Giving sports, entertainment, and business leaders a platform to tell personal and professional stories of their own 'Evolution'.
This weeks guest is a captivating entertainer & businessman who from an early age was given permission by his biggest supporter to succeed in anything he put his mind to. That might seem like a cliche, but Jimmy Dunne as a person is anything but that. He’s a family man with a midwestern foundation who has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry through his gift of writing and unwavering expectations of success always striving to do what he loves!
On today’s episode, I get a chance to sit down with someone who means a little bit more to me than most of my guests. He’s family and is my moms cousin who has been an all in supporter of this podcast from the get-go! He’s someone who I’ve confided in about my hopes and dreams of what I wanted the podcast to be, and I’ve made sure to garner his professional feedback about how I can continue to evolve as an interviewer in the entertainment world! So not only am I grateful for the time I get to spend with George Bloom, but I get a chance to help tell his seldom heard story to our loyal listeners of The Evolution Podcast!
Today you get introduced to one of the most successful brand managers of one of the most well recognized brands around the globe. Sal Melilli is a man who grew up in his family owned New Jersey Deli not having a clue that one day he would help create one of the most distinct brands in restaurant & food history! As the Chief Operating Officer of Hooters, Sal Melilli has been the man behind the brand for over 26 years and continues to push the envelope, finding new ways to evolve while maintaining the foundation of what has made Hooters a worldwide success for so many years! What is vary apparent to me is that, the balance in Sal’s life between his work, family, faith & community makes him one of the most likeable real dudes you’ll ever meet!
This weeks guest is one of those guys that oozes with passion, positivity and someone who has a tremendous amount of perspective! Cody Toppert is one of the hottest coaches on the rise in professional basketball most recently taking over as the Head Coach of the Phoenix Suns GLeague Team. He credits his upbringing in Albuquerque, NM, emphasis on academia, his time in the corporate financial world to reconnect with his passion, his family that introduced and supported his growth in the game of basketball coupled with a work ethic & a positive and energetic personality ultimately leading to doors that have opened for him on his up and down journey to the NBA!
Today you are going to get an introduction to one of the youngest presidents in all of professional sports! Jake Reid, is soft spoken but confident leader who from a media perspective has flown under the radar. But I think you'll find on today's episode of The Evolution Podcast, that it's the relationships, care for his craft and the people around him that have helped him rise through the ranks in the sports world becoming a 33 year old President of a professional the powerhouse Sporting KC Soccer Club in the MLS that has set him apart from the rest!
Tyler Hansbrough is widely recognized as one of the toughest and most gritty players in the history ACC basketball, after tallying up the most points and rebounds of all time in arguably the best college basketball conference historically & becoming a 3-Time Consensus All-American and National Player of The Year, allowing him to hang in the University of North Carolina Tar Heel rafters next to the likes of Michael Jordan, James Worthy, Antwan Jamison. While, his small town midwestern roots as a middle child have provided him with that toughness, it's his humble perspective that leave one to believe, he might be one of the nicest, more reserved, relaxed and quiet guys with this level of success I've ever been around. With the spotlight brightly shining on his journey along the way, Tyler has maintained that he keep his circle tight and only allow the people closest to him to really get that inside look at what makes him tick. And our goal today is to give you that glimpse.