This week on the Here’s What We Know Podcast, our guest George Maxe shares his 30-year career path filled with unexpected twists and turns that led him to his current role as the president and CEO of The First Tee of Silicon Valley, where he’s been making a significant impact for the past 15 years.
Listen in to hear more about George’s inspiring journey. He recalls memorable moments playing golf and how golf transcends being just a sport into a powerful tool for character development and social inclusivity. He also emphasizes making golf accessible to children from all backgrounds and creating balanced environments where they can learn from each other’s experiences.
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In This Episode:
- The Unexpected Journey
- A Swing to Remember
- From Berkeley to San Jose
- Numbers Game
- Golf: A Social Catalyst
- Making Golf Accessible
- Balancing Act
- The Power Within
- Unforgettable Encounters
- Women and Golf
- The Art of Mentorship
- Building Rapport Through Humor
- Golf Course Conversations
“There’s something magical that happens when two people click.” ~ George Maxe
“When you love competition, it’s gotta be so hard to let go of it when you think you have a chance to win again.” ~ George Maxe
“One of the great things about golf is that we’re using it as a vehicle for character development.” ~ George Maxe
George Maxe is a dedicated and visionary leader who has made a significant impact on youth development through his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of The First Tee of Silicon Valley. His journey with the organization began in 2008, when he assumed the position of Executive Director at The First Tee of San Jose. Over the years, his leadership and unwavering commitment have transformed the organization, leaving an indelible mark on the community, which revolves around nurturing young talent and enabling them to reach their fullest potential, allowing him to leverage his education, experience, expertise, and background to make a positive impact on young lives. Under his guidance, The First Tee of San Jose experienced remarkable growth and expansion. By early 2012, he had successfully extended the program’s reach to include not only San Jose but also Gilroy and East Palo Alto, effectively renaming it The First Tee of Silicon Valley. This strategic move broadened the organization’s service area, ensuring more young people had access to its valuable programs. He aims to serve 10,000 youth by 2020 and elevate that number to 18,000 by 2025.