Future Driven – Episode 27: Ethan Wiechmann

Future Driven – Episode 27: Ethan Wiechmann

Future Driven – Episode 27: Ethan Wiechmann 1920 1080 Adam Lejeunekopp

Welcome to episode 27 of Future Driven! This week, Adam spoke with Ethan Wiechmann, director of Cedar Valley Caps and a former rugby player. Ethan’s program is dedicated to helping high school kids get a sense of what they want to do in life and find their purpose. 

The Cedar Valley Caps program is dedicated to shaping the future of young people by giving them the chance to experience life in the workplace from an early age so they can get a sense of what their life as an adult may look like. They help thousands of high schoolers explore their interests so they can find an occupation that they will enjoy for the rest of their lives. Ethan is determined to modernize our education system for the 21st century and is constantly looking for ways to make positive changes whenever possible. 

Future Driven is hosted by Adam Kopp, CEO of the strategic marketing agency, Madak. In each episode, Adam talks to different industry leaders, discussing their careers, leadership styles, and goals for the future.


0:52: Adam introduces Ethan Wiechmann, director of Cedar Valley Caps.

2:34: Ethan tells us more about his career and his current work as the director of the Cedar Valley Caps.

6:43: How many schools are involved in the Cedar Valley Caps Program?

7:04: How do students get involved with the program? 

9:07:  Adam asks Ethan about how the program is different from internships and how high schoolers get to work with real companies.

11:39: What kind of companies do students tend to work for一regional or national?

13:10: Adam asks Ethan about his past career path and what led him to the Cedar Valley Caps.

16:52: How does Ethan’s Caps program compare to others in the country?

17:20: Ethan talks about the success stories that have come out of the Caps Program.

24:15: Adam asks Ethan about his future project called “Preparing for Purpose”.

27:50: What’s next for Ethan?

35:30: Ethan discusses his hobbies and how his work translates over to his family.


This week we heard from Ethan Wiechmann, former rugby player and current director of Cedar Valley Caps. As such, Ethan is dedicated to helping young people find their purpose in life and driving change within the outdated education system.


Linkedin – linkedin.com/in/ethan-wiechmann-606856106
Company Website – cfcaps.org 

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