AthMindset Podcast Series

This is the AthMindset Podcast Series on SportsEpreneur. And it’s all about mental health in sports.

This podcast series is a space for conversations with athletes, coaches, practitioners, and stakeholders in sports. And it’s where those individuals share their perspectives, experiences, and thoughts on mental health in sports. 

Eric Kasimov, Founder of KazSource and the creator of SportsEpreneur, is generously hosting the AthMindset Podcast Series on his platform as he deeply believes these conversations are essential and deserve to be prioritized.

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Dr. Jessica Bartley | Director of Mental Health for Team USA | SE Podcast

AthMindset | Dr. Jessica Bartley, Director of Mental Health for Team USA

From significant injury as a soccer goalkeeper > to noticing a lack of resources > to leading the athlete mental health team for Team USA. And so much work and stories in between it all. Senior Director of Psychological Services at USOPC and Clinical Associate Professor at the University of Denver, Dr. Jessica Bartley chats

Life of an NBA Agent with Josh Beauregard-Bell | SportsE Podcast

AthMindset | The Life of an NBA Agent with Josh Beauregard-Bell

“I care about being a better person.” – Josh Beauregard-Bell NBA Agent, Josh Beauregard-Bell chats with Lisa Bonta-Sumii, LCSW, CSW in this episode about the life of an NBA agent. So often, the public assumes that sports agents are in it for all the wrong reasons. But then you hear a conversation like this–and remember,

AthMindset | The Timeout App and Athlete Mental Health with Maya McClendon

AthMindset | The Timeout App and Athlete Mental Health with Maya McClendon

“A mental health diagnosis is not a death sentence”. This episode is about de-stigmatizing mental health challenges and prioritizing conversations around them. In this episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW is joined by a trailblazer in her field, Maya McClendon. Maya works as a mental health and sustainability advocate. Maya was a highly decorated volleyball

Hugh Roberts | Athlete Activist and Professional Soccer Player | SE Soccer Podcast | BackYardFooty

AthMindset | Hugh Roberts | Athlete Activist and Professional Soccer Player

It’s amazing the difference you can make when you are dedicated to a cause. Hugh Roberts, athlete activist and professional soccer player — and our guest for this podcast episode, talks about it all in this conversation. His passion to help his family and community is the driver to build his life outside of soccer

AthMindset | Athletic Identity With Amanda Banks, Founder of Sports to Suits

AthMindset | Athletic Identity With Amanda Banks, Founder of Sports to Suits

“What are you outside of sports?” This conversation features Mental Health & Sports Performance Coach, Lisa Bonta Sumii sharing space with Amanda Banks, Founder of Sports to Suits. A company on a mission to help athletes get a career outside of sports. Topics explored in this conversation: transitioning to life after sports feeling isolated as

AthMindset | Former NFL Player Marques Ogden | Servant Leader and Inspirational Speaker

AthMindset | Marques Ogden | Former NFL Player, Servant Leader, Inspirational Speaker

“It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.” – Aristotle This is an episode all about redemption. This redemption story started with support. And this conversation features Mental Health & Sports Performance Coach, Lisa Bonta Sumii sharing space with Marques Ogden. Marques is a former NFL player and now

Carlos Yustis on the SportsE podcast | Telemundo 48 Bay Area

AthMindset | Carlos Yustis | Sports Anchor for Telemundo 48 Bay Area

“You can be involved in professional sports besides being a player.” -Lisa Bonta Sumii responding to Carlos Yustis talking about his proud moments covering sports. In this episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii shares space with Carlos Yustis, Sports Anchor for Telemundo 48 in the Bay Area. Lisa and Carlos talk about becoming a sports anchor, the

AthMindset | More Than An Athlete Stories with Dania Cabello | Cal Bears | SportsE

AthMindset | More Than An Athlete Stories with Dania Cabello

“How will you take care of her mind and her well-being while she is a student-athlete at your institution?” –Dania Cabello’s father, talking to the soccer coaches at the University of California, Berkeley, upon her daughter being offered a scholarship to play soccer for them. In this episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii shares space with Dania

Yale Women's Soccer Mia Grillo and Reina Bonta

AthMindset | Yale Women’s Soccer with Mia Grillo and Reina Bonta | + Student-Athletes & Mental Health

“Prioritize your own mental health.” -Reina Bonta In this episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii shares space with Yale Women’s Soccer Student-Athletes, Mia Grillo and Reina Bonta. Learn more about each of these amazing young women on their Yale Soccer Page: Mia Grillo | Reina Bonta Mia and Reina’s support for each other, their teammates, and their

AthMindset | CSUB Sports Medicine + Athletic Trainers Jessie Rogge and Kevin Williams

AthMindset | CSUB Sports Medicine + Athletic Trainers Jessie Rogge and Kevin Williams

All about athletic trainers, specifically the amazing athletic trainers at Cal State University Bakersfield (CSUB). In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with both Jessie Rogge and Kevin Williams to discuss CSUB Sports Medicine and more. Sports medicine topics explored: becoming an athletic trainer what’s the focus of an athletic trainer

AthMindset | Coach Chris Meadows Talks Basketball, Development, and Mindset

AthMindset | Coach Chris Meadows Talks Basketball, Development, and Mindset

“Process over outcome.” In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with Chris Meadows, coach, trainer, and basketball mind. He has helped over a thousand athletes develop into collegiate athletes. Chris Meadows speaks the truth in this episode on these topics and more: skill vs will elite mindset skill development his book

AthMindset | Athlete Branding and Storytelling with FanWord Founder, Chris Aumueller

AthMindset | Athlete Branding and Storytelling with FanWord Founder, Chris Aumueller

FanWord founder, Chris Aumueller, joins the podcast to talk about athlete branding. Chris excelled in tennis at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and he now helps other athletes tell their stories and create their own brands. Chris’s goals surpass athletics and help to foster personal development in the lives of many athletes. This company’s goal is

AthMindset | Powerlifting and Body Dysmorphia with Teresa Brown

AthMindset | Powerlifting and Body Dysmorphia with Teresa Brown

Teresa Brown shares space with Lisa Bonta Sumii in this episode of SportsEpreneur for a candid discussion about mental health–specifically struggles related to body dysmorphia. She is a high-performing powerlifter, and she also works as an elementary school teacher. Her passion for the sport and for teaching truly shines through in her voice. A major

AthMindset | Four-Time Olympian and Athletes Soul Founder, Myriam Glez | SE

AthMindset | Four-Time Olympian and Athletes Soul Founder, Myriam Glez

Giving back to the athletic community — through Athletes Soul. In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with Myriam Glez, founder and CEO of non-profit Athletes Soul and French-Australian Olympic synchronized swimmer. Myriam joins us to explore topics related to mental health including athlete’s retirement. Amazing accomplishment alert!! ➡️ Myriam has

Dr. Kensa Gunter | Mentor and Leader In Sports Psychology | SportsE Pod

AthMindset | Sport Psychology Mentor and Leader, Dr. Kensa Gunter

Celebrating Black Heritage Month with the first black president of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). “We can cope with adversity and we can navigate uncertainty. And maintain our health and wellness and in some instances, thrive, even in the midst of challenging situations.” (19:53) – Dr. Kensa Gunter In this AthMindset episode, Lisa

Mario Fernandez | Founder of HUBOL | Where Humanity & FÚTBOL live | SportsEpreneur

AthMindset | Humanities and Fútbol (HUBOL) with Mario Fernandez

A conversation at the intersection of humanities and fútbol with HUBOL founder. In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with Mario Fernandez, founder and CEO of HUBOL. It’s no surprise Mario works in the humanities as all you can think after hearing him speak is “good human”. Mario Fernandez as described

Stephanie Rosado | Sport Social Work | Former Pro Athlete | SportsEpreneur

AthMindset | “We Are More Than Our Circumstances” with Stephanie Rosado

Doing your life’s work. And doing it with passion. While changing lives in the process. That sums up what Stephanie Rosado does. In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with Stephanie Rosado, a Ph.D. student at the University of South Florida (USF). A former pro basketball player, Stephanie played for the

Bronson Kaufusi | Green Bay Packers Tight End | NIL | SportsEpreneur Podcast

AthMindset | Bronson Kaufusi, Green Bay Packers Tight End | Helping Others

Green Bay Packers Tight End, Bronson Kaufusi joins the podcast to talk about appreciating every day, helping others, the life of an NFL player, and how family is everything. What a great person. That’s the thought you will have about Bronson Kaufusi after listening to this podcast episode. In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii,

AthMindset | Peak Performance, Biohacking, and Neurofeedback with Angela Martinucci

AthMindset | Peak Performance, Biohacking, and Neurofeedback with Angela Martinucci

Optimizing the human brain for peak performance. We feature a leader in this space with neurofeedback specialist, Angela Martinucci. Angela has her own story that led to her fascination with cutting-edge wellness technologies. And today she works with professional sports teams, athletes, the cancer community, and many more individuals seeking peak performance and wellness. Angela

Savanah Whatley | Oregon State Softball Player | Talks Bullying and Mental Health

AthMindset | Savanah Whatley Opens Up About Mental Health in Life and Softball

Athletes, coaches, and parents — please listen to this episode to understand what athletes go through. Savanah Whatley is an infielder for the Oregon State Beavers softball team. In high school, she dealt with the trauma of being bullied. Savanah almost gave up the sport “she was born to play”. But her mom and family

AthMindset | NFLPA Director of Player Wellness | Amber Cargill, PsyD

AthMindset | NFLPA Director of Player Wellness | Amber Cargill, PsyD

Ensuring active NFL players have the resources and support they need for their mental health. Dr. Amber Cargill, PsyD is the Director of Player Wellness for the NFLPA and she is the featured guest in this AthMindset episode on SportsEpreneur. In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with Dr. Cargill to

Dr Chris Winter on the SportsEpreneur Podcast | The Sleep Solution

AthMindset | Own Your Sleep with Dr. Chris Winter

Learning about sleep has never been more fun than this! In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with Dr. Chris Winter, internationally recognized expert on sleep and the author of “The Sleep Solution” and “The Rested Child”. Dr. Chris Winter as described on the American Sleep Association (ASA) website: Dr. Christopher

SportsEpreneur podcast art | Curtis Mitchell | USA World Class Sprinter

AthMindset | World-Class Sprinter Curtis Mitchell

Hard work and education are everything to this world-class sprinter, Curtis Mitchell. In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with Curtis Mitchell. This man is the 2014 USA 200 meter Champion! The 2013 USA 200 meter silver Medalist. And the 2013 USA World Championship Bronze Medalist! His personal record is 19.97.

Marco Nunez on SportsEprenuer AthMindset Podcast Series

AthMindset | Former LA Lakers Strength and Conditioning Coach Marco Nunez

Recovery begins when there are four zeros on the clock. In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with former Los Angeles Lakers strength and conditioning coach, Marco Nunez. Marco as he describes himself on LinkedIn: Performance Athletic Trainer ⛹️‍♂️ | Sports Medicine Specialist ⚕️| Sports Rehab Therapist 💪| Sports Scientist 🧬|