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011 – From Here to There – Thane Marcus Ringler

0:33 – Susan introduces Thane Former Professional Golfer Podcast Co-host of “The Up & Comers Show” Author of “From Here To There: A Quarter Life Perspective On The Path To Mastery 1:24 – Thane shares his background Realized in high school that golf needed to be his focus Moved to California & competed for 4 […]


010 – Coach Deon Rocha

0:32 – Susan introduces Coach Deon Bachelor of Health Science with an Honours Specialization in Health Sciences Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist with NSCA EXOS Performance Specialist Vast background training athletes of all levels, including college, University & Professional athletes 2:22 – Deon explains the sport of Jiu Jitsu Not a lot of sparring, predominantly […]


009 – “Because I Can” with 6 Time Ironman Dave Wainwright

0:20 Susan introduces Dave Wainwright and welcomes him to the podcast Has completed 6 Ironman races & 50 marathons Certifications from: National Coaching Certificate Program (NCCP) & Confit Pro. As a teacher, he coached numerous teams 2:02 – Dave talks about his athletic journey & how he got involved in Triathlons Rugby player and […]


008 – Using Mindfulness to Improve Sport Performance with Dr. Keith Kaufman

0:20 – Susan introduces Dr. Keith Kaufman • He’s a Licensed Clinical Psychologist • Member of The American Psychological Association & The Association For Applied Sport Psychology • Co-Author of Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement 2:50 – Dr. Kaufman explains how mindfulness is a way of being • the skills can be used throughout your […]


007 – Taking Care of Your Body with Emma Jack

Taking Care of Your Body with Emma Jack 0:20 – Susan introduces Emma Jack, BSc(HKin), MSc(PT), MCISc(Manip. Therapy), FCAMPT, Sport Dip. She’s the Sports Physiotherapist for Hockey Canada and runs her own practice 2:22 – Emma shares a bit of her story Was a dancer, spent a lot of time in physio herself Knew she […]


006 – Fearful Athlete vs Composed Athlete

0:20 Introduction – Susan shaking things up 1:20 – Can you translate what you’re able to do in practice to game or race day? 1:46 – Susan indicates this is one of the common challenges I hear all the time from athletes. 2:22 – What’s preventing you from performing to your full potential when […]


005 – Knocking It out of the Park with Dana Cavalea

In this episode, Susan talks with Dana Cavalea . Dana spent 12 years with the New York Yankees, many of those as the Director of Strength & Conditioning, winning the World Series in 2009. He was also the recipient that year of the MLB Nolan Ryan Award which is voted on by their peers & […]


004 – Elevate Your Performance with Self Leadership: Jason Goldberg

In this episode, Susan interviews Jason Goldberg. He’s the author of “Prison Break”, a #1 Best Seller in Self-Leadership, an international speaker as well as an extremely well respected coach. Jason is known as the king of self-leadership and he has a love of funky socks! Listen as Jason shares his journey about how he […]


003 – Empower Your Performance with Kari Schneider

In this episode, Susan interviews Kari Schneider, a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist; Certified Exercise Physiologist; Certified Athletic Therapist and Owner & Founder of Empower Conditioning in London Ontario. Today Kari shares her advice for athletes about the importance of strength training that is personalized as well as the importance of the mental, psychological and […]


002 – Strength & Conditioning Coach Maria Mountain

In this episode, Susan interviews Maria Mountain, a strength and conditioning coach for 19 years. Maria has a Master’s of Science in Kinesiology. She is a certified exercise physiologist and the founder of Revolution Conditioning. Hear Maria tell her story from her 1994 start in gym training to opening up RevCon. Listen as she […]


001 – Nutrition & Hydration with Lisa Cianfrini

In this episode, Susan interviews Lisa Cianfrini, a registered dietician, CEO & founder of NutriProCan (Nutrition Professionals of Canada), and manager at Nutrigenomix Inc. She works with several elite athletes and is a course lecturer in nutrition and dietetics in Brescia University College. Today, Lisa shares about the basics in sports nutrition in practice and in games, noting how hydration and nutrition is important in all our day-to-day activities and sports.


000 – Introduction

Welcome to The Athletes’ Game Changer Podcast, where we share performance enhancing strategies from experts in various fields to support your athletic goals. If maximizing results is important to you, this is the place to be! Podcast Show Notes: 00:03 – Welcome to The Athletes’ Game Changer Podcast! 00:25 – Susan Kovacs will host this […]