• Episode 032- Margaret Schlachter, Obstacle Course Race Expert

    Margaret Schlachter

    Margaret Schlachter is a bit of a renaissance woman. She was one of the first women on the scene of obstacle course racing. After 10 years in education and coaching, Margaret found herself at a crossroads. She discovered OCR (Spartan Race, to be exact), began a website to document her training for World’s Toughest Mudder and became one of the top professional athletes in the sport. Margaret’s website, Dirt In Your Skirt, became the premier destination for all things OCR and was the impetus for her book, which is being re-released in September and is currently available for pre-order. Her career took some interesting turns and is ever-changing. These days she has a podcast, Dirt In The Skirt the Podcast, is often a contributor and writer for Outside Magazine, Trail Running Magazine, Self Magazine, Shape Magazine, The Huffington Post, Associated Press, and many more. In addition, she focuses a lot of time as a media consultant/director for various entities. This conversation is chock full of wisdom for anyone who wants to take the path less traveled.

    Thank you to Simple Contacts for being a sponsor of the pod! Please, help support us by checking them out. There’s a special offer in the episode.

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  • Episode 029 – Heather Martin, Integration Specialist for Heritage Werks

    Heather Martin

    On this week’s episode, Bobbi-Sue speaks with Heather Martin, Integration Specialist for Heritage Werks. While her title and company don’t sound super “sporty,” her current role gives her access to some really cool sports history. Previously, she worked in the athletics department at Pepperdine University and the Detroit Pistons. The conversation goes from how hard it must have been to choose the most beautiful university in the US for college to how social media can make or break someone’s brand. Heather’s time at Pepperdine started just as the internet became a “thing” and continued until Twitter became commonplace. She talks a lot about the things she did as a student employee that lead to her full-time post-graduate position.

    Big thanks to this week’s sponsors: Simple Contacts and Ruby Receptionists! There’s a special offer for Simple Contacts in the episode, go find it.

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  • Episode 024 – Kathleen Scovel, KAS Group

    Kathleen Scovel

    This week Bobbi-Sue chats with Kathleen Scovel, the principle at KAS Group. Kathleen has been in the advertising and marketing world for 20 years. She started off, though, in music video and commercial production. Casually, she mentions working with Prince. What!? After that, she was off to the races with advertising and experiential marketing. She has worked with all of the everyday brands we all love and sports properties. One thing that Kathleen is heavily involved with at the moment is the #SeeHer movement. She discusses what this movement in the advertising world is all about and how it will impact young girls all over the world.

    GUESS WHAT!? It’s Bobbi-Sue’s birthday this week (29 years old… again). So, for her birthday please go rate and review the pod!! It’s all that she wants… well that and cupcakes… and a couple baby goats… and some nice new shoes. 

    Speaking of shoes… Thank you to EasyKicks for sponsoring this week’s episode. Check them out if you have kiddos!  There’s a discount code hidden somewhere in the episode. Go find it.

    And, also, big thanks to Florida International University Online. If you’re thinking of going to grad school, check out their online graduate programs!

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  • Episode 020 – Kathrine Switzer, Women’s Running Icon and Founder of 261 Fearless

    Kathrine Switzer

    This week’s guest is one of Bobbi-Sue’s idols, Kathrine Switzer. Some of you may not recognize the name, but you will surely recognize the iconic photograph of her from the 1967 Boston Marathon when the race director tried to pull her off of the race course and her boyfriend blocked him. Yeah… THAT’S Kathrine Switzer. She was the first woman to run and complete the Boston Marathon as a registered participant, with a bib number. Kathrine took her celebrity and worked her entire life towards the empowerment of women. First she fought for the Boston Marathon to allow women to officially compete – it took 5 years after her race for that to happen. In 1974, she won the New York City marathon. She started the Avon Women’s Marathon race series which lead to the International Olympic Committee finally bringing the women’s marathon to the Olympics. She was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in 2011 for creating a social revolution by empowering women around the world through running, Her bib number, 261, has become a symbol for fearlessness among women. When she realized the power that her bib number engendered in other women, she created 261 Fearless, a non-profit organization aims to break down the barriers of geography and create a global community for women runners of all abilities to support, encourage, and inspire each other towards a positive sense of self and fearlessness. In 2017, Kathrine ran the Boston Marathon wearing the same bib number. It was the 50th anniversary of her initial race. Bobbi-Sue fan girls real hard in this episode. It was a dream come true for her.

    Upcoming speaking events:

    • February 23, 2018, East Lansing, MI, Michigan State University’s College of Law Sports Law Symposium
    • February 24, 2018, Amherst, MA, UMass Women of Isenberg Conference
    • March 23, 2018, Tampa, FL, USF Women who Ignite Student Engagement (WISE) Symposium
    • March 26, 2018, Gulfport, FL, Stetson Law Women’s Week Panel

    This episode is sponsored by LifeSum. LifeSum is an app that helps people achieve healthier and happier lives. It’s your body, it’s your health. Your health is worth investing in. The LifeSum app helps you keep track of your health by logging meals, exercise, water intake, etc. It also gives you access to healthy eating plans based on your current lifestyle and what your goals are. Examples of some of the plans include Cleaning eating and the Ketogenic diet. They provide you with a broad range of recipes so that you never lose inspiration. LifeSum’s 3-week weight loss program can help you kickstart your weight loss journey the easy way. You can even add friends on there. Want to do a challenge with me? Check it out at www.lifesum.com/ltpf.

    This week’s episode is also brought to you by Casper mattress. Casper is a sleep brand that makes expertly designed products to help you get your best rest, one night at a time.

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  • Episode 017 – Whitney Holtzman, President/CEO Social Victories

    Whitney Holtzman

    Bobbi-Sue could not stop laughing during this interview. Whitney Holtzman is the President/CEO of Social Victories, a marketing and social media consulting company for those in the sports world.  While the conversation is light and funny early on, the women get into a deep discussion regarding race towards the end. Whitney has always taken the road less traveled when it comes to career choices. She started by interning with her local MLB team, moved on as a production assistant for Turner Sports and ESPN, parlayed the ESPN position into a position with the new ESPNW, and answered a craigslist ad for the job that would set her on the path to her current life. A social media expert, Whitney has not only worked for major brands like MLB but also for professional athletes and their businesses. She is now a go-to person for any athlete, sports organization, or business related to sports when it comes to social media and digital marketing strategy. If you’ve noticed an uptick in instastories from the LTPF Instagram, you can thank Whitney! Some of the names Whitney drops are big ones and the influence they’ve had on her career and personal life have been immense. Get ready to learn more about Brandon Marshall, Gary Vaynerchuk, and the RISE organization. The moral of Whitney’s story thus far is “If you don’t know what you want to do, it’s OK, because my job didn’t exist when I was in high school.”

    Rating and reviewing the podcast not only helps us get heard by more people but also makes Bobbi-Sue feel good. She reads two of those reviews after the interview. Let us hear from you!

    Don’t forget that applications for The Winning Edge Leadership Academy are due February 1st! Don’t miss out on your chance to spend a few days with amazing mentors like ESPN College Gameday’s Maria Taylor (with a guest appearance by Bobbi-Sue)!

    Finally, this episode is sponsored by LifeSum. LifeSum is an app that helps people achieve healthier and happier lives. It’s your body, it’s your health. Your health is worth investing in. The LifeSum app helps you keep track of your health by logging meals, exercise, water intake, etc. It also gives you access to healthy eating plans based on your current lifestyle and what your goals are. Examples of some of the plans include Cleaning eating and the Ketogenic diet. They provide you with a broad range of recipes so that you never lose inspiration. LifeSum’s 3-week weight loss program can help you kickstart your weight loss journey the easy way. You can even add friends on there. Want to do a challenge with me? Check it out here!

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  • Episode 015 – Amy Jo Martin

    Amy Jo Martin

    This week’s guest is the amazing Amy Jo Martin. She is the host of the “Why Not Now?” podcast where she interviews people about the moment they realized they should go for that thing they’ve been thinking of doing. Amy Jo is a New York Times bestselling author, the woman who taught Shaquille O’Neal how to tweet, former CEO/Founder of Digital Royalty, keynote speaker, innovation advocate, and angel investor. She has been named the #3 most powerful person on Twitter by Forbes. The conversation this week goes all over the place but there is a heavy social media angle. The conversation is expansive, as always, and the women have a lot of fun.

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  • Episode 005 – Allison Gorrell, President of Plan A Management

    Allison Gorrell

    Bobbi-Sue speaks with Allison Gorrell, the president of Plan A Management, a boutique full-service consulting firm. With experience in nonprofit management, public relations and special event production, Plan A Management is capable of executing events, programs, projects and campaigns for both nonprofit and for-profit entities. Plan A Management services multiple charitable organizations for athletes, including the Ryan Nece Foundation and the Jackson in Action 83 Foundation. Allison’s career first began in public relations as an intern. The conversation flows from Allison’s early career to making the leap to start her own business.  Allison isn’t afraid to discuss the general attitude towards women in sports and some of the lessons she learned and Bobbi-Sue goes off on a tangent about how women in sports media are treated. The most surprising part of this week’s episode, Allison’s favorite pastime which leaves Bobbi-Sue saying “stop it!” multiple times.

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