30 episodes

Kraig Kann, a veteran golf broadcaster and former C-Suite sports executive turned business entrepreneur, hosts the top podcast that brings you inspiring people and their inspiring success stories. How did they find their way to the top? How can their path help you do the same? As a speaker, consultant, author and leadership workshop facilitator himself, Kraig has a high energy fun chat with other top leaders and top personalities from all walks and all professions and gives his guests the platform to share untold stories about their rise up the ranks. On "Tracks to Success" you'll hear from big time names and names ready to hit the big time in a 5-star podcast you don't want to miss.

Tracks To Success Kraig Kann

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

Kraig Kann, a veteran golf broadcaster and former C-Suite sports executive turned business entrepreneur, hosts the top podcast that brings you inspiring people and their inspiring success stories. How did they find their way to the top? How can their path help you do the same? As a speaker, consultant, author and leadership workshop facilitator himself, Kraig has a high energy fun chat with other top leaders and top personalities from all walks and all professions and gives his guests the platform to share untold stories about their rise up the ranks. On "Tracks to Success" you'll hear from big time names and names ready to hit the big time in a 5-star podcast you don't want to miss.

    Niele Ivey

    Niele Ivey

    An amazing collegiate basketball star who’s jumped through hoops to reach a dream destination is the guest on this edition of Tracks To Success.
     Host Kraig Kann goes one-on-one with Niele Ivey, the boss of Notre Dame Women’s Basketball, and learns about a journey that took her to the final four, the WNBA and back to her alma mater.  But along the way was a stop coaching the top stars in the NBA that might have been her biggest break and her true impact moment.  

    Hear how a short stint with the Memphis Grizzlies and a pandemic put her in line to succeed a legend at the only school she’d dreamed of coaching career.  

    A trailblazer, a leader and a role model, Ivey tells Kann about the importance of personal legacy over professional victories,  the magnitude of her role in collegiate coaching, the pressures of the position and the job of mentoring future female leaders  in this inspiring episode of Tracks to Success.

    • 56 min
    Noah Croom

    Noah Croom

    He understands law and also order.  And he’s been a leader of both organizations and a league itself.  

    Noah Croom  is Kraig Kann’s guest in a Tracks To Success episode that centers on what it took to land in the NBA’s league office and what it takes to lead not one but two teams as well.  

    Croom has held legal counsel and also general manager roles in his years of NBA service.  He’s also been a player agent at one of the most recognized firms in the game.  His relationships with top NBA talent includes assisting players in areas of mental success - a niche he carved for himself that set him apart from others.  Noah understands the importance of brand and shares advice on building it, molding it and holding onto it. 

    Stops in Nee York, Vancouver and Minneapolis are just part of his professional basketball journey and his newest venture centers around a global build of soccer.

    So how DO you manage superstars?  What’s it like to have the keys to a city’s sports franchise?  Croom goes deep with Kann in a unique chat you don’t want to miss and shares advice for those with dreams of a role in professional sports. 

    • 53 min
    Brandel Chamblee

    Brandel Chamblee

    Polished, popular and, without question, polarizing.  And among golf’s top analysts, his personal drive to be the best is unrivaled.  

    On this edition of Tracks To Success, you’ll meet Brandel Chamblee - a PGA TOUR winner, commentator and author who’s truly found his voice in the game after years playing it at the highest level.

    Chamblee opens up with Kraig Kann, who he sat beside for nearly a decade covering golf’s biggest global events.  Uncovered are topics like childhood, a college career that created lasting memories, the importance of a Tour win and the challenge of television after a family tragedy and a torn marriage.

    Brandel addresses his fans, has words for his critics and shares the secret to his successful climb in a profession that is often unkind to even the best.  Kann pulls answers to the reason he doesn’t fraternize with players, the motivation for his books and lands the surprising answer to what might come next.

    If you watch golf and know golf, you know of Brandel Chamblee.  But not like this!  So don’t miss a special golf focused edition of Tracks To Succes!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Chris Harrison

    Chris Harrison

    It might just be the most dramatic episode of Tracks To Success we’ve ever seen!

    Chris Harrison, host of the hit ABC reality series “The Bachelor”  and  “The Bachelorette” joins Kraig Kann for a fun chat about a career journey that’s taken him on a ride he never envisioned.  From childhood in Dallas, to college in Oklahoma, to local television and onto becoming the face of a franchise that has given him fame and fortune beyond his dreams. 

    Chris and Kraig talk about the show itself, some of the most impressive bachelors and bachelorettes, while also reliving some career highlights and the break that landed him in the enviable position to travel the world and spend his time amidst people looking for love and roses.

    * Which bachelor and bachelorette have impressed him the most?  What's the perfect date for him?  Did you know he was on Who Wants To Be a Millionaire or Sabrina The Teenage Witch?  It's a tell all with Chris Harrison and it's a podcast episode you don’t want to miss!  

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Gregg Burkhalter

    Gregg Burkhalter

    It's a brand new edition of Tracks To Success with a man who's found a second career and become an industry expert on the topic of BRAND.

    Personal and professional brand expert Gregg Burkhalter joins host Kraig Kann to discuss the career path that's led him to be a sought after speaker and coach in the area of digital brand marketing and become affectionately - and respectfully - known as "The LinkedIn Guy."

    Burkhalter grew up in Georgia with the dream of a long-time career in radio broadcasting, only to find his way into a lucrative position in marketing sales.  When his company hit the skids, he was off to the races in a new career as a brand expert.  But NONE of it was a plan he'd put into motion, it just happened.

    Hear how he used his own career turn of events to turn his professional life completely around and how his network of followers has grown beyond anything he'd imagined.    

    Plus, answers to questions like: What does LInkedIn actually think about his knowledge of the platform and how to put it into motion for professional gain?  What do people least understand about building their own brand?  And what's the first thing you should do the minute you stop listening to this edition of Tracks To Success?  You'll find out!

    • 58 min
    Cole Swindell

    Cole Swindell

    He's a Grammy nominated, multi-platinum hit entertainer who sold merchandise for other stars on the way to becoming a big hit himself.

    Country music star Cole Swindell's most recent tour  is called “down to earth” which describes him as well.   He goes in depth with host Kraig Kann on topics like selling t-shirts for Luke Bryan, making tee-times with other country songwriters who love golf like he does, and the reality of life on the road - before and during COVID which has impacted his industry like nothing he's ever seen.

    Swindell talks about life growing up in rural Georgia, fraternity days in college and how songwriting  for other big artists became his ticket to making a name for himself.

    Nine number one singles… eleven number one singles as a songwriter … eight platinum singles …. numerous awards and a growing spotlight.

    You'll hear how he preps before hitting the stage, what goes into the order of his playlist at a concert, who's made the biggest impact in his life and career ... and how much he loves sports.  Plus, who would HE pay to see perform and what is the one venue he’d most like to add to his tour?

    This episode is hardly a "flatliner" ... "you should be here" and grab a listen to Kraig and Cole - you'll be a fan looking for his next big show! 

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

next rising star ,

Really useful

These pods are great. The storytelling is relevant and flows. Kraig does an awesome job of making these stories useful and not just their life recounted. I find myself taking notes during most episodes. If the mission is helping people get inspired to take action, then KK does that with thoughtful aplomb. Not to mention, the variety of guests makes this pod way more interesting than the other career pods. I recommend everyone check it out and listen.

healthy89 ,

Great Show with Guest Donna Orender

The host does a wonderful job of engaging and making the interview sound more like a conversation. Donna Orender has such a wealth of experience and interested perspective, but this episode really brought out a lot over her stories about her growth in a male dominated profession. What Donna is doing for women through her work on projects genWow really goes to the heart of those experiences because through them she is able to reach so many others navigating the world today. Thanks for having her on and for the wonderful engagement of dialogue.

Nickname 252 ,

Cracked The Podcast Code

Kraig has landed on what I think is the perfect formula: interesting and engaging guests, relevant content and right sized (time of each episode) for today’s fast-paced world. And most importantly to me, he listens more than he talks and let’s the guests tell “their” story...that is a skill that many of us lack and is the difference between a good podcast and a great podcast.

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