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Our host Jacob Gawronski (and sometimes Joe) will extract valuable lessons from some amazing people for our first season. We will discuss the importance of habits, mentorship, life-long learning, mindfulness, and the effects of ego on a team.

Season 1 


Episode 1- And It Begins. An interview with Joe Byerly. Jacob and Joe talk about the podcast, the blog, professional reading, writing, and leader development.

Episode 2- Tattooed on Your Brain. Jacob and Joe talk with Michael B. McClellan about the habits he adopted to write his debut novel The Sand Sea. Under the mentorship of Steven Pressfield, Michael spent 12 years working on his book while being a full-time lawyer, father, and husband. Listen to this episode for insights on how to make time for that important project you keep putting off. Also, they will explore the role that mentorship plays in our lives.

Episode 3- Leading in the Moment (Part 1). Jacob and Joe interview Adam Robinson in this special two-part series. Adam is a rated chess master who was mentored by Bobby Fischer in the 18 months leading up to Bobby winning the World Chess Championship. He’s also the cofounder of the Princeton Review and his book Cracking the System: The SAT is the only test-prep book to have become a NY Times Best Seller. In Part 1, Adam talks with the team about being present with others, finding purpose, and overcoming depression.

Episode 4- Creating a Culture that Endures. In this special Veterans Day episode, Jacob sits down with Brigadier General Steve Marks, the Deputy Commanding General of 1st Special Forces Command, to talk about the importance of being a life-long learner, having goals and a purpose, balancing a career with a family, and how Marks’ mentors influenced him throughout his military career.

Episode 5- Leading in the Moment (Part 2). In the second half of Joe and Jacob’s interview with Adam, he covers a variety of topics to include great leader traits and why reading a book ten times is better than reading ten books once.

Episode 6- Knowing Your Story. acob and Joe sit down with Shannon Huffman Polson, author of Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience, and Leadership in the Most-Male Dominated Organization in the World. In this episode Shannon shares her experiences being one of the first female Apache pilots in the U.S. Army and offers advice to leaders on how men and women can work together to create strong cultures in their organizations. They also talk about the importance of knowing your story to develop grit when navigating uncertainty.

Make sure you subscribe to listen to the rest of season! We’re talking with current and former senior military and business leaders, popular authors, the cofounder of the Princeton Review, and even a member of a band that sold out Madison Square Garden!

So, please help us become the first military leadership podcast to make it into the iTunes Top 100 by checking us out on ITunes. Or, you can also find us on Spotify and other podcast platforms.

From the Green Notebook Partners with Emblem Athletic and Alpha Coffee

CEO Mike Nemeth looking over apparel before it gets shipped out.

Out the gate, we’ve also got two awesome sponsors, our main sponsor is Emblem Athletic. They’re a veteran owned business that specializes in making it easy for you to make quality custom unit shirts and gear that lasts—and they take care of everything – including free shipping worldwide.

They have a 100% SATISFACTION guarantee

  • They are the only custom apparel company to offer a complete 100% satisfaction guarantee.

  • All products are fully custom and hand sewn from scratch.

  • Designs are dyed into the fabric of the garments so that they never crack, peel, or fade.

  • Free custom designs & store set up.

  • Simple price for unlimited colors, sizes, styles, & design options – No hidden fees or up-charges.

  • Ship in bulk or ship to each individual on your team.

  • Free shipping anywhere in the world

We’ve also got amazing support from veteran-owned Alpha Coffee Company. Their coffee is premium 100% freshly roasted arabica coffee. Since their founding, Alpha Coffee has donated over 18.7k bags of coffee to deployed troops. They also offer 10% military discounts and 10% discounts for subscriptions. Purchase their coffee today from their online store or via Amazon prime.

For more information on the podcast or sponsorship opportunities contact Joe[at]