The connections between life and leadership are deep. The design of each show is to explore those connections by interviewing inspiring and compelling people. Our guests will share gripping stories, life lessons, and expertise in their own experiences. Whether you are a leader of hundreds, working to lead your family, or simply want to take ownership of your personal life - this podcast is made just for you. We believe we can help you lead with love so that you will love to lead.
"The Road Back: A Prisoner Set Free to Free Others" w/Jamie Johnson
Jamie Johnson's story could have ended much differently. After a tragic accident in his teenage years, Jamie spiraled. He began the walk down a dark road. Avoidance of pain and guilt sent him to turn to drugs, alcohol, and the things that would lead to severe criminal behavior. Even with bright moments along the way, such as becoming a college baseball player, getting married, and having a family, Jamie could not shake the bonds of addiction. Forsaking his family, his lifestyle took an even darker turn with highly addictive methamphetamines. Not only would he use the drug, but he also began manufacturing.
Time was running out. Eventually, everything caught up with him, and he faced the sobering reality of the gavel slamming to begin a lengthy prison sentence.
Ironically, Jamie says the day he went to prison was glorious. It was the day that he fully surrendered his life to Jesus.
To know the road ahead, we must ask those coming back. In this compelling interview, Jamie bears his soul about the road he has traveled so that we may learn from it.
This is a story of redemption.
Jamie Johnson on Facebook
"Keep Looking Up: A Conversation on Loving Your Spouse Through Sickness, Building Faith in God During Suffering & Facing the Coming End Times" w/Tom Williams
Tom Williams has been married for 47 years to his wife, Annette. In January of 2022, he faced the unthinkable as his wife had three massive strokes in a short time. Things looked bleak. Miraculously, a hopeless situation began a slow turn towards healing and progress. Tom walks us through the dark months of possibly losing his wife to bringing her home for recovery. It is a story of love, faith, and selflessness.
It is a story of determination.
How do you make it through shocking life events like this? Tom tells us to "Keep Looking Up."
Additionally, Tom has a deep love for Bible Prophecy. Are we in the final four years of this age? He shares his heart about where we might be in the timeline of events. While he will not predict dates, he challenges us to be spiritually and physically prepared for imminent events.
YouTube Devotional w/Tom Williams
The Final Four Years
"Forgiveness & Fatherhood: Embracing the Good & Bad Moments of Life" w/Dustin Kitchel
Dustin Kitchel is a husband, father, church leader, and football coach. He is also the identical twin brother of Life & Leadership's host, Daniel Kitchel.
This wide-ranging and unscripted conversation is full of laughs and compelling stories. Dustin and Daniel walk us through the times of their lives when they were fatherless and the impact this still has on them. There are good and bad stories throughout, but through it all, they embraced it. God used it to make them who they are today.
Forgiveness makes all the difference.
"Sinning on Sunday - A Pastor's Downfall: The Cost of Sexual Sin, Pride & Dishonesty" w/Daniel Kitchel
In his mid-twenties, Daniel Kitchel found himself in his first full-time church leadership role. Things went well for a short time and then quickly spiraled out of control.
On the surface, everything appeared to be right. The church grew quickly. People were baptized, and the Gospel was preached. But, underneath, Daniel's personal life was not matching what was going on publicly.
It would only be a matter of time before everything collapsed.
This is a story of loss, lies, pain, and suffering. It is also a story of God's love and incredible redemption.
"Celebrating Your Wins & Not Taking Yourself Too Seriously" w/Elaine Kochanowicz
Elaine Kochanowicz is the mother of six children, a wife, a published author, and a podcaster. With her unique sense of humor, contagious laugh, and words of joy, she desires for moms to celebrate the wins and not take themselves too seriously.
Elaine wants you to know that God is proud of you even when you have an inappropriate typo on the label maker or your husband is chasing your child down the street in his underwear as you drive away. She will express that sometimes eating fast food, drinking a supersized soda, and listening to rap music in your car alone is a proper form of taking care of yourself.
This conversation is sure to make you smile and give you some much-needed laughs.
"The Gift of Rest"
The gift of rest was never intended to be earned after hard work. I have spent a big part of my life believing I only deserved rest if I worked hard. Gifts are no longer gifts if they must be earned. We should work from our rest. This is the better way to live.
Three Words: Powerful, Encouraging, and Captivating!
I love this podcast, and Daniel Kitchel’s personality. You can feel his heart in every episode he makes, you can tell that he loves and cares what he does, he is definitely made for this. Every episode is captivating and grabs your attention instantly, it’s definitely worth a listen! I thank God for guiding me to this wonderful podcast. 🙏🏽🔥
You both spoke so bravely and openly on parenting in today’s world. God needed me to listen to this today. Very humbling.
Thank you for sharing your hearts.