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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69: “Fail forward.” - How the Keep Moving Forward Podcast Became What it is Today

August 9, 2017

In this special episode of Keep Moving Forward I give you some insight into what I’ve been up to, where Keep Moving Forward is headed, and how excited I am to have you on this journey with me.

 

Today I want to talk to you a little bit about what has been going on with this podcast and just give you some insight on what is to come in the future. In the coming weeks, I hope you will join me as I continue to discuss the transition process into life after athletics with some incredibly accomplished individuals, all leading up to a very special and momentous 75th episode on September 20th, so you certainly won’t want to miss that. But today, I wanted to spend some one-on-one time with you and talk to you about this podcast has developed into what it is at this very moment.

 

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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68: “That’s what sport teaches you…to persevere; you always have an opportunity to reinvent yourself.” - My interview with former Rutgers University tennis player, and chiropractor, Dr. Adam Shafran

August 2, 2017
In this episode of Keep Moving Forward, I interview former Rutgers University tennis player, podcaster, entrepreneur, and chiropractor, Dr. Adam Shafran.
 
“That’s what sport teaches you...to persevere; you always have an opportunity to reinvent yourself.” From transitions within the sporting world itself to transitions in his professional life beyond his athletic career, Dr. Adam Shafran used what tennis taught him to continuously reinvent himself in order to adapt to every opportunity presented to him. Adam eloquently states that “there are so many opportunities that are out there if you look at your world from a different prism”, and he is living proof of that undeniable fact. Viewing his world from the lens of seizing every possibility no matter the season of life that he was in, Adam found himself on the successful professional career path that he is forging down today.
 
Adam has some incredible insight on how to best deal with life after your sport, so tune in with us as Dr. Adam Shafran reveals to you the importance of looking outside of your own little box in order to gain the right perspective.
 
If you would like to learn more about Adam, you can visit https://ihurtdoc.com/ and follow him on Facebook @AdamShafran and Twitter @DrFitness6.
 
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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67: “You’re going to have many transitions across your lifetime. This is just the first.” - My Interview with Former NCAA DI Athlete and Founder of Athlete Career Advisors, Kansas Bayly

July 26, 2017
In this episode of Keep Moving Forward I interview former NCAA Division I Texas Tech Soccer Star and founder of Athlete Career Advisors, Kansas Bayly.
 
“You’re going to have many transitions across your lifetime. This is just the first.” Kansas Bayly knew exactly what she was going to do once she graduated from college and her soccer career came to a close. She was determined to be a sports broadcaster, and with an offer to work with NBC Sports right out of the gate, it was difficult for Kansas to see any other path. She soon realized, though, that this path she felt called down was, in fact, not right for her. So, she transitioned. After a while, she found herself working for Carvana in it’s early start-up stages and was drawn to the world of entrepreneurship. When soccer ended for Kansas, and her sports broadcasting career did not pan out in the way she hoped, she felt lost, like so many athletes do. She felt herself searching for a way to help the student athletes just like her, who maybe did not know what to do next with respect to their professional lives.
 
Noting that “athletes are everywhere” yet seem to be, in some ways, overlooked, she saw a need to help them directly when they felt the most lost and of least amount of value: right after their sports season ended and right before they graduated. In pursuit of bettering the life of the student athlete, Kansas created Athlete Career Advisors, a online platform for the athlete in search of a post-graduate career. This resource helps the athlete search for the right job for her, and helps the employer searching for that perfect candidate to fill the role they are looking for.
 
Kansas is a champion of the student-athlete and has dedicated her life to the betterment of their professional careers. Kansas Bayly is the perfect example of a former athlete who kept moving forward into her calling, and found a way to help the student athletes just like her along the way.
 
If you are interested in learning more about Athlete Career Advisors and Kansas, visit http://www.athletecareeradvisors.com/, and follow on Facebook @KansasBayly, on Twitter @Athlete_Advisor and @KansasB12, on Instagram @AthleteCareerAdvisors and @Kansas_B and on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/kansas-bayly-2a295196/.
 
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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