Ep. 46 - Soccer Thinking for Management Success

We had the distinct privilege to interview Peter Loge the author of “Soccer Thinking for Management Success: Lessons for Organizations from the World's Game”. It was so fun talking with Peter about how playing and managing our favorite game has so much to teach us about leadership and management in the workforce.

Peter Loge is an Associate Professor in the School of Media and Public Affairs at The George Washington University and a political consultant.

Peter Loge has served in senior positions for Senator Edward Kennedy and three members of the US House of Representatives, and in the Obama administration. Peter has led and advised a range of campaigns and organizations, put the first Member of Congress on the Internet, lobbied for “America’s Funniest Home Videos,” served as a Senior Policy Advisor for health care in the US House during the debate over the Affordable Care Act, and was a Chief of Staff in the House of Representatives during the Clinton impeachment proceedings. His eclectic career also includes having a solo-show of his sculpture in a Washington, DC gallery, and appearing as a political satirist on National Public Radio. 

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Danielle Rivenbark

Danielle is the author of two blogs (Event Driven and iKidUNot), and co-host of the podcast, Life As We Know It. She has been in the event management industry since 2007. 

She obtained her Bachelor of Arts in journalism at Rider University, and spent the early years of her career there organizing tours for students visiting from Europe and running events for conferences and camps external to the university.  Danielle completed a master's degree in hospitality and tourism from Temple University. And then fell in love and moved to North Carolina.

Upon moving to North Carolina to be with her husband, Jerry, Danielle got a job at the UNC School of Government in Chapel Hill and was there for five years working on organizing continuing professional education programs for North Carolina Judicial Officials. 

Danielle currently works at East Carolina University in the Office of Continuing Studies as the Coordinator for Continuing Professional Education. She organizes continuing education programs for various associations, faculty on campus, and non-profits, among others. 

She was served to a two-year term as President of the local chapter of her professional organization, the Society of Government Meeting Professionals from 2015 to 2017.

The Event Driven blog launched in April 2015 (under Events Simplified) as a way to share her knowledge about event planning successes and mishaps. It was re-branded in 2017 to Event Driven. Danielle also does some event decor crafting in her spare time.

She loved blogging so much that she decided to start a second blog in November 2015 called iKidUNot. She uses this second blog to share stories about her most important job as a mom.

Danielle has been married to her husband Jerry since October 2013. They have a son, Gardner Merritt born September 2014, and a daughter, Caitiejane Marie born May 2016, and a 3rd baby on the way in January 2018.