40 min

Creating a Personal Brand that Empowers Others with Herb “Flight Time” Lang, Harlem Globetrotter Talent Empowerment with Tom Finn

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Episode Description
Kindness is free. Herb “flight time” Lang joins the show to tell his story of being a Harlem Globetrotter, traveling the world, and using his brand to empower other people to live a meaningful life of kindness. 

Talking Points: 
{04:10} Personal Branding for Herb “Flight Time” lang
{05:22} Visiting 100 countries
{07:00} Writing the book “Projects, Popes, and Presidents”
{09:00} #Kindnessisfree 
{11:30} Empowering others
{16:00} Being a contestant on The Amazing Race 
{24:00} Transitioning from being an athlete to a regular citizen
{30:15} When things go wrong

Herb Lang Bio:
Herbert Lang came from humble beginnings in Brinkley, Arkansas graduating from Centenary College of Louisiana in 1998. While there, he led the Trans-America Athletic Conference in scoring and won the National Association of Basketball Coaches Slam Dunk Contest. The Globetrotters invited him to their training camp in 1999, and he spent 18 years as a player and coach with the team.
 
He traveled to nearly 100 countries and interacted with various influential dignitaries during that time. He also participated in numerous TV shows and contests, including three seasons of The Amazing Race and Are you Smarter Than A 5th Grader? He wrote about his unique journey in a recently-published memoir, Projects, Popes and Presidents.
 
Lang, a lifelong Razorback fan who still cheers on U of A sports teams, now lives in Ruskin, Florida with his wife Elena. Herb is also a TEDx SPEAKER.  https://youtu.be/ZeivzoCpygM He speaks about concepts from his books (Projects, Popes, and Presidents) as an on-air correspondent and inspirational speaker. He also facilitates sports clinics for young people. Herb just finished filming “Sweetwater.” Herb plays the role of “Babe” Pressley former Harlem Globetrotter! https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3602956/
 
He’s currently working with a Hollywood production company to develop one of his many television show concepts, as well as improving his skills as an Actor, Producer, and being a good human.
 
The father of three (Antonio, Nicholas, and Reya) said he was taught to treat people with kindness, and that principle still guides his life today. His mantra is summed up in the hashtag #kindnessisfree, which Herb often uses online and in correspondence.
 
“I am just a small-town Arkansas kid who has been blessed to have so many amazing life-changing opportunities,” he said. “I truly believe that it’s important to treat others even better than you expect to be treated by people. Every major accomplishment in my life has been the direct result of others speaking up for me, trusting, and believing I would not fail them in doing so.”
 
Lang finds beauty in life’s struggles. He believes that success is not determined by how much money a person makes but by how many lives they touch along the way.
For more information about Herb please follow his social media as he is active on LinkedIn, Facebook, Tik Toc, Twitter, and Instagram @datrotter4.  Please visit his website at Herblang.com and also inquire to find out more about Herb’s non-profit (Kindness Is Free).

Resources/Links: 
Connect with Herb on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/datrotter4/?hl=en
Visit the podcast’s website: https://www.talentempowerment.com/
Follow Talent Empowerment on LinkedIn: https://www.talentempowerment.com/
Connect with Tom on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfinnleggup/

Episode Description
Kindness is free. Herb “flight time” Lang joins the show to tell his story of being a Harlem Globetrotter, traveling the world, and using his brand to empower other people to live a meaningful life of kindness. 

Talking Points: 
{04:10} Personal Branding for Herb “Flight Time” lang
{05:22} Visiting 100 countries
{07:00} Writing the book “Projects, Popes, and Presidents”
{09:00} #Kindnessisfree 
{11:30} Empowering others
{16:00} Being a contestant on The Amazing Race 
{24:00} Transitioning from being an athlete to a regular citizen
{30:15} When things go wrong

Herb Lang Bio:
Herbert Lang came from humble beginnings in Brinkley, Arkansas graduating from Centenary College of Louisiana in 1998. While there, he led the Trans-America Athletic Conference in scoring and won the National Association of Basketball Coaches Slam Dunk Contest. The Globetrotters invited him to their training camp in 1999, and he spent 18 years as a player and coach with the team.
 
He traveled to nearly 100 countries and interacted with various influential dignitaries during that time. He also participated in numerous TV shows and contests, including three seasons of The Amazing Race and Are you Smarter Than A 5th Grader? He wrote about his unique journey in a recently-published memoir, Projects, Popes and Presidents.
 
Lang, a lifelong Razorback fan who still cheers on U of A sports teams, now lives in Ruskin, Florida with his wife Elena. Herb is also a TEDx SPEAKER.  https://youtu.be/ZeivzoCpygM He speaks about concepts from his books (Projects, Popes, and Presidents) as an on-air correspondent and inspirational speaker. He also facilitates sports clinics for young people. Herb just finished filming “Sweetwater.” Herb plays the role of “Babe” Pressley former Harlem Globetrotter! https://www.imdb.com/name/nm3602956/
 
He’s currently working with a Hollywood production company to develop one of his many television show concepts, as well as improving his skills as an Actor, Producer, and being a good human.
 
The father of three (Antonio, Nicholas, and Reya) said he was taught to treat people with kindness, and that principle still guides his life today. His mantra is summed up in the hashtag #kindnessisfree, which Herb often uses online and in correspondence.
 
“I am just a small-town Arkansas kid who has been blessed to have so many amazing life-changing opportunities,” he said. “I truly believe that it’s important to treat others even better than you expect to be treated by people. Every major accomplishment in my life has been the direct result of others speaking up for me, trusting, and believing I would not fail them in doing so.”
 
Lang finds beauty in life’s struggles. He believes that success is not determined by how much money a person makes but by how many lives they touch along the way.
For more information about Herb please follow his social media as he is active on LinkedIn, Facebook, Tik Toc, Twitter, and Instagram @datrotter4.  Please visit his website at Herblang.com and also inquire to find out more about Herb’s non-profit (Kindness Is Free).

Resources/Links: 
Connect with Herb on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/datrotter4/?hl=en
Visit the podcast’s website: https://www.talentempowerment.com/
Follow Talent Empowerment on LinkedIn: https://www.talentempowerment.com/
Connect with Tom on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomfinnleggup/

40 min