sports

Ep 35 - Caryl Smith Gilbert, USC Track & Field

As a former elite sprinter with a Type A personality, coaching didn't initially come easy to USC Director of Track and Field, Caryl Smith Gilbert. She had to learn that while competing requires a somewhat selfish, inward, singular focus, coaching is just the opposite. It demands altruism and self-sacrifice so others may achieve their personal goals. Coach Gilbert's creativity lies in the design of her team; assembling athletes she can mold and motivate to triumph both on the track and in classroom, while ushering them into adulthood with the promise of success well beyond their years as USC student athletes.

Ep 17 - J.F. Fullum, New Balance Shoe Designer

What does wallpaper have to do with shoe design? Listen to Senior Design Director of Innovation for New Balance, J.F. Fullum, as we delve into his experimental approach to footwear design.  Through collaboration with his design team, he creatively explores the future of running, fashion, materials, and technology. By thinking outside the box and drawing inspiration from other industries not typically associated with athletic shoe design, he continually pushes the boundaries of what is possible. 

Ep 9 - Craig Smith, Professional Basketball

Craig Smith's cerebral approach to basketball extends far beyond the court and his story is a lesson in the power of positive thinking. Despite being a talented player in his youth, he was underrated, undervalued, and overlooked. Not to be deterred,he bought into his own abilities and his vision of what he wanted for the future. That vision started to come into focus during his years at Boston College and eventually came to fruition in 2006 when Craig was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA Draft.

Ep 8 - Raneir Pollard, Personal Trainer

Fitness is an essential part of Raneir Pollard's life and his belief is that a person's relationship with fitness never ends. Instead it evolves, adapts, and expands through the continual experimentation of workouts and exercises that each individual can get excited about. Age catches up to us all, but there's no reason we should give in, give up, or relax.

Ep 3 - Dr. Jon Stu Silverman, Orthopedic Surgeon

Voltaire said, "The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease",  but sometimes it's also about the chicks, beer, and not taking yourself too seriously. In order to become an excellent surgeon Dr. Silverman labored over his craft for the past decade, however one of his greatest skills is understanding people. Connecting with his patients, through empathy, kindness, and humor is a crucial aspect of Silverman's approach to medicine and improving their quality of life.