Leadership

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

C-10 Podcast: J.R. Buckner, Ep. 46

    We wrote this last week, but if you want to know what it looks like to be a leader in business and in the community, you don’t have to look any further than our guest this week. J.R. Buckner has been the President and CEO of First Federal Bank of Kansas City since April 2014. After receiving his degree in accounting and management from Park University, Buckner went into banking through a management … Read more

C-10 Podcast, Ep. 45: Carolyn Watley, CBIZ Exec. & Community Leader

  If you want to know what it looks like to be a leader in business and in the community, you don’t have to look any further than our guest this week. Carolyn Watley has been with CBiz since 1977, during which time she has gone from office manager to President, and is now the Vice President of Community Engagement. Oh, and speaking of community engagement, she’s the Chair for the Kansas City Chamber of … Read more

C-10 Podcast, Ep. 44: Jim Carr, Pres./CEO, NAIA

It’s perhaps the toughest basketball tournament in the country: the national tournament for the NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), which starts on March 18 in historic Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. We’re joined this week by the President and CEO of the NAIA, Jim Carr. We talk hoops, leadership, the relationship between the NAIA and the NCAA, and Jim takes a swing at our “Pregame Batting Practice” questions. Jim Carr joined the NAIA … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Chad Gerlt, Ep. 43

  If you’re a long-time Kansas City resident — “long time” as in you were here in the 1980s and even ‘90s — you likely remember a movie theater inside Crown Center. It wasn’t huge inside…in fact, the theaters could be called cozy. But in 2007, after the movie theater closed and Crown Center renovated the space, they approached Musical Theater Heritage, which had been producing shows since 2003 on a loading dock, about moving … Read more

  Something must’ve been in the water at Shawnee Mission South High School in the late 1980s because in a two-year span, 1987-88, it produced Michael Brandt, a successful writer/executive producer of movies and a hit TV series — not just a single show, but a series of shows — and two Hollywood actors: Rob Riggle, who was on this podcast last spring, and this week’s guest.  He can be seen pretty much every Wednesday … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Matthew West, Ep. 39

  Stories are a powerful tool in leadership and mentoring. One of the best storytellers today is this week’s guest: Contemporary Christian singer and songwriter, Matthew West.  West has had 10 No. 1 songs on Billboard’s Christian Airplay chart, including “More,” “Hello, My Name Is,” “The Motions,” and his latest hit, “Truth Be Told.” He is also a fantastic writer, and if you follow him on social media or seen him in concert, you know … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ray Jarrett, Ep. 38

  There is a relatively new movement in Kansas City that you may not be familiar with. It’s called Unite KC. In essence it’s the idea that through faith and our churches in Kansas City, along with a diverse group of folks from every sector across the board, we can bring about racial harmony and justice to this community. In full disclosure, one of the people who helped start Unite KC is the founder of … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ron Slepitza, Ep. 37

  One of the most exciting aspects of our C-10 program is how our graduating seniors will be able to receive a C-10 Leaders scholarship. On top of that, though, we have partner schools in the region that are willing to go above and beyond that to help the students realize their dreams even more.  One of those schools is Avila University here in Kansas City. We are pleased and honored to be joined this … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Brian Diddle, Ep. 35

  This week we’re chatting with Brian Diddle, a long-time CYITML supporter and the owner of Precision Printing. Shortly after graduating from MidAmerica Nazarene in 1980, Brian went to work for a local bank for two years. About two years later, though, a friend started talking to Brian about opening a printing firm. And the rest, as they say, is history.  In this episode we talk to Brian about why he started Precision, how much … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Bryan Busby, Ep. 31

  We’ve mentioned before how a year ago, when we first started talking about this podcast, the idea was to release a new episode every two weeks. One week would be a conversation with one of our mentors, like we had last week with long-time L.A. sportscaster Todd Donoho. The other episode each month would feature the conversation with that month’s guest speaker for the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program.  Obviously COVID changed a lot … Read more