Chekpoint interviews influential thought leaders in the world of athletics who are shaping the future of sports.
We have coaches, players, AD, folks from sport tech companies, and more come on to tell their stories while giving us an inside look into who they are, how they got here and where they think the industry is going!
#40 Mike Simmel - CEO & Co-founder of The Bounce Out the Stigma Project
On this episode of Chekpoint, we sat down with Mike a former Harlem Wizards Entertainment Basketball for 13 years, and now directs his signature Bounce Out the Stigma Basketball Program across the country helping children with special needs learn the game of basketball and become empowered leaders of tomorrow.
#39 Danielle Berman - Founder & CEO Tackle What's Next
On this episode of Chekpoint, we sat down with Danielle who is the Founder & CEO of Tackle What's Next who serves athletes when they lose their team and are searching for a new identity and purpose in their lives by providing structure and a community of accountability so they can go all-in on their future, no matter what the playing field.
- Athlete transition
- Life after sport
- Making the best of your time as an athlete and setting yourself up for success
- Diversifying your identity
#38 Tim George - Sr. Assoc. AD for External Ops & CMO at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
On this episode of Chekpoint, we sat down with Tim who is the Sr. Associate AD for External Operations & Chief Marketing Officer at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
- His journey in college sports and to #UNCG
- NIL and the future of athlete marketing
- How important it is to "set the tone"
- & much more!
#37 Bennie Fowler - Saints WR | Super Bowl Champion | Amazon #1 Bestselling Author
On this episode of Chekpoint, we sat down with Bennie Fowler of the New Orleans Saints. From his time at Michigan State University to the National Football League (NFL) we hear about his amazing journey, and his Amazon #1 bestselling book Silver Spoon.
- Why you should steal inches?
- Life after football
- What does success look like?
- Racing for improvement
To learn more about Bennie and your imperfect guide to success connect with him here on LinkedIn.
#36 Ucambre Williams - CFL Calgary Stampeders | Grey Cup Champion
Cam is currently with the Calgary Stampeders in the #CFL and a #GreyCup Champion. He is also the teammate of our Host Scott Garber from their days at the University of South Alabama #goJags
- Journey from to the CFL
- What it takes to be successful on and off the field
- Mental Conditioning
- Life outside of football
#35 Doug Smith - Former NHL Player | Performance Coach
We "Chek" in with Doug Smith & if you haven't heard his story your perspective of life is about to change!
Doug was the youngest player to be selected by the LA Kings in 1981 where he was drafted 2nd overall into the NHL. He played 11 years of professional hockey until his career took a tragic turn...
Be sure to tune in as Doug's journey is nothing short of a #miracle!
Also, Chek out the website for GREAT resources on trauma & how to deal with it:
“Once we know better, we are bound to do better.”