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#WeGotGoals is a podcast by aSweatLife.com on which we talk to high achievers about their goals - some they've already accomplished and some they're striving to accomplish in the future. After writing about goals and sharing stories from some very impressive people, we discovered something we didn’t anticipate: asking people about their goals – past and present – gives them an easy way to share their story. And by asking others to share something they were proud of accomplishing and saying something they wanted to achieve in the future aloud, we reinforced two principles we’re passionate about: recognizing your accomplishments and going after what you want. And just writing these stories didn’t seem to do them justice anymore. It seemed fitting that these inspiring people share their journeys themselves, using their own voices. And thus, the #WeGotGoals podcast was born. This podcast is hosted by Cindy Kuzma, Maggie Umberger and Jeana Anderson Cohen of aSweatLife.

#WeGotGoals is a podcast by aSweatLife.com on which we talk to high achievers about their goals - some they've already accomplished and some they're striving to accomplish in the future. After writing about goals and sharing stories from some very impressive people, we discovered something we didn’t anticipate: asking people about their goals – past and present – gives them an easy way to share their story. And by asking others to share something they were proud of accomplishing and saying something they wanted to achieve in the future aloud, we reinforced two principles we’re passionate about: recognizing your accomplishments and going after what you want. And just writing these stories didn’t seem to do them justice anymore. It seemed fitting that these inspiring people share their journeys themselves, using their own voices. And thus, the #WeGotGoals podcast was born. This podcast is hosted by Cindy Kuzma, Maggie Umberger and Jeana Anderson Cohen of aSweatLife.
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#WeGotGoals is a podcast by aSweatLife.com on which we talk to high achievers about their goals - some they've already accomplished and some they're striving to accomplish in the future. After writing about goals and sharing stories from some very impressive people, we discovered something we didn’t anticipate: asking people about their goals – past and present – gives them an easy way to share their story. And by asking others to share something they were proud of accomplishing and saying something they wanted to achieve in the future aloud, we reinforced two principles we’re passionate about: recognizing your accomplishments and going after what you want. And just writing these stories didn’t seem to do them justice anymore. It seemed fitting that these inspiring people share their journeys themselves, using their own voices. And thus, the #WeGotGoals podcast was born. This podcast is hosted by Cindy Kuzma, Maggie Umberger and Jeana Anderson Cohen of aSweatLife.

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Episodes

Clare Crowley Followed Her Heart to Build the Yoga House

11/14/2017
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Clare Crowley didn't start out pursuing a life built around yoga - she started as a fighter, in and out of the ring. The sport of boxing came into her life at a time when she needed discipline, structure and an outlet - and eventually yoga would serve as the perfect compliment to boxing and her lifestyle. After experiencing personal tragedy, Clare sought something to breathe life back into her days, leading her to walk away from her career in the TV and film industry. What Clare found in...

Duration:00:38:00

Transgender Athlete and LGBTQ Activist Chris Mosier Talks Policy Change and The Power of Sport

11/7/2017
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Facing challenges head-on started early in life for Chris, when he was assigned female at birth. From an early age, he knew that his biological sex didn't match his gender identity, and in 2010, he transitioned to male and started publicly competing in men's divisions. Throughout his struggle reconciling his gender with his sex, Chris was able to find comfort and acceptance in athletics. In 2015, he earned a spot on Team USA for the men's sprint duathlon for the 2016 World Championship,...

Duration:00:27:26

April Sutton Overcame Obstacles to Do Stunts on Empire and Divergent

10/25/2017
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April Sutton's life turned upside down when her training job disappeared. Getting downsized out of her job left her down, out and sleeping in her car. From spending Chicago nights without heat in her freezing car - April's life looks completely different today. She turned it around from homelessness to becoming a SAG card-carrying actress with appearances in movies like Divergent and shows like Empire. Hear the big goals that allowed her to rebuild her career and create a brand she's proud...

Duration:00:35:04

Matt Fitzgerald Talks Going Pro as a Marathoner For His Newest Writing Project

10/17/2017
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What would it take to permanently shift your sense of the impossible? For runner, author, and coach Matt Fitzgerald, it was an all-in approach to training for this year’s Chicago Marathon. He moved to Flagstaff, Arizona; trained with pro runners and an elite-level coach; and as a result, ran his personal-best time of 2:39:30 at age 46, something he’d previously thought inconceivable. On todays’ episode of #WeGotGoals, Matt talks about the nuts and bolts of the differences between training...

Duration:00:28:30

Kathryn Pisco quit her job to travel; now, she plans meaningful journeys for others

10/11/2017
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It wasn’t an Eat Pray Love moment, Kathryn Pisco says — she just wanted a break from her corporate job, and she and her husband loved to travel. So they put pause on their careers and took off on a globetrotting adventure. They fully planned to resume their former lives afterward, but their journeys revealed a gap in the industry for meaningful, well-planned volunteer experiences. When they got back, they launched Unearth the World — a social enterprise devoted to planning transformative...

Duration:00:34:42

Diego Estrada talks Marathoning Professionally as both a Mexican and US Runner

9/26/2017
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Overcoming a collapsed lung could be an insurmountable obstacle for most runners, but for Diego Estrada it was just a part of his road to 26.2 and his refusal to let go of his distance running goals. Over the years, Diego qualified to run for the Mexican and the U.S. Olympic team, and slowly moved into longer distances, moving from the 10K up to the marathon distance. But in 2016, as he fought his way into the Olympic trials, one more obstacle got in his way: heat. At the 20-mile mark,...

Duration:00:19:07

Creating Peace in Chicago's Englewood Neighborhood: A Big Goal for Quentin Mables and Erin Vogel

9/5/2017
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Setting goals to create peace and prosperity for an entire community sounds lofty. But Quentin Mables and Erin Vogel are making it happen at I Grow Chicago's Peace House, located in the heart of Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. This safe haven is where you'll find regular yoga and art classes, sustainable urban farming and mentorship and skills trainings for community members in Englewood. Listen to how these two are making big change every day for the people that enter the Peace House,...

Duration:00:30:58

Trainer to the Stars Gunnar Peterson Talks What it Took To Get There

8/15/2017
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Celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson talks to us about how he achieved big goals and how he's approaching the future. After creating a brand that's recognizable worldwide, Gunnar Peterson reflects on what helped him to achieve all of that. He talks about meeting his clients where they are in silly ways - like having a toilet in his gym. He also shares what his clients who are high achievers all have in common.

Duration:00:16:34

Bank of America Chicago Marathon Race Director, Carey Pinkowski Share His Goals For the Race

8/8/2017
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On today’s episode of #WeGotGoals, Carey Pinkowski, Race Director of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon, talks about why he thinks it’s so important to gather feedback as he executes such a massive event. Listen to some of the highs and lows he’s experienced in 28 years on the job —and hear his advice for anyone with their eyes on a finish line.

Duration:00:27:45

GirlForward Founder, Blair Brettschneider Explains What Led Her To Help Young, Refugee Woman

8/1/2017
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Blair Brettschneider, on the Forbes 30 Under 30 in education and Crain's 20 in their 20's lists, kick started her career by seeing a need from one girl she tutored regularly. On this week's episode of #WeGotGoals, a podcast by aSweatLife.com, Blair talks about the genesis of GirlForward, a nonprofit organization that provides English language resources, mentors, tutors and additional education and resources to high school-age refugee women in Chicago and Austin, Texas. Blair's got big...

Duration:00:28:39

Amanda McGrory Share How She Went From Waking up Without the Use of Her Legs to the Paralympic Games

7/18/2017
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For Amanda McGrory, waking up at the age of five without the ability to use her legs wasn't the great tragedy of her life. What defined a low period in her early life was feeling lost as she sought a role model with a disability. Amanda finally saw others with disabilities living full, active lives when she found a camp for children with disabilities like her. She described this experience to me as a breakthrough, the moment when she was able to see that her life as an active kid wasn't...

Duration:00:22:01

Health Warrior Co-Founder and CEO, Shane Emmett Shares How His Big Goals Started With a Chia Seed

7/11/2017
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On this episode, Cindy hears from the CEO of one of the fastest growing superfood companies, Health Warrior. Shane Emmett shares what it was like to start a dream job totally outside his comfort zone, and about his passion to solve a real problem - how to improve the quality of shelf stable goods. Health Warrior - the idea for which sprung from the story of the Tarahumara tribe of Mexico who ran on the super food of chia seeds - not only provides less processed options in the packaged...

Duration:00:30:13

International Yoga Teacher Kathryn Budig Shares How She Aims to Stay Home More

7/4/2017
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On this episode of #WeGot Goals, Maggie talks to her dream guest - a woman who writes, teaches yoga across the world, hosts a podcast and much, more: Kathryn Budig. Listen as Kathryn describes how she's actively working to find more opportunities close to her Brooklyn home, including the acclaimed ESPN podcast "Free Cookies" she co-hosts with her girlfriend Kate Fagen. Listen as Kathryn shares how she's getting over the addiction of getting approval from others and what's next for her.

Duration:00:29:06

Olympic Gold Medalist Torie Bowie Talks Goals After Her Gold Medal at the Rio Games

6/20/2017
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On this episode of #WeGotGoals we talked to Torie Bowie, Olympic sprinter and winner of the Gold, Silver and Bronze medals in the 2016 games in the 4 X 100m, 100m and 200m sprints respectively. After starting her life in foster care, Torie found her way into her grandmother's care, where she thrived. Her athletics career started with high school track where she dominated on the largest high school athletics stage: taking home state championships. Listen as she talks about what it feels...

Duration:00:20:06

Sarah Spain of ESPN Talks About What It Took to Get There and How She Pursues Her Next Big Goals

6/13/2017
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On this episode, we talk to Sarah Spain, major contributor on ESPN who writes a column and hosts a radio show called "that's what she said" and makes regular appearances on Around the Horn. Listen to what it took to finally write "sports reporter" on her tax forms as she overcame obstacles and pushed through barriers. She talks misogyny in the locker room and gratitude for the career she’s built through it and in spite of it.

Duration:00:39:53

Matt Matros, CEO of Limitless Coffee, Talks What It Will Take to Create 100% of the World's Coffee

6/6/2017
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We heard from Matt Matros, founder of Protein Bar and Founder and CEO of Limitless coffee and tea, about what gets him out of bed every morning - his guiding force in setting and achieving goals. Listen to how Matt continues to push the boundaries of what's possible with Limitless, and how he's vowed to never become complacent in his quest to reach his goals on this episode of the podcast.

Duration:00:23:31

Fred DeVito EVP at exhale spa Shares The Goals That Led to The Spa/Fitness Hybrid

5/16/2017
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Fred DeVito says that his purpose on Earth is to help people live better lives. What he's helped to create at exhale spa allows him to do that each day. Listen to how Fred cultivated a culture of wellness and empowerment in business, leadership and his classroom. His learnings from previous experiences as a New York City Public School P.E. teacher and a jazz musician helped him along the way as the company grew and what he took away from those seemingly disparate experiences just might...

Duration:00:32:25

Heather Mayer Irvine Talks About How a Tweet Helped Her Become Nutrition Editor at Runner's World

5/9/2017
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Company-issued race entries. The chance to interview famous athletes. Monday-morning meetings where everyone compares marathon times - and shelf after shelf of free sample snacks. In some ways, working as the food and nutrition editor at Runner’s World magazine is all Heather Mayer Irvine imagined. And Heather did, indeed, dream of this job for years before she stepped into the role. She studied journalism and nutrition, and has been a runner since high school. Still, she never thought the...

Duration:00:27:00

Nicole Lapin Shares the Goals That Helped Her Become a Boss B*Tch (and Write a Book About It)

5/2/2017
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In this episode, Maggie Umberger talks to New York Times Best Selling author Nicole Lapin. As is the case for many, Nicole Lapin didn't naturally speak the language of money. But after she landed her first job on the floor of the Stock Exchange, she learned quickly and started sharing that knowledge on TV appearances. After years of working to build the life that she wanted, Nicole started sharing how to speak the language of money with other women in her books. She shares how she learned...

Duration:00:26:40

Aaron Wolf of Adventures Accessed Shares How a Passion for Nature Led Him to Create a Company

4/18/2017
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In our sixth episode, Jeana Anderson Cohen talked to Aaron Wolf who founded Adventures Accessed, an outfitting and guide company born out of Aaron's love of nature and desire to help others feel that same connection. But before he could create the company, he had to get uncomfortable in the life he was living. Listen to Aaron describe how he decided to start the company and leave his comfy day-job and the path that led him to devote his life to the great outdoors.

Duration:00:24:54

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