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What do most fortune 500 executives have in common?

They learned their leadership lessons on the fields and courts of their high school and collegiate sports' teams. This is true for both men and women. Ernst & Young found that a whopping 94% of women holding a C-suite position, played sports.


Access to the greatest winners of our time!

Over the last 30 years, Longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated and 11-Time New York Times Best-Selling Author, Don Yaeger has been blessed to interview the greatest winners of our generation. He has made a career discerning habits of high performance to teach teams how to reach their full potential.

Now the same level of curiosity, and interview expertise, that allowed Don to sit down with the best in sports, is coming to the boardroom so that you can have world-class access to the brightest executives in the world. Together, we will learn how sports shaped their professional trajectory in life.


What do most fortune 500 executives have in common?

They learned their leadership lessons on the fields and courts of their high school and collegiate sports' teams. This is true for both men and women. Ernst & Young found that a whopping 94% of women holding a C-suite position, played sports.


Access to the greatest winners of our time!

Over the last 30 years, Longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated and 11-Time New York Times Best-Selling Author, Don Yaeger has been blessed to interview the greatest winners of our generation. He has made a career discerning habits of high performance to teach teams how to reach their full potential.

Now the same level of curiosity, and interview expertise, that allowed Don to sit down with the best in sports, is coming to the boardroom so that you can have world-class access to the brightest executives in the world. Together, we will learn how sports shaped their professional trajectory in life.


 

Corporate Competitor Podcast

Corporate Competitor Podcast

Welcome to the Corporate Competitor PodcastWelcome to the Corporate Competitor Podcast

Episode 1 launches on Wednesday, August 5th. Here is a behind the scenes preview of what is coming up this year! Subscribe to be the first to hear new episodes weekly!

Episode 1: Dolf Berle, Top Golf CEO: Do You Practice Courage?Episode 1: Dolf Berle, Top Golf CEO: Do You Practice Courage?

In this heartfelt conversation, you will learn how to overcome self-doubt, shorten the life-cycle of failure, and be a brave leader through incredible stories of Dolf’s track and field experience at Harvard and beyond. Athletically, applying these leadership lessons led him to the Pole Vaulting World Championships and the set of American Ninja Warrior. Corporately, his pole vaulting motto “choose to be brave before you start” shaped his two decades of C-Suite experience, including serving as the COO of Diedrich Coffee, COO of House of Blues Entertainment, President of Lucky Strike Lanes, President, and COO of Dave & Buster’s and now CEO of the popular sports entertainment company Topgolf, where he oversees 20,000 employees in 25 countries.

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Episode 2: Louis Carr, President of BET Media, Asks: Can You Overcome Two Pandemics?Episode 2: Louis Carr, President of BET Media, Asks: Can You Overcome Two Pandemics?

  Premieres August 12th

President of Black Entertainment Television, Louis Carr, is responsible for more advertising dollars targeting African-American consumers than any other professional or company in history. He has put those dollars to good use, in fact, he has led BET to an incredible 21 straight years of advertising revenue growth. In this candid conversation, you will learn about how he visualized victory all the way to the record book in track and field and beyond.

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Episode 3: Kim McHugh: Are You Fully Engaged On The Sideline?Episode 3: Kim McHugh: Are You Fully Engaged On The Sideline?

  Premieres August 19th

The highest ranking woman in the drilling industry, Kim McHugh, played on the Texas A&M volleyball team and advanced to the NCAA tournament! She rose to become the Vice President of Chevron’s Drilling Completions and today attributes her mental strength to her experience on the court. In this episode, you will learn how to lead with empathy and fairly assess feedback.

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Episode 4: Bill George, Longtime Medtronic CEO, asks: Are you more focused on building your resume or building your life?Episode 4: Bill George, Longtime Medtronic CEO, asks: Are you more focused on building your resume or building your life?

  Premieres August 26th

Bill was a three sport athlete in high school and rose to become a member of the Georgia Tech tennis team. His four decades of C-Suite experience includes serving as the Executive Vice President of Honeywell, Chairman and CEO of Medtronic, and TODAY he is senior fellow at Harvard Business School, where he has taught leadership since 2004. He has written several best-selling books including one of my favorite leadership books of all time— True North.

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Are You A Corporate Competitor?

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Don Yaeger

Don Yaeger

As a longtime Sports Illustrated Associate Editor and 11-time New York Times Best-selling author, today Don’s digital reach extends beyond 100,000 people. In addition to regular media appearances over the years on almost every major talk show – from Oprah to Fox & Friends, from CNN to Good Morning America— Don speaks to corporate audiences around the globe 60 times each year.

Over the last 30 years, Don has worked with and studied the Greatest champions of our generation— Michael Jordan, Serena Williams, Nick Saban, John Wooden and more.

NOW he is setting out to see how C-level executives’ history in sports impacts how they build and sustain their organizations so you can tap into your relationship with sports to reach your full potential.

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