17 episodes

Inspirational fiction author Leanne W. Smith sits down with key individuals to discuss their vocational stories and how their personal gladness meets the world's deep hunger. Geared to writers, students, and story lovers, this podcast will inspire those on their own vocational journeys. Smith is also a professor in Lipscomb University's College of Business in Nashville, TN with a heart to teach students how to get jobs and build sustainable careers that actually feed their soul.

Gladness & Hunger with Leanne W. Smith Leanne W. Smith

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Inspirational fiction author Leanne W. Smith sits down with key individuals to discuss their vocational stories and how their personal gladness meets the world's deep hunger. Geared to writers, students, and story lovers, this podcast will inspire those on their own vocational journeys. Smith is also a professor in Lipscomb University's College of Business in Nashville, TN with a heart to teach students how to get jobs and build sustainable careers that actually feed their soul.

    Kenneth Robinson: “A Lifelong Learner”

    Kenneth Robinson: “A Lifelong Learner”

    From the time he was a kid, there was something different about Kenneth Robinson. Kenneth is one of four boys who all played college football. Three of them, including Kenneth, went on to play professionally. But what he really loved best was reading quietly at home. His thirst for learning and the chance to mold others through the blessings of his own curiosity would lead him to his current role in education where he has an on-going opportunity to pour wisdom into others.Find links to ...

    • 29 min
    Season Three: "Sun After Rain"

    Season Three: "Sun After Rain"

    In this episode, I talk about my personal storms of the past five years. While I love sharing other people’s stories and the wisdoms they’ve learned, I am not at all comfortable sharing my own. But for reasons I cannot explain, I felt called to begin this season stepping into a little more vulnerability. If you’ve had recent storms in your own life, may these words kindle your hope for the possibility that sun will follow rain.Find links to all my podcasts at leannewsmith.com.

    • 14 min
    Dawn Petchell Luepke: “A Kingdom-Centered Strategist”

    Dawn Petchell Luepke: “A Kingdom-Centered Strategist”

    Petchell Luepke and I were paired on a service project in the spring of 2022, and it was evident from the get-go this woman had a boatload of passion. But it wasn’t until months later that I realized she had a superpower. As a Gallup certified career coach, Petchell leverages her strengths to offer others clarity into their own. She has taught me, for example, to pair my “maximizer” with “strategic” to achieve my next book publication goal. Listen in and learn how you, too, can leverage your ...

    • 40 min
    Rob Touchstone: “Turning Coffee into Water”

    Rob Touchstone: “Turning Coffee into Water”

    Rob Touchstone has been busy. In the last decade, he co-founded The Well Coffeehouses, launched a Business as Mission program, and now directs Lipscomb’s Center for Vocational Discovery. Rob’s deep gladness truly has intersected with the world’s deep hunger—and thirst—in more ways than one. Come join us as we talk about insights he has gained on his unique vocational journey.Find links to all my podcasts at leannewsmith.com.

    • 38 min
    Phil & Melissa Roe: “Stepping Out in Trust”

    Phil & Melissa Roe: “Stepping Out in Trust”

    In a season when most people wind down after reaching the apex of their careers, Phil & Melissa Roe have chosen a different path. They bought a farm just outside of Franklin, TN and transformed it into a spiritual retreat center. Tune in as we talk about trusting God when you feel called to unexpected new ventures.Find links to all my podcasts at leannewsmith.com.

    • 32 min
    Jennifer Pagel: “To be Seen, Known & Loved”

    Jennifer Pagel: “To be Seen, Known & Loved”

    In this episode it is my honor to talk with Jennifer Pagel, a forever friend of 26 years, who has been on a ministry path all her life. We talk about the healing importance of being fully seen, fully known, and fully loved. She is warmth, wisdom, beauty, and light, and I’m so happy to get to share her with you.Find links to all my podcasts at leannewsmith.com.

    • 38 min

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