SportsEpreneur Podcast

Welcome to the SportsEpreneur Podcast! The podcast where sports and entrepreneurship collide!

SportsEpreneur is a sports content marketing and collaborative team. Our podcast is all about showcasing difference makers in and around the world of sports.

Dr. Stacy Kratz on the AthMindset podcast series on SportsEpreneur

AthMindset | Sport Social Work with Dr. Stacy Kratz

Focused on sport social work with Dr. Stacy Kratz. In this AthMindset episode, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with the positive, compassionate, and enthusiastic personality on the cutting edge of psychotherapy, and designing and implementing startling personal, social, and corporate strategy for good, especially in the sport and social work arena, Dr. Stacy E.

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,

Brent Musburger and Steve Lavin | Stay Interested Kid | SportsMatterz on SportsEpreneur

SportsMatterz | Steve Lavin on Brent Musburger: “Stay Interested Kid”

Brent Musburger. Known for the lines he dropped. Dropped a profound one on Steve Lavin when he was coming up in the broadcasting world: “Stay interested kid.” This SportsMatterz podcast episode features that story told by Steve Lavin about that day in Detroit, Michigan when Brent Musburger gave this wisdom in three short words that

AthMindset | Ashley Besecker | Biochemistry Wizard for Athletes Like Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird

AthMindset | Ashley Besecker | Biochemistry Wizard for Athletes Like Megan Rapinoe and Sue Bird

A personal biochemistry wizard for the world’s best athletes. That’s Ashley Besecker. An innovator in the nutrition space. She even coined her specialty, Functional Performance Nutrition. What does all that mean? Well, this podcast episode featuring a conversation between Lisa Bonta Sumii and Ashley Besecker gets into just that. And two of her clients will

AthMindset | Black Representation and Visibility in Softball with Zoe Conley

AthMindset | Black Representation and Visibility in Softball with Zoe Conley

In this AthMindset episode, former Cal Berkeley Bears softball player gives her perspectives on black representation and visibility in softball. Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, shares space with this incredible young woman, Zoe Conley. Zoe is a former softball player (Pitcher) for the University of California, Berkeley. As Zoe describes her time in softball, “I

AthMindset | Mental Health Space with Betsy Cutler

AthMindset | Creating Mental Health Space for Athletes with Betsy Cutler

In this first of the AthMindset Podcast Series, Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW, chats with Betsy Cutler, M.Ed, President and CEO of Cutler Wellness Programs, LLC. Betsy and her team focus on athlete and student mental health programs for those in professional, college, and high school athletics. Lisa Bonta Sumii and Betsy Cutler talk about

Normalizing Mental Health in Sports with Lisa Bonta Sumii | SE Podcast

Normalizing Mental Health in Sports with Lisa Bonta Sumii

It’s time we start normalizing mental health in sports. And this podcast episode featuring Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), Lisa Bonta Sumii, is one piece of content that attempts to do just that. There are many conversations about mental health taking place in and around the world of sports. More is needed–so we will continue

SportsMatterz | Small School College Athletes Should Create Content

SportsMatterz | Small School College Athletes Should Create Content, Now!

Just like a coach in basketball, college athletes need coaches for their content creation and marketing. In this SportsMatterz episode, John Priore and Mitch Ford have a conversation around Mitch’s journey in the basketball world including his time as a player, coach, and trainer. John and Mitch get into why athletes should create content in

AJ Vaynerchuk and Michael Lombardi | Inside the Business of the NFL | SportsEpreneur

SE70 | AJ Vaynerchuk and Michael Lombardi | Inside the Business of the NFL

AJ Vaynerchuk and Michael Lombardi speak — and we listen. In this is unique SportsEpreneur podcast episode we get to hear Vaynerchuck, Lombardi, and host Michael Elkins go deep inside the business of the NFL.  AJ Vaynerchuk is the co-founder of the athlete representation firm VaynerSports. He is also the former COO of VaynerMedia, led

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

SE69 | Sports Psychology and Mental Training with Henrik Hjarsbæk

“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

Tim Tebow

SportsMatterz | Tim Tebow, Connections, and Platforms

It’s Tebow Time… again. In this SportsMatterz episode, John Priore and Kimberly Bates have a conversation around Tim Tebow and what his signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars means to the world of sports and entrepreneurship. Specifically, John and Kimberly get into the importance of making connections and starting your own platform.  Tebow has officially signed

Fan Controlled Football

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

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

SportsMatterz | Sports Content Creation

SportsMatterz | Sports Content Creation

Getting deep with sports content creation. This is SportsMatterz, a SportsEpreneur Podcast Series. Bringing you real stories from the world of sports and entrepreneurship. Because as we say, sports matter. In this episode, John Priore welcomes SportsEpreneur writer, Kimberly Bates. We get into a unique way of storytelling and baseball adapting to the new age–as

Podcast SE66 | Name Image Likeness with UREPZ Founder, C. Brett Harrell | App State Soccer Team

SE66 | Name Image Likeness with UREPZ Founder, C. Brett Harrell

Sports and business collide at the collegiate level. A conversation all about Name, Image, Likeness (NIL) with the founder of UREPZ, C. Brett Harrell. Brett Harrell is a marketer, creator, and founder. He has a passion for collegiate athletics and the world around these college athletes. As a former student-athlete himself, playing soccer at App State University,

SE65 | Founders Therapy Session with Matt Wunderli

Personalizing the platform. An entrepreneurial mindset conversation with the Co-Host of the Founders Therapy Podcast, Matt Wunderli. Matt is the epitome of the word entrepreneur. He is the CEO of Publisher Arts and other startups. Publisher Arts is a media science company. As they say, analytics at the core of digital transformation. Matt is also an

Danny Nessim

SE64 | Discussing The Beauty of Soccer and Competition with Danny Nessim

An episode all about the beauty of sports and competition featuring Danny Nessim, Founder & Owner of A&C Management, a boutique PEO and Insurance Brokerage Firm. We discuss the beauty of soccer, the power of competition, and Super Bowl XXV.  We had the opportunity to host Danny on our Entrepreneur Perspectives podcast where Eric and

Hockey & Entrepreneurship | Russ Sinkewich, Jeff LoVecchio, Vin Stellato

RAV | Hockey & Entrepreneurship | Russ Sinkewich | Jeff LoVecchio | Vinny Stellato

From hockey to entrepreneurship. Welcome to this episode of the RAV Podcast Series hosted by Jake Newton featuring Russ Sinkewich, Jeff LoVecchio, and Vinny Stellato. In this episode of the RAV Podcast Series, Jake talks with hockey players and entrepreneurs, Russ Sinkewhich (Owner of Ohio Hockey Project), Jeff LoVecchio (Owner of RIPT Hockey Training), and

FitLight | Sports Tech Innovation with Alana D’Andrade

SE62 | FitLight | Sports Tech Innovation with Alana D’Andrade

Move. Measure. Motivate. In this episode, we feature Alana D’Andrade, Managing Director at FitLight Training. Alana shares knowledge around improving tech in sports training, stepping up your game as an athlete, and connecting the dots in business.   FitLight is a speed and cognitive training system that is designed to completely transform the way we exercise,

Jeff Dudan | Undercover Boss, App State Football, and Entrepreneurship

SE60 | Jeff Dudan | Undercover Boss, App State Football, and Entrepreneurship

A dose of entrepreneurial encouragement! As our guest says, “there are a lot of exciting things in this world if you apply yourself and try.” In this episode, we feature the Undercover Boss, entrepreneur, founder, former App State University football player, and impactful youth sports coach, Jeff Dudan. Jeff shares his stories around being a