Leadership

C-10 Podcast: Ryana Parks-Shaw, Ep. 146

On this episode of the C-10 Podcast, we’re chatting with Ryana Parks-Shaw, the Mayor Pro Tem in Kansas City, Mo. She began serving her first term as council woman in the 5th District in August 2019. She has lived in the 5th district with her family for more than 22 years. Mayor Quinton Lucas appointed Ryana Mayor Pro Tem of Kansas City in August 2023. She also serves as the Chair of the Neighborhood Planning … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep 143

This is Episode 143 of the podcast, and we’re chatting with Dayton Moore, C You In The Major Leagues’ Founder and Board President. Dayton talks about Christmas memories and movies, some “Hot Stove” talk, the Texas Rangers’ World Series victory, and so much more. LINKS: For more information about the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program for high school students, visit our website. To make a year-end financial gift — that’ll be DOUBLED — to give students … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Chris Davenport, Ep. 142

This is Episode 142 of the podcast, and we’re chatting with a great storyteller and filmmaker, who happened to start a conference to help folks in the nonprofit world get better at their jobs. In short, Chris Davenport is a storyteller by heart. He’s had a career in Hollywood and doing documentaries, but he’s making his biggest impact working with nonprofits — working with organizations on videos of need and impact, and with a concept … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Reggie Morris, Ep. 139

This week we’re chatting with Reggie Morris, the boy’s basketball coach at Raytown South High School, and one of this year’s Blue KC Coaches with Character honorees. What is the Blue KC Coaches with Character program? Since 2017, CYITML has partnered with Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Kansas City and the Kansas City Royals for a program called Coaches with Character. Each year we recognize six coaches who are making Kansas City a better … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jessalyn Kincaid, Ep. 137

  This week we’re chatting with Jessalyn Kincaid, who’s made a name for herself during the past two decades as an actor in numerous theater performances in Kansas City and beyond. Jessalyn is the Audience and Donor Relations Manager at Music Theater Heritage, a job she’s held for about three months. Before that, going back to 2016, she was MTH’s Manager of Artistic Operations. But she’s also a director, producer, former event coordinator…and former waitress, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Chris Giuliani, Ep. 136

This week we’re chatting with Chris Giuliani, the CEO of Spring Venture Group, a national insurance company based in Kansas City that focuses largely on Medicare. Chris Giuliani joined Spring Venture Group in 2011 as Executive Vice President, and was promoted to CEO in 2012. Shortly after that, in 2014, he was selected for Ingram magazine’s “40 Under 40” list. Under Chris’ leadership, Spring Venture Group grew from 27 employees in 2012 to more than … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep. 135

This week we’re chatting with C You In The Major Leagues founder and board president Dayton Moore. We discuss the one-year anniversary of the Kansas City Royals firing him, Ned Yost’s Royals Hall of Fame induction, the importance of coaches, and why teams like the Royals can take five out of six games from the Houston Astros, while the Texas Rangers struggle with the Astros. All of that and much more.   LINKS: For more … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Tim Kennedy, Ep. 134

This week we’re chatting with Tim Kennedy, the longtime and extremely successful baseball coach at Bishop Miege and Blue Valley High School here in the Kansas City area. Now, why are we talking with a high school baseball 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: 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: 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: 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: 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