41 episodes

Welcome to The Tomasz Show, a podcast hosted by Tomasz Kwiatkowski, Director of Business Development at projekt202, a connector, content creator, and speaker. On this podcast, you will find interviews with community leaders, executives, and influencers who generously share their inspiring stories as well as many personal and professional growth pillars that helped them to get where they are today. Tomasz has been fortunate to develop relationships with many inspirational people on the daily basis on his journey as a 1st generation immigrant and documents that journey for the benefit of the next generation. Enjoy the show!

The Tomasz Show Tomasz Kwiatkowski

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

Welcome to The Tomasz Show, a podcast hosted by Tomasz Kwiatkowski, Director of Business Development at projekt202, a connector, content creator, and speaker. On this podcast, you will find interviews with community leaders, executives, and influencers who generously share their inspiring stories as well as many personal and professional growth pillars that helped them to get where they are today. Tomasz has been fortunate to develop relationships with many inspirational people on the daily basis on his journey as a 1st generation immigrant and documents that journey for the benefit of the next generation. Enjoy the show!

    Philip Farmer - On Coaching Bryan Brothers & Life On and Off the Tennis Court | Tennis Coach | Former D1 Athlete | Keynote Speaker

    Philip Farmer - On Coaching Bryan Brothers & Life On and Off the Tennis Court | Tennis Coach | Former D1 Athlete | Keynote Speaker

    Philip Farmer is a dear family friend of many years. I love his energy and light-hearted spirit. He played Division 1 tennis at Oklahoma University and after graduation, quickly identified his gift for coaching. Under his leadership, former #1 World Ranked Bryan Brothers (2003-2005, 2017) won 4 Grand Slam titles and advanced to 4 Grand Slam Finals. In addition, he trained former #1 Corina Morariu (2002) to reach 2 Grand Slam Titles. Today, he is a public speaker promoting mental toughness and strategy.
    Connect with Phil HERE.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Ineyes Wright - An Artistic Look Into Self-Care | Author | Photographer | Fashionista

    Ineyes Wright - An Artistic Look Into Self-Care | Author | Photographer | Fashionista

    Ineyes Wright got her BFA education from the Art Institute of Dallas. 2 years after she landed her 1st corporate job as a Junior CAD artist, she was laid off along with many others wondering what to do next. Soon after, was introduced to a Steve Harvey's challenge to write down 500 things that she would like to accomplish in life. In addition to crossing things off her list, she decided to create her own fashion line, become a photographer & write a book - Take It Off: An Artistic Look Into Self-Care!
     
    Connect with Ineyes HERE.

    • 49 min
    Bryan Griffin - The Tennis Player Turned Social Media Marketer and Fashion Insider | Former Professional Tennis Player | GQ Insider | Social Media Influencer

    Bryan Griffin - The Tennis Player Turned Social Media Marketer and Fashion Insider | Former Professional Tennis Player | GQ Insider | Social Media Influencer

    Bryan Griffin is originally from Columbus, OH and graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2011. Yes, he is yet another fellow Mustang! Bryan is an expert in digital content creation, personal branding, fashion, and lifestyle content production. Featured in multiple leading US and British fashion publications, he has been commissioned by brands such as GQ, Mr. Porter, Christian Louboutin, Macy’s, Samsung, Swatch, Pernod Ricard Spirits, and VF Corporation. I am excited to share his story with you all!
    Connect with Bryan HERE.

    • 54 min
    Robert Nyakundi - The Life After Basketball | Former Professional Basketball Player | SMU Alum | Physical Therapist

    Robert Nyakundi - The Life After Basketball | Former Professional Basketball Player | SMU Alum | Physical Therapist

    Robert and I go back to 2007. We were basketball teammates at SMU in Dallas, TX. He is like a brother from another mother to me. He has been to my home country of Poland, we traveled to Africa together. We were fortunate to create countless memories and have stories to share for a lifetime. In this episode, Robert provides a lot of insights from his basketball career in Europe and his goal to become a licensed physical therapist in the nearest future. I am super pumped to share this with you. Cheers.

    • 58 min
    Kelvin Beachum - It's Bigger than Football | NFL Professional Football Player | Philanthropist | Investor

    Kelvin Beachum - It's Bigger than Football | NFL Professional Football Player | Philanthropist | Investor

    Kelvin Beachum, a Mexia Texas native, graduated from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in 2010 with a BA in Economics and a minor in Sports Management. In 2012, he completed a Master of Liberal Studies in Organizational Dynamics and delivered the commencement address for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development. Beachum was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2012 where he served as the starting left tackle until suffering a torn ACL during the 2016 season. He signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in March 2016 and started at left tackle during the 2016 season. Beachum signed with the New York Jets in 2017 and just completed his third season as the starting left tackle for the team.
    In addition to his commitments with the NFL, Beachum is known for his dedication to ending hunger by working directly with hunger advocacy groups like Bread for the World and World Vision, and supporting community food banks across America. He also sits on the Entertainment Council for Feeding America. Beachum sits on the Executive Board for the Simmons School of Education and Human Development and the Lyle School of Engineering at SMU. He is an alternate union rep for the NFLPA and a member of the NFLPA Brand Ambassador Program. In December 2016, it was announced that Beachum was a member of the advisory board for the OneTeam Collective, a groundbreaking, athlete-driven business accelerator for innovative companies seeking to incorporate sports strategies to drive growth. He is also a founding member of the NFL Players Coalition. Beachum sits on the Brookings Council and joined the Donors Choose Advisory Board in December 2019.
    Beachum is committed to helping young people, especially minority and disadvantaged youth, develop the habits and skills for success. He has a special focus on encouraging minority youth to engage in STEM-centric disciplines and STEM careers, especially in robotics, computer programming, and coding. In addition, Beachum is a professional speaker in both the university and corporate markets. With outstanding interactive programs in Effective Leadership and Diversity/Inclusion, Beachum does both training programs and keynotes that powerfully engage audiences. Beachum is an active investor, focusing mainly on the technology ecosystem.  
    A man of strong faith, Beachum is devoted to glorifying God in everything he does and uses his time and influence to encourage others, especially young people, by advocating education, faithful devotion, and being of service to others. Beachum resides in Arizona with his wife, Jessica, and their three children.
    Connect with Kelvin HERE.

    • 44 min
    Byron Sanders - Facilitating a Creative Path for Kids | CEO, Big Thought | Community Advocate | Presidential Scholar

    Byron Sanders - Facilitating a Creative Path for Kids | CEO, Big Thought | Community Advocate | Presidential Scholar

    Byron Sanders is a committed advocate for education, economic
    development, and creating equitable communities throughout
    Dallas, Texas. As the President and CEO of Big Thought, he works
    each day to explore innovative ways to narrow the opportunity gap
    for children. Big Thought connects people and organizations to
    prepare youth and children in under-resourced communities for tomorrow’s creative economy through quality in-school, after-
    school and community-partnership experiences. Byron has worked with Big Thought in various capacities since 2008, as a supporter, volunteer, advisor, partner, and most recently, board member.
    Byron is a recipient of 2014 Dallas Business Journal’s Minority
    Business Leaders and it's 2012 40 Under 40 awards. He has also been recognized as a Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau BIG Influencer, in Who’s Who in Black Dallas, Dallas Foundation Good Works Under 40, and as a TEDx speaker. In 2017, he was named a Presidential Leadership Scholar by the program led by the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush, and Lyndon B. Johnson. Most recently he received the Parkland Foundation's Community First Award.
    Byron’s professional expertise spans the fields of banking, education, philanthropy, and entrepreneurism. Prior to Big Thought, Byron served as Vice President for U.S. Trust, the private bank of Bank of America, where he connected high net worth individuals and institutions to solutions that accomplish their financial goals. He is the former Executive Director of the Dallas Education Foundation, where he built and cultivated philanthropic, corporate, and community relationships to support initiatives benefitting the students of Dallas Independent School District. He also served as Vice President of Group Excellence, a mentoring and tutoring organization serving at-risk K-12 public school  students. During his tenure, Group Excellence was named the country’s fifth fastest growing education company in Inc. Magazine's 2011 Inc. 500 list.
    Byron believes that one’s purpose and mission cannot be fulfilled without being actively engaged in the community. He is a member of many high-impact boards, such as United Way’s Community Impact Council, Social Venture Partners Dallas, CitySquare, ChildCareGroup, KIPP DFW, and the Mayor’s Star Council. He is also a member of Dallas Assembly, Leadership Dallas ’13, Leadership ISD ‘12, Latino Center for Leadership Development Fellows, and several other service engagements.
    A graduate of the University of Tulsa with a BSBA in Marketing, Byron’s first love is spending time with his wife Celeste and his two young children.

    • 54 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

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Engaging and informative.

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The Tomasz Show is where it’s at!

Tomasz is engaging, charming, and the best networker out there! His podcast is always relevant and beneficial to anyone’s personal and business development. Tomasz draws the best in the business for his shows and his interviews are sure to please! Subscribe... listen... and be better because of it!

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Inspiring

Tomasz has such an incredible story and pulls great practical questions during the interview. This show is very insightful to those in business and entrepreneurship. I love the variety of people he brings on the show with all different view points to expand your thinking and self development. You get to hear from individuals who have made an impact in their field and community which is such a great wake up call that anything is possible and this provides the tools and right dialogue to do so!

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