23 episodes

On the Whistle explores the impact that coaches, teachers and administrators from schools and youth organizations have on improving young people’s lives. Each episode features topics such as resilience, leadership, responsibility, and self-awareness as we examine the journey every athlete and mentor takes from the heart to the mind.

On the Whistle is brought to you by SquadLocker.

On the Whistl‪e‬ Gary Goldberg

    • Self-Improvement
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

On the Whistle explores the impact that coaches, teachers and administrators from schools and youth organizations have on improving young people’s lives. Each episode features topics such as resilience, leadership, responsibility, and self-awareness as we examine the journey every athlete and mentor takes from the heart to the mind.

On the Whistle is brought to you by SquadLocker.

    The Psychology of Sport: Gratitude in Greatness

    The Psychology of Sport: Gratitude in Greatness

    PGA Tour Winner, Brad Faxon joins me on On the Whistle this week. Brad is an inspiration to listen to as he explains the psychology behind his success; not only on the PGA, but in mentorship and coaching as well. We start at Rhode Island Country Club where, for 12 years, Brad caddied for some of the most influential and successful people of the time. At the age of 22, Brad was on the tour teeing off with names like Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, and Greg Norman. Pretty intimidating to say the least! Brad lays out the mindset he developed through past experiences at RICC, touring on the PGA, and shares amazing insight on how to life a fulfilling life.

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    • 46 min
    Establishing Your Identity in a Team Sport

    Establishing Your Identity in a Team Sport

    This week on On the Whistle, I have the pleasure of hosting college Junior at Bowdoin College, Preston Anderson. A member of the Bowdoin Sailing team, Preston has led efforts toward establishing The Inclusivity, Diversify, and Equity (TIDE) Task Force to diversity the historically white, male sport. In our conversation, we discuss the road Preston took to get where he is today. We uncover the reasons and coaches that kept Preston coming back to the sport of sailing even through attacks on his own personal identity. In the second half of our call, we discuss the TIDE program and its already strong support from the sailing community as a whole.

    Learn more about TIDE here!: https://collegesailing.org/about/tide-committee

    Teams and mentorship play a massive role in the underpinning of communities yet most of those volunteers don’t get those voices heard. This podcast allows those people to highlight and talk about those subjects; teaching, mentorship, and community.

    On the Whistle is brought to you by SquadLocker

    • 34 min
    Move the Ball: Relating the Sport of Football to Life

    Move the Ball: Relating the Sport of Football to Life

    This week, Jennifer Garrett virtually joins Gary in the booth. Jen is a leadership coach, a speaker, an author, and a commissioned officer in the United States military serving as a JAG lawyer. Jen and Gary talk a lot about her book “Move the Ball: How the Game of Football Can Help You Achieve Your Life Goals”. In the book, Jen draws parallels between the principles needed to win the game of football and how they are the same that are needed to win the game of life. In this week’s show, we dive into some really interesting topics like continuous improvement, using your energy to energize others, and the importance of celebrating even the small wins.

    • 37 min
    All In with Wyc Grousbeck

    All In with Wyc Grousbeck

    This week, Gary interviews the majority owner and Governor of the Boston Celtics, Wyc Grousbeck. From ‘Kick the Can’ to owning the Boston Celtics, Wyc has always been a competitive person. As a rower at Princeton, Wyc came to realize the concept of being ALL IN. A true, natural competitor, Wyc knows the dedication it takes to not give up on a dream. His dream – owning the Celtics – was far from easy, but through his own sports experiences, he understood the responsibilities and dedication it would take to see his dream through.

    Teams and mentorship play a massive role in the underpinning of communities yet most of those volunteers don’t get those voices heard. This podcast allows those people to highlight and talk about those subjects; teaching, mentorship, and community. 

    On the Whistle is brought to you by Squad Locker

    • 41 min
    The Benefit of Athletes in a Business Structure

    The Benefit of Athletes in a Business Structure

    Andy Gresh comes from a background in sports broadcasting. Andy’s approach is mainly professional sports broadcast and analysis, so it was interesting to hear his perspective on youth sports, coaching, and mentorship. 
    Accountability, dependability, and structure are characteristics of athletes that Gresh thinks set them apart in the business world. Their ability to take direction, criticism, and initiative is evident of their experience from mentorship through sports. 
    Gresh brings up a rarely-talked-about point; mentorship at the professional level. Most pro athletes are thrust into stardom; having missed out on many learning opportunities that they would have learned had their athleticism called them up to the big leagues so quickly.  

    • 52 min
    Amplifying Underrepresented Voices in Sports

    Amplifying Underrepresented Voices in Sports

    An unlikely rower from Mount Holyoke became an Olympic athlete.
    That athlete completed law school and launched a successful legal career.
    Then she laid it all aside to become a filmmaker.
    Her latest documentary tells the story of an inner city rowing team from a difficult side of Chicago that came together to overcome a variety of obstacles and difficulties.
    Mary Mazzio, founder of 50 EGGS Films, joined the podcast to talk about her film, A Most Beautiful Thing.
    Mary and I discussed:

    How she unlocked the golden handcuffs to become a filmmaker
    Avoiding the white savior trope in sports films
    Why communities that don't reach their potential hold us back as a country

    • 49 min

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