Supporting CYITML

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: 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: 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: 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: Avery Van Zee, Wilderness Trek, Ep. 99

Welcome to episode 99 of the C-10 Podcast. This episode is one of our most unique episodes of the previous 98…or one of our most unlikely guests. Here’s why. Typically, we’re talking with people who have been in leadership roles with companies, or have been around great leaders throughout their adult lives. However, this week’s guest will show you that age doesn’t matter. And, as importantly, great leaders can be found in unique places. As … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Dayton Moore, Ep. 98

  C You In The Major Leagues Founder and Board President Dayton Moore and CYITML Executive Director (and C-10 Podcast host) Matt Fulks were chatting on January 2, 2023 about the new year, and they started talking about the podcast. After all, it’s been awhile since Dayton’s been on, and we wanted to have him on shortly after the Royals fired him in September, but the timing hasn’t worked. But as Dayton and Matt talked, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Matt Fulks, Ep. 96

  As we do once a month or so, this C-10 conversation features an interview that took place in front of our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership students and mentors. But this episode, our 96th, is unlike any other we’ve done. During many of our recent weekly C-10 sessions, we’ve been using the mentors to show the students that they don’t have to have the rest of their lives figured out right now; that many times, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Craig Donaldson, Ep. 72

  Our “C” word this week is Confidence, which in the C You In The Major Leagues vernacular means someone who accepts constructive criticism, will try something new and has a positive attitude. This week’s guest certainly fits that. You see, this week’s guest is Craig Donaldson, who has held a wide array of leadership roles around the world. I first met him in about 2015 while he was working for DST Systems here in … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Chase McAnulty, Ep. 67

  Our “C” word for this week is COURAGE. In the “C” You In the Major Leagues vernacular, COURAGE in leadership is someone who wants the opportunity to decide the outcome; someone who’s not afraid to fail; and someone who fears no one. This week’s guest definitely fits that. Whether you live in the Kansas City area or not, you’ve undoubtedly seen his company’s work out there somewhere. That t-shirt with the heart and KC … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Chad Gerlt, Ep. 43

  If you’re a long-time Kansas City resident — “long time” as in you were here in the 1980s and even ‘90s — you likely remember a movie theater inside Crown Center. It wasn’t huge inside…in fact, the theaters could be called cozy. But in 2007, after the movie theater closed and Crown Center renovated the space, they approached Musical Theater Heritage, which had been producing shows since 2003 on a loading dock, about moving … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Ron Slepitza, Ep. 37

  One of the most exciting aspects of our C-10 program is how our graduating seniors will be able to receive a C-10 Leaders scholarship. On top of that, though, we have partner schools in the region that are willing to go above and beyond that to help the students realize their dreams even more.  One of those schools is Avila University here in Kansas City. We are pleased and honored to be joined this … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Steve Minnis, Ep. 28

  This is a special episode for a couple of different reasons. One, our C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program Committee Chair Max Utsler is co-hosting and two, because our guest is Steve Minnis, the president of one of our C-10 Leaders Scholarship partner schools. Minnis became the president of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, in October 2004. Before that, he had a long legal career in the Johnson County prosecutor’s office and with Sprint.  This … 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: Christina Lively, Ep. 17

    As you talk with people who work for or with Christina Lively, or you just spend a few minutes with her, it’s obvious that she’s a leader with confidence who cares about the people around her. Christina has held various positions over the last few years with CommunityAmerica Credit Union, H&R Block and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City (Blue KC). Early in the pandemic, she made the difficult decision to … 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

SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT: Bob Fescoe

  Name: Bob Fescoe Occupation: Host of “Fescoe in the Morning” on 610 Sports Radio You’ve been a “C” You In The Major Leagues supporter since, at least our inaugural “Wiffle Ball at the Hollow” in 2017 (and now you’re on the committee for the 2019 Crown Town Wiffle Weekend). What made you want to get involved initially? Bob Fescoe: I think the thought of playing Wiffle ball was cool but to see how we can … Read more

SUPPORTER SPOTLIGHT: Max Utsler

Name: Max Utsler Occupation: Associate Professor, University of Kansas, School of Journalism and Mass Communication   You’re the curriculum committee chairman for our ACES Leadership Program. ACES, which stands for Achieving Character Enrichment for Success, is a mentoring program for 12-15 high school students that we’re launching in August. But you’ve been hearing about the foundation for the last year or so. What made you want to get involved, and to do so in such … Read more