086: Stephen Vaughn on Building the Next Generation

Nov 25

Stephen Vaughn, a husband, a father, and a former Physical Education teacher and trainer of 7 years, has embarked on the ultimate dream chasing journey.

Through the pain of losing his father and the passion he had for helping youth, he exited his teaching career in 2013 to grow Dream Chasers Organization. Dream Chasers is a non-profit created to impact boys and girls in 3-5 grade and empower them to overcome their obstacles and chase their dreams.

His desire to impact kids quickly expanded to 8 states across the nation empowering Dream Chasers. His passion for empowering kids to reach for their passion, build the right team around them in life, and develop the grit to overcome obstacles in pursuit of their dreams is making an impact in and out of the classroom and is positioning kids for their dream chasing capabilities.

Stephen is also the co-author of a book called “How To Catch A Star” developed as yet another tool to impact more kids and empower more Dream Chasers!

In this episode, Stephen Vaughn talks about:

  • Stephen’s dream chasing journey
  • A stage 4 cancer diagnosis
  • Teaching in a high-poverty area
  • Relating to students through painful life experiences
  • Teaching physical education to 700 elementary kids per week
  • Capturing kids at a young age = limitless potential
  • Children writing down what they want to be when they grow up without a thought of any obstacles
  • Dream Wall
  • Showing kids who they can become with the right activities and intentions
  • Activities to build confidence
  • Jumping in without a safety net
  • Becoming a Dream Chaser
  • The structure of Dream Chasers programs
  • School and parent involvement
  • The Dream Chaser Challenge
  • Family participation
  • Activity + putting the right people in your life + mindset
  • Functional fitness
  • Building confidence and character
  • 3 words that equate to being a Dream Chaser
  • The rollercoaster of confidence
  • Encouraging and loving one another for who we are
  • Building others up
  • Dream Chaser Code
  • Mimicking the positive
  • Bringing Dream Chasers to schools and communities
  • Help wanted: passionate people
  • Best advice to help kids stay focused on their dreams
  • Helping kids understand the “why”

Featured Guest

Stephen Vaughn


Dream Chasers Website
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About the Author

Kate Jaramillo: Creator of Ketogenic Living 101, 102, Straight-Up Wellness & Keto Living Coach Certification. Wellness Advocate & Badass.