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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 those...


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 070: Tim Elmore, President of Growing Leaders

Dr. Tim Elmore is the founder and president of "Growing Leaders". He founded it in 2003. Growing Leaders is a global nonprofit that encourages and equips young adults to take on real-life opportunities and challenges in the classroom, in their careers, and in the community. Growing Leaders does this by partnering with organizations to teach practical life and leadership skills using real stories, intriguing images, and engaging experiences that are relatable and memorable. The process and...


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...


Episode 059: Darrin Gray - All Pro Dad Director of Partnerships, President of Lions Lead, Co-Author of "The Jersey Effect"

Darrin Gray serves as President and CEO of The Lions Lead. Darrin has more than 25 years of executive leadership experience in communications, media, branding, sports philanthropy and non-profit sectors and has managed annual budgets as large as $40,000,000. Based upon his work with All Pro Dad, the national non-profit founded by Tony Dungy, Darrin is recognized as a thought leader and speaker on the topics of family, fatherhood, mentoring and leadership. Darrin co-authored The Jersey...


Episode 058: Aaron Walker, "View From The Top"

Aaron Walker is a successful businessman and life coach. He has inspired many through his leadership, mentorship, and consistent pursuit of excellence. He enjoys helping others and believes experience is a great teacher. Aaron started his first business at 18 and sold it to a Fortune 500 company just nine short years later. Aaron has started, bought, and sold eight successful companies over the past 37 years. Having a strong desire for personal development has kept Aaron in a weekly...


Episode 057: Tony Gaskins, Jr. - Motivational Speaker and Life Coach

Tony Gaskins Jr. is a motivational speaker, author, and life coach who has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show. Tony built his brand from scratch to where he now has more than 1 million followers on social media. At 22, he became an author. At 23, he became a husband and father. At 25, he started his first company, Soul Writers LLC. At 25, he also got himself on globally televised shows to tell a portion of his story. Tony decided to turn his pain into purpose and live a life of service....


Episode 056: "Read to Lead" Host Jeff Brown

Jeff Brown is the host of the highly-acclaimed "Read to Lead" podcast. Before beginning Read to Lead, he spent 26-years in radio. Jeff even co-hosted an award-winning and nationally syndicated morning show from 2002 to 2008. The Read to Lead Podcast began in 2013. Since then I’ve been fortunate to interview a number of New York Times bestselling authors including John Maxwell, Seth Godin, Dan Miller, Daniel Pink, Simon Sinek, Chris Brogan (not once but twice), Gary Vaynerchuk and Liz...


Episode 055: Business Strategist & Best-Selling Author Matt Morse

Matt Morse is the #1 best-seller of "Mental Conditioning for Baseball" and "Mental Game VIP". He is a former NCAA Division-I baseball player turned innovative entrepreneur, author, speaker, consultant, and coach who equips top businesses, authors, speakers, coaches, athletes, and teams with the tools and strategies needed to maximize their impact. Matt is also the founder of Kaifect, a full-service impact agency that specializes in online marketing, branding, web development, social media,...


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