Center for Sports Studies podcast focuses on effective leadership

May 25, 2021

YeagerThe newest episode of Trine University’s Center for Sports Studies podcast features author and leadership consultant John Yeager, founder and chief executive officer of Yeager Leadership.

In the podcast, Yeager discusses his philosophies for effectively leading teams with center director Brandon Podgorski and junior sport and recreation major Nikki Maroney.

Through his work with the Yeager Leadership Group, Yeager helps high school, college and professional athletic programs, businesses and schools discover their positive core by maximizing engagement and capacity to develop high performing teams. His presentations and training programs have motivated and inspired audiences nationwide.

He is the author and/or co-author of five books including: Smart Strengths: The Parent-Teacher-Coach Guide to Building Character, Resilience and Relationships in Youth; Our Game: The Character and Culture of Lacrosse; and Character and Coaching: Building Virtue in Athletic Programs. He also has been cited in The New York Times Magazine and Sports Illustrated, on Sports, and has provided more than 30 posts to the Positive Psychology News Daily site.

He holds a doctorate in education from Boston University and a master in applied positive psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Produced through the Trine Broadcasting Network, the Trine Center for Sports Studies is a bi-weekly podcast focused on the business side of sports, including interviews with sports professionals and current research in sports studies. Hosted by Podgorski, the podcast is available at as well as on platforms such as Spotify, iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher.

Last Updated: 05/25/2021

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