Are you looking to achieve and impact more? Do you want strategies to enhance your day-to-day effectiveness? Do you want to know the keys to being a great leader? Our special guest Cameron Campbell (Coach Cam) is here to answer these and many other questions about entrepreneurship, leadership, success and failure.

Cameron Campbell is a sports enthusiast and a serial and social entrepreneur. He’s spoken more than 1000 times to many sports and philanthropic organizations, including the NFL, the NBA, and Major League Baseball. He played Division I football at the University of Houston, and he’s turned his passion for sports into a career serving students as an athletic director and head coach.

He now empowers others as a business consultant and owns an organization called Texas Athletics Construction. He’s got a new book coming out this year called Win the First Quarter of Your Day: Playbook for Wealth, Health and Success.

Here’s what we love – Cameron is affectionately known as Coach Cam and is often described as a servant.

Listen in as Coach Cam shares his wisdom and experience in connecting sports leadership to business success.

The Impact Leadership Podcast is brought to you by Cardivera, the leadership development eco-system that helps you grow your people, grow your business and grow your life.

Show Notes

Episode highlights…

  • Key business, leadership and entrepreneurship lessons from sports
  • The importance of learning to fail (not just quit)
  • Learn to celebrate the failures as well as the successes
  • The importance of getting outside of your comfort zone
  • When selecting team members focus more on people who’ve overcome challenges than people who’ve only had success
  • The importance of having the gifts and the grit
  • You must learn to overcome adversity in business and leadership
  • The growth mindset is not something you say – it’s something you live (a lifelong journey … playing the forever game)
  • Finding a new deficiency should excite you because you have something to work on
  • Character is built in losses and failures (not the wins)
  • Humility is an essential leadership trait
  • Humility doesn’t come from failure — humility comes from taking responsibility for that failure and fully owning it, and committing to learn from it
  • Financial success is not a zero sum game
  • Success in business comes in levels and stages, and your leadership needs to change with each level
  • The risk of labels and instead focus on what traits you want for each of your team members
  • The importance of getting clear about what we want, where we are and what we want things to be
  • The importance of winning the first quarter every day


Special Guest

Cameron “Coach Cam” Campbell

Social Entrepreneur. Innovator. Servant.

Your Hosts

Jeff Nischwitz

Author, speaker, coach, consultant, and
Chief SHIFT Officer of Cardivera

Craig Mathews

Strategist, innovator, consultant, and
CEO of Cardivera