The one where I sit down with Nicole Zasowski to talk about her new book From Lost to Found!
Nicole Zasowski is a licensed marriage and family therapist, writer, and speaker. She lives in a small town just outside New York City with her husband, Jimmy and her son, James. With the vulnerability of your closest friend and the wisdom of your most trusted resource, Nicole reveals her own story of how challenges such as unwanted transition, multiple miscarriages, and crippling anxiety gave her empty hands to receive everything she had been looking for in the presence and Person of Jesus Christ. As someone who wears her heart proudly on her sleeve and considers her story to be an open book, Nicole’s message invites others to discover how the surprising path to healing begins when we lose our grip on what we have known, and swerve right into God’s transforming grace, where we find what we need.
In addition to maintaining a private practice, her professional work includes leading marriage intensives at The Hideaway Experience in Atlanta, GA, facilitating support and enrichment groups at several local churches in the greater New York City area, and serving as an adjunct professor at Alliance Theological Seminary in Nyack, NY where she taught marriage enrichment courses. A gifted communicator, Nicole speaks regularly on topics that combine psychology and faith and has conducted several seminars and been invited to speak at several retreats throughout New England.
Nicole co-authored Families and Forgiveness, Second Edition, (Routledge, 2016) with internationally recognized Marriage and Family Therapist, Dr. Terry Hargrave. She has also been a regular contributor to Darling Magazine – a publication for women that seeks to redefine femininity and challenge women to find their true identity and purpose. Her article, “How to Work a Room When You’d Rather Walk Out of It” was featured on Donald Miller’s Storyline Blog. Nicole’s writing has also appeared in All Good Things Collective devotionals and on the Grit and Grace Project.
I'm thrilled to share my conversation with Teresa Swanstrom Anderson!
Teresa is a speaker, blogger, and Bible study teacher (and she hosts some very cool community-building events for women). She is the author of Beautifully Interrupted, in which she tells the story of how God drastically altered the path of her life when she finally surrendered her plans to Him.
After publishing several Bible studies on her blog and leading studies with women at her local church, she is now releasing the Get Wisdom Bible Studies with NavPress. This series is really the best of both worlds—it is in-depth and challenging, but also conversational and accessible to newer believers. Teresa has a heart for women to come to love God more through the study of scripture, especially when they feel ill-equipped to understand scripture and to step into God’s calling.
Teresa lives in Denver, CO with her husband and six children. Two of her children are biological and four were adopted from Ethiopia.
You're going to love hearing from Teresa today, specifically about her new study Living For What Really Matters, available wherever books are sold! Head on over to your favorite podcast platform to listen!
This episode is really important.
Rebecca Bender thought she found her fairytale when she moved to Las Vegas with her boyfriend. But her dream became her nightmare when her boyfriend became her pimp at the age of 19. Trapped in a life of chaos, coerced into prostitution, abused and controlled by her trafficker, Rebecca was forced into sex trafficking for nearly six years. Many attempted escapes, two brandings, and several pimps later, Federal Investigators raided the home, allowing her an eventual avenue for escape.
These days, Rebecca can be found either telling her story or helping others tell their own. Her trainings on this underground world are highly sought after by FBI, Homeland Security, undercover, SVU, medical professional and prosecutors. She speaks on leadership and founding non-profits, serves on the United States National Advisory Committee, Dept of Justice Human Trafficking Advisory Council, and the board of Exodus Cry.
Rebecca shares her testimony of redemption in her new book In Pursuit of Love. On this episode we talk about her story and common misconceptions about sex trafficking. Go give it a listen on your favorite podcast platform!
I am so thrilled to welcome Lisa Whittle to the podcast today! We had such a fun conversation about her new book Jesus Over Everything. Lisa's teaching and ministry has marked my life in a significant way this year and I'm excited to share her with you. I'm a member of her Called Creatives community that she leads with Alli Worthington - if you're a writer or speaker you should check it out!
Jesus is everything. It is the heart, the passion and the leadership approach of author, speaker and ministry leader, Lisa Whittle. As the daughter of a pastor, Lisa’s longest community is with the Church, which has become her greatest place of ministry. Her love runs deep to see people pursue Jesus for life, grow deep roots of faith, and walk strong in the midst of a world that so often seems to have gone crazy.
For this reason, Lisa has dedicated her life to writing and speaking about the truth of Jesus Christ and how wanting Him the most changes everything. Lisa is a bestselling author of 7 books and a new Bible study including Jesus Over Everything (March 2020), Put Your Warrior Boots On (June 2017) and 5 Word Prayers (October 2017), and a sought-out Bible teacher for her wit and bold, bottom line approach. Her with you-for you signature style is a favorite of audiences who have her coming back to speak into them year, after year. From retreats to rehab facilities to college campuses to the large church or conference stage, Lisa’s desire remains the same: to point people to the Jesus who can change their life.
I can't wait to share my conversation with Amy Carroll!
A consummate Southern girl, Amy loves words that shape a great story and a challenging idea. She’s the author of Exhale and Breaking Up with Perfect, a member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries speaker and writer teams, and co-host of the Grit ‘n’ Grace podcast. She has been interviewed on numerous podcasts, tv shows and radio programs including Focus on the Family.
Amy’s committed to opening up her whole life– the good, bad and ugly—to teach what she’s learned in pursuit of applying God’s Word. She loves teaching Scripture in all its unvarnished glory, while sharing God’s big truths in small, understandable bites.
Traveling the world and hearing how God works in women who attend her events makes Amy’s heart swell with joy. As founder and speaker coach of Next Step Coaching Services, providing one-on-one training for Christian speakers and writers, Amy delights in helping other speakers birth their own messages.
Let's give Amy a big welcome - go listen to the conversation we had about her ministry's tag line "tender hearts strong voices" wherever you download your podcasts!
Check out Amy's website here!
I've been looking forward to sharing today's conversation with you for quite a while!
Erin Weidemann is the founder of Truth Becomes Her, a brand that equips moms and women with resources to help them step into their unique leadership roles. A sought-after homeschool consultant, certified teacher, coach, and nationally-recognized speaker, Erin’s personal mission is to shift the conversation around feminine values from being beauty-driven, to a focus on inherent worth.
An on-air personality for Air1 Radio, Erin delivers “59 Seconds of Hope” daily as well as hosts the Heroes For Her Podcast where she interviews positive female role models who are living out their passions in-line with their personal values.
She is the author of eight books, including the best-selling Bible Belles series, The Adventures of Rooney Cruz which has sold hundreds of thousands of copies worldwide. Erin is a five-time cancer survivor, and lives and homeschools in San Diego, CA with her husband, Brent, and their daughter, Rooney.
Let's give a big welcome to Erin Weidemann!
Today's show is with my good buddy and former boss, Nelson Leiser. The vast majority of his career (22 years) has been spent in recruiting and he now leads the Talent Acquisition team at Bluegreen Vacations. He's extremely wise and was the best person I could possibly think of on my home team to bring on to encourage you during such a tough time in the job market.
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He's one of my favorite people and I can't wait for you to hear from him! Go check it out wherever you download your podcasts!
I'm so excited to share this conversation with my new friend, Willow Weston, who leads the ministry We Collide. She's an amazing speaker and writer and you're going to enjoy hearing her share her story. Be sure to check out their podcast as well called the We Collide Podcast! I was a guest on the show last week and it was reposted as a bonus episode on the Do The Thing Movement podcast this week - make sure to check it out!
If you'd like access to the full transcript of the episode, scroll down! Please keep in mind that the transcript is unedited for grammatical errors; however, if you prefer to take in content in a written format, it's there for you!
I was so thrilled to be on The Collide podcast with my new friend Willow Weston! We had such a fun conversation that I wanted to be able to share it with you here in our community. It's posted as a bonus episode for you and the episode transcript is below. Make sure and go subscribe and listen to their encouraging content!
Mary DeMuth is a writer and speaker who loves to help people live re-storied lives. She's the author of more than 30 Christian living books and is extremely passionate about prayer! It was such an honor to sit down and talk with her after hearing her speak years ago at a conference.
Mary speaks around the country and the world and is the host of the popular daily podcast Pray Every Day, where she prays for you every day of the year. She is the wife of Patrick and the mom of three adult children, currently living in Texas.
To connect with Mary and see the resources mentioned in the show, click here!