18 episodes

Join Drs. Karl Kozlowski and Shawn O'Rourke on an adventure in leadership, mentorship, sports administration, and exercise science. The Docs welcome guests from a variety of backgrounds to discuss how they have been influenced to get where they are and what kind of influence do they hope to have on others following in their path.

The K.O. Influencers Podcast Karl Kozlowski & Shawn O'Rourke

    • Sports
    • 4.9, 9 Ratings

Join Drs. Karl Kozlowski and Shawn O'Rourke on an adventure in leadership, mentorship, sports administration, and exercise science. The Docs welcome guests from a variety of backgrounds to discuss how they have been influenced to get where they are and what kind of influence do they hope to have on others following in their path.

    Episode 18 - On the Murder of George Floyd and Leading Change

    Episode 18 - On the Murder of George Floyd and Leading Change

    In the wake of the murder of George Floyd, Dr. O. and Dr. K. engage in a serious, personal, and professional discussion of what it might take to move forward during this time of civil unrest and what we can do individually to make a difference at a local level.

    • 40 min
    Episode 17 - Clancy Seymour

    Episode 17 - Clancy Seymour

    We speak with our first repeat guest! Just when you thought it was safe, Dr. Clancy Seymour rides again! As Dr. Seymour relays, "excellence is a journey, not a destination!" Learn about his journey from rugby to playing Division I college hockey; from the Dean's office to admissions, coaching the Ice Griffs, faculty member, President of a professional organizationand the #naturalhattrick. Learn how physical education has changed and the importance of passion, experience and reflection to success. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Episode 16 - The G-League Advantage

    Episode 16 - The G-League Advantage

    What would you do if at 18 years old you were offered $500K, on the job training from experts in your hopeful field, and a college scholarship? This NBA G-League experiment is paying dividends, especially in light of the global pandemic.  The signing of two 5-star HS hoops recruits, including the #1 recruit, to the G-League is flashing before the NCAA's eyes.  Better get moving y'all, the sports world is changing!

    • 22 min
    Episode 15 - COVID-19 & College Athletics

    Episode 15 - COVID-19 & College Athletics

    Join Drs. O'Rourke and Kozlowski on a timely and socially distant international discussion about how the COVID-19 Pandemic is impacting college sport.  From the cancellation of seasons & championships, to the financial & student athlete eligibility waves that are being felt across college athletic programs big and small.  What we are seeing is an evolving domino effect with no end in sight.  Stay tuned for more to come!

    • 24 min
    Episode 14 - Fatima Rodriguez Johnson

    Episode 14 - Fatima Rodriguez Johnson

    A first generation college student who was a product of the Buffalo Public School System, Fatima Rodriguez Johnson is Assoc. Dean for Diversity & Inclusion at Canisius College.  We discuss the culture shock of moving away from a diverse upbringing, to both affluent and rural college towns in New York and finally her return to Canisius on Buffalo's East Side.  Fatima discusses the changes in Higher Education she has witnessed and her sage advice to recognize when you need to get out of your own way.

    • 52 min
    Episode 13 - BFD Capt. Sean Eagen

    Episode 13 - BFD Capt. Sean Eagen

    Mr. February himself, Buffalo Fire Dept. Capt. Sean Eagen @seaneagen of the Ladder 7 "Roof Rats". Hear about life lessons and how "the process is part of the test" of life.  Eagen discusses the importance of developing a circle of influence and how virtual groups can extend the scope of your profession.  The Master of Old Sayings has a ton to add including the value of your outside people, the benefit of reaching out and the power of accountability.  Ask yourself, do you know who you're influencing?

    • 1 hr 10 min

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