Chalk Talk Speaker Series

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“Chalk Talk with Character Loves Company” is a video podcast series focused on character. The series includes current or former coaches, professional athletes, general managers, CEOs, and military experts who discuss the importance of character in their fields and how we can intentionally develop our own character.

To view recent video “Chalk Talk” podcasts, browse the selections below and click on the link!


Chalk Talk Episode 2: Fred Claire (World Series Champion General Manager for the Los Angeles Dodgers). Today’s focus: Hard work and service to others.


Chalk Talk Episode 1: Intro to CLC Chalk Talk with Character Loves Company and Spencer Clevenger (Florida Marlins MLB Strength Coach and Character Mentor) along with co-host Pete Paciorek. Today’s focus: Building strong character as it goes with you wherever you go.

Chalk Talk Episode 3: Tim Heinemann (humanitarian; youth mentor; 30+ Year Military Commander). Today’s focus: Teamwork and service to others.

Chalk Talk Episode 4: Steve Weingarten (Professional athlete; 2011 Atlantic Ten Conference Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year, 2011 Philadelphia Big Five Student-Athlete of the Year at La Salle University). Today’s focus: Resilience and grit.

Chalk Talk Episode 5: David DaSilva (Chicago Cubs Mental Skills Coordinator; former IMG Academy Mental Skills Coach). Today’s focus: Compassion for others and self.

Chalk Talk Episode 6: Kim Bastable (All-American tennis star at University of Florida; Co-founder and President of Vital Leadership, LLC; Director of USTA Professional Tennis Management and Faculty, College of Health and Human Performance at the University of Florida). Today’s focus: Process-oriented vs.perfectionism.

Chalk Talk Episode 7: Bill Shumard (Former Athletics Director, Cal State Fullerton and Long Beach State; most recently CEO of Special Olympics, Southern California). Today’s focus: Joy of sport.

Chalk Talk Episode 8: Cayla Moore (Professional Surfer; 4-time NSSA National Champion; Environmentalist; Entrepreneur). Today’s focus: Honest evaluation of self and authenticity.

Chalk Talk Episode 9: David Prince (Two-time Paralympic Sprinter for Team USA; World Games Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist; Inventor; Youth Mentor). Today’s focus: Winning the right way.

Chalk Talk Episode 10: Wally Ritchie (former MLB pitcher; former college coach; youth mentor). Today’s focus: Honesty and integrity.

Chalk Talk Episode 11: 2nd Lt. Dave Santos (former Div I student-athlete, West Point graduate, Lieutenant in the United States Military, Airborne Ranger, Training to Command a Platoon Overseas). Today’s focus: Servant leadership and sacrifice.

Chalk Talk Episode 12: Albert Yemitan (Former Div I Football Player/Operations Manager for Frito Lay/Pepsi Co). Today’s focus: Poise and discipline in leadership.

Chalk Talk Episode 13: Greg Sovie Jr. (NCAA Tennis Star Student-Athlete). Today’s focus: Kindness and overcoming adversity.