Diede de Groot (NED): Conquering the Courts & Finding Her Voice
Diede de Groot has won 31 majors, is the current world No. 1 in both singles and doubles, and achieved a Golden Grand Slam: winning all four major tournaments in a calendar year (2021). She’s also a force off the court; Diede advocates for people with disabilities and adaptive clothing. “It’s not always easy to […]
We’d like to welcome a new member to the Flame Bearers team! Welcome, Marissa!
Believing in sports and that it connects us all, Marissa Potter has dedicated her life to sportsmanship and teamwork. She’s passionate about working in a team with people who, like her, are prompt and active in achieving any set objectives. With that in mind, she’s committed to helping and growing mission-driven companies with inclusion, sports, […]
FLAME BEARERS SEASON 3: THE PREVIEW
Flame Bearers is back for a third season! What started as an idea, has taken off over the last two years as we’ve built this community and listener base across 47 countries. Ready for more? We are. So, what does Season 3 have to offer? Here’s what you can expect: What To Look Forward To […]
Our Flame Bearers
Why Flame Bearers? Olympic and Paralympic athletes are physical and mental warriors. They are the best in the world at what they do, and coming out of the pandemic; they have battled unprecedented levels of physical and emotional stress to stay there. These athletes got up and trained daily without knowing the Tokyo and Beijing […]
The Making of Lea Davison’s Episode
From the moment I secured funding for this effort, I knew I’d want to feature Lea. I had heard about Lea several years ago from one of my mentors from my alma matter, Middlebury College. Lea was a fellow alum a few years ahead of me. Besides my mentor’s recommendation, I had read a Midd […]
This entire podcast was made possible with the generous support of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Women and Public Policy Program’s Summer Internship Grant. Thank you. Here is my experience reflection.
Soliciting Different Voices
One of my favorite parts of piecing together an episode is capturing as many different voices and perspectives as possible. While there is something to be said for not breaking up the narrative of a featured athlete, I believe that weaving in various perspectives can provide the listener with a more well-rounded picture of each […]
But wait, what’s it called?!
I was interviewing athletes around the clock and still didn’t have a finalized podcast name. I was constantly sourcing interview content, while also defining my brand. In b-school speak, we call this parallel processing (aka working on multiple workstreams simultaneously). Put another way, I was cooking up a storm, while also making up the recipe. […]
Developing a plan for launch
When, with who & how When deciding when to launch, we considered multiple elements including: When I originally thought about my launch strategy, I planned to have two separate launches, one building upon the other: one marking the end of the Olympics and then the next marking the end of the Paralympics several weeks later. […]
The Making of Sanda Aldass’ Episode
I was really nervous to tell Sanda’s story because I felt an immense responsibility to do her experiences justice. I wanted to knock it out of the park for her, as she was clearly taking a risk in allowing me to interview her. Since day one of working on this podcast, I knew I wanted […]