Episode 233 - Why We Need Women Who Rise with Jo Saxton and Paula Faris
Faith Driven Entrepreneur
Growing up, Jo Saxton assumed that most women worked outside the home. Her mother and grandmother modeled grit and hustle for her at an early age. She even says they had to “force” her grandma to retire at age 97. There was never any doubt that women could do great work in the marketplace in Jo’s family. Now, as a leader and entrepreneur herself, she is passionate about making that perspective a norm for people around the world by equipping and inspiring women leaders to rise up to their God-given calling.In this episode, she has an open discussion with Henry and a good friend of the show, Paula Faris, who has plenty of insight to share about the topic as well. Throughout the conversation, the three discuss the competitive advantages to female leaders, creative solutions to big problems, and how male founders can play a role in empowering female leaders to create lasting impact.Check out this riveting episode and don’t forget to follow along and rate the podcast on your favorite streaming platform.
Today on the podcast, we sit down with Jo Saxton to discuss her thoughts on where the church is headed as well as insights into women in leadership. Jo is the author of several books as well as an outspoken voice for women leaders through her Ezer Collective initiative as well a a digital Leadership Coaching community connecting women around the world. Make sure to subscribe to her podcast called, Lead Stories: Tales of Leadership and Life. You can check more about her out at josaxton.comTheme song “As Colorful As Ever” By Broke For FreeAdditional music “Caslo” by FREEDOMFor more information about Forge America head to www.forgeamerica.comFeel free to contact us at:Brenna@forgeamerica.comTerry@forgeamerica.comAlan@forgeamerica.com
Gospel Spice | Christian faith & God's love through the Bible
Stephanie welcomes Jo Saxton to discuss issues of leadership, and the general feeling from many leaders today of being overwhelmed, overburdened, and maybe even on the deep end of burnout. What happens when you don’t show up for your calling, because you are too busy or burned out to step into the fullness of it? And what does it look like to be faithful with what we have been given – for the long run? We discuss the perfect storm we have traversed and where we are today. Jo brings wisdom, encouragement, truth and brutal sincerity. She shares her own survival tips and how to thrive in the desperate times we have traversed. She is humble and honest - and Stephanie deeply appreciates that! What about the idea that we should haved our act together inthis day and age and should know exactly what to do these days as if we were perfect? As leaders, most of us have more responsibilities than ever — often in BOTH our personal lives and our professional lives. And, yet, many of us might feel like imposters even as the growing responsibilities continue. Many of us might be ignoring, downplaying, or shelving our God-given abilities, influence, gifts, and dreams. Many of us would not consider ourselves to be influential — even though we are impacting so many others for the good. Many of us don’t live beyond our own narratives of what we believe to be true about ourselves. Many of us would feel uncomfortable with the word “leader” — even as we guide our families and teams. Desperation for God is grounds for hope. Jo shares her own passion to delight in God and how it has been her anchor and survival technique. MORE ABOUT JO SAXTON Jo Saxton is a speaker, podcaster, author, guest TV host and leadership coach. She hosts a digital coaching community and is the founder of the Ezer Collective,two initiatives dedicated to investing in women leaders around the world, equipping them to own their voice, and boldly step into their calling. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London,England,Jo now lives in Minneapolis with her husband and two daughters. She loves the everyday stuff like good music, good food, and good friends.And Target. She really, really loves Target. https://www.josaxton.com/ Twitter/Insta/Linked In - @josaxton Facebook: josaxton1 CONNECT WITH THE EZER COLLECTIVE https://www.josaxton.com/ezer-collective JO SAXTON HAS SOMETHING TO TELL YOU… LET’S TALK MORE ABOUT THE CHALLENGE — OR CHALLENGES — YOU MIGHT BE EXPERIENCING Many women know they were created and commissioned to lead, but they are often left feeling stuck, overlooked, and limited. After working directly with thousands of women and evaluating my own experiences, here are a few reasons why women in leadership struggle (even in a supportive, encouraging organizational culture): · Leadership simply wasn't the primary path for women in previous generations, so we don't always have accessible role models to illuminate our path forward. · With the realities of family life — marriage and/or children — a woman's career path is rarely linear. Statistically, it's more likely that a woman will have to take an extended leave from work. This is a unique challenge for women to navigate as they often return to greet a new environment at work with more responsibilities at home. Even if you have a supportive male leader, he can't and won't understand how to navigate the challenges and realities of leadership as a woman. · What's expected from women in society, what women are allowed to do in your organization or industry, and what's required of women outside of work, requires different tools, different practices, and a different process for women to develop their leadership. WHY WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP NEED COACHING No leader thrives alone. We all need some help along the way! Studies show that even as women rise to leadership in the workplace and the community, they still carry most of the responsibilities in the rest of their lives — from parenting to household management to supporting relational connections among family members. This produces a mental load so heavy that it can lead to fractured relationships, disillusionment, and burnout. If you want to thrive as a leader, you need your support crew. In fact, the highest performers in most industries, sports, or life have a coach or mentor. Finding a coach who can mentor you and share their experiences is an excellent investment in your life and your leadership. I understand because I've been there. I know what it’s like to feel and to be told I can’t lead, to be told to wait your turn, to not know what’s next, to hope for an opportunity to contribute in a way that leverages your passion and maximizes your potential. However, I also know how great it feels to have someone believe in me, give of themselves to mentor me, and put their reputation on the line to open up doors for me. I want to help you rise. Jo Saxton Leadership Coaching is an online, group leadership coaching program and community designed to help amazing women own and accelerate their development as leaders at work and at home. My goal is to give you and the women in your organization wings to soar to new places and cheer you on every step of the way. As a member of the coaching program, you'll get access to a live, video session every Tuesday featuring: · Two-hour live coaching session, hosted by me! · Mentor interviews from diverse, leading voices · Tactical workshops with expert guests · Virtual community meetups · And more! You’ll also be able to view or listen to every session on your own schedule within our private, online community — exclusively for members of the coaching program. We invite you to check out the first episode of each of our series, and decide which one you will want to start with. Or, of course, you can start at the beginning with episode 1. 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Episode 513: Guns Again & Learning to Read the Bible with Jo Saxton and BibleProject
The Holy Post
Responses to the mass shootings in Buffalo, New York, and Uvalde, Texas, have continued, and there’s renewed hope for policy changes. This week, Jo Saxton joins Phil and Skye as a guest co-host to discuss a series of articles from African-American and global Christian leaders about the need to rethink both America’s gun policies and the American church’s gun culture. Then, BibleProject co-founders, Jon Collins and Tim Mackie, talk with Skye about how their work has shifted from just teaching what’s in the Bible to teaching people how to read the Bible. Their new app and podcast series is designed to help us see the Bible as brilliant literature, and not just a depository of quick answers to life’s problems. Also this week, should we be concerned that more people are having wedding ceremonies to marry themselves? Holy Post merchandise - https://www.holypost.com/shop Getting Schooled by Kaitlyn Schiess: Political Theology 101 - https://www.patreon.com/posts/67787080/ BibleProject Patreon Bonus - https://www.patreon.com/posts/67787175/ News Segment 0:00 - Intro 4:10 - Sologamy?? 13:49 - Guns in the home 20:39 - Guns and cars 26:00 - Global perspective on America’s gun culture 36:12 - Gun violence and the theology of evil 44:52 - Guns and church 54:44 - Holy Post Announcements Interview with Jon Collins and Tim MackieBibleProject: bibleproject.com BibleProject App: https://bibleproject.com/app/ BibleProject Podcast: https://bibleproject.com/podcasts/the-bible-project-podcast/ 57:09 - Jon Collins and Tim Mackie interview intro 1:00:26 - BibleProject shift toward how to read the Bible 1:06:39 - Bible literacy in America 1:19:38 - Literary beauty in the Bible Articles mentioned in news segment: “Sologamy: India woman’s plan to ‘marry herself’ sparks debate” - https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-61671032 “Injuries and deaths due to firearms in the home”https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/9715182/ “What would it mean to treat guns the way we treat cars?” (Vox) - https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/23151852/gun-violence-cars-crashes-firearms-deaths-youth “This Love of Guns: It’s Way Beyond Our Understanding” by Matthew Soerens (Christianity Today) - https://www.christianitytoday.com/better-samaritan/2022/june/this-love-of-guns-its-way-beyond-our-understanding.html “What Supporters of Gun Rights Mean When They Talk About ‘Evil’” by Esau McCalley (NYT Opinion) - https://www.nytimes.com/2022/06/10/opinion/mass-shooting-evil.html “White Churches, It’s Time to Go Pro-Life on Guns” by Charlie Dates (Christianity Today) - https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2022/june-web-only/uvalde-school-shooting-chicago-go-pro-life-gun-violence.html
Jo Saxton Message Review (IF:Gathering Series Pt.3-Teaching Cont.)
Thoroughly Equipped S.2 Ep. 9 Continuing to look at the IF: Gathering, we are addressing the 4th session of the conference back in 2020. In this session, Jo Saxton gives a message on Romans 8:14-17. We look at how she handles this portion of Scripture. Topics discussed in this episode: A synopsis of Romans chapter 1-8 What Paul is trying to tell us in Romans 8:14-17? What did Paul mean by “a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear”? What does Paul mean by adoption? What is our inheritance as sons of God? Can we be slaves to our fear? Is our inheritance gifts from God to accomplish our purpose in this world? Are we at risk of not receiving our inheritance if we are slaves to our fears? May this episode bless you and bring glory to God!Other great resources:Striving for Eternity Christian Podcast Community
Belonging: Jo Saxton on Recent Clergy Abuse Cases, Leadership Pipelines for Women, and Her Own Nigerian-British Woman's History
A World of Difference
Join our Patreon community of Difference-MakersJo Saxton is a speaker, author, podcast host, and leadership coach who has dedicated her career to investing in women leaders own their voice and find their purpose in their personal lives and in leadership. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, England. Jo lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Chris and two daughters. She loves the everyday stuff like good music, good food, and good friends. And Target. She really, really loves Target.Sign up for: Ezer Collective Leadership Intensive: Northern California Hosted at Midtown Church SacramentoMon May 9, 2022 6:30 PM - Wed May 11, 2022 3:00 PM Midtown Church-Sacramento, 95818Jo has authored 6 books including: Ready to Rise: own Your Voice, Gather Your Community, and Step into Your Influence, The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For Jo podcasts with Pastor Steph at Lead StoriesThe A World of Difference Podcast is brought to you in partnership with Missio Alliance.Stay In Touch: Connect on Facebook and Instagram with thoughts, questions, and feedback. Rate, review and share this podcast with anyone that would love to listen. Find Us Online: @aworldof.difference on Instagram and A World of Difference on Facebook, on Twitter at @loriadbr & on Clubhouse @loriadbr.https://linktr.ee/aworldofdifference or loriadamsbrown.comInterested in one-on-one or group coaching on how to live a life that makes a difference? Check out: https://www.loriadamsbrown.com/coachingDid you know that podcasts are a great way to grow your personal and business brand voice?Here’s the secret, we all want to feel connected to brands we buy from. What better way to humanize a brand than through sharing your story on a podcast.Kitcaster is a podcast booking agency that specializes in developing real human connections through podcast appearances.If you are an expert in your field, have a unique story to share, or an interesting point of view-- it’s time to explore the world of podcasting with Kitcaster.You can expect a completely customized concierge service from our staff of communication experts. Kitcaster is your secret weapon in podcasting for business. Your audience is waiting to hear from you.Go to https://kitcaster.com/difference/ to apply for a special offer for friends of this podcast.Mentioned in this episode:Coaching 3 9/22Life can be challenging. Getting unstuck is possible. Go to loriadamsbrown.com/coaching for a free session to explore what coaching sessions can do to help make a world of difference.PatreonSupport us at Patreon.com/aworldofdifference for as little as $5 a month and get exclusive audio and free merch!This podcast uses the following third-party services for analysis: Podcorn - https://podcorn.com/privacy
White Awakening - Episode 12 - Jo Saxton, Ezer Collective
White Awakening: Annie & Brian's Journey Into Anti-racism.
Brian & Annie have the privilege of hearing from Jo Saxton, creator of Ezer Collective. Annie attended the event last Fall and it has inspired her leadership in all areas. Women leaders, we encourage you to make it to Ezer Collective this Spring and check out Jo Saxton's website for coaching. She believes in your abilities, calling, talent and trajectory! Click here to register for Ezer Collective: April 21-23 in Southern CA, Buy tickets / Join the guestlist for Ezer Collective Leadership Intensive: Southern California with Fellowship Monrovia Church at Victory Bible Church, Thu Apr 21, 2022 6:30 PM - Sat Apr 23, 2022 3:00 PM (tickettailor.com) Click here to register for Ezer Collective: May 9-11 in Northern CA, Buy tickets / Join the guestlist for Ezer Collective Leadership Intensive: Northern California Hosted at Midtown Church Sacramento at Midtown Church-Sacramento, Mon May 9, 2022 6:30 PM - Wed May 11, 2022 3:00 PM (tickettailor.com) Check out josaxton.com for her books and events. Annie's favorite: Ready to Rise, Jo Saxton
Get ready because this is hands-down one of our favorite interviews on The Iridescent Podcast. We had the great honor of chatting with the legendary Jo Saxton. Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, podcaster, and entrepreneurial coach. Born to Nigerian parents and raised in London, Jo brings a multicultural and international perspective to her leadership training for women. A sought-after speaker, Jo has a diverse calendar addressing universities, churches, national conferences, nonprofits, and corporations, including Q, Catalyst, Evereve, NoonDay Collection, LakeShore Media, and internationally in the U.K. and Australia. She is also co-host of the podcast Lead Stories and also equips women in leadership through her Leadership Coaching. Jo is the author of four books, including her most recent, Ready To Rise. This conversation is so rich with wisdom, encouragement, and practical application for each of us! In this interview, Jo addresses the barriers we as women face to truly thriving in leadership, how to identify and cultivate environments where women can flourish in their calling, and how to take care of ourselves when managing the stresses of leadership and life.
Jo Saxton is a force, and she leverages that force to lift up others. I really tried hard not to fangirl with Jo, and to her credit, she humored my frothing like the pro she is. She coaches us beautifully in this episode, helping us know how to lead well, love fiercely, and be a people who pour oxygen into the dreams of others. I cannot wait for you to listen in on our rich conversation. Jo Saxton is an author, speaker, podcast host, and leadership coach. She has dedicated her career to growing leadership teams around the world and empowering women to find their purpose in their personal lives and in leadership. Born in London to parents who immigrated from Nigeria, Jo credits her family’s unrelenting work ethic and the grace of God for the bold, tenacious approach she takes to sharing her wisdom on identity, influence, and living an authentic life. She is characterized by her effervescent honesty and warm approachability, leaving audiences with practical next steps in areas that are usually a bit ambiguous. In her latest book, Ready to Rise: Own Your Voice, Gather Your Community, Step into Your Influence, Jo tackles the real life issues women face — workplace harassment, sexism, low self esteem, financial woes, power battles, and old wounds — to help move women beyond disempowerment and together to grow their grit. While providing meaningful wisdom from her own journey to leadership, Jo also adds stories of empowered women from the Bible. Readers will be empowering to change their landscape and build new communities where diverse female leadership can flourish. Her previous book, More than Enchanting: Breaking Through Barriers to Influence Your World, discusses the role of women in church and society. While her book, The Dream of You: Let Go of Broken Identities and Live the Life You Were Made For helps readers address their past, accept their identity, and learn how to create a legacy they want. In addition to work as an author, Jo has also spearheaded an initiative aimed to help women grow their leadership skills. Jo lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Chris, and their two daughters. Find her online at JoSaxton.com and @JoSaxton. Visit KimberlyStuart.com/podcast for more from this episode.