A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: Mentor as Coach

Our theme for Season 2 of “A Sojourner’s Truth” podcast is mentoring. You can SUBSCRIBE on iTunesSpotify, and SoundCloud.

“Mentoring raises levels of engagement, loyalty retention, leadership succession, professional development, and corporate effectiveness.”
Dr. Liz Selzer

In this episode, Natasha has a conversation with Dr. Liz Selzer on the topic “Mentor as Coach.” They discuss the professional side of mentoring, and why mentoring is such an important leadership tool.

Dr. Liz Selzer founded the Mentor Leadership Team, a consulting and training company that helps organizations unleash the potential of their people. Dr. Selzer’s passion for helping organizations better value and engage employees led to numerous articles on mentoring and the publication of her three books: 3G Mentoring, Your Culture at its Strongest and Real Leaders. Her radio show, Mentoring across Differences or MAD radio was a top rated digital program for two years. Her published dissertation demonstrated the positive longitudinal effectiveness of mentoring as an adult learning strategy. As an internationally sought after speaker and trainer, Dr. Selzer has trained in leadership development on six continents and throughout the United States. Her clients include a wide range of organizations: McGraw Hill, NASA, YUM! Foods, General Dynamics and Good Samaritan Hospitals to name a few. She also has taught organizational leadership at several universities.

Check out Dr. Selzer’s Resources.

Recommended Reading:

The Power of Mentors and Sponsors

Are you my mentor?

Free Downloadable Mentoring Resources

A Sojourner’s Truth Podcast: Mentoring and Leadership

Our theme for Season 2 of “A Sojourner’s Truth” podcast is mentoring. You can SUBSCRIBE on iTunesSpotify, and SoundCloud.

Episode features a conversation with Nancy Beach, we talk about the #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements, the fears of women in leadership, what pastors need to know, and our hope for the future.

Nancy Beach is most known for her groundbreaking ministry to more fully unleash the arts in the local church, and for leading artists with grace, wisdom, and skill.  For over 20 years she served as the Programming Director of Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago, building a community of artists who sought to create transformational moments in weekend church services. Nancy also served as a Teaching Pastor, periodically bringing the weekend message.  She invested five years as a leadership team member of the Willow Creek Association, an organization that exists to envision and inspire church leaders all over the world. In over 26 countries and on 6 continents, Nancy has shared her passion, teaching at conferences and workshops. Nancy and her husband Warren live in the village of Barrington, Illinois with their adorable dog, Beanie. Their two daughters, Samantha and Johanna, are both artists. Connect with Nancy at her website.

Find out more about Nancy’s coaching circles by visiting the Slingshot Group.

Featured resource: Nancy’s book, Gifted to Lead, is a classic work to guide us in critical leadership conversations that are still facing the church and the world.

Chapter Outline: God Didnt’ Make a Mistake, Welcome to the Boys’ Club, Doing the Work, Running with the Big Boys, And Then We Had Kids!, Finding Your Voice, An Open Letter to Male Pastors, and Leaning on Your Tribe.

WOMEN LEADERS THROUGHOUT HISTORY

Nancy wishes that everyone knew these fabulous women who lead:

Deborah in the Bible

Eleanor Roosevelt

Michelle Obama

Katherine Graham

Recommended Reading: Can the Church Lead the Way (Women in Leadership)

What leadership or mentoring challenges are you facing? How has this conversation benefited your work or ministry context?

“A Sojourner’s Truth” Podcast is Back!

Hello Beautiful People!

I am thrilled to release the first episode of Season 2 of “A Sojourner’s Truth” podcast. This season we will focus on the theme: Mentoring!

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I kick off the season with my dear friends, colleagues, and founding directors of my nonprofit, Leadership LINKS, Inc. as we talk about cultivating a mentoring community.

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Introducing Ms. QuaWanna Bannarbie, Mr. Davede Alexander, and Admiral Arthur Johnson, Jr. (U.S. Navy,Retired).

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Founding Directors in the early days, at the end of our first pilot leadership summer program in 2015. From L to R: Admiral Arthur Johnson, Jr., me, Dr. Tracey Nicole Hayes, CDR Tasya Lacy, Mrs. QauWanna Bannarbie, and Mr. Davede Alexander.

Mrs. QuaWanna Bannarbie has over 15 years of professional writing experience in both the corporate and private sectors, specializing in administrative correspondence in support of non-profit start-ups and public service agencies. She is an Adjunct Professor of Nonprofit Leadership at Indiana Wesleyan University.

Mr. Davede Alexander is the CEO and Chief Strategist of Innovo Strategic Solutions. Throughout his career he has conceptualized and developed ongoing, popular, leadership programs for organizations such as the U. S. Marine Corps, the U. S. Naval Academy, and the Ron Burton Training Village.

Admiral Arthur Johnson, Jr. is the Founder and CEO of Destiny Aviation Services, LLC.  After leading and commanding at all levels in the U.S. Navy for 33 years, he now seeks to broaden the nation’s pool of aviation professionals through various aviation and education initiatives.

Referenced Resources:

Mentoring Nugget: “When you Learn, Teach” article

Mentor for Life book

Touching the Holy: Ordinariness, Self Esteem, and Friendship by Robert J. Wicks

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How are you cultivating a mentoring community? How have you benefited from a mentoring community?