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Success is a Choice

May 26, 2021

Today's episode is a fun conversation that Jamy had recently with Mateen Cleaves and Justin White on the "Power Forward" podcast.

Mateen Cleaves is a legend when it comes to college basketball. He is Michigan State’s only three-time All-American and was the Big Ten’s player of the year twice. He led the Spartans to the 2000 NCAA championship before playing six seasons in the NBA. Mateen’s co-host is Justin White, who is a 7-time Emmy Award-winning sports broadcaster, host, and reporter.

The power forward podcast is a product of United Wholesale Mortgage, the number one wholesale lender in the world. UWM started this podcast to help grow and develop leaders both within their company but also to share stories of leaders from all industries.


From the basketball court to the boardroom, every winning team has a common denominator that sets it apart. In this episode, Jamy Bechler pulls back the curtain on leadership through practical strategies and principles he teaches after 20+ years in athletics. 

Whether he’s coaching a team or a business, Jamy believes the best leaders are the ones who develop other leaders. He’ll explain how empowering your people sets them up to maximize their potential.

We’ll also discuss why optimism can be a strategy, how to be better and not bitter after experiencing a setback, and what it really means to have a strong culture.

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