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

  • 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.

  • 32: The Abundance Group with guests Dale Henry and Ashley Ebert

    Episode  |  January 10th, 2019  |  26 mins 17 secs
    faith, leadership, work

    Dale Henry and Ashley Ebert are preparing to launch The Abundance Group, a membership platform that everything small business owners are looking for as they grow their businesses. They discuss this platform, other businesses they run, career experiences, and the values that drive their business decisions with host Bob Willbanks in this episode of The Thrive! Podcast.

  • 31: Faith Values in the Marketplace with guest Rob Gales

    Episode  |  January 3rd, 2019  |  21 mins 45 secs
    faith, leadership, work

    Host Bob Willbanks engages in conversation with Rob Gales, managing director at the Minneapolis branch of Vercor. Vercor is a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm for for middle market business owners.

  • 30: Caring for Senior Loved-Ones with guest Marlena Hemenway

    Episode  |  December 27th, 2018  |  18 mins 28 secs
    faith, leadership, work

    Host Bob Willbanks interviews Marlena Hemenway from The Geneva Suites about their residential senior home model and how to facilitate end-of-life care for your loved ones.

  • 29: Best Of Thrive Series: Purpose, Growth, Relationships with host Bob Willbanks

    Episode  |  December 20th, 2018  |  15 mins 18 secs
    faith, leadership, work

    Host Bob Willbanks shares thoughts and insights from recent Thrive! events and other conferences he has attended.

  • 28: Maximize Your Charitable Giving with guest Joe Bertilson

    Episode  |  December 13th, 2018  |  22 mins 43 secs
    faith, leadership, work

    Joe Bertilson, financial advisor at Edward Jones, unpacks how to make the most impact with your charitable gifts both for yourself and for the organization you are giving to.

  • 27: Best of Thrive Series: Wealth, Creativity, Focus with host Bob Willbanks

    Episode  |  December 11th, 2018  |  19 mins 14 secs
    faith, leadership, work

    Host Bob Willbanks shares highlights from recent Thrive! Leadership with Purpose events: Discover growth in all areas of your life through the leadership and personal development training at Thrive! events. Connect your faith values with your work as you fellowship with like minded business professionals.