Episode 597: How to Create A Winning Team with Coach Michael Kane: The Leadership Series Part 2

Uncategorized Feb 20, 2023

Today we have Part 2 of our Leadership Series for you, where we’re discussing how to build a winning team. In this special series, Jen and I are interviewing extraordinary leaders, and not necessarily just business owners. This time we’re featuring Jen’s highschool volleyball coach, Michael Kane, who she credits for helping her become the performance coach that she is today!

Coach Michael Kane has an impressive resume that includes 6 State Championship titles and with over 800 wins he is one of the winningest coaches in Texas volleyball history. Michael is the Director of Austin Performance Volleyball and Head Coach of Dripping Springs High School, and he has accomplished many accolades over the course of over two decades as a coach. Michael’s teams have qualified 9 times for the Junior Olympic Championships, and he has 22 consecutive playoff appearances with 9 Final Four appearances, as well as training over 40 Division I collegiate athletes. 

Michael is a motivational speaker who has committed his entire career to both high school and club volleyball programs and players, but what stood out the most to us during this conversation was just how humble of a man Michael is and the amazing example of egoless leadership he displays, and we can’t wait for you to learn from him today!

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One of the reasons I’m doing this leadership series is that Jen and I are so passionate about cultivating leadership within yourself and your team, if you want to grow a great business and discover new levels of unleashed performance in your life! We are so excited to announce our 3-day live, immersive and transformational workshop that we are hosting in Phoenix, Arizona, this March 29th, 30th and 31st, called Indispensable Leadership. In it, we’ll walk you through over a decade of tools, exercises and distinctions that we have embodied in our organizations in order to unleash performance in our team, and of course, ourselves. If you’re ready to transform yourself and step into the role that your business needs of you, and make a difference in more people’s lives, then we invite you to join us for this very special event. The best part is that as a special listener of our podcast, I want to give you $100 off your ticket price! At checkout, simply use the code “PODCAST” and you’ll instantly receive this discount. Head over to https://businessbydesign.net/leadership to register now, and you can even bring your team too! 

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In this episode you’ll hear: 

  • Who Coach Kane is and why he’s such a great example of a leader to introduce you to   
  • Ways to identify and essence of leadership in people, and how this applies to you as a Digital CEO starting to build a team in your business  
  • Coach Kane’s thoughts on discipline and how, and why, he has shifted his approach in the past few years 
  • What he does to teach his kids to be successful in today’s world
  • How to facilitate an environment that allows people to reach limits that they didn't know they were capable of reaching  
  • What he would implement first if he were given a team of employees and needed to create a team culture  
  • What is “deliberate practice” and how Coach Kane delivers feedback to others on a consistent basis 
  • The significant role that two-way trust, between leader and player or employee, plays in overall performance
  • How as a leader you can help your team bounce back after a loss 
  • The ways in which Coach Kane’s leadership style has evolved over the years



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