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The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast

The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast

By Jason A. Dixon
Are you someone looking to have a more significant impact on young people? Preparing them to pursue their dreams and achieve success is not an easy task. As the saying goes, "It takes a village."

That's why The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast provides content that encourages, educates, and empowers individuals who are committed to the call of making a difference in the lives of young people.

Each week, join Jason A. Dixon as he motivates, inspires, and helps you equip young people to win in the game of life.
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HUMBLE BEGINNINGS: REFLECTING ON THE SEASON 1 JOURNEY OF THE PODCAST
The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast had to find a way. When it first began in the early part of 2018, Coach Jason knew the podcast could significantly impact. And he created a new vision for the podcast with that belief in mind.  In Episode 10 of The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast, Coach Jason discusses the evolution of his vision and reflects on the impact the podcast had during Season 1. Coach Jason also shares personal stories to illustrate the importance of adults understanding their power to influence young people. The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast has made equipping young people to win in the game of life by empowering the adults in their lives its primary mission, Coach Jason says. The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast will return for Season 2 in January 2021.
34:32
November 30, 2020
DEGREES OF SEPARATION: HOW TO SUCCEED AS A FIRST-GENERATION COLLEGE STUDENT
Studies show that one out of three first-generation college students drops out within three years. The statistic gives credence that first-generation college students face many barriers during their journey towards graduation, but that doesn’t mean success is unattainable. In Episode 9 of The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast, Coach Jason talks about how first-generation college students can overcome the challenges to reach their goals. Joining Coach Jason for this discussion is Jena Frommeyer, a Senior Student Success Coach at Wilmington (OH) College. During the interview, Mrs. Frommeyer talks about her journey as a first-generation college student. Also, she shares strategies that she has found to be helpful while working with first-generation college students.
39:36
November 23, 2020
DOLLARS THAT MAKE SENSE: HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE BECOME FINANCIALLY LITERATE
It’s never too early to start learning about finances. But too often, that learning process doesn’t begin until we have made a multitude of mistakes with our money. In Episode 8 of The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast, Coach Jason discusses the importance of teaching our young people how to be financially literate with Dr. Victor J. Coleman Jr. Dr. Coleman is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and financial expert. During this episode, Coach Jason and Dr. Coleman dive deep into many of the issues that hinder families from becoming financially literate and financially free, thus preventing them from helping their young people do the same. Dr. Coleman shares some of the mistakes he made early in his life and talks about what redirected him to the path he is on now. He highlights some practical steps adults can take to become financially literate while setting an excellent example for the young people in their lives.
48:26
November 16, 2020
MAKE THEM BELIEVE
Breaking a cycle is never easy, but it is possible. In Episode 7 of The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast, Coach Jason continues his Breaking the Cycle Series by discussing how adults can help their young people start believing in the power of possibilities. For this discussion, joining Coach Jason is Rachel McClellan, who is the CEO of The New Me Foundation located in Toledo, Ohio. During the interview, Ms. Mcllelan shares teaching moments from her journey and talks about critical factors that keep young people stuck in cycles.
19:52
November 9, 2020
LIFE BELOW THE LINE: DISSECTING HOW POVERTY IMPACTS YOUNG PEOPLE
In Episode 6 of The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast, Coach Jason kicks off his Breaking the Cycle Series by dissecting the impact poverty has on young people. Jentien Pan, the Project Manager at EMPath – Economic Mobility Pathways - in Boston, Massachusetts, joins the podcast as a guest.   During this critical discussion, Ms. Pan talks about how she arrived at EMPath and how poverty affects young people's growth and development. If you are an adult who works with young people in any capacity, the information shared in this episode will help you better understand, support, and serve young people facing poverty.   To learn more about EMPath's mission to Disrupt poverty, visit www.empathways.org. Ms. Pan can be contacted by email at jpan@empathways.org or by phone at 617-259-2961.  
51:32
November 2, 2020
HEALING YOURSELF & HELPING YOUR YOUNG PEOPLE
Working with young people in any capacity can expose wounded areas in adults and draw out unreasonable anger and fears. The truth is that it can often negatively affect how adults impact and influence their young people.  However, when adults experience healing and growth, it teaches them how to become more patient, compassionate, selfless, and understand their young people. In Episode 5 of The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast, Coach Jason discusses how healing can help adults better serve their young people. Coach Jason explores this critical topic with Kimberley Bell, who is an Author and Transformational Relationship Coach. During the interview, Bell talks about her personal experiences as a child and what helped her become a more impactful parent. Bell hosts a podcast called “Your Are Good Enough” and is the author of “Empowering You: 11 Ways To Shift Your Personal Paradigm.”
41:15
October 26, 2020
KEEP THEM FLYING
In Episode 4 of The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast, Coach Jason talks to Reed Steele, the Program Manager for College & Career Ready, Set, Go! During the interview, Steele discusses the importance of exposing young people to different careers and educational opportunities.   Steele, who has years of experience working with youth in various capacities, also shares how he became a first-generation college graduate. He also offers adults tools to help keep their young people on a path to success.  
42:13
October 20, 2020
REACHING & TEACHING YOUNG PEOPLE
In Episode 3 of The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast, Coach Jason interviews author & speaker Christopher Scott to kick off a series of podcasts that will help adults increase their influence in young people's lives.  During the interview, Scott, the author of 7 Secrets to Surviving College, shares his personal story, passion for youth, and principles to help adults develop better ways to reach their young people.  A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Christopher Scott has committed himself to inspire the young minds of those who hail from challenging life circumstances, with the hope that they realize their potential for growth and success despite their current situations. Scott is a proud graduate of East Technical High School, Cuyahoga Community College, and the University of Toledo. Scott currently holds two associate degrees in the arts and sciences and his bachelor of science and master of education degrees.  Motivational speaking has long been a significant passion and fixture within Scott's life, so much so that in 2015, he chartered Reach to Teach National Incorporated to provide youth empowerment services to communities across the United States.
51:23
October 5, 2020
LIVING TO MAKE A LASTING IMPACT
In Episode 2 of The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast, Coach Jason continues to bring attention to childhood cancer by talking to Laura Eicher. The Senior Pediatric Initiatives Manager at the American Cancer Society, Eicher, discusses her son’s battle with brain cancer and how she became such a passionate advocate for childhood cancer.  Eicher’s son, Cole, a cancer survivor, created the #GoldTogether initiative in 2018, a national program with the American Cancer Society in 2018. To learn more about the #Gold Together campaign, visit https://www.cancer.org/involved/fundraise/gold-together.html.
38:46
September 28, 2020
FIGHTING FOR KIDS WITH CANCER
In Episode 1 of The Coach Me Up Monday Podcast, Coach Jason talks to Karla Batt, a Senior Community Development Manager with the American Cancer Society. During the interview, Batt shares her cancer survival story and discusses what drives her to advocate and fight for kids with cancer.  September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Coach Jason is on a mission to shed more light on a disease that affects approximately 15,700 kids per year.  Coach Jason is serving as a Gold Together Champion to raise funds for Childhood Cancer Research. If you would like to partner with Coach Jason and support his campaign, visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/coachjason.
26:22
September 21, 2020