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Seasoned and successful CEO, Bobby Albert, interviews Christian leaders in the marketplace, ministry, and education. These True North Leaders share their struggles, success, and faith in every episode. Listen to transform your work and life by adopting True North Leader principles and practices.

True North Leader with Bobby Albert Charisma Podcast Network

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Seasoned and successful CEO, Bobby Albert, interviews Christian leaders in the marketplace, ministry, and education. These True North Leaders share their struggles, success, and faith in every episode. Listen to transform your work and life by adopting True North Leader principles and practices.

    #63: God Uses Rustic Beginnings with Jill Donovan

    #63: God Uses Rustic Beginnings with Jill Donovan

    God used Jill Donovan's rustic beginnings to form a business that would bless women and fuel their faith. In 2004, Jill was in for a big surprise when she found herself on Oprah. Jill was there to talk about her regifting closet and got a real punch to the gut when expert guests for the segment said regifting was rude! So, Jill went home and turned her regifting closet into a space where she made cuffs with motivational sayings. This passion project turned into a business that exploded - Rustic Cuff. In this interview, Jill tells Bobby that it took time to find God's path for her career and how this lesson taught her to stay put when he says, "Don't move." and to act even when it doesn't make sense to anyone else. Jill doesn't make a move without the Lord, and neither should you! Tune in for rustic lessons in leadership.
     
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    About the guest: There are two simple but strong words that describe Jill Donovan perfectly, "passionate" and "purposeful." Founder of Rustic Cuff and author of The Kindness Effect, Jill graduated from Oral Roberts University and went on to earn her law degree from the University of Tulsa. She is married to Terry, her college sweetheart and has two beautiful daughters. Jill was a practicing attorney and adjunct law professor at TU when her passion for cuff bracelets, and her need to refill her' gift closet' led her to begin Rustic Cuff. Now a sought-after motivational speaker, Jill encourages people to pursue their passions, fulfill their God-given purpose, and always pay it forward! From a young age, Jill has met life with humor and zeal. She is often heard saying, "You can truly change your world… one act of kindness at a time."
     
    About the host: Following a successful career as CEO, Bobby sold his business to a publicly-traded company. In what he calls his "second half of life", Bobby seeks to pour Biblically-based principles into growth-minded business, church, and non-profit leaders. Through Values-Driven Leadership, Bobby serves as an Executive Coach and Training Consultant for organizations. He shares many of his principles and practices through a weekly blog, the True North Leader podcast, and through three books he has authored:
    Principled Profits: Outward Success Is an Inside Job, 
    True North Business: A Leader's Guide to Extraordinary Growth and Impact, and
    The Freedom Paradox: Is Unbridled Freedom Dividing America?

    • 47 min
    #62: You Can't Lead without Trust with Garret Larsen

    #62: You Can't Lead without Trust with Garret Larsen

    Garret Larsen says if your team doesn't trust you, throw out every leadership book you own - because they won't make a difference. Garret Larsen serves as the CEO at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, TX. He has taken the organization from barely making payroll in 2012 to creating a program that will pay for itself in two years, generate millions in the next five years, and create significant cash flow. While the numbers are impressive, that kind of growth was only possible because of the unique and healthy culture Garret propels. As a result, camp Cho-Yeh was listed as one of the best workplaces by Best Christian Workplaces - this is a big accomplishment, y'all. 
    In this interview, you'll hear:
    The importance of a healthy workplace culture Why ministries need to get great at business to survive How Garret created a high-trust culture. About the guest: Garret Larsen serves as the CEO at Camp Cho-Yeh in Livingston, TX. Formed and forged by the ministries of Deerfoot Lodge and Camp-of-the-Woods, Garret is an entrepreneurial leader with a passion for deepening and growing the reach of camp ministry. With a bachelor's degree from Messiah University and an MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary, Garret joined the Cho-Yeh team in 2007. Garret also serves on the Board of Trustees at Messiah University and Deerfoot Lodge. Garret and his wife, Kelly, met at camp at the age of 12 and now have four children.
    About the host: Following a successful career as CEO, Bobby sold his business to a publicly-traded company. In what he calls his "second half of life", Bobby seeks to pour Biblically-based principles into growth-minded business, church, and non-profit leaders.
    Through Values-Driven Leadership, Bobby serves as an Executive Coach and Training Consultant for organizations. He shares many of his principles and practices through a weekly blog, the True North Leader podcast, and through three books he has authored:
    Principled Profits: Outward Success Is an Inside Job, 
    True North Business: A Leader's Guide to Extraordinary Growth and Impact, and
    The Freedom Paradox: Is Unbridled Freedom Dividing America?
     
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    • 53 min
    #61: From Jail To Pray.com with Ryan Beck

    #61: From Jail To Pray.com with Ryan Beck

    Ryan Beck, CTO of pray.com, spent his eighteenth birthday in jail for possessing and transporting a controlled substance. He had a wake-up call when another guy in jail said, "You can either be a bigshot in the pen or a bigshot on the golf course..." - this stuck with Ryan and changed his trajectory. Ryan ended up attending bible college and discovered he didn't want to be a pastor, so Ryan went on to get his philosophy and computer science degrees. He didn't realize it at the time, but God would use all these experiences to set his foundation as the Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of pray.com. Ryan learned lessons for life and leadership the hard way, and you know Bobby relates to learning in the trenches. Tune in for an honest conversation about how Ryan and Bobby got things wrong before getting them right. 
     
    In this interview, you'll hear:
    Why leaders need to be thoughtful in how they engage and set expectations with employees  Why leaders need people around them who they trust to call them out How to look at yourself before correcting employees How to ask high-quality questions so you can lead better How to make sure the right information passes from one department to another   
    About the guest: Ryan Beck is the Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Pray.com, the world's #1 app for daily prayer and faith-based audio content. Pray.com is driven by a mission to grow faith, cultivate community, and leave a legacy of helping others. Beck brings expertise in computer science, software engineering, and theological studies to his role as chief technology officer. He helped start Pray.com in 2016.
     
    About the host: Following a successful career as CEO, Bobby sold his business to a publicly-traded company. In what he calls his "second half of life", Bobby seeks to pour Biblically-based principles into growth-minded business, church, and non-profit leaders.
    Through Values-Driven Leadership, Bobby serves as an Executive Coach and Training Consultant for organizations. He shares many of his principles and practices through a weekly blog, the True North Leader podcast, and through three books he has authored:
    Principled Profits: Outward Success Is an Inside Job, 
    True North Business: A Leader's Guide to Extraordinary Growth and Impact, and
    The Freedom Paradox: Is Unbridled Freedom Dividing America?

    • 58 min
    #60: Christian Leadership is Exercised at Impact with Matt Fuhrman

    #60: Christian Leadership is Exercised at Impact with Matt Fuhrman

    Matt Fuhrman says that leadership is exercised at the point of impact. Sure, you can build a healthy culture, but the test of leadership is when you have to make decisions that require you to "die to self." Matt is the founder of the maritime recruiting firm Core Group Resources, and in today's interview, he challenges leaders to put core values into practice when times are tough. He believes that Christian social responsibility is performed at every level of business and is openly displayed. Matt put his values on the website to attract like-minded employees and customers. 
     
    In this interview, you'll hear:
    Instead of taking customers to bars, Matt takes them on mission trips. How Christian leaders display their faith in moments that require them to "die to self." Why being rigid in your conviction and community with the Lord is more important now than ever.  
    "People do what people see." And when people see Matt Fuhrman live a godly life, he sets the pace for other Christian leaders.
     
     
    About the guest: Founder of the maritime recruiting firm Core Group Resources, Fuhrman has over 15 years of experience in recruiting and business growth. His passion to serve others is rooted in his background as a U.S. Navy Reserves Officer and graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.
     
    About the host: Following a successful career as CEO, Bobby sold his business to a publicly-traded company. In what he calls his "second half of life", Bobby seeks to pour Biblically-based principles into growth-minded business, church, and non-profit leaders.
     
    Through Values-Driven Leadership, Bobby serves as an Executive Coach and Training Consultant for organizations. He shares many of his principles and practices through a weekly blog, the True North Leader podcast, and through three books he has authored:
    Principled Profits: Outward Success Is an Inside Job, 
    True North Business: A Leader's Guide to Extraordinary Growth and Impact, and
    The Freedom Paradox: Is Unbridled Freedom Dividing America?
     
    Find out more at BobbyAlbert.com

    • 35 min
    #59: Are You Making Money or A Kingdom Impact? with Dirk Smith

    #59: Are You Making Money or A Kingdom Impact? with Dirk Smith

    Dirk Smith asked himself, when God takes me, will I be okay saying, "I made a lot of people a lot of money." Dirk started as a business consultant, and while his skill set energized him, he wanted to leave a more significant impact on the world. So, he decided to use those skills to build the Kingdom of God by joining a non-profit, the Eastern European Mission. Today, Dirk oversees fundraising and marketing and assists with US operations for EEM. He speaks Bobby's language and says Christians reveal God's love in how they live, treat people, and engage in business. Do you see the trend? We reveal our faith through our actions. 
     
    In this interview, Dirk explains why Christian Leaders:
    Can't be autocratic Let apathy slide on a team Bottle up their faith Need to improve their biblical literacy    
    Tune in for an actionable message about putting your faith to work and leaving a legacy for Christ. 
     
    About the guest: Dirk’s responsibilities consist of the oversight of fundraising and marketing and assisting with US operations. Dirk joined EEM following his highly successful tenure as a development officer with his alma mater, Harding University. An accomplished manager, he earned experience in business development with an eye for revenue building through positions with firms like Jackson & Coker in Dallas, TX and T. Williams Consulting, serving clients in PA, NJ and NY. He holds a BA in Mathematics and an MBA with a focus on Organizational Development and Ethics. Dirk is married to the love of his life, Wendy and they have three adult children, Taryn, Tyler and Trevor. Dirk is an experienced presenter and storyteller and loves sharing the stories of what God is doing through the ministry of EEM.
     
    About the host: Following a successful career as CEO, Bobby sold his business to a publicly-traded company. In what he calls his "second half of life", Bobby seeks to pour Biblically-based principles into growth-minded business, church, and non-profit leaders. Through Values-Driven Leadership, Bobby serves as an Executive Coach and Training Consultant for organizations. He shares many of his principles and practices through a weekly blog, the True North Leader podcast, and through three books he has authored:
    Principled Profits: Outward Success Is an Inside Job, 
    True North Business: A Leader’s Guide to Extraordinary Growth and Impact, and
    The Freedom Paradox: Is Unbridled Freedom Dividing America?
     
    Find out more at BobbyAlbert.com

     

    • 57 min
    #58: Male Leaders Need God and Each Other with Brett Snodgrass

    #58: Male Leaders Need God and Each Other with Brett Snodgrass

    Brett Snodgrass tells us that this generation of businessmen need not only God, but each other. Brett is the owner of SIMPLE WHOLESALING. They buy and sell 250+ properties per year and build passive income streams by creating 50+ creative financing deals per year. His ministry, Iron Deep, was birthed out of his desire to build up the men in his company. Iron Deep focuses on businessmen experiencing an awakening with the Lord and connection with each other. He has created a safe place where the masks can come down, and these men can share a genuine connection. Brett hopes to see businessmen shed materialism to experience Christ.
    In this interview, you'll hear:
    How men connecting with Christ and each other influences the next generation How a relationship with Christ can help you prioritize business and personal decisions Why an awakening with Christ is what businessmen need to realize their full potential and experience true purpose     About the guest:
    Brett Snodgrass has been a real estate investor for 15+ years. He specializes in wholesaling, wholesaling, creative financing, and business scaling. His team at SIMPLE WHOLESALING buys and sells 250+ properties per year and builds passive income streams by creating 50+ creative financing deals per year.
    As both a man of faith and a real estate investor, Brett combines his business knowledge and his faith to bring opportunity to everyone he encounters while spreading the kingdom of God. This is his mission and the purpose in business and in life. Brett is part of the real estate mastermind group The Collective Genius, and he loves to give back to the community by supporting missions and non-profit organizations like Transforming Futures and Agape International Missions.
    Brett has been featured on several podcasts and was a premier guest on two BiggerPockets episodes, including podcast 231: A Simple Strategy for Doing 25 Deals a Month. For the past five years, Brett has also hosted his own podcast, "The Brett Snodgrass Podcast." He is a sought-after speaker who has given key presentations on scaling a real estate investing business to developing a purpose behind the business. He loves to give back all the blessings God has blessed him with.
    Brett recently stepped down as CEO of his real estate business and stepped solely into the owner's box. Since entrusting operations to his incredible team, Brett's business continues to grow and achieve even bigger goals. Handing over his operations was definitely difficult, but Brett felt compelled to minister to other entrepreneurs, like himself, who have faced many struggles and challenges that most other people don't understand.
    This led to Brett founding Iron Deep, a safe community of accomplished entrepreneurs and business leaders who encourage each other to understand their true identity in God and fulfill their deeper purposes in life. Brett strongly desires to help entrepreneurs create healthy relationships at home, develop genuine friendships, sustain physical and mental wellness, and build an intimate relationship with our Heavenly Father.
    Brett is the father of four children, and husband to his lovely wife, Karen. Brett enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and partnering with impactful ministries that help empower the vulnerable to find a safe and thriving path in life.
    About the host:
    Following a successful career as CEO, Bobby sold his business to a publicly-traded company. In what he calls his "second half of life", Bobby seeks to pour Biblically-based principles into growth-minded business, church, and non-profit leaders.
    Through Values-Driven Leadership, Bobby serves as an Executive Coach and Training Consultant for organizations. He shares many of his principles and practices through a weekly blog, the True North Leader podcast, and through three books he has authored:
    Principled Profits: Outward Success Is an Inside Job, 
    True North Business: A Leader's Guide to Extraordinary Growth and Impac

    • 53 min

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