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Mark Moyer is a business and career coach for athletes, guiding them through the challenging transition from sport to their next career. He wrote "Win Again", the first job search playbook for athletes. Mark & his guests offer the listener tips and advice on how to make a positive impact and achieve their greatest potential drawing from the athlete’s transition experiences. Check out much more at www.markmoyer.com

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Mark Moyer is a business and career coach for athletes, guiding them through the challenging transition from sport to their next career. He wrote "Win Again", the first job search playbook for athletes. Mark & his guests offer the listener tips and advice on how to make a positive impact and achieve their greatest potential drawing from the athlete’s transition experiences. Check out much more at www.markmoyer.com

    EP60: Jesse Cole - Fans First! Running a Baseball Team in a Yellow Tuxedo!

    EP60: Jesse Cole - Fans First! Running a Baseball Team in a Yellow Tuxedo!

    Dancing grandmas? Baseball players skydiving to their positions? Just a normal day at the office for one of the most exciting, interesting, and big-picture thinking owners in sports, and my guest on the Mark Your Mark podcast, Jesse Cole. Oh, did I mention the yellow tuxedo and top hat that he wears more often than not?
    “I found out only 200 fans were coming to the games, and the team had been there for seven years. I made ten phone calls out to the community. The first seven phone calls no one had even heard of the team, the next two wouldn’t work with us, and the last one hung up on me. That was my first day in the office.”
    Jesse has completely transformed how baseball fans experience the game at the ballpark, and he’s just scratched the surface! If you stopped going to games for any reason, you have to hear this episode!
    “As a kid I never would’ve said yeah one day I want to be the owner of a baseball team. I just wanted to play the game. I was a kid who was hungry, who was in love with practicing, playing batting practice with my dad, fielding ground balls.” 
    Jesse and his Bananas will make you laugh, his team will make you cheer, and you’ll have a great time watching baseball again! This was a rollicking episode to record, laughs at every turn, and lessons learned throughout! Happy listening!
    “I believe if you aren’t upsetting anyone you aren’t doing anything. We embrace criticism, we’re ok with it. That means we are doing something that’s interesting, different, and exciting. If you play it safe you’re in trouble.” 
    “I tore my shoulder Junior year in college, and that was the end of that. In that moment it was realizing that you’ll never do what you always thought you would do the rest of your life. I broke down and was emotional, I thought about the advice my dad gave me with staying positive, and it was tough, and at that moment I had no idea what I was gonna do. But also was the best thing that ever happened to me.”
    “I learned then that I fell in love with playing the game, but I didn’t love watching the game. When you get injured and you have to sit and watch the game you realize the game wasn’t as executing as when you used to play.”
    “I heard over and over again that people didn’t like baseball, they didn’t want to take their company to a baseball game. They all thought it was too long, too slow and too boring. After the calls, and meeting with potential fans, I realized we could no longer be a baseball team. I called the team’s owner and told him we can’t be a baseball team, it needs to be like a circus. Our players need to have choreographed dances, we need to have grandma beauty pageants, I need to get in the dunk tank, we need to have Salute to Underwear nights, we need to make it ridiculous.” 
    “We stand against that boring game of baseball that so many people hate, and that we are going to try to make non-stop fun and exciting. We are standing for the fan. The fan deserves the game back. It’s not just about the players, the money, the owners revenue, it’s about the fan experience.”
     
    Make sure to catch the Savannah Bananas live starting on May 28, 2020 vs. the Macon Bacon! Go here to get all the info you would need about the team and my favorite team owner Jesse Cole!  https://thesavannahbananas.com/ If you see him tell him I say hiya!
     
    Learn how to put your company’s customers into fans with Jesse’s Fans First University https://fansfirstu.com/. His model truly works, make sure you give this a look, you’ll be thrilled you did!
     
    Some Topics we talk about in this episode: 
     
    2.35 - Welcome  3:00 - The man in the yellow tux  4:25 - A shared passion for the fans first experience  5:10 - 42 page spread in entrepreneur magazine  6:00 - The spark for baseball  7:00 - A new perspective of baseball  8:00 - The inju

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    EP59: Jack Schram: Skating Downhill at 50 mph, and Healing Power

    EP59: Jack Schram: Skating Downhill at 50 mph, and Healing Power

    Hurtling down a mountain on ice skates at 50 mph in 35 seconds! Pitching his sport for the next Winter Olympics! Starting his own all-natural CBD company. And Jack Schram, this week’s #Make Your Mark guest, gives me advice on staying fit while sitting behind my computer screen, no easy task!
     
    “After awhile working at what I thought was my dream job originally on Wall Street, I decided I really couldn’t see myself doing this long term. I went back to what I would’ve liked to have done as a kid and I wanted to get back into the fitness industry. I just figured life is too short to not be pursuing your passions, and decided I wasn’t going to let fear of what will or won’t work out hold me back.”
     
    OK, so I’ll be honest. I play ice hockey, and skating is hard enough, but can you imagine sharing the same few square feet with three other skaters, all trying to outskate and outmaneuver each other over a ½ mile sheet of ice straight down a mountain? It takes a certain mix of bravery, balls, and insanity to do this, and you’ll hear all about that from Jack! We also discuss Rooted Athlete, his company that produces cold pressed CBD products meant to relieve pains associated with sports. 
     
    “I’m very strict with what I put into my body, so when I started this company, I told myself I wasn’t going to deliver a product that I didn’t think was the best in the world.” 
     
    We cover a lot of ground in this episode, including the importance of Progress Over Perfection, and keeping in motion! Happy Listening!
     
    “People have this view in their mind of where they want to go and it seems so unattainable, So I always tell people to focus on progress over perfection, and I really try to do this with everything I’m doing. When it comes to exercising, if your goal is to run a marathon, start by running one mile, or just walking around the block.”
     
    “It’s important to stay focused on what you’re going to do during the race, vs. looking at everyone else around you and their styles. That goes the same for life. You have to stay on your path, and not let other things dictate where you’re going to go.”




    Some Topics we talk about in this episode: 
     
    2.20 - Welcome

    3:15 - Born in Canada and Skating Since 2 Years Old

    3:50 - Rutgers Hockey

    5:18 - A completely different path

    7:00 - “Fail Fast, succeed faster.”

    8:00 - Side Hustles

    10:30 - Ice cross downhill by Red Bull

    13:07 - Incidental Contact 

    15:15 - The normal course Duration

    16:00 - Bonding with the team

    17:00 - Staying focused

    19:00 - Money made is Performance based

    21:00 - Extreme Tennis

    23:45 - The Future of Ice Cross

    25:00 - New features added to the courses

    25:20 - The Rooted Athlete

    28:45 - Standing Out From The Noise

    31:40 - How to use

    33:00 - Athletes Using CBD

    37:00 - Powerful Testimonials

    40:00 - The Power of LinkedIn

    44:00 - Progress Over Perfection

    46:15 - Comes Down to Movement

    47:30 - Hit Your Mark




    How to get involved
     
    Be sure to connect with me on Social Media @MarkMoyerCoach and go to my website, www.markmoyer.com to get access to the tips and strategies that my coaching clients get directly.  
    If you would like to be a guest on the Make Your Mark podcast and/or know someone else who has either been an athlete, in a role within the sports industry, or a military veteran, and have made a successful transition into a new role, I’d love to hear from you! Just send me an email Mark@MarkMoyer.com and we’ll discuss!  
    If you would like more information on how I can get you unstuck and moving forward with your transition, let’s talk. We can see whether it makes sense to work directly with me, or I can give you other options, but don’t let your transition wait another day, let’s connect!  
    Be sur

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    EP58: Lauren Brill - From Sports Reporter to the Revolutionary 'The Unsealed'

    EP58: Lauren Brill - From Sports Reporter to the Revolutionary 'The Unsealed'

    The Quote Machine! One pearl of wisdom after the next, and my guest on today’s #Make Your Mark podcast, Lauren Brill, shows very clearly why she was such an impressive sports reporter, and why she is making such a positive impact with her new company, The Unsealed. It’s hard enough to put it out there that you have gone through a traumatic event, but she’s made it easier to make those small steps towards recovery by creating a forum and a community, and you will hear all about how she got it going and where she’s heading with it! 
     
    “Starting your own business is like being dropped in the ocean and being told to go find land - it’s a roller coaster! But if you’re passionate about it, it's a fun ride, but there are days when I’m like ‘What am I doing?’, and then there are days when I’m like ‘I got this!’.”
     
    What you will appreciate about Lauren is her sheer honesty, her transparency about what happened to her, and her mission to help others who have suffered through trauma. She is shedding a light on those who want a voice to speak with and creating a revolutionary platform to create bonds, growth and awareness.
     
    “I think when people are really honest and truthful, those are the best stories. Not necessarily the most famous player or most high profile, biggest personality, it’s the people who are the most authentic and real that stand out. Their story doesn’t need to be really unique or unusual to be compelling...they just need to speak from the heart.”
     
    This is one episode you will want to listen to all the way through, you’ll not only benefit from Lauren’s special insight, but you will be thrilled to hear about her efforts and how they are making such a positive impact with whoever she touches. Happy listening!
     
    “I asked her what made her decide to come forward and talk about something so publicly and powerful, and she said, ‘I realized it was the silence of victims who allowed predators to continue with their predatory behavior,’ and I realized, there I was asking her to share her story, and I’m silent about my own...so I felt like a hypocrite.”
     
    “Cleveland picked me and I say that because it’s such a hard industry you don’t get to just say I’m going to go work in L.A or Charlotte or Buffalo, it’s where the opening is…and that’s the nature of the business. You don’t get to pick where you want to go, it picks you based on openings and opportunities.”
     
    Some Topics we talk about in this episode:
     
    2:00 - Intro  3:00 - A spark for sports at 10 years old 4:22 - College in the City 5:40 - Live Sportscasting  6:22 - Telling a Story that’s Meaningful and Powerful  7:08 - Cleveland Picked Me  7:45 - The First Job in TV 8:30 - Can I call my Dad? 9:50 - Learning on the Air  12:45 - Interviewing the Athletes  15:30 - Authenticity  16:45 - The Unsealed  18:34 - I Was Assaulted  19:25 - An Open Letter  20:45 - Being Vulnerable is Not Easy  23:00 - Everyone Has a Story  24:27 - The Future of The Unsealed  27:29 - People’s Hearts, Pain and Triumphs  28:30 - Starting Your Own Business  30:20 - Even if you Fail, You have to Enjoy the Journey  31:36 - Before the “Me Too” movement  32:45 - Not going to Judge You 39:42 - Sink or Swim  40:48 - Maintaining a Balance is Key  44:00 - Sports Built Me  46:18 - Hit Your Mark 



    How to get involved
     
    Be sure to connect with me on Social Media @MarkMoyerCoach and go to my website, www.markmoyer.com to get access to the tips and strategies that my coaching clients get directly.  
    If you would like to be a guest on the Make Your Mark podcast and/or know someone else who has either been an athlete, in a role within the sports industry, or a military veteran, and have made a successful transition into a new role, I’d love to hear from you! Just send me an email Mar

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    EP57: Matt Stover - 19 Years, NFL Records, and Helping Charities

    EP57: Matt Stover - 19 Years, NFL Records, and Helping Charities

    Nearly 20 Years strapping on an NFL helmet. Several NFL records. A right foot that accounted for over 2000 points in his career! But today’s guest on my #MakeYourMark podcast, Matt Stover, is just getting started. He’s taken his deep interest in philanthropy and is channeling it into his company, helping charities raise money for great causes with fewer challenges. And he was ready for all of this even during his rookie year!
     
    “Right at the very beginning I understood that I needed to start thinking about the fact that my career will come to an end one day, and I will be a young man when that happens.”
     
    Matt was never sure which season, much less game, would be his last, and he felt a strong sense of responsibility in being fully prepared for his next career. Winning a Super Bowl at the age of 42 was the perfect send off, and he did it on his own terms, which in football, happens all too rarely. 
     
    “As an athlete, if the financial piece is what motivates you to be great, it will let you down. It has to come from your heart and be a passion of yours for you to be the greatest for your team.”
     
    You’ll hear about Matt’s transition, his company, outworking and outsmarting, and so much more! Score some points and give this a listen!

    “With the NFL you’re constantly evaluated, even in practice, and then you’re evaluated in public every time you go out on the field. But you take that on because we’re in the entertainment business.”
     
    “When you look at how it turned out for me, it was based on the understanding of what my limitations were, and then refining what talents I did have, and then I just outworked everybody.”  
     
    “I always planned financially on what amount I would have to make if my career was over that year, and what did I have in the bank to replace the expenses that I had.”




    Some Topics we talk about in this episode: 
     
    2:00 - Introduction   3:56 - A short spark to a nearly 20-year career  5:37 - “Give me the ball, Coach” 6:59 - The punting technique   7:00 - Outworking & Outsmarting  8:00 - Injured reserve  9:40 - Developing a lot of grit  10:29 - Mistake by the Lake  11:00 - Browns Move to Baltimore  12:50 - Everyone thinks being in the NFL is so glamorous   14:30 - Never missed a game  17:29 - A deep snapper  19:00 - The athlete transition  19:40 - Why not me?  22:00 - Understanding your worth 24:00 - Doing what you love  25:00 - A revolutionary program  26:45 - The Player’s Philanthropy Fund  30:30 - The goal is to get more funds into the market   33:50 - Creating relationships in the market  35:43 - There to protect the individual, the athlete and the brand  37:00 - Utilize the funds  39:00 - Educating the athletes  41:00 - When the reality hits  43:00 - You’ve got to want it  44:35 - Hit Your Mark - the # 2004? 45:30 - 38 straight games with a field goal 


    How to get involved
     
    Be sure to connect with me on Social Media @MarkMoyerCoach and go to my website, www.markmoyer.com to get access to the tips and strategies that my coaching clients get directly.  
    If you would like to be a guest on the Make Your Mark podcast and/or know someone else who has either been an athlete, in a role within the sports industry, or a military veteran, and have made a successful transition into a new role, I’d love to hear from you! Just send me an email Mark@MarkMoyer.com and we’ll discuss!  
    If you would like more information on how I can get you unstuck and moving forward with your transition, let’s talk. We can see whether it makes sense to work directly with me, or I can give you other options, but don’t let your transition wait another day, let’s connect!  
    Be sure to subscribe and leave me a quick review on iTunes. Your reviews and ratings will help me reach more people with ways to make their

    • 49 min
    EP56: TJ Galiardi - Scoring Goals in the NHL and Going Beyond Food!

    EP56: TJ Galiardi - Scoring Goals in the NHL and Going Beyond Food!

    One of the hardest things to do in sports is to shoot a puck into a net, while skating fast, wearing a bunch of equipment, all while being pursued by your opponent looking to hit you into the boards. Hockey players need to have extraordinary peripheral vision, and my guest on this #MakeYourMark podcast, TJ Galiardi, shows us how that vision has extended into his company that he co-founded once his NHL career ended.
     
    “It’s really about walking before you run. But if you want to run, you need to have all the available pieces. You can only do so much on your own. You really want to find people that can help you grow and scale.”
     
    TJ underscores the importance of preparing for life after your athletic career ends while you are still playing, while you still have that feeling of invincibility. It’s commonly said, you have a 1% chance of making it into the pros, and a 100% chance that your career will end. You will hear about TJ’s hockey career, playing in Russia, getting started in real estate investment, and how his company, Beyond Food, will stand out in a crowded industry!
     
    ”I just started to learn more about other things other than hockey. I think I always knew my career was going to end at some point, so I was just trying to figure it all out by starting to dip my toe in everything to see what I actually enjoyed, and at the time it was real estate.” 
     
    Whether you are a hockey fan, an athlete of any sport, and/or a businessperson, you will learn how to leverage your athletic mindset into business. Take it from TJ, he’s done a great job with it! Happy listening! 
     
    “My wife is vegan, and my stubborn ways started to unfold. The more animal products I took out of my diet the better I felt, and I always did things around performance. So if I felt like I was recovering faster, I did it. I eventually went cold turkey, and I haven’t looked back since.” 



    Some Topics we talk about in this episode: 
     
     
    2:00 - Introduction 4:00 - the start of a passion for hockey/ hearts in hockey  5:54 - a Flames fan  6:52 - Dartmouth freshman 8:30 - Got the call to play  9:30 - My first goal  11:00 - Almost a fifth assist!  12:00 - From the NHL to Europe 13:21 - The only Canadian guy on the team  14:31 - The benefit of tearing my MCL 15:14 - Fulfilling my childhood dream  16:05 - Experience in the KHL  19:52 - Ready to move on 20:59 - Preparing for life after Hockey  23:30 - Going vegan  25:50 - The start of a new company  27:50 -  Nobody else was doing it  29:47 - It’s all about transparency  31:07 - Beyond Food & TDF Sports Nutrition  34:21 - Understanding the process  36:00 - Growing the visibility of Beyond Food  40:41 - Walking before you run 45:00 - The importance of LinkedIn  51:40 - Hit Your Mark   



    How to get involved
     
    Be sure to connect with me on Social Media @MarkMoyerCoach and go to my website, www.markmoyer.com to get access to the tips and strategies that my coaching clients get directly.  
    If you would like to be a guest on the Make Your Mark podcast and/or know someone else who has either been an athlete, in a role within the sports industry, or a military veteran, and have made a successful transition into a new role, I’d love to hear from you! Just send me an email Mark@MarkMoyer.com and we’ll discuss!  
    If you would like more information on how I can get you unstuck and moving forward with your transition, let’s talk. We can see whether it makes sense to work directly with me, or I can give you other options, but don’t let your transition wait another day, let’s connect!  
    Be sure to subscribe and leave me a quick review on iTunes. Your reviews and ratings will help me reach more people with ways to make their mark in life, business and career!
     
    How are YOU going to Make Yo

    • 57 min
    EP55: Zane Schweitzer: 15x World Champ - Big Waves and the Attitude for Gratitude!

    EP55: Zane Schweitzer: 15x World Champ - Big Waves and the Attitude for Gratitude!

    “My near death experience…” When you hear those words from today’s guest on the #MakeYourMark podcast, Zane Schweitzer, you’ll see how it renewed his sense of purpose, and as a 15X World Champion across several water sports, Zane has travelled the world many times over, happens to have a vibrant non-stop energetic personality, all packed into his 26 years! Zane has so many incredible stories, messages of hope, things you can do to save the environment, and how to ride 60 foot waves, all in one episode!
     
    “Not many people look out at what’s in front of them and see the potential of what it can bring to their life. Most look out at an ocean and see a pool of water, of emptiness. I see a church, a playground, a place of refuge that’s open 24 hours, 7 days a week!”
     
    Zane filled an hour + with great advice, deep insight, and a perspective I have yet to have experienced on this podcast! He probably set a record for quotes I could have used, and he truly is a remarkable young man who’s been riding the waves for years!
     
    “With big wave surfing you don’t have that moment to stop and think ‘Oh I’m not ready for this.’ The ocean is always going to keep coming, and you have to know the time to fight and the time to surrender.”
     
    Zane will stir something inside of you, and lead you to positive action, whether it’s for yourself, your friends and family, or the environment that surrounds you. I really look forward to you tuning in to this, you’ll be thrilled you did. Mahalo!
     
    “Swimming was something my parents had me doing before I could walk because I was surrounded by the water.”
     
    “One of my biggest motivations to do well in school was that my parents wouldn’t let me compete or travel if I didn’t have good grades!”
     
    “My near death experience...was a driving factor to not only be the best I can be for my craft, but also consider the actions I’m taking, and the ripple effect they cause. It gave me a much more grounding sense of purpose overall, to leave a positive footprint wherever I go.”
     
    “I want to challenge you to embrace the power of choice, and to make choices through your day that not only benefit yourself, but the people around you and your environment.”



    Some Topics we talk about in this episode:
     
     
    2:00 - Intro 3:00 - Stoked for Zane Schweitzer  4:40 - It all started in Maui, a strong presence of Hawaiian culture  6:40 - One with the waves  8:04 - A Maui funeral, we bring them back to the ocean  9:27 - Winning a competition at just three years old  10:34 - School vs. The Ocean  13:00 - 11 years old and on tour for two months  17:15 - What fueled the fire behind “Beneath the Surface”  19:10 - The Attitude of Gratitude  20:15 - My grandma’s honor  21:30 - Paving the way of stand up paddle surfing & hydro foiling  25:15 - The danger related to the sport  26:41 - When preparation meets opportunity you have success  27:22 - Embracing growth or defeat  28:00 - The big wipe-out scenario 31:00 - It’s the uncertainty that eats you up  33:30 - Turning on that switch  37:50 - The impact zone  40:13 - I was lifeless for almost 8 minutes: a near death experience  44:25 - A newfound revelation to leave a positive footprint wherever I go 45:23 - Struck with compassion  47:00 - The impact one action can make on a person 48:40 - What you can do right now for the environment 56:00 - Bamboo straws 60:10 - Still going strong  67:31 - Challenge you to embrace the power of choice  



    How to get involved
     
    Be sure to connect with me on Social Media @MarkMoyerCoach and go to my website, www.markmoyer.com to get access to the tips and strategies that my coaching clients get directly.  
    If you would like to be a guest on the Make Your Mark podcast and/or know someone

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