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

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

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 … Read more

SE72 | Montee Ball and Derek Bylsma on Antonio Brown, Transfer Portal, and NIL

SE72 | Montee Ball and Derek Bylsma on Antonio Brown, Transfer Portal, and NIL

Wisconsin Badger Superstar Running Back Montee Ball and Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and nationally board-certified counselor Derek Bylsma are the featured guests of this SportsEpreneur podcast — hosted by Eric Kasimov, founder of SportsEpreneur. They talk about the complexities surrounding Antonio Brown, the college football transfer portal, and NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness). Montee and … Read more

AthMindset | World-Class Sprinter Curtis Mitchell

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. … Read more

AthMindset | Reggie Walker on the Game Within the Game

AthMindset | Reggie Walker On The Game Within The Game

Don’t run from the truth. Examine yourself. Understand how to play the game within the game. Reggie Walker, ex-NFL LB & Captain shares space with Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, the host of the AthMindset podcast series on SportsEpreneur. Reggie Walker is a mental, physical, and sexual abuse survivor and survivor advocate. He is a … Read more

Gary Brackett & David West | Locker Room to Board Room

Gary Brackett & David West | Locker Room to Board Room

This is a special episode where Alan Major, college basketball coach, and CEO Peter Fuller hosts two former professional athletes now entrepreneurs and leaders, David West and Gary Brackett. This episode is filled with energy, no-nonsense, flat-out leadership, and fundamentals. David West played in the NBA from 2003 to 2018. He played for the Hornets, … Read more

SE69 | Sports Psychology and Mental Training with Henrik Hjarsbæk

Henrik Hjarsbæk - sports psychologist and mental training for soccer and football players

“To be the best, you must overcome your inner and outer opponents.” – Henrik Hjarsbæk.  Welcome to this episode of the SportsEpreneur Podcast where Eric Kasimov has an introspective conversation around soccer (football) and mental training with sports psychologist and mental trainer, Henrik Hjarsbæk.  By going to a mental trainer, you learn to deal with … Read more

SE67 | Generating Fan Engagement with Chase Baker of the Fan Controlled Football League

Fan Controlled Football

The voice of the fans matters! A conversation all about generating unique fan engagement with Chase Baker, former Boise State Bronco and Minnesota Viking, and current Defensive Line Coach for the Fan Controlled Football League (FCF).  In this SE Podcast episode, Chase and Eric discuss FCF, Chase’s playing days at Boise State playing for Coach … Read more

Why Simone Biles Leaving Nike for Athleta Matters

Simone Biles

Simone Biles, one of the most decorated gymnasts in the world, left her sponsorship with Nike for the female-led brand Athleta last week, just three months before the 2021Tokyo Olympics. While it may seem like a simple change-of-contracts to some, Biles is paving the way for female-athletes to choose their sponsorships based on representation versus … Read more

Inside the Business of the NFL with Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk

Inside the Business of the NFL with Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk

Michael Lombardi and AJ Vaynerchuk Discuss Lessons from the NFL and How they Apply to the Modern Business World Former NFL general manager, three-time Super Bowl winner, author, and podcaster Michael Lombardi in conjunction with athlete management firm VaynerSports co-founder AJ Vaynerchuk reveal what makes the business of football tick. Join us for a panel … Read more

The New Rookie

The New Rookie: A Baseball Reporter's Memoir | Whit Merrifield | SE

On June 13, 2016, Whit Merrifield, the newest rookie of the Kansas City Royals, hit his first major league home run off of the Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Carrasco. Seconds after, on June 13, 2016, I looked at my dad in section 139 of Kauffman Stadium and told him “I’m going to be a baseball reporter … Read more