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How to Build a Winning #SportsBiz Culture with John Ferguson and Kali Franklin
Episode 38728th July 2021 • The Work in Sports Podcast - Insider Advice for Sports Careers • Brian Clapp - Work in Sports
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Almost 390 episodes in to the work in sports podcast and we’re trying something a little different. Two guests -- Two All-time great guests together on one show.  

In 2021 one of the main goals I had for myself was to be more of a connector in the industry. I have met amazing people from my career in the sports media, and even more great people from hosting this podcast. I have made it a goal to say after each interview, “who can I connect that person with that makes sense for both parties?” 

The goal is to be a connector in the industry by asking honestly and authentically, how can I bring my worlds together in a truly beneficial way?  

To be transparent, the idea is great, my execution has been poor. I’ve connected a few people, but far from the consistency I imagined. No one is perfect.  

Nonetheless – today you are in for a treat because I brought together two of my favorites for this episode, and as predicted, they are amazing together. 

John Ferguson is the VP of People and Culture at Monumental Sports and Entertainment, and Kali Franklin is the SVP, Head of Talent and Recruiting for Overtime Elite. I’ve had podcast interviews with each of them, and LOVED the conversation.  

The idea to fuse them together into one conversation, dare I say was brilliant. We originally built this to be bonus content for after our Job Recovery Summit at Hashtag Sports, but this was too good to hold back.  

They are amazing together – I barely even needed to be there – check it out – here are John and Kali!