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Feb. 15, 2022

Meeting Kids Where They're at w/Kelly Henkel

#28. Currently an AP Human Geography and Human Geography at Lake Zurich High School in Lake Zurich, IL, Kelly Henkel has 15 years of public-school education and coaching experience. He places an emphasis on building relatio...

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Feb. 8, 2022

Educating Students to Speak Honestly, Think Sincerely, and Act With I…

#27. Although he is the newly named Head Football Coach at Bennett High School (Bennett, CO), Greg Koenig is not new to education. Boasting 32 years of teaching and coaching experience, 21 years as head football coach, and a ...

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Feb. 1, 2022

The Best Victories Won't Be on the Court

#26. In this episode, we sit down with Shay Boyle, who is currently in his second year as the President at Notre Dame College Prep (Niles, IL). Prior to NDCP, Shay was the Head Boys Basketball Coach at Gordon Tech …

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Jan. 25, 2022

Peace of Mind: How Jim Bloch Defines Success

#25. Jim Bloch came to New Trier (Winnetka, IL) in 1999, after serving as the athletic director at Glenbrook North High School, in Northbrook, Illinois (1981-1999). During his career, he has served the Illinois Athletic Dire...

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Jan. 18, 2022

It's About Being the Most Influential Supporter

#24. Today we feature David Annis who is the COO and co-founder of Parallax , a professional services automation software company helping digital agencies and tech consultancies grow profitably. David is responsible for vario...

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Jan. 11, 2022

Building Relationships Creates Engagement

#23. Developing lifelong relationships with players is one of the most rewarding aspects of coaching. So it was really cool for me to interview Chris Hoffman, Head Baseball Coach & Special Education Teacher at Lakes Community...

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Jan. 4, 2022

Patience and Perseverance Provide the Healthiest Progress

#22. Rob Wilton is the Founding Pastor of Vintage Church, Send City Missionary for the Send Network, and the Chaplain for the New Orleans Saints. Rob is steadfastly dedicated to the process of impacting people, and in this ep...

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Dec. 28, 2021

Impactful Leaders Absorb Chaos, Give Back Calm, Provide Hope

#21. Dr. Paul Pryma has devoted his life to empowering people through education. Thirty-five years as a teacher, coach, administrator, and consultant inspired Paul to write Coaches of Chicago: Inspiring Stories about Leader...

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Dec. 21, 2021

Legacy is Ultimately Caring About People

#20. Jon Stapleton, teacher and head boys soccer coach, is featured on this episode. For 25 years, Jon has taught PE/Health/Drivers Ed, as well as coached basketball and soccer at Downers Grove South High School (Downers Gro...

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Dec. 14, 2021

Why Being Locked Into the Moment is a Powerful Place

#19. Our guest today is Jeremy Sheetinger, head baseball coach at Georgia Gwinnett College, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. Coach Sheets has a passion for helping people, especially coaches. He's going to share with us why...

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Dec. 7, 2021

Bridging the Educational Gap in Coaching Ethics and Coach Health and …

#18. Coaches in this country are held in high regard due to their wisdom and, hopefully, life-long impact upon the athletes they work with. Parents entrust coaches to not only impart sport-specific training upon their childre...

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Nov. 30, 2021

Two Coaching Legends Sharing One Legacy

#17. I decided to try something different with this episode and invite on two guests - Illinois coaching legends: Bill Mitz and Rich Roberts - who between the 2 of them have coached just about every sport but are probably …

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Nov. 26, 2021

What is The Human Performance Project

This special bonus edition of The "I" in Win podcast features Kara Klingler, who's the project lead of the Illinois Human Performance Project. I was first introduced to ILHPP when HOF softball coach/English teacher Cathy Ann ...

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Nov. 23, 2021

Jim Tressel: How Inner Satisfaction of Developing People Leads to Win…

#16. In 2004, I was tasked with building a football program at a brand new high school. It was my first experience working in a public school, and although I thought I had all the answers as a first-time head …

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Nov. 16, 2021

Why Coaches Should Develop All Players and Have Fun in the Process

Coaching is coaching regardless of the sport. Caring about athletes as people, embracing the process of changing lives, intentionally building relationships are just a few of the themes that have been covered on previous epis...

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Nov. 9, 2021

How a Mindset for Mastery Will Lead to Positive Change in Your World

#14. I was connected with Ryan Harris through my previous guest Dan Santucci (s1, episode 6 ). Looking at Ryan's website, I love the first words written on his online bio: "Change the World." Super Bowl 50 Champion Ryan Harr...

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Nov. 2, 2021

Creating a Program Identity Based on P+E+T

Jimmy Roberts is a Social Studies Teacher / AP Macroeconomics Teacher, Head Boys Basketball Coach, and Assistant Athletic Director at Jacobs High School (Algonquin, Illinois). Built upon the 3 values of Passion, Enthusiasm, a...

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Oct. 29, 2021

Leadership Mindset To Discover Purpose, Impact People, and Achieve!

Leadership mindset coach Andy Hillig (Andy Hillig Solutions, LLC) has served in several Executive and Senior Leadership roles in large healthcare systems. In total, he has spent more than 15 years leading organizational transformations that had multiple layers of responsibility …

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Oct. 26, 2021

Obstacles are the Way to Success

Loyola Academy (Wilmette, IL) head boys basketball coach, Tom Livatino, is today's guest, discussing challenges facing educators both in and out of the classroom and the importance of staying positive while always seeking solutions during times of adversity.

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Oct. 19, 2021

Winning Championships by Being Intentional with Treatment of Kids

Shane Jacobs has arguably the most unique title in education: Principal/Head Football Coach. Given his unparalleled success on the field, Peabody High School (Trenton, TN) decided to promote Coach Jacobs first to AP, and most...

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Oct. 12, 2021

Talking Coaching & AAU w/Chicago Basketball Legend Tom Kleinschmidt

This is episode 10 of the "I" in Win, and our guest is a Chicago basketball legend, Tom Kleinschmidt, who following an All-American playing career traded in his gym shoes for a whistle. Coach Kleinschmidt is now head basketb...

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Oct. 5, 2021

How I Went From HS QB to NFL LB

#9. Interesting conversation is currently being had regarding Mario Cristobal’s, Oregon’s football coach, reaction to one of his players receiving a penalty for showboating following a great catch. Some say justified while ot...

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Sept. 28, 2021

How 25 Years in Professional Sports Management Led to Minor League Ow…

Today’s show features major league sports mogul, Shawn Hunter, who has over 25 years experience in nearly all aspects of sports at the highest levels. Shawn’s success in sports management is rooted in his belief that people a...

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Sept. 21, 2021

2 Olympic Medals Later & I Remember How People Made Me Feel

On today’s episode we welcome 2x Olympic Medalist, Katherine Adamek, who won a silver & bronze medal at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Games. After numerous injuries & surgeries, Katherine retired from Short Track Speedskating & ...

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