Hello, and welcome to the Leadership Done Right Podcast, Episode 29: Developing a New Culture Through Leadership with Kane Ioane.
Get to Know Kane
Our guest today attended Montana State University where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education. While there he was a 4 year letter winner in football. He was also named to the First Team All Americans in 2003 for his exceptional play at Safety.
The Start of His Football Coaching Career
After graduation he began coaching football. He spent 13 years as an Assistant Football Coach for Montana State including stints as Co-Defensive Coordinator and Assistant Head Coach. As a player and coach, he helped MSU win six conference titles.
The Move To University of Washington
Earlier this year, he became the Assistant Football Coach specializing in Defensive Quality Control at the University of Washington. He now coaches with Coach Chris Petersen, who is one of the most sought after coaches in college football.
Let Podcasting Begin!
In addition to his football career, he is also a fellow podcaster. He and his brother, Kip, started the “Cross the Stream” podcast this summer and I have to say I am an avid listener.
My Connection with Kane
I have a long-time friendship with our guest today. We both grew up in Billings, MT and went to junior high and high school together. We also had several of the same classes and played on some of the same football teams. Our guest today is Kane Ioane. Kane, welcome to the show!
Networking for Success
Networking for success is about what you know AND who you know. Through Kane’s hard work and networking, he earned the opportunity to coach at the University of Washington with Coach Chris Petersen. His experience proved that you must work hard to be the best at what you do. You must also develop strong personal connections with your team and others in your field. That develops camaraderie and enlarges your support network for success in the future.
“Networking skills pertain to every field. You have to have those people skills. It doesn’t do you any good if you are really good at something, but no one likes you!” If you are not liked, people won’t want to hear what you have to say. “If you have those personal skills and you’re able to connect with people, it opens up doors for you.” [Read more…] about Podcast Episode #29 — Developing a New Culture Through Leadership with Kane Ioane