YOUR PLACE WITH KIM SCHUETTE

Kim Schuette, Founder & CEO at Your29

I’m Kim Schuette, former D1 student athlete, veteran D1 coach and administrator, and mom to 2 kids in middle school. I started the Your Place podcast to help students find their place--after high school, in college, in clubs, on teams, after college, in the professional world, in society. I’ve found that sometimes the thing that inspires us to begin, or encourages us to continue on, is to hear the stories and advice of others. Welcome to Your Place, where we share the stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things that change the world, despite humble beginnings. It’s relatable, educational and inspirational. I hope to fill your cup and empower you to find Your Place as mine will overflow. enJOY. read less
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Episodes

The Perfect Match
Sep 28 2022
The Perfect Match
It was her first love, her greatest joy, and seemingly the first word she spoke. But Rachel Galligan was devastated that the school she dreamed of and in her own backyard didn’t want her. But along he came, saw something in her, and believed in her. He sold her on the vision and opportunity to build something great. She ended up going to a school 100 miles from home, losing her mother the first week in college, and little did she know, could not have been with a more perfect match and person to develop her and pull out the greatest parts of her on and off the court. A people pleaser who had to be challenged, pushed, and told the truth, he lit her match and the beast in the paint took fire proudly playing together with her teammates for the name across their chest. A healthy chip that she never let go of drove her to the Hall of fame and still fuels her as she travels globally searching for other women who sometimes just need someone to believe in them, describe a vision and an opportunity, and to speak their language. Guest Bio:Rachel Galligan grew up in Central Illinois as a very active, sport loving, and fun neighborhood kid. She fell in love with the game of basketball playing at Division I Eastern Illinois University and later was inducted into the Hall of Fame. Having enjoyed several college coaching stints at different universities, Rachel has always had a knack and love for recruiting. Now a women’s professional basketball league analyst, Rachel also travels the world recruiting other women looking for the opportunity to play the game of basketball as the coach and founder of Go Global Recruiting.
Ask the Tough Questions
Sep 14 2022
Ask the Tough Questions
Small-town dual sport athlete revisits his “terrible thought process” on deciding where to go to college ending at a great fit in the big city. He goes unrecruited, turns Hall of Famer, and now achieves unprecedented success as a Division I Athletic Director.  While helping students and athletes sits at the forefront of his mission and purpose, Brady speaks on the ever-changing landscape of athletics, the transfer portal and its purposeful original intentions, the madness of NIL, and how he uses his education, critical thinking, and analytical skills daily in his profession. He’s a standup guy who leads with compassion for others and makes decisions with strategic thought.Time listening to this insider with Brady Barke is sure to increase your understanding, challenge your thinking, inspire you to think strategically, and gain perspective on the why and how of recruiting, the decision-making process, coaching, and the overall landscape of college athletics. The power of asking the tough questions to gain information for better understanding, insight, and assessment. Guest Speaker:Brady Barke begins his 7th year as the Director of Athletics at Southeast Missouri State University where the athletic department has achieved unprecedented success. First-ever Commissioners Cup Champions for the 20-21 season just five years after taking the helm and communicating that exact vision. Rightfully so, during the 2022 NACDA convention, Brady was awarded the FCS Athletic Director of the Year. Previous stints include Chief of Staff for the University President, Director of Compliance, and experience at the NCAA Office. A former Division III student-athlete, Brady played golf and basketball at Webster University and was later inducted into the Hall of Fame. He has a law degree from Southern Illinois University and an MBA from SEMO.
Walking in Her Shoes
Sep 7 2022
Walking in Her Shoes
Hailing from New Jersey, this recent college graduate shares her experience of being a very shy and not that confident of a kid but leaned on doing as many things as she could and always wanting to succeed at all of them. Karate, piano, guitar, soccer and eventually joining track and field, Kayla Park speaks on how she learned to power through and keep believing she would succeed in the end. While she always loved and still enjoys being very active, Kayla soon realizes her young love for art and that personal and more freeing, therapeutic hobby would lead her to change her major from Pre-Med to something that made her happy and she really enjoyed. Kayla shares how she went through the college decision and application process all wrong and advises her younger self on what to do differently. She believes college rankings really don’t matter and that it’s truly how you spend your time at college that’s important. Kayla Park speaks directly to current college freshmen, comforting them to not fear a whole new environment, to remember they are not alone, and to take on change and not be afraid of change - even if that means changing your major and changing your friends. Kayla talks about internships, inclusion, underrepresented communities, and giving back to those less fortunate than you which is exactly what she did and continues to do. And she authentically opens up to her high school, college, and young professional peers encouraging them to be true to themselves which is something she always struggled to do until college. Age and experience led her to gain confidence and find computer development, coding, and design. A determined Jersey kid who found her way. Walk in her shoes and gain a lot of ground. Guest Bio:Kayla Park is currently a Junior Associate of Manual Labor Studio where she does web development and design after graduating from Colgate University with a 3.8 GPA, involved in several clubs and is a walk-on athlete for the track team where she majored in Computer Science and minored in Art and Art History.
Meaningful Purpose with Coach Tuke
Aug 31 2022
Meaningful Purpose with Coach Tuke
He authentically shares his personal experience as a troubled kid who happened to be good at football and for whatever reason needed a coach. He becomes a first-generation college graduate who speaks of a very pivotal moment in his life where someone helped him to take the first initial step and he hopes to do the same for other young men. Coach Tuke -  is a Division 1 Head Football coach with 25 years of coaching experience. He authentically shares how his personal experience as a student-athlete shaped him and developed the cornerstones of his program and way of life. He believes you need meaningful work and when he gets up every morning, he has a meaningful purpose and an opportunity to impact someone’s life. Regarding the recruiting process - he advises athletes to know what they are looking for because when everything matters - nothing matters, and for parents to manage their expectations. He passionately shares that coaches now more than ever need to speak the truth to their athletes, and athletes - to be successful, you must truly love the sport versus being in love with the idea of playing it. We talk about the transfer portal and the side hustle of NIL. Knowledge, experience, truth, and passion from Coach Tuke. He speaks the truth you need to hear. He shares advice his coaching peers should consider. And he motivates you to get out there and live your meaningful purpose today. Guest Bio:Tom Matukewicz is in his 9th year as the Head Football Coach at Southeast Missouri State University. For 25 years, Coach Tuke has been a head or assistant coach at different sizes of schools and in different locations. He is a husband, a dad, and a leader of not only his football program but in the community.