The Real Deal with Jason Silverman – Featuring Kyle Gadke
Welcome to this edition of THE REAL DEAL with Jason Silverman! This episode is simply spectacular. If you are a part of the All Star Cheer or Dance Industry, you are definitely going to want to hear this one! It’s chock full of great information and quite honestly, one of the coolest guests to have ever graced The Real Deal with his presence…you’re going to love it.
Jason Silverman got a chance to catch up with with Choreography Master, Kyle Gadke. Kyle truly pulled back the curtain and shared some of the exact steps he took (and continues to take) to build and maintain his successful firm.
This podcast is going to be ideal for any and every business owner who started from scratch and wants to build something that truly makes a difference! Pretty much all of us, right?
Strap yourself in and get ready to take some life changing notes and MASIVE ACTION! This is going to be great!
A little about Kyle Gadke…
Kyle is the Owner, Head Choreographer and Head Skills Instructor of Spirit FX, LLC; He provides innovative choreography and skills camp and other cheerleading services to over 300 teams a year across the World. His highest accomplishments in the 2012-2013 season consist of a Top 5 finish at the USASF Cheerleading Worlds in Orlando, FL and a 1st place Championship at the NCA Collegiate Nationals Competition in Daytona Beach, FL. Kyle believes in and strives to provide charity camps and events each year for inner city and low-income High School and Rec. Programs to make sure as many children as possible can be exposed to a camp experience, regardless of any financial burdens are demographic struggles.
Kyle has been in the cheerleading industry for 11 years at various gyms around the Midwest in many different roles. This is his 10th year as a coach, 9th year as a choreographer and 8th year as a head judge. Kyle started his coaching career at All-star Gymnastics and continued on to Coach at Cheer LegendZ. Kyle then coached at Platinum Athletics during their first two inaugural years from 2009-2011. During that time, he co-coached the Level 5 Coed Worlds Team to the USASF Cheerleading Worlds in 2010 with an At-Large Bid and in 2011 with a Full-Paid Bid in which the team placed 18th in World; the highest placement in Missouri’s history. During the 2011-2012 season, Kyle moved to Chicago to pursue the opportunity as a Program/Floor Director at Famous Athletics in Woodridge, IL and a Coach at Ultimate Athletics in Wauconda, IL.
Kyle then moved back in September of 2012 to pursue coaching at Platinum Athletics where he currently resides as a head coach
Kyle is also a Territory Accounts Manager for GK Elite Sportswear, where he earned highest sales in the company in 2012. In his spare time, Kyle is a judge for Champion Spirit Group and the AAU as well as Head Judge and Production Manager for Midwest Cheer and Dance Association. Kyle also offers consulting to gym owners around the country educating gym owners how to generate more revenue, train their coaching staff to work as a cohesive unit, assists in training to understand the score sheets better, fundraising and other gym functions.
Kyle was recently featured in the Fall 2013 Issue of CheerProfessional Magazine, one of the cheer industry’s leading magazines as well as a guest speaker on ‘ My Fierce Connection’ where he spoke on a Webinar to help educate coaches on maximizing the Jam Brands scoresheets. Kyle was also a Nominee in 2014 for Cheerleading Choreographer of the Year.
Listen to today’s podcast and discover:
1. Why did Kyle start Spirit FX?
2. What mistakes did he make along the way and how did they help Kyle to grow his business and shape his success?
3. What quote best signifies Kyle’s company?
4. What does Kyle do to make his company the best it can be?
5. What investments has Kyle made within his business to help it grow?
- http://www.SpiritFX.net– Check out Kyle’s website for all things Choreography. This is a vital service for everybody in the Cheer World!