96 episodes

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
    • 5.0 • 45 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

    95. Why Authenticity and Boundaries Matter with Jaclyn Sklaver, Licensed Sports Nutritionist for Athleats Nutrition

    95. Why Authenticity and Boundaries Matter with Jaclyn Sklaver, Licensed Sports Nutritionist for Athleats Nutrition

    Let’s jump right into 2022 with the first guest episode! Jaclyn Sklaver came ready to share both the good and the bad to empower other women in sports.    
     
    Jaclyn started her own company, Athletes, and has coached over 350 elite-level athletes, including 80 NFL & NBA veterans.  

    Listen in as Jaclyn talk about: 
    Why authenticity has her run a successful business  How being the only woman in the room has helped her career  When and why she set and held boundaries   How she doubted her value and finally got over it   How she built her confidence  and why  And you know there is so much more. 
     
    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:
    Athleats Nutrition: https://athleatsnutrition.com/ 
     
    Connect with Jaclyn : 
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/athleatsnutrition/

    • 50 min
    94. The Importance of Using Your Voice in 2022 with Jahaan Blake, Career Coach for Women in Sports, Consultant and Podcast Host

    94. The Importance of Using Your Voice in 2022 with Jahaan Blake, Career Coach for Women in Sports, Consultant and Podcast Host

    Can you recall a time when you didn’t speak up and immediately felt regret?  You know that regret that sticks around and you feel it in your gut. There is no ignoring it. 
     
    Is there a time that you used your voice and by speaking up you found that you gained more respect from your manager or colleagues? 
     
    Or is there a time that you spoke up and someone else thanked you for it?  Because by speaking up and using your voice you inspired them to do the very same thing. 
     
    In the latest episode of Game Her Own, I’m talking about 4 reasons why you want to use your voice in 2022!  My hope for you is that this episode not only inspires you, but when things get tough (because using your voice isn’t always as easy), you can remember these 4 reasons and use them as the fuel you need to keep pushing through and let your voice be heard. 
     
    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:
    Mindset Worksheet: https://jahaanblake.com/mindset/ 

    • 20 min
    93. Seize the Opportunity with the NFL's Director of Event Strategy and Fan Engagement, Heather Nanberg (2020)

    93. Seize the Opportunity with the NFL's Director of Event Strategy and Fan Engagement, Heather Nanberg (2020)

    The Super Bowl, NFL Draft, & Pro Bowl! Imagine being a part of some of the world’s biggest events. Heather Nanbereg, Director of Event Strategy and Fan Engagement for the NFL has played major roles in all of those events. 
     
    Y’all, we jam-packed a lot into 45 minutes! I’ve had the pleasure of working with Heather on Super Bowl and Pro Bowl and she is the real deal!!   
     
    Listen in as we talk about: 
    -How she saw opportunities and went after exactly what she wanted 
    -How she leaned into her passions to have a rewarding and fulfilling job 
    -Advice on getting a job with the NFL 
    -How she developed the role she has now...it didn’t exist before 
    -How she turned nothing into something that led to bigger opportunities 
    -The keys to implementing a successful new initiative 
    -One thing she does that she believes is the secret to her success 
    -The value of having trusted allies 
     
    And you know there is so much more! There always is with these incredible women who work in sports. 
     
    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 Heather:
    Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/in/heather-hayes-nanberg-b3477a88
     

    • 49 min
    92. Shoot Your Shot with Portland Trail Blazers' Director of Guest Experience, Kara Adams (2020)

    92. Shoot Your Shot with Portland Trail Blazers' Director of Guest Experience, Kara Adams (2020)

    “No one offered me those positions. I had to work for them. I had to advocate for them.  I had to ask for them.” -Kara Adams, Director of Guest Experience for the Portland Trail Blazers


    Do not miss out on my conversation with Kara. She is real and showed up to give y’all advice to help you take your career to the next level. She is a woman who has ALWAYS gone after what she wants. She hasn’t been afraid to shoot her shot. Listen, Kara is such a boss that when she went to Howard University and learned there was no Sports Management Major, she created it. That’s right, she is the reason the Sports Management program exists at Howard.  
     
    Highlight reel from our great convo: 
    -How she handles being told no 
    -What she did to get crystal clear and land the role she has now 
    -How to advocate for yourself and how to approach your boss 
    -Why you should never be the person who just wants to get their foot in the door 
    -How to hire and effectively lead during a pandemic 
     
    Make sure to stick around to the end.  This Howard Alum gives some great advice!  
     
    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
    Portland Trail Blazers: www.nba.com/blazers 
     
    Connect with Kara: 
    LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/kmadams 
    Twitter: twitter.com/MsK_Adams 
    Email: kara.adams@trailblazers.com

    • 47 min
    91. How to Accelerate Your Career with a Growth Mindset with Jahaan Blake, Career Coach for Women in Sports, Consultant and Podcast Host

    91. How to Accelerate Your Career with a Growth Mindset with Jahaan Blake, Career Coach for Women in Sports, Consultant and Podcast Host

    How would you rate your 2021? How did you do?  Did you reach the goals that you set out to accomplish?  Do you get knocked down? Did you get back up and come back stronger? 

    My question for you: how did you handle it when you got knocked down? It’s crazy how quickly we forget our wins and focus on the misses that we had. They sometimes just consume you. 

    Join me as I talk about the value of having a growth mindset and how it will 100% help you accelerate your career! It’s going to help you when you hit those setbacks and it’s also going to help you go further faster.  
     
    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 to personality assessments:
    The Enneagram Institute: https://tests.enneagraminstitute.com/
    EnneApp: https://enneaapp.com/ 
    Strength Finder: https://store.gallup.com/c/en-us/assessments#catcs 
    The Myers & Briggs Foundation: https://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/ 
     
    Resource Links:
    Goal Setting: https://mcusercontent.com/82c79345d81f22e0fa1bb8ca7/files/8398cda3-fe51-8fd6-c889-59a8a4b087eb/Goal_Setting_3_.pdf
    Mindset Worksheet: https://jahaanblake.com/mindset/ 
    Game of Her Own Bonus Episode with Jessical Berman, National Lacrosse League's Deputy Commissioner & Executive Vice President of Business Affairs: https://podcasts.apple.com/no/podcast/40-bonus-breaking-down-barriers-with-national-lacrosse/id1506816919?i=1000507562092 
     

    • 28 min
    90. On-Air Coaching: How to Manage Expectations with Jordan Corbin and Jahaan Blake

    90. On-Air Coaching: How to Manage Expectations with Jordan Corbin and Jahaan Blake

    Have you ever run into a challenge with managing your direct reports? What about delegating tasks?  
     
    I’m giving you a front-row seat to a coaching session I have with my client, Jordan Corbin, Manager of Sports Experiences for On Location.  
     
    Jordan is a first-time manager and came to me to make sure she gets it right. She is ambitious, takes extreme pride in her work, and wants to deliver excellence not only to her manager but the people she manages. She recognizes the value of connecting and inspiring direct reports as well as being able to have difficult conversations and provide tough feedback to help them grow.  
     
    Join Jordan and I as we spend some time in this coaching session working on how to make sure she can achieve her goals of being an effective manager. 
     
    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 Jordan: 
    Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/jordan-corbin-m-s-965092a4
    Email: jcorbin@onlocationexp.com 

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Passion Board Shop ,

Insightful and well done 💪

So glad I discovered this show. Women have become more and more prominent in major sports and it’s refreshing to see. Hearing their perspectives brings a lot of insight into their struggles and journeys. Keep them comin!

Alyyy P ,

Congratulations!

Congratualtions on the 1 year anniversary of Game of Her Own! Jahaan always has some of the best women in sports to give their own advice and insight on her sessions. I will definitely continue listening!

pgame22 ,

Uplifting, Inspiring and Fun! Also, will you be my coach?

I've been listening to Jahaan well over a year and it just keeps getting better! I know, as a man, I may not be the target audience, but good advice is good for anyone willing to learn. Jahaan is personable and makes you feel as if you are in the room with her and her guests. And speaking of guests, we are talking about some of the biggest names (whether you have heard of them or not) in the Sports Industry today. Kathryn Tappen, of NBC Sports, Janet Marie Smith, of The LA Dodgers, Dr. Wendy Borlabi, of The Chicago Bulls, Andrea Nunez, of the LA Angels, just to name a few. And let me not leave out Jahaan, who is more than just an Industry "Coach". She has actually practiced what she is preaching, having worked her way up the ranks in the front offices of three of the most storied franchises in Major League Baseball history. Listen in. You will not be disappointed.

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