Leadership

C-10 Podcast: Dr. Elbie Loeb, Ep. 66

  Our “C” word for this week is COMMITMENT. In the “C” You In the Major Leagues vernacular, COMMITMENT in leadership is someone who has a strong work ethic, is not easily distracted, prepares accordingly, and prioritizes. This week’s guest certainly embodies that. Dr. Elbie Loeb, who grew up in Junction City, Kan., and then got his degree from Kansas State University, spent much of his career as a doctor here in Kansas City — … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Stann Tate, Ep. 65

  Our “C” word for this week is COMPOSURE. In the “C” You In the Major Leagues vernacular, COMPOSURE in leadership is someone who is calm in the eye of the storm, slows the moment down, is poised and under self control. When you’re leading efforts to put on a big event or launch a new program, you need that COMPOSURE. That leads us to this week’s guest. A couple of weeks ago there was … Read more

C-10 Podcast: John Dehan, Ep. 64

  Our “C” word for this week is COACH. In the “C” You In the Major Leagues vernacular, a COACH in leadership is someone who is an independent thinker, understands the big picture, is a good self-evaluator and offers enthusiasm. With the fall high school sports season upon us, we thought this would be a great time to chat with John Dehan about that word COACH. No, John isn’t a coach — at least not … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Shannon Vreeland, Ep. 62

  Our “C” word this week is CONCENTRATION, which in the “C” You In The Major Leagues vernacular is someone who has an ability to focus, hones instincts, and prepares with a purpose. Without a doubt, this week’s guest certainly fits that. Shannon Vreeland has gone from club swimmer with the Kansas City Blazers to standout at the University of Georgia, to Olympic gold medalist, to an attorney. After swimming for the Blazers under coach … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Geoff Cottrill, Ep. 61

  Our “C” word for this week is COMMITMENT. This week’s guest, Geoff Cottrill, certainly fits that. Shoot, anyone who is great in the marketing world, does a great job with Commitment. But this week you’ll hear a slightly different take on how that looks in marketing. And that’s a good thing. If fact, you may want to make sure you have pencil and paper handy for some notes (you do that every week, right?) … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Toby Cook, Ep. 60

  Our “C” word for this week is COACH. In the “C” You In The Major Leagues vernacular, a COACH understands the game, so to speak, is an independent thinker, a good self evaluator, and offers enthusiasm. This week’s guest certainly fits that. Shoot, anyone who does a good job in public relations, helps personify that definition of COACH. If you’re a Kansas Citian, you likely recognize the name Toby Cook. He spent more than … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mike Sweeney, Ep. 59

  As you may know, the C-10 name of this podcast comes from the name of our leadership and mentoring program for high school students: C-10 Mentoring & Leadership. And that comes from the “C” part of “C” You In The Major Leagues. In short, at the backbone of what we do are 10 leadership traits that start with the letter “C”: Care, Character, Coach, Commitment, Comprehension, Composure, Concentration, Competitor, Confidence and Courage. When Royals … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep. 58

  With the end of the school year a few weeks ago — meaning nine of our C-10 students graduated — and being in the middle of the Major League Baseball season, we felt this would be a good time to get “C” You In The Major Leagues’ founder and Royals General Manager Dayton Moore with us. Last week, we recorded this conversation while standing in the middle of a large baseball and softball field … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Kris Ketz, Ep. 57

  If you’ve listened this month, you know that we’re celebrating Dads here in June and, specifically, we’re talking with folks who were greatly influenced by their fathers. This week’s guest is particularly intriguing because it can be fascinating when a son or daughter decides to follow in his or her father’s footsteps…especially when that’s in the media. Jim King was a legendary journalist, working for the Chicago Tribune and then a couple of radio … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Vahe Gregorian, Ep. 56

      As we mentioned last week, here in June, the month of Father’s Day, we’re talking with folks who were greatly influenced by their fathers. And this week, Father’s Day week, appropriately enough, we’re chatting with Kansas City Star columnist Vahe Gregorian, whose father Vartan died in mid-April at the age of 87. But what a life he lived. Vartan was born in Iran to Christian Armenian parents and by the time he came … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jennifer Dehan, Ep. 55

  This week’s chat features Jennifer Dehan, the President and COO of Velocity Staff, which is a different kind of staffing agency. Jennifer started her career in staffing in 1993 shortly after graduating from Kansas State University, and about 10 years later had a chance meeting with an Entrepreneurial Technologist that led to the founding of Velocity Staff, Inc. In addition to her work Velocity, Jennifer is a founder, board member and volunteer of Hoops4Hope, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Rob Browne, Ep. 54

  This week’s chat features an old friend of host Matt Fulks, Rob Browne. Although most of these episodes feature someone with Kansas City ties, we’re breaking that this week. Rob is from Atlanta and lives there now, but there’s no doubt that you’ll be entertained, enlightened and encouraged after listening to this conversation. Rob played basketball at Lipscomb University under Hall of Fame coach Don Meyer before embarking on a career focused on serving … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Andrea Kremer, Ep. 53

  This is a special week as we’re joined by two-time Emmy Award winner and Peabody Award winner, Andrea Kremer. To make it even more special, this episode, which was recorded during a session with our C-10 students and mentors, includes questions from a few of our students. In 2017, Kremer was inducted into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame, and in 2018 she received the Pete Rozelle Radio-TV award from the Pro Football Hall … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Menorah Medical Center, Ep. 52

  With this 52nd episode — so a year of the C-10 Podcast — we bring you a conversation from one of our C-10 sessions with our high school students and mentors. This one’s a little different than all of the others, though. It was a roundtable discussion recorded on April 28 at Menorah Medical Center. Moderated by Stann Tate, a C-10 mentor and the VP of Marketing for Menorah, it featured the following three … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Evan Lange, The Signatry, Ep. 51

  As you probably know if you follow us on social media or have gone to C10Mentoring.com, there are two huge goals for the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program for high school students here in the Kansas City area. One is to help develop a servant-leadership heart in them — or to continue developing that. The second is to help prepare them for the next stage in life. This year with our nine seniors we … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Marc Pitman, Ep. 50

  We have a signed book to give away this week! But first… This podcast, as you know, focuses mainly on leadership and mentoring. What better person to have on this week than a leadership coach and someone who, literally, wrote a book about leadership.   Marc Pitman is the CEO of the Concord Leadership Group. He has a Masters in Organizational Leadership and certification as a FranklinCovey Coach. His clients have included Maine Public Broadcasting, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Lori Top, Ep. 49

  One of our initial goals with this podcast was to highlight the outstanding mentors in our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program. We also use this podcast to highlight the guest speakers we have for our students and mentors during the weekly sessions. Well, in this week’s episode, we’re combining both of those, if you will. On Wednesday, March 31st, we did relatively short interviews with three of our mentors in front of our students … Read more

C-10 Podcast: George Norton, Ep. 47

  If you’re a long-time listener of this podcast you know that one of our initial goals was to highlight some of the outstanding mentors in our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program. We also use this podcast to highlight the guest speakers we have for our students and mentors during the weekly sessions.  Well, in this week’s episode, we’re combining both of those. On Wednesday, March 31st, we did relatively short interviews with three of … Read more