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Welcome to Knowledgecast, a podcast presented by the IDEALS Foundation and hosted by IDEALS founder, Jack Williams. Knowledgecast is all about learning applicable leadership knowledge and how to be a positive influence in the lives of others from top leaders across the country including coaches, mentors, entrepreneurs, business executives, former professional athletes, and more. As we always say on Knowledgecast, until next time, make it your goal to be a positive influence in the lives of others.

IDEALS was created in 1993 to help young people develop into more effective leaders and positive role models. Through live workshops and video programs, we provide content to help young people develop the necessary life and leadership skills and be positive influences in their lives.

Learn more about Knowledgecast and this first season at www.jackwwilliams.com.

Knowledgecast Jack Williams

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Welcome to Knowledgecast, a podcast presented by the IDEALS Foundation and hosted by IDEALS founder, Jack Williams. Knowledgecast is all about learning applicable leadership knowledge and how to be a positive influence in the lives of others from top leaders across the country including coaches, mentors, entrepreneurs, business executives, former professional athletes, and more. As we always say on Knowledgecast, until next time, make it your goal to be a positive influence in the lives of others.

IDEALS was created in 1993 to help young people develop into more effective leaders and positive role models. Through live workshops and video programs, we provide content to help young people develop the necessary life and leadership skills and be positive influences in their lives.

Learn more about Knowledgecast and this first season at www.jackwwilliams.com.

    You Matter with Dean Sikes

    You Matter with Dean Sikes

    In this episode, Jack welcomes Dean Sikes. Since January of 1993, Dean Sikes has been on the road, ministering words of hope in high schools, Teen Challenge Centers, and prisons across America and in nations of the world. Dean also hosts YOU MATTER Television, a national television broadcast that is aired four times each week on multiple networks across the country. Jack and Dean discuss his background of what led him to what he does today and the connection he has with teens and young people to ignite a conversation encompassing this truth: God loves you; He’s got a plan for your life; and because you’re breathing, you matter.



    Learn more at www.jackwwilliams.com/podcast

    • 31 min
    Sailing Upwind with Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

    Sailing Upwind with Admiral Sandy Winnefeld

    In this episode, Jack welcomes Admiral Winnefeld. Admiral Winnefeld spent 37 years in the United States Navy. He was a graduate and an instructor at the Navy Fighter Weapons School, also known as Top Gun. He also commanded the USS Cleveland, the USS Enterprise, and also served as the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He currently serves in professorship roles at several institutions, serves on multiple boards for companies, and is also the author of Sailing Upwind. Listen to this episode with Jack and Admiral Winnefeld as he shares about his journey in the Navy and serving on the Joint Chiefs of Staff.



    Learn more about Admiral Winnefeld's book and podcast at www.jackwwilliams.com/podcast.

    • 37 min
    Defying All Odds with Ignacio Montoya Part 2

    Defying All Odds with Ignacio Montoya Part 2

    In this episode, Jack welcomes back Ignacio. He has achieved feats that really defy the odds and serve as an inspiration to all who meet him. He's now entering his Ph.D. studies in neuroscience at Southern Cal and recently was a space sustainability ambassador. His accomplishments are as diverse as they are spiring, and he doesn't seem to be stopping or slowing down any time soon, not even in the face of complete paralysis or death. In the second part of Jack’s conversation with Ignacio, he shares with us more about his recovery, what it’s like for him living today, and what he hopes to accomplish.

    Learn more at www.jackwwilliams.com/podcast.

    Thanks for joining us for season 5 of Knowledgecast! Listen back to episodes from seasons one through four, and we'll be back for season 6 in February! Until then, make it your goal to be a positive influence in the lives of others!

    • 48 min
    Defying All Odds with Ignacio Montoya Part 1

    Defying All Odds with Ignacio Montoya Part 1

    In this two-part episode, Jack welcomes Ignacio Montoya. Ignacio was born in Cuba and of Portuguese and Spanish descent. He's a fighter pilot, a biomedical engineer, a pathogen physiologist, and a researcher. His journey took an unexpected turn when a devastating motorcycle accident ten years ago left him completely paralyzed, with only one functioning limb. His thirst for challenges has led him to take on other physical activities after his accident. In this first part, Ignacio details his childhood and his accident, which shows a lifetime of defying the odds.



    Learn more at www.jackwwilliams.com/podcast

    • 26 min
    On the Football Field Playing and Coaching with Jimmy Robinson

    On the Football Field Playing and Coaching with Jimmy Robinson

    In this episode, Jack welcomes Jimmy Robinson. Jimmy graduated from Georgia Tech and was a star wide receiver at Georgia Tech as well. He was inducted into Georgia Tech's Hall of Fame and also named to Georgia Tech's all-time team. He was a late-round draft pick of the Atlanta Falcons and later played for the New York Giants, San Francisco 49ers, and Denver Broncos. He led the Giants in receptions in 1977 and 1978 despite being significantly undersized as a pro receiver. After Jimmy finished his professional football career as a player, he became a professional assistant football coach for the Falcons, the Colts, the Giants, the Saints, the Packers, and the Cowboys. He was also a part of wth the Green Bay Packers coaching staff when they won the 2010 Super Bowl. Jimmy discusses with Jack about his time on the football career over the course of his career as a player and a coach.

    Learn more at www.jackwwilliams.com/podcast

    • 27 min
    The Business Investment with Steve Zelnak

    The Business Investment with Steve Zelnak

    In this episode, Jack welcomes Steve Zelnak. Steve is the former chairman and CEO of Martin Marietta. Over the span of his career, Steve has served in numerous leadership roles and is an emeritus board member of the Georgia Tech Foundation. In his conversation with Jack, Steve first looks back on his time in the U.S. Army from his time being chairman and CEO of Martin Marietta to now what it’s like being an investor. Steve shares his advice on what to look for when evaluating whether to invest in a company or what you should be aiming for as the owner of a company looking for investors.

    Learn more at www.jackwwilliams.com/podcast

    • 23 min

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