Category: Guests

You Got To Be A Football Hero

Well, you don’t have to be, but it couldn’t hurt. Look what its done for TJ Eckert.

After high school, he went to the University of Central Oklahoma where he played football; quarterback. Where else would you play a guy with that face? He was born to play quarterback. And then, with a final year of eligibility he joined the UCO Golf team.but learned as a golfer, he’s a great quarterback. It’s refreshing to know that good athletes often play golf just like the rest of us.

TJ graduated with a degree in media and strategic communication and a face for Television

TJ is currently the Sports Director for Tulsa’s Channel 8


Merrick Rosenberg Knows You

Merrick Rosenberg is a keynote speaker and thought leader on personality styles and team development. He co-founded Team Builders Plus in 1991 and Take Flight Learning in 2012. He is the author The Chameleon and co-author of Taking Flight!.

Merrick has taught more than 100,000 people how to incorporate the personality styles in their work and lives. The DISC training program that Merrick designed, Taking Flight with DISC was recognized as the Best Personality Styles Training Program in the United States by Corporate Vision Magazine.

As CEO of Take Flight Learning, he led his organization to be selected by the Philadelphia Business Journal as one of the Fastest Growing Companies and Best Places to Work in the Philadelphia area. Under his leadership, his company was selected as the New Jersey Business of the Year by NJ Biz magazine. He received his MBA specializing in Organizational Development from Drexel University who selected him as the Alumni Entrepreneur of the Year.

He has worked with people at all levels, from line staff to senior managers at more than half of the Fortune 100 companies in the US and around the world. He has worked with small and large organizations in a variety of industries: AAA, Adidas, Alstom Power, Aramark, Bank of America, Blue, Cross Blue Shield, Campbell Soup Company, Colgate Palmolive Comcast, ExxonMobil, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, GlaxoSmithKline, Hewlett-Packard, InterContinental Hotels Group, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oreal, Lockheed Martin, Lufthansa, Nabisco, NBCUniversal, Nestle Purina, Novartis, PECO Energy, Pepsi, Philadelphia Eagles, Reliance Standard Life, Roche, Samaritan Hospice, Temple University, UnitedHealthcare, and Verizon. Merrick has also worked with government agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Interpol, Social Security Administration, US Forest Service, as well as the US Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

And now, added to all of this, his appearance on The Approach Shot Podcast


A Funny Story From Evan Berke

We heard a story from Evan Berke about locking himself inside his apartment. Yeah, that sounds like the set-up to a bad Blonde Joke, but it is the absolute truth. And funnier than anything he could have made up.

Evan Berke started his comedy career at 18-years-old while he was a freshman at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC. The Atlanta, GA native first took stage at the notorious Upper Deck Tavern on King Street.?

During his time in Charleston, Berke’s relationship with comedy evolved from a small stage hobby to being totally immersed in the local communities. Berke was the resident Director of Comedy at the JAIL BREAK Music & Arts Festival. He performed at the Charleston Comedy Festival, Piccolo Spoleto Festival, and was a finalist in the Charleston Standup Comedy Competition. He graduated from CofC with a degree in Media Communications in 2013.

Berke was also an Associate Producer at TMZ in New York, Atlanta & Los Angeles, where he produced segments and interviewed celebrities/public figures. In addition to studying at The Second City in Chicago and Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City, Berke continues to produce comedy tours and showcases featuring the best comedians in the country.

Throughout his comedy career, Berke has performed at iconic clubs like The Laughing Skull & The Punchline in Atlanta; Broadway Comedy Club, The Stand & Gotham in New York; Theatre 99, The American Theatre & Charleston Music Hall in Charleston, SC; Jimmy Kimmel’s Comedy Club in Las Vegas; and The Comedy Store and Ice House Comedy Club in Los Angeles. He still performs frequently and his live event schedule can be viewed here.
Additionally, Berke was the Resident Host of the PechaKucha NYC Chapter, which puts on monthly storytelling events by a diverse group of creatives from around the world. His short film Roaring 20s can be viewed here, and he was a Consulting Producer on No2Mauro Productions latest project, The Show. Berke also co-produced the critically acclaimed standup comedy album by Dusty Slay, Son of a Ditch, which was featured on The Tonight Show.


Needless to say, he stays busy. But Evan did eek out some time to join us on The Approach Shot.


12 Minutes Of Funny

Originally from Israel, Gali was born with the stage bug and was on stage as early as 10 years old, playing in school’s comedy/drama theatrical shows.

Upon moving to the us, Gali decided to pursue her dreams and attended an acting school in N. Hollywood.
started performing in small local venues. she has quickly gained confidence and in a very short time was booked all over Los Angeles’ comedy clubs & theaters.

The winner of 5 comedy competitions in the Los Angeles area.

Nowadays Gali is standing out as a busy comedian exciting audiences with a clever, insightful take on life, performing at major clubs like, the comedy store Hollywood, Flappers comedy club, Ice House, Improv, and many other popular venues. Gali appeared on a new TV talk show “Brash Babble” as a guest star and joined the board as an assistant producer. this TV series just won the user choice award!! Recently taped a comedy special TV show with Pure Flix entertainment alongside the legendary Sinbad, Jeff Allen and Louie Anderson!!!!

And now Gali Kroup appears in the Premiere Episode of The Approach Shot.


Joey Greco Kicks It Off

The Former Host Of TV’s “CHEATERS” Guests On Our Premier Episode

To give you a good taste of what is in store with us, The Approach Shot Podcast welcomes Joey Greco as our first guest on our Premier episode. Joey is a well known Media Personality and is also an avid (which doesn’t mean “good”) golfer. we talk about golf. We talk about how he, a Preacher’s Kid, could deal with the relationship problems inherent in the Cheaters concept. Ans we talk about what he’s doing now to keep himself busy back in his hometown of Dallas, Texas. A very funny, informative, and entertaining time with Joey Greco.