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William Vanderbloemen

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Episode 114 | Is Your Culture Helping or Hindering Your Mission? An Interview with William Vanderbloemen and Jim Sheppard

The Jenni Catron Leadership Podcast

Register TODAY for Culture Conference!Because it literally affects everything and every person your organization touches, your culture is either helping or hindering your mission every day. It is either a tail wind helping you move forward or a head wind causing obstacles at every turn. Listen in to this conversation between Jenni Catron, William Vanderbloemen, and Jim Sheppard and hosted by Trey McKnight as they discuss why culture matters and how to make sure yours is the best it can be.In this episode, you'll learn...why culture mattersthe moment the culture conversation "clicked" for William and Jimwhy the leader always thinks culture is better than it actually ishow culture can improve by subtractionwhere to start with practical ways to invest in your team with TheCultureTool.comAbout William VanderbloemenAs the Founder and CEO of Vanderbloemen Search Group, William has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search.About Jim SheppardJim Sheppard is CEO & Principal of Generis, a consulting firm passionate about helping churches inspire and cultivate generosity through giving development, coaching, and strategy.


7 Jul 2021

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Episode 113 – William Vanderbloemen on Leadership Transition & Staff Search

Church Leadership Podcast

This week on the podcast, William Vanderbloemen joins Mark and Andy for a discussion about pastor searches and succession planning. William serves as the CEO and Founder of the Vanderbloemen Search Group and lives in Houston, Texas. The Vanderbloemen Search Group has helped thousands of churches hire the right leaders, build healthy cultures, and plan for the future. These are challenging times, and even during a pandemic there is a great need for wise counsel in helping churches transition in leadership (for all size churches). In this episode, you will hear the wisdom, experience, and biblical truth that will encourage and equip your church in preparing for the future. Don’t forget to like, subscribe, share, and review our podcast on your preferred listening platform. You can also subscribe to our Church Leadership Podcast YouTube Channel. Just click the bell icon and you will be notified when new episodes are available. This week’s episode is brought to you by Incite Ministries. Let Incite help you with church revitalization, leadership coaching, discipleship strategies, and digital ministry. To find out more about the Vanderbloemen Search Group, check out their website full of helpful articles, great resources mentioned in this episode, and ways they can help churches here. Quotes from this week’s conversation…“On paper, the system for finding and hiring pastors is very good… but it didn’t work.” “Why in the world does the business world have a better solution than the Bride? There’s no more important company in the world than the Church.” “I have a favorite quote from Ted Turner. He said, ‘If I had a little more humility, I’d be perfect.’”“I’d say that you’re the backbone of hope in America… Communities are built on the normal size church.” “You know what, I’ve been at this thirteen years, two thousand searches. Let me just tell you something. If you’ve seen one church, you’ve seen about one church.” “It’s your hill to climb, but we are like the little sherpas that’s been up and down the thing a bunch. And we can kind of show you where to step or not.” “There’s only three ways your pastor’s time ends at the church… You run your church into the ground, and you close it… You happen to be the pastor the day Jesus returns… The only other option is, somebody is coming after you.” “In succession, the person with the most time wins.” “The more I focus on the what’s next, and anticipating and looking forward to the thing that’s next, the less I actually sit down and enjoy what I have right now.”


18 May 2021

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April 2, 2021: Mark Trammell, Steve Milloy, AG Brnovich, William Vanderbloemen, Dean Chang, and Rabbi Jason Sobel

Tipping Point with Kara McKinney

Join Kara McKinney as she sits down with Mark Trammell, Steve Milloy, AG Brnovich, William Vanderbloemen, Dean Chang, and Rabbi Jason Sobel to talk about the issues of the day


3 Apr 2021

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076: This Pastor Preaches Culture. Why Dave Ramsey (& others) Win with William Vanderbloemen.

Entrepreneur Stories 4 Inspiration

William Vanderbloemen is the President and Founder at The Vanderbloemen Search Group. William has been able to combine over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of Executive Search to provide churches with a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church work with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search.  For Show Notes, Key Points, Contact Info, & Resources Mentioned on this episode visit here: William Vanderbloemen Interview. 


1 Jan 2021

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020: One Factor That Influences Who You Hire with William Vanderbloemen

One Next Step: Management Tips & Tools for Small Business Owners

At BELAY, our clients struggle with “finding the right people.” Being unable to find the right team member is one of the most common challenges business leaders have. Joining us in this episode is William Vanderbloemen, one of the best people to help because he knows how to get it right.  As the founder and CEO of Vanderbloemen Search Group, William and his team specialize in helping Christian organizations like churches, nonprofits, schools, and values-based businesses find executives to lead them. He will give us a peek into how top organizations promote their positions in a way that attracts top talent. Welcome to episode 20 of One Next Step.


17 Nov 2020

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Episode 32: Church Staffing and Pastoral Succession with William Vanderbloemen

Church Unfiltered with Dr. Anthony Cobbs

Hiring the right staff is an important part of any organization. For a church, it is important that individuals not only have the right skill set but fit the culture.Eight years ago, William Vanderbloemen launched a search firm that helps churches find the right people for staff roles. Today, the Vanderbloemen Search Group is the premier source of connecting churches and candidates. Episode 32 of Church Unfiltered Podcast offers a candid conversation with the CEO and founder of this group that has placed more than 2,000 people in the right ministry context. We also discussed pastoral succession and how pastors can prepare for retirement long before the time comes.


8 Nov 2020

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Episode 13 | 3 Big Mistakes To Avoid During A Virtual Interview | Guest: William Vanderbloemen

More Than Money

Getting hired looks different today. Have you had an interview since the pandemic hit? If so, you’ve probably experienced a video interview. Preparation is different. So, in this episode, we are considering what to do (and what not to do) when it comes to virtual interviews. And, of course, we have a few of your money questions and will be answering those. Listener questions answered:Question #1: How do you expect the economy to be permanently changed due to COVID?Question #2: What would be your advice to a new pastor regarding opting out of Social Security?Other notes:Housing Allowances for Ministers: Made Easy | Buy it here: https://amzn.to/2H8hKJbEpisode Sponsor:Most churches struggle to get people to give. SecureGive has created a system that helps churches increase giving so their ministry is funded to reach their community. SecureGive helps churches increase giving in 3 ways: software that makes giving easy, a custom growth strategy, and ongoing stewardship resources. They stand out by offering a real ministry partnership, the most cost-effective solution with the lowest processing rates, and the most comprehensive giving platform available. Learn more here: https://www.securegive.com/


21 Oct 2020

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Virtual Hiring Practices with William Vanderbloemen

These Principles in Practice

Join us as we hear from two industry-leading executives as they discuss the best principles when hiring virtually and how to practice them. More information about the speakers and Free Downloadable Resources below:Vanderbloemen Search Group website:https://www.vanderbloemen.com/Leadr | People Management Software website:https://www.leadr.com/Free Download for William Vanderbloemen's Succession Guide: https://info.vanderbloemen.com/guide-to-successionCulture Wins: The Roadmap to an Irresistible Workplace: https://www.vanderbloemen.com/culture-wins-bookFree Downloadable resources from leadr:A 4-Week Workbook To Better People Development: https://www.leadr.com/small-progress-continuous-growthConversations Cards Download link: https://www.leadr.com/conversation-cards-for-teamsJoin Leadr's online community Management Test Kitchen today by following the link below:https://recipes.leadr.com/


28 Sep 2020

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Episode 108: The Future Belongs to the Agile with William Vanderbloemen

The Other Side Of Potential

At Vanderbloemen, William combines over 15 years of ministry experience as a Senior Pastor with the best practices of executive search to provide faith-based organizations a unique offering: a deep understanding of local church and theology with the very best knowledge and practices of professional executive search.William is regularly invited to speak across the country in both church services and as a resource to churches and conferences on leadership. His book, Next: Pastoral Succession That Works, on effective pastoral leadership and succession, was released through Baker Books in September 2014 has been expanded and updated and was released in April 2020. His book Search: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook was released through B&H Books in June 2016. His latest book is Culture Wins: The Roadmap To An Irresistible Workplace and is released through Savio Republic. William holds degrees from Wake Forest University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Besides helping organizations with hiring and team building, William spends a whole lot of time with family and connecting with people.William is an avid social networker. Whether connecting with friends, candidates for searches he is doing, or church members, he loves to network. William, his wife Adrienne, their seven children, and their poodles Moses and Pearl live in Houston. In his free time, William enjoys running, working out, and caddying for his kids, who are now better golfers than he is.What you’ll learn about in this episode:An overview of all the exciting developments at Vanderbloemen in the last couple of years. The difficulty of the role of founder in a company and the importance of identifying weaknesses. William's natural affinity for sales and how he has learned to share his expertise.Advice from William to business owners looking at bringing on a new COO. The foundational entrepreneurial characteristic of risk-taking. William's perspective on present and future success.Scaling, growth and hiring new talent according to changing needs in a company.   Thoughts on succession and William's ideas about his family and business. Considerations for a family business and why assuming succession is a bad plan.William's wife, Adrienne’s, varying roles at the company and the skills she has brought to the table.  The strength of William and Adrienne's partnership and shared perspective.The decision to reduce Adrienne's hours in office and changer her title to 'co-owner'.Getting into contact with Vanderbloemen and making use of the resources they offer online.Additional Resources:Website: www.vanderbloemen.comFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/vanderbloemen/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/vanderbloemen-search-group/Next: Pastoral Succession That Works: https://www.amazon.com/Next-Pastoral-Succession-That-Works/dp/1540900177Culture Wins: https://www.amazon.com/Culture-Wins-audiobook/dp/B079C49Z8KSearch: The Pastoral Search Committee Handbook: https://www.amazon.com/Search-Pastoral-Committee-Handbook/dp/1433689898/


23 Sep 2020

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10 Years Of Vanderbloemen: Reflecting On The Past And Looking To The Future With William Vanderbloemen, CEO & Founder

Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast

In this episode, VP of Business Development and Marketing, Holly Tate sits down with William Vanderbloemen, our founder and CEO, and together, reflect over the last 10 years of Vanderbloemen.  William has been helping churches find their pastors for over 10 years, and it's been amazing to see how our work has expanded to other Christian organizations like Christian schools, higher education, nonprofits, para-church ministries, and even businesses run by Christian leaders. William also makes a big announcement about the launch of our sister company, ChristianTeams! https://www.vanderbloemen.com/blog/vanderbloemen-ten-years-past-future-podcast


27 Aug 2020