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June 17, 2012 | Comment

Every Father’s Day, I love recalling the catalytic impact that Preston Playground had on my life so, annually on Father’s Day I like to reprise my Ode to Preston Playground (circa 2008) blogpost - a significant play, sports and man-making locale for me in my formative years. Happy Father’s Day - Preston Playground!

My father was gone by my 3rd birthday—never to return. He left no memories of a stern voice, or comforting touch, “a smell-good” scent, or that weary and pride-filled look of “I’m workin’ my behind off for this family.” I have no memories of nurturing or endearing moments, and no “go git your glove boy & let’s head out back” images to reflect on either. I don’t have one picture of my father anywhere. I don’t have a single snapshot of our family together or of him holding his sons in a bear hug. Read More…

May 25, 2011 | 2 comments

Photog: James Hallock/MKTGINC

TED Full Spectrum Audition. May 6th. Unexpected Email. Gmail Elation! Fam’ + Friends. More Elation! NYC 5/24. Prep. Plans. Scripting. Reservations. Locales. Austin. MKTGINC. Prep. Scripting. Orlando. VanCity/BC. Memphis Blues. GDCBC = encouragement. Nikole/Mira/Molly moments. s/BFF brunch + brainstorm. Scripting. Red-Eye. NYC. Travel Drama. Problem(s) Solved! The Standard Hotel = Welcoming. Preparation. Practice. BBerry Timer. Cityscape view. BBerry Timer. Tighten-Up! BBerry Timer. s/BFF arrives. Discussions. Brainstorming. Tighten-Up! BBerry Timer. MKTGINC dress rehearsal. Encouragement. Cynthia’s blessing. MAGIC. Tighten-Up! BBerry Timer. Ryan/Honorable Hospitality + Good Man. Determined. Maritime Hotel/Hiro Ballroom. Dark Descent into “Asian Speakeasy” vibe. LUV it! TED FS tech check. Palpable energy. Nervous Anticipation. Tighten-Up! BBerry Timer. Chasin’ pavements. The Stroll to TED Time! Greetings. Mental rehearsal. The BRUSH + Tasha! GoBikeGo! Event Cacophony. Alone w/my thoughts: nomad. 711. Preston. 754. Coopertown. HHS. USAF. KJC. ATC. OR. KRC. TODTW! Changed Forever. 8/6. 8/15. 9/11. 2444. s/BFF support. Mad respect! Beatbox Genius. GO Time. #13 in the lineup. Inspiring performances. Mental prep. s/BFF support! Backstage prep. Gotta believe. The unexpected BRUSH intro! Beatbox Genius! PLAY! 3 minutes! Play-It-Forward! MAGIC! Applause! Elation. Exhale. KC + s/BFF soul hug. Movement Moment. A Ball Can Change The World. Gratitude. Congrats via Text msgs/DMs/Tweets/@mentions/#FullSpectrum/Likes. 5/24= Memorable! Still chasin’ pavements…

View the TED Full Spectrum Livestream archive - HERE!
Go to Latest Videos Area/Full Spectrum Auditions. Our presentation starts @ approx. the 1hr 50min mark of the program!

Got IDEAS Worth Spreading?!

September 05, 2009 | Comment

HWC Press Release

United Nations backs Homeless World Cup

3 September 2009, With just three days until the kick off of the 7th Milan 2009 Homeless World Cup, the United Nations have announced their support with a message from the special adviser to the United Nations Secretary General on Sport for Development and Peace. The Milan 2009 Homeless World Cup welcomes 48 nations to the Arena Civica, Sempione Park, Milan from 6-13 September 2009.

The United Nations considers sport as a powerful tool to promote education, health, development and peace. Sport unites people of all social classes, cultures and religions in a positive and educational way.

As the Special Adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General on Sport for Development and Peace, Wifried Lemke said: it is with great pleasure that I offer my support to the “Milan 2009 Homeless World Cup”, a football initiative which has been uniting teams of homeless people to take a once in a lifetime opportunity to represent their country and change their lives forever.

The Homeless World Cup initiative is an extraordinary example of the application of sport as a tool for community development. The Homeless World Cup has triggered the establishment of over 50 local grass roots projects working with people who are homeless and excluded from society. 

The impact of the Homeless World Cup has been consistently significant with a large majority of players changing their lives for the better, by coming off drugs and alcohol, moving into jobs, education, homes, training, reuniting with families and some even going on to become players and coaches for professional or semi-professional football teams.

Considering the increase in the number of participating teams from 18 national teams in the year 2003 to 48 national teams for the current event in Milan, the Homeless World Cup is well on the way to realizing its vision - a healthy, abundant, confident world where everyone has a home, a basic human right. 

The initiative has been a very successful means to raise awareness of issue surrounding the homeless and to improve the image of homeless people amongst the general public. The positive impact that this project has been able to have on individuals from more than 70 countries makes it an initiative that deserves any additional support it can obtain.

I look forward to a continued collaboration with the Homeless World Cup initiative and wish all participants the very best in this life-changing experience!”

I had the honor of meeting & spending time conversing with Wifried Lemke at the Beyond Sport Summit & Awards - he’s a “true believer” in the power of sport movement!

The 7th Annual Homeless World Cup kicks-off tomorrow/September 6th in Milan, Italy!

Got Hope?!

August 25, 2009 | Comment

I’ve had the honor of cultivating a friendship with Awista since 2006 when I learned about her amazing, life-changing, power of sport work via the 2006 ESPY Awards. We quickly discovered that we shared the same passion, intention and commitment to making a difference in the lives of others via sport & play. Awista was also gracious enough to share her story about sport & play’s impact on her personal growth and her lifelong chase (aka her Red Rubber Ball!) in my recent book, The Red Rubber Ball at Work.

More Inspiration Here…

Enjoy the read & enjoy your chase…

March 24, 2009 | Comment


I’m heading to Denver for a quick trip to meet with Nick Keller, Founder of Beyond Sport. He’s attending the 2009 sportaccord Conference and he will holding a press conference pertaining to the Beyond Sport Summit taking place in London July 7-9, 2009 - I will be acting as the Beyond Sport Summit MC/Master of Catalyzing!

About sportaccord: it’s a 5-day gathering of 1500 leading representatives from international sport. The annual convention is held in a different country each year and encompasses the Congress and General Assemblies of over 100 international sports federations and their related associations. Its mission is to offer the sports community a powerful opportunity to come together on a global scale, in an exclusive and authoritative networking environment, to build relationships, share knowledge and develop ideas.

A Ball Can Change Your Life!

March 11, 2009 | 1 comment


Dr. Stuart Brown (founder of the National Institute for Play + a great friend + human catalyst) shares is phenomenal knowledge, research, and play wisdom in his recently released book - PLAY.

Read it, Heed it + GO PLAY!


February 16, 2009 | Comment

In this episode of The Katalyst, Kevin is joined by his friend and colleague Meg Daly, who has worked with Kevin as an editor on several books and a creative collaborator on projects. Kevin will allow the listener to “eavesdrop” on his thoughts and conversations about inspiration, life and his work as an author, speaker and human catalyst.

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February 10, 2009 | Comment

A Ball Can Change Your Life!”
- I’ve shared those words countless times, to audiences large and small, locally and internationally. I always enjoy receiving affirmation of this premise from the global network of human catalyst that are using sport as a tool to positively impact the lives of others - in this case or KASE…the lives of young ladies from Kenya. Kase stands for Kenyan American Soccer Exchange. CARE and Nike teamed up to create a catalytic moment for young ladies from Kenya and their peers from cities around the US. The one thing they all have in common is their passion for the game of soccer/football - a ball would bring them together to listen, learn, and laugh.

10 minutes of viewing that will absolutely provide you with…inspiration and insight! Thanks for sharing the film, Wayne + JMG!

Learn more about CARE’s Sport for Social Change Initiative - I Am Powerful

Enjoy the short film and Enjoy YOUR chase!

February 02, 2009 | Comment


The Catalyst Vanagon, captained by LV Hudson, made an early Saturday morning connection at my office space/“Studio K” in NE PDX. I was honored to spend some time with LV the day before SBXLIII. LV and I shared some laughs, some heartfelt convo, and took some pics - with each roadtrip and time spent with community catalysts, LV is gaining amazing insights and experiences that I truly believe will allow him to be an influential leader for our next generation of decision makers.

KC + “The Rose City” send much LUV, respect + blessings to…

LV + the Catalyst Team!
(BTW, LV you connected with one of my FAV’s at the Swoosh - Dan Dehaven!)

January 26, 2009 | Comment


My great friend and fellow sufferer of the “Basketball Jones” malady,  Marshall Cho, sent me a great update today about his human catalyst efforts in Mozambique using hoops as a tool to transform lives. Enjoy the latest email update from my man, Mozambique Marshall - “Hoops LUV”