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Tony Rocha - Season2 Ep 7
New York City FC Midfielder, Tony Rocha joins Eric Bond for this week's installment of TCM Podcast.
Tony is being his 6th season in Major League Soccer. In addition to the MLS, he has represented Belize at the international level. Tony was originally picked by Kansas City in the 2015 MLS Super Draft after his college career at Tulsa. While at Tulsa, he was American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year in 2011, was an All-AAC selection for three season and was team captain in 2014.
On this episode, Tony and Eric discuss:
Tony's early years in the game
What he remembers from his MLS debut match and the legend he subbed on for
What it's like to play at Yankee Stadium
Playing for Belize, the birth nation of his mom
Mindset work to prep for the MLS season
What he is doing to position himself for life after sports
Q Williams - Season 2 Ep 6
Former Northwestern Football player and current mindset coach, Quentin "Q" Williams joins Eric Bond on this week's episode of TCM podcast.
Q was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar, 3x academic all Big Ten, starter for the last 20 games of his career, member of the student-athlete leadership council at NW, winner of the Northwestern Marcel Price Award which goes to the player showing great enthusiasm and dedication. During his high school career, he won the 2007 Pennsylvania 4A State Championship, was Pennsylvania 4A State Player of the Year and 2007-08 AP State Player of the Year.
Q Currently has a mindset coaching practice where he specializes in supporting men in connecting to their life’s mission and forming habits and relationships that will forward their life.
On this episode, Eric and Q talk about:
His time as a football and baseball player at Northwestern
Lessons he learned from his caoch, Pat Fitzgerald
A funny Coach Fitz story
His post student-athlete journey
Helping athletes find purpose/passion after sports
Work as a mindset coach and his "Why"
Concussion and CTE crisis in sports
Gene Zannetti - Season 2 Ep 5
Eric Bond is joined this week by co-founder of Z Winning Mindset Solutions, Gene Zannetti.
Z Winning Mindset was developed by Gene and Jeff Zannetti to help individuals and teams reach their full potential in sports, school and life.
Co-founder Gene Zannetti graduated with a Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has two masters degrees; one in Sport Psychology and the other in Clinical Psychology. Gene is a certified School Psychologist, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. His masters degree thesis (Perfectionism & Anxiety) has been published in the International Journal of Wrestling Sciences. Gene was a nationally ranked All-Ivy League wrestler at UPenn.
Gene and Jeff have studied the best athletes, coaches, teams & experts in the world to learn the secrets of performance success. Z Winning Mindset has worked with thousands of athletes, teams, professionals & coaches. This includes the Men’s & Women’s USA Olympic Teams, UFC fighters, national champions, state champions as well as youth programs throughout the country.
On this episode, Eric and Gene discuss:
The Z Winning Mindset story
Predator vs Prey Mindset
Being your own best friend and harshest critic
How to deal with imposter syndrome
Mindset and Mental Health
Toughness as it relates to choices around food, nutrition and sleep
Khamica Bingham - Season 2 Ep4
Canadian Olympic track athlete Khamica Bingham joins Eric Bond for this week's show. After making her Olympic debut in 2016 in Rio, Khamica is coming for everything in Tokyo 2021.
The Greater Toronto native has represented Canada at the last two Pan-Am Games. Khamica took silver in Lima 2019 in the 4x100 and Bronze in Toronto 2015 in the same 4x100 event. She has also represented Canada at the Commonwealth Games and the World Championships.
On this episode, Eric and Khamica discuss:
Her journey from national-level gymnast to track athlete
Overcoming adversity in her life to continue thriving
What it was like realizing her dream of making the Olympics
What her first Olympic experience taught her and how she's using it to prepare for Tokyo
Her Pan-Am Games experience, especially winning a medal in her home country and city during the Toronto 2015 games
Her side project titled "Meet My Melanin"
Being a role model to so many and how she handles that
Why athletes need to find a passion outside of sports
Danielle Fagan - Season 2 Ep 3
USA Womens Soccer Scout, Endurance Athlete and Entrepreneur, Danielle Fagan joins Eric Bond this week on TCM Podcast.
Soccer has been a huge part of Danielle's life. She played at the D1 level for Villanova and has since gone on to become an accomplished coach at many levels in women's soccer. Danielle had an impressive run as Head Coach of the Conestoga High School Girls Varsity Soccer Team from 2004 through 2010 where she compiled a record of 116-15-5, as well as 5 League Titles, 1 District Title and 2 State Championships and a National ranking of 21.
In addition to her work with US Soccer, Danielle runs a coaching business, Danielle Fagan Coaching. Danielle draws on her experiences growing up as a multisport and current endurance athlete plus being an entrepreneur to help people reach their goal while having a winner's mindset. Her coaching focuses on creating champions in sports, business, wellness and life.
In her free time, Danielle continues to challenge herself off the field as a triathlete and competitor. In February of 2007, she hiked to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa, completed the Philadelphia Marathon in November 2010 as well as Ironman 70.3 Atlantic City in September 2018 and Ironman 70.3 Augusta, Georgia in September 2019 among other races. She frequently shares her own experiences with players to convey her philosophy. On the same trip to Africa in 2007, Danielle visited an orphanage to donate soccer gear, equipment and play soccer with the children.
On this episode, Eric and Danielle discuss:
Her experience playing D1 soccer at Villanova
Her scouting work for US Womens Soccer
Scaling Mt Kilimanjaro and lessons learned
Competing in Ironman 70.3 events
What contributes to her success as a coach
Building young women and turning them into leaders
"Mindset Mike" aka Michael Moor - Season 2 Ep 2
"Mindset Mike" aka Michael Moor joins Eric Bond for this installment of TCM Podcast.
"Mindset Mike" is Senior Mindset Coach and Manager for Wrestling Mindset and Winning Mindset Solutions. He currently coaches champion combat athletes in high school, college, olympic level and UFC. Mike is a former NCAA Division 1 wrestler at Maryland. He also spent 7 years with the FBI working in their Critical Incident Response Group that handles surveillance, forensic accounting, crisis negotiation and behavioral science research.
On this episode, Eric and Mike discuss:
How New York City shaped him growing up
Remembering 9/11 as a high schooler, the effect it had on him and how it cemented what type of career he wanted to pursue.
Career with the FBI and lessons learned
Leaving the security of the FBI to pursue his passion
Keeping champions motivated
Giving up or learning to swim in deep water
The accountability process
The key to improved performance
Fighting through "red flag" language
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