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We Are PaceSetters

We Are PaceSetters

By Royce Jones
We Are PaceSetters is a podcast that talks about mental health barriers that have been overcome by individuals. It talks about the mental barriers and those who have people who have assisted in the breakthrough and how you too can overcome and achieve far more than you’ve ever dreamed once you realize that you too are a PaceSetter!
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PaceSetter Leah Howard Episode 3 Part I

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PaceSetter Dr. Patrick Ivey Episode 5 Part I
Dr. (Coach) Pat Ivey Dr. Pat Ivey is currently the Assistant VP/ Associate Athletics Director for Student Athlete Health and Performance at the University of Louisville. He oversees the departments of Sports Medicine, Sports Performance, Sports Nutrition, Mental Health and Performance, and Sports Science. Dr. Ivey is also currently an Adjunct Professor teaching a course in Foundations of Sport Performance via an online Master’s program in Positive Coaching. In 2018, Dr. Ivey started Pat Ivey Performance, LLC and pativey.com. His social media platform helps to educate Human Performance professionals all around the world. In 2019, he created a podcast titled “Beyond Sets and Reps” to discuss topics related to developing athletes beyond the physical, technical, and tactical preparations. Prior to Dr. Ivey’s arrival to Louisville, he served as the Assistant Athletic Director of Athletic Performance at Arkansas State University. He oversaw the Athletic Performance Staff and was responsible to the training and development of all ASU’s sports teams. He also oversaw the Sports Nutrition department and was the primary deliverer of Mental Performance to the Football Team as well the Athletic Performance Staff. On February 15, 2016, Dr. Ivey continued his service at the University of Missouri as the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Access and Leadership Development. In this role, he assisted with Community Engagement, Legislative Relations, and K-12 pipelining and programming. From 2007 to 2014, Ivey help the Missouri Tiger Football Team win 5 of 7 Conference Divisional Titles in the Big XII and SEC. Pat Ivey was named the National Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Year in 2013. In 2009, Ivey was also awarded the Major Mick Deaver Award for fostering good relations with students at the University of Missouri. These awards preceded his completion of a Ph.D. in Sport Psychology from the University of Missouri in 2013. In 2012, Coach Ivey attained the status of Master Strength and Conditioning Coach from the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches Association. Also in 2012, Pat Ivey and Josh Stoner co-authored their first book Complete Conditioning for Football published by Human Kinetics. In 2011, Pat Ivey was named Associate Athletic Director for Athletic Performance for the University of Missouri, overseeing Strength and Conditioning, Applied Performance (Sport Science), Sports Nutrition, and Corrective Biomechanics departments. From 2004 to 2011, Ivey was the Director of Strength and Conditioning and Assistant Director of Athletic Performance. From 2002 to 2004, Ivey served as the Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Tulsa. From 2000 to 2002, he was the Assistant Director of Strength and Conditioning at the University of Missouri. Pat Ivey lettered as a defensive end at Missouri from 1993-95. In 1995, he was honored as being the strongest athlete in the history of Missouri. In 1996, he was signed as a free agent by the San Diego Chargers. Beginning in 1998, Ivey worked as a Graduate Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach, at the University of Missouri. He started his graduate assistantship after spending time with Denver Broncos and during his time with the Green Bay Packers in 1999. His wife, Dr. Starla Ivey, is a college professor and they have 2 daughters, Paisli and Serena. Dr. Ivy can be found  IG: @drcoach_pativey
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September 21, 2020
PaceSetter Arron Muller (LMSW) Episode 4 Part II
As we continue our conversation with Arron he talks about the challenges with being a therapist.  Arron Muller is the Chief Operating Officer and Therapist at Life Matters alongside his wife Dr. Trudy-Ann Gayle. Life Matters Psychological Services located in Valley Stream, New York. Arron Muller provides Individual and Couples counseling using a eclectic approach. Arron conducts stress and anxiety trainings for nursing schools, facilitates workshops at churches and colleges.  Arron holds a Master of Social Work degree from Adelphi University and certification as a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. He was also selected as the Expert Consultant for The Root.com’s topic on “Black Love”. Working in a predominantly female industry, he recognized the absence of black males in the field which led him to develop a network of Black Male Therapist from across the country whose membership is at 400 members.  He utilizes social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to provide mental illness information and promote awareness to reduce stigma. Arron was highlighted as one of the “15 Black Male Therapists You Should Know” in the Huffington Post in 2017.  One of his latest projects was the launch of t-shirt line promoting Black Men seeking therapy which includes the empowering slogan, “Black Kings Need Therapy Too”. Arron also recently facilitated NYC Brothers Thrive- a conversation about mental health developed by First Lady Chirlane McCray of New York City to provide a forum for black men to have conversations about mental health. Arron’s mission is to change the stigma associated with mental health and therapy in the African American community by providing information, educating and providing low-cost services. You can find Arron Muller IG:@theblack_therapist
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September 21, 2020
PaceSetter Arron Muller (LMSW) Episode 4 Part II
In this episode we continue our conversation about the emotional loads therapist undertake when dealing with clients. Arron continues to advocate and be the example of why "Black Kings Need Therapy Too!"  Arron Muller is the Chief Operating Officer and Therapist at Life Matters alongside his wife Dr. Trudy-Ann Gayle. Life Matters Psychological Services located in Valley Stream, New York. Arron Muller provides Individual and Couples counseling using a eclectic approach. Arron conducts stress and anxiety trainings for nursing schools, facilitates workshops at churches and colleges.  Arron holds a Master of Social Work degree from Adelphi University and certification as a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. He was also selected as the Expert Consultant for The Root.com’s topic on “Black Love”. Working in a predominantly female industry, he recognized the absence of black males in the field which led him to develop a network of Black Male Therapist from across the country whose membership is at 400 members.  He utilizes social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to provide mental illness information and promote awareness to reduce stigma. Arron was highlighted as one of the “15 Black Male Therapists You Should Know” in the Huffington Post in 2017.  One of his latest projects was the launch of t-shirt line promoting Black Men seeking therapy which includes the empowering slogan, “Black Kings Need Therapy Too”. Arron also recently facilitated NYC Brothers Thrive- a conversation about mental health developed by First Lady Chirlane McCray of New York City to provide a forum for black men to have conversations about mental health. Arron’s mission is to change the stigma associated with mental health and therapy in the African American community by providing information, educating and providing low-cost services. He can be found on IG @theblack_therapist. 
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September 9, 2020
PaceSetter Arron Muller (LMSW) Episode 4 Part I
Arron Muller is the Chief Operating Officer and Therapist at Life Matters alongside his wife Dr. Trudy-Ann Gayle. Life Matters Psychological Services located in Valley Stream, New York. Arron Muller provides Individual and Couples counseling using a eclectic approach. Arron conducts stress and anxiety trainings for nursing schools, facilitates workshops at churches and colleges.  Arron holds a Master of Social Work degree from Adelphi University and certification as a Credentialed Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. He was also selected as the Expert Consultant for The Root.com’s topic on “Black Love”. Working in a predominantly female industry, he recognized the absence of black males in the field which led him to develop a network of Black Male Therapist from across the country whose membership is at 400 members.  He utilizes social media platforms such as Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to provide mental illness information and promote awareness to reduce stigma. Arron was highlighted as one of the “15 Black Male Therapists You Should Know” in the Huffington Post in 2017.  One of his latest projects was the launch of t-shirt line promoting Black Men seeking therapy which includes the empowering slogan, “Black Kings Need Therapy Too”. Arron also recently facilitated NYC Brothers Thrive- a conversation about mental health developed by First Lady Chirlane McCray of New York City to provide a forum for black men to have conversations about mental health. Arron’s mission is to change the stigma associated with mental health and therapy in the African American community by providing information, educating and providing low-cost services.
21:20
September 9, 2020
PaceSetter Leah Howard Episode 3 Part II
LEAH HOWARD has effectively utilized her role as a mentee to master the commitment it takes to pursue her dreams while being a light in the lives of others. Her passion for making a difference in the world has positioned her to impact the lives of thousands of students through teaching and counseling experiences. Leah received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the illustrious Spelman College, followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Georgia State University. Leah has presented at multiple counseling conferences in the southeastern region and is currently pursuing her Ph.D in the counseling field. She has a certificate in Sports Counseling from Cal U. During her time at Spelman College, she was elected by her teammates to be the captain of the tennis team and was awarded with the Sportsmanship Award and the Coach’s Award for demonstrating strong leadership abilities. “Spelman Tennis Team Gives Back to the Community” was Leah’s first published article for the college which was followed by many other opportunities. She has been featured in the New York Times article “At a College Dropping Sports in Favor of Fitness”. Leah has returned to both Georgia State University and Spelman College as an alumna to speak with current students about how to be an impactful presence in their careers. She currently uses her instagram profile @thesportscounselor to advocate for mental health awareness specifically for the athlete community.
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September 2, 2020
PaceSetter Leah Howard Episode 3 Part I
LEAH HOWARD has effectively utilized her role as a mentee to master the commitment it takes to pursue her dreams while being a light in the lives of others. Her passion for making a difference in the world has positioned her to impact the lives of thousands of students through teaching and counseling experiences. Leah received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from the illustrious Spelman College, followed by a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling from Georgia State University. Leah has presented at multiple counseling conferences in the southeastern region and is currently pursuing her Ph.D in the counseling field. She has a certificate in Sports Counseling from Cal U. During her time at Spelman College, she was elected by her teammates to be the captain of the tennis team and was awarded with the Sportsmanship Award and the Coach’s Award for demonstrating strong leadership abilities. “Spelman Tennis Team Gives Back to the Community” was Leah’s first published article for the college which was followed by many other opportunities. She has been featured in the New York Times article “At a College Dropping Sports in Favor of Fitness”. Leah has returned to both Georgia State University and Spelman College as an alumna to speak with current students about how to be an impactful presence in their careers. She currently uses her instagram profile @thesportscounselor to advocate for mental health awareness specifically for the athlete community.
15:24
September 2, 2020
PaceSetter Dr. Kelly Holder Episode 2 Part II
As we continue with our conversation around mental health Dr. Holder explains her methods for maintaining  her mental health in addition to identifying some of the pacesetters in her life that help in running her race. 
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August 30, 2020
PaceSetter Dr. Kelly Holder Episode 2 Part I
Dr. Kelly is the founder of Alafia Solutions which aids in creating solutions that will bring more peace into your life through mental health and wellness consulting, education, and specialized products. Dr. Holder is a clinical psychologist,  mother, friend, daughter, and wife. She has experience working in multiple settings: community mental health, private practice, university/college, counseling centers, and health systems. If you would like to get in touch with Dr. Holder for your mental health needs her website is www.askhsolutions.com and her instagram user name is @drkellyholder. 
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August 30, 2020
We Are PaceSetters (Eliud Kipchoge)
This is the first of many podcast where we dive into discovering individuals who break mental barriers and achieve monumental goals! This first episode merely describes the concept of what a PaceSetter is and how this podcast was conceptualized. It starts with a brief background on you’re truly and then the star of this episode Eliud Kipchoge Kenyon marathon runner who was the first to break the 2 hour barrier. But he could not have achieved this goal without enlisting his PaceSetters. Attributes of a PaceSetter * PaceSetters invest in people * PaceSetters take time to care for people * PaceSetters remained focused on the big picture * PaceSetters entrust others with their Race or mission * PaceSetters surround themselves with people not like them. * PaceSetters surrender their will to a higher purpose. What’s your race? You’re one thought away from your breakthrough! As a leader or PaceSetter, would you say you’re contagious? Your answer to that question will lead you in determining whether you are simply a trained leader—educated, prepared, competent and skilled—or a transformational leader—one who leverages their training to impact the world and others for real, positive change. We are catalyst, those who have broken mental barriers to achieve something bigger than ourselves. We are those who set the pace for others to follow and be just as exceptional or even better than us. PaceSetters remove every distraction that prevents them from reaching their goals and aspirations while enforcing endurance and resilience. A Pace Setter is someone that understands they have influence and with that influence comes a responsibility. They are aware that their race (Purpose) requires that they surround themselves with other pace setters and that not all pace setters will remain in their lives forever but only for a season. They realize that they must become what they seek and not only do they choose their pace setters but other pace setters choose them. A Pace Setter understands that their responsibility is not only to themselves but have a social responsibility to contribute to the greater good of their home, their community, their city, to their country and for some the entire world. A pacesetter knows that to truly make impact it can not be done alone. Impact requires commitment, resilience, a team, a vision, and humility. A pace setter knows that change starts at home and filters over into the rest of their life. One can not be successful in one area without having the same with all. They know that the example they live in the dark will be reflected in the light. A PaceSetter develops good habits and routines. They know that habits determine 95% of a person's behavior. They know that everything that they are today, and everything they will ever become or accomplish is determined by the quality of the habits they form. A PaceSetter knows that self-awareness is a foundational skill which is developed through "Knowing thyself" which includes being aware of our thoughts, moods, and actions. PaceSetters remain connected with people on a human level, empowering them above even their own personal faults and failures. They bring hope to others lives—their world— in knowing they too don’t have to stay the same. What mental barriers do you need to break to win or finish your race?
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August 12, 2020