Nothing breeds success like success, and the transformational impact of multiple success stories can have a major impact on the psyche of an organization, a city, and a state.
That’s part of the impact that Mike Knopp’s crazy idea of making a dry North Canadian River riverbed into a successful rowing venue has had on Oklahoma City and the state.
In this episode of The Spirit of Leading, I talk to Mike about the origin of his idea and what he experienced bringing it to life.
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Mike talks about the value of persistence, the time and patience it takes for an idea to take root and grow, and the importance of telling the vision story so others can see it and make it their own vision as well.
Mike started out on a law career. His passion for rowing resulted in him and his wife volunteering in rowing programs on Lake Overholser in Bethany, OK.
Mike is now the Executive Director of the Oklahoma City Boathouse Foundation, and is a guiding influence on the continued development of the Boathouse District on what is now known as the Oklahoma River.