• Episode 46 – Dr. Caroline Silby, Sports Psychologist

    Dr. Caroline Silby, Sports Psychologist

    Dr. Caroline Silby

    So… Our 50th episode is rapidly approaching. Can you believe it?! FIFTY. I want to do a few things to celebrate. First is to get to 100 ratings/reviews – can you all do that for me? We’re in the forties right now. Pretty please? It seriously helps move us along in the algorithms and helps people discover us.

    Second, I would like our LTPF instagram to hit 500 followers. So follow us @ltpfpod.

    Third… would you all buy swag?? What kind of swag should we sell? Ideas on what they should say?

    Oh and in other fun news… we are officially a media sponsor for the 3rd Annual Women’s Sports Museum gala. As mentioned last week, this museum is in the planning stages. I think they’ll have some very exciting announcements in the next few months. For now, the gala is their big fundraiser. It’s in Sarasota on October 19th – so if you’re in the Tampa/Sarasota area – buy a table or ticket – or become a sponsor of the gala. I will be there. Along with some other fabulous women. This is really a cool venture. There is no women’s sports museum in the country. Check them out at womenssportsmuseum.org. You can donate, buy tickets to the gala, donate items/experiences for the raffle, or become a sponsor. And, if you’re planning on attending, Let me know! I would love to meet y’all.

    Now… this week’s guest is Dr. Caroline Silby, a sports psychologist.  She is a nationally recognized expert on the development of young female athletes, author of Games Girls Play: Understanding and Guiding Young Female Athletes,  and Adjunct Faculty Member at American University. Dr. Silby has worked on an individual basis with two Olympic Gold Medalists, ten Olympians, three World Champions, eleven National Champions, and over fifty National Competitors.

    We have a great conversation that ranges from her experience as an elite athlete, deciding to get into a field that was relatively unknown and had almost no women, writing a book, systemic changes that are needed to protect athletes, and the difference between what she does and what a therapist does.

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  • Episode 023 – Stacey May Fowles, Baseball Writer

    Stacey May Fowles

    Bobbi-Sue interviews award-winning novelist, journalist, and essayist, Stacey May Fowles for this week’s interview. Stacey May Fowles is the author of the Baseball Life Advice e-newsletter. She released a book by the same name this past year which is an essay collection that looks at topics ranging from bat flips to bandwagoners, from the romance of spring training to the politics of booing. Stacey May is not afraid to broach the subjects of mental health, sexism, and other cultural issues related to baseball in her writing. This is a wide-ranging interview that touches on all these topics plus women in sports journalism, cute animals, and pregnancy aversions. She has also written three novels all linked below.

    Big thanks to our sponsors this week: EasyKicks, Ruby Receptionists, and Florida International University Online! Please go check them out.

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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)!

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  • Episode 003 – Denise White, CEO of EAG Sports Management

    Denise White, CEO of EAG Sports Management

     

    Denise White

    In the third episode of Leveling the Playing Field, Bobbi-Sue Doyle-Hazard speaks with Denise White, CEO of EAG Sports Management. EAG Sports Management has been servicing the PR, Marketing, Personal, and Business needs of high profile professional athletes for almost two decades. Denise’s professional career began as a traffic reporter and then on to being a production assistant in Hollywood. It was during her time working on the show “Sparks” when she met the man who would give her the nudge to open her own shop. That man is the one and only Samuel L. Jackson. Denise quickly realized that there was a niche that needed to be filled in the sports industry, particularly with football players in the NFL. She created EAG Sports Management to fill that niche and has been killing it ever since. Bobbi-Sue and Denise talk about the curvy path Denise took to where she is now.

    They also talk for quite a while about mental illness. Denise’s mom was schizophrenic, bipolar and manic depressive. Due to the shame Denise felt growing up, she never talked about it. That is until her client, Brandon Marshall, was diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and wanted to use his platform to speak out about it to bring awareness and break the stigma. Bobbi-Sue opens up about her mother’s mental health struggles and her own issues with depression and anxiety. Denise also talks about Project 375 and how the foundation is helping children get help for mental illness.

    In between the serious discussions, there are some lighter topics touched on such as the movie being made about Denise’s life starring Jennifer Aniston (“The Fixer“), Denise and Bobbi-Sue’s love of animals, and Bobbi-Sue’s random obsession with goats thanks to the @GoatsofAnarchy Instagram.

    This episode is full of information about the agency world, how crisis management is now a major part of the role, and an inside view of what the advisors of athletes see in professional sports.

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  • Episode 002 – Dr. Jen Welter, NFL’s First Female Coach, Sports Psychologist, Athlete, and Author

     

     

    Dr. Jen Welter

    This week’s Leveling the Playing Field was recorded in person. Bobbi-Sue interviews Dr. Jen Welter, the first female coach in the NFL, former professional football player, sports psychologist, and author.  Jen is one of the best women’s football players in the world. She played professionally for 15 years, won 4 championships, was on Team USA when the team won the first and second gold medals in the sport ever and went to 8 pro bowls. As if that wasn’t enough, Jen went on to make history in the men’s game 3 times.

    Dr. Welter’s journey from tennis player to coach in the NFL is inspiring. The women chat about everything from when Dr. Welter was asked not to try out for her high school football team (and why it was for a good reason) to her new book, Play Big. Make sure you subscribe, rate, and review on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, Google Play, and RadioInfluence. com. Next week, as previously promised, we have Denise White, CEO of EAG Sport Management.

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