Episode #299: Kyle Maynard – “The World Will Not Be Tailored To Your Every Need” (Scaling Kilimanjaro)

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Episode #299: Kyle Maynard – “The World Will Not Be Tailored To Your Every Need” (Scaling Kilimanjaro) Kyle Maynard is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua without the aid of prosthetics. Oprah Winfrey called Kyle “one of …

Episode #278: Mitch Albom – Tuesdays With Morrie & The Five People You Meet In Heaven

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Episode #278: Mitch Albom – Tuesdays With Morrie & The Five People You Meet In Heaven Mitch Albom is an internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician. His books have collectively sold more than 35 million copies worldwide; have been published in forty-nine territories and in forty-five languages around the world; and have …

Episode 245: Maria Taylor – ESPN Gameday, Embracing The Grind, The Value Of Versatility

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Episode 245: Maria Taylor – ESPN Gameday, Embracing The Grind, The Value Of Versatility Maria Taylor is in her sixth season as a host analyst & reporter. In the fall of 2017 Maria entered a new role as co-host on ESPN’s College Gameday and sideline reporter for ABC’s Saturday Night Football.  In 2016, Taylor joined analysts Tim Tebow, Marcus Spears …

Episode 162: Adnan Virk – ESPN Broadcaster: Why You Should Always Say Yes

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  Episode 162: Adnan Virk – ESPN Broadcaster: Why You Should Always Say Yes Adnan Virk works for ESPN. He is the first Muslim Sports anchor to be hired by ESPN. Adnan is one of the most versatile talents in all of ESPN. He is one of three main anchors for Baseball Tonight. In the baseball off-season, he has hosted SportsCenter and Outside the …

Episode 120: Andrew Brandt – Learning From A World Class Negotiator

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Episode 120: Andrew Brandt – Learning From A World Class Negotiator Andrew Brandt leads a fascinating life.  A great mentor of mine told me to always be on the lookout for others who have had “success in multiple life categories.” In Andrew’s case, he’s done that throughout his life: Stanford graduating Cum Laude –> Georgetown Law –> NFL Player agent …

Episode 073: Jay Bilas – World Class ESPN Basketball Broadcaster, Toughness, Fixing The NCAA

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Episode 073: Jay Bilas – World Class ESPN Basketball Broadcaster, Toughness, Fixing The NCAA Jay Bilas is an incredibly interesting person.  He is a great combination of extremely high intelligence mixed in with a keen awareness of many issues we are all faced with in today’s world.  This was one of my all-time favorite conversations. I absolutely loved it. Jay …

Episode 059: Mark Fainaru-Wada – Investigative Reporter, Steroids, Barry Bonds, and Concussions

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Episode 059: Mark Fainaru-Wada – Investigative Reporter, Steroids, Barry Bonds, and Concussions This was an extremely thought provoking conversation with Mark Fainaru-Wada.  This is the first time I’ve ever had an investigative reporter on as a guest of The Learning Leader Show.  The magnitude of the work that Mark has done is immense.    We touched on a number of topics …

Episode 033: Erik Rydholm – How To Become ESPN’s Most Powerful Producer

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Episode 033: Erik Rydholm – How To Become ESPN’s Most Powerful Producer I am always fascinated to learn about how something great gets created… In addition to that, I love to learn about the day to day process on how that same thing continues to be great and improve on a daily basis.  Erik Rydholm shares the details behind how …