PODCAST

She Impacts Culture

Dr. Jen Bennett

Join Dr. Jen Bennett, Professor, Author, and Speaker, as she hosts fun and insightful conversations with trailblazing, faith-based women who are impacting and influencing culture through their work and leadership. Grab your favorite drink and join in on the candid discussions about work, leadership, and how God can use our faith to impact culture, right where we are!

Ep 37 Dr. Jen's Communication Tips #5: Addressing Our DifferencesEp 36: Dr. Colleen Derr Pt 2: The Everyday Moments
Friends, here is what I want you to know today: your everyday moments of life matter! Your voice matters! And you’ve been called to Missional Ministry!I’m excited to share Part Two of my conversation with Dr. Colleen Derr, President of Wesley Seminary! Today, you are in for something new! Here are a few of the topics we chat through:💥 Missional Ministry: What is it and what does it look like?💥 Faith formation and how it happens in the everyday moments of life💥 Using our voice when it matters. Why? Because we only have so many opportunities and we have to make it count!Friends, as you listen in, I want you to think about the voice that God has given you. How does He want you to use it? Also, where are the places you can show up? And lastly, what open doors is God asking you to step into, right now? Be encouraged as you live into the missional assignment that God has for you! If you missed Part One of my conversation with Dr. Colleen Derr, President of Wesley Seminary, then be sure to listen to that episode too! We chat about the obstacles and challenges women face as leaders, Navigating fear when stepping into something new, and how our obedience to follow through on what God has called us to, can be a spiritual act of worship.Want to learn more about Dr. Jen and She Impacts Culture? Visit her HERE! Connect with Dr. Derr Wesley Seminary Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/WesleySem/Personal Facebook (if you like grandkids and food): https://www.facebook.com/colleen.derr
May 5 2022
37 mins
Ep 35 Colleen Derr Pt 1: Unexpected OpportunitiesEp 34 Dr. Jen's Tips #4: Go Where You Are SentEp 33 Jordan Raynor Pt 2: The Pursuit of ExcellenceEp 32 Jordan Raynor Pt 1: "The Creator in You"
Friends, this is a first in the history of the #SheImpactsCulture podcast! And quite honestly, it might be an only! Today, I’m excited to welcome my first (and again, most likely, only) male guest on the #SheImpactsCulture podcast!! It’s Jordan Raynor!!! If you know him, you love him! If you don’t know him, get to know him! He has written some of the most impactful books on the topic of faith and work, that I have EVER read! Seriously, go to Amazon and buy his books! Your outlook on work will never be the same!Today in Part One of our discussion, Jordan and I chat through:📌 The difference between Gospel-Driven Ambition and ambition in general 📌Why our work outside of the church is just as eternally significant as the work that is happening in the church📌 And lastly, Jordan’s new book, The Creator in You which you will want to get right now! Friends, if you’ve been struggling with knowing and understanding the work that God has called you to, listen in. I can promise you that your outlook and perspective will change! You’ll leave our conversation knowing that what you do matters and that what you do is eternally significant. Books by Jordan: The Creator in YouRedeeming Your Time: 7 Biblical Principles for Being Purposeful, Present, and Wildly ProductiveMaster of One: Find and Focus on the Work You Were Created To DoCalled to Create: A Biblical Invitation to Create, Innovate, and RiskConnect with Jordan at: Website: https://jordanraynor.com/Podcast: The Call to MasteryThe Word Before WorkRedeem the Day
Apr 7 2022
30 mins
Ep 31: Dr. Jen's Tips #3  - Don't Do This on Social Media!Ep 30 Melissa Nixon  (Pt 2): How to Not Give Up On YourselfEp 29 Melissa Nixon (Pt 1): Life Transformation Hacks!Ep 28 Kristen Yost Part 2: Navigating Expectations of Womanhood After College
Do you remember your young adult years and trying to navigate the many questions you had about your future? Questions like:  What is God’s calling on my life?  Did I choose the right career path? Will I find the right job for me?  What if I fail?What if this isn’t what I thought it would be? I remember stumbling through all of these questions. And guess what? Young women today are still navigating their way through these questions.   That’s why I’m SO excited about today’s guest on the She Impacts Culture Podcast, Kristen Yost, one of my former students at IWU!   In today’s episode (Part Two) Kristen and I chat about: The expectations young women are navigating when it comes to marriage and having childrenWorking through disappointment and failure when things don’t go the way you thought they would Practical tips FOR women FROM womenDifferent seasons of purposeWhat true success looks like Friends, I’m SO excited about this two-part series with Kristen! She is going to shed light on how faith-based young women are navigating the expectations of Biblical Womanhood in a Career Driven Society.  Kristen Yost earned her Bachelor of Science from Indiana Wesleyan University's Division of Communication and Theatre where she was a student of mine. Passionate about the topic of women in the workplace, she spent her final semester at IWU researching and studying the expectations of females in professional work environments. Her final article, titled "Navigating the Expectations of Biblical Womanhood in a Career Driven Society," added the religious approach she wished to include where she took the experiences of many Christian women and incorporated practical advice for other women within similar life circumstances. Now in the professional workplace herself, Kristen's passions have not changed and she continues to learn more of God's calling on her career in this season of life. Initially starting her career working as a flight attendant, she quickly realized her skills and goals were more suited for a corporate workplace. She "restarted" her career working in a bank where she now thrives in a customer service oriented position and where she sees herself staying for the foreseeable future
Mar 3 2022
26 mins
Ep 27 Kristen Yost Pt 1: Navigating Conflicting Expectations of Womanhood After College
Do you remember your young adult years and trying to navigate the many questions you had about your future? Questions like:What is God’s calling on my life? Did I choose the right career path?Will I find the right job for me? What if I fail?What if this isn’t what I thought it would be?I remember stumbling through all of these questions. And guess what? Young women today are still navigating their way through these questions. That’s why I’m SO excited about today’s guest on the She Impacts Culture Podcast, Kristen Yost, one of my former students at IWU! In today’s episode (Part One) Kristen and I chat about:The expectations of females in professional work environmentsThe many voices that are impacting young women today as they pursue life after collegeThe challenges, obstacles, and experiences young women encounter in their first jobs upon graduationThe pressures young women are facing to get married and have children after college Friends, I’m SO excited about this two-part series with Kristen! She is going to shed light on how faith-based young women are navigating the expectations of Biblical Womanhood in a Career Driven Society. Kristen Yost earned her Bachelor of Science from Indiana Wesleyan University's Division of Communication and Theatre where she was a student of mine. Passionate about the topic of women in the workplace, she spent her final semester at IWU researching and studying the expectations of females in professional work environments. Her final article, titled "Navigating the Expectations of Biblical Womanhood in a Career Driven Society," added the religious approach she wished to include where she took the experiences of many Christian women and incorporated practical advice for other women within similar life circumstances. Now in the professional workplace herself, Kristen's passions have not changed and she continues to learn more of God's calling on her career in this season of life. Initially starting her career working as a flight attendant, she quickly realized her skills and goals were more suited for a corporate workplace. She "restarted" her career working in a bank where she now thrives in a customer service oriented position and where she sees herself staying for the foreseeable future
Feb 24 2022
37 mins
Ep 26 Dr. Jen's Tips #2: Cosmopolitan CommunicationEp 25 Anehita Chie Part 2: Faith, Finances, and FriendshipEp 24 Anehita Chie Part 1: Trust God in the Mundane!Ep 23 Communication Tips with Dr. Jen Bennett: CuriosityEp 22 Dr. Michaela O'Donnell: Meaningful Work, Part 2
Today’s guest is Dr. Michaela O’Donnell, Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership and the author of Make Work Matter: Your Guide to Meaningful Work in a Changing World. A seasoned entrepreneur and practical theologian, Michaela’s work is to help you think meaningfully about yours. In addition to her academic work, Michaela has over ten years of experience as a leader in the marketplace. Principally, as the Owner and Managing Director of Long Winter Media, a vibrant creative agency that helps brands make a social impact through multi-media content. Long Winter Media’s roster of clients includes Google, YouTube, NBC Universal, University of Southern California, Presbyterian Church (USA), Fuller Seminary, and many more.  Michaela regularly writes and teaches on topics of vocation, change, innovation, creativity, faith/work, and gender dynamics in leadership.  In today’s episode, Michaela and I chat about:  ~ Why passion is a dysfunctional belief as it relates to our work ~ What we should focus on more than passion ~ How  hustle works AGAINST advancement~ The "entrepreneurial way" even for those who will never start a business~ and how to play the long game of vocation  Society today tells us it’s all about passion and hustle. If you have the passion, you’ll never “work” another day in your life. If you have the hustle, you will succeed. But truthfully, it doesn’t always work out that way. There is so much more depth to our work than what passion and hustle can and does give us. Maybe the dysfunctional belief in passion is holding you back. Or maybe, the non-stop hustle is keeping you from advancing in your career. May today’s episode encourage you to see your vocational calling in a new, revitalized way.  Books by Dr. Michaela O'Donnell: Make Work Matter: Your Guide to Meaningful Work in a Changing WorldConnect with Michaela at: Website: https://depree.org/ Personal Website: https://michaelaodonnell.com/ Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/michaela.odonnell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaela-o-donnell/
Jan 20 2022
32 mins
Ep 21 Dr. Michaela O'Donnell: Your Work Matters! Part 1
Today’s guest is Dr. Michaela O’Donnell, Executive Director of the Max De Pree Center for Leadership and the author of Make Work Matter: Your Guide to Meaningful Work in a Changing World. A seasoned entrepreneur and practical theologian, Michaela’s work is to help you think meaningfully about yours. In addition to her academic work, Michaela has over ten years of experience as a leader in the marketplace. Principally, as the Owner and Managing Director of Long Winter Media, a vibrant creative agency that helps brands make a social impact through multi-media content. Long Winter Media’s roster of clients includes Google, YouTube, NBC Universal, University of Southern California, Presbyterian Church (USA), Fuller Seminary, and many more.Michaela regularly writes and teaches on topics of vocation, change, innovation, creativity, faith/work, and gender dynamics in leadership.In today’s episode, Michaela and I chat about:~ Why the topic of making work matter, is needed in our world today ~ What Holy wrestling is and how this impacts our way to meaningful work~What meaningful work looks likeIt’s the start of a new year and I have a sneaky suspicion that some of you are longing for meaningful work in 2022. You want your work to matter and you want your work to make a difference. Maybe you’ve heard me say, “What You Do Matters.” Today, I pray that this episode would encourage you and that you would walk away knowing that what you do, really matters. Your work matters!Books by Dr. Michaela O'Donnell: Make Work Matter: Your Guide to Meaningful Work in a Changing WorldConnect with Michaela at:Website: https://depree.org/Personal Website: https://michaelaodonnell.com/Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/michaela.odonnellLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaela-o-donnell/
Jan 13 2022
40 mins
Ep 20: New Years Encouragement!Ep 19 Sheeba Varghese:  A Lifestyle of Leadership
Today’s guest, Sheeba Varghese, works with emerging leaders, Managers, Senior Directors, Vice Presidents, partners, and teams seeking leadership excellence and cohesiveness within their role.She has worked with clients across the globe and within a broad range of industries including education, technology, law, healthcare, and financial services. In the last year alone, Sheeba has provided over 200+ virtual trainings for leaders from all over the world on topics such as effective feedback, coach approach, emotional intelligence, conflict, and delegation to name a few.As a result of her experience, she has authored a book titled:  "Confidence, Clarity & Ease: A Guide for Emerging Leaders to Thrive". As a recipient of the Top Leadership Trainer Award and a Mentor to Professional Coaches, Sheeba leverages two decades of experience in her support of leaders and teams to elevate their leadership and accelerate their results through greater levels of confidence, clarity, and ease as they transition to new roles and address new challenges.In today’s episode, Sheeba and I chat about:📌 What it means to live a lifestyle of leadership📌 The difference between responding and reacting📌 The impact comparison has on our work and leadership📌 And lastly, remote leadership: the challenges that come with leading remotely and how we, as faith-based professionals, can lead with integrity.Friends, if you were to go to Amazon and search for “Leadership Books,” you would get a result of over 60,000 books available! That’s a lot of leadership books! Truthfully, I’m not surprised. Leadership has always been and will always be a popular topic. Why? Because we need great leaders!The reality is, you are a leader. No matter where you are or what you do, you are a leader! And I wholeheartedly believe that God has called you to excellent leadership! As you listen to this episode, I’m believing that you too, will be encouraged and empowered to step into your leadership and use your God-given strengths, personality, and gifts, to lead with excellence!Books by Sheeba:  Confidence, Clarity & Ease:  A Guide for Emerging Leaders to Thrive Connect with Sheeba at:Website: https://www.coachsheeba.com/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/coachsheebaLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/coachsheeba/
Dec 17 2021
48 mins
Ep 18 Frances Chaisson: Dreaming with God
Frances Chaisson was born and raised in Puerto Rico but has called Florida her home for over 25 years. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Organizational Studies from Eckerd College. Over the years Frances's experience grew both in ministry and corporate settings as an administrator and within the project management field. In 2013, Frances and her husband Jeff co-founded a non-profit focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. Two years later this non-profit joined the mission of Salty Church. Today, Frances works in full-time ministry where she leads the operations of Salty Family Services along with her husband Jeff. She is also a mom to her 17-year-old adopted daughter Renee, and a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. When not at the office or coaching her clients, you can find her at the gym, with family, cooking, or penning her thoughts on paper. In today’s episode, Frances and I chat about: 📌 How to overcome the challenges and hard moments when you are living fully into your calling 📌 How to keep going when the “work” is too hard 📌 How to know when you are dreaming with God Friends., I’m so excited for you to meet my friend, Frances. I pray that her story, her courage, would inspire and empower you to move forward, through the fears, challenges, and obstacles, into the calling and dreams that God has laid on your heart!  Connect with Frances at: Website: https://www.saltyfamilyservices.org/Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/franceschaisson/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/francesmarie12
Dec 2 2021
52 mins