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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EP12-Risks are Worth It with Lindsay Leslie

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In this episode, Lindsay Leslie candidly shares how her connection with athletics saved her life. She shares how her past athletic experiences became the source she needed to pull on in efforts to find the strength to heal from a potentially devastating illness. Lindsay’s motto is “Once an athlete, always an athlete.” Lindsay discussed how sports gave her the confidence required to take risks in her craft, and in her life.

About Lindsay Leslie:

A diary keeper, a journal writer, a journalism major, a public relations executive—Lindsay Leslie has always operated in a world of written words. When she became a mom and began to tell her kids bedtime stories, Lindsay connected the dots to children’s literature. She likes to bring her unique outlook on life, quirky humor, and play with words to the page in picture books.

Lindsay has always been an athlete of some sort. She played basketball, ran track, and played volleyball up until her high school years, and then volleyball became everything. Lindsay played varsity as well as club during those years. She also competed in club athletics throughout college. As an adult, she completed both a sprint- and Olympic-distance triathlon, was an avid cyclist for many years, and is now into weightlifting and running. Being an athlete is an “everyday thing” for her, and it shows.


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