Positive University Podcast

Positive University Podcast Podcast

Positive inspiration and encouragement to help you overcome your challenges and make a greater impact! Hosted by bestselling author, Jon Gordon.

A Positive Pioneering Police Partnership
This episode is an extremely important conversation between Jon, M. Quentin Williams - a former FBI agent and federal prosecutor, and Steve Stowe of the Miami Heat. It's about a Pioneering Police Partnership between The Miami Heat, the Miami Police Department, and D2C (which Quentin is the founder of). It's a real, raw look at what is being done to bring the police and the community together to heal, create trust and work together for sustainable solutions and a better future. It’s a recipe for reconciliati...

Q&A with Jon Gordon
Our episode today is a little something different. Instead of Jon Gordon interviewing someone else, you'll hear Jon answering a few questions from others. It's part of what we do each month in Jon's Mentor Coaching Program with LIVE Q&A sessions. Now, what you'll hear today is just a segment because most of our Q&A sessions go for an hour or sometimes more. You can join our Mentor Coaching Program by going to jongordoncoaching.com The first question Jon is answering is from someone who recently lost their j...

Letting Go and Creating Your Future | Danny Gokey
On this episode of The Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon is joined by Danny Gokey. Danny is an award winning musician with a phenomenal story and message to share. He's achieved a great deal of success after being a 3rd place American Idol finalist from Season eight. But it wasn't an easy path. This message is going to encourage you in a big way. Danny shares so much truth about overcoming adversity, pursuing your dreams and living a life filled with vision and belief. If you enjoy this, make sure you...


Utilizing Passion and Creativity to Achieve Your Greatest Potential
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon is joined by Kevin Carroll. Kevin is a guy who has big energy, as you'll hear from the interview. His enthusiasm for life and others is contagious. He's a bestselling author, was formerly a creative catalyst at Nike, has worked with countless organizations such as Disney, ESPN and more. There's even some surprising ninja like elements of Kevin that you'll hear that make him like the African American Jason Bourne! You're going to learn a lot from...

How to Go from Blank Page to Self Published Book
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon is joined by Chandler Bolt. Chandler is the CEO of Self Publishing School and an all around super guy. He's going to share the ins and outs of self publishing, the advantages and disadvantages of self publishing verse traditional publishing, why you need to write that book if you have an idea inside you and how to get started now!  If you enjoy this episode, let us know. Leave a review wherever you listen and share it with a friend. Our featured...

How to Love and Lead Better | Cori Close
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon is joined by Cori Close. Cori is the Head Coach of UCLA Women's Basketball. She's a phenomenal leader with amazing insights to share. During this conversation Cori talks about how she is keeping her team engaged virtually, how they are dealing with racism and challenging times as a team, how she's deepening the relationships on her team and so much more. You'll definitely have takeaways from this one!! Connect with Cori on Twitter / Instagram @C...


Max Lugavere | Genius Foods - How to Become Smarter, Healthier and More Productive
On this episode Jon is joined by Max Lugavere. Max is a filmmaker, TV personality, health and science journalist and best selling author most notably known for his Genius Foods and Genius Life books. During this conversation, Max's shares how to live a longer and healthier life by strengthening your body and optimizing your brain health. It’s really a fascinating interview that covers a lot of ground on improving our quality of life. If you enjoy this, be sure to share it with others! Spread the word and po...

Building Strong Teams with Kate Leavell
On this episode Jon Gordon is joined by Kate Leavell. Kate is the author of 4 books including her popular transformation story titled, Confessions of an Imperfect Coach. She is sought after speaker, coach and consultant on building stronger, positive teams and creating a culture of greatness. She is also a member of our Jon Gordon Team and teaches organizations, leaders and teams through dynamic workshops and trainings. In fact, Kate alongside Jon Gordon, is leading our upcoming Positive Leadership Workshop...

Creator of the Hit Show Entourage
Welcome to Jon Gordon's Positive University Podcast. Today we're joined by Doug Ellin. Doug is a screenwriter and director best known for creating the hit HBO series, Entourage. You'll hear how Doug went from being a standup comic to finding success in film, selling multiple screenplays to basically unemployment… only to rise again and find the massive success we know him for today. It’s a fascinating behind the scenes look at his journey and will encourage you on your own. Our featured resource is Jon’s Me...


Relationship GRIT - Session 1 - A Surprising Past
Welcome to Jon Gordon's Positive University Podcast! Today we have a very special episode for you. It's with Jon and his amazing wife Kathryn. This episode is revealing. Kathryn shares things about her past that not many have heard. Things that may surprise you but that will also encourage you as you see how she overcame to become who she is today. This is part 1 in a multi part series where Jon and Kathryn will share lessons to stay together, grow together and thrive together from their new book Relationsh...

You Are Never Alone - Finding Hope with Max Lucado
Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. Our guest today is Max Lucado. Max is an exceptional leader, world changing influencer and prolific writer having written multiple bestsellers with over 140 million copies in print. This is episode is going to nourish your soul! Max shares so much wisdom and hope that we all need during these challenging times about faith, hope and trust moving forward. Be sure to grab a copy of Max’s new book YOU ARE NEVER ALONE. It's a profound resource for anyone who f...

Compete to Create with Dr. Michael Gervais
In this episode Jon Gordon is joined his our good friend, Dr. Michael Gervais. Michael is a high performance psychologist working with some of the best in the world. His clients include world record holders, Olympians, internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, MVPs from every major sport and Fortune 100 CEOs. During this conversation Michael reveals his ground-breaking mindset training and culture building platform called COMPETE TO CREATE which he co-founded with NFL coach Pete Carroll. It's a power...


How to Let Go of the Guilt | Valorie Burton
On this episode Jon Gordon talks with Valorie Burton. Valerie is a bestselling author of multiple books and coach who helps people find joy and resilience while navigating the challenges of modern life. You may have seen her on her many appears on the Today Show and other media outlets. During this conversion Jon and Valorie talk bout letting go of guilt that robs us of our joy. She also talks about false guilt, this is something every single one of us can relate with. Valorie gets very practical too! I One...

How to Let Go of the Guilt | Valorie Burton
On this episode Jon Gordon talks with Valorie Burton. Valerie is a bestselling author of multiple books and coach who helps people find joy and resilience while navigating the challenges of modern life. You may have seen her on her many appears on the Today Show and other media outlets. During this conversion Jon and Valorie talk bout letting go of guilt that robs us of our joy. She also talks about false guilt, this is something every single one of us can relate with. Valorie gets very practical too! I One...

From Major League Pitcher to Major Life Transformation | Jaime García
Welcome to Jon Gordon's Positive University Podcast. On this episode Jon talks with Jaime García. Jaime played Major League Baseball for nearly 11 years, was one of the best pitchers in the league, and achieved 2 world series rings. His story is powerful and is going to move you! It’s not just a story of his success, it’s how he got there and how he overcame so many struggles along the way like anxiety, depression, shame and physical pain through multiple surgeries. He gets transparent about the emptiness h...


Positive Strategies to Rebuild or Grow Your Business
This episode is conversation between Jon Gordon and Beau Cummins of Truist where Jon shares positive leadership strategies to help you rebuild or grow your business during these challenging times. Jon also talks about the greatest customer service strategy of all, the 4 C's of positive leadership, and much more. This doesn't just apply to business, it applies to all types of organizations! If you find value in the conversation, check out the other two interviews Jon did with Truist as part of their Inspired...

Improving Your Health with Naturopathic Medicine and Functional Wellness | Tyler Jean
On this episode Jon Gordon is joined by Tyler Jean. Tyler is a former Division 1 athlete who struggled with anxiety and a multiple health issues earlier in life which lead him to his journey of health. After receiving his degree in Cell and Molecular Biology, now he’s helping others embrace a healthy and vibrant lifestyle while he pursues his calling as a Naturopathic Doctor. This episode is super practical as Tyler unpacks the science of nutrition, functional food, preventative medicine, inflammation and h...

Risking it All to Pursue Your Dream | Scot Ruggles
Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast! On this episode Jon is joined by Scot Ruggles. Scot's story is a really important reminder of pursuing your calling in life. He was a successful football coach for Harvard but knew deep down he wanted to be an actor. So, he did what everyone else thought was crazy, and he resigned to risk it all and pursue his dream. And, thankfully it worked! Now Scot has found success in both professions landing roles in National TV Shows and Commercials. You may have s...


Amy P. Kelly | Becoming a Better You and Building a Better Team
Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. On this episode Jon talks with one of our own amazing team members, Amy P. Kelly. Amy is a rock star! Her experience as a leader, HR professional and executive level consultant make her such an asset to our team and to any team she is able to serve. During this conversation Jon and Amy talk about Amy's journey, getting better personally and professionally, The Power of a Positive Team, taking your team to the next level, creating positive results, and mor...

Lecrae | Finding Hope and Taking Action
Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. On this episode Jon is joined by multi Grammy Award-winning, platinum selling artist, and New York Times bestselling author, Lecrae. Lecrae is a visionary thought leader with much wisdom to share, as you'll hear during this episode. Jon and Lecrae talk about: How to transform communities and create lasting change How to find hope in the midst of struggle How we address racism from a Biblical perspective The dangers of Cancel Culture And so much more.. W...

Lecrae | Finding Hope and Taking Action
Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. On this episode Jon is joined by multi Grammy Award-winning, platinum selling artist, and New York Times bestselling author, Lecrae. Lecrae is a visionary thought leader with much wisdom to share, as you'll hear during this episode. Jon and Lecrae talk about: How to transform communities and create lasting change How to find hope in the midst of struggle How we address racism from a Biblical perspective The dangers of Cancel Culture And so much more.. W...


The Uniform of Leadership and Creating a Meaningful Life | Jason Romano
On this episode Jon Gordon is joined by our good friend, Jason Romano. Jason is the host and producer of the popular Sports Spectrum podcast where he interviews athletes, coaches, and other personalities on the intersection of sports and faith. He is also a contributor to Sports Spectrum Magazine and the author of the new book "The Uniform of Leadership: Lessons on True Success from My ESPN Life." During his time at ESPN, he created and produced content for shows such as SportsCenter, Monday Night Football,...

The Uniform of Leadership and Creating a Meaningful Life | Jason Romano
On this episode Jon Gordon is joined by our good friend, Jason Romano. Jason is the host and producer of the popular Sports Spectrum podcast where he interviews athletes, coaches, and other personalities on the intersection of sports and faith. He is also a contributor to Sports Spectrum Magazine and the author of the new book "The Uniform of Leadership: Lessons on True Success from My ESPN Life." During his time at ESPN, he created and produced content for shows such as SportsCenter, Monday Night Football,...

How to Add Value Wherever You Are | Jack Easterby
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon is joined by Jack Easterby. Jack is the executive vice president of football operations for the Houston Texans. He formerly served for 5 seasons with the New England Patriots. Jack shares some phenomenal wisdom during this conversation such as the top things, about leadership and life, he learned during his time with the Patriots. He also shares the most important things you can do to build trust and create great relationships as well as some of...


CHANGE: How to Create the Life You Really Want | Coach Mike Bayer
On this episode Jon is joined by Coach Mike Bayer. As you'll hear, Coach Mike isn't a sports coach. He’s a life coach who you may have seen as a regular guest contributor on the Dr. Phil show. Mike is also the New York Times bestselling author of BEST SELF: BE YOU, ONLY BETTER. Coach Mike shares some fantastic advise about change, how you can make it and create the life you really want. If you enjoy this episode, be sure to share it and leave a us a review on iTunes or anywhere you listen to podcasts. While...

The #1 Antidote to Shame | Christine Caine
The #1 Antidote to Shame - Where it really comes from and how to conquer it with Jon Gordon and Christine Caine. While the entire episode is powerful, the last 15 minutes will blow you away. Christine Caine shares one of the most profound messages on overcoming shame, fear and doubt that you’ll ever hear. Listen / Watch the full episode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDEvxJONlMk https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/christine-caine-overcoming-shame-fear-and-doubt/id1329995882?i=1000478936416 @jongordon11...

Using a 3D Printer to Solve a Huge Global Problem | Brett Hagler
On this episode Jon Gordon is joined by Brett Hagler. Brett is the CEO and Co-Founder of New Story, an innovative nonprofit that's pioneering solutions to end global homelessness. Brett’s company was named among Fast Company’s "Most Innovative Companies in the World" in 2017, 2019, and 2020. This conversation brings a fascinating look at how technology and innovation is being used to create positive change. It's not just about the tech though, it's about the mindset and approach that Brett is using to creat...


Critical Insights on Brain Health and Mental Illness | Dr. Daniel Amen
On this episode bestselling author Jon Gordon is joined by Dr. Daniel Amen. Dr. Amen is a physician, a double board–certified psychiatrist, the founder of Amen Clinics. He's also a 10-time New York Times bestselling author. His latest book is The End of Mental Illness. This may be one of the most important podcast you listen to. Dr. Amen shares critical insights on brain health, mental illness and how we can improve our mental health. What he said about disinfecting our thoughts and killing the ANTS (the Au...

The 4 P's to Grow Your Business During Challenging Times | Benham Brothers
On this episode Jon Gordon is joined by the dynamic duo of David and Jason Benham… otherwise known as The Benham Brothers. David and Jason are former professional baseball players, nationally acclaimed entrepreneurs, and best-selling authors. Their rise to success came with their first company, which grew to 100 offices in 35 states, and catapulted them onto the national stage. They topped charts like, Inc. Magazine’s Fastest Growing Companies, Wall Street Journal’s Top Five Real Estate Agents in America li...

9 Lessons to Win in Business and in Life | Kelley Earnhardt Miller
On this episode, Jon Gordon is is joined by Kelly Earnhardt Miller, the daughter of legendary Nascar Champion Dale Earnhardt. During this conversation Kelley talks about what it was like growing up with Dale as a father and how she became one of the most prominent businesswomen in NASCAR today. She shares 9 lessons to win in business and in life from her new book, DRIVE. There’s a ton of great nuggets in this one! If you enjoy this episode, share it with others! Post on social and tag Jon and Kelley. You ca...


Applying The Garden and the 5 D's to Your Team
This episode is a special joint podcast between Jon and our good friend, 2-Time NBA World Champion Coach Brendan Suhr. Brendan interviews Jon as Jon talks about identity, overcoming negative thoughts and how to apply the 5 D's from The Garden to your team.  Be sure to check out Brendan's Coaching U podcast. It's another great podcast where Coach Brendan unpacks lessons for leadership, culture and life. And of course, if you enjoy this episode... be sure to share it with a friend and leave us a review on iTu...

Heroes in Action | Daniel Rodriguez
This is a story of perseverance and heroism. One that will inspire you and ignite your spirit! On this episode Jon Gordon talks with Daniel Rodriguez. Daniel was one of 53 American soldiers who battled over 400 enemy Taliban insurgents after they attacked in the 2009 battle of Kamdesh. For more than 12 hours Daniel continued to fight with shrapnel embedded in his neck and leg and bullet fragments lodged in his shoulder. The story of that battle was just released as a new movie called THE OUTPOST which stars...

A Story that Must Be Told | Rod Lurie
On this episode, Jon Gordon is joined by acclaimed director Rod Lurie. Rod just directed and released the new movie, The Outpost which tells the story of the 53 U.S. soldiers who battled over 400 enemy insurgents in north-eastern Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom. It stars Orlando Bloom, Scott Eastwood, Caleb Landry Jones, and more. It’s a phenomenally inspiring story! A must watch!! The movie is now available in theaters and to stream online now via Apple TV, Amazon, etc. During this episode Jo...


The Garden Revealed | Jon Gordon
This is a special episode! We're flipping the script and instead of Jon interviewing a guest, a guest is interviewing Jon. One of our good friends, Brian Buffini, recently had Jon on his podcast and the conversation was so good we wanted to bring it to you directly here. After you listen, be sure to subscribe to The Brian buffing Show on iTunes or anywhere you podcast. Brian always shares great content. This week's featured resource is THE GARDEN, Jon's brand new book. It's A Spiritual Fable About Ways to O...

Paul Goldschmidt | Why Consistency is So Critical for Success
On this episode Jon Gordon is joined by Paul Goldschmidt. Paul is a Major League baseball player for the St. Louis Cardinals. During this conversation Jon and Paul talk about Paul’s journey to the major leagues. Why mindset actually does matter, why consistency is so critical for success, not getting caught in the identity trap… where your identity is tied to your performance and much more. If you enjoy this episode, share it with a friend and leave a review on iTunes or whenever you listen to podcasts. Thi...

The Epidemic of Mis and Dis Information | John Brenkus
On this episode bestselling author Jon Gordon is joined by John Brenkus. John Brenkus is the six-time Emmy-Award winning creator, host and producer of ESPN's Sport Science. He is also the author of the New York Times bestselling book, The Perfection Point. He is a gifted director and producer of tv, film and documentaries as well as a sought after speaker. They say success leaves clues and you’ll pick up many of them from this conversation! John’s journey is proof that curiosity, ingenuity and persistence a...


Christine Caine | Overcoming Shame, Fear and Doubt
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon is joined by Christine Caine. Christine is a bestselling author, activist, speaker and, together with husband Nick, she leads the anti-human trafficking organization A21 as well as Propel Women. This is an episode that will move you to your core. Christine talks about leading through difficult times, human trafficking (which is modern day slavery that still exists today in numbers that will alarm you). She also shares she’s ov...

Jay Williams | Difficult Conversations to Learn and Grow
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon is joined by Jay Williams. Jay is a former NBA player, drafted as a second round draft pick by the Chicago Bulls. He is currently an ESPN analyst, motivation speaker, president of Jay Williams Group and the New York Times bestselling author of “Life is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention”. Jon and Jay have a really thought provoking conversation about racism, prejudices, having difficult conversations that lead to growth ...

From Mimbo to Manhood with Dan Cortese
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon is joined by Dan Cortese. You may know Dan as the host of the Emmy Award-winning MTV Sports, his roles on Veronica's Closet, What I Like About You, and many other TV shows and movies. Some of his characters have gone on to become cultural icons, like Elaine's rock climber boyfriend Tony 'Mimbo' from Seinfeld. Dan is also the author of the brand new book “Step Off: My Journey from Mimbo to Manhood.” This episode talks about the...


The Beauty of Conflict | CrisMarie Campbell & Susan Clarke
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon is joined by CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke. CrisMarie and Susan are the authors of the new book, "The Beauty of Conflict: Harnessing Your Team's Competitive Advantage." And that's exactly what they are sharing with us today. How to work through the tension of opinions and personalities clashing so that something new and amazing emerges from it. Connect with CrisMarie and Susan here. As always, if you enjoy this episode p...

Mastering the Shifts Life Throws at You
On this episode Jon Gordon is joined by Anthony Trucks. Anthony is a foster child, former NFL player, America Ninja Warrior, Entrepreneur, speaker and more. He's a guy who doesn't really fit into a box and that’s part of what makes him stand out, as you'll hear him talk about today. Despite having success in many areas of his life, Anthony had a lot of struggle too and lost his identity along the way... which ultimately almost caused him to lose his life. After research, experimentation, and a lot of self r...

Kavon Massenburg| From Prison to Purpose
On this episode of The Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon is joined with Kavon Massenburg. Kavon’s story is remarkable. This brilliant 25 year old went from dealing drugs, hanging out with gangs and getting shot in the head, to dealing hope and inspiration to the world. From discovering your purpose to defeating limiting beliefs, Kavon’s entire message will inspire you. His 3 steps to finding purpose is amazing. Also loved his analogy about the combination to opening the safe. You de...


Celebrity Hypnotist Reveals How to Enhance Your Mindset
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon is joined by Ricky Kalmon. Ricky is a mindset expert, motivational speaker and celebrity hypnotist. Ricky mindset message and techniques will change the way you live, work, and think. Ricky's hypnotized entire teams before and during this interview he pulls back the curtain to share how and why what he does works. It’s truly fascinating. Connect with Ricky at https://rickykalmon.com/ If you enjoy this episode, be sure to share...

Doc Rivers | Conflict and Communication
Welcome to Jon Gordon's Positive University Podcast. On this episode Jon is joined by Doc Rivers. Doc is an NBA Championship winning coach. He played 13 very successful seasons in the NBA before becoming the head coach of the Orlando Magic and then the Boston Celtics which he lead to a 2008 NBA Championship. He is currently the Head Coach of the Los Angeles Clippers. Doc shares incredible insights about what's going on now right now in our society, the importance of communicating with your team, what he's l...

Derwin Gray | Finding True Happiness
On this episode of Positive University, Jon Gordon is joined with Derwin Gray.    A former NFL player for the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers, Derwin is the founding and lead pastor of Transformation Church.   He is the author of multiple books including his latest, The Good Life, which you can order anywhere books are sold.    And that's exactly what Jon and Derwin are talking about today. How to live the good life and find true happiness.    If you enjoy this episode, let others know by posting a...


Chadd Wright | A Navy SEAL's Lessons for Life
On this episode of The Positive University Podcast Jon Gordon talks with Chadd Wright. Chadd grew up obsessed with becoming a Navy SEAL but when the Navy discovered a rare cyst on his heart, he was disqualified. Chadd refused to give up, ultimately finding a surgeon willing to perform a procedure that many wouldn't because it was too risky. The Cyst was removed and Chadd went on to realize his SEAL dream, serving over the next decade as a Team Leader on multiple deployments to conflict zones across the worl...

Anthony ONeal | How to Go to College Debt Free
If you want to learn how to go to college debit free or destroy the student loan debit you already have… this episode is for you! Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. On today’s episode Jon Gordon talks with Anthony Oneal. Anthony is a bestselling author, speaker and Ramsey Personality (as is Dave Ramsey). Anthony helps students make smart decisions with their money, relationships and education. In this conversation Anthony shares some of the keys to avoiding student debt or paying off stude...

Mike Robbins | Creating High Performance, Trust, and Belonging
On this episode of The Positive University podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Mike Robbins. Mike is a sought after speaker, consultant and the author of multiple books including FOCUS ON THE GOOD STUFF and his latest book, WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. Mike and Jon talk about how to create a team culture of high performance, trust and belonging. It's a phenomenal conversation with some really great takeaways! Be sure to grab a copy of Mike’s new book. It’s available anywhere books are sold. Details at https://mik...


Jon Gordon | How to Win the Battle of Your Mind
In this episode of The Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon shares How to Win the Battle of Your Mind by revealing the 5 D’s that sabotage us and how to overcome them.  This message is a conversation between Jon and our friend Jason Cullum. It’s based on the principles from Jon’s new book THE GARDEN: A Spiritual Fable About Ways to Overcome Fear, Anxiety, and Stress. Read Jon's New Book Now, Before it Releases While The Garden releases in late June, you can read it now by joining the book launch team! Yo...

Coach Mack Brown | Little Things Matter
Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. On this episode Jon talks with Hall of Fame Coach, Mack Brown. Mack is currently the Head Coach of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels Football Team. This episode is a treasure trove of wisdom. Almost every point Mack shares has an important lesson that you can apply to your life, your team and your relationships. Pay attention because there’s a lot of gems here. Let us know what your biggest takeaways are. Tag Jon Gordon and Coach Mack Brown on so...

Trent Dilfer | The Winning Process
Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. Today, Jon talks with Trent Dilfer. Trent is a former NFL Super Bowl winning quarterback who played 14 seasons. While what he did is impressive, what he’s doing now is even more. Trent shares some amazing perspectives on leadership, raising the standard for yourself and others, how to train others up and so much more. If you find value in this episode, let us know. Tag Trent and Jon on social. You can also subscribe to The Positive University Podcast for ...


John O'Leary | In Awe - Unleashing Inspiration, Meaning, and Joy in Your Life
Once expected to die, our guest today now teaches people how to truly live. Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. On this episode Jon talks with John O'Leary. O'Leary is an acclaimed speaker, bestselling author and incredible human with an amazing story that will not only inspire you but help you to recognize the blessing of your life. The perspective that O'Leary shares after having most of his body severely burned, fingers amputated and still being able to overcome and find joy is a lesson ...

Chip Kelly | Get Out of Your Comfort Zone to Get Better
On this episode Jon Gordon interviews Chip Kelly. Chip is the Head Football Coach of the UCLA Bruins. There's a lot of great insights on this one that you can apply to stepping out of your comfort zone, building a great team and helping others achieve greatness. If you like this episode, be sure to subscribe and leave a review in iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts. You can can catch past episodes with guest such as Matthew McConaughey, PJ Fleck, Allie Long and more. Our featured resource this week is...

Rich Redmond - Real Inspiration Gets Results
Today's Positive University Podcast guest is Rich Redmond. Rich has been the touring/recording drummer with multi-platinum country rocker Jason Aldean for nearly two decades. He has recorded 26 #1 radio hits and plays to millions of fans per year in iconic venues across the globe. Rich has also worked with artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Ludacris, Bryan Adams, Bob Seger, Luke Bryan and many more. Rich is also a busy speaker, author, producer, songwriter, label owner, educator, and actor. Rich shares some fa...


Matthew McConaughey - The Mindset to Overcome
In this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Matthew McConaughey. Matthew really doesn't need an introduction but... he's an Academy Award-winning actor known for his roles in iconic movies such as Dazed and Confused, We Are Marshall, The Lincoln Lawyer, The Wedding Planner, Dallas Buyers Club and so many more. Matthew shares his advice for dealing with challenges, especially in the midst of the pandemic we're all facing. He also talks about the importance of ...

Get Your Mind Right with Todd Durkin
On this episode Jon Gordon talks with Todd Durkin. Todd is the founder of Fitness Quest 10 an award-winning health and human performance facility where he works with high-profile clientele and elite professional athletes, including more than seventy-five NFL and twenty-five MLB players. This episode is all about high performance principles to become your best self, mentally, physically and spiritually. Todd shares his 5 P’s of peak performance, what it takes to be great, what he says to the best of the best...

A Conversation about God with Erwin Raphael McManus
Welcome to a special edition of the Positive University Podcast. It's a conversation about God, answering questions from Atheists, with Jon Gordon and Erwin Raphael McManus. Erwin McManus is the pastor of Mosaic in LA. Jon and Erwin have known each other for 15 years and have had many conversations like this but this is the first time they are doing it publicly. This isn't just a conversation about God, it's a conversation about some of the tough questions about God, religion and faith. Questions like: Why...


P.J. Fleck - Creating a Pattern of Greatness
On this episode Jon Gordon interviews P.J. Fleck. P.J. is the Head Football Coach at the University of Minnesota. This is a super charged episode where P.J. shares what has helped him establish a pattern of greatness in creating winning teams.  SUBSCRIBE AND REVIEW When you're done listening, be sure to subscribe to the Positive University Podcast in iTunes or whenever you listen. It’s free! We’d appreciate it if you would rate it and leave a review too. And of course, if you enjoyed it share it with others...

Bonus: Jon Gordon Shares #1 Predictor and Factor of Success
A special message Jon Gordon shared as part of Pete Vargas' RISE UP CHALLENGE. After you listen, go sign up for FREE access to the RISE UP CHALLENGE so you can benefit from watching other top speakers / thought leaders as they share message, like Jon's, to help you create success NOW!...

Lessons from an Olympic Gold Medal Winner with Jessica Hardy Meichtry
On this episode Jon Gordon talks with Jessica Hardy Meichtry. Jessica is an Olympic gold and bronze medalist swimmer. During her eleven-years on the US National Team, she broke twelve world records, and won a total of twenty-eight medals. She now works with BSN Sports. In this interview Jessica shares her story, lessons she's learned being a top competitive athlete, 3 things to make us better, how to use fear as fuel and much more! Connect with Jessica: https://www.jessicahardy.net/ @swimhardy on Twitter, I...


Excellence Wins with Horst Schulze
"Excellence is a decision. It is always the result of high intentions, sincere effort and intelligent execution." - Horst Schulze   On this episode of The Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Horst Schulze.   Horst went from working at a hotel at age 14 to cofounding The Ritz Carlton Hotel Company and then founding Capella Hotel Group.    Horst is a legendary leader and global titan of business.  His visionary and disruptive principles have reshaped the concepts of excellenc...

Becoming Better with Rich Wilkerson Jr.
On this episode of The Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Rich Wilkerson, Jr. Rich and his wife, Dawn, pastor VOUS Church, a meeting place of faith, creativity, and diversity in Miami, Florida. Rich is by far one of the greatest young communicator and leaders of our time. During this conversation Rich and Jon talk about becoming a better leader, being a more influential communicator, why a season of waiting doesn’t have to be a wasted season, one of the big things we can learn from this glob...

Think Differently, Overcome and Thrive with Brian Buffini
During challenging times, we can get bitter or we can get better. We can use this as a tutor to help us grow. Now is the time to be of value, to serve and to think differently so that you can adapt and create a better future for yourself, your business and for others. That's just some of what we’re covering in this episode of The Positive University Podcast with our guest, Brian Buffini. Jon Gordon sits down with Brian to talk about the adversity we face and how we can navigate it to help our businesses and...


The Money Tree with Chris Guillebeau
On this episode of The Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Chris Guillebeau. Chris is a fascinating guy. In addition to being a prolific author and thinker, he's done something that most listening haven't. He's visited every country in the world (193 in total), and he did it before his 35th birthday. Pretty amazing. Chris also hosts a daily podcast called, Side Hustle School, which is downloaded more than two million times a month and he’s the founder of the World Dominatio...

The Money Tree with Chris Guillebeau
On this episode of The Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Chris Guillebeau. Chris is a fascinating guy. In addition to being a prolific author and thinker, he's done something that most listening haven't. He's visited every country in the world (193 in total), and he did it before his 35th birthday. Pretty amazing. Chris also hosts a daily podcast called, Side Hustle School, which is downloaded more than two million times a month and he’s the founder of the World Dominatio...

Love Tough and Building a Winning Team with Buzz Williams
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Buzz Williams. Buzz is the head men’s basketball coach at Texas A&M.   He’s a phenomenal leader who has built winning programs wherever he’s been and thought this interview you’ll understand why.    Buzz shares what got him to where he is today, how he’s been able to build winning teams, what he tells other coaches and leaders to help them succeed and so much more.   "The blessings you see are many times from the sa...


Pandemic, Fear and Faith with Erwin McManus
If you're struggling to make sense of everything that's going on in the world right now or just need some encouragement to help you see a better tomorrow, this episode is for you. Welcome to Jon Gordon's Positive University Podcast. On this episode Jon talks with our good friend Erwin McManus. Erwin is a profound speaker, author and cultural thought leader known for his integration of creativity and spirituality. He is also the founder and Lead Pastor of Mosaic, in LA. Erwin and Jon speak candidly about the...

The Identity of Success with Derrick Brooks
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Derrick Brooks. Derrick is a former NFL Super Bowl champion, eleven-time Pro Bowl selection and nine-time All-Pro player. While his success on the field is extremely impressive, it’s his leadership, character and mindset that really makes the difference. That's what you’ll benefit from during this interview. So many powerful insights that Derrick shares from the importance of commitment and consistency, to perspecti...

The Identity of Success with Derrick Brooks
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Derrick Brooks. Derrick is a former NFL Super Bowl champion, eleven-time Pro Bowl selection and nine-time All-Pro player. While his success on the field is extremely impressive, it’s his leadership, character and mindset that really makes the difference. That's what you’ll benefit from during this interview. So many powerful insights that Derrick shares from the importance of commitment and consistency, to perspecti...


Hall of Fame Lessons for Success with Kurt Warner
If there was ever a time that we needed to hear this message, it’s now. Get ready for a powerful interview with Jon Gordon and Hall of Fame Quarterback, Kurt Warner. In this episode Kurt shares how he went from stocking shelves in a supermarket to becoming hall of fame quarterback, how adversity and setbacks prepared his character for success, his mindset and approach for getting better when no one was watching and so much more. His story is so good it’s actually being made into a movie! Listen and you’ll u...

Strategies to Stay Positive Through Challenges and Change
Audio from a LIVE webinar hosted by bestselling Jon Gordon where he shares positive strategies to help you:  Overcome fear and uncertainty  Optimize your mindset for health and happiness  Uncover the opportunities within the challenge  Staying emotionally connected while being physically separated  Prepare for when things return to normal  Use this time to learn, improve and grow  Lead others through challenges and change And more… www.jongordon.com...

The Do's and Don'ts of Achieving Optimal Health
If you want to achieve optimal health and live life to the fullest, you’r going to love this episode! Today Jon Gordon talks with Dr. Christian Gonzalez, also known as Dr. G. Dr. G is a naturopathic doctor who earned his Bachelor of Science degree at Rutgers University and his Medical Doctorate at the University of Bridgeport’s College of Naturopathic Medicine. He completed his residency at the Cancer Treatment Centers of America and is currently working at a holistic and integrative medicine center in Cali...


Martin Rooney | How to Inspire and Motivate the People Around You
If you want make a bigger impact and learn how to inspire and motivate the people around you, this episode is for you! Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. On this episode Jon talks Martin Rooney. For more than twenty years, Martin has coached professional sport stars, Olympic champions, and business leaders to high levels of performance. Fun fact, Martin has trained 130 athletes that have been drafted to the NFL including a #2 pick. That’s some serious results! He’s also the author of the n...

Porter Moser | Determination, Passion, and Grit
Bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Porter Moser. Porter is the head coach of the Loyola University Chicago Ramblers. He is one of only four coaches in school history to win over 140 games and saw Loyola earn its first Associated Press Top 25 votes since 1985. Porter is also the author of the newly released book, ALL IN: Driven by Passion, Energy and Purpose. Jon and Porter dive deep on this one about leadership… what separates the best from the rest and how a leader can bring out greatness in themselv...

Matthew West | Overcoming Rejection and Mastering Your Craft to Fulfill Your Calling
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with 5 time grammy nominated singer / songwriter Matthew West. Matthew has achieved phenomenal success by almost every measure with multiple hit songs and awards. But, it didn’t start out that way. In fact, Matthew didn’t even want to be a recording artist… but you’ll hear more about that in the interview. You’ll also hear how Matthew has embraced rejection to propel him forward, how he handles discouragement and why he’...


How to Overcome Discouragement
In this short mid-week Positive Moment, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks about what to do when you feel discouraged....

Grant Baldwin | How to Become a Successful Speaker
If you have a message that you want to share with the world, this episode is for you! On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Grant Baldwin, author of The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform. Wether you want to speak for a living or on the side, Grant delivers the goods as he shares his five-step road map to start and scale a speaking business from the ground up. These strategies aren’t just beneficial...

Grant Baldwin | How to Become a Successful Speaker
If you have a message that you want to share with the world, this episode is for you! On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Grant Baldwin, author of The Successful Speaker: Five Steps for Booking Gigs, Getting Paid, and Building Your Platform. Wether you want to speak for a living or on the side, Grant delivers the goods as he shares his five-step road map to start and scale a speaking business from the ground up. These strategies aren’t just beneficial...


John Ruhlin | How Giftology Can Transform Your Business and Relationships
In this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with John Ruhlin, founder of the Rhulin Group and author of Giftology: The Art and Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Increase Referrals, and Strengthen Client Retention.   This interview may be one of the most important that you’ll listen to if you want to transform your business and increase your ROR (Return On Relationships).    Not only does John Rhulin share some incredibly practical strategies, the ov...

Steve Jacobson | The Principles Behind Fairway Mortgage's Growth and Success
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Steve Jacobson (@fairwaysteve1), the founder and CEO of Fairway Mortgage. Fairway is one of the top mortgage companies in the country, funding over 39 billion in 2019. They also employ over 7000 people nationwide and have helped thousands of people achieve their dreams of home ownership. This episode is packed with back-to-back takeaways. Steve shares a lot of real-world, practical lessons from what he's learned by ...


Dave Gordon | A Simple Strategy to Inspire High Performance and Lasting Success
On this episode of The Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Dave Gordon. If that sounds like a familiar name, you're right. As you listen you'll learn why. Dave is the author of the new book, TIP: A Simple Strategy to Inspire High Performance and Lasting Success. TIP isn't just a piece of advice… it's an important acronym to help you get results, manage your reputation and enhance your life. Dave talks about identity, creating your own personal brand, the importance of deliv...

Evan Spiegel, CEO of Snap | Technology, Leadership and Positivity in Business
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Evan Spiegel. Evan is the co-founder and CEO of Snap, which you might know as Snapchat. This is really intriguing conversation. Evan shares how Snapchat got started, where he sees the future of technology going, what he’s learned about leadership and developing culture and much more. I especially loved what Evan shared about Snap’s core values and the importance of positivity in business. It’s powerful, practical st...

Ken Blanchard | Servant Leadership and Multiplying Your Influence
Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. On this episode Jon talks with Ken Blanchard. Ken has co-authored over 60 books, including The One Minute Manager and Raving Fans. His works have been translated into 40 languages and their combined sales total more than 21 million copies.  Beyond the phenomenal insights on servant leadership and influence that Ken shares, one thing that shines through in this episode is Ken’s humility and love for people. He walks his talk and that’s part of what makes h...


Molly Fletcher | How to Manage Your Energy
We live in a world obsessed with time, but the real secret is learning how to manage our energy. Our guest today challenges us to show up, be present and put our energy where it counts so that we can live our best, most impactful lives every day. Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. On this episode Jon talks with Molly Fletcher. Molly is a popular speaker, the author of multiple books and a successful entrepreneur. Formerly, she was a top sports agents hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by...

Molly Fletcher | How to Manage Your Energy
We live in a world obsessed with time, but the real secret is learning how to manage our energy. Our guest today challenges us to show up, be present and put our energy where it counts so that we can live our best, most impactful lives every day. Welcome to Jon Gordon’s Positive University Podcast. On this episode Jon talks with Molly Fletcher. Molly is a popular speaker, the author of multiple books and a successful entrepreneur. Formerly, she was a top sports agents hailed as the “female Jerry Maguire” by...

Craig Ballantyne | How to Get Unstuck, Stop Procrastinating and Take Control of Your Life
If you want to get unstuck, stop procrastinating and learn how to take control of your life... this episode is for you! Our guest, Craig Ballantyne, reveals his highly successful Perfect Day Formula and how you can use to increase your personal productivity, balance and happiness in life. Craig is the author of multiple books including The Perfect Day Formula, Unstoppable and his new book… The Perfect Week Formula. Craig shows entrepreneurs and executives how to achieve extraor­dinary results in every area ...


Chris Herren | A former NBA Star's Journey from Addiction to Recovery
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Chris Herren. Chris is a former NBA basketball player with a powerfully moving story! Rolling Stone profiled him, 60 Minutes interviewed him, and the Denver Nuggets drafted him. When the Boston Celtics acquired his contract, he lived the dream of every Massachusetts kid - but off the court... Chris was secretly crumbling, as his alcohol and drug use escalated and his life spiraled out of control. He nearly lost ever...

Jeff Kemp | Making Your Team and Relationships Better
This episode of the Positive University Podcast is packed with phenomenal wisdom on life, leadership, and building better teams and relationships from our guest, Jeff Kemp. Jeff was an NFL quarterback for 11 years playing for the Rams, 49ers, Seahawks and the Eagles. Jeff and his father, Jack Kemp, were the first father-son quarterbacks in NFL History. Jeff is also the author of Facing the Blitz: Three Strategies for Turning Trials Into Triumphs. This is one of those interviews where it's tough to pull out ...

Donald Miller | How Live a Better Story and Find Meaning in Life
Today’s guest is a brilliant leader, marketer, business person and all around great human. His name is Donald Miller. He’s the author of multiple bestselling books and the CEO of Storybrand, a company that helps organizations clarify their messages. In this interview Don unpacks the power of story and why it’s so critical if we want to communicate effectively and live a life of meaning. As you listen, share what impacts you. Take a screen shot and share on social. Tag Jon Gordon and Donald Miller. Connect w...


Chris Del Conte | We before ME
On this episode of The Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Chris Del Conte. Chris is the Athletic Director for the University of Texas. Since joining the program in December 2017 he has transformed the Longhorns game-day experience and achieved phenomenal success. During this episode Chris shares some powerful insights on what it’s like to lead at a high level, what core practices have helped him thrive, why it’s important to go above and beyond for your brand and so much m...

Chris Del Conte | We before ME
On this episode of The Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Chris Del Conte. Chris is the Athletic Director for the University of Texas. Since joining the program in December 2017 he has transformed the Longhorns game-day experience and achieved phenomenal success. During this episode Chris shares some powerful insights on what it’s like to lead at a high level, what core practices have helped him thrive, why it’s important to go above and beyond for your brand and so much m...

Chris Del Conte | WE vs me
On this episode of The Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Chris Del Conte. Chris is the Athletic Director for the University of Texas. Since joining the program in December 2017 he has transformed the Longhorns game-day experience and achieved phenomenal success. During this episode Chris shares some powerful insights on what it’s like to lead at a high level, what core practices have helped him thrive, why it’s important to go above and beyond for your brand and so much m...


Mark Miller | How to Create a Culture of Full Engagement
On this episode of The Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Mark Miller. Mark is the Vice President of High Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A. He’s also the author of multiple books, including his latest "Win the Heart: How to Create a Culture of Full Engagement.” If you want to increase your leadership effectiveness and the performance of your team, you’re going to love this interview. Mark shares a ton of golden nuggets.  Speaking of leadership, if you want go deeper a...

Mark Miller | How to Create a Culture of Full Engagement
On this episode of The Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Mark Miller. Mark is the Vice President of High Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A. He’s also the author of multiple books, including his latest "Win the Heart: How to Create a Culture of Full Engagement.” If you want to increase your leadership effectiveness and the performance of your team, you’re going to love this interview. Mark shares a ton of golden nuggets.  Speaking of leadership, if you want go deeper a...

Jess Ekstrom | Chasing the Bright Side
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Jess Ekstrom. Jess is the founder and CEO of Headbands of Hope, a company she started as a junior in college in 2012. For every headband sold, a headband is given to a child with cancer. She’s been featured on the TODAY Show, Good Morning America, and all kinds of top media outlets. More importantly, Headbands of Hope has donated over half a million headbands reaching every children’s hospital in the United States a...


Kai Kight | Composing Your World
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Kai Kight. As a classical violinist turned innovative composer, Kai uses music as a metaphor to inspire individuals and organizations around the world. His mission is to spark a global mindset shift where ingenuity is the norm, not the exception.   How Kai approaches his craft and the power of his message is not only extremely thought provoking but also inspiring, especially how he applies lessons from music to life...

Chiney Ogwumike | Maximizing Your Potential
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Chiney Ogwumike, a professional basketball player for The WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks. Her story is fascinating and her insights on teamwork and leadership are wise beyond her years. They say that success leaves clues, and you’ll definitely find several of them in this episode....

Patrick Lencioni | How Leaders and Organizations Get Healthy
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Patrick Lencioni. Pat and his team at The Table Group help leaders improve their organizational health. He's also a a prolific writer having sold millions of books such as The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, Death by Meeting and The Advantage.    This is one of those episodes you might want to listen to twice and you'll definitely want to share it with a friend. It is rich and packed with so many phenomenal insights from ...


Patrick Lencioni | How Leaders and Organizations Get Healthy
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Patrick Lencioni. Pat and his team at The Table Group help leaders improve their organizational health. He's also a a prolific writer having sold millions of books such as The 5 Dysfunctions of a Team, Death by Meeting and The Advantage.    This is one of those episodes you might want to listen to twice and you'll definitely want to share it with a friend. It is rich and packed with so many phenomenal insights from ...

Bonus: Jon Gordon on Becoming a Bestselling Author and Speaker
BONUS EPISODE... This isn't our typical interview, it's more like a reverse interview with our good friend Rory Vaden. Recently Rory interviewed Jon Gordon for the Influential Personal Brand Summit. After we listened to the conversation we immediately knew we needed to share it with you. If you want to know how Jon got to where he is, how he became a bestselling author and top speaker and how he overcame the struggles along the way…. this is it. It's a really powerful interview packed with insights, tips an...

Bonus: Jon Gordon on Becoming a Bestselling Author and Speaker
BONUS EPISODE... This isn't our typical interview, it's more like a reverse interview with our good friend Rory Vaden. Recently Rory interviewed Jon Gordon for the Influential Personal Brand Summit. After we listened to the conversation we immediately knew we needed to share it with you. If you want to know how Jon got to where he is, how he became a bestselling author and top speaker and how he overcame the struggles along the way…. this is it. It's a really powerful interview packed with insights, tips an...


Alan Stein | High-Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Alan Stein. Alan is a world-renowned coach, speaker and author. He spent over 15 years working the highest performing basketball players on the planet and now teaches audiences how to utilize the same strategies in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level.   If you want to improve your productivity and achieve higher levels of success, this episode is for you!   Alan shares High-Performance...

Candace Parker | The Drive of a Winner
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Candace Parker. Candace is one of the most decorated female basketball players to ever put on a uniform. Candace is an ALL-STAR player for the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks, she was also the first overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft. She's more than just a star on the court, she is an inspiration to all those around her and you’ll find out why during this interview. A big takeaway from Candace is how the best are always...

Focus on The Root | A Positive Moment
This is a short encouraging message from Jon Gordon.  Always remember the amount of fruit we produce is just an outcome and measurement of how well we are nurturing our root. If we take care of our root we'll always have an abundant supply of fruit. Ignore the root and say goodbye to the fruit....


Jesse Cole | How to Stand Out by Thinking Different
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Jesse Cole. Jesse is the founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of two multimillion-dollar summer league baseball teams, the Gastonia Grizzlies and the Savannah Bananas. He's been featured on MSNBC and as a keynote speaker all over the country, promoting his motto "If it's normal, do the exact opposite.”   Not only does Jesse share some amazing insights on creating a great culture, he’s also actually living i...

Jesse Cole | How to Stand Out by Thinking Different
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Jesse Cole. Jesse is the founder of Fans First Entertainment and owner of two multimillion-dollar summer league baseball teams, the Gastonia Grizzlies and the Savannah Bananas. He's been featured on MSNBC and as a keynote speaker all over the country, promoting his motto "If it's normal, do the exact opposite.”   Not only does Jesse share some amazing insights on creating a great culture, he’s also actually living i...

Matt Brown | Truth Plus Love and Maximizing Influence
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Matt Brown. Matt is the founder of Think Eternity and the author of the book TRUTH PLUS LOVE. Matt shares some great perspectives and advice on life, leadership, faith and influence… how we can maximize it to make a greater impact in the world....


Pat Williams | Lessons on Character, Leadership and Life
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Pat Williams. Pat is a basketball Hall-of-Famer, co-founder of the NBA's Orlando Magic and former general manager of the Philadelphia 76ers. He's Also one of America's top inspirational corporate speakers and the author of over 100 books, his most recent being CHARACTER CARVED IN STONE, highlighting the leadership secrets of the United States Military Academy at West Point. This is one of those episodes you might want to listen to twi...

Allie Long | Turning Setbacks into Triumphs
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Allie Long. Allie is a Professional soccer player for the Reign FC and the U.S Women's National Team who recently Won the World Cup.   This interview is super powerful as Jon and Allie dive into her story of turning setbacks into triumphs, the importance of preparation, having the right mindset and so much more. Allie has an infectious personality and just hearing her drive and commitment to greatness will energize ...

Marcie Frost | Courage, Perseverance, and Great Leadership
On this episode  of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Marcie Frost, chief executive officer of CalPERS, a pension fund which administers a retirement system for more than 1.9 million California public sector workers and their families and purchases health care for more than 1.4 million public sector employees. Marcie oversees a global investment portfolio of more than $350 billion dollars, approximately 2,800 employees, and manages an annual budget of $1.8 billion to ...


A Positive Moment | Feed the Positive Dog
We all have a positive and negative dog inside of us. It's part of our human nature. The key is to feed the positive dog and starve the negative dog. The more we feed the positive dog the bigger it gets and the stronger it becomes. The actions are simple. We just need to make them a habit and do them every day.  www.jongordon.com...

Never Settle | Marty Smith
On this episode, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Marty Smith. Marty is one of ESPN's most popular and recognized reporters and hosts who currently covers a variety of sports including college football, basketball, both the NFL and NBA, NASCAR and more. This interview is really impactful as Marty talks about what it means to Never Settle in work and life. He also shares how he went from an unknown motor sports writer to being recruited to work for ESPN, how what seemed like a devastating setback in ...

Never Settle | Marty Smith
On this episode, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Marty Smith. Marty is one of ESPN's most popular and recognized reporters and hosts who currently covers a variety of sports including college football, basketball, both the NFL and NBA, NASCAR and more. This interview is really impactful as Marty talks about what it means to Never Settle in work and life. He also shares how he went from an unknown motor sports writer to being recruited to work for ESPN, how what seemed like a devastating setback in ...


Living to Be a Miracle | Austin Hatch
"My life is only a miracle if I can be a miracle for others." - Austin Hatch On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Austin Hatch. Austin has the rare distinction of being someone who has survived two plane crashes. The odds of this happening are almost unimaginable. Yet as miraculous as this is, the doctors believe it was even more miraculous that Austin not only walked again but graduated high school, attended Michigan, and joined the basketball team. H...

Achieving Your Dreams and Playing for More | Case Keenum
On this episode of Positive University, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Case Keenum, a quarterback for the Washington Redskins NFL team. He played college football for Houston, where he became the NCAA's all-time leader in total passing yards, touchdowns, and completions.    This is a really insightful interview where Case talks about his journey, achieving your dreams, playing for more, listening to truth vs the lies of fear and doubt and so much more.    Case is a great example of the best of the...

The Keys to Success and Fulfillment | Dave Meltzer
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Dave Meltzer, CEO of Sports 1 Marketing one of the world's leading sports & entertainment marketing agencies, which he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon. Dave is also a renowned speaker, bestselling author and award winning humanitarian.   This interview is value packed! There’s so much wisdom in what Dave shares about finding fulfillment in life and achieving your true potential. This is from a g...


Believe Bigger | Cathy Parker
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Cathy Parker, author of the book Northern Lights. Cathy is also the founder of two non profits, Athletes to Champions and Beyond the Ballfield to help athletes and their families deal with the realities of sports and use their influence for good. This interview is about more than Cathy’s story, it's a reminder that we are sometimes called to the most unlikely of causes and to believe in something a little bit bigger...

Controlling the Controllables | Rob Pannell
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks Rob Pannell. Rob is by far one of the greatest lacrosse players in the world. He’s an MVP, record setter, and a true champion on and off the field. Listen in as Jon and Rob talk about what the best do better than everyone else and the importance of controlling the controllables.   This episode is brought to you by Positive Brands, featuring our STAY POSITIVE and POSITIVE WARRIOR shirts and wristbands so you can wear and ...

The Advantage of Adversity | Bedros Keuilian
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Bedros Keuilian. He went from escaping Communist Soviet Union and dumpster diving for food to becoming the founder and CEO of Fit Body Boot Camp, one of the nation’s fastest growing franchises. He's a successful investor and the bestselling author of Man Up. His story is not only compelling, it's also packed with life and leadership lessons that everyone can benefit from.  Bedros is all about taking action and helpi...


A Positive Moment | Encouragement
Truett Cathy was once asked, "How do you know if a man needs encouragement?" His answer, "If he's breathing."  In this short bonus Positive Moment, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks about the power of encouragement and how we need to receive and give it today.  www.jongordon.com www.positiveuniversity.com...

Winning and What Truly Matters | Tony Bennett
On this Positive University Podcast episode, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Tony Bennett, head coach of the University of Virginia men’s basketball team who won the 2019 NCAA championship. After you listen to what Tony shares, you’ll understand why he’s such an effective coach. His wisdom and insights on life and leadership are profound. so Grab a pen or fire up your notes app and get ready for this one! Speaking of leadership, if you want to become a better leader… one who creates positive result...

Embracing Your Uniqueness | LaChina Robinson
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with LaChina Robinson, a college basketball and WNBA analyst and reporter for ESPN. She's a dynamic TV personality, communications strategist, and keynote speaker.   During this conversation she shares some of the lessons she's learned from  successfully transitioning from a star athlete to a respected broadcaster. She talks about the importance of embracing your uniqueness, becoming your own brand, why you need to ignor...


3 Courageous Women Who Beat Cancer
On this episode Jon talks with 3 courageous women who beat cancer. What makes this conversation so powerful is not just the stories that each of these amazing women share but how they embraced the power of positivity to overcome their challenges. It's also enlightening to hear the latest cancer treatments and how they are producing better outcomes for some. While cancer is the topic of this episode, what it's really about is how we choose to respond to adversity in our lives. It's a call for us to see thing...

How to Create a Championship Team | Nick Nurse, Head Coach of The Toronto Raptors
On this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Nick Nurse, the Head Coach of the NBA champions, the Toronto Raptors.   This is a power packed episode with great takeaways as Nick gives us an inside look at what made the Toronto Raptors a championship team. He shares the keys to getting a team to believe in and buy in, the importance of trying new things, the benefits of collaborative leadership, why as a leader you must feed your team with positivity and so much...

Restoring Health, Glyphosate, and Healing the Gut | ZACH BUSH, M.D.
In this episode of the Positive University Podcast, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Dr. Zach Bush, one of the most compelling medical minds working to improve human health today. This interview and what Dr. Bush shares about the science of health, disease, glyphosate, food allergies and healing the gut is truly fascinating. As one of the nations only triple board certified physicians, he knows his stuff! You definitely want to listen close to this one. It's going to blow your mind. But here's the t...


Think Bigger | Mike Levine
On today’s episode Jon talks with Mike Levine, Co-Head of Sports at CAA, one of the largest and most dominant talent and sports agencies in the world. Mike, also know as “Vino” is a pioneer, visionary and leader whose innovative marketing deals and acquisitions of top talent have helped CAA sports achieve phenomenal success. on a personal note, Mike was Jon’s teammate on the Cornell lacrosse team and they have known each other since they were 18 years old. During this interview Mike shares about his rise, w...

Leadership, Success and Embracing Failure to Become Your Best | 5x NBA Champion Derek Fisher
On today’s episode Jon Gordon talks with 5 time NBA champion and LA Sparks Head Coach, Derek Fisher. Derek's vast experience with championship teams has taught him a lot about what real success looks like as an individual and as a team member. He shares lessons he's learned along the way and the importance of embracing failure to become who you were ultimately created to be. No matter where you are in life, if you're riding the wave of success of struggling to find your way, you'll be encouraged by what Der...

Mental Toughness and a Work Ethic for Success | Josh McCown
On today’s episode Jon talks with Josh McCown. Josh has spent 17 years in the NFL, most recently as a quarterback for the New York Jets. His story of perseverance, overcoming, and trials leading to opportunities is not only inspiring but also illustrates a mindset and work ethic for success that can benefit us all. As a special bonus to accompany this Positive U episode, we want to offer you free access to Jon Gordon’s Training Camp Online Video Training Program when Jon walks you through the eleven traits ...


High Performance Lessons and Habits for Leaders and Teams | Nick Hays
In this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with former Navy SEAL Nick Hays about high performance lessons and habits that will help you become an elite leader and create an elite team. Nick combines his military training and Harvard Business school education into practical, effective strategies to motivate, adapt and overcome. Pick up a copy of Nick's new book ELITE: High Performance Lessons and Habits from a Former Navy SEAL...

Life Transformation & Overcoming the Odds | Remi Adeleke
Life started out living as Nigerian royalty but took a dramatic turn. After the loss of his father at the age of 5, Remi Adeleke moved to the United States and was raised by his single mother in the Bronx. He eventually started getting into trouble and dealing drugs as a teen.  After his life was threatened from a drug deal that went bad at age 19, Remi decided to join the military with one goal in mind, becoming a Navy SEAL. However, there were a few obstacles he needed to overcome. He couldn't swim, he wa...

The Proximity Principle | Ken Coleman
He's worked with John Maxwell, Dave Ramsey and learned from many of the best leaders on the planet. He's Ken Coleman, host of The Ken Coleman Show and the top-rated EntreLeadership Podcast.  In today's Positive University Podcast with Jon Gordon, Ken shares the power of The Proximity Principle, the proven strategy that will lead to a career you love.  Pick up Ken's new book here. Learn more about Ken at KenColeman.com About Ken Coleman: Ken Coleman is host of The Ken Coleman Show and the top-rated EntreLead...


Donna Orender | The Power of Positive Belief, Leadership and Possibility
Donna Orender was formerly president of the Women's National Basketball Association and senior vice president of the PGA. She has been recognized as one of the top 10 Most Powerful Women in Sports and one of Newsweeks100 most Influential people in the business of sports. She is also the author of WOWsdom.  Learn more about Donna at www.orenderunlimited.com Learn more about Jon Gordon at www.jongordon.com  A few quotes from this episode: Every experience you have, the good and the bad, teaches you somethin...

Jesse Itzler | Creating Your Own Luck, Overcoming Fear and Living a Life that Matters
In this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Jesse Itzler. You'll learn: Why Jesse has only eaten fruit until noon for the past 27 years. What Jesse's journey was like going from distributing demo tapes to being broke and sleeping on 18 couches and eventually founding a private jet company, selling a product to Coca-Cola, and owning the Atlanta Hawks.  Jesse's mindset of personal responsibility and success. Why Jesse believes you need to create your own luck. Why lasting change...

How a Former College QB Sentenced to Life in Prison Transformed His World | Damon West
His story is one of the most inspiring that you will hear.  The true story of a well-raised kid, a three-year starting quarterback, a young person filled with potential…until a shocking addiction took hold. Sentenced to sixty-five years in a Texas prison, Damon West once had it all. He came from a great family, in a home full of God, love, support, and opportunities to reach any goal. A natural born leader, an athlete with good looks and charm, he appeared to be the all-American kid pursuing his dreams. Un...


The Power of a Positive Team | Webinar Replay
This is a special release of The Power of a Positive Team webinar with Jon Gordon and his Lead Consultant, Amy P. Kelly. Perfect for teams of all types (work, sports, family, marriages, etc)! This presentation covers: The principles, practices and characteristics that make great teams great and identify what your team must do to improve and grow together. How to create alignment and clarity to ensure that everyone is working toward the same vision and mission. Practical solutions to confront, transform and...


Rick Schirmer | How to Create a Viral Brand and Multiply Your Impact
In this episode, Jon Gordon talks with Rick Schirmer about How to Build a Viral Brand and Multiply Your Impact.   Rick is a pioneer of viral and influencer marketing. He began his career at Disney/Pixar in their Corporate Alliance, Brand Strategy and Motion Picture Marketing groups. He left his internal role at Disney to launch over 200 campaigns and viral brand programs, in over 12 countries, for entertainment brands like Universal Pictures, Lionsgate, NBC, ABC, and consumer brands Chick-fil-A, Wal-Mart, P...

A Positive Moment: 10 Thoughts About Leadership
A Positive Moment is a short mid-week message from Jon Gordon as part of the Positive University Podcast. In this message Jon shares 10 Thoughts About Leadership: -- Whether you are a leader of a business, team, hospital, sports team, classroom, church or home, I hope you'll be encouraged to be a better leader. 1. People follow the leader first and the leader's vision second - It doesn't matter if the leader shares a powerful vision, if the leader is not someone who people will follow the vision will never ...


Joel Marion | Broke at 25 to $100 Million at 30 - From Success to Significance
In this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Joel Marion. Joel’s story is compelling. He went from broke at age 25 to $100 Million by age 30. Now, he’s leveraging his success for significance and sharing the lessons he’s learned along the way.    A few highlights from this interview: How Joel went from 25 and struggling to making it BIG. How what seemed like a major failure in Joel’s career actually become a significant opportunity.  The importance of adding value to other...

A Positive Moment: Become Positively Contagious Today!
Every day we have a choice. We can broadcast positive energy (love, joy, hope) or negative energy (fear, resentment, anger). Become positively contagious today! Listen to this special Positive University Positive Moment, a short encouraging message from Jon Gordon....

3 Ways to Lead Positive and Drive Positive Results | Webinar Replay
This is a special release of a Power of Positive Leadership webinar with Jon Gordon and his Head of Training, Julie Nee where they share 3 Ways to Lead Positive and Drive Positive Results. Learn more about our Power of Positive Leadership Trainings at www.jongordon.com/leader or www.powerofpositiveleadership.com...


Dana Cavalea | Habits of a Champion
Dana Cavalea spent 12 years with the New York Yankees Organization, many of those years as the Director of Strength and Conditioning & Performance Enhancement winning a World Series in 2009. Currently he is a high performance speaker and consultant to Pro Athletes, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, Workforces and Universities on lifestyle strategies to reduce stress, improve work/life balance, and most importantly improve daily performance/outcomes. All of this is known as Performance Enhancement. www.dan...

Jim Mecir | Overcoming Obstacles To Realize a Dream
What is it like to grow up a Yankee fan and dream of playing in the major leagues to making your rookie debut as a pitcher against the New York Yankees and face your idol Don Mattingly? Jim Mecir knows what it’s like because it happened to him. What makes the story even more special is the fact that Jim was born with a peg leg and had to overcome many obstacles and beat the odds to realize his dream.  In this episode of the Positive U Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Jim Mecir, Former MLB Pitcher, Speaker, Co...


Brandon Steiner | Winning Strategies to Make You More Productive Every Day
In this episode of the Positive U Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Brandon Steiner. Brandon teaches winning strategies to make you more productive every single day. He is an Inspirational speaker, author  of " You Gotta Have Balls: How a Kid from Brooklyn Started From Scratch, Bought Yankee Stadium, and Created a Sports Empire" and CEO of Steiner Sports, the leading producer of authentic hand-signed collectibles and sports experiences. Brandon also host's the Unplugged Podcast. Learn more at www.brandonsteine...

Jason Romano | Pursuing Purpose & Moving Forward When Others Hurt You
In this episode of the Positive U Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Jason Romano about pursuing purpose, forgiveness and how to move forward when others hurt you.  Jason Romano is a speaker, author, media consultant and host of the Sports Spectrum Podcast with over 20 years of professional broadcasting experience on the regional and network level. For 17 years, Jason was an Emmy-Award winning Producer and Senior Manager at ESPN. He has created and produced content for shows such as SportsCenter, Monday Night F...

Yogi Roth | Becoming the Best at What You Do and Who You Are
Yogi Roth is a storyteller: seeking and uncovering the humanity in sports around the globe. He’s a Pac-12 Networks college football analyst, Award-Winning Filmmaker, Best-Selling Author, accomplished Coach, Motivational Speaker, Media Personality, World-Traveler and Host of the Yogi Roth Show Podcast. Learn more at YogiRoth.com "Stop trying to prove everyone else wrong. Instead, prove yourself right." - Yogi Roth "Potential doesn’t matter unless you show up every day." - Yogi Roth In this interview Jon and ...


Anthony Rizzo | Chicago Cubs World Champion
In this episode of Positive U Jon Gordon talks with Anthony Rizzo about what drives his success (on and off the field), lessons he's learned along the way and how to be a better teammate.  Anthony is a three-time All-Star Major League Baseball player for the Chicago Cubs. Anthony is also cancer survivor who, through this Anthony Rizzo Family Foundation, raises money for cancer research and provides support to children and their families battling the disease. Learn more about Anthony and his foundation at ri...

James Clear | The Easiest Way to Create Good Habits and Break Bad Ones
In this episode Jon Gordon interviews James Clear, one of the world's leading experts on habit formation and author of "Atomic Habits" which debuted as an instant New York Times bestseller. James shares practical strategies on how to form good habits, break bad ones, and master the tiny behaviors that lead to remarkable results. Get ATOMIC HABITS here. Learn more about James Clear at jamesclear.com...

Trent Shelton | Becoming The Greatest You
Bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with former NFL wide-receiver turned life coach, Trent Shelton.  A few takeaways from this episode: Make sure you are a reflection of what you say you stand for. Give yourself permission to be great. Your job is not your identity. You are more. My hardest times have built my strongest faith. The plan I have for my life might not be the bigger plan God has. Your worth isn't found in external things. Trust the process. Enjoy the journey. There is a purpose in your pain. Eve...


Coach Brendan Suhr | Creating Buy-In and Being the Best Coach in Business, Sports and Life
In this episode of Positive University, bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with Coach Brendan Suhr, one of the most respected figures in basketball with nearly 30 years as a coach and executive in the NBA and 13 seasons as a coach at the collegiate level.   Jon and Coach Suhr talk about Creating Ultimate Buy-In, Maximizing Talent, Bringing Out the Best in Others (and Yourself), Being the Best Coach in Business, Sports and Life… and much more. This message applies to leadership, team building, coaching, par...

One Word that Will Change Your Life | With Dan Britton & Jimmy Page
In this episode of the Positive University Podcast, Jon Gordon talks with Dan Britton and Jimmy Page about the power of ONE WORD and how you can use it to better your New year and become the person you are meant to be.   Learn more at www.getoneword.com   A few highlights:    87% of people, in some way create a New Year’s Resolution but 90% fail after the first month.  One Word moves you from a To Do list to a To Be list. It helps you become who you want to be.  If you want a foolproof way to be bette...

Lou Taylor | The Importance of Vision, Integrity, and Execution in Business
Jon Gordon talks with Lou Taylor, CEO of Tri Star Sports & Entertainment Group. She is consecutively listed as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s "Top Business Managers.” Lou and her team serve a large and impressive roster of musicians, athletes and actors including but not limited to Jennifer Lopez, Britney Spears, Jeff Fisher and Cleveland Browns wide receiver Kenny Britt.   Jon and Lou cover a variety of topics including the importance of vision, integrity, truth and execution in business (and in life).   ...


Scott Harrison | The Power of Radical Generosity
In this episode Jon Gordon and Scott Harrison talk about Scott’s journey out of the darkness of being a night club promoter with drugs and immorality to finding hope, restoration and healing through serving others and eventually founding charity: water, one of the most impactful charities in the world. Scott Harrison is the founder and CEO of charity: water, a non-profit that has mobilized over one million donors around the world to fund over 29,000 water projects in 26 countries that will serve more than 8...

Michael Lombardi | Winning Championships and Building Teams
In this episode of Positive University, Jon Gordon and Michael Lombardi talk about building great teams, creating a culture of success, developing better leaders and an inside look at building dynasties in the NFL. About Michael Lombardi: Michael was most recently on the coaching staff for Bill Belichick in the New England Patriots' front office, after thirty years working for the San Francisco 49ers, the Oakland Raiders, and the Cleveland Browns (where he was general manager for two years). He writes for T...

George Raveling | Getting Better Every Day
In this episode Jon Gordon interviews Coach George Raveling. Quoteables below. George, in his 80's at the time of this recording, is a living legend. He is Nike’s former Director of International Basketball and the first African American head basketball coach in the PAC-8 (now PAC-12).  Coach Raveling has held head coaching jobs at Washington State, The University of Iowa, and USC. Following a prolific basketball coaching career, he joined Nike at the request of Phil Knight, where he played an integral role...


Kerri Walsh Jennings | Greatness
This episode of Positive University features an interview with Jon Gordon and Kerri Walsh Jennings talking about greatness. Kerri is a professional beach volleyball player, three-time Olympic gold medalist, and a one-time Olympic bronze medalist. A few of Kerri's quotes from this episode: Greatness doesn't come in isolation. Don't wait until the end result to be happy. There is joy to be found in the process. When times get tough run together, not apart! You control your mindset. Don't walk a million miles...

Lane Kiffin | Getting Beyond Ego to Make a Greater Impact
During this episode of Positive University, Jon Gordon talks with Coach Lane Kiffin. Lane shares some of his successes and failures, learned on and off the field, throughout his years as a head NFL and college coach. About Lane Kiffin: Lane Kiffin is currently the head football coach at Florida Atlantic University. He has served as head coach for other NFL and college teams throughout his career as well including the Oakland Raiders, USC Trojans, and the University of Tennessee Volunteers....

Molly Fletcher | Creating Clarity to Be Your Best Self
In this episode of Positive University, Jon Gordon and Molly Fletcher talk creating clarity to be your best self. ---- A few quotes from this interview: What do the best do differently to rise to the top and how do they stay there? Learning how to fail and recover from failure is imperative for long-term success. Don't fight change. Be willing to evolve. Seek to get better every day. Negotiation isn't just about dollars and dominating. It's about connection, relationships and authenticity. You have to get c...


Matthew Del Negro | Finding Passion in Life
During this interview Jon and Matthew talk his journey to becoming a successful actor, the importance of your morning routine, overcoming doubt, having resilience to face rejection, finding passion in life and much more. Matthew Del Negro is an actor, podcaster (10,000 "No"s), dad and husband. He has built an impressive career by playing a wide range of roles in features, television and theater, including juicy turns on ABC's "Scandal", HBO's "The Sopranos", NBC's "The West Wing", Showtime's "The United Sta...

Kelli Masters | From Fear Driven to Purpose Driven
Bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with sports agent Kelli Masters. Kelli shares her journey of going from fear driven to purpose driven (and how you can do the same). A few quoteables from this interview: Don’t ever let someone tell you that you are not enough. Focus on what makes you different because that's what makes you great. People ask me how I've grown my business, the answer is one relationship at a time. Under promise and over deliver. Be honest. Tell people the truth, especially when you don't k...

Rachel Baribeau | Changing The Narrative
"I believe you call somebody by who they were created to be and you watch them rise up to it." - Rachel Baribeau In this episode Rachel talks about changing the narrative in sports and in life. From who we are on and off the field to leaving a legacy and teaching men and women to be Kings and Queens that live up to who they were created to be. Rachel Baribeau is a graduate of Auburn University. In 2008 she became the first known female Sportscaster ever fully to participate in a professional football traini...


Ryan Leaf | Finding True Success
Former NFL quarterback (1st Round Draft Pick, #2 overall in the 1998 draft) Ryan Leaf shares his story on finding true success. From his struggles with ego, competition, drug abuse, depression, prison and losing it all to overcoming adversity and finding peace and happiness in life... Ryan's journey is encouragement to us all. It's a great reminder of success that matters isn't about Money, Power and Prestige but about something more.  Ryan also shares what he's learn about the values of Accountability, Spi...

Tim Ferriss | Defining Moments, Dealing with Fear, Productivity and More
Tim is the renowned author of The 4-Hour Work Week among other books (including his latest Tools of Titans). We spoke about a variety of topics including his defining moment, how he deals with fear, his writing process, his "Life Word," tips and strategies that help him excel and much more. We also talked about his new #1 New York Times bestselling book, Tools of Titans (which is a phenomenal resource that I highly recommend). Many of Tim's answers were not only surprising but filled with nuggets of wisdom ...

Marshawn Evans Daniels | Purpose - Believing Bigger - Live Bolder
In this episode of Positive University we're sharing a special message from bestselling author and reinvention strategist, Marshawn Evans Daniels. A few quoteable takeaways from Marshawn include: We are created on purpose, with purpose from a place of purpose for a purpose. If you don't know your purpose, you're not alone. You have to FACE IT to FIX IT. We're taught retirement instead of reinvention. We're taught to pursue success instead of significance and careers instead of calling. Don't get sick with t...


Doug Conant | Leadership Excellence
In this episode of Positive University, Jon Gordon talks with Doug Conant. Doug is an internationally renowned business leader, New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and social media influencer with over 40 years of leadership experience at world-class global companies. For the past 20 years of his leadership journey, he has honed his leadership craft at the most senior levels – first as President of the Nabisco Foods Company, then as CEO of Campbell Soup Company, and finally as Chairman of Av...

Coach Dar (Darleen Santore)
Listen to the latest Positive University interview with Coach Dar (Darleen Santore). Darleen Santore is an NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB mental edge, life, leadership coach, therapist, author, and motivational speaker. She shared a lot of great insights that will help you amplify your impact...

Tony Dungy | Tips for Life, Teamwork and Success
Tony Dungy is a father of ten, author, retired NFL coach, and National Spokesman for @AllProDad. In this episode of Positive University, Jon Gordon talks with Tony about life, teamwork and success. A few quoteables from Tony include: Life is like a movie. You don't know how it's going to end. What you see right now is just a snapshot. A moment (good or bad) doesn't have to define you. A team with a common bond working for a common purpose is hard to beat. When you're playing for each other vs yourself, you'...


Alan Mulally | Leadership and Working Together Principles
Bestselling author Jon Gordon talks with former Ford CEO, Alan Mulally about leadership, working together principles and more. Access additional interviews at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com | Watch this interview on Youtube at https://youtu.be/EVzV6OB-_Og QUOTEABLES FROM ALAN MULALLY: - It's all about people. People have to be your priority. - A compelling vision is imperative for a leader. - Having a positive, can-do, find a way attitude is important to success. - Don't manage in secret. Everyone must b...

John O'Leary | He wasn't expected to live. Now he teaches others how to truly live.
In 1987, John O’Leary was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, John created a massive explosion in his home and was burned on 100% of his body. He was given 1% chance to live. He did and now he teaches others how to truly live. -- Watch additional interviews like this for free at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com or on Youtube at https://youtu.be/d67L4NTTa6c Learn more about Jon O'Leary at http://johnolearyinspires.com/ Learn more about Jon Gordon at http://www.jongordon.com...

Mike Robbins | How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance
In this Positive University episode Jon Gordon interview bestselling author / speaker Mike Robbins. Mike shares insights on How Vulnerability Unlocks Creativity, Connection, and Performance. Watch via Youtube Access more insightful interviews like this for free at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com Learn more about Mike Robbins at http://www.mike-robbins.com Learn more about Jon Gordon at http://www.jongordon.com...


Unleashing the Greatness Inside You
There is greatness inside of you. You were never meant to be average. It’s time to overcome the limiting beliefs that are stopping you. Listen to this encouraging 4 minute bonus clip from Jon Gordon. - Listen to the full interview via The Ken Coleman Show https://www.kencolemanshow.com/...

Jon Acuff | Positivity, Public Speaking and Achieving Your Dreams
Jon Gordon talks with bestselling author / speaker Jon Acuff about the power of positivity, public speaking, achieving your dreams and much more. Get ready to take notes, this episode is packed with wisdom! Watch this episode or access more at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com Learn more about Jon Acuff at http://www.acuff.me Learn more about Jon Gordon at http://www.jongordon.com...

Torrey Smith | Leveraging Your Platform for Good
Jon Gordon talks with Torrey Smith, NFL wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers, about the power of teamwork, what it takes to win, how he handles success, leveraging a platform for good and more. http://www.PositiveUniversity.com...


Rich Roll | Achieving Our Full Potential
In this Positive University episode, Jon Gordon talks with Rich Roll about: Achieving our full potential. The importance of recognizing limiting beliefs, how we are often blind to them and what we can do to overcome them. Why we need to embrace the moments of change in our lives, the times when we know enough is enough. Doing the hard work. Realizing that mood follows action. Rich's journey from drugs and alcohol damaging his life to becoming sober at age 31, rebuilding his life and making a decision at al...

Daniel Jeremiah | Finding Your Dream Job, Becoming Your Best and More
In this Positive University episode Jon Gordon and Daniel Jeremiah talk about: Daniel's process for evaluating talent Why overcoming adversity separates the best from the rest How he found is dream job How he works on his craft and improves His top quarterback in this year’s draft Daniel Jeremiah is an analyst for the NFL Network, and a writer with NFL.com. Access additional interviews and resources at www.PositiveUniversity.com...

Bob Burg | The Five Secrets of Genuine Influence
In this episode of Positive U, bestselling author, speaker and consultant Bob Burg talks about influence. He shares The Five Secrets of Genuine Influence as well as how to leverage influence for greater impact and utilize its power to deal with those who disagree. Check out Bob's new book... "The Go-Giver Influencer: A Little Story About a Most Persuasive Idea" https://amzn.to/2qnv3sQ  Watch the video of this interview and access more positive encouragement for free at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com...


Quentin Williams Interview
In this episode we do our best to address the challenging issues our country is facing in a positive and constructive way. Quentin Williams not only is a former FBI agent and Federal Prosecutor but he also works with communities to bring law enforcement and the people they serve together. He shares tips with minorities on how to deal with the police and he helps police to improve their relationships with their community. Jon and Quentin talk about solutions to prevent school shootings and what we can do as ...

Mo Isom Interview
Bestselling author Jon Gordon interviews Mo Isom. Mo is a New York Times bestselling author, speaker and blogger. Not only an accomplished writer, Mo was an was an All-American goalkeeper for the Louisiana State University soccer team, as well as the first female to train with and tryout for an SEC men's football team. She has been featured in Sports Illustrated and appeared on Ellen, ESPN, CBS, The 700 Club, and countless other platforms. Isom speaks nationally and internationally on a variety of faith-bas...

Nick Hays - Former Navy SEAL
Bestselling author / speaker Jon Gordon interviews writer / speaker / consultant and former Navy SEAL Nick Hays. Nick shares insights on overcoming challenges, what bonds a team together, performing under pressure and more. Watch more Positive University interviews with guests such as Ryan Holiday, Dabo Swinney, Inky Johnson, Brandon Marshall, and more at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com Learn more about Nick Hays at http://www.eliteteams.com Learn more about Jon Gordon at http://www.jongordon.com...


Ryan Holiday Interview
Bestselling author Ryan Holiday talks with Jon Gordon about Conspiracy, Ego, creating a Bestseller and more. Connect with Ryan Holiday at www.ryanholiday.net Connect with Jon Gordon at www.jongordon.com Access additional Positive U interview and learning resources at www.PositiveUniversity.com...

Brandon Marshall of the NY Giants
With all the recent talk about mental health you'll be encouraged by this interview with Brandon Marshall who was a pioneer in sharing his challenges and bringing the issue to light. Positive University interview with bestselling author and speaker Jon Gordon and Brandon Marshall of the NY Giants. www.PositiveUniversity.com...

LA Rams Coach Sean McVay and Jon Gordon
Bestselling author and speaker Jon Gordon interviews LA Rams Head Coach Sean McVay for this episode of the Positive University Podcast. Jon and Sean discuss creating a culture of greatness, what drives success at a high level and more....


Inky Johnson and Jon Gordon
Bestselling author / speaker Jon Gordon and Inky Johnson talk about positivity, overcoming adversity, and pursing greatness. Inquoris "Inky" Johnson is a sought after speaker and former college football player. His football career ended in 2006 at the University of Tennessee with an injury that permanently paralyzed his right arm....

Jon Gordon and Erwin McManus Talking Faith, Life, Leadership and Living with No Regrets
During this interview, bestselling author Jon Gordon speaks with Erwin McManus, lead pastor of Mosaic in LA. Topic covered: Faith, Life, Leadership, Living life with No Regrets, Living Your Purpose, How Erwin McManus handled being diagnosed with cancer, Erwin's new book THE LAST ARROW http://amzn.to/2igCmPk and more. Get more interviews like this at http://www.PositiveUniversity.com (free online positive learning platform)....


The Power of Positive Leadership
The research is clear. Being a positive leader is not just a nice way to lead. It's the only way to lead if you want to make a lasting positive impact and create something great. http://www.powerofpositiveleadership.com During this message (recorded from a LIVE online event), bestselling author and keynote speaker Jon Gordon shares Proven Principles and Practices that Make Great Leaders Great! Including how to: Enhance your positive leadership potential Lead through challenges and change Build a great cult...