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Behind The Number

Behind The Number

By Zakayla Hughes
Listen to stories from current and retired athletes who bridged the gap between personal development and athletics. Presented by The Conscious Narrative - My Twenty Four LLC
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Ep. 24 | Be a Great Player and Person w/ Taylor Cummings

Behind The Number

Ep. 24 | Be a Great Player and Person w/ Taylor Cummings

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Ep. 27 | From Major League to Motivational Coach w/ CJ Beatty
We’re ending this season with a 2-part conversation with former pro MLB player, softball, baseball motivator, Author, etc. -CJ Beatty. In part one, CJ takes us back to his childhood, how he separated himself from the pack, and advice he has to parents about their young athletes. CJ’s Social: Click Here CJ's Power Packed Website : Click Here [Reminders and Announcements] Candid Conscious Conversations - Register Here  Intro to Athlete Development in collaboration with Gladine from Iammentallytough- Register Here Free "Build a Dream" Workshop sign up *Limited workshops available* - Register Here  5 Steps to Jump Start a Conversation - Download Here
29:54
July 27, 2021
Ep. 26 | When Med School Meets Fencer w/ Kamali Thompson
She's a Ortho Resident, US National Champion, Team USA Fencer, Olympic Alternate 2021, and Blogger ( @saberandastethoscope). WHEW! Kamali Thompson is one for accomplishments, especially living her life as the underdog, graduated high school two years earlier and didn't start fencing until her later years (something that competitors of her caliber started from a young age). But, as Kamali shows, it doesn't matter what age or level you come in; all that counts is the plan and effort. Kamali's IG : Click Here Follow Us : Here Announcements and Reminders  Build a Dream Workshop - Click Here  Athlete Learning Center - Click Here
26:57
June 29, 2021
Ep. 25 | Most people don't post the process w/ Colton Brown
Being an Olympian comes with its fair share of sacrifices. Colton Brown, U.S. N.J. Olympian, shares his athletic experience in a way that pro-athletes, student-athletes, coaches, parents and the rest of the community can gain values from. He's transparent about the hardship of the process, importance of sport psychologists and community, and why he'd never take this opportunity for granted. A great episode of perspective as we've kicked off the 2021 Olympics.  Colton's Instagram: Here  [Reminders and Announcements] Candid Conscious Conversations - Register Here  Intro to Athlete Development in collaboration with Gladine from Iammentallytough- Register Here Free "Build a Dream" Workshop sign up *Limited workshops available* - Register Here  5 Steps to Jump Start a Conversation - Download Here
21:02
June 8, 2021
Ep. 24 | Be a Great Player and Person w/ Taylor Cummings
I got a chance to sit down with four-time 1st team All-American, Team USA Athlete Taylor Cummings. She dives into her experience, constantly competing at a high level, handling the pressure, exceeding expectations, and now reaching back and impacting the younger generations. What's cool about this interview is that Taylor shares how she's used skills learned in sport and applied it to relationships, meeting goals, making an impact through her organization, and much more.   Taylor's Instagram: Visit  TaylorCummingsLacrosse - Visit     [Reminders and Announcements]  Candid Conscious Conversations - Register Here  Intro to Athlete Development in collaboration with Gladine from Iammentallytough- Register Here  Free "Build a Dream" Workshop sign up *Limited workshops available* - Register Here  5 Steps to Jump Start a Conversation - Download Here
29:39
May 24, 2021
Ep. 23 | The College Athlete Recap w/ Lakevious Battle
Today's guest is Lakevious Battle, a former athlete now engineer and host of Battle Talks Podcast. He takes us through what his mindset was at each step in his journey, during and post sports. From competing against kids twice his age, 5 am college practices, a run at a national championship, his focus on academics, and how he's maneuvering life after sports - sit back and listen to this former athlete's experience and how he's consciously changing the narrative. Lakevious Instagram, Click Here  Lakevious Podcast, Click Here [Reminders and Announcements] Candid Conscious Conversations - Register Here Intro to Athlete Development in collaboration with Gladine from Iammentallytough - Register Here Free "Build a Dream" Workshop sign up *Limited workshops available* - Register Here 
34:45
April 30, 2021
Ep. 22 | From Athletes to Creators w/ Michael Fletcher and Douglas Smallwood
This week is special with super creators Michael Fletcher and Douglas Smallwood. Each have their own experience when it comes to finding their lane despite the box society tries to put athletes in. Listen in as they talk about how they grew from athletic experiences and incredible results that came from exploring their creativity. From working with notable people and brands to their newest venture, Waffle, and more. They are continuously breaking barriers and being unapologetic about it.  Michael's Instagram: Click Here Douglas Instagram: Click Here Tap into Waffle, Here.  [Reminders and Announcements] Candid Conscious Conversations - Register Here Intro to Athlete Development in collaboration with Gladine from Iammentallytough - Register Here Free "Build a Dream" Workshop sign up *Limited workshops available* - Register Here 
37:08
April 16, 2021
Ep. 21 | The 6'7 Unicorn w/ Imani McGee-Stafford
 You may know her as a 26-year-old, All-American, WNBA center, but beyond the court, @imanitrishawn is so much more. She is a future lawyer, published poet, and, as she would describe, a 6’7 unicorn. Imani takes us on her journey as a WNBA player, future lawyer, and overall creative! She comes with laughs, transparency, advice and more. Imani's Instagram ! [Intro to Athlete Development in collaboration with Gladine from Iammentallytough ] Click Here to get your student-athlete(s) started. [5 Steps to Jumpstart a Conversation] Click Here to download FREE Ebook for practical steps you can apply daily. [Candid Conscious Conversations] Open to high school and college student-athletes Click Here to tap into the community  [This Week's Promo] *Last Chance* Click here and Buy One Get One 20% off on any long sleeve qualifying tee. Ends 4/7/21
28:02
April 1, 2021
Ep. 20 | The Athlete Entrepreneur, Natalie Allport
Natalie Allport is a former team Canada snowboarder who managed to dip into her entrepreneurial spirit from a young age.  Tap and listen to a story that will inspire future athlete entrepreneurs. [Social Handles] Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/natalieallport/ 93agency: https://93agency.com Natalie's Podcast: Click Here [Intro to Athlete Development in collaboration with Gladine from Iammentallytough ]  Click Here to get your student-athlete(s) started.  [5 Steps to Jumpstart a Conversation] Click Here to download FREE Ebook for practical steps you can apply daily.  [This Week's Pod Discount] Free Shipping on Entire Site Offer Ends 3/31
30:17
March 22, 2021
Ep. 19 | A Mindset Shift - Jonathan Jones
The transition into life after sports is where most athletes struggle with the most, especially when it comes to their sense of identity. Jonathan is a student-athlete advocate who provides personal and mental development, alongside mental health's strategies. He takes us through his story of adversity and how it sparked his mission to give back to the sports community.  Instagram: https://instagram.com/jonathanjonesspeaks?igshid=1nfd7fclpclhu Helpful Resources: https://solo.to/jonathanjonesspeaks [This Week's Pod Discount]  Take 10% off any long sleeve tee. Ends 3.17
37:01
March 11, 2021
Ep. 18 | Be Unapologetically You - Arielle Chambers
Arielle is marking her way through the sports industry being unapologetically her. She's the voice behind bleacher report's "highlighther" and shines on the girls and women breaking down barriers and surpassing everyday expectations.   Instagram: https://instagram.com/ariivory?igshid=zmviv4sldnpf [ This week's insider discount ] Everyone plays a part in changing the narrative, click here and apply your discount and grab a tee for your friend as well. 2 for $39.99 on all "Change The Narrative" tees. Ends 3/3/21
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February 25, 2021
Ep. 17 | I Owe So Much To Sports - Marvellous Iheukwumere
This episode features Marvellous Iheukwumere, who had a varied career from her time as a top high school track athlete to D1 track scholarship athlete, Team Nigeria Olympic qualifying athlete, NBA employee, and now a Harvard Law student and soon you be attorney. Stay tuned and see what it looks like to be an elite athlete and strive to make an impact in the society.  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/staymarvellous/?hl=en Resources: Make A Play Foundation ( https://www.instagram.com/wemakeaplay/?hl=en ) & Gear 'Em Up ( https://www.instagram.com/gear_emup/?hl=en )  [ This week's insider discount ] Are you conscious or nah? Click Here and use your discount code on any CONSCIOUS long sleeve tee and receive FREE SHIPPING.  Ends 2/18/21
37:27
February 11, 2021
Ep. 16 | Unexpected decisions - Leah Howard, M. Ed.
Our guest Today is Leah Howard, M. Ed. , former student-athlete now sports counselor. Leah walks us through her athletic journey, the unexpected cut of her sport mid-way through college, and some great advice for current athletes to consider. Mental health goes a long way on and off the court and Leah is committed to changing the narrative for student-athletes. Don’t forget to tap into the Dear Student-Athlete Journal Series [ https://mytwentyfour.com/dear-student-athlete-journal-series/ ] and Learn more about free 2-week pilot, Athlete Defined Part 1: Mental Development [ https://mytwentyfour.com/athlete-defined-pilot-course/ ] Instagram: www.instagram.com/thesportscounselor Website: https://www.thesportscounselor.com
31:26
July 19, 2020
Ep. 15 - Having a blue collar hustle to thrive in sports with Kaity Healy
Want to know where a blue collar hustle will get you? Well, we’re ending off the Month with Kaity Healy, former athlete now basketball coach. Kaity’s journey is incredible as she’s been given important positions throughout her lifetime that required growth in all sorts of ways. All while displaying how the values the athletic experience provides goes far beyond the court. Instagram : https://instagram.com/kaityhealy4?igshid=kleogwpq6f6c Twitter : https://twitter.com/kaityhealy Dear Student Athlete Journal Series – [ https://mytwentyfour.com/dear-student-athlete-journal-series/?preview=true&frame-nonce=1be4b46a41. ]
19:21
July 19, 2020
Ep. 14 - Finding the Opportunity in Sport with Taj Dashaun
We’re kicking off this episode with Taj Dashaun, an athlete transition coach who knows all about the challenges transitioning to life after sport. He takes us through his athletic experience, how the digital age was a huge benefit for motivation, and how he’s helping athletes now. Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tajdashaun LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tajdashaun/ Thrive After Sports: https://www.tajdashaun.com Dear Student Athlete Journal Series – [ https://mytwentyfour.com/dear-student-athlete-journal-series/?preview=true&frame-nonce=1be4b46a41. ]
30:04
July 19, 2020
Ep. 13 - Let me reintroduce myself with Host, Zakayla Hughes
Hey Guys, A super light episode to catch you up on why I created this platform and plans for the future. If you haven’t signed your high school student-athlete up for our “Dear Student-Athlete, Who Are You? 5-Week journal series, click the link to learn more about it ! It’s a much-needed self-reflection series and it’s FREE! ➡️ Student-Athlete Journal Series
08:05
July 19, 2020
Ep. 12 - Understanding the student-athlete with Dr. Madeline Barlow
This episode is a prime example that life after sports doesn’t mean you can’t stay in the arena. Dr. Madeline Barlow is a former competitive swimmer turned athlete transition coach. In this episode, Dr. Barlow is transparent about her experience as a student athlete and why she chose her career path. Social Handles ➡️ Instagram | Facebook | Website
37:36
July 19, 2020
Ep. 11 - Never Quitting with Dominique Wilson
This week we have Dominique Wilson, professional basketball player who started her athletic journey outside playing with the boys. This episode she’ll take us through how her mindset has evolved not only as an athlete, but as a person, how she manuevered through the highs and lows of playing overseas, and some advice to student athletes aiming to become professional athletes. Instagram: www.instagram.com/nique_w12 Twitter: https://twitter.com/niquew_12
24:52
July 19, 2020