Faith Driven Entrepreneur
By Henry Kaestner, William Norvell, Rusty Rueff
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In this podcast, our aim is to answer any questions you might have from our experience and the experience of many others. These can be any type of questions from what does it look like to pray with an employee, to how do I think about choosing a partner, to how do I think about raising money, or growth hacking or intellectual property or hiring the best people.
||CleanEpisode 48 - Unleashing the Power of People and Increasing Productivity 300%: Bryant Ambelang, CEO of NatureSweet||Today we’re on the road, connecting with Bryant Ambelang, President and CEO of NatureSweet, the largest greenhouse producer of tomatoes in North America. Bryant shares with us the ways he has cared for his employees by doing a better job of connecting||3/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 47 - Stewarding What Matters Most - Phil Olsen, President of Know Your Strengths||In this episode, Henry sits down with former NFL player and first round draft pick Phil Olsen, currently President of [Know Your Strengths], a human resource consulting firm that guides clients and executive-level management through processes for tal||3/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 46 - Sunday Night Blues: Toxic Work Environments||Toxic people, toxic environments and all other possible permutations of how toxicity can be expressed in an organization is the subject of today’s episode.||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 45 - How to Shorten Your Time in the Desert: Julie Barrios, Founder of Nuos Foundation||We find the team chatting with Julie Barrios, of Nuos Formation, a spiritual formation enterprise focused on helping the entrepreneur develop healthy inner lives as part of purposeful living as a faith-driven entrepreneur.||2/26/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 44 - DTR : Defining the (Most Important) Relationship||We hear from our hosts this week as they share some of the things God has them thinking about via their personal time with the Lord.||2/19/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 43 - How to be a Lion: Ed Silvoso, Author and Founder of Transform Our World||This week the team chats with Ed Silvoso, author of several books including Anointed for Business, Transformation and Ekklesia.||2/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 42 - Fighting for the Highest Possible Good: Steve Cochram and Jeremie Kubicek of 5 Voices Systems/GiANT Worldwide||Steve Cochram and Jeremie Kubicek of 5 Voices Systems, a leadership assessment tool that helps you define, understand and leverage your communication style for optimal influence joins the FDE team this week.||2/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 41 - How to slay a dragon: Peter Greer, CEO of Hope International||In this week’s episode, we’re talking to Henry’s long-time friend Peter Greer, President and CEO of Hope International, a leading provider of microfinancing for underserved communities around the globe. Peter helps us understand the multi-faceted||1/29/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 40 - Mission Ready: Part Two with David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth||In Part Two with David Morken, the team discusses more thoroughly about what it means to be mission ready both individually and corporately.||1/22/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 39 - The Partnership Factor: Part One with David Morken, CEO of Bandwidth||In this edition of the FDE Podcast, we get a peek into the longtime friendship and partnership (let’s just call it what it is – a bromance) between David Morken and Henry Kaestner, co-Founders of Bandwidth and Republic Wireless. They share with us t||1/15/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 38 - Who Do You Think You Are? - Tim Keller at Sovereign's Capital||This week’s podcast has us listening in on a talk Tim Keller gave to Sovereign’s Capital last September where he meticulously unpacks the hidden truth of identity formation, its habits and rituals, in both the Western and greater world.||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 37 - Hey Kid, Wanna Test Something on the Space Station? - Valley Christian School's Entrepreneur Program||The team spends some time with the students and teachers from Entrepreneur Program and Valley Christian School (VCS) in San Jose, CA. Spearheaded by Hannah and Danny Kim, entrepreneurs in their own right, the program has launched high school students in||12/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 36 - Living in a Material World: Mailbag Questions Answered||In this week’s podcast, the team answers a few of your questions around profit making and taking as well as consumerism.||12/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 35 - God Loves Idiots Too: John Marsh of Marsh Collective||The team sits down with John Marsh of Marsh Collective, Opelika Alabama to discuss storytelling, what it’s like to run 10+ businesses (the collective part of Marsh Collective) and how to be the steward of 10 square city blocks for the glory of God and||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 34 - How We Abuse Our Money and Time||This week we get into part two of the Lightning Round episode, fielding your questions. Henry, Rusty, and William tackle two really important questions for the faith driven entrepreneur: how we handle our resource of money and time.||11/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 33 - Keeping the Church Relevant to the Entrepreneur's Life: Part 2 with Chip Ingram (CEO of Living on the Edge)||In Part Two with Chip Ingram, CEO of Living on the Edge, we continue the discussion on faith and entrepreneurship from this Pastor to Entrepreneurs. Topics include ways on keeping church relevant to the entrepreneur's life, to how to handle failures and||11/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 32 - Pastoring in Silicon Valley: Interview with Chip Ingram (CEO of Living on the Edge)||In Part One with Chip Ingram, CEO of Living on the Edge, Henry has Chip walk through his experience pastoring many Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and venture capitalists.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 31 - Sharing Your Faith While Honoring Traditions: Interview with David Brickner (Executive Director of Jews for Jesus)||David Brickner, Executive Director of Jews for Jesus, spends time with the team in this week’s podcast. He gives perspective on the tragic events in Pittsburgh and shares a bit on how people of the faith can best share the gospel with Jewish neighbors||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 30 - Godly Contentment Meets the Discontentment of the Entrepreneur||This week’s episode finds Henry, Rusty and William fielding more questions from listeners in Part One of Lightning Round.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 29 - Hunger for Authenticity in a Post Christian Era: Interview with Mike Sharrow (CEO of C12)||In Part 2 of our interview with Mike Sharrow, President and CEO of C12, an organization that provides a confidential and intimate environment to explore ways to conduct business in a God-honoring way, the team asks Mike to share his observations on what||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 28 - Resurgence of Faith in the Marketplace: Interview with Mike Sharrow (CEO of C12)||The team talks to Mike Sharrow, CEO of C12, the largest network of Christian CEOs and executives working together to increase company performance and integrate faith and business.||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 27 - Responsibility of Calling: Interview with Jason Johnson (CEO of August Smart Home)||An interview with Jason Johnson, CEO of August Smart Homes on how to lead a values driven organization and as well as how to plan for generous living.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 26 - Why the Institutional Church is a Necessary Part of Community||In part two from the Alpine Inn, Henry, Rusty, and William field more questions from our guests but first gave some background on Inklings, the gathering of faith driven entrepreneurs in the Bay Area.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 25 - Honoring Family with Our Presence||In this week’s episode, we take the show on the road. In the first live broadcast, Faith Driven Entrepreneur sets up at the Alpine Inn in Portola Valley, California. This Q&A took place before our Inklings gathering of faith driven entrepreneurs. Tun||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 24 - Interview with Nancy Duarte||This week join us for an interview with Nancy Duarte, CEO of www.duarte.com, a communications strategy company that she and husband-founder, Mark Duarte, operate. Nancy shares with us her rich experience and all the practical things that she's been abl||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 23 - Generosity||In this episode, Henry leads the way in tackling the crucial topic of generosity. William, Rusty, and Henry all touch on the biblical concept of our tithe in connection with how we view ownership, stewardship, and ultimately our heart posture.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 22 - Expressing Gratitude in the Workplace||In this episode, Henry, William, and Rusty explore the topic of expressing gratitude in the workplace. They discuss how we can be more intentional with showing our thanks and appreciation to others as leaders. A starting point for this outpouring is f||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 21 - How Faith and Work Come Together in Life: Part 2 with Vic Ho (Co-founder and CEO of Fivestars)||In part two with Vic Ho of Fivestars, Vic expands his thinking with regards to how faith and work come together in his life. One specific practice Vic discusses is his observance of the Sabbath and how it transformed his personal and professional life.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 20 - What is the Lifeblood of the Business? Interview with Vic Ho (Co-founder and CEO of Fivestars)||In this episode, we are joined by Vic Ho, Co-founder and CEO of Fivestars (www.fivestars.com). He's a long-time friend of FDE and he graciously takes the time to share with us his insights on customer acquisition and customer engagement, the lifeblood||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 19 - How to Discern Your Calling: Interview with Dave Blanchard (CEO of Praxis)||In this episode, Henry, and William interview a good friend of Faith Driven Entrepreneur, Dave Blanchard. Dave is cofoudner of Praxis Labs, a business accelerator to advance redemptive entrepreneurship. Dave gives us insights into his own journey and h||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 18 - How to do a Biblical Performance Review||In the week’s episode, Henry, Rusty, and William discuss how we can love on team members during performance reviews. These reviews paired with continuous coaching can be a powerful tool to help a team member realize his/her professional and personal||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 17 - Grappling with the Ups and Downs of Entrepreneurship: Nashville Institute of Faith and Work Interview (Missy Wallace)||The intersection of faith and work can be challenging for most of us who are faith driven entrepreneurs. Issues of earning profit, and doing meaningful work can be daunting issues to grapple with. This week, our special guest, Missy Wallace, who is th||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 16 - Keeping a Christ Centered Attitude While Growing a Business||In this episode, Henry, William, and Rusty tackle your questions - our valued listeners!||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 15 - Are We Setting the Right Example? 50-70 Hour Work Weeks||In this week's episode, Henry, Rusty, and William discuss how we as faith driven entrepreneurs should view the 40-hour work week. They talk about the importance of prioritization, motives, and modeling behavior.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 14 - Wronged by a Fellow Believer||What should a Faith Driven Entrepreneur do when someone at work is wronged by a fellow believer ? Is there a framework from which we can think about this? Henry, Rusty, and William discuss their experiences and ideas on how to address this very tough||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 13 - Equally Yoked in Business||In this episode, Henry, William, and Rusty tackle the not so easy issue of being equally yoked with others in the marketplace.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 12 - Is "Calling" Misunderstood||In this episode, Henry, Rusty, and William discuss a framework for how to recognize a calling. When God calls us to a purpose or into action, how do we discern whether we are to act? How do we respond?||6/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 11 - Can a Pastor Equip an Entrepreneur?||This week we interview special guest Pastor Andy Wood of Echo Church on how he equips, and empowers his business leaders and entrepreneurs for God's Kingdom.||6/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 10 - Evangelism in the Workplace||This week we discuss evangelism in the workplace.||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9 - Treat Your Employees So Well They Never Want to Leave||In this episode, we discuss benefits. Our question comes in from a self-proclaimed master budgeter who is a bit confused because he often hears Christian entrepreneurs brag about their above market benefit plans and attribute it to their faith. This s||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8 - Competition: Love 'Em, Ignore 'Em, or Crush "Em.||Today's Podcast tackles the question of how to think about competition. We know that we want to run the race as if to win it. (1 Corinthians 9:24). But how do we win? What is our heart posture? Do we win at all costs? What are our motives as we comp||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 7 - Entertaining and Boundaries||Entertainment is something that most entrepreneurs will be a part of, whether that is recruiting team members, hosting corporate events, trying to raise money or creating unique opportunities for your team to bond. In this episode, we talk about how we||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6 - Language||In this episode, we will be discussing the importance of language, and how it affects your ability to build culture and lead your organization.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5 - Spirituality of Fundraising||Fundraising. It’s something that we as entrepreneurs all have to tackle at some point. In this week’s FDE podcast episode, we examine the different issues that are associated with fundraising. You'll hear Henry note at the outset that this particu||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4 - When It Doesn't Work Out||In this week's podcast, we tackle the issue of how to let people go....and how to do it in a way that honors them and honors God.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3 - Projections||In this podcast we discuss how to make a long-term projection and feel comfortable in your spirit that you are being honest when speaking with potential investors and employees.||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1 - Origin||The origin podcast will tell you the "why" behind this podcast.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2 - Culture||In this episode, we will discuss the importance of culture in your organization.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Where Purpose Meets Passion!
When you're called to do something bigger than yourself it's easy to feel like David before facing Goliath, but Henry, William and Rusty are changing all that! They (along with their incredible guests) bring you tangible advice coupled with inspiration and passion to deliver anything and everything you need to create a business you can be proud of. Thanks for putting out such a superb show guys - keep up the great work!
Great content, well produced.
I know this podcast is old but decided to give this podcast a try from the beginning.
I think saying things like your faith is personal is a cop-out! Sorry to be so blunt. But if that was true then the prophets had no role. Their role was to call out the rebellion of Gods people. Jesus proclaimed the Good News. Shouldn’t we?
I’d prefer podcast to be scripture base. Can you show me where faith is meant to be personal?
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