As I sit here in one of the host cities in Russia for the soccer tournament, I am struck by the amount of work going on in the background. Hard work + expertise + insight/foresight makes me think of my friend Sam Corea.

Sam and I first met (and became friends) when he was my boss at the Pan Am Games in 2015 in Toronto. It was under his guidance that I learned about press operations and what is needed by the press in covering a big event. Don’t worry no one was hurt in the training AND we had a lot of laughs along the way.

Sam and I have continued to run into each other at events; most recently at the Canadian National Figure Skating Championships where this podcast was recorded.

So, in honour of the events going on around the world and in your neighbourhood, I want to acknowledge the hard work going on behind the scenes at all levels.

If you want to know more about Sam Corea, follow him on Twitter at @sammy_sez and on Instagram @sampcorea

Make sure to have a listen to this insightful podcast on my other site

Looking forward to continuing with my lively Facebook Lives upon my return in later July. In the meantime, please follow me on Twitter @SkatingPj and check out and subscribe to my YouTube channel here. Have a great week!

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