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The "I" in Win

The "I" in Win

Elite leaders relentlessly seek unique angles to make their team or organization the best. Hosted by Luke Mertens, an experienced teacher, coach, and entrepreneur, The "I" in Win weekly podcast interviews coaches, educators, and other leaders who have instituted an overlooked but simple strategy to achieve success: personal connections. Our guests have accomplished more, both personally and professionally, by focusing on making better people. They will share how our listeners will benefit by obsessing less on outcomes and more on the journey of changing lives.These inspiring stories of positivity are rooted in the belief that every “I”ndividual has value, regardless of talent level, and the more ‘I’s we impact in this world, the more everyone wins….that is The “I” in Win!New episodes released every Tuesday.

Recent Episodes

Above Everything, It's the Players w/Pat Sullivan

Nov. 29, 2022

#55. My guest today is Coach Pat Sullivan, who has over 600 wins as a head basketball coach and has been ducted into eight different hall of fames over his 44 year career. In 2010, Coach Sullivan retired from the University …

Creating a Permanent Culture w/Caleb Parnin

Nov. 22, 2022

#54. Thanks for listening to The "I" in Win podcast! Today we feature English teacher/Head Girls Soccer Coach at North Muskegon High School, Caleb Parnin . In his episode, we're going to discuss his unique journey from socc…

Guest: Caleb Parnin

Listening to Create Impact w/Todd Kuckkahn

Nov. 15, 2022

#53. As an independent certified coach, teacher, trainer and speaker with The John Maxwell Team, Todd Kuckkahn is an incredible resource for your intentional growth in your professional and/or personal life. In this episode,…

Guest: Todd Kuckkahn

+1Be5 w/Tayler Erbach

Nov. 8, 2022

#52. Season two continues with a guest I've known for years. He's gone from my coaching adversary to trusted assistant, and most importantly, a great friend. His name is Tayler Erbach , a former high school teacher who is no…

Guest: Tayler Erbach

Preparing Athletes Today w/Marsha Frese

Nov. 1, 2022

#51. Coach Marsha Frese , Loyola University Women's Basketball Assistant Coach, has over 20 years of coaching at the D1 level. In this episode, Coach Frese discusses: 3 P's Being an empathetic coach Toughness of today's athl…

Guest: Marsha Frese

Season 1 Most Downloaded Episodes: #1 Shane Jacobs, Peabody HS (TN)

Oct. 18, 2022

Season 2 is almost here, releasing on Tuesday, Nov. 1, but before that happens...HERE WE GO! The #1 dowloaded episode from Season 1 featuring Principal/Head Football Coach, Shane Jacobs, Peabody HS (TN). Shane Jacobs has arg…

Guest: Shane Jacobs

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Episode 52: +1Be5 w/Tayler Erbach

Season 2 continues with a guests I've known for years. He's gone from my coaching adversary to trusted assistant, and most im…

Episode 51: Preparing Athletes Today w/Marsha Frese

Episode 51 features Marsha Frese who is is set to begin her first season as an assistant coach with the Loyola University Chicago women's …

Episode 44: Keeping the Main Thing, the Main Thing

#44. This episode features Kevin Devitt assistant basketball coach at Niagara University. In this episode, we discuss Coach Devitt's fasci…