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Coming Together Through Disaster

On August 10th 2020, a portion of the midwest (including Cedar Rapids, Iowa) was hit with 140 mph straight-line winds with little notice. The destruction that resulted from this derecho was significant. On today’s podcast, guest host Jon Weih interviews Don Evens and Sarah Banowetz about their individual experiences during this storm. Listen in as we discuss how relationships were key in the initial recovery period and how Iowans pulled together to take care of each other.

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How One International Student is Handling Stress

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/beza_on_stress.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode of the Journey Coaching Podcast, Beza, Sarah and Terry discuss what it took for Beza to handle the stress of not only being an international student, but also upending her life as she knew it and adjusting to an entirely

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Trusting God Through Difficult Situations

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/043_trusting_god_through_difficult_situations_audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSChange can be a terrifying thing for numerous reasons. Whether it be the fear of the unknown or the work involved with change, change can be challenging. Today on the podcast, guest Cami shares her story of learning how to trust God in

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Staying Calm When the World Around You is in Chaos …

Staying calm inside when the world around you seems chaotic can be very difficult. For anyone who recently bought a year’s worth of toilet paper in response to the latest crisis, this may apply to you. A little diligence is reasonable, but anxiety seems to be at an all time high and that can be followed by depression if we are not careful.

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Meaningful Communication

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_Dave_Clarke_Audio.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSEverybody deserves to live life to the fullest. From the day you were born to the day you leave this earth, you were created with a purpose – a reason for living. Join us today on the podcast we sit down with Dr.

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Got a Story to Share?

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/media.blubrry.com/banowetzmarketing/p/content.blubrry.com/banowetzmarketing/GotAStoryToShare.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSDo you have a story to tell of your personal growth to inspire others? If so, you’re invited to apply to be one of our podcast guests by getting in contact with us at hello@journeycoaching.org. By sharing your story, you are bridging the

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The Journey to Choosing Joy

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Zoom_Terry_Deveri_and_Annie_new_intro.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSToday on the podcast, we interview a special guest, Deveri. Deveri recounts her life story and how through it all, she was left with a choice. This choice led her to forgive.

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Sarah’s Journey to Ethiopia Part II

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_4-16_edit_2_audio_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSJoin us as we welcome back Sarah as she shares part II of her journey to Ethiopia. Sarah recounts the peace and the safety she felt in Ethiopia as the rest of the world was scrambling. A lot of this joy and peace

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On the Way to Ethiopia in the Middle of a Worldwide Pandemic

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/_Journey_Zoom_JeffSarahandAnnie_1_EDIT.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSToday on the podcast, our special guest recounts her story of her International trip to Ethiopia when it was announced that the United States was going to be shutting down their borders.  The story of how one family reacted and the decision making

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Physically Distant with a Strong Connection

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_Jeff_Don_1_2_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSS Jeff and Don explore what it means to deeply connect, even if you are physically apart. From being intentional about what you talk about (strengths, areas of improvement and worldview) to taking the conversation deeper to discuss the matters that are closest to

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Hope In The Midst

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_Jeff_Don_Jarrad_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSIn the midst of chaos and confusion, it is essential to cling to hope. Today on the podcast, join Jeff, Don and Jerrad as they discuss the importance of choosing the emotions we dwell on as well as finding the good from the

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Quality Relationships

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_Travis_On_Relationships_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSQuality friendships are relationships that are safe, not easily overwhelmed and encouraging. Join Terry and Travis as they encourage listeners on how to have those relationships in their lives. From loving, listening and talking without judgement to helping others find their source of

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Relationship Workshop: Disagreements

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_Relationship_Workshop_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSOn this episode of the podcast, Jeff and Terry host a mini relationship workshop focusing on disagreements within our relationships. In this workshop, you will learn that you get to choose your response to a disagreement. They also offer insight on how to

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Negative Political Climate

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_Negative_Political_Climate_Fixed_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSThe idea of 2 parties wrestling through politics isn’t a hard image to visualize. What is going on in the political sphere is creating this dichotomy of unrest in our nation with both parties seeing their own way as the only solution to

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Encouragement for the Business Owner Who Want to Share Their Faith at Work

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_Doug_Wagner_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSHave you stopped to think about the legacy you are creating? Part of the legacy that we are leaving is how we talk about God in the environments that we are in the most. Today on the podcast, Jeff, Don, Doug and Sarah

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Ian’s Journey To College

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_Ian_A_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSAt one point or another, we all are faced with new stages in life. Fear of the unknown can feel paralyzing at times until another person shares their story. You quickly find out that you are not alone and that many others are

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The Problem with Porn

“What’s the problem with porn – isn’t it just an individual’s private choice to do what they want with their own body? Many reputable people have deemed it ok from the friend who thinks no harm no foul to New York Times detailing the benefits of pornography. So why are

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Sarah’s Story of God’s Grace

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/_Journey_Podcast_Sarah_s_Story_Edit_1_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSFrom a monumental panic attack to knowing that God’s grace is sufficient, Sarah’s story is inspiring and encouraging. Join Jeff and Don as they interview Sarah on her story of God’s grace in her life. Transcription of the Podcast Don: In a very

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Gender Stereotypes Debunked

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Jeff_and_Don_on_Relationships_2_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSRegardless of gender, we are all meant for connection. Is there something keeping you from building relationships? Whether it be pride, unrealistic expectations or even stereotypes – you were meant to connect. Transcription of the Podcast Don: I know, I’m just saying this

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Overcoming the Fear of Discouragement

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_Jojo_Hawkes_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSFrom overcoming the fear of discouragement to tips and tricks on goal setting, join Sarah and Don as they interview special guest, JoJo. Transcription of the Podcast JoJo: I believe in miracles. I think Sarah does too, we’ve talked about that, but Sarah’s

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Special Interview with Life101.9 Station Manager, Matt Dean

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_101_Revision_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode Jeff and Sarah interview special guest, Matt Dean, station manager at 101.9. In this interview, Matt recalls his story of coming to 101.9 and the goals of the radio station. Transcription of the Podcast

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Loneliness Hurts

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Loneliness_Edited.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, Sarah, Terry and Don walk through loneliness during different seasons in life. They offer encouragement to those who are feeling lonely. Transcription of the Podcast Transcript of the Podcast: Terry: You know, everybody goes

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Difficult to Healthy

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Difficult_To_Healthy.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, Jeff and Terry explain how to move from difficult relationships to healthy ones.  Transcription of the Podcast What happens through the conflict through the movie, the people develop, you see the characters more clearly,

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Don’s Story of God’s Grace

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_Don_s_Story.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, special guest, Don shares his story of God’s grace. From self-medication with alcohol to relying on God’s grace to sustain him, Don’s story inspires us in the beauty of God’s grace. Transcription of the

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Relating With People Who are different Than Us

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Relating_with_People_Who_Are_Different_Than_Us.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSS Welcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, Jeff and Terry discuss how to effectively relate to people who are different than us. We want to encourage you that by practicing acceptance of another person’s perspective, you will be able to

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Partnerships Strengthen Community

Partnerships Strengthen Community By Terry C. This past week, I was honored to have the opportunity to speak to volunteers at Bridgehaven Pregnancy Support Center in Cedar Rapids. While at Bridgehaven I met with many of the kind and wonderful volunteers who make this organization work. I shared with them

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When Finding Joy Is a Struggle

When Finding Joy is a Struggle By Terry C. Joy to the World ….. Christmas and Joy go hand in hand, or so we expect. Yet many of the people I talk to actually struggle to find joy or happiness at this time of the year or any other. They

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Iowa to Bolivia

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Iowa_To_Bolivia_Shelby_s_Story.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSS Welcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, special guest, Shelby, returns to the podcast. Shelby shares her eye-opening story on how moving from Iowa to Bolivia changed her perspective from what was once critical to acceptance and excitement in combining

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Freedom Through Honesty

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Freedom_Through_Honestly_with_Shelby.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSS Welcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, we had our special guest, Shelby on the podcast. Shelby shares her personal story on how the dark period of her life becomes the manifestation of God’s love and how she handles the

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Family Tension

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_Family_Tension.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSS Welcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, we’re talking about helpful tips in navigating through family tension especially during the holidays. Transcription of the Podcast coming Terry: Focus on the supporting family members that you do have. If we just

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Thriving Through Holiday Stress

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Journey_Podcast_Holiday_Stress_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, Jeff and Terry offer solutions to help you thrive during this holiday season. Transcription of Podcast Terry: I’m trying to figure out why am I getting stressed out? Well, maybe it’s because I’m expecting

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What If Someone Wants To Be A Coach?

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/What_If_Someone_Wants_To_Be_A_Coach_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! On this episode of the podcast, Terry and Sarah are talking about what being a Journey Coach looks like and the general characteristics of a good coach. Transcription of the Podcast Sarah: Hello, hello. Welcome back to

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How It All began

How it all began. By Terry C. One idea that sparked Journey came from the observation that as our society becomes technologically advanced, people are becoming more and more lonely and isolated. Face-to-face relationships are rapidly being replaced by electronic “friends” or “snaps” that are poor substitutes for real connection.

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Coaching Made Personal

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Special_Guest_Don_September19_D.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, we had the pleasure of having special guest, Don on the podcast. Don shares his journey to being an overcomer in a real and authentic way. From the purpose he found to the peace

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Encouragement from a Busy Mom of Nine

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/_Karlee_Journey_Podcast_September_C_1_.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, we had the pleasure of having special guest, Karlee on the podcast. Karlee shares her personal story with us on how she navigates a busy life from learning through trial and error to how

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Handling Difficult Conversations

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Handling_Difficult_Conversations.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode Terry and Jeff discuss how to handle difficult conversations. From learning how to approach the difficult conversation to what to say in the middle of the conversation, there is something for everyone to learn.

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What is the Difference Between Coaching and Counseling?

By: Terry C. Because I’m a licensed counselor and one of the developers of Journey Coaching, people often ask me, “What is the difference between coaching and counseling?” Just asking that question implies that there are a lot of similarities, enough to cause considerable confusion. Both are highly relational. Both

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Reflection on Summit 2019

Reflection on Summit 2019 By Jeff C. I want to encourage you to check out the content of the Global Leadership Summit!  It can change the trajectory of your life. It did mine! After recently attending at a Cedar Rapids satellite site, it continues to amaze me how much of

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Is Journey Coaching Spiritual?

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Is_Journey_Spiritual_Fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, Lianne, Terry and Sarah discuss how you don’t need to be spiritual or religious to go through Journey Coaching. The material was carefully created in a way that both spiritual and non-spiritual individuals can

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Commonly Asked Questions

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Commonly_Asked_Questions_Fixed.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, Jeff, Terry and Sarah discuss commonly asked questions such as, “What is coaching and is it the same thing as a life coach?” Transcription of Podcast Sarah: Hey, hey, hey! Welcome back to the

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Built For Connection

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Built_for_Connection.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, Lianne, Annie and Sarah discuss the in’s and out’s of building connection. They also offer tips on how to connect with others.

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Coaching Is Friendship That Facilitates Growth

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Coaching_is_Friendship_that_Facilitates_Growth.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, Lianne, Terry and Sarah talk about the difference between a coaching friendship and a traditional friendship. They explain how a coaching friendship is structured in nature with intentional goals in mind whereas a traditional

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The Birth of a New Concept From an Old Idea

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/The_Birth_of_a_new_concept_from_an_old_Idea.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode Jeff and Sarah explore the topic of what coaching is all about. In this episode they discuss how they got to this point of developing the coaching, what it is and why it’s important.

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Risking New Relationships

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Risking_New_Relationships.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode Sarah, Terry and Lianne encourage each individual to step out and risk building new relationships. Transcription of Podcast Sarah: Welcome back to the Journey Podcast. I’m Sarah Banowetz, and I’m here with Lianne Westcott

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How Do You Handle Busyness?

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/How_Do_You_Handle_Busyness.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, Travis, Jody, Terry and Sarah discuss how to effectively handle busyness. They also talk about what would happen if you built margin time into your life? Transcription of Podcast Terry: Welcome to The Journey

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How Did Journey Coaching Start?

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/How_did_Journey_Coaching_Start.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode Terry, Mike and Sarah explain how Journey Coaching started. It all started with the thought of what the historical church did to help people grow and how do we continue to do that today?

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Why Coaching When Life Feels Fine?

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Why_Coaching_When_Life_Feels_Fine_Fall_2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, Mike, Terry and Lianne talk about why coaching is beneficial even if your life feels normal or fine. On this episode they discuss how coaching may help those areas of your life that you

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Finding Your Purpose

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Finding_Your_Purpose_Fall_2018.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, Lianne, Terry and Sarah talk about finding your purpose in life. We also briefly touch on worldview (what does it mean and why we all have a worldview).   Transcription of Podcast Sarah:So, we

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Leader’s Leading: Everything Rises & Falls on Leadership

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/Leaders_Leading_July_2019.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode Jeff, Lianne and Annie discuss why it is so important that leader’s lead in their area of giftedness. Transcription of Podcast Jeff: One of the things we want to talk to today’s topic about

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Why Coaching?

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/B_Leanne_Sarah_Final_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Podcast! In this episode, Lianne and Sarah discuss why you might want to go through Journey Coaching. Transcription of Podcast Sarah: So we’re back with Journey Coaching. This is Sarah Banowetz and I have Lianne Wescott here. And

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Real Friendships Matter

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/I_David_Sarah_Terry_Final_3.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSWelcome back to the Journey Coaching podcast! In this episode, David, Terry and Sarah talk about what Journey Coaching is all about. Transcript Terry: Welcome to the Journey Podcast. I’m Terry, and today we have David and Sarah. For our topic today, what

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What is Worldview?

https://media.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/p/content.blubrry.com/journey_coaching/H_Mike_David_Terry_Sarah_Final_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new windowSubscribe: Android | RSSIn this episode, we will discuss what ‘worldview’ is, and how we use worldview in the Journey Coaching curriculum. We also discuss how everyone has some type of view of the world. Transcript Sarah: Welcome to the Journey podcast. I’m Sarah, and I

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