Story contributed by Success is a Choice Podcast
Jim Carr, the CEO of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), appeared on the February 12 episode of the Success Is A Choice podcast. Carr talked about his career in athletics and the positive things that the NAIA is doing in the lives of student-athletes. The NAIA provides opportunities for 65,000 student-athletes to grow, develop, and compete as college athletes. Carr also provides some recruiting tips for parents and shares the qualities that the best coaches possess.
The specific page link to view show notes and listen to the episode is at Jamybechler.com/JimCarr.
The Success Is A Choice podcast is hosted by Jamy Bechler and brings together thought-leaders in various industries to share their experiences and insights on success. Previous guests have included Dwane Casey (the 2018 NBA Coach of the Year), Kevin Harrington (original shark on “Shark Tank”), Kara Lawson (basketball analyst and former WNBA star), Jon Gordon (author of “The Energy Bus”) to name just a few.
A number of individuals with NAIA connections have also appeared on the show including Bob Wilson (former Vanguard A.D.), Rob Miller (Wolverine-Hoosier Conference Commissioner), Larry DeSimpelare (Crossroads League Commissioner), Greg Tonagel (Indiana Wesleyan University basketball coach), Chad Briscoe (Grace College A.D.), R-Jay Barsh (Southeastern basketball coach), and Brent Ellis (Spring Arbor University President).
The host of the show, Jamy Bechler, is a former college basketball coach at NAIA schools Bryan College and Martin Methodist College. He is now a motivational speaker and leadership consultant. He works with organizations and businesses throughout the country, including those from the Big 10 and the NBA. Bechler is also the author of six eBooks and has published two books including The Leadership Playbook: Become Your Team’s Most Valuable Leader, which was a #1 new release on Amazon for basketball coaching books.
You can see all episodes of the podcast by visiting www.SuccessIsAChoicePodcast.com. Podcast episodes are available on iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, RadioTunein, Google Play, and Soundcloud. You can follow the NAIA on Twitter @NAIA or visit their website at NAIA.org.