156 episodes

This podcast is all about exploring the leadership lessons, mental fortitude, and sustained success that truly great athletes and successful business professionals share. We will dig into the skills, traits, and behaviors that empower them to unleash their greatness.

What drives the best of the best? Why are these men and women able to think, act, and execute at a higher level than anyone else?

This podcast is for People of action, people looking to level up their leadership and performance. People who want sustained success and have the competitive mindset needed to go the distance.

The Athletics Of Business Ed Molitor

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 49 Ratings

This podcast is all about exploring the leadership lessons, mental fortitude, and sustained success that truly great athletes and successful business professionals share. We will dig into the skills, traits, and behaviors that empower them to unleash their greatness.

What drives the best of the best? Why are these men and women able to think, act, and execute at a higher level than anyone else?

This podcast is for People of action, people looking to level up their leadership and performance. People who want sustained success and have the competitive mindset needed to go the distance.

    How Potential Can Limit Your Team with Ed Molitor

    How Potential Can Limit Your Team with Ed Molitor

    In the last 26 years, Ed Molitor has developed his leadership skills in athletics and business. From working as an NCAA Basketball coach at Texas A&M to becoming the Vice President of a national recruiting firm, Ed has taught countless athletes, coaches, and business leaders how to THINK, ACT, and EXECUTE at an elite level. 
    As a result, Ed has a unique set of skills to deliver leaders across the country a purposeful, positive, energetic, and refreshing experience to unlock their true potential.
    In 2016, Ed launched his company, The Molitor Group, to reach and add value to a larger sphere of ambitious individuals and help them achieve their goals every day. 
    Through The Molitor Group, Ed has guided all leaders to achieve success. From entrepreneurs and executives to teams and companies, The Molitor Group empowers individuals and groups to achieve at the next level. 
    Through Leadership Performance training, coaching, and speaking, Ed’s goal is to supply people and organizations with the necessary tools to move forward from where they are now to where they want to be.
    What you’ll learn in this episode: The trap caused by waiting for a team member to reach their full potential The behaviors that help participants in the 90-Day Emerging Leader Program succeed An alternative way to view potential that can help you achieve more today How to help your team members make a plan to reach their potential and drive performance The daily habit that can help you measure your growth 7 things you can control to set yourself up for success every day How the 90-Day Emerging Leader Program can help you excel amidst any challenging circumstance or adversity. Additional resources: Learn more about our 90-Day Emerging Leader Program Website: www.themolitorgroup.com  LinkedIn: The Molitor Group Facebook: The Molitor Group Twitter: @TheMolitorGroup Instagram: @EdMolitor 

    • 17 min
    Episode 156: Never Be Afraid To Bet On Yourself with Kosha Irby

    Episode 156: Never Be Afraid To Bet On Yourself with Kosha Irby

    Kosha Irby (CO-Shay ER-BEE) currently serves as Chief Marketing Officer for Professional Bull Riders (PBR). He is responsible for all aspects of PBR’s consumer marketing and live event efforts.
    Before joining PBR, Irby was Team President of the Memphis Express. In this role, he oversaw all business functions for the professional football club. Before that, Irby led live event marketing and sales for various domestic and international markets on behalf of WWE, a publicly-traded (NYSE: WWE) global media company.
    Before joining WWE in 2011, Irby served in various senior marketing positions at Georgia State University, Saint Louis University, and the University of South Florida.
    Irby attended the University of Memphis (1996-2001) and earned a bachelor’s degree in exercise and sports science in 2000 and his MBA in Marketing in 2001.
    What you’ll learn in this episode:
    What is the one motto that has allowed Kosha to take the risks that helped him achieve each new level of his career Kosha shares a two-question framework you can use to decide if the next career or business opportunity is right for you What are the three traits that make someone a cowboy in leadership and life (it’s not Wranglers, boots, or bull riding!)  How Kosha faced the toughest management challenge during COVID and how it strengthened him as a leader How to be at your best during times when your energy is low Ways to use real time feedback to improve connectability and make your team stronger  What was the big risk that caused trouble with the NCAA that ended up teaching Kosha the role he wanted to play in his career Additional resources:
    For more information about PBR visit PBR.com Kosha’s LinkedIn Kosha’s Facebook Kosha’s Twitter Kosha’s Instagram

    • 50 min
    Self-Awareness and the Habits of High-Performers with Alan Stein Jr.

    Self-Awareness and the Habits of High-Performers with Alan Stein Jr.

    Alan Stein, Jr. is an experienced keynote speaker and author. At his core, he’s a performance coach with a passion for helping others change their behavior to become high performers. 
    He spent 15+ years working with high performing basketball players, including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Steph Curry, and Kobe Bryant. 
    Alan is a dynamic storyteller who teaches proven principles on how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.
    The strategies from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by both corporate and sports teams around the world.
    What you’ll learn in this episode:
    What it takes to look at the darker side of self-awareness and how you can grow from it Why you don’t have to be perfect with your habits today in order to create your best self How you can achieve goals that aren’t based on a specific outcome or tied to your self-worth The important trait leaders can show their teams to help overcome disagreements and different points of view The 3 steps of navigating change from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best The key elements to improve mental endurance to help leaders achieve more How Alan defines winning and success that is often different from society’s viewpoint Additional resources:
    Alan’s Website Alan’s LinkedIn          Alan’s Books:
    Raise Your Game: High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best Sustain Your Game: High Performance Keys to Manage Stress, Avoid Stagnation, and Beat Burnout

    • 55 min
    The Power Of Caring

    The Power Of Caring

    In the last 26 years, Ed Molitor has developed his leadership skills in athletics and business. From working as an NCAA Basketball coach at Texas A&M to becoming the Vice President of a national recruiting firm, Ed has taught countless athletes, coaches, and business leaders how to THINK, ACT, and EXECUTE at an elite level.
    As a result, Ed has a unique set of skills to deliver leaders across the country a purposeful, positive, energetic, and refreshing experience to unlock their true potential.
    In 2016, Ed launched his company, The Molitor Group, to reach and add value to a larger sphere of ambitious individuals and help them achieve their goals every day.
    Through The Molitor Group, Ed has guided all leaders to achieve success. From entrepreneurs and executives to teams and companies, The Molitor Group empowers individuals and groups to achieve at the next level.
    Through Leadership Performance training, coaching, and speaking, Ed’s goal is to supply people and organizations with the necessary tools to move forward from where they are now to where they want to be.
    What you’ll learn in this episode:
    Why caring is the most powerful lesson I’ve learned from my dad How the power of caring can be transformational for your life and your team member’s lives, and therefore key to your success How all the lessons learned from my dad have impacted and forged my leadership Why it is important to let your people know that you genuinely care and how to show it Why asking the right questions and listening to more than words is crucial to connecting with your team How to make impactful connections through virtual meetings How genuinely caring drives psychological safety and boosts risk taking and creativity Additional resources:
    Website: www.themolitorgroup.com LinkedIn: The Molitor Group Facebook: The Molitor Group Twitter: @TheMolitorGroup Instagram: @EdMolitor 

    • 30 min
    From Baseball to Bull Riding: Winning with the Right People with JJ Gottsch

    From Baseball to Bull Riding: Winning with the Right People with JJ Gottsch

    After spending 25 years helping run various sports holdings under the Ryan Sanders Sports and Entertainment umbrella, JJ Gottsch made a jump to professional bull riding in February of this year. He's heading up the Austin Gamblers, one of the eight founding franchises of the new PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Team Series.
    JJ Gottsch played a key role in the development of both the Round Rock Express (Houston Astros Triple-A) and Corpus Christi Hooks (Astros Double-A). He ran all business operations for the Express, RS3 Turf, RS3 Strategic Hospitality, and the company’s growing entertainment division. Gottsch was president of the Hooks for the club’s first five years, where his leadership and experience helped them draw more than two million fans in their first four seasons.
    Previous to his position in Corpus Christi, Gottsch served as Assistant General Manager for the Express during the first six years of the organization’s existence. Gottsch helped lead the franchise to record-setting attendance numbers, establishing a new Double-A home attendance record with 660,110 fans in the club’s first year, eclipsing the old attendance mark that had stood for 20 years. The franchise would proceed to break its own attendance standard in each successive season with Gottsch on board as a steadying influence.
    As a former player, Gottsch’s professional career included time with the Butte Copper Kings in the Pioneer League and the Perth Baseball Club in the Western Australia Baseball League. At the collegiate level, Gottsch played for Creighton University as well as TCU, where he was a member of the Horned Frogs1994 Southwest Conference Championship and NCAA Regional team.  He transferred to TCU after spending three years at Creighton, where he was a shortstop on the 1991 Bluejay team that advanced to the College World Series.
    What you’ll learn in this episode:
    What the PBR is and their vision Why genuine trust is one of the greatest leadership hacks Why finding the best talent for the right role is crucial to win How coaching through example and experience impacts your team members What are some of the most important team bonding lessons from PBR What was the thought process for JJ’s career transition after 25 years How to navigate new opportunities that involve some risk Additional Resources:
    About JJ Gottsch
    JJ Gottsch's Twitter: @jjgottsch   JJ Gottsch's LinkedIn  JJ Gottsch's Facebook  JJ Gottsch's Instagram  About the Austin Gambler's
    Austin Gambler's Website: www.austingamblers.com Everything You Need to Know About the PBR Team Series Austin Gambler's Twitter: @Austin_Gamblers Austin Gambler's Facebook   Austin Gambler's Instagram

    • 53 min
    Cultivate Relationships and Harvest Revenue with Nigel Green

    Cultivate Relationships and Harvest Revenue with Nigel Green

    Nigel Green is a sought-after sales advisor. He has worked with dozens of B2B sales teams across the globe to more than double sales results. 
    With over 10+ years of executive experience ranging from Fortune 500 companies to early stage growth companies and certified in talent optimization, he is sought after by executives to improve sales team performance.
    His insights have been featured in top business publications like Forbes, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Entrepreneur, and Business Insider. 
    Nigel was recognized as a top consultant by Selling Power Magazine in 2021 and 2022. As a consultant and advisor, he can help any sales team with big sales goals experience consistent sales growth by utilizing his seven sales leadership principles. 
    Nigel is the author of Revenue Harvest, A Sales Leader’s Almanac for Planning The Perfect Year, and the widely-regarded authority on improving sales team performance. This phenomenal book draws on the seven principles of timeless farming  to teach sales leaders how to improve sales team performance while they make their customers and sales team feel more fulfilled before every selling season
     
    What you’ll learn in this episode:
    How athletics translate into sales for Nigel What the seven harvest principles are for a successful sales team What are the 3 C’s that can help you pull more out of your team How your uniqueness and authenticity can be a game-changer How clear vision statements can keep the team aligned into achieving goals  Why transformational purpose is more meaningful than transactional purpose Why listening  to your team and genuinely caring for them is one of the most powerful drivers of success  
    Additional resources:
    Website: https://www.nigelgreen.co/  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/revenueharvest/  Get Nigel’s Book at just $5.00 USD https://www.therevenueharvest.com/  Get Nigel’s Book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Revenue-Harvest-Leaders-Almanac-Planning/dp/1734343001  Book Recommendation: Win Forever

    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

rigs1211 ,

New listener, great insights! 🌟

I recently came across this show and I have really have enjoyed the conversations and guests with the theme of “athletics of business.” Highly recommend!

ASobering ,

Entertaining, insightful, and actionable! 🔥

You’d be hard pressed to find another podcast that consistently delivers such high caliber conversations, expert advice, and actionable leadership strategies! Ed and his all star guests bring so much experience to the table, and every single episode is jam packed with useful takeaways. Highly recommend listening and subscribing!

Jon Derkits ,

One of a Kind!

They say that the best insights come from the “in-betweens”...the spaces where other insights intersect and overlap. This is exactly that type of podcast, combining insights from sports and business in relatable and actionable ways. A terrific addition to any aspiring leader’s podcast diet.

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