Emcee of Entrepreneurship - Steve Fleck - Chief Endurance Officer - Episode # 054

Welcome to another captivating episode! Today’s guest is a running, cycling and triathlon participant who actively helps deliver great experiences on race days! Introducing Professional Live Race/Event Announcer, Presenter, Sports Commentator, & Emcee at First Voice, 
Steve Fleck! Steve partners with host Gregory McDonough to share insights from his diverse experience in endurance sports, both as an athlete and a professional in the field. He discusses the importance of the endurance mindset in his career and personal life, reflecting on his journey from being an athlete to embracing the challenges of self-employment and entrepreneurship. He also delves into transition to working for himself, his first foray into sports announcing, and impactful experiences that have shaped his perspective on performance, resilience, and the power of storytelling in sports.

  • Steve emphasizes the significance of an endurance mindset, derived from his athletic background, in navigating business and life. The concept that 'there is no finish line,' mirrors the continuous effort in business and self-improvement, underlining the journey's importance over any single achievement.
  • A significant focus of the conversation is on Steve's shift from being employed to starting his own venture in professional announcing. This journey underscored the value of mentorship, adaptability, and embracing changes with resilience.
  • Steve’s transition into race announcing highlights the importance of building a relevant skill set and seizing opportunities. His story from university radio to announcing at major sporting events illustrates how diverse experiences contribute to professional growth.
  • The discussion touches on connecting with audiences and using humor appropriately. Steve's approach to balancing humor and sensitivity offers a lesson in engaging audiences while respecting boundaries—a critical skill for effective communicators.
  • Sharing stories of impactful experiences, like the memorable finish of a late racer and witnessing the extraordinary performance of para-athlete Ricardo Ten Argilés, Steve demonstrates how leaders can inspire and move their audience by sharing authentic stories and moments of human triumph.
Quote of the Show:
  • "When you're in business for yourself, there really is no finish line. You just keep going." - Steve Fleck
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Creators and Guests

Gregory McDonough
Gregory McDonough
Greg McDonough is a seasoned executive who has owned and operated businesses in the professional services sector, navigating them through both good and tough times. He brings his personal experience of knowing what it’s like to be ‘in the owner’s seat’ when working with clients, taking time to ask the questions others may not.
Emcee of Entrepreneurship - Steve Fleck - Chief Endurance Officer - Episode # 054
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