42 episodes

Connecting Busy Female Leaders to Practical Resources for Ministry Today

Side by Side Annie Perdue-Olson & Heidi Zwart

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 14 Ratings

Connecting Busy Female Leaders to Practical Resources for Ministry Today

    When It's Time to Go

    When It's Time to Go

    Have you ever felt prompted to close the door on a chapter of your life even when you don't known what’s next? Endings can bring a mix of excitement and fear as God calls you out of one season and into the next season. In this final episode, co-hosts Annie and Heidi talk about how they knew it was time to bring their podcast collaboration to a close and how to recognize if you’re being called to something new, too.


    Related Episodes:


    Confidence in Your Calling
    What Busy Leaders Need Most
    Lead With Your Strengths
    The Myth of a Balanced Life
    Investing in Yourself
    Leading Where You’re Called
    Navigating Hard Seasons


    Additional Resources:


    Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.”
    For more about us and what we do, check out our website.

    Where to connect with your co-hosts:


    Annie:  https://www.leadingbettertogether.com
    Heidi:  www.heidizwart.com

    • 17 min
    Investing in Yourself

    Investing in Yourself

    How do you want to show up for yourself and others? However you answer that question means you will have to invest in yourself to make that happen. And, there can be a hundred reasons why we don’t do that. In this episode, Annie talks to April Diaz, former pastor of 17 years and now a coach with Ezer & Co, about activating women to live and lead with wholeness. Investing in yourself is hard, but it’s the best way to grow.

    Connect with April Diaz:


    WEBSITE: ezerandco.com - check out the coaching groups!
    FACEBOOK: to join this private group, mention you heard April on The Side by Side Podcast!
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/ezerandco/
    INSTAGRAM: @ezerandco OR @aprilldiaz
    TWITTER: @ezerandco OR @aprilldiaz



    Additional Resources:


    Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.”
    For more about us and what we do, check out our website.



    Related Episodes:

    What Busy Leaders Need Most

    Can Comparison Be Good?

    Embracing the Leader You Are

    How to Encourage Others

    Confidence in your Calling

    • 36 min
    Don't Be Offended

    Don't Be Offended

    When was the last time you were offended? More often than we realize, the comments or remarks we personalize weren’t intended to hurt us and, ultimately, what we do with them is a choice. One choice hurts us and the other builds a bridge to understanding. In this episode, Heidi talks to Gari Pisca, Executive Director of Operations at Eagle Brook Church, about how to raise the sensitivity bar for you and those you work with to be more of the leader God made you to be.



    Related Episodes:

    Can Comparison Be Good?

    You Are What You Think

    Confidence in Your Calling

    What Busy Leaders Need Most

    Lead With Your Strengths

    Before You Say a Word - Pt 1

    Before You Say a Word - Pt 2

    Embracing the Leader You Are



    Additional Resources:


    Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.”
    For more about us and what we do, check out our website.

    • 29 min
    Can Comparison Be Good?

    Can Comparison Be Good?

    Even as kids we are taught to compare and contrast. It’s actually a necessary and important discernment activity. But, it can get tricky when it becomes the scale by which we measure our success or even unhealthy if it begins to define who we are. In this episode, Annie talks with Amber Cullum, host of Grace Enough Podcast, about what comparison really is and how we can think about it differently to leverage it for good.


    Related Episodes:

    You Are What You Think

    Confidence in Your Calling

    What Busy Leaders Need Most

    Lead With Your Strengths

    Connect With God Your Way


    Additional Resources:


    Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.”
    For more about us and what we do, check out our website.

    • 36 min
    Connect with God Your Way

    Connect with God Your Way

    When life gets busy, the pressures turn up and we need God the most, yet that's when He often seems farther away. Our answer can be to try harder to do the right spiritual disciplines. What if, instead, God actually designed us to connect with Him in unique ways that are more meaningful for us and for Him? In this episode, your co-hosts Heidi Zwart and Annie Perdue-Olson combine personal stories and practical strategies for how to connect with God in your own unique way.



    Related Episodes:

    Art of the Ask

    What Busy Leaders Need Most

    The Myth of a Balanced Life

    Cutting through the Mental Chaos

    Carving A Path to Joy



    Additional Resources:


    Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.”
    For more about us and what we do, check out our website.

    • 23 min
    Juggling Motherhood & Ministry

    Juggling Motherhood & Ministry

    Have you ever felt inadequate as a mother? Or felt like you were dropping the ball in ministry? Being a mom and managing a ministry role can feel overwhelming no matter how young or old your kids are today. In this episode, Heidi talks with Amy Wicks, founder of Simply Wholehearted, about how your Enneagram type can unlock the confidence, language, and lens you need to thrive in ministry and motherhood.

    “Each of us is driven to ‘do it all’ for the sake of security, significance or passion for justice. That motivator is great, but you just can’t. You’ve got to link arms.”

    Connect with Amy:

    https://simplywholehearted.mykajabi.com/



    Related Episodes:

    You Are What You Think

    Confidence in Your Calling

    What Busy Leaders Need Most

    Lead With Your Strengths

    The Myth of a Balanced Life

    What the Enneagram Reveals



    Additional Resources:


    Download our FREE “Busy Leader’s Guide to Sticky Habits.”
    For more about us and what we do, check out our website.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

DoANewThing ,

My latest binge listen!

Annie and Heidi are providing such valuable and actionable information here. Their fun and relatable conversations from being in the trenches with leaders AND coaching leaders have been so helpful.

K@Erick ,

Valuable insights for women in ministry leadership

These ladies have a pulse on the joys and challenges women in ministry face in leadership. Their wisdom, knowledge, and expertise will encourage and inspire you to bring your best selves to whatever role you’ve been called in to serve.

zwartas ,

Great Leadership Advice

While being branded towards women in leadership, this podcast provides practical and actionable advice for all types of leaders!

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