Becoming Bridge Builders

Becoming Bridge Builders

A captivating podcast where thought-provoking discussions and inspiring stories unfold. During difficult times, Keith offers hope and practical tips using valuable insights and fresh perspectives. Here you will find content to give you skills and motivation to get in the game, whether you are a church trying to connect with those outside its walls or an individual seeking a better future for your family. In each episode, Keith brings in thought leaders who will explore leadership principles, examine cultural shifts, and address social issues. Whether you're listening to Keith or interacting with him, you'll feel as if you're having an enriching conversation with a friend with insights into the world. Join us on our podcast journey of personal growth, empowerment, and inspiration by subscribing.

Episodes

June 10, 2024 37 mins

When Kari, a certified pastry chef with roots deep in faith and creativity, joins us, she offers more than just a recipe for a perfect soufflé. She serves up a slice of her life, revealing how a childlike trust in the spiritual can unlock a treasure of new insights every time we engage with the sacred texts. Kari's anecdotes weave through her culinary heritage, paying homage to the women who seasoned her character with care an...

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Prepare to be challenged by Aaron Trahan as he reveals the paradox of growth and comfort, sharing the lesson that these two cannot coexist if we wish to reach new heights. Through his own remarkable transition from a small-town upbringing to leading influential business initiatives, Aaron exemplifies the essence of true leadership development and the continuous pursuit of greatness. Our conversation pierces through the veil of conv...

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When life throws a curveball, it's the connections we've nurtured that often catch us. TJ Murphy, owner of Height Digital Bend, joins us to share his life's playbook, a legacy of love and care instilled by a high school coach that's guided him through the ups and downs. Whether navigating the choppy waters of post-college life or celebrating the harmony of a communicative marriage, TJ's candid tales of triu...

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Have you ever witnessed the metamorphosis of a leader from a cocoon of self-preservation to one of heart-centered authenticity? That's the story Justin Foster, co-founder of Massive Change, shares with us as we explore the powerful intersection of vulnerability, connection, and branding. Justin's journey is one of radical transformation, guided by the support of seminal figures in his life and a profound shift from an unl...

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Have you ever considered the marks we leave behind in our communities and the legacies that shape us? Senator Marty Flynn joins us to share the ringside view of his journey from the disciplined world of boxing to the strategic battleground of Pennsylvania politics. His narrative is one of resilience, where the lessons from sports and the wisdom of mentors converge, giving rise to a leadership style that's as direct as a jab an...

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As we navigate the intricacies of entrepreneurship and the burgeoning realm of men's skincare, we're thrilled to bring you insights from Kelley Thornton, a visionary at the helm of Tiege Hanley. His story is as textured as the skincare routines he's championing, marked by triumphs over adversity and wisdom gleaned from an entrepreneurial lineage. Our conversation meanders through the role a supportive spouse plays in...

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When illness looms large, where can we find strength and hope? As a sci-fi and horror writer, Michael Andrews faced these questions during his illness. A stirring account of Michael's recovery is featured in our latest episode, where he credits his reborn faith for his recovery. As he recalls his childhood lessons on generosity from his grandparents and the enduring impact of his late father and mentor, he illustrates the impo...

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Join the conversation with Dr. Amanda Brisebois, a visionary in healthcare leadership, as we unpack the essence of compassion and collaboration in the medical field. With a storied career that has traversed the echelons of Covenant Health as Medical Director and Associate Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Brisebois offers a treasure trove of wisdom on nurturing healthy work environments and the importance of humility in healthcare leaders...

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Andy Wells knows all too well what it is like to struggle with his search for identity at the intersection of faith and sexuality. Andy brings an educational and deeply emotional perspective to our latest conversation with a Master's in Christian Apologetics. Together, we navigate the waters of holding onto Christian beliefs in a constantly changing world. In light of cultural shifts, it is vital to stay true to one's ide...

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Ever wondered how the beats of Jimi Hendrix's guitar or Bob Marley's reggae rhythms could intertwine with the profound musings of philosophy? Join us as we sit down with Joel Bouchard, a true Renaissance man— musician, philosopher, author, and more—who unveils the symphony of life lessons harmonized with the wisdom imparted by his parents. He paints a vivid picture of a childhood steeped in the importance of individuality...

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Have you ever witnessed the quiet strength of a faith reborn? Kathryn M. Schneider, a dedicated Director of Christian Education, opens up about her spiritual odyssey, from an Iowa childhood through a college crisis of belief, to a heartfelt return to her church roots. Her narrative is not just one of personal enlightenment but a radiant example of how life's adversities can be a catalyst for profound growth and 'sparkling...

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How do you pivot from athlete to entrepreneur when life throws a curveball? As he recounts his journey from the Missouri Tigers to the business world, former SEC quarterback Alex Demzcak answers that question. He shares the lessons he learned on the field in his best-selling book "The Sale," which he co-authored with Jon Gordon, and how Proverbs 3:5-6 guided him through the challenges that followed his sports career.
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Have you ever felt the urge to throw caution to the wind and follow your heart's deepest desire? Nancy Dillingham-Marks did just that, trading the predictability of her corporate life for the kaleidoscopic swirl of fused glass art. This episode brings you the riveting story of Nancy's metamorphosis, from grappling with self-doubt to glowing with the confidence of an artist and founder of the Glass Arts Collective. As we e...

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Imagine the impact of a life-altering realization, one that shifts your spiritual compass from New Age exploration to a profound Christian awakening. This is the journey Jordan Roche bravely navigates in our latest episode. The once health coach and spiritual seeker opens up about his personal transformation, revealing how a quest for deeper meaning led him to challenge established norms and ultimately find solace in his newfound f...

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Faced with the daunting question of what comes next in our careers, we all seek that spark to ignite our next move. Misha Rubin, career strategist and inventor of the Career Leap Method will help us unravel the mysteries of personal and professional evolution. From Ernst & Young's corporate towers to the educational pursuits that now define his legacy, Misha offers insights for those stuck in their current positions. Byron...

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Whenever Atiba De Souza walks into the room, the air will be electric with insights into Google's algorithms and the human stories woven into the digital space. In a heartwarming tribute to his mentor Ed McIntosh, Atiba underscores the profound impact of seeing value in everyone and offers a stirring reminder that respecting others shapes our personal and professional trajectories. During our conversation, we travel through th...

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Discover the intricate dance of parenting adult children with Mark B Murphy, CEO of North East Private Client Group, as we uncover the delicate balance between guidance and independence. Delve into the transformative power of literature and the impact that both books and our social circles have on shaping the path ahead. Explore, alongside Mark, the lifelong journey of parenting and how the lessons learned from the books we read ca...

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Have you ever chuckled your way through pain or used humor as a shield against life's darker moments? We welcome Dave Ebert to the show because he isn't just making waves with his improv workshops; he is also healing broken spirits.Dave is a missionary with the Assemblies of God, bringing laughter and light into the lives of sex and human trafficking survivors, teaching us that joy has the power to heal even the worst cir...

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During your youth, did you ever experience the invincible energy that faded into a sedentary shuffle as you became an adult? After witnessing this poignant transformation, Louisa Valentin's mission was to reignite the spark of wellness in women's lives. Throughout this episode, Louisa shares inspiring anecdotes and sage advice. She also shares her experiences as a nurse witnessing the stark health realities of a stationar...

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Discover the indomitable spirit of Beth McDaniel, the force behind Reactive Surfaces, who joins us to weave a narrative not only of environmental innovation but of deep humanitarian conviction. Her journey from deeply-felt human rights activism – including an homage to the resilience of the Lost Boys of Sudan and the bravery of Carl Wilkins during the Rwandan genocide – to the frontlines of patent and trade secret law, showcases a ...

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