Try Premium for 30 days

Live games for all NFL, MLB, NBA, & NHL teams
Commercial-Free Music
No Display Ads
#WeGotGoals-logo

#WeGotGoals

0 Favorites

#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.
More Information

Location:

United States

Description:

#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.

Twitter:

@asweatlife

Language:

English


Episodes

Clare Crowley Followed Her Heart to Build the Yoga House

11/14/2017
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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


Chicago Marathoners talk how they plan to conquer or just survive 26.2 miles

10/4/2017
More
In keeping with the "everything is better with friends" spirit around here, we decided to do something different for our podcast the week of the Bank of America Chicago Marathon. We rounded up four of our friends running this year's Chicago Marathon: Matt Linder (previously interviewed here), Kristen Heckert, Tom Leddy and our fearless leader Jeana Anderson Cohen. Among this group, we had two first-time marathoners and two runners familiar with the 26.2 grind. Kristen Heckert is a local...

Duration: 00:35:03


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

9/26/2017
More
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


Stanley Cup Winner Bryan Bickell and wife Amanda Bickell talk MS and Life after the NHL

9/19/2017
More
Sure, bringing the Stanley Cup makes you a winner. But sometimes it’s what happens when life throws you a puck to the face that truly makes you a champion. When former Chicago Blackhawk Bryan Bickell was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in November of 2016, he and his wife Amanda took control of the story: “We decided—this isn’t going to be what stops you playing hockey,” Amanda says. So Bryan fought to get back to the ice, left the sport triumphantly, and now looks forward to life after...

Duration: 00:25:42


Freelance Sports Writer Matt Lindner Talks Hitting Pause on Writing to Train for a Marathon

9/12/2017
More
Matt Lindner, Chicago-based freelance writer for publications like ESPN.com and The Chicago Tribune got up on January 1, 2017 to run not only his first run of marathon training for the Bank of American Chicago Marathon, but for his first run since high school. He knew that if he waited until the official training period began, he'd lose motivation from feeling too far behind his peers. And since the bitter cold winter mornings in January, Matt's continued to get up and run three days a...

Duration: 00:29:37


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

9/5/2017
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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
More
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

See More