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Trent Clark is a serial entrepreneur and three-time Major League Baseball World Series Coach who brings his business and sports insights to interview leaders of business and sport. His guests bring their stories of overcoming adversity, sacrificing for the greater good, and finding a Way to Win.

Winners Find a Way Trent M Clark

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 35 Ratings

Trent Clark is a serial entrepreneur and three-time Major League Baseball World Series Coach who brings his business and sports insights to interview leaders of business and sport. His guests bring their stories of overcoming adversity, sacrificing for the greater good, and finding a Way to Win.

    President of CivTech Dawn Cartier | Empowering Personal Freedom

    President of CivTech Dawn Cartier | Empowering Personal Freedom

    In this episode of the Winners Find A Way Show, host Trent Clark interviews Dawn Cartier, the CEO and Founder of CivTech. Dawn discusses her journey from growing up in St. Louis to becoming an engineer and entrepreneur in Arizona. The conversation covers Dawn's professional background, challenging experiences during the 2007 economic downturn, and her strategies for building a successful company. She shares insights on resilience, innovation in business, and the importance of a strong team culture. The discussion also highlights her personal achievements and growth as a marathon runner and Ironman competitor. 

      

    00:00 Welcome to the Winners Find A Way Show 

    00:38 Meet Dawn Cartier: CEO of CivTech 

    01:39 Dawn's Early Career and Family Life 

    03:30 The Challenges of Parenting and Entrepreneurship 

    07:37 Dawn's Athletic Journey and Discipline 

    13:13 Overcoming Economic Downturns 

    16:29 Navigating Financial Challenges 

    16:58 Discovering New Niches 

    17:58 Government Projects and Eminent Domain 

    22:08 The Importance of Marketing and Sales 

    25:10 Building a Strong Company Culture 

    29:36 Leadership and Process Improvement 

    34:48 Advice for Facing Adversity 

     

    Connect with Dawn: 

    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dawn-cartier-4ab0487/ 

    Website: https://www.civtech.com/ 

     

    Grab a copy of our Book “Leading Winning Teams” 

    Here: https://bit.ly/4cVWy2t 

    Connect with Trent M Clark 

    Book your 15-minute FREE consultation  

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    A gift for you! Download Here 

      

    Book is now available in Pre-Sell!  "Leading Winning Teams" 

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    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast for more inspiring interviews and valuable insights. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review and share it with your network. Together, we can unlock success!  

      

      

    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the host and guest and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any organization. 

     

    • 37 min
    Founder of GDA Speakers Gail Davis

    Founder of GDA Speakers Gail Davis

    In this episode of the Winner's Find a Way Show, Trent Clark, CEO of Leadershipity and a seasoned professional in coaching and entrepreneurship, hosts Gail Davis, founder of GDA Speakers. They discuss Gail's 25-year journey in the speaking industry, including challenges such as the 2020 pandemic and her early beginnings with GDA Speakers. Gail shares insights on the importance of relationships, continuous improvement, financial discipline, and how she has transformed her leadership style. She also emphasizes the significance of industry support networks like EO and IASB in navigating difficult times. Gail highlights the transformational power of speakers like Brene Brown and the importance of transparency and metrics in business operations. The episode is a rich dialogue on resilience, leadership, and the quest for improvement in both personal and professional realms. 

     

     Key takeaways 

    Financial Discipline and Business Strategy 

    Shifting Mindsets and Leadership 

    Embracing Brutal Honesty in Leadership 

    Client Engagement and Continuous Improvement 

    Navigating Business Challenges and Seeking Inspiration 

    The Power of Peer Support and Industry Connections 

     

    Connect with Gail Davis 

    https://www.facebook.com/GDAspeakers 
    https://www.instagram.com/gdaspeakers/ 
    https://twitter.com/GDASpeakers 
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/gda-speakers  

     

    Grab a copy of our Book “Leading Winning Teams” 

    Here: https://bit.ly/4cVWy2t 
     
     
    Connect with Trent M Clark 

    Book your 15-minute FREE consultation  

    Subscribe to our Newsletter  

     

    A gift for you! Download Here 

     
     

    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast for more inspiring interviews and valuable insights. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review and share it with your network. Together, we can unlock success!  

      

     

    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the host and guest and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any organization. 

     


     
     

    • 51 min
    Kindness Wins: An Interview with Tom Coverly

    Kindness Wins: An Interview with Tom Coverly

    Winners Find a Way features entrepreneur Tom Coverly. He discusses his journey from youth pastor to viral video and book success. Coverly shares how his daughter's videos led to their candy business.  

    Coverly recounts a funny mistaken arrest by the Secret Service. As a former youth pastor, he emphasizes using humor discussing tough issues with students. Coverly and host Trent Clark stress facing challenges with empathy, gratitude and supporting others. Listeners learn strategies for overcoming adversity from Coverly's inspiring story. 

    Overall, the episode provided insights into Tom Coverly's inspiring journey and approach to public speaking, as well as advice for facing life's challenges through humor, self-respect, and kindness toward others. 

     

    Three Key Lessons from Tom Coverly's Story: 

    Embrace the Unexpected: Coverly found success after a viral video from his daughter led to unexpected opportunities in business and media. Life's twists can open new doors. 

    Use Humor to Connect: Coverly expertly discusses serious issues through laughter, building rapport to then tackle tough topics. Humor is a disarming yet effective tool.  

    Focus on Reality, Not Illusions: Coverly overcame self-doubt by concentrating on the truths of his abilities rather than perceived limitations. We can all persevere by rejecting lies and embracing our inherent worth. 

     

     

    Find Tom Coverly at tomcoverly.com 
     
    Visit our website at Leadershipity.com
    Grab a copy of your book HERE
     
     

    • 56 min
    The Secrets to Success in Direct Mail Marketing with Mike Gunderson

    The Secrets to Success in Direct Mail Marketing with Mike Gunderson

    Trent Clark sits down with Mike Gunderson, the visionary CEO of Gunderson Direct. As the driving force behind one of the most respected direct mail marketing firms since 2003, Gunderson has navigated the ever-evolving landscape of marketing to maintain a stronghold in the industry. Despite the digital revolution, Gunderson Direct has continued to thrive, partnering with major brands like Square, SoFi, PayPal, and Wells Fargo. 
     

    Join us as Mike Gunderson shares his entrepreneurial journey, detailing the strategies and resilience needed to succeed in the competitive world of direct mail marketing. Discover how Gunderson Direct has adapted to market changes and client needs, and learn from Mike's experiences with high-profile clients. This episode offers valuable insights into the importance of choosing the right partners and team members, the benefits of a solid business operating system, and the critical role data plays in making informed decisions. 
     

    Beyond the boardroom, Mike reveals his unique passion for antique Swiss music boxes, highlighting the importance of personal interests in maintaining a balanced life. He also reflects on the power of mentorship and the significance of setting and achieving goals. Whether you're a seasoned entrepreneur or just starting out, Mike's story is sure to inspire and provide practical tips for building a resilient and adaptable business. 
     

    Key Points: 

    The Importance of Adaptability in Business: Mike discusses how flexibility and a willingness to pivot are essential for long-term success. 

    Choosing the Right Partners and Team Members: Learn why having a strong, cohesive team is crucial for navigating challenges and seizing opportunities. 

    The Benefits of a Business Operating System: Discover how a structured approach can streamline operations and drive growth. 

    The Role of Data in Decision-Making: Understand the importance of leveraging data to make informed business choices. 
     

    Tune in to this episode of 'Winners Find a Way' to hear from a leader who has survived and thrived in the challenging world of direct mail marketing. Whether you're looking to gain insights into the marketing industry or seeking inspiration for your own entrepreneurial journey, this conversation with Mike Gunderson is one you won't want to miss. 

     
    To learn more about Mike Gunderson

    LinkedIn 
    Website: https://gundir.com/

     

    Connect with Trent M Clark 

    Book your 15-minute FREE consultation  

    Subscribe to our Newsletter  

     

     

    A gift for you! Download Here 

      

    Book is now available in Pre-Sell!  "Leading Winning Teams" 

    Get your copy now!  

     Amazon and in Barnes & Noble    

     

    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast for more inspiring interviews and valuable insights. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review and share it with your network. Together, we can unlock success!  

      

      

    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the host and guest and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any organization. 

    • 41 min
    Strategies from Bloom Growth’s Co-Founder, Todd Smart

    Strategies from Bloom Growth’s Co-Founder, Todd Smart

    In this episode of the Winner's Find a Way Show, host Trent Clark, CEO of Leadershipity Serial Entrepreneur, welcomes Todd Smart, co-founder of Bloom Growth Software and a top facilitator in the Entrepreneur and Young Presidents Organizations. The discussion spans Todd’s extensive experience in professional coaching, the value of prioritization, and personal and professional growth. Todd shares insights from his 30+ years as an entrepreneur, emphasizing humility, leveraging strengths, and building solid processes for sustainable success. Viewers gain perspectives on overcoming failure, relationship-focused leadership's significance, and proven systems' vital role in business expansion. The episode underscores the importance of learning from experiences and collaborating with others for continuous progress. 

      

    00:00 Welcome to the Winner's Find a Way Show 

    00:39 Meet Todd Smart: Entrepreneur and World Traveler 

    02:19 The Journey of Personal and Professional Growth 

    03:52 Embracing Failure and Focusing on Strengths 

    08:56 The Power of Humility and Teamwork 

    17:20 Overcoming Ego and Learning from Failure 

    27:01 Understanding Brain Chemistry and Empathy 

    29:05 The Impact of Judgment and Ego 

    30:04 Introduction to Bloom Growth System 

    30:46 The Importance of Prioritization and Simplification 

    32:37 Servant Leadership and Abundance Mentality 

    35:37 Building Sustainable Success Through Processes 

    41:18 Leveraging Team Strengths for Success 

    44:09 The Role of Leadership in Organizational Growth 

    53:02 Final Thoughts and Closing Remarks 


     

    To learn more about Todd Smart 

    LinkedIn 

     

    Connect with Trent M Clark 

    Book your 15-minute FREE consultation  

    Subscribe to our Newsletter  

     

     

    A gift for you! Download Here 

      

    Book is now available in Pre-Sell!  "Leading Winning Teams" 

    Get your copy now!  

     Amazon and in Barnes & Noble    

     

    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast for more inspiring interviews and valuable insights. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review and share it with your network. Together, we can unlock success!  

      

      

    Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the host and guest and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any organization. 

     

    • 56 min
    Winning On and Off the Field: Amobi Okugo's Story

    Winning On and Off the Field: Amobi Okugo's Story

    In this episode of the 'Winner's Find a Way' show, host Trent Clark, CEO of Leadershipity and author of 'Leading Winning Teams,' interviews Amobi Okugo, a professional soccer player turned entrepreneur. They discuss Amobi's career in MLS, his entrepreneurial venture Serve Consulting aimed at helping athletes transition into business, and the importance of structuring time and resources for personal development. Amobi shares insights on his first-generation Nigerian American upbringing, the value of education, navigating free agency, and the significance of resilience and discipline in both sports and business. The episode also touches on the challenges of professional life, the role of leadership, and the continuous pursuit of growth and success. 
     
    Connect with Amobi: www.amobiokugo.com
     
    Connect with Trent M Clark 

    Book your 15-minute FREE consultation  

    Subscribe to our Newsletter  

     

     

    A gift for you! Download Here 

      

    Book is now available in Pre-Sell!  "Leading Winning Teams" 

    Get your copy now!  

     Amazon and in Barnes & Noble    

     

    Be sure to subscribe to our podcast for more inspiring interviews and valuable insights. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave us a review and share it with your network. Together, we can unlock success! 

     

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

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On point!

Great podcast with a stellar lineup of pros!

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Real Talk

Real talk from a real professional. Dialed in for how winners don’t make excuses, but rather find a way. This is not just good listening it’s great learning.

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A real discussion that inspires

I loved the real discussion and the practical, real-life topic of the show with Kim Hamer very much. Trent and Kim did a great job talking about grief, but also bringing some lightness to the topic. There were great nuggets of awareness in this episode.

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