Interview Series


The Life of a Missionary – Interview with Caleb Suko

A few months back, I had the privilege of inviting Caleb Suko and Kristina Suko to Portland, OR. We had a delightful time chatting about our lives and how God is using us. We decided to share our passions through a short video interview here.  Caleb who is currently serving as a missionary in Ukraine has been a blogger whom I've been interacting with. His writings at SukoFamily has been spiritually uplifting, enlightening and inspiring.  Caleb is a man you want to connect with on Twitter and Linkedin.  [youtube=www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNMYtUTFJIg] Below ...

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Interview with David Burkus: The Myths of Creativity

I interviewed David Burkus who is the author of his latest best-selling book The Myths of Creativity: The Truth About How Innovative Companies and People Generate Great Ideas. David is Assistant Professor of Management at the College of Business at Oral Roberts University, where he teaches courses on leadership, creativity, strategy, and organizational behavior. He is the founder and host LDRLB, a podcast tank that shares insights from research on leadership, innovation, and strategy. Paul: How do you differentiate between creativity and innovation? David: ...

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Interview with Valerie Myers: Conversations about Calling

Valerie Myers is a dynamic scholar, speaker, and author of the “Conversations About Calling.”  She is a management professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the President and CEO of Myers Management Consulting, LLC. She is a pioneer on the topic of the meaning of work as a calling. Her calling is to elevate the character, climate, and quality of work. I interviewed Valerie to share her insights on calling and meaning of work. Paul: Why should I care about calling at all? Isn't this reserved for people who are in vocational ministry? ...

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An Interview with Lusi Chien: Telling the Greatest Story Ever Told

Lusi Chien is a Stanford MBA and a dual degree MPA at the Harvard Kennedy School.  She is the founder and CEO of 4Soils, a mobile an edu-tainment company that is connecting the mobile first generation with their faith through interactive content and engaging community. You can find out more by visiting 4Soils' website and Facebook page.  1. Briefly tell me about 4Soils and the inspiration behind the genesis of 4 Soils.  4Soils is a start-up company that produces biblically-centered and enriching digital experiences for kids that aim to “tell the greatest story ...

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Interview with Brad Lomenick – The Catalyst Leader

Brand Lomenick is the president of Catalyst, one of America’s largest movements of young Christian leaders.  Brad is the author of the new book, The Catalyst Leader, released  on April 15, 2013.  You can order your copy by clicking HERE. He was involved in the growth of Life@Work magazine and was also a management consultant with Cornerstone Group. You can connect with Brad on Facebook and Twitter.  1. What is the Catalyst Leader about? The Catalyst Leader lays out the eight essentials for becoming a change maker. (more…)

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Wonderstruck: An Interview with Margaret Feinberg

Margaret Feinberg is a popular Bible teacher and speaker at churches and leading conferences such as Catalyst, Thrive and Extraordinary Women. She is the author of her latest book Wonderstruck. Margaret was recently named one of 50 women most shaping culture and the church today by Christianity Today, You can connect with her on Facebook and Twitter.  1. Margaret, you've been recently named one of 50 women most shaping the culture and church today by Christianity Today. What have you learned about leadership from your diverse experience authoring multiple books ...

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An Interview with Mark A. Griffin: How to Build Kingdom-Minded Organizations

Mark Griffin leads In His Name HR. With over twenty years of experience in the field of human resources at both Fortune 500 (Kodak, Quaker Oats, and Merck) and small and mid-sized companies, Mark has seen it all. He recently published a book, “How to Build Kingdom-Minded Organizations.” You can connect with Mark at Twitter, LinkedIn, and Facebook. Paul: What motivated you to go into Human Resources? Mark: I was in the U.S Air Force while working on my Bachelor’s degree during the evenings. I looked at several different career fields, including criminal ...

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An Interview with Celina Lee: Live Your Dream

I recently interviewed Celina Lee who is a lawyer, author, and talk show host from New York. She has recently published a book in Korea called “꿈을 이뤄드립니다” (“Live Your Dream”). In her book, Celina tells the life stories of nine Korean-Americans who have lived their dreams and their stories of overcoming failure to achieve success in diverse industries, and their unique journey to the top of each profession. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter.  You can also purchase her book in the US & Canada & Korea. Finally, stay tuned for her ...

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Interview with Ryan Avery: How to Speak Like a World Champion of Public Speaking

On my first visit to a Toastmaster session in my life, I had the privilege of listening to an awe-dropping speech from Ryan Avery. At age 25, Ryan is the youngest World Champion of Public Speaking in history. He currently works as the Director of Marketing and Communications at Special Olympics Oregon. I interviewed Ryan to share his journey and advice on how to become an effective communicator and public speaker. First and foremost, check out his championship speech at the finals of the 2012 World Champion of Public Speaking. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?...

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J.S. Bach: The Theologian Inside, Composer Outside

“The aim and final end of all music should none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” – J.S. Bach Millions of people have heard of Bach. Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is arguably the most famous and gifted of all composers past and present in the entire western world. Even after 250 years since his death, Bach’s music lifts the heart and energizes the soul. However, many do not know that behind the façade of the brilliant composer was a theologian whose heart was after God, only God. He just happened to be working with a keyboard ...

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