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.
"Forgiveness & Fatherhood: Embracing the Good and 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 and 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 and 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.
"The Sanctity of Life & Finding Forgiveness When You Don't Believe You Deserve It" w/Heather Bowen
It is common for the hurt of the past to haunt us and to hold onto things that are holding us back. God wants us to be free from our past failures. With stunning authenticity, Heather Bowen shares her story of redemption that will keep you on the edge of your seat and hungering for the love of God to do the same for you.
“Cheering for the Underdog: A Conversation on Learning to Say I’m Sorry, Getting Up When You Fall and Making the Most of Second Chances.” w/ Rev. Michael M. McDaniel
Rev. Michael M. McDaniel is passionate about the underdogs of the world. This drive comes from his own experiences of being counted down and out. With the protective love of God and the help of others, he was able to rise above the struggles of his neighborhood. Many around him were running to drugs, crime, violence, and gangs. His story could have gone a very predictable way – but it didn’t. This is a gripping story of embracing the role of an underdog, learning to admit wrongs, and making the most of second chances.
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.