The place was Coach Thad Matta’s house. The date was March 4, 2005. It was two days before Ohio State was to take on the undefeated and number-one team in the nation, the Illinois Fighting Illini. No one gave the Buckeyes a chance. But it was in Coach Matta’s house on that day that the … Read more
An episode that gives hard truths and examples about the pursuit to be uncommon. This episode is with Tim Kight — founder of Focus3 and a leadership coach for many significant companies and elite sports organizations — that includes being one of the key people part of the Ohio State Buckeyes 2014 National Championship team. … Read more
Leadership speaker, writer, and coach Tim Kight tells truths you need to hear in this episode. As he says, “you need to be emotionally agile…except most people are fragile.” This Entrepreneur Perspectives episode features Tim Kight, founder of Focus 3. We discuss: “don’t be an amateur at your life”, emotional agility, dealing with traffic, predictability, … Read more
The moment that changed everything. A basketball game. A winning shot. Even though no trophies were won, that moment changed the direction of the Ohio State basketball program and its leader. In this episode, we feature Thad Matta, the winningest basketball coach in Ohio State Buckeye history. This is a SportsEpreneur original episode from the … Read more
Become the best version of yourself. In this episode, we chat with Tim Kight, Founder of Focus 3 and host of The Focus 3 Podcast with Urban Meyer. We discuss many topics including uncommon individuals, mental toughness, and John Wooden.
Tim’s business has a mission is to help companies around the world align the power of leadership, culture, and behavior to achieve next level results.
I first learned of Tim Kight when Ohio State shared the leadership program they had started after the 2012 season. Hearing how they identified Freshman, JT Barrett as an elite leader had me intrigued by what was to come with the Buckeyes.
Sure enough in 2014, Ohio State won the national championship against a national perception and in the face of much adversity. As I continued to pay attention to the program, it was obvious the strong leadership the program had. And I came to realize the impact Tim Kight was having behind the scenes.
Eventually I came across Tim’s podcast which Urban Meyer joined as a co-host this past year. The time taking in their insights has been time well spent.
Tim and I then connected on LinkedIn and a couple months ago we had an opportunity to talk—that chat led to this podcast episode.
I can’t help but learn and be inspired when talking with Tim. And I am excited to have had the opportunity to chat with Tim on this podcast and share it with you. And I am grateful for the time Tim gave us.
I would encourage you to become a subscriber to The Focus 3 podcast. It will absolutely be a difference maker for you.
We are excited to feature Tim Kight on the Entrepreneur Perspectives Podcast.
The Ohio State Way. Our guest today is Chimdi Chekwa, current NFL free agent and entrepreneur.
In this episode, we discuss life in the NFL, sports and business, and the Ohio State Buckeyes culture.
Chimdi is a former Ohio State Buckeyes football player and current entrepreneur as a co-owner of The Pit BBQ Grille in Columbus, Ohio. He also has his hands in other ventures that we touch on in this chat.
You may remember Chimdi from his days with the Ohio State Buckeyes, where he was a first-team All American cornerback. After college, Chimdi was drafted in the fourth round by the Oakland Raiders in the 2011 NFL Draft.
Through much perseverance and motivation, Chimdi gives us insight around why he is so passionate about sports and entrepreneurship.
Chimdi’s examples of self-awareness and constant improvement were on full display in our chat. His incredible mindset and desire to succeed has us so excited to feature him on this podcast. And any time I get to talk Buckeye football, I’m taking it!
And with so much to talk about…let’s get right into this episode and welcome, Ohio State Buckeye great, Chimdi Chekwa.
We hope you enjoy this episode with Chimdi Chekwa.