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 ThomRainer.com 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 inspired our conversation today.
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.
Sitting in the second chair with me for today's episode is Josh Jones. Josh serves as Chief of Staff for Advisor’s 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.
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.
Sitting in the second chair with me for this episode is Greg Crooks. Greg serves as the Executive Pastor of Watermark Community Church - a large and fast-growing community in the greater Dallas area. Before coming on staff with Watermark, Greg spent nine years in the business sector until God called him to use his gifts and experience to serve vocationally in the local church. Greg oversees the daily operations and ministries of the church and uniquely wired to serve faithfully from the second chair.
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.
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.
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.
Joining us in the second chair is Brad Gray. Brad is the founder and Executive Director of Walking the Text, a non-profit organization committed to helping people learn, love, and live out the Bible. He shares what he's learning about leaving the second chair role and jumping in as a solopreneur.
We have the pleasure of Richard Sigle, Jr. joining us in the second chair today. Richard is the Chief of EMS for the Topeka Fire Department. He shares what he's learning about courage and creativity in the second chair.
Pete Kramer is the Connections Pastor for Highpoint Church in Port St. Lucie, FL. He shares what he's learning about courage and creativity in the second chair.
Enedina Patch is the Program Manager for the Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care service line for Stormont Vail Health in Topeka, KS. She shares what she's learning about courage and creativity in the second chair.
Alan Briggs is the Multiplying Pastor for Vanguard Church in Colorado Springs, and he's the Founding Director for Stay Forth Designs. He shares what he's learned about courage and creativity in the second chair.
It's launch month and to celebrate and say thank you for making this podcast a success, my friend and coach, Alan Briggs has an incredible offer! Alan is giving away one 90-minute coaching session - a $200 value - to one lucky winner!
Timm Collins is the Chief Operating Officer for the Topeka-based non-profit organization, Trash Mountain Project. TMP works alongside international ministry partners to serve people living and working in trash dump communities around the world. He shares what he's learning about courage and creativity in the second chair.
In this special episode leading up to our official launch we've invited a very special guest and author, Alan Briggs, to talk about the "why" behind the SCLP and his latest book, Everyone's a Genius: Unleashing Creativity for the Sake of the World.
The idea of hosting a podcast really didn’t enter my mind until I was asked to enter an idea contest through Stay Forth Designs. What idea would be worthy of submitting, I wondered. I really wasn’t sure. I’ve always been a “second chair” leader and thrive in that role. So, I pitched the Second Chair Leadership Podcast idea fully expecting not to win.