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Your Corner Man

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The best coaches and athletes in the world share stories and lessons on life, leadership and career success...and failure. The show is tailored for business men/women, entrepreneurs, leaders, coaches and athletes looking for the information and inspiration they need to take themselves, their careers and/or their teams to the next level. Show host, Coach Bruce Babashan (a.k.a. Your Corner Man), is a world renowned professional boxing trainer and former senior corporate executive. Coach Bruce is a sage, a storyteller, trainer of champions and professional speaker and he brings a rare set of insights and life experiences to every show. We all wish we had our own Corner-Man to help us during the tough fights in life and Coach Bruce is the real deal. As he always says..."not everything is life is about boxing, but everything in boxing is about life." Listen to "Your Corner Man" and get ready for the fight ahead.

The best coaches and athletes in the world share stories and lessons on life, leadership and career success...and failure. The show is tailored for business men/women, entrepreneurs, leaders, coaches and athletes looking for the information and inspiration they need to take themselves, their careers and/or their teams to the next level. Show host, Coach Bruce Babashan (a.k.a. Your Corner Man), is a world renowned professional boxing trainer and former senior corporate executive. Coach Bruce is a sage, a storyteller, trainer of champions and professional speaker and he brings a rare set of insights and life experiences to every show. We all wish we had our own Corner-Man to help us during the tough fights in life and Coach Bruce is the real deal. As he always says..."not everything is life is about boxing, but everything in boxing is about life." Listen to "Your Corner Man" and get ready for the fight ahead.

Location:

United States

Description:

The best coaches and athletes in the world share stories and lessons on life, leadership and career success...and failure. The show is tailored for business men/women, entrepreneurs, leaders, coaches and athletes looking for the information and inspiration they need to take themselves, their careers and/or their teams to the next level. Show host, Coach Bruce Babashan (a.k.a. Your Corner Man), is a world renowned professional boxing trainer and former senior corporate executive. Coach Bruce is a sage, a storyteller, trainer of champions and professional speaker and he brings a rare set of insights and life experiences to every show. We all wish we had our own Corner-Man to help us during the tough fights in life and Coach Bruce is the real deal. As he always says..."not everything is life is about boxing, but everything in boxing is about life." Listen to "Your Corner Man" and get ready for the fight ahead.

Language:

English

Contact:

202-257-5219


Episodes

Loyalty is success: 2 X Welterweight Champ Shawn Porter shares his insights on coaching, success and loyalty.

3/5/2021
Taking advice from those closest to him was something that Shawn Porter had to learn at an early age. His dad had him in the gym at the age of 4 working out and training to become a boxer. But he credits his dad for also knowing when he needed to be pushed and when somebody else would be more effective to train him. For this week’s conversation, I got to sit down with the two-time welterweight champion boxer and have a unique conversation. We didn’t delve into his boxing career and...

Duration:00:39:50

Man is a sum of their experiences: Eric Kapitulik – Founder and CEO of The Program LLC

2/27/2021
Mental and physical toughness are characteristics Eric Kapitulik has strived to achieve his entire life. But it’s not his toughness that he wants to talk about; it’s yours. This week’s episode brings a discussion with the former United States Marine and founder and CEO of The Program LLC for a fascinating look at what it means to be a better teammate and team leader. Eric created The Program, a team building and leadership development company, in 2008, and its mission is “to develop better...

Duration:00:56:09

Be the guy you would’ve looked up to as a kid: Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman, former UFC fighter, writer, speaker, podcast host

2/19/2021
Like many people, Charlie Brenneman found himself unfulfilled with his everyday job. While most would look to move to a different company to get a better job, he did something completely different. That’s because Charlie Brenneman isn’t like the rest of us. We begin the fourth season of Your Corner Man with “The Spaniard”, as I sit down with the man who left his Spanish teaching job for the Octagon. The former MMA fighter tells me how he decided to step out of the classroom to dive headfirst...

Duration:00:55:48

When you’re loved, you’re hated: Vinny Paz: Five-time world champion

11/25/2020
SEASON 3, EPISODE 10 Vinny Paz wants you to know that life is harder than anything you’ll face in a boxing ring. The five-time world title holder is a decorated boxer, but his inspiring comeback story is what he is most proud of because of how he persevered. On this week’s episode, I sit down with the colorful fighter with the larger-than-life persona and hear about that storied life. We discuss what it’s like to be loved and hated at the same time, how watching a certain boxer gave him all...

Duration:00:53:50

THE FOUR TYPES OF FIGHTERS: Knowing the right one for you will make all the difference!

11/18/2020
The four types (styles) of fighters are: the BULL, the MATADOR, the FOX and the FENCER. Each of these types (styles) can win in any fight, however, to achieve victory the style you select must be "authentic" to you (or your team) and all of the assets inherent to that style must be brought to bare in competition. This is true in the ring, on the playing field /court and in business. Choosing the right fight style maximizes your intellect, temperament, capabilities (resources) and aptitudes....

Duration:00:20:52

Facing Fear & The Art of Risk: Nik Wallenda, World famous aerialist and tightrope walker

11/11/2020
Some people try to run away from their family legacy and forge their own path. Nik Wallenda has been able to make his own path while continuing in his family’s footsteps. While he is seventh-generation member of The Flying Wallendas aerial entertainers, he has used his determination and focus to defy the odds and take acrobatic stunts further than anyone else ever has. On this week’s episode, I sit down with the 11-time world record holder to discuss his storied career and life performing on...

Duration:00:58:19

Do you want to sell ice cream or do you want to be a coach?

10/28/2020
Nick Saban once said... "If you want to make everyone happy, don't be a leader; sell ice cream." Thats damn right! There are far too many coaches who don't understand the role of a coach/leader or its responsibilities. Far too many coaches feel that making their players happy and being liked by their athletes are as important as what you teach and produce. Too many coaches feel "trying hard" is enough and being liked is the goal...and they are wrong. Real coaching is the process of...

Duration:00:21:21

There’s nothing else I ever wanted to be: Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, former WBA Lightweight champion

10/21/2020
Ray Mancini is a self-proclaimed “product of his environment.” Growing up in Youngstown, Ohio, he took the blue-collar work ethic that is engrained in that town and brought it to the ring. This week’s episode gave me the delight of sitting down with Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, a former WBA Lightweight title holder, and talking about many different ideals of sports and life. In our conversation, we discuss how his father’s service in World War II led Ray’s drive to win a title for him, how...

Duration:01:03:59

The 10-Truths: How to build an unbeatable team (culture)

10/14/2020
What if I told you there were 10 things you could know about every person before you ever met them? What if I told you that knowing what these 10 things are could help you connect with your players/employees at a deeper more profound level and also help you to build an unbeatable team culture. Well it's true and I discovered The 10 Truths over the past twenty-plus years coaching some of the best athletes in the world and before that as a top business executive. The "Ten Truths" represents...

Duration:00:17:56

The Magic in the Eyes: Gerry Cooney, former heavyweight boxing title contender

10/7/2020
What Gerry Cooney knows now about boxing is so much more than he knew when he was fighting. It’s why he’s passionate about giving back to the sport and he’s hoping he can help some people find themselves along the way. What made him a great boxer can be taught but what makes him a great person has to be found within. We’re back with Season 3 of Your Corner Man with what’s sure to be a highlight of this season. Former heavyweight boxer and title contender “Gentleman” Gerry Cooney stops by...

Duration:01:02:57

Pain or Injury

9/30/2020
There is a fine line but a big distinction between pain and injury. As a coach and/or leader its your job to be aware of and know how to treat and respond to both. Go too hard in either direction and you can do more harm than good. Don't go hard enough and the team and the business will suffer. Knowing the difference and how to handle it is a skill and one of the artful elements of great leadership. This episode explores the difference between pain and injury, offers some advice on dealing...

Duration:00:20:20

COACH-ABILITY - What every leader, athlete and parent need to hear.

9/23/2020
Young people who can't be coached or who don't learn how to be coached as children often grow up to lack the leadership skills needed for longterm life, career and business success. Parents who don't allow their kids be coached (often coached hard) sometimes cheat their children out of one of the main befits participating is sports has to offer. Businesses everywhere struggle with young employees who have never learned to be coached and therefore struggle with authority. In other cases young...

Duration:00:20:00

"The Marshmallow Study" and The Power of Delayed Gratification

9/16/2020
In 1972 Stanford Univ. conducted a study to try and better understand and asses the impact "delayed gratification" plays in our lives. The study followed the subjects for twenty+ years and the results were stunning... and a powerful message to us all. This episode is about that study, what leaders and coaches need to know and what it tells us about ourselves and how to attain longterm happiness in life and repeatable success in sports and business.

Duration:00:17:47

Top Takeaways from Season 2: Part-2

9/9/2020
Top Takeaways from Season 2: Part 2 Picking up where I left off last week, it’s time to revisit the backend of this season’s podcast episodes from THE COACHES. There were coaches from college and pro football, Hall of Fame boxing trainers, Olympic coaches, and speed gurus on the final five episodes, so there’s plenty to learn from this week’s episode. The vital lessons that I look back on from these fascinating conversations range from how to manage a crisis, how to choose your staff to...

Duration:00:49:16

Top Takeaways from Season 2 (THE COACHES) Part 1

9/2/2020
The second season of the podcast was THE COACHES and I had coaches from almost every level of competition come on. From wrestling to boxing to powerlifting to football, there were speakers from all areas of the sporting landscape this season. Each one provided their backgrounds and stories and gave lessons they’ve used to reach their goals. The conversations this season were all powerful and enriching and, for this week’s episode, I’ve highlighted some of my favorite takeaways from each of...

Duration:00:50:20

It’s all about the athletes; Coach Justin Kavanaugh

8/26/2020
Justin Kavanaugh is a best selling author of the book Man Up. Coach Kav has trained over 50,000 athletes and helped prepare hundreds of College and future NFL players for their combine and pro days. He is regarded as one of the top speed experts in the country. Coach Kav has worked with Olympic Gold Medalist, elite professional boxers and UFC Heavyweight Champions. Coach Kavanaugh knows he’s not a pastor or a preacher. He’s a coach through and through. He believed he would coach someday but...

Duration:01:05:06

Cornerman - HOF trainer Buddy McGirt talks big wins, big losses, comebacks, building and ending careers.

8/19/2020
In Season 1, we had James “Buddy” McGirt on to discuss his legendary boxing career and how he got started in the sport. To go along with our theme of Season 2, we had Buddy back on to discuss how he became a Hall of Fame boxing trainer. There are a lot of trainers that were boxers themselves and that’s with good reason. They are able to see what makes a good fighter and they are keen to insights during a fight that boxing fans and announcers aren’t. In this week’s sit down, Buddy and I...

Duration:00:54:25

Atlanta Falcons, Head Coach - Dan Quinn: A fighter’s mentality and the heart of a hustler.

8/12/2020
Growing up as an athlete, Dan Quinn realized early on that he wanted to pay back the coaches from his playing days by becoming a coach himself and passing on the lessons they instilled in him. Coach Quinn made the choices he had to in his life to become successful and reach his ultimate dream of coaching in the NFL. But he didn’t get there alone, and he had a lot of influences along the way. In this week’s interview, the Atlanta Falcons head coach and I sit down and discuss how his dream of...

Duration:01:01:23

Find Your Passion: Coach Tim Swords: TEAM USA -Weightlifting

8/4/2020
Some people are born to be coaches. Tim Swords, a Strength and Conditioning coach for USA Weightlifting and the founder of Team Houston has been coach for over 30 years officially, but his early days of coaching can be traced back to his small workout area in his parents’ basement in West Virginia. It was there that he found a passion for strength and weight training and, since then, he has never stopped learning and evolving. In this week’s interview, Coach Swords and I sit down and...

Duration:01:06:59

We are family: Ernie McCook, Head Football Coach, Shepard University approach to team-building and success.

7/29/2020
Some coaches build football teams while others build football families. Coach Ernie McCook, the Head Football Coach at Shepard University in West Virginia, is winning and doing it the right way. He has found peace in his life and built a football family and in the process turned the D-II program into a national football powerhouse along the way. In this weeks interview Coach McCook and I sit down and talk coaching, life, leadership and the secrets to success both on and off the filed. We...

Duration:01:08:11