The Coach Bru Podcast

Hate Me Now, Love Me Later: Interview w/ Coach Jason Brown of Last Chance U

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By John Brubaker
A leadership performance podcast specifically for entrepreneurs and executives. Because none of us are one dimensional, Coach Bru explores many topics to help expand your results. Occasionally features candid conversations with Stadium Status performers to help you take your business to the BIG TIME.
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Deep Inside The Mind of a National Championship Coach
Comprehensive audio footage from the half-day group Mastermind Session Coach Bru hosted with 2019 National Championship coach Steve Colfer, recorded live at Cabrini University. For more resources and tips on leadership performance in business & to receive a complimentary copy of John's prestigious $49./month Yesterday's Underdog newsletter, go to: and opt in to his eNewsletter The Daily Bru.
October 8, 2019
The Power of Hope: Interview w/ Coach Steve Colfer
An in depth interview with Steve Colfer, Head Coach of the 2019 NCAA Champion Cabrini University Men's Lacrosse Team. In 19 seasons at the helm of the Cabrini men’s lacrosse program, Colfer has mentored the Cavaliers to 19 consecutive conference championships and 18 straight appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Colfer is a 13-time Coach of the Year and owns a commanding 284-72 career record. His .798 winning percentage ranks among the top 10 coaches of all-time in Divisions I, II and III.  In 2019, Colfer led the program to the University's first NCAA championship with a 16-12 victory over Amherst College.  And in the process they closed the season on a 15-game win streak, finishing the season 22-2, one win shy of the NCAA record for wins in a season. We discuss this season the media called a "magical run" (which I predicted before the season even started) as well as: Building a championship culture The power of hope Why you should root for your competition Empowering your staff and team leadership The importance of continuity Plus a whole lot more. For more information on Steve and his lacrosse program: For more tips on leadership performance in business & to receive a complimentary copy of Coach Bru''s prestigious $49./month Yesterday's Underdog newsletter, go to:
September 2, 2019
Hate Me Now, Love Me Later: Interview w/ Coach Jason Brown of Last Chance U
An in depth interview with perhaps the most controversial and widely misunderstood coach in America, Jason Brown. Jason is the star of the Netflix documentary series Last Chance U. Seasons #3 and #4 feature Jason and his team at Independence Community College. We dive into how he is such a lightning rod and polarizing public figure, as well as WHY he's misunderstood. The conversation also turns to authenticity in a world of fakes as well as the fact that there's very little "reality" in reality TV. We also discuss Jason's terrific new book Hate Me Now, Love Me Later as well as his time at Indy and the experience of being followed around by television cameras 24-7. There are a lot of people I meet who I recommend write a book, most don't. Jason is one of the few who not only took the advice but also did it in record time.  You get to see a VERY different side of the man in his book, I recommend you get yourself a copy here:
July 16, 2019
I Have The Watch: Interview w/ Leadership Expert Jon Rennie
Interview with veteran, leadership expert, entrepreneur and author, Jon Rennie. We discuss his new book I Have The Watch and the fabulous foreword written for the book which, in my humble but highly accurate opinion, is worth the purchase price in and of itself. :-) Get yourself a copy here: How good is I Have The Watch? So good that, if you aren't 100% satisfied with it, I'll buy the book back from you. That's how good, now go get it...
July 15, 2019
The Things We Think & Do Not Say: Interview w/ Val Gui founder of
A discussion on depression in entrepreneurship.  The interview is based on his groundbreaking article  #HustleHarder - A Study of Mental Health in the Entrepreneurship Community. Val is saying what millions of entrepreneurs are feeling but believe it's taboo to talk about. We also expose the fraudulent online goo-roos who promote "Hustle Porn”. Which is using the power of social media to convince others to take risks not right for them, by pushing a lifestyle that isn’t just unreasonable, but downright dangerous for many people. Note: I use Proof Factor on my website. I'm not an affiliate, I receive no compensation for promoting it. I simply do so because it's a great resource and tool that you can benefit from as I am.  Guest expert: Val Gui, founder of  The article: 
June 4, 2019
Why I Don't Discount (and you shouldn't either)
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday "discount deals" are the furthest thing from actual deals. And doing so can not so subtly destroy your credibility with your audience. Coach Bru breaks down how and why you should beware of false prophets "wheeling and dealing" in your industry. From now until Christmas the proceeds from all sales on during the holiday season go to the USMC Toys For Tots program.
December 2, 2018
Fail Your Way To Success
Episode #520 Celebrates the two year anniversary of the release of Coach Bru's best-selling book Stadium Status by chronicling a quick 15 year snap shot of all of his failures along the way. Pick up a copy of Stadium Status HERE.
October 22, 2018
Redneck Riviera
Coach Bru sits down with TJ McDaniel, brand manager of the work hard, play hard lifestyle brand Redneck Riviera. They discuss the brand's rapid rise to national prominence as well as the Redneck Riviera's fascinating and unlikely origin story.
September 5, 2018
Do Good and Good Will Follow
Episode #518: Coach Bru sits down with Sarah Crim, executive director of JAB Cares to discuss their outstanding philanthropic efforts, how (and why) entrepreneurs should take a similar approach to being good corporate citizens within their communities. JAB Cares is the charity arm of The Josh Abbott Band.  For more information & to support JAB Cares: To learn more about Josh Abbott Band's music:
August 27, 2018
Chad Prather
Chad Prather is known for his way with words. He is a comedian, armchair philosopher, musician, and observational humorist.  Many recognize him from his fast talking, rapid fire rants from the front seat of his truck. He and Coach Bru discuss going "all-in" on your career, fearless authenticity and what it REALLY takes to be successfully. To book Chad for your next event or see him at a live show visit:
July 26, 2018
The #1 Way To Improve Your Results
In this episode I discuss the power of peer effect in accelerating your results and the importance of WHO you associate with. If you want to make DRAMATIC improvements to your performance and mindset nothing works as well as joining a group of high performers who are making the same improvements together. You're invited to join me and some of the most talented people you could ever meet in my exclusive membership community
April 12, 2018
This episode discussed the one type of ownership that is your #1 competitive advantage which simply can never be eliminated. Episode #515 is dedicated to the memory of the late Tom Graham.
April 2, 2018
Two Young Men, One Big Difference
Have you ever wondered, as I have, what makes the difference in the amount of success people enjoy in their lives? This episode is about two young men I went to college with. They were very much alike but the results in their professional careers later in life were very different. We unpack the key to that difference and how this relates to YOU and YOUR results. We also discuss my new one of a kind membership site. Check it out here:
March 27, 2018
The Text Message Nobody Ever Wants To Get
Performance Report Episode #513 The late Reverend Billy Graham once said: "A coach will impact more lives in one year than an average person will in a lifetime." I don't believe that quote is limited to just coaches and this episode will explain precisely why. *Episode #513 is dedicated to the Memory of Marylyn S. Mills.
February 28, 2018
The Death of Civilization As We Know It
Performance Report Episode #512 Intellectual Laziness is destroying our country. It's also destroying your team's results if you allow it. Stadium Status billionaires practice what I call The 60 Minute Rule. They invest at least an hour a day in learning. Leaders are readers. When do you schedule reading into your day?
February 20, 2018
Don't Confuse Growth With Results
The worst thing you can do is expect results. The best thing you can do is just put in the work, one step at a time based on a system with a track record of success. When you expect results to occur and they don’t magically appear your mind assumes nothing is happening. In reality a lot is actually happening, you just don’t see it. This episode shows you that when it looks like nothing is happening is precisely when the most growth is actually taking place.
February 5, 2018
One Step At A Time
Performance Report Episode #510 Too many people dream about the finish line and want success to be easier than it is. Then they wonder why they never achieve it. This episode unpacks why the desire for "easy" is the road to ruin and how shortcuts actually derail your progress.
January 29, 2018
You're In This Story Too
Performance Report Episode #509 Life's trails are full of surprises and not easy to navigate. Yet the most rewarding ones are the most challenging ones. They're going to be filled with twists, turns, peaks and valleys. This episode unpacks how you can best navigate the journey that is your personal and professional life.
January 22, 2018
This One Type Of Business Consistently Outperforms Others
Nobody fights for anything quite like they fight for family. This is why family businesses outperform their non-family counterparts. We breakdown why they perform so well and how you can learn from two Stadium Status family businesses: The Casey Donahew Band and Zildjian Cymbal Company.
January 18, 2018
What Do Elvis, Tupac, Obama and Ric Flair All Have In Common?
Those four names are the names of plays the Los Angeles Rams football team use as audibles. This actually has EVERYTHING to do with you and making 2018 your best year ever. Quarterbacks aren't the only ones who call audibles; all successful people do. I bet you do too whether you realize it or not. The question is: Are you doing it often enough and at the right times?
January 8, 2018
Your Future Is Probably Way Behind Schedule
Your Future Is Probably Way Behind Schedule, but you're not alone. 92% of people who make New Year's resolutions fail to achieve them.  This episode contains a quick primer on 5 steps you can take to avoid being in the dreadful 92%. Also included is an announcement on my small group coaching program I'm making available to listeners for the first time. More info here:
January 2, 2018
8 Life Saving Tips For Surviving Last Minute Christmas Shopping
People are crazy this time of year. Here are some quick tips on how you can stay safe and sane while getting your last minute shopping done.
December 23, 2017
The Performance Report Episode #505
In tiny little Upland, Indiana, for 21 straight years on the Friday night before final exams in December, Taylor University basketball hosts what they call their "Silent Night" game. It's a different kind of silent night.
December 18, 2017
The Performance Report Episode #504
I have one simple goal for 2018 -- to serve YOU better than ever in the New Year. I don’t want to waste your time sending you content that doesn’t relate to you or your work. So, in order to do that I need to find out what you want to learn more about. I would mean a lot to me if you could take 30 seconds and tell me what is the single biggest challenge you’re struggling with in your business right now?
December 13, 2017
The Performance Report Episode #503
Are You Growing, Plateauing Or Deteriorating? Are you green and growing or ripe and rotting? In this episode I breakdown the four success factors that guarantee you can create an environment where you are always green and growing.
December 4, 2017
The Performance Report Episode #502
While this was the subject of the sermon at my church Sunday, I'm actually talking to you about it from a business perspective. Specifically, I'm taking aim at my enemy (and yours) the self-proclaimed gurus; not just in my profession but all industries.
November 28, 2017
"Coach Cares" Announcement
The news I wanted to share with you is that I've begun the process of creating a charitable foundation. "Coach Cares" is the charity arm of my organization and it exists solely to recognize the needs of my readers and their communities as well as find ways that I can better serve you.
November 24, 2017
The Performance Report Episode #501
There are 7.6 billion people on planet earth and every single one of us has potential. In this episode you will learn what determines our trajectory and whether we rise or fall.
November 21, 2017
The Performance Report Episode #500
What you can learn (and apply to your business) from 2017 Grammy Award winner Sturgill Simpson busking outside the CMA Awards.
November 14, 2017
The Performance Report Episode #499
You don't need permission to succeed, blaze your own trail.
November 6, 2017
The Performance Report Episode #498
Fear of Success
October 30, 2017
The Performance Report Episode #497
Success Through Failure
October 24, 2017
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