One of the many benefits of working on the Mormon.org campaigns is rubbing shoulders with so many hard-working, creative LDS influencers. A few months ago I met Kurt Francom, the founder and host of the Leading LDS Podcast.
LeadingLDS is a nonprofit organization with a mission to enhance leadership ability and capacity of lay religious leaders in order to accelerate the mission of the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Essentially, it's a podcast designed to help leaders in wards and stakes find solutions to everyday struggles.
Kurt reached out to me a few months ago after seeing a few of my teaching tips videos on YouTube. I'm not an expert in anything really but I do love to teach. During our episode I talk about my experience as a new Bishop's wife and a few of my favorite strategies for teaching kids, youth and adults in the LDS church.
You can find the podcast here or on iTunes:
If you're a podcast lover like me, you'll definitely want to add this one to your subscription list. I've listened to dozens of episodes now and I've found incredible insights woven into the stories and strategies of these gifted-yet-humble leaders. It's hard to choose my favorites but here are a few you shouldn't miss:
- The Role of Doubt and Faith with Michael Goodman
- How to Disagree as a Leader without Making an Enemy with Gary Rhoads
- The Why of Your Calling with Wendy Ulrich
If you'd like to contribute to Kurt's effort to help improve the lives of leaders in the Church, I hope you'll consider donating to his non-profit organization. It's ridiculously expensive to run a podcast so join me and chip in! Just a dollar a month can help him continue his efforts to improve the lives of leaders everywhere. You can find his donation page here. Thanks again for the opportunity, Kurt. I had a great (albeit nerve-wracking) time!