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Sheldon Wagner | UW-LaCrosse Athletic Training

Sheldon Wagner is a Certified Athletic Trainer and lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse where he also provides athletic training services and conducts research on concussion in sport. I’ve observed that Sheldon works with a high degree of integrity, is a second chair leader who has a high degree of influence on peoples’ lives. Show Notes Connect with Sheldon on LinkedIn or Twitter. Be sure to check out Ego is the Enemy by Ryan Holiday. BECOME A PATRON DONOR For more...


Bob Clifton | Cannonball!

Sitting in the second chair with me to talk about courage and creativity on the podcast is Bob Clifton. Bob is a Marriage and Family Therapist and founder of Cannonball!, a coaching organization that utilizes emotional intelligence to maximize personal and professional development. He speaks regularly on marriage, parenting, personal development, and leadership. I hope you enjoy the conversation with this gifted second chair leader! Show Notes KEY INSIGHTS: Self-awareness and self-care...


Josh Cooper | A Second Chair Leader's Manifesto

In this episode I share two bold statements about what I believe applies to every second chair leader. Show Notes KEY INSIGHTS: Everyone is a second chair leader and possesses the capacity to lead. Every second chair leader can lead creatively and courageously right where they are! Download a free PDF of a Second Chair Leader's Manifesto at LEAVE A REVIEW: Subscribe on your favorite podcasting platform. Leave an iTunes review. It helps other second...


On Sabbatical with Josh and Sarah Siders

Welcome to the podcast. Today’s episode is Part 2 of my conversation with Josh & Sarah Siders. Be sure to listen to Part 1 here. In this podcast we talk about something every leader needs but doesn’t get enough of - rest. Rest is an essential, but often neglected aspect, of leadership. Josh & Sarah also share some really practical insights and tips for planning a sabbatical. If you aren’t sure you even know what a sabbatical is, then I hope you listen in and enjoy today’s episode. Show...


Co-Pastoring with Josh and Sarah Siders | The Well

I’m grateful to have Josh and Sarah Siders on the podcast. We had such a good conversation with so much content that I’ve created not one but TWO episodes from our one conversation. The Siders’ are co-pastors of The Well, a thriving church in Manhattan, Kansas, that ministers to hundreds college students and young professionals. It’s unusual for me to interview first chair leaders for the podcast, but they are such a dynamic team and I”m so grateful they are giving us a behind-the-scenes...


Jason Berry | 12Stone® Church

Sitting in the second chair with me to talk about courage and creativity on the podcast is Jason Berry. Jason is the Associate Executive Pastor for the Atlanta-based multisite church - 12Stone® Church, with 17,000 attendees across 8 locations! He has been on staff at 12Stone® for 11 years. He has done a little bit of everything while on staff there, from leading worship to spiritual formation. Seven years ago Jason launched 12Stone’s second campus in Flowery Branch. Three years ago, he...


Josh Cooper | Why Coaching Matters

In this special episode, Josh shares three reasons why every leader needs a coach, three unexpected transitions that happened to him a couple years ago and how having a coach in his corner helped him navigate through those complexities, AND a big announcement from our friends at Stay Forth Designs!!! Thanks for listening. If you find this content useful, please share it across social media to help other second chair leaders lead with courage and creativity. ANNOUNCEMENT FROM STAY FORTH...


Jenny Randle | Courageous Creative

Show Notes Key Insights: As a creative your one job it to glorify your creative source as the one who is creating. From a biblical perspective God is the Ultimate Creator, and in your creative process direct your attention to who you create for and who you can serve while you are creating. The number one thing you can do to turn your creativity around is to intentionally work your creative muscle. As a creative you’re creating afraid. There’s fear that surrounds your creativity, but you...


Chase Smith | Podcasting Pastor

Sitting in the second chair with me to talk about courage and creativity is Chase Smith. Chase is a worship and student ministries pastor in Grove City, OH, and he’s a podcast enthusiast! He successfully launched two podcasts in 2017 - The Chase Smith Podcast and The Orange is Oranger Browns Podcast (a Cleveland Browns podcast). In 2018, Chase launched Cavs on the Break NBA Podcast and the Press Play Podcast Network! Show Notes Key Insights: Leadership is how you value and treat those who...


Alan Briggs on Side Hustling

For today's episode I’m joined once again by my friend, Alan Briggs, Lead Creative of Stay Forth Designs, to talk about a topic that I believe a lot of people think about, but are perhaps too afraid or are unclear about what to do. I know because I’m one of those people. And so we are going to talk about side-hustling - how to start one and what it takes to make a side-hustle work. Show Notes Key Insights: Quotable Quotes: Side Hustle Resources: The $100 StartupThe Side HustleThe Art of...


Holly Tate | Vanderbloemen Search Group

I’m honored to talk courage and creativity with Holly Tate on the podcast today. Holly is the Vice President of Marketing for Vanderbloemen Search Group, an executive search firm that helps churches and ministries build great teams. Named a Top Christian Young Influencer by in 2016, Holly is passionate about connecting people and helping organizations grow by developing effective and creative marketing strategies. Holly is fun to interview, so I hope you are challenged and...


Tim Kirkpatrick | Second Chair Solutions

I am thrilled to have Tim Kirkpatrick as my guest for this episode. Tim is the managing partner of Second Chair Solutions based in the suburbs of Washington D.C. Tim is a fantastic second chair with entrepreneurial instincts. Tim and his team take pride in working behind-the-scenes help leaders experience the freedom to truly be who they were created to be. Show Notes Key Insights: Quotable Quotes: Leaders Are Readers: Principles: Life and WorkTake Action: Discover Your...


Josh Jones | Advisors Excel

Sitting in the second chair with me for today's episode is Josh Jones. Josh serves as Chief of Staff for Advisors Excel - an independent marketing organization in Topeka, KS. Voted in 2017 as a Best Place to Work for small and medium sized companies Advisor’s Excel’s mission is to have a dramatic impact on the business and life of their client. Josh is a lifelong student of people and understands what it takes to help them succeed. Show Notes Key Insights: Quotable Quotes: Leaders Are...


Jenni Catron | The 4Sight Group

For today's episode I’m joined by Jenni Catron. Jenni is an author, speaker, and leadership expert. She is passionate about helping others lead from their extraordinary best. She is the founder of The 4Sight Group - a coaching and consulting organization committed to developing the health of leaders and organizations. Her most recent book, The 4 Dimensions of Extraordinary Leadership, published in 2015 has an impressive 5-star rating on Amazon. Jenni is an engaging speaker, so I hope you are...


Greg Crooks | Watermark Church

Show Notes Highlights: Quotable Quotes: Leaders Are Readers: Greg recommends you read Come and See by Todd Wagner. Take Action: Twitter Church Leader's ConferenceFarlkingSocial Share: If you enjoyed this episode, please share and use the official #2ndchairpodcast hashtag when sharing on social media! If you know anyone who'd enjoy this podcast please share this with them. Music: "Achieve Your Goals" by Scott Holmes


Alan Briggs | Stay Forth Designs

For this episode I'm joined once again by my friend and Founder of Stay Forth Designs, Alan Briggs. Unlike previous episodes I invite Alan to co-host with me where I give Alan creative control over what we talk about. Today's episode focuses on helping upside-down leaders get right-side up. I hope you enjoy today's episode. Show Notes Highlights: Quotable Quotes: Leaders Are Readers: The Right-Side Up LeaderRest: Why You Get More Done When You Work LessThe Rest of GodTake...


J.J. Peterson | StoryBrand

Sitting in the second chair with me today is the StoryBrand Chief of Staff and co-host of the Building a StoryBrand podcast, J.J. Peterson. J.J. is a scholar and communication practitioner. From building communication strategies for multi-national nonprofit companies and developing television shows in Hollywood to teaching college communication courses, J.J. uses his experience to help companies clarify their message in order to move people to action. Show Notes Highlights: Quotable...


David Hinkle | Fellowship Bible Church

Sitting in the second chair is David Hinkle. David is the Discipleship Pastor for Fellowship Bible Church in Topeka, KS. Ministry can be tough, and David shares what he's learning about courage and creativity in the second chair as a staff pastor under the same senior leader for over 14 years in a church that experienced major growth over the last decade. Show Notes Highlights: Quotable Quotes: Leaders Are Readers: David recommends you read Leading from the Second Chair by Mike Bonem...


Brad Gray | Walking the Text

Show Notes Highlights: Quotable Quotes: Read: SwitchTalk Like TEDResonateEssentialismThe One Thing Take Action: FacebookTwitterInstagramCommencement Addresswww.WalkingTheText.comSocial Share: If you enjoyed this episode, please share and use the official #2ndchairpodcast hashtag when sharing on social media! If you know anyone who'd enjoy this podcast please share this with them. Music: "Achieve Your Goals" by Scott...


Richard Sigle | Topeka Fire

Show Notes Highlights: Quotable Quotes: Read: When Helping Hurts Take Action: FacebookKansas CPRMusic: "Achieve Your Goals" by Scott Holmes