Mentoring

C-10 Podcast: Matt Tidwell, Ep. 34

  This week we’re chatting with someone who has a special place in our hearts (learn why during the episode), Dr. Matt Tidwell, who is the assistant dean at the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas. Dr. Tidwell also serves on the Board of Directors for the International Association of Business Communicators – one of the world’s largest communications associations with more than 9,000 members on five … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Eli Medina, Ep. 33

  On this week’s episode we chat with one of our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program mentors, Eli Medina. Eli grew up in the Kansas City area before attending Truman State on a volleyball scholarship. She went on to earn her MBA at Rockhurst. It was during this time that Eli became a licensed realtor. She now is part of the Medina Team for ReeceNichols, working for her dad George Medina. In this episode, Eli … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Larry Holley, Ep. 32

  The two names became synonymous with each other: Larry Holley and William Jewell College. After all, Holley was the school’s basketball coach for 40 years, compiling 916 career wins, which made him the ninth-winningest coach in college basketball history at any level when he retired in 2019. He is the winningest coach in the state of Missouri. He earned 15 Coach of the Year awards, including the NAIA national coach of the year in … 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

C-10 Podcast: Al Wallace, Ep. 26

  Al Wallace shouldn’t be new to anyone who’s lived in Kansas City during the past 35 years. After all, you invited him into your home countless times. He retired from WDAF-TV (Fox 4) in December 2018, but since then he’s written a book, “One for the Coyotes,” he’s taught classes in the journalism department at the University of Kansas, he’s led tours at historic Allen Fieldhouse, he’s co-hosted an episode or two of this … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Diane O’Byrne, Ep. 25

  This week’s episode features Diane O’Byrne, one of our C-10 Curriculum Committee members and the founder and Managing Partner of Competitive Resources, a Kansas City based sales coaching company. Although her background is in media and advertising, Diane’s client list is varied from international companies such as Black and Veatch to a local automotive dealer. The sales skillset she coaches can be applied across any industry. In addition to sales coaching, Diane has served … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Darwin Pennye, Ep. 24

  We have been looking forward to interviewing this week’s guest for a few months. In fact, as you may recall from an episode in June, we told his “brother from another mother” that we needed to get him on the C-10 Podcast. So it’s a huge honor to introduce you to this week’s guest, the Executive Director of the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy Darwin Pennye.  The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Pennye, and he spent … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Matt Marasco, Ep. 22

  After recording the initial episode of the C-10 Podcast with CYITML founder Dayton Moore, he said, “Marasco is someone you need to get on this podcast.” As you’ll hear in this episode, Dayton was right. Marasco, the Royals’ Director of Leadership Development, shares a lot of wisdom about the overall subject of leadership and the differences in leadership styles between players such as Alex Gordon and Whit Merrifield…and how that can apply to anyone … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ron Fredman, Ep. 21

  The beauty of this podcast focusing on leadership and mentoring is that when a company sponsors the podcast, it’s not a shameless plug to interview one of that company’s leaders. As we kick off October, this month’s presenting sponsor is Stepp & Rothwell, Inc., and we’re chatting with the company’s Director of Client Relations, Ron Fredman. Ron joined Stepp & Rothwell earlier this year, after a varied career in leadership and fundraising. He’s been … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ed Enyeart, Ep. 20

  Today’s guest is somewhat of a unicorn in today’s business world — someone who has been with the same company for more than 25 years…basically since college. We’re excited to be joined by one of our Crown Town Challenge committee members and someone who’s active with various nonprofits around Kansas City, the Senior Vice President of Finance at Cerner, Ed Enyeart.   After opening with “7 Questions,” we talk with Ed about his leadership journey, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Christina Lively, Ep. 17

    As you talk with people who work for or with Christina Lively, or you just spend a few minutes with her, it’s obvious that she’s a leader with confidence who cares about the people around her. Christina has held various positions over the last few years with CommunityAmerica Credit Union, H&R Block and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). Early in the pandemic, she made the difficult decision to … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Max Utsler, Ep. 16

  He’s been a guest co-host on other C-10 episodes but today you get to hear another side of our C-10 Curriculum Committee Chair Dr. Max Utsler. Dr. Utsler was instrumental in getting the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program planned and launched before the 2018-19 school year. And, lucky for us, he was about a year from retiring as a long-time journalism professor at the University of Kansas. Earlier this summer, Utsler received broadcast journalism … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Danni Boatwright, Ep 13

On this episode we talk with “Survivor” winner, entrepreneur, coach, wife and mom, Danni Boatwright. Danni grew up in the Kansas City area — Tonganoxie, KS, to be precise — as a huge fan of the Royals and Chiefs. And, since she probably couldn’t play for either team when she “grew up,” she wanted to be a sportscaster. That’s not exactly how things worked out, but she has been a show host, and she did … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Steve Physioc, Ep. 9

On this week’s episode, we chat with Royals broadcaster — and Kansas City native — Steve Physioc about broadcasting for his hometown team, how he got into broadcasting, leadership lessons he’s learned from great managers and coaches such as Sparky Anderson and John Wooden, and what’s his perfect “Super Soul Sunday.” This interview was recorded in February 2020 at The Otten on Main in front of our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership students and mentors.   … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jeff Chadiha, Ep. 6

  This week we talk with Jeff Chadiha from the NFL Network. We talk about the racial issues facing this country, Colin Kaepernick, leadership needed right now and the importance of mentoring during a time like this.   Chadiha, who’s on our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership curriculum committee, joined NFL Media in August 2015. He previously worked for ESPN, frequently contributing to ESPN.com on the NFL. Prior to working for ESPN, he worked for Sports … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Sly James, Ep. 5

Sly James was sworn in as the 56th mayor in Kansas City, Missouri, history in 2011, and he served two terms, leaving in 2019. Sly’s life has always led to service of others, an attitude instilled in him by his parents. Sly served in the Marines during the Vietnam War, came back to Kansas City to study law, and then was a successful attorney before becoming mayor. This episode was recorded on Zoom in early … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mike Matheny, Ep. 4

In this episode, we’re joined by Royals manager Mike Matheny, plus guest co-host, Max Utsler. Matheny, who became the Royals manager last offseason, is a student of people and leadership. So we go in depth on everything from the importance being a mentor and having mentors around you, following a Hall of Fame manager in St. Louis, and important lessons he’s been passing along to the Royals players during the pandemic. For more information about … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Shawnie Nix, Ep. 2

  One goal for the C-10 podcast is to highlight and honor mentors and committee members with our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program. In this episode, recorded in front of our students and mentors at the KCMO police headquarters, we talk with committee member Shawnie Nix, who’s a police officer in Kansas City, Mo.     If you have any suggested guests, topics or general comments, please let us know. You can email us at … Read more