About the show

Join host Bob Willbanks, founder of Ambassadors for Business, as he shares lessons from his faith journey, life experiences, and career. Gain insight into connecting your faith values and the work you do each week as Bob interviews guests that model the Christian Worldview. Connecting Faith and Work is a resource of Ambassadors for Business.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 48: Move Forward with Confidence with guest Mina Carlson

    Episode  |  May 2nd, 2019  |  20 mins 13 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    Mina Carlson, former business owner and founder of Wilhelmina Ministries, shares key aspects of confidently making career changes or life transitions. Learn about E5, the four chairs, and more in this episode of The Thrive! Podcast!

  • 47: Biblical Governance: Part Two with guest Bill Bojan

    Episode  |  April 25th, 2019  |  29 mins 41 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    Bill Bojan and Bob Willbanks continue their discussion of biblical, integrated governance in this episode of The Thrive! Podcast using the polished arrow analogy.

  • 46: Biblical Governance: Part One with guest Bill Bojan

    Episode  |  April 18th, 2019  |  27 mins 23 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    Bill Bojan presents his study on the Biblical importance of governance in this episode of the Thrive! Podcast. Learn what it means to govern God's way, and what it looks like to be a polished arrow in the God's quiver.

  • 45: How to Live Life to the Fullest with guests Brandon Schaefer and Danita Bye

    Episode  |  April 11th, 2019  |  22 mins 20 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    Do you have a framework to guide you as you seek to live your life to its fullest? Brandon Schaefer and Danita Bye join host Bob Willbanks to discuss the Five Capitals framework for living life.

  • 44: Building Relational Capital with Guests Brandon Schaefer and Danita Bye

    Episode  |  April 4th, 2019  |  36 mins 8 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    Did you know that relational capital is the new currency? Brandon Schaefer from Five Capitals and Danita Bye unpacks the path business has taken to bring us to the value of relationships and authenticity in the marketplace culture.

  • 43: Diversity Without Unity is Chaos with host Bob Willbanks

    Episode  |  March 28th, 2019  |  20 mins 56 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    What banner should Christians unify under? Thrive! Podcast host Bob Willbanks identifies Jesus Christ as the unifying element in the Christian. He unpacks this concept in detail in the first episode of season three!

  • 42: Becoming an Excellent Leader with guest Brian Lassiter

    Episode  |  March 21st, 2019  |  26 mins 7 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    Strong leaders are a critical piece of organizational health and growth. Guest Brian Lassiter from Performance Excellence Network shares aspects of the framework used by PEN to helps organizations in all sectors improve their performance.

  • 41: Investing In Your Health with guest Ron Henderson

    Episode  |  March 13th, 2019  |  27 mins 47 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    When was the last time you made a deposit in your physical health account? Ron Henderson, The Fitness King, covers the basics of health economics with our host, Bob Willbanks, in this episode on The Thrive! Podcast.

  • 40: Authentic Values at Work and Home with John Gamades

    Episode  |  March 7th, 2019  |  23 mins 25 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    Host Bob Willbanks and guest John Gamades discuss how authentic values play an important role at work and in the home.

  • Episode 39: Marketplace Leadership: A CitySites Urban Media Podcast

    Episode  |  March 6th, 2019  |  16 mins 39 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    This podcast features Bob Willbanks, the Founder and Executive Director of Ambassadors For Business, a non-profit ministry helping Christian leaders be men and women representing faith in the marketplace. Bob has great insights on how Christians can be an influence in the business world today. Bob says, “we often see Christians in the marketplace from all walks of life who want a community to support them as they connect their faith values with their work.”

  • 38: Are You Abiding or Striving? with guest Mark Pavola

    Episode  |  February 28th, 2019  |  27 mins 30 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    Are you abiding in Christ or striving in your own strength to navigate seasons of life? Pastor and director of Youth for Christ, Mark Pavola, shares the warning signs of striving, and the lessons he has learned about the beauty of abiding in Christ for strength and nourishment.

  • 37: Cultivating Courage with guest Dave Cornell

    Episode  |  February 21st, 2019  |  25 mins 29 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    When Dave Cornell lost his job in 2010, he entered an extended season of crisis and ended up with situational depression. Through this difficult season, Dave learned how to cultivate courage and overcome the fears that controlled his life.

  • 36: Your Faith Journey with guests Ranette Holmseth and Shelly Comstock

    Episode  |  February 14th, 2019  |  22 mins 26 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    The co-founders of women's ministry Your Faith Journey share their stories and the ways they are serving women in the marketplace.

  • 35: Navigating Transitions and Change with guest Stan Willbanks

    Episode  |  January 31st, 2019  |  29 mins 47 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    Former pilot Stan Willbanks shares the flight training process for reorienting when you feel lost and applies this to navigating the transitions and changes in life.

  • 34: Intentional Business with guest Shannon Gronemeyer

    Episode  |  January 24th, 2019  |  25 mins 43 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    Hear Shannon Gronemeyer's story of leaving the corporate world and creating a consulting business that reflects Christian values and prioritizes employees and customers.

  • 33: NextGen Leaders Mastermind with guest Brad Dale

    Episode  |  January 17th, 2019  |  21 mins 19 secs
    community, faith, leadership, marketplace, work

    Brad Dale from Cherry Creek Mortgage is partnering with Ambassadors for Business to offer the NextGen Leaders Mastermind in 2019! Learn about Brad's passion for mentoring young professionals and the details of this new endeavor in this episode of The Thrive! Podcast.