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In this podcast Forbes bestselling author and internationally regognized leadership expert Deke Copenhaver will rock your foundational beliefs as to what true leadership is all about. Deke will take you by the hand to teach, train, coach and mentor you to your own “Leadership is a Team Sport” success.

You’ll hear from an elite world class expert and his inspiring guests how to eliminate negative culture in your company or organization,to reduce turnover, retain top talent that would empower your team to step forward boldly to innovate, transform, and explode productivity and profits !

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Join me for a day in beautiful Augusta, Georgia where I’ll show you what developing a strong, collaborative and inspiring culture can lead to in the life of a city or a business. I’ll give you a behind the scenes look at how even leading in the most adverse circumstances you can still manage to meet and exceed your goals for the organization you sit at the helm of by inspiring teams to rally around causes greater than themselves.

Through our day together you’ll discover refreshing, actionable strategies to improve the productivity and efficiency through a fun and challenging day immersed in how to raise your team leader game to the next level.

Weekly winners will be announced on upcoming episodes prior to the $25,000 value Grand Prize Drawing on March 1st 2022.


Deke Copenhaver knows what it means to be a servant leader. As mayor of Augusta, Georgia, Deke set mercurial politics aside and brought common sense communication as well as leading by example back into the local political conversation to get things done in a spirit of cooperation. Through his collaborative leadership and focus on rallying people around a cause, he helped lay the foundation for the thriving city Augusta is today. Along the way, he restored trust in the process. Deke led the local team that laid the groundwork for changemaking and creating a culture of success.

Now serving as the Principal of Copenhaver Consulting, Deke remains committed to being a Change Maker while helping others realize their potential to impact their communities for the better. For his work, he’s been recognized on multiple occasions by Georgia Trend Magazine as one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians. Deke currently authors a monthly column on leadership published by the Georgia Municipal Association. He’s earned a BA in Political Science from Augusta College and is a graduate of Leadership Georgia and the Mayors’ Institute on City Design.

A passionate athlete, Deke has completed five Ironman 70.3s and several half marathons. He and his wife, Malisa, reside in Augusta with their dogs Sarah Bet, Buddy, and Hoss.

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You can leave a private, confidential message for Deke to answer your question in his own voice. He will then send you his answer in a private voice recording.