Media and Testimonials: Podcasts, YouTube, TV, and more

Here you’ll find links to my almost fifty different interviews from various media outlets. Just keep scrolling while you look for the interviews that you’re most interested in.

* Henry Johnstone and I recorded an excellent and important conversation around the topic of suicide and how Christians approach that discussion. On his show The Inner Warrior Podcast, we also touched on 9/11, the Church, and why no one is unforgivable. Henry is doing great and encouraging work, and he was kind enough to have me back on his show, and you can find our discussion here:

* I had a blast talking with Tony Winyard on his show Exceeding Expectations recently! We discussed education, bullying, blended families, coaching, and why we love to help others so much. I hope you’ll enjoy our conversation, and be sure to check out some of his other episodes as well.

* What a joy to be featured on the Tending Lambs podcast with Abby Alam and Katie van Straten! We talked about Gentle Parenting, blended families, and specific issues of co-parenting. It was fun, informative, and I hope you’ll also find it inspiring, so be sure to listen in to our conversation here:

* What an absolute honor to be featured on Coffee Over Suicide with Chris Parker Howard! We talked about my struggles, his story, and how we can all help each other move forward and get past trauma (emotional and otherwise). We also talked about blended families and some of the great work that he’s doing. Enjoy our conversation here:

* I had an excellent conversation with Bill Monroe on his show 2 Minute Talking Tips where we discussed professional speaking, inverted leadership, and the power of laughter and storytelling when trying to capture an audience’s attention. Enjoy our conversation here:

* It was great to be featured on Stuart L. Morris’ show The Great Escape Podcast recently! We talked about blended family life, parenting, and how taking responsibility for our situation is the way to move forward in life. Be sure to listen in on our conversation, and check out some of his other great interviews!

* I had an absolute blast talking with Esther and Jay on their YouTube channel called This Big House! They’re in an amazing blended family doing excellent work, and I was thrilled to be able to talk with them about how to work with a difficult co-parent in a blended family situation. Enjoy our conversation and be sure to check out many of their other amazing videos!

* It was an honor to be featured on the Father’s Day special of the Blended Family Podcast with Melissa Brown! We talked about the 10 Commandments of Blended Family Life and how they can apply in every situation. We had a great time, and Melissa’s website has a number of other great interviews and sources for you to check out. Find our interview here:

* Listen in on my recent interview with Tyler O’Shea on his Hustle and Motivate podcast! We discussed what it’s like to be an underdog always, how to overcome challenges, and how inverted leadership and confident humility can help. Also be sure to check out some of Tyler’s other great interviews, and enjoy our conversation here:

* Listen in on my recent interview with Ian Harding on his podcast called Do It For Yourself! We discussed how each day we’re either getting a little better or a little worse, and how grasping this helps us be able to transform our lives over time. Check out Ian’s story and my interview on his website here:

* Listen in on my interview with the amazing Lyle Tard on his podcast called Service is Power! We discussed Inverted Leadership and how leadership is best done through service. Give it a listen and be sure to let him know what you think! Enjoy!

* Be sure to check out my recent interview with Tuniscia O. on her show Blending Our Love! We had a great chat about blended family life, why it’s so important to be vulnerable as a parent, and how we can all improve our blended family situations through putting others first. Enjoy!

* Check out my podcast interview with Victor Ahipene on his show called The Public Speaking Blueprint! We talked about how to create a side-hustle based on your unique talents and abilities. Be sure to listen in here:

* I’m excited and honored to have been featured by Millennial to CEO in a recent blog post based on our interview! Check it out here:

* Check it out! I spoke at a community fundraiser event in Anniston, Alabama recently, and so our local newspaper did a feature article on yours truly!

* Listen in on my podcast interview with Brenda Stuart of Restored and Remarried! We discussed blended family life, leadership, and how to have a more positive experience in difficult situations. Enjoy!

* Listen in on my conversation with Anna Seewald of the Authentic Parenting Community Podcast. We discussed 8 Lessons for Blended Family Life, and we had a great time doing it! Be sure to check out the interview here:

* Be sure to listen in on my interview with British parenting guru Sue Atkins on The Parenting Show where we discuss blended family life and how to make it a more positive and encouraging situation and experience for everyone involved. Find it here through Friday 3/1/19 for free; after that, it’ll only be available to members of her online parenting club.

* Listen in to my conversation with the amazing Jeff Gargas and Rae Hughart on their Teach Better Talk podcast! We talked about success, failures, education, and leadership! Be sure to listen in and let us know what you think, and check out the great work they’re doing as well. Find the episode here:

* Listen in on my conversation with Fred Koepp on his Teacher Recharge Podcast as we discussed why we love teaching, how much fun it is to be a soccer coach, and why it’s so great to be a teacher. Enjoy, and be encouraged!

* Listen in on my conversation with Sean Douglas on his show called Life Transformation Radio where we discussed leadership, blended family life, and how our faith helps us make better decisions in difficult situations. Find the conversation here:

* Listen in to my conversation with Alan Stevens of The Camp Fire Project, where we discussed inverted leadership, confident humility, and what it means when you see a turtle on a fence post:

* Enjoy my chat with the amazing Henry Johnstone as we discussed masculinity and what that looks like from a Christian perspective. You can find our conversation here:

* Here’s a great article/interview featuring yours truly on the Awesome Gang book and author website! I’m honored to be featured on there, and I hope you enjoy it as well!

* Listen in on my podcast interview with Kevin Sullivan on his show called The Wait What If Podcast! We discuss whether leaders are born or made, how leaders are shaped in our culture and time, and what kind of leaders millennials will make. Check it out here:

* Listen to my conversation with Vince Massara on his show called the Smart Edupreneur Podcast! We discussed being a teacher and an entrepreneur, how to find speaking gigs, and what it’s like to learn an entirely new way of thinking. Enjoy our conversation here:

* Listen in on my conversation with Henry Johnstone on his podcast called The Inner Warrior! We had a great time discussing the power of faith, the ways the Church has been misrepresented in history, and why kindness is so important. Find our conversation here:

* Listen in on my recent four-part conversation with Scott Maderer on his Inspired Stewardship podcast! We discussed Inverted Leadership, confident humility, and why being a lifelong learner is key to good leadership. Part one of our interview is all about how to Invest in Yourself:

* Listen in to this episode of The Green Door Podcast, a celebration of all things Tolkien! I was blessed enough to have a quick cameo at the beginning, in their new segment called ‘Three Questions’ or ‘Hu-an, Two, Three’. Check it out here:

* I’m excited to be part of a THIRD #1 book on Amazon! Check out the press release regarding a book in which I was featured and to which I contributed. Special thanks to Mike Saunders for making it possible, and congrats to all the other influencers featured in the book!

* Listen in to my interview on the Stories From the Launchpad podcast with Bravo Nyamudoka! We had a great time discussing Inverted Leadership and some of the inspirations and stories behind the book. I really enjoyed this interview, and you can find it here:

* Listen in on my interview on the Going North Podcast with Dom Brightmon where we discussed Inverted Leadership, the dangers of pride, and the saving grace of Jesus. I had a great time, and you can find the interview here:

* Listen in on my conversation on the show Life’s Black Belts, with Eric Alders! We had a great time discussing our stories, why we love to help other people, and of course Inverted Leadership. Check out the interview here:

* Listen to my interview on The Author Inside You podcast! We discussed Inverted Leadership and how it can help you change every area of your life. I had a great time doing this interview, and you can find it here:

* Listen to my interview on Savvy Spiritual Growth with Suzanne Thibault! We discuss Confident Humility and ‘Inverted Leadership,’ and how those things help you serve others and lead to spiritual growth. Enjoy!

* Listen to my interview on The Jamie Irvine Show! We discuss how humility leads to better relationships, and how those improved relationships will benefit every area of your life. Check it out here:

* Check out this article from, featuring yours truly!

* Listen to my interview with Brad Biehl and his podcast More Than A Word, where we discuss “humility”: what it is, what it isn’t, and how it has the power to change and improve every area of your life.

* Listen in on my interview with Pauline Crawford-Omps of Magical Conversations, where we discussed 'modified chivalry', gender dynamics, and how coaching girls soccer has helped me become a kinder, gentler father:

* Listen in on my interview with Tracey Hall of Ethical Direct Selling, where we discussed my backstory, how Confident Humility would help in businesses, and what my dog Bruiser taught me about personal growth (that might also inspire you):

* Check out my interview with THE Authority and Positioning Coach at the Marketing Huddle, Mike Saunders on his show Influential Entrepreneurs. In this interview, we discussed my book Inverted Leadership, the importance of being genuine and transparent, and what humility really means:

* Check out my conversation with Munira Zahibi, where we discussed my new book Inverted Leadership and how to inspire others:

* Watch my interview with Susan Yockey on her show A New Day With Susan, where we discussed Inverted Leadership and how it can impact your personal and professional life:

* Listen to my interview on Ryan Durden's Success Talk podcast here, where we discuss Inverted Leadership and why it's important to encourage and inspire our youth:

* Watch both of my TV interviews on abc33/40's Talk of Alabama (first interview available at and second interview available at )

* Listen to my interviews on the Teamwork Podcast, hosted by Dan Thomas. The first interview is available at and the second interview is available at

* Listen to my interview on the Millennial to CEO podcast, hosted by Danielle Taylor where we discuss Confident Humility, leadership, and how thinking of yourself less will help you in business and in life:

You can also find out more about me from mentions, articles, or interviews in the following places:             

* Read my guest post for Joseph Lalonde's leadership website here:



* The Gadsden Times newspaper

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"Joel did a phenomenal job and kept my teens and college students engaged throughout his lesson. He made us tear up, laugh out loud, and nod our head incessantly from beginning to end. I strongly recommend Joel for your speaking needs regardless of the event."

- Rene Zeringue, Associate Minister (Ohatchee Church of Christ) 



"Joel took the time to get to know us for who we were, and then challenged us to become the best versions of ourselves we could be. He will continue to be one of the best figures for motivation, wisdom, and guidance for years to come because that's the type of person he is--the type of person he will challenge you to be." 

- Brandon Schoening, Operations Coordinator II at BBVA Compass (Birmingham, AL)



"Listening to Joel speak, I always find myself engaged. His use of story-telling keeps my attention despite my battle with adult ADD, and his message left a great impact." 

- Jamie Barkley, HS Teacher and Coach (Glencoe High School, Glencoe, AL)

As soon as Joel finished, several members asked me if he could come and speak again at another event we had going on later that evening! I strongly recommend him to come and speak to other organizations, leadership or executive teams, or to anyone who wants to be encouraged about the possibilities of positive, servant-based leadership." - Belva Durham, Project Director, Senior Center Services, East AL Regional Planning & Development Commission (Anniston, AL)

"Joel came and spoke to some of our high school athletes, and in his presentation he did a great job of explaining how to be a leader. He interacted well with them, his examples were applicable to their lives, and most of all he was real with them. We'd love to have him come back and speak to other groups at our school!"- Samantha Darby, Oxford (AL) City Schools