What if you were able to sit down with some of the greatest leaders in the world? What would you ask? What would they say? Welcome to the “Linch with a Leader” Podcast with Mike Linch, where you are invited to join us in learning the spiritual principles behind big success.
Episode 102: Davey Blackburn
On this episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with author, speaker & podcast host, Davey Blackburn, to talk about his journey. Davey is the host of the wildly popular podcast, Nothing is Wasted, where he shares not only his journey of grief & hope but also shares the stories of others who have found that God never waste their pain.
Davey found himself walking into a nightmare in 2015. He was pastoring a growing church and building his life with his wife Amanda and their son, Weston. Tragedy struck Davey and Weston in an unimaginable way when Davey lost his pregnant wife of seven years, Amanda, during a home invasion. Amanda was shot three times in their home on November 10th, 2015, passing away in the hospital just 24 hours later.
Through this journey of pain and healing, Nothing is Wasted Ministries was born, and today Mike will talk with Davey about he not only made it through but how God is using his story to help thousands of others!
You do not want to miss this conversation! You will laugh, cry, be challenged but most of all be encouraged that God will never waste your story!
Episode 101: Randy Gravitt
In episode 101, Mike sits down with Randy Gravitt. Randy is an exceptional leader and has been leading for over 30 years. Through his company InteGreat Leadership, Randy has been coaching and leading organizations and teams to be their very best and be at the top of their game. Some of his clients have included: Kroger, Grand Hyatt, Pittsburgh Pirates, Buffalo Bills, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Chick-Fil-A among many others!
Randy has begun to share his passion for leadership on his new podcast, The Randy Gravitt Leadership Podcast and his YouTube Channel. Today, Mike and Randy talk about all aspects of leadership and how leaders lead and keep their teams moving in the same direction! Such a fun conversation!
Episode 100: Dr. Richard Blackaby
In Episode 100, Mike sits down with one of his biggest influences in the area of Spiritual Leadership, Dr. Richard Blackaby! Dr. Blackaby serves as the President of Blackaby Ministries International and has served in that role since 2006. He has authored or co-authored over 36 books such as: Spiritual Leadership, Experiencing God, The Seasons of God
Dr. Blackaby not only travels the country speaking but is a coach to many Christian CEO's and business leaders. He also has a popular leadership podcast entitled "The Richard Blackaby Leadership Podcast". He and his wife, Lisa, have three adult children and six grandchildren. They live in Atlanta, GA.
Episode 99: Molly Fletcher
In episode 99 of the Linch with a Leader Podcast, Mike sits down with leader Molly Fletcher. Molly is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. From her years as a sports agent with client representation in the sports and entertainment market where she earned the moniker "the female Jerry McGuire" to her work as a corporate speaker and podcast host, Molly is a different maker in this generation!
Her podcast, Game Changers, has some of the greatest leaders in the business and athletic market! Molly is the author of four books: Fearless At Work; A Winner’s Guide to Negotiating; The Business of Being the Best; and The 5 Best Tools to Find Your Dream Career.
Today on the podcast , Mike will talk about lessons learned in leadership and also her newest book The Energy Clock.
Episode 98: Toni Nieuwhof
In Episode 98 Mike sits down with Toni Nieuwhof to talk about her newest book Before You Split. Toni Nieuwhof is a family law mediator and former divorce attorney. She is the wife of Carey Nieuwhof, who is an influential leadership author, podcast host, and international speaker. Toni and Carey often speak publicly about their marriage of more than three decades. In her downtime, Toni enjoys outdoor sports and spending time with Carey, their two grown sons, and their extended family and friends.
In this conversation, Mike and Toni talk about the stresses and strains of marriage but also the hidden benefits of staying together and "working" it out! Toni brings such a great perspective not only as a family law mediator but also as a church planter's spouse. No matter where you find yourself, this conversation will be incredibly powerful for you to hear & share!
Episode 97: Darryl Strawberry
In Episode 97 of the Linch with a Leader Podcast, Mike sits down with eight time MLB All-Star and four time World Series Champion Darryl Strawberry to talk about his new book Turn Your Season Around. Darryl not only shares the stories of his time in the MLB with the Mets, Dodgers, Giants & Yankees but also his story of the pains he experienced off the field.
Darryl Strawberry is described as a baseball legend by many who have been dazzled by the dynamics of his game. His many accomplishments in the major leagues include four World Series titles, eight All-Star Game appearances, and a nomination to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2004.
He has earned the legendary nicknames and phrases of one of the most feared homerun hitters in the game of baseball: Straw’s Sweet Swing, Strawberry’s Field Forever, and The Legendary Straw Man! Darryl hit 335 homeruns in his MLB career.
Though Darryl was extremely successful in his career, his personal life was plagued with addictions, abuse, divorces, cancer, jail time, and other issues. Darryl finally found true redemption and restoration in Jesus Christ. Today, Darryl’s purpose and passion is serving the Lord Jesus Christ by traveling the country, speaking a message of hope and restoration through the power of the gospel.
He is the author of numerous books, including the New York Times bestseller, Straw: Finding My Way (with John Strausbaugh), Don’t Give Up on Me: Shining Light on Addiction with Darryl Strawberry (with Shawn Powell), and The Imperfect Marriage: Help for Those Who Think It’s Over with his wife, Tracy Strawberry. In 2011 Darryl and Tracy founded Strawberry Ministries, and they use their global reach to restore the multitudes through spiritual and practical life applications.
This conversation has some baseball but lots of God's love and His unwillingness to ever quit on us! Pull up a chair and listen in!
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