By Zach Thomas
Leader FarmingFeb 03, 2023
You will be glad you didn't get what you wanted! Interview with Conrad Schottel
Conrad's story challenges all of us to think about what we have given our heart, mind and soul over to and how loss can bring us to the end of ourselves. How many times have we wanted something for ourselves, but then looked back and realized that isn't what we needed?
Cultivating Intentional Hardship with Chris Matakas
In this conversation, Zach introduces his life coach and friend, Chris Matakas. Chris has dedicated his life to helping others see how Jiu-Jitsu is one of the best vehicles for personal development. He shares some of his personal journey through winter seasons and his wisdom for life: "If you increase voluntary struggle, you will decrease involuntary suffering." Learn more about Chris and his work at www.chrismatakas.com
Clif B. Entrepreneur to Covert Missionary
In this episode, Zach and Clif talk about his faith journey from being a business owner to a covert missionary. Coming to us from a jungle in Central America, Clif expresses his gratitude for the difficult seasons in his life and how he would have settled for a much smaller story with out his winter seasons.
Who are you becoming? An intimate conversation with Courtney Evans
In this episode, Zach and Courtney talk about how their business relationship has turned into a deep friendship. In Courtney's intimate story he shares how a winter season in his life turned into what he calls a "mini Ice Age." Listeners will certainly be encourage by his transparency and vulnerability.
Pursuing Legacy over Success with Leo Clark
In this episode, Leo shares his journey of becoming a man after God's heart. He shares how he went from playing professional basketball in Europe to Hollywood and then walked away from everything to be a better husband, father and friend.
Jiu-Jitsu with Jesus
On this episode, we flip the script and Zach's close friend, Ben Cope is the host. He interviews Zach about his current season and what he's learning about himself as he grapples with God.
Deep thoughts with Rob Swartwood
In this episode, long time friends Zach and Rob talk about how much their lives have intersected over the years and how what we do with our emotions determines whether we will grow or resist growth.
EQ Gangster, "life isn't all rainbows, unicorns and skittle farts"
In this episode, Zach and Noble Gibbens talk about his emotional growth journey and the work he is doing now with the EQ Gangster podcast and EQ Mafia. You are sure to be entertained and challenged with their conversation around emotional fitness.
Interview with the legend, Andre Kennebrew!
In this podcast episode, Zach and Andre talk about how their friendship led to conversations about diversity as they reminisce about the some of Zach's leaders that ultimately became Chick-fil-A Operators. Additionally, Andre shares about a winter season in his life that he has never before shared publicly and offers some incredible wisdom for our listeners.
Long Winter Season with Bing Oliver
"When your heart expands from pain, it remains expanded in it's capacity to love." Bing Oliver shares a powerful story of his healing journey through a very long winter season.
Embracing Winter Season with Joe Weber
Honored to host Joe Weber, Chick-fil-A Operator in Castle Rock, Colorado. Joe talks about his journey in the hospitality industry and how having a seasonal growth mindset has given him new language for his story.
Jared Stump on the Farm
In this episode, Zach and Jared talk about their journey of writing a book together and how two people from different generations and very different backgrounds became unlikely friends. Jared transparently shares about a recent winter season in his life and what he learned from that season.
Conversation with Dean Collins, President of Point University
In this episode of the Leader Farming Podcast, Dean shares some stories about his life and choices he made along the way during some difficult times that ultimately lead to growth opportunities. Zach and Dean also spend time talking about the partnership that has evolved to help team members with their education.
Spring has sprung!
Spring has sprung! In this episode, Zach and Hugo talk about new growth opportunities in the business and their personal lives. However, with springs arrival, especially in the south, we do experience some bad weather such as tornadoes!
Conversation with cartoonist Eric Bakey
Zach and Eric talk about his journey from the military to entrepreneur. His work as a cartoonist and business book illustrator allowed us to work together on a recent project and become close friends. I'm excited to share this conversation with you as we discuss his seasonal growth journey.
Interview with Robert Thorpe
Zach and Robert talk about the seasonal growth mindset and how this has played out in Robert's life.
Interview with Hugo Paredes on Seasonal Growth Mindset
Hugo shares his perspective on growing through a winter season and some of his reflections on other seasons of growth.
Interview with Ben Cope, The Internet Genius
In the first episode of the Leader Farming Podcast, Zach & Ben talk about cultivating entrepreneurship in our children.