In this episode of the T.E.A.M podcast I welcome former MLB, Olympian and USC Trojan baseball player Jacque Jones from the streets (literally). In this conversation Jacque pulls no punches in our discussion as he walks the streets in his hometown of San Diego and defines how his #All Hands On Deck philosophy of life has not only allowed him to serve his community in retirement...BUT why this mindset is so important to his core values relating to mental health, education, parenting AND unsuspected mentorship given from the likes of Hall of Fame player Cal Ripken.
You can find out more about Jacque on IG (@jacquejones1128), his foundation (@allhandsondeck11) and all of the great things he is doing to impact change. Thanks as well to Darnell McDonald (@darnellmcdonald_) (@sva_sport) for being the bridge to making this conversation happen.
I am proud to introduce Lewis Preston to the T.E.A.M podcast...a man who has become a dear friend, colleague, and confidant. In this conversation we chronical his lived experience to include time as a professional player, D1 coach, business and family man. Lewis also pulls the curtain back on several areas of his life transitions, struggles with meeting his players where they are and the impact of behavioral health on his family.
Please continue to track with Lewis https://www.linkedin.com/in/lewis-preston-646aba27/ along with his partner former Atlanta Dream President Theresa Wenzel https://www.linkedin.com/in/theresa-wenzel-78377811b/ in their newest venture called Athletes 2 Leaders (A2L). https://www.athletes2leaders.com/ (IG) https://www.instagram.com/athletes2leadrs/. Together they have harnessed decades of leadership experience and coaching to build the next generation of athletes from the “inside out” and empower them to become well-rounded and resilient during transition.
In this conversation on the T.E.A.M Podcast I have the distinct privilege of chopping it up with my dude Tony Mandarich. Known as an NFL first-round bust and a two-time cover of Sports Illustrated athlete… we DO NOT discuss these topics but instead, you’ll get to hear Tony articulate his thoughts on how life allowed him to understand why people matter. From how random acts of kindness can contribute to our fellow man (#EveryPersonMatters), to his search for significant camaraderie beyond the locker room, the struggles of being an imperfect father and the importance of communication…even during confusion, how being transparent is part of his “code” and many other areas that make him the incredible human being he is becoming.
You can also check Tony out at https://www.tonymandarich.com/ to discover his talent behind the camera as well as his provocative podcast “One Man’s Ethos” https://www.onemansethos.com/ or follow him on IG @tonymandarich, Twitter @Tony_Mandarich, FB https://www.facebook.com/mandarich or LinkedIn linkedin.com/in/tonymandarich.