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We live in a world where highlighting and sharing the mountaintops in life can look like the ultimate goal. On this podcast, Super Bowl champions Nick Foles and Chris Maragos are striving to keep it raw and discuss the trials and victories that are behind all the lights.
 
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Episode 119 finds Mike sitting down with Super Bowl Champion and former NFL player, Chris Maragos. Chris took a crazy road in his travels to the National Football League. After walking onat Western Michigan and then transferring to the University of Wisconsin as a walk-on, Chris established himself on the field as he moved from wide receiver to the…
 
Episode 118 finds Mike sitting down with Christina Hovestadt of the NFL. When she's not working in community relations at the national football league, Christina has dedicated her life to giving back and making a difference; one that empowers those that she reaches to walk in the fullness of who they were created to be. Christina partners with athl…
 
In this episode Mike sits with the incredible Pastor of one of America's largest churches, Church of the Highlands, Pastor Chris Hodges! He is the founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands. Since it began in 2001, Highlands has grown to have campuses across the state of Alabama, and we’re known for our life-giving culture and focus on l…
 
In this episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with Mayor Tommy Allegood to talk about his leadership journey and his faith that drives him!TOMMY ALLEGOOD was raised in Atlanta, GA. Tommy is a 1970 graduate of Gordon Military College and served as a cadet in the ROTC program, and is a 1972 graduate of the University of Georgia. When he grad…
 
In this episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with the amazing Rebekah Lyons. Rebekah Lyons is a national speaker, host of the Rhythms for Life podcast, and bestselling author of Rhythms of Renewal, You Are Free, and Freefall to Fly. An old soul with a contemporary, honest voice, Rebekah reveals her own battles to overcome anxiety and depr…
 
In this episode of "Linch with a Leader" Mike sits down with author Ethan Bryan and talks about his newest book "A Year of Playing Catch". Ethan D. Bryan is a storyteller whose narratives explore what it means to live a good story. At the age of six, he lost all of his hair due to an immune-system disorder called alopecia. Ethan knows about overcom…
 
In episode 113 of LInch with a Leader, Mike sits with Bill Purvis who is a best-selling author, coach, and speaker. Bill began as a pastor to a church of 32 people on Easter Sunday and guided this ministry at Cascade Hills Church to exceeding over 10,000 people in attendance for the last 5 Easter services of his leadership. Since 2015, Cascade Hill…
 
Episode 112 finds Mike sitting down with author, speaker, leader and good friend Kit Cummings. Kit is passionate about making a difference in this generation.In 2010 Kit founded the Power of Peace Project. Using the experience he gained resolving conflict in some of the most dangerous areas in the world, he applies his principles to bring about cha…
 
Today, Mike sits down with Pastor, Podcast Host & Author Rusty George. Rusty pastors the dynamic Real Church in Southern California and also is the host of the popular podcast, Leading Simple with Rusty George. Beyond leading his church of 6,000+ members every weekend, Rusty is a global speaker, leader and teacher focusing his message on helping pe…
 
Episode 110 finds Mike sitting down with author & speaker Daniel Ritchie. Daniel has spent his life being an overcomer and his story will inspire you in huge ways!Daniel was born without arms and spent the majority of my life being told that he was a hopeless mistake and woefully insufficient to lead a full life. Yet, at the age of 15, God used a p…
 
In this episode of the Linch with a Leader podcast, Mike sits down with Audrey LeClair. Audrey is the daughter of legendary college baseball coach, Keith LeClair. LeClair began his college head coaching career at Western Carolina and then spent his next seasons at East Carolina University. From 1992-2002, LeClair collected 441 wins.Coach LeClair sp…
 
Nick and Chris keep it real today as we chat with Santiago "Jimmy" Mellado. He is the President and CEO of Compassion International Visit FilltheStadium.com to learn how you can help release children from poverty. Follow us on social media: INSTAGRAM: @TheMissionofTruth TWITTER: @MofT_Podcast
 
Nick and Chris keep it real today as we talked to best selling author and international speaker Christine Caine. Together with her husband, Nick, she founded the anti-human trafficking organization, The A21 Campaign – a recipient of the Mother Theresa Memorial Award for their work combating human trafficking among refugees. Her new book "How Did I …
 
Today, Mike sits down with the amazing leader, Kadi Cole. Kadi was in leadership for 16 years at Christ Fellowship Church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. She served in key leadership positions as the church grew from 3,500 to 23,000 and launched eight additional campuses. Her final role was as Executive Director of Multisite as she oversaw all camp…
 
In this episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with Shannon Bream. Shannon is host of FOX News Channel's (FNC) FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream (weekdays 12-1AM ET). Shannon also serves as Chief Legal Correspondent for the network and host of Livin’ the Bream, a podcast on FOX News Radio (FNR) where she shares inspirational stories, pers…
 
Nick and Chris keep it real today as Chris takes us back to 2010 and his experience of preparing for the NFL Draft, going undrafted, being scouted by numerous NFL teams and eventually signing with the San Francisco 49ers. We'd like to thank our partners Compassion International for sponsoring this podcast. Visit FilltheStadium.com to learn how you …
 
In episode 106 Mike sits down with coach, speaker, author and fellow Liberty University graduate, Stephon Leary.Stephon Leary has a long tenure of basketball success. Coach Leary's athletic career started as a high school player at Madison High School in Houston, TX and finished at Houston Christian Preparatory (now Faith West Academy in Katy, TX) …
 
Nick and Chris keep it real today as Nick shares never-before-told-stories of his NFL Draft experience including stories from the Senior Bowl, the NFL Combine, and getting the call from the Philadelphia Eagles as a third round selection in 2012. We'd like to thank our partners Compassion International for sponsoring this podcast. Visit FilltheStadi…
 
In Episode 105 of the "Linch with a Leader" podcast, Mike sits down with the legendary Dot Richardson. Coach Richardson is currently the softball coach at Liberty University where she has guide the resurgence of the softball program. Under her guidance, she has led the team to a 216-177 overall record while reaching 40 wins in three of those season…
 
Nick and Chris keep it real today as we chat with Jennifer Gibson, the Dietician and Sports Science Coordinator with the Chicago Bears. We'd like to thank our partners Compassion International for sponsoring this podcast. Visit FilltheStadium.com to learn how you can help release children from poverty. Follow us on social media: INSTAGRAM: @TheMiss…
 
In this episode of Linch with Leader, Mike sits down with former college basketball coach and current ESPN & SEC basketball analyst, Jimmy Dykes.Jimmy Dykes first joined ESPN at the start of the 1995-96 men’s college basketball season as a game and studio analyst, and is entering his 20th season with the company, after serving as the women’s head b…
 
Nick and Chris keep it real today as we chat with Corey Edmond, the University of Kentucky's Director of Performance We'd like to thank our partners Compassion International for sponsoring this podcast. Visit FilltheStadium.com to learn how you can help release children from poverty. Follow us on social media: INSTAGRAM: @TheMissionofTruth TWITTER:…
 
Nick and Chris keep it real today as we chat with New England Patriots All-Pro special teams ace Matthew Slater. We'd like to thank our partners Compassion International for sponsoring this podcast. Visit FilltheStadium.com to learn how you can help release children from poverty. Follow us on social media: INSTAGRAM: @TheMissionofTruth TWITTER: @Mo…
 
In episode 103 of the "Linch with a Leader" podcast, Mike sits down with his great friend Scott Pederson. Scott has spent over 35 years of his career marketing some of the most high-profile events, corporations and celebrities in the world. He has staged a World Series while working with the Kansas City Royals, consulted with the NFL, NBA, NASCAR a…
 
On this episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with author, speaker & podcast host, Davey Blackburn, to talk about his journey. Davey is the host of the wildly popular podcast, Nothing is Wasted, where he shares not only his journey of grief & hope but also shares the stories of others who have found that God never waste their pain.Davey fo…
 
Nick and Chris keep it real today as Nick recaps the 2020 season on and off the field with the Chicago Bears. We'd like to thank our partners Compassion International for sponsoring this podcast. Visit FilltheStadium.com to learn how you can help release children from poverty. Follow us on social media: INSTAGRAM: @TheMissionofTruth TWITTER: @MofT_…
 
In episode 101, Mike sits down with Randy Gravitt. Randy is an exceptional leader and has been leading for over 30 years. Through his company InteGreat Leadership, Randy has been coaching and leading organizations and teams to be their very best and be at the top of their game. Some of his clients have included: Kroger, Grand Hyatt, Pittsburgh Pira…
 
Nick and Chris keep it real today with their former Eagles teammate Trey Burton as they look back at Super Bowl LII, the "Philly Special" play and all that went into helping Philadelphia to their first ever Super Bowl championship. We'd like to thank our partners Compassion International for sponsoring this podcast. Visit FilltheStadium.com to lear…
 
In Episode 100, Mike sits down with one of his biggest influences in the area of Spiritual Leadership, Dr. Richard Blackaby! Dr. Blackaby serves as the President of Blackaby Ministries International and has served in that role since 2006. He has authored or co-authored over 36 books such as: Spiritual Leadership, Experiencing God, The Seasons of Go…
 
In episode 99 of the Linch with a Leader Podcast, Mike sits down with leader Molly Fletcher. Molly is a trailblazer in every sense of the word. From her years as a sports agent with client representation in the sports and entertainment market where she earned the moniker "the female Jerry McGuire" to her work as a corporate speaker and podcast host…
 
In Episode 98 Mike sits down with Toni Nieuwhof to talk about her newest book Before You Split. Toni Nieuwhof is a family law mediator and former divorce attorney. She is the wife of Carey Nieuwhof, who is an influential leadership author, podcast host, and international speaker. Toni and Carey often speak publicly about their marriage of more than…
 
In Episode 97 of the Linch with a Leader Podcast, Mike sits down with eight time MLB All-Star and four time World Series Champion Darryl Strawberry to talk about his new book Turn Your Season Around. Darryl not only shares the stories of his time in the MLB with the Mets, Dodgers, Giants & Yankees but also his story of the pains he experienced off …
 
In Episode 96 of Linch with a Leader Mike sits down with speaker, coach & author Brett Pyle. Brett enjoyed a 30-year global business career with Andersen Consulting, oil giants Amoco & BP, and Vistage Worldwide — living, leading and learning in over 70 countries on six continents. Along the journey, he discovered we’re all created for a purpose and…
 
In Episode 95 of the Linch with a Leader podcast, Mike sits down with Nancy Grace. An outspoken, tireless advocate for victims’ rights and one of television's most respected legal analysts, Nancy Grace was the powerful force behind CNN Headline News’ (HLN) top-rated Nancy Grace. A former prosecutor with an unparalleled record of success, she has ap…
 
Chris keeps it real today with former NFL player and author Sam Acho. Sam played 9 seasons in the NFL with the Cardinals, Bears, Bills and Buccaneers. His new book "Let the World See You" released in October of 2020. We'd like to thank our partners Compassion International for sponsoring this podcast. Visit http://FilltheStadium.com to learn how yo…
 
In episode 94, Mike sits down with Jesse Bradley.Jesse is a pastor, former professional soccer goalkeeper (played in Zimbabwe Africa, Aberdeen Scotland, and Minnesota), radio host, author, and speaker. A graduate of Dartmouth College, his curiosity about faith and Jesus began there. In an Introduction to World Religions course, he began to read the…
 
Chris keeps it real today with former NFL quarterback Carson Palmer. Carson played 15 seasons in the NFL with the Bengals, Raiders and Cardinals. He was the 2002 Heisman Trophy Winner and in September 2019, was inducted into the Arizona Cardinals Ring of Honor. We'd like to thank our partners Compassion International for sponsoring this podcast. Vi…
 
Chris keeps it real talking to former teammate and legendary Eagles kicker David Akers. He made his NFL debut in 1998 with Washington and then signed with Philadelphia, where he would spend 11 seasons with the Eagles. He would finish out his career with the 49ers and Lions. Akers was a part of two Super Bowl teams in Philadelphia (2004) and San Fra…
 
Episode 93 finds Mike sitting down with Dr. Jay Strack, President & Founder of Student Leadership University talking about leadership & the faith journey that Dr. Strack has been on! Highly acclaimed as a dynamic preacher, Jay Strack has spoken to an estimated 15 million people in his 35 years of ministry in thousands of churches, over 10,000 high …
 
Chris keeps it real talking to former teammate Jordan Matthews. In college, Jordan set SEC and Vanderbilt records for receptions and receiving yards. He was selected in the 2nd round of the 2014 NFL Draft by Philadelphia and would go on to play six seasons with the Eagles, Bills and 49ers. He is currently a volunteer coach with his alma mater, Vand…
 
In this episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with Dr. Diane Pearce, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Dr. Diane has provided counseling full time in a private practice setting since 1984. She also provides Clinical Supervision to those seeking a license in the Mental Health industry. She counsels individuals, couples, and families…
 
In this episode of Linch with a Leader Mike sits down with a legend in the sports training industry, Chip Smith. Chip Smith, founder of Chip Smith Performance Systems (CSPS) has trained more professional athletes than any other coach or training facility in the world. He and his staff have trained over 1600 NFL players to date, countless MLB, NBA, …
 
In this episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with leader David Hoyt. David is a Principal Consultant for The Table Group and Founder & President of The Principle Group.In partnering with The Table Group, David brings over 20 years of experience in leading people and organizations. Recognized as a trusted advisor for leaders, he is known f…
 
In this episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with best-selling author, pastor & leader Mark Batterson to talk about his newest book God Speaks in Whispers! Mark shares how much fun this project was to do with his daughter Summer! Mike & Mark unpack how God only speaks this way to children but also to adults! This is a FUN episode for any …
 
In this episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with legendary football coach Mark Richt. Coach Richt shares his journey through the game of football and also his faith story of how he gave his heart to Christ!Coach Richt's Georgia teams won two (SEC) championships, five SEC division titles, and one ACC division title while at the University…
 
In this episode of "Linch with a Leader" Mike sits down with Coach Jamy Bechler.Jamy is a professional speaker, leadership trainer and executive business coach who works with teams ranging from major corporations to the NBA. Before going into full-time leadership work, Jamy served for 20 years as a college basketball coach, professor and administra…
 
Nick and Chris finish our first regular season of the podcast as we keep it real with 3-time Pro Bowl quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck. Matt led the Seahawks to the Super Bowl in 2005, played 18 seasons in the NFL and is currently an analyst with ESPN. Follow us on social media: INSTAGRAM: @TheMissionofTruth TWITTER: @MofT_Podcast…
 
In this episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with Pastor & Author Adam Weber.Adam is the founder and lead pastor of Embrace, a multisite church based out of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, that was named by Outreach magazine as one of the fastest growing churches in the U.S. He also hosts a podcast called TheConversation and has written two bo…
 
Nick and Chris keep it real as they talk to bestselling author Randy Alcorn. Randy is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM). His books include "Heaven" and "The Treasure Principle." Follow us on social media: INSTAGRAM: @TheMissionofTruth TWITTER: @MofT_Podcast
 
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