Ruling Sports

Alicia Jessop

Founder of Ruling Sports and sport industry leader, Alicia Jessop, interviews top athletes, entrepreneurs and innovators to gain insights into lives well-lived. Each episode explores the strategies that inspiring people utilized to overcome obstacles, achieve goals and attain unprecedented success in their spheres of influence. The Ruling Sports podcast exists to provide listeners with accessible and employable tactics from fascinating leaders that they can utilize to enhance their lives, health, careers, finances and relationships.

17. Sarah Fuller - The First Woman To Play NCAA Power 5 Conference Football On Cultivating Confidence To Break Barriers
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17. Sarah Fuller - The First Woman To Play NCAA Power 5 Conference Football On Cultivating Confidence To Break Barriers
During six days in 2020, Sarah Fuller achieved a life-long sporting goal and shattered a glass ceiling she never planned on cracking. In November 2020, the then Vanderbilt women’s soccer player received her first call-up to start. After a rough few seasons that had her questioning if she should continue playing, it was a momentous occasion. But the momentum didn't stop. A call came that changed Sarah’s life: down players due to COVID-19, Vanderbilt football’s coaching staff asked Sarah to kick for the team. On November 28, 2020 Sarah made history as the first woman to play in an NCAA Power Five Conference football game. In this episode, Sarah takes us into that moment and shares about the fears she had, the trolls she encountered and why she ultimately went for it. She takes us inside of the conversation with a sport legend who urged her on and inspired her to shatter a glass ceiling in college football.  At the time, the NCAA banned college athletes from profiting off of their name, image and likeness. Here, Sarah discusses the regret that she was unable to commercially benefit from the opportunity—despite others doing so and the story garnering global media attention. Through the story of her incredible athletic journey, Sarah provides listeners with important insights into: · The importance of parents in encouraging children to pursue lofty goals; · The societal hurdles women continue to face en route to unprecedented achievements; · Strategies to maintain confidence amidst external criticism; Sarah also provides applicable advice to women on how to find success and navigate spaces traditionally dominated by men. She highlights an accountability partner model for women to remain encouraged and focused on their goals despite barriers and objections. Finally, recently partnering with TIAA to bring awareness to the gender retirement gap, wherein women on average have 30% less saved than their male counterparts, Sarah has important advice for athletes related to: · Why authenticity is critical to securing meaningful NIL deals; · When to begin preparing for retirement; and · The piece of financial information athletes need more information about. Check out Sarah's work for TIAA here: more about the Women's Sports Foundation's "The Equity Project," sponsored by TIAA: the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
16. Andrew Alexander King - Sport As A Tool To Help Humanity
Nov 28 2022
16. Andrew Alexander King - Sport As A Tool To Help Humanity
Andrew Alexander King is an African American explorer who climbs, surfs and free dives and is the founder of the Between Worlds Project, a nonprofit aimed at highlighting the humanity of cultures globally. Voted one of the top-20 most influential people in the outdoor industry, Andrew has climbed over 50 mountains globally, from Kilimanjaro to the highest mountain in the Western Hemisphere. He is currently training and climbing towards being the first African American to summit the highest mountain and volcano on each continent. He is not doing this to “conquer” the mountains, but rather, to speak out against racism, sexism, climate change and economic barriers. Growing up in Detroit, Andrew was the first in his family to attend college. He competed in track and field for a decade before transitioning to climbing and surfing. Now, as an explorer, Andrew travels the world to tell the story of others’ humanity. He tells us why he chooses his “hard” daily and what can be accomplished if one has the mindset to set out every day to accomplish difficult things. He also discusses the importance of mentors and how a pay it forward attitude can foster others’ futures. In this episode, Andrew and Alicia discuss: · How the media and others can tell the story of others’ humanity; · How athletes can use sport partnerships for good; and · Strategies athletes can employ in partnerships to create opportunities for underserved communities Andrew takes us deep into his work through the Beyond Worlds Project to highlight some of the amazing people he’s met in all corners of the world and the issues they’re facing. In particular, he discusses the climate crisis the Earth is experiencing and provides simple steps listeners can take to help slow climate change. Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
15. Maura Attardi - Financial Wellness Strategies For Athletes
Nov 21 2022
15. Maura Attardi - Financial Wellness Strategies For Athletes
In today’s complex economy, financial literacy is more important than ever. For athletes—who earn the majority of their lifetime’s wealth in a short timeframe—the importance is even greater. Today’s guest is Maura Attardi, the Director of Financial Wellness at Money Management International. Money Management International is a nonprofit helping consumers find solutions to everyday financial challenges. In this role, Maura travels the country working with college and professional athletes, teams, leagues and players associations to provide financial literacy education. In this episode, Maura and Alicia discuss: · The need to focus on financial wellness and what it entails; · What a financial plan for an athlete should include; · How to begin the financial planning process; · Strategies to achieve financial freedom; · Processes to build and adopt a budget; and · Top credit and debt strategies for athletes Maura also touches on: · The biggest mistake athletes make with money and how it can be overcome; · The practices that athletes who manage their money best engage in; and · How college athletes can best protect their financial interests in the NIL era. This is a great episode for athletes and non-athletes alike, as it takes the mystery out of top financial questions and empowers you to make positive changes in your financial wellbeing. Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
14. Dr. Sam Maniar - The Advantages Of Mindfulness And Addressing The Biggest Psychological Issues Facing Athletes
Nov 14 2022
14. Dr. Sam Maniar - The Advantages Of Mindfulness And Addressing The Biggest Psychological Issues Facing Athletes
Dr. Sam Maniar is a practicing Sport Psychologist who has worked with NCAA and professional athletes for over 20 years. After completing an M.A. in Counseling/Sport Psychology and Ph.D in Counseling Psychology and Sport Psychology, Dr. Maniar became a sport psychology consultant for Washington State University's Department of Athletics. In this role, Dr. Maniar watched a team that went 4-7 the previous season finish 10-2 the next year. From this experience, Dr. Maniar recognized the benefits that can be driven when a coach buys into and supports a sport psychology program for their players. Thereafter, Dr. Maniar completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Applied Sport Psychology at The Ohio State University. Beginning the fellowship in 2002, Dr. Maniar had a front row seat to the Buckeyes' 2002 National Championship in football and saw firsthand how sport psychology was a missing link in the team's success.  In this episode, Dr. Maniar and Alicia discuss: What a Sport Psychologist does;The difference between a Sport Psychologist, Psychologist and Clinical Psychiatrist;How one can find a Sport Psychologist to work with;Free, accessible Sport Psychology resources; and The benefits of working with a Sport Psychologist Then, Dr. Maniar and Alicia explore: The biggest mental health issues NCAA athletes are facing, namely, confidence; anxiety and stress;Strategies for athletes to deal with the pressures of social media;How athletes can build identities outside of sport; andThe competitive advantage of mindfulness This is a great episode for anyone interested in learning more about current psychological issues facing athletes and how psychological practices can create advantages in life.  Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
13. B-Boy Ronnie - The Courage To Pursue Passions And The Future Of Breaking
Nov 7 2022
13. B-Boy Ronnie - The Courage To Pursue Passions And The Future Of Breaking
In 2024, breaking will become the first dance sport to be on the programme in the history of the Olympic Games. Since the 1970s, breaking has traveled a fascinating history as a hip-hop dance style originating in New York to today, as a growingly commercial and organized sport. Today’s guest has been at the epicenter of the rising growth and popularity of breaking. Raised in Guam, B-Boy Ronnie began breaking as a curious child seeking to emulate what he saw on the movie screen. What began as a way to have fun with his brother has since taken Ronnie around the world to compete in world championships and perform in front of dignitaries. In this episode, we explore Ronnie’s fascinating journey through breaking, learning how he first took up the art form to how he helped start one of the most impactful crews in breaking history, Full Force. With a career that has seen him and his crew win events like “America’s Best Dance Crew” and the Red Bull BC One World Finals, Ronnie is now paying it forward to help other breakers gain opportunities. As the founder of DISTRCTARTS in Las Vegas, he creates programming, educational and training opportunities for the next generation of breakers. This episode provides fascinating insights into the mindset necessary to attain a three decade long athletic career. Ronnie tells us how he obtained the confidence to begin breaking as a shy child and ultimately gained the courage to pursue his talent as a full-time career. He talks about how to maintain relationships with teammates and attain career longevity. As someone who has experienced various iterations and eras of breaking, Ronnie takes us into the business side of how to take a talent and passion and turn it into a full-time, compensating career. Notably, Ronnie was one of the first breakers to sign an endorsement deal, partnering with Red Bull. He provides advice for how emerging breakers can secure endorsement opportunities. As breaking enters new dimensions of popularity, we have a fascinating discussion about the evolution of breaking. We consider whether its current growth trajectory is good or bad. Ronnie shares his sentiments as breaking enters the 2024 Olympic Games and gives insights for what could be next for breaking. This episode is great for those seeking to pursue what seems like an insurmountable dream. It is also great for all athletes desiring to pursue entrepreneurship. Finally, as breaking takes the main stage, it’s an important listen for sports fans to learn more about this fascinating, culturally rich sport. Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
12. Todd Burach - City National Bank SVP On Maximizing Athletes' Futures
Oct 31 2022
12. Todd Burach - City National Bank SVP On Maximizing Athletes' Futures
Todd Burach is the Senior Vice President of the Entertainment Division at City National Bank, where he manages banking relationships with some of the world’s most exciting athletes, helping them achieve their financial goals. A graduate of Syracuse University, where he was a member of the Syracuse Orange Men’s Basketball team, Todd later completed his MBA at NYU. He has worked in financial services for over 15 years. In this episode, Todd tells us about the chance encounter that led to him playing basketball for Hall of Fame coach, Jim Boeheim, at Syracuse University. He explains how this experience impacted how he prepares for and approaches life hereto. Todd tells us about his professional role, and what it means to be a Chief Financial Officer for athletes. We discuss the unfair financial learning curve athletes face and positive trends Todd has seen over the last decade as it relates to athletes’ wealth management strategies. Todd provides important insights on athlete transition from sport. Here, he discusses who should be at the table when athletes are preparing for their future and when athletes should begin planning for life after the game. We learn how college athletes are navigating financial management in the NIL era and what mindset they should have when it comes to financial management. Todd discusses unique financial risks and pitfalls currently facing athletes and provides steps for how one can identify a trusted advisor. Taking the mystery out of how to save financially for the future, Todd gives listeners an easily applicable formula they can use to help secure their financial wellbeing. This episode is great for athletes and non-athletes alike, as it delves into current financial trends and practices and provides important considerations for approaching one’s future. Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
11. Sarah Flynn - Boardroom CMO On Building Athlete-Centric Media Brands
Oct 24 2022
11. Sarah Flynn - Boardroom CMO On Building Athlete-Centric Media Brands
Sarah Flynn is the Chief Marketing Officer at 35V and Boardroom. 35V is a multi-faceted media and investment company founded by NBA champion and MVP, Kevin Durant, and Rich Kleiman. In 2019, 35V launched Boardroom, a media network covering the business and culture of sports and entertainment. In this episode, Sarah not only takes us deeply behind-the-scenes of all that went into launching Boardroom and quickly scaling it, but what it really takes to start an athlete-centric brand that thrives. Before coming to 35V, Sarah worked in marketing and distribution for several indie record labels. After moving into the book publishing space, her sports career was launched when she began working for Roc Nation—the agency founded by Jay-Z. It was there that she met Kleiman and began working with Kevin Durant. In this episode, Sarah tells us: · How a “go with the flow” attitude has allowed her to pursue a multi-faceted career; · Why she approaches marketing from a talent-first perspective and what that means; · How the versatility of athletes necessitates athlete-centric media platforms; and · Advice for marketers and others in building trust with professional athletes Sarah also gives us great insight into 35V, including: · Its areas of business focus; · How it sources deal flow; and · What ultimately led to the creation of Boardroom As Boardroom quickly rises in popularity as a top-destination for content, you won’t want to miss Sarah’s discussion on: · The strategy the team employed to scale Boardroom; · How involved Kevin Durant is in the company; and · What it takes to grow a successful newsletter and why the hard work doing so is something creators should consider Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
10. Kenny Vaccaro - From NFL Superstar To Esports Entrepreneur
Oct 17 2022
10. Kenny Vaccaro - From NFL Superstar To Esports Entrepreneur
Kenny Vaccaro is an eight-year NFL veteran who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Born and raised in Brownwood, Texas, he went on to play college football at the University of Texas. Kenny retired from the NFL in 2021 to pursue entrepreneurship as the founder and CEO of Gamers First, a professional esports organization putting esport athletes’ mental and physical health at the forefront. A serial entrepreneur, Kenny tells us not only about building Gamers First, but how it ties into his other entrepreneurial endeavors. In this episode, we discuss: Growing up as the oldest of three siblings and the impact his mother had on his athletic career and beyond;How being able to profit from his name, image and likeness would’ve reshaped his time at the University of Texas and the deal Kenny wishes he could’ve signed;The elements critical to him attaining career longevity in the NFL;What he learned from players like Malcolm Jenkins and Drew Brees in the locker room and how he’s applying those lessons to esports athletes;How he got into gaming and the unique way he met his cofounder of Gamers First;The pivotal moment he realized he had to create his own esports company—rather than merely endorsing other companies;His advice for success for other athletes interested in pursuing entrepreneurship;Why success in the NFL can jumpstart success as an entrepreneur This is an incredible episode for anyone looking to set out in pursuit of big goals or entrepreneurship. There is so much to learn and be inspired by from Kenny’s thought processes and view of the world in shaping your own entrepreneurial journey. Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
9. Erin Ashley Simon - Becoming The CEO Of Your Own Life And Finding The Courage To Build Your Dream Career
Oct 10 2022
9. Erin Ashley Simon - Becoming The CEO Of Your Own Life And Finding The Courage To Build Your Dream Career
Erin Ashley Simon is a multi-media personality, host, producer and consultant within esports, gaming and entertainment. Erin is a leading face of Puma’s esports line and has worked with leading organizations—from Evil Geniuses and Riot Games—to provide more industry-focused opportunities for those from underserved, underrepresented and marginalized communities. Today, Erin is the co-owner of one of the fastest growing gaming and lifestyle organizations, XSET, where she also serves as the Chief Culture Officer. She is also a host of the NFL and Enthusiast Gaming’s Tuesday Night Gaming. A graduate and former soccer player at the University of Kentucky, Erin has created an esports fund that is paying the way forward for other Wildcats to enter the industry. In this episode, we discuss: What attracted Erin to gaming and soccer;The unique launch to her media career and advice for other athletes seeking to pursue media opportunities;How to source the courage to pursue entrepreneurship and what it takes to build a multi-dimensional business and career;How she has became the role model she didn’t have in the gaming industry and how she is creating opportunities for underrepresented people in gaming. We also talk about what it means to become the CEO of your own life. Here, Erin gives great strategies for how to turn off your inner critic. She also provides important insights as it relates to obtaining equity stakes in projects one is working on. This is a great episode if you are looking for a mindset shift to find the courage necessary to pursue your dream career. Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
8. Karin Kildow - Strategies For Athletes To Build Social Media Brands That Drive Business Impact And Change The World
Oct 3 2022
8. Karin Kildow - Strategies For Athletes To Build Social Media Brands That Drive Business Impact And Change The World
Karin Kildow is the owner and CEO of Content Capital Group, a social media advisory for high-profile, high-net-worth individuals dedicated to building influence — not influencers. Karin has worked with hundreds of athletes to develop and scale their social media brands, including in roles at Red Bull and LeBron James' Uninterrupted. In this episode, we discuss how growing up in a hyper-athletic family--Karin's sister is Olympian Lindsey Vonn--paved her way to a career in sports. Karin walks us through the digital media strategies she employed to grow Lindsey Vonn's social media following into the millions, and gives listeners tips from this process they can apply to their own brands. Throughout the episode, Karin gives listeners easily applicable how-to steps to build a social media brand that people want to follow. She provides relevant case studies for how to create content that captures audiences, including a fun example involving a Blake Griffin campaign for Red Bull. Listeners will hear proven strategies to grow a social media following and increase social media engagement. Karin also tells listeners how they can utilize their social media brands to positively influence others and change the world. Here, she walks through an incredible case study of how DeAndre Hopkins utilized his social media presence to effectuate critical change at Clemson University. In an age where social media usage is causing anxiety and depression, Karin tells listeners of the need to "train" their algorithms and provides relevant strategies to curate a social media experience that is inspiring. Support Karin's family's fundraiser for the ALS Foundation in memory of their mother, Lindy: here Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
7. Bishop Sankey - NFL Veteran on Athlete Transition From Sports, Overcoming Obstacles and Life After The Game
Sep 26 2022
7. Bishop Sankey - NFL Veteran on Athlete Transition From Sports, Overcoming Obstacles and Life After The Game
Bishop Sankey was the first Running Back drafted in the 2014 NFL Draft, when he was selected by the Tennessee Titans. A top college Running Back for the University of Washington, Bishop Sankey discusses committing to the University of Washington after verbally committing to Washington State University. In this episode, Bishop talks about transitioning out of the NFL and gives advice on athlete transition from sports. He uses real-world examples for how to stay positive in the face of challenges and provides strategies to overcome obstacles. In particular, he shares with athletes how to stay positive and move forward when athletic careers are cut short. Finally, Bishop talks about life after the game and how to find joy in new opportunities. Bishop's story depicts resilience. In 2018, Bishop's NFL season was cut short when he suffered an ACL tear. The next season he competed in the Alliance of American Football, a start-up football league. The league went bankrupt before the end of the first season. Bishop tells us how he approached the end of the Alliance of American Football. In 2020, he signed with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League, and again had his season cut short because of COVID-19.  Bishop tells listeners how they can recreate themselves and build new careers. In particular, he discusses life after the game of football and how athletes can build successful second careers. Where is Bishop Sankey now? Bishop lets listeners know what he's up to today and what is next for him.  Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
6. Dr. Morgan Heinzelmann-Weisbaum - Sports Neurologist On How To Promote Brain Health, Protecting Athletes' Brains And Why Every Athlete Should See A Neurologist
Sep 19 2022
6. Dr. Morgan Heinzelmann-Weisbaum - Sports Neurologist On How To Promote Brain Health, Protecting Athletes' Brains And Why Every Athlete Should See A Neurologist
Dr. Morgan Heinzelman-Weisbaum is a former intercollegiate athlete, who is now a neurologist, completing a fellowship in the areas of sports neurology and pain medicine. In this episode, Dr. Heinzelmann-Weisbaum tells us about the unique moment in her athletic career that cemented her desire to focus on neurology. While she wanted to be a doctor from a young age, her own experience with a traumatic brain injury led her to want to help others experiencing the same. In the last decade, there has been a greater focus on athlete brain health, but for athletes and the public alike, much mystery remains. In this episode, Dr. Heinzelmann-Weisbaum breaks down some of the mysteries surrounding neurology and gives listeners actionable steps they can take to promote their brain health. In this regard, she discusses when an individual should see a neurologist and how to identify a reputable one. She highlights the benefits of baseline testing and second opinions for all athletes. Then, she walks us through what happens in a typical neurological visit. Even if you’re not an athlete, this episode is an important listen, because we hear straight from a neurologist what we all can be doing to promote our brain health. Dr. Heinzelman-Weisbaum gives us four, applicable things we all can be doing to support our brains. Nothing in this episode constitutes medical advice and listeners should contact their own medical professional for advice, opinions and care.  Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
5. Rashad Jennings - NFL Veteran, Dancing With The Stars Champion And New York Times Bestselling Author On Falling In Love With The Process And Quieting Critics
Sep 12 2022
5. Rashad Jennings - NFL Veteran, Dancing With The Stars Champion And New York Times Bestselling Author On Falling In Love With The Process And Quieting Critics
Rashad Jennings is an eight-year NFL veteran who competed for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders and New York Giants. After competing in football, he went on to star in--and win--Dancing With the Stars. He has since become an author, with his first book--The If In Life: How to Get Off Life's Sidelines and Become Your Best Self--becoming a New York Times bestseller.  In this episode, we explore how Rashad has found success in multiple arenas—and how he continues challenging himself to do so in new areas. Rashad talks to us about one of the central aspects to his ability to accomplish great things: preparation. His level of preparation isn’t basic—it is preparation at all costs and no matter what the outcome. We hear how despite receiving no playing time as a high school football player, Rashad stayed prepared, allowing him later to surprise critics and make the NFL. Rashad has great advice for how to stay positive and motivated when opportunities you seek—and believe you deserve—aren’t being delivered. He talks about the importance of believing in yourself the most and how to find joy in seasons that aren’t fruitful. Through this, Rashad discusses the criticalness of falling in love with the process of what you’re doing—rather than being guided foremost by the outcome. He highlights how this mindset helped him not only to appear on Dancing with the Stars, but to win the entire competition. Rashad is a man of faith and he discusses the role prayer has played in his life. He speaks to finding motivation in proving critics wrong and the need to self-advocate. Rashad is truly more than an athlete. This conversation will inspire you to believe anything is possible for your life and to get to work pursuing what captivates you. Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
4. Greig Carlson – USC Football National Champion And Hall Of Goats CEO On Top Strategies For Athletes To Earn Income And Build Fan Bases With NFTs
Aug 29 2022
4. Greig Carlson – USC Football National Champion And Hall Of Goats CEO On Top Strategies For Athletes To Earn Income And Build Fan Bases With NFTs
Greig Carlson is a former USC Trojan football player who won a National Championship with the team in 2004. Today, he has teamed up with former USC teammate, Matt Leinart, as the CEO of Hall of Goats, an NFT platform connecting amateur athletes with their most loyal fans.  In this episode, Alicia and Greig discuss the keys to the early-2000s USC football teams' unprecedented successes and lessons learned from famed football coach, Pete Carroll. The two explore the dynamics of rosters that featured three Heisman Trophy winners and the leadership traits those stars demonstrated. Greig talks about how despite the extreme levels of success present in the locker room, a common denominator eliminated egos. Greig takes listeners through the highs and lows of the 2003 and 2004 USC Football seasons to explain how the team went undefeated to capture a National Championship. Greig and Alicia examine the NIL era of college sports through the lens of the NCAA's sanctions on USC following Reggie Bush allegedly taking improper benefits. The two question just how much money the 2000s USC Trojans football stars could have earned if they were allowed to profit from their name, image and likeness. As CEO of Hall of Goats and through his extensive tech industry experience, Greig gives listeners applicable advice and strategies for how to best release and monetize NFTs.  Learn more about Greig and Hall of Goats:   Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
3. Heidi Marsh - Team Liquid Executive Chef On Eating For Performance Food And Using Food As A Tool To Promote Health
Aug 22 2022
3. Heidi Marsh - Team Liquid Executive Chef On Eating For Performance Food And Using Food As A Tool To Promote Health
Heidi Marsh is the Executive Chef for one of the world's most renowned esports franchises, Team Liquid. In this episode, we discuss how she has partnered with Team Liquid to use food and community to foster and reimagine well-being amongst esports athletes. Not only do we go into the nutritional program she’s built for Team Liquid athletes, but we explore the unique nutritional needs of esports players as they seek to optimize their performance and lengthen their careers. She discusses how food can be used as a tool to address mental health concerns and also boost performance and cosmetic appearance. Chef Heidi also has great nutritional advice for all listeners, and speaks about the importance of mindful eating and consuming a biodiverse diet. She provides insight into the career trajectory of a chef—and how success in the profession is about so much more than food. At her heart, Chef Heidi is a teacher. And that’s why I know you are going to love this episode. When I met her at the Team Liquid training facility, I was struck by how she was able to take complex concepts and break them down for laypeople to understand. My hope with this episode is that you will be inspired to evaluate your current nutritional habits and explore ways that you can make accessible tweaks to live a healthier life. Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSportsPodcast Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
2. Taylor Griffin - NBA Veteran On Managing Sibling Relationships, Athlete Transition From Sports And Investment Strategies
Aug 15 2022
2. Taylor Griffin - NBA Veteran On Managing Sibling Relationships, Athlete Transition From Sports And Investment Strategies
Taylor Griffin enjoyed an eight-year professional basketball career, competing in the NBA, G-League and leagues in Belgium and Italy. He was drafted by the Phoenix Suns in 2009. That same year, his younger brother, Blake Griffin, was drafted first-overall by the L.A. Clippers. In this interview, we talk about Taylor’s upbringing and what it was like playing high school basketball for his father, Tommy. We discuss managing family dynamics and how he and Blake were able to not only avoid sibling rivalry, but come together as colleagues after Taylor’s playing career ended. Taylor takes us through his professional basketball career to provide important insights for players who find themselves competing internationally. Growing up and attending college in Oklahoma, his international basketball experiences took him a long way from home. What he found, though, was love for new cultures, which he shares with us—along with some travel tips. Taylor’s professional basketball career came to a close in 2016. At the time, thanks in part to his roster spot on then one of the most exciting teams in professional sports and its place in Los Angeles, Blake was being inundated with investment opportunities. Knowing he could trust his brother, he turned to Taylor for help. Today, along with being the Chief Operating Officer for Blake Griffin Enterprises, Taylor is the Head of Athlete Relations for Patricoff Co., an advisory service firm for professional athletes. Here, Taylor talks about transitioning from a career in sports and how he was able to quickly develop financial and investment acumen. He provides great, practical advice for how athletes and others can get started in investing. We also discuss how college basketball players can best navigate the name, image and likeness (NIL) landscape. Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports
1. Lucy Westlake - Youngest American Woman to Climb Mount Everest on Goal Setting, Overcoming Obstacles, and How to Use Positive Self-Talk
Aug 12 2022
1. Lucy Westlake - Youngest American Woman to Climb Mount Everest on Goal Setting, Overcoming Obstacles, and How to Use Positive Self-Talk
Lucy Westlake is an American mountaineer, who since the age of 12, has broken world records in the sport. In May 2022, Lucy became the youngest American woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest en route to completing the Explorer's Grand Slam, a mountaineering challenge requiring participants to reach the North and South Poles and climb the high points on all seven continents. In this episode, the recording of which began while Lucy was at the Base Camp of Mount Everest following her historic summit, Alicia and Lucy discuss goal setting and staying committed to one's goals in the face of giant obstacles--like summiting Mount Denali. Lucy provides strategies to remain resilient, even when it feels like what you're working for is far away. She highlights the need to trust one's self and how positive self-talk is critical to attaining what may seem unreachable. Alicia and Lucy also talk about controlling what you can control, and keeping your eyes on the summit. In 2022, Lucy was honored with a Billie Jean King Youth Leadership Award at the ESPY's. In the Fall of 2022, she will enroll at the University of Southern California, where she will compete in track and field. A huge thanks to Grape Nuts for facilitating this conversation.  Get the Ruling Sports Newsletter: Ruling Sports Instagram: www.Instagram.com/RulingSports Twitter: www.Twitter.com/RulingSports Facebook: www.Facebook.com/RulingSports LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/RulingSports TikTok: www.tiktok.com/@RulingSports