15 - Is this Serving Me? (feat. Kaitlyn Tennenbaum)
The Postgame Amateurs Podcast
by Jessica Colson
9M ago
Kaitlyn Tennenbaum knows what she wants. After a year of DII softball at Franklin Pierce University did not deliver the collegiate experience she was looking for, Kaitlyn (or KJ, as her friends call her), decided it was time to hang up her cleats all together. In Episode 15 - Is This Serving Me? (feat. Kaitlyn Tennenbaum) you’ll hear about KJ’s journey back to the diamond, her cross country adventures as she navigated her early career, and what she enjoys most about working in human resources. KJ received her Bachelors degree in Business Administration and Management from Chestnut Hill College ..read more
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14 - Finding Balance (feat. Kara Lero)
The Postgame Amateurs Podcast
by Jessica Colson
9M ago
Passionate about soccer from an early age, Kara Lero was “laser-focused” on pursuing the opportunity to play soccer at the collegiate level. After a successful first semester filled with positive experiences (and a championship season) at Holyoke Community College, Kara transferred to UMass Boston. It was at this point in her career where she was met with a major, life changing adversity. Listen to Episode 14 - Finding Balance (feat. Kara Lero) to hear about Kara’s incredible journey to becoming the clinical outpatient dietician she is today. Kara received her Bachelor of Science degree in Exe ..read more
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13 - There's No Place Like Home PART I (feat. Cheryl R. Condon)
The Postgame Amateurs Podcast
by Jessica Colson
10M ago
Part 1: This week’s guest, Cheryl R. Condon, thinks Dorothy from her favorite movie, The Wizard of Oz, said it best - “there’s no place like home.” Cheryl has carried the importance of home and family with her all her life, so it’s no surprise that she created a home and second family for so many student-athletes at Elms College. Sure, she has amassed the most all-time victories among any coach in the history of Elms College athletics, but winning isn’t everything (although she assures us it is still important!). Listen in to hear about her collegiate experience at Massasoit Community College ..read more
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12 - Discretionary Effort (feat. Miranda Polaski)
The Postgame Amateurs Podcast
by Jessica Colson
10M ago
Self-described as intrinsically motivated, Miranda Polaski has pushed herself toward success all her life. As a Division II lacrosse stand out and biology major at Post University, Miranda scored over 150 goals and had 80 assists in just 53 career games. After a serious injury shortened her breakout freshman season, Miranda committed herself to returning to the field stronger than ever. Now as a physician’s assistant, Miranda uses the discipline and discretionary effort she learned in athletics to work with her team in the emergency department to help patients recover. --- Send in a voice mess ..read more
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11 - Rejection is Redirection (feat. Brittany Green, MBA)
The Postgame Amateurs Podcast
by Jessica Colson
10M ago
No stranger to running her own race, former Division I track athlete, Brittany Green, has been climbing the ranks of the sports and entertainment industry since 2017. With experience in partnership marketing with the Miami Heat NBA team and partnership development with the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, it’s no surprise that Brittany highly values relationship-building and hustle. Now in her current role as Senior Manager for Partnership Solutions with the Oak View Group in Los Angeles, California, Brittany continues to use lessons learned in sports to build connections with clients, all while fee ..read more
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10 - See Your Vision (feat. Tyra Edwards)
The Postgame Amateurs Podcast
by Jessica Colson
10M ago
After getting her bachelor's degree in Sport Management from Elms College, Tyra Edwards knew she wanted to put her degree to use and have the title of "coach". Listen in to hear how this New York City native takes the lessons learned in her softball and cheerleading career and applies them everyday to her work with elementary school and middle school gymnastics students. In this episode, she reflects on how a major injury made her appreciate her health more, and how she hopes her role as a gymnastics coach will inspire more girls to pursue careers in the sports industry.  --- Send in a vo ..read more
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09 - Getting Comfortable with the Uncomfortable (feat. Alycia Rackliffe)
The Postgame Amateurs Podcast
by Jessica Colson
10M ago
So much personal and professional growth happens when we step outside our comfort zones. Alycia Rackliffe, Division III dual-sport athlete and current Product Development Scientist for HP Hood, joins Jess for the Season 2 premiere of the Postgame Amateurs Podcast. Alycia gives amazing insight into her competitive drive and how it shows up post-collegiate career, talks about the impact of successful communication while navigating differing personalities, and reminds us that the more challenging roads often lead to sweeter successes. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/po ..read more
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08 - Culture & Values (feat. Dr. Alexandra Littlefox)
The Postgame Amateurs Podcast
by Jessica Colson
10M ago
Dr. Alexandra (Allie) Littlefox, Assistant Vice President of Student Life at Mills College in Oakland, CA, joins us this week for a conversation on team culture, managing change, and lessons in leadership. In her current role she is the athletics direct report (ADR). She previously served as the Assistant Director of Athletics, overseeing all aspects of NCAA compliance and eligibility as well as sports information and contest management. In addition, she was the NCAA Senior Woman Administrator (SWA) for Mills as well as the American Collegiate Athletic Association (ACAA). She also directed aca ..read more
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07 - Mental Toughness (feat. Rachel Beery)
The Postgame Amateurs Podcast
by Jessica Colson
10M ago
Rachel Beery was born and raised in Springfield, MA and attended Division III Elms College, where she was a 4-year member of the softball team. After college, Rachel began working at StubHub, where she enjoyed a career in the fraud department. After a move to Arizona in 2017, Rachel began to channel her competitive edge into fitness activities, eventually leading to Rachel becoming a 2x Iron Man finisher. Listen in as Rachel and Jess discuss the thrill of competition, mental toughness, and saying "yes" more often. Like what you hear? Leave us a review! --- Send in a voice message: https://podc ..read more
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06 - What You Bring to the Table (feat. Denisha Parks)
The Postgame Amateurs Podcast
by Jessica Colson
10M ago
Denisha Parks is the assistant women's basketball coach at Clark University, following an extremely successful collegiate career at Elms College, where she broke 11 school records, among MANY other accomplishments! In this episode, Denisha and Jess talk about quieting your self doubt, knowing your worth, and bringing your strengths to the table - among other insightful topics. --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jessica-colson/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jessica-colson/support ..read more
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