About PTB 


The Passing the baton story

Passing the Baton was never started with the intent to have a podcast and deliver resources across the globe. It began as a small idea that Zack had to give his leaders weekly insights on leadership outside of the normal business of the day.  Originally called Leadership Insights, the name was changed to Passing the Baton as it formalized and began to spread outside of the original organization. Le’s face it, Leadership Insights was also about generic as you could get.

A year into the weekly newsletters and a trip down the wrong end of one way, the idea of a podcast was born. The guys didn’t know what they were doing, but they knew that the resources could help others. Now the newsletters and blog posts reach over 100 countries across the globe and thousands listen to the podcast every week.

Today, Zack and Mike are passionate about helping organizations reach their potential through their people. If you’d like to work with Zack or the full team, you can reach them at zack@zackhudson.com or passingthebatonpodcast@gmail.com

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Zack's Story

I grew up in Louisiana and never saw a swamp until I was a teenager. I loved my town and the dream was to never leave and become mayor. That plan was dramatically altered when I met a certain redhead. She captured my heart and after getting married, we moved off to start our own adventure.

We relocated all over the South and started a family along the way. During the journey, I had a hunger to grow as a leader and discovered there were many others out there that had that same fire.

Since then, I’ve developed many leaders to become more than what they thought they could be. One of my greatest joys is seeing others hit their personal goals and land the jobs and roles that they dream of.

Today, I lead the talent management and leadership development strategy for 50,000 employees across the US. I also help others across the globe reach their potential through the Passing the Baton Leadership Podcast and its resources. I also moonlight as The Disney Runner and can be found at my personal site

Reach Zack at zack@zackhudson.com



    What you may not know about Zack


    • I’ve come within 10ft of being struck by lightning.
    • I minored in jazz bass in college.
    • I’ve chest-bumped a whale shark.
    • My daughter lived in 5 cities by the time she was 5.
    • Sharon and I love Disney more than just about anything.
    • I jumped out of a plane…with my mom.
    • I served in the military.
    • Pies are my weakness.
    • I’ve survived running with the bulls and hang gliding.
    • I’ve been in movies and TV shows.


    Mike's Story

    Mike Floyd is the College and Groups Pastor at Grace Baptist. He recently moved to Tennessee from his home state of Florida with his wife, Jasmine, and daughter, Piper, He is currently enrolled at Liberty University.

    Mike has over sixteen years of management experience, from large corporations to small privately owned.  Mike is passionate about leadership and believes that each and every one of us is a leader in some compacity. You may also find him making references to all things Marvel, the office, or the Dallas Cowboys. 

    Reach Mike at passingthebatonpodcast@gmail.com



      What you may not know about Mike


      • Spent time in Africa.
      • Listens to Celtic women and has a love for Scotland.
      • Has high fear of all bridges and won’t drive over some.
      • Spends time cooking on a Trager Grill! 
      • Has lived in both the mountains and the beach.


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