Living a Life Beloved with Mike Foster | Episode 201
APRIL 10, 2018
EPISODE 201 | APRIL 10, 2018
In this episode, Benjamin sits down with speaker, author, and self-proclaimed recovering perfectionist, Mike Foster. Mike’s unique perspective on what it means to be alive will take you into profound perspectives on love, shame, and how to live life from your real self. From the very start of the episode, Mike re-frames our relationship to the difficult moments in life, and teaches us how to embrace and integrate our life journey no matter the circumstances. In fact, he will take you on a journey to discover how the very things you believe are holding you back, are the very things that give you an unfair advantage. We also dive deeply into spiritual abuse and the unique role the church has in creating that abuse, and in restoring it.
Your story matters, and in this episode, Mike will show you why.
Mike Foster is a friend of imperfectionists and second-chancers. For the past 15 years he has focused his work on helping people flourish by helping them be passionate about their not-so-perfect stories.
He’s developed a simple framework to help people experience a lifestyle of freedom and to courageously work through our struggles, hurts and pain. His resources, training and private practice are focused on helping people pursue radical acceptance and radical responsibility in their lives and to embrace a healthy identity. In 2015 he created the Rescue Academy LIVE 2-day workshop and Online E-course. These innovative courses train people how to effectively counseling friends, family and those we influence.
He speaks at conferences, churches and professional gatherings about how to turn our hurts and hang-ups into an unfair advantage in life. This year he will speak to over 50,000 people about my work and on the topics of shame, identity and living free.
His work has been featured on Good Morning America, Fox News and in the New York Times. He has also appeared on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart which was quite a funny experience. In 2016, he released his book "People of the Second Chance" (Waterbrook Publishing) where he shares his own not-so- perfect story of permanently disfiguring an innocent man, hiding his own childhood sexual abuse and his ongoing struggle with shame. In the book, he unpacks the lessons of what it means to embrace a new identity and step into God's beautiful possibilities for life. He is the founder and Chief Chance Officer at People of the Second Chance. They are a non-profit organization guided by this lofty ideal: that every person on earth gets a second chance if they want one. They build tools and create experiences to amplify hope in people's lives. He has been married to his wife Jennifer for 22 years and have 2 children. They live in San Diego, CA and own a fluffy Pomeranian.