Life and Mission

Life and Mission
A podcast about everyday life in pursuit of a greater purpose – Find your voice. Tell your story. Change the world.

Fundraising Freedom, Interview with Mary Valloni
May 26 • 45 min
What’s keeping your nonprofit or ministry from being fully funded? Mary Valloni lays down some truth to help us overcome the lies we believe about money and fundraising. Plus, simple things you can do today to start your journey to Fully Funded.
What do Ghostwriters Do? Interview with Nick Pavlidis
May 18 • 29 min
Nick Pavlidis unpacks what a ghostwriter is, what they do, and who can benefit from hiring one.
Life and Business Success with The Small Biz Mama
May 12 • 38 min
Kristin Ingram is a Small Biz Mama. In this interview, she shares how she’s able to run multiple businesses and enjoy family life. Plus, tips for launching your successful online business!
God Meets Us When We Suffer - Interview with KJ Ramsey
Apr 14 • 48 min
As we walk through the uncertainty of our times, we can know we are not alone. We have lost much. Allowing ourselves to grieve the losses is human and healthy. It’s not a sign of a small faith, but an invitation to draw close to God, who loves us.
Where is God?
Apr 7 • 14 min
I was struggling. I found myself sitting at a picnic table, praying a simple, desperate prayer: “Jesus, I need you to come have lunch with me.” He did, just not in the way I expected. If I hadn’t been writing it all down, I might have missed it.
Chickening IN: From Fear to Courageous Faith, with JJ Gutierrez (Ep. 37)
Mar 31 • 46 min
Sometimes a single word or phrase has the power to change the course of our lives, and “Chickening IN” is that word for JJ Gutierrez. This little twist on a familiar phrase launched JJ into a transformational journey from fear to faith. Her book,…
How to Share Your Faith Story - with Mackenzie Ryan (#36)
Mar 3 • 27 min
Do you have a story to tell?You may not think you have a story, or you may think your story is too overwhelming (and it may be, at the moment). Either way, a simple, structured approach along with a safe space and community to share with may be what you…
Confident in Who You’re Called to Be - Katie Hornor (#35)
Feb 17 • 27 min
Don’t let the big pink birds fool you, Katie is serious about helping us as Christian entrepreneurs to overcome imposter syndrome and take big, bold steps to be who God created us to be.
The Power of Lament (#34)
Feb 5 • 8 min
Lament is a way to express our deepest pain and rawest emotions.
Audience of One (#33)
Jan 21 • 8 min
What does it mean to live for an Audience of One? Part two of my look at The Call by Os Guinness
Thrive Without Striving - Interview with Matt Ham (#32)
Jan 14 • 40 min
Matt Ham left a 10 year career in insurance sales to start YouPrint, a faith and personal development organization, and its nonprofit initiative called the Life Center. In this interview, Matt offers perspective on how we can thrive without striving.
What Does it Mean to be Called? (#31)
Jan 8 • 15 min
The idea of calling is important to us because it affects our personal identity, humanness, and significance. In this episode we look at Os Guinness’ book, The Call, what calling is, and what it means to be called.
Changing Names and What’s Next (#30)
Jan 3 • 4 min
The Your Voice Podcast is changing into the Life and Mission Podcast. Here’s what to expect.
Brian Mays on Creativity
Sep 21, 2018 • 41 min
Brian Mays is a dad, husband, graphic designer, artist and teacher. In this interview, he shares his experience as a graphic designer and teacher of creativity.[00:01:31] As a graphic designer for a church, Brian says, “We offer a handshake to the world…
Ethical Storytelling: Rachel Goble and Heidi Burkey
Aug 21, 2018 • 32 min
Rachel Goble is the CEO at The Freedom Story, and Heidi Burkey is a documentarian and director. We’re talking about the Ethical Storytelling community and what it means to tell stories ethically.[00:01:04] How the Ethical Storytelling community…
The Storytelling Nonprofit - Vanessa Chase Lockshin
Aug 7, 2018 • 41 min
This week, my guest is Vanessa Chase Lockshin of the Storytelling Nonprofit. She’s an international non-profit consultant, speaker, and author of The Storytelling Non-Profit: A practical guide to telling stories that raise money and awareness (affiliate…
John Michael Clark - Family Leadership
Jun 11, 2018 • 46 min
John Michael Clark teaches family leadership for men through the Captain’s Course.[00:05:28] In this show, John Michael leads us through the three legs of family leadership: Compassion Responsibility Authority[00:06:13] “As long as we’re starting with…
Allison Mayer - Witness with Images
Jun 4, 2018 • 38 min
Allison Mayer is a photojournalist, using images to tell true stories and to help us understand the world. She describes herself as witness, storyteller and artist. She reminds us not to get so caught up in the story we want to tell that we miss the story…
Craig Klope - Starting with no Experience
May 24, 2018 • 53 min
J. Craig Klope started a celebrity talk show for radio even though he had no experience or training in radio or communications. Here’s how he did it.Starting With No Experience[00:01:30] Craig started listening to Mystery Theater on the radio as a child,…
Program Note - Summer Schedule
May 14, 2018 • 1 min
We’re changing the schedule a bit. This Summer we’ll have two shows each month, released on the first and third Monday. This means I’ll be back on Monday, May 21st with a new interview. Meanwhile, I invite you to check out some episodes you may have…
Tami Romani - Brand Voice Strategist
May 8, 2018 • 39 min
People will judge you almost immediately by what comes across in the sound of your voice. Voice brand strategist Tami Romani shares tips to improve your voice.In this show we are literally talking about finding your voice. Chances are you’ve heard Tami…
Special - Finding Your Voice
Apr 30, 2018 • 28 min
This week I’ve pulled together segments from some earlier interviews to explore the idea of finding your voice.From Ronne RockWith her experience in the corporate world, Ronne knows the assessments and personality tests, but she says it’s a small tribe of…
Nick Pavlidis - From Attorney to Ghostwriter
Apr 8, 2018 • 39 min
After more than a decade practicing law, Nick Pavlidis changed the direction of his career to better fit the lifestyle he wanted for his family. He now runs two work-from-anywhere businesses, Authority Ghostwriting and Attorney Marketing Institute, which…
Ronei Harden on Writing and Editing
Apr 2, 2018 • 40 min
Ronei is a writer, editor, and a writing instructor. She assists authors with everything from the writing process to the editing and production of their book. I asked her to talk about each of those roles. She clearly enjoys helping authors along in the…
Lorna Bailey - Journaling and Planners
Mar 26, 2018 • 28 min
When Lorna Bailey discovered planners, it changed her life. She created a web site to help people through the choices and offers practical tips to fight the overwhelm. In this interview, she shares how to start with journalling and planners.Just Make it…
Katie Hornor - Blogging Success
Mar 19, 2018 • 45 min
Katie is the founder and CEO of Blogging Successfully and The Blog Connection, an online membership community helping midlife women spread their message and increase their income.Getting Started & Getting it Done[00:01:01] Katie tells about how she got…
Carly Davis - South East Asia Prayer Center
Mar 13, 2018 • 32 min
This week my guest is Carly Davis, Missions Coordinator for South East Asia Prayer Center. SEAPC works among the people in the platform that the Lord creates, such as healthcare, parenting, microeconomic development, and education while praying the Lord’s…
Ryan Eller - Live Your List
Mar 5, 2018 • 38 min
Last year, Ryan Eller knocked a few things off his bucket list. Then he spent three months helping other people knock things off their lists. Now he’s written a book about these experiences, Live Your List. In this interview, he shares how you can live…
Aurora Gregory - Public Speaking
Feb 20, 2018 • 40 min
Aurora Gregory has built marketing strategies for some of the biggest names in business for more than 25 years. She’s a big believer in the power of public speaking as a business building tool. She co-authored the book “Get Picked: Tips, Tricks and Tools…
Ethan Bryan - Baseball and Storytelling
Feb 13, 2018 • 37 min
Ethan Bryan is an author, musician, storyteller, and passionate fan of the Kansas City Royals. His stories are a celebration of life and the game of baseball. I talked to Ethan about his books, stories of the game, and how storytelling touches our souls.…
Sean Douglas - Resilience
Feb 5, 2018 • 43 min
Sean is is a resilience trainer, author and speaker. [00:01:22] Think positivelyThe key is not just to go through but to grow through.[00:12:25] You choose what you focus on. You focus on the negatives or focus on the positive. Right. Because. Because…
Emeka Nnaka - Essentials of Hope
Jan 30, 2018 • 62 min
Emeka Nnaka was on his way. He had a future playing football - until a life-changing tackle left him paralyzed. In this interview, Emeka shares his story and what he’s learned about hope, purpose, and being human.[00:03:30] Emeka tells how his life…
Melissa the Coach
Jan 21, 2018 • 49 min
How a dream to meet Elton John led to a coaching business and a book.In this episode, Melissa Thomas talks about how she made changes in her life so she could pursue her dream of meeting Elton John. That led to a coaching business and a book. You can have…
Terry Weaver - Making Elephants Fly
Jan 15, 2018 • 47 min
Terry Weaver is a speaker, author, coach, podcaster, and ideapreneur. In this episode, we discuss influence, impact, and Making Elephants
Matt Ham
Jan 8, 2018 • 41 min
Matt Ham is a speaker, author, and storyteller. He’s a co-founder of a faith development mentoring organization where he helps people uncover their mission and find where to start. In this episode, Matt shares his vision for 2018, essential…
Ronne Rock
Dec 31, 2017 • 44 min
Ronne Rock tells stories that change stories. She is a writer, blogger, speaker, advocate, and adventurer. A former marketing and communications executive, Ronne shares her experience in creative leadership with faith-based organizations around the…
Courtney Buzzell - Storytelling and Marketing
Dec 18, 2017 • 23 min
Courtney Buzzell talks about storytelling and marketing—and what it means to be authentic. Courtney owns Proximo Marketing Strategies, an international digital marketing firm based in Virginia, and CoWork Gloucester, a business incubator. She co-authored…
Mashona Council - Walking the Harriet Tubman Byway
Dec 12, 2017 • 33 min
In this episode, Mashona Council shares her journey and perspective on walking and calling. In September 2017 Mashona walked the 125-mile Harriet Tubman Byway. She’s been serving youth and youth development organizations for years, and she owns Council…
Michelle Discavage
Dec 3, 2017 • 49 min
Michelle Discavage is a certified life purpose coach, speaker, and writer. She is well known for her honesty, insights, and wisdom. Her passion is helping women identify and live in their God-given purpose, what she refers to as a sparked life. In this…
Esther Gayfield
Nov 25, 2017 • 39 min
This week…Esther Gayfield left a business career in the hospitality industry in the USA to move to Beirut to serve those impacted by the Syrian Crisis. She has volunteered at the Life Center in Bourj Hammoud - the most densely populated neighborhood in…
Missionary Journey
Nov 6, 2017 • 25 min
This week’s guests share about their journey as a missionary couple preparing to take their family to the middle east. They talk about culture, relationships, and how prayer and friendships keep missionaries going. To find out more or to get involved, see…
Towera Loper
Oct 30, 2017 • 24 min
Towera Loper is the author of Girdle Girlfriends: Lessons Learned from Girdles on How to do Friendships. Towera shares about friendships and her journey as a first-time author. Towera Nyirenda Loper is a speaker, life coach, author, licensed minister, and…
Preview Episode
Oct 22, 2017 • 2 min
Welcome to the Your Voice Podcast.The Your Voice Podcast exists to help you find your voice, tell your story, and change the world. We do this by sharing interviews and tips from people who are doing just that – finding their voice, stepping out to find…