Sep 12, 2022
Bill “Wild Bill” Hiddleson is a retired teacher and coach from San Lorenzo Unified School District. In 1957, he won the Woodland Recreation Department Boys Basketball shooting contest making 17 of 20 shots. He also won the Bank of America John L. Simpson Scholarship Award. Bill earned his BA in psychology in 1968, just before starting his career in retail and B2B sales, which spanned two decades. Bill returned to school to begin a career teaching and coaching at Royal Tech Links Academy in San Lorenzo, California, where he won multiple awards, including the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and Teacher of the Year award.
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For two decades, Bill “Wild Bill” Hiddleson was in retail and B2B sales, where he learned a lot about the business world. The demise of the companies he worked for and his passion for teaching compelled him to study education. Bill shifted his focus to teaching entrepreneurship and coaching his students on how to be successful. Bill lives by the idea that the purpose of life is to find your gift and to give it away, and infinite patience brings immediate results. Through the evolution of his business life and as a retired teacher and coach, he has many principles to share on how to be successful and how he coached his students to achieve their potential and objectives.
In today's special episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson sits down with his dad, Bill “Wild Bill” Hiddleson, a retired teacher and coach from San Lorenzo Unified School District, to discuss his success and how he helped his students to be successful. Bill talks about his career in retail and his transition to teaching, business principles and values that helped him achieve his goals, his teaching strategy and what he taught his students about successful entrepreneurship, and the qualities of a good leader.