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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: 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: Casey Wright, Ep. 88

  This week we’re chatting with Casey Wright, president of Chief of Staff Kansas City, a staffing firm in Kansas City. Casey, who’s been in recruiting most of his career, is a great fit for our C word this week, COACH. In the C You In The Major Leagues vernacular, COACH is someone who understands the big picture, is an independent thinker, a good self evaluator, and offers enthusiasm. Chief of Staff KC is a … 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: 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: 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: 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: C-10 Students, Ep. 73

  This week’s episode is a little different than most. But in this season of giving, we think we’re giving you a tremendous gift with this episode. Going into this school year we decided that we wanted our students in the C-10 Mentoring & Leadership program to dive deeper into leadership. To be more intentional about how they think about leadership. With that in mind, and feeling that the guests we have on this podcast … 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: Dayton Moore, Ep. 58

  With the end of the school year a few weeks ago — meaning nine of our C-10 students graduated — and being in the middle of the Major League Baseball season, we felt this would be a good time to get “C” You In The Major Leagues’ founder and Royals General Manager Dayton Moore with us. Last week, we recorded this conversation while standing in the middle of a large baseball and softball field … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Kris Ketz, Ep. 57

  If you’ve listened this month, you know that we’re celebrating Dads here in June and, specifically, we’re talking with folks who were greatly influenced by their fathers. This week’s guest is particularly intriguing because it can be fascinating when a son or daughter decides to follow in his or her father’s footsteps…especially when that’s in the media. Jim King was a legendary journalist, working for the Chicago Tribune and then a couple of radio … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Jennifer Dehan, Ep. 55

  This week’s chat features Jennifer Dehan, the President and COO of Velocity Staff, which is a different kind of staffing agency. Jennifer started her career in staffing in 1993 shortly after graduating from Kansas State University, and about 10 years later had a chance meeting with an Entrepreneurial Technologist that led to the founding of Velocity Staff, Inc. In addition to her work Velocity, Jennifer is a founder, board member and volunteer of Hoops4Hope, … Read more

C-10 Podcast: Rob Browne, Ep. 54

  This week’s chat features an old friend of host Matt Fulks, Rob Browne. Although most of these episodes feature someone with Kansas City ties, we’re breaking that this week. Rob is from Atlanta and lives there now, but there’s no doubt that you’ll be entertained, enlightened and encouraged after listening to this conversation. Rob played basketball at Lipscomb University under Hall of Fame coach Don Meyer before embarking on a career focused on serving … 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: Bill Hancock, Ep. 42

  If you’re into college sports at all, you’ve likely heard the name Bill Hancock. He was the long-time director of the NCAA Final Four, the first executive director of the Bowl Championship Series and the first executive director of the College Football Playoff. Shoot, you may have even seen him TV helping to present the championship trophy to the game’s winning coach. Or, if you’ve ever had to deal with the unimaginable grief of … Read more