rise of the ‘Umms’

Mike published an article in Christian Today detailing an emerging group, the ‘Umms’. Unlike “Nones” and “Dones,” many church-adjacent Christians want to return to a local body—but they feel stuck. Building off the biblical metaphor of home, Fitch and Moore discuss a new social architecture for the church.
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Episode 134: Mark Sayers

Steve talks with Mark Sayers about Systems Theory, leading with Bipolar and his upcoming book ‘Non Anxious Presence.’ Mark is the senior leader of Red Church in Melbourne, Australia. He is passionate about spiritual renewal and the future of the church.
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Episode 133 – Steve & Lisa Cuss

This week Steve’s wife Lisa joins the show to tackle listener questions. Lisa Cuss is Licensed Professional Therapist who offers physiology, neurobiology and attachment tools for anxiety management.  Our listeners sent 4 pages of questions this week so we will tackle many of them throughout the year, but we spent most of our time on physiology tools and the brain’s response to various threats.
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Red Skies: Episode 2 – Brian Sanders

In this episode, Rowland Smith and Rich Robinson have a conversation with Brian Sanders. Brian is known as a ecclesial entrepreneur, thought leader, and cultural observer, with a voice in both Christian circles and business development for social good.
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Episode 7: Straight Into Compton

Julie Dirkse is Gina’s guest on this episode of the Everyday Mission Podcast. Julie and her husband, Pat, followed God’s call on their life 10 years ago to move as missionaries and church planters into one of the most dangerous cities in America – Compton, CA.
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Episode 132 – Angie Ward

Angie Ward is a leadership teacher and author with over 30 years of experience in church, parachurch, and Christian higher education ministry. She is the editor of the Kingdom Conversations series for NavPress, author of I Am a Leader: When Women Discover the Joy of their Calling (2020, NavPress), and serves as Assistant Director of the Doctor of Ministry program at Denver Seminary.
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Belonging: Jeff Le on Growing Up Vietnamese-American, His Work in Politics & Tech, and Solutions for AAPI Racism at Work

Jeff Le has had a career at the highest levels of public policy and politics at the state, federal and international levels. A recognized thought leader in political advocacy and representation, his analysis and opinions have been featured on MSNBC, broadcast television in 40 states, as well as in print at POLITICO Magazine, The New York Times, USA Today, The Washington Post, FOX News, The Hill, Washingtonian, Roll Call, Bustle, Forbes, local and regional newspapers in 35 states. 
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Belonging: Michael Fosberg on Discovering What it Means to Be Black in America, Biracial Privilege, His Family’s Proud Black History and Beautiful Belonging in a Surprise Black Family

Chicago native Michael Fosberg has spoken at nearly a thousand high schools, colleges, government agencies, corporations, law firms and not-for-profits since 2005, utilizing his award winning autobiographical story, told in the form of a one-man play, as an entry point for meaningful dialogues on race and identity.
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S7: E9 Capitalism and Kingdom Economy

Fitch is reading Luke Bretherton’s book “Christ and the Common Life.” This brings us to questions about how the church relates to capitalism, accumulation, and the common life. How should we steward our finances, practice generosity, understand debt, and own property?
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Episode 126 – Ian Morgan Cron

IAN MORGAN CRON is a bestselling author, psychotherapist, Enneagram teacher, Episcopal priest, and the host of the wildly popular podcast, “Typology,” which has over 17 million downloads. His books include the Enneagram primer The Road Back to You, the novel Chasing Francis, the spiritual memoir Jesus, My Father, the CIA, and Me, and The Story of You: An Enneagram Journey to Becoming Your True Self (December 2021).
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Kellye Fabian on Holy Vulnerability

Kellye Fabian serves at Willow Creek Community Church as the Pastor of Biblical Oversight & Support and is the author of Holy Vulnerability: Spiritual Practices for the Broken, Ashamed, Anxious, and Afraid and Sacred Questions: A Transformative Journey Through the Bible.
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