Started from the Bottom Now We Here, and Back—the Rise and Fall of Our Athlete Heroes
January 12, 2015
Hosted by DeEtta Jones and Richard Dent
What do Oscar Pistorius, Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson have in common? They have all been central media figures for much of 2014, not just on sports channels but mainstream headline news, for personal transgressions off the field. This episode of DJ and Da Bear focuses on the often tumultuous careers of star athletes, and draws on Pro Football Hall of Famers Eric Dickerson , Marcus Allen, and our very own Richard Dent to give their firsthand accounts and add perspective about a world that is filled with politics and power plays. The Hall of Famers will talk about their personal rise and fall experiences, describe the complexities of being a student and then star athlete, and invite listeners to call in with questions. Be warned: When these three buddies get together there’s no telling what might happen!
DJ and Da Bear: Keeping You at the Top of Your Game
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DJ and Da Bear: Keeping You at the Top of Your Game is hosted by leadership and personal effectiveness thought leader, DeEtta Jones, and her iconic athlete partner, Richard Dent. DeEtta is outgoing, passionate, spunky, diplomatic and funny—a true “next generation leader.” She believes that you get more flies with honey but responds with ferocity to injustice. Richard is stoic, unrelenting and has a killer instinct. His claim to fame has been kicking ass and taking names. Together they raise children, own two successful businesses, lead philanthropic efforts through their foundation and live fascinating, fast-paced, celebrity lifestyles.
Displayed through the lenses of their multi-faceted relationship, DeEtta and Richard showcase a wide array of subjects about which they have expertise and draw upon an extensive network for intellectual, business and athletic giants to keep you anxious for more.
DeEtta Jones and Richard Dent
DeEtta Jones is an invited speaker, consultant and author with more than twenty years of experience working with people from around the world to enhance their leadership ability and confidence. She has worked with individuals and a wide array of organizations bringing research-based concepts and practical wisdom. DeEtta committed early in life to educating people on critical personal and social issues, equipping them with practical tools for making substantive change, and then modeling the way.
DeEtta’s writings on leadership and management best practices are regularly featured in variety of publications. Her first book, “F: The Housewives: Stop Watching. Start Living” is a tongue-in-cheek play on the current wave of reality shows that narrowly depict the lives and values of today’s generation of women. It provides practical guidance about developing a durable personal brand and pursuing one’s dreams in a world filled with shallow images of success attained without real effort or talent. She brings her own unique vantage point as the better half of Chicago Bears and NFL legend and Hall of Famer, Richard Dent. Her second book, “Hot Yoga, Coconut Water and Eustress: 10 Strategies for Bringing Intention to Your Leadership Practice,” is a “how to” guide for people seeking to elevate their effectiveness by taking a more holistic approach.
Richard Dent was an All-Pro defensive end for the Chicago Bears and a member of the 1985 NFL Champions, which can claim to be the best team in NFL history. He was selected the MVP of Super Bowl XX and continues to be the Bears all-time sacks leader. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2011.
Richard’s commitment to giving back led him to form the Make a Dent Foundation, dedicated to the education and empowerment of disenfranchised people. In addition to his philanthropic efforts, Richard, after a long and successful NFL career, transitioned into the energy and communication and business. His ability to be “at the top of the game” in now two totally distinct careers spanning more than 30 years perfectly reflects the next generation of leaders.