Welcome to the Faith & Business series on the Christian Woman Business Podcast.
In this special bonus series, I’m talking with some incredible Christian women entrepreneurs about how they got their business off the ground, how they incorporate faith into their business, and how they are overcoming different challenges in order to up-level their business.
In addition, you’ll hear about their experience inside my upLIFT Mentormind for Christian women. These are short, fun conversations that are sure to encourage and inspire you!
If you are listening or watching in real time, I want to invite you to learn more about uplift by joining my info session: I’ll be sharing with you how you can Thrive In Business, Up-Level Marketing, & Build Faith-Based Connections.
Just text UPLIFT to (207) 544-4103 or go to upliftmentormind.com.
Gaining Focus & Confidence – Wren Robbins, Podcast Coach [Faith & Business Series]
How do you find the focus you need to accomplish your goals in your business? And how does increased confidence in your offers and pricing make a difference?
Hear how Wren has been able to find focus and grow in her confidence in her business.
Wren Robbins is a podcast coach who works with Christian female entrepreneurs who want to launch a podcast. She offers 1:1 coaching as well as VIP days. You can check her out at https://wrenrobbins.com/ and grab her free guide: Your First 6 Steps in Starting Your Podcast.
Aligning Your Business with Your Gifts, Experience, & Dreams – Laura Howe, Church Mental Health Consultant [Faith & Business Series]
How do you make sure your business aligns with your natural gifts, your past experiences, and your God-given dreams? Sometimes this requires time, patience, and pivots.
Laura Howe loves to equip church leaders and ministry teams as they support and care for others in their community. Founder of Hope Made Strong and the Church Mental Health Summit with over 15 years of experience as a registered social worker focused on mental health and addictions, Laura combines her skills with a passion for equipping and strengthening faith leaders.
Laura equips staff and volunteer leaders with practical, scripturally-based strategies that will strengthen you and your ministry team as you support and care for others in your community.
Connect with Laura at http://hopemadestrong.org/
Overcoming the Challenges of Marketing & Perfectionism – Kelsy Schmidt, KPI Strategist
When you’re shifting from a business model of 1:1 work to selling more digital products and templates, you know you need to increase your marketing efforts. But what if you’re not sure exactly what to do or how to do it effectively?
Today you’re going to hear a conversation with Kelsy Schmidt as part of my Faith & Business Series. You’ll find out how Kelsy has been able to tackle the “beast of marketing” and start to let go of perfectionism.
Kelsy has been in operations & data roles for over 15 years, gaining experiences in project management, system implementations, business process automation, accounting and reporting, and supervising teams. She is also a Certified Director of Operations, specializing in overall data strategy, business process improvement (data systems and automations), and building KPIs + metrics dashboards.
Connect with Kelsy at http://innowik.com/.
The Power of Personal Connections – Christa Hutchins, Project Manager & Accountability Coach
Is it possible to build a thriving business while also working a full-time job? And what difference do personal connections make when growing a business online?
Today you’re going to hear a conversation with Christa Hutchins as part of my Faith & Business Series. You’ll find out how Christa builds her business alongside her full-time job as a project manager. She also shares how she chooses to work with her clients and how personal connections are currently impacting her business.
Christa is a project manager and accountability coach serving Christian creatives and leaders. She is passionate about leading women to draw their strategic influences straight from scripture and apply it to their everyday tasks and decisions. She works one-on-one and through her Move Forward Mastermind. She is also the host of the Just One Simple Thing Podcast.
Connect with Christa at https://doanewthing.com/
The Benefits of Objective Input & Christian Community in Your Business – Abby Turner, Coach for Parents of Children with ADHD
What do parenting and business have in common? Even as Christians who have God’s word and the Holy Spirit to guide us, we can still benefit from objective input and the support of others in both of these efforts.
Today you’re going to hear a conversation with Abby Turner as part of my Faith & Business Series. You’ll find out how Abby decided to focus on serving Christian parents of kids with ADHD and how faith is an active part of her business. In addition, we dive into why we need objective input and expert help in both our parenting and our business.
Abby is a speaker, writer, and Certified Christian Life Coach with a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. Through her years as a counselor, her family’s experience being relief house parents at the Milton Hershey School, and her family’s journey managing ADHD, she has found God’s Word to be the most reliable source of guidance, instruction, and comfort. With Scripture as the foundation, Abby applies evidence-based principles of psychology to help families of children with ADHD flourish in a fractured world. Her vision is to see families become a testimony to God’s power and goodness as they are fully restored to his purpose. Each family is intended to be a refuge to raise up children who love God and love others effectively and to be an example of His love for the Church.
Connect with Abby and get her free guide: 10 Ways to Calm Your Emotional Child at https://www.flourishingfamilycoaching.com/
Seeing the Business World as a Mission Field & Investing in Yourself as Self-Care – Jenni Davis, Profit First Coach
Have you ever thought of the business world as a mission field? And is it possible to shine the light of Christ through your business without explicitly talking about your faith?
In this bonus episode with Jenni Davis, you’ll hear how God led Jenni to leave her secure job to be at home with her kids, and how that later gave her the opportunity to start her own business. Jenni shares how she incorporates her faith into her business even though her business doesn’t target Christians specifically.
Jenni also shares how joining upLIFT was a form of self-care for her, and what the biggest benefits have been for her within the program.
Jenni Davis is founder of JMD Business Solutions. Since 2007 Jenni has been working with 6 figure businesses as a Trusted Advisor and Profit Strategist. She has worked in many different industries to clean up and maintain the financial structure of business through operational efficiencies. She has had the privilege to see success with her clients as they build wealth and increase profits.
Jenni is a self described Nerdy Numbers Girl, who teaches that Profit does not happen by accident, It is a well crafted machine that is developed over time with streamlined systems, proper finance management, and teaching business owners to find their passion and purpose while watching the profits grow.
When Jenni is not partnering with her clients, she can be found spreading time with her 3 grown children and Husband of 32 years. She also enjoys riding her bike on the beach, or cuddling up with a good cuppa tea.
Sharing Your Faith through Your Story & Beating Overwhelm in Your Biz with Amber Glus
What if your business and your calling were not two separate things? What if you could live out your God-given calling and purpose through the work that you do? That’s exactly what Karen Laos is doing in her business as a speaker and communication coach.
In this bonus episode, you’ll hear about Karen’s journey and how communication did not necessarily come naturally to her. She also shares how she works with her clients to help them show up with confidence and share their expertise. We chat about how Karen incorporates faith into her work while working with women from all backgrounds and beliefs.
Finally, Karen shares how participating in upLIFT has impacted her business and how she’s been able to find more clarity and support in her business through the program.
Karen Laos is a keynote speaker and leadership coach equipping women to stand out with confidence. She champions female business leaders to own their value and find their voice so they can be seen and heard. She also works with teams to create cultures of trust and function at their best.
She has coached leaders at Facebook, Google, Netflix, Yahoo!, Sony, Microsoft, Fidelity, Charles Schwab, Trip Advisor, Bacardi, Levi, and more. Karen was HR Director for Gensler Architecture, trained teams at Gap Inc, Wells Fargo, and taught Organizational Development at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
She was the Senior Advisor to Program Delivery for Decker Communications, where she managed and mentored a team of facilitators delivering programs around the world. Karen coached executives on how to influence and speak more effectively. Her passion lies in developing others and she has done this throughout her career of nearly three decades.
In this episode, you’ll hear from Eva Kubasiak, author, podcaster, and course creator about how she turned her passion for Bible study into a business. Eva shares how faith plays a role in her business (beyond the obvious answer), her 4 questions that will help simplify your Bible study, and what she loves most about what she does.
Eva also shares how she has been able to launch a podcast and a signature course (even with a young baby and limited work hours). In addition, she tells us how she’s been able to become more focused and streamlined in her business, which has allowed her to see exponential growth.
For the full show notes, visit https://estherlittlefield.com/73
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What do you do if you’re experiencing success, but you still feel unfulfilled or satisfied? Is it possible to hustle without becoming consumed with constant striving and pushing?
In this episode, you’ll hear from coach and author Erin Harrigan about her business journey, including how God took her from a successful network marketing career to coaching ambitious women to pursue success God’s way.
Erin shares her powerful story of how she came into a relationship with Christ and how God then redirected her career path. In addition, Erin discusses how her faith impacts her business and how you can escape the constant striving.
Erin also gives her wisdom on what to look for when investing in a coaching program. And she shares about her experience inside of my upLIFT Mentormind and how it has impacted her business.
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What is the key to getting a consistent stream of referrals in your business? And what does it look like to follow God’s leading in your business (instead of the guru’s advice)?
In this episode, you’ll hear from conversion copywriter Holly Williams. We’re chatting about how she was able to set herself apart and gain consistent referral without having to market herself. She also shares how her business journey has shifted in recent years, and how she continues to follow God’s leading instead of feeling pressured to do what the experts say. Holly also shares her method for writing compelling emails that people love to read.
In our conversation, Holly also shares about her experience inside of my upLIFT Mentormind. She explains why she joined and where she was stuck, as well as some of the wins she has experienced throughout the past few months. In addition, she shares about the surprising way some of the resources have helped her streamline her business and earn more in her business.
For the full show notes, visit estherlittlefield.com/69.
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Have you ever wondered how to take something you are passionate about and turn it into a business? Do you ever struggle knowing which projects to tackle in your business or how to respond to criticism about what you are doing?
In this episode, you’ll hear from Cyndee Ownbey, Women’s Ministry Toolbox founder, about how she turned her calling from God supporting women’s ministry leaders into a business. Cyndee shares how in the face of a few struggles, she managed to create a course for women’s ministry using her unique process and approach.
Cyndee also shares how the upLIFT Mentormind impacted her business and allowed her to do things she may not have done on her own. In addition, she tells us how she’s been able to see connection and growth play a huge role in her success.
For the full show notes, visit estherlittlefield.com/75.
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