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Kurt Francom

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Therapy, Narcissistic Leaders, and Healthy Ego - Kurt Francom Interviews Tony Overbay on Leading Saints

The Virtual Couch

Tony Overbay, LMFT, was interviewed by Kurt Francom, executive director of LeadingSaints.org and the Leading Saints podcast host. They covered the topics of therapy, treating people struggling with turning to pornography as an unhealthy coping mechanism with love, not shame, working with people navigating faith journeys, and the difference between healthy ego and narcissism and what that looks like in church leadership positions. This episode is also available on the LeadingSaints podcast in 2 parts. Part 1 https://leadingsaints.org/part-1-therapy-narcissistic-leaders-and-healthy-ego-an-interview-with-tony-overbay/ and part 2 https://leadingsaints.org/part-2-therapy-narcissistic-leaders-and-healthy-ego-an-interview-with-tony-overbay/If you are interested in being coached in Tony's upcoming "Magnetic Marriage Podcast," please email him for more information. You will receive free marriage coaching and remain anonymous when the episode airs. Go to http://tonyoverbay.com/workshop to sign up for Tony's "Magnetize Your Marriage" virtual workshop. The cost is only $19, and you'll learn the top 3 things you can do NOW to create a Magnetic Marriage. You can learn more about Tony's pornography recovery program, The Path Back, by visiting http://pathbackrecovery.com And visit http://tonyoverbay.com and sign up to receive updates on upcoming programs and podcasts.Tony mentioned a product that he used to take out all of the "uh's" and "um's" that, in his words, "must be created by wizards and magic!" because it's that good! To learn more about Descript, click here https://descript.com?lmref=bSWcEQ

2hr 3mins

13 Sep 2022

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The Power of Connection | How I Lead with Kurt Francom

Leading Saints Podcast

This episode is a conversation from the One Heart One Light podcast with Matt Allred, where Kurt talks about the power of story and how we can connect and find healing through our stories.Highlights03:25 Introduction to Kurt Francom04:40 Kurt talks about his path to starting Leading Saints. 10:30 The most important thing that Kurt has learned as a leader14:20 Master the skill of connecting. Connecting person to person.15:00 How do you get people to open up and connect with you?18:00 Most people want to share more but they don’t feel safe. As a leader you can help create a safe space for people to share and open up. 23:45 Worried about oversharing? Share the past transgression because that also shares the past redemption. 24:50 After Christ’s resurrection He shared his scars. Just as it was important for Christ to share His scars, it’s important for us to share our own scars.30:45 What does it mean to bear each other’s burdens? 32:30 Kurt shares his own personal experience of reaching out to a friend going through a hard time. He has learned to just be present with them.34:15 Oftentimes we feel shame just as Adam did in the Garden of Eden and hide from God and others. God is calling out, “where are you?” 38:00 While service is also a part of bearing other’s burdens, it means so much more when you also have a great connection with that person. You have sat with them and listened to their story.38:40 What’s the value of brotherhood? There is a hole in our hearts that can only be filled with brotherhood. 47:10 Kurt talks about where he plans to go with Leading Saints and his vision for it. 50:30 Kurt speaks to what he thinks building Zion looks like and what we need to do to get there. LinksOne Heart One LightYouTube: The power of "story" as it relates to connection, authenticity and redemptionRead the TRANSCRIPT of this podcastGet 14-day access to the Core Leader LibraryThe Leading Saints Podcast gets over 300,000 listens each month and has nearly 10 million total downloads as part of nonprofit Leading Saints' mission to help latter-day saints be better prepared to lead. Learn more and listen to any of the past episodes for free at LeadingSaints.org.Past guests include Emily Belle Freeman, David Butler, Hank Smith, John Bytheway, Liz Wiseman, Stephen M. R. Covey, Julie Beck, Brad Wilcox, Jody Moore, Tony Overbay, John H. Groberg, Elaine Dalton, Tad R. Callister, J. Devn Cornish, Dennis B. Neuenschwander, Anthony Sweat, John Hilton III, Barbara Morgan Gardner, Blair Hodges, Ryan Gottfredson, Greg McKeown, DeAnna Murphy, Michael Goodman, Richard Ostler and many more in over 700 episodes.Discover podcasts, articles, virtual conferences, and live events related to callings such as the bishopric, Relief Society, elders quorum, Primary, youth leadership, stake leadership, ward mission, ward council, young adults, ministering, and teaching.


22 Jun 2022

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S310: Then Will I Make Weak Things Become Strong feat. Kurt Francom

Conference Talk

This week Matthew is joined by special guest Kurt Francom from the Leading Saints podcast! We're discussing Elder Kevin S. Hamilton's talk "Then Will I Make Weak Things Become Strong." Great discussion on leadership, Church culture, and the nature of the Atonement of Christ. Don't miss this episode on a fantastic talk!


18 Jun 2022

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Kurt Francom - Leadership In The Church

Cwic Media- LDS Podcast / Come Follow Me

Inside Baseball for Church Leadership Where do local Church leaders fall short in their leadership skills? How to lead in our digital age Being an online influencer in an "Influencer Economy".  Working with mental illness in the Church Developing the right culture Website - https://www.cwicmedia.com


17 May 2022

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Kurt Francom: The Many Miracles of Church Leadership

All In

Inspired by his desire to be a better bishop, Kurt Francom has interviewed hundreds of people about their service within the Church. What began as blog became a podcast and then eventually a non-profit organization with a goal to help Latter-day Saints be better prepared to lead. On this week’s episode, we talk with Kurt about what he has learned from Church leaders serving in various callings all over the world including how to recognize the needs of those you serve and the difference between a motivation problem vs. an ability problem.  “We’re all leaders to some capacity. And so we can all step forward, show leadership, and watch the problems in people's lives disintegrate.” Show Notes 2:55- The Guilt Trip Lesson7:40- Jumping In to Meet a Need11:19- One Problem in the World15:07- Solving Problems20:20- Standing on the Sidelines of the Atonement23:13- Lay Leadership29:22- Principles Worth Remembering33:31- Ability or Motivation Problem?36:40- Recognizing Needs42:53- What Does It Mean To Be All In the Gospel of Jesus Christ? Find the full episode transcript at ldsliving.com/allin.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


4 Aug 2021

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Episode #60: Kurt Francom-"A Larger Story"

Richest Men in Town

In this episode...Tyler and Mike get a crash course in leadership and the gospel of Jesus Christ as they sit down with Kurt Francom.  Kurt is the Executive Director of Leading Saints, a non-profit organization that works to connect Latter-day Saints from around the world in order to share the most effective leadership ideas, thoughts, and scholarship.  Kurt shares with the guys those lessons that have stuck over the years and how his Leading Saints work continues to enrich his own faith and the faith of countless others.  The discussion is deep and hits on these topics, among others...CreativityExpectations vs. ExpectancySeeing God's handGraceCultureEmpathyWrestling with doubtShow NotesThey Said It...“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.” -Carl R. RogersReferences...Kurt is the Executive Director of Leading SaintsStephen CoveyLiz WisemanEssentialism by Greg McKeownDaniel PinkBaked BearWild At Heart by John EldridgeLadder of InferencePsst...Check out our website or visit us on our Facebook and Instagram platforms.Mike and Tyler are both members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  If you would like to learn more about the Church or their beliefs, we invite you to check it out by clicking here.

1hr 53mins

29 Jun 2021

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69. Constitution by a Thread (Part 2) — With Thomas B. Griffith, Kurt Francom, and Bill Turnbull

Faith Matters

This is part 2 of our last episode on President Dallin Oaks’ recent conference address, in which  spoke passionately about the U.S. Constitution, and ended with an urgent admonition to end political tribalism and division.We collaborate in this episode with Kurt Francom of Leading Saints, which is a really remarkable organization that helps Latter-day Saints be better prepared to lead. In this episode, Thomas Griffith, Kurt Francom and Bill Turnbull explore how we can have a conversation about Pres. Oaks’ challenge in our local wards and stakes, and how to ensure we live up to that challenge.Our guest, Thomas Griffith, has broad experience in both church leadership and public service. He has served as chief counsel for both the U.S. Senate and for Brigham Young University, and was appointed to a judgeship by George W. Bush on the D.C. Court of Appeals, from which he recently retired. He now practices law in DC and teaches at Harvard Law School.


25 Apr 2021

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32. Be a Leader Not a Calling I Kurt Francom shares the value of our gifts in any calling

What Now

Join me as I speak with Kurt Francom where he talks about the danger of relying on our callings for validation and how to avoid the pitfalls of comparison when our calling is not put on a pedestal. Kurt helps us see how to avoid discouragement and realize that the only validation we truly need is the validation God gave us when He created us as His child and that He will use us and our abilities to fulfill our purpose on earth.


22 Apr 2021

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Kurt Francom: Leadership in the Church

Millennium Member Podcast

Executive Director of non-profit Leading Saints, Kurt Francom, brings his 10 years of experience founding, running, and growing an organization dedicated to helping leaders in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church runs on a volunteer lay ministry of "callings" - assignments or invitations to serve. It can be a complicated system with unique challenges. Kurt discusses leadership challenges from "both sides of the desk," as we like to say, and gives some ideas and suggestions for overcoming. This episode is full of gold nuggets of wisdom and knowledge. Thank you, Kurt!Enjoy!Please check out...Leading Saints podcast (wherever you listen to podcasts)Leading Saints website: leadingsaints.orgLGBT Saints virtual summit (FREE): Register here

1hr 12mins

17 Sep 2020

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Episode 308: Kurt Francom, Executive Director Leading Saints, Upcoming LGBTQ Virtual Summit

Listen, Learn & Love Hosted by Richard Ostler

My friend Kurt Francom joins us to talk about Leader Saints’ upcoming virtual summit for local LDS leaders be better prepared to minister to LGBT Latter-day Saints. The summit starts on September with the over 20 pre-recorded seminars released (about two per day). Some of the presenters are Spencer Thompson, Travis Steward, Ganel-Lyn Condie, Ty Mansfield, Jeff Case, Becky Borden, Blake Fisher, Ben Schilaty, Chelsea Chipman, and Becky and Scott Mackintosh. I encourage everyone to sign up for the summit. For free registration and for more details, please see https://leadingsaints.org/lgbt Thank you Kurt for all your needed work at Leaders Saints and on the Board at NorthStar.


29 Aug 2020