Chimdi Chekwa | Ohio State Buckeye For Real | SportsEpreneur Podcast

SE19 | Chimdi Chekwa | Ohio State Buckeye For Real

Ohio State Buckeye great gets real on being a Buckeye and becoming an entrepreneur. In this episode, we chat with Chimdi Chekwa, a current NFL free agent and entrepreneur. The discussion focuses in on life in the NFL, sports and business, and the Ohio State Buckeyes culture.

Chimdi is a former Ohio State Buckeyes football player and current entrepreneur as a co-owner of The Pit BBQ Grille in Columbus, Ohio. He also has his hands in other ventures that we touch on in this chat. 

You may remember Chimdi from his days with the Ohio State Buckeyes, where he was a first-team All American cornerback. After college, Chimdi was drafted in the fourth round by the Oakland Raiders in the 2011 NFL Draft.  

Through much perseverance and motivation, Chimdi gives us insight around why he is so passionate about sports and entrepreneurship. And of course, we discuss all things Buckeyes and college football.

With our love of business and sports (and Eric’s deep-rooted Buckeye background), we are obviously excited to feature Chimdi Chekwa on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Brady Murray | Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome | SE Podcast

SE18 | Brady Murray | Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome

If you allow yourself to get caught up in a cause that is bigger than yourself, you will witness miracles. Today we speak with Brady Murray, CEO of Mass Mutual Intermountain West and Founder of RODS Racing. In this episode, we discuss Racing for Orphans with Down Syndrome (RODS). 

Brady carries on his incredible journey with his ultimate cause: finding homes for orphans with down syndrome. He lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and 5 children. 

Brady brings perspective of an incredible leader with the ultimate positive mindset. His story is one for the ages and any entrepreneur, racer, or individual can learn from Brady. 

With Brady’s inspiration and leadership traits, we are excited to have him on our podcast to share his thoughts with you.  

We are excited to feature Brady Murray on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Derek Bylsma | Overcoming Mental Health Struggles | SE Podcast

SE16 | Derek Bylsma | Overcoming Mental Health Struggles

Sometimes you just have to talk it out. Today we speak with Derek Bylsma, Executive Director of Millennium Counseling Center in Chicago, Illinois. In this episode, we discuss mental health in sports and specifically, overcoming mental health struggles. 

Derek specializes in recovery-related work, mental health disorders, and issues unique to athletic performance. He is enthusiastic about leading the sports division at his group as it marries two of his life-long passions; helping others and athletics. 

With Derek’s athletic background and knowledge around mental health in sports, we are excited to have Derek back on our podcast to share his thoughts with you.  

As always, we are excited to feature Derek on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Young Players Are...Young | SportsEpreneur | Ben Simmons

Young Players Are…Young

Ben Simmons and Young Business Professionals I hear negative comments about young players in all sports, but most recently in basketball. People go at these players as if these kids are finished products—as if anybody is ever a finished product. Take 22-year-old Ben Simmons, of the Philadelphia 76ers, a phenom by all accounts. He is…

Eric Kasimov | Business Lessons from Youth Sports

SE12 | Youth Sports Lessons for Business | Eric Kasimov

As a business leader, you can take business lessons from just about anything. In this episode, we discuss youth sports.  ——We are super intrigued by youth sports today. Both the good and the bad. So in this short podcast, we discuss the good and the bad of youth sports and how it applies to the business world. I am sure the house is divided on this topic. Regardless of your opinion, we are fascinated by all of it. Let us know your thoughts and we can feature them on a future episode. 

Bruce Snell | Fundamentals in Sports and Business | SE Podcast

SE11 | Bruce Snell | Fundamentals in Sports and Business

Getting back to the fundamentals. Today we speak with Bruce Snell, President of BSG International. In this episode, we discuss breaking through the barrier with fundamentals in sports and business. ——Bruce Snell is a business operations consultant and author of the book, Breaking Through the Four Barriers of Quality. He learned all about overcoming obstacles by playing football in Alabama—100 years ago as he likes to say. His business lessons are a must listen for any entrepreneur. Especially one that has a thing for sports. Bruce’s essential thoughts in business and his lessons learned in the sports world has us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Think Big Picture | SportsEpreneur | NBA Season Is About the Big Picture

Think Big Picture

How the NBA Season and Your Business is All About the Big Picture Every NBA team’s season is full of wins and losses and strategic decisions, but that win or loss doesn’t mean the same thing for every team. The right decision for one team might be the wrong decision for another. That’s because not…