33 episodes

Let's face it... Family is everybody's business! That's why Steve and Mary Alessi, who lead a multi-cultural, family-focused church in Miami alongside their 4 young-adult children, are pulling back the covers on how their family keeps it all together - not only in their business as pastors, but in the every day challenges that we all face. Each episode features real-life stories, principles, strategies and advice on marriage, parenting, employment and work-life, living as Christians in turbulent times and much more. Listen, laugh and learn as this close-knit family digs into the stuff that they can't always share on Sundays.

The Family Business with The Alessis Steve and Mary Alessi

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 38 Ratings

Let's face it... Family is everybody's business! That's why Steve and Mary Alessi, who lead a multi-cultural, family-focused church in Miami alongside their 4 young-adult children, are pulling back the covers on how their family keeps it all together - not only in their business as pastors, but in the every day challenges that we all face. Each episode features real-life stories, principles, strategies and advice on marriage, parenting, employment and work-life, living as Christians in turbulent times and much more. Listen, laugh and learn as this close-knit family digs into the stuff that they can't always share on Sundays.

    How to Have a Drama-Free Christmas with The Alessi Ladies | S2 E13

    How to Have a Drama-Free Christmas with The Alessi Ladies | S2 E13

    Does celebrating Christmas spark fears of drama and conflict in your family?

    If so, you're not alone - and the women of the Alessi family have some solid advice and helpful tips to keep the joy in your holiday celebrations!

    For the first time, all 5 of the Alessi ladies - Mary Alessi, her daughters Steph Alessi Muina, Lauren Alessi and Gabrielle Alessi, and her daughter in-law Richelle Alessi - gather at the Family Business table to share how they avoid excessive expectations and hurt feelings while celebrating Christmas - even as they navigate entirely new situations and evolving traditions.

    You'll hear the unique perspective of two generations of strong, Godly women who have seen the best and worst of holiday celebrations - and lived to tell about it - so that you can enjoy a more peaceful and joyous Christmas with your loved ones!

    For more information and tips on keeping your Family Business happy and healthy, follow this show and go to http://alessifamilybusiness.com - where you can leave a message or voicemail for the Alessis to answer on a future episode! 

    • 40 min
    How Men Can Keep The Holidays Happy! Tips for Husbands & Fathers Planning for Christmas | S2 E12

    How Men Can Keep The Holidays Happy! Tips for Husbands & Fathers Planning for Christmas | S2 E12

    When it comes to family Christmas celebrations, men have some unique roles - so Steve Alessi and his son Chris are sharing some timely insights that will help husbands and dads to make the most of their influence during this festive season. 

    In this episode you'll discover:
     How to “Embrace the Conflict” between families during the Christmas seasonHow to keep expectations of the season from affecting your marriageHow to blend the celebrations of your families and avoid the holiday stress  How to manage your budget at Christmas without causing friction in your familyFor more great tips and ideas for the entire family, make sure to subscribe to this show - and we'd love to respond to your voicemail question or review!  https://alessifamilybusiness.com! 

    • 33 min
    Keep Your Holiday Happy! Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas Celebration | S2 E11

    Keep Your Holiday Happy! Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas Celebration | S2 E11

    The holidays can be the most wonderful time of the year for families - but they also can be the most stressful.  Between buying gifts, managing busy schedules, and dealing with family members, we can easily lose sight of the reason for this holy season - and that can lead to conflict, stress and frustration just when we should be making beautiful holiday memories with our loved ones. 
    In this episode, Steve and Mary Alessi share key tips and strategies to keep the joy in your holiday celebrations during Thanksgiving and Christmas. 
    Key Takeaways from This Holiday Episode 
    How to Keep the Stress Low How to Plan AheadHow to Prepare in Advance How to Foster an Attitude of Sacrifice How to Set Up an Outreach to Serve Others For more tips, advice and inspiration for families, make sure to subscribe to and follow this show, and please leave us a rating and a review!
     
    Head to alessifamilybusiness.com for more info about our family business - you  can even leave us a voicemail message there and ask the Alessis' a question! 

    • 34 min
    Sharing the Mic: How We Communicate Truth in Our Family Business | S2 E10

    Sharing the Mic: How We Communicate Truth in Our Family Business | S2 E10

    Have you ever wondered how pastors develop their sermons? 
    And what happens if you have a father and son team - or a senior and junior leader - who often share the same platform? How do they make it all work without sending mixed messages? 
    Those two questions are being answered this week by Steve Alessi and his son, Chris Alessi, who together work in their family business of ministry at Metro Life Church in Miami, FL.  

    In this episode, they discuss the similarities and differences in how they do their specific job of communicating with the church, and share the rarely revealed process of developing messages and sermons. 
    You’ll discover how two people with very different approaches can achieve the same goals, and how you can utilize your strengths in your family or business environment, even if someone else in your organization has similar responsibilities and functions. 

    Get full show notes and learn more about The Family Business at http://alessifamilybusiness.com -  you can even leave a voicemail message or question that we can answer on a future episode! 

    • 39 min
    Who's in Charge? Marriage, Leadership and Defining our Roles | S2 E9

    Who's in Charge? Marriage, Leadership and Defining our Roles | S2 E9

    How do you partner with your spouse in business, without the business becoming a burden on your marriage? 
    Even harder: How do you define your specific roles and responsibilities as a husband or wife while you lead your business, ministry or organization? 
    Steve and Mary Alessi  answer these tough questions as they discuss how they’ve developed a working relationship as leaders in their home and their family business, while respecting each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

     This honest conversation will show you how you can be an effective leader while you're working alongside your spouse - by clearly defining the roles and responsibilities and prioritizing honest and open communication.

    For more info on this and other family business topics, follow this show and subscribe! Full show notes at http://alessifamilybusiness.com/s2e9.

    • 36 min
    What's in a Name? Why Legacy Matters in Our Family Business | S2 E8

    What's in a Name? Why Legacy Matters in Our Family Business | S2 E8

    What does your name say about you? 

     Do you have a lasting legacy attached to your family name? 

    And if not, can you start  building a legacy that future generations will be proud to carry? 
    The Alessi family name would not be what it is today without Rev. John Alessi, Steve Alessi’s father, who pastored in Miami for over 60 years and was instrumental in launching Steve and Mary into their calling of ministry.  

    Pastor John exemplified service to his church, his family and his community, and was married for over 60 years to his wonderful wife, Ann Alessi.  Rev. John Alessi was called home to his eternal reward in October 2020, but his legacy lives on on in two generations of Alessis that continue to operate in the family business of ministry.
    Exactly one year following his passing, Miami-Dade County honored Pastor John’s work by naming the street in front of his church Rev. John Alessi Street. 
    In this episode, Steve and Mary Alessi reflect on the blessing of a good name, and explore how Pastor John’s life helped to cement the Alessi name as one being full of legacy and purpose.

     They openly talk about how they embraced the responsibility to honor their name, and explain how you can do the same no matter what your past experiences have been - so that your name can be remembered for all the right reasons. 

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

JJAIRoman ,

Inspirational!

I love listening to this podcast! They are so real and don’t hold anything back. But it’s not for show or attention it’s to help others learn and grow from their mistakes and victories. They live their lives with intentionality and purpose and walk us through how to do the same. This is better than any self help podcast. This will help you think outside of just yourself because it not only impacts who you are but also impacts those around you. Kudos to the Alessi family!

J & B Cespedes ,

Inspiration & Real

Authentic Leadership; transparency; parenting; values matter. Grateful.

ZachTWhitehead ,

Real, down to earth content

Every time I listen to this podcast, I get something new. It isn’t always flowery and decorated—and I like that. Pastor Steve and Mary are open and honest with their experiences and their feelings with parenting AND doing ministry at the same time. Looking forward to more!

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