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Entrepreneur Perspectives of a Sports Counselor (LCPC): Derek Bylsma

EP033: Perspectives of a Sports Counselor (LCPC) with Derek Bylsma

The mind is a powerful thing. Eric welcomes Derek Bylsma to this episode of Entrepreneur Perspectives. In this episode they discuss mental health, the popularity of soccer, and Big 10 sports. 

Derek is the Executive Director of Millennium Counseling Center. He resides in Chicago, Illinois. Derek is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC) and a nationally board-certified counselor. He specializes in recovery-related work, mental health disorders, and issues unique to athletic performance. He is enthusiastic about leading the sports division at his group as it marries two of his life-long passions; helping others and athletics. 

The knowledge that Derek shares from his time playing soccer, his time helping others every day, and his time as a business owner are lessons that any entrepreneur can learn from. Eric and Derek also discuss Derek’s passions in sports and helping others, coaching high school soccer, connecting with those that need help, and USA Soccer 

The show is based around the perspectives of an entrepreneur and this entrepreneur is full of thoughtfulness and support.

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Music, “Here for the Win” provided by Songwriter Jess


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Key Takeaways from this episode with Derek Bylsma:

  • “You have to love what you do if you want to be great at it”
  • “The mind is a powerful thing”
  • “Pressure is always the best motivator”
  • “As a culture we don’t fail very well”

Connect with us on social media:

Eric Kasimov: Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn

Derek Bylsma: LinkedIn

Millennium Counseling Center: Website, Instagram, Facebook

KazSource: Facebook

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