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.
March 28, 2023
S2 #21. Thanks for listening to episode 21 of season two on The "I" in Win podcast . This episode features, Brad Fortney , who is the performance and wellness coach for Enterprise City Schools District in Alabama. In additio…
March 21, 2023
S2 #20. This episode is a little unique as it tells the story of Vinnie Panico, who in 2017 suffered a catastrophic knee injury during a football game his junior season. An injury so severe that doctors focused on saving his…
March 14, 2023
S2 #19. Season 2 of The "I" in Win continues with today's guest, Terry Harrison , who is the Head Football Coach at Friends University located in Wichita, Kansas. Coach Harrison has developed a reputation of rebuilding prog…
March 7, 2023
S2 #18. Welcome to The "I" in Win , the show that focuses on why leaders should focus less on outcomes and more on the journey of changing lives. Thanks for continuing to help grow the show, and please share it with those wh…
Feb. 28, 2023
S2 #17. Thanks for listening to The "I" in Win , the podcast that shares why leaders will benefit by obsessing less on outcomes and more on the journey of changing lives. Today I'm featuring head football coach at Providence…
Feb. 21, 2023
S2 #16. Pumped to introduced today's guest, Scott Goolsby , Defensive Coordinator at Auburn High School in Alabama. Coach Goolsby has 23 years experience as a teacher/coach, with the last 10 years being at Auburn. In additi…
Brandon Kreczmer guest appearance
"I really enjoyed being able to hear Brandon's aspect of being an assistant coach. I interviewed Coach Hendrickson at the beginning of last season and I believe that both coaches have a great off th…"
"Luke Mertens has a way of bringing out the best and what you as a listener want to hear. We crammed a lot into 39 minutes and I know we brought value through Luke's line of questioning. Make sure you…"
"The host and his guests share great insights into leadership and culture that stem far beyond the classroom or playing field. In a “what have you done for me lately society,” these viewpoints are a b…"
Above Everything, It’s About the Players
"I was very fortunate to be a guest on Luke Mertens’ podcast, The “I” in Win. I have been a guest on a number of podcasts, but Luke’s was the best. He does his homework on researching the backgroun…"
"As someone who has used past sport experience in many walks of life this is a fantastic and validating series of leading from the front and permitting ourselves to be human. Incredible listens."