Stay Forth Leadership Podcast

Stay Forth

Leadership is challenging, a lot like climbing a mountain. The Stay Forth Leadership Podcast is a resource to help you become an effective leader- someone who is healthy, self-aware, and working with the grain of their gifting at a sustainable pace to produce long-term impact. Each week, Alan Briggs hosts practical conversations with leadership experts designed to equip you with tools to produce the highest amount of change possible through new awareness, new information, new tools, and processes to guide you on your journey to become the healthiest and most impactful leader you can be. Find out more about who we are and what we do at www.stayforth.com read less
Religion & SpiritualityReligion & Spirituality

Episodes

Change the world through business: With Henry Kaestner
04-01-2024
Change the world through business: With Henry Kaestner
In this episode Alan asks serial entrepreneur Henry Kaestner about his business journey and how he started a movement of God-honoring entrepreneurs across the world. Expect to be challenged and inspired in this one! If you are an entrepreneur make sure to check out the Faith Driven Entrepreneur book or their groups across the country   About Henry Kaestner Henry Kaestner co-founded the Faith Driven Entrepreneur and Faith Driven Investor ministries, and has been a catalyst behind both movements. He and his team seek to serve faith driven entrepreneurs, investors, funds, partners, and advisors through content, community, and connections. Henry is also a Co-Founder and Partner at Sovereign’s Capital, a private equity and venture capital management company that invests in faith driven entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia and the U.S. from its offices in Silicon Valley, Durham, Nashville, Chattanooga, Atlanta, and Jakarta, Indonesia. Prior to co-founding Sovereign’s Capital, Henry was Co-founder and previous CEO, and then Chairman, of Bandwidth (NASDAQ:BAND) and its sister company, Republic Wireless (which spun out of Bandwidth in 2016). Together the companies have grown from $0 to more than $600 million in revenue. The founding values of Bandwidth are: Faith, Family, Work and Fitness (in that order). Prior to co-founding Bandwidth.com with David Morken, Henry founded Chapel Hill Brokers (a predecessor to ICAP Energy), an institutional energy derivatives broker that became the top ranked electricity broker in the country. Henry has been involved in a number of other ministries and philanthropic activities. He co-founded DurhamCares, was a founding Board Member of Praxis, and sits on a variety of business and ministry boards including Valley Christian Schools where his 3 boys attend. Go Warriors! Henry is a member of the broader Church in the Bay Area, attends Venture Christian Church in Los Gatos, CA and serves as an elder in the Presbyterian Church of America. Henry lives in Los Gatos with his wife Kimberley and their three sons. Connect with Henry LinkedIn Twitter Faith Driven Entrepreneur Podcast
The Miracle Morning; With Hal Elrod
09-11-2023
The Miracle Morning; With Hal Elrod
Author, cancer survivor and inspirational speaker Hal Elrod shares his story behind his groundbreaking book, The Miracle Morning. Mornings are vital to productivity and proactivity for any type of leaders, but we all have a different relationship with the morning. This episode won't disappoint!   About Hal   Hal Elrod is on a mission to Elevate the Consciousness of Humanity, One Person at a Time. As the author of one of the highest rated books on Amazon, "The Miracle Morning" (which has been translated into 37 languages, has over 3,000 five-star reviews and has impacted the lives of over 2,000,000 people in more than 70 countries)... he is doing exactly that. What's incredible is that Hal literally died at age 20. His car was hit head-on by a drunk driver at 70 miles per hour, his heart stopped beating for 6 minutes, he broke 11 bones and woke up after being in a coma for 6 days to be told by his doctors that he would probably never walk again. Not only did Hal walk, he ran a 52-mile ultra-marathon and went on to became a hall of fame business achiever, international keynote speaker, author, and grateful husband & father-all before he turned 30. Then, in November of 2016, Hal nearly died again - his kidneys, lungs, and heart were failing, and he was diagnosed with a rare, and very aggressive form of cancer and given a 30% chance of living. After enduring the most difficult year of his life, Hal is now cancer-free and furthering his mission as the founder of The Miracle Morning book series, host of the "Achieve Your Goals" podcast, creator of the Best Year Ever [Blueprint] LIVE event, and Executive Producer of The Miracle Morning MOVIE - a documentary that reveals the morning rituals of some of the world's most successful people. Hal is grateful to be alive and living his mission alongside his wife and their two young children in Austin, TX. Connect with Hal www.HalElrod.com. Books: https://miraclemorning.com/books/
Is God really present with us? With Faith Eury Cho
03-11-2023
Is God really present with us? With Faith Eury Cho
Do you ever have questions for God? We all do. In this episode author, pastor and speaker Faith Eury Cho brings up some questions we all have, and reminds us that God is with us in the everyday and the extraordinary. Her perspective is refreshing About Faith Faith has been a gospel preacher since she was 19-years-old. Currently, she is an international speaker, pastor, church planter, author, and CEO of a nonprofit. The mission of her life is for all to know and enjoy the gift of the gospel, which is the Presence of God. She holds a Masters of Divinity with a concentration in Global Studies from Rawlings School of Divinity at Liberty University. She has been ministering in the church for 18 years. Faith is the CEO and founder of  The Honor Summit, a nonprofit organization that equips and activates Asian American women for the mission of God. Alongside her husband, Pastor David Cho, she is also the co-founder and co-pastor of  Mosaic Covenant Church in NJ. Faith is a coach and collaborator for Propel Ecclesia, for which she has also been a contributing writer. Her debut book with Waterbrook Multnomah (an imprint of Penguin Random House) titled Experiencing Friendship with God is set to be released on October 17th, 2023. Faith has spoken on mission fields, churches, conferences, and stages such as Thinq and Exponential. She also appears on TBN’s Better Together. In January 2023, she was mentioned in Outreach Magazine as one of, “20 Rising Leaders.” Her most precious role, however, is being a mom to her 4 children— Moriah, Elias, River and Adalynn.   Connect with Faith Book: https://www.amazon.com/Experiencing-Friendship-God-Wilderness-Presence/dp/0593445570/?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_w=Wq2ZV&content-id=amzn1.sym.579192ca-1482-4409-abe7-9e14f17ac827&pf_rd_p=579192ca-1482-4409-abe7-9e14f17ac827&pf_rd_r=144-3203067-0055303&pd_rd_wg=t76IF&pd_rd_r=a7cfe7e8-42fc-462b-b0ef-6263d6201446&ref_=aufs_ap_sc_dsk Website: https://www.faitheurycho.com/
BEYOND TIRED; Cultivating a replenishment cycle
19-10-2023
BEYOND TIRED; Cultivating a replenishment cycle
On this episode of the Beyond tired Series, Alan introduces the concept of cultivating a replenishment cycle. Building on the first episode's assessment of tiredness and the second episode's actionable steps, Alan emphasizes the power of coupling newfound awareness with concrete actions for genuine transformation. Sharing personal anecdotes and the inspiring story of a friend's weight loss journey, Alan highlights the significance of consistent small steps rather than daunting, unachievable goals. He champions momentum and routine, encouraging listeners to focus on simple daily actions like walking, reading, journaling, or even taking short naps. These seemingly minor habits, when maintained, can drastically rejuvenate one's energy. Alan also discusses the importance of weekly routines, from tracking energy levels and planning with family to prioritizing sleep and hydration. He reintroduces the holistic grid Jesus provided and the START, STOP, KEEP method as valuable tools to evaluate one's life domains. However, Alan cautions listeners about the ease of veering off course, emphasizing the importance of proactive decisions and intentional routines. He suggests a weekly energy tracking system and urges listeners to journal and update their calendars with these revitalizing practices. As the episode winds down, listeners are left with a pertinent question: What daily and weekly routines will they adopt to foster replenishment and revitalization?
Mind Shift: It Doesn’t Take a Genius to Think Like One; With Erwin McManus
10-10-2023
Mind Shift: It Doesn’t Take a Genius to Think Like One; With Erwin McManus
Mental toughness, mental clarity, and mental health all have one thing in common: The journey begins in your mind. On this week's episode, Alan sits down with Mindset expert, leadership coach, and the award-winning author of The Last Arrow Erwin McManus for an illuminating discussion about his new book Mind Shift, and the surprising path toward personal fulfillment and optimal performance.   About Erwin Erwin Raphael McManus is a mind, life, and cultural architect and an award-winning author and artist. His books have sold over one million copies and have been translated into more than a dozen languages. As a world-renowned communicator, McManus has spoken to millions of people in seventy countries on five continents in stadiums of up to one-hundred thousand people. His creative genius has resulted in consulting work with organizations spanning from the NFL to the Pentagon. McManus has spent the last thirty years advising and coaching CEOs, professional athletes, celebrities, billion-dollar companies, universities, and world-leaders, and is passionate about helping people destroy their internal limitations and unlock their personal genius. A native of El Salvador, McManus is also recognized internationally for being the founder and lead pastor of Mosaic, a spiritual movement that has inspired millions worldwide. He and his wife, Kim, also lead humanitarian work across the globe. McManus coaches leaders, entrepreneurs, and communicators worldwide through McManus Mastermind as well as his groundbreaking work on The Seven Frequencies of Communication. Connect with Erwin www.ErwinMcManus.com Mind Shift: https://www.amazon.com/Mind-Shift-Doesnt-Genius-Think/dp/0593137418/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1696961338&sr=1-1