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Game of Her Own, hosted by Front Office Employee turned Coach & Consultant Jahaan Blake, highlights the inspiring journey of influential women working in the sports industry. These candid interviews offer unique advice and strategies specific to the sports industry that you won't be able to find anywhere else.

During Jahaan's eighteen years of working in sports, including three major league teams, her favorite part of the job was helping others see their full potential. Now she's sharing what she's learned with high achieving women just like you! Whether you want to break into sports, take your performance to the next level or own your place at the executive table, her customized coaching programs are designed to accelerate the achievement of your goals and create the career you've always dreamed of having.

Want to learn more about how Jahaan can support your career?
Email her at jblake@thejblakegroup.com or send her a DM on Instagram @jahaanblake

Game of Her Own Jahaan Blake

    • Sports
    • 4.9 • 52 Ratings

Game of Her Own, hosted by Front Office Employee turned Coach & Consultant Jahaan Blake, highlights the inspiring journey of influential women working in the sports industry. These candid interviews offer unique advice and strategies specific to the sports industry that you won't be able to find anywhere else.

During Jahaan's eighteen years of working in sports, including three major league teams, her favorite part of the job was helping others see their full potential. Now she's sharing what she's learned with high achieving women just like you! Whether you want to break into sports, take your performance to the next level or own your place at the executive table, her customized coaching programs are designed to accelerate the achievement of your goals and create the career you've always dreamed of having.

Want to learn more about how Jahaan can support your career?
Email her at jblake@thejblakegroup.com or send her a DM on Instagram @jahaanblake

    145. How to Hold Yourself Accountable and Achieve Your Goals with Jahaan Blake, Career Coach for Women in Sports, Consultant and Podcast Host

    145. How to Hold Yourself Accountable and Achieve Your Goals with Jahaan Blake, Career Coach for Women in Sports, Consultant and Podcast Host

    Are you holding yourself accountable? Are you making sure you are on track to hit your goals? I want to help you with some quick easy tips to make sure you not only meet your goals, you exceed them.  It starts with one thing - that’s how you hold yourself accountable. It takes discipline and focus. At times you will have to dig deep to push yourself, but don’t forget, this is where growth happens. 
    I promise you it’s worth it. 

    So do you have what it takes to hold yourself accountable in 2023? 
     
    Connect with Jahaan: 
    Learn more about working with Jahaan and see if it’s the right fit for you: https://JahaanBlakeAppointmentScheduling.as.me/LetsTalk
    Join Jahaan's VIP Email List: https://bit.ly/3yccwAP 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jahaanblake/
    Email: jblake@jahaanblake.com
    Website: https://jahaanblake.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahaanblake/
     
    Links:
    Free Resource | Managing Your Mindset Worksheet: https://jahaanblake.com/mindset/ 
     
    Music By:  Quanzaa 
     

    • 11 min
    144. Understanding the Why with Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Vice President of Digital & Media, Christi Bedan

    144. Understanding the Why with Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Vice President of Digital & Media, Christi Bedan

    If you were in the sports industry for close to ten years, would you leave your job and essentially the industry to travel Europe for six months? Well, our guest Christi Bedan, Vice President of Digital & Media for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did exactly that.  

    She has been in the industry now for almost twenty years and drops so much wisdom in this episode. 
    We of course talked about what it was like to leave the workforce to travel the world for six months and how she explained that gap in her resume.  
    She also talks about: 
    Why it’s important to know you don’t always have to end up where you start  How she talked about the gaps in her resume during interviews  The value in understanding the why behind business decisions that are being made  How she built her self-confidence muscle  How her work-life balance changed depending on the season of her life   
    Connect with Jahaan: 
    Learn more about working with Jahaan and see if it’s the right fit for you: https://JahaanBlakeAppointmentScheduling.as.me/LetsTalk
    Join Jahaan's VIP Email List: https://bit.ly/3yccwAP 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jahaanblake/
    Email: jblake@jahaanblake.com
    Website: https://jahaanblake.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahaanblake/
     
    Connect with Christi:
    LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/in/cbedan/ 
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/cbedan 
    Christi Bedan is the Vice President of Digital & Media for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In this role she leads the strategic direction and execution of the franchise’s digital, social media, broadcast, and in-game production offerings.  
    Prior to joining the Bucs, Christi spent four years at Stadium, a multi-platform joint venture between Sinclair Broadcast Group and Silver Chalice.  As the Vice President of Operations, Christi managed the company’s digital distribution, product and marketing/communications strategies.  Prior to that, Christi spent seven years in various leadership roles at NBC Sports, where she ultimately led the digital and media divisions for their action sports portfolio.  Christi began her career in sponsorship at an Atlanta based sports marketing agency.  
    A native of East Lansing, Michigan, Christi attended the University of Florida, where she earned degrees in Sport Management and Marketing.  She currently lives in Tampa with her husband, Matt, and children Blake and Charlie. 
     
    Music By:  Quanzaa 
     

    • 42 min
    143. Feel the Fire of What You Bring with SL DeBarros Law Firm LLC's Attorney and Protector of Athletes, Sivonnia DeBarros

    143. Feel the Fire of What You Bring with SL DeBarros Law Firm LLC's Attorney and Protector of Athletes, Sivonnia DeBarros

    Y’all are in for a treat! I got to spend time with  Sivonnia L DeBarros, protector of athletes, lawyer, and law business owner.  She has represented pro athletes from the NFL, MLS, NBA-G League, and Pro-Table Tennis sports. Sivonnia has been featured on CBS, ABC, WGN, and Shoutout LA, and is a host of podcasts and bestselling published author of What Are You Sporting About?
    Sivonnia is passionate about helping athletes, women, and first-generation business owners because she understands the peculiar struggle many faces by needing more support and guidance to be successful. 
    Listen in as we talk about: 
    What she did when she realized she was a leader but not leading.  That pivotal moment when she learned the value of self-advocacy  Why she empowers everyone on her team  How she sets expectations for her team   
    Connect with Jahaan: 
    Learn more about working with Jahaan and see if it’s the right fit for you: https://JahaanBlakeAppointmentScheduling.as.me/LetsTalk
    Join Jahaan's VIP Email List: https://bit.ly/3yccwAP 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jahaanblake/
    Email: jblake@jahaanblake.com
    Website: https://jahaanblake.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahaanblake/
     
    Links:
    Podcast | What Are You Sporting About?: https://apple.co/3GNTWFh 
    Book | What Are You Sporting About?: https://bit.ly/3XkK50z 
    Book | Athletes Making Moves: https://www.athletesmakingmoves.com/shop 
    Book | Jojo Learns About Credibility: https://amzn.to/3J0SBxL 
    Book | Jojo Learns About Voting: https://amzn.to/3iLX10A 
     
    Connect with Sivonnia:
    Website: https://www.sldebarros.com/ 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sldebarroslaw/ 
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sldebarroslaw/ 
     
    Sivonnia DeBarros - the Protector of Athletes® - is a first-generation lawyer and law business owner. DeBarros graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law with her J.D. in 2013, received an M.S. in Criminal Justice from Everest University in 2010, and her B.S. in Political Science from the University of South Florida in 2008. 
    DeBarros has represented pro athletes from the NFL, MLS, NBA-G League, and Pro-Table Tennis sports; 7- figure National Brands and NY Times Best-Selling Authors; and has been featured on CBS, ABC, WGN, Shoutout LA, and a host of podcasts such as A Frugal Athlete, Influential Entrepreneurs, Tackle What’s Next, and Maximum Lawyer to name a few. DeBarros has been published in Authority Magazine, BuzzFeed, quoted in Forbes, Communication Intelligence, and other publications.
    DeBarros is passionate about helping athletes, women, and first-generation business owners because she understands the peculiar struggle many faces by not having the necessary support and guidance to be successful. 
    DeBarros is a public speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling published author of What Are You Sporting About?, Athletes Making Moves, and the author of JoJo’s Legal Adventures Children’s Book Series that introduces legal concepts to kids. DeBarros is the founder of Athletes Making Moves™, the NILCOMBINE™ and the Host of What Are You Sporting About?® Podcast.
     
    Music By:  Quanzaa 

    • 45 min
    142. Believing You’re Ready for the Opportunity with New Balance Athletics’ Associate Sports Marketing Manager - Baseball, Nina Beltre

    142. Believing You’re Ready for the Opportunity with New Balance Athletics’ Associate Sports Marketing Manager - Baseball, Nina Beltre

    We are back!  This is the first episode of the new year. I’m so excited about the conversation you are about to listen to. I’ve known Nina Beltre since 2007 when she first started her career in sports as a Fenway Ambassador for the Boston Red Sox. Fast forward 16 years and her journey has been filled with  incredible experiences. Including MLB, and NFL, working with big name athletes, and sports agencies. Nina’s path has led her to her current role as the Associate Sports Marketing Manager for Baseball for New Balance Athletics!    

    Listen in as we talk about:
    How working the Super Bowl gave her the courage to make moves in her career How she bounced back from failure  Why she removed the word “luck” from the vocabulary How she handled being embarrassed after an event failed   What it was like to get into sports being a woman of color  
    Connect with Jahaan: 
    Learn more about working with Jahaan and see if it’s the right fit for you: https://JahaanBlakeAppointmentScheduling.as.me/LetsTalk
    Join Jahaan's VIP Email List: https://bit.ly/3yccwAP 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jahaanblake/
    Email: jblake@jahaanblake.com
    Website: https://jahaanblake.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahaanblake/
     
    Links:
    Game of Her Own Ep. 3 | Meg Madden: https://apple.co/3Xs0Si9 
    Game of Her Own Ep. 77 | Stephanie Maneikis: https://apple.co/3vWO6fS 
    Henry Rose Fragrances: https://henryrose.com/ 
     
    Connect with Nina:
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Nina_0413/ 
     
    Music By:  Quanzaa 

    • 44 min
    141. Living in the Moment with Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation's Director of Operations & Community Affairs, Alexandria Price (2021)

    141. Living in the Moment with Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation's Director of Operations & Community Affairs, Alexandria Price (2021)

    Her superpower is that she doesn’t get anxious. SAY WHAT?! Envy washed over me when I heard this, followed by curiosity...and we dive in! 

    Listen in to my conversation with Alexandria Price as we talk about:
    How she got over imposter syndrome  Why she doesn’t get anxious How to get coworkers to see you as more than your entry-level position  How two words got her to a salary she wanted  What you need to do when you’re in a negotiation 
    And you know there is so much more! 
    Links
    Episode 46 of Game of Her Own - Living With Anxiety with Jahaan Blake, Career Coach for Women in Sports, Consultant and Podcast Host: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/46-living-anxiety-jahaan-blake-career-coach-for-women/id1506816919?i=1000512534432 
     
    Connect with Alexandria: 
    Email: aprice@gnosf.org
    Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexandriaprice 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/___alexandriaaaa/ 
     
    Alexandria Price joined the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation in May 2019 as their first, Director of Operations & Community Affairs. In this role, she manages the internship program, assists with event bid creation, event operations and community events specific to any major events awarded, as well as for the Sports Foundation and the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl. Alexandria relocated back to New Orleans from Houston, Texas where she was an Operations Manager for the Special Events Department with the Houston Astros Front Office. There, she worked on hundreds of special events, games, concerts, as well as overseeing 2017 & 2018 Postseason events.
    Alexandria joined the 2016 NCAA Men’s Final Four® Houston Local Organizing Committee (HLOC) to serve as their Manager of Volunteers. During her time with the HLOC, she was able to recruit over 5,000 volunteers to assist with all NCAA shifts throughout the city. She initially got her start with the Sun Belt Conference as their Championships Coordinator in 2013 after interning for the Sports Foundation in 2012-2013 for Super Bowl XLVII & 2013 NCAA Women’s Final Four®. 
    Prior to the pandemic, Alexandria enjoyed traveling and trying out restaurants in the city, but now she is enrolled in an accelerated MBA Program. Now, most of her time outside of work is spent reading and researching, but when she does find some down time, she goes for a bike ride or picks up her skates and rolls out.
     
    Connect with Jahaan: 
    Learn more about working with Jahaan and see if it’s the right fit for you: https://JahaanBlakeAppointmentScheduling.as.me/LetsTalk
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jahaanblake/
    Email: jblake@jahaanblake.com
    Website: https://jahaanblake.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahaanblake/
     

    • 43 min
    140. Closing the Gap with Boston Red Sox' Senior Vice President of Community, Alumni and Player Relations, Pam Kenn (2021)

    140. Closing the Gap with Boston Red Sox' Senior Vice President of Community, Alumni and Player Relations, Pam Kenn (2021)

    What would you do if you found out you were offered $35,000 less than a male counterpart? Pam Kenn, Senior Vice President of Community, Alumni and Player Relations, gets real candid and tells us exactly what she did when that happened to her.  
    You don’t want to miss this super honest conversation!   
    Listen in as we talk about 
    Our salaries when we first became full-time!   What it was like to be the first female Director of Media Relations for the Boston Red Sox  How she went from intern to senior vice president and everything in between  Why she didn’t wait until she was perfect to ask for a raise  Why she brought her insecurity to work   Advice when it comes to working with professional athletes And of course What happened when she was offered $35,000 less than a male counterpart  Get ready to be inspired by Pam’s incredible journey in sports! I’m telling you, you will be fired up!  
     
    Links:
    Boston Red Sox: https://www.mlb.com/redsox 
    Coconut Cleansing Balm: https://theskinnybrand.com/products/calming-cleansing-balm
     
    Connect with Jahaan: 
    Learn more about working with Jahaan and see if it’s the right fit for you: https://JahaanBlakeAppointmentScheduling.as.me/LetsTalk
    Join Jahaan's VIP Email List: https://bit.ly/3yccwAP 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jahaanblake/
    Email: jblake@jahaanblake.com
    Website: https://jahaanblake.com/
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jahaanblake/
     
    Connect with Pam: 
    Email: pkenn@redsox.com 

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

drjoojoo ,

Uplifting and insightful

Jahaan has SO MUCH insight to share and is a top tier interviewer. We need more content like hers in the world. Definitely worth listen after listen! ❤️❤️❤️

Cassie Pisone ,

Empowering and Insightful

So many great takeaways from so many smart and successful women — both from Jahaan and from her guests! Jahaan is a great interviewer and is able to ask thought provoking questions while being empathetic. Definitely a must listen for anyone who wants to further their career or take new chances!

skylarandcasey ,

Insightful, empowering

Jahaan seems to make all of her guests feel extremely comfortable talking with her, opening up and sharing such impactful words about their careers! Such an empowering podcast

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