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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


69: Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone and Holding on to Confidence with Rachel Pellegrino

Have you ever felt God calling you into a new career, but you’ve been afraid to step out of your comfort zone? And how do you hold onto confidence when you’re surrounded by people who seem to have more expertise and experience than you?


In this episode I talk with Rachel Pellegrino, founder of Little Lambs Books publishing company, about how to know what step to take and when, faith’s role in times of transition, how to determine whether God is leading you, and how she’s maintained her confidence through it all. 


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Key Points Discussed:
  • Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
    • Leaving Teaching and Starting Her Publishing House
    • Finding Mentors 
    • Challenges and Rewards of Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone
    • Advice for the Woman with a Book in Her Heart
    • How to Tell if God’s Leading You in a New Place
  • Holding on to Confidence
  • Leaders are Learners


Key Quotes from the Episode:

“I don’t think you can ever lead well without wise counsel.”

“We all have a book in us, but God has to call it out of you.”

“Where I am is not where I was four years ago, and it’s not where I’m going to be four years from now. But God has called me to this now.”

“God has given me a brain in my head, discernment in my heart, and I’m willing to learn.” 

“I don’t know where my confidence would be if it wasn’t in Jesus.”


Connect with Rachel Pellegrino:


Rachel Pellegrino is the founder and publisher of Little Lamb Books, an independent trade publisher of faith-based fiction and non-fiction for elementary, middle grade, and young adult readers. She is passionate about empowering parents with Christian children's literature as well as partnering with authors who write faith-based stories and providing them with a successful publishing experience. Based in Texas with her husband, kiddos, and their two dogs, Rachel talks with her hands, prefers Pepsi to coffee, and has a growing plush lamb collection. She blogs on the Little Lamb Books website and is launching her own coaching business for writers this fall.

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