Leadership

C-10 Podcast: Diane O’Byrne, Ep. 25

  This week’s episode features Diane O’Byrne, one of our C-10 Curriculum Committee members and the founder and Managing Partner of Competitive Resources, a Kansas City based sales coaching company. Although her background is in media and advertising, Diane’s client list is varied from international companies such as Black and Veatch to a local automotive dealer. The sales skillset she coaches can be applied across any industry. In addition to sales coaching, Diane has served … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Darwin Pennye, Ep. 24

  We have been looking forward to interviewing this week’s guest for a few months. In fact, as you may recall from an episode in June, we told his “brother from another mother” that we needed to get him on the C-10 Podcast. So it’s a huge honor to introduce you to this week’s guest, the Executive Director of the Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy Darwin Pennye.  The Pittsburgh Pirates drafted Pennye, and he spent … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep. 23

  We have a unique episode for you this week. As you may have seen — or you might’ve been on the original call — this week we began closing down the Crown Town Challenge campaign with a celebration webinar on leadership with three tremendous leaders. One of those was Dayton Moore. After the first hour of the webinar with the three leaders, Dayton Moore and Matt Fulks spent the last 30 minutes answering viewer … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Matt Marasco, Ep. 22

  After recording the initial episode of the C-10 Podcast with CYITML founder Dayton Moore, he said, “Marasco is someone you need to get on this podcast.” As you’ll hear in this episode, Dayton was right. Marasco, the Royals’ Director of Leadership Development, shares a lot of wisdom about the overall subject of leadership and the differences in leadership styles between players such as Alex Gordon and Whit Merrifield…and how that can apply to anyone … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ron Fredman, Ep. 21

  The beauty of this podcast focusing on leadership and mentoring is that when a company sponsors the podcast, it’s not a shameless plug to interview one of that company’s leaders. As we kick off October, this month’s presenting sponsor is Stepp & Rothwell, Inc., and we’re chatting with the company’s Director of Client Relations, Ron Fredman. Ron joined Stepp & Rothwell earlier this year, after a varied career in leadership and fundraising. He’s been … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ed Enyeart, Ep. 20

  Today’s guest is somewhat of a unicorn in today’s business world — someone who has been with the same company for more than 25 years…basically since college. We’re excited to be joined by one of our Crown Town Challenge committee members and someone who’s active with various nonprofits around Kansas City, the Senior Vice President of Finance at Cerner, Ed Enyeart.   After opening with “7 Questions,” we talk with Ed about his leadership journey, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Chris Colliatie, Ep. 18

It’s funny how things happen sometimes. In the summer of 2019, our curriculum coordinator and occasional C-10 podcast co-host Max Utsler met a man who’d recently retired from a 34-year career at Hallmark. During the next few days, Max told the man how, since he was now retired, he should become a mentor in the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program. The man, Chris Colliatie, got home and immediately filled out the application. He has since … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Max Utsler, Ep. 16

  He’s been a guest co-host on other C-10 episodes but today you get to hear another side of our C-10 Curriculum Committee Chair Dr. Max Utsler. Dr. Utsler was instrumental in getting the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program planned and launched before the 2018-19 school year. And, lucky for us, he was about a year from retiring as a long-time journalism professor at the University of Kansas. Earlier this summer, Utsler received broadcast journalism … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Richard Myers, Ep. 15

  This is a special episode. And a fascinating one as we talk with retired 4-star General and former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, a Kansas City native and the current president of Kansas State University, Richard Myers. It’s particularly fascinating when hearing General Myers talks about leadership as someone who sat in the Oval Office countless times during a tumultuous time in our country’s history. Joining host Matt Fulks this week is … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jake Jacobson, Ep. 14

If you’ve run one of the big races in Kansas City, if you’re involved with any nonprofits in Kansas City, if you’ve ever watched the pledge drive on PBS Kansas City, or if you follow influencers in Kansas City, you’ve likely come across the voice or the name of this week’s guest, Jake Jacobson. After working in the sports department at The Kansas City Star, and then in public relations for Garmin and Children’s Mercy … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Danni Boatwright, Ep 13

On this episode we talk with “Survivor” winner, entrepreneur, coach, wife and mom, Danni Boatwright. Danni grew up in the Kansas City area — Tonganoxie, KS, to be precise — as a huge fan of the Royals and Chiefs. And, since she probably couldn’t play for either team when she “grew up,” she wanted to be a sportscaster. That’s not exactly how things worked out, but she has been a show host, and she did … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dan O’Dell, Ep. 10

Dan O’Dell and his wife Maria run one of the most successful residential real estate groups in the Kansas City area, Group O’Dell. Although they’ve been supporters of “C” You In The Major Leagues, we invited Dan to join us for this episode because he’s a great encourager and mentor to other leaders. His daily focus is to encourage those around him. Ironically, we first met Dan O’Dell when he invited CYITML founder Dayton Moore … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Steve Physioc, Ep. 9

On this week’s episode, we chat with Royals broadcaster — and Kansas City native — Steve Physioc about broadcasting for his hometown team, how he got into broadcasting, leadership lessons he’s learned from great managers and coaches such as Sparky Anderson and John Wooden, and what’s his perfect “Super Soul Sunday.” This interview was recorded in February 2020 at The Otten on Main in front of our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership students and mentors.   … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Gene Watson, Ep. 8

  This week we sit down during a break at our sixth annual baseball camp at the Jewish Community Center with Gene Watson, the Kansas City Royals’ Director of Pro Scouting. Gene, who joined the Royals in 2006, takes a swing at our “7 Questions” before talking about what he’s learned about leadership from Dayton Moore, how the most pivotal trade for the Royals’ 2014 and ’15 postseason runs came to be, and the importance … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Kathy Nelson, Ep. 7

  This week we’re joined by Kathy Nelson, who is perhaps the most influential person in the overall landscape of sports in Kansas City. Kathy spent several years in the media with Fox4 and Time Warner Cable/Metro Sports, before joining the Kansas City Sports Commission in August of 2010 as the Director of Win for KC. She became the Sports Commission’s President/CEO in November of 2011. Kathy’s involved with countless boards throughout the city and … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jeff Chadiha, Ep. 6

  This week we talk with Jeff Chadiha from the NFL Network. We talk about the racial issues facing this country, Colin Kaepernick, leadership needed right now and the importance of mentoring during a time like this.   Chadiha, who’s on our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership curriculum committee, joined NFL Media in August 2015. He previously worked for ESPN, frequently contributing to ESPN.com on the NFL. Prior to working for ESPN, he worked for Sports … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Sly James, Ep. 5

Sly James was sworn in as the 56th mayor in Kansas City, Missouri, history in 2011, and he served two terms, leaving in 2019. Sly’s life has always led to service of others, an attitude instilled in him by his parents. Sly served in the Marines during the Vietnam War, came back to Kansas City to study law, and then was a successful attorney before becoming mayor. This episode was recorded on Zoom in early … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Mike Matheny, Ep. 4

In this episode, we’re joined by Royals manager Mike Matheny, plus guest co-host, Max Utsler. Matheny, who became the Royals manager last offseason, is a student of people and leadership. So we go in depth on everything from the importance being a mentor and having mentors around you, following a Hall of Fame manager in St. Louis, and important lessons he’s been passing along to the Royals players during the pandemic. For more information about … Read more