How does a kid from England—who played in the youth systems of Premier League clubs end up building one of the top college soccer programs in America? Mark Francis’ love of soccer—or football, depending on where you’re listening—has taken him halfway around the world to Lawrence, where he’s transformed the Jayhawk program into one of nation’s best. That rise, so far, has culminated in the program’s first Big 12 Championship in 2019. A star player in his own right, Francis has lived his life in the game he loves. From the intense and competitive youth systems of the Premier League to starring in the American college game and playing professionally in the States … those experiences have shaped him into the coach he is today. And despite the success, Francis isn’t satisfied. And it’s those grand visions that have led Francis and the Jayhawks to new heights.
S1 E19: Mark Francis — on Differentiators, Guilty Pleasures, and Building an Agency
People of Marketing by Planable
Our guest today is Mark Francis, an experienced marketer who has led marketing teams in global blue-chip financial services companies, including London Stock Exchange and New York Stock Exchange. In 1999 he founded a digital agency, Blue Flamingo Solutions, alongside his marketing career. In 2013 he left his marketing position to focus on his agency. Nowadays Blue Flamingo is a successful digital enablement, web design, and development agency with offices in London in the UK and Toronto in Canada.
THE JUST RECORDS PODCAST: EPISODE 7 (GUEST MIX BY MARK FRANCIS)—Modern Problems: Woke Soul on 45 ~ 1969-1974 —
THE JUST RECORDS PODCAST
Track Listing We Gotta Make a Change - Net Wt. 14 Karat Black - Luna ‘72Laugh To Keep From Crying - Nat Turner Rebellion - Soulville ‘71We Need More Love - The Spurrlows - Yas ‘69That Ain’t Water That’s Pollution - The Infinity - Mercury ‘70Not By Bread Alone - Kim Tamango - Firebird ‘69Welcome To the World (Pt. 1) - Great Expectations - Phil L.A. of Soul ‘73Depression - True Movement - Miystic Insight ‘74We’ve Got To Make It Better (Pt. 1) - Jake and John - Parral ‘74Ridin’ High - The New Establishment - United World ‘7?Escape - Shirley Vaughn - Columbia ‘69We’re In the Middle - L. J. Reynolds and the Relations - Monique ‘71Do You Know Me - Jimmy Ruffin - Chess ‘74I Am People - The Family Affair - Authentic ‘72
This week Carlos Malave of CJMotivation.com continues the work of implementing the Restorative Justice practices into our daily lives. In this episode, we have Mark Francis - Visual Artist, Commercial Photographer, and Co-host of the Art’s Explanatory Comma podcast, here to help us discuss how art and creative expression can help us heal from our traumas. Press Play and Join the Conversation.
EP 113 | MARK FRANCIS: Husband, Father, Artist Educator on a long journey
Art’s Explanatory Comma
Our guest this week is a special one and y'all may be tired of hearing from him, but we hope not. It's me, and I'm in the seat that all of our guests have been in and it is AWKWARD! We all made it through. Please listen and enjoy. Peace.-M.
Friends of Scouting Best Practices | An Interview With Mark Francis of LDS-BSA
Leading Saints Podcast
Mark Francis is the Director of LDS BSA Relationships, where he has worked for the past 5 years. He also serves on the High Council in his stake, where he is responsible for working with the Young Men and assists in all things Scouting. Mark was previously interviewed on Leading Saints in January, 2015. Mark’s position with the Boy Scouts of America has its roots in President David O. McKay’s request to the BSA that an employee be based in Salt Lake City and work with the Church.Episode Summary & Highlights:How is Scouting the activity arm of the Priesthood? Why do we do varsity and venturing? (10:32) “Activity arm of the Priesthood” is no longer in any handbookThere are other activities, not just Scouting Varsity (Teachers Quorum) and Venturing (Priests Quorum) allow the boys to take over as the leaders Five Fields of Emphasis High Adventure/Sports Service Personal Development Advancement Special Programs & EventsVarsity & Venturing is where shadow leadership really comes to lifeFunding channels (19:10) These are sacred funds and we need to be wise stewards. Handbook 2 directs funding for activities (8.13.7) as follows: From ward budget If ward budget insufficient, we can ask particpants to pay for part or all FundraisingMuch too often we start with fundraisingScouting HandbookIs Committee Chair a separate calling from Primary President? (22:10) See Scouting Handbook section 4.3Tips for maintaining continuity of records with consistent changes in leadership (24:50) See Scouting Handbook sections 3.1, 4.1 and 4.3 Who are members of the committees? Fathers and mothers - he recommends at least one parent of each scout be on the committee Those of other faiths A member of the bishopricSee Scouting Handbook section 4.3If you have a functioning committee that is aware of what the boys want to do, the parents know since they are members of the committee.Managing advancements, service projects, campouts, etc.? (30:00) ScoutBook Commissioner Tools Available via the my.Scouting portal.Online applications are coming!Friends of Scouting (35:50) When: each council choosing when to do it (the majority of councils in the U.S. do this during the springtime) Goals (36:43) are established through LDS-BSA Relationships Committee working with the Council Many Councils now changing approach to invite all households to participateHow: Take it to the Ward Council and discussFunds raised stay within the local CouncilCouncil Executive Board determine how to distribute funds--salaries, camps, training, etc.If you feel frustrated, speak with your priesthood leader (51:30)Mark related that President Owen, Young Men General President, has identified the following three priorities: We need to be with the boys Connect the boys to heaven Let the boys leadLinks:Aaronic PriesthoodLDS-BSA RelationshipsScouting HandbookScoutBookCommissioner Tools
The Sodshow Garden Podcast - every Friday - 4pm in iTunes and all good podcast stores. Podcast listen/ subscribe: The SodShow in iTunesThe Sodshow in Stitcher – for android usersOn todays show Peter Donegan chats with Mark Francis of MKM Creations. Peter first stumbled across Mark and the garden he made whilst at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2016 where Mark had created a garden. Based in Sheffield however Mark is not of horticulture but more of steel and whilst the garden was daring (as it should be in the fresh category) it was also extremely beautiful. The question however is always how does a man who works with steel get to the worlds most prestigious show and more how did his creation manage to catch my eye. Higher than highly recommended it was an absolute honour to sit by his side, to chat and re-tell in audio his story. Show Links: website: www.mkmcreations.co.uktwitter: @MKMcreationsfacebook: mkmcreationsuk Thoughts or comments ? @sodshow on twitter or on facebook as The Sodshow.