87 episodes

Being young is tough, and feeling like you can’t, or that you want to give up, is not weird, nor is it a sign of weakness. It’s a lot more common than you think. So join us every week to learn how to keep moving forward when life feels like it's knocking you out.

Hosted by former Spanish teacher and UFC fighter Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman.

Spaniard School Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman

    • Kids & Family
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

Being young is tough, and feeling like you can’t, or that you want to give up, is not weird, nor is it a sign of weakness. It’s a lot more common than you think. So join us every week to learn how to keep moving forward when life feels like it's knocking you out.

Hosted by former Spanish teacher and UFC fighter Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman.

    87 - Andrea Waltz on Going for No!

    87 - Andrea Waltz on Going for No!

    Being rejected and failing is not fun. Being told No is not fun. But there are lessons in those setbacks, and if you use them correctly, you will grow stronger and more confident. Today's guest is such an expert on being told No! that she wrote a book on it. Andrea Waltz is here to help us keep moving forward when we feel like we can't.
    Check out all of our student resources and more:
    See the book here: Go for No!
    Watch on YouTube: Read with a Fighter
    Get our newest #1 Best Seller book: DRIVEN Young Reader Edition
    Get all the DAYS OF SPANIARD books here!
    To inquire about assemblies and speaking: Speaking Form
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    Get my two books here: DRIVEN, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
    Connect on social media:
    Instagram: @charliespaniard
    YouTube: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Facebook: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Twitter: @charliespaniard

    • 23 min
    86 - Matt Bocchi on Loss, Addiction and Abuse

    86 - Matt Bocchi on Loss, Addiction and Abuse

    Today's guest has a powerful story of loss, addition and abuse. Matt Bocchi shares his story and the lessons he's learned along the way. Now a speaker in schools, Matt is the epitome of strength and resilience. 
    Check out all of our student resources and more:
    Watch on YouTube: Read with a Fighter
    Get our newest #1 Best Seller book: DRIVEN Young Reader Edition
    Get all the DAYS OF SPANIARD books here!
    To inquire about assemblies and speaking: Speaking Form
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    Get my two books here: DRIVEN, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
    Connect on social media:
    Instagram: @charliespaniard
    YouTube: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Facebook: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Twitter: @charliespaniard

    • 22 min
    85 - Ashley Bendiksen on Healthy Relationships

    85 - Ashley Bendiksen on Healthy Relationships

    Today's guest, Ashley Bendiksen, is a fellow youth speaker who focuses largely on teaching about healthy relationships and various kinds of abuse. We've been friends for years, sharing a similar mission in helping students, and her insight today is tremendous. She provides guidance and hope for creating positive relationships and recognizing relationship red flags. 
    Check out all of our student resources and more:
    Watch on YouTube: Read with a Fighter
    Get our newest #1 Best Seller book: DRIVEN Young Reader Edition
    Get all the DAYS OF SPANIARD books here!
    To inquire about assemblies and speaking: Speaking Form
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    Get my two books here: DRIVEN, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
    Connect on social media:
    Instagram: @charliespaniard
    YouTube: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Facebook: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Twitter: @charliespaniard

    • 26 min
    84 - If You Quit Something, are You a Quitter?

    84 - If You Quit Something, are You a Quitter?

    "Quitter." The word has such a negative feeling. And it should because quitting something often means you are choosing the easy way out. But is there more to quitting than the simple view of it being bad and negative? Yes and No. Tune in and find out what I mean.
    Check out all of our student resources and more:
    Watch on YouTube: Read with a Fighter
    Get our newest #1 Best Seller book: DRIVEN Young Reader Edition
    Get all the DAYS OF SPANIARD books here!
    To inquire about assemblies and speaking: Speaking Form
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    Get my two books here: DRIVEN, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
    Connect on social media:
    Instagram: @charliespaniard
    YouTube: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Facebook: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Twitter: @charliespaniard

    • 6 min
    83 - Mountaineering Record Holder Lucy Westlake

    83 - Mountaineering Record Holder Lucy Westlake

    Our first interview on Spaniard School is a special one. Our guest, Lucy Westlake, is a world-class moutaineer, college runner and all around great person. She has set world records in climbing and is here to share her lessons as they relate to the challenges young people face today. 
    You can connect with Lucy on IG here: @whatsnextlucy

    Check out all of our student resources and more:
    Watch on YouTube: Read with a Fighter
    Get our newest #1 Best Seller book: DRIVEN Young Reader Edition
    Get all the DAYS OF SPANIARD books here!
    To inquire about assemblies and speaking: Speaking Form
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    Get my two books here: DRIVEN, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
    Connect on social media:
    Instagram: @charliespaniard
    YouTube: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Facebook: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Twitter: @charliespaniard

    • 19 min
    82 - Your Choices are Your Life

    82 - Your Choices are Your Life

    It's hard to believe, but every single choice you make effects how your life turns out. This episode is about treating those choices with respect and care.

    Watch on YouTube: Read with a Fighter
    Get our newest #1 Best Seller book: DRIVEN Young Reader Edition
    Get all the DAYS OF SPANIARD books here!
    To inquire about assemblies and speaking: Speaking Form
    Purchase all your books here: Spaniard Show Reading List
    Get my two books here: DRIVEN, Becoming the World’s Toughest Lifelong Learner
    Connect on social media:
    Instagram: @charliespaniard
    YouTube: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Facebook: Charlie "The Spaniard" Brenneman
    Twitter: @charliespaniard

    • 4 min

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