Leadership

C-10 Podcast: China McCarney, Ep. 95

  As we do once a month or so, the C-10 Podcast features a conversation that took place in front of our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership students and mentors. And that’s what we’re doing this week. On this episode, we are joined by the Vice President of Jaeger Sports, China McCarney. Jaegers Sports is known around the world as a leader in athletic stretch bands known as J-Bands. Jaeger Sports specialize in arm health, arm … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dan Britton, Ep. 94

  What does CARE look like in leadership. This week you’ll get a sense of a leader with CARE as we chat with Dan Britton, the Chief Field Officer for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Britton has been on staff since 1990, serving first as field staff in Northern Virginia for 13 years before moving to Kansas City to join the executive leadership team. As Chief Field Officer, Britton travels extensively around the world to … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dan Deeble, Ep. 92

  Have you gone through a career change, perhaps by your own choosing, as we saw coming out of Covid, or by a company downsizing? As a leader, have you ever felt stuck? Felt as if your leadership can be better, but you’re not sure how to get to that next level? This episode’s guest can help. Early in his career, Dan Deeble was the Marketing Director for McDonald’s of Santa Barbara. He had a … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Sly James, Ep. 90

As we do from time to time — as this podcast was designed — we are featuring an interview that was done in front of our C-10 students and mentors. This interview was done just a few hours ago…on Wednesday night, September 14th, in the Crown Club at Kauffman Stadium. It features a conversation with former Kansas City, Missouri, mayor Sly James. Sly James has worn many hats over the years – lead singer in … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dave Heller, Ep. 89

  Typically with this podcast, we focus on leaders and great mentors in Kansas City, or formerly of this community. Well, this week we’re going outside of the area, but it’s someone with ties here. Of sorts. This week we’re joined by Dave Heller, the owner of the Royals’ high-A affiliate, the Quad Cities River Bandits. He and his group, Main Street Baseball, have owned multiple minor-league teams. So we’ll talk a little baseball. Dave … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Paul Talley, Wilderness Trek, Ep. 87

This week we’re chatting with Paul Talley, the Executive Director of Wilderness Trek in New Mexico, where nine C-10 students and four mentors are going to be spending a week on an immersive leadership hiking/camping trip. About 20 years ago, Talley was the youth minister at the Overland Park Church of Christ. That’s where he and C-10 Podcast host Matt Fulks met and became fast friends. That gig in the Kansas City area sandwiched one … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mentors, Ep. 86

  After spending time with a few of our C-10 seniors in the previous episode, we wanted to give you a chance to hear from four of the mentors in the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program. During one of our sessions in April, when a guest speaker had to postpone because of a family emergency, we called on these four mentors to talk on the stage in front of all of the students and other … Read more

C-10 Podcast: C-10 Seniors, Ep. 85

As we come to end of the 2021-22 school year, we wanted to give you a chance to hear from the seniors in our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program. So, during one of our sessions in May, we invited next year’s cohort, along with all other current C-10 students to hear interviews with our current seniors. That’s turned into this episode. You’re going to hear from four of our six seniors — Sidney, Jameson, Naomi … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Larry Holley, Ep. 84

This is the 84th episode of the C-10 Podcast. Our first episode was about two years and a week ago, on May 14, 2020. Well, this week we’re doing something we’ve not done before in the previous 83 episodes covering two years and a week. We are going to replay an interview that we originally posted in December 2020 — episode 32 to be exact. It may seem odd, considering you could go through our … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Lt. Col. Jacob Jones, Ep. 83

  This week’s guest is Marine pilot Lt. Col. Jacob Jones, who works with one of our C-10 mentors, Alan Epps….so you might hear a reference to Alan. Upon graduation from the University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth and after two deployments as a reservist, Lt. Col. Jones was commissioned through the Officer Candidate Course in August 2004. During his career in the Marines, he’s been a pilot and an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. He was involved … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Denny Matthews, Ep. 82

  Denny Matthews has been the one consistent radio voice with the Kansas City Royals since their first year, 1969. For his first few years in the booth, Matthews, who grew up in central Illinois, worked with the legendary Buddy Blattner. When Blattner retired in 1974, Matthews became the “voice” of the Royals and has been the Royals’ top broadcaster ever since. From 1974 through the 1998 season – a stretch that includes some of … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jenny Housley, Ep. 81

This week’s “C” word is Competitor. In the C You In The Major Leagues vernacular, Competitor means someone who has a desire and ability to compete, has high expectations, is tough minded, and brings out the best in those around him or her. And this week’s guest certainly fits that.  Jenny Housley is the Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Blue KC. She oversees the Medicare, Small Group, Mid-Market and Large Group sales … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Phil Mahre, Ep. 80

  This month’s “C” word, Confidence, and this week’s guest go hand in hand. As a gold medalist and former professional athlete in a sport where the difference between winning and losing can be less than one-tenth of a second, confidence has to be there. In the C You In The Major Leagues vernacular, Confidence means someone who accepts constructive criticism, will try something new, has a positive attitude, and views self as a winner. … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Philip Hutcheson, Ep. 79

  If you were asked who’s scored the most points in college basketball history, you’d see this week’s guest near the top of that list. For a stretch of time in the late ‘80s, Philip Hutcheson was one of the best players in the NAIA playing on one of the best teams in the NAIA. During his outstanding career he was selected as an NAIA All-American each of his four seasons, and the NAIA player … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ken Morrow, Ep. 78

  This year’s Winter Olympics may be over, but the lasting impact of something that happened in the Games 42 years ago this week is still fresh in the mind of this week’s guest. In fact, it’s still vivid for many of us. Ken Morrow has heard the stories. Countless people could tell him today what they were doing 42 years ago this week. In fact, he gets letters and cards nearly every day. That’s … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Joe Ungashick, Ep. 77

  This month’s “C” word for our C-10 students and mentors is Coach. In the C You In The Major Leagues vernacular, Coach means someone who understands the big picture; is an independent thinker; a good self-evaluator; and offers enthusiasm. Joe Ungashick certainly fits all of those, whether the receiver was an employee for Joe’s nearly 30 years at Shick, or a fellow CEO or a friend or a mentee. Ungashick is the retired CEO … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jeremiah Enna, Ep. 75

  If you follow us on social media, you may remember around this time of the year, we take our C-10 students and mentors to an incredibly moving production called “Underground” at the Kauffman Center here in Kansas City. It’s put on by the Culture House, and it’s a dance interpretation of a story of three runaway slaves seeking refuge in the Underground Railroad. This week’s interview is with one of the main people behind … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Reggie Sanders, Ep. 74

  Reggie Sanders played in the Major Leagues for 17 years, spending time with eight teams along the way, finishing in 2006 and ‘07 with the Royals. Those dates are important, and we’ll get into that during this episode. Sanders had a career year in 1995 with the Cincinnati Reds, when he finished with a .305 batting average with 148 hits, including 33 home runs, and 99 RBIs. He was selected for the All-Star team … Read more