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Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

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Brandon Lyons on His Journey From Paralysis to the Paralympics

The Driven Entrepreneur with Matt Brauning

EP #304 -This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Brandon Lyons, Team USA Paralympic Athlete, Fortune 100 Assistant Director, Speaker and iFit Trainer as we discuss His Journey From Paralysis to the Paralympics. On May 24, 2014, Lyons dove into shallow water breaking his T5/T6 vertebrae and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Lyons quickly took on this new challenge and returned to work at EY just four months after his accident, and even completed a marathon just five months after the date of his injury.  He relocated to San Diego in 2016 to be closer to an advanced rehabilitation gym, which is where he found his passion for handcycling. He was introduced to former Ironman world champion David Bailey, and the two would ride the coast of southern California together as Bailey pushed Lyons to go faster.  In March 2017, Lyons would be invited to a tryout at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center to earn a spot in the residence program. Lyons was awarded a spot as the first handcyclist in the residence program and would relocate to Colorado Springs, Colorado exactly three years after the date of his injury on May 24, 2017. Lyons made his first national team in 2019 and continues to work for EY in Business Intelligence. Learn More About Brandon Lyons: Follow Brandon Lyons on social media on Instagram, and Facebook Whether you are new to 'The Driven Entrepreneur' podcast or a recurring fan, please help out by subscribing to the show on Apple, Spotify, or Google, and leave us that 5-Star love and a quick review over at Apple Podcasts! Your support and your reviews mean a lot to me, and really help the show to reach more people. Plus, it provides me with valuable feedback, so that I can continue to bring value to you each and every week. I love hearing from fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Connect with Matt Brauning On Social Media: Follow Matt Brauning on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube. Check out more on this podcast, PLUS subscribe to my other podcast “Speaking of Getting Booked” This one's for anyone who wants to get booked to speak. We interview people who book and hire speakers just like you, and share all their strategies for you to get booked!" mattbrauningpodcast.com Get a signed copy of my #1 Best-selling book, "The Firebox Principle" PLUS take the Firebox quiz FREE at: fireboxbook.com Want to sponsor the show? Email inquiries to: mattbrauningpodcast@gmail.com

38mins

15 Jul 2022

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Zero To Microsoft Dev In 4 Years - Brandon Lyons

All The Code

In less than 5 years Brandon Lyons went from a GPA of 0.8 and unable to code, to being a full time software developer at Microsoft. He joins me this week to take me through his journey, if you want to follow in Brandon’s footsteps then don’t miss this episode.Links Educative Scalability & System Design for Developers Bing (in case you forgot about Microsoft's search engine) Atlassian Outage 2022 Self driving car test city Brandon's Twitter Halo TV Show

56mins

5 May 2022

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USA Paralympic Athlete - Brandon Lyons

Elevation Nation

Brandon Lyons is a Paralympic athlete for the US mens cycling team and is training for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris. Additionally, Brandon is an Assistant Director at EY. A year and a half after graduating college and starting his full time job with EY, Brandon dove head first into three feet of water in Ocean City, MD. At 24 years, Brandon’s life would change forever. Shortly after the accident, Brandon used tremendous resilience to continue his life. Months later he returned to work and completed marathon with a road cycling bike that was gifted to him. Eight years later, Brandon has worked up the ranks at EY and is in the process of training for the Olympics. In this episode, we speak with Brandon about:The accident that changed his lifeHow he accepted his new reality and changed his mindsetUsing resilience to find a new purpose in work and lifePerspectiveTraining for the OlympicsTeam USA BioInstagramLinkedIn

1hr 3mins

18 Jan 2022

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Nariko Ott, Brandon Lyons, Calaix Alexander, and Barbara Holm

It‘s Gonna Be Okay

Recording from the October 4th edition of It's Gonna Be Okay, a live stand-up showcase in Portland, OR hosted by Lewis Sequeira. 

55mins

16 Oct 2021

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Driven to Doctorate - An Interview with Dr. Brandon Lyons, PhD

Driven to Doctorate w/ Dr. Joel B. Goodin - Innovation for the Ultimate Scholarly Pursuit

Dr. Lyons is a recent PhD graduate, but not under my guidance. He worked alongside me as he earned the PhD. Brandon's story is one of climbing the ladder and working hard to get to the top! He isn't finished, though. Hear what he has to say about reaching dissertation success while juggling family and work!--- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/appSupport this podcast: https://anchor.fm/joel-b-goodin/support

51mins

5 Mar 2021

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Inside Look with Mike Recinto-SJ GBB Podcast Guest Coach Brandon Lyons Woodstown HS

Inside Look: SJ Girls HS Basketball

Coach Brandon Lyons is in his fourth year as Head Coach at Woodstown High School. He wass born and raised in South Jersey. He lived in Franklinville and attended Delsea High School. He loved playing sports growing up. He got the opportunity to play a variety of sports. He realized that he enjoyed working with kids, so after graduating high school he went on to study Exercise Science with a focus on earning his teaching degree.  He got his start coaching while he was still in college. One day he had a prep period and asked if he could go to the gym and shoot some hoops. While he was shooting he was approached and asked to coach middle school basketball. Coach Lyons took advantage of this opportunity to learn as much as he could. After years of volunteering and working as an assistant, he got a job working in the Woodstown High School. Immediately, he approached the boys coach to get involved with coaching. Soon after, the girls job opened uo and he was named the Head Coach of the Woodstown High School Girls Basketball Team. And as they say, the rest is history.   https://twitter.com/whsgirlshoops1 Music Credit: https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Nicholas_Mackin/A_Journey/04Nicholas_Mackin-Ellinor-A_Journey_II-A_Journey-SLC41_Soisloscerdos

54mins

3 Mar 2021

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Episode 4: Brandon Lyons

Sasha Sessions: A Team USA Podcast

Show Notes ·      :41 – Life changing accident while on vacation with friends ·      6:40 – Processing and interpreting the accidental circumstances the lead to his accident ·      10:47 – Learning to accept his life circumstances and move forward with a positive attitude ·      14:15 – Mom’s influence on his life and positive mindset ·      16:39 – The role of goal setting in recovery ·      23:33 – Explaining hand cycling and daily training ·      27:27 – Balancing full time job with Paralympic training ·      30:19 – Training amid COVID-19, handling the postponement ·      36:43 – A Paralympian’s journey VS an Olympian’s journey to the Games·      41:02 – Meeting with USOPC CEO and Operation Gold ·      44:22 – Awareness and Education of the Paralympic movement ·      45:55 – Role of sports in his life and finding his purpose ·      48:46 -  How his passion drives him to find his potential ·      50:38 – Olympic or Paralympic moment in life 

52mins

30 Nov 2020

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Brandon Lyons needs to tell jokes

The Cub Necessities

Comedian Brandon Lyons joins the podcast to talk OBJ, doing stand up at Helium PDX, the Oregon fires, Kanye West tweets, Biden vs. Trump, getting a gun, and much much more!! Twitter: @notbrandonlyons Instagram: @notbrandonlyons Catch Brandon this weekend 9/17-9/19 at Helium PDX  https://portland.heliumcomedy.com/ Also check out Spear Point Apparel! https://www.spearpointapparel.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/kyle-zomerschoe/support

50mins

17 Sep 2020

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Driven Entrepreneur - Brandon Lyons

AMFM247 Broadcasting Network

This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Brandon Lyons, a Paralympian that has fought through incredible adversity to reach the precipice of the next Olympic Games. Following graduation from Penn State University in 2012, Brandon Lyons began his career with the professional services firm of Ernst & Young (EY) in the greater Washington, D.C. area. During his first year as a consultant for the Big 4 firm, Lyons was recognized as the Supply Chain Rookie of the Year. His professional career was off to a great start, but that would quickly change.On May 24, 2014, Lyons dove into shallow water breaking his T5/T6 vertebrae and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Lyons quickly took on this new challenge and returned to work at EY just four months after his accident, and even completed a marathon just five months after the date of his injury. He relocated to San Diego in 2016 to be closer to an advanced rehabilitation gym, which is where he found his passion for handcycling. He was introduced to former Ironman world champion David Bailey, and the two would ride the coast of southern California together as Bailey pushed Lyons to go faster.In March 2017, Lyons would be invited to a tryout at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center to earn a spot in the residence program. Lyons was awarded a spot as the first handcyclist in the residence program and would relocate to Colorado Springs, Colorado exactly three years after the date of his injury on May 24, 2017. Lyons made his first national team in 2019 and continues to work for EY. Learn More About Brandon Lyons:Check out Brandon Lyons' profile on the Team USA website: https://www.teamusa.org/para-cycling/athletes/Brandon-LyonsFollow Brandon Lyons on Social Media:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandon.lyons.125Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iron.lyons/Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible.Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media.

38mins

23 Aug 2020

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Brandon Lyons On His Journey From Paralysis to the Paralympics...

The Driven Entrepreneur with Matt Brauning

Ep #227 - This week on the podcast, I'm joined by Brandon Lyons, a Paralympian that has fought through incredible adversity to reach the precipice of the next Para Olympic Games.  Following graduation from Penn State University in 2012, Brandon Lyons began his career with the professional services firm of Ernst & Young (EY) in the greater Washington, D.C. area. During his first year as a consultant for the Big 4 firm, Lyons was recognized as the Supply Chain Rookie of the Year. His professional career was off to a great start, but that would quickly change. On May 24, 2014, Lyons dove into shallow water breaking his T5/T6 vertebrae and leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. Lyons quickly took on this new challenge and returned to work at EY just four months after his accident, and even completed a marathon just five months after the date of his injury. He relocated to San Diego in 2016 to be closer to an advanced rehabilitation gym, which is where he found his passion for handcycling. He was introduced to former Ironman world champion David Bailey, and the two would ride the coast of southern California together as Bailey pushed Lyons to go faster. In March 2017, Lyons would be invited to a tryout at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center to earn a spot in the residence program. Lyons was awarded a spot as the first handcyclist in the residence program and would relocate to Colorado Springs, Colorado exactly three years after the date of his injury on May 24, 2017. Lyons made his first national team in 2019 and continues to work for EY.  Learn More About Brandon Lyons: Check out Brandon Lyons' profile on the Team USA website: https://www.teamusa.org/para-cycling/athletes/Brandon-Lyons Follow Brandon Lyons on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brandon.lyons.125 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/iron.lyons/ Whether you are new to The Driven Entrepreneur Podcast or are a fan, please don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to the show. Your support and your reviews help this show to attract prolific guests and to provide the best listening experience possible. Also, I love to hear from the fans and listeners. Please share your feedback, guest suggestions, or ideas for show topics with me on social media. Follow Matt Brauning on Social Media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mattbrauning Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mattbrauning/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattbrauning Visit Matt Brauning's Websites: www.mattbrauningpodcast.com www.fireboxbook.com Get a copy of my brand new book, "The Firebox Principle," on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Firebox-Principle-Drives-Every-Entrepreneur-ebook/dp/B07FDKK9QW

38mins

21 Aug 2020

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