John Priore and Eric Kasimov | Bringing Energy to a Team | SE Pod

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | Bringing Energy to a Team

Do you bring a positive spark to your team? In this episode, we discuss bringing energy to a team—in sports and business. 

Positive energy can bring everyone up around you. On all levels of teams, you see athletes join new teams and provide that spark. That kind of spark may be the push that team needed.  

On the other end of it, having toxic individuals on your team can bring everyone down.  

Can these toxic individuals handle losing? Can they fight through the tough times?  

We discuss our experiences with both positive and negative people on our teams.

With the importance of energy in sports and business, we are excited to feature this story on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | The Patrick Mahomes Method | SE Pod

John Priore and Eric Kasimov | The Patrick Mahomes Method

Applying the Patrick Mahomes method as a rookie in business. In this episode, we discuss the Patrick Mahomes method and taking the leap. 

Learning from those around you, applying those methods, and taking the leap has proven to be a successful model for one’s career. 

As a rookie in business, John Priore, a content marketer at KazSource chose this method. 

We see the Patrick Mahomes method as an extreme example of this playing out. John followed it and it allowed him to ready himself to take the field. John talks about his experience in following this method. 

While there is no guaranteed path for success, the takeaway is if you can put yourself in a position to learn from the leaders around you, then apply it, and then take the leap, you give yourself an incredible opportunity. 

With our love of business, sports, and stories, we are excited to feature this story on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Chimdi Chekwa | Ohio State Buckeye For Real | SportsEpreneur Podcast

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

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. 

Alan Major | Loving the Game of Basketball | SE Podcast

Alan Major | Loving the Game of Basketball

Former Ohio State Buckeyes college basketball coach leads, inspires, and story-tells. Today we speak with Alan Major, college basketball coach, speaker, and author. In this episode, we discuss loving the game and building a foundation for success. 

Alan has coached at UNC Charlotte, The Ohio State University, Xavier University, University of the Pacific, and California Lutheran University. Coach Major currently lives in Indianapolis and is seeking a new coaching gig.  

Alan Major, a veteran leader both on and off the court, has played a key role in successful programs for over two decades. His philosophy is based on empowerment, professionalism, and motivation, and he has helped shape scores of young men and colleagues alike toward personal and collective victories. 

Whether as a coach, a speaker or a leader, one thing remains unchanged: his relentless drive and clarity of vision. With Alan’s experience on the court, he loves sharing his story, journey, and life lessons from the game of basketball. 

With Alan’s drive and knowledge around the game of basketball, we are excited to have Alan on our podcast to share his thoughts with you.  

We are excited to feature Alan on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Derek Bylsma | Overcoming Mental Health Struggles | SE Podcast

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. 

Eric Kasimov and John Priore | The State of Major League Baseball | SE

Eric Kasimov and John Priore | The State of Major League Baseball

America’s Pastime. But is baseball just that, a past time? In this episode, we discuss the state of major league baseball.  

While financially, the MLB is growing… there seem to be some issues with the sport.  

As we look ahead, we discuss some of the issues we believe are going on with Major League Baseball. And look at some ways baseball could get back to being that past time so many love 

I am sure the house is divided on the state of Major League Baseball. Regardless of your opinion, we are fascinated by all of it. Do let us know your thoughts and we can feature them on a future episode. 

Stu Stone | Jack of All Trades | SportsEpreneur Podcast

Stu Stone | Jack of All Trades

Taking you back to the baseball card era. Today we speak with Stu Stone, Director of the sports documentary, Jack of All Trades. In this episode, we discuss baseball cards, authenticity, and Jack of All Trades  

Stu Stone is an actor and writer from Ontario, Canada. He is best known for his work on Donnie Darko, The Boys Club, and Jack of All Trades.   

Jack of All Trades is a documentary that gives an investigative look into the baseball card scandal during the 1990’s. This documentary, of course, has a major left turn. 

Stu provides behind the scenes stories from his time directing and creating the documentary to his story growing up in the card collecting era.

Stu’s success on and off the screen has us excited to feature him on the SportsEpreneur Podcast. 

Derek Bylsma | Mental Health In Sports | SE Podcast

Derek Bylsma | Mental Health In Sports

Raising awareness around mental health in sports. Today we speak with Derek Bylsma, Executive Director of Millennium Counseling Center in Chicago, Illinois. In this episode, we discuss mental health in sports. 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. 

Eric Kasimov | Business Lessons from Youth Sports

Eric Kasimov | Business Lessons from Youth Sports

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.