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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 and coach, 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

Why 3 Words Can Mean So Much | Brandon Kreczmer (WIU Asst. Coach)

Jan. 31, 2023

S2 #13. Welcome to season 2, episode 13 of The "I" in Win podcast. Thank you so much for listening! Before introducing this episode's guest, I have to ask a favor: Please continue to share the show . As I mentioned on the pr…

Listen Because These Kids Have A Lot To Say | Andrew Spencer

Jan. 24, 2023

S2 #12. Welcome to The "I" in Win podcast that is fast approaching 20,000 downloads, which is unreal to even be saying right now. Please continue to share the show with those who may find value in it, and my hope is today's …

Getting Comfortable w/Being Uncomfortable | Drew Bogan

Jan. 17, 2023

S2 #11. I'm so humbled and thankful for the growth and the reach of the show. That cannot happen without you, our listeners. So thank you so much and please continue to share The "I" in Win with anyone who might find value b…

Guest: Drew Bogan

What Do Kids Need Most? The Easiest Answer is Love w/Rodney Saulsberry

Jan. 10, 2023

S2 #10. Today's guest is Rodney Saulsberry, who is in his 25th season at White Haven High School (TN), and 19th as a head football coach. He has an overall record of 180-48 with two Tennessee 6A state titles. Over 200 of C…

Finding the Right Fit as a Leader w/Mark Ribbens

Jan. 3, 2023

S2 #9. If you spent any time inside of a high school, then you know, the athletic director is one of the most important roles, working mainly behind the scenes, ensuring athletes have a first-class experience. It can be a th…

Guest: Mark Ribbens

If You Love It, You Must Love All of It w/Michael Schanhals

Dec. 20, 2022

S2 #8. Many of us tend to believe that we have it harder than the guy next to us; that we're so busy, there's no time to do the things that matter most, like working out, reading, writing, and hanging out with our family. We…

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S2, Episode 10: Kids Need Love & Care

S2 #10. Rodney Saulsberry is in his 25th season at White Haven High School (TN) and 19th as a head football coach. He has an overall recor…

Season 2, Episode 9: Finding the Right Fit as a Leader w/M…

If you spent any time inside of a high school, then you know, the Athletic Director is one of the most important roles, working mainly behind the scenes,…

Top 10 Episodes of 2022

As 2022 comes to a close, I am so grateful to have been connected with such inspirational guests sharing their insights on transformational leadersh…