40 episodes

A podcast about people sharing their stories about giving it ganas(desire) to accomplish their goals.

GANAS! Leading from the Heart Ganas Podcast

    • Business
    • 4.0 • 12 Ratings

A podcast about people sharing their stories about giving it ganas(desire) to accomplish their goals.

    Sunil Smith: Service to the Community Through Youth

    Sunil Smith: Service to the Community Through Youth

    Georgia-born Sunil Smith has made his mark in Salinas — on and off the football field. He began his coaching career at Alisal High School by transforming a dismal program into an annual contender. An Educational Specialist at Alisal High School for 16 years, he is currently on faculty in the Physical Education/Kinesiology Department at AHS. He also works as a resource specialist at El Puente School, and is active in community service.

    • 24 min
    Ricardo Cabrera: Changing Lives Through the Power of Education

    Ricardo Cabrera: Changing Lives Through the Power of Education

    Richard Cabrera found the idea of putting college into the minds of migrant kids invigorating, so he built his career in education around it. A migrant student himself, the Salinas native once turned down a bilingual teaching position in Los Angeles to inspire others in his hometown, shaping the next generation of students throughout the Alisal Union School District.

    • 21 min
    Ollie Lowe: For the Love of His Community

    Ollie Lowe: For the Love of His Community

    Raised by a single mother in crime-ridden Inglewood before moving to East Salinas at age 6, Ollie Lowe believes in creating a brighter future for today’s youth. A successful businessman as founder of Lowe Packaging Group in Salinas, Lowe runs the annual Operation Give Back Toy Drive. The group’s vision is to inspire people to be leaders in giving back, planting a seed of hope, self-worth, and inspiration to a child living in adversity.

    • 22 min
    Art Berlanga: Service to the Community Through Youth

    Art Berlanga: Service to the Community Through Youth

    One of the most decorated coaches in Central Coast history, Art Berlanga (known simply as “Coach B”) lays out his philosophy on life and how to empower people in the best-selling book “The Impact of Influence.”

    • 28 min
    Nick Witherill: From a Basketball Court to a Soccer game board

    Nick Witherill: From a Basketball Court to a Soccer game board

    Turning his passion for sports into a career as an entrepreneur, Nick Witherill is the founder and owner of Biñho, an interactive board game inspired by soccer. Currently a one-man show, Witherill is in charge of marketing, manufacturing, product design, supply chain, fulfillment, branding, multichannel retailing, sales, social media, website design, and development. A basketball star for Grand Canyon University, Witherill ended his senior season in 2011 as the team’s second highest scorer at 9.5 points per game. A finance major, Witherill developed Biñho in 2019 as both a game and a lifestyle brand.

    • 32 min
    Griselda Ramirez: Overcoming Obstacles to Reach the Top

    Griselda Ramirez: Overcoming Obstacles to Reach the Top

    As a woman in the male-dominated world of sports broadcasting, Griselda Ramirez reached great heights in her professional career. Born in Salinas to Mexican parents, Ramirez graduated from Alisal High and Santa Clara University before earning a Master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. At ESPN, Griselda worked on several features in both English and Spanish, earning a Sports Emmy in 2016. She also earned a 2019 Imagen Award for her work in the ESPN short-form nonfiction piece, “SC Featured — A Dreamer’s Path,” profiling promising Salinas golfer and DACA recipient Jose Calderón.

    • 34 min

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episode 1

Great vision and story that has changed lives!

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Dave Scott

Great podcast. Inspiring how this all started.

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