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Kraig Kann, a veteran golf broadcaster and former C-Suite sports executive turned business entrepreneur, hosts the top podcast that brings you inspiring people and their inspiring success stories. How did they find their way to the top? How can their path help you do the same? As a speaker, consultant, author and leadership workshop facilitator himself, Kraig has a high energy fun chat with other top leaders and top personalities from all walks and all professions and gives his guests the platform to share untold stories about their rise up the ranks. On "Tracks to Success" you'll hear from big time names and names ready to hit the big time in a 5-star podcast you don't want to miss.

Kraig Kann, a veteran golf broadcaster and former C-Suite sports executive turned business entrepreneur, hosts the top podcast that brings you inspiring people and their inspiring success stories. How did they find their way to the top? How can their path help you do the same? As a speaker, consultant, author and leadership workshop facilitator himself, Kraig has a high energy fun chat with other top leaders and top personalities from all walks and all professions and gives his guests the platform to share untold stories about their rise up the ranks. On "Tracks to Success" you'll hear from big time names and names ready to hit the big time in a 5-star podcast you don't want to miss.

Location:

United States

Description:

Kraig Kann, a veteran golf broadcaster and former C-Suite sports executive turned business entrepreneur, hosts the top podcast that brings you inspiring people and their inspiring success stories. How did they find their way to the top? How can their path help you do the same? As a speaker, consultant, author and leadership workshop facilitator himself, Kraig has a high energy fun chat with other top leaders and top personalities from all walks and all professions and gives his guests the platform to share untold stories about their rise up the ranks. On "Tracks to Success" you'll hear from big time names and names ready to hit the big time in a 5-star podcast you don't want to miss.

Language:

English


Episodes

Niele Ivey

11/23/2020
An amazing collegiate basketball star who’s jumped through hoops to reach a dream destination is the guest on this edition of Tracks To Success. Host Kraig Kann goes one-on-one with Niele Ivey, the boss of Notre Dame Women’s Basketball, and learns about a journey that took her to the final four, the WNBA and back to her alma mater. But along the way was a stop coaching the top stars in the NBA that might have been her biggest break and her true impact moment. Hear how a short stint with...

Duration:00:56:44

Noah Croom

11/16/2020
He understands law and also order. And he’s been a leader of both organizations and a league itself. Noah Croom is Kraig Kann’s guest in a Tracks To Success episode that centers on what it took to land in the NBA’s league office and what it takes to lead not one but two teams as well. Croom has held legal counsel and also general manager roles in his years of NBA service. He’s also been a player agent at one of the most recognized firms in the game. His relationships with top NBA talent...

Duration:00:53:16

Brandel Chamblee

11/9/2020
Polished, popular and, without question, polarizing. And among golf’s top analysts, his personal drive to be the best is unrivaled. On this edition of Tracks To Success, you’ll meet Brandel Chamblee - a PGA TOUR winner, commentator and author who’s truly found his voice in the game after years playing it at the highest level. Chamblee opens up with Kraig Kann, who he sat beside for nearly a decade covering golf’s biggest global events. Uncovered are topics like childhood, a college career...

Duration:01:11:24

Chris Harrison

11/2/2020
It might just be the most dramatic episode of Tracks To Success we’ve ever seen! Chris Harrison, host of the hit ABC reality series “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette” joins Kraig Kann for a fun chat about a career journey that’s taken him on a ride he never envisioned. From childhood in Dallas, to college in Oklahoma, to local television and onto becoming the face of a franchise that has given him fame and fortune beyond his dreams. Chris and Kraig talk about the show itself, some of...

Duration:01:10:14

Gregg Burkhalter

10/26/2020
It's a brand new edition of Tracks To Success with a man who's found a second career and become an industry expert on the topic of BRAND. Personal and professional brand expert Gregg Burkhalter joins host Kraig Kann to discuss the career path that's led him to be a sought after speaker and coach in the area of digital brand marketing and become affectionately - and respectfully - known as "The LinkedIn Guy." Burkhalter grew up in Georgia with the dream of a long-time career in radio...

Duration:00:58:15

Cole Swindell

10/19/2020
He's a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum hit entertainer who sold merchandise for other stars on the way to becoming a big hit himself. Country music star Cole Swindell's most recent tour is called “down to earth” which describes him as well. He goes in depth with host Kraig Kann on topics like selling t-shirts for Luke Bryan, making tee-times with other country songwriters who love golf like he does, and the reality of life on the road - before and during COVID which has impacted his...

Duration:00:58:07

Mil Cannon

10/12/2020
As a little boy he took a picture that would frame his own success story. That photo helped turn this guest into a sought after star who shapes the images of celebrities and major corporations. In a Tracks To Success unlike any other, you’ll meet Mil Cannon, a director, producer, photographer and cinematographer to the stars. He shares his remarkable journey from a challenging childhood to the trusted image maker for the likes of Usher, Mariah Carey, Carrie Underwood, Pink, Toni Braxton and...

Duration:00:57:55

Donna Orender

10/5/2020
She’s won games, built leagues, written books and formed her own company. Now, one of most influential people in sports has a new platform to help aspiring women of all ages. Donna Orender was born to lead and also inspire. You’ll hear it in her voice and learn it in the stories and experiences she shares about her career journey with host Kraig Kann. What does it mean to be a 5-star athlete who played 7 sports in one year?! What was it like to play professional basketball and then parlay...

Duration:00:52:48

Jim Wetherbee

9/28/2020
On this edition, we’ve found space for one of our country’s most decorated space heroes. Jim Wetherbee is a former naval officer, aviator, test pilot, aerospace engineer and NASA astronaut. Perhaps most impressive is his distinction as a veteran of six space shuttle missions and the only American to have commanded five space flight missions. Wetherbee shares his own history with host Kraig Kann and they discuss a childhood that led him to Notre Dame, the U.S. Navy and then onto NASA....

Duration:01:03:54

Chris Pronger

9/21/2020
He’s one of hockey’s all-time greats and he’s got goals well beyond what he accomplished in a Hall of Fame NHL career. The former league MVP, Chris Pronger goes one on one with host Kraig Kann in this wide open conversation about what it took to reach hockey stardom and what motivates him now. What got him on the ice as a youngster? Why some NHL cities felt more like home than others, what the business of professional hockey can do to a family and why this superstar defenseman is so...

Duration:01:07:29

Darren Rovell

9/14/2020
In a sports world that has truly become big business, this edition of Tracks To Success introduces you to the man who reports it like no other. Darren Rovell created his own career path and blazed a trail for others in the process. He landed a job at ESPN within a month of graduating college, convincing leaders that they needed news coverage they didn’t have and that he was the right man to do it. Now, he’s recognized as THE authority for sports business coverage. Rovell has been a...

Duration:01:01:39

Colt Ford

9/7/2020
His drive toward big time notoriety in the music business includes professional golf. Host Kraig Kann chats up Colt Ford in this edition of Tracks To Success. His real name is Jason Brown - an athlete who had a love for music as well back in rural Georgia. Long before becoming Colt Ford, his parents taught him the importance of pride and passion that goes along with chasing a dream. Ford shares stories about his athletic accomplishments, the path he almost took to professional golf, and...

Duration:01:01:26

Glenn Lundy

8/31/2020
A once broken man now an inspiration and an innovator joins host Kraig Kann on Tracks To Success. Meet Glenn Lundy, a man who won’t hide from a disappointing past that saw him living a life in bars and also behind bars, leading him down a path of self-distraction and ultimately a failed suicide attempt that actually turned him in a new direction. Today, Lundy has found a voice and a growing audience as an automotive industry leader and expert in sales. He travels, he speaks and he has...

Duration:01:10:12

Nicole Lapin

8/24/2020
How does a woman who once struggled with her own finances become a must watch, must listen to expert in the field of money? Time to find out! Nicole Lapin is a high energy network anchor, best-selling author and business entrepreneur who’s credited with inspiring women (and men) to take control of their money and make the most of it. Now, she’s a guest with Kraig Kann on Tracks To Success. Her story is inspiring as she shares a story of rags to riches and a career she worked hard to make...

Duration:00:52:18

Joe Buck

8/17/2020
He’s certainly no “Ordinary Joe” and he’s become far more than just the son of a famous broadcasting father. Joe Buck, the voice of FOX Sports, sits down with host Kraig Kann to talk about the path he’s carved for himself, the love he has for his late father, and the passion he has for what he does. Buck addresses criticism he faces today and the scrutiny he faced along the way in following his father into the broadcast booth. What’s it like to call the big game? How did he audition to...

Duration:01:16:50

Dan Mullen

7/6/2020
More than a coach, he’s a CEO of a powerhouse brand who puts mentorship ahead of making it to bowl games. Dan Mullen’s ride through the ranks as a young assistant to a first time head coach to the head man of the Florida Gators gives you stories about small towns, small career steps and lessons about what’s really important in life. His candid chat with host Kraig Kann includes a telling tale about the importance of your second grade teacher and the value he puts on other people who have...

Duration:01:05:28

Jason Benetti

6/29/2020
Announcing a sportscaster who’s ready to call the game of his own life. Host Kraig Kann spends time with the play-by-play man of the Chicago White Sox who capitalized on a childhood dream with passion and drive to achieve his goal and actually become the voice of his favorite hometown team. But for Jason Benetti, the path to a coveted MLB opportunity came with the challenge of accepting and overcoming cerebral palsy. He focused his game plan on becoming not only the best he could be, but...

Duration:00:51:25

John Feinstein

6/22/2020
He’s a sportswriter with strong opinion and one one of America’s best sports storytellers. Meet John Feinstein, who chats with host Kraig Kann in this edition of Tracks To Success and shares his journey to the Washington Post and his secret to finding his way to bookshelves with more than forty titles to his credit. The relationships he treasures, the sports he loves to cover, the reason he’s still finding new chapters to add to his amazing career are all a part of this candid...

Duration:00:54:04

Duane Cummings

6/15/2020
He’s a born leader whose work in progress is a complete commitment to helping others. His name is Duane Cummings and this former military serviceman, turned pro athlete, turned pro coach, turned salesman, turned inspirational leader has made it his professional mission to serve and make others the best of themselves. Cummings boldly pivoted a professional soccer career into a life as an entrepreneur that quickly led to becoming a CEO, not once but twice! Host Kraig Kann chats with the man...

Duration:00:44:37

Pat McGann

6/8/2020
He’s a comedian who chuckles at his unexpected journey to notoriety. Pat McGann sold packaging. As he describes it, “not very well.” So he tried something else and his natural gift has turned into a second career that started at age 31 and shows no signs of a slowdown. Host Kraig Kann puts McGann’s story center stage - including his Chicago roots, his childhood ambition and the feeling of nerves and energy they comes with being on a stage working for the laughs and loud applause. McGann’s...

Duration:00:59:20