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The Bolder Woman: S1E4 - Marge Allison, Hurdler

This week’s guest is the Australian world-record holding masters athlete, Marge Allison who at 74, has been described as Australia’s most prolific female medal winner at world level over many years. Marge has set 18 world records in 7 events: the 200m, 400m & 800m races, and the 200m, 300m and 400m hurdles, plus the 4x400 relay. She won a total of 53 world championship individual medals; 38 gold, 7 silver and 8 bronze. In 1995, she was the first woman ever over the age of 50 to run 400m in...


The Bolder Woman: S1E3 - Sue Yeomans, Pole Vaulter

This week’s guest is Sue Yeomans, who, at the age of 66, is a British track and field athlete with multiple world championship titles in the pole vault event where she has been world champion in her age group no fewer than nine times. Sue holds 13 European championship titles and 22 national British titles. She‘s made 27 British records in the pole vault, 11 European records and she has also been placed in gold medal positions and been proclaimed world champion in both the long jump and...


Transcending Sport: Sports Psychology: Dr. Inga Wolframm Explains Concentration

Sports Psychologist Dr. Inga Wolframm returns with another topic that affects athletes in all sports: concentration. This series was first record in 2012/13 when the conversations were focused on equestrian sport but applied to anyone in sport. Inga methodically unpacks the thinking and psychology behind the topics and what athletes need to understand in order to get the most out of their performance. We also learn how to overcome some of the challenges we face under pressure and how it...


The Bolder Woman: S1E2 - Catherine Walker, Powerlifter

This week’s guest is World Champion Powerlifter Catherine Walter, who, at 72 holds the world records for the squat, deadlift and bench press for her age and weight categories. Catherine started lifting weights seven years ago already holds World Drug Free Powerlifting Federation records for the 58.5kg bodyweight class, in the women’s Masters 7 class (70 to 75 years of age) for the unequipped squat, bench press and deadlift; and for the Full Power event in which all three lifts are performed...


Hockey Talk: S1E23 - Nuggets of Knowledge

Shannon Miller's guest this week is 4 time Olympic Gold Medalist Caroline Ouellette. Caroline also competed at 12 World Championships, winning gold in 6 and silver in 6 – Caroline is also an NCAA Champion both as an athlete and a coach. Caroline played for Shannon at UMD winning an NCAA Championship, and then came back and coached with her and won another NCAA Championship. A great athlete, coach, and human being. For show notes and related links for this episode click HERE. For more...


The WeCOACH Podcast: S1E11 - Heather Olmstead Finds Form in Final Four

On episode 11 of The WeCOACH Podcast serves up an ace with AVCA Division I national coaches of the year, Heather Olmstead. As the only woman coaching in this year’s Final Four, Heather’s level-headed and competitive approach led BYU to their first Final Four appearance. Listen in as she looks back on her coaching journey and offers some great advice for assistant coaches. With a candid approach, she shares last year’s incredible run, how the team was primed to perform at their best and to...


Transcending Sport: Triathlete Melissa Otterbein; Sustainability in Sport

Our guest today is triathlete Melissa Otterbein who is a research student, and advocate for Sustainability in Sport. Melissa explains how the organizations and individuals in sport can play an environmental role and why sport has a responsibility. Melissa is a Graduate Assistant and Master of Public Health in Physical Activity candidate at The George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, Department of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She is currently researching...


Hockey Talk: S1E22 - A Winning Mindset

On this week's episode Coach Shannon Miller talks to General Manager and Head Coach of the WNBA MN Lynx, Cheryl Reeve and their topics are dreaming big, team culture, accountability, trusting in the process and what it takes to win. This week’s drill of the week will be a versatile drill that you can use early in practice to warm up the goal tenders and skaters, and a drill that you can use on game days during game skate - this drill will be posted on Shannon's Facebook page...


The Sailing Show: S4E3 - Sara Hastreiter's 7 Seas & 7 Summits Challenge

On this months episode, Sara Hastreiter joins Abby for the latest Sailing Show, Sara is a close colleague having competed together in the Volvo Ocean Race with Team SCA. Following that circumnavigation Sara has tacked over to challenges in the mountains, so we learn about the similarities and differences between Ocean racing and Mountain climbing. Sara is a great role model as someone who knows how to take on a challenge for good cause, and for turning dreams into reality. The Sailing Show...


The Lovely Biertrix: S1E2 - Tournament Preparation & Mental Focus with 'Kid'

The Lovely Biertrix is joined by ‘Kid’; skater, coach and all round Roller Derby enthusiast from Tiger Bay Brawlers Roller Derby based in Cardiff, Wales. 'Kid' is also a former London Brawling player and Team England Roller Derby Skater. We are talking about how teams prepare for tournaments, not just the physical side but also the mental conditioning required to succeed in a tournament bubble. For show notes and related links for this episode click HERE. For more conversations from the...


The Bolder Woman: S1E1 - Jane Asher, Masters Swimmer

Our first guest on The Bolder Woman podcast hosted by Alex Rotas, is multiple world-record holding Masters Swimmer, Jane Asher. Jane turns 88 this month and is currently swimming in the 85-89 year old age group. She holds 22 current world records in a highly competitive sport. In the United States alone there are around 60,000 competitive masters swimmers and in the UK there are 17000 registered in clubs. And it’s not just the number of world records that she holds that’s astonishing, it’s...


Hockey Talk: S1E21 - Quick Transition Hockey & Tackling Fears

On this week's episode Coach Shannon Miller talks about Quick Transition Hockey, Athlete Self-Sabotage and Coaching with Emotion. Today’s Side Bar is the excellent new NIKE commercial that is out, called “Dream Crazier.” And this week’s Drill of the Week will be a tactical drill, called 2v1 Drop – this drill will be posted on Shannon's FB page @coachshannonmiller on Thursday. For show notes and related links for this episode click HERE. For more conversations from the world of women’s...


Fair Play: S3E2 - Sexual Violence in Sport

This month Zoe George talks to experts on how to prevent sexual violence through and in sport. Professor Sarah Leberman addresses the socio-cultural context in sport, New Zealand Rugby’s Eleanor Butterworth explains what the organization is doing across all levels of the sport, Member of parliament and former Black Fern Louisa Wall discusses legislation and co-host and sexual violence prevention advocate Judy O’Brien gives tips on consent. Also on the show New Zealand’s premier sporting...


Transcending Sport: Kayla Nola, Girls Gotta Run

Kayla Nolan is the executive director of Girls Gotta Run Foundation (GGRF), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that invests in girls who use running and education to empower themselves and their communities. Its purpose is to create a brighter future for Ethiopian women by empowering women to overcome poverty and disadvantages. By being engaged with thought leaders in the field of international sport, Girls Gotta Run envisions a world that empowers and invests in the exceptional initiative of...


The WeCOACH Podcast: S1E10 - Shannon Miller: Coaching, Leadership and Gender Equity

On episode 10 of the WeCOACH Podcast, host Megan Kahn gets an opportunity to interview one of the most successful ice hockey coaches of all time, Shannon Miller. Recently, Shannon’s story has been heard around the world for her courageous Title IX legal battle. Listeners will appreciate Shannon’s take on authentic leadership and her continual innovation and creativity. Her story will inspire and empower women and fans alike with her courage and humility. For show notes and related links for...


Hockey Talk: S1E20 - Global Hockey Leadership

Shannon Miller's guests this week are two leaders in the sport internationally; Finland's Tuula Puputti and Saara Niemi. Saara Niemi — née Tuominen when she played with Shannon— has competed at many WC and Olympic Games – and accomplished many accolades as a player and coach. Saara is now the GM and HC of the women’s hockey team Helsinki IFK, and the HC of the junior girls program as well. Tuula has had a great playing career as well, competing at many WC and Olympic Games, and is now the GM...


Transcending Sport: Ebru Koksal, Women in Football UK

Ebru Koksal is currently the interim Chair of the UK based organization Women in Football - a network of professional women working in and around the football industry who support and champion their peers. Ebru began her professional career in New York, as a financial analyst in corporate finance at Morgan Stanley, and served as a senior manager at Citibank and AIG between 1992-2000. After joining in 2001, Ebru has held several senior positions at Galatasaray. Following the merger of...


Athlete Profile: Tara Geraghty-Moats is on Flying Form

It’s been a stellar season so far for the American Combined Nordic athlete Tara Geraghty-Moats. Last weekend she swept to a pair of wins in an International Ski Federation Nordic Combined Continental Cup in Rena, Norway. With this latest in a string of wins, Geraghty-Moats continues to lead the standings as she has all season. She has now won eight events in a row, seven of which in the Continental Cup. Women’s Nordic Combined is still a Developing Sport and will be a part of the World...


Transcending Sport: Ainka Jess, She's 4 Sports

She’s4Sports is a Toronto-based digital and events platform that brings women together to have a larger voice in sports through digital content and engaging events. The network represents a community of almost 3000 and growing, passionate women and men who want to amplify and celebrate the contributions of women in sports. For the founder Ainka Jess this has truly been a passion project that formed out of a conversation with friends that revealed they did not feel comfortable talking about...


Hockey Talk: S1E19 - Cultivating Unselfishness and Winning

Shannon Miller's topic this week is Cultivating Unselfishness and Winning, which is one of the biggest challenges coaches face. She offers a number of constructive ideas to help from setting team goals together to emphasizing team goals on a regular basis and getting to know the players the best you can so you can help them get the best out of their experience. Her guest is Jackie MacMillan who is in her 9 season as head coach, Division III @ St. Scholastica in Duluth, Mn. Jackie played...