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If you’ve ever felt lost in a transition in life–whether it’s a change you’ve initiated or a change that’s come to you–then you do not want to miss this episode with Nancy Beach, author, speaker and leadership coach.

Nancy has shepherded me through multiple leadership transitions in my own life and has been a pioneer and trailblazer as a woman in ministry and in living out the gospel through her life, including in her role of breaking the silence of abuse and coverup with Bill Hybels at Willow Creek Church.

Together, Nancy and I talk about:

  • What it feels like to “jump” out of a season and into the unknown
  • How hard seasons prepare you for the future
  • The three distinct seasons of transition & change
  • Why the “neutral” zone is the most unsettling part of change
  • How to handle loss well

Also, I really do fangirl over Nancy for several minutes because that’s how much she’s meant to me over my entire ministry career…cannot wait for you all to learn from her and appreciate her wisdom like I have!!


Transitions by William Bridges

The Way of Transitions by William Bridges

The Land Between by Jeff Manion

Falling Upward by Richard Rohr

Nancy Beach is most known for her groundbreaking ministry to more fully unleash the arts in the local church, and for leading artists with grace, wisdom, and skill.  For over 20 years she served as the Programming Director of Willow Creek Community Church in suburban Chicago, building a community of artists who sought to create transformational moments in weekend church services. Nancy also served as a Teaching Pastor, periodically bringing the weekend message.  She invested five years as a leadership team member of the Willow Creek Association, an organization that exists to envision and inspire church leaders all over the world. In over 26 countries and on 6 continents, Nancy has shared her passion, teaching at conferences and workshops.

In her book, An Hour on Sunday, Nancy expresses the core vision and values which she believes are foundational to any effective arts ministry. Nancy’s second book is titled: Gifted to Lead: The Art of Leading as a Woman in the Church.

Listen to last week’s episode: Creating a Life of Purpose, One Hour at a Time

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