29 episodes

Swan Dive features the inspiring stories of people with the clarity and backbone to make massive life pivots, professionally and personally. We capture the oral history behind the transformational moments in these meaningful lives. Career media executive, Ron Rothberg, and his life-long friend and award-winning artist, Stu Sheldon, launched Swan Dive to explore and share these incredible stories. Ron gave notice recently at his illustrious 16-yr media gig. While Stu leapt from Wall Street to the arts three decades ago. They examine their pivots through the lenses of real time and hindsight. One month after Swan Dive's launch, the entire world pivoted massively via Covid-19. Now, each week, a dynamic new guest opens up about the unique Swan Dive experience of their life, the ups, downs and ultimate sense of accomplishment. Hopefully, you'll find comfort and kinship in your big pivot, whether you've made it yet or not. Share your Swan Dive story with us and we may feature you. Find us @stuart_sheldon and ronrothberg@comcast.net - www.ronrothberg.com.

Swan Dive Ron Rothberg and Stu Sheldon

    • Entrepreneurship
    • 4.7 • 34 Ratings

Swan Dive features the inspiring stories of people with the clarity and backbone to make massive life pivots, professionally and personally. We capture the oral history behind the transformational moments in these meaningful lives. Career media executive, Ron Rothberg, and his life-long friend and award-winning artist, Stu Sheldon, launched Swan Dive to explore and share these incredible stories. Ron gave notice recently at his illustrious 16-yr media gig. While Stu leapt from Wall Street to the arts three decades ago. They examine their pivots through the lenses of real time and hindsight. One month after Swan Dive's launch, the entire world pivoted massively via Covid-19. Now, each week, a dynamic new guest opens up about the unique Swan Dive experience of their life, the ups, downs and ultimate sense of accomplishment. Hopefully, you'll find comfort and kinship in your big pivot, whether you've made it yet or not. Share your Swan Dive story with us and we may feature you. Find us @stuart_sheldon and ronrothberg@comcast.net - www.ronrothberg.com.

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    Yashua Klos - Finding Family

    Imagine knowing virtually nothing of a father who disappeared, then getting a text at 42 from an unknown cousin saying, "We might be related." Immediately, the generous warmth of a large, loving family replaces the cold emptiness of a son abandoned. For...

    • 39 min
    Gina Belafonte - Wide Awake!

    Gina Belafonte - Wide Awake!

    Gina Belafonte has excelled at many things. An accomplished actress, director and activist and the youngest child of Julie and Harry Belafonte, Gina produced HBO’s internationally acclaimed documentary, SING YOUR SONG, exploring the extraordinary life...

    • 36 min
    Dr Nozipo Maraire - I Am Because We Are

    Dr Nozipo Maraire - I Am Because We Are

    Africa's first female neurosurgeon, Dr. J. Nozipo Maraire received her undergraduate degree from Harvard and her neurosurgery training at Yale. During residency, she wrote the novel, Zenzele: A Letter for My Daughter, a 1996 New York Times "Notable Book...

    • 46 min
    Christine Rothberg LCSW - The Psychology of the Swan Dive

    Christine Rothberg LCSW - The Psychology of the Swan Dive

    The biggest challenge most of us face before we swan dive is  internal, the conflict btw our ingrained belief systems and what we know we must do to find contentment. Harvard-trained psychologist and trauma expert, Christine Rothberg, unpacks this...

    • 40 min
    Holly Rilinger - When Holly Got Her Groove Back

    Holly Rilinger - When Holly Got Her Groove Back

    Holly Rilinger is one of the top fitness instructors in the world.  Her instructor career followed years as one of the best professional basketball players in the world ... which followed her All-American college basketball career. Holly has always been...

    • 41 min
    Melissa Ross - NPR Star Designed a Life She Loved

    Melissa Ross - NPR Star Designed a Life She Loved

    Melissa Ross's steady, confident voice can be heard throughout Florida on NPR affiliate WJCT FM in Jacksonville ... and nationally, as Fill-In Host for The Diane Rehm Show. As the 11-year host of "First Coast Connect," her firm-but-fair interview style...

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

Cstoneuga ,

Wing

I’m loving listening to every twist and turn in this swan dive journey. From the corporate world to this swan dive pivot, this is a remarkably insightful and transparent view into how one makes such a drastic shift both personally and professionally. Nothing is sugar coated. They tell it like it is. And you’ll enjoy every minute.

Julie C.G. ,

Inspiring!

Ron and Stu do a fantastic job bringing forth these inspirational stories that make you just want to GO FOR IT in your own life!

If you're looking for a dose of motivation, authenticity, and inspiration, this is a worthwile podcast to subscribe to. Thanks Swan Dive!

NHF11 ,

Great content, perfect timing!

Stu and Ron get to the heart of why we make big changes in our lives, uncovering the messy transitions, the breakdowns, and ultimately, the huge breakthroughs. Well done guys, keep up the solid work!

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