April 21, 2022

Off-Season Talks – Building Your Team

In Episode 78, our sixth off-season talk between Seasons 5 & 6, Phil and Paul talk about how we can effectively build healthy teams, and how that starts with knowing, understanding, and leading ourselves. In all we do, we at …

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Jan. 27, 2022

Talk, Teach, Play with Aaron Locks, CEO/Founder of the National Acade…

In Episode 66, Aaron Locks, CEO and Founder of the National Academy of Athletics, talks with Phil about the importance of failure in success, three important questions he asks himself every day, the Pyramid of Success and what he learned …

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Jan. 13, 2022

“Walking Soccer” and Self-Control with Tony Everett of Pure Game and …

In Episode 64, Tony Everett, Founder and Chief Play Maker of Pure Game, Founder of Personal Best Coaching, coach, and footballer, talks with Phil about Pure Game’s work with vulnerable children in Southern California, learning self-control through...

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Dec. 2, 2021

Season 4 Post-Match Show – Exclusive Post-Baylor Interview with Paul …

In Episode 58, Phil sat down with Paul Jobson for an exclusive interview about his recent decision to step down from his Head Coach position at Baylor University Women’s Soccer after 14 years at the helm. Paul and Phil also …

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Nov. 4, 2021

Swiss Army Leadership with Zac Hoffman, Author and Former Pro Athlete

In Episode 54, Zach Hoffman, Author of Finding the Good Life as a SWALeader and former professional American football player in Europe, talking with Phil about intercultural competence, leading effectively in a foreign country, humility, playing...

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April 29, 2021

Season 3 Halftime Show - How Ted Lasso Explains Leadership, Part 2

In Episode 27, Paul and Phil continue their conversation about the leadership genius of Ted Lasso, Coach Beard, and Nate the Great, covering Episodes 3 & 4 of the show, and briefly discuss highlights from the first half of Season …

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April 22, 2021

The Power of Collaboration with Max Rooke, Pepperdine Women’s Soccer …

In Episode 26, Max Rooke, Pepperdine University Women’s Soccer Associate Head Coach, Founder of Life to the Max, and former Reading FC Youth Academy footballer, talks with Phil about working with others wired differently from us, the importance of...

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April 15, 2021

It’s All About Perspective with Del Leonard Jones, Pulitzer Prize Nom…

In Episode 25, Del Leonard Jones, Referee/umpire in multiple sports, Author of three books, including At the Bat: The Strikeout That Shamed America and Advice from the Top, and former USA Today Business Journalist (nominated for Pulitzer Prize), talks...

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March 11, 2021

Kaizen and Energy Vampires with Renee Lopez, Leadership Coach and 17-…

In Episode 20, Renee Lopez, former college coach (17 year veteran at all levels of college), former NCAA Compliance Director, leadership trainer, and author of Looking for a Full Ride: An Insider’s Recruiting Guide, talks with Phil about synergy vs....

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Feb. 11, 2021

Understanding Personalities, Mentorship, and Maximizing Results with …

In Episode 16, Toriono Davis, Professional Scout in US and Europe, Connector, and Entrepreneur, talks with Phil about the ins and outs of the DISC Model of Human Behavior, how he uses it to connect deeply and quickly with his …

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Dec. 16, 2020

Clarity and Communication with Matt Parker, CEO of Teamwork City of H…

In Episode 10, Matt Parker, CEO of Teamwork City of Hope, talks with Phil about getting your team on the same page and maximizing performance through clarity, communication, culture, minimizing “noise,” developing leadership from within, and...

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Nov. 25, 2020

Learning and Leading with Jordan Gardner, Chairman of FC Helsingor

In Episode 7, Jordan Gardner, Chairman of the Board and Co-Owner of FC Helsingor and finalist for the Best Executive at the World Football Summit Industry Awards, talks with Phil about cross-cultural leadership, a posture of learning, recruiting and...

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Nov. 12, 2020

Emotional Intelligence, Insecurities, and the Journey of Growth with …

In Episode 5, Eric Pfeiffer, Founder and Senior Consultant of MPWR Coaching and Collegiate Soccer Player, talks with Phil about emotional intelligence, dealing with insecurities, self-love, permission to fail, the journey of growth, and conflict...

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Oct. 29, 2020

Music, Soccer, and Leadership with Pete Kipley of Bolta Soccer

In Episode 3 of How Soccer Explains Leadership, Pete Kipley, Founder of Bolta Soccer, and Music Producer and Songwriter, talks with Phil about how his decades of experience in the music industry intersects with his new life running an indoor …

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