Reflecting on Season 1’s Testimonies & What to Expect From Season 2

Reflecting on Season 1’s Testimonies & What to Expect From Season 2

Today we are wrapping up and reflecting on the wonderful testimonies we have heard on the first season of Victory Groove.

We also discuss a quick overview of the next season. We appreciate your support this season, and we hope to see you in the next one. Please take a moment to like, comment, and subscribe! 

You can find your copy of “Run Toward Your Goliaths” here: https://www.amazon.com/Run-Toward-Your-Goliaths-Professional-ebook/dp/B09K4SMZW2

Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.  

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths. 
www.elijones.com 

Taking the High Road with Faith (Interview w/ R.C. Slocum)

Taking the High Road with Faith (Interview w/ R.C. Slocum)

On this episode of Victory Groove, we are joined by R.C Slocum, beloved A&M Football Coach. Today, he takes us through his professional and personal Goliaths, as well as his experiences coming into college as a first-generation student.

We appreciate you joining us on another episode of Victory Groove. Please take a moment to like, comment, subscribe, and look out for new episodes coming soon! 

Lessons explored in this episode/or what the listener can take away:  

  • Leadership, Servant Leadership, and Take the High Road 
  • Knowing God is involved smooths our life’s journey.  
  • Roots and rocks will always appear in our daily walk. 
  • Our faith, trust in His benevolence, and love help us move confidently forward in life.

Coach R. C. Slocum is a former American football player and coach. He served as the interim athletic director at Texas A&M University from January through June 2019 and previously served as the head football coach there from 1989 to 2002. He has won more games as a coach (123) than anyone else in Texas A&M Aggies football history. Slocum was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as a coach in 2012.[Control]Raised in Orange, Texas, Slocum graduated from Stark High School in Orange in 1963 and attended McNeese State University in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Slocum earned a B.S. in physical education in 1967 and M.S. in educational administration in 1968, both from McNeese State.  

Slocum began his career as a football coach at Lake Charles High School in 1968. Two years later, in 1970, Slocum became a graduate assistant at Kansas State University under head coach Vince Gibson, also coaching the offensive linemen on the freshman team. In 1971, he was named head freshman coach. 

 Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.  

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a Ph.D. Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths. 
www.elijones.com 

Learning and Teaching Servant Leadership as a Follower of Christ (Interview w/ David Dearie)

Learning and Teaching Servant Leadership as a Follower of Christ (Interview w/ David Dearie)

On this episode of Victory Groove, we are joined by David Dearie, creator of the Lead On Podcast and President of the Enlisted Leadership Foundation. David speaks on leveraging faith in traumatic experiences, modeling leadership after Christ, and much more!

We appreciate you joining us on another episode of Victory Groove. Please take a moment to like, comment, subscribe, and look out for new episodes coming soon! 

Lessons explored in this episode/or what the listener can take away:  

  • Leadership, Servant Leadership, and Relational Leadership. 
  • Knowing God is involved smooths our life’s journey.  
  • Roots and rocks will always appear in our daily walk. 
  • Our faith, trust in His benevolence, and love help us move confidently forward in life.  

David Dearie, (Command Master Chief, U.S. Navy, retired), is a prominent civilian leader with a broad background in leadership, military family, and nonprofit relationships. His thirst for leadership education and networking has positively impacted the military community and led to the creation of the Enlisted Leadership Foundation, a San Diego-based nonprofit whose vision is to develop future military, community, and national leaders.

A native of Carlsbad, CA., Dearie retired from the Navy in 2015 after more than 30 years of service. Through the years he was promoted from Radioman Seaman to the rank and position of Region Command Master Chief. In his career, he served on nine ships, five shore commands, and overseas in Japan and Hawaii. At the time of his transition, he was noted as one of the Navy’s experts on military and family programs and leadership education.

While in the Navy Dearie’s efforts led to successful western pacific deployments touching over 15 countries. Provided insight and program growth across a region with ten active-duty installations. Ensured program sustainability during a financially challenging time of sequestration and continuing resolution. Partnered with local community leaders on transition program development. Introduced military members and families to dozens of military-focused nonprofit resources.

Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University. Barely out of their teenage years, he and his wife, Fern, married and overcame what seemed to be insurmountable challenges as they rose from poverty to positions of influence. Jones, a first-generation college graduate, went from being a radio DJ to a corporate executive to dean of three flagship business schools. 

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths. 
www.elijones.com 

Trusting in God’s Will to Find Peace (Interview w/ Chuck Konderla)

Trusting in God’s Will to Find Peace (Interview w/ Chuck Konderla)

In this episode, we sit down with Chuck Konderla as he shares his testimonies with us.

Chuck walks through the stories that made him continue to trust in God’s will, and how he has managed to find peace through tribulations.

Proverbs 3:5-6 teaches us to trust in the Lord with all our heart and lean not on our own understanding; In all our ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct our paths. Hear how a believer absorbs his mom’s last words about God’s Will.  

We appreciate you joining us on another episode of Victory Groove! Please take a moment to like, comment, and subscribe, and look out for new episodes coming soon!  

Chuck Konderla is a former Councilman and is serving as a County Commissioner. He worked full time while earning a degree in Agricultural Economics. Later, Chuck worked in biomedical and pharmaceutical industries as a sales representative and learned the importance of actively listening to the needs of others.

He started his own business, while still working full-time in the biomedical field. Chuck’s business venture continued to grow and prosper receiving recognition with the prestigious Newman 10 Award on three separate occasions.

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Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Dean of Mays Business School (2015-2021), Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business and holder of the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair at University of Arkansas (2012-2015), and as Dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business and the E. J. Ourso Distinguished Professor of Business at Louisiana State University (2008-2012). Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a PhD Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  Also, he is the recipient of Excellence in Teaching awards on the university, national, and international levels having taught strategic selling, advanced professional selling, key accounts selling, sales leadership, and marketing strategy at the undergraduate, MBA levels, and in executive programs. Before becoming a professor, Jones worked in sales and sales management for Quaker Oats, Nabisco, and Frito Lay. He is on the boards of Invesco Funds, Insperity, and on the regional board of First Financial Bank.

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths. 
www.elijones.com 

Taking Thoughts Captive & Living Your Best Thought Life (Interview w/ Victoria Walker)

Taking Thoughts Captive & Living Your Best Thought Life (Interview w/ Victoria Walker)

In today’s episode, Eli is joined by Victoria Walker to discuss her experiences with depression and how she turned that energy into helping others understand the importance of their thoughts.

Listen to an exhilarating discussion about mental health, how turning to God may be a solution, and learn about the many things she’s doing from her published book, digital course, and podcast! We appreciate you joining us on another episode of Victory Groove! Please take a moment to like, comment, and subscribe! Look out for new episodes coming soon!  

Connect with Victoria Walker at Choose2Think.co, check out her podcast “Choose 2 Think”, and her book! https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09MX7BMSF/

Lessons explored in this episode:  

  • Choose God’s thoughts over your own 
  • Knowing God is involved smooths our life’s journey.   
  • Roots and rocks will always appear in our daily walk. 
  • Our faith, trust in His benevolence, and love helps us move confidently forward in life.

Victoria D. Walker – As a devotional writer for Guideposts Strength & Grace magazine, certified Christian life coach, host of the Choose 2 Think podcast, director & educator at Choose 2 Think Academy, Christian speaker, as well as a university Spanish instructor for nearly 30 years, Victoria inspires others to find happiness through her signature and transformative method for mind renewal: The 7 R’s for Living Your Best Thought Life. 

Victoria has written Bible studies, taught Sunday School, led and spoken at small women’s groups, authored books, and blogged for years. Her writing has also been featured in Just Between Us, a world-renowned Christian magazine. She’s the proud mother to four children and three grandchildren and makes her home in idyllic Midway, Kentucky, with Rico the MorKY (her 5-pound Maltese Yorkie mix and blog mascot and frequent podcast guest) at her side. 

CONNECT with Victoria at https://www.choose2think.co/ 

Dr. Eli Jones is a Professor of Marketing, Lowry and Peggy Mays Eminent Scholar, and the former Dean of Mays Business School at his alma mater, Texas A&M University.  He served as Dean of three flagship business schools for over 13 years. Dean of Mays Business School (2015-2021), Dean of the Sam M. Walton College of Business and holder of the Sam M. Walton Leadership Chair at University of Arkansas (2012-2015), and as Dean of the E. J. Ourso College of Business and the E. J. Ourso Distinguished Professor of Business at Louisiana State University (2008-2012). Prior to becoming a dean, he was on the faculty at the University of Houston as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor with tenure, Full Professor, Associate Dean for Executive Education Programs, Director of the Program for Excellence in Selling, and founding Executive Director of the Sales Excellence Institute at the University of Houston.  

He has published sales and sales management research in top academic journals and is a co-author of two professional books, Selling ASAP, and Strategic Sales Leadership: Breakthrough Thinking for Breakthrough Results. He just finished writing his new book, Run Toward Your Goliaths, a book about his and his wife’s faith journey. He is a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient by the American Marketing Association’s Sales Special Interest Group and a PhD Project Hall of Fame recipient in 2016.  Also, he is the recipient of Excellence in Teaching awards on the university, national, and international levels having taught strategic selling, advanced professional selling, key accounts selling, sales leadership, and marketing strategy at the undergraduate, MBA levels, and in executive programs. Before becoming a professor, Jones worked in sales and sales management for Quaker Oats, Nabisco, and Frito Lay. He is on the boards of Invesco Funds, Insperity, and on the regional board of First Financial Bank.

Fighting with Faith to overcome adversity.  Running Toward Your Goliaths. 
www.elijones.com