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In today’s episode of The Plant Trainers Podcast, we talk to Jon Gordon about the power of positive leadership within our own families. How we choose to lead our families have a profound influence on our children’s quality of life. Taking the time to invest in building our relationships with them and building their own leadership skills can give our children an edge for creating a greater impact in their own lives later on. We also explore the role we as parents should be playing when it comes to our children’s extracurricular activities and not just sports.

Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to the test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professional and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits. He is the author of 15 books including 5 best-sellers: The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First and The Power of Positive Leadership. Jon and his tips have been featured on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Atlanta Falcons, Campbell Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, LA Clippers, Miami Heat, Pittsburgh Pirates, BB&T Bank, Clemson Football, Northwestern Mutual, Bayer, West Point Academy and more.

Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations, and teams.


In this episode we discuss:

  • Similarities and differences between sports teams, corporation and families
  • How to show up as a leader at home
  • Parents and their influence
  • Helicopter parents
  • Most important thing to do to influence our children
  • How do you show children you love them
  • Family meeting
  • How involved should parents be in their children’s sports
  • Encouraging kids to be their best
  • Focusing on the moment
  • Regrets as a father
  • One last takeaway


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Jon’s Website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn

The Power of Positive Leadership by Jon Gordon

The Energy Bus For Kids by Jon Gordon


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