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It's time for you to embrace your God-given gifts, skills, and passions and lead with confidence. Host Esther Littlefield is a pastor's wife and business owner, and she is joined by co-host Holly Cain. They discuss issues related to leading as a Christian woman, and they also interview other women who share their leadership journeys. Through this podcast, Esther and Holly offer encouragement, tools, and resources to help you live out your unique calling as a leader.

Christian Woman Leadership Podcast with Esther Littlefield & Holly Cain Esther Littlefield

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

It's time for you to embrace your God-given gifts, skills, and passions and lead with confidence. Host Esther Littlefield is a pastor's wife and business owner, and she is joined by co-host Holly Cain. They discuss issues related to leading as a Christian woman, and they also interview other women who share their leadership journeys. Through this podcast, Esther and Holly offer encouragement, tools, and resources to help you live out your unique calling as a leader.

    [Important Message] We're Taking a Brief Pause

    [Important Message] We're Taking a Brief Pause

    Hi friend, Esther here with a brief message for you. I want to thank you for being a listener of the Christian Woman Leadership Podcast, and I want to let you know that for the moment, we are taking a break from the podcast.
    We hope to be back around the beginning of 2023, but I’m not sure 100% on when the new episodes will begin again.
    Whether you are new around here or if you’ve been here for a while, I want you to know what we  have 200+ past episodes of the podcast. So we encourage you to go ahead and take a listen to some of our previous episodes that you may have missed.
    A few of my favorites are:
    Relationship Series - starting with ep. 15 Goal Setting Series - starting with ep. 24 Friendship Series - starting with episode 63 Communication Series - starting with episode 72 Business Series - starting with ep. 89 Reflection Series - starting with ep. 128 Thanks again for being a listener of the podcast. Now before I go, I want to share with you a free gift that I’m not sure if I’ve told you about!

    It’s 8 Clues to Finding Your Purpose and it will give you the questions to ask and space to consider the clues God might be giving you towards your unique purpose!
    Just go to estherlittlefield.com/purpose to grab it for free.
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    • 2 min
    How Your Thought Patterns Are Sabotaging Your Relationships (and what to do about it) with Charlotte Easley

    How Your Thought Patterns Are Sabotaging Your Relationships (and what to do about it) with Charlotte Easley

    Do you ever find yourself feeling frustrated in your relationships? Maybe you have an ongoing conflict with your spouse or a stressful pattern of interaction with your child. Or perhaps your boss continually asks you to stay late, when you really want to go home and be with your family.
    What if there were things you could do that would shift these unhealthy patterns or behaviors? What if you had some tools that would allow you to recognize why these interactions are happening and support you to respond in a different way?
    In this episode, Holly and I chatted with our friend Charlotte Easley, and we talked all about relationships.  If you missed episode 203 with Heather Thompson Day, we talked about the value and importance of relationships and why we really need to prioritize them in our life. So in this conversation, we took that idea a step further by diving into how our thought patterns impact our relationships and might even be sabotaging our relationships without us knowing it.
    For the full show notes, visit estherlittlefield.com/episode204
    Episode Sponsor: Today’s episode sponsor is my course, Confident Conversations.
    Being able to navigate tough conversations is a big part of having healthy relationships. If you struggle with what to say in these types of conversations or whether they're even necessary, head to confidentconversations.co to grab this mini-course with scripts, training, coaching, and more today!
     
    Connect with Charlotte Easley: Charlotte Easley LCSW is a relationship coach who began her work as a trauma therapist at the age of 56 and has been in private practice since 2015.  Her passion is supporting Christian women as they disrupt stories of people-pleasing and perfectionism. Her mission is to give women permission to live their days owning the gift and the responsibility of their identity as a daughter of the Kings of Kings. 
    Her special roles are wife, momma, and is blessed to have 3 beautiful grand girls who call her MahnaMahna. She lives in Versailles, KY writing and speaking to women to equip, encourage, and challenge them to understand their worth and align their focus.
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    • 42 min
    Leading in Higher Education & Why We Must Prioritize Relationships with Heather Thompson Day

    Leading in Higher Education & Why We Must Prioritize Relationships with Heather Thompson Day

    What does it mean to wait on God when it feels like it might not be your turn to do the next big thing or lead the next charge? What do we do in the waiting? How do we live and lead well when we’re asked to pause? What should we focus on in the meantime?
    In this conversation, you’ll hear from teacher & leader, Heather Thompson Day. Heather recounts her leadership journey and how she uses that leadership in the college classroom these days. Heather is a faithful professor who is teaching the next generation to communicate more authentically, wait well, and more.
    She’s passionate about investing in relationships, and how those relationships can lead to a richer and fuller life. Her insights and wisdom are full of depth as she unpacks her thoughts on leadership in higher education and prioritizing the relationships we find ourselves in.
    For the full show notes for this episode, visit estherlittlefield.com/episode203.
     
    Episode Sponsor: Confident Conversations
    Being able to navigate tough conversations is a big part of having healthy relationships. But what if you struggle with what to say in these conversations or whether they are even necessary?
    I created Confident Conversations as a practical resource that will help you as you navigate initiating and leading hard conversations. 
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    Connect with Heather Thompson Day: Website Instagram - @heatherthompsonday Twitter- @HeatherTDay  Heather’s book: I’ll See You Tomorrow: Building Relational Resilience When You Want to Quit Connect with Esther and Holly: Esther’s Website Holly’s Website Instagram Facebook Group Facebook Page This episode was originally published on estherlittlefield.com/episode203.

    • 53 min
    Leaders are Learners: Sharing Our Fave Book Recommendations [Ep. 202]

    Leaders are Learners: Sharing Our Fave Book Recommendations [Ep. 202]

    Would you consider yourself a reader? Do you enjoy reading physical copies of books, digital versions, or audio versions best? Whatever type of reader you are, (or even if you aren’t a big reader!) check out the books we are currently reading, love, and plan to read next!
    If you've listened to the podcast for any length of time, you know that learning is essential to us. So much so that every time we have a guest come on this show, one of our last questions is: ‘What resources are you learning from currently?’ 
    Our guests share things like books, podcasts, etc. We always get amazing recommendations but have never dedicated an entire show to giving our own book recommendations in this sort of format. So, we have several categories we will dive into with book recommendations for each one! Enjoy and let us know if you pick up any that resonate with you!
    For the full show notes for this episode go to: https://estherlittlefield.com/episode202
     
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    Join our Purposeful Leadership Facebook group! In the Facebook group, we can chat about what you need as a leader, what your challenges are, as well as celebrate the wins. This is a great community to learn and grow together. We want to get to know YOU.
     
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    • 57 min
    Building a Team, Hosting Events, and Removing Pride as a Leader with Angie Likens [Ep. 201]

    Building a Team, Hosting Events, and Removing Pride as a Leader with Angie Likens [Ep. 201]

    What does it take to build a team that can help you run a ministry or business? How can you host an event that is effective AND aligns with the vision of your church, ministry, or business?
    In this episode, you’ll hear us chat with our friend, Angie Likens, founder of Proclaimed Truth. Angie shares about her leadership journey, how she started Proclaimed Truth, and how she makes decisions in her business. She also shares how she responds to all of the suggestions and big ideas that other people have for and about her event and business.  She also dives into how to remove pride as a leader in order to step fully into the calling that God has placed on your life to share the specific message He has given you.
    For the full show notes, visit https://estherlittlefield.com/episode201
    Episode Sponsor: This episode’s sponsor is my upLIFT Mentormind. upLIFT is designed specifically for Christian women who are building a business online and who are ready to thrive, who want to streamline their marketing, and hit their financial goals without losing their soul.
    If you’re ready for a community of other Christian businesswomen cheering you on, and the support of a coach and mentor to support you along the way, head over to upliftmentormind.com to check out the info session to see if it’s a good fit.
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    Connect with Esther and Holly: Esther’s Website Holly’s Website Instagram Facebook Group Facebook Page This episode was originally published on estherlittlefield.com/episode201.

    • 48 min
    How to Set Boundaries as a Leader

    How to Set Boundaries as a Leader

    Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you realized you needed boundaries with someone? Perhaps you find the need for boundaries within your work space, family, or friendships. Or perhaps more often than not, the need for boundaries is with yourself.
    It can be challenging to communicate our needs surrounding our boundaries, but it is so important to set and maintain boundaries in our lives in order to protect our time, energy, capacity, and more.
    We are so thrilled to be celebrating 200 episodes of the show with you!
    After polling you all, we found that a lot of listeners were interested in hearing a conversation on the topic of boundaries, which is how we landed on this topic for this episode. Episode 20 of the show covers this topic in a solo version, so definitely check that one out if you want more thoughts and resources on what having boundaries looks like as a leader.
    For full show notes visit estherlittlefield.com/episode200
    Grab my free guide "​23 Practical Ways to Set Boundaries": https://estherlittlefield.com/boundaries
    NEW RESOURCE ALERT: How to Develop Confidence & Defeat Imposter Syndrome: https://estherlittlefield.com/confidence
    Stay Connected: Subscribe on your favorite podcast app. Click here to find all the options where you can find the podcast.
    Join our Purposeful Leadership Facebook group! In the Facebook group, we can chat about what you need as a leader, what your challenges are, as well as celebrate the wins. This is a great community to learn and grow together. We want to get to know YOU.

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    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

AuthorStephBeth ,

A Must-Listen

This is one of the few podcasts I make time for each week. Esther, Holly, and their guests are truly a blessing!

Lisa Bynoe-Stevens ,

Thanks!

Your sensitivity to follow the Holy Spirit brought healing to my soul, which, in turn, has helped me continue to help others. God bless all of you!

Mel Reinhardt ,

Thank you! Inspired

Thank you Esther and Jill for sharing your thoughts and encouragement for the Type A leaders. Too often those of us who lead tend to everyone except ourselves and it is easy to forget that Gods grace extends to us as well. I also appreciated the encouragement to make changes slowly and not set ourselves up for just another achievement.

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