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12 minutes | Mar 11, 2021
What Step Do You Take Next? Getting Out of the Stagnant Space for Entrepreneurially Spirited
How do you get unstuck and out of the yucky vibe thing called “stagnation”? I chat on moving through it and speak a bit to the entrepreneurial journey.
13 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
The Return to Her Sports Story, Life Update and Channeling Confidence in Life Beyond Sport
Just me, Bethany, giving the updates! Sharing my life and why HSS is back. Chatting in some mom brain circles on identity transition and that BOSS confidence and athlete-on-game-day persona we used to channel on the reg! Be sure to follow on the gram @hersportsstory
12 minutes | Aug 25, 2020
40: REBRAND Update and Life Update with Bethany & Your Sport Story
The latest and greatest of what’s going on in my life and the HSS to YSS rebrand.
49 minutes | May 31, 2020
39: Ending Sport with Madeline Barlow, Former Collegiate Swimmer turned PhD Psychology of Human Movement & Life After Sport Success Coach
Madeline Barlow is a former collegiate swimmer that experienced a visceral ending to her sport... like a piece of her passed away the minute she finished her last race. SO MANY athletes experience this! Her life personal life experiences after sport encompassed loss of relationships, loss of loved ones, distancing herself away from her sport, graduate school and pursuing her PhD in Psychology of Human Movement with a specialization in Exercise & Sport Psychology and eventually becoming reconnected with sports and athletes. One of her current roles is as a Sport Psychology Coordinator at Drexel University where she works with their current student-athletes. She also is the founder of Madeline M. Barlow LLC serving as a Life After Sport Success Coach! For more info, check out her website, her success after sport kit and follow her on instagram! Madeline M. Barlow, LLC website FREE Success After Sport Starter Kit Madeline's Instagram *Disclaimer: Madeline practices as a mindset and psychology coach for current and former athletes using her educational PhD in Psychology & Human Movement.
53 minutes | May 21, 2020
38: Talking Coping Behaviors When the Athlete Identity is Lost and Honoring Your Journey with Former Basketball Collegiate Athlete turned Empowerment Coach, Jill Heiman
After clinging to the identity of athlete during college, Jill Heiman endured a dark time of confused power, depression, and faced a “choose sex to escape” situation. She authentically shares her journey of overcoming the darkness through practicing forgiveness, self compassion and ultimately recreating her identity. As an Empowerment Coach with a Bachelors in Communications and over 14 years of experience in corporate America, Jill is now committed to empowering young adults by encouraging conscious communication and honoring the value of intentional connections around sex and other key life decisions. She is the Coach and Founder of Awake Journey, and has amazing content on her YouTube Channel, instagram and of course website (all noted here): https://www.awakejourney.com/ Jill's instagram @awakejourney Your Awakening YouTube Channel
45 minutes | May 18, 2020
37: Chat with Non Profit Founder - Strong Girls, Cancer Survivor, Teacher & Coach, AND Former DI Basketball Athlete, Lani Silversides
Lani Silversides is a former DI Basketball student-athlete, turned coach and math teacher AND founder of a non-profit called Strong Girls United! Strong Girls United Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower and inspire girls to become their best, happiest, strongest version of themselves through physical activity, mental skills, and leadership programming. So cool! She even has even launched a summer leadership academy for Middle School and High School athletes: Check it out at http://lanisilversides.com/girlsleadershipacademy/ Lani is INCREDIBLE to say the least, and although we didn't get to touch too much on her full story as we dove into all things Strong Girls United --- she is also a Stage 3 Breast Cancer Survivor and Mom of two girls! Her experiences developed through mindfulness, sport, and positive psychology were critical to my overcoming cancer. It became her mission to create content and resources for students, athletes, and coaches teams who want to get the most out of themselves through combining high performance and well-being. Go follow, connect and get involved with SG United Foundation. Lani's Instagram Strong Girls United Instagram
34 minutes | Apr 29, 2020
36: When Your Journey Evolves into Your WHY with former Softball Athlete, Kennedy Haney - Talking Disordered Eating, Body Image and Performance Nutrition
During this episode Kennedy and I chat on: Her experience as an elite softball athlete, Disordered eating and body image, Her journey through Dietetics schooling and eventually becoming an RDN, Coaching high school athletes on nutrition, and Loving what she does! Follow her on instagram @the.dugout.dietitian Elevate Performance Nutrition: www.elevateperformancenutrition.org
50 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
35: Battling Unexpected Times in Sport Careers & Advice for Life Beyond the Finish Line with Former Swimmer, Rachel Boardman
Rachel, former elite swimmer, shares her sports story on barely missing the qualifying marks for the National Championships after overcoming pneumonia. This recovery journey nearly took her three years. She talks on the transition out of sport - identity, nutrition and exercise wise, getting her PhD, and what she does today to help athletes in this transition and those looking to possibly start careers as entrepreneurs! She is the host of the Beyond the Finish Line Podcast and you can find her on instagram here: Also, I found this article she wrote about breaking up with swimming and it is spot on!
58 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
34: Beyonce, Gratitude, and Navigating the Tough Times with Megan Riggs, Former Rowing Athlete turned Community Development Professional
BONUS EPISODE!!! Megan Riggs is sure to be on the best-seller list once her future book debuts. She has quite the career journey --- taking her to different states and collecting a variety of experiences and lessons along the way. I am so grateful to call her one of my closest friends and we had consistently said "we need to do a podcast together" --- and that moment has now arrived! During this episode we talk: Managing your energy, managing others energies, navigating the tough times, the impact of connection, values, mentors, and well Beyonce! To keep up with Megan and her day-to-day, follow her here on Instagram: @lady_riggs
19 minutes | Mar 15, 2020
33: My Life Update & Mindset Thoughts Around the Current World Happenings
In this solo episode I chat about the last six months and life happenings! Everything from the former athlete mastermind retreat to BEING 6 MONTHS PREGNANT to leaning into this time of uncertainty, fear, and the potential of positives to come from this crazy health time in the world.
41 minutes | Feb 15, 2020
32: She Didn’t Have Any Limiting Beliefs: Vicky shares the story of her Multi-Passionate Surfing Pioneer Mom, Betty
Vicky Heldreich Durand shares the INCREDIBLE story of her mother’s life - Champion Surfer, Dental Hygienist, Pilot, Potter, & Poet, Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt. Betty was a multi-passionate woman with a zest for life! The book, Wave Woman: The Life & Struggles of a Surfing Pioneer, shares the story of Betty’s life as she eventually became a prominent female championship surfer in Hawaii (when she started surfing at 41!). Vicky, her daughter, shares her mom's inspiring life and how much she enjoyed having her as a mom. They got to surf together, be pioneer women for the sport, and travel internationally to Lima, Peru to promote women's surfing! Talk about a mom and daughter team! Vicky's book, Wave Woman, debuts in early April 2020! Go and grab your pre-ordered copy here: wavewomanbook.com and enjoy this conversation! Go follow Wave Woman book happenings on instagram here: www.instagram.com/wavewomanbook/
39 minutes | Jan 15, 2020
Season 2! Episode 1 with Former Collegiate Gymnast turned Fit4Mom Leader & Mama, Debra Sexton
Welcome back listeners! So glad you came back to join us for the second season of HSS! Debra Sexton is kicking off Season 2 of the Her Sports Story podcast and I couldn't be happier! We did club gymnastics together and she was totally a role model for me. She always seemed to be having fun while doing gymnastics (or at least that's how it appeared to me) and she has literally the best spirit ever. She is former collegiate gymnast turned boss mama and babe, being a mom of three and leading a Fit4Mom in her current hometown Carmel, Indiana. Follow her on instagram at @debrasexton And her Fit4Mom instagram at @fit4momcarmel
49 minutes | Sep 11, 2019
30: Collegiate Athletics Resource Platform with LRT Sports Founder & CEO, Keirsten Sires
Sharing collegiate experiences, reflecting on our journeys, providing insight and advice for the next generation of athletes --- this was my conversation with Keirsten Sires of LRT Sports. She teamed up with other former athletes to create a resource platform for upcoming athletes to use when embarking on the recruiting journey. The platform hosts college coach ratings and provides a space where former or even current athletes can leave reviews for their coaches. How times have changed since our recruiting days! Loved our conversation, so please enjoy! Here is Keirsten’s bio from LRT Sports: Keirsten is the founder and CEO of LRT Sports. On top of that, she is a writer for The Huddle. Being the Chief Executive Officer of LRT Sports means that Keirsten is the one held accountable for the success of the company’s efforts, across the board. She is also our Chief Amusement Officer; she promotes laughter in our business, eye roll. Playing varsity tennis and soccer for Skidmore College in New York has given her the endurance to be able to push the company to the next level day in and day out. Follow on instagram at @lrtsports and check out their platform on their website: https://www.lrt-sports.com
44 minutes | Aug 28, 2019
29: Self Confidence through Mental Training with Mindset Coach & Former Softball Athlete, Paige Tonz
A fun, real, and insightful podcast with former Softball athlete turned Mindset Coach, Paige Tonz. Most importantly though, Paige works with girl athletes ranging in ages from ten to 18 on navigating the journey that is sport. She helps these girls build confidence and mentally train so that they can be their best versions of themselves. During this episode we talk: her sports career as a softball athlete at Northwestern, her mindset challenges, her transition out of sport and into the career world, in addition to starting her Mindset Coaching business and navigating entrepreneurship. Check out her beautiful website at https://www.paigetonz.com/ ! It will seriously take you back to being a young girl, the colors, the look - I love it! Follow her on instagram @paigetonz !!!
25 minutes | Aug 21, 2019
28: 5 Professional Development Tips for Former Athletes Embarking on their Careers After Sport
Sharing FIVE tips on professional development from (my experiences). You may have heard them before but I add context around why they are so helpful in your journey to pursue your next career after sport!
54 minutes | Aug 14, 2019
27: From Entrepreneur to Olympic Level Athlete with Cary Williams, CEO of Boxing & Barbells & Creator of Too Pretty
Her Sports Story community, meet Cary! ENTREPRENEUR - ATHLETE - CEO This Boxing Boss Babe started out as an entrepreneur as a boxing gym owner and then evolved into a boxing athlete. We talk all things entrepreneurship, the journey, athlete identity, how athletes and entrepreneurs experience similar aspects, creating a brand, and Cary's Boxing & Barbells program. Here is an excerpt from her website: http://cary-williams.com/ Cary Williams is a former Olympic style boxer, Olympic level boxing coach, boxing club owner, cover model, speaker and entrepreneur. She has now created Boxing & Barbells which is a class format fusing boxing and weight training together in a fun and easy to learn format. The program is growing across the world as new trainers get certified to teach the program daily. Follow Cary on Instagram @caryleewilliams Check out Boxing & Barbells @boxingnbarbells And her brand @tooprettybrand
43 minutes | Jul 24, 2019
26: Sport as Vehicle For Healing with Inspire Wellness & BPLA Coach, Lindsay Drennen
Lindsay Drennen, what an incredible individual! Her sports story and experiences encompasses the challenges, the good times, the health wavering times, and the MAGICAL times. Sports have always been a part of her life growing up with two parents who were coaches. Lindsay's sport was Volleyball. She had the opportunity to be coached by her mom and then coach alongside her mom after her collegiate career. Lindsay has created a life that taps into all aspects she enjoys: working with kids in academic capacities, working with teenagers through their high school years, teaching sport performance and anxiety tools, running a holistic business and approaching health from a variety of facets. She is the founder of Inspire Wellness that encompasses all of the above aspects: https://www.theinspirewellness.com/ Lindsay Drennen holds a Master’s of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy, is a certified Health and Wellness coach, as well as a certified Applied Behavior Analyst. Lindsay has spent her professional career helping others to find balance and become the best version of themselves. The facility she loves training at is called Blueprint LA: https://www.theblueprintla.com/ You can follow her on instagram at @lindsay_drennen
64 minutes | Jul 14, 2019
25: How Your Sports Story Can Lead You to Your Purpose with Nicole Tobon, Founder of Softball Students
What will you hear about in this episode? COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS, ATHLETE LIFE TRANSITIONS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, and CREATING COMMUNITY Nicole Tobon is here to IMPACT many. As a former Softball athlete that made it to the collegiate level, spent time in the corporate space, and became a Softball coach, she has a wealth of experience and knowledge to share with young women. Through her career she found that she would connect deeply with those athletes striving for the collegiate level --- and the journey that is choosing the institution that an athlete will commit to for the next four years of their lives. She has created Softball Students, a platform that will connect a community of athletes in their journeys to becoming collegiate players, provide guidance, and will soon provide a mastermind which will incorporate mentorship and membership. Stay tuned with Nicole as she looks to launch in August 2019! Nicole Tobon on Instagram : @coachnicole10 Softball Students on Instagram : @softballstudents
53 minutes | Jul 10, 2019
24: Finding Your Confidence After Sport Through the Journey with Allie Leigh Collins
REAL TALK: That is what happens on this podcast with former collegiate softball athlete, Allie Collins! We talk her sports story, leaving sport, navigating a career and life post sport. When you first leave sport, you feel free, you can finally have a summer break, and do whatever you want! Right?! We talk it ALL - anxiety, working out and "staying healthy" after sport, getting your first JOB! Literally all aspects. Allie is phenomenal though and is going to be a true mover and impactor in this former athlete space -- she is even working on a book! Yep, author in the making! You will love her and be sure to give her a follow on her blog and instagram below: She is a blogger and you can find her blog here: https://casualeigh.com/ You can follow her on Instagram at: https://www.instagram.com/theleighcollins/
54 minutes | Jul 3, 2019
23: Owning Your Story & Processing Abrupt Sport Endings with Former Competitive Gymnast, Emma Lee
Emma Lee is a former competitive gymnast (and former club teammate of mine) that overcame various injuries to make it to the collegiate level. Collegiate athletics can throw various curveballs that we never anticipate and Emma was definitely thrown a curveball when her sports career retirement was somewhat decided for her. In this conversation, Emma openly shares her sports journey and its end — and how it impacted her. As former athletes we are so tied with our sport, that it’s truly a PROCESS to process who we are without it. Emma talks about her challenges moving beyond sport, her academic goals in pursuing a Masters degree in Sport Management from University of San Francisco, and her sport career goals for the future. You can follow Emma on Instagram @emlee1129
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