Faith Driven Entrepreneur

Faith Driven Entrepreneur

In this podcast, our aim is to answer any questions you might have from our experience and the experience of many others. These can be any type of questions from what does it look like to pray with an employee, to how do I think about choosing a partner, to how do I think about raising money, or growth hacking or intellectual property or hiring the best people. ... Show More

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Tom Nelson is the visionary pastors of a multi-site church called Christ Community in Kansas City, and he’s been widely recognized in the Faith Driven Entrepreneur community for his book, Work Matters. He also serves on the board of The Gospel Coalition and is President of Made to Flourish—a network of pastors trying to establish what it looks like to be a Monday church. What we love about Tom, and why we had him on today, is that ... Read more

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When Ally Davidson woke up on the morning of her wedding day, she had no idea the journey that God had prepared for her, nor did she anticipate it would start with a tryout for the television show American Gladiator that very same day. Fast forward a few years and Camp Gladiator has over 3,500 locations across the country with over 100,000 members. Tune in to hear the story of Jeff and Ally Davidson—how interacting with Hulk Hogan ... Read more

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Today we learned that Sam Walton was persistent (very persistent), that you don’t have to know a lot about baseball to successfully own a Major League Baseball team, and that stories are best told by the one who have lived them. And that’s exactly who Drayton McLane is—a serial entrepreneur with a knack for storytelling. Pull up a chair, get comfortable, and prepare to hear story after story of what it’s like to be an entrepreneur ... Read more

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Today we’re connecting with Matt Bird, who is based in the United Kingdom. Matt is the author of several books, including Relationology, The Secrets of Story, and Freedom: How to Live Your Life for Jesus Free From Anxiety and Worry. Another one of his books, Transformation, takes a look at how God is connecting churches across communities, cities, and countries to bring about social, political, economic, cultural, and spiritual tra... Read more

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Today we’re in Cincinnati, Ohio connecting with Scott Weiss from Ocean Accelerator. They started in the lobby of Crossroads Church in Cincinnati when they realized that even when entrepreneurs gathered to work where there were free coffee and WiFi, loneliness and isolation still clung to everyone. Since then, they’ve been on a mission to help equip faith driven entrepreneurs and owners that bravely step out to change the world. Whe... Read more

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Join the FDE team as they connect with Steve Green, President of Hobby Lobby, to learn about the story behind the creation of the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. In this episode, you'll get to see what happens when an entrepreneur connects their passion with a need in the marketplace. Indeed, the Green family has long been supportive of making the Bible more accessible, but this world-class museum is an achievement of its ow... Read more

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In this episode we’re just outside of Chicago connecting with Phil Vischer, the visionary, creative who founded Veggietales. To date it's the most popular direct to DVD series of all time with more than 65 million copies sold. It led to feature films, Netflix Original series and became a cultural icon.

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Byron Loflin, founder of the Center for Board Excellence, joins the team this week, helping us get a handle on the importance of good governance within our organizations. He shares with us his views on why governance is core to servant leadership and promotes healthy, humble accountability that provides a stable runway for your organization’s success.

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Bobby Gruenewald of YouVersion joins us this week giving us the low down on the origins of this wildly popular bible app with 370M+ downloads and counting.

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The team talks to Jon Hart, Partner at Praxis Labs about his work with Praxis Academy, a week-long on ramp into the Praxis community of redemptive entrepreneurs targeting the under 25. For 5 years, this organization has encouraged college-aged entrepreneurs to more actively view their aspirations within the context of their faith, impacting 750 people, from 160 universities and 20 countries.

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Today we’re talking with one of the pioneers of Gamification, Yu-Kai Chou, author of the book Actionable Gamification and creator of the Octalysis Framework which encompasses 8 core drives of motivation that govern human behavior. He's a speaker on gamification and behavioral design at places like TED, South by Southwest, Google, Stanford and consulted with governments like UK, Singapore and South Korea. His work has affected over ... Read more

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On this episode, the team spends time with [Andy Crouch][1], partner for theology and culture at [Praxis][2], an organization that works as a creative engine for redemptive entrepreneurship, as well as an accomplished writer and journalist, having authored several books as well as articles published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine.

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Today we’re on the road, connecting with Bryant Ambelang, President and CEO of NatureSweet, the largest greenhouse producer of tomatoes in North America. Bryant shares with us the ways he has cared for his employees by doing a better job of connecting their purpose and passions to their work.

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In this episode, Henry sits down with former NFL player and first round draft pick Phil Olsen, currently President of [Know Your Strengths][1], a human resource consulting firm that guides clients and executive-level management through processes for talent discovery, training and people management.

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Toxic people, toxic environments and all other possible permutations of how toxicity can be expressed in an organization is the subject of today’s episode.

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We find the team chatting with Julie Barrios, of Nuos Formation, a spiritual formation enterprise focused on helping the entrepreneur develop healthy inner lives as part of purposeful living as a faith-driven entrepreneur.

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We hear from our hosts this week as they share some of the things God has them thinking about via their personal time with the Lord.

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This week the team chats with Ed Silvoso, author of several books including Anointed for Business, Transformation and Ekklesia.

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Steve Cochram and Jeremie Kubicek of 5 Voices Systems, a leadership assessment tool that helps you define, understand and leverage your communication style for optimal influence joins the FDE team this week.

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