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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 Esther Littlefield

    • Christianity
    • 4.8 • 172 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.

    147: Behind the Scenes with Esther & Holly

    147: Behind the Scenes with Esther & Holly

    Come behind the scenes with Holly and I as we go off-script and share a bit about how we met, what our lives look like, and answer some fun and random questions.
    On today’s episode, Holly and I are not covering any serious leadership content. Instead, we’re having fun and sharing some parts of our lives that we don’t usually chat about on the podcast. We hope you enjoy this fun, laid-back episode and hearing a bit more of an unfiltered conversation.
    Key Points Discussed: How Holly & I met  Leading together What does a typical week look like for each of you? What exactly do we each do in our businesses? What is one fun and exciting thing happening in our lives right now? Trends poll  Fun questions   Connect with Esther and Holly: Christian Woman Business Podcast Esther’s Website Holly’s Website Instagram Facebook Group Facebook Page  
    This episode was originally published on estherlittlefield.com/episode147.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Learning to Slow Down & Set Boundaries with Jenn Clauser

    Learning to Slow Down & Set Boundaries with Jenn Clauser

    Have you ever felt like it’s impossible to slow down as a leader? Do you feel constantly pulled in a thousand directions because of everyone who needs you?
     
    In this episode, Holly and I talk with our guest Jenn Clauser as she shares her journey of learning the importance of slowing down and finding true rest. 
     
    As the director of communications for her church, she experienced a big shift when COVID hit in March 2020. This shift forced her to come face to face with the pace of her life and the need for intentionally setting boundaries and establishing healthy rhythms of rest. 
     
    Whether you are a leader in ministry or in the marketplace, or you just want to figure out how to stay connected to Jesus when it seems people need you all the time, you’re sure to find practical wisdom and insights in this conversation.
     
    For full show notes, visit estherlittlefield.com/episode146.
     
    Key Points Discussed: Jenn’s life & leadership How COVID-19 disrupted life, leadership & ministry Recognizing the need for change Why leaders have trouble eliminating hurry & busyness Learning to develop healthy boundaries and patterns of rest Leaders are learners  
    Connect with Esther and Holly: Christian Woman Business Podcast Esther’s Website Holly’s Website Instagram Facebook Group Facebook Page
    This episode was originally published on estherlittlefield.com/episode146.

    • 51 min
    Learning to See Other Perspectives & Why It Matters as Leaders

    Learning to See Other Perspectives & Why It Matters as Leaders

    Do you ever feel like listening to another perspective means you have to agree with that perspective? Or do you sense you might be unfollowed or criticized if you share a differing perspective to the one that is the ‘norm’ in your current context? 
    Hearing or seeing other perspectives does not come naturally to me, and I love being right. But over the years, God has shown me the value and importance of recognizing other perspectives. In this episode, I’m sharing with you a bit of my journey and how I’ve learned to see other perspectives, and how this doesn’t mean we have to agree with those perspectives.
     
    Key Points Discussed: How my hike in Arizona helped me think about perspectives My own journey of learning to see different perspectives The key apologetics principle we should apply as Christians The one thing you need to consider moving forward: are you willing to hear and listen to other perspectives, even if you don’t agree? Key Quotes from the Episode: "We need to be exposed to different ideas and thoughts in order to be able to have conversations, to reach people, to understand their views and to force ourselves to get clear on what we believe.”
     
    "If we are going to argue or defend our points, we must also be willing to accurately understand the other person's perspective."
     
    “Consider: are you willing to hear and listen to other perspectives?”
     
    “There are always going to be people who disagree with us; how we respond to that disagreement is of utmost importance.”
     
    “Looking at different viewpoints is going to help you get clearer on what you believe and help you dig deeper into your own faith and leadership.”
     
    Link to my What I Believe page on my website.



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      Connect with Esther: Esther’s Website The Christian Woman Business Podcast Facebook Group Facebook Page  
    This episode was originally published on estherlittlefield.com/episode145.

    • 30 min
    Christy Wright on Discerning Whether Your Dream is From God & Trusting God’s Faithfulness in All Seasons of Your Life [Part 2]

    Christy Wright on Discerning Whether Your Dream is From God & Trusting God’s Faithfulness in All Seasons of Your Life [Part 2]

    How do you know if your dream is from God or just your own idea? And what if your dreams and ambitions for the future don’t line up with the season God has placed you in? 
     
    In this episode (part 2 of 2), Holly and I continue our conversation with Christy Wright. We dive deeper into the topics of Christy’s devotional, “Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You”, including discovering which of God’s traits has meant the most to Christy in her life. 
     
    Christy shares her wisdom on how to discern whether a dream is from God or just your own idea as well as what to do when your season doesn’t line up with your dreams or ambitions. We also discuss how to trust God even when it seems like things are not going according to the plan we thought He gave us.
     
    This is part 2 of our conversation with Christy, so make sure you check out part 1 if you missed it.
     
    Key Points Discussed: What truth about God means the most to Christy? Is my dream from God or from myself? Character of God Can you name the fear ? Journal it & share it  The cry test When your season doesn’t line up with your dreams or ambitions Doing the right thing at the time Ask yourself: “What is right right now?” How do we trust God for our future when things have fallen through in the past? Leaders are Learners The Drama of Scripture by Craig G. Bartholomew and Michael W. Goheen Fall in Love with God’s Word by Brittany Ann The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer Life: An Obsessively Grateful, Undone by Jesus, Genuinely Happy, and Not Faking it Through the Hard Stuff Kind of 100-Day Devotional by Lisa Harper Key Quotes from the Episode: “When we recognize God in our past, we are more likely to recognize him in our present and in our future.”  “If you can name your fear, it might be wisdom that is holding you back.” “God is okay with you wrestling with Him.” “We want to put things in buckets--it’s either us or God. It can be both!” “God sees you right now. He sees you right now, right where you are. He sees you and He is with you.” 


    Connect with Christy Wright:
    Website
    Instagram
    Facebook
     
    Christy Wright is a #1 national best-selling author, personal development expert, and host of The Christy Wright Show. She’s been featured on Today Show and Fox News, and in Entrepreneur and Woman’s Day Magazines. Since 2009, Christy has served at Ramsey Solutions, where she teaches on personal development, business, and faith. You can follow Christy on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube or online at www.christywright.com.
     
    Connect with Esther and Holly: Esther’s Website The Christian Woman Business Podcast Instagram Facebook Group Facebook Page
    This episode was originally published on estherlittlefield.com/episode144.

    • 38 min
    Developing Your Message, Self-Awareness vs. Selfishness, & Responding to Cancel Culture with Christy Wright [Part 1]

    Developing Your Message, Self-Awareness vs. Selfishness, & Responding to Cancel Culture with Christy Wright [Part 1]

    What is the most important aspect of developing your message as a leader? Is it possible to grow in self-awareness without becoming focused on self? And is it okay to follow people if you don’t agree with them? 
     
    Christy Wright has developed an influential message and platform as a business leader, and she has recently expanded into focusing more on faith and personal development. But she didn’t start out with a large following or a clear message. 
     
    In this episode (part 1 of 2), Holly and I chat with Christy about her leadership journey and get a behind-the-scenes look into how she was able to grow and develop her message. We also dive into her new devotional, “Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You”, and we hit on the touchy topic of whether it’s wrong to focus on self-awareness as a Christ follower.
     
    In addition, you’ll hear Christy’s thoughts on why it’s harder to stand in the middle on certain topics and what her thoughts are on following people with whom she disagrees. She also shares what to do when people criticize you or cancel you because they don’t like something you said.
     
    This is part 1 of our conversation with Christy, so make sure you’re subscribed to the show so that you don’t miss part 2!



    Key Points Discussed: Christy’s life & leadership The value of mentoring  Christy’s transition from focusing on business to expanding her message How women can discover what their message is What do you want to say? Your message will evolve Christy’s Book “Living True: 40 Days to Get Back to You” Is it wrong to focus on ourselves as Christians? Can we learn from people with whom we disagree? Dealing with criticism and cancel culture Key Quotes from the Episode: “Your message will evolve as you experiment in different things to different people in different ways.” “If the Lord fires you up about something, it’s because he wants to use you there.” “What we are called to do as leaders is solve problems and add value.” “It’s very easy to let your season of life define you.” “There’s nothing practical about our faith.” “It’s not popular to be level-headed, to have some common sense, to see both sides of things--that is not popular. If you want to make everyone mad, just go to the middle.” “It is our responsibility to look for the good.” “Your circumstances don’t determine your attitude; you determine your attitude.” Connect with Christy Wright: Website
    Instagram
    Facebook
     
    Christy Wright is a #1 national best-selling author, personal development expert, and host of The Christy Wright Show. She’s been featured on Today Show and Fox News, and in Entrepreneur and Woman’s Day Magazines. Since 2009, Christy has served at Ramsey Solutions, where she teaches on personal development, business, and faith. You can follow Christy on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube or online at www.christywright.com.
     
    Connect with Esther and Holly: Esther’s Website The Christian Woman Business Podcast Holly’s Website Instagram Facebook Group Facebook Page
    This episode was originally published on estherlittlefield.com/episode143.

    • 45 min
    Balancing Ambition with Surrender [Leadership Traits Series]

    Balancing Ambition with Surrender [Leadership Traits Series]

    As leaders ambition is often a trait we come by naturally. The world praises us for getting the job done or for creating jobs or for climbing the success ladder.  But is this what God calls us to? 
     
    In this episode of the leadership traits series, Holly and I are exploring the concept of what we are calling ‘surrendered ambition’ and how we can develop this as leaders.
     
    For the full show notes, visit estherlittlefield.com/episode142.
    Key Points Discussed in this episode: Why are we talking about surrendered ambition? What is ambition? The tension between being ambitious and driven versus building God’s kingdom Why is this idea of surrendered ambition important? How to develop the trait of surrendered ambition Action step Fun question Connect with Esther and Holly:
    Esther’s Website The Christian Woman Business Podcast Holly’s Website Facebook Group Facebook Page
    This episode was originally published on estherlittlefield.com/episode142.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

Pharm15321 ,

Speaks straight to me!

Love this podcast and all wisdom and encouragement I receive. Thank you so much!!

KfCork ,

Episode 143 Christy Wright

All the while I was listening, I was thinking, “I’ve finally found women who speak my language!” This show was especially poignant in light of the chasm that has grown in the Christian community over current trends and social clashes. I’ve already shared the show with my besties.

janespringer ,

Just what I needed

Episode 40 was a re-listen for me. Esther and Holly spoke right to my heart about having a business and being a Christian and how to integrate the two. All the episodes speak to me, some as a Christian woman in my job and some as a business owner. And the interviews are amazing! Highly recommend this podcast!

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