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The Bloom Pod uses the power of storytelling to share the insights of people who are chasing big ideas and doing their damndest to turn those ideas into a reality. Using thoughtful, semi-guided interviews, Tayler Onion interviews people in higher education, entrepreneurship, and athletics. Guests are asked to share their stories and reveal the experiences that helped them bloom into the people they are today. Each interview is followed by a recap, featuring podcast sidekick Melissa Lutz, where main points from the guest — and other shenanigans — are discussed. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebloompod/support

The Bloom Pod Tayler Onion

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    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

The Bloom Pod uses the power of storytelling to share the insights of people who are chasing big ideas and doing their damndest to turn those ideas into a reality. Using thoughtful, semi-guided interviews, Tayler Onion interviews people in higher education, entrepreneurship, and athletics. Guests are asked to share their stories and reveal the experiences that helped them bloom into the people they are today. Each interview is followed by a recap, featuring podcast sidekick Melissa Lutz, where main points from the guest — and other shenanigans — are discussed. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thebloompod/support

    #46 A Career Built on Leaps of Faith with Celine Mangan

    #46 A Career Built on Leaps of Faith with Celine Mangan

    Celine is a Senior Account Executive for Altius Sports Partners, where she oversees client relationships, serves in an advisory capacity in the evolving landscape, and grows stakeholder engagement to deliver the full client experience. ​Prior to Altius, Celine was the Director of Advancement and Engagement at Women Leaders in College Sports, working with sport executives and leading all membership touch points, stewardship, and experience. She worked hands-on with member development, connecting members, and enhancing leadership opportunities within Women Leaders. She began her career at Western Illinois University in College Athlete Development and Academics, overseeing football, men’s and women’s basketball, and track and field while assisting all sports. Celine also oversaw both S.A.A.C. and W.E. (Women Empowering), the group for female college athletes.


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    • 29 min
    #45 From NOLA to NASA, then Football with Tony Hull

    #45 From NOLA to NASA, then Football with Tony Hull

    Tony Hull is an outside receivers coach on the University of Louisiana at Monroe Football staff. He's had coaching stints the Kansas University, the University of Hawai'i, Warren Easton High School, and Sarah T. Reed High School. A former student-athlete himself, Hull was a two-year starter on the offensive line at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology in 2004. Following graduation, Hull spent four years working in the engineering field, including three years at NASA before realizing his love of coaching and impacting athletes.

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    • 48 min
    #44 Wage War Against the Status Quo with Daron K. Roberts

    #44 Wage War Against the Status Quo with Daron K. Roberts

    Daron K. Roberts is a former NFL coach and author of the books A Kids Book About Empathy and Call an Audible. Call and Audible was a #1 New Release and Best Seller by Amazon and Sports Illustrated selected the book as one if its "Best Sports Business Books of 2017."

    A highly sought after transition coach, Daron works with executives and elite athletes on strategies they can use to wage war against their status quo.

    Roberts also serves as founding director of the Center for Sports Leadership and Innovation (CSLi) at the University of Texas. He created CSLi in the fall of 2014. The Center is the first university-based institute dedicated to developing leadership and character curricula for high school, collegiate and professional athletes. Through the Center, Roberts teaches a course -- A Gameplan for Winning at Life -- to incoming freshmen student-athletes.

    In January of 2018, the Center received the commitment and financial support of NBA All-Star, Kevin Durant. 

    Roberts holds a faculty appointment at the Liberal Arts Honors Program. He has received the Silver Spurs Centennial Teaching Award, Creative Engagement Award and was named a distinguished faculty member by the School of Undergraduate Studies in 2015. His research revolves around issues of rejection, failure management and leadership.

    After graduating from Harvard Law School in 2007, Roberts served coaching stints with the Kansas City Chiefs, Detroit Lions, West Virginia Mountaineers, and the Cleveland Browns. He holds a B.A. in Plan II Honors and Government from the University of Texas (2001) and an M.P.P. from Harvard’s Kennedy School (2004). 

    In 2010, Daron launched a nonprofit football camp - 4th and 1, Inc. 4th and 1 provides free SAT prep, life skills development and football training to at-risk youth in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The camp has served nearly 500 student athletes since 2010. 


    The Presidential Leadership Foundation, a joint venture between Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, tabbed Roberts as a Presidential Leadership Scholar for 2015. He was one of 60 members in the inaugural class.

    Roberts has been featured in ESPN the Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek and Sports Illustrated. His articles have appeared in The Dallas Morning News, Fortune, Houston Chronicle, and Time.

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    • 37 min
    #43 “Planted, not Buried” with Renee Washington

    #43 “Planted, not Buried” with Renee Washington

    Renee Washington is a TV personality, author, small business owner, and motivational speaker. She is a former three-time All-American soccer student-athlete at LaSalle University, and she was recently inducted into LaSalle's Athletics Hall of Fame. Renee played professional soccer with SkyBlue FC for a short time before hanging up her cleats to pursue her master's degree and coach women's soccer at Lehigh University. While at Lehigh, she worked in the Sports Media department covering games and creating media content for the athletics website. Additionally, she has received on-camera script reading experience, runway work, and modeling work with Image International, a modeling agency in the Lehigh Valley that worked with personalities such as Amanda Seyfried. For details on Renee's career experience, videos, articles, recommendations, her nonprofit work, and more check out her website.

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    • 27 min
    #42 The Changing Landscape of College Athletics with Matthew Raidbard

    #42 The Changing Landscape of College Athletics with Matthew Raidbard

    Matthew Raidbard is a former coach, an author, and a sports leadership consultant. A former men’s college basketball coach, he completed his doctorate in Educational Leadership before deciding to author “Lead Like A Pro.” His book provides coaches with foundational leadership knowledge and the tools to practice the best leadership style and behaviors that align with their personal values and beliefs. Raidbard has previously served as an athletic administrator, overseeing compliance, and he launched Raidbard Sports Leadership Consulting last fall. He joined the Bloom Pod to talk about his experiences working in college athletics, and to share some of the leadership insights he found during his doctorate research. 

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    • 25 min
    #41 SZN 4 Teaser

    #41 SZN 4 Teaser

    Tayler takes time to recap some highlights from Season 3 and shares some information about the layout of the show for Season 4.

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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

Timothy F. Bryson ,

Everyone must BLOOM!

Thankful future Dr. Tayler started this podcast! Each episode is filled with contagious energy and deliberate conversation. Tayler does an amazing job facilitating dialogue while also allowing the guests to share their own experiences.

I appreciate the recaps with the sidekick, Melissa!

I’ll continue to walk with future Dr. T and The Bloom Pod!

Bloomin’ & Walkin’

TFB

kelseylynnjones ,

Love the diversity!

I love how this podcast brings on guests of all walks of life, occupations, etc. Tayler is a very entertaining podcast host & I enjoy listening to every episode. Keep it up!!!

Jonathan Jones Speaks ,

Solid Content Well Worth the Listen

Just caught the episodes with Will Baggett & Connor Onion!

Tons of nuggets on preparation and even on the Professional Presence!

Keep it going Tayler & Melissa.

PS. Chewable gummies are not desert. Haha

Keep it up ladies 🏆!

Jonathan Jones
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