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Founder + CEO WISe Wellness Guild Stevi Carr joined our show and shared some insights about her life and career. She discussed her challenges and shared some of the mindsets that helped her through her hardships. Stevi also talked about the importance of creating a balance between our purpose and our mental health. She believes creating this balanc…
 
On this episode we have Brandon Saho, known as TV's sports anchor-reporter who opened up and shared his journey fighting depression. "My mental health is in a really good place. I just felt like it was best for me to move on to the next chapter," Saho said. Brandon also shared about his new project 'The Mental Game Podcast' a space where he is the …
 
On this episode, we have Thom Brennaman a long-time sportscaster who fell into a massive controversy in 2020 when a hot mic caught him saying a slur. This hot mic moment lead to his dismissal as a Cincinnati Reds sportscaster and his resignation from Fox Sports. Since then Thom has met and worked with various LGBT+ organizations and individuals to …
 
Ryan Russell a businessman, husband, and dad of three received a strong diagnosis after months of headaches. The pain he was feeling was not headaches or migraines instead it was brain cancer. He opened up and detailed the phases of his fight. ''It was clear that the hill I needed to climb was larger than I imagined. Not a hill at all. More like Mt…
 
In our first episode of Self-Cast, Our Host and founder opened up and shared how he started The Riley Decker Companies and took us a little bit deeper sharing his WHY. We find out what drives him to be the person he is and how creating the UDP has helped him grow and learn. Give Kyle a follow on social: Twitter Follow the UDP: Facebook Twitter Link…
 
Quintin Morris is an American football tight end for the Buffalo Bills. He shared some insights about his career and what it has taken him to be in the place he currently is. Also, he opened up about how he was moved by his younger brother to impact and help the special needs community. Find Q on Social: Twitter | Instagram…
 
The NBA’s First Mexican Woman Referee Blanca Burns, shared with us some insights into her life story and the challenges she faced since her childhood ''All these Challenges made me who I am today. If I could do it, you can do it.'' Burns said. Her Family has been a pillar for her to be the strong woman she is and pursue her dreams.…
 
Born in Liberia, West Africa, The LMU men's basketball coach Stan Johnson opened up and shared how hard was to leave his home country and start a whole new journey in a new one. 'Nothing is been easy, but the beauty and the blessing it's being within the journey' He quoted. Coach Johnson shared about his core values and the huge importance of build…
 
Scott Thomas Miller is an American football wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Bowling Green and was drafted by the Buccaneers in the sixth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. He opened up with us and shared how he was doubted for his height that even coaches barely put him in ga…
 
THE LAST HOPE Born and raised in Cincinnati, OH. He grew up in an environment surrounded by violence, drugs, and crimes. Those situations humbled him and guided him to find an escape plan. His mom is one of his biggest inspirations as she spent her life raising eight kids in a precarious environment and without the opportunity to have even one day …
 
In this episode, we reconnect with Tim who is now our first guest to make a second appearance. Tim wants to encourage people to learn through his journey, How has he going through his adversity having stage 4 cancer. There is so much to learn about his resilience and how he deals with his difficult times, applying what he teaches in Focus 3.…
 
Cliff Devries Promise of diving. When he was 4 years his love for this sport began and he kept working on improving his skills until gain national attention, his eyes were on the Olympics but when he was in the best time of his career, he start having problems with his shoulder. MRI revealed a 6-inch tumor pressing onto Cliff’s spinal cord, after 1…
 
Boxing champion and American hero! "Some of us fight for our country, some of us fight for our families, some fight for sport.... I fight for all these things.". Misfortunate moments: He was put into foster care when his mother was a drug dealer, his best friend Stephen Brown died, and he lost his daughter to SIDS, listen to his overcoming adversit…
 
Mike, the senior forward for the Falcons of Middlesex County's Monroe Township High School, suffered an injury during a hockey game, which would leave him paralyzed at the age of 17 in January 2014. Now he motivates us with an amazing mentality and his strength. “The world never needed me on hockey skates, it needed me in a wheelchair. My fight wil…
 
Brook Cupps is a classroom leadership teacher and a head boys basketball coach in Centerville High School. His mantras are: "The strength of the wolf is the pack, and the strength of the pack is the wolf." and Chop Wood; When things are going well, get to work. When things are bad, get to work. The connection is always back to work." He wrote the b…
 
Tom Morris is the Senior Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Performance at Indiana University, and Keynote Speaker. He uses his story to teach others about never giving up, keeping fighting, and being resilient. After his bicycle accident, he has worked tirelessly at the Frazier Rehab Institute in Louisville. He regained use of his arms, chest…
 
Chris Singleton is a former minor league baseball player drafted by the Chicago Cubs. He became a nationally-renowned speaker with a message of resilience, forgiveness and unity following the loss of his mother in the 2015 Mother Emanuel Church Tragedy in Charleston, SC. Chris now shares his message with over 60 organizations annually and his clien…
 
Two years and over 100 guests, Calvin is stepping down from The Underdog Podcast to pursue a career in coaching. In this episode Kyle and Calvin share some of their favorite moments over the past couple years, as well as their favorite guests and of course crack a few jokes at each other, one last time! Please leave a comment and let us know how lo…
 
When Matt Painter completed his playing career at Purdue University, he knew he wanted to be a basketball coach. Like many coaches, the journey begins at the bottom and you have to grind your way. While coaching at a small D3 college, Coach Painter had to humble himself to make ends meet and drive a forklift as a second job.…
 
When Twany Beckham received the devastating news that his collegiate basketball career was over due to a back injury. This National Champion had already began to work on his future. As a senior at Kentucky in 2013, he was writing his first book. Fast forward to today he's written multiple books, produced a short film, he's a sports agent and has be…
 
After 17 years as an assistant coach Jack Owens finally got the opportunity to lead his own program. However right before he began his head coaching journey, he lost his father, the man who had been cheering him on his whole life. Coach Owens has went on to turn Miami University basketball around.By Kyle Decker & Calvin Blackmon
 
Traditional or Untraditional. Coach Jedd Fisch decided as a young boy that he wanted to be a football coach. Growing up a star tennis player and never playing organized football, this would seem unlikely. Through persistence and pure grit, he landed a graveyard shift job with the Florida Gators while in undergrad. The rest is history!…
 
Chris Creighton constantly reminds himself why he still coaches after 31 years. Transformational rather than Transactional coaching has been the key to his success. When his players understand that 90% of his love is tough love and they embrace who they are, the results speak for themselves.By Kyle Decker & Calvin Blackmon
 
There's only a few people in our lives when they ask you to do something no matter what it is, you're going to do it. After 25 years at the same mid major college and on a leap of faith Dan Dalrymple joined the New Orleans Saints with Sean Peyton the season following Hurricane Katrina. He's now a Super Bowl Champion and was 2018 NFL Strength and Co…
 
When his father told him at a young age "someone is always praying for you" those words stuck. In order to play 13 years in the NFL you must be intentional when it comes to a growth mindset, and it didn't happen naturally for Frostee, this is something he had to figure out during some of the most adverse moments of his career.…
 
Coach Heard joins the UDP to talk about some of the adverse moments in her career. From turning around Kentucky State as a young head coach to understanding her process to develop relationships. They keys to her success lie in building a foundation from the day she steps on campus.By Kyle Decker & Calvin Blackmon
 
As a little girl in the 1960s Tara VanDerveer loved playing basketball. However there were no organized sports for girls at the time. After a stellar college playing career, Tara became 2x Coach of the year at Ohio State in the early 80s. Fast forward to 2021 her Stanford Cardinals won their 3rd National Championship (90' & 92'). Coach VanDerveer i…
 
Tony Pike was 6th on the depth chart as a junior and didn't know what the future held going into camp. After a talk with his dad and a fair chance from Coach Brian Kelly, Tony became the starter a few weeks into that same season. Although injuries followed, he was still able to help lead the University of Cincinnati to it's largest Bowl Appearance …
 
Coach Wes Miller was a walk-on at North Carolina after spending his freshman year at James Madison. Only a few years after graduating he found himself as a 27 year old head coach. Finding success through core values and hard work at UNCG, he's bringing that same mentality to the Cincinnati Bearcats!By Kyle Decker & Calvin Blackmon
 
In 2002 Bob Huggins's life stopped when he suffered a heart attack in the Pittsburgh Airport. Whether it's realness or tough love, Coach Huggins doesn't take for granted the emotional and genuine relationships he's developed with his players over his 35+ year career!By Kyle Decker & Calvin Blackmon
 
In 2012 Coach Jack was relieved of her duties as Indiana University Women's Head Basketball Coach. Nobody would hire her, not even as an assistant. From Power 5 to smaller schools, no one would call her back. Then she got her break with the University of Buffalo and has made 3 NCAA Appearances with a Mid Major. As Coach Jack says Winning is easy, b…
 
When Tom Allen was 23 years old he was thrust into his first head coaching job at the high school level, during the middle of the season. His infectious connection with his players and understanding how important L.E.O. was critical early on. 8 out of the 11 places he's coached over the past 30 years all had losing records when his staff arrived. N…
 
John Harbaugh struggled to find his path up the coaching ranks. With stops at many schools across the country, he always felt like God was going to lead him to where he was supposed to be. As a Special Teams coach in the NFL, he finally got the call and for the last 14 years has taken full advantage of his opportunity as a leader of The Baltimore R…
 
When Joe lost his brother at the age of 19, he began to question the meaning of sports. As he began to evaluate the Coaches he had throughout his life, he began to see the differences in transformational vs transactional coaches. This ultimately lead Joe to his life's work!By Kyle Decker & Calvin Blackmon
 
In 2002 Coach Johnson was almost out of coaching after a controversial call on the field. However he was blessed enough to be given a second chance by then Head Coach, the late Terry Hoeppner. After many stops including the Cleveland Browns, The Ohio State University, Arkansas, Purdue, he's now an assistant coach for the Las Vegas Raiders!…
 
From bulimia, to her dad committing suicide, to a life threatening car accident, The journey of finding her identity was a rollercoaster ride of ups and a lot downs. It wasn’t until Mo Aiken found Christ that led her to her true purpose in life Her new book - Fully KnownBy Kyle Decker & Calvin Blackmon
 
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