April 6, 2021 Cory Carlson

What are you giving your power away to? | Podcast interview with Brandon Schaefer

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Today’s podcast episode is a fun celebration because it is the 50th podcast episode!!!

I am excited to have Brandon Schaefer as my guest, who is my executive coach.  I hired Brandon eight years ago when I was in corporate America and over the last eight years, I’ve talked with him almost every week, whether from a coach-client relationship, as a peer, or as a friend.

The episode is great as we hit on many topics that I know are a concern for listeners and clients. We talk about career change, selfish vs. godly ambition, competition, as well as who are we giving our power to as we think about our life.

In this episode, you’ll discover… 

  • The “Predictable Patterns Process” that lets you sneak in quality family time when everyone has a to-do list as long as the Eiffel Tower ([4:33]
  • How accidentally falling into different careers is the best way to pivot jobs (even if you try to live an intentional life) ([9:38]
  • The “Peace and Joy Parameter” that helps you figure out which career path God wants you to go down ([14:58]
  • Why moving cities without having both unity and clarity slowly sabotages your marriage ([17:52]
  • 3 simple ingredients that give your marriage crystal clear clarity (especially if your marriage is usually foggy) ([20:11]
  • The “Two-Thirds Income Rule” for quitting your job without worrying about how you’ll pay your bills ([25:17]
  • The weird way watching a captivating Netflix show grows your business ([32:24])

Brandon Schaefer’s bio:

Brandon is the founder, CEO of Five Capitals. He works with business leaders and owners, offering coaching and consulting – helping them to change their lives and grow their business. Through biblical application, the focus is helping them live an integrated life, discover a “life to the full” and increase their spiritual and strategic confidence in the workplace. Brandon has coached hundreds of individuals, groups and couples over the years. A sought-after speaker all over the world, he has engaged with thousands through workshops and conferences, as business / church leaders seek to benefit from the initiatives core concepts.

Brandon is a graduate from Iowa State University in International Business, Agricultural Business and Spanish. After graduating, Brandon worked for Motorola in Glasgow, Scotland and then Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis in their strategic marketing departments respectively.

After years in the corporate world, Brandon felt called to work in the local church. Since then he’s completed a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Asbury Seminary. In ministry, Brandon served as the Adult Discipleship Pastor at East 91st Street Christian Church in Indianapolis and most recently as the Pastor of Discipleship, Leadership and Outreach Ministries at Southland Christian Church in Lexington, KY.

Brandon has a passion for developing leaders and serves as a coach for a number of different non-profit and organizational leaders. He’s a gifted discipler, leader, strategic planner, Myers-Briggs / Enneagram guru, and loves seeing people reach their full potential. He lives in Pawleys Island, SC, and is married to his lovely wife T.J. and they have three daughters, Eva, Teagan, and Hazel.

If you’d like to learn more about Five Capitals, go here.

If you want to contact Brandon directly, email him at bschaefer@fivecapitals.net.

Are you crushing it at work but struggling at home?

If you’re looking for a resource to help you with these times when your work is now in your home, check out my book Win At Home First on Amazon. Forbes Magazine rated it “one of 7 books everyone on your team should read”. 

Also, If you’re stuck in a rut, find working from home difficult, or your priorities have changed and you’re questioning your purpose, I want you to know you’re not alone.

I put together a webinar for you called The Power of Priorities and Purpose. Check it out.

Cory Carlson

Cory Carlson is passionate about connecting people to greater performance and more significant purpose. Cory's competency of extensive sales/marketing and team development mixed with character of helping people have greater impact allows him to transform businesses and their leadership. As the leader goes, so does the company...and home. Cory's professional experience includes being President of Sales for national contractor, interactions with private equity ownership, boardroom meetings, to sales call with sales personnel. Coaching experience ranges from one-on-ones with CEOs/Executives to team workshops/retreats. If looking for holistic growth, let's connect!