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Category: Athletes & Coaches

Episode 150- Andrew Hawkins on Maximize Your Opportunities

Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins is a former NFL player, sports executive, and Emmy Award-nominated host. He played seven seasons in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns, while earning his Master’s degree from Columbia University with a 4.0 GPA. After retiring from the NFL, Hawk began his media career at ESPN as an […]

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Episode 148- Allyson Felix on Overcoming Fear and Achieving Greatness

Allyson Felix is a 5-time Olympian and recently retired as the most decorated American track & field star of all time with 30 medals. Recently named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People,” Allyson is stepping into her next chapter as a fierce advocate for women. She’s the founder of Saysh, a lifestyle brand focused […]

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Episode 146- Tony La Russa on How to Inspire Greatness in Others

With three World Series titles to his name, Tony La Russa is widely considered one of the best managers in Major League Baseball history. He’s spent 33 years as a manager, currently for the Chicago White Sox and previously with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. A member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, Tony […]

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Don’t Swing at the First Pitch

In baseball, there’s an expression “don’t swing at the first pitch.” From youth coaches to big league managers, a lot of coaches preach patience at the plate. There are a lot of reasons for this—from not wanting to go down early in the count to giving your hitters a look at the pitcher to making […]

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Episode 140- Brad Stevens on How to Lead with a Growth Mindset

Brad Stevens is the architect behind the Boston Celtics franchise, serving as the team’s President of Basketball Operations. He previously spent eight seasons as the Celtics head coach, leading the team to seven straight trips to the playoffs and three Eastern Conference Finals appearances. Before joining the Celtics, Stevens coached at Butler University where he […]

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Episode 135- Tara Lipinski on The Discipline to Be Great

What does it take to become an Olympic gold medalist? Figure skater Tara Lipinski catapulted onto the world stage at age 15, becoming the youngest individual gold medalist ever at the 1998 Winter Olympics. Today she’s a broadcaster for NBC and producer for the new docuseries, Meddling. On this episode, Tara shares the sacrifice and […]

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Episode 131- Warrick Dunn on Finding the Gifts in Adversity

Former NFL star Warrick Dunn has built a legacy on and off the field. A 3x Pro Bowl selection, Warrick played for 12 seasons with the Tampa Bay Bucs and the Atlanta Falcons. He joined the Falcons ownership group in 2009 after his retirement. But his greatest impact goes far beyond the football field. Warrick […]

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Why You Shouldn’t Save Feedback for Year-End Performance Reviews

 So the end of the calendar year is quickly approaching, which means year-end performance reviews are just around the corner. Whether you’re a leader and you’re giving the review or an employee who is receiving the review, you might be feeling a bit anxious? I remember these meetings so distinctly. There were a lot […]

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