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SportsBiz with Rashaad

SportsBiz with Rashaad

By Rashaad Ishmail
Welcome to SportsBiz with Rashaad! Join me on my journey as I try to break into the sports industry through interviews, conversations, and storytelling. We’ll go behind the scenes to explore the business side of sports with special guests from an array of different backgrounds. If you want to learn about having a career in the sports industry, this is the place to be!

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Mike Wendling: Director of Event Services & Housekeeping, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment

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Shafiq Vallani: Player Agent & Advisor, Gryphon Sports Management
Shafiq Vallani is the Founder of Gryphon Sports Management, an ice hockey player agency and advisory firm. He also currently serves as a Senior Partner in Advisory Services at BDC (Business Development Bank of Canada). Tune in to this episode to hear Shafiq speak on his entrepreneurial journey, the positive impacts that working another job can provide, and the current landscape of ice hockey around the world.
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October 20, 2020
Rachel Farrell: Fan & Partner Marketing, NFL Canada
On this episode, Rachel Farrell, the Associate Manager of Fan and Partner Marketing at NFL Canada, joins me to discuss her journey from an intern at TSN to NFL Canada. She talks about the opportunities that she has had within the NFL, shares her pathway to NFL Canada, and explains what it’s truly like to work for a major sports league.
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October 6, 2020
Kiana Scott: First Female OHL Scout, Erie Otters
Kiana Scott, the first-ever female scout in the OHL, and a person of colour, joins me to talk about her journey in a male-dominated industry. Scott begins her scouting career with the Erie Otters. She is a young, bold, and hardworking individual who has a bright future ahead of her.
12:52
September 22, 2020
Fantasy Football Preview with Chad Smith, Co-Host of PGF Podcast
As the NFL season rapidly approaches, along comes many Fantasy Football drafts. Struggling on who to pick this year? On this episode, I am joined by Chad Smith, the Co-Host of Pint Glass Football Podcast and someone who I refer to as an "unofficial" fantasy football expert. He breaks down three different draft strategies, talks about the impact of COVID-19, and shares his favourite picks from Quarterback to Tight End. 
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September 8, 2020
Mike Wendling: Director of Event Services & Housekeeping, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment
Mike Wendling, the current Director of Event Services & Housekeeping for Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment, joins me on the podcast to share his unique path towards working in sports. He talks about taking a year off to teach children in Belize, gives his opinion on the debate over paying student-athletes, and explains what it’s like to work in collegiate athletics.
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September 1, 2020
Haley Armstong: NCAA Student-Athlete, Indiana University
On this episode, I catch up with an old friend from high school, Haley Armstrong. Currently, Haley is a sophomore at Indiana University and plays for the Women's Volleyball team, competing in the NCAA's Big 10 Conference. She talks about her transition from secondary school to college, offers insight into the life of a student-athlete, and provides inspiration and advice for those who are pursuing similar experiences. 
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August 25, 2020
Intro to SportsBiz with Rashaad
Welcome to the very first episode of #SportsBiz with Rashaad! Today, I get asked a series of questions so that you can all learn more about me. Keeping it simple, straightforward, and to the point, you'll be listening to my life experiences so far, while gaining a deeper understanding of my driving factors behind creating this podcast. Hope you enjoy!  ---  Check out the website and support on all platforms: https://sportsbizwithrashaad.com
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August 18, 2020
SportsBiz with Rashaad (Trailer)
Welcome to SportsBiz with Rashaad! Join me on my journey as I try to break into the sports industry through interviews, conversations, and storytelling. We’ll go behind the scenes to explore the business side of sports with special guests from an array of different backgrounds. If you want to learn about having a career in the sports industry, this is the place to be!
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August 9, 2020