Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast

The Carey Nieuwhof Leadership Podcast is a podcast all about leadership, change and personal growth. The goal? To help you lead like never before—in your church or in your business. Carey interviews top leaders like Andy Stanley, Craig Groeschel, Chuck Swindoll, Brian Houston, Jon Acuff, Kara Powell, Chris Brown, Louie Giglio, Thom Rainer, Mark Batterson, Ravi Zacharias, Lewis Howes, Christine Hassler, Jenni Catron, William Vanderbloemen and many more. The podcast features a mix of well-known and everyday leaders whose insights bring tremendous value to your development as a leader. For insightful posts on leadership, change and personal growth and podcast show notes, go to www.careynieuwhof.com.

CNLP 350: Ryan Hawk on How to Get in the Door with World Class Leaders, Dealing with Rejection, and How to Go from Top Performer to Great Leader


Podcaster, author and speaker, Ryan Hawk, has interviewed some of the top names in leadership including Jim Collins, Seth Godin, Liz Wiseman and Gen. Stanley McChrystal. But a few years ago, he kne...

Jun-30-2020

CNLP 349: Bob Goff on Breaking Out of Safe, Dreaming Bigger Than You Think You Can and How to Make a Difference Across the Street


NYT bestselling author and recovering lawyer, Bob Goff, talks about rebuilding when your life breaks down, how to dream bigger than you ever have, and what never losing a case at law taught him abo...

Jun-25-2020

CNLP 348: Patrick Lencioni on How Virtual Teams and Events are Often Better, His Best Advice for Church Leaders and Preachers, and Why So Many Leaders Abdicate Their Responsibilities


Patrick Lencioni returns to the podcast to talk about how he changed his mind about leading virtual teams and hosting virtual events as a result of the crisis, how virtual can be more personal and ...

Jun-23-2020

CNLP 347: Nir Eyal on How to Hook People with Your Message or Product and (Also) How to Become Indistractable


When bestselling author, Nir Eyal, wrote Hooked a few years ago, it took Silicon Valley by storm. In it, Nir explains the principles that companies and leaders can use to ‘hook’ people on forming (...

Jun-16-2020

CNLP 346: Mark Miller on Winning the Talent War, How to Develop Leaders, and How Execution Can Turn a Stuck Organization Into a Thriving Organization


Mark Miller is Vice President of High Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A, and has spent the last two decades ensuring the growth of Chick-fil-A isn’t hindered by their supply of top talent. Mark...

Jun-11-2020

CNLP 345: Paula Faris on Why She Quit Hosting Good Morning America and The View, Decoupling Your Identity from Your Work, and What Journalism Has Taught Her About Leadership


Paula Faris got to the very top of broadcast journalism—hosting Good Morning America and co-hosting The View and then walked away. She talks about how calling and identity get unheathily fused, how...

Jun-09-2020

CNLP 344: Scott Harrison on How to Lead Through a Long Economic Slump, How to Approach High and Low Net Worth Donors, and Finding Opportunities in the Chaos


How long will the economic slump and uncertainty last? Scott Harrison of charity: water thinks leaders should brace for a long disruption, and shares why that is. Whether you agree or not, preparin...

Jun-02-2020

CNLP 343: Nicky Gumbel on Why He Changed His Mind About Church Online, Why Online is a Better Outreach Tool Than In-Person Ministry, and How He Repositioned His Church and Alpha for Explosive Growth


Nicky Gumbel is pastor of Holy Trinity Brompton, London, one of the largest churches in the UK and pioneer of Alpha, a ministry that’s reached over 20 million people with the Gospel and a former ba...

May-28-2020

CNLP 342: Ian Morgan Cron on How Your Enneagram Type Handles Stress, How to Stay Healthy in a Crisis, and the Best Approach to Dealing with Uncertainty


How does your Enneagram type handle stress and uncertainty? Ian Morgan Cron is back on the podcast to discuss how different leaders process crisis, how to get and stay healthy in the midst of an up...

May-26-2020

CNLP 341: Joel Manby with Crisis Lessons from Amazon, Saab, SeaWorld and The Great Recession


Former SeaWorld CEO, Joel Manby, returns to the podcast and opens his notebook and heart on leading from the C-Suite through numerous crises: Including his partnership with Amazon during the dot co...

May-19-2020

CNLP 340: Annie F. Downs on How to Really Connect with Your Audience, Why Production Levels Don’t Matter as Much as You Think, and How to Share More of You with the People You Lead


Annie F. Downs has seen her podcast downloads skyrocket over the last two months as millions tune in to her daily show. She talks about how to connect with your audience, how she pivoted during the...

May-14-2020

CNLP 339: Tim Keller on How to Bring the Gospel to Post-Christian America, How He’d Preach Today if He was Starting Over Again, Why Founders Get Addicted to Their Churches and Why He Left Redeemer


Tim Keller is one of America’s most renowned preachers, authors and thought leaders. Tim talks about what NYC was like when he planted Redeemer Church in 1989, how the city’s changed, how the cultu...

May-12-2020

CNLP 338: Sean Morgan on How to Lead Through Unpredictability, Leadership Lessons from the Military, And How to Prepare for the New Normal


Sean Morgan shares crisis leadership insights he gained from serving in the military in the Middle East and combines them with insights he’s learned from working with high capacity leaders in growi...

May-05-2020

CNLP 337: Steve Cuss on Managing Leadership Anxiety, Spotting Unlikely Signs of Stress in Yourself, and How to Tame Your Fears in a Crisis


Steve Cuss has spent years helping leaders manage their anxiety. In this interview, he talks about how to handle the elevated anxiety you’re feeling in leadership during the Coronavirus pandemic. S...

Apr-30-2020

CNLP Bonus 22: Mike Todd Returns to Explain His Model for Online Church, Why Their Church Has Grown 10x During COVID, and How to Turn Viewers Into Engagers, Contributors, Disciples and Donors


Mike Todd is back for a second episode in a row with an update on what’s happened at Transformation Church during the global crisis. While they were already an online church before, online attendan...

Apr-29-2020

CNLP 336: Mike Todd on the Meteoric Rise of Transformation Church, Blowing Up on Social Media, and the Power of 51% Certainty in Decision Making


In 2015, Mike Todd took over as a 20-something pastor of a church of 350. Five years later, he has a million followers on Instagram, his sermons are watched a quarter million times a week and Trans...

Apr-28-2020

CNLP 335: Scott Beck and David Kinnaman Take You Under the Hood on How Better Data Leads to Better Decisions, Crisis Leadership, and What Will Help You Emerge Stronger Into the New Normal


Scott Beck was the first franchise owner of Blockbuster video, scaling that company to 5,000 stores before moving on. He’s also scaled Boston Market, Einsten Bros. Bagels and Ancestry.com, among ot...

Apr-21-2020

CNLP 334: Mark Sayers on Leading Through the COVID Crisis, the Deconstruction of Consumer Christianity and Secular Salvation, and What the New World Might Look Like


Mark Sayers is one of the most profound thinkers and cultural commentators today. In this interview, Mark explains how the current pandemic almost instantly deconstructed and threatened both consum...

Apr-16-2020

CNLP 333: Ken Costa on Leading Through the Coronavirus Economic Fall Out, How to Make Decisions in the Midst of Uncertainty, Approaching Wealthy Donors in Bad Economic Times, and What’s Ahead for the Church


Ken Costa—a London-based, internationally renowned banker, author and speaker—talks about leading in the midst of the chaos the Coronavirus pandemic has done to the global financial system, what th...

Apr-14-2020

CNLP 332: Bobby Herrera on Crisis Leadership, What to Cut and What to Keep During the COVID Crisis, the Gift of Struggle and How to Plan for the New Normal


Bobby Herrera is the CEO of Populus Group, a company that supplies staff to numerous Fortune 100 companies. He talks about how struggle can be a gift, what he learned in the Army on crisis leadersh...

Apr-07-2020

CNLP 331: Gary Thomas on How to Walk Away from Toxic People and Why the Classic Christian Response of “Just Love Them More” Isn’t Actually that Christian


Best-selling author, Gary Thomas, says it took him years to figure out that some people are just plain toxic. They don’t respond to love, to correction or to direction. Gary shares how to walk away...

Mar-31-2020

CNLP 329: Joseph Sojourner on Navigating the Sexually Charged, Inappropriate Side of Social Media and Finding Your Voice When You’re on Someone Else’s Stage


In this episode, I talk with creative thinker, host and emcee, Joseph Sojourner about his personal journey: His diagnosis of narcolepsy, finding his own voice when he stepped onto some of the large...

Mar-27-2020

CNLP 330: Sheryl Brady on How to Lead When You Don’t Have All the Answers, When Your Faith is in Crisis, and How to Decide What Doors to Walk Through and When to Say No


Sheryl Brady leads a mega church in Dallas and has a large international ministry, but never imagined herself as a leader. Sheryl talks about her unlikely rise into leadership in her early thirties...

Mar-26-2020

CNLP Bonus 21: Crisis Leadership. Special Panel on Best Practices for Crisis Leadership and Finding Hope with Jud Wilhite, Kevin Queen and Tricia Sciortino


What do you do when you’re leading in the biggest crisis in our lifetime? In this special episode of the podcast, Carey talks to Jud Wilhite, Kevin Queen and Tricia Sciortino about the best practic...

Mar-20-2020

CNLP 328: Mark Driscoll on the Challenges at Mars Hill, His Move to Phoenix, Launching a New Church, and Why Spiritual Warfare Matters


Mark Driscoll has been in ministry over half his life. In this interview, he talks about how he became a Christian, his call to ministry, what the last five years of his life have been like, and th...

Mar-17-2020

CNLP 327: Lysa TerKeurst on How to 10x Your Audience, Craft Messages that Actually Connect with People, and Discover Which Voice You Have as a Communicator


How do you get your message heard by more people? Even 10x more people? Lysa TerKeurst shares the method she developed for writing that has helped her sell millions of books and build a deeply loya...

Mar-12-2020

CNLP 326: Adam Duckworth on Disrupting the Travel Industry, How to Motivate Your Team, and How to Create an Optimal Workplace Culture


In 2012, Adam Duckworth was a part-time travel agent who decided to strike out on his own. Within a few years, Travelmation, his new company, absorbed the company he used to work for. Today, Travel...

Mar-10-2020

CNLP 325: Susan Steinbrecher on How to Lead Change, Deal with Conflict at Work and Increase Team Engagement


Leadership isn’t getting any easier. Leadership consultant, Susan Steinbrecher, whose insights have been featured in the New York Times, Inc., and Fast Company among others, shares the keys to lead...

Mar-03-2020

CNLP 324: Claire Diaz-Ortiz on How to Find Success on Social Media, the Early Days and Current Mood on Social, and Tips for Entrepreneurial Parents


Claire Diaz-Ortiz is an author, speaker, startup advisor and investor, and one of the early employees at Twitter. Claire talks about the early days at Twitter, what no one saw coming in social medi...

Feb-27-2020

CNLP 323: Josh Gagnon on How to Chase Your Dreams Even After You’ve Been Disappointed, Keeping Hope Alive, and How to Know When (or Whether) to Finally Give Up


Having dreams is easy. Keeping dreams alive is difficult, especially in the face of rejection and disappointment. What do you do when your book proposal gets rejected, your church isn’t growing as ...

Feb-25-2020

CNLP 322: James Emery White on Why He Shut Down Multisite, the Future of Digital Outreach and How to Grow Your Church Younger As the Leader Grows Older


In an age where many churches and businesses are opening locations, James Emery White decided to close all of his…and experienced the biggest growth they’ve had in years. Jim explains why they did ...

Feb-18-2020

CNLP 321: Chris Hodges and Brad Lomenick on the Incredible Rise of Church of the Highlands, Trends in Next Generation Leadership, and How Systems and Creativity Should Work Together


Chris Hodges was an unlikely church planter. After burning out at age 38, Chris found a renewed call and planted the Church Of the Highlands, which has become one of the largest and fastest growing...

Feb-13-2020

CNLP 320: Toni Nieuwhof and Dr. Rob Meeder: A Pediatrician and Lawyer Talk About the Reasons for the Rise in Childhood Anxiety, Beating Tech Addiction in Kids and Best Practices for a Thriving Marriage in a Busy Home


Pediatrician Rob Meeder and Toni Nieuwhof—a pharmacist, lawyer and host Carey Nieuwhof’s wife,—join Carey to talk about the reasons behind the recent rise in childhood anxiety, how tech addiction i...

Feb-11-2020

CNLP 319: Craig Groeschel on What He’s Learning from His Performance Coach, How to Handle High Demand Leadership, and How to Avoid Entitlement in Leadership


In May 2019, Craig Groeschel started to experience anxiety. He hired a performance coach to help drill down on what was going on and shares his insights into what he’s learned so far and how he’s h...

Feb-04-2020

CNLP 318: Jennie Allen on How to Get the Negative Voices Out of Your Head, a Different Model for Leadership, and How to Motivate a Large Crowd


Jennie Allen never expected to be leading a massive movement involving millions of people around the world, but that’s exactly where she finds herself. She talks about how she stays grounded, what ...

Jan-30-2020

CNLP 317: Jefferson Bethke Unpacks Launching His Career on the Internet at Age 22, the Downside of Hustle, and Carving Out a Sane Pace of Life as a Leader and Parent


YouTube launched Jefferson Bethke to fame in 2012 when a video he posted got millions of views. Since then, he’s spent his entire life online, pivoting through all the changes in algorithm, platfor...

Jan-28-2020

CNLP 316: John Mark Comer on Secular Salvation, Post-Christian America and How to Ruthlessly Eliminate Hurry from Your Life


John Mark Comer has become one of America’s foremost voices on post-Christian culture. In this interview, we talk about how the culture is changing, what salvation looks like when you remove religi...

Jan-21-2020

CNLP 315: Liz Forkin Bohannon on How to Stop Taking Your Weaknesses as a Leader So Personally, Why Finding Your Passion is a Lie, and the Surprising Backstory to A Very Successful Startup


Liz Forkin Bohannon is an entrepreneur who has been through all kinds of ups and downs in her ten year journey as Co-Founder and CEO of Sseko Designs, and she isn’t afraid to talk about the roller ...

Jan-16-2020

CNLP 314: Louie Giglio on How to Take the Relentless Pressure Off Yourself as a Leader, and What’s Changing in Getting People to Attend Live Events


In an era where it’s getting harder and harder to draw a crowd to a live event, Louie Giglio talks about why Passion just hosted its largest event in history, and why people still gather for some e...

Jan-14-2020

CNLP 313: Francis Chan Clarifies What’s Next For Him, Talks About the Impact of Social Media on Real People, Apologizes for the Confusion, and Talks About the Future of the US Church


Francis Chan caused quite a stir when, in late 2019, he announced he was going back to Asia. Francis clarifies what he’s actually doing, talks about the impact social media controversy has on real ...

Jan-07-2020

CNLP 312: Jordan Raynor on the Ingredients for a Successful Start Up, the Essential Qualities of a Great Entrepreneur, and Why So Much of the Career Advice People Give Young Leaders is Wrong


Jordan Raynor is a serial entrepreneur who has bought and sold several fast-growing businesses by the time he turned 30. He’s been a Google Fellow and spoken at SXSW, Harvard and TEDx. He talks abo...

Dec-31-2019

CNLP 311: John S. Dickerson on the Bias Against Christianity, How Christianity Has Made a Surprisingly Positive Contribution to History, and Why Christianity is the Opposite of Anti-Intellectual


Award-winning journalist turned mega-church pastor, John S. Dickerson, is back on the podcast to talk about why skeptics might want to rethink their suspicion about Christianity. John took his jour...

Dec-24-2019

CNLP 310: Jasmine Star on Finding Your Dream Customer, How to Reach More People By Focusing on Less, and What Drives Real Growth


Jasmine Star dropped out of law school, didn’t even own a camera, and within 4 years was one of top photographers in the world. These days as a strategist, entrepreneur and social media influencer,...

Dec-19-2019

CNLP 309: Terry Wardle on Why So Many Leaders Cave Under the Pressures of Leadership, Why Leaders Implode Morally, and How to Grieve Your Leadership Losses


Few people have impacted Carey’s personal journey as much as Terry Wardle. That’s why it’s such a thrill to bring podcast listeners this interview. Terry talks about why so many leaders cave under ...

Dec-17-2019

CNLP 308: Larry Osborne Spins Gold on How to Connect with High Capacity Leaders, Why People with Low EQ Dominate Meetings, and Why All the Traits You Hate in a Child You Love in a Leader


Larry Osborne shares 4 decades of wisdom with leaders on everything from how to connect high capacity leaders, to what to do if you wanted to make a million dollars, to questions you should ask oth...

Dec-10-2019

CNLP 307: John Ortberg and Carey Nieuwhof on Workaholism, How to Be Appropriately Vulnerable, and Finding God When Things are Bad in Leadership


John Ortberg has a brand new podcast, What Were You Thinking? Today, we flip the mic, and John interviews Carey Nieuwhof about workaholism, how to be appropriately vulnerable about your story, and ...

Dec-05-2019

CNLP 306: Sarah Piercy and Dillon Smith on How to Develop, Attract and Keep HIgh Capacity, Young Leaders, and a Backstage Look at Working on My Team


How do you develop, attract and keep high capacity, young leaders? In this episode, Carey interviews Sarah Piercy and Dillon Smith, two amazingly gifted young leaders he hired at ages 22 and 19 res...

Dec-03-2019

CNLP 305: Carlos Whittaker on Quitting Your Career Cold Turkey, Battling Anxiety, Panic Attacks and How to Move Into a Bold New Feature


A few years ago, Carlos Whittaker felt a prompting to quit his very successful career as a recording artist and worship leader to become a public speaker. Much to everyone’s surprise, that’s turned...

Nov-26-2019

CNLP 304: Chris Lema on How to Gain Traction Online and What Really Matters and What Doesn’t in Your Online Platform


Chris Lema has become somewhat of a household name in the coder and WordPress community. In this episode, Chris talks about the early days in Silicon Valley and how much the internet has changed, e...

Nov-21-2019

CNLP 303: Rebekah Lyons on How to Overcome Stress, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, and the Rhythms that Create a Sustainable Pace in Life


Rebekah Lyons, a driven, young leader who was accomplishing an extraordinary amount at home and at work, had her first panic attack out of the blue in 2011. The last eight years have taught her so ...

Nov-19-2019