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Christian Woman Leadership Podcast

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It's time for you to embrace your God-given gifts, skills, and passions and lead with confidence. Host Esther Littlefield is a pastor's wife and business owner, and she is joined by co-host Holly Cain. They discuss issues related to leading as a Christian woman, and they also interview other women who share their leadership journeys. Through this podcast, Esther and Holly offer encouragement, tools, and resources to help you live out your unique calling as a leader.

It's time for you to embrace your God-given gifts, skills, and passions and lead with confidence. Host Esther Littlefield is a pastor's wife and business owner, and she is joined by co-host Holly Cain. They discuss issues related to leading as a Christian woman, and they also interview other women who share their leadership journeys. Through this podcast, Esther and Holly offer encouragement, tools, and resources to help you live out your unique calling as a leader.

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United States

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It's time for you to embrace your God-given gifts, skills, and passions and lead with confidence. Host Esther Littlefield is a pastor's wife and business owner, and she is joined by co-host Holly Cain. They discuss issues related to leading as a Christian woman, and they also interview other women who share their leadership journeys. Through this podcast, Esther and Holly offer encouragement, tools, and resources to help you live out your unique calling as a leader.

Twitter:

@_estherdawn

Language:

English


Episodes

162: All Things Podcasting with Holly & Esther [3 Year Podcast Celebration]

7/27/2021
Have you ever wondered what it’s like behind the scenes of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast? Today you’ll get a glimpse of our thoughts about the podcast, our lives, and some deep thoughts we’re wrestling with right now. We’re wrapping up our celebration of 3 years of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast today by sharing a fun conversation Holly and I had about the podcast and more. We also streamed this conversation live into the Purposeful Leadership Facebook group, if you prefer...

Duration:01:16:39

161: [Best of Year 3] Hearing From God, Decision Making & Discerning Unhealthy Leadership - Jenny Randle

7/20/2021
Is it possible to hear the voice of God? And how can you make tough decisions when you don’t get a clear answer directly from God? We’re continuing our celebration of 3 years of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast with our next episode in our “Best of” series. Today’s episode is the best of our third year of the podcast: Episode 117: Discerning the Voice of God and Making Spirit-Led Decisions with Jenny Randle. Jenny provides valuable insights on the Holy Spirit’s role in our lives, a 7...

Duration:00:55:42

160: [Best of Year 2] Mental Health, Leadership & The Church - Laura Howe

7/13/2021
How can leaders identify when they are nearing burnout or experiencing compassion fatigue? And how can churches more effectively support those leaders so that they can serve their congregations from a place of health and wholeness? We’re continuing our celebration of 3 years of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast with our next episode in our “Best of” series. Today’s episode is the best of our second year of the podcast: Episode 81: Dealing with Burnout, Compassion Fatigue, and Mental...

Duration:00:56:38

159: [Best of Year 1] Leadership, Healthy Relationships, & The Enneagram - Beth McCord

7/6/2021
How can you develop healthy relationships with those you lead? And how does knowing your own wiring impact how you do this? To celebrate 3 years of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast, we are sharing a “Best of” series. Today’s episode is the best of our first year of the podcast: Episode 17: How the Enneagram Can Help You Nurture Healthy Relationships with Beth McCord. In recent years, there has been some controversy related to the Enneagram and questions about whether Christians...

Duration:01:09:35

158: Why & How Leaders Can Cultivate a Biblical View of Money with Katie Jones

6/29/2021
Have you ever considered whether your thoughts and feelings about money are lined up with God’s word? How can you shift any inaccurate thoughts or unhealthy money habits to ones that reflect the heart of God? In this conversation, Holly and I talk with faith-based money coach Katie Jones. We discover how Katie’s leadership journey and her passion for a Biblical perspective of money came about, and we dig deep into why this matters for Christians. Katie shares about some of the false...

Duration:00:59:23

157: Comparison, Idolatry, and Breaking Free of Approval and Expectations with Heather Creekmore

6/22/2021
Would you consider yourself an idol worshiper? Most people would say no. However when asked if you have ever struggled in the area of comparison, you may be able to better identify. In this conversation, Holly and I speak with Heather Creekmore and she provides some real talk about the issue of comparison. Heather shares her story of struggling with body issues since she was 9 years old and how she found freedom from the comparison trap. Heather also talks of ways to get out of the...

Duration:01:06:44

156: Finding Freedom and Joy & Managing OCD, Anxiety and Depression with Emily Vermillion

6/15/2021
Have you ever considered how much power your thoughts have over your emotions and your actions? It may be more than you think, but the good news is that we have the ability to change our thoughts and thus change how we experience our lives. In this conversation, Holly and I speak with Emily Vermillion about the power of our thoughts. Emily shares her personal experience of going from struggling with OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), anxiety and depression to living a life of freedom and...

Duration:01:01:25

155: Faith, Business, and Parenting Children with ADHD with Abby Turner

6/8/2021
Do you ever feel ashamed or guilty for needing help when it comes to your parenting? And how can you get the support you need in all areas of your life? In this episode, I’m bringing you a special conversation that I had with Abby Turner as part of my Faith & Business Series I’ve been sharing on the Christian Woman Business Podcast. I chose to share this episode here as well because I loved how we talked about the need for outside support in parenting, and how this applies to all areas...

Duration:00:25:36

154: Overcoming Challenges with a Biblical Mindset in Business & Leadership with Veronica Hoddenbagh

6/1/2021
What does it mean to have a ‘Biblical mindset’ and why is this vital for Christian leaders and business owners? And how can we discern between true Biblical mindset approaches vs. those that sound spiritual but may not align with God’s word? In this conversation, I’m talking with messaging strategist & Biblical mindset coach Veronica Hoddenbagh. You’ll hear what this term ‘biblical mindset’ means and why it’s so important for Christian leaders. In addition, Veronica shares about a dark time...

Duration:00:54:23

153: 4 Money Mistakes Christians Make and How to Avoid Them

5/25/2021
Money isn’t always easy to talk about, but it’s a necessary part of life, leadership, and business. So it’s vital as Christians to address the topic of money rather than avoid it. In this conversation, I’m interviewing Holly about the common mistakes Christians make when it comes to money and how we can avoid these mistakes. Holly brings a wealth of experience in the financial world and currently works with clients in the online space as a fractional CFO. This episode is not just for those...

Duration:00:48:57

152: How to Deal with Imposter Syndrome and Self-Doubt as a Christian Leader

5/18/2021
Have you ever wondered if you’re qualified to do what you are doing in your leadership or business? Maybe you’ve questioned if you’re actually cut out to do this or whether anyone will take you seriously. If you’ve ever struggled with self-doubt, feeling like a fraud, or wondering if you’re on the right track, you’re not alone. As a Christian woman leader or business owner, you want to serve God and others with your gifts and skills, but sometimes you’re not sure if you’re worthy of doing...

Duration:00:35:03

151: Values, Boundaries, and Leadership Lessons from Running a Virtual Assistant Business with Alyssa Avant

5/11/2021
Have you ever considered working from home with your own business? Or perhaps you’ve considered hiring someone to work virtually for your own ministry or business, but you’re not sure what that would actually look like. In this episode, Holly and I talk with Alyssa Avant, virtual assistant and coach, about her leadership journey. We dive into what it looks like to be a virtual assistant as well as what it means for those who hire one. In addition, we explore the leadership lessons she has...

Duration:00:41:41

150: The Power of Community & Connections in Business and Leadership

5/4/2021
Entrepreneurship can be lonely, and even more so in the past year during the COVID pandemic. But it is possible to create community and connection with others in business. In this episode, Holly & I are diving into talking about entrepreneurship, which we haven’t covered much recently. And while this episode has a business focus, a lot of what we share could also apply to leading in ministry and other areas. We dive into why creating community and connections is essential as an...

Duration:00:58:25

149: Meeting the Needs in Your Church Without Burning Out with Laura Howe

4/27/2021
Why is it vital for leaders to care for those they lead? How can churches develop effective care ministries that don’t burn out their leaders? In this episode, I talk with guest Laura Howe about the importance of care ministries in churches. You’ll find out why a care ministry shouldn’t be solely dependent upon the pastor, how meeting people’s needs impacts Kingdom growth, and signs that it’s time to start or strengthen your church’s care ministry. Whether or not you lead in a church...

Duration:00:42:12

148: How to Thrive Rather than Survive in Motherhood, Life, & Leadership with Andra Erickson

4/20/2021
What does it look like to thrive instead of just survive as a mom of multiples, wife, and leader? And how can we discern the difference between shame and guilt? In this episode, our guest Andra Erickson shares her insights into how she has learned to thrive rather than just survive as a mom of multiples. She shares practical tips on how we can take control of our thoughts and the way we respond to our kids or situations. In addition, Andra shares the difference between shame and guilt...

Duration:00:54:22

147: Behind the Scenes with Esther & Holly

4/13/2021
Come behind the scenes with Holly and I as we go off-script and share a bit about how we met, what our lives look like, and answer some fun and random questions. On today’s episode, Holly and I are not covering any serious leadership content. Instead, we’re having fun and sharing some parts of our lives that we don’t usually chat about on the podcast. We hope you enjoy this fun, laid-back episode and hearing a bit more of an unfiltered conversation. Key Points Discussed: How Holly & I met...

Duration:01:18:27

146: Learning to Slow Down & Set Boundaries with Jenn Clauser

4/6/2021
Have you ever felt like it’s impossible to slow down as a leader? Do you feel constantly pulled in a thousand directions because of everyone who needs you? In this episode, Holly and I talk with our guest Jenn Clauser as she shares her journey of learning the importance of slowing down and finding true rest. As the director of communications for her church, she experienced a big shift when COVID hit in March 2020. This shift forced her to come face to face with the pace of her life and...

Duration:00:51:49

145: Learning to See Other Perspectives & Why It Matters as Leaders

3/30/2021
Do you ever feel like listening to another perspective means you have to agree with that perspective? Or do you sense you might be unfollowed or criticized if you share a differing perspective to the one that is the ‘norm’ in your current context? Hearing or seeing other perspectives does not come naturally to me, and I love being right. But over the years, God has shown me the value and importance of recognizing other perspectives. In this episode, I’m sharing with you a bit of my journey...

Duration:00:30:19

144: Christy Wright on Discerning Whether Your Dream is From God & Trusting God’s Faithfulness in All Seasons of Your Life [Part 2]

3/23/2021
How do you know if your dream is from God or just your own idea? And what if your dreams and ambitions for the future don’t line up with the season God has placed you in? In this episode (part 2 of 2), Holly and I continue our conversation with Christy Wright. We dive deeper into the topics of Christy’s devotional, “Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You”, including discovering which of God’s traits has meant the most to Christy in her life. Christy shares her wisdom on how to discern...

Duration:00:38:09

143: Christy Wright on Developing Your Message, Self-Awareness vs. Selfishness, & Responding to Cancel Culture [Part 1]

3/16/2021
What is the most important aspect of developing your message as a leader? Is it possible to grow in self-awareness without becoming focused on self? And is it okay to follow people if you don’t agree with them? Christy Wright has developed an influential message and platform as a business leader, and she has recently expanded into focusing more on faith and personal development. But she didn’t start out with a large following or a clear message. In this episode (part 1 of 2), Holly and...

Duration:00:45:22