60 episodes

People have learned from other people’s stories since the beginning of time.

Stories stir the soul. Stories reveal. Stories heal.

Why? Because hearing someone’s story allows the listener to see how that person overcame their challenge. Everyone loves to see the victorious outcome from an underdog position and how one elevated to their “next level” in life.

In this podcast...Wendie and Todd will give you an inside look at someone who has had a personal or professional breakthrough that changed the course of their life, ultimately changing the course of those around them. Real people, real stories with real breakthroughs.

Each episode will give you truth, tools, and tangible takeaways that will inspire, equip, and entertain you along your own life journey.

Lean in. Listen well.
This could be Your Biggest Breakthrough!

Your Biggest Breakthrough Wendie Pett and Todd Isberner

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

People have learned from other people’s stories since the beginning of time.

Stories stir the soul. Stories reveal. Stories heal.

Why? Because hearing someone’s story allows the listener to see how that person overcame their challenge. Everyone loves to see the victorious outcome from an underdog position and how one elevated to their “next level” in life.

In this podcast...Wendie and Todd will give you an inside look at someone who has had a personal or professional breakthrough that changed the course of their life, ultimately changing the course of those around them. Real people, real stories with real breakthroughs.

Each episode will give you truth, tools, and tangible takeaways that will inspire, equip, and entertain you along your own life journey.

Lean in. Listen well.
This could be Your Biggest Breakthrough!

    Episode 60: When Silence is Deafening: Todd Shares Lessons Learned in Solitude at a Monastery

    Episode 60: When Silence is Deafening: Todd Shares Lessons Learned in Solitude at a Monastery

    Silence is deafening, until you attune to the Lord and listen for His voice. Todd traveled to a Benedictine monastery for 10 days recently to enter into some peace and quiet as he worked on his latest book. Embracing the rituals and spiritual disciplines of the monks during his stay, he struggled, surrendered, and gained meaningful life lessons he wants to share with you in this episode.
    In this episode, you will discover:
    -Todd spends 10 days at a monastery for silence and writing...03:00
    -Sometimes the best use of your time is to sit in silence and listen...07:00
    -At first, silence can be a deafening distraction...10:30
    -Long walks in the woods thinking about what matters the most...12:00
    -Talking with God vs. talking to God...14:00
    -Communal prayers and chanting with the monks; the value of rituals...16:00
    -The realization of dependency on technology; acknowledging addiction...19:00
    -What do you do when there is absolutely nothing to do? ...20:00
    -The spiritual discipline of solitude grows compassion for the lonely...23:00
    -Circus Ringmaster turned Benedictine monk (future podcast guest!)...25:00
    -Sacred space; how the architecture and structure is inspiring...29:00
    -Being uncomfortable in unfamiliar circumstances is extraordinarily tough...30:30
    -Monastic life is not for Todd, and that is OK!...32:00
    -Think before you speak, in fact... talk less!...34:00
    -Genuine humility and kindness; a culture worth duplicating at home...36:00
    Call to action:
    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com
    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.
    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.
    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

    • 37 min
    Episode 59: Saved and Sober: A Transforming Journey out of the Stronghold of Addiction with Christian Edwards

    Episode 59: Saved and Sober: A Transforming Journey out of the Stronghold of Addiction with Christian Edwards

    When a young basketball player suffered a serious back injury, the medicine he was prescribed initially helped relieve physical pain from the injury, and graduated over years to numb the God size void in his heart.
    Listen to this stereotype shattering account of a long-term addiction; with the classic addiction markers of isolation, self-loathing, shame, projection, and denial; transformed by the steadfast love of a woman on a mission from the Holy Spirit.
    There is always hope and freedom available through surrender to the one true God. If you, or someone you know, is flirting with addiction or held captive in its grip, find hope and encouragement in Christian's testimony.
    In this episode, you'll learn:
    -Addiction is bondage and will hold a firm grip on your life...03:30
    -A wholesome, secular youth upheld false gods of family and sports...05:30
    -The big questions of life plague a young man without satisfying answers...08:30
    -Euphoria. The feeling of the first painkiller initiates the grip of addiction...10:45
    -Common stereotypes of an "addict" are deceptive and allow the enemy to wage war on anyone, because addiction does not discriminate...12:25
    -Addiction makes many excuses...16:45
    -Addiction likes to hide; isolation and alienation help keep shameful secrets safe...19:30
    -I Love Lucy. There is something noticeably different about this God-fearing woman...23:30
    -Encounters with a Christ-like love are perspective shifting...27:30
    -The Holy Spirit speaks; a specific charge to Lucy to reach Christian...29:00
    -"Do it again tomorrow" Amazing advice when God doesn't respond immediately...32:00
    -Setting healthy boundaries when the addict you love causes fear; "I'll help you, but from a distance." -Lucy...35:00
    -Discover the best advice for those living with and loving addicts...37:30
    -The ripple effect of Christian's surrender brings many good things...41:00
    -Don't allow 'good' to rob you from your best; discover, develop and deploy your God-given gifts...43:20
    -Deliverance from addiction is available to all through surrender and transformation; there is hope!...47:30
    Resources mentioned:
    7 Days of Creation worksheet: Text "7 Days" to (727)-472-3860
    Call to action:
    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com
    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.
    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.
    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

    • 52 min
    Episode 58: Unexpected Loss Gives Way to Forgiveness and Resultant Grief Used as a Tool to Comfort Others in Need with Pam Lundell

    Episode 58: Unexpected Loss Gives Way to Forgiveness and Resultant Grief Used as a Tool to Comfort Others in Need with Pam Lundell

    In today's episode, we welcome Pam Lundell, a popular personality among those who listen to KTIS radio, the local Christian radio station in the Twin Cities.
    Pam was devastated when her husband passed away after a drug overdose of prescription drugs in 2005. This loss left her angry, dejected. All the emotions one would expect a woman to experience - multiplied by 1,000 and you have what Pam felt.
    But to her surprise, her sharing her grief publicly on the radio allowed her to be something of an inspiration for other women in the area who were mourning the loss of their husbands, seemingly before their time to leave the earth had come.
    Pam's biggest takeaway from her loss? Forgiveness. Of the person whose actions resulted in loss of life. You can hate the drugs and still love the addict.
    That and much more will be shared in today's episode!
    In this episode, you'll discover:
    -Pam's faith breakthrough...04:05
    -How God's Spirit brought comfort after the death of Pam's first husband...08:08
    -How Pam's grief was used as a tool to comfort others...13:53
    -Advice for those grieving a great loss...21:15
    -The transition between two families blending together...25:00
    -Resources Pam relies on to keep on keepin' on...29:26
    -The one word that would sum up Pam's life...31:55
    -And much more!
    Resources mentioned in this episode:
    Episode 16
    https://myktis.com/programs/pam-lundell
    https://www.widowmight.org
    Call to action:
    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com
    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.
    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.
    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

    • 37 min
    Episode 57: When You Realize that Attitude Really is The Only Thing Between Victory and Brokenness with Pastor Jerry D. Hobbs

    Episode 57: When You Realize that Attitude Really is The Only Thing Between Victory and Brokenness with Pastor Jerry D. Hobbs

    Attitude. It's everything, right?
    It's easy to recite a platitude like that when things are going well, or perhaps when we experience the inevitable speed bump in life.
    How about when everything you've invested in a person's spiritual development goes awry as they make poor choice after poor choice? There's nothing you can do about it. After all, it's not like you can live someone's life for them.
    In a situation like that, "attitude is everything" is not a platitude. It's the only way one can persevere through the situation.
    Our guest today, Pastor Jerry Hobbs has experienced this firsthand, and will share how the only way to find peace through an otherwise hopeless situation with a loved one was to simply release the individual - and the situation - to God and allow Him to do his great work.
    In our conversation with Pastor Jerry Hobbs, you'll hear:
    -Pastor Jerry's spiritual journey and some personal breakthroughs he's experienced...05:06
    -How to choose to not engage with a toxic situation in the home...12:30
    -Taking authority over a situation that on the surface is desperate...22:12
    -Moving forward without reflecting on what could have been done about a situation...27:30
    -The best piece of advice Jerry has ever received...33:18
    -Fun things about Jerry and a closing prayer...34:30
    Call to action:
    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com
    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.
    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.
    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

    • 42 min
    Episode 56: A Persian Queen and a Dirty American Reveal Secrets to Drawing Nigh Each Other While Physically Separated

    Episode 56: A Persian Queen and a Dirty American Reveal Secrets to Drawing Nigh Each Other While Physically Separated

    Email addresses on scrap paper...
    Courier pigeons on wayward cargo ships...
    Mutual friends from the far corners of the earth...
    Must make for one heck of a love story, right?
    Well, it's interesting how our Father works things out in that way. Sometimes it's the way we would least expect it.
    Our guests today, James Newcomb and Sana Dorry, couldn't be more different when it comes to lifestyle, background and family history. But they'll tell you that circumstances aside, God "arranged" their meeting and through relying on Him, has molded their souls into one flesh.
    In this conversation with James and Sana, you'll learn:
    -How to keep love alive and thriving while miles apart (physically or politically)...04:55
    -An unremarkable first meeting...10:45
    -Where Americans often get it wrong when it comes to the priorities in finding a mate...18:08
    -Bracing for a marriage knowing they'll be apart from the outset...26:45
    -Two separate souls become one flesh by making God the center of the relationship...33:30
    -Privacy is sacred in a marriage...38:15
    -And much more!
    To learn more about James and Sana and their adventures, visit jamesandsana.com
    Call to action:
    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/podcast/wendiepett.com (wendiepett.com)
    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/podcast/toddisberner.com (toddisberner.com).
    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.
    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

    • 45 min
    Episode 55: Accusing vs. Excusing, A Gospel for Victims, Knowing True Forgiveness to Heal Your Soul with Cheryl Witham

    Episode 55: Accusing vs. Excusing, A Gospel for Victims, Knowing True Forgiveness to Heal Your Soul with Cheryl Witham

    "Forgive and forget." That's the advice we're given as children, and as adults.
    But it's never quite that easy.
    We're offended by someone close to us, and we take on the mentality of the wronged victim in need of justice against the person who has wronged us. We take our case to God, the righteous judge, and tell Him to fix it, in the name of Jesus!
    But is that really the way we ought to think about such matters?
    Our guest today, Cheryl Witham will say the mentality just described is that of a victim. It is giving your perpetrator untoward power over your soul and is blocking your God-given right to true freedom and peace in your soul.
    Work out your own salvation, good Christian. Not that of the one who wronged you. For neglecting the need to forgive - even though you might never forget - will affect your own body, mind and soul for the worse.
    In this conversation with Cheryl, you'll discover:
    -How Cheryl realized that forgiveness is the true solution to our pain...05:00
    -Excusing vs. accusing, and how the former blocks our ability to forgive...13:15
    -The boots on the ground action steps of forgiveness...19:49
    -Symptoms of unresolved and unforgiven offenses (spoiler alert, you might die)...23:05
    -Forgiveness is not reconciliation; it precedes reconciliation...27:30
    -What happens when you know in your heart you've forgiven the perpetrator...29:45
    -The #1 thing people struggle to forgive...33:05
    -How our own self-image (for better or worse) affects our ability to forgive and live a joyful life...37:45
    Resources mentioned:
    Cheryl's book: Freedom, Forgiveness, How
    To learn more about Wendie and her Visibly Fit program, visit wendiepett.com
    To find out more about Todd and his coaching program for men, find him on the web at toddisberner.com.
    All the links you need to subscribe to the podcast are at both our websites! And if you feel so inclined, we'd be honored if you were to leave a rating and review of our show. It definitely helps with us being more visible to more people.
    And if we like it, we might just read your review on the podcast!

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Michael B. ,

Todd and Wendie are the best!

Your Biggest Breakthrough with Todd and Wendie is so well done!

These two are consummate professionals who deliver extraordinary content in such an engaging, memorable and effervescent way.

So grateful they are investing their veteran talents in bringing exceptional programs to the rapidly expanding podcast world.

Look for Todd and Wendie’s channel to be listed in the top 50 very soon!

christian watschke ,

Todd is my grandpa!!

Love the podcast guys!

misty phillip ,

Wisdom and Truth!

Loved the fun banter between Wendie and Todd as they approached health and biblical benefits of laughter. Can’t wait to listen to more episodes!!

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