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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

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    • 4.7, 173 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!

    S08: Episode 24 - Grow Your Grit #ReadyToRise

    S08: Episode 24 - Grow Your Grit #ReadyToRise

    In today's special episode, Jo will share the chapter on "How to Grow Your Grit" from her book Ready to Rise.  We all have the need to grow in our resilience, perseverance and endurance, recognizing that the journey in leadership can be a struggle.  Many of us are being called up, stretched and challenged in any number of ways and may not feel strong enough for the moment we are in and the unknowns we are facing.  This chapter gives tools and practical things for how to grow your grit and develop resilience.
    Order Jo's Book "Ready to Rise" HERE 
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    For other resources and podcasts head to: www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community

    • 31 min
    LEAD VOICE: Latasha Morrison - Be The Bridge

    LEAD VOICE: Latasha Morrison - Be The Bridge

    This previously released episode of Lead Voices features author and leader Latasha Morrison. While recorded before the recent unprecedented events of Covid-19 and the murder of George Floyd and subsequent uprisings, the conversation remains incredibly relevant.  LaTasha is the founder of Be The Bridge and also the author of the book by the same name.  
    To connect with Latasha: https://latashamorrison.com/
    To engage Be The Bridge: https://bethebridge.com/
    To get the book: https://latashamorrison.com/book/
     

    • 44 min
    S08: Episode 23 - RACE #ReadyToRise

    S08: Episode 23 - RACE #ReadyToRise

    Jo and Stephanie continue their conversations on "Ready to Rise". Today's powerful and deeply personal conversation centers on racial inequity and digs into choices and responsibilities during what they hope is a genuine turning point in our time. 
    We Need to Talk About Race: Understanding the Black Experience in White Majority Churches - Ben Lindsay 
    Symbolic Racism Harvard Survey 
    University of MInnesota Redlining HIstory
    Order Jo's Book "Ready to Rise" HERE 
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    For other resources and podcasts head to: www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community

    • 57 min
    S08: Episode 22 - COVID-19 #ReadyToRise

    S08: Episode 22 - COVID-19 #ReadyToRise

    Jo and Stephanie continue their important and timely conversation around Jo's new book "Ready to Rise: Own Your Voice, Gather Your Community, Step Into Your Influence" They start by asking the questions: What does it mean to get ready to rise during this time and why does it matter more now?  Is this time the crucible for our purpose and calling? 
    Order Jo's Book "Ready to Rise" HERE 
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    For other resources and podcasts head to: www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community

    • 34 min
    S08: Episode 21 - What Jesus Says About Women #ReadyToRise

    S08: Episode 21 - What Jesus Says About Women #ReadyToRise

    Jo and Stephanie continue their discussion around Jo's book, Ready to Rise: Own Your Voice, Gather Your Community, Step into Your Influence. Recorded earlier this year, they will spend time in the next few weeks giving you an overview of the book, but today's episode focuses on how Jesus views women, how he treats women and what he says about women.  Listen today and be encouraged! 
    Order Jo's Book "Ready to Rise" HERE 
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    For other resources and podcasts head to: www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community

    • 55 min
    Lead Voices with Jen Hatmaker - Race & Privilege and Being Fierce & Free

    Lead Voices with Jen Hatmaker - Race & Privilege and Being Fierce & Free

    Listen as special guest and friend, Jen Hatmaker talks with Jo and Stephanie on Lead Voices about race and privilege, as well as leadership during these extraordinary times.  Don't miss this powerful and compelling conversation! 
    Jen's new book "Fierce, Free and Full of Fire: The Guide to Being Glorious You" is available HERE
     
    Also, Order Jo's Book "Ready to Rise" HERE 
    Connect with Lead Stories and Jo and Steph:
    Twitter: @LeadStoriesVox
    Instagram: @LeadStoriesPodcast
    Facebook: LeadStoriesPodcast
    Connect with Jo at www.josaxton.com @josaxton
    Connect with Steph at www.pastorsteph.com @pastorsteph 
    Subscribe on iTunes to have the podcast automatically download to your device every week or listen at www.leadstoriespodcast.com
    For other resources and podcasts head to: www.leadstoriesmedia.com
    Don’t forget to check out Lead Stories Community at www.leadstoriesmedia.com/community

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
173 Ratings

173 Ratings

Carl the Minion BA ,

Best Podcast Ever

I started with the beginning of season 8. I absolutely love it. They talk about all walks of life (not just married with kids). I really appreciate they honesty and challenges they offer all listeners through a Biblical View.

happyHappyJOY ,

Inspirational

I love these women and their leadership. Well done.

rachelpjones ,

Challenging and Inspiring

Love the podcast and all the wisdom and experience shared.

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