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Positive inspiration and encouragement to help you overcome your challenges and make a greater impact! Hosted by bestselling author, Jon Gordon.

Positive University Podcast Jon Gordon

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Positive inspiration and encouragement to help you overcome your challenges and make a greater impact! Hosted by bestselling author, Jon Gordon.

    Eddie George | The Making of One of The Greatest Football Players of all Time and an Even Better Man

    Eddie George | The Making of One of The Greatest Football Players of all Time and an Even Better Man

    On this episode of the Jon Gordon Podcast uncover the transformative power of adversity and how it can lead to incredible personal growth and achievement with my guest, Eddie George.
    From the football field to the board room, Broadway musicals to graduate business schools, Eddie George personifies what we think of when we hear the term Renaissance Man.

    His football accomplishments are legendary. A Heisman trophy winner (1995) and first round draft choice out of Ohio State University, earning NFL Rookie of the Year honors in 1996, it only got better.

    Starting running back for the Tennessee Titans until 2003, he was selected to four consecutive Pro Bowls, and led his team to Super Bowl XXXIV before retiring after a final campaign in 2004 with the Dallas Cowboys.

    Business success soon followed. He prepared by first earning an MBA at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. A series of entrepreneurial triumphs included development of a number of successful businesses that benefit people. Most noteworthy, the Edward George Wealth Management  Group where his financial acumen and a people- first approach to clients are redefining investment advisory.

    A love of acting added still another career dimension. Acclaimed as Billy Flynn in Chicago on Broadway, and in many theatrical productions; Whipping Man, A Raisin in the Sun to Othello to Julius Caesar; feature films including The Best Man Holiday, 7-10, and television roles in Shooters, NCSI: Los Angeles and HBO’s Ballers. His authentic, heartfelt performances have delighted audiences and earned him rave reviews.

    As Professor Eddie George, he gives back through higher education, developing The Business of 
    Professional Sports, a game-changing course at the Fisher School of Business at The Ohio State 
    University. Complemented by industry thought leader presentations, Eddie brings rare insight, holistic perspective, and a Blueprint for Success to meet the challenges and opportunities for aspiring professional athletes and future business executives.

    Adding to all the roles he has played, Coach Eddie George is now an apt title, as he was announced as the 22nd head football coach at Tennessee State University on April 13, 2021.
    Anchored by family, Eddie with wife Tamara ‘Taj’ Johnson-George, Grammy® nominated singer with SWV (Sisters with Voices) and their sons, Eriq and Jaire, make Nashville, TN home. Eddie and Taj live a life balanced by commitment to family, community and public service. All anchored by Eddie’s Four Pillars of mental, physical, social and spiritual wellness. We’d expect nothing less from a Renaissance Man


    • 1 hr 8 min
    Bret Michaels | Bret Michaels Law: The Party Never Stops

    Bret Michaels | Bret Michaels Law: The Party Never Stops

    This week on The Jon Gordon Show, experience a very special conversation that captures Bret Michaels electrifying energy combined with his sincere caring nature and humility. In this episode, you'll uncover the secrets from the past and present that have led to Bret's remarkable career, spanning three decades, and established him as an iconic legend in the music industry. Jon and his wife Kathryn recently went to see Bret perform live in St. Augustine Florida and were truly blown away by his energy, care and commitment to delivering an unforgettable experience for his fans as well as his support of first responders, veterans and local community heroes. Jon knew Bret's life and approach to his craft would provide life-changing lessons for anyone pursuing a dream and seeking to rise to the top of their profession. Bret, as usual, delivered like the Rock Star he is, and you will be encouraged and inspired by this insightful wisdom-filled conversation between two friends. 
    About Bret Michaels:
    Bret Michaels is revered as a megastar in the entertainment industry. One of music’s most iconic singer/songwriters, Michaels has sold over 100 million records, digital downloads and streams worldwide and had numerous hit singles including Every Rose Has Its Thorn, Go That Far and Nothing But A Good Time. His record-breaking television shows include Rock of Love with Bret Michaels, Life As I know It, and the Travel Channel’s Bret Michaels ’Rock My RV as well as the audience fan-favorite, Banana in the Fox hit show The Masked Singer. In addition to his music and television successes, Michaels is well-known as a creative entrepreneur. After winning The Celebrity Apprentice, Michaels went on to create the only product to have lived on past the show - his famous Snapple Trop-A-Rocka Iced Tea. Michaels, the son of a veteran and a lifelong diabetic, has always made giving back a priority throughout his career. Having been twice named Humanitarian of the Year by the world-famous Hollywood Christmas Parade, the musician’s Life Rocks Foundation continues to provide support to a myriad of charities and causes around the globe. Find all the latest tour dates, news and more, visit www.BretMichaels.com or on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok

    • 48 min
    Jim Van Allan | A Positive School Culture Revolution

    Jim Van Allan | A Positive School Culture Revolution

    On this episode of Positive University, Join Jon Gordon and special guest Jim Van Allan to discover the profound impact of the Energy Bus for Schools program has on student motivation and engagement. This episode is coming right off the back the release of Jon Gordon's newest book, The Energy Bus for Schools which uncovers the transformative power that positive leadership has with shaping school culture and student success. 
    During the course of the episode, learn the genesis of The Energy Bus book came to be and how Dr. Jim Van Allan went from being a 20 year old intern driving the actual Energy Bus on Jon Gordon's book tour to the president of The Energy Bus for Schools program and co-author of The Energy Bus for Schools book. 
    Stay tuned to Positive University to find out how this unexpected journey unfolds and discover the keys to transforming your school culture for the benefit of your students. If you're ready to shift the focus and learn new strategies for creating a positive environment, join us for this inspiring episode.
    Our special guest, Dr. Jim Van Allan, a renowned educator and speaker, has been a driving force in transforming school culture through the implementation of positive principles. With a background in public speaking and a deep passion for impacting others, Jim's journey began driving the Energy Bus and introducing Jon Gordon's talks. His dedication led him to pursue a Ph.D., with his thesis focusing on the program's impact on school culture, affirming its effectiveness through glowing reviews from teachers.
    Jim's passion ignited a powerful movement that is reshaping schools and students on a massive scale, and his insights and experiences make him a valuable resource for educators and school leaders seeking to cultivate positivity within their institutions. 
    Click Here to learn more about the Energy Bus for Schools program.
    If you want to order your copy of the Energy Bus for Schools book, click here.

    • 36 min
    Wyndham Clark | Transforming Your Inner Game

    Wyndham Clark | Transforming Your Inner Game

    Do you want to develop a mindset that sets you up for unstoppable growth and success? Imagine having an unbreakable mental resilience that launches you towards achieving your highest potential. With our guest, Wyndham Clark, Jon and Wyndham will be sharing the solution to help you achieve this level of mental strength and mindset growth. Are you ready to tap into your full potential and overcome mental hurdles? Let's dive in and discover the key strategies for unlocking your mental resilience and achieving unstoppable growth.
    In this episode, you will:

    Discover Wyndham Clark's journey to success as a professional golfer, and learn how his story can inspire your own path to greatness.
    Uncover the impact of mental resilience and a strong mindset on athletic performance, and how it can propel you towards success.
    Embrace the power of positive thinking and belief in transforming your performance, and unlock the potential to elevate your game to new heights.
    Learn to overcome obstacles and achieve success through developing mental strength, and gain valuable insights on navigating challenges in pursuit of your goals.
    Gain mentorship and guidance for navigating mental hurdles, and learn from experienced individuals on how to overcome mental barriers in your journey to success.
    About Wyndham Clark:

    Wyndham Clark, a professional golfer, provides a firsthand account of his journey in navigating mental hurdles and developing resilience in the pursuit of success. With a background marked by early excellence in golf and the challenges of transitioning to the PGA Tour, Wyndham's experiences underscore the significance of mastering the mental game. His collaboration with a sports psychologist proved instrumental in unveiling the pivotal role of mental resilience in realizing his full potential, ultimately leading to significant career victories. Through his insights, Wyndham offers valuable lessons for aspiring athletes and individuals striving for success, emphasizing the critical impact of overcoming mental obstacles and cultivating a resilient mindset for sustained performance growth.

    • 54 min
    Don Yaeger | The Art of Storytelling

    Don Yaeger | The Art of Storytelling

    What draws out a good story is if you can ask a good question and you ask a better question if you're a little more well prepared. - Don Yaeger
    In this episode of Positive University, Jon sits down with Don Yaeger, a seasoned writer and storyteller, to explore the profound impact of sports on leadership success. Yaeger's extensive experience in collaborative writing with sports icons like Walter Payton and Deion Sanders provides unique insights into the intersection of sports and business.
    With a focus on the importance of sports in shaping leadership skills and preparing individuals for future success, Yaeger's conversation with Gordon delves into the power of storytelling, highlighting the transformative impact of individual actions on collective goals.
    Through shared stories and lessons, this conversation serves as a reminder of the resilience, belief, and preparation required to achieve one's goals, making it a must-listen for leaders in sports and business seeking to gain enhanced leadership skills and success.
    About Don: As an award-winning keynote speaker, an eleven-time New York Times Best-selling author, host of the top-rated Corporate Competitor Podcast, Executive Leadership Coach, and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, Don Yaeger has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought leaders. He is primarily sought to discuss lessons on achieving Greatness, learned from first-hand work alongside some of the greatest sports and business legends in the world including John Wooden and Walter Payton. Throughout his writing career, Don has developed a reputation as a world-class storyteller, in fact, renowned thought leaders such as John Maxwell and Simon Sinek have called Don the best storyteller they have ever worked with! Because of these achievements, Don has been invited as a guest to every major talk show – from Oprah to Fox Business News, from CNN to Good Morning America.

    • 42 min
    Jon Gordon | 7 Strategies for the Ultimate Competitive Advantage

    Jon Gordon | 7 Strategies for the Ultimate Competitive Advantage

    On this episode of Positive University, we wanted to share the recording of a webinar Jon recently did on the 7 strategies to give you and your team the ultimate competitive advantage. These strategies are perfect for business, sports, education, sales and life!
    Over the next 65 minutes Jon will coach you on ...

    Actionable strategies to cultivate positivity within yourself and your team, creating an unstoppable force. Insights into the seven crucial actions that will propel you ahead and set the stage for greater success.
    The profound impact positivity has on success, backed by solid research and evidence. How to turn challenges into steppingstones for growth, converting adversity into your secret weapon. You are not going to want to miss this!
    If you would like to watch the webinar replay you can sign up here.
    If you and your team would like to learn more practical tools or implementation strategies in an interactive setting, dont forget to check out Jon Gordon's Day of Development. Just go to adayofdevelopment.com for more information and upcoming dates!

    • 1 hr 5 min

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A must-listen!

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