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Executive coach Cory Carlson

Coaching: Win At Home First

July 24, 2019
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An Interview with Cory Carlson Executive coach Cory Carlson recently sat down with Ministry Insights to share what he has learned about work-life balance and becoming a better leader, husband, and father. MI: You worked in corporate America for two decades. Why did you leave that behind and become an executive coach? Cory: That journey…

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Jodie O'Shannassy leads a group of volunteers in ministry at her local hospital using LFYS

Volunteers: Profiles Help Pastoral Caregivers Serve Hurting Patients, Families

May 30, 2019
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Jodie O’Shannassy and her hospital volunteers use LFYS to gain understanding for each other and those they serve Hospital chaplain Jodie O’Shannassy serves with three other leaders to coordinate a team of 30-40 pastoral care volunteers serving in hospitals that are part of the Darling Downs Hospital and Health Service (DDHHS) throughout southern Queensland, Australia.…

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Don Cruickshank

Coaching: Four Days in the Sunshine Morph Into a Consulting Business

April 9, 2019
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Four days in the sunshine seemed like a good idea to Don Cruickshank. When the Canadian resident needed a few more credits to finish coursework for his Masters in Leadership and Management (MALM) at Briercrest Seminary, a Google search led him to the Leading From Your Strengths Equipping Conference. “The conference was approved as an…

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Brandon Schaefer and Five Capitals launch Prioritized Life Assessment

Leadership: New Tool Avoids the Guesswork for Leaders in Setting Priorities

February 8, 2019
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Brandon Schaefer enjoyed success during his working years in the corporate world, yet he struggled to understand how to apply biblical principles to his professional priorities. “As leaders and individuals, we know our weaknesses,” he says. “But we sabotage ourselves – either we are way too hard on ourselves or not hard enough.” Rather than…

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Olga Messios uses LFYS tool in human resources

Coaching: My Favorite Assessment Tool

January 9, 2019
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LFYS Sets Up Teams and Individuals for Success – Every Time By Olga Messios As a human resources professional and a leadership coach, I am always looking for good tools – in fact, I’m certified to administer several well-known cross-cultural, stress management, and emotional-intellectual intelligence assessments. So when a I heard about Leading From Your…

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Don Ankenbrandt

Are You Hearing from God? Take a Day of Solitude

December 11, 2018
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By Don Ankenbrandt* As a new believer, I was eager to grow and learn as much as I could. During that time, I attended a weekend retreat led by Dan DeHaan, who challenged me to spend one day a month in solitude with the Lord to learn to hear His voice. Soon after, I marched…

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Certified practitioner Jeff Germo

Leadership Development: Discipleship Transforms a Church and Entire Community

September 12, 2018
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When Jeff Germo was called as lead pastor of Campbell River Baptist Church (Campbell River, British Columbia), the elder/deacon board gave him a mandate to develop leaders. “The discipleship system in the local church isn’t working,” says Jeff. Leadership skills grow out of spiritual formation and that everybody in God’s church is broken, including himself.…

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