• Episode 031 – Susie Piotrkowski, VP of Sales for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL)

    Susie Piotrkowski

    After our very tough episode last week, this week’s episode brings some much-needed levity. Bobbi-Sue chats with Susie Piotrkowski, VP of Sales for the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Susie’s career began at IMG and then moved onto media buying and then Fenway Sports Management. Her next move, to Spartan Race, would be career changing. She finally got to test her chops at selling and she hasn’t stopped since. There are some f-bombs in this episode – more than usual because New Englanders talking do that. Susie has great advice for people in school and coming up the ranks in the sports industry. Lots of shoutouts to Spartan folk. The most important part of the entire interview is when Bobbi-Sue and Susie talk Kanye and then shout out to Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, as one does.

    Thank you to Simple Contacts for being a sponsor of the pod!

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  • Episode 030 – Morgan McCaul, Nassar Survivor

    Morgan McCaul

    Morgan McCaul is so much more than just a “Nassar Survivor.” She is a dancer, student, advocate, organizer, sadly allergic to cats, friend, daughter, girlfriend, teacher, intern, changemaker. At almost 20 years old, she has experienced more than I wish upon anyone. Imagine your first year of college. What were you doing? Morgan has been fighting for justice in court, and for change at Michigan State University and in the Michigan legislature. Morgan is one of over 300 “sister survivors” of Larry Nassar‘s abuse and the systemic failure of the sports industry – at the junior, collegiate, and national levels – to protect athletes against sexual abuse and predation. She shares her experience and the ways that we can help in this week’s episode.

    This episode does contain descriptions of and references to child sexual abuse and molestation.  While I hope that everyone listens, as her story and the stories of the other 300 should be heard, I recognize this may be tough for some of you. Please do what you need to for your own self-care. Know that there are resources available through RAINN.org and the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 800-656-4673.

    The notes below are sparse because the interview is a must-listen. However, there are lots of articles and videos below for further information. The audio gets a little weird at times because Ms. Morgan is located in the hinterlands of Michigan and her internet was spotty. It’s not frequent but does happen from time to time.

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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 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 021 – Amy Trask

    Amy Trask

    This week’s guest is Amy Trask, the former CEO of the Raiders, author, CBS football analyst, and current chair of the board for the Big3. She was the first female executive of any NFL team. Her book, You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League, details Amy’s experiences as the first female executive in the league. Amy is a prolific tweeter, engaging fans and sports professionals alike on a daily basis about the industry. She speaks with Bobbi-Sue about her time at the Raiders, the Big3, and ice cream, among many other topics.

    Rating and reviewing the podcast not only helps us get heard by more people but also makes Bobbi-Sue feel good. This week, Bobbi-Sue is giving away one copy of Amy Trask’s book. To enter: 1) Rate and review LTPF; 2) Take a screen shot; and 3) Email the screenshot to LTPFPod@gmail.com by 11:59 pm EST on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 . One winner will be chosen from all timely received entries.

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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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