My focus is using technology to overcome human limits. As a father of a family with disabilities, this has become my mission and personal journey.

Russ Ewell
Silicon Valley, CA
 

Podcast

The Mark of a True Leader

“However tough people face their fears and doubts head-on, and they overcome them so they can function at the highest level without that fear and doubt inhibiting their ability to perform at their best. Embracing fear and using it to push yourself to get better, takes courage” Jay Bilas (Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court) Russ continues his conversation with Stone Eleazer and Coach Braumon Creighton to discuss how to...

Finding A Special Needs Doctor That Helps You

David P. Traver, M.D., FAAP joins the show along with Cameron Straw, Certified Nutrition Consultant (CNC), to discuss what it takes from all of us to build the right team of support around those we love with special needs. Navigating the healthcare system can seem like a daunting task but when we remember that it's about building the relationships between those on the team we can never feel like we're trapped. Continue to look...

The Origin of E-Soccer, an Inclusive Sports Program

Digital Scribbler has launched its pilot episode discussing the benefits and necessity of creating an inclusive environment for everyone. The founders of the internationally known inclusive program, E-Soccer, Russ Ewell and Greg Bodzioch, discuss how they went about beginning the program. With the “e” standing for “exceptional,” E-Soccer was meant to bridge the gap between children with special needs and their neurotypical peers. Since its start in 2001, the program has exponentially grown, expanding...

Redefine Mental Toughness

“We may be born into a great family situation or a difficult family situation that forces or conditions you to be tough, but we aren’t born that way. Toughness comes from how you handle your experiences, what you learn from them, and how you’re guided through them by others in your life.”Mike Krzyzewski (Jay Bilas, Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court) “Mental toughness” is a term frequently used by coaches...

No One Is Bigger Than The Mission: Military & Leadership, Part Two

Finishing the second part of our Military Leadership podcast, Russ continues his conversation with Lee and Ric on who were the military leaders that inspire them. One of the key take-aways is how helpful it is for everyone on the team to have a clear mission and purpose to what they are trying to accomplish. Once everyone knows their role and what they specifically bring to the team then they become bought into...

Remove The Obstacles: Military & Leadership, Part One

The military is one of the most successful institutions that builds and develops leaders. Over half of the United States Presidents have served in the military. Russ sits down with Lee Delony and Ric McClain, both retired Military service members to talk about their time in the service and what they have learned about leadership and how that can translate to help anyone who wants to be a leader in whatever capacity. “The...

Northwestern Football’s Attempt To Unionize & What We Can Learn: Sports Culture and How It Builds Leaders, Part 2 | Ep. 006

Continuing the conversation started in Part 1, Russ, Caleb and Matt share the overwhelming influence sports had on their lives and discuss how much it can develop the qualities of a leader. Northwestern University’s football team and their quest to unionize in an attempt to expand the rights and benefits of the student-athletes showed to contain many lessons on leadership. Team sports culture instills in those involved and ethos of, “we either succeed...

Sports Culture and How It Builds Leaders: Why Everyone Should Grow Up Involved in Sports | Lead Different. 005

  My ego demands— for myself— the success of my team. BILL RUSSELL Everyone should be involved in team sports. Someway, somehow everyone should grow up in or around sports culture because it teaches you so many valuable lessons. How to work with others, leading a small group of individuals towards a common goal, working hard to achieve something and social skills can all be learned playing sports. Not everyone will grow up to become a...

Are We In A Leadership Crisis Or Have We Stopped Mentoring Leaders? With Russ Ewell, Todd Singleton and Dave Banks | Lead Different. Ep. 004

Russ Ewell sits down with Dave Banks and Todd Singleton to discuss if it is worth the time and effort to build and train leaders, allowing them the opportunity to fail and learn through their mistakes. Mark Zuckerberg, according to Kara Swisher’s opinion piece in the New York Times, has cost many people their privacy while he learns “on the job” how to lead in a digital space that has never been explored...

Embrace Your Process, Top 10 U.S. Presidents | Lead Different Ep. 003

What can you learn from past Presidents on how to lead good? Russ Ewell and Nathan Schaffernoth sit down to discuss the 2017 Presidential Historians Survey conducted by C-SPAN, which polled 91 historians on presidential leadership, including economic management, international relations, crisis leadership, public persuasion skills and whether they pursued equal justice for all. Join in as they talk about why it is important for every leader to have vision for what you...

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