Member Spotlight: Josh Lennox
“I have to remind myself of the ultimate goal of being a father… help shape a good global citizen.”
WHAT DO YOU DO AND WHAT LED YOU TO THIS CAREER?
I am the CEO of HiLite Sports. We have developed a hardware and software platform that allows any kid, parent, family member or coach the ability to record youth sports events. Our belief is that every kid deserves a HiLite of their achievements and every parent should have the ability to be present at their kid’s game and not stuck behind an iPhone. We provide this service for the cost of a coffee. When kids see themselves running fast, kicking balls and having a good time, they feel better about themselves.
I am also a consultant for media and technology companies, where I help with content and tech.
WHAT IS THE NAME AND AGE OF YOUR CHILD?
My son Clive is 4 years old.
WHAT IS THE MOST REWARDING ASPECT OF BEING A FATHER?
Small things are rewarding. Some highlights include when he is proud about putting on his socks, when he sleeps through the night, and when he uses his imagination to play.
AND WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING?
The battle of wills. When we have an argument, is the point of the argument to win or is it to impart some sort of knowledge or lesson? I have to remind myself of the ultimate goal of being a father… help shape a good global citizen.
WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR GREATEST CAREER ACHIEVEMENT THUS FAR?
There are a few: streaming Coachella on YouTube for the first time, launching a TV network to 50M homes, being nominated for an editing Emmy and technical Emmy, and mentoring and starting careers.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST ADVICE FOR SOMEONE NEW TO YOUR INDUSTRY?
Be kind. You never know where people you come in contact with will end up in their career. Also, if you have a great idea, know when to fight for it and when to set it aside.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST ADVICE FOR A NEW DAD?
Try to remember what it was like when you were your kid’s age, and to get down to his/her level when you are speaking. Remember that in the eyes of your kid, you are like a God.
WHAT IS YOUR CURRENT FAVORITE ACTIVITY WITH YOUR KIDS?
Going to the beach and playing.
Follow Josh at @jplla