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The 4D Athletes Podcast

The 4D Athletes Podcast

By Jim Huber and Jason Holzer
The 4D Athletes podcast brings the best minds together to discuss powerful ideas in sports for mental wellness, physical fitness, spiritual intelligence, and emotional mastery.

Join 4D Athletes CO-Founders Jason Holzer and Jim Huber every week as their guests teach transformational ideas and insights that help individuals win in the game of life.
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#7 I Am A Champion: What are ways we can improve mental health and limit concussions?
In this episode, the guys are joined by Colin Weston who is a Sport Innovator. Entrepreneurship Community Builder, Podcast Host and Public Speaker as well as Theo Versteegh, who is a physiotherapist that is using technology to proactively reduce concussions. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among the ages 10-34 and the guys discuss the importance of mental health, the effect concussions have on your mental health as well as the hardships of losing a loved one to suicide. Connect with Colin on LinkedIn Here Connect with Theo on LinkedIn Here
July 05, 2022
#6 I Am A Champion: How can we use hip hop and basketball to make a positive difference?
In this episode, the guys welcome Healthy Hip Hop Founder and CEO Roy Scott and Kipp Legacy Academy Head Basketball Coach Jacob Derritt on the show! Tune in as they dive into topics like the influence of music, how to be a phenomenal coach, and the impact those two things can make to develop champions in all areas of life! Connect with Coach Derritt on LinkedIn Here Connect with Roy Scott on LinkedIn Here
June 30, 2022
#5 I Am A Champion: How do we develop champions in and out of sports through faith?
In this episode, The guys are joined by high school coach Anthony Simone. In his first year as a head coach, he has led the St Pius Warrior football team to back to back state championship appearances in his first two years as the St Pius head coach. Coach Simone believes in instilling the core values of Faith, Family, and champion into the culture of his teams. We will dive into what FFC73 means and how he uses that to develop champions not only on the field, but more importantly off the field as well! Follow Coach Simone on Instagram here
June 28, 2022
#4 I Am A Champion: How do we become a great influence to our own children?
This week Johnathan, Jim, and Jason have Lorenzo Neal on the show. Lorenzo is an American former professional football player who was a fullback in the National Football League for sixteen seasons. Neal played college football for the Fresno State Bulldogs. He was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the fourth round of the 1993 NFL Draft. In this episode they dive into being a Champion of influence as a former athlete to their own children. Also what does life look like after sports and how do you find fulfillment when your playing career is over at any level. Finally, they are going to discuss the importance of understanding your identity. You are more than an athlete. Sports are simply something you do, they are not who you are. This is why athletes need to understand that there is a good possibility your greatest years to make a difference in the world come after you’re done playing, not necessary while you’re playing. Connect with Lorenzo here
June 23, 2022
#3 I Am A Champion: How do we learn to go with the flow to increase performance?
In this episode, the guys are discussing how to go with the flow and get in the zone with two amazing peak performance coaches. Jeff Meyer and Melanie Larkins both work with athletes on the mental side of sports. Jeff's expertise is helping athletes get in the zone! He is a phenomenal flow coach and an even better person! Jeff is a peak performance flow expert. Jeff has worked with well known professional and Olympic athletes to Fortune 500 and 100 executives. Jeff trains individuals and teams to develop high-performance flow mindsets. He is the founder of Alpha Flow Athletics. A digital platform company helping athletes become their best through mindset and flow state training. Melanie works with athletes and gets them to bridge the gap between mind, brain and body! She helps them go from distracted to laser focused! Melanie Larkins brings wisdom from 30 years in athletics (as a player, referee, and coach), over 25 years as a practitioner in yoga, meditation, and martial arts, and 10 years as a yoga and meditation teacher. As a high-performance coach, Melanie integrates elements of meditation, yoga, martial arts, body conditioning, and music to help her clients harness the power of the mind to unlock the true potential of their bodies and reach peak performance. She guides elite athletes from being distracted and anxious high-achievers to becoming laser-focused champions.
June 21, 2022
#2 I Am A Champion: Why do we need to value teaching life skills and character?
In this episode, the guys are joined by Kerry Fisher and Adam Rosales to talk about the importance of understanding Character and Valuing life skills Kerry  has been fascinated by the way the human body works since her earliest days as a competitive gymnast. When she became an attorney, she quickly noticed how difficult it was for people to maintain a healthy balance between work and personal life. She also saw the ill effects of years of working at a high stress, sedentary job. As an antidote to this stressful career, Kerry began a daily yoga practice. She immediately noticed that yoga was the perfect complement to her hectic lifestyle. Initially interested in yoga as a physical practice that made her feel good in her body, Kerry soon realized yoga was a lot more than that. She decided to take teacher training and immediately began teaching. Kerry eventually left her law career and currently teaches yoga full time. Adam understands the strong work ethic and determination required to attain success in the game of baseball, at all levels. He enjoys sharing his hitting and fielding techniques through interactive and entertaining drills which he has developed exclusively for Baseball Utility. These drill training videos ensure practices not only have a purpose, but also rewarding and fun! Adam Rosales, also known across MLB as "Rosie,” brings ten years of major league knowledge and experience to Baseball Utility. A utilityman throughout his career, Adam has played for multiple teams including the Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Cleveland Indians.
June 16, 2022
#1 I Am A Champion: What does it mean to be a champion?
In this episode, the guys talk about what it means to be a champion in all areas of life.  They emphasize the importance of finding joy in the journey and how you learn to become more present in the moment. Why it’s important to be intentional about and act like who you want to become so you continue to improve on a daily basis. How the Ranger Creed helped Johnathan build the foundation of success in his own life even to this day. Why our greatest enemy can actually be ourselves and how to be the change agent we want to see. The importance of putting effort into how you can improve a situation instead of blaming others and having a victim’s mentality Strategies to train your mind because when you train the mind the body will follow
June 14, 2022
#79 Kent Weed: How can we master our mind and live on purpose?
In Episode 79 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jason is joined by Kent Weed to discuss how we master our mind to help us learn to live a life filled with purpose Kent Weed is the creator and executive producer of the 7 time Emmy nominated hit NBC series, “AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR”. He is also the creator and executive producer of Gordon Ramsay’s award winning hit FOX tv series “HELL’S KITCHEN” With a career in television spanning more than 3 decades, Kent has produced over 300 shows for 45 different networks. Throughout his career, Weed has worked in virtually every genre of television. Music, Game, Talk, Reality, Documentary. He was One of the youngest primetime network directors of his time, first directing the highly rated The Smothers Brothers Thanksgiving Special for CBS and The World’s Greatest Magic – NBC’s top 10 rates show for 5 years. In his career, He has directed over 70 television shows, working with every network. His work includes shows like Crash Course for ABC, Skating with Celebrities, I Married a Stranger, The World Music Awards, Wizard Wars, Celebrity Duets, The Choice, Spartan Team Challenge, American Ninja warrior Jr, ANW Ninja vs Ninja and Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares and Cook-along-live with Gordon Ramsay for FOX. In 2000, he Co-founded reality television powerhouse A. Smith & Co. Productions; , with Arthur Smith and was an executive producer on all of the company’s projects, including the Emmy® and People's Choice Award-nominated hit shows Hell's Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, American Ninja Warrior, I Survived a Japanese Game Show, Full Throttle Saloon, Unsung, American Ninja Warrior, American Gangster, Pros Vs. Joes, The Swan, and Trading Spaces. In addition to his duties as President and Executive producer, Weed has also Directed many of the company’s projects, receiving two Directors Guild of America nominations for Spartan – Ultimate Team Challenge in 2017 and I Survived a Japanese Game Show in 2009, in addition to winning the international Rose d’Or award for Best format show in 2009. In 2011, After building a hugely successful company with his partner, they sold the company for 100 million dollars. Kent continued to produce, direct and run the company serving as President for the next 6 years while continuing to study mindfulness, meditation, Qi Gong, breathing techniques, and becoming extremely knowledgeable in health, wellness and longevity through nutrition, diet and biohacking. In 2018, Weed stepped down as President of the company he co-founded, to pursue his passion of finding one’s purpose and living your best life. Studying mindfulness, meditation and health for over a dozen years, He now uses his vast knowledge and experience and talents to help others who are struggling. Although, He continues to produce and direct shows that he is passionate about and that inspire others, his primary focus is on being of service to others, sharing his wealth of knowledge and experience to guide and support people to live their best lives. He is a speaker on overcoming obstacles in your life to achieve your goals and is currently a Mindvalley Master Certified Trainer and coach with In 2020, Weed founded dedicated to helping people learn how to overcome obstacles and adversity and transform their lives in order to create joy and happiness and fulfill their dreams. In December of 2021, Kent launched his first mindfulness and meditation course on Entitled “Taming your Monkey Mind”. This simple to follow 6 module program, has helped many people overcome anxiousness, relieve stress, improve their sleep, and be more happy in their lives. “You can literally change your life, in as little as 10 minutes a day”. In just a short time, TYMM has received rave reviews for its value and the results it creates. Kent is also active on FB, IG and linkedin, posting information and guidance on how to be mor
June 06, 2022
#78 Ben Hylden: How do we keep the faith during our toughest tragedies?
In Episode 78 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Ben Hylden who is the author of “Finding Faith in the Field Ben Hylden grew up on a dairy farm near Park River, ND where he went to high school and played basketball, football, and track. However, on April 6, 2007 at the age of 16, everything changed. Ben was in a near-death car accident that left him with a 5% chance of survival due to the severity of his injuries. Miraculously, Ben did survive and began on a journey of recovery and faith, where he endured many life hardships and setbacks, but was also taught many life lessons as he continued to overcome them. Then, during his junior year of college at the University of North Dakota,  he was inspired to share his story, which led him to write his book 'Finding Faith in the Field'. After the release of his book, his career as a motivational speaker and health coach began to take off, which is where he is at today. Check out Ben's website here Connect with Ben on LinkedIn here Check out Ben’s Book here #faith
May 30, 2022
#77 Jason Holzer: How do we triumph over our traumas?
In Episode 77 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim interviews the co-founder of 4D Athletes to dive into how we triumph over our traumas to turn our burdens into blessings in life. Growing up in Taos, Missouri, Jason was raised in a small town with a loving family that gave him every chance to succeed. His parents were supportive and provided everything this 17-year-old could ever want. That is until his life changed forever on May 8, 2003, when his dad unexpectedly passed away by suicide leaving him, his mother and two younger sisters behind. Through hard work, dedication, and a strong faith in God, He is now a certified teacher,  accomplished basketball and mental fitness coach. He is also a Post-Traumatic growth storyteller and the Co-Founder of 4D Athletes. His book “Shattered by Suicide, Renewed by Resilience: How to Move Forward After Being Left Behind” is an Amazon Best Seller and is positively influencing thousands of readers every year. #ACT2impACT Twitter handle @Coach_Holzer Instagram @jholzer Facebook LinkedIn 4D Athletes Free Demo Course Book Link: Shattered by Suicide, Renewed by Resilience: How to Move Forward After Being Left Behind
May 16, 2022
#76 Kathryn Gordon: What are the keys to great relationships in all areas of our life?
With the pressure to win at all costs, many parents feel frustrated, confused and overwhelmed by youth sports.  It can be a challenge trying to figure out what’s not best for your child but also your family when it comes to sports.  We at 4D Athletes have created a course for parents to help them navigate youth sports in order for both their child and them to have a great experience. Here is a 5-day demo link to see what the parent course looks like: Click “Enroll for Free" Put in your information Watch the videos, let us know if you have any questions. In Episode 76 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Kathryn Gordon to talk about the keys to a great relationship. Kathryn Gordon is a wife, mother, businesswoman, movie producer, bestselling author of Relationship GRIT and host of the Kathryn for Real podcast. A graduate of Old Dominion University, Kathryn became a top producer in sales for several companies before deciding to follow her passion as an actress and model. After the birth of her children, she focused on raising them and helping operate her husband’s growing speaking and consulting business. With her children off to college, she has returned for her second act, investing in real estate and movies, mentoring women, supporting several charities, writing and speaking to audiences about the keys to a great relationship and loves sharing the truth on her podcast “Kathryn For Real”. Follow Kathryn on Instagram here Check out Kathryn’s Website here
May 09, 2022
#75 Leslie Weirich: How do we use our story to give hope to others?
In Episode 75 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Leslie Weirich, who is the founder of Leslie’s Hope. Life is full of highs and lows, and Leslie has seen her share of both. She had a successful career, married the love of her life and was blessed to be the mother to two beautiful children. But She has also known incredible loss. It was 2:30 in the morning on September 10th, 2016. She awoke to the doorbell ringing and the news that her 20-year-old son, Austin, had taken his life. It was the moment that changed everything. Because of the unique circumstances surrounding her story, it would eventually capture the attention of national news. The response she received made her realize that her story is meant to be told. It has the power to save young lives and spare other parents the devastating loss she and her family experienced. Telling her story to save others is what gets her up and going every single day. It’s her passion and has become her life’s work. She left her career as a successful financial recruiter and now speaks to thousands of people across the country about suicide prevention –sharing her story and giving practical tools to build resilience. In addition to traveling and speaking, She works as a Suicide Prevention Specialist for the community mental health center serving two local counties, where she are transforming suicide prevention in schools. If you or someone you know is in a crisis and needs to talk to someone... Text Home to 741-741  Check out Leslie’s website here Connect with Leslie on LinkedIn Here #suicideprevention #sports #story
May 03, 2022
#74 Jona Genova: How do we find a deep sense of peace, comfort and positivity?
In Episode 74 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Jona Genova to discuss how to find a deep sense of peace, comfort, and positivity in both life and in sports? Jona Genova is a Holistic Performance Coach who developed Focus & Flow Integration™. Using a blend of compassion meditations, energy work, and unique intuitive gifts, through her coaching she reaches what she calls “the preverbal” - what can't be seen and what often can't be spoken. Jona’s depth of experience as a healer enables her to fine-tune people who are already exceptional performers at the highest levels. Currently, she works with super high achievers to realize their best selves on and off the field, live on stage, and in high-stakes negotiation rooms. By providing the necessary space for the exceptionally gifted to explore their humanness, Jona helps each client gain clarity and experience their full capacity. Prior to focusing on elite performers, Jona developed the Samadhi for Peace Healing Method, an evidence-based, trauma-informed healing modality specifically for clients with complex trauma. This work received significant recognition at nationally known treatment facilities leading Jona to launch Reiki Collective, a premier alternative healing service provider bridging the gap between energy medicine and western healthcare systems. Jona started teaching meditation in 2010 and has trademarked three signature class formats for luxury health clubs. Prior to this work, Jona assisted with brain research at Clarkson University and studied with top neuroscientists at Boston College. Jona’s sensitive nature, exceptional intuition, and palpable charisma allow her to authentically connect with just about everyone she meets. Her genuine trustworthiness is deeply healing and working with her impacts multiple aspects of her clients’ spiritual and emotional wellbeing. For the high performer, these energetic micro-adjustments remedy subtle obstacles preventing them from stabilizing in flow while strengthening emotional awareness, connection to inner wisdom, and a healthy sense of self beyond their profession. She has presented at professional conferences, pointing out the importance of  Her work has been featured on Good Morning America, The Los Angeles Times, MSN, Women’s Health Magazineconsidering systemic and institutional oppression when treating the individual, and is a sought after keynote speaker., and the book Unplug: A Simple Guide to Meditation for Busy Skeptics and Modern Soul Seekers. She is the former Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Foundation for Active Compassion. Jona is committed to helping her clients recognize and resource an infinite supply of wisdom, compassion, and clarity which she believes is the key to unleashing our greatest potential. A longtime vegan and advocate for social and ecological justice, she resides in Southern California. If lucky, one may just spot her giant Tibetan Mastiff rescue “Chewie” lending his support in the background of a virtual session. Check out Jona’s website here Follow Jona on Instagram here #Mindfulness #NFLDraft #NFL #focus
May 01, 2022
#73 David Meltzer: How do we go beyond the extra mile to the empty mile?
In Episode 73 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by David Meltzer to discuss what exactly is the empty mile and how go the empty instead of the extra mile David Meltzer is the Co-Founder of Sports 1 Marketing and formerly served as CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the inspiration for the movie Jerry Maguire. David is also a three-time international best-selling author, a Top 100 Business Coach, and host of the top entrepreneur podcast, The Playbook. David is the Executive Producer of the Bloomberg and Apple TV series 2 Minute Drill and Office Hours. He is also the executive producer of Entrepreneur’s #1 digital business show, Elevator Pitch. David is featured in many books, movies, and TV shows such as World’s Greatest Motivators, Think and Grow Rich: The Legacy and Beyond the Secret, airing on Netflix. Additionally, he has been recognized by Variety Magazine as their Sports Humanitarian of the Year and awarded the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. His life’s mission is to empower OVER 1 BILLION people to be happy! This simple yet powerful mission has led him on an incredible journey to provide one thing…VALUE. In all his content, and communication that’s exactly what you’ll receive. For the past 20 years, David has been providing free weekly training to empower others to be happy. Link to Register: Link to approved headshots: Here is a link to a video which covers David’s mission to empower over 1 Billion people: Social Handles: Twitter, Instagram, YouTube: @davidmeltzer Facebook: LinkedIn: Text Community: (949) 298-2905 You can also have people email David directly to register for training (or get his book)-
April 30, 2022
#72 Mike Murphy: What do athletes need in order to stand out to pro scouts?
In Episode 72 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Mike Murphy to discuss what core characteristics scouts look for when drafting a player. Michael Murphy spent 3 seasons with the NY Giants’ scouting staff. Murphy has 23 years of NFL experience as a pro and college scout. Prior to joining the Giants, he spent the 2015-16 season as the director of player personnel for the University of Colorado football program building the recruiting department. From 2008-13, Murphy was a regional scout for the Miami Dolphins. He entered the NFL as a pro personnel assistant with the Kansas City Chiefs from 1996-99. Murphy was a Midwest scout with the Seattle Seahawks from 2000-04, and a national scout with the Dallas Cowboys from 2005-08. Before beginning his scouting career, Murphy coached on the professional and collegiate levels.  He was a graduate assistant at Iowa State (1990-91), while pursuing his master’s degree in Higher Education.  Murphy also coached at Arizona Western (1992), Bethel College (1993-94), and with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League (1995-96). Murphy earned his bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1989 from William Jewell College, where he lettered two seasons in football as a strong safety. He then worked as a student assistant in the football office during the 1989 season. Murphy was born in Vancouver, B.C., and graduated from St. Francis Xavier High School in Edmonton, where he played football, basketball and soccer and was also on the swim team. His father, Cal, was inducted into the CFL Hall of Fame in 2004 following a 26-year career as both a coach and general manager in the CFL. Cal Murphy was part of nine Grey Cup champions and a Super Bowl as a scout for the Indianapolis Colts. Murphy is married to the former Camille Walker. They have two daughters, Tyler and Morgan. Connect with Mike on LinkedIn here Learn more about Mike here #NFLdraft
April 29, 2022
#71 Rhea Lalla: How do we raise kids who are confident, happy, and successful in sports and more importantly in life?
In Episode 71 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Rhea Lalla Rhea Lalla is an Emotional Intelligence Specialist, Author and Certified Relationship/Parenting Coach for over 20 years. She's worked with The United Nations, UNICEF, Mindvalley University,  Children's Aid,  Fortune 500 Corporations and supports Parents and Couples globally to discover and transform whatever holds them back from creating strong relationships they feel proud of.  She is currently creating the K to Grade 12 EQ Curriculums for The Bill and Melinda Gates Schools for Parents, Teachers and Kids. Check out Rhea’s website here Connect with Rhea on LinkedIn Here Follow Rhea on Instagram here
April 28, 2022
#70 Misty Buck: How do we acknowledge and manage our emotions in a healthy way?
In Episode 70 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Misty Buck Misty is an athlete mental health & mindset coach; contributor & coach to the Hall of Fame Health (HOFH); international speaker; and author of the "Athlete Mental Health Playbook." An entrepreneur for 15 years, as the owner of an award-winning digital marketing agency in Miami, she also hosts a weekly show called "Marketing Monday.” As a former youth athlete and someone who struggled with depression and anxiety, Misty has a passion for coaching athletes on how to move forward from challenges related to mental wellness and mindset.  To find out more about her programs for athletes, please visit Check out Misty’s website here Connect with Misty on LinkedIn Here
April 27, 2022
#69 Angela Martinucci- How do we train our brain for optimal performance?
In Episode 69 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Angela Martinucci. Angela Martinucci, Founder of Mind Balance and Co-founder of the Bay Area Brain Spa. Mind Balance offers NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback and Peak Performance Coaching programs for companies, executives and athletes. Recently, Angela co-founded the Bay Area Brain Spa in the San Francisco Bay Area, a center that brings the benefits of biohacking and neurofeedback to her local community. Angela has always been passionate about health and wellness. She has a background as a nutrition consultant and as a private chef, trained in the Human Potential Coach training program as a coach and a sales representative for NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback. Since discovering the transformative benefits of NeurOptimal® Neurofeedback after a cancer diagnosis, Angela has been passionate about sharing the technology with others. Over the past decade she has worked with a wide variety of clients with neurofeedback. Through her work, Angela discovered a love for working with peak performers. Her niche is working people who are already performing at a high level, professional athletes and executives, and helping them to further unlock their potential with the combination of neurofeedback and coaching. Her recent work with a major league baseball team, professional athletes and corporate neurofeedback programs have shown tremendous benefits. She offers consulting services for sports teams and organizations to implement neurofeedback in onsite corporate wellness and athletic performance programs. Individual work with athletes and executives includes working remotely or in person with neurofeedback, coaching and progress tracking. Angela’s dedication to giving back to the community and increasing access to neurofeedback is what led her to co-found the Bay Area Brain Spa. The community neurofeedback offering allows people to train at a lower cost in a group setting and offers some of her favorite biohacking tools that she has discovered over the years. Check out Angela’s website by clicking the link below Learn more about Angela by checking out her LinkedIn profile below
April 26, 2022
#68 Ian Goldberg: How can we fix the broken model of youth sports?
In Episode 68 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Ian Goldberg from iSport360 Ian Goldberg is the Founder and CEO of iSport360, an early stage youth sports technology company that is helping young athletes, coaches and parents improve communication, player development and team culture.   Ian’s career started at the White House where he worked for the economic advisors to two US Presidents and then spent more than half of his career in product management and sales for early stage technology companies.  Outside of his role leading iSport360, Ian is an Advisory Board member for the National Alliance for Youth Sports, is the Editor of a youth sports newsletter reaching nearly 200,000 and recently launched GiveSport360 to provide iSport360 at no cost to sports teams and clubs in under-served communities.  But most of all Ian loves his role as a #girldad and as a volunteer sports coach for his two daughters. Below is Ian’s LinkedIn page Click the link below to check out iSport360 #youth #sports #podcasts #live #4dathletes #iSport360 #entrepreneur
April 25, 2022
#67 Kevin Ellis: How can we use soccer to prepare us for life?
In Episode 67 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by former Sporting KC player Kevin Ellis Born in North Kansas City, Kevin grew up with a love for sports. After he graduated form Oak Park high school he signed with Sporting Kansas City as a professional soccer player. He met his wife Abby in his rookie year at SKC and they were married soon after. He spent 7 years with SKC, had his first daughter Willow and then spent a year with Chicago Fire and had his second daughter Brooklyn and then ended his year with DC United before he decided to retire and move on to a career in finance and wealth management where he is helping the next generation of athletes through sound planning and financial education. In 2021 Kevin welcomed his first son Beau and he and his family live in Overland Park. Kevin and Abby are passionate about giving back to the community they live in and are constantly trying to find ways to do so. Kevin is very deep rooted in his faith and he and his family attended Cure of Ars Catholic Church. Connect with Kevin on LinkedIn here #sportingKC #soccer #sports #podcast #champion #livestream
April 24, 2022
#66 Scott Fox: How do we build emotional resilience both in sports and life?
In Episode 66 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Scott Fox to discuss how to use sports to build emotional resilience. Scott Fox is the founder of Champion Playbook, where he addresses the need for peak-performance while simultaneously providing mental health solutions for collegiate and other athletes.  Scott's been doing this work for 12 years and is certified in powerful mind-body techniques including Emotional Freedom Techniques, aka Tapping, and Energy Psychology.  He is a graduate of Brown University where he was a four-year starter and captain of the baseball team. Recently Scott was a speaker at the annual convention of the American Baseball Coaches Association as he presented cutting-edge solutions for addressing the number one issue on college campuses, the lack of emotional resiliency. Guest Website: Guest Linkedin page #psychology #sports #podcast #baseball #resilience #livestream
April 23, 2022
#65 Alex Auerbach: How do we create an unfair advantage within the rules of life and sport?
In Episode 65 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Alex Auerbach to discuss how to create an unfair advantage within the rules Alex is the Director of Wellness and Development for the Toronto Raptors, where he is responsible for all things mental health, mental performance and off-court development for players and staff. He joined the Raptors after serving as the Director of Clinical and Sport Psychology for the University of Arizona. Alex has worked with NCAA Division-I schools in the Pac-12, ACC, Big 12, and Conference USA, where his work has included serving as the performance consultant for a Conference USA bowl-winning football team, ACC championship team, and student-athletes who continued in professional sport and/or the Olympic games. He earned his doctoral degree in counseling psychology with a specialization in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of North Texas. Connect with Alex on LinkedIn Here Check out Alex’s website here #mentalhealth #mentalperformance #Raptors #psychology #sports #performance
April 22, 2022
#64 Alan Stein: How do you raise your game and become the best version of yourself?
In Episode 64 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Alan Stein Jr to discuss how to raise your game both in sports and in life. Alan Stein, Jr. is an experienced keynote speaker and author. At his core, he’s a performance coach with a passion for helping others change behaviors. He spent 15+ years working with the highest performing basketball players on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant). Through his customized programs, he transfers his unique expertise to maximize both individual and organizational performance. Alan is a dynamic storyteller who delivers practical, actionable lessons that can be implemented immediately. He teaches proven principles on how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. His previous clients include American Express, Pepsi, Sabra, Starbucks, Charles Schwab, and Penn State Football, and many more. The strategies from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by both corporate and sports teams around world. Connect with Alan on LinkedIn here Check out Alan’s website here
April 21, 2022
#63 Sean Flynn: How can data analytics help us improve player performance?
In episode 63 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jason and Jim are joined by Sean Flynn who is the CEO Sure People’s sports and education division Sean has over 20 years of experience working in different teams and sectors in the sports industry, including the Miami Marlins, Miami FC and the Tampa Bay Lightning. He's a marketing expert. Sure People uses psychometric evaluations and behavioral analytics to assess and train what it calls the “emotional, relational and team intelligence” of coaches and players. Connect with Sean on LinkedIn here Check out SurePeople’s Website #sports #analytics #Data
April 20, 2022
#62 Lisa Bonta Sumii: Why does mental health matter in both life and sports?
In episode 62 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jason and Jim are joined by Lisa Bonta Sumii Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW is a therapist with over 21 years of clinical experience, licensed in both CA and NV. She is a private practice clinician and the CEO and Founder of AthMindset, LLC.  Lisa supports the elite athlete to achieve optimal mental health and peak mental sport performance. She works with collegiate student athletes, Olympians/Olympic hopefuls, as well as professional athletes and teams. Lisa is the first ever Mental Health & Sport Performance Specialist for the Oakland Roots Sports Club. The Roots are a men’s professional soccer team and purpose driven club.  Seeing the elite athlete as a multidimensional human, navigating various roles and identities, is integral to Lisa’s approach. Focusing on the role that interpersonal trauma, culture, race, gender, and sexual orientation play as the athlete navigates life on and off the field, is at the center of her work. Lisa is listed in the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s Mental Health Registry and the National Football League Player Association’s Clinician Directory. Lisa is often an invited podcast guest and conference speaker and has recently launched on her own podcast series, AthMindset, on the SportsEprenuer Podcast Platform. She has been interviewed and quoted in Time Magazine and Teen Vogue on the decisions that both Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles took to prioritize their mental health. Most recently, Lisa was interviewed by BBC World News on athlete mental health, specifically the decision for Naomi Osaka to take a break from tennis after her recent performance at the US Open. Lisa will be speaker at the TedxWilmington, on April 20, 2022. Lisa received her Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work and is currently pursuing her CMPC (Certified Mental Performance Consultant) via the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Lisa is a former competitive soccer player and her 14 year old daughter plays high level, travel, softball. Connect with Lisa on LinkedIn here Check out Lisa’s Website here #athletes #peakperformance #sports #mentalhealth
April 19, 2022
#61 Michael Pritchard: What can we learn from listening to our youth?
In episode 61 of the 4D Athletes podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Keynote speaker, nationally acclaimed youth speaker, and comedian Michael Pritchard to talk about what our youth can teach us about how to make the world a better place. Michael Pritchard began his career on both the comedy stage and as a juvenile counselor in San Francisco's Youth Guidance Center. In 1980, he won first place in the San Francisco International Stand-Up Comedy Competition as well as winning the prestigious California Probation Officer of the Year. ​Michael's offers from Hollywood rolled in including a guest appearance on an Emmy Award winning​ ​episode of "Taxi." His sensational standup comedy billed him with Robin Williams, Jerry Seinfeld, Dana Carvey and Whoopi Goldberg, playing venues as Caesar's, the Comedy Store, Universal Amphitheater and opening for such names as Diana Ross, the Grateful Dead, Kenny Rogers, Mike Mc Donald and Boz Scaggs. But Michael rejected offers from Hollywood to focus on using his comic talents for inspiring youth and adults. Drawing from his counseling background, Michael Pritchard began using humor to inspire, teach communication skills, anger management, diversity, conflict resolution and overcoming burnout and stress. His broad audience base - from corporate employees, healthcare workers, and government and state officials - have honored him with countless standing ovations and numerous awards including: President's Volunteer Action Award, Commendation Office of the Attorney General, Paul Harris Fellowship Rotary International, Toastmaster's International Speaker, Outstanding Performance Federal Executive Board, Josephine Duveneck Humanitarian Award The Key to the City of San Francisco As a result of his work, Michael Pritchard has been featured on CNN, NBC's "The Today Show", "The Tonight Show", CBS "Sunday Morning" with Charles Kuralt, "Time" magazine and "People" magazine. His seven educational series for PBS and distribution has been seen by millions and focuses on youth guidance in the areas of violence prevention. "The Power of Choice," "You Can Choose", and "Big Changes, Big Choices." Forming Heartland Media, he continued with "Red Ribbon Week" and "PeaceTalks" teaching students to make positive choices. "SOS: Saving Our Schools from Hate and Violence," featured in both Time magazine and on CNN, was filmed after the tragic Columbine disaster. His series "Lifesteps" builds the social and emotional intelligence in youth and has already received the Parents Choice Award.' For his work in promoting nonviolence with youth, Michael was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Hartwick University and winning, 2001 Lewis Hine's Award for Service to Children & Youth Certificate of Appreciation, and the 2002 Marin Community Foundations Beryl Buck Fund Award for achievement in Promoting Nonviolence. As an extension of Heartland Media, he established Heartland Media Foundation building character and emotional intelligence, violence prevention, inciting motivation and leadership in both youth and adults to improve schools and communities. The foundation provides youth guidance programs, including video, print curriculum, and live presentations by Michael Pritchard to aid in schools and communities where the funding is limited. Michael Pritchard has helped raise millions of dollars by donating his time and talent to events and various charitable organizations including: Boys and Girls Club Ronald McDonald House Salvation Army Jewish Family Services SF Giants Community Fund American Heart Association Women's Wellness Forum Special Olympics CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates Bread & Roses Recreation Center for the Handicapped DARE Texan's War on Drugs Vietnam Vets of America Guide Dogs for the Blind Check out Michael’s Website here #youth #comedian #speaker #motivational
April 18, 2022
#60 Tim and Anne Rulo: How do we build strong relationships and healthy marriages?
In episode 60 of the 4D Athletes podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Tim and Anne Rulo to discuss how to build a healthy marriage and strong relationships using sports. Tim is a teacher and Head Football, Head Strength & Conditioning, Assistant Track, and Leadership Coordinator at Russellville High School in Missouri. He has been coaching for 18 years, 14 as head coach. His main focus is leadership and character development. Anne Rulo, LMFT, LPC, was a mental health counselor for 14 years, first with teens who had gotten into trouble with the law (and their families) and then at a college wellness center. Three years ago she stepped away from front-line counseling to start writing and speaking. Her main focuses are faith, mental/emotional health, and the intersection of the two. Anne and Tim have led marriage retreats for coaches and their wives through FCA as well as some churches. They have been married for 15 years and have two children, Caleb (10) and Charlotte (6). Check out Anne’s Website Follow Tim on Twitter here #Marriage #football #leading
April 14, 2022
#59 Nik Lewis: How do we create opportunities for others?
In episode 59 of the 4D Athletes podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Nik Lewis to dive into the importance of using your platform to create opportunities for others Nikolas "Nik" Lewis (born June 3, 1982) is a former professional Canadian football slotback who played for 15 years in the Canadian Football League (CFL). He is a two-time Grey Cup champion, winning in 2008 and 2014 with the Calgary Stampeders. In his first season, he won the CFL Rookie of the Year award, followed by five West Division All-Star and three CFL All-Star awards. He is second all-time as a Stampeder in receptions (805), receiving yards (11,250), and touchdown catches (65) behind Allen Pitts. He also has the club record for consecutive games with a reception, with 166. On August 24, 2017, Lewis became the CFL all-time leader in receptions with 1,030 catches (he finished his career with 1,051). Lewis attended Southern Arkansas University and was named an NCAA Division II All-American in 2003. He attended high school in Jacksboro, Texas where he participated in track, specializing in the triple jump. Now he is the CEO and Founder of AO Sports. Connect with Nik on LinkedIn here #sports #football #CFL #podcast
April 08, 2022
#58 Derek Bylsma: When can seeking help be considered a strength?
In this episode Jim and Jason are joined by Derek Bylsma to talk about why seeking help is a strength and break the stigma about counseling. Derek is the Executive Director of Millennium Counseling Center and heads their 3A and Sports divisions. He is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a nationally board-certified counselor. He is also fully trained in EMDR Therapy. In addition to two bachelor degrees, one from Kalamazoo College and the other from University of Wisconsin-Madison, Derek also holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Roosevelt University. After a successful career in business and with strong family ties in the helping professions, it became apparent that Derek’s true calling was to help those struggling with life’s many challenges. Derek specializes in recovery-related work, mood disorders, co-occurring disorders and issues unique to athletic performance. He is particularly enthusiastic about leading the sports division at Millennium Counseling Center as it marries two of his life-long passions; helping others and athletics. As a soccer player, Derek was a two-time college All-American and All Big Ten player and after graduating, went on to play professional soccer in the U.S. More recently, Derek’s ties to athletics shifted from player to coach and he has been recognized as one of the top High School soccer coaches in Illinois. His experience as a high performing athlete and coach, as well as his extensive experience in the mental health field, provide clients in our Sports division unique benefits. Derek draws from his own life experiences and insights to help others see the power of having choices in life. He believes “It all works out in the end. If it hasn’t worked out, it’s not the end”. Check out Derek’s website here Connect with Derek on Linkedin here #counselor #sports #positivity #podcast #live
April 07, 2022
#57 Tommy Short: How does improving our thinking also improve our performance?
#57 Tommy Short: How does improving our thinking also improve our performance? In episode 57 of the 4D Athletes podcast, Jim and Johnathan are joined by Tommy Short who is the Think Better Perform Better Tommy is a former basketball official who spent 10+ years officiating both NCAA Men’s Division 1 & FIBA. In the high-pressure environment on the basketball court, he developed a strong mindset to handle adversity and setbacks. He understands that confidence can be taught, and his personal mission is to help people think better so they can perform better. Tommy now travels around the country speaking with teams and sharing the lessons he learned on the basketball court. In addition to speaking, he works as a mental performance coach with executives, sales leaders, and referees. Check out Tommy’s Website here Connect with Tommy on LinkedIn here #referee #sales #executives #basketball #officiating #4d #4dathletes
April 06, 2022
#56 Alec Lemmon: Why is it important to know why you coach?
#56 Alec Lemmon: Why is it important to know why you coach? In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by Alec Lemmon to talk about finding your purpose as a coach Alec has lived in Kansas City since 1993 and been married to his wife Jordan since 2014. He a Christian who is committed to coaching and helping coaches develop the skills to walk with God and advance the Gospel into the nations through sports. He played soccer in Kansas City all growing up and at MidAmerica Nazarene University in Olathe, Kansas. He is a co-founder of Toca Futbol Club in Kansas City and has been a director there since 2011. Alec also works with Community for Coaches which helps coaches gain clarity around WHY they coach. He is the co-author of the workbook Coaching with Purpose volume 1 and 2. And the host of the Community for Coaches podcast which focuses on honest discussion about why coaches are some of the most important leaders in our society today, and how they can intentionally and effectively use sports to transform lives. Connect with Alec on LinkedIn Here Check out Alec’s Website here #coach #podcast #live #soccer #sports
April 03, 2022
#55 Jake von Scherrer: What are the tools needed to be a successful Athletic Administrator?
In episode 55 of the 4D Athletes podcast, Jason and Jim are joined by the Host of the Educational AD podcast Jake von Sherrer to discuss some of the tools for success in athletic administration. Jake is a career Educator and a Certified Master Athletic Administrator with 40 + years of success as a teacher, a Head Coach, and as an AD.  Recently Retired as the Director of Athletic Enrichment at The Maclay School, an independent college prep school in Tallahassee, Florida and also served as the 2020-21 President of the Florida Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. In June of 2020 he created The Educational AD Podcast which showcases High School AD's from around the country.  He also directs Victory Educational Athletics, a consulting firm for schools offering Professional Development in Coaches Education, Athletic Leadership, and Parent Engagement.  In 2021,  he released his book, The Athletic Director's Toolbox - The Top Twenty Tools for Success from our first 150 interviews (available on Amazon). He's been a featured speaker at numerous State, Regional, and National conferences on a variety of programs, but particularly on motivation and "Competitive Sportsmanship" a pre-season parent education series that has been adopted by dozens of schools across the country. As a high school and college football and track coach, he has also had a pretty good run, earning Coach of the Year honors 12 times in his career. As a Health Educator, he was also honored as the Outstanding College Health Educator of the Year for the state of Oregon. Connect with Jake on LinkedIn here Buy Jake’s book here The Athletic Director's Toolbox: The Top Twenty "Tools for Success" from The Educational AD Podcast Interviews! #coaches #AthleticDirectors
April 02, 2022
March Gladness Special Episode Featuring Christian Braun and Brian Hanni from KU Hosted by 4D Athletes and ShareWaves
In this episode our Co-Founder Jim Huber and the Executive Director of ShareWaves Bill Brandmeyer share an enriching conversation with Brian Hanni who is the voice of the Jayhawks and current Jayhawk basketball star Christian Braun. They dive into the importance staying positive and always seeing the glass half full. They also talk about how you never know what anyone is going through and that it is so important to check on those close to you, especially your teammates.  Christian also dives into having a mindset of making your dreams coming true by delaying gratification, staying persistent and believing in yourself regardless of external circumstances.  He also shares the power of how 1 person believing in you and having 1 great game can make all the difference.
April 01, 2022
March Gladness Special featuring Digger Phelps and Karen Phelps Moyer hosted by 4D Athletes and ShareWaves
It was incredible to have legendary coach Digger Phelps and his daughter Karen Phelps Moyer join 4D Athletes and ShareWaves for March Gladness. In the episode we talk about the characteristics of leaders, why grades don't always represent how successful one will be and how finding a skill in life can give you opportunities. Digger and his daughter Karen also discuss with us the best ways athletes can move forward to get past COVID and start living their best life both in and out of sports
March 31, 2022
#54 Sherri Coale: How can become leaders who inspire greatness in others?
In episode 54 of the 4D Athletes podcast, Jason and Jim are joined by Hall of Fame coach Sherri Coale For the past 25 years, Sherri Coale has served as the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Oklahoma where she is the winningest coach in OU history.  She built a powerhouse program in Norman that appeared in 19 straight NCAA tournaments and competed in three Final Fours. Sherri Coale is a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Women’s Hall of Fame, the Oklahoma Christian Hall of Fame, the Norman High School Wall of Fame, and has “Home of” signs that flank both entrances to the small town of Healdton where she was born and raised and will be eternally indebted. During her illustrious career at the University of Oklahoma, in addition to coaching the Sooners, Coale participated in USA Basketball as an assistant coach in 2001 where the squad won a bronze medal, and a head coach in the World University Games in 2013 where her USA squad defeated Russia on their home court to bring home the gold.  In addition to competitive excellence inside the lines both nationally and internationally, Sherri Coale has received numerous accolades and recognitions for her players’ performance academically as well as their team community service through the years.  Maximizing her players’ skills both on and off the court has always been her goal. Sherri Coale is a master motivator, an engaging speaker, a gifted writer, and a keen observer of everyday life.  She and her husband, Dane, have been married for 34 years.  They have two children, one daughter-in-law, and one adorable granddaughter around which their universe currently spins. Check out Sherri’s website here Connect with Sherri on LinkedIn here #Coaching #Sports #Oklahoma #Basketball
March 30, 2022
#53 Jared Hunt: How do you build a great sports program?
In episode 53 of the 4D Athletes podcast, Jason and Jim are joined by Little River Academy Athletic Director Jared Hunt Jared Hunt is the Athletic Director at Academy ISD, in Little River, Texas.  Prior to joining Academy ISD, he served as the Recruiting Coordinator/Assistant Director of High School Relations at the University of Arkansas as well as Southern Methodist University (SMU). He is married to Krystan and they have 2 daughters. The core principles of his program are: Accountability – We do what we say we will do. Energy and Work Ethic – We compete in everything we do. Family – We always put the team first. Integrity – We do what is right at all times. Mental and Physical Toughness – We are at our best every play and overcome all adversity. Confidence, Belief, and Faith – We trust that our process will bring results. #sports #AthleticDirector #LifeSkills Learn more about Jared Here Connect with Jared on Twitter Here
March 29, 2022
#52 Daniel Ponce De Leon: Why does faith matter in our most challenging moments?
In episode 52 of the 4D Athletes podcast, Jason and Jim are joined by author and MLB pitcher Daniel Ponce De Leon Daniel Ponce de Leon's hard-fought journey to Major League Baseball and recovery from a near-death injury, followed by his astonishing big league debut, will inspire readers to trust God in all circumstances. ​ ​The path you take to achieving your dreams is not always easy. Daniel Ponce de Leon, an acclaimed pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, overcame many challenges to get to the Major Leagues. Drafted four times, he spent a long four years climbing his way up through the minors before finally reaching AAA, only one step away from the Major Leagues. Then, Daniel's dream was almost shattered when he was struck in the head by a line drive. Spending weeks in the hospital and months recovering from a large epidural hematoma, skull fracture, brain swelling, and hemorrhaging, Daniel held on to his belief that he would one day realize his dream. Fourteen months later, and fully recovered, he made his first Major League start, becoming the fifth pitcher in modern Major League history to throw seven innings of no-hit ball in his first outing. referred to it as one of the greatest debuts in Major League Baseball history. In One Line Drive, Daniel retells his remarkable journey, sharing how he never would have made it without his faith in God and the support of family and friends. Full of grit, determination, and faith, Daniel's story is an inspiring reminder to keep pressing on regardless of any setback or disappointment. Check out Daniel’s book here #faith #support #belief #Inspire
March 28, 2022
#51 Steven Yurchick: How do we teach resilience using youth sports?
In episode 51 of the 4D Athletes podcast, Jason and Jim are joined by author and coach Steve Yurchick Steve’s playing experience at the college and professional level led him into a career in athletics. His roles as a student-athlete, coach, and administrator have helped him gain experience in data evaluation, recruiting, strength and conditioning, fundraising, academic support, and program development. The variety of disciplines he applied to his professional career were directly learned through the foundations of sport. Specialties: Teaching and instruction, program coordination, technical and creative writing, sponsorship development, scheduling, media relations, communication, and management. Steve’s book “Swing Away, Stan” is a spirited tale of heart and resilience that reminds us to never give up. Opening Day of Stan Clark's little league season takes an unexpected turn that challenges him as a young ballplayer. An unavoidable adversary on the rival team leaves Stan searching for confidence as his championship aspirations hang in the balance. Joined by his best friend and teammate (Rudy), the scrappy Cobras team embark on a roller coaster season filled with electric moments. Determination, barbeque, and a once-in-a-lifetime encounter rejuvenates Stan's season with a unique twist of fate. But, will it be enough for the final showdown? #baseball #resilience #coaching #nevergiveup #keepgoing Check out Steven’s book Swing Away Stan here Connect with Steve on Linkedin here
March 27, 2022
#50 Kim Brady: How do we create a future we desire?
In this episode, Jason and Jim talk with Kim Brady on how we can create the future we desire! So many of us settle for safety, instead of going for what we truly desire in life. Kim is going to share with us some insights on how we can start living out our desires everyday! Kim Brady is the founder and business coach behind Kim Brady Business Coaching ( She helps former athletes to leverage their athletic experiences and philosophies to become champions on the business playing field. Her area of expertise is small business start-ups, mindset training, team building, and leadership development. Kim is a former marriage and family therapist who specialized in working with severely abused children; she was a 4-year DI scholarship recipient for women’s soccer at Cal Berkeley and has coached youth soccer for 14 years; and Kim is the founder and former president of Little Bit Cleaning LLC® located in Denver, CO which she successfully sold in 2020 after 10 years of ownership. Her energy and enthusiasm to help others succeed and achieve their goals both on and off the athletic field is unmatched. Kim has a passion for learning and believing that just because we no longer compete in our sport does not mean we have to lose that athletic mindset to build a business or create the future we desire. When she isn’t working with her clients, you will find her watching soccer, traveling whenever possible, and chasing sunsets by the beach. Get Kim’s book here Connect with Kim on Linkedin here
March 26, 2022
#49 Matthew Raidbard: How do you lead like a pro?
In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by Matthew Raidbard to discuss how you lead like a pro Matthew Raidbard is the author of the new book, Lead Like a Pro.  He is also the Executive Senior Associate Athletic Director for Administration, Compliance, and Student-Athlete Success at the University of Hartford. Matthew was previously a college basketball coach for more than a decade. After graduating from Indiana University, his first college basketball coaching job was at Western New Mexico University.  After leaving Western New Mexico, Matthew served as a men’s basketball coach at Dartmouth College, Florida Gulf Coast University, and Chicago State University. While working at Chicago State he completed his Doctorate in Educational Leadership, where his dissertation focused on determining the best leadership style and behaviors for athletic coaches to practice.  His book, “Lead Like A Pro,” provides coaches with foundational leadership knowledge and the tools to become the type of leader that aligns with their personal values and beliefs. Check out Matthew’s book here Connect with Matthew on Linkedin here
March 25, 2022
#48 Billy Brimblecom: How do you turn your toughest burdens into your greatest blessings?
In episode 48 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Billy Brimblecom JR to discuss how you turn your toughest trial into your greatest triumph. Billy has been the Executive Director of Steps of Faith Foundation since 2013. Billy understands first-hand the emotional and physical challenges that come with losing a limb.  As an amputee himself, his life's joy is helping other amputees move forward. Billy lost his left leg to Ewings Sarcoma in 2005.  As a life-long musician, this could have been devastating to his career. Still young and active, he needed a prosthesis that would give him mobility and allow him to continue to play the drums and live an active life. Thanks to a large fundraiser held for him by friends and family, he was able to raise more than $30,000 for his first prosthetic limb. This is why he truly understands the financial hardships that come with losing a limb. With his new prosthesis, Billy was back on tour playing the drums within just a few months of his surgery.  While his love for music is strong, his passion to serve other amputees through this charity is even stronger. He wants every amputee to have mobility no matter how limited their resources are. Billy currently lives in Kansas City with his wife and two children. Check out Billy’s website here Connect with Billy on LinkedIn here
March 24, 2022
#47 Reggie Walker: How do we win the game within the game?
In episode 47 of the 4D Athletes Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by author and former NFL player Reggie Walker Reggie Walker grew up a military brat.  Had the blessing of living in situations where he was a minority, part of the majority population, situations where he had money, and situations where he was so poor he had to get food from the church.  All of these different circumstances aided in creating a very unique perspective in taking on the world. Also, from the age of 4 to 12 he experienced getting molested by a family friend.  Growing up as well as my experience In the sports realm he experienced a lot of physical, mental, and emotional abuse as well.  These unfortunate events had a profound impact on his mental well being. To combat the effects of his trauma, he funneled all his feelings and emotions into sports.  Sports became a saving grace in dealing with a mind filled with toxicity from the trauma he experienced.  Sports became an environment in which he excelled, leading him to be a top high school football player, a college football starter, and eventual NFL athlete and team captain of 7 years. In retirement, his journey of healing has led him to two stays at a treatment facility where I created the Personal Mastery School, a program built to help anyone find answers to how to find themselves, their purpose, and a plan.  Using all the knowledge from his experiences, strategies that have helped  as well as others succeed in horrible environments, as well as knowledge from therapy, he put the Personal Mastery School together as an answer to questions he had known many of us have in dealing with life and leading a good, successful, productive life. He has also become a mental, physical, and sexual abuse survivor advocate, Tedx speaker, public speaker, consultant, connector, and problem solver for individuals and businesses.  With his unique perspective from his varied experiences he has found himself to be of value in many different environments as a problem solver. His goal is to help those who don’t have guidance learn the essentials to guiding themselves towards their dreams and goals, find peace and confidence within themselves, learn the techniques to being a master strategist in their own lives in dealing with issues or problems, have the knowledge and system of effectively solving problems in their own lives, and be equipped with the knowledge to plan with an emphasis on fluidity.  He wants others to learn all these skills in more so they can win the battle against their biggest enemy themselves and the unknown to move with confidence and tenacity towards their life mission. Check out Reggie’s book here Connect with Reggie on LinkedIn here
March 23, 2022
#46 Larry Long: What can we do to discover our gifts?
Jason and Jim are joined by Larry Long in this episode to share with us the importance of finding the gift you have been given and bringing it to the world! Larry Long Jr is the Founder and CEO (Chief Energy Officer) of LLJR Enterprises, which focuses on sales motivation & inspiration, as well as coaching. He is the host of the weekly ‘Midweek Midday Motivational Minute’, and also Co-Founder and Lead Instructor of The Sales Allies, an online sales training course and supportive community designed to uplift the sales community. As a former college athlete (Go Terps! He played baseball for University of Maryland), Larry is extremely passionate about coaching, and helping professionals take their game to the 'next level'. Check out Larry’s website here Connect with Larry on LinkedIn here
March 22, 2022
#45 Dave Steckel: Why is positive leadership so powerful?
In Episode 45 of the Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by Dave Steckel to talk about why positive leadership is so powerful. Dave is a college football coach and the author of The Fisherman. He was the defensive coordinator at Mizzou and the head coach at Missouri State. The Fisherman teaches important leadership lessons through the unlikely friendship between a coach and a mysterious mentor who reveals ten traits vital to any effective leader. Coach Steckel's 36 years as a football coach provides a unique insight into how to succeed on the football field and everyday life. This modern parable is for business leaders, coaches, and parents who know the challenge of leading people. Coach Steckel shares what he has learned and provides a framework for positive leadership filled with proven principles to help anyone become a better leader. Check out his book by clicking the link below Connect with Dave on LinkedIn here
March 21, 2022
#44 Chris Meyer: How can we use basketball to teach about life?
In Episode 44 of the Podcast, Jim and Jason are joined by author Chris Meyer. Chris is the author of Four Months...And A Lifetime. The book is the touching true story of a father who coached his son’s basketball team from kindergarten through eighth grade, a remarkable nine-year journey with the same boys. Their final march to the eighth-grade season Championship is interspersed with the author’s own journey of falling in love with basketball in early-seventies New York, filled with anecdotes of Dr. J, sneaking into Duke’s Cameron Indoor Stadium, and playing pickup in Larry Bird’s home state of Indiana.  Four Months...And A Lifetime is not only a love story about a father and his son, but of a coach who strived to teach his team the greatest game of basketball and, hopefully, a few life lessons along the way. Check out his book by clicking the link below Connect with Chris on LinkedIn Here
March 20, 2022
#43 Sejal Thakkar: What is the right H.A.T to wear in order to expose our unconscious biases?
In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by Sejal Thakkar to discuss the pain, power, and paradox of bias and how we can uncover them by wearing the right H.A.T. Sejal Thakkar is founder and Chief Civility Officer of TrainXtra. As Sejal grew up in a suburb of Chicago, Sejal fought hatred and discrimination on a regular basis. She refused to allow ignorance, insensitivity, and the bullying conduct of others impact her inner “ninja”. Armed with knowledge she gained from these experiences, Sejal teaches that harassment will not stop on its own – it’s up to all of us to be part of the fight to stop workplace harassment. We cannot be complacent bystanders and expect our workplace cultures to change by themselves. Sejal passionately transforms the workplace and education settings into places of civility by empowering others to be a part of the solution. Her goal is to empower each employee to create a positive workplace environment. Sejal’s passion for training led her to create TrainXtra, a proactive training practice where she brings the wealth of her employment law expertise in customized training to executives, managers and non-managers in an interactive, engaging environment. She has over fifteen years of employment law experience that includes advising clients, human resources personnel, and legal counsel regarding sound, standard employment practices. See Sejal’s website here Connect with Sejal on LinkedIn Here
March 19, 2022
#42 Chris Young: Why is it so important to run your own race?
In this episode, Jason and Jim talk with Chris Young about building great culture within a program, prioritizing character development in a sports program, and teaching their players the importance of not comparing themselves to others. Chris Young is the director of tennis and the head women’s tennis coach at Oklahoma State University. In 11 years leading the women’s program, he’s turned it into a national power, highlighted by a national runner-up finish in 2016. He was unanimously chosen as the Big 12 Coach of the Year that same season. #podcast #tennis #lifeskills #4d #4dathletes #OKstate #GoPokes Check out Chris’s OK State page here Connect with Chris on LinkedIn here
March 18, 2022
#41 Natalie Hummel: How can sports transform lives?
In this episode, Jason and Johnathan discuss with Natalie Hummel on not just the importance of playing sports but also learning life skills through sports. Natalie is super passionate about giving all kids the same opportunities to play sports that she had growing up. Imagining a world without kids in sports drives her passion for launching Every Kid Sports higher. Natalie brings more than 25 years experience of coaching, leading, and consulting a wide-spectrum of CEOs and Senior Executives ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small entrepreneurial start-ups to her work here at KIDS in the GAME. For several years she has served on many different nonprofit organization boards, including the Working Wonders Children’s Museum. As an athlete from childhood into her adult life, Natalie loves sports of all kinds. She played volleyball through college and played competitive and not-so-competitive softball for years. She brings leadership, technology design, compassion, and team spirit to Every Kid Sports. Natalie is the mother of two beautiful kids and wife to her amazing husband Steve. She has coached her son’s soccer team for several years, leads Girl Scout Trips with her daughter and in her free time enjoys cooking, gardening, kickboxing, mountain biking, hiking, and traveling with her family. Every Kid Sports Website Natalie’s LinkedIn profile
March 17, 2022
#40 Larry Gelwix: How does winning outside of sports translate to winning within sports?
In this episode, Jim and Jason are talking about how winning out of sports translates to more wins in sports with Larry Gelwix. Larry Gelwix served as the volunteer Head Coach of the Highland Rugby team for 36 years. The team’s success and varsity record of 418 wins and just 10 loses, including 20 national championships, caught the attention of Hollywood which produced a major motion picture, “Forever Strong”, which tells the true life story of Coach Gelwix and the Highland team. Gelwix was also the subject of a documentary entitled, “Larry Gelwix: No Regrets”, which won an Emmy Award for “Best Documentary” and has aired on national television. Fox News and other national media have labeled Coach Gelwix as the “Winningest Coach in America”. In this episode we discuss: - How did you establish your honor code with your athletes and then get them to buy in? - How do you go from good to great? - You have "5 Championship Strategies for Sustainable Success." Can you go through those with us? - Many people have attitude and effort backwards. Shifting behavior has to be the main focus. - Can you describe horizontal leadership and how that differs from traditional leadership? - Leaders have to be more aware of how they make people feel about themselves and their possibilities. - Coach Gelwix one rule that guided the decision making of everyone in his program. - Understand the difference between the pain of hard work and the pain of regret. - And Much More... Show updates & links: Larry Gelwix Web: FB: in: 4D Athletes Web: IG: FB: in: #podcast #4dathletes #show #leadership #mindfulness #sports #coach #life #lifestyle #coaching #entrepreneur #business #ceo #lifecoach #mentalperformance #youtube. #video #vlog #live #life #parenting #peacefulparent #win #winning #coaching #Lifeskills
March 16, 2022
#39 Randall Thompson: How do we believe in ourselves regardless of the circumstances?
Randall started playing the game of baseball at 5 years old and eventually got paid to play thanks to the Toronto Blue Jays. From a very young age, he always had two unexplainable loves: baseball and being creative. Filled with concepts and ideas (some better than others) he eventually combined the two and founded Dugout Mugs®, and introduced the Dugout Mug, the Wined Up, and the Knob Shot to the baseball world. In his free time, Randall likes to play tetherball and read about patent and trademark law. Randall's story is one of resilience and believing in yourself regardless of the circumstances In this episode we discuss: - How did you come up with the idea of Dugout Mugs? _ How did you maintain the believe of Dugout Mugs when going through challenges? - How did what you learn as a player help you find success with DugOut mugs? - It took you nearly 5 years for Dugout Mugs to really start to take off… Why is resilience so important? - Not only resilience, but how important is it to believe in yourself and your product? - The best 3 lessons that Randall has learned in leading a business. - What are ways you recommend people to break through their fears? - The statements that Randall affirms daily to sustain belief in himself. - Five things that are important to Randall that guides his life. - What do you do daily to train your mind for mental health? - How do you stay true to your intuition when family and friends are telling you differently? - What is your advice for athletes that wrap up their identity in what they do and struggle to transition in life? - Looking back at what you learned in life, what would suggestions would you give young Randall at 8 years old? - What are beneficial conversations that coaches can have with their players? - It is so important for coaches to understand the motivation that each of their players have for playing the sport. - A valuable exercise to get individuals to be truly committed to the team. - What are some of the key components you have learned that has allowed you trust in delegating tasks? - What suggestions do you have for parents in navigating their children through sports? - And Much More... Show updates & links: Randall Thompson / DugOut Mugs Website: 4D Athletes Web: IG: FB: in: #podcast #4dathletes #show #leadership #mindfulness #sports #coach #life #lifestyle #coaching #entrepreneur #business #ceo #lifecoach #mentalperformance #youtube. #video #vlog #live #life #MLB #Live #LiveBroadcasting #perseverence
March 15, 2022
#38 Bill Brandmeyer: How can we use the power of sports to make a positive difference?
In this episode, Jim and Jason talk with Bill Brandmeyer about the power of sports and the difference sports can make in this world. Bill Brandmeyer is the Founder of ShareWaves. ShareWaves is a 501c3 tax-exempt public charity, sharing our exclusive access to Union Broadcasting’s airwaves to advocate for youth sports participation and lend our support to youth organizations that use sports to connect with kids and impact young lives. We want to promote sports participation, encourage the development of life-skills, provide financial aid, and level the playing field for all. We are excited about the future and delivering on our promise to use the “power of sports” for good. ShareWaves will promote sports participation, encourage the development of life-skills, provide financial aid, and level the playing field for all. Throughout the last 18 months, we built a platform that will impact kids with the "power of sports” and promote youth sports participation, ultimately providing positive game-changing solutions for our children. Our plan is to amplify important causes and develop strong partnerships with like-minded individuals and organizations utilizing the “power of sports” to connect with large audiences and leverage sports to make the world a better place. Union Broadcasting is donating radio airtime and access to their entire digital/social media platforms. In addition, they will support ShareWaves with their production expertise and will broadcast PSAs, create podcasts for NPOs, and drive support for special programming and events that impact the lives of young people in our community. This new foundation marks the beginning of a plan to repurpose Union Broadcasting's strong community presence to help bring forward game-changing solutions that positively impact the youth of our city. We will work closely with youth-sports organizations and community stakeholders to assist in enhancing young lives. see less Check out the ShareWaves website below Check out Bill’s LinkedIn below
March 14, 2022
#37 Shayamal Vallabhjee: What are the peak performance secrets to become a winner both in sports and in life?
In this episode, Jason and Johnathan Flowers talk about how our minds can be our best friend, but they can also be our worst enemy. Shayamal Vallabhjee joins them on the show this week as they discuss peak performance, mental fitness, and what it takes to get in the zone. Shayamal Vallabhjee is a South African Sports Scientist & a Performance Coach with 18 years experience in High Performance Sporting environments. He is also the author of four books on Sports Science & Motivation, a TEDx speaker, recipient of the INK & Australia India Youth Dialogue Fellowship, Men’s Health ‘Trainer of the Year 2014’, Global Fitness Advisory Board Member to Herbalife & Organizing Committee Member of the United Nations ChangeMakers Conference. Shayamal’s website Shayamal’s book
March 13, 2022
#36 Bobby Ballesteros: How do we take care of our feet properly and why does it matter?
In this episode Jim and Jason are joined by Bobby Ballesteros who’s niche is taking care of the body naturally. Bobby has been serving Kansas City for about 20 years as a pedorthist. As a pedorthist, he is a lower extremity specialist.  He makes custom correctional and accommodative orthotics for anyone on their feet that need assistance in correcting and or relieving aches and pains contributed to by the feet. He is also a master fitter in compression garments.  He has fit individuals with venous issues,  circulatory problems,  burn victims,  diabetes and cancer patients.  He has been able to fit them off the shelf or custom garments from head to toe. This came along after his mother got hit with cancer. He wanted to focus on what and how people were affected by cancer with love for his mother. He is also a wound care ,diabetic and arthritic specialist, and an orthotic fitter. Anatomy and biomechanics are a big component in his evaluations of a patient. Taking care of the body naturally is his niche, helping people is his passion,  but getting results is more gratifying than anything else.  Prior to that he did iridology , reflexology, herbivore, and acupressure in Colorado. Click the link below to check out Bobby’s LinkedIn Profile
March 12, 2022
#34 Lisa Smith: How do we become a peaceful parent both in and out of sports?
Lisa Smith, The Peaceful Parent transforms frustrated parents--who regularly default to yelling, threatening and punishing--into peaceful leaders within their households. She is a Parent Coach, Speaker, Author and Host of the weekly podcast, Real WorldPeaceful Parenting.Her signature program helps parents stop the struggle, calm the chaos and create the connection. As a former dominant parent, Lisa knows the transformative power of Peaceful Parenting first hand, and is committed to helping families worldwide. Check out Lisa’s website by clicking the link below
March 11, 2022
#33 Kate Eckman: How do we master the inner game of life?
In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by Kate Eckman. Kate is a former college swimmer at Penn State University. She is the author of, The Full Spirit Workout: A 10-Step System to Shed Your Self-Doubt, Strengthen Your Spiritual Core, and Create a Fun & Fulfilling Life, (New World Library, April 27th, 2021). She empowers high-achieving individuals to actualize their full potential. She leverages her experience as a well-known communications, performance and mindfulness expert, accomplished entrepreneur, and elite athlete to equip leaders with the tools, methodology, and energetic boost they need to excel at the game of life. With a results-driven approach rooted in neuroscience, positive psychology, and whole-person coaching techniques, Kate helps her clients succeed in and out of the boardroom and on and off the field. She guides them to identify who they are beneath their titles and labels, clarify their priorities and values, and then co-create a game plan to get them from where they are now to where they most want to be … adding in some fun and humor along the way. Kate incorporates a mind-body-spirit approach into her coaching engagements, recognizing that when we take care of our inner world, our outer world takes care of itself. Learn more about Kate by clicking the links below!
March 10, 2022
#32 Dana Cavalea: What are the habits that develop champions?
In this episode of the 4D Athletes podcast, Jim and Jason talk with Dana Cavalea about the habits that make champions! Coach Dana is the former Director of Strength & Conditioning and Performance for the New York Yankees. He led the team to a World Championship in 2009. That same year he was awarded the Nolan Ryan Award given to the top Strength & Performance Coach in Major League Baseball as voted by his peers. Coach is also the author of his new book, Habits of a Champion, Nobody Becomes a Champion By Accident. In addition to his on-field coaching, he works as a performance coach and consultant to Companies, Organizations, and some of America's Top CEOs, Executives, and Wall Street Fund Managers & Traders- helping them to optimize performance, productivity, and sales. Check out Dana’s website here
March 09, 2022
#31 Chris McSwain: How do we go beyond the buckets and build champions in life?
In this episode Jim and Jason are joined by Beyond the Buckets podcast host Coach Chris McSwain. Chris ‘Coach’ McSwain is a super action figure! He is a real-world leader in motivating our youth to excel at life skills using a sports-minded educational approach. While working full-time in the corporate world as a sales/marketing pro, he followed his passion for basketball by creating ‘Top Flight Sports Academy’ in 2010. Top Flight is now the largest boys/girls club travel basketball program in Northern California, with 40 teams in 2019. He has assisted 150+ athletes achieve their goal of playing collegiate athletics with scholarships offered to the majority. Top Flight runs successful sports camps and clinics all around the Bay Area. In addition to his CEO gig, he is the Director of Basketball for the K-12 Valley Christian School System in San Jose, CA since 2013. He teaches Exercise Science, Health and Human Performance. He also coaches the varsity girls’ basketball team and is the all-time ’Winningest Coach’ in Valley Christian history, securing CCS championships and many CIF State NorCal appearances. He is a devoted family man with an amazing wife and two children. He lives by example with staying physically and nutritionally fit. Check out Chris’s Website Connect with Chris on LinkedIn
March 08, 2022
#30 Ron “The Show” Hughley: How can we handle criticism in a healthy way?
In this episode, Jim and Jason are discussing how to capture and engage an audience, handle social media critics, and produce thought provoking content. Ron "The Show" Hughley is a real sports fanatic. But don't expect him to just talk about sports. As a political junkie and pop-culture "know-it-all" you never know what The Show is going to talk about. A hometown guy, Ron is a true Kansas Citian. On any given day you can find him cheering on Kansas City's finest, including the Royals, Chiefs and his beloved Jayhawks. Ron is married to Courtney and they have 3 wonderful children Follow Ron on Twitter
March 07, 2022
#29 Freddy Sandoval: What are the steps to become Mentally Strong?
In this episode, Jim and Jason are discussing why mental skills matter and how they play a role in your behavior and performance both in and out of sports.  Topics discussed:  What does it mean to be mentally strong and develop a mentally strong mentality?  How can we shift our perspective in a way that is beneficial for ourselves and others as well? Why is it so hard for us to make decisions?  How can we get confident in making decisions and standing by those decisions?  How do we become more mindful and truly be present in the moment?  What are the strategies that you use with your clients to help them be more relaxed throughout the day?  Here are 3 things that you can control to live a life that you truly want to live.  Freddy obtained his degree in Psychology in 2009, during his career as a professional baseball player in the Anaheim Angels farm systems and the Major League club. He then pursued his master’s degree in Management with a concentration in Human Resources. Freddy is certified as a Life Purpose, Executive Leadership and Professional Coach. As well as being a certified practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, MBTI and MMTIC Personality Assessments, and Hypnosis. He is also a Master Mindfulness Practitioner In 2012, after sustaining a number of injuries while playing baseball, Freddy retired from the field and launched a new career as a Mental Skills Coach for the Kansas City Royals. He spent the next four years working with players, helping and leading them to use the mind and body connection to achieve ultimate success. He developed a rigorous mental training program that works with the mind and body to increase confidence, improve self-talk, redirect thoughts toward tasks, dreams and goals, teach relaxation, create proper muscle memory, instill new habits, develop a positive attitude, and alter behavior. Today, Freddy continues to work with individuals to help gain control of the mind to relieve stress, tension, problems, fears, roadblocks and limitations that are affecting the individual from achieving maximum potential. When not working, Freddy enjoys spending quality time with his children, outdoor activities such as boating, skiing, fishing, and hunting. Freddy Sandoval currently lives in Talent, Oregon with his two sons, Kaleb and Micah who at a young age are learning to live life with joy and happiness. Freddy’s Website Freddy’s book
March 06, 2022
#28 Matt and Leslee Holliday: How can you use sports as a platform to share your faith?
In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by Matt and Leslee Holliday to dive  into faith, family and the importance of teamwork in all areas of life. Former MLB 7-time All Star and World Series Champion Matt Holliday and his wife Leslee have been married for 20 years. They have three sons, Jackson, Ethan, and Reed, and one daughter Gracyn Ivy. Matt played 15 years in the major leagues and their marriage has withstood all the travel and transitions that his career brought. Matt is currently coaching college baseball for Oklahoma State and Leslee is back in school working towards a seminary degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. Matt and Leslee host Table Forty, a podcast that brings organic conversations about Jesus and life. Website Why does Psalm 40 resonate with you all so deeply? How can you implement Psalm 40 in our lives to get through challenging times like Covid 19? What are things that you have done to invoke the Holy Spirit to guide and strengthen you in your life? How do you stay faithful in marriage with the ebbs and flow of life? How can we effectively communicate with our significant other when they are doing something that frustrates us? How do we regress our ego for the betterment of our relationships? What strategies did you use to stay confident playing baseball when you were going through a slump as a hitter? What are the best ways to find the mentors that are best for you to help guide and support you in life? If you were a mentor for someone else what would you tell them the best ways to navigate their child through sports? What role did Mike Matheny play as a mentor in your life? What are the best ways for athletes to express their faith to their teammates?
March 05, 2022
#27 Scott Ferguson: How do we Level Up in life and in sports?
Scott Ferguson: How do we Level Up in life and in sports? In this episode, Jason and Jim are joined by Navy Veteran Scott Ferguson to discuss how we level up not only in sports but more importantly in life. L. Scott Ferguson is the host of the Time To Shine Today Podcast. His mission is to NOT have ANYONE feel like they have NO-ONE.  Scott’s story was highly sought after by people in the entertainment business, which he was not ready to share until now. At Time To Shine Today Scott shares Knowledge Nuggets to help individuals and teams to Level UP both in business and personal. Scott is a Veteran of the United States Navy with multiple deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia etc in the early to mid 1990’s. An active podcaster and real estate junky/investor – Scott loves to give, live intentionally, loves the beach, Jiu Jitsu, fitness, yoga and volunteering. Scott’s Website
March 04, 2022
#26 Jeff Meyer: How do we get in the zone and experience optimal peak states of performance?
In this episode, Jim and Jason are discussing how to use your mind to access peak states and get in the zone Jeff Meyer is a peak performance flow coach. Jeff has worked with well-known professional and Olympic athletes to Fortune 500 and fortune 100 Executives, and Universities. Jeff trains individuals and teams to develop high-performance flow mindsets. Jeff spends his day working in the trenches of high-stakes environments with some of the best in the world training the mindset skills and practices essential to pursuing and revealing one's potential. He is the founder of Alpha Flow Athletics, A digital platform business helping athletes become their best through mindset and flow state training. The firm works with a limited portfolio of Professional and elite athletes. He has been featured in many media outlets spreading the message of how important training the mental game is. He will have his first book published in August of this year called Chasing Oz - Activating alpha athleticism through heart intelligence, mindset, and vision. Jeff has coached men's basketball at the University of Northern Colorado and Colorado State University and five different high schools for 30 years.  Jeff received his bachelor's degree in social psychological kinesiology and his master's degree in pedagogy and is a certified brain health and heartmath coach. Website
March 03, 2022
#25 Albert Zbily: How does a yellow ball bring the world together and build healthy relationships?
In this episode, Jim and Jason are discussing the importance of building relationship bridges and how sports bring us together like nothing else in the world. Albert ZBILY is the founding president of the International Federation of Corporate Football (FIFCO), the world- governing body of the sport of corporate football (soccer). Putting working adults onto a soccer Field and encouraging a sound work-life balance is a life-long passion that Albert has embraced for over 10 years. Albert has successfully expanded the federation to 60 countries and to 2.5 million amateur players. Albert is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of progressive experience in International Business and Development. He is a former economic advisor to the US State Department on Canada/US relations and was a bureau chief for the province of Quebec for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. Albert started his career at the World Bank and was a resident advisor for USAID in Morocco before accepting a position with the Canadian Department of Finance managing Canada’s Financial relationship with the Inter-American Development Bank. As an entrepreneur - Albert has worked in various business ventures for over 10 years and has successfully brought a private sports management company to dominate the Canadian landscape. In March 2019 - Albert pitched at the popular CBC Show “Dragon's Den” in front of some of the most ruthless dragon’s. Albert is a part-time lecturer at McGill University in International Business and Entrepreneurship. Check out Albert’s website below Check out Albert’s Linkedin below
March 02, 2022
#24 Chase Coffman: How do we build a strong work ethic, handle pressure and be consistent in order to find success?
In this episode, Jim and Jason are diving into the importance of a strong work ethic, handling pressure, and why consistency is one of the main keys to being successful. We will also talk with Chase about how to balance accepting your role but also striving to become the best version of yourself even when things aren’t going as planned. Chase Coffman is a former American football tight end. He played college football for the University of Missouri, earned consensus All-American honors, and was recognized as the best college tight end in the country. He was chosen by the Cincinnati Bengals in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. Awards and honors -Thomas A. Simone Award (2004) -John Mackey Award (2008) -Holds numerous Missouri Tigers team records -Consensus first-team All-American (selected by AFCA,[3] FWAA,[4] and WCFF,[5] 2008) Chase is a current financial advisor for BMG Advisors in Kansas City Check out Chase's LinkedIn profile below
March 01, 2022
#23 Dr. David Meyer: How do we go from being injured to elite?
In this episode, Jason and Jim are joined by Dr. David Meyer to discuss how to only bounce back from injury but be even better than you were before! David is a licensed Physical Therapist, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, and former collegiate baseball player. He earned his Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from New York University in 2012 where he gained sport specific clinical experience at several premier New York institutions including Columbia University. Following graduation, David had the fortunate opportunity to collaborate and work for the former President of the Sports Physical Therapy Section, Tim Tyler at PRO Sports Physical Therapy in Scarsdale, NY. At PRO Sports Physical Therapy, David developed a niche for treating the overhead athlete working with individuals at the high school, collegiate, and professional level. Following this position, David decided to further his specialization as a Sports Physical Therapist, and completed the prestigious Hospital for Special Surgery Sports Residency. Through his vast continued education and career development he was hired by the St. Louis Cardinals in December of 2014 as the St. Louis Cardinals Minor League Medical and Rehabilitation Coordinator. During his time spent with the St. Louis Cardinals he successfully developed and oversaw the entire Jupiter, Florida rehabilitation program, taking athletes throughout the entire return to play process. His strong efforts in Major League Baseball allowed the St. Louis Cardinals to return dozens of injured players at both the Major and Minor league level back to their full level competition. Through David’s past experiences he has become a go-to expert in bridging the gap between rehabilitation and performance through perfection of the return to play process, along with the optimization of athletes physical performance. Pick up Dr. Meyer’s book here Dr. David Meyer’s website
February 28, 2022
#22 Michele Demetriou: Why is it important to ask for help?
This episode is about why it is important to ask for help and how to feel as good as you look! When was the last time you were faced with a challenge and built up enough courage to ask for help? In this episode of the 4D Athletes Podcast Michele Demetriou, a mindset coach, talks about letting go of your ego and that asking for help is actually a strength instead of a weakness. Michele primarily works with professional athletes and helps them "create lives that FEEL as good as they look." Despite her clients coming mostly from the sports industry, Michele's teachings can be applied to anyone.. Whatever challenge you are facing, you shouldn't do it alone. Listen in as we learn the importance of asking others for help!
February 27, 2022
#21 Dr. Jen Welter: How do we do what’s never been done?
In this episode, Jason and Jim are joined by Dr. Jen Welter. Coach Jen Welter is best known as the first female to coach in the NFL as an assistant LBs Coach with The Arizona Cardinals. However, what most people don’t know, is that Coach Jen broke into men’s professional football as the first female to play running back in men’s pro football. From that experience with the Texas Revolution, Coach Jen started her coaching career as the LBs coach with the Revolution. Following the NFL, Welter became the Head Coach of the First Australian Women's National Team fielded in July 2017; joined the advisory board of the Pro Football HOF's Game for Life Academy, and wrote her first book Play Big, Lessons in Living Limitless from the First Woman to Coach in the NFL. In 2018 Coach Jen focused on the importance of being a female role model in sports. She founded Grrrridiron Girls flag football camps for girls & took the story digital by partnering with Toya to develop A series of Minecraft Worlds titled “Coach Jen.” In December of 2018, Coach Jen set the stage for a powerful 2019 by partnering with Adidas for her Grrridiron Girls camps and returning to men’s professional football joining the coaching staff of the Atlanta Legends as a defensive specialist. Prior to joining the men's game, Coach Jen had an amazing career in women's football which included 2 Gold Medals with Team USA, 4 World Championships, and 8 All-Star selections. While playing football, Dr. Jen obtained her PhD in Psychology, and a Masters in Sport Psychology. Dr. Jen also has a BS in Business from Boston College. Coach Jen's message has been widely acclaimed and well received on worldwide platforms that speak to audiences from global enterprising companies, top performing schools, brand nonprofits, and professional sports teams.
February 26, 2022
#20 Kelly Oubre: How do we become great sports parents?
Kelly Oubre Sr. Is the father of a professional athlete who has specifically made it a point to be involved and active in every step of his son’s journey. This active involvement has come with its share of Pain Points that were identified early on and converted quickly into Power Points. As a business major, Kelly Sr. saw the benefits of not only nurturing his son through his formative years, but also implementing a three dimensional approach in his years of preparation for success at the professional level. Check the website to find out more:
February 25, 2022
#19 Carolene Meli: Why does mentorship matter?
In this episode, Jason and Jim are joined by Carolene Meli to talk about the power of experience, mentorship and being a leader that others want to follow. Carolene Méli is an Experience Strategist and Leadership Mentor helping businesses create exceptional experiences for their young employees through her leadership program ‘Better Your Leadership’ as well as private consulting. Her expertise stems from over 15 years in global events and entertainment predominantly working for Cirque du Soleil where she ran VIP experience teams across 17 different countries. She also ran the entertainment department on a cruise ship and was part of numerous store opening teams at Lululemon Athletica. Carolene was a gymnast for 10 years, training up to 30 hours a week at the peak of her gymnastics career. Once she retired, she transitioned into many other sports offered at her high school and eventually became captain of both the field hockey and track and field teams. Her love for sports and mentorship led her to become a gymnastics coach in both Australia and France and even though now she no longer coaches, mentorship is still something she is actively involved in with her work. Carolene is an avid traveller, having travelled to 41 countries and is currently based in Montenegro. She hosts The Experience Creators on YouTube where she interviews incredible experience creators from around the world diving into her belief that ‘one great experience has the potential to change someone’s world’. Socials: Better Your Leadership program: Website: Linkedin: IG: Youtube:
February 24, 2022
#18 Robin Dreeke: How do we learn to trust others and ourselves?
In episode 18 of the 4D Athletes podcast, Jason and Jim are joined by Robin Dreeke to talk about the significance of trust. Robin is a best-selling author, professional speaker, trainer, facilitator, and retired FBI Special Agent and Chief of the Counterintelligence Behavioral Analysis Program. Robin has taken his life's work of recruiting spies and broken down the art of leadership, communication, and relationship building into Five Steps to TRUST and Six Signs of who you can TRUST. Since 2010, Robin has been working with large corporations as well as small companies in every aspect of their business. Whether it is newly promoted leaders, executives, sales teams, or customer relations, Robin has crafted his People Formula for quick results and maximum success. In this podcast episode we discuss: -What is trust and Why is it so important? -Is likeability a good indicator of trust? -Is intuition a good tool to use when wondering if you can trust someone? -What is your one of a kind formula for success with people? And much more...
February 23, 2022
#17 Ora Nadrich: How can we coach our thoughts to be more present and mindful?
This episode is about how to stay present, be mindful, the power of thought and how to replace negative thinking. Ora Nadrich is a pioneering Mindfulness expert, international keynote speaker and coach, and the founder and president of the Institute for Transformational Thinking. Oprah Winfrey’s confidante and New York Times bestselling author Marianne Williamson has said, “When she speaks, I listen; when she writes, I read it; when she gives advice, I heed it.” Ora is a sought-after expert in the fields of Mindfulness, transformational thinking, and self-discovery. Ora created and popularized her highly-effective “Says Who? Method” which allows her clients to ask simple questions that result in profound, personal and professional transformation. Ora is the author of “Says Who? How One Simple Question Can Change the Way You Think Forever“ and “Live True: A Mindfulness Guide to Authenticity,” named one of the 100 Best Mindfulness Books of All Time” by BookAuthority which is “the world's leading site for book recommendations by thought leaders.” Her work has also been featured in Fast Company, NBC News, Women's Health Magazine, Reader's Digest, Yahoo! Health and Success Magazine. She is a frequent Huffington Post contributor and one of their leading global Mindfulness experts. Website #coaching #thoughtcoaching #SaysWho
February 22, 2022
#16 Reggie Rusk: How do we become a person who is dedicated, committed and open minded?
This episode is about being dedicated, committed, and being open minded. Beginning In 1996 Coach Reggie had the opportunity to play in the NFL for 5 seasons and played with 3 teams. Coach Reggie’s path to the NFL was not a straight one. Reggie knows first-hand how difficult it is for a young athlete. He had no offers after his senior year in high school and elected to take the junior college route in order to continue his education. Reggie’s college coaches made a huge impact on him and his success. Growing up in a single parent household, those relations were invaluable to Reggie’s success. After two successful seasons, major D1 colleges were calling. Ultimately, he chose the University of Kentucky and played his final two collegiate seasons there. Being a student-athlete Reggie learned early on what it takes to become successful. Dedication, commitment and an open mind have helped Reggie succeed after pro sports. Reggie knew his calling was to help give back to young student athletes in his community. In 2006 Reggie founded Next Level Academy. Next Level was established to assist young athletes with mental and physical tools for success on and off the field. Reggie started off with a few clients but within a year was able to open up a training facility. Reggie had a passion to transform the athletes he trained into motivated individuals. Ten years later Reggie continues to assist student athletes with the tools of success. Why is this course needed? There are millions of high school athletes that are competing for the 480,000 NCAA college athletic positions. Of these positions, only a few sports within the NCAA provide full scholarships. This is why you need to know your options for getting and staying recruited! “Our mission is to help Amateur athletes secure FREE educational funding through athletic scholarships, academic scholarships, grant funding and personal strategies”
February 21, 2022
#15 Brandon Guyer: How does establishing routines help us become successful?
This episode is about establishing routines that create success and how you develop poise in all situations. With 13 years of professional baseball under his belt, including 7 as a big league player, Brandon is excited to share his wealth of knowledge and experience with athletes of all sports and of all ages. Guyer is recognized as a Hall of Fame baseball player at both Herndon High School and the University of Virginia. In 2011 Brandon made his MLB debut and hit a 2-run homerun in his first at-bat, becoming the first Ray and 108th player in MLB history to do so. After 4 years in Tampa, the Rays dealt Guyer to the Cleveland Indians at the trade deadline in 2016. In his three seasons in Cleveland, the Indians were AL Central Champs three times and AL Champions in 2016. Guyer retired in 2020, following seven seasons of big league ball. He made a name for himself as a lefty masher, slashing a career .274/.376/.449. He also retired as MLB's "hit by pitch king”. A couple months later, Brandon started his online training platform Fully Equipped Athlete and has since become a Precision Nutrition Certified Coach, NESTA Certified Sports Nutritionist and a Brian Cain Certified Mental Performance Mastery Coach. The mission behind FEA is to help athletes bridge the gap between performance and potential with good nutrition and an elite mindset.
February 20, 2022
#14 Eric Edmeades: What are the 3 greatest gifts we can give ourselves? Hint: Gatorade isn't one of them
This episode is about developing nutritional strategies that will help you be healthier, have  energy, and obtain optimal performance. Eric Edmeades is the founder of the health coaching phenomenon WILDFIT, Eric is a compelling speaker and prolific entrepreneur having owned companies in four countries including those in mobile computing, military research & development, 3D camera engineering, and Hollywood special effects where he worked James Cameron’s smash hit Avatar and movies in the Transformers, Iron Man and Pirates of the Caribbean franchises. Today, Eric is regarded as one of the most entertaining, compelling, and transformational speakers in the world, his programs are some of the highest rated in the industry and his flagship health coaching program, WILDFIT®️, has been the highest rated program on the Mindvalley platform for two years in a row. Eric’s family immigrated to Canada when he was a child. At 15 years old he was homeless and on the streets but he turned his life around and has enjoyed significant personal and business success. He now lives in the Caribbean and enjoys kiteboarding and spending time with his family. In 2018, Eric was awarded a Medal by the Canadian Senate for his efforts in helping people ‘improve the quality of their lives’. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @ericedmeades YouTube Channel Link- WildFit Official - YouTube
February 19, 2022
#13 Chip Baker: How do we define success and what does it mean to stay positive?
Chip Baker: How do we define success and what does it mean to stay positive? In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by Chip Baker,to talk about how we should define success and what it means to stay positive regardless of the circumstances. Chip Baker is a Teacher/Coach, Author, Motivational Speaker and Life Coach. He has a series on his youtube channel "Chip Baker- The Success Chronicles" where he talks with people about their path to success. He shares the stories for inspiration and motivation. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @chipbakertsc Youtube Channel Link- Live. Learn. Serve. Inspire. Go get it!
February 18, 2022
#12 Johnathan Flowers: How can we become a champion and an inspiration to others?
This episode is about how you become inspiring by being inspired.  We dive into what it means to be intrinsically motivated, and take action that empowers youth! Jonathan is the father of 3 children. Two boys, Marc 21 years old, David 27 years old and one girl, Jordan who is 17 years. He is a combat veteran and former US Army Operations team member. Last served with the 160 SOAR. Following his time in the Army, he attended San Jose State University. He has a BA in Fine Arts./Graphic Design, an AA in Creative Writing and two certifications in Business Marketing and Business Management. In addition, he is a former NFL player, where he spent 3 years with the Los Angeles Raiders and a few years in NFL Europe as well as played some Arena Football with the San Jose Sabercats in their inaugural season. His dad, brother, nephew and 4 cousins all played in the NFL. His cousin Vonetta Flowers was the first African American to win a gold medal in the Winter Olympics and his Great, Great Grandfather, Theodore “Tiger” Flowers was the first African American in the boxing Hall of Fame. So, to say sports and being competitive in my family is understatement. He has been in marketing on all levels for 25 plus years and he worked with companies both large and small in both the B2B and B2C sectors, including Agilent, HP, Yahoo, Facebook, Cisco (WebEx), CPP, PayPal, Easton-Bell, Toys R Us, OSH, Symantec, Concentric, SanDisk and Google. Throughout his career, he has ran every aspect of creative services, agency work and marketing in all forms (Product, Demand Gen, ABM, etc.), from being the department head who hires the vendors and creative talent, to supervising design and demand gen teams (both graphic and web), client interaction, account/project management and strategic implementation for almost every type of product line or service.
February 17, 2022
#11 Jedidiah Collins: How do we build wealth and resilience using sports?
This episode is about resilience and building wealth.  We dive into what it means to keep going for your dream, but also what sports can teach as athletes as they transition into life after sports. Jedidiah Collins CFP® is a former NFL player, Amazon best-selling author, podcaster, and adjunct professor at Washington State University who after being cut 12 times became the #1 Fullback in the NFL. He took many principles and behaviors away from the game of football but was also faced with the reality of how unprepared he was for the financial opportunity of professional sports. This dilemma drove him to study for his Certification in Financial Planning® while he was still playing in the NFL. Transitioning away from football, Jed knew he would pursue real life experience with his CFP® and went to work in Wealth Management. Although a great career, Jed quickly discovered helping the wealthy was not his passion. His passion was delivering financial wellness workshops for those at the beginning of their financial journey, not the end. The Money Vehicle workshops, best-selling book Your Money Vehicle, and virtual course are on a mission to empower young professionals how to U.S.E. money (Understand, Strategize, Efficient). Jed is a passionate advocate for greater financial awareness and has worked closely with countless individuals in the hope they begin to own their financial futures. In this podcast episode we discuss: -How did you go from being cut 12 times to becoming the best fullback in the NFL? -What was it like right after being cut? How did you train your mind to keep going and not give up? -A lot of athletes don’t like to think about life after sports, however you were planning while you were playing? How important is it to have a plan B? -In your opinion, how should we U.S.E money? -What are some simple disciplines we can do today to get our money vehicle moving in the right direction? -How did playing sports prepare you for what you are doing now? -What are some skillsets and mindsets you have taken from your years of being a fullback to now being a CFP ?
February 16, 2022
#10 Josh Kozuch: How do we coach our thoughts and set up our mind for success?
This episode is about the importance of setting your mind up for success.  How do you coach your thoughts and train your brain to think in a way that will lead to positivity and personal success In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by Josh Kozuch, mental performance coach for the Tampa Bay Rays. Josh played college baseball (Catcher) at Oakland University and Saginaw Valley State University (both in Michigan). Then he went to Barry University in Miami, FL where he got my Masters in Sport, Exercise, and Performance Psychology His coaching career started an internship with the NY Mets in 2016. Then he was hired full time and was with the organization through 2019 moving my way up to a Coordinator position in 2019 He. worked with the AHL Springfield Thunderbirds 2018-2019, Florida Panthers affiliate He currently works for the Tampa Bay Rays AA and AAA teams as their Mental Performance Coach Check out Josh’s YouTube Channel below
February 15, 2022
#9 Joe Bogdan: How do we become a leader others want to follow?
In this episode, Jim and I dive into what it means to be a leader in modern times. Joseph “Joe” Bogdan is a Senior Enlisted Leader in the United States Air Force with more than 19 years of service.  He is currently the Chief Enlisted Manager for almost 500 military and civilian engineers at Travis Air Force Base in California.  In this capacity, he is responsible for leading, organizing, training and equipping members to execute missions at home station and abroad. He has a wide array of leadership experience in the engineering, communications, and social services career fields and has employed his skills at multiple assignments across the globe. Driven by his passion to help others reach their professional and personal goals, he continues to be a mentor to hundreds and is a sought-after speaker and instructor on a variety of topics to include resilience, management, and leadership. He holds instructional certifications in multiple courses to include Franklin Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Shipley Communications’ Four Lenses, and is a Master Resiliency Trainer certified at The University of Pennsylvania.  He holds an undergraduate degree in Social Sciences with a minor in Homeland Security from the University of Maryland University College and earned his graduate degree in Organizational Leadership at Brandman University where he is currently an adjunct professor of both undergraduate and graduate leadership studies. Joe is also a co-founder of The Llama Leadership website and a host of the Llama Lounge podcast that explores topics on all things life, learning, and leadership.  You can reach out to Joe at the Llama Leadership website at, on his LinkedIn page at, or by email at
February 14, 2022
#8 Sha Sparks: How do we overcome our fears?
This episode is about fear, what it is and how to overcome it.  We dive into what it means to replace thoughts like “I don’t have a choice” and be proactive in life to find your purpose and passion In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by Sha Sparks. Growing up with a father who was unwillfully drafted in the Army to serve time in Korea, Shā Sparks, inherited her father’s “I don’t have a choice” mindset. Later she realized she did have a choice and overcame abuse, addiction, depression, anger, low self-worth, being a bully, and being bullied. Today, she has proactively changed that fear-based phrase “I don’t have a choice” into determination, inspiring others to make fearless choices. She knows that if she can take her own traumatic experiences and transform them into a treasure, then so can you! Shā is the CEO (Chief Excitement Officer) of Sparks of Fire International, LLC, a Certified Fearless Living Coach and Certified Fearless Trainer, host of The Power of Investing in People Podcast, host of “Hey Shā, What Do I Say?” Facebook Live Show, author of “How to Get Your Voice Back,” and Co-Founder of #FIRESTARTERS Book Project. As a business coach, author, podcast host, and speaker, she guides leaders to re-ignite their FIRE by taking Fearless actions, being Intentional with communication, acknowledging their Resilience and being Excited about their life and business. Motto: ”When we share our own lessons learned of overcoming obstacles, we ignite a tiny spark of hope, love, connection, and community. And when we ignite that spark, the whole world lights up. That’s The Power of Investing in People!” You can find out more about her other books, podcast, and other resources at her website
February 13, 2022
#7 Adam Rosales: Why is it important to be detail oriented and a lifelong learner?
This episode is about the importance of being detail oriented and being a life-long learner.  How doing the little things consistently well stacks up to greater success and the importance of being open minded In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by Adam Rosales. Adam Rosales played over ten years of Major League Baseball, and played for multiple teams including the Cincinnati Reds, Texas Rangers, Oakland Athletics, San Diego Padres, Arizona Diamondbacks, and Cleveland Indians.  Adam is also the founder of Adam was presented the Heart and Hustle award after his rookie year in 2009 in Cincinnati. He played second base in Dallas Braden's Perfect Day on Mother's Day, May 9th, 2010, and he was a part of three postseason teams: Oakland (2012), Arizona (2017), Cleveland (2018). Reference links
February 12, 2022
#6 Jackie Stiles: How do we become relentless in believing in ourselves?
This episode is about how to develop a champion's mindset, believing in yourself and becoming relentless in both sports and in life. Jackie Stiles is one of the most prolific basketball players in collegiate history, Stiles ranks third all-time with 3,393 career points. She was the top scorer all-time in NCAA Division I women’s basketball from 2001-17 and helped Missouri State to the 2001 Final Four. As a senior, Stiles scored an NCAA-record 1,062 points during the 2000-01 season and was awarded the Wade Trophy and named the Honda Awards Player of the Year. She finished her collegiate career as a four-time Missouri Valley Conference first-team selection and was named the MVC Player of the Year three times. The first-ever Missouri State player selected in the WNBA Draft, Stiles was picked No. 4 overall by the Portland Fire in 2001 and earned the league’s rookie-of-the-year award that season. Stiles was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame as a player in 2016 in the same class as Coale. Oklahoma joins Connecticut as the only Division I women’s basketball programs with two WBHOF inductees on their coaching staff. Stiles also has memberships in the Missouri State, MVC, Springfield Area, Missouri Sports, and National High School halls of fame. Also be sure to check out
February 11, 2022
#5 Aundrey Wright: How do we work together and navigate difficult times both in and out of sports?
This episode will teach us to help players, parents, and coaches be able to navigate through challenging times they face.  Getting a team of individuals with different ethnic backgrounds working together for a common goal and supporting each other in the process.  We will also learn about effective strategies to put you in a better position to earn a college athletic scholarship. In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by coach Aundrey Wright who is a basketball coach at Cathedral High School and Indy Heat EYBL team. Before that he was a college coach coaching at the NCAA DI, NCAA DII, and Junior College levels.   He was able to lead his team to six straight NCAA tournament appearances. Coach Wright has over 23 years of coaching experience.  He is known as a man of integrity, a demonstrated leader, an effective communicator, and determined to motivate students through basketball.
February 10, 2022
#4 Chris Stathos: How do we build a great personal brand?
This episode is about what it takes to build your personal brand and how that can help you build out a successful career in any professional. Chris Stathos is the Manager of Partnership Development for the Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Now in his seventh season with the team, Chris’ main responsibilities revolve around building new, strategic brand partnerships for the Chiefs. Born in Kansas City but raised in the suburbs of Cleveland, Ohio, Chris returned to the metro in 2010 to attend William Jewell College, where he majored in Business Administration. While at Jewell, Chris completed six separate internships with five organizations: the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns, Kansas City Chiefs,, Sporting Kansas City, and the National Football League in New York. Chris is also an alumnus of the Manhattan Sports Business Academy program. Since graduating from Jewell in 2014, Chris has developed a passion for engaging with ambitious high school and college students on personal brand, leadership, and career development through classroom conversations and one-on-one coaching. In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by Also be sure to check out
February 09, 2022
#3 Karen Moyer: How do we create meaningful relationships both in and out of sports?
This episode is about what it takes to create authentic and loving relationships through the power of sports. We talk about some of the universal principles that successful relationships have in common that create significant impact in the lives of others In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by Karen Moyer. She has always been a hopeful entrepreneur, a tireless philanthropist/national advocate for children and yet what she loves most of all is being a mother of 8. Her hope is that her children learn from her that they have to find their passion, that they have a purpose and to always try to make the world a better place. Her grit and perseverance has been powered by learning from others and from her own failures and accomplishments with the utmost grace … even when the deep truth was that it was all way much harder than she let it show most of the time. She was the first girl to play little league baseball and playing with all boys made her appreciate the grit it takes when one has the confidence to do something extreme. Her athletic skills helped me from being made fun of but the boys were ruthless – especially from the pressure they made her feel every at bat and in the field. Determined, She had the courage to be the first girl to play because She was supported by her parents, brother, and her team of boys. In High School She decided to work in television sports. Her dream was to be a sports reporter. This was in the 1980s when few women were pioneering this progression. The grit and backbone she needed to stay focused again in a “man's world,” was imperative to have any success. She set goals to work the Olympics on TV and She started that dream 1988 in Calgary with ABC working figure skating setting up the skaters in the “kiss and cry” for the amazing Peggy Fleming to interview after their performance. She attended the University of Notre Dame. She is an ‘87 grad and studied American Studies for television. She worked in the sports information department all 4 years, as well as interned at NBC NFL 84 in NYC after freshman year; worked local TV through graduation. While her TV dream was put on hold (basically for life) because She married into the up and down life of MLB moving 84 times in the 25 year amazing career of Jamie Moyer. She currently lives in Southern California. When she’s not helping people find love reimagined, making connections and building corporate responsible programs for companies, She can be found in spin class, Pilates, boxing, walking her dogs on the beach, sailing around the world, or hanging out with her amazing kids … Making every day ridiculously amazing! Also be sure to check out
February 08, 2022
#2 Joel Goldberg: How do you build a winning culture?
This episode is about what it takes to build a winning culture regardless of your situation. We talk about some of the universal principles that successful organizations implement that produce positive results and impactful people In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by Joel Goldberg. Joel has been on the Royals broadcast team since 2008 serving as the host of the Royals Live pregame and postgame shows on FOX Sports Kansas City. Goldberg also provides reports throughout FOX Sports Kansas City’s game coverage and has handled play-by-play for select Royals spring training telecasts. During the offseason, he serves as a hockey play-by-play announcer for the ECHL’s Kansas City Mavericks. Goldberg came to Kansas City and FSKC’s Royals broadcast team after three years covering the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues, Rams and more for FOX Sports Midwest in St. Louis. He started at FOX Sports Midwest in January 2005 after more than six years as a reporter and anchor at KTVI, the FOX broadcast affiliate in St. Louis. Goldberg won a Mid-America Emmy for sports reporting in 2001. He also worked as a reporter for the NBC affiliates in Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and Madison, Wisconsin, from 1994-99. Goldberg, who was born in Philadelphia before moving to the Chicago area prior to high school, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. His wife, Susan, is a native of Overland Park, Kansas with their two kids. Joel is also a professional speaker and emcee. Check him out at or on Twitter @goldbergkc Also be sure to check out
February 08, 2022
#1 Max Lefevre: How do you go after your dreams?
This episode is about what it takes to get where you truly want to go regardless of where you are from, your age, or your past experiences. It's about truly learning the essential life skills and believing that anything is possible and you can be successful with the right mindset. In this episode, Jim and Jason are joined by coach Max Lefevre who is the Head Video Coordinator/Player Development Associate with Minnesota Timberwolves. Before that he was under coach Chris Beard as Director of Player Development at Texas Tech where they made it all the way to the national championship game in 2019.   Max is originally from France, played college basketball at Avila University and the first team he ever coached was a 3rd grade MOKAN team in the Kansas City area.  How did Max go from France to coaching 3rd graders and now coaching in the NBA?  Tune in to hear his story, what he has learned from coaches like Chris Beard and Ryan Saunders on how to coach and develop successful people off the court, not just successful players on the court.  You can reach out to Max at and on Twitter at @coachlefevre Be sure to check out and see how we can help you transform your athletes, teams, and organization!
February 08, 2022