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Value In Vulnerability: How To Find Hope In Asking For Help with Jon Peters

Posted by Vanderbloemen Search Group on 9/12/18 7:28 AM

Jon Peters

On today’s Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast, William Vanderbloemen talks with Jon Peters, motivational speaker, author, and coach.

William talks with Jon about his book, When Life Grabs You By The Baseballs, and about the importance of vulnerability and the courage it takes to ask for help.

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About Jon

From the time Jon Peters was six years old he wanted to play baseball. That’s pretty much all he did. And he got really good at it. His dream was to be the best pitcher in the world.

In 1989, he became the United States’ record holder for the most consecutive wins (fifty-three) by a high school pitcher, a record that still stands today. His high school career ended with a record of fifty-four wins and one loss, along with three consecutive Class 4A State Baseball Championships.

Jon is the first high school baseball player to grace the cover of Sports Illustrated. He has also appeared on local and national media outlets such as CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, ESPN, People, The Wall Street Journal, Houston Chronicle, and Dallas Morning News.

Following high school, Jon attended Texas A&M University on a baseball scholarship. After enduring four arm surgeries and months of rehabilitation, he gave up his dream of pitching and became an undergraduate assistant coach at A&M. He assisted in directing the 1993 A&M team to the Southwest Conference Title and a berth in the College World Series. He has also coached at Blinn College and McMurry University.

Jon has a B.S. (Texas A&M) and M.A. (Sam Houston) in kinesiology.

Jon Peters is a father, friend, motivational speaker, author, and coach. His passion to serve and help others is displayed through his energetic, positive, and contagious personality. He resides in the Houston area, and when not traveling and speaking, he is often found hanging out with his kids.

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Quotes from Jon:

“There’s a power greater than myself and that’s Jesus Christ.” Tweet: “There’s a power greater than myself and that’s Jesus Christ.” https://bit.ly/2o6ooT5 via @VanderbloemenSG

“It’s okay to reach out for help. I thought that was a sign of weakness, but today, I see it as courageous.” Tweet: “It’s okay to reach out for help. I thought that was a sign of weakness, but today, I see it as courageous.” https://bit.ly/2o6ooT5 via @VanderbloemenSG

“I was always afraid of what other people would say. I realized it’s really not about approval from others, it’s about approval of God.” Tweet: “I was always afraid of what other people would say. I realized it’s really not about approval from others, it’s about approval of God.” https://bit.ly/2o6ooT5 via @VanderbloemenSG


The Vanderbloemen Leadership Podcast brings you interviews from leaders across the theological spectrum of the global Church. Our goal is to bring you thought-provoking interviews that encourage you, challenge you, and help you build, run, and keep great teams.

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