412 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 • 132 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. 

    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 States and the world focusing much of his time on serving leaders, helping them grow themselves, their teams, and their organizations. 
    4 Key Takeaways:
    1. Mark shares how important vision casting is for individuals in leadership and entire organizations.
    2. Mark walks us through the five fundamentals as outlined in his book that can  transform your leadership approach.
    3. He talks about aligning vision, results, and relationships, all while keeping your core values intact.
    4. We discuss idea of servant leadership and how it helps create a caring atmosphere for people and for achieving goals.
    Quotes From the Episode:
    “If you don’t spend enough time thinking about the future, there may not be one for your or for your organization.”
    “Uncommon leadership is the path to uncommon greatness.”
    Resources Mentioned:
    Call Mark at 678-612-8441
    Preorder Uncommon Greatness
    Connect with Mark:
    Mark’s Website | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram | Twitter | LinkedIn

    • 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 distinctive service. Before establishing Vanderbloemen Search Group, he apprenticed in executive search under a seasoned mentor with over 25 years of experience, gaining insights into corporate practices and search strategies used by renowned firms like Russell Reynolds. William's background also includes managerial roles in Human Resources within a Fortune 200 company, focusing on corporate culture integration and succession planning. His pastoral journey, which spans churches in North Carolina, Alabama, and Houston, includes transformative experiences such as rebuilding and relocating congregations and leading a historic Houston church as its Senior Pastor. William's expertise extends beyond the pulpit; he is a sought-after speaker at churches and conferences nationwide and the author of several acclaimed books on pastoral leadership and succession planning. Holding degrees from Wake Forest University and Princeton Theological Seminary, William's commitment to family, networking, and personal interests like running and golfing, further enrich his professional and personal endeavors, making him a well-rounded advisor and leader in his field.

    4 Key Takeaways:
    1. William defines what it means to hire a “unicorn”.
    2. He discusses what he’s learned about likability, and shares his thoughts on authenticity.
    3. William talks about one thing that makes his hiring process unique.
    4. He talks about what he believes the future of work is going to look like.

    Quotes From the Episode:
    “People really like being seen and recognized and noticed.”
    “Look people directly in one eye.”

    Resources Mentioned:
    William’s Books
    Connect with William:
    X(Twitter) | Instagram | Linkedin  
    Episode Webpage: https://l3leadership.org/410
    L3 Mastermind Groups: https://l3leadership.org/mastermind
    L3 Leadership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/L3Leader/
    Follow us on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/l3-leadership
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    • 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 $280K in student loans, coupled with credit card debts and unaffordable assets. In 2008, after discovering Dave Ramsey's Baby Steps, they embarked on a journey to financial freedom, taking up various jobs and even sharing their home with roommates. Despite financial strains, Jade prioritized quality meals, inspired by her childhood. Sharing recipes online, they built a community around debt-free living. In 2015, a debt-free business idea emerged, marking a turning point. By 2017, they celebrated paying off their last $91K student loan on The Ramsey Show, embracing parenthood thereafter. Today, Jade finds fulfillment at Ramsey Solutions, using her journey to inspire others toward financial independence, emphasizing that if they could overcome six-figure debt, anyone can.

    4 Key Takeaways:
    1. Jade discusses what the Baby Steps program is and how it can help in becoming debt-free.
    2. She reflects on life after debt and building wealth.
    3. Jade talks about her new book, Money Is Not a Math Problem.
    4. She shares some of her experiences at Ramsey Solutions including her favorite Ramsey personality and the challenges and growth she’s encountered in her role.

    Quotes From the Episode:
    “Start layering up your skills so you can offer more to the marketplace and thereby earn more money.”
    “You do need help, there’s only so much you can do on your own.”
    “Preparation is a gift you give yourself.”

    Resources Mentioned:
    Money Is Not a Math Problem by Jade Warshaw
    Ramsey Solutions
    Connect with Jade:
    Website | Twitter | Facebook | TikTok | Instagram
    Episode Webpage: https://l3leadership.org/409
    L3 Mastermind Groups: https://l3leadership.org/mastermind
    L3 Leadership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/L3Leader/
    Follow us on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/l3-leadership
    Rate This Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/l3leadership

    • 48 min
    Doug Smith on My Father-in-Law Pranking Me + Overcoming My Mental Health Battle

    Doug Smith on My Father-in-Law Pranking Me + Overcoming My Mental Health Battle

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Doug is interviewed by his long-time friend, Dan Herod for his podcast, Hope Between The Lines. They delve into relationships, mental health, grief, and more.

    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 dougsmithlive.com, he is the host of the L3 Leadership podcast, and he is a sought-after public speaker. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Laura, who currently works as an Account Executive at Ivalua. Together, they love family, personal growth, travel, working out, and serving others.

    3 Key Takeaways:
    1. Doug shares a funny story of a prank his father and brother-in-law played on him years ago. 
    2. He talks about grief and mental health and shares his personal experience with these matters.
    3. Dan and Doug discuss how perspective can change everything and how we should highlight our accomplishments.


    Quotes From the Episode:
    “It’s been the trying things in my life, the hard seasons that I’ve gone through, the dark seasons that have helped me grow the most.”
    “Suffering comes to all of us, it’s what you do when suffering.” 


    Resources Mentioned:
    The Gap and the Gain by Dan Sullivan
    Hope Between The Lines Podcast


    Connect with Doug:
    Website | Twitter | Facebook | Linkedin | Instagram
    Episode Webpage: https://l3leadership.org/408
    L3 Mastermind Groups: https://l3leadership.org/mastermind
    L3 Leadership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/L3Leader/
    Follow us on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/l3-leadership
    Rate This Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/l3leadership

    • 36 min
    Jordan Raynor on The Sacredness of Secular Work: 4 Ways Your Job Matters for Eternity

    Jordan Raynor on The Sacredness of Secular Work: 4 Ways Your Job Matters for Eternity

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, bestselling author Jordan Raynor discusses his new book, The Sacredness of Secular Work: 4 Ways Your Job Matters for Eternity.

    About Jordan Raynor: Through his bestselling books (The Creator in You, Redeeming Your Time, Master of One, and Called to Create), the Mere Christians podcast, and his weekly devotionals, Jordan has helped millions of Christians in every country on earth connect the gospel to their work. 


    In addition to his writing, Jordan serves as the Executive Chairman of Threshold 360, a venture-backed tech startup which Jordan previously ran as CEO following a string of successful ventures of his own. 


    Jordan has twice been selected as a Google Fellow and served in The White House under President George W. Bush. A sixth-generation Floridian, Jordan lives in Tampa with his wife and their three young daughters. The Raynors are proud members of The Church at Odessa.

    3 Key Takeaways:
    1. Jordan references scriptural foundations that redefine the value of our vocations.
    2. You'll find out why being a barista or an investment banker carries just as much weight in the Kingdom as any overtly spiritual role.
    3. He covers the notion of work in the eternal realm, challenging the mainstream view and bringing to light a vision of redeemed and purposeful labor that awaits us beyond this life.

    Quotes From the Episode:
    “Language matters, words matter.” 
    “The ultimate good is found in Christ alone.”


    Resources Mentioned:
    Jordan’s Books
    Mere Christians Podcast
    Connect with Jordan:
    Website | Facebook | Instagram

    Episode Webpage: https://l3leadership.org/407
    L3 Mastermind Groups: https://l3leadership.org/mastermind
    L3 Leadership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/L3Leader/
    Follow us on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/l3-leadership
    Rate This Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/l3leadership

    • 38 min
    Maggie Berghoff on Functional Medicine, Optimizing Your Health, and Raising Healthy Kids

    Maggie Berghoff on Functional Medicine, Optimizing Your Health, and Raising Healthy Kids

    Episode Summary: In this episode of the L3 Leadership Podcast, Maggie Berghoff joins us to share her wealth of knowledge on functional medicine and personalized health.

    About Maggie Berghoff: Maggie Berghoff is a visionary entrepreneur with multiple online companies dedicated to improving the well-being of individuals. The journey began as she ventured into the role of an online health consultant, evolving into a substantial educational platform offering published books, online programs, recommended products, and diverse services aimed at helping individuals achieve balance in their lives. In addition to her health-focused venture, Maggie has established a business consulting company. Through this endeavor, she has empowered thousands of emerging entrepreneurs, providing guidance in building, branding, marketing, and scaling their own online coaching businesses. Beyond the professional realm, Maggie gracefully balances the role of a devoted mother to three young children. Her commitment to health, entrepreneurship, and family exemplifies a holistic approach to a fulfilling and purposeful life.

    4 Key Takeaways:
    1. We delve deep into the transformative power of lab testing and nutrition, where understanding and interpreting your personal health data becomes your superpower.
    2. Maggie discusses the benefits of recognizing hormone imbalances and hidden health issues, opening up avenues to longevity and anti-aging that go far beyond what meets the eye.
    3. She shares how maintaining a guilt-free relationship with your favorite indulgences can actually contribute to better physical and mental health.
    4. Maggie talks about why navigating the supermarket aisles shouldn't be a chore but an adventure in making informed choices.

    Quotes From the Episode:
    “You can always trust a natural product that is made with real foods and real ingredients.”
    “You got this.”
    Resources Mentioned:
    Order Your Own Labs
    Siete Foods
    Simple Mills
    MadeGood Foods
    Lesser Evil Snacks
    Eat to Treat by Maggie Berghoff
    Yuka App
    EWG
    Connect with Maggie:
    Website | Facebook | Instagram | Linkedin | TikTok
    Episode Webpage: https://l3leadership.org/406
    L3 Mastermind Groups: https://l3leadership.org/mastermind
    L3 Leadership Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/L3Leader/
    Follow us on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/company/l3-leadership
    Rate This Podcast: https://ratethispodcast.com/l3leadership

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
132 Ratings

132 Ratings

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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.

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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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