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Christian Woman Leadership Podcast

144 EpisodesProduced by Esther LittlefieldWebsite

It's time for you to embrace your God-given gifts, skills, and passions and lead with confidence. Host Esther Littlefield is a pastor's wife and business owner, and she is joined by co-host Holly Cain. They discuss issues related to leading as a Christian woman, and they also interview other women w… read more


66: From Reluctant Leader to Founder of a Thriving Community with Lori Wilhite [Friendship Series]

If you’ve been reluctant to embrace your identity as a leader, how can you start accepting it? What’s the best thing to do when you’re lonely in leadership? And what are the two types of friendship you need in your life? 


In this episode, Holly and I talk with pastor’s wife, mom, author, and Leading and Loving It founder Lori Wilhite about her journey into leadership and how you can stay healthy as a family while you serve others. If you’ve ever felt overwhelmed by trying to meet everyone’s expectations for you as a leader, tune in!


For the full show notes for this episode, visit

Key Points Discussed:

  • Lori’s leadership journey
  • Ways to accept your role as a leader
  • The importance of friendship in leadership
  • Staying connected as a family
  • Advice for younger leaders


Key Quotes from the Episode:

"Once I started to refocus my energy from so much fear to purpose, it really was a game-changer for me in leadership." - Lori Wilhite


"I didn't want to be a leader. A leader seemed scary, a leader seemed a lot older than me. A leader seemed like they had it together like they knew the right answers."  - Lori Wilhite


"There's validity in finding your strengths and leaning into them; there's also validity in letting God stretch your capacity." - Lori Wilhite


“The best thing we can do for each other is to just let each other know you’re not alone in your struggle.” - Lori Wilhite


"If you are intentional, you can have beautiful friendships in leadership." - Lori Wilhite


Episode Sponsor: Confident Leader Club

If you’re ready to take the next step in your leadership, I want to invite you to check out the Confident Leader Club. We’re open for a short time in September and I would love for you to join us for community, growth, and action towards becoming a confident leader. Head over to to learn more!


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