30 episodes

Quarter Four covers the intersection between business and sports, providing listeners an inside look into the psychology of what makes individuals successful on and off the field.

Quarter Four Podcast with Michael Elkins Michael Elkins

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    • 5.0 • 39 Ratings

Quarter Four covers the intersection between business and sports, providing listeners an inside look into the psychology of what makes individuals successful on and off the field.

    Episode 29: Elisa Gaudet - Golf Entrepreneur and Author

    Episode 29: Elisa Gaudet - Golf Entrepreneur and Author

    Welcome to a brand new episode of  The Quarter Four Podcast! I’m Michael Elkins, labor and employment attorney, founder of the law firm MLE Law, and your host.

    My guest this month is golf executive and entrepreneur Elisa Gaudet.

    Elisa has over 20 years of experience in the golf industry spanning across the United States, Europe and Latin America. In 2002, while working for the PGA Tour, she led the 2002 2002 EMC World Cup. She also headed up sponsorship, marketing and PR for the Latin PGA Tour.

    After working for the PGA Tour, Elisa became an entrepreneur as the founder of Executive Golf International, a strategy driven golf marketing firm that was responsible for creating Women’s Golf Day.

    Started in 2016, Women’s Golf Day is a global event held on the first Tuesday in June everywhere around the world. To date over 900 locations in 68 countries have participated engaging thousands of women worldwide through the game of golf thus creating a global movement. In a historically male dominated sport, Elisa has created an international movement that transcends language, culture, religion, politics and age.

    Prior to golf, Elisa worked in the entertainment industry for over ten years as a model and actress, appearing on numerous radio and television programs as well as being a guest speaker on a variety of golf topics.

    She’s also an author, writing a three-book series known as the Two Good Rounds book series. In her second book, Two Good Rounds SUPERSTARS– Golf Stories from the World’s Greatest Athletes, Elisa spoke to 54 of the top athletes in the world who shared ther passion for golf including Ray Allen, Wayne Gretzky and John Smoltz to name a few.

    In this episode, Elisa and I talk about her rise in the sports business world, how she made the transition from the PGA Tour to owning her own business, the evolution of Womens Golf Day and A LOT more. There isn’t much Elisa hasn’t done in the world of business and sports, and we talk about it all!

    So sit back and enjoy my conversation with golf entrepreneur, author and my friend, Elisa Gaudet.
    You can follow the show on:

    Instagram @melkins1, @mle_law
    Twitter: @melkins31175
    https://mlelawfirm.com

    Thank you for listening and enjoy the show!

    • 51 min
    Episode 28: Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk - Inside the Business of the NFL

    Episode 28: Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk - Inside the Business of the NFL

    Welcome to the 2021 Season Premiere of The Quarter Four Podcast! I’m Michael Elkins, labor and employment attorney, founder of the law firm MLE Law, and your host.

    In this season premiere I bribing you two 🐐s in the world of business and sports: Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk. In conjunction with the Wharton School of Business Alumni Association, Michael and AJ take you inside the business of the NFL and sports in general.

    In this episode they discuss common business issues such as: building culture, identifying needs versus wants, and contract negotiation. I can't think of two better individuals to kick off the 2021 season. They're both very generous with their time and I'm grateful that they're friends of the show!

    You can follow the show on:

    Instagram @melkins1, @mle_law
    Twitter: @melkins31175
    https://mlelawfirm.com

    Thank you for listening and enjoy the show!

    • 41 min
    Episode 27: Adam Grossman - Executive Vice President of the Boston Red Sox

    Episode 27: Adam Grossman - Executive Vice President of the Boston Red Sox

    Welcome to a new episode of Game 7: The Sports, Business and Lifestyle Podcast. I’m Michael Elkins, labor and employment attorney, founder of the law firm MLE Law, and your host.

    My guest this month is the Executive Vice President / Chief Marketing Officer for the Boston Red Sox , Adam Grossman.
     Adam leads marketing and communications efforts for the Red Sox and Fenway Park. Adam oversees all aspects of the team’s Marketing, Media Relations, Corporate Communications, Social Media, Advertising and Content, and Creative Service departments.
    Adam is also head of marketing for Red Sox sister company Fenway Sports Management, a leading sports and entertainment agency that provides sales, marketing, and consulting services for Fenway Sports Group's elite portfolio of properties, including Liverpool FC, LRMR Marketing & Branding (a LeBron James company), NESN, and Roush Fenway Racing.
    Beginning his career with the Red Sox in 2002 as an intern, Adam was named Special Assistant to President/ CEO Larry Lucchino in 2004, and promoted to Vice President of Marketing in 2008. Prior to assuming his current role, Adam served as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for the Miami Dolphins from 2009 to 2011.
    In this episode we discuss running a sports team during a pandemic, Adam’s rise through the sports business world, the differences between marketing in the NFL and major league baseball and a lot more!

    So sit back and enjoy my conversation with Red Sox Executive Vice President, Adam Grossman.
    Thank you for listening and enjoy the show!

    You can follow the show on:

    Instagram @melkins1, @mle_law
    Twitter: @melkins31175
    https://mlelawfirm.com

    • 42 min
    Episode 26: Nick Shaw - Author and Co-Founder of Renaissance Periodization

    Episode 26: Nick Shaw - Author and Co-Founder of Renaissance Periodization

    Welcome to a new episode of Game 7: The Sports, Business and Lifestyle Podcast. I’m Michael Elkins, labor and employment attorney, founder of the law firm MLE Law, and your host.

    My guest this month is Nick Shaw, author and co-founder of Renaissance Periodization (RP)  a science-based nutrition and training company. In this episode, Nick and I discuss his newly released book, Fit for Success, which breaks success down to seven habits as learned from years of working with world class athletes such as CrossFit Games champion Rich Froning.
    Nick places these seven habits — work ethic, internal locus of control, positive mindset, discipline, purpose, failure, and recharge — at the core of the book, and we discuss each in this episode.
    Fit for Success dedicates a chapter to each habit, diving deep into what it means to, for example, work hard. Shaw takes what he’s learned in the past six years at the helm of RP, as well as research from books on topics like self-improvement and economics, then combines it with a real-life narrative to explain each habit. At the end of each chapter, he suggests ways to put the habit into practice.

    Thank you for listening and enjoy the show!

    You can follow the show on:

    Instagram @melkins1, @mle_law
    Twitter: @melkins31175
    https://mlelawfirm.com

    • 58 min
    Episode 25: Jeff Darlington - ESPN NFL Television Reporter

    Episode 25: Jeff Darlington - ESPN NFL Television Reporter

    Welcome to a new episode of Game 7: The Sports, Business and Lifestyle Podcast. I’m Michael Elkins, labor and employment attorney, founder of the law firm MLE Law, and your host.

    My guest this month is Jeff Darlington. Jeff is an American television reporter with ESPN Productions, where he’s a regular on such shows as SportsCenter and NFL Countdown. He is known for high-level interviews with NFL stars like Antonio Brown, Tom Brady and Jared Goff. Jeff is known for breaking the story that Tom Brady was leaving the New England Patriots (something we discuss in detail in the show). Jeff previously covered the NFL for the NFL Network and NFL.com. For six seasons prior to 2011, he covered the Miami Dolphins for The Miami Herald and in 2010, he was named South Florida's "Best Sports Writer."

    Some of the things we discuss on the show:

    1. Jeff’s road from print journalism to television;

    2. The evolution of sports journalism from print media to social media platforms;

    3. Maintaining journalistic integrity in the minute to minute sports news cycle;

    4. The psychology of breaking the biggest player movement story in sports history; and much more.

    If you’ve ever wanted an inside peek into the day to day of those that are breaking sports news at the highest level, then this is the show for you. So, with that, I bring you my conversation w/ ESPN NFL reporter, Jeff Darlington.

    You can follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffdarlington and Instagram: @jeffdarlington
    You can follow the show on:

    Instagram @melkins1, @mle_law
    Twitter: @melkins31175
    https://mlelawfirm.com

    Thank you for listening and enjoy the show!

    • 44 min
    Episode 24: Chip LaMarca - Florida State Representative and sponsor of Florida's groundbreaking Name, Image and Likeness law for collegiate athletics!

    Episode 24: Chip LaMarca - Florida State Representative and sponsor of Florida's groundbreaking Name, Image and Likeness law for collegiate athletics!

    Welcome to a new episode of Game 7: The Sports, Business and Lifestyle Podcast. I’m Michael Elkins, labor and employment attorney, founder of the law firm MLE Law, and your host.

    My guest this month is Chip LaMarca, a member of Florida's House of Representatives and the sponsor of Florida's nationally recognized Name, Image and Likeness law!

    In this episode, Chip and I cover the intersection between sports and politics. Chip discusses the origins of the law, the process for getting the law passed and the law's immediate and future impacts.

    Chip takes listeners inside the process of how an elected official recognizes a problem and then works to solve that problem through legislation. If you're a fan of politics and sports then this is the episode for you!

    You can follow the show on:

    Instagram @melkins1, @mle_law
    Twitter: @melkins31175
    https://mlelawfirm.com

    Thank you for listening and enjoy the show!

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
39 Ratings

39 Ratings

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Michael is well-spoken and interesting. So much more than hot takes, though he serves of plenty of unique angles. Great for the bar and the board room- highly recommend!

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Michael is a natural commentator with incredible insight and repoire. Take the time to listen - you won’t regret it.

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