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April 23, 2024 48 mins
In this episode of Kileleni: To the Summit presented by Global Football, we hear from Eastern Michigan University Head Coach Chris Creighton. Coach Creighton discusses the impact of mentors in his life, emphasizing the value of relationships with colleagues and players. He shares stories of his adventures with his teams, such as travel to Europe and Panama for service projects and games. He explains the importance of having a clear purpose and theme for each season, highlighting the significance of overcoming adversity, maintaining passion, and serving others. Coach Creighton's leadership style focuses on resilience, vision, and serving the team, creating a positive impact on players' lives both on and off the field. The conversation between Chris and guest host Patrick Steenberge reflects on the values of teamwork, commitment, and finding purpose in every challenge, inspiring listeners to embrace opportunities, focus on teamwork, and lead with passion and service. Show Notes: Building Bonds Through Challenging Seasons Introduction to a Special Friend Impactful Mentors and Influential Coaches Crafting a Champion's Manual Inspiring Team Bonding Through Challenges Overcoming Adversity at Every Level Living Life with Passion and Purpose Finding Motivation Through Faith Winning Edge: Leadership, Vision, and Resilience Learn more about Global Football and how you can create an experience that will provide an impactful life experience for your football program: Follow All We Are Doing: Follow us on Twitter/X @CoachKGrabowski. Sign-up for our weekly newsletter. Thank you for supporting our partners: Learn More about Vertical Raise: Vertical Raise is the premier online fundraising platform, using innovative technology to create the easiest and most efficient system available. Raise more money in less time, with a local fundraising coach who works with your team every step of the way to customize the ideal fundraiser. With options for online donations, digital discount cards, premium product sales, and even spirit shops, Vertical Raise has top-of-the-line solutions for every fundraising style. To find out more, visit, and get connected with an exclusive offer on your first fundraiser. Learn More about FirstDown Playbook: FirstDown PlayBook is a coaching tool and program management system with over 35,000 customizable plays, defenses, and special teams schemes. With tools such as video pairing, practice schedules, wristband creation, practice scripts, scouting reports, and a player app, FirstDown PlayBook helps save time and organize your program all in one place. Schedule a 15-minute Zoom meeting with former NFL coach Charlie Coiner or call (512) 814-6158 to receive a one-week free trial. Or use the coupon code COACH24 to receive a $100 discount on a team membership. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit
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