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Hosted by Chris Rivers, the CultureBus Audio Sessions features mini audio sessions on what happens when ministry leaders conquer the culture development challenge. Each episode features a big idea from Chris with guest interviews from ministry leaders that will inspire you to create a vibrant ministry culture.http://www.culturebus.cc
 
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How can we flourish in difficult times? This is the question Dominic Done dives in to in his latest book, Your Longing Has a Name: Come Alive to the Story You Were Made For. Mike sits down with Dominic to talk through how we can address the health of our souls during challenging seasons of life, and how we can flourish with the help of the Holy Spi…
 
In a special Mother’s Day episode, Mike welcomes back Shannon Bream to the Linch with a Leader podcast to talk about her recently published book, The Mothers and Daughters of the Bible Speak: Lessons on Faith from Nine Biblical Families. In the second book in the franchise (she previously published The Women of the Bible Speak), Shannon examines th…
 
Most people develop a plan of action, and “work the plan” in hopes of it coming to fruition. In this week’s episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with Dr. Roger Parrott, who shares a novel concept – tapping into unexpected opportunities – the ones most people typically miss. Dr. Parrott shares several concepts and strategies from his most …
 
Drawing from stories included in his recent book, Saturdays with Billy, Dr. Don Wilton sits down with Mike and shares wisdom, life, lessons, and conversations from more than 15 years of Saturdays spent with his great friend, Dr. Billy Graham. Dr. Don Wilton has served as senior pastor of the First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, South Carolina since…
 
There are many leaders and visionaries in our world, but what sets them apart? Mike Linch sits down with Dave Ferguson to talk about the characteristics leaders possess that attract and inspire others, not the least of which are being accessible and expressing a genuine interest in other people.Dave is an award-winning author, founding and lead pas…
 
In this episode, Mike sits down with former Major League Baseball player and manager Ned Yost to discuss his career, and how he influenced so many other players and coaches over the course of 40 years in the big leagues. He also shares some fascinating insights and stories from some of the game’s all-time best players and managers, including Bobby …
 
It is every college baseball coach's dream to capture the College World Series title and hoist that National Championship trophy. Well, Chris Lemonis was fortunate to experience that in 2021, as his Mississippi State Bulldogs took home the crown to Starkville. In this episode, Mike Linch talks to Coach Lemonis about the culture of his program, how …
 
In this episode, Mike sits down with author and speaker Christy Wright to walk through principles from her latest book, Take Back Your Time: The Guilt-Free Guide to Life Balance. Christy is the #1 national best-selling author of Business Boutique, a Certified Business Coach and served as a Ramsey Personality as the host of The Christy Wright Show w…
 
Happy Valentine's Day and welcome to Episode 130 of the podcast! In honor of Valentine's day today, Mike shares lessons that he has learned in 30 years of marriage & leadership! Life is not made up of just the wedding day when you say I do, but rather in the "messy middle" years where you are just pushing through! With both of his children getting …
 
In this week’s episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with Dr. Tim Elmore, founder and CEO of Growing Leaders (www.growingleaders.com), an Atlanta‐based non‐profit organization created to develop emerging leaders. Mike talks to Tim extensively about his latest book, The Eight Paradoxes of Great Leadership: Embracing the Conflicting Demands …
 
Mike sits down with Ken Coleman of Ramsey Solutions to discuss Ken’s new book, “From Paycheck to Purpose: The Clear Path to Doing Work You Love.” Ken is America’s Career Coach, is a national bestselling author, and host of The Ken Coleman Show. Ken helps people discover what they were born to do and provides practical steps to make their dream job …
 
Episode 127 finds Mike sitting down with a great friend and leader of leaders, Dan Reiland. Dan Reiland is the Executive Pastor at 12Stone Church in Lawrenceville, Georgia. He first partnered with the legendary John Maxwell for 20 years, as the Executive Pastor at Skyline Wesleyan Church located in San Diego. He then moved on to become the Vice Pre…
 
In Episode 126, Mike is blessed to sit down with Mark Miller, the Vice President of High Performance leadership with Chick-Fil-A. Mark has been with Chick-Fil-A for over 40 years and has helped architect the leadership pipeline in one of America's premier organizations! Mark also has written eight books and sold over a million copies in 25 differen…
 
Mike kicks of 2022 talking about a "leaders character" with Dr. Richard Blackaby. This is his second appearance on the podcast (Episode 100) and this conversation delves into the depths of what makes character so critical in the life of a leader!Dr. Blackaby serves as the President of Blackaby Ministries International and has served in that role si…
 
In episode 124 of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with Pastor, Author, Educator and "Leader of Leaders" Dr. Mark Rutland. Mike & Dr. Rutland look back at his incredible journey and how God is still using him in big ways in leading leaders. Dr. Rutland is the picture of "Living Leadership" for leaders at all levels!Dr. Mark Rutland is the Founde…
 
In this episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with leader Daniel Harkavy who not only leads his company, Building Champions, but coaches some of the greatest leaders in the world!Mike & Daniel not only talk about his spiritual journey but also spend time unpacking his newest book The 7 Perspectives of Effective Leaders! Here is more on the…
 
In today's episode, Mike sits down with leader & story-teller Bryan Coley. Bryan is the Chief Imagination Officer of Reel Experiences in Atlanta, Ga. Bryan used his love & background in film to create a space to help people learn leadership through movies!Bryan said it this way, "After 20 years working with playwrights and screenwriters, I decided …
 
In Episode 121 of Linch with a Leader Mike sits down Jeff & Andre' Shinabarger to talk about whether you have to choose between "love & work". They unpack this couple's newest book along with their journey in life & leadership.Jeff Shinabarger is the founder and executive director of Plywood People, an Atlanta-based non-profit that helps launch and…
 
In this episode of Linch with a Leader, Mike sits down with author, consultant & leader Brad Lomenick. Brad is one of America's greatest thought leaders and his website is a go-to for leaders from all walks of life! From his time at Catalyst to today, Brad has had a front row seat to observe leadership and today spends time talking with Mike about …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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) …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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