EP21-Big Goals Require a Long-Term Mindset with Silvia Acevedo


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Author, reporter, and avid athlete, Silvia Acevedo, shares her passion for competitive speed skating, a sport she discovered as an adult. Silvia explores the diligence and devotion required to achieve personal and professional goals, on the ice and in all other aspects of life. She states that to crush lofty goals, an individual must own a daily commitment to work on them, little by little, each and every day.

About Silvia Acevedo:

Silvia Acevedo is a journalist and novelist. In her 20 years in news, she’s interviewed presidential candidates, covered national and international stories, and given breaking news reports for CNN and local TV and radio stations around the country. She’s guest hosted a television morning talk show featuring the lighter side of news on Milwaukee’s NBC station. Silvia currently freelances at various news publications and performs voice-over work.

All her years reporting objective fact enticed her to delve into her imagination in her off time. Ms. Acevedo brought fiction — particularly mythology — back into her life. Once she did, the gods of old pestered her until she relented to write about one in particular. The result is the God Awful series of books, starting with God Awful Loser, its sequel, God Awful Thief, and a final book on the way.

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EP16-Commitment: Figure Out a Way to Make it Work with Jen Mueller


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Sportscaster Jen Mueller openly shares how the values she was taught as a child have shaped the professional she is today, how leadership is developed through sport, and how speaking with confidence impacts the perception of competence. Jen has created a fascinating career founded on being genuinely interested in others and discovering unique ways to connect with them - on and off the field.

About Jen Mueller:

Jen Mueller, America’s Expert Talker, pursued a career in sports broadcasting after repeated comments of “talks too much” from teachers and family members. Jen currently works as a member of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast on ROOT SPORTS and as the Seattle Seahawks sideline radio reporter.

Jen founded Talk Sporty to Me in 2009 as a way to leverage sports fandom in business conversations. She provides practical conversation strategies based on more than 15 years spent in sports broadcasting.

Jen is the author of two books, Talk Sporty to Me: Thinking Outside the Box Scores and Game Time: Learn to Talk Sports in 5 Minutes a Day for Business.

A life-long sports fan, Jen spent 10 years as a high school football official. She graduated from Southern Methodist University in 2000 with degrees in broadcast journalism and public policy.

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