424 episodes

Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph O'Brien are both leaders in Minneapolis. Jo is an author and speaker who has opportunities to teach around the world in various contexts. She is passionate about empowering women to realize their potential and purpose.
Steph is a church planter and pastor of a church plant in the city. She coaches leaders and pastors around the country and is a professor at Bethel University. Passionate about investing in the next generation, Steph, blogs and speaks in order to equip people to live their every day life on mission for the Kingdom of God.

In this podcast they share stories from their lives and what they've learned. Their hope is that this show will encourage, challenge and share tools with leaders and those who desire to live on mission for the Kingdom of God!

Lead Stories Podcast Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph Williams O'Brien

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.7 • 208 Ratings

Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph O'Brien are both leaders in Minneapolis. Jo is an author and speaker who has opportunities to teach around the world in various contexts. She is passionate about empowering women to realize their potential and purpose.
Steph is a church planter and pastor of a church plant in the city. She coaches leaders and pastors around the country and is a professor at Bethel University. Passionate about investing in the next generation, Steph, blogs and speaks in order to equip people to live their every day life on mission for the Kingdom of God.

In this podcast they share stories from their lives and what they've learned. Their hope is that this show will encourage, challenge and share tools with leaders and those who desire to live on mission for the Kingdom of God!

    S16: Episode 14 - The Tension of Scarcity and Abundance // The State of Leadership

    S16: Episode 14 - The Tension of Scarcity and Abundance // The State of Leadership

    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph: 
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com 
    REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR EZER MINNEAPOLIS NOV 7-9 2024: josaxton.com
    Learn more and register for the Pre-Intensive 
    CHECK IT OUT:
    Dance With The Devil Documentary
    The Art of Gathering by Priya Parker
     

    • 56 min
    S16: Episode 13 - Leader Labs // The State of Leadership

    S16: Episode 13 - Leader Labs // The State of Leadership

    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph: 
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com 
    REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR EZER MINNEAPOLIS NOV 7-9 2024: josaxton.com
    Learn more and register for the Pre-Intensive 
    CHECK IT OUT:
    Invitation to Solitude and Silence - Ruth Haley Barton
    Invitation to Retreat - Ruth Haley Barton
    The Righteous Mind - Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion - Jonathan Haidt

    • 54 min
    Season 16: Episode 12 - Interaction Between Leadership Stages

    Season 16: Episode 12 - Interaction Between Leadership Stages

    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph: 
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com 
    REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR EZER MINNEAPOLIS NOV 7-9 2024: josaxton.com
    Learn more and register for the Pre-Intensive 
    CHECK IT OUT:
    The Time We Never Knew - By Freya India 
    Serena Williams Wants to Conquer Wall Street 
    Aquired Podcast

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Season 16: Episode 11 - Leader Lab: Experienced Leaders

    Season 16: Episode 11 - Leader Lab: Experienced Leaders

    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph: 
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com 
    REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR EZER MINNEAPOLIS NOV 7-9 2024: josaxton.com
    Learn more and register for the Pre-Intensive 
    CHECK IT OUT:
    Article by Dorina Lazo Gilmore-Young - Grieving What’s to Come While Still Living in the Present
    Article by Tommy Tomlinson in the Atlantic - Why a God's Death Hits So Hard

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Season 16: Episode 10 - Leader Lab - Established Leaders

    Season 16: Episode 10 - Leader Lab - Established Leaders

    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph: 
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com 
    REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR EZER MINNEAPOLIS NOV 7-9 2024: josaxton.com
    Learn more and register for the Pre-Intensive 

    • 44 min
    S16: Episode 10 - Leader Lab: Emerging Leaders

    S16: Episode 10 - Leader Lab: Emerging Leaders

    Check out these videos mentioned in the podcast:
    SWOT Short Video
    SWOT Episode from Tools of the Trade
    Invitation and Challenge
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph: 
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com 
    REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR EZER MINNEAPOLIS NOV 7-9 2024: josaxton.com

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
208 Ratings

208 Ratings

Christine IV Wag. ,

Practical, Wise, and Fun!

The Lead Stories Podcast is a weekly staple for me. I resonate deeply with the truth, wisdom, and grace Jo Saxton and Pastor Steph share as they talk about about leadership and life. They are refreshingly authentic as they discuss being a leader and having influence in today’s culture. As woman who is a ministry leader, I appreciate Jo and Steph’s insights and the practical resources they offer, too. I’ve passed this podcast along to my team (both men and women) to benefit from, as well. I highly recommend subscribing and sharing with your colleagues and friends.

Ann Clark ,

Appreciate

I love all of the concepts on this podcast and appreciate them carrying us through the pandemic.
The five folds gifts survey link isn’t working though. I hope it can be fixed.

Mom Fisch ,

Love this podcast

I really love Pastor Steph and Jo Saxon and then this season Pastor Edwin joined. He is such a great fit. This years messages have been so helpful as a lay ministry leader at church. Keep up the good work.

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