Danita Johnson, D.C. United | Consistency, Communication, Commitment

Danita Johnson, D.C. United | Consistency, Communication, Commitment

In this empowering episode of Athlete Mindset, we’re honored to host Danita Johnson, a trailblazer in the world of sports. As the President of Business Operations for D.C. United, Danita brings a wealth of experience, innovation, and leadership to the forefront. We discuss the core themes of consistency, communication, and commitment. And then explore how … Read more

Duke University, Basketball, and Family with Vanessa De Jesus

Duke University, Basketball, and Family with Vanessa De Jesus

Welcome to another inspiring episode of the Athlete Mindset podcast! In today’s conversation, we sit down with Vanessa De Jesus, a remarkable collegiate basketball player from Duke University, also known for her significant role in the Philippine National Team. Beyond her prowess on the court, Vanessa discusses her life off the court, where it’s all … Read more

Hoops and Healing with Bianca McCall, Reach-In Now

Hoops and Healing with Bianca McCall

Bianca McCall. A story and a journey that transcends the AAU courts and professional basketball in Italy. Her story on the Athlete Mindset podcast touches on valuable lessons learned both on and off the court. Witnessing the limitations of access to youth sports, Bianca champions efforts to make it more inclusive. Her transition from athlete … Read more

The Mental Game in Sports with Aren Ulmer

Exploring the Mental Game in Sports with Aren Ulmer

A conversation about the mental game in sports and performance. This episode features special guest, Aren Ulmer. In this episode, we discuss athlete mental health and Aren’s own journey as an athlete and beyond. Episode Highlights from The Mental Game in Sports with Aren Ulmer: Journey to Mental Wellness: Discover the spark that ignited Aren’s interest … Read more

The AthMindset Workbook

The AthMindset Workbook

In this special episode of the Athlete Mindset, two influential figures in the field of athlete mental health join forces. This time our host Lisa Bonta Sumii is a guest along with Dr. Tiana S. Woolridge, on the Twins Talk it Up Podcast. As experts in the field, they offer their distinctive insights on athlete … Read more

The Importance of Being Frugal with Amobi Okugo

The Importance of Being Frugal with Amobi Okugo

For Amobi Okugo, efficiency is paramount. While we recognize that efficiency is crucial for high-performing athletes, Amobi extends this concept beyond the realm of sports. Efficient living is not just about optimizing athletic performance; it’s also a key element in managing our lives and finances effectively. This is particularly important for athletes, given their shorter … Read more

Understanding Athlete Identity with Kim Brady

Understanding Athlete Identity with Kim Brady

Be Playful. Be Purposeful. Be Passionate. The core values of our guest today Kim Brady. As a small business coach, soccer player, and former therapist, Kim’s experiences have shaped her unique perspective on success and personal growth. In this episode of the Athlete Mindset podcast, we dive into Kim Brady’s fascinating insights on athlete identity, … Read more

Bringing Lived Experience to Clinical Work with Derek Bylsma

Bringing Lived Experience to Clinical Work with Derek Bylsma

This episode features Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Executive Director of Millennium Counseling Center, Derek Bylsma. This episode is about bringing lived experience to clinical work, suicide prevention and awareness, and addressing the mental health stigma that still exists today. In this Athlete Mindset podcast, Derek also discusses mental health in young athletes, his background … Read more