Eric Geiger Leadership Podcast

All leaders are interim leaders. Whether you lead in the marketplace or in ministry, a day is coming when someone else will be in your role. If you care about the health of the team or organization that you lead, then you care about leadership development, and you likely know you should think strategically about succession. Join us for an up-close case study at Mariners Church as Senior Pastor Eric Geiger and his predecessor Kenton Beshore share their experiences and learnings from their succession journey that began in 2018.

Latest Episodes

  • Episode 5: The First 90 Days
    February 27, 2024
    How should a leader approach the first three to six months of the new role? The answer depends on the context. In this episode, Pastor Eric Geiger shares insight he learned leading during his first year at Mariners Church. 
  • Episode 4: The Announcement
    February 20, 2024
    In this episode, Eric and Kenton discuss the major moments of announcing a new leader, share the goals of each of those initial meetings with staff and with the church, and offer suggestions for leaders to think through the moment of the announcement.
  • Episode 3: The Search and the Fit
    February 13, 2024
    In this episode of the “Eric Geiger Leadership Podcast," Eric and Kenton discuss different options surrounding the search for a new leader and the potential risks and rewards of those options.
  • Episode 2: Preparing the Church (or Organization)
    February 6, 2024
    Transitioning from one leader to another is a massive change for people and the organization as a whole. In this episode of the “Eric Geiger Leadership Podcast,” Eric and Kenton discuss how Kenton prepared the church and how other leaders can prepare their organizations/ministries.
  • Episode 1: Preparing the Leader
    January 30, 2024
    Many church and business leaders wait too long to think about or discuss succession. In this episode of the "Eric Geiger Leadership Podcast," Eric and Kenton talk about the process of preparing the leader.
  • Introducing Succession
    January 23, 2024
    In this episode of the "Eric Geiger Leadership Podcast," Eric shares some overarching thoughts about succession and sets up how Season 1 will unfold – as Eric and his successor, Kenton Beshore, will share their story and lessons learned along the way.