78: “Be relentless in the pursuit of what you believe in.” - My interview with the patriarch of racing’s favorite family, and the man whose life epitomizes the American dream, Mario Andretti.

October 11, 2017
In the 78th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview the patriarch of racing’s favorite family, and the man whose life epitomizes the American dream, Mario Andretti.
 
“We are the perfect example of the American dream.” Arriving in America after escaping a tumultuous regime in Italy, the Andretti family was ready to make the most of their new life. For Mario, who was drawn to the race track from a young age, driving became his ultimate goal, and he would stop at nothing in order to make his racing dream come true.
 
With an immense amount of love and dedication to his craft, Mario became one of the greatest drivers in the world, and today, is the leader of one of the most successful racing families that ever reigned. Mario lead the charge to dominating not only the business of racing, but also in becoming a key player in so many entrepreneurial ventures beyond the track. What’s even more, and something that Mario considers a true blessing, is that his whole family fell in love with his sport, too. Each Andretti, though, did not simply follow in the footsteps of their fearless leader, instead, they each forged their own path both in and out of the sport...just as Mario would have them to do.
 
In tackling his dreams without abandon and letting his deep passion for the sport simply shine through him, Mario inspired not only the next generation of Andretti’s to go after their goals, but instilled within every admirer of his story, racing enthusiast or not, that you really can achieve anything you set your mind to, so long as you are “relentless in the pursuit of what you believe in.”
 
It was an absolute honor to have the chance to speak to this incredible athlete and entrepreneur, and I hope that you all enjoy my interview with the legendary Mario Andretti.
 
Thank you all for listening, I hope you enjoyed this episode. To learn more about Mario, visit his website, and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
 
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Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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77: “Every shot counts.” - My interview with Vice President and Managing Director of Parker Executive Search, and former professional golfer, Ryan Grant

October 4, 2017

In the 77th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview Vice President and Managing Director of Parker Executive Search, and former professional golfer, Ryan Grant.

 

“Every shot counts.” Knowing that we so often fall short and that we can’t even hope to live up to our own sometimes impossible expectations, discouragement is an easy state to find ourselves in. But in recognizing this reality of being let down by ourselves and others, why not place our faith in something that will never discourage us, never lead us astray, and never let us down? Ryan Grant’s own journey through athletics and beyond is reflective of such faith. His trust in God’s plan for his life lead Ryan to the decision to walk away from the sport of golf at a rather surprising time, but Ryan was so resolute in his faith, that he felt complete peace in this chapter of his life ending and his moving forward into the next.

 

This is not to say the transition into “the real world” was easy, as he spent the past ten years “working on and thinking about [golf]”. But his faith did help him make it through that process, as he knew his identity was not rooted in his sport, but in something far greater.

 

By staying “relentlessly focused, relationally rich, results driven, and resilient” in every aspect of his life (just as was instilled within him as an athlete), Ryan was able to walk through every door open to him until he determined what to do next.

 

I am grateful for the chance to help tell his story, and I hope that you all enjoy my interview with Ryan Grant.

 

For more on Ryan, visit Parker Executive Search, and connect with Ryan on LinkedIn.

 

If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at Patreon.

 

Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.

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76: “How can I be useful?” - My interview with Director of Brand Development at Coca-Cola North America and former University of Georgia track and field star, Terri Polk

September 27, 2017

In the 76th episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview Director of Brand Development at Coca-Cola North America and former University of Georgia track and field star, Terri Polk.

 

“How can I be useful?” Terri Polk asks herself this question every day. No matter the situation she sets foot in, her aim is to help others in the way that they most need. She does not want to simply help others in the way she most sees fit, Terri seeks to understand what someone particularly needs assistance with and how she might use her strengths to best help.

 

This desire to help others stems from the values instilled within her mother, her coaches, and her years pounding away around a 400-meter oval. Terri knew from an early age that so long as you “dig in and try”, truly anything is possible. With the passing of Title IX, the opportunity to run track and field in college on a scholarship opened up to her, and she would stop at nothing to make the most of this chance. Prior to graduating high school, Terri received an offer from the University of Georgia, and she proudly headed off to Athens wearing that black and red. She represented her university and utilized every bit of resilience and mental toughness she developed as an athlete to help propel her into a successful post-athletic career life.

 

Her journey has seen many different turns, because Terri was brave enough to walk through any door opened to her.

 

I am so happy to have had the chance to speak with a fellow lover of track and field, and I hope that you all enjoy my discussion with Coca-Cola’s own Terri Polk.

 

For more on Terri, you can connect with her on LinkedIn.

 

If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at Patreon.

 

Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.

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75: “I never limit myself.” - My Interview with Accomplished Entrepreneur, Motivational Speaker, and Former Professional Basketball Player, Peter “Gold” Ezugwu

September 20, 2017
In the 75th episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview accomplished entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and former professional basketball player, Peter “Gold” Ezugwu.
 
“I never limit myself.” Basketball was never the end goal for Peter “Gold” Ezugwu. Instead, he used his professional athletic career as a platform to help catapult him into the next phase of his life. Rather than viewing basketball as the highest goal he could attain, Peter saw something much greater in his future: changing the world through entrepreneurship. Since his basketball career came to a close, Peter’s seen the inception of a number of companies and has his hand in many of them today.
 
Most prominently, Peter founded PowerVision, focusing on public speaking, empowerment, leadership, and coaching business leaders and entrepreneurs on developing their own visions. From PowerVision, Peter created The Gold Standard Show where he interviews the top business and athletic performers of today and how these individuals utilize their drive and passion to help them succeed in every facet of their lives.
 
Peter is an expert on how to best brand yourself in preparation for your transition out of the sporting world and into the next phase of your life. I hope that you enjoy my conversation with successful athlete turned exceptionally successful entrepreneur, Peter “Gold” Ezugwu.
 
For more on Peter, visit http://thepetergold.com/, PowerVision and follow Peter on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
 
If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at Patreon.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
Peter’s interview on Phoenix Business RadioX®
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“Just start with what you have.” - My interview with the Founder and CEO of Marqué Modest Apparel, Allie Shirley

September 18, 2017
In this special edition of Keep Moving Forward, I interview Founder and CEO of Marqué Modest Apparel, Miss Allie Shirley.
 
Welcome to a special episode of Keep Moving Forward, featuring an additional weekly dose of inspiration. Today, I had the opportunity to speak with Miss Marqué Modest herself, Allie Shirley.
 
“Just start with what you have.” As a sophomore in high school, Allie sat in a auditorium at church camp and she heard God’s voice speak to her about a vision He had for her life. That day, Allie knew that she would create her own modest clothing line, so she could be an advocate for and a champion of strong women everywhere. In creating her own line, Allie’s aim is to “change the tone of the fashion industry” while simultaneously creating “a place where women can find their dignity and worth again.”
 
Allie sees limitless possibilities for Marqué Modest, and will not stop working until she achieves the mission she knows God has placed on her heart.
 
“Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart.” -Colossians 3:23, NIV
 
After hearing Allie’s story, I hope you are invigorated to go forth and take on full force the life that you are called to live. If you would like to learn more about Allie, you can visit http://marquemodestapparel.com/, and follow Marqué Modest Apparel on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest. Additionally, you can follow Allie directly on Facebook and Instagram.
 
If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at Patreon.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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74: “I will not regress.” - Goal Setting Beyond Your Sport

September 13, 2017
In this episode of Keep Moving Forward, I talk about goal-setting and how to best utilize the athlete mindset instilled within you to succeed in every area of your life.
 
Everything you do should be in pursuit of your long term desire. What we learned as athletes is directly applicable and relatable to everything we do and will do post-athletic career. We just have to finetune our approach and go about our goal-setting in a familiar way. Sports equipped us with all the necessary tools to succeed in life, we just have to use these tools in the right way.
 
If you need help figuring out how to set these goals and create your own action plan, I would love to help you. Reach out to me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram or send me an email at katy@katygalli.com.
 
If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at https://www.patreon.com/keepmovingforward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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73: “As long as your mission is worthy, you will succeed.” - My interview with author, speaker, and former NFL and CFL linebacker, Rennie Curran

September 6, 2017
In this episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview author, speaker, and former NFL and CFL linebacker, Rennie Curran.
 
“As long as your mission is worthy, you will succeed.” Rennie Curran lives and breathes this mantra, witnessing firsthand the importance of placing family first in all things. His parents escaped Liberia, knowing that there was a better future ahead for themselves as well as for the family they had to leave behind. As they tirelessly worked to create a new life in America, Rennie never once saw them act selfishly; everything they did was in pursuit of a better life for those they loved. Rennie grew up with the same heart for helping others, and it shined brightly in all aspects of his life, especially on the football field.
 
Falling in love with the sport and the possibilities it would allow him and his family, Rennie charged ahead in his athletic career. Attending the University of Georgia on a full scholarship, Rennie amassed a number of accolades while he was there and turned the head of the NFL. After three years at the collegiate level, Rennie turned pro, playing in both the National Football League and the Canadian Football League. Holding fast to the driving point behind his decision making as what would be best for his family, Rennie approached every situation with a selfless attitude.
 
Knowing that his athletic career would come to a close at some point in his life, Rennie took the necessary steps to prepare himself for a successful career post-football. Now a distinguished author, sought-after speaker, and life/business coach, Rennie knows the importance of branding yourself in the exact way you want others to perceive you, because it’s all about perspective. And not just the perspective of those who look at you from the outside, but how you view yourself, as well.
 
I hope that you all enjoy my interview with an individual who always works like he is a starter, Rennie Curran.
 
For more information on Rennie, you can visit http://renniecurran.com/, and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.
 
If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at https://www.patreon.com/keepmovingforward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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72: “Keep pushing it until you make it.” - My interview with boxing’s own “the Return to Greatness”, Carlos Dixon

August 30, 2017
In this episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview up and coming boxer, the “Return to Greatness” himself, Carlos Dixon.
 
“Keep pushing it until you make it.” Carlos Dixon does not know how to quit. When at the crossroads of his boxing career, Carlos had a choice: would he quit, or would he keep pushing until he made it? If his June debut with the Holyfield Promotions Company is any indication, where he knocked out his opponent in a stunning 31-seconds, it’s evident that Carlos made the right choice in pushing until he made it through. His journey is laced with hardship and struggle, but he never gave up. He refused to quit until he became a professional boxer, and today has his eyes set on one prize: to become a champion.
 
The chance to speak with Carlos was an honor, and his humbleness shines through in every word he speaks. I hope that you are as inspired as I am by the story of Carlos Dixon, Mr. “Return to Greatness” himself, whose story is just beginning.
 
For more on Carlos, you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram, as well as keep up with him and his father at TKOboxing.com and at http://therealdealboxing.com/site/.
 
If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at https://www.patreon.com/keepmovingforward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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71: “It’s up to you.” - My interview with Coca-Cola’s Group Director of Sports Management and former NCAA DI football player, John Cordova

August 23, 2017
In this episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview Coca-Cola’s Group Director of Sports Management and former NCAA DI football player, John Cordova.
 
“It’s up to you.” John Cordova always has a plan. Managing his decisions and actions in “small, intentional blocks of time”, John knows how to get to work and accomplish the goals he’s laid in front of him. How does he manage this? How did he develop the discipline and mental fortitude to set these strictures in place for himself and press always forward in pursuit of these goals? Through his time as an athlete. As a football player at New Mexico State University, John recognized the importance of working hard and putting himself on the line everyday for the betterment of the team. While the nature of a team sport allows an equal amount of accountability and blame to fall on every player, there is no denying that it is still up to the individual player to decide whether or not he will show up and deliver on what he is supposed to.
 
This attitude carried over into John’s professional career once his time as a student-athlete came to a close. Utilizing the values instilled within him through sport, John walked through every door opened to him and seized every opportunity he could until he ended up in a position he loves today with the Coca-Cola Company. The possibilities offered within athletics are endless, you just have to be willing to figure how how to use those possibilities to best suit your future unknown circumstances.
 
It was a pleasure speaking with John and I hope that you enjoy our discussion.
 
If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at https://www.patreon.com/keepmovingforward.
 
Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.
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70: “If I was going to have a chance, I had to go all in.” - My interview with Coca-Cola Company Director of Sports Marketing and former NCAA DI basketball player, Tiffany Stone

August 16, 2017

In this episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview former William and Mary basketball player and current Director of Sports Marketing at the Coca-Cola Company, Tiffany Stone.

 

“If I was going to have a chance, I had to go all in.” Throughout her life, Tiffany Stone never held back. With the resilience fostered within her because of her sport, Tiffany discovered that she always has been and always will be a “push the envelope [kind of] girl”. From playing basketball at William and Mary, an NCAA Division I institution, to defending her sports’ program for future generations with the introduction of Title IX, to growing in her professional career to the heights she is at today, Tiffany credits her determination and refusal to be defeated with her sports mentality and the invaluable lessons she learned through basketball.

 

In athletics, it is key to develop something within the minds of young athletes that will not only make them good players, but that will sustain them along whatever path it is they choose to follow in life. Tiffany notes that one of the most important lessons she draws from her career is that “it’s not about me, it’s about us,” and this team orientedness drives her passion for her own personal growth as well as in facilitating the growth of others. I hope that you enjoy my discussion with Tiffany Stone.

 

For more on Tiffany, you can follow her on Facebook and LinkedIn.

 

If you guys enjoy Keep Moving Forward and want to tell me so, I would love for you to leave me a review on iTunes. And if you really like my show and would like for me to give you a shout out at the beginning of my next episode, you can donate as little as $1 to my podcast and become a loyal patron at https://www.patreon.com/keepmovingforward.

 

Always remember, you can beat the odds and go the distance, if only you keep moving forward.

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