Episode #115 - Lessons on Going Pro with Gold Medalist Athing Mu
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by Stefanie Strack
7M ago
Athing Mu, a professional track & field athlete and 2x Olympic gold medalist in the 800m and 4x400m relay in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, shares her journey of having success in running at an early age, and the transition to becoming a pro athlete. In this episode she takes us through growing up in a Sudanese family in New Jersey and the impact her seven siblings have had on her passion for running. Athing discusses her time as a high school and college athlete and what it was like turning pro, landing Nike as a sponsor and winning a gold medal all before the age of 20. After a disappointing r ..read more
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Episode #114 - "Peak Performance with Caroline Gleich: Tackling Mountains, Barriers, and Environmental Policy"
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7M ago
CLIF endurance athlete and a leader in the space of ski-mountaineering and endurance sports, Caroline Gleich shares with us how she has built her career and broken barriers as a woman and as an activist. She began her ski career while attending University of Utah and then went on to become the first woman to ski all 90 lines of the Shooting Gallery, climb Mount Everest and win several ultra-marathons. Carolines legacy extends beyond her expeditions as she combines her passion for sport and advocacy as an activist for gender equity and environmental policy, traveling to Washington DC to testify ..read more
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Episode #113 - Journey to Gold with Paralympian Emma Schieck
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8M ago
Emma Schieck, Paralympic sitting volleyball player and gold medalist in the 2021 Tokyo Paralympic Games, shares her journey into adaptive sport and the challenges, relationships, and unforgettable rewards within it. She takes us through her childhood growing up without a knowledge of paralympic sports. She gives us an inside look at what it felt like to serve in the match point of a gold medal game. She emphasizes the importance of honoring our passions, never giving up, and believing in ourselves against all odds.  Emma expresses hope for a future where paralympic sports gain more viewer ..read more
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Episode 112 - Kaitlin Hawayek - Taking a Break from Sport - Disordered Eating & Injuries
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8M ago
Kaitlin Hawayek is Team USA Ice Dancer and a 2022 Pyeongchang Olympian. She is a 5x Bronze Medalist at the National Figure Skating Championship, 2018 Four Continents Champion, 2018 NHK Trophy Champion, and 2014 World Junior Champion. Kaitlin takes us through her junior career, highlighting the lessons she learned in competing in a multitude of environments at a young age. She shares her journey struggling with an eating disorder and how she grew into a healthy relationship with her body image. Later in her career, facing near career ending injuries, Katilin discusses how she took a pause from ..read more
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Episode #111 - Sasha Digiulian
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9M ago
Sasha Digiulian, professional rock climber and CEO of Send Bars is a key figure in the world of climbing. She has won the World Championships for Female Overall and has placed Silver in the Bouldering World Championships, as well as Bronze in the Duel. Sasha has been the undefeated PanAmerican Champion from 2004 to the present, and also a three-time US National champion. She joins us to share her journey in the world of climbing, the mindset of a risk-taker, and how she navigates body image and scrutiny in the age of social media. Sasha also teaches us how she manages fear and self-doubt when ..read more
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Episode # 110. Dr. Allison Brager - The Power of Sleep
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by Stefanie Strack
9M ago
Dr. Allison Brager, an Army Neurobiologist who specializes in sleep and circadian rhythms, shares her college athletic journey as a track and field athlete and how she got into studying sleep and its importance for athletics. Brager graduated from Brown and Kent State with a Ph.D of psychology, and also serves as a VIS Expert, where she conducts sessions about sleep. She shares with us the science behind sleep and gives us tips for how to create a sleep routine that benefits our mental, physical, and emotional health. Allison dives into her role on the NCAA advisory board and the importance o ..read more
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Episode 109. WWC23 Edition: "It's Bigger Than Soccer" with Ali Riley
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by Stefanie Strack
10M ago
Ali Riley, captain of Angel City FC in NWSL and captain of the New Zealand women’s national soccer team, joins us to share her journey in women’s soccer. She has represented her country in four Olympic Games and five FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments, most recently helping New Zealand to secure their historic first World Cup win against Norway in this year's FIFA Women's World Cup. Ali has gathered a host of experiences playing professional soccer, both in the United States and around the world. Most importantly, Ali’s impact is reflected in her work off the pitch as she is a champion for emp ..read more
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Episode 108. WWC23 Edition: Becky Sauerbrunn on Equal Pay & Overcoming Setbacks
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10M ago
Becky Sauerbrunn, 2x World Cup Champion, 2x Olympian, 3x NWSL Champion, and former captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team, joins us as we unpack her journey to becoming a leader in the world of women’s soccer. She speaks candidly about her time with the youth national teams, her collegiate soccer career at the University of Virginia, as well as her professional career—highlighting how she gradually grew into her role as a leader over many years. We dive into how Becky has channeled this leadership as captain of the USWNT and the intricacies of how her leadership manifested itself in the fig ..read more
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Episode 107. WWC23 Edition - Julie Foudy on Leadership and Activism
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11M ago
Julie Foudy, former captain of the U.S. Women’s National Team, 2x World Cup Champion, 2x Olympian, National Soccer Hall of Fame member, and espnW Writer and Commentator, joins us as we unpack her experiences in the soccer world.  She shares with us her journey in finding joy in sport and building confidence and how this not only led her to an incredible career with the USWNT from 1987-2004, but it also led to the eventual foundation of the leadership academy that she runs today for young women athletes. In our conversation, Julie emphasizes the importance of leadership that transcends the ..read more
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Episode 105. Adrienne Smith
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by Stefanie Strack
11M ago
Adrienne Smith, a professional football player, serial entrepreneur, and VIS mentor shares her journey in sports and business. A 5 time WFA champion, 2 time gold medalist with the US Women’s Tackle National team, WFA career leader in reviewing yards, and 9 time WFA all-star, Adrienne shares how she mentally and physically trains and performs as an elite athlete. She discusses the importance of discipline, recovery, and mindset. Off the field, Adrienne discusses the inspiration behind her numerous entrepreneurial projects: Harlem Hip-Hop Tours, Gridiron Queendom, and Blitz Champz. She reminds u ..read more
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