This week we were honored to be joined by another Boston Bruins legend, a man who has dedicated his life to the game of hockey, Mike O'Connell. Mike played over 800 games in the NHL between 1977 and 1990 with the Chicago Blackhawks, Boston Bruins, and Detroit Red Wings. After his playing days ended, Mike took up coaching and then transitioned to the management side of the game and became the GM of the Boston Bruins in 2000. Currently, Mike is the director of professional player development with the Los Angeles Kings where he has won 2 Stanley Cups. In this interview, we chatted the influence Bobby Orr had on the game, Mike’s decision to play junior hockey in Canada, his playing days and what is was like to play alongside greats like Rick Middleton, Ray Bourque, and Steve Yzerman, being a general manager and the difficult decisions and pressure that comes with the job, the art of making trades and drafting players and finally having the ability to reinvent yourself + much more! Thank you for coming on the show Mike!!
In this episode we sit down to discuss the importance of leadership with our good friend Mike O'Connell. Mike is not only a pastor at Love Church in Omaha, but he is also a coach on the Montgomery Companies team. Mike is a husband, a father, a friend to many, and is one of the most dynamic young leaders we have had the privilege of growing with. We hope that his insights inspire you today.
Former Iowa State football player and team captain, Mike O'Connell stops by TCM Podcast for a wide-ranging discussion with Eric Bond. Mike is currently a Pastor and member of church leadership at Love Church in Omaha, NE. Mike is the true definition of a leader and someone that has overcome adversity to thrive. On this episode, Mike discusses: Going from a highly recruited high school football to afterthought due to two major injuries. His journey that lead him to Iowa St after being denied the chance to play for his hometown Iowa Hawkeyes. His career at Iowa St going from walk-on, to earning a scholarship to becoming a starter and captain. His memories of playing for Dan McCarney, Gene Chizik and Paul Rhoads at Iowa State. Three different head coaches in his career! All had an incredible impact on Mike. The 5 C's of Leadership His work as a pastor at Love Church Darkness before dawn and how now is not the time to give up.
How Offering Consumer Financing Helps You Grow with Mike O'Connell
Small Business, Big Growth
Michael O'Connell is truly passionate about business development and always eager to connect with other entrepreneurs and sales professionals. He is always interested in hearing from former colleagues, managers, or just interesting creative folks. Accomplished sales and management professional with a solid track record in sales, product representation, product positions, and new business development. Skilled in maintaining integrity, strength, and a strong public image. Equally strong qualifications in general management and organizational development. Top takeaways:- Defining your hustle and being self-aware- How to get great financing for your business- Going forward in life and connecting with others through networking Episode Highlights:[00:00] Intro to Michael’s background[03:23] How he turned that business model into a ground sky's franchise[04:45] Reaction when hearing other sales guys be wildly successful [06:25] Experience of getting picked up as a regional sales manager for service finance company[07:25] Financing in the home improvement industry[08:45] How to leverage financing in a sales conversation[10:53] Use the bank's money vs an affordable monthly payment with less risk[12:42] Knowing your customer, knowing your client[13:56] Truly know commissions, your marketing, your overheads.[16:43] Skills needed to run the business for long term[19:46] Identifying what is your purpose for wanting to be a leader[22:15] Why he decided to advertise that free roof inspection,[34:16] Methods to cut back on employees when needed[47:04] The need to talk longterm affordability[50:13] It's okay to call out a promotion offer, but also offer a monthly installment operation.[53:29] Benefits to the contractor as a credit card company[56:29] Advantage when everything's done electronically it's instant approvals Stand-Out Quotes: “Birds of a feather flock together. I'm a firm believer that entrepreneurs who want to grow their business, seek out other entrepreneurs who want to grow for their business.” “what we're seeing with, with homeowners in America is that all politics aside there's been an economic shift as far as income versus previous generations. And so we're seeing the savings accounts be less and less.” Connect:https://www.linkedin.com/in/michaeloconnellsells/
Christian Creative: LEAD DIFFERENT (w/ Mike O'Connell) | Ep.012
Directed Life with Kap Chatfield
Creative, did you know you were called to be a leader with your craft? Mike O'Connell breaks down what it means to "Lead Different" in this episode of the Directed Life Audio Experience. BUY DIRECTED LIFE MERCH: www.thedirectedlife.com Get 20% off orders of $100 or more with the code GIMMEDAT20 Follow Kap on social. Instagram: @kapchatfield Twitter: @kapchatfield Facebook: @kappeschatfield YouTube: youtube.com/kapchatfield
A Conversation with Mike O'Connell from the Small Business Development Center
Beyond 2020 With Jeff Jensen
Today, we talk with Mike O'Connell, the director of the Larimer County Small Business Development Center. Mike provides insight into how strong the small business community is in Larimer County and what we support is available for them. To find out more about the SBDC, click here: https://larimersbdc.org/ To connect with Jeff Jensen, click here: https://www.jensen4lcc.com/
Players to Watch in 2020, Caddie Corner with Mike O'Connell, Commentator Controversy | Jake's Takes Podcast
Jake's Takes Podcast with Peter Jacobsen
In this episode Peter reflects on the 2018-19 PGA TOUR season schedule change and shares his take on the latest controversy surrounding golf commentators. Then he sits down with his former caddie, Mike O'Connell, to reminisce about some of their favorite wins, and calls out a few PGA TOUR rookies to keep an eye on in the upcoming 2019-20 season.
Why Your Best Days Are Ahead of You With Mike O'Connell
Follow My Lead: Lead Your Best with John Eades
“We can either have comfort or growth but we can’t have both” In season 20 episode 6 we are joined by Mike O'Connell. He is a former professional football player who now changes hearts and minds with his ministry and speaking. In the show we cover: - How to handle career changes - How to find your career passion - What to do if you don’t know what you love - Why awareness is so important in life - Why perseverance is required to be successful - Why patience is a virtue - How to keep the proper perspective
Karen and Chris pick up Mike O'Connell from his quaint Larchmont area residence, and podcast in the Honda all the way to his Los Angeles storytelling show; "Drunken Tales of Glory and Shame." At the end of the episode, we get an O'connell tale that is just that, with a slight dash of horrifying.http://astrecords.comhttp://shop.rooftopcomedy.com/album/fairbanks http://www.mikeoconnell.net http://allthingscomedy.comYou can Support ATC this month by visiting our tubestart campaign page. Help us upgrade our new studio and the Do You Need A Ride? mobile unit by buying a $5 ATC sticker.www.tubestart.com/projects/all-thi…nal-content/6480Follow DYNAR:https://www.instagram.com/dynarpodcast/https://twitter.com/DynarPodcasthttps://www.facebook.com/dynarpodcast/https://www.exactlyrightmedia.com/do-you-need-a-rideSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.