The CUInsight Experience podcast: Kathryn Davis – Showing up (#89)

first_imgThank you for tuning in to episode 89 of The CUInsight Experience podcast with your host, Randy Smith, co-founder of This episode is brought to you by our friends at PSCU. As the nation’s premier payments CUSO, PSCU proudly supports the success of more than 1,500 credit unions.My guest on this episode is Kathryn Davis. Kathryn is the President and CEO of Valley First Credit Union in California. We talk about Kathryn’s path to her current position as President and CEO, and I appreciated her willingness to talk about the struggles she had getting there. Kathryn shares some advice for others who are trying to move into the C-Suite and some advice for people who are doing the hiring.  Kathryn shares the leadership lessons she has learned on her journey. She talks about changes she has seen during the pandemic, and what she believes credit unions need to do to stay relevant going forward. Listen as Kathryn shares why she took the position at Valley First Credit Union and how the inspiration has changed with time on the job. She speaks about how she cultivated the ability to make hard decisions, some myths about being a leader, and her mistakes on her journey to the top.We wrap it up with rapid-fire questions and learn that Van Morrison is Kathryn’s favorite artist. She wanted to be a news anchor when she grew up before she got into credit unions, and spending time with her family is what she loves to do when she has time off. Kathryn’s final words were, “Don’t give up, put it out there and be deliberate in what you want in life.” I couldn’t have said it better, enjoy!Find the full show notes on cuinsight.comSubscribe on: Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher Books mentioned on The CUInsight Experience podcast: Book List How to find Kathryn:Kathryn Davis, President and CEO of Valley First Credit [email protected] | FacebookShow notes from this episode:A big shout-out to our friends at PSCU, an amazing sponsor of The CUInsight Experience podcast. Thank you!Check out all the outstanding work that Kathryn and her team at Valley First Credit Union are doing here.Article mentioned: Mortgage Women’s MagazineShout-out: Chuck PurvisShout-out: Jill NowackiShout-out: James WilemanShout-out: Lauren CulpAlbum mentioned: Days Like This by Van MorrisonBook mentioned: Tools of the Titans by Tim FarrissBook mentioned: The Secret by Rhonda ByrnePrevious guests mentioned in this episode: Chuck Purvis, James Wileman, Lauren Culp, Jill Nowacki (episodes 4, 18, 37, 64 & 82) In This Episode:[02:14] – Welcome to the show, Kathryn![03:28] – Kathryn shares her path to the C-Suite and the challenges she faced[05:30] – She speaks about the first job that offered her a position as CEO.[08:10] – Kathryn discusses realizing about five years in that she wanted to get back into credit unions.[09:32] – Kathryn shares some advice for people that are making the hiring decisions.[12:19] – What are some changes you’ve seen during this pandemic?[13:34] – Kathryn says that credit unions need to go back to their roots and concentrate on who they are serving to stay relevant.[14:40] – She speaks about how she has changed as a leader during the pandemic.[15:51] – Kathryn shares that she will be proud that they’ve had a big impact on their community a year from now[18:04] – What was the inspiration to take the President and CEO position at Valley First Credit Union?[19:21] – Kathryn speaks about how the inspiration has changed since taking the job.[20:08] – “Were not saving lives around here because no one is going to die from the decisions we make here.” is what Kathryn says all the time.[21:13] – Kathryn shares when she got good at making hard decisions.[22:26] – Kathryn talks about the myths about being a leader.[23:13] – Is there a mistake you made or one you see young leaders make today?[25:03] – Kathryn says that some advice she was given that she still uses today is to keep trying and showing up.[25:57] – Kathryn shares about the mentors she has had along the way.[27:42] – Listen as Kathryn discusses what she does when she has a day off to recharge.[30:12] – Kathryn speaks about how she was in high school, and although she didn’t get into trouble, she used to TP the neighbors’ houses.[30:53] – She discusses what she wanted to be when she grew up.[31:11] – Coffee and silence are her morning routines.[32:14] – What is your favorite album?[32:43] – What book do you think everyone should read?[33:37] – Time and connection with people have become more important, and material possessions have become less important.[34:57] – When you hear the word success, which is the first person who comes to mind?[36:29] – Kathryn shares some final thoughts for the listeners.[37:26] – Thank you so much for being on the show! 13SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of he … Web: Detailslast_img read more

Old guard gives City convincing win

first_img Albion, in contrast, relied on hopeful long balls as Berahino and Lambert became increasingly isolated. The visitors were in total control and they underlined their dominance in ruthless fashion after 24 minutes. This time there was no doubt over the scorer as Toure swapped passes with Bony before unleashing an unstoppable effort into the top corner from 20 yards. City kept Albion at bay until three minutes from half-time, when Berahino clipped over Joe Hart only to be ruled offside. A minute before, though, Sterling should have marked his debut with a goal when Toure put him clean through, only for Myhill to save his low weak effort. It would have ended the game but, instead, the hosts emerged for the second period with renewed belief. First, Lambert’s 30-yard free-kick whistled over before Berahino’s tame finish fell to the under-worked Hart. The striker should have done better and was left to rue the miss when City made it 3-0 on 59 minutes as Kompany glanced in Silva’s corner with his shoulder. The contest was over and the visitors had the luxury of bringing Aguero off the bench, while Samir Nasri also replaced Sterling. Hart gathered James Morrison’s header with 14 minutes left but there was no way back for the Baggies. Aguero almost added a fourth with two minutes left, but his low six-yard effort was blocked by Myhill before the goalkeeper saved Aleksandar Kolarov’s stoppage-time free-kick. TWEET OF THE MATCH “A very impressive performance from Manchester City. Silva is different gravy!” Gary Lineker purrs over another David Silva masterclass RATINGS West Brom Boaz Myhill: 6 (out of 10) James Chester: 6 Joleon Lescott: 6 Craig Dawson: 6 Chris Brunt: 6 James McClean: 5 Darren Fletcher: 6 James Morrison: 5 Craig Gardner: 5 Rickie Lambert: 5 Saido Berahino: 6 Substitutes: Claudio Yacob: 5 Callum McManaman 5 Victor Anichebe 5 Manchester City Joe Hart: 6 Bacary Sagna: 7 Vincent Kompany: 7 Eliaquim Mangala: 7 Aleksandar Kolarov 8 Yaya Toure 8 Fernandinho: 7 Jesus Navas: 7 David Silva 9 Raheem Sterling 7 Wilfried Bony: 7 Substitutes: Sergio Aguero: 6 Samir Nasri: 6 Martin Demichelis 6 STAR PLAYER David Silva The midfielder was at the heart of everything the visitors did and was at his majestic best to pick West Brom apart. He flicked on Yaya Toure’s shot in the opening goal and set up Vincent Kompany’s header for City’s third. Albion resorted to fouling the Spain international to stop him as he ran the game at The Hawthorns. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Toure’s strike to put Manchester City 2-0 ahead lit up The Hawthorns and was in complete contrast to the visitors’ scrappy opener. There was no debate who the scorer was this time when Toure wrapped his foot around the ball to smash it into the top corner after swapping passes with Wilfried Bony. The midfielder will hope to have laid the foundations to a more consistent season this year. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Manuel Pellegrini knows he must deliver this season and City sent out a clinical message to their title rivals. They were too strong for the Baggies and will have harder games, but Pellegrini will be pleased with their ruthless edge. Tony Pulis replaced debutant James McClean with Claudio Yacob at the break in a bid to stem the Manchester City tide, but it failed to rescue the game for the below-par Baggies. MOAN OF THE MATCH Albion offered little resistance to City in the first half and it was over as a contest by the break. West Brom fans would have been looking for more fighting spirit from Pulis’ side with the manager now crafting his own squad. But the Baggies never looked like getting back into the match once they fell behind. WHO’S UP NEXT Watford v West Brom (Premier League, Saturday 15 August) Manchester City v Chelsea (Premier League, Sunday 16 August) City boss Manuel Pellegrini told Sky Sports 1: “I’m always pleased when my team score with attacking football. I like to see good players playing in a technical way. I think we did really well. When you score already goals, it’s important to try to score more goals but it’s (also) important to have organisation and be a balanced team. “I think our team have to be very focused and concentrate on going game by game. We won this game. Tomorrow we must start thinking about Chelsea – that’s the next game (on Sunday). I always repeat, the Premier League is always very close. Every point when at the beginning is very important at the end of the season.” Albion manager Tony Pulis acknowledged he made an error in playing two up front, saying: “I take responsibility for the way we set up. The fact we had Saido and Rickie, who played really well together, pulled us away from really what we should do. I said to them afterwards, ‘I take responsibility for that one’. “Silva was controlling the game and looked really dangerous. We never got to grips with that. We had that great chance, if Saido scores, makes it 2-1, then we’re back in the game. But you have to give credit to City – they were the better team tonight.” Asked if Berahino’s miss was the turning point, Pulis said: “No. The pivotal moment was when I decided to play the two up front and not the extra man in midfield.” The spotlight was on new £49million man Raheem Sterling, but it was David Silva and Yaya Toure who stole the show to help ease City to three points. Toure was influential in City’s first two goals, first producing a shot which was flicked by Silva and then deflected off defender Craig Dawson on its way in, and the second a fine finish before the 25-minute mark. Vincent Kompany then completed a comfortable triumph for the visitors just before the hour. Manchester City got their Barclays Premier League title bid up and running with a comfortable 3-0 win at West Brom thanks to their old favourites. City, and their old guard, were too strong for the Baggies, who saw Saido Berahino waste their best chance. Sterling should have also marked his debut with a goal, but was denied by Boaz Myhill when clean through. The 20-year-old started in support of Wilfried Bony, with Sergio Aguero on the bench, while Albion handed debuts to Rickie Lambert, James Chester and James McClean. Albion’s new £12million record buy Salomon Rondon was unveiled to the crowd hours after signing from Zenit St Petersburg, along with Arsenal loanee Serge Gnabry. And the new boys would have watched in horror as City dismantled their hosts in the first half. They had threatened without testing Myhill but deservedly took the lead after nine minutes with a goal which happened almost in slow motion. Silva had already gone close as his cross shot found the waiting Jesus Navas at the far post and he teed up Toure on the edge of the box. The midfielder was gifted time to shoot and his mis-hit effort was flicked on by Silva before hitting the helpless Dawson and crawling across the line. City had settled and were toying with the Baggies, trying to find the perfect pass to carve them open. Press Associationlast_img read more

Biado rules 9-ball to give PH first ever gold in World Games

first_imgFEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress Biado, runner up in the 2015 WPA 10-Ball World Championship, pocketed his biggest achievement yet after giving the country something to be proud of in the prestigious global competition of non-Olympic sports.He overshadowed the feat of Dennis Orcollo, who brought home the first medal from the Games by ending up with the bronze in men’s 9-ball during the 2014 edition in Cali, Columbia.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsIn the semifinals, Biado downed Japan’s Oi Naoyuki, 11-7, to arrange the finale with Shaw, an 11-6 winner over Taipei’s Ko Pin-Yi in the other semis pairing.While Orcollo celebrated the achievement, Chezka Centeno tumbled out of the medal podium following a 9-3 defeat at the hands of China’s Han Yu during their playoff for the bronze. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Don’t compare me to Spitz and Phelps, says history man Dressel The 18-year-old from Zamboanga City who won the women’s 9-ball gold in the 2015 World Games held in Shanghai, China dropped a 6-9 decision to China’s Chen Siming earlier in the semifinals.Biado, who briefly ranked No.1 in the world two years ago, and the seventh-ranked Centeno formed part of the eight players from Asia who made it to the world games based on their world rankings.Both of them are the hot favorites to retain their 9-ball pool titles as the 11-man national billiard squad competes in the 29th Southeast Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 19-30.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Cue artist Carlo Biado struck the first gold medal for the Philippines in the history of the World Games.The 33-year-old ruled the 9-ball men’s pool finals Saturday at the expense of Great Britain’s Jayson Shaw, 11-7, in the ongoing quadrennial World Games in Wroclaw, Poland.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’last_img read more

South China Sea disputes should resolve through peaceful negotiations: India

first_imgConcerned over rising tensions in the South China Sea , India has appealed to world community to ensure safety and security of sea lanes and freedom of navigation, amid reports that China has put up a Vietnamese petroleum block under exploration by an Indian firm for global bidding.Rajiv Bhatia, Director General of the Indian Council of World Affairs (ICWA), the think-tank of the Indian foreign ministry, here on Tuesday said, “We in India are particularly concerned about rising tensions in East Sea/South China Sea.” “We attach importance to ensuring safety and security of sea lanes of communication as well as freedom of navigation. We favour resolution of all disputes and differences through peaceful means and negotiations,” said Rajiv Bhatia.China claims sovereignty over the South China Sea and contests Vietnamese claims to two strategic islands and its exclusive economic zones where India has been prospecting for oil at the bidding of Hanoi.Bhatia was addressing the inaugural session of a bilateral seminar on ‘India-Vietnam Strategic Partnership: Future Directions’ organised in collaboration with the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam.Stressing that the “strategic partnership” with Vietnam was one of its most important external relationships, Bhatia said the two countries needed to strengthen cooperation in regional and international fora to promote peace, stability, development and prosperity in East Asia.Bhatia said India’s relations with Vietnam were important because of the latter’s “significant position” in ASEAN. India was hosting the India-ASEAN summit in New Delhi early next year and celebrating the two decades of their “dialogue partnership”.”Vietnam enjoys a very positive image in my country,” Bhatia said.The conference, Bhatia noted, was an important initiative to connect the academic and strategic communities of the two countries to enhance various areas of cooperation, particularly energy, knowledge economy and regional security.Introducing ICWA, the director general noted that it was India’s unique and oldest think-tank in the field of foreign policy, established in 1943, drawing inspiration from the first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru.He hoped the Track II exchanges would make a highly valuable contribution to the expanding dialogue between Vietnam and India.advertisementlast_img read more

2014 FIFA World Cup match preview: Spain aims to avoid worst ever World Cup defense

first_imgSpanish players at a training session before the group B World Cup match between Spain and Australia at the Atletico Paranaense training center in Curitiba, Brazil. (AP Photo)Spain will take on Australia in its final Group B match on Monday in the knowledge that defeat will officially make its defense of the World Cup the worst in history.Following two straight defeats for both teams, neither can qualify for the knockout stages of the World Cup.But Spain in particular has something to play for, despite having already made history of the wrong kind. It is the first defending champion in modern times to be eliminated after two matches, following a 5-1 drubbing at the hands of the Dutch and a 2-0 loss to Chile. In 1934 Uruguay did not defend its trophy while in 1950 Italy failed to get through a three-team group despite winning a match.On Monday, Spain will seek to avoid notching another negative milestone.No defending champion has ever exited a tournament without securing a single point. France came closest in 2002 when it finished last in its group, having only managed to draw one of its games in its goalless campaign in South Korea.Following a six-year period of domination which has seen it win two straight European Championships as well as the World Cup in South Africa in 2010, Spain’s woes at the World Cup have come as huge surprise.Many of the players that took the field in the opening two games are likely to be on the bench at the Arena da Baixada in the southern city of Curitiba.advertisementIn the wake of the Dutch thrashing, coach Vicente del Bosque already rang the changes in the second match against Chile when he dropped Xavi Hernandez and Gerard Pique from the start. Koke, for one, is expected to play against Australia, after he replaced Xabi Alonso in the Chile game.”We’re going to put together the best lineup for that game,” said del Bosque. “All my players are potential starters without a doubt. We’ll try to put together the best team.”Striker Fernando Torres, who has been a part of Spain’s success in recent years, said the players want to finish with a win as the team rebuilds ahead of the 2016 European Championship in France.”We didn’t show our strengths in the first two games and now we have the chance against Australia,” said Torres. “We’re expecting a real tough game. It’s our last chance to win a game at this World Cup and to go back to Spain with three points and show everyone we have a lot of football for the future.”The future of the Spanish national side remains uncertain. Though the Spanish Football Federation has indicated that it wants del Bosque to remain in place during the rebuilding, it’s uncertain whether the 63-year-old coach has the inclination to carry on.For Australia, despite its two defeats, the World Cup can be viewed in a far more positive light.Following a lackluster loss to Chile, Australia pushed the Netherlands during its narrow 3-2 loss. Australia will be without the suspended Tim Cahill, whose 20-yard left-footed volley against the Dutch could end up being the goal of the tournament.”We came here to play football, and as a nation I think we have earned the respect of the world,” Cahill said. “I’m proud of this team, the kids. It’s one of the best soccer teams I have ever been a part of.”last_img read more

2016 Pan Pacific Masters Games

first_imgThe 10th Jupiters Pan Pacific Masters Games will be held from Friday, 5 November until Sunday,13 November 2016 on the Gold Coast. More than 13,000 participants from Queensland, interstate and overseas will converge on one of the world’s most popular holiday destinations to compete in one of Australia’s premier multi-sport events.Touch Football is one of more than 40 sports to be played at the event, the world’s biggest masters’ games event. The Touch Football component of the event will be played from Wednesday, 9 November until Saturday, 12 November at the Gold Coast Touch Association. Several Men’s, Mixed and Women’s divisions are on offer at the event. For more information or to register your team, please click on the link below: Related LinksPan Pacific Masterslast_img read more

Elite Coach Course QLD

first_imgTouch Football Australia (TFA), in conjunction with Queensland Touch Football (QTF), is calling for registrations for the Elite Coaching Course scheduled at the QTF offices at 83 Castlemaine Street, Milton. The course will be held from 31st August to 1st September 2019. Coaches for this course will attend the two-day full Elite Coach Course, and are also required to complete the Intermediate Coaching General Principles worksheets prior to being awarded their final qualification. These will be sent to you once you register to attend the course.Registrations for this course will close at 9am on 15th July 2019. For more information, please click here to access the attachment.If you have any queries, contact TFA’s James Sharp: [email protected]aulast_img

10 months agoYoung happy Solskjaer keeping Man Utd coaching team together

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Young happy Solskjaer keeping Man Utd coaching team togetherby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United captain Ashley Young is happy to see Ole Gunnar Solskjaer keep together the majority of the coaching staff after Jose Mourino’s sacking.Solskjaer has retained the services of coaches Michael Carrick and Kieran McKenna, who were both promoted to the senior side’s coaching set-up by Mourinho in the summer.Goalkeeper coach Emilio Alvarez, who was drafted in to the club in 2016, has also stayed at the club on the basis of his strong bond with David De Gea.”Carras, Kieran and Emilio have been fantastic,” Young, who has made 16 appearances this season, said.”The training sessions they’ve put on have been fantastic, top notch.”I can definitely see Carras being a manager one day and Kieran has been brilliant stepping up to the first team [from the Under-18s].”He’s taken to it like a duck to water and Emilio is a fantastic goalkeeping coach. It’s nice for them to be here and work under Mick and Ole as well.” last_img read more

10 months agoWolves captain Conor Coady: Stop talking about Europe

first_imgWolves captain Conor Coady: Stop talking about Europeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves captain Conor Coady insists there’s no room for Europe talk.They go to rock-bottom Fulham on Boxing Day having dropped to 10th after Friday’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool – but they are still just four points off sixth.“We’ve gone from being in the Championship and people are talking about Europe,” said Coady.“We need to make sure we’re level-headed. We want to make sure we look at it game by game.“It (European talk) just doesn’t happen, all the lads will tell you nothing like that has been said in the changing room.“We haven’t looked too much at the league, you can move so much if you win, lose or draw. We’re the same as the boss, we don’t look too much into that. We’ve started the season alright, we’re where we wanted to be, we wanted to keep momentum going from last season.“Up to now it’s been okay but you look at games like Friday, we want to win games. It doesn’t matter if it’s Liverpool or Fulham.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

9 months agoAgent: I urged Napoli to sign Pavard

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Agent: I urged Napoli to sign Pavardby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAgent Francesco Di Frisco has revealed he tried to place Bayern Munich signing Benjamin Pavard at Napoli.The defender has just agreed to leave Stuttgart for Bayern this summer.“Did I try to take Pavard to Naples? We talked a lot and tried, but it wasn’t easy,” Di Frisco told Radio CRC.“Even Stuttgart didn’t know until a week ago that he had accepted a contract from Bayern Munich.“There was no offer from Napoli, but they liked him. How hard did Napoli try for him? Interest was there, both from the club and their scouts.“It was a name that Napoli verified immediately. Full-back or central defender? He’s normally a central defender plays as a full-back for his national team.“’Yes’ to Bayern but not a ‘no’ to Napoli? It’s dfficult to say. Ultimately, an offer never came from Napoli, although they conducted themselves very well, as did the lad.” last_img read more