415 episodes

The L3 Leadership Podcast is focused on leadership development and personal growth. We are obsessed with helping you grow to your maximum potential and maximizing the impact of your leadership. We release a new episode every week to help you grow and develop as a leader. You will hear a mix of personal lessons from our Founder, Doug Smith, and conversations Doug has with world-class leaders from around the world. Doug interviews leaders like Pittsburgh Steelers Coach, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Penguins Coach, Mike Sullivan, Tony Horton, Liz Wiseman, Brian Tome, John Mark Comer, Mark Batterson, Ryan Hawk, Nona Jones, Claude Silver, Ken Coleman, Christy Wright, Rachel Cruze, Mark Cole, and many more. Our hope is that you will not only learn great leadership lessons but that you will catch great leadership from the lives of the leaders that we expose you to. 

The L3 Leadership Podcast with Doug Smith Doug Smith

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    • 4.9 • 133 Ratings

The L3 Leadership Podcast is focused on leadership development and personal growth. We are obsessed with helping you grow to your maximum potential and maximizing the impact of your leadership. We release a new episode every week to help you grow and develop as a leader. You will hear a mix of personal lessons from our Founder, Doug Smith, and conversations Doug has with world-class leaders from around the world. Doug interviews leaders like Pittsburgh Steelers Coach, Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Penguins Coach, Mike Sullivan, Tony Horton, Liz Wiseman, Brian Tome, John Mark Comer, Mark Batterson, Ryan Hawk, Nona Jones, Claude Silver, Ken Coleman, Christy Wright, Rachel Cruze, Mark Cole, and many more. Our hope is that you will not only learn great leadership lessons but that you will catch great leadership from the lives of the leaders that we expose you to. 

    Leon Ford on Brutality, Forgiveness, and Building a Better Future for His Son

    Leon Ford on Brutality, Forgiveness, and Building a Better Future for His Son

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Leon Ford shares his profound journey from the brink of death due to police brutality to becoming a symbol of forgiveness and activism.About Leon Ford: Leon Ford is a celebrated author, social entrepreneur, impact investor, international speaker, and changemaker dedicated to driving positive change in his community and beyond.As a respected activist and mental health ambassador, Ford passionately addresses disparities by focusing ...

    • 47 min
    Anne Bieler, Founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels, on Overcoming Trauma and Finding Purpose in the Pain

    Anne Bieler, Founder of Auntie Anne's Pretzels, on Overcoming Trauma and Finding Purpose in the Pain

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Anne Beiler joins Doug to discuss her upbringing, Auntie Anne’s, and shares advice with listeners who may be struggling on how she navigates life’s more difficult seasons.About Anne Beiler: Anne Beiler, raised in an Amish-Mennonite community, faced immense tragedy when her 19-month-old daughter died in a farming accident, leading her into darkness and depression. Her marriage with Jonas suffered, exacerbated by an abusive pastor. ...

    • 50 min
    Doug Smith on Overcoming Mental Health Issues, Parenting, and How to be Good with People

    Doug Smith on Overcoming Mental Health Issues, Parenting, and How to be Good with People

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug is interviewed by his friend Zack Blair. Together, they discuss various topics, such as mental health, leadership, confidence, and parenting. About Doug Smith: Doug Smith is the Director of Development at Light of Life Rescue Mission and Founder and CEO of L3 Leadership. He is the author of his eBook, “Making the Most of Mentoring”, a step-by-step guide to help you build and cultivate relationships with mentors. He blogs at d...

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Mark Miller on Uncommon Greatness: 5 Fundamentals to Transform Your Leadership

    Mark Miller on Uncommon Greatness: 5 Fundamentals to Transform Your Leadership

    In this episode of the L3 Leadership podcast, Mark Miller, the former VP of High-Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A, joins us to reveal the core principles of "Uncommon Greatness." About Mark Miller: Mark started over 40 years ago working as an hourly employee at a local Chick-fil-A. He has worked all across the business since then and currently serves as Vice President of High-Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A. For the last 20 years, Mark has traveled the United Stat...

    • 34 min
    William Vanderbloemen on Finding Unicorns, The Importance of Responding Quickly, and How to be as Likeable as Bill Clinton

    William Vanderbloemen on Finding Unicorns, The Importance of Responding Quickly, and How to be as Likeable as Bill Clinton

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloeman joins Doug to share the groundbreaking insights he’s gained from conducting over 30,000 interviews and shares strategies that will equip you to identify and become the 'unicorn' in your professional sphere.About William Vanderbloeman: William brings over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor, blending it seamlessly with executive search best practices to offer faith-based organizations a distinct...

    • 40 min
    Jade Warshaw on Getting out of $460,000 in Debt, Lessons Learned from Dave Ramsey, and How You Can Get Free Financially

    Jade Warshaw on Getting out of $460,000 in Debt, Lessons Learned from Dave Ramsey, and How You Can Get Free Financially

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Jade Warshaw, a Ramsey personality, shares her journey to financial freedom and the importance of following the Baby Steps to get out of debt.About Jade Warshaw: Jade Warshaw, hailing from a musical background, spent 15 years as a professional vocalist, touring 92 countries alongside her musician husband. However, their story took a sharp turn with nearly half a million dollars in debt. Marrying in 2007, they faced a staggering $2...

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

cara.jean ,

Inspiring Growth and Leadership!

If you're seeking a podcast that intertwines faith, insight, and inspiration - this is it! Doug shares insightful discussions with an emphasis on a growth mindset, each episode serves as a beacon of guidance, inspiring personal and spiritual growth. Grounded in leadership principles, this podcast offers invaluable lessons for those on a journey of self-improvement and leadership development.

Drewbieeeeeee16 ,

Great Podcast

Always a great lesson found in these podcasts. Doug is a great interviewer and brings on a wide range of guests.

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Valuable Content

Listening to this podcast has greatly helped me develop my leadership, business, and life skills.

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