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

  • 17: Using God's Word to Bridge the Gap with guest Chris Fleck

    Episode  |  September 20th, 2018  |  14 mins 20 secs
    culture, faith, impact, leadership, marketplace, talent, work

    Chris Fleck, Director of Business Relations at North Central University, shares his perspective on the status of the marketplace and how Christians can impact their spheres.

  • 16: Outperform the Norm with guest Scott Welle

    Episode  |  September 12th, 2018  |  27 mins 19 secs
    business, faith, gratitude, leadership, mindset, performance, resiliency, work

    Scott Welle, founder of Outperform the Norm, shares three key pieces of performance, and host Bob Willbanks offers a Christian perspective on each of them.

  • 15: Discover Your Gift with guest Thom Winninger

    Episode  |  September 6th, 2018  |  17 mins 42 secs
    divine gift, faith, leadership, meaning, purpose, work

    Meaning, happiness, and fulfillment are not objects, they are by-products of living out your gift. Host Bob Willbanks interviews guest Thom Winniger on how to discover the divine gift you have been given by God.

  • 14: Using F-Words to Drive Decisions with host Bob Willbanks

    Episode  |  August 30th, 2018  |  8 mins 1 sec
    business, decisions, faith, filter, follow, foundation, leadership, work

    Day-to-day life at home and at work hurls thousands of decisions at us. A strong decision-making process must be intentionally developed and practiced so it becomes automatic in the face of nearly imperceptible choices.

  • 13: 7 Ways to Overcome Feeling Lost in Life with host Bob Willbanks

    Episode  |  August 23rd, 2018  |  15 mins 31 secs
    business, faith, leadership, planning, work

    What do you do when you feel lost in your spiritual life? Bob Willbanks, host of Connecting Faith and Work, shares an analogy for reorienting yourself when you loose the way.

  • 12: "Livin' the Dream" with guest Jerrid Sebesta

    Episode  |  August 16th, 2018  |  26 mins 8 secs
    faith, leadership, work

    Purpose and identity are the hot topics in this episode of The Thrive! Podcast. Host Bob Willbanks interviews former Kare11 weatherman Jerrid Sebesta on what it truly means to be "Livin' the Dream."

  • 11: Finding Margin in a Busy Schedule with guest Roger Thompson

    Episode  |  August 9th, 2018  |  21 mins 25 secs
    faith, leadership, work

    Margin is critical in the life of a business professional. Host Bob Willbanks interviews Roger Thompson, teaching past at Berean Baptist Church and Area Directory of Man in the Mirror, about the topic of creating margin in all areas of life.

  • 10: How to Prioritize Rest with Host Bob Willbanks

    Episode  |  August 2nd, 2018  |  11 mins 27 secs
    faith, rest, work, worship

    God intended for His people to take a day to glorify him. Bob Willbanks converses about his journey to prioritizing rest each week with Larry Kutzler, producer of The Thrive! Podcast, from CitySites Urban Media.

  • 9: How To Have A Quality Small Group with guest Larry Julian

    Episode  |  July 26th, 2018  |  16 mins 30 secs
    faith, leadership, work

    Participation in a small group of trusted, like minded, peers and mentors is critical in a fast paced business world. Bob Willbanks continues his interview with Larry Julian, author of "God Is My CEO," on the topic of quality small group involvement.

  • 8: Is God Your CEO with guest Larry Julian

    Episode  |  July 19th, 2018  |  17 mins 9 secs
    faith, leadership, work

    Is God your CEO? What practices do you have in place each week to guide you in following God in your work world? Bob Willbanks interviews Larry Julian, author of "God Is My CEO."

  • 7: What Does It Mean To Be A Man with guest Vince Miller

    Episode  |  July 12th, 2018  |  29 mins 2 secs

    Vince Miller, founder and CEO of Resolute, joins Bob Willbanks for an interview on this episode of The Thrive! Podcast. Listen in as they seek to answer the big question: "What does it mean to be a man?"

  • 6: Cultivate an Eternal Perspective with host Bob Willbanks

    Episode  |  July 5th, 2018  |  11 mins 33 secs

    Discover the importance of cultivating an eternal perspective in day-to-day life in this episode with show host, Bob Willbanks.

  • 5: Marketplace Ministry, Part Two, with guest Daren Klum

    Episode  |  June 28th, 2018  |  12 mins 16 secs
    entrepreneurship, faith, humility, life, marketplace, ministry, priorities, time management, work

    The conversation between Bob Willbanks and Daren Klum, CEO and founder of Secured2 Corporation, continues on this episode of the Thrive! Podcast.

  • 4: Marketplace Ministry, Part One, with guest Daren Klum

    Episode  |  June 23rd, 2018  |  15 mins 59 secs
    business, entrepreneurship, faith, leadership, marketplace, ministry, technology, work

    Bob Willbanks interview Daren Klum, CEO and founder of Secured2 Corporation. Daren's career spans from radio to the technology industry. Realizing the vulnerability of technology prompted Daren to take a five-year journey to solve the technology security problem.

  • 3: Defeating Enemies of Strategy with guest Leary Gates

    Episode  |  June 11th, 2018  |  17 mins 25 secs
    business, faith, leadership, management, strategy, work

    There is an expectation for leaders to be strategic. In his work, Leary Gates has found the majority of CEO's spend their time in their business and not on their business. In the second part of his conversation with Bob Willbanks, Leary shares practical ways for leaders to overcome obstacles to strategy.

  • 2: Guarding Priorities and Overcoming Isolation with guest Leary Gates

    Episode  |  June 11th, 2018  |  16 mins 48 secs
    community, corporate, faith, isolation, leadership, strategy, work

    Leaders are bombarded by information and demands upon their time as well as the temptation to isolate themselves. Leary Gates offers practical solutions from his strategic experience to help equip leaders to handle the onslaught in his conversation with Bob Willbanks on today's podcast episode.