• 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 019 – Shannon Miller, Former Olympic Gymnast and Founder of Shannon Miller Lifestyle

    Shannon Miller

    Bobbi-Sue has a great interview this week with Shannon Miller, former Olympic gymnast and now a businesswoman. Shannon is the only woman, in any sport, to be inducted into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame twice, as an individual and for her team. With seven Olympic and nine World Championship medals, Miller is one of the most decorated American gymnasts, male or female. Today, she runs Shannon Miller Lifestyle, a women’s health and wellness business.  In addition, Shannon is an outspoken advocate for research and prevention related to ovarian cancer as she is a survivor. Listen in as the women talk about what it was like for Shannon to retire at the ripe old age of 19, Shannon’s thoughts on moving forward from the Nassar situation, and how much they both love sleep.

    Bobbi-Sue will be at a few events over the next couple of months… if you’re able, swing by to say “hi!” First, Bobbi-Sue will be speaking at Michigan State University’s College of Law at the International Law Review’s Sports Law Symposium on February 23, 2018. The following day, Bobbi-Sue will be at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) Women of Isenberg event. She will be on a panel and part of a second discussion with Professor Nefertiti Walker. Some or all of these may be recorded for use as an episode over the next few months!

    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 at www.lifesum.com/ltpf.

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  • Episode 018 – Bärí A. Williams

    Bärí A. Williams

    This week, Bobbi-Sue Doyle-Hazard talks with Bärí A. Williams, the former head of operations for North America for StubHub. Bärí is a business, technology, and startup attorney in California. She has worked in a variety of industries including risk management, insurance, advocacy, sports, and financial technology. She is a 2015 recipient of the National Bar Association’s “40 Under 40” award, recognizing young attorneys excelling in achievement, innovation, vision, leadership and legal community involvement in their careers, as well as their “Excellence in Legal Innovation” award, and a 2015 recipient of the Digital Diversity Network’s “Top 40 Under 40: Tech Diversity” award. Bärí and Bobbi-Sue have a great conversation that starts with some “This is Us” and Super Bowl chit-chat. They then delve into Bärí’s career and her continued advocacy and work on diversity and inclusion in technology. Bärí tells a lot of stories about her parents and grandparents and how she keeps her privilege in check by thinking back to them.

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

    Bobbi-Sue will be at a few events over the next couple of months… if you’re able, swing by to say “Hi!” First, Bobbi-Sue will be speaking at Michigan State University’s College of Law at the International Law Review’s Sports Law Symposium on February 23, 2018. The following day, Bobbi-Sue will be at the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) Women of Isenberg conference. She will be on a panel and part of a second discussion with Professor Nefertiti Walker. Some or all of these may be recorded for use as an episode over the next few months!

    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 at www.lifesum.com/ltpf.

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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 016 – Morgan Skillman, Professional People Mover

    Morgan Skillman, Professional People Mover

    Morgan Skillman

    Morgan Skillman is the NHL All-Star weekend Location Coordinator for the 2018 NHL All-Star weekend in Tampa, Florida. Previously, she was the Volunteer and Staffing Manager at the 2017 World Rowing Championships. She has worked at Adidas in Germany and her next stop is the Super Bowl in Minnesota! A graduate of Liberty University, Morgan has a true love of working with people and logistics. Bobbi-Sue and Morgan talk about all things related to her time at Liberty, in Germany, and the World Rowing volunteer groupies. A bright, up and comer, Morgan is a delight to speak with and it’s a fun conversation!

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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 014 – Tera Black, COO of the Charlotte Checkers

    Tera Black

    Since it is January and I am quite literally freezing here in Tampa, it seems apropos that I have this guest on.  With me today is Tera Black, the Chief Operating Officer for the Charlotte Checkers, the American Hockey league affiliate of the NHL’s Carolina Hurricanes. Her career in hockey is expansive and includes roles in everything from travel coordinator to athletic trainer to equipment manager. in 2016 she was named the first-ever female winner of James C. Hendy Award as the American Hockey League’s Oustanding Executive, an award that has existed since 1962. Also in 2016. she was named to the Sports Business Journal Game Changers class.

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  • Episode 013 – Dr. Kelly Duggan, Owner of Physical Therapy U

    Dr. Kelly Duggan

    Happy New Year!  By the time you hear this it will be 2018. There are three times of year that I absolutely love: the beginning of the year, Boston Marathon time, and school starting time. Each feels like a new start. The Boston Marathon provides me with a kick in the pants. The start of the school year always makes me feel fresh and new. The beginning of the year is when I do all of my great planning and goal setting. Here are a few of my goals for LTPF in 2018: Consistently release new episodes of LTPF on a weekly basis, keep up with the blog, and add a new weekly content-type (maybe a blog post?). Personally, this will be the year when I finally stick to some sort of work out program. I will also finally travel outside of the country (nope, I’ve never been out of the country… eeek!). Send me a message with what some of yours are. How can I help you reach those goals?

    Housekeeping: This June the Winning Edge Leadership Academy, co-founded by Maria Taylor of ESPN’s College Gameday is hosting a retreat in South Florida. The application for the retreat is open to all current and former student-athletes who have a desire to work in sports business. Those applications are due on February 1. I will be there.

    Dr. Kelly Duggan is the owner of Physical Therapy U located in Bridgewater, MA. She is a graduate of Bridgewater State College and Massachusetts General Hospital’s Institute of Health Professions where she earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Previously a physical therapist at a couple of other companies, she took the leap in 2016 to open her own business. Kelly is a mother of three. She has her own podcast: The Health and Fitness Connector Podcast, where she interviews guests who are in the health, fitness, and wellness industries.

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  • Episode 012 – Michelle Price, Director of Client Retention at the Washington Nationals

    Michelle Price

    This week on Leveling the Playing Field, Bobbi-Sue chats with a classmate from UMass – Michelle Price, Director of Client Retention for the Washington Nationals. Michelle has been with the Nationals for about 8 months. Her career began as an intern for the UMass Athletic Department, blimp crew and a stint as a customer service intern with the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays. After college she worked with the Boston Celtics in a variety of ticket sales positions, eventually becoming #3 in group sales for the entire NBA. She moved over to the client retention side of tickets when she was with the New York Mets. Michelle talks about what making the move to a first-time manager was like and how she took the leap to department head with the Nationals. There is a lot of laughing! Bobbi-Sue shares a bit about her days as an intern with the UMass athletic marketing department including a wipe-out she took on the ice before a hockey game. Lots of good insight on a more traditional path in the sports industry. Lots of shout-outs to former and current UMass Mark H. McCormack Department of Sport Management professors!

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