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Through detailed and personal interviews, the podcast aims to shed light on the traits that are found and evolve through high-level sport participation that remain relevant in the pursuit of success in careers outside of sport. Furthermore, from listening to real life accounts of successful professionals, listeners will be provoked to reflect on their greatest personality traits and inspired to apply them within their careers.
 
Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider ...
 
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We welcome to the show former NFL kicker turned Commercial Real Estate professional, David Treadwell who talks us through his career story while connecting his former athletic competitive nature to the career he is in today. An advocate for highlighting the ways athletes can transfer their traits and skillset to a career beyond sports, David provid…
 
Trigger warning: Graphic descriptions of sex acts and porn videos are discussed during this conversation. Sebastian is a Fighter from Madrid, Spain, who has been struggling with pornography from a young age. He was eight when he was first exposed to porn when he and his friends searched for it out of curiosity, and by the time he was 12 years old, …
 
We welcome in one of the top 10 surfers of the 20th century, successful businessman, and professional speaker, Shaun Tomson to the show who today is inspiring people the world over the establish purpose within their life using “the code”. This episode provides insight for just about everyone from current athletes trying to handle competition better…
 
So happy to be bringing on a friend and former teammate of mine to the show today, Kal Jhugroo who over the past decade has built himself an ever-growing and already very successful record label and agency in Underground Artists. This episode will certainly make you more enthusiastic to go and work for a career or opportunity that you may have alwa…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss mainstream internet porn, porn addiction, porn-induced erectile dysfunction, sexuality, suicide ideation, and some graphic language is used. Listener discretion is advised. Like most adolescents in the world today, Gabe was exposed to hardcore porn well before the age of 18. What started as a hab…
 
On this episode we welcome in Mike Brcic, Founder of the company Way-finders and former owner and founder of the company Sacred Rides. An entrepreneur with 2.5 decades of success to show for it, Mike is an example of what it means to put value on a customer’s experience above everything else thanks to his commitment to human connection. This interv…
 
This episode is a special extended edition that not only brings to light some lessons courtesy of the Founder of Black Girls Surf, Rhonda Harper, but also provides an opportunity to educate you on some important black history. There has understandably been an enormous representation of support for change throughout our communities in the wake of th…
 
Meet Annie, Fight the New Drug’s 2019 Fighter of the Year. Annie has one of the coolest and most impactful backstories of getting involved with our organization that we’ve encountered to date. As a junior in college, Annie did some incredible things on her campus to start important conversations about the harms of porn and take away the stigma of s…
 
We welcome on Hannah Heusman to the show who has a fascinating career as a Mental Skills and Performance coach, and today is working with the Philadelphia Phillies in Major League Baseball. Hannah grew up on the sports of Basketball and Softball before her education took over in her senior year of college and she discovered the world of mental perf…
 
The Associate Commissioner at Conference USA, Tre Stallings join us for this episode as we hear from this former Offensive Lineman at Ole Miss in College who was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the NFL, before heading into a career in sports administration. A man whose entire career was built upon taking pride in work ethic and details, Tre of…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss betrayal trauma, sex addiction, and child pornography. Listener discretion is advised. Maddie Corman started her career as a child actor in the 1980s, growing to become an American film and television actor appearing in over 25 films. But Maddie’s world was rocked when her television director hus…
 
We welcome the Manager for Player Engagement and player programs with the NFL, Darrel Young to the show today who has a story of inspiration to share with us. A competitor that has experienced the best and most difficult parts of the professional game, Darrel was a football player within the NFL for many years before heading to the league office to…
 
On this episode I sit down with Minor League Baseball Player, Jeremy Randolph who joins us for a slightly different spin on the show. As a current professional athlete in a very difficult current climate, he finds himself at a crossroads within his life, trying to decide between remaining with baseball or starting life after the game. This episode …
 
Meet Canadian activist Sathiya. After facing his own struggle with pornography, Sathiya created DeepClean, a program build to help men experience long-term freedom from pornography through a systematic process. Sathiya talks with podcast host, Garrett Jonsson, about his own struggle with pornography, how it negatively impacted different areas of hi…
 
Keely Cat-Wells joins us on the show today to discuss her work as a disability activist in relation to her career role as the Founder & CEO of C-Talent, Zetta Studios and Zetta Finance. Keely got her start in the competitive world of the arts as both a dancer and actress in England and was on a path to great success until an illness derailed her pr…
 
Rue Mapp, the founder and CEO of Outdoor Afro joins the show today to discuss her career and the rise of her incredible organization from beginning as a passion project to becoming a national movement with 40,000+ members. As a competitor, Outdoor Afro has become the nation’s leading, cutting edge network that celebrates and inspires Black connecti…
 
Think pornography consumption is just a “guy” problem? Meet Emma, a 19-year-old cosmetology student who was just 11 when she was first exposed to pornography. By the time she was 12, she says she consumed it multiple times a day on the iPod Touch her parents gave her. Her uncontrollable porn habit was also accompanied by feelings of shame and worth…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss sex trafficking, and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised. Jose has experienced so much in his life that would be unimaginable for many. While growing up in a small town in Texas, Jose was terrified to come out as gay to his family—particularly his physically and mentally abusive fath…
 
On this very special bonus episode of Career Competitor we welcome back to the show highly acclaimed author and champion of women the world over, Samantha Ettus. Having closed our 10-part series on Women changing the World, Sam joins us to add her perspective to some of the key talking points from the series through expert explanations and some add…
 
For the final episode of this series on Women changing the World, I welcome on Veronica Alvarez, the Head Coach for the women’s US National Baseball Team, a coach with the Oakland A’s, and also a Firefighter/Paramedic. Following a collegiate softball career, Veronica rediscovered the opportunity to play baseball and since then has been able to purs…
 
Jay Taylor is a social worker dedicated to social justice and equality initiatives. Taylor has worked in anti-human trafficking, community health centers, young men’s restorative programing, psychiatric hospitals, university wellness centers, and as an adjunct college professor. His involvement with men’s issues began when he worked with men in ant…
 
I am joined by Associate Athletic Director at Tulane University, Monica Lebron who serves in a Chief Operating Officer role within the department, overseeing football and women’s basketball. A former collegiate softball player, Monica has moved through the ranks at various athletic departments to get to where she is today as she hones in on the ult…
 
On this episode I welcome Shikha Uberoi Bajpai, a former professional tennis player who has worked her way to the position of President at Indi after more than a decade in the media and entertainment industry. Her mission throughout her life has been to change the world she both comes from and is a part of, and because she realizes the incredible o…
 
On this episode I have the honor of speaking with the first woman to coach within the NFL, Dr. Jen Welter, who within her book – “Play Big; Lessons in being Limitless from the first woman to coach in the NFL” – covers the many truths behind her experiences within historically male sports. Jen has used her challenging and inspiring experience on rou…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss racism and sexual violence. Listener discretion is advised. Dr. Carolyn M. West is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Washington where she teaches courses on human sexuality, family violence, sex crimes, and sexual violence. She is nationally recognized for her scholarship on…
 
I am joined by Meredith Huck who is the Director of Channel Partnerships with The Mom Project and heralds from my Alma Mater of NC State University where she played the sport of Soccer. Meredith’s story highlights the power of knowing your value and the impact you can then have on the areas you work in. This also happens to be a big part of the mis…
 
On this episode I had the fortune of speaking with the commissioner of the West Coast Conference, Gloria Navarez who is the first Latin American Woman to achieve the title of commissioner within a Division 1 NCAA conference. It is evident throughout Gloria’s journey that she has paved her way to such historical highs thanks to her work ethic and he…
 
I sit down with Vice President & General Manager at IDEA Fitness, Amy Thompson on this episode to learn about how her backgrounds within the sports of basketball and volleyball – along with a unique upbringing – shaped her into the ultimate career competitor. Amy has had a self-starter attitude from the outset of her 25-year career within the healt…
 
Today I speak with Brianna Salvatore-Dueck who is a consultant for sports & entertainment at Nielsen, a Sports for Development Ambassador and a former professional basketball player. This episode brings to light the power Brianna has had on sports development on a global capacity as she has worked with organizations such as UNESCO on bringing the w…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss sex trafficking. Listener discretion is advised. You may know Marisol Nichols as Hermione Lodge in the hugely popular Warner Bros and Netflix critically acclaimed hit television series Riverdale. To some, the Chicago native is an actress, but to others she’s a hero. After learning about the rampa…
 
We open this series with the Senior Coordinator for Baseball Development, Player Programs, & Diversity at Major League Baseball, Liz Benn. When you talk about working within your passion, look no further than Liz as she fell in love with the sport of baseball at a young age and worked her way to where she is today by following her passion in life! …
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss sex trafficking, self-harm, and suicide ideation. Listener discretion is advised. Elizabeth grew up in a wealthy neighborhood with a seemingly normal and loving family. But unbeknownst to her friends, teachers, and even eventually her husband, Elizabeth was a victim of familial trafficking from a…
 
Trigger Warning: During this conversation we discuss suicide ideation, and child abuse. Listener discretion is advised. This week’s guest is Titania Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer at Bark Technologies. Bark specializes in an affordable, award-winning dashboard that proactively monitors text messages, YouTube, emails, and 30+ different social netwo…
 
On the season finale we welcome on lifetime athlete, Jake Maulin who is the owner of Cycle Bar, Naples. During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jake and his team have not only strengthened their cycling community, they have grown it far beyond the geographic reach of the studio they are based at. Jake has been an entrepreneur for over a decade and in that ti…
 
On this episode we welcome licensed family therapist and former collegiate Softball player, Sammy Jo Diffendaffer to discuss her journey from Walk On at Oklahoma State University to starting player at a College World Series. As a mental health professional, Sammy is one of the many in her field that are currently having to work online to support so…
 
WATCH THE FULL INTERVIEW WITH TERRY CREWS HERE. Terry Crews is perhaps best known for his hilarious bicep-bulging Old Spice videos, but since achieving viral YouTube fame, Terry has gone on to become a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood. He has starred in hit TV series such as Everybody Hates Chris and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and is featured in pop…
 
Former Football Player turned HR Professional, Butch Reiser joins us this week during these difficult times with so much uncertainty with employment. Butch is giving back 25 Years of hiring expertise with his company ALL PRO INTERVIEWS which he does in addition to his full time role as an HR Partner of Little Caesars. Right now we are in a crisis d…
 
On this episode we welcome our latest Olympian in that of 3-time Olympic rower for Ireland, Gearoid Towey who today resides in Sydney, Australia as the founder of Crossing the Line and The Athletes Advantage, two companies that exist to service the personal development of current and former athletes. Following a world-class rowing career that spann…
 
Trigger warning: During this episode we discuss child sexual abuse- listener discretion is advised. This week’s interview is with Jay Stringer. Jay is a licensed mental health counselor from Seattle, WA, the author of Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing, and the creator of the Unwanted Sexual Behavior Self-Assessment that gui…
 
We welcome former NBA player and 15 year pro of the sport of Basketball, Bracey Wright to the show. Having recently retired from the game in the past 12-months, he brings a unique perspective of dealing with his new career after a lifetime in his sport. Trying to move on from sport is hard enough, but when you have spent every day of your life for …
 
I welcome Air Force Reserve Officer and the current COO of Icon Source, Pace Stead to the show to have a discussion unlike any we have had before on Career Competitor. The military is an area that I have always seen great parallels with in relation to the dedication and sacrifice that comes with sport, but obviously the military exemplifies this on…
 
On this episode we speak with former Division 1 collegiate swimmer & swim coach, Christen Shefchunas about how she became "Coach Christen", The Confidence Coach after 2 decades as a swim coach. Finding her true calling in this more mentoring role where she could reach more women has allowed her to work on helping women perform better under high-pre…
 
Think porn is just a “guy” problem? Think again. This week’s conversation is with Claire, a former compulsive porn consumer and anti-porn activist. Claire stumbled across porn at a young age and what started as a natural curiosity to sexuality turned into a compulsive behavior to watch more, more often, and a more hardcore version. It wasn’t until …
 
On this episode we sit down with our Entrepreneur expert, Raymond De Padua as he returns to the show to offer insight into the current career climate we find ourselves in due to the Corona Virus pandemic. This former swimmer is accustomed to working within an environment where it feels like the finish cannot be seen and the future is unknown as he …
 
This episode we welcome current NFL Wide Receiver and winner of Super Bowl 50 with the Denver Broncos, Bennie Fowler to the show. Bennie is also an in demand national speaker for kids & corporate America, while being a Best-Selling author of the book “Silver Spoon; The Imperfect Guide to Success”. This unique episode gives us the opportunity to lea…
 
For this episode of Consider Before Consuming, we sat down with Shanelle Connell. Shanelle is an entrepreneur, actress, dating coach, and social media influencer. During our conversation, Shanelle discusses the importance of critical thinking and why she is both anti-porn and sex-positive. In this episode, there are great tips about how to be tactf…
 
On this episode we welcome on 3-time Olympic Medalist & 9-time World Champion Swimmer, Katie Hoff to the show as we discuss her life after world class sport and the lessons both swimming and the time since then have taught her With so much adversity in the world at the moment with people everywhere having to adapt to the restrictions put on their l…
 
We welcome Samantha Ettus to the show today to discuss how the former Tennis player and Harvard Business School Graduate is now implementing her "infectious" mindset and approach to her work across a variety of areas. Most recently she has become the founder and CEO of Park Place Payments and is working towards providing opportunities to competitiv…
 
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