EP 54 – Talk About It or Step Up and Do Something – Lynn Sanders

Retired Michigan State Trooper, Lynn Sanders is someone I have known for over 25 years.

And just like the title of this episode says, Lynn Sanders is about doing it, not just talking about it. We talk about the many things Lynn has been a part of and the people and organizations, he has made an impact on.

One of my favorite parts of our conversation was, hearing Lynn speak about pinning a MSP badge on his youngest son, Londale, who recently became a Michigan State trooper.

I have to say, this interview was special for me, because Lynn Sanders and his wife Kathy, have played major roles in our daughter's lives at a young age. So talking about this with Lynn, brought back memories.


  • 26 Years in LE
  • 5 Yrs in Security
  • From Michigan
  • CEO Archetype Investigative Services
  • Husband, Father, Christ Follower, Speaker, Mentor, Coach



01:58 Lead Off Question: “Why Law Enforcement?” Lynn talks about after earning a full scholarship to play football at Eastern Michigan University, he soon learned that business administration, wasn't for him, so he changed his major to criminal justice.

Lynn also speaks about, his then girlfriend, now wife Kathy, being pregnant and when he told his mother about the job offer with the state police, he was encourage to take the position, because of the responsibility of being a father he now had.

21:33 Dig Deeper: This is the part of the podcast were I dig into the guest's social media and I craft questions around 3-5 of those posts. Below are the post and questions I spoke with Lynn Sanders about.

FB POST – Pic of pinning Londale's badge on:

“It was 33 years ago I started this same journey without having a clue.  Had a strong desire to provide for my kids, help my family and friends. I served the community and tried to be the best role model for you all. I had no idea how you were watching me intently.”

  • As a father, what did that moment feel like for you?


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“The legacy continues… Since leaving high school you took the road less traveled. Started off at Scottsdale CC in AZ pursuing your dream to play DI football. You even was homeless for a month without letting us know.  You graduated with honors”

  • How in the world did he become homeless?
  • How did you find out and what was your reaction?

IG POST: – Pic of you and Cathy in the car together:

Thankful to have the perfect person with you when things come together.

  • How long y’all been married?
  • How did you meet?
  • What’s one thing you do that drives her crazy?

FB POST: – Carousel of pics celebrarity your son Lencare a.k.a “DJ Ray”:

It was some 17 years ago I was scrambling for someone to DJ your mom’s surprise birthday party. We walked into Guitar Center in Southfield together. I was convinced into purchasing your first starter DJ set and the rest is history.

You found your passion and purpose. It has carried you around the world. Met your amazing wife… Cheron Sanders 🥰     Introduced you to some wonderful friends. Placed you in front of great people. Keep serving to the beat.

  • What’s Lynn’s purpose?
  • What’s your passion?

33:47 Random Five – These are the seven random questions that I asked Lynn. These questions are random and electronically created.

  • If you could take a class to learn anything, what would it be?
  • What eats up most of your time that you would like to change?
  • What’s the best advice your father ever gave you?
  • WYR your eyes have night vision or your ears have sonar capabilities?
  • If your office had a show and tell for adults what thing would you be proud to display?

42:22 This or That – This is my version of a speed round.

  • An eye for an eye or turn the other cheek
  • Couch or recliner
  • Pancakes or waffles
  • Ocean or mountains
  • Early, on time or late
  • Gift cards or actual gift
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Pizza: round or square
  • Morning person or night owl
  • French fries or onion rings