Category: Mentoring

Ep. 12 Insecurity: Mentoring the Insecure Leader: Mentored Podcast

Ep. 12 Insecurity: Mentoring the Insecure Leader: Mentored Podcast

In this episode of the Mentored Podcast hosted by Carson Pue and the late Martin Sanders, the spotlight is on Insecurity in Leaders.

Leadership is not just about authority but also about vulnerability and self-awareness. Tune in to this episode to unravel the complexities of dealing with insecurities in leadership roles, understanding the ripple effects an insecure leader can create within a team or organization, and discover effective mentoring strategies to support individuals facing these challenges.

Join Carson and Martin as they share their wealth of experience and wisdom, guiding listeners through the intricacies of navigating through insecurities in leadership with empathy, resilience, and a growth mindset.

Don’t miss this enriching episode filled with valuable insights and actionable advice on fostering secure and confident leadership!

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Ep. 11 Dealing with Change: Mentored Podcast

Ep. 11 Dealing with Change: Mentored Podcast

In this pivotal episode of The Mentored Podcast, titled “Dealing with Change,” Dr. Carson Pue, your seasoned guide, and the late Martin Sanders unpack the essence of leadership in times of change.

We uncover how change presents diverse challenges and opportunities to each individual and explore the unique paths leaders must tread through unfamiliar terrain. With Pue and Sander’s sage advice and profound insights, listeners will grasp the nuances of leading steadfastly when guarantees are scarce and faith becomes your compass.

Discover how to become a visionary capable of ushering in meaningful progress and how the role of an interim pastor or temporary leader can set the stage for lasting transformation in any organization.

Experience the excitement of approaching change as a harbinger of joy—”It will be fun again when…”—and learn what it truly means to be a change agent. This episode illustrates not just how to endure change, but to drive it, mold it, and grow with it.

Listen closely as Martin Sanders shares stirring narratives of renewal within churches, offering a real-word testament to the principles discussed. Dr. Pue goes deeper, shedding light on how mentors can assist in navigating perceived threats to reveal the hidden rewards of change. 🗣️💡

“Ask yourself, what else is possible?” Join Carson and Martin as they help you listen to your inner dialogue, identify growth impediments, and surmount them with grace and confidence.

Don’t miss this enlightening conversation that equips leaders not only to endure but thrive in the midst of change. Tune into Episode 11 of The Mentored Podcast, and step forward into a world of endless possibilities. This is your opportunity to harvest wisdom from leaders who have walked the path and can help you “see around corners.”

Ep. 10 Grief and Loss (Part 2): Mentored Podcast

Ep. 10 Grief and Loss (Part 2): Mentored Podcast

Episode 10  Grief and Loss (Part Two)

Welcome back, dear listeners, to another soul-stirring episode of The Mentored Podcast. Today, we’re diving into Part Two of our heartfelt series on “Grief and Loss” with the ever-insightful Carson Pue and the late, great Dr. Martin Sanders.

If you thought Part One was a rollercoaster of emotions and enlightenment, strap in because Part Two is like the second drop on that massive rollercoaster – you know it’s coming, but it still takes your breath away. And having Dr. Sanders’ voice grace our episode today is nothing short of God’s grace. It’s like he’s here with us, guiding us through our grief even after his death.

In today’s episode, Carson and Dr. Sanders delve deeper into the nuances of navigating through the murky waters of grief and loss. They share stories that’ll have you nodding in agreement, shedding a tear, or even chuckling because, let’s face it, life’s too short not to find humor in the human experience.

Why tune in? Because, my friends, this conversation is more than just talk. It’s a lifeline, a beacon of hope for anyone who’s ever lost someone or something dear. It’s about finding light in the darkest of places and learning how to carry that light forward.

So, whether you’re here because you’re seeking solace, curious, or simply love the sound of our voices (and who could blame you?), know this: You’re in the right place. We’re all in this together, learning, growing, and “all stumbling heavenward” as our producer Roy Salmond once sang. So, let’s embark on this journey of understanding and healing together. Remember, it’s not just about coping with loss; it’s about transforming our pain into something meaningful, something that propels us forward.

So, grab your favourite comfort snack, settle in, and let’s get ready to listen, learn, and perhaps even laugh a little. This is The Mentored Podcast, and you, my friend, are exactly where you need to be.

Ep. 09 Grief and Loss Part One: Mentored Podcast

Ep. 09 Grief and Loss Part One: Mentored Podcast

Welcome to a special two-part episode of the Mentored Podcast, where we gather to explore life’s most profound lessons and uplift each other through the power of shared experiences. Today, we delve into a topic with profound timeliness and poignancy – grief and loss. Since the passing of our dear friend Martin on January 8, 2024, this theme has taken on a newfound significance, reminding us of the fragility of our time here on Earth.

Though brought together by friendship and a shared passion for mentoring leaders, Carson and Martin also share an unfortunate common experience of losing their wives prematurely. The impact of their losses has been profound, and in facing this truth, they’ve realized the profound wisdom in not numbering our days. This realization has become the driving force behind creating this podcast series to share their wisdom in case one day they are not here to do so. In the recordings, you will hear how they embrace the full spectrum of life’s experiences and bring light to the shadows of loss that touch us all.

In today’s episode, part one, we aim to uncover the transformative power of discussing loss in the context of mentoring. By exploring this deeply human experience, we believe we can offer insights and wisdom that will resonate with leaders and individuals who seek to grow, heal, and better themselves.

So join us as we venture into this sacred space of shared understanding, reflection, and hope. Let’s embark on this journey together, knowing that our stories of grief and loss can become beacons of empathy and inspiration for all those who seek solace and growth in the face of adversity.

Generational and Gender Misconceptions: Mentored Podcast Ep.08

Generational and Gender Misconceptions: Mentored Podcast Ep.08

Good day, and welcome to another episode of the Mentored Podcast. I’m your host, Carson Pue, and today we’re diving into a topic that is as timeless as it is pertinent. We’re talking about the art of mentoring across generations, the subtle nuances that often go unnoticed, and the unique dynamics that come into play when guiding both men and women on their leadership journeys.

Before we delve into the heart of our discussion, I want to take a moment to honour my dear friend and co-host, Martin Sanders, who passed away after a short illness at the beginning of January 2024. This episode marks our first without Martin’s physical presence, but it’s also our first step towards preserving his legacy. Each word spoken, each laugh shared, each nugget of wisdom dispensed – they are all a testament to Martin’s enduring impact on our lives.

Today, as we embark on this episode of the Mentored Podcast, we honour Martin’s memory and his unwavering commitment to growth and transformation. We seek to preserve his voice, his wisdom, and his laughter, so that future generations can continue to benefit from his profound insights.

Martin was a beacon, a guiding light for so many of us. He had a knack for making complex ideas feel like comforting chats by the firepit. His insights were always sprinkled with just the right touch of humour. And his faith… oh, his faith was as steadfast as a lighthouse in a storm, guiding all who sought wisdom and solace.

In today’s episode, we’ll explore the fascinating twists and turns of mentoring men and women across different generations. From understanding the subtle preferences of Gen Z and Millennials, to appreciating the unique perspectives of Baby Boomers and Gen X, we’ll unfold the layers of this intriguing subject.

We’re going to dive deep, folks. We’re going to tap into Martin’s wisdom, his experiences, and stories. We’re going to laugh, reflect, and perhaps even shed a tear or two. But most importantly, we’re going to learn.

So, my friends, let us gather around the digital firepit. Grab your favourite beverage and perhaps a cigar, and let us open our minds and hearts to receive the lessons, stories, and delightful humour that Martin shared with us. As we dive into the topic of mentoring across generations, let us remember the importance of understanding the subtleties and nuances that may go unnoticed. And most importantly, let us carry forward Martin’s legacy by embracing warmth, intelligence, and wit in all our endeavours.
Welcome to the Mentored Podcast – where leadership is a lifelong learning process. Let’s get started!

Rev. Dr. Martin Sanders – Photo Credit Sarah Bourns Crosby
Broken and In Need Of Healing: Mentored Podcast Ep.07

Broken and In Need Of Healing: Mentored Podcast Ep.07

  • 🎙️🎉 Roll up, roll up! The Mentored Podcast is back with its 7th episode, and it’s one you won’t want to miss. Aptly named “Broken and in Need of Healing,” this episode dives headfirst into the deep end of leadership and authenticity – all with our signature blend of warmth, wit, and wisdom.

    Picture this: a leader who isn’t afraid to show their brokenness, who embraces their need for healing. Sounds refreshing. Well, buckle up because hosts Carson Pue and Martin Sanders are about to take you on a journey through the uncharted waters of vulnerable leadership, one anecdote at a time.

    We’re talking raw, real, and relatable content that hits home. And just like a hearty soup on a cold day, this episode will surely fill you with warmth and nourishment – for your mind, heart, and leadership journey.

    Now, let’s take a moment to say THANK YOU. Yes, you, our incredible listeners who have supported us on this podcasting adventure. You’ve laughed with us, learned with us, and let us into your headphones week after week. Your trust means the world to us, and we don’t take it for granted.

    We’d love to hear from you! Got a question? A comment? A revelation? Drop us a review right here on your podcast platform. We read every single one – yes, even the ones that suggest we add more cowbell to our opening music by Roy Salmond.

    So, are you ready to join us on this insightful, humorous, and dare we say, healing journey? Then grab your favourite mug, fill it with something warm, and tune in to Episode 7 of The Mentored Podcast.

    You can find us on all major podcast platforms. Don’t forget to hit that subscribe button so you never miss an episode. After all, we’re on this journey together, and we wouldn’t want to do it without you.

    So here’s to healing, authenticity, and an occasional laugh. We’ll see you in the episode! 🎧🌟

Generosity: Mentored Podcast Ep. 06

Generosity: Mentored Podcast Ep. 06

Dive into the latest episode of the Mentored Podcast featuring the dynamic duo Carson Pue and Martin Sanders!

In this episode, we’re diving deep into the heart of leadership – Generosity. Yes, that’s right! It’s not just about having resources; it’s about the joy and energy that comes from giving. Because true leadership isn’t about how much you have but how much you give!

Carson and Martin, two remarkable voices in the world of leadership and mentoring, will guide you through their own experiences and insights. With their wisdom, you’ll discover how generosity can propel you to new heights as a leader. Experience the power of being mentored by leaders who’ve walked the path and are eager to share their knowledge with YOU!

Tune in to the Mentored Podcast and learn how to become a generous leader who inspires and energizes those around them. Your journey toward enlightened leadership starts here!

Ongoing Relational Conflict: Mentored Podcast Ep. 05

Ongoing Relational Conflict: Mentored Podcast Ep. 05

In the enlightening fifth episode of the Mentored Podcast with Carson Pue and Martin Sanders, leaders are invited to delve into the complexities of ongoing relational conflict. This thought-provoking discussion explores the challenges that arise when conflicts persist for extended periods, whether in professional relationships, family dynamics, friendships, or within organizations.

Carson and Martin, two seasoned voices in the field of leadership, provide valuable insights and strategies for navigating these challenging situations. They acknowledge the emotional weight attached to ongoing relational conflict and emphasize the draining impact it can have on the individuals involved.

Drawing from their own personal experiences and expertise, Carson and Martin offer guidance on how to respond to ongoing relational conflict with grace and wisdom. Their approach is tailored and empathetic, aiming to address the root causes of the conflict and find meaningful resolutions. Their unique faith perspective adds depth and insight to the conversation, providing a holistic approach to resolving conflicts.

For leaders grappling with the challenges of ongoing relational conflict, this podcast episode offers practical advice and support. The Mentored Podcast with Carson Pue and Martin Sanders serves as a valuable resource, equipping leaders with the tools and guidance they need to navigate complex relationship dynamics.


Affirmation, Confirmation and Validation: Mentored Podcast Ep. 04

Affirmation, Confirmation and Validation: Mentored Podcast Ep. 04

Welcome to Mentored with Carson Pue and Martin Sanders, the podcast that equips leaders for success through coaching and mentoring. Today, we delve into a thought-provoking topic that lies at the heart of developing leaders: Affirmation, Confirmation, and Validation.

As leaders, we understand the importance of guidance and support. In this episode, we explore how these three powerful elements can elevate our leadership capabilities, unlock hidden potential, and pave the way for impactful decision-making.

Affirmation lays the foundation for confidence and self-belief. It empowers us to embrace our strengths and acknowledge the unique value we bring to the table. By recognizing and appreciating our own abilities, we can inspire and motivate those around us.

Confirmation is a compass guiding us through the intricate maze of leadership challenges. It validates our actions, ensuring that we stay on the right course and make sound decisions. Through the wisdom of experienced mentors and coaches, we gain the assurance and clarity needed to navigate complex situations with grace.

Validation, perhaps the most profound aspect of leadership, speaks to the significance of our efforts and the impact we have on others. It fuels our passion, reminding us that every step we take matters. When we receive validation, whether from our team, our peers, or even ourselves, it affirms our purpose and drives us to lead with authenticity and intentionality.

Join us as we uncover practical strategies to integrate these principles into our leadership journey.

At Mentored, we believe that leadership is more than just a position—it’s a calling. It requires constant growth, a willingness to learn, and the humility to seek guidance. Our podcast offers a unique blend of personal experience, professional expertise, and a faith perspective tailored to empower leaders like you.

So, whether you’re a seasoned executive, an aspiring leader, or simply curious about the art of effective leadership, join us on Mentored with Carson Pue and Martin Sanders, where we explore the transformative power of affirmation, confirmation, and validation. Get ready to unlock your full leadership potential and make a lasting impact in your sphere of influence.

Stay tuned for our upcoming episodes, and remember: At Mentored, we’re here to coach, mentor, and inspire you every step of the way.

Pride: Mentored Podcast Ep. 03

Pride: Mentored Podcast Ep. 03

You know that old saying, “Pride comes before a fall?” Well, it turns out, it’s not just an old wives’ tale!
We’ve all seen those high-flying leaders who seem invincible…until they’re not. Suddenly, they’re tumbling down the mountain of success they built, all because of that sneaky villain – Pride!

In this episode of ‘Mentored with Carson Pue and Martin Sanders, we’re pulling back the curtain on this tricky trait. They share stories of real-life leaders who’ve tripped over their own egos and how this has impacted
their teams and organizations.

But guess what? It’s not all doom and gloom!  We’ll also be discussing ways to keep pride in check and how mentoring helps ensure you remain grounded while leading your organization successfully and with integrity.

So, are you ready to dive deep into the world of leadership, humility, and the surprising pitfalls of pride? Then grab your headphones 🎧 , settle into your favourite chair, and join us for this insightful, humorous, and heartfelt conversation!