The Bold and Courageous Leader Podcast

The Bold & Courageous Leader podcast brings resources to Christian marketplace leaders thirsting for a deeper connection between faith and work. Hosts Rhonda Peterson and Andee Marks provide insightful discussion, interviews with front-line leaders and those who have discovered unique ways of integrating calling and career, and reviews of current and classic leadership cultivating essentials. If you want to develop clarity and focus, a keen sense of time and energy management, and hone your God-given gifts to release your full potential, then this podcast is for you.
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Dec 28, 2016

As we move from 2016 to 2017, many people make New Year’s resolutions.  They take stock of where they’ve been and what they’ve accomplished.  In light of this process, we share this podcast redux, featuring Rhonda and Andee reviewing Andee’s results for the assessment, Where Are You Investing Your Life?  We discuss Priorities, Observations, Strengths and Weaknesses, Insights and the importance of Action Steps.

As you move into the New Year, we invite you to take the assessment yourself.  What will you find and how will this shape your new year? (And if you’re reading this or listening at another time of year, you can start anew at any point.  Take the assessment and find out where you’re investing your life.)

Key takeaways:

Where you are investing your life shows what is most important to you. If you find a disconnect between your schedule and your priorities, consider the changes you might make so your calendar matches your highest priorities.

Andee found a great sense of freedom in completing the assessment.  She learned some new things and became more intentional about connecting her relational values to each entry on her calendar.


Where are You Investing Your Life:

Calendar Sheets:                




Dec 21, 2016

You Can have Peaceful Relationships Holiday Redux: an Interview with Rosemary Losser

Today’s podcast is a redux of our interview with Rosemary Losser, conflict management specialist.  With the holiday season in full swing, conflicts within families are often heightened.  We bring you this re-broadcast of Rosemary’s interview as our Christmas gift to you. We wish you holiday gatherings where conflict isn’t a dirty word, but an invitation to grow into more of who God created each person to become.

The Bold and Courageous Leader podcast team; Andee Marks, Dean Heid, Jill Lammi and I, all wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Rosemary Losser shares her journey as a Bold and Courageous Leader from a lack of confidence to living out the message she is called to share with the world.  Rosemary is an expert in conflict resolution. She has a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Personal Development, as well as graduate certification in Conflict Resolution and Peacemaking from Duquesne University.  Along with these credentials, she has a Life Coaching Certificate in coaching Work Teams from the Professional Christian Coaching Institute. 

She has become the "go to" person to mediate conflicts and present training programs on communication and conflict resolution.  She created comprehensive Leadership Development, Communication and Conflict Resolution Program to help leaders create a workplace where open, honest, and cooperative relationships are valued, and productivity is maintained.   Her signature program is Productivity through Peaceful Relationships. She provides one-on-one and group coaching,  as well as on-site training. Coming soon are online courses and webinars.

She shares her expertise with us in this podcast – teaching us valuable tips about conflict, perspective, and relationship building along the way.  She’s generously provided us with her LIFE poem, an acronym to help us remember the steps to conflict resolution.

Gems from the Interview:

“Life is all about conflict, solving one conflict after another.  That’s how we develop.”

“Conflict is normal and a sign of growth.”

“The strongest quality of a leader is being a listener.”

“It doesn’t have to be my way or your way, but let’s create a way.”

The LIFE acronym is the foundation of Rosemary’s conflict resolution process. She’s created a poem with it. Click here to download it.


Dec 15, 2016

Have you ever experienced that much of what you learn from a conference comes from outside the time spent AT the conference?  That’s definitely been my experience of the Faith and Work Conference.  The value of attending a conference is in:


  1. New Information
  2. New Connections
  3. New Insights and Awareness


At the Faith & Work Conference 2016, I learned a great deal of new information.  The conference is hosted by the Center for Faith & Work, connected to Redeemer Presbyterian Church.  Rev. David Kim is the Executive Director.  The center focuses on helping workers in all different walks of life see the work they do in relationship to their faith and the intersection of the two.  Work is how we live out our role in the Kingdom of God – what we do, when we recognize it and live intentionally into where God is calling us – is Kingdom work. 


The honor of work was the focus of the conference.  This year’s conference was “The Wonder and Fear of Technology”.  Addressing technology in relationship to Faith and Work made the conference more full and robust.  This focus flipped my thought process.


  • Technology was used in the Bible. “Subdue the earth” requires technology.
    1. We are blind to much of technology.
    2. Technology is an extension of who we are.
  • Uses of technology are potentially good. At the conference I experienced this in two specific ways:
    1. Conference app – connections, surveys, information source.
    2. Uber for transportation.


Conference Insights


Work = Industriousness

  1. The production of the world
  2. Income
  3. Purpose


Costs of Technology

  1. Good – ease of accomplishing tasks through technology.
  2. Bad – job loss, replacing of human contributions in certain sectors.
  3. Ugly – ease of exploitation, dark side is it interferes with developing relationships as a developmental part of growing up.


Conference Attendance Benefits

  1. Knowledge
  2. Connections
  3. Stretching outside your comfort zone. What new insight will grow you in unexpected ways?

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