Mike Schroder – Creating Future Fans and Connection with Our Kids

Mike Schroder is the co-founder of Future Fans, a company that uses stories and games to teach core concepts of sports in a kid-friendly way. With a focus on future-forward solutions, he plays a pivotal role in shaping the way companies interact with their communities, driving growth and fostering loyalty.

Mike shares his unique perspective on growing up in a bustling household and how his role as the youngest influenced his personality. He reflects on the subtleties of advocating for oneself and the dynamics of sibling relationships.

He also discusses the profound lessons he learned from his dad’s steady emotional presence and his approach to life’s stages. Mike Schroder’s father’s decision to forgo treatment for his terminal illness is a poignant example of his pragmatic and appreciative outlook on life, which has left a lasting impact on Mike.

Larry’s Takeaways

  1. Build connections through shared sports experiences.
  2. Understanding is important to enjoy sports together.
  3. Innovative teaching methods enhance family bonding.

What You’ll Learn

00:01:27 – The Dynamics of Youngest Children

00:03:27 – Discussing Fatherhood and Legacy

00:07:09 – Parental Influence and Marriage

00:08:49 – A Father’s Perspective on Life and Death

00:10:27 – Reflecting on Life’s Value and Death

00:13:48 – Prioritizing Marriage Amidst Parenthood

00:15:14 – The Challenges of Text Communication

00:22:46 – The Inspiration Behind Future Fans

00:25:30 – The Joy of Shared Sports Experiences

00:30:03 – The Importance of Connection Over Activity

00:35:18 – The Universal Appeal of Sports

00:36:19 – Future Plans for Future Fans

00:42:17 – The Unexpected Impact on the Autistic Community





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