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For Episode 53 of the Outstanding Ohioans show, I had the privilege of interviewing author Katelin Sullivan, who just had her first book published Once Upon a Stormy Night.  Katelin took the time to meet with me to discuss the process and her background.

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Here were some of the highlights of our conversation:

  • growing up on a farm in a large family
  • the impact of being homeschooled and the differences she has seen between herself and her peers
  • the importance she attaches to faith and family
  • the influence of author Stephen Bly
  • how she developed her passion for reading and writing
  • where she got the ideas for the storyline and setting for her book
  • how she got the book published
  • what will readers take away from the book?
  • is this book going to part of a series?
  • her future writing plans
  • Purchase the book from Tate Publishing or Amazon

Katelin will be doing a couple of book signing events soon.  Here is the information for the June 4, 2016 and June 18, 2016 events.  You can contact Katelin via email at kmsullivan@arczip.com

Thank you for taking the time to listen to the show.  Please leave a review on ITunes or Stitcher, or email me at ronsiliko@gmail.com.  Please refer any recommended future guests to my email. 

 


For many of us involved in athletics, we dream of one day coming back to coach at our alma mater.  For Gary Adams, not only did he achieve this dream, he got to be mentored by none other than John Wooden.  His book, Conversations with Coach Wooden:  On Baseball, Heroes, and Life, is a great book talking about his relationship with Coach Wooden and their mutual love of the game of baseball.

Through this book, Coach Adams has written a great legacy piece about Coach Wooden, as well as his outstanding baseball program.

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Here were some highlights of our conversation:

  • Coach Adams grew up in Hamilton, Ohio, where he lived to the age of 14 before moving to California.  
  • how him and his twin brother got interested in baseball from their Uncle, who played in the minors
  • idolizing future Major Leaguer Joe Nuxhall, who was seven years older, and remains the youngest player to play a major league game ever
  • listening to Waite Hoyt broadcast Cincinnati Reds games and becoming an Ohio State fan
  • playing baseball at UCLA, and observing John Wooden on campus
  • getting hired to coach at UCLA, and how Coach Wooden came to share his office
  • specific things he learned from Coach Wooden
  • Coach Adams "Sphere of Commitment", based on character, team, academics, career built around family & faith
  • what was more important to Coach Wooden than winning?
  • Coach Adams and Coach Wooden strongly believed in leading by example
  • Coach Wooden's sense of humor and the pigeon story
  • what kind of baseball player was John Wooden?
  • John Wooden's "unique" baseball job offer
  • challenge of writing this book
  • Wooden's reaction to a "bean ball" war between UCLA and Arizona State, when ASU was targeting Troy Glaus
  • how both coaches became authors upon retiring from coaching
  • the kinds of books Gary and his wife Sandra have written
  • Gary wants his legacy to be "a normal person who was considerate of others"

Thank you to Gary for sharing his great stories.  I highly recommend his book for anyone who is a baseball and/or John Wooden fan.


For episode 50, I had the pleasure of interview Ryan Hawk, who hosts an incredible, highly rated podcast called "The Learning Leader Show".  Ryan is an amazing business leader who shares his message in many ways.

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Here were some highlights of our conversation:

  • growing up in Centerville, Ohio with two amazing parents and two brothers...he was given space to grow and learn
  • the impact of his football coaches
  • his thoughts on youth sport specialization vs. year-round competition
  • why he attended Miami University to play football, and why he transferred to Ohio University
  • what he learned about himself competing against Ben Roethlisberger
  • his professional football experience, and challenging transition from professional athlete into the business world
  • In his current work, why he embraces nervousness, anticipation, and competition
  • "Don't follow your passion, have your passion follow you"
  • why the podcast medium is gaining in popularity, and the profile of podcast listeners
  • Developing his avatar for his podcasting platform
  • how he prepares for a conversation
  • how prospecting is important in sales and podcasting
  • developing your platform and leveraging it 
  • his personal philosophy of leadership
  • People who "Kiss Up" & "Kick Down"
  • the importance of routine and 5-minute journaling
  • "My success only follows the success of my customers", and why referrals are so valuable

Connect with Ryan at http://learningleader.com/ and https://twitter.com/RyanHawk12

Here were some of the resources mentioned during this interview:


For episode 49 of the show, I wanted to reflect on where we are as a show and where we are going.  I am so thankful for the great guests I have had the privilege of having a conversation with.  

To connect with the show, here are a few ways:

For starters, we have a new logo for the show, designed by Miami University graduate David Allen Burns ('16).  I knew David from working with him at the Miami University Rec Center, where he did an outstanding job helping to run our aquatic operations.  Thank you David!

As intended, the purpose of this show is to share the great success stories of Ohioans doing remarkable things in their communities of varying sizes.  Through the wide range of guests, the common traits I have heard are the following:

  • great personal values and great role models
  • high belief & hope
  • monster impact and love of serving others
  • humble with great self-esteem
  • commitment to quality
  • leaders in their community
  • desire to leave a great legacy
  • pride of place

Moving forward, here are my goals in the future development of the show:

  • keep talking to unique, interesting people, giving them another platform to share their remarkable stories
  • develop a set schedule for show releases
  • involve the audience more
  • improve the production quality of the podcast
  • grow the audience
  • partner with great sponsors with high value and purpose

Thank you for your continued listening & support!  

 

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