Her Sports Story

Her Sports Story

www.hersportsstory.org
Welcome to the Her Sports Story podcast! A place where we share in the stories of former female athletes, connect on the transition out of sport, and create a space where the “always an athlete” tribe can come from connection and inspiration. Her Sports Story was created by Bethany Crouch, former competitive gymnast of 15 years turned athlete advocate professional. We are so happy and grateful that you stopped by! Welcome to the HSS tribe! Follow us on Instagram at @hersportsstory and on the web at www.hersportsstory.org.


39: Ending Sport with Madeline Barlow, Former Collegiate Swimmer turned PhD Psychology of Human Movement & Life After Sport Success Coach
May 31 • 49 min
Madeline Barlow is a former collegiate swimmer that experienced a visceral ending to her sport… like a piece of her passed away the minute she finished her last race. SO MANY athletes experience this! Her life personal life experiences after sport…
38: Talking Coping Behaviors When the Athlete Identity is Lost and Honoring Your Journey with Former Basketball Collegiate Athlete turned Empowerment Coach, Jill Heiman
May 21 • 52 min
After clinging to the identity of athlete during college, Jill Heiman endured a dark time of confused power, depression, and faced a “choose sex to escape” situation. She authentically shares her journey of overcoming the darkness through practicing…
37: Chat with Non Profit Founder - Strong Girls, Cancer Survivor, Teacher & Coach, AND Former DI Basketball Athlete, Lani Silversides
May 18 • 44 min
Lani Silversides is a former DI Basketball student-athlete, turned coach and math teacher AND founder of a non-profit called Strong Girls United! Strong Girls United Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower and inspire…
36: When Your Journey Evolves into Your WHY with former Softball Athlete, Kennedy Haney - Talking Disordered Eating, Body Image and Performance Nutrition
Apr 29 • 33 min
During this episode Kennedy and I chat on: Her experience as an elite softball athlete, Disordered eating and body image, Her journey through Dietetics schooling and eventually becoming an RDN, Coaching high school athletes on nutrition, and Loving what…
35: Battling Unexpected Times in Sport Careers & Advice for Life Beyond the Finish Line with Former Swimmer, Rachel Boardman
Apr 15 • 50 min
Rachel, former elite swimmer, shares her sports story on barely missing the qualifying marks for the National Championships after overcoming pneumonia. This recovery journey nearly took her three years. She talks on the transition out of sport - identity,…
34: Beyonce, Gratitude, and Navigating the Tough Times with Megan Riggs, Former Rowing Athlete turned Community Development Professional
Apr 2 • 57 min
BONUS EPISODE!!! Megan Riggs is sure to be on the best-seller list once her future book debuts. She has quite the career journey —- taking her to different states and collecting a variety of experiences and lessons along the way. I am so grateful to call…
33: My Life Update & Mindset Thoughts Around the Current World Happenings
Mar 15 • 19 min
In this solo episode I chat about the last six months and life happenings! Everything from the former athlete mastermind retreat to BEING 6 MONTHS PREGNANT to leaning into this time of uncertainty, fear, and the potential of positives to come from this…
32: She Didn’t Have Any Limiting Beliefs: Vicky shares the story of her Multi-Passionate Surfing Pioneer Mom, Betty
Feb 15 • 40 min
Vicky Heldreich Durand shares the INCREDIBLE story of her mother’s life - Champion Surfer, Dental Hygienist, Pilot, Potter, & Poet, Betty Pembroke Heldreich Winstedt. Betty was a multi-passionate woman with a zest for life! The book, Wave Woman: The Life…
Season 2! Episode 1 with Former Collegiate Gymnast turned Fit4Mom Leader & Mama, Debra Sexton
Jan 15 • 38 min
Welcome back listeners! So glad you came back to join us for the second season of HSS! Debra Sexton is kicking off Season 2 of the Her Sports Story podcast and I couldn’t be happier! We did club gymnastics together and she was totally a role model for me.…
30: Collegiate Athletics Resource Platform with LRT Sports Founder & CEO, Keirsten Sires
Sep 11, 2019 • 48 min
Sharing collegiate experiences, reflecting on our journeys, providing insight and advice for the next generation of athletes —- this was my conversation with Keirsten Sires of LRT Sports. She teamed up with other former athletes to create a resource…
29: Self Confidence through Mental Training with Mindset Coach & Former Softball Athlete, Paige Tonz
Aug 28, 2019 • 43 min
A fun, real, and insightful podcast with former Softball athlete turned Mindset Coach, Paige Tonz. Most importantly though, Paige works with girl athletes ranging in ages from ten to 18 on navigating the journey that is sport. She helps these girls build…
28: 5 Professional Development Tips for Former Athletes Embarking on their Careers After Sport
Aug 21, 2019 • 24 min
Sharing FIVE tips on professional development from (my experiences). You may have heard them before but I add context around why they are so helpful in your journey to pursue your next career after sport!
27: From Entrepreneur to Olympic Level Athlete with Cary Williams, CEO of Boxing & Barbells & Creator of Too Pretty
Aug 14, 2019 • 53 min
Her Sports Story community, meet Cary! ENTREPRENEUR - ATHLETE - CEO This Boxing Boss Babe started out as an entrepreneur as a boxing gym owner and then evolved into a boxing athlete. We talk all things entrepreneurship, the journey, athlete identity, how…
26: Sport as Vehicle For Healing with Inspire Wellness & BPLA Coach, Lindsay Drennen
Jul 24, 2019 • 42 min
Lindsay Drennen, what an incredible individual! Her sports story and experiences encompasses the challenges, the good times, the health wavering times, and the MAGICAL times. Sports have always been a part of her life growing up with two parents who were…
25: How Your Sports Story Can Lead You to Your Purpose with Nicole Tobon, Founder of Softball Students
Jul 14, 2019 • 63 min
What will you hear about in this episode? COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS, ATHLETE LIFE TRANSITIONS, PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, and CREATING COMMUNITY Nicole Tobon is here to IMPACT many. As a former Softball athlete that made it to the collegiate level, spent time…
24: Finding Your Confidence After Sport Through the Journey with Allie Leigh Collins
Jul 10, 2019 • 52 min
REAL TALK: That is what happens on this podcast with former collegiate softball athlete, Allie Collins! We talk her sports story, leaving sport, navigating a career and life post sport. When you first leave sport, you feel free, you can finally have a…
23: Owning Your Story & Processing Abrupt Sport Endings with Former Competitive Gymnast, Emma Lee
Jul 3, 2019 • 53 min
Emma Lee is a former competitive gymnast (and former club teammate of mine) that overcame various injuries to make it to the collegiate level. Collegiate athletics can throw various curveballs that we never anticipate and Emma was definitely thrown a…
22: Former Track Athlete Turned Professional Rugby Player Shares Being on the USA Team & Bringing Awareness to Rugby
Jun 30, 2019 • 30 min
Naya Tapper does not have your traditional Rugby story since she spent her entire high school career as a track & field athlete. She started playing Rugby when she attended college at UNC Chapel Hill. We talk all things her sports story, navigating next…
21: Intuitive Eating & Navigating Nutrition After Sport with Bri Collette
Jun 26, 2019 • 31 min
Bri Collette is the Former Athlete Nutritionist and aims to help former female athletes with their mindset around eating and food. She finds that this mindset when explored can pour over into all aspects of life. We talk about beliefs as athletes that…
20: Thoughts, Energy, & State of Being May Just Be Your Decision - What I Have Learned & Experienced
Jun 21, 2019 • 12 min
Hey hey, so happy you are here! Ok, disclaimer — I am not an expert in this realm, just a human living through human experiences, and navigating life! I have picked up these understandings through books, podcasts, personal development leaders, and of…
19: Learning How to Navigate Change and Taking Care of YOURSELF with Athlete Advocate & Chiropractic Sports Physician, Dr. Lina Cook
Jun 19, 2019 • 11 min
My conversation with Lina was so in alignment with what Her Sports Story is about —- about reflecting back on our journeys and sharing advice with those athletes about to embark on their next chapters after sport. She is a former competitive gymnast who…
18: A Chat with Former Professional Cyclist Cari Higgins, on How Sports Shape You for Life, Women’s Sports Recognition, & the Colorado Classic
Jun 12, 2019 • 48 min
Cari Higgins: Former collegiate soccer athlete turned Professional Cyclist turned Real Estate Business Owner. What an amazing woman! She has truly taken the athlete grit, drive, and perseverance with her in every aspect of her life. We chat all about her…
17: Persevering Through to Create Your Vision with Founder of The Winning Element, Deanna Schneyer
Jun 5, 2019 • 72 min
This podcast features Deanna Schneyer, Chief Inspirational Officer of The Winning Element. Deanna has created a platform that is first off, BEAUTIFUL and second off, geared towards all things optimal performance for the up and coming athlete. She provides…
16: Helping Sidelined Athletes Redefine Their Identity and Redesign Their Life with Former Dancer, Chrissy Papetti
May 28, 2019 • 61 min
Chrissy is just a light and has such a knowing! She is a former competitive dancer that took her chronic pain into her own hands after years of not feeling like she was progressing appropriately after a career-ending dance injury and an injury from her…
15: Leaving Sport Not on Your Terms & Finding New Passions with my BFF, Bailey Estep
May 22, 2019 • 26 min
This episode is with one of my besties, Bailey Estep. Bailey is currently an Academic Advisor at Texas State and has been one of my BFFs since age 10! Bailey and I were club teammates and even college teammates for a bit however, she endured a journey…
14: Finding Faith Through Your Journey with Former Athlete & Fitness Coach, Lyndsay Moncrief
May 17, 2019 • 51 min
Lyndsay is a Wife, Mama, Teacher, Health & Fitness Coach and Former Arkansas Basketball Athlete. She takes us through her sports and life story where she overcame transitions; including, losing her Mom during her high school years, navigating college…
13: Creating What You Wish Existed with Founder of PLAYOFF Athlete Dating App, Amanda McGrew
May 15, 2019 • 63 min
Have you ever wished something existed and thought… how can I create it? Well Amanda McGrew saw a niche in the online dating space and created PLAYOFF - a dating app for collegiate and professional athletes. We talk all about her sports story as a former…
12: Owning Your Health On The Run with Former Basketball Athlete, Kelsey Anselmi
May 11, 2019 • 36 min
Kelsey Anselmi, former basketball athlete turned Math Teacher! She is on the pursuit to a healthy lifestyle and encouraging others to do the same through her instagram @kelsey_otr “Kelsey On The Run”! Kelsey and I talk all things being a former athlete,…
11: Empowering Female Athletes in Strength Training with Performance Coach, Emily Pappas
May 6, 2019 • 31 min
Emily Pappas is a trailblazer in the Strength and Performance space for females. She owns Relentless Athletics, a gym that not only uses science to develop stronger female athletes but also is an inclusive space for females to become confident in Olympic…
10: Cycles and Patterns in Life After Sport with Former Hockey Athlete, Sarah Ditmars
Apr 19, 2019 • 44 min
This conversation with Sarah Ditmars is… I’ll say it, RAW in the best way! She was in the midst of yet another transition out of “sport”, but this time it was her career in sport. Sarah has made waves as the head Athletic Therapist for a Jr. A men’s…
09: Two-Time Olympian, Mariya Koroleva, Talks Life After Synchronized Swimming
Apr 16, 2019 • 62 min
A conversation with two-time Olympian, Mariya Koroleva on her sports story and transitioning out of synchronized swimming. She sheds light on some topics that are truly eye-opening! From her experiences in getting to the Olympics both in London and Rio,…
08: How Health & Fitness Coaching and Motherhood Changed, Former Athlete, Kelly Bray’s Life
Apr 1, 2019 • 25 min
Kelly Bray, Former Volleyball Athlete, turned Health & Fitness Coach. We dove right into her sport/career/motherhood journey and what she experienced along the way from body image, to anxiety, to depression, to binge eating and drinking. Yep, we dive in…
07: My Sports Story & the Her Sports Story WHY
Mar 24, 2019 • 33 min
Yep, it’s a bit of a ramble here but I speak about my sports story and how that led me to creating the Her Sports Story platform (this amazing former athlete community)! Forgive me as I think a lot through this podcast, and there are definitely times…
06: Reconnecting with Fitness after Sport with Maddy Hawthorn, Founder of MADFit
Mar 18, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode we talk with Maddy Hawthorn of MADFit. Maddy is a former competitive cheerleader and track athlete who left her sports behind as she entered college. We talk about her journey in the transition and how she came to realize she had lost her…
05: Empowering Female Athletes through Service & Sport: Annika Wachtman and the GLASS program
Mar 18, 2019 • 39 min
This podcast talks all things sports, international travel and service learning opportunities for girls in sport! Annika Wachtman is a mentor for the Beyond Sports GLASS program (Girls Leadership Academy for Service & Sport). She shares her collegiate…
04: MESSY Action with Podcasting - How I Started the HSS Podcast
Mar 15, 2019 • 7 min
Hey tribe! This episode is giving you a glimpse into my podcasting journey thus far. To say the least, it has been messy! Definitely got some trial and error going. But I’m still posting my very first podcasts because I want you to see the process. Just…
03: The Power of Dress with Identity Coach and former gymnast, Natalie Saimeri
Mar 14, 2019 • 50 min
This episode interviews former gymnast turned CEO and Founder of I AM READY Coaching. Natalie specializes in identity coaching especially when it comes to athletes transitioning out of their sports and leaving parts of their identity behind. Natalie has a…
02: Finding Yourself Beyond Sport with Former Volleyball Athlete, Jackie Pulatie
Mar 6, 2019 • 51 min
Bethany’s conversation with former Taekwondo athlete, basketball athlete, and Volleyball player. Jackie played on the Sacramento State Sport Club Volleyball team and traveled the country to compete against other college teams. She is nothing short of…
01: Navigating Relationships & Life After Gymnastics with Former Gymnast, Megan Astore
Jan 7, 2019 • 54 min
This episode of the Her Sports Story podcast dives into Megan Astore’s journey through transitioning out of sport and into life beyond sports and college. We talk relationships, navigating careers, and moving on from the athlete identity. Megan is a…