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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

173: Two Challenges that Can Destroy Our Leadership and How We Can Respond to Them with Shannon Popkin

10/12/2021
Have you ever found yourself in a leadership situation where you were leading a group to accomplish a task, but balls were being dropped, people were not completing their work in the way that you wanted, and it was driving you crazy? Maybe you started to feel like you needed to do it all yourself because this mission was too important for things to be messed up. Can you relate? Maybe you've been in a situation where you look around at other leaders and they are hitting their goals and you...

Duration:01:01:59

172: 5 Ways Jesus Communicated & What We Can Learn From His Approach

10/5/2021
How Christ-like is your communication? Are you able to patiently lead others to answers? Do you feel the need to speak up, or are you able to stay silent sometimes? In this episode, I'm discussing communicating as Christian leaders. Through the year, we’ve had a few episodes related to communication but today I want to look at our best example of communication: Jesus. When I look around at the way we as Christians are communicating lately, both within our own faith community and to those...

Duration:00:27:07

171: How to Find Life Balance, Discerning What’s Most Important, and Why Outsourcing May Be Necessary with Christy Wright

9/28/2021
Is there such a thing as ‘life balance’ and if so, how do you find it? And how do you discern when you need to stop doing something in your life? As ambitious, multi-passionate women leaders, many of us struggle to manage all the roles and responsibilities we hold. And when the issue of balance comes up, we often feel shame, guilt, or confusion about what it actually looks like or whether we can ever find it. In this conversation with Christy Wright, you’ll hear a fresh perspective on...

Duration:00:44:32

170: How to Pursue a Passion Project While Working or Running Your Business

9/21/2021
How do you pursue a passion project while also working full time, running a business, or managing home & family life? Is this even possible or is it a pipe dream? As a multi-passionate leader, it’s likely that you have many ideas and dreams you’d like to pursue. In addition, you probably have plenty of natural gifts, skills, and experiences that you could use to create a career or business. But just because you have all of these passions and skills does not mean you necessarily should...

Duration:00:46:26

169: From Food Addiction to Freedom & Health with Dr. Rhona

9/14/2021
Do you ever run to food for comfort when you are feeling sad, angry, or upset? Do you ever have negative self-talk with body image? Or have you prayed and asked God to give you freedom in this area, only to feel like He’s not listening? If you’ve ever felt like food has a hold on you or you can’t break free from negative body image issues, you are not alone. In this podcast episode, you’ll be encouraged and find hope for overcoming food addictions and finding freedom in this area. Our...

Duration:00:56:22

168: How to Receive Feedback as a Leader (and Why it Matters)

9/7/2021
What happens when you are the leader, and someone brings a concern to you? How do you handle it? And how do you respond? This is a key skill that we need to develop, because we all will get feedback from others in our leadership. As leaders, it’s inevitable that we will receive feedback and criticism. And since we cannot control what other people say about us or how they go about bringing us their concerns, we can control how we respond. In this episode, I’m following up on my earlier...

Duration:00:37:50

167: ​​Giving God Control Over Your Career with Angie Tonini-Rogers

8/31/2021
Have you ever had a part of your life that you haven’t wanted to give God control over? If we’re honest, most of us would have to admit that there’s at least one area of our lives where we struggle with trusting God. In this episode, you’ll hear from Angie Tonini-Rogers and how she had to learn how to trust God with her career and her finances. In addition, you’ll hear some of the powerful leadership lessons and insights Angie learned from her career in nursing which culminated with her...

Duration:00:55:09

166: The Search for the Perfect Church

8/24/2021
Have you found yourself frustrated, discouraged, or even disillusioned by the state of the western church today? Are you longing for a church that reflects God’s intentions for Christians rather than the flawed leadership of humans and harmful effects of sin? In this conversation, Holly and I are digging into the idea of searching for the perfect church. We’re sharing why so many people are seeking a perfect church, why this search is futile, and what we should be looking for...

Duration:01:08:54

165: Why Diversity is a Key to Success and How to Overcome Opposition to Your Dreams with Nonprofit Founder Sonya Battle

8/17/2021
What is the key to successfully leading an organization or team? And how should you respond to opposition or doubt from others about the dream God has given you? In this episode, I’m talking with Sonya Battle, founder of the Teacher’s Resource. Sonya shares about her own leadership journey as well as some of the hurdles she’s had to overcome in founding a nonprofit organization. In addition, she shares what she believes to be the key to successful leadership and why being a safe place for...

Duration:00:48:28

164: How to Bring a Concern to Your Leader - A 4 Step Process

8/10/2021
What do you do if a leader you follow or serve under says or does something that you don’t agree with? How can you bring a concern to a leader without damaging the relationship or causing unnecessary conflict? Lately I’ve seen and heard a lot of talk about problems that are happening in the church, and there may be issues in your specific setting, whether it’s false teaching or abuse or just questions about a particular approach to ministry. But sometimes when I hear these...

Duration:00:34:21

163: Leading Through Brokenness, Healing from Church Hurt, & Choosing Obedience with Nicki Koziarz

8/3/2021
Have you ever experienced church hurt? Have you had moments that made you question whether you’d ever step foot into church again? Or have you ever walked through unexplainable loss that made you wonder if God is truly there or cares about you? In today’s conversation, Holly and I talk with Nicki Koziarz to hear about her leadership journey and her story. You’ll hear Nicki’s take on what it means to be a leader, what the worst form of leadership looks like, and how a deep church hurt led...

Duration:00:59:47

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