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“Engaging Life and Leadership”  Podcast 

Discussing relevant answers for Christian men AND women in leadership positions.  Easy to remember – Simple to apply

Hosted by a male/female team, this show offers balanced perspectives, and diverse viewpoints. It’s dedicated to all people who want to transform their relationships, finances, communications, and work from mediocrity to magnificent. You won’t find stuff and fluff here — we deal with significant life issues.

Darren Dake is a business leader, national speaker, pastor, and author. His co-host, Anita Brooks, is a business coach, certified personality trainer, efficiency expert, communications specialist, national speaker, and author.

Our topics are relevant to everyday living and leading. You may not carry the title of leader, but we all lead someone. Whether it’s your children, your spouse, other family members, friends, co-workers, or another person who hangs on your every word and action. Eyes are watching, and ears are listening. Here’s our reminder, “You are leading someone, the question is, are you leading well?”

We offer effective leadership skills, practical solutions, and real-life examples that are easy enough to remember, and simple enough to apply. Our listeners are: Entrepreneurs, Solopreneurs, Pastors,small business owners, presidents, CFO’s, board members, faith-based leaders, household CEO’s, and the everyday man or woman working their way through life.

The Team

Darren DakeMe

Darren is an ordained minister with the Church of God , and is an accomplished author,  podcast producer, conference speaker and Christian business coach. He specializes in helping churches, pastors, and business leaders see and achieve the next big level of their passion. Darren has a tri-balanced background in Law Enforcement Investigations, Corporate  Leadership, and Christian Ministry – giving him a unique perspective into the church and business world. Darren excels  in Team development and organization, communication and conflict management,  mission and vision casting, task management, and business coaching.

In his latest book Unrighteous, Darren talks in auto-biographical form about the struggles he and many others face when living lives of what he calls “self-made spirituality.” Darren points out that too many Christians are “drowning in their own luke warm devotion to the God of their imagination.” He and his wife Tammy of 27 years, have three grown boys and four grandchildren and live in mid-Missouri. Darren is the founder and lead trainer of Nfocus Church Leadership Training and Christianity Rate X.  Find out more on these seminars by going to  www.darrendake.com


anita-zenith-photo-150x150Anita Brooks

Business and Inspirational Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Expert, Certified Training Facilitator, Communications Specialist, and national speaker. Anita is also the author of First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market. Available at Amazon,Barnes and NobleBooks A Million, and other stores.

Anita is a member of Toastmasters, the Christian Writer’s Guild, and a client of the WordServe Literary Group. She’s a graduate of CLASSeminars for Leaders, Authors, and Speakers. Anita co-hosts the weekly podcast, Engaging Life and Leadership with Darren Dake, available on iTunes, Stitcher, Podcruncher, TuneIn Radio, Downcast, and other podcatching platforms.

Anita is passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research. She believes it’s never too late for a fresh start with fresh faith.

Her favorite past time is lounging by a river or lake in Missouri, laughing with with her husband of thirty years, Ricky.

Follow her blog at anitabrooks.com.