Steve Nash’s Hall of Fame basketball career began with just one college scholarship offer. Born in South Africa and raised in Canada, Steve played multiple sports before focusing on basketball. It was his relentless drive that helped him transform from an unheralded recruit out of high school to a college mid-major star to a first round NBA draft pick. Steve went on to play 18 seasons in the NBA for the Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns, and Los Angeles Lakers. He earned two MVP awards, eight All-Star selections, and is a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. Steve has served as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, consultant to the Golden State Warriors, and General Manager of Canada’s Men’s National Team. Off the court, he continues to deliver assists through the Steve Nash Foundation and is making his mark as an entrepreneur. His new training app BLOCK is centered around enhancing your healthspan through movement and daily routines. On this episode, we talk about the drive to get better, the mindset of the best and maximizing your potential.
Tunde Oyeneyin is a Peloton instructor, Nike athlete and New York Times bestselling author. After discovering joy and confidence through fitness, Tunde left her 15-year-career as a professional makeup artist for top beauty brands to become a cycling instructor and help others become the best version of themselves. She rose to fame on Peloton’s platform, inspiring a dedicated fan base with her motivational “Tunde-isms.” In her memoir, Speak, she shares how she transformed grief and setbacks into growth and self-confidence. In our conversation today, we talk about how to find your voice, trust your gut, and get from where you are to where you want to be.
Stephen A. Smith is one of America’s most popular sports media figures, known for dishing out his opinions on the hit show First Take. He’s the host of the podcast Know Mercy and the founder of his own production company. But if you think you know Stephen A., you don’t. In his new memoir, Straight Shooter, he shares the unlikely story of how he went from a sports-obsessed kid with dyslexia to the face of ESPN. His story is one of relentless drive, passion and grit. On this episode, we talk about the highs and lows of his career, showing up as your authentic self, and expanding his platform beyond sports.
What if you treated your home as your most important organization? Frustrated by all the unpaid, invisible work she was doing for her family—and recognizing she wasn’t alone—Eve Rodksy set out to change society one partnership at a time. In her bestselling book Fair Play, Eve applies her Harvard-trained background in organizational management to create a system that helps partners rebalance their domestic workload and reimagine their relationship. On this episode, we explore the hidden costs of doing it all, and how to rebalance our home life through boundaries, systems and communication.
Dr. Mark Hyman is leading a health revolution rooted in using food as medicine to support longevity, energy, and happiness. He’s a practicing family physician and an internationally recognized speaker, educator, and advocate in the field of Functional Medicine. Dr. Hyman is the founder and director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and a New York Times bestselling author. He hosts the podcast The Doctor’s Farmacy and is a regular contributor on television shows like Today, Good Morning America, and The View. In his latest book, Young Forever, Dr. Hyman shares the secrets to living your longest, healthiest life. On this episode, we talk about the simple dietary, lifestyle and emerging longevity strategies to help you optimize your health.
The NCAA tournament is underway and University of Houston men’s basketball coach Kelvin Sampson has the No.1 seed Cougars ready for a run. In 33 seasons as a head coach, Sampson has established himself as a program builder who wins at every level. He has been named National Coach of the Year six times and is a leading candidate to win this year’s award. He has won more than 700 games in his career and is one of only 16 coaches in NCAA history to lead multiple schools to the Final Four. In nine seasons at Houston, Sampson has led the Cougars to five NCAA tournaments and six conference titles. On this episode, we talk about building a strong culture, coaching your team to manage pressure, and sustaining success.
March Madness is here and I’m kicking it off with a coaching legend, University of Miami basketball coach Jim Larrañaga. A first-time nominee for the Naismith Hall of Fame, he’s won more than 700 games in his 39 seasons as a head coach which ranks in the Top 10 among active coaches. Larrañaga captured the hearts of basketball fans around the country in 2006 when he led George Mason to the Final Four, becoming the first mid-major semifinalist in 27 years. In 12 seasons with Miami, he’s led the Hurricanes to six NCAA tournament appearances, including an Elite Eight appearance a season ago. On this episode, we talk about the four levels of commitment, leading in alignment with your core values, and how to coach discipline and accountability.
What does it mean to live an urgent life? Bozoma Saint John is a Hall of Fame inducted marketing executive whose career has included high-profile roles at Netflix, Uber, Apple Music, and Pepsi. She was named “The World’s Most Influential CMO” by Forbes. But there’s so much more to Boz’s story. When her husband Peter died of cancer, Boz made one big decision: to live life urgently. In her new memoir The Urgent Life, Boz shares her journey through heartbreak, loss and grief. On this episode, we talk about finding joy again and choosing to live your life to the fullest.
Maya Moore was at the pinnacle of her basketball career when she left it all behind to fight an injustice. That journey for justice turned into a remarkable love story when Maya married the man she helped free from prison after a wrongful conviction, Jonathan Irons. In their new memoir, Love and Justice, Maya and Jonathan open up about the trials and tribulations they faced together and the love that emerged. On this episode, we talk about living out your purpose, anchoring yourself in faith, and finding strength in your connection to others.
Troy Aikman has reached the height of success on the football field and in the broadcast booth. He’s a Hall of Fame quarterback and an Emmy-nominated broadcaster who serves as the voice of ESPN’s Monday Night Football. During his 12-year playing career, Troy was a 6x Pro Bowl selection and led the storied Dallas Cowboys franchise to three Super Bowl rings. A successful entrepreneur off the field, Troy recently announced the launch of EIGHT, a light beer brewed with organic grains. On this episode, we talk about setting high expectations, performing under pressure, and tackling new challenges.
In a world that often feels polarized and disconnected, it’s more important than ever to show up with empathy. Carlos Whittaker is bringing hope to people all over the world. He’s the author of four books, host of the podcast Human Hope and a global speaker. You may recognize Carlos from Instagram, where’s he’s built a tribe of enthusiastic followers who join forces with Carlos to find connection, do good, and be in community. His latest book, How to Human, comes out on January 24 and is available for pre-order now. In our conversation today, we talk about how to step into difficult conversations with love, live up to our full potential, and move beyond what divides us.
Ron Rivera is the head coach of the Washington Commandeers and a two-time NFL Coach of the Year. Shortly after his start in Washington, Ron was diagnosed with cancer. Despite undergoing chemotherapy and other treatments, Ron continued to coach and incredibly never missed a game. In January 2021, he was declared cancer free. Prior to the Commanders, Ron was the head coach for the Carolina Panthers from 2011-2019, leading the team to three consecutive division titles and a Super Bowl appearance. A former NFL player, he played nine seasons with the Chicago Bears including the 1985 Super Bowl team. On this episode, we talk about leading through adversity, building a culture of excellence, and rising to the occasion.
Tori Dunlap is an internationally-recognized money and career expert, and podcast host. After saving $100,000 at age 25, Tori quit her corporate job in marketing and founded Her First $100K to fight financial inequality by giving women actionable resources to better their money. She is the host of the #1 business podcast Financial Feminist and author of the upcoming book Financial Feminist. Tori now travels the world writing, speaking, and coaching about personal finance, side hustles, and confidence for women. On this, we talk about why it’s important for women to talk about money, strategies for your next negotiation, and how to achieve your financial goals.
What if you could multiply your time? On this episode, Rory Vaden shares why everything we think about time management is wrong. He’s the New York Times bestselling author of Take the Stairs and his TED talk has been viewed over 3 million times. He is also the co-founder of Brand Builders Group where he teaches people how to grow their influence and build and monetize their personal brand. On this episode, we talk about how high performers think about time management differently and how you can apply their strategies to your own life.
Jeff Foxworthy is one of the most recognized comedians in the country, a bestselling author, producer and writer. Jeff’s new comedy special “The Good Old Days,” is streaming now on Netflix and is his first solo special in 24 years. You might know him for his career in comedy and on TV, but on this episode you’ll meet the man behind the mic. On this episode, we talk about turning your passion into a career and creating a life that’s aligned with your priorities.
Gretchen Rubin is a happiness expert, author and host of the award-winning podcast Happier with Gretchen Rubin. She’s the author of five New York Times bestselling books, including the #1 bestseller The Happiness Project which spent two years on the bestseller list. Gretchen has been interviewed by Oprah, walked arm-in-arm with the Dalai Lama, and been an answer on the game show Jeopardy! On this episode, we talk about how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative.
Joe Gebbia turned a crazy idea—inviting strangers into your home—into one of the world’s most innovative companies. Joe is the co-founder of Airbnb and chairman of Airbnb.org, his nonprofit brainchild that provides housing to people in crisis. He’s been named to Fortune’s “40 Under 40” and Fast Company’s “Most Creative People.” A lifelong basketball fan, Joe is also a member of the San Antonio Spurs investor group. On this episode, we talk about the incredible story behind Airbnb, turning setbacks into opportunities and doubling down on your dreams.
Jess Sims is a top Peloton instructor and the newest member of ESPN’s College Game Day. Widely known for her work as a fitness instructor, Jess left a career in education to pursue her passion. After teaching at studios in New York City, she became a global sensation when she joined Peloton in 2018 as a Tread instructor, teaching classes to over 7 million subscribers worldwide. On this episode, we talk about changing careers, going for opportunities, and stepping into new situations with confidence.
The ability to focus is key to improving our productivity and achieving our goals, but it’s a skill that most people are never taught! Dandapani is a Hindu priest, entrepreneur, and former monk of 10 years. He has helped millions overcome distraction through his popular TED Talk, workshops and courses. In his new book, The Power of Unwavering Focus, Dandapani distills his wisdom into a step-by-step guide to cultivating concentration. On this episode, he shares tools to help you overcome distraction and sharpen your focus so that you can achieve your goals.
Eric “ET” Thomas has reached millions with his story of going from homeless to one of the world’s top motivational speakers. He’s been profiled in GQ, Sports Illustrated and ESPN and is a trusted advisor to top corporate teams, sports teams and athletes looking to unlock greatness. Known as “the hip hop preacher,” ET is especially passionate about helping kids nurture and realize their potential. His new book “You Owe You” is all about how to rewrite your narrative and take ownership of your life. In today’s conversation, we talk about how to ignite your purpose, leverage your superpowers and stop making excuses.
Andrew “Hawk” Hawkins is a former NFL player, sports executive, and Emmy Award-nominated host. He played seven seasons in the NFL for the Cincinnati Bengals and the Cleveland Browns, while earning his Master’s degree from Columbia University with a 4.0 GPA. After retiring from the NFL, Hawk began his media career at ESPN as an anchor of SportsCenter on Snapchat. He co-hosts his own podcast, “Thom & Hawk” with Joe Thomas and recently co-founded sports technology company, Status Pro. On this episode, we talk about his long journey to the NFL, how to channel doubt into fuel, and why the best things in life are hard.
What do you wish you had the confidence to do? Lisa Bilyeu is the cofounder of Quest Nutrition, the President of Impact Theory, and the host of the Women of Impact podcast. In her new book, Radical Confidence, Lisa shares the story of how she went from stay-at-home housewife to cofounder of a billion-dollar company. On this episode, we talk about how to face your insecurities, boost your confidence, and live the life of your dreams.
Allyson Felix is a 5-time Olympian and recently retired as the most decorated American track & field star of all time with 30 medals. Recently named one of TIME’s “100 Most Influential People,” Allyson is stepping into her next chapter as a fierce advocate for women. She’s the founder of Saysh, a lifestyle brand focused on athletic-inspired footwear made for and by women, and is a powerful voice for maternity health. On this episode, we talk about managing pressure and expectations, bouncing back from setbacks, and overcoming fear to find her voice.
Natasha Graziano went from homeless and broke to top mindset coach and motivational speaker. The creator of the MBS Method, Natasha is passionate about helping people transform their lives through neuroscience and ancient wisdom. She’s amassed more than 15 million followers on social media and has been featured in The New York Times, Vogue and USA Today. Natasha is the host of the popular Law of Attraction podcast and is the author of the new book, Be It Until You Become It. In today’s conversation, we talk about the law of attraction, creating a success mindset, and how to achieve your goals faster.
With three World Series titles to his name, Tony La Russa is widely considered one of the best managers in Major League Baseball history. He’s spent 33 years as a manager, currently for the Chicago White Sox and previously with the Oakland Athletics and St. Louis Cardinals. A member of baseball’s Hall of Fame, Tony ranks 2nd all-time in wins among big league managers. In our conversation today, we talk about his relentless approach to preparation, building a strong team culture, and how to inspire greatness in others.