Episode 21: Carole Sparks:
Leaderbyte Host Chester Goad, talks with emerging, faith-based writer Carole Sparks who offers insight into her own creative process, advice on being a better leader, and the ultimate influence and inspiration for her writing. This was a deep and intriguing leadership conversation worth having–and one you don’t want to miss.
Episode 20: Scott Kimsey: Faith, Family, Friendship & Fury: A Fun Convo
Leaderbyte Host Chester Goad interviews Scott Kimsey, Director of Basketball Operations for the Tennessee Fury. Scott talks about how leadership, sports, mission and purpose have impacted his life and gives us insight into staying motivated and grounded. Chester and Scott reminisce about growing up, college, and old friends and laugh a lot. Treat yourself to this very authentic conversation that only has a couple of hiccups! This was definitely a leadership conversation worth having. We’re proud of Scott’s commitment to sports, youth, faith, and community, and we’re also impressed that he can tackle himself.
Who is Scott? Scott Kimsey is Director of Operations for the Tennessee Fury and Knoxville Youth Sports. In the past, he administered a large Upward Basketball program and he developed a similar middle school league. Scott has contributed to long-term basketball development in two African nations, working overseas for eight years and traveling to various countries for basketball camps etc. He has played and coached recreationally, mentored college athletes, and raised funds for athletic organizations. Having experienced the positive impact of team sports on young people, Scott believes basketball builds core values of integrity, team work, community, and perseverance. Combined with a strong faith, these values develop leaders both on and off the court.
**This episode is dedicated to our late friend, Andy Botkin who always made us laugh.
Episode 19: Nancy Hamilton: Leadership, Influence & Leaving People Better than You Found Them
Nancy Hamilton, seasoned speaker, leader and small business owner shares leadership wisdom and encouragement to leave people better than we found them. Nancy’s background includes service with churches, non-profits, higher education, counseling, and business. Nancy also shares how to deal with leadership disallusionment and disappointment. Don’t miss this episode of The Leaderbyte, you’ll want to share it with friends and family.
Be sure to Follow Nancy on Twitter @NancyLHamilton.
Episode 18: Adam Meyer & the Intentional Life (The Bucket Episode)
I recently met up with my friend Adam Meyer to pick his brain on his thoughts on the benefits of intentional living. In this episode, Adam, a higher ed professional and fellow leadership and disability advocate, share his own story about intentional living, leadership, and priorities especially as they relate to family and faith. Check out these tips for living a happier, more efficient and fulfilling life all from simply living intentionally.
Note from your Leaderbyte Host, Chester Goad: Dear Leaderbyte Listeners and Friends, so I was down in Florida and realized I didn’t have all of my recoridng equipment, specifically an extra mic. I decided to use the internal microphones from my recording device, but didn’t account for location, etc. Unfortunately it sounds somewhat like we’re in a bucket even after editing. The content is excellent though, so I hope you’ll give this unintended bucket episode a listen, and check out Adam Meyer’s tips for living intentionally. You’ll be glad you did!
All my best, Chester
Episode 17: Summer Solo: Authenticity & the “Perception is Reality” Lie
Is authenticity overrated? Is perception important? And how does Sir Winston Churchill factor in? In this summer solo episode, Leaderbyte Host, Chester Goad shares thoughts on authenticity, and the “Perception is Reality” lie. Tweet Chester and let him know what you think @chesterwgoad.
Episode 16: Alan Graham’s Welcome Homeless: Leadership & Social Outreach
Leaderbyte Host Chester Goad talks about leadership related to social outreach and specifically homelessness with Alan Graham is the president, CEO, and founder of Mobile Loaves & Fishes. Mobiles Loaves & Fishes, is a social profit enterprise that delivers meals and provides homes to homeless people on the streets of Austin, San Antonio, New Orleans, Nashville, Minneapolis, Providence, and New Bedford.
Episode 15: Amy Roloff’s Second Act: An Authentic Conversation on Family Life & Future
Amy Roloff joins Leaderbyte Host, Chester Goad to discuss her Second Act, life changes, and how leaders move forward. From faith and family, to leadership, and work, Amy gives us some authentic insight into her life, and lends the listeners some wisdom gained in her journey. Amy is a reality star, enterpreneur, advocate for women, a cook, an author, philanthropist, speaker, and more importantly a mom, and everyday awesome person. You don’t want to miss this episode! It’s a fun, genuine, raw, leadership conversation worth having. Be sure to visit the websites listed in the show notes, and connect with Amy Roloff and Leaderbyte Host Chester Goad on your favorite social media.
Beating 50% Learn more about Jeremy and Audrey’s Beating 50% Project, and keep up with their journey.
TLC’s Little People Big World: Visit the show’s website and watch episodes.
Leaders often never really set out to be leaders. They just are. The journey to becoming a leader in your field can take you places you never expected and sometimes it’s amazing to look back at how it all came about. In this episode, Dr. Sills a leading expert in reproductive endocrinology talks about his journey and what he’s learned along the way. He gives insight into how he’s serving countless couples and families and particularly how he’s helping military families. He’ll discuss human dignity, and lend some insight into what you need to do to be a leader in your field too. Dr. Sills has appeared on CBS The Doctors, and other media outlets. He’s an author, and an all-around great guy.
What’s your first impression? Leaders proactively seek the truth in the answer to that question. Greg Atkinson, Founder of Worsip Impressions, Executive Director of ExPastors.com, author, speaker, and coach, shares leadership tips from his experience as a consulting church mystery guest. Greg visits and arranges mystery visits for churches, businesses, and non-profits seeking truth about their first impressions. Your Leaderbyte Host, Chester Goad dives into deep conversation that’s sure to provide some tips and resources to improve your leadership.
Greg Atkinson: Greg Atkinson is the Founder of Worship Impressions and Executive Director of ExPastors.com. Greg is an author, leadership coach, and consultant. Greg has worked with churches of all stages and sizes, including some of the largest and fastest-growing churches in the country, as well as with businesses, non-profits, and organizations such as Josh McDowell Ministries.
Erskin Anavitarte, is a Texas Born, Nashville based singer songwriter. He spends a lot of time on the road, nationally and globally, out sharing a message of hope out in communities, coffee shops, and concert venues. He and Leaderbyte Host, Chester Goad, discuss family, creativity, music, and more. Don’t miss his thoughts on leadership, or his take on the journey of a creative and his recent tour to India. Chester and Erskin share their favorite Christmas gift growing up, and they also talk advocacy. Check it out! Helpful links below:
In this solo episode, your Leaderbyte host shares 5 Gifts Every Leader Should Give the Team and a special Christmas message! If you’re struggling with what to give your team, or even friends and family this season, you won’t want to miss this episode of the Leaderbyte! This is our 11th episode, (counting episode zero)– we’re still amateurs, but we’re thankful to be building an audience, and that you’re a part of it! Merry Christmas!
Episode 9: Letting Go and Leading: Taylor Tagg on Forgiveness
Episode 8: The Skit Guys on Laughter, Leadership & Stupid Poverty.
Episode 7: Drumming Up Relief for Rwanda: One Direction Drummer Josh Devine, and former Kutless Drummer Jeff Gilbert now of FH, and ES Collective discuss their unique efforts to provide relief to a small community in Rwanda, as well as a really cool way you can help!
Episode 6: Leading through the Ugliness Part Two: Volunteer Boots on the Ground with Bill Fogarty
Episode 5: Leading through the Ugliness: Disaster Relief Efforts Part One: David Melber, Mickey Caison
Episode 4: Zombies, Film & Family: Leadership Conversations with Actor Jason Vail
Episode 3: Leadership & What Kids Need More of, with School Leader, Gary Bennett
Episode 2: Toothpaste, Holy Confidence, & Second Chances: Big Lessons in Tiny Greatness from Mike Foster
Episode 1: Uncommon Leadership: A Conversation with Tyler Reagin
Episode 0: Introduction to Leaderbyte Host, Author, Blogger, Speaker Chester Goad