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Author: Rocky DeStefano

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A Server's Journey started after years of taking the wrong path. Rocky DeStefano combines the lessons he’s learned in over thirty four years of leadership into this one hope: that he can help lessen the learning curve for people in all levels of the service community. Join us in the studio to take deep dives with our special guests into what makes the best leaders of our time not just good, but great. Week by week, our producers strive to gather in one place the top knowledge on employee retention, customer satisfaction, bottom line growth, company culture, community service, and more.
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Joa Macnalie talks about her journey of becoming the leader she is today.  She tells the story of how she overcame challenges, sometimes through sheer will power and other times with the guidance of influential leaders in her life.  She discusses her experience with leadership from coaches while playing sports at a young age.  We talk about family, how she became an author and the story behind her children's books, her run for City Council and how her faith impacts her leadership style. Join us for this raw discussion full of depth and inspiration from this amazing young woman._________________________A Server's Journey Links:Subscribe | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Support the Show | Bonus Content_________________________Joa Macnalie Links:Website | Fundraising | Instagram | Pre-Order her new book!
Today's word of the week is failure! We're drawing inspiration from Dr. Michael Smalley. Listen as our favorite guest host, Chris Gingrasso, talks about the endless possibilities you can achieve when you simply put the time in._________________________A Server's Journey Links:Subscribe | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Support the Show
In this episode Russ Sloan, talks with us about his experience as a coach and leader over the years. Russ has served in a myriad of leadership positions through out various industries. Listen as he talks about the variables between them all.  Russ discusses his experience being lead by 4 separate hall-of-fame coaches during his football career. We talk about challenges new business owners may face.  Rocky and Russ exchange words over Sam Walton, founder of Walmart and the future of athletics in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic._________________________A Server's Journey Links:Subscribe | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Support the Show
Today's word of the week is enough! We're drawing inspiration from David Loveless, co-host of the Live True Podcast and Pastor of Discipleship & Leadership Initiatives at First Baptist Church Orlando. Listen as our favorite guest host, Chris Gingrasso, talks about the endless possibilities you can achieve when you simply put the time in._________________________A Server's Journey Links:Subscribe | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Support the Show
In this episode Bob Ehmann, retired missionary, talks with us about how to be a servant leader. Rocky and Bob discuss his life of serving through missions. They reminisce about how he came to meet his wife of 55 years as well as his experience being a servant leader in the church. Additionally, Bob touches on how he has chosen to follow God's guidance throughout his life of missionary work over the past 53 years._________________________A Server's Journey Links:Subscribe | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Support the Show
Today's word of the week is drive! We're drawing inspiration from R. D. Saunders, Director of Advancement for the John Maxwell Leadership Foundation and EQUIP. Listen as our favorite guest host, Chris Gingrasso, talks about the endless possibilities you can achieve when you simply put the time in._________________________A Server's Journey Links:Subscribe | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Support the Show
Jeff Rogers talks about his businesses, Stewardship Advisory Group and Stewardship Legacy Coaching. His book, Creating a Thriving Family Legacy, touches on the outpour of Roger's passion; that we free ourselves to be open to financial freedom so we can give more freely to God's kingdom. Listen as Jeff tells us his story in ministry and how he embraced his calling to enter financial ministry through the lens of God's word._________________________A Server's Journey Links:Subscribe | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Support the Show | Bonus Content
Today's word of the week is drift! We're drawing inspiration from Pasco Manzo, President of Teen Challenge in New England. Listen as our favorite guest host, Chris Gingrasso, talks about the endless possibilities you can achieve when you simply put the time in.
In this episode, Rocky joins with Tony McCoy, former NFL football player and current pastor of Hope International Church in Groveland, Florida. McCoy's background from the NFL to ministry left him with a pointed passion for leading by serving others. His church, Hope International, stands by a mission statement to save, encourage, and change. Together the team talks about what inspires them most to serve their community and how we can support black lives during this historic time. How are you using your voice as an ally? What can you do to support your black brothers and sisters? 
Today's word of the week is discipline! We're drawing inspiration from infamous Jim Rohn, who says that "Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment." Listen as our favorite guest host, Chris Gingrasso, talks about the endless possibilities you can achieve when you simply put the time in._____________________________________________A Server's Journey Links:Subscribe | Website | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter
Rocky and Larry take a second look at what it takes to lead your team during crisis. 
Happy Hump Day! Today we're celebrating an Epic Moment of Leadership from 1789 and talking about how to lead your team during these uncertain times. Rocky and Larry use an article by the CEO and founder of Root Inc, Jim Haudan, to talk about crisis leadership. Let's expand on how validating your people's feelings can actually allow your business to come out better on the other side!
Chris Gingrasso hosts this quick moment dedicated to our word of the week: culture. Vice President of Walt Disney World Resorts, Lee Cockerell, takes us through his experienced tips to create a culture that cares about your feelings. After managing tens of thousands of Disney Cast Members, we are sure Cockerell's advice is sound. Tune in!
Today's episode includes special guest Desmond Clark, NFL tight end for the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. Together we talk about Desmond's rise from poverty to success, his book, The Principles of Winning, and the importance of matching your vision with concrete plans. 
Learn how to define and exercise your creativity with Duncan Wardle, former Head of Innovation and Creativity for Disney. Chris Gingrasso hosts us in a quick look at why as we grow older, we start thinking reductively. Why do we halt creativity and view it as a "special skill" instead of as something we all posses? And how can we get creative once more?
Best selling author Patrick Lencioni takes the floor to discuss his latest book, “The Ideal Team Player,” and why you can’t fake humility in the workplace. Find out what sparked Pat’s passion in forming his management consulting firm, The Table Group, and relish this opportunity to pick Lencioni’s brain about his unique writing routine, favorite authors, and a workplace environment that starts and ends with genuine concern about the people who work there.
Back with our word of the week: courage! Today's debut is from Jon Langford, one of the authors in Chris Gingrasso's latest book, Wow Factor: 52 Thoughts from 52 Thought Leaders. Langford defines courage and uses Walt Disney as a notable example of how we can define and use courage to begin our own legacies. Do you have the courage?
Today's episode features multi-talented entrepreneur Chris Krimitsos, founder and Chief Creative Officer of one of the largest gatherings for podcasters in the world, Podfest Multimedia Expo. 
Our favorite Server's Moment host, author Chris Gingrasso, talks about our word of the week: "control." With a little help from leadership development coach, Edgar Cabello and a look into legendary Lou Holtz's football strategy on winning, we dissect why defining the word "control" is key to your leadership journey. 
Rocky, Foster, and Larry address how to lead during the Covid-19 global pandemic. The trio talks about the importance of quick and effective action plans, a simple and empathetic communication plan, and a transparent approach to problem solving in the workplace. We know that no business leader has ever gone through anything like this before, so we're diving into how to best lead your teams by protecting their safety, keeping them calm, and maintaining overall efficiency. 
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