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Episode 080: PGA Caddie Paul Tesori

Paul Tesori is the caddie for professional golfer Webb Simpson. Paul was on the bag when Webb won the 2012 U.S. Open and 2018 THE PLAYERS Championship. In addition to Webb Simpson, Paul has caddied for some of the best golfers in the world including former #1 player Vijay Singh. In total, he has more than 20 wins as a PGA caddie. We caught up with Paul between THE PLAYERS and the Open Championship (to be held at Carnoustie, Scotland). The memories of the record-setting performance at THE...


Episode 079: Kevin DeShazo, Fieldhouse Media and Culture Wins

Best-selling author of Leadership Interrupted: daily inspiration to become the leader you were meant to be, and iAthlete: Impacting Student-Athletes of a Digital Generation, Kevin DeShazo is the founder of Fieldhouse Media. He is a sought after speaker, having presented on over 80 campuses as well is a regular presenter at conferences and conventions, including NACDA, CoSIDA, the NCAA Convention and the Collegiate Athletics Leadership Symposium. He has also been quoted on, The New...


Episode 078: One Percent Better with Joe Ferraro

If you want to be better and choose success then today’s guest is your guy. Joe Ferraro is the host of the One Percent Better podcast. He has interviewed such high-level thought leaders as Seth Godin, Phil Jones, Chris Voss, and Daniel Pink. He is also a motivational speaker and co-host of the KWB Radio show with Kevin Wilson. Joe is was a NCAA baseball coach and player, who now coaches baseball at Bronxville HS in New York. In today’s episode, we discuss: Website:...


Episode 077: Hall of Fame Softball Coach Sue Enquist

Sue Enquist is UCLA Softball’s first All-American, National Champion, and Hall of Famer. In 2006, Enquist concluded her storied 27-year career as head coach of the UCLA Bruins with a 887-175-1 (.835) record, making her the winningest softball coach among all active coaches. She is the only person in NCAA Softball history to win a championship as a head coach and a player. During her career, Enquist produced 65 All-Americans and 15 Olympians. She has been inducted into six Hall of Fames...


Episode 076: Recruiting Expert Dan Tudor

Dan Tudor is the President and Founder of Tudor Collegiate Strategies. It is the nation's foremost consulting service for college athletic departments and coaches when it comes to recruiting. Dan is a regular speaker at conferences around the country providing winning strategies to help coaches understand today's recruiting. He also hosts the "College Recruiting Weekly" podcast, as well as the top recruiting conference in the nation (National Collegiate Recruiting Conference). In today’s...


Episode 075: Emily Chapman Richards, Daughter of Steven Curtis Chapman & VP of Show Hope

Emily Chapman Richards is the vice president of Show Hope, an organization whose mission is to care for orphans and reduce barriers to adoption. Show Hope was founded by Emily’s parents Steven Curtis and Mary Beth Chapman. If those names sound familiar, it is because her mother is a New York Times Best-Selling author and her father is a 5-time Grammy Award Winning recording artist. Born and raised in Franklin, TN, Emily has enjoyed watching Show Hope grow from a dream in her parents’...


Episode 074: Former NFL Wide Receiver JJ Birden

JJ Birden played 9 years in the NFL as a Wide Receiver after a stand out career as a star track athlete at the University of Oregon, which is known as "Tracktown, USA". A 5'10", 157-pound wide receiver, JJ was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 1988 NFL Draft and played nine seasons (Cleveland Browns, Dallas Cowboys, Kansas City Chiefs, and Atlanta Falcons). To play nine years in a profession where the average players career last an average of 3.2 years is something special. Two of...


Episode 073: Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino, "Best Ever You" Network

Elizabeth Hamilton-Guarino is the founder and CEO of The Best Ever You Network, a brand with more than one million followers in social media and two million radio downloads on The Best Ever You Show. Before becoming an entrepreneur and a recognized leader in personal development, she was a 19-year veteran of the financial services and regulatory compliance training industry. With a mixture of humor and grace, Elizabeth helps people root in gratitude, discover motivation and implement...


Episode 072: Ken Coleman, EntreLeadership Podcast and The Ken Coleman Show on SiriusXM

Ken Coleman is host of The Ken Coleman Show and the top-rated EntreLeadership Podcast, and author of One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices. Ken interviewed big-time people in this book asking them just one question. He talked with President Jimmy Carter, Tony Robbins, Pat Summitt, Malcolm Gladwell, John C. Maxwell, and Senator John McCain to name a few. An acclaimed interviewer and broadcaster, Coleman equips, encourages and entertains listeners through...


Episode 071: Shoshanna Gabriel, Christian Inspirational Fiction Writer

Shoshanna Gabriel is a Christian inspirational fiction writer. She has a very unique story as she was was previously known as Shoshanna Evers, a NY Times and USA Today bestselling author who wrote erotic fiction from 2009-2015 and was published by large New York publishing houses. At the end of 2015, after much thought and prayer, she changed her life and career path to be for God’s glory completely, giving up a new six-book contract and literary agent for the privilege of starting over to...


Episode 069: NFHS Executive Director Bob Gardner

Bob Gardner has been the executive director of the National Federation of State High School Associations since May of 2010. He will be retiring from this position in August of 2018 after nearly 50 years of serving in secondary education. Gardner was only the fifth full-time executive director for the NFHS since 1940. During his 18 years on the NFHS staff in Indianapolis, participation in high school sports has increased by almost 400,000, including the expanded opportunity for students...


Episode 068: Actor & Screenwriter Mark Fauser

Mark Fauser has been a television and movie actor, director, screenwriter, and producer. He had parts in such shows as Jag, Evening Shade, Coach, SeaQuest, and Quantum Leap. He moved from Hollywood to Marion, Indiana in the early 2000's and proceeded to help build up the Community School of the Arts as the Executive Director. He has continued to add value to the Marion community as the Director of Marketing for the City and currently serves as a Creative Development Consultant for Marion...


Episode 067: Grammy Nominee and President of Lavish Records Tracy Randall

Tracy Randall is a Grammy nominee, Urban Inspirational Recording Artist, Label Owner, Entertainment Attorney & Manager. He is also a cancer survivor. In an ever-changing entertainment industry, Tracy Randall's clientele includes but is not limited to independent record companies, distributors, producers, music publishers, artists, songwriters. Areas of practice encompass all facets of Intellectual Property, Entertainment, Film, and Sports-related legal issues. Dr. Randall has successfully...


Episode 066: Brad Lea, CEO of LightSpeed VT

Brad Lea is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of LightSpeed VT. As the Founder of LightSpeed VT, Brad has revolutionized the online training world. He has set the gold standard for how training is delivered, tracked and reported on ensuring maximum performance, accountability, retention and results. Brad Lea is a leading authority on web-based training. Experienced and proven in sales and marketing, he is a seasoned professional with a strong base of sales management coming from 25 years in the...


Episode 065: Executive Director of the NCCAA Dan Wood

Dan Wood is the Executive Director of the National Christian College Athletic Association. He joined the NCCAA national office staff in 2000. Dan was the recipient of the 2016 Professional Excellence Award from Southern Wesleyan University’s (SWU) School of Education. He serves on the Advisory Board of Sports Spectrum Magazine, is a member of Greenville Connect Ministry, and as a member of ALIVE Wesleyan he has provided leadership in building and capital campaigns and youth ministry. Prior...


Episode 064: NCAA Director of Leadership Development Curtis Hollomon

Curtis J. Hollomon is the director of leadership development at the NCAA. His primary duties include strategic advancement of the department, marketing and branding efforts, and program oversight of Resolution Initiatives, NCAA Champion Forum for Football, and Pathway Program (DI). Before coming to the NCAA in 2005, Hollomon was the assistant athletics director for operations and development at St. Cloud (Minnesota) State University. Prior to his duties at SCSU, Hollomon served as...


Episode 063: Travis Daugherty, Sports Parenting Author and Basketball Coach

Travis Daugherty is the author of "The Lens: Raising a Champion Athlete and Man in Today's Myopic World". He is also the head boys basketball coach at Mt. Vernon High School in Fortville, Indiana. Entering the 2017-18 season, he has a career record of 172-122 in 13 seasons as a head coach. Daugherty's head coaching career started at Tipton High School from 2004-2009, where his teams won back-to-back sectional and conference championships. In 2008, he received the Indiana Basketball Coach's...


Episode 062: Todd Gongwer, Author of "LEAD...for God's Sake"

Todd Gongwer is the best-selling author of "LEAD...for God's Sake. The book has been called a "game changer" by national championship football coach Urban Meyer. It has been credited with having a huge impact on Coach Meyer's decision to come out of the broadcast booth and take over the reigns of the Ohio State Buckeyes. Todd is first and foremost, a husband and father. His expertise in leadership and cultural dynamics comes from a broad range of experiences in the world of business and...


Episode 061: John Maxwell Team Founding Partner Chris Rollins

Chris Rollins is a Master Trainer in the DISC Model of Human Behavior and a Founding Partner with the global John Maxwell Team. He speaks and trains using his proprietary 3C Model of Performance (Communicate, Connect, Convert) to address the crucial areas of Communication, Leadership, & Sales that every organization must address to achieve massive & sustainable top & bottom line growth. Chris has shared the speaking stage with speakers such as John Maxwell, Les Brown, & Brian Tracy, among...


Episode 060: Amy Morin, Top-30 TEDx Talk and Author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do"

Amy Morin is the author of "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do" and "13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don't Do." Her TEDx talk, "The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong", is one of the top 30 TEDx talks of all time with more than 6 million views. As a psychotherapist turned author, Amy’s mission is to make the world a stronger place. Her education and expertise as a psychotherapist, combined with her personal experiences overcoming tragedy, give her a unique perspective on mental...