About our Guest

What draws out a good story is if you can ask a good question and you ask a better question if you’re a little more well prepared. – Don Yaeger

In this episode of Positive University, Jon sits down with Don Yaeger, a seasoned writer and storyteller, to explore the profound impact of sports on leadership success. Yaeger’s extensive experience in collaborative writing with sports icons like Walter Payton and Deion Sanders provides unique insights into the intersection of sports and business. With a focus on the importance of sports in shaping leadership skills and preparing individuals for future success, Yaeger’s conversation with Gordon delves into the power of storytelling, highlighting the transformative impact of individual actions on collective goals. Through shared stories and lessons, this conversation serves as a reminder of the resilience, belief, and preparation required to achieve one’s goals, making it a must-listen for leaders in sports and business seeking to gain enhanced leadership skills and success.

About Don: As an award-winning keynote speaker, an eleven-time New York Times Best-selling author, host of the top-rated Corporate Competitor Podcast, Executive Leadership Coach, and longtime Associate Editor for Sports Illustrated, Don Yaeger has fashioned a career as one of America’s most provocative thought leaders. He is primarily sought to discuss lessons on achieving Greatness, learned from first-hand work alongside some of the greatest sports and business legends in the world including John Wooden and Walter Payton. Throughout his writing career, Don has developed a reputation as a world-class storyteller, in fact, renowned thought leaders such as John Maxwell and Simon Sinek have called Don the best storyteller they have ever worked with! Because of these achievements, Don has been invited as a guest to every major talk show – from Oprah to Fox Business News, from CNN to Good Morning America.

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