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Dolf Berle

Episode 1: TopGolf CEO Dolf Berle

Episode 1: TopGolf CEO Dolf Berle
Corporate Competitor Podcast

00:00 / 32:48

Dolf Berle began his track and field career at Monument Mountain Regional High School and rose to become a member of the Harvard collegiate track and field team in the early 1980s. Now, he sits on the board for USA Track and Field and continues to find athletic success – Dolf is the #2 ranked Decathlete in the world for his age group and participated in two seasons of American Ninja Warrior.

Dolf’s two decades of C-Suite experience includes 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 TODAY he is CEO of the popular sports entertainment company Topgolf, where he oversees 20,000 employees in 25 countries.

You Will Learn:

  • 2:00  Dolf’s most impactful moments with his track and field coaches at Harvard University.
  • 5:00  How to overcome self-doubt and improve your mental strength.
  • 5:35  How to practice courage before the competition begins.
  • 7:30  How Dolf’s oldest son continues to inspire him to be a decathlete and pole vaulter.
  • 14:00  Dolf’s unforgettable American Ninja Warrior experience.
  • 20:20  One of Dolf’s most challenging moments as a CEO and how he continues to draw strength from it.
  • 23:35  How taking full responsibility for failure helps you move forward faster.
  • 25:30  How Dolf balances being a world class athlete, a husband, a father of three, and a working CEO.

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About your host 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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Don Yaeger is a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, 11-time New York Times best-selling author, leadership expert and executive coach.

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