The Shepherd Leadership Podcast

The Shepherd Leadership Podcast

On the first Friday of every month we will encourage and equip leaders to help those entrusted to them THRIVE and to be a leader that people will follow for LIFE! Podcast host, Nick Westbrook, has had people entrusted to his leadership for over 20 years as a former high school Head Football Coach, sales team leader, & ministry to now being the Owner/Operator of one of the highest volume Chick-fil-A restaurants in Georgia. Through engaging, inspirational, & fun 30 minute episodes, Nick will unpack Shepherd Leadership and engage with other shepherd leaders about how they are making an impact in their organizations.


May 3, 2024 60 mins

Some things sound really good in theory, but how do you actually make them work. 

Listen to my conversation with 4 of my leaders from Chick-fil-A and hear how they engage with our team members as shepherd leaders, and strive to become leaders they can follow for LIFE! 

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Ken Coleman is a national bestselling author of the books The Proximity PrincipleFrom Paycheck to Purpose.  Ken is a dynamic personality for Ramsey Solutions where he is the host of his own nationally syndicated radio show and routinely hosts The Ramsey Show, one of the most listened to radio programs in the nation.  Ken is a routine guest on shows like Fox News, Fox Business, FORBES, & yahoo! Finance

Ken is p...

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Learn from Britt McDade, Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Vidalia, about how challenging those entrusted to you to be their best & to bring their best can help guide them to thrive and be all that God created them to be.  

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Statistically, being selected as a Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator is more difficult than being selected into Harvard or the CIA.  

In this episode we get to learn from Alex Vann, a veteran multi-unit Chick-fil-A Owner/Operator in Columbus, Georgia who has had shepherded & mentored 13 Chick-fil-A Owner/Operators to be selected from his team in 21 years.  

Alex is a shepherd leader at home as a committed husband and...

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Have you ever wondered, "Why is this generation so different?" or "Why is my boss like that?" 

Do you find it difficult to lead and shepherd this next generation?

 Are you 'leading up' and want to know the best way to steward the relationships with your older Team Members?

Dr. Tim Elmore, founder & CEO of Growing Leaders & bestselling author, shares with us  amazing ...

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October 6, 2023 31 mins

At the end of our leadership journey, the effectiveness of our leadership will not be measured on the nobility of our intentions but on the impact of our actions! 

In this episode we talk about how you can fit in all of your intentions to know, guide, protect, & provide for those entrusted to you by turning them into impactful actions that help you shepherd well and be a leader others will follow for life! 

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What a FUN conversation with multi-unit Chick-fil-A Operator & author of the book "Irrational Kindness", Kevin Williams.  Kevin's approach to life and work is so radical in how he strives to prioritize "kindness over everything".  We learn how much fun it is to engage in irrational kindness and how we can shepherd those entrusted to us well by providing them with irrational kindness & guiding them t...

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David Chen is one remarkable Shepherd Leader! 

David's life of leadership proves that you can shepherd in any vocation! 

Beginning as a engineering graduate from Georgia Tech to working at Starbucks to going on the mission field to selecting Chick-fil-A Operators and now being a Chick-fil-A Operator - David has led a life dedicated to serving others and to influence their life for Christ.  

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We finish the 2nd part of the conversation from the previous episode of what shepherd leaders provide for those entrusted to them. 

In the previous episode we learned that shepherd leaders will provide for the needs of those they lead.  Today we talk about how we also are to provide CARE.  As Christ followers our leadership should look differently than the leadership seen across the world.  The way our leadership can look ...

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February 3, 2023 31 mins

In this episode we unpack the final principle of Shepherd Leadership, to PROVIDE for those entrusted to you. 

If the goal of a shepherd leader is for those entrusted to them to thrive, then a good shepherd leader will PROVIDE what they NEED to thrive.  

We talk about those needs specifically through the lens of Abraham Maslow's 5 Hierarchy of Needs. 

Join in to hear how we can shepherd our families, ...

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December 2, 2022 56 mins

The 3rd principle of Shepherd Leadership is to PROTECT those entrusted to our care. 

Protecting those entrusted to us as leaders seems like a natural and apparent responsibility of the leader but in today's leadership culture it can be avoided and neglected.  

Listen in to find how good Shepherd Leaders PROTECT those entrusted to them by their PRESENCE, ACCOUNTABILITY, BOUNDARIES, & PRINCIPLES.  

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November 7, 2022 23 mins

As a leader have you ever felt as though you were spinning your wheels?  Like you go in every day just hoping good things will happen for you and your teams.   What about as a parent? 

I have felt like that.  In this episode we will talk about how a good shepherd leader has a vision for those that are entrusted to them and will GUIDE them towards the actions, attitudes, and behaviors that will help them thrive and to be at...

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October 7, 2022 36 mins

Have you invested so much time, energy, & resources in leading people or in relationships just to feel like you are spinning your wheels and not get anywhere? You aren't connecting, they are getting results, and maybe even seem disengaged.  Maybe you don't know them as well as you think you do. 

You cannot GROW people that you do not KNOW! 

The cornerstone principle of the Shepherd Leadership framewo...

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September 2, 2022 22 mins

Have you ever felt like you were giving EVERYTHING you had as a leader and it just wasn't enough?  Maybe it has been difficult to get buy-in from your team, or your spouse, or you kids. 

Host, Nick Westbrook, describes his journey in leadership and what led him to the most engaging & effective leadership style he's ever experienced, Shepherd Leadership.  

Listen in to hear Nick's story and learn...

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