Episode 26

Women in the Church EPS 26: Nancy Ortberg on Faith & Work, Transforming the Bay with Christ, discovering your passion, being brave and embracing who God made you to be

Nancy Ortberg has over twenty-two years experience in sales, service and the healthcare industry, including eighteen years in leadership roles. She has in addition, led a staff team in the recruitment and mobilization of thousands of volunteers as well as spoken internationally and domestically on topics of leadership and the creation of corporate culture.  She is currently serving as the CEO of Transforming the Bay with Christ, seeking to help catalyze a holistic Gospel movement in the San Francisco Bay Area. In the first half of her career, Nancy worked in hospital and healthcare administration, providing leadership and team development in large medical organizations. From 1991-2003 she held leadership positions in sales and marketing and did extensive work with non-profit organizations. Nancy is passionate about improving personal and organizational effectiveness and believes that teams are the most dynamic way to produce those results. She believes in helping people bring the best of who they are to what they do best. Her particular interests are leading teams through the process of analyzing, and planning the changes needed to improve how they work together as a team; starting with building trust with each other through getting exceptional results which they can only achieve by being a dynamic leadership team. She is a the founding partner of Teamworx2.co and a consulting partner with Patrick Lencioni, author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, Silos Politics and Turf Wars and Death by Meeting. Nancy was a teaching pastor who worked for 13 years at Willow Creek Community Church in the Chicago area, and knows what it can mean to do the "good, right and wise" thing, even when it isn't easy, as she mentions on today's podcast.  Nancy is for the church, for women, for men, for wholeness, but above all- for Jesus.  She knows what it means to be brave and follow God, even at great personal cost. Nancy is the author of Looking for God: An Unexpected Journey through tattoos, tofu, & pronouns, Unleashing the Power of Rubber Bands, lessons in non-linear leadership and Seeing in the Dark finding God's light in the most unexpected places. She and her husband, John, live in the Bay Area and have three children: Laura, Mallory, and Johnny. 

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Lori Adams-Brown is a combination of business executive, international speaker and podcast host of a top 5% global podcast, whose over 20 years of leading global teams has made her a strong and inclusive leader of teams who exceed expectations. As a former international relief & development leader, she has led diverse global teams in multiple cultures where she learned to speak six languages. Lori improves systems, motivates teams with relationship building, and achieves global results. She is a culture connoisseur and a people first global manager. Her happy place is sipping a flat white coffee while having a deep conversation and enjoying either a beach or mountain vacation with the love of her life, Jason, and their 3 teenagers.