C-10 Podcast

C-10 Podcast: Jen Fescoe-Jim Unruh, Ep. 132

This week you’re going to be hearing from two of the mentors in our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program: Jen Fescoe and Jim Unruh. (Technically, you’re hearing from three C-10 mentors as Al Wallace, a longtime Kansas City sportscaster, leads the discussion.) This was recorded on Wednesday night, September 6th, in front of our students and mentors at Music Theater Heritage inside Crown Center here in Kansas City. We actually recorded four interviews that night, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Shelli Vaughan, Ep. 131

This week we’re chatting with Shelli Vaughan, the longtime and extremely successful dance team coach at Notre Dame de Sion High School here in the Kansas City area. Now, why are we talking with a high school dance coach on a podcast that mainly features business leaders and talks about leadership and mentoring? Well, as you may know, since 2017 we’ve had a program in partnership with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Al Wallace, Ep. 130

This week on the C-10 Podcast we’re chatting about mentoring with long-time sports anchor, Al Wallace. Al joined the sports department at WDAF-TV/FOX 4 in Kansas City in May 1985, and spent 33 years at the station. His broadcasting roots started in 1978, when he began working in production at KAMC-TV in Lubbock, Texas, where he eventually became sports director. He has also been weekend sports anchor and executive sports producer for KXAS-TV in Dallas, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Brandy Burch, Ep. 129

This week we’re talking with Brandy Burch, a co-founder and the CEO of Benefitbay, a company that works with other companies and ICHRA  — Individual Coverage Health Reimbursement Arrangement, which is a health insurance solution for a company to offer its employees. Brandy started her professional career in the Kansas City area, including two years with Visit KC. But she’s had an interesting journey — at least certainly not a straight line. She graduated from … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jerry Weaver, Ep. 128

When you were young, did you ever dream of staying up all night during the summer to play your favorite sport or game? For many, especially in the summer, it was baseball. Well, this week we’re talking about that dream of playing all night as we talk about an idea of an “Endless Game.” But it’s not a bunch of 12-year-olds who’ve hatched this idea. No, it’s a group of, well, middle-aged (or slightly beyond) … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore-One Good Thing, Ep. 127

Periodically on this podcast since February, we’ve been introducing you folks who have turned doing “one good thing” into life-changing experiences and moments for people in the Kansas City community (and beyond). The series is part of the new book, titled “One Good Thing,” that was co-authored by CYITML Founder/Board President Dayton Moore, CYITML Executive Director and host of the C-10 Podcast Matt Fulks, and Ray Jarrett, the Executive Director of Unite KC. (You can … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Becky Browne, Ep. 126

This week we’re chatting with Becky Browne, the Senior Vice President of Human Resources for Lockton Affinity, a subsidiary of Lockton Companies. Lockton Affinity is an insurance brokerage firm working with affinity groups, nonprofits, associations and franchises. Becky has been with Lockton since 2001, first as a recruiter and then VP of HR with Lockton Affinity and then about a year ago, Senior Vice President of HR. Incidentally, Lockton Affinity started in 1987, making it … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep. 125

As we talk with CYITML Founder and Executive Chairman Dayton Moore regularly throughout this year, we’re chatting this week about the recent CYITML Baseball Camp — and how a tragedy turned into this camp nine years ago. And, of course, we talk baseball, including the Texas Rangers’ draft, the evolution of pitchers and much more.   LINKS: For more information about the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program for high school students, visit our website. To make … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dave Youker, Ep. 124

This week we’re chatting with Dave Youker, the swimming & diving coach at Olathe East High School here in the Kansas City area. Now, why are we talking with a high school swimming and diving coach on a podcast that mainly features business leaders and talks about leadership and mentoring? Well, as you may know, since 2017 we’ve had a program in partnership with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City and the Kansas … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jonathan Jones, Ep. 123

This week on the C-10 Podcast we’re talking with Jonathan Jones, the Cultural Conversation Leader at DEMDACO. What does a Cultural Conversation Leader do? And just what is DEMDACO? We’ll find that out momentarily. Jonathan has been with DEMDACO since September 2006. He joined the company to help its leaders focus on their mission and culture. As part of that, in full disclosure, DEMDACO — thanks to Jonathan — has been a sponsor at our … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Michael Loney, Ep. 122

This week on the C-10 Podcast, we’re featuring a “One Good Thing” chat with Michael Loney, the founder of Freedom Hoops, a basketball ministry in the urban core of Kansas City. Michael founded Freedom Hoops in 2014 alongside friend and mentor Kevin Kacy of Freedom Fire. Throughout his career, basketball seemed to promise fulfillment but God used basketball to teach Michael to solely boast in Christ. He has a passion to follow Christ, romance his … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep. 121

As we hit summer this week, it’s a great time for baseball camp. And it’s a great time to pick up our bimonthly chat with C You In The Major Leagues Founder and Executive Chair Dayton Moore. This was recorded during our ninth annual C You In The Major Leagues Baseball Camp at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. This week we chat with Dayton about his old friend Rusty Kuntz, who was … Read more

C-10 Podcast: C-10 Seniors, Ep. 120

As you might’ve seen in the title, this is episode 120. It’s going to be a little different from most episodes, but it’s an exciting one for us. See, on May 31st, we closed our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership school year with our annual salute to the seniors. This year, in addition to the normal pomp and circumstance, we asked each senior to deliver a 2-5 minute speech on one of our 10 C words. Each … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Toby Cook, Ep. 119

If you’re a long-time Kansas Citian, you likely recognize the name Toby Cook. He spent more than 14 years with the Kansas City Royals as the Vice President of Publicity. Before that, he was an anchor for eight years on Fox4 in Kansas City. In the spring of 2021, he had a job pivot — in his early 50s — when he left the Royals and became the Director of Public Relations for the University … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mary Esselman, Ep. 118

This week we’re joined by Mary Esselman, the President and CEO of Operation Breakthrough here in Kansas City. Mary has an interesting background in education, starting as a teacher in a prison before focusing on children from under-resourced areas. She taught in the Kansas City area, moved to Detroit, and then came back to KC to begin working at Operation Breakthrough. (If you’re not familiar, Operation Breakthrough, which started in 1971, provides a safe, loving … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ryan Watson, Ep. 117

  This week on the C-10 Podcast we’re chatting with Ryan Watson, a one-on-one mentor in the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program. Ryan is finishing his second year in the program. As his student Korey heads to college in the fall, Ryan is eager to get his next student. Ryan grew up in the Kansas City area, graduated from Rockhurst High School and then Kansas State University. Incidentally, he is the nephew of award-winning jazz … Read more

C-10 Podcast: C-10 Seniors, Ep. 116

  One of our favorite nights on the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program calendar happened recently. It’s when we invite the next year’s cohort of students to come to a session and see what C-10’s about. As part of that, we interview the current seniors to see what they’ve taken from their two to four years in the program. So, this week you’re meet and hear from five of this year’s seven seniors: Alissa from … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mandy Shoemaker, Ep. 115

For those who’ve met her in the last 10 years or so, Mandy Shoemaker is an entrepreneur. And rightly so. In 2013, she and her sister-in-law Michala Gibson founded Prairie Elder Care, which provides residential care in a unique setting for people living with Alzheimer’s and dementia. And then last year they launched Connectivities, a subscription-based service that provides boxes of supplies for activities to help build connections for families and other caregivers for people … Read more