Welcome to the Next Generation Leader Podcast where we believe GREAT leaders are listeners, especially during their youth. Good leaders learn from their successes and mistakes but GREAT leaders learn from the successes and mistakes of those who go before them. This is a resource for young leaders to listen from the leaders of today.
Faith and Freedom: Timothy Head
“Freedom regards religion as the companion in all its battles and all its triumphs as the very cradle of its infancy and the source of all its claims…. because religion alone is the safeguard of morality, and morality is the best and surest pledge for the survival of freedom.” – Alexis de Tocqueville Timothy Head is the executive director for the Faith & Freedom Coalition. The Faith & Freedom Coalition is committed to educating, equipping, and mobilizing people of faith and like-minded individuals to be effective citizens. Our conversation is all about how to have hard conversations in the public sphere using your faith.
The Battle for Hill 593: Major General Arnold Punaro
Arnold Punaro is the chief executive officer of The Punaro Group. He consults for a broad array of Fortune 100 companies and has been recognized by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential individuals in U.S. Defense.
A retired U.S. Marine Corps Major General, he served as the Director of the Marine Corps Reserve, Deputy Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (Mobilization), and for three years as the Commanding General of the 4th Marine Division. Other assignments were Commanding General, Marine Corps Mobilization Command, and Deputy Commander, Marine Forces Reserve. In December 1990, he was mobilized for Operation Desert Shield. In December 1993, he completed a tour of active duty as Commander of Joint Task Force Provide Promise (Forward) in the former Yugoslavia. He was mobilized for a third time in May 2003 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served on active duty as an Infantry Platoon Commander in Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star for valor and the Purple Heart.
Mr. Punaro is the recipient of numerous recognitions including the Secretary of Defense “Medal for Distinguished Public Service” and two awards of the Secretary of Defense “Medal for Exceptional Public Service.” He received the Marine Corps League's "Iron Mike Award” in 1993 for "exceptionally outstanding service" and "unwavering commitment" for over 20 years to "ensuring a strong national defense."
Prayers for Ukraine: Yaro Hnatusko
Today's episode is with a citizen of the great country of Ukraine, Yaro Hnatusko. Yaro's family and friends are still on the ground in Ukraine fighting for their freedom against tyranny. The citizens of Ukraine need our help and prayers today, so please check out this website to see how you can donate and help. I am a Ukrainian. Glory to the heroes.
Article about Yaro and his brother: Ukraine-Born Sullivan Foundation Alumnus Helping Organize Relief Aid for His Country - Sullivan Foundation (sullivanfdn.org)
THE 100th EPISODE REWIND
This is a special edition of the Next Generation Leader Podcast, it is our 100th episode and it is Coop's final episode as our regular co-host. As we say goodbye to such a wonderful season of learning and growth, we wanted to take a quick look back at some of our favorite moments from these incredible 100 episodes.
Today we hear from Shay Robbins, Senator James Lankford, Costi Hinn, Anne Chow, Horst Schulze, and Dr. Ben Carson. This is one you will not want to miss.
Thank you to everyone who has supported us these past 100 episodes. We could not do it without you guys and your constant encouragement. Much love. Keep listening.
Understanding the Olympic Mindset: Johnny Quinn
Johnny is a former NFL football player and United States Olympian in the sport of Bobsled. He had the honor of representing the United States of America at the Sochi Olympics in 2014. Now, he is on a mission to deliver thought-provoking and action-packed messages to businesses and organizations of all sizes. Check out his TEDx Talk here.
Our conversation today is all about the mindest of an olympian. Nothing happens without taking action. Ultra-performers are men and women who find a way to get the job done with the current resources available. Johnny powerfully simplifies the elite action steps he developed in the Olympics and professional football to help everyone in your organization become an ultra-performer and win in the marketplace.
Not the Beginning of the End, it's the End of the Beginning
Zac and Coop provide clarity on the future of the Next Generation Leader Podcast, but not before talking about the future of flying cars.
The diversity of great leaders they talk to is extremely interesting from U.S. Senators to business leaders to camp directors. Zac and Cooper do an outstanding job asking questions that show the importance of faith and character into everyday matters. This has been my favorite podcast as of late.
The long awaited 5 star review
I have been beyond blessed by both of the guys outside of these podcasts. However, this podcast has been a huge source of encouragement for me and I am excited to see both of you grow in your interviews!
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The two guys that lead this podcast are gifted, not only with the ability to speak well, but also with a natural charisma that allows them to connect with anyone they talk to. They constantly seek to learn from the people they interview which allows the podcast to serve as a source for valuable information and insight from a wide arrange of guests.