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March 17, 2017



What You Missed


Conquering my Alcohol Addiction

Martha Lumatete moved from Kenya to Texas fourteen years ago to pursue an international law degree. Full of dreams, she didn’t count on the deep stress of moving far from home and support, the demands of a corporate career, loss of loved ones and a struggling marriage. Drinking quickly turned from a social activity to a dangerous coping mechanism. Martha tells us her story of pain, repentance, and ultimate freedom found in Christ.


Mentoring Monday radio show


Click here to listen to this week’s episode

This week’s Mentoring Monday radio show featured Sandy Swider.




Top Three

  • 12 Podcasts That Will Make You a Better LeaderLolly Daskal with Inc. ranks twelve leadership podcasts guaranteed to help you improve as a leader. One of the podcasts listed is Eternal Leadership by John Ramstead, a podcast previously featuring 4word!



  • Seek God First in Navigating Career DecisionsRussell Gerhlein writes on the Institute for Faith, Work & Economics blog and offers some guiding questions Christians can utilize when asking for wisdom about a career shift. 



Take Notice


Apply for the 4word Mentor Program Today!: Looking for mentorship? Interested in serving as a mentor? Applications are being accepted now for the Summer Session of the 4word Mentor Program! (Deadline to apply is April 21, 2017)











16 Inspirational Women Instagrammers: Jacqueline DeMarco wants to help you make the most of your “Instagram scroll” by offering sixteen Instagrammers you should definitely be following.












7 Tips for Attracting, Engaging, and Supporting Women in Your WorkplaceSteve Cody asked three top women executives how workplaces could become more attractive to professional women. Here are their answers!














4word: Local Group Events

Take a look at these upcoming 4word: Local Group event dates and see which one(s) you can attend. We’d love to see you there!

  • Virtual Book StudyWith Lisa Clements – January through March
  • DallasYoga Pant CoffeeMarch 18 @ 9:00AM
  • AustinNorth/Arboretum Small GroupMarch 19 @ 6:00PM
  • AustinLakeway/Lake Travis Small GroupMarch 20 @ 6:30PM
  • TulsaMarch Luncheon and Roundtable DiscussionMarch 21 @ noon
  • TulsaMarch After Hours EventMarch 23 @ 6:00PM
  • TulsaBook StudyMarch 25 @ 9:30AM
  • DallasMeet Up MondayMarch 27 @ 5:30PM
  • DallasFrisco Meet Up MondayMarch 27 @ 5:30PM
  • AustinAfter Work MeetupMarch 30 @ 5:30PM
  • New York CityHappy HourApril 4 @ 5:00PM
  • AustinWestlake/Central Small GroupApril 6 @ 5:30PM
  • SouthlakeBook StudyApril 11 @ noon
  • DallasPreston Center Book StudyApril 14 @ 11:30AM
  • AustinNorth/Arboretum Small GroupApril 16 @ 6:00PM
  • AustinLakeway/Lake Travis Small GroupApril 17 @ 6:30PM
  • San FranciscoSpeaker Series with Pattie HarveyApril 18 @ 7:00PM
  • Southlake“Identifying Your Spiritual Gifts” EventApril 18 @ 6:30PM
  • AustinAustin 360 Small GroupApril 20 @ 11:30AM
  • DallasMeet Up MondayApril 24 @ 5:30PM
  • DallasFrisco Meet Up MondayApril 24 @ 5:30PM
  • DallasMembership LuncheonApril 28 @ 11:30AM

For details on these events, please visit our 4word Events page.






Make Your Next Career Move

As a 4word: Member Insider, you’re given exclusive access to numerous job openings across the country via the 4word Job Connections Board. We wanted to highlight a few jobs currently available. Just login to your 4word: Member Insider account to apply to one or more of these positions!

Not a 4word: Member Insider? Email your credentials to to begin the application process.

Featured Company: MedProperties Holdings, LLC
Location: Dallas, Texas
MedProperties Holdings, LLC (“MedProperties”) is a niche private real estate investment firm that invests exclusively in healthcare assets throughout the United States. Acquisitions and developments include: medical office buildings, single tenant specialty facilities such as, ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation, behavioral and specialty hospitals, and limited seniors housing.

The firm operates with high integrity to support their employees and investor base. The leadership team has decades of experience in all aspects of real estate investment, development, management, finance and banking. The company’s culture is entrepreneurial, flexible and enjoyable with high expectations. Everyone’s contributions are key.

Open Positions on the 4word Job Connections Board
(login today to view more!)



Job #1: Real Estate Analyst
MedProperties – Dallas, TX
The ideal candidate will have experience working in commercial real estate in an analyst role. This is a high visibility position to the C Suite and decision makers. This opportunity requires excellent communication skills to interface with investors and the team, ability to manage priorities, proactive workstyle to be able to contribute to the team, maturity and solid computer skills. The role will require a self-starter who is comfortable working independently, as well as collaboratively. The candidate’s work will be used in critical decision making, reporting, investor relations, among other functions.

Job #2: Payroll Director
USCF Benioff-Children’s Hospital – Oakland, CA
The Payroll Director reports to the Controller and is responsible for the leadership of the entire payroll function in a complex unionized environment with an estimated gross annual payroll of $200 million.

Job #3: Strategic Sales Specialist
Comdata – Brentwood, TN 
Comdata is seeking a Strategic Sales Specialist to join our Corporate Payments sales team. The Strategic Sales Specialist drives sales by communicating, primarily by phone, with existing customers as well as new prospects. This individual also works directly with team members in the field providing support through administrative duties. These duties may include order processing/entry, price quotations, information input and management, RFP response, product training, scheduling appointments and/or other related tasks.




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