The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership: Unlocking Leadership Potential and Team Focus with Coach Mike Gottfried

In this episode of the Nuts and Bolts of Leadership podcast, Billy Duren, Hali Gibson, and Coach Mike Gottfried discuss Mike’s experience as an NCAA player, Head Football Coach, and founder of Team Focus, an organization created to walk with and lead young men without fathers. Coach Mike explains his mentoring process and how he uses the same approach to teaching and coaching in teaching life and leadership skills. He also shares how he found father figures to help guide him when his own father passed away at a young age. Lastly, they talk about the traps and dangers of falling into a victim mentality. This episode is full of fantastic gridiron playing and coaching stories and the most common examples of winners on the field, in the boardroom, and life. Enjoy the show!

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The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership Podcast

What does it mean to be a leader? Why does learning about leadership matter? How can we become servant leaders? The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership Podcast drills into the foundations of leadership for both the emerging and established leader. Billy Duren and Hali Gibson bring in dynamic leaders each week to discuss what being a lifelong learner and people developer really looks like. Join us as we bring you proven leaders who want to serve you with their story, as well as teaching us how to grow as leaders. We will be mining for the nuggets of wisdom from these dynamic leaders from throughout the country.

“The Nuts and Bolts of Leadership” is available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Google Podcasts. For more information, please visit the Nuts and Bolts of Leadership Website.

This Podcast is edited by our friends at Deep Fried Studios.

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