Living Wholehearted

December 28, 2021

Ep. 111 : The Way of Excellence: what the world needs from leaders today with Mike Kai

It’s the end of 2021! Can you believe it? We want to end this year on a high note. This episode will not only encourage you as a leader, but bring a little of the Aloha spirit to your life today, especially to all of you knee-deep in winter chill. All the way from Hawaii, the Mattsons are joined by pastor, businessman, author and family man, Mike Kai. He truly is a man who “pursues every matter with excellence as if it were for the Lord”. Mike shares honestly about his struggles in the earlier years of life and how God clearly showed him a way to lead and how to do it with excellence. Mike’s principles of “excellence” might no t be what you think. In fact, this episode is for anyone who is hungry to lead well and with great purpose regardless of your background, training, or experience. Mike Kai is currently the pastor of Hawaii’s Inspire Church - which began as a small congregation in Hawaii in 2001 and has become a thriving 6,000+ member multi-site congregation. Mike is also the founder of Inspire Collective and Inspire Network. He is passionate about building the worldwide Church, leaders and a culture that will last. Mike Kai is the author of The Pound for Pound Principle and Plateaus, as well as his newest book, That Doesn’t Just Happen: How Excellence Accelerates Everything (Inspire Books, August 3, 2021). You will find Mike speaking at conferences and to congregations all over the world, conducting some of his favorite conversations with pastors and leaders. Mike and his wife, Lisa, reside in Honolulu and are the proud parents of three daughters and grandparents of two grandchildren. Read More

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About Living Wholehearted

We define a leader as anyone with a following. Whether you are a parent or a CEO, or both, how you lead matters. When a leader lives with integrity, everyone in their wake benefits. And when they don't, everyone in their wake pays, it's just a matter of time. We are a husband and wife team HELPING LEADERS of all types LIVE WITH INTEGRITY through Biblical, Clinical, and Relational Wisdom. The Living Wholehearted Podcast is filled with grace, hope, and practical tools to help you in every relationship that matters most to you in your home, work, and community. Become a leader who is shrinking their integrity gap between what you say and how you actually live. Join us in the movement of becoming a Wholehearted Leader!

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About Jeff and Terra Mattson

Jeff Mattson (MA ORL) and Terra Mattson (MA LPC, LMFT) are Christian Parenting spokespeople and the co-hosts of the Living Wholehearted Podcast in the Christian Parenting Podcast Network.


After two decades studying and working in leadership and trauma-informed therapy, Jeff and Terra are bridging the gap between Biblical, clinical, and relational wisdom to help leaders live with integrity in the home, work, and community.


They are the co-founders of Living Wholehearted, a professional counseling and organizational development firm. Terra is the author of Courageous: Being Daughters Rooted in Grace and together they co-authored Shrinking the Integrity Gap: Between what Leaders Preach and Live. Jeff and Terra have skin in the game as they raise their two daughters just outside Portland, OR on five acres of old growth woods. There is never a dull moment in the Mattson home!

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