In this episode of Athlete Mindset, Lisa Bonta Sumii sits down with sports industry influencer, Megan Reyes. Megan is a sports host and content creator. She joins this episode to discuss her journey in the soccer world, being a Filipina in the sports industry, and the pros and cons of being an influencer in sports.
Megan is also a mental health advocate, and in this conversation, she emphasizes the importance of differentiating mental health from mental illness. Lisa and Megan share valuable insights on productivity techniques, breaking down tasks, avoiding hustle culture, setting boundaries, and taking breaks.
Join Lisa and Megan as they explore these fascinating topics and more, offering valuable insights for athletes, coaches, and fans alike.
- Break down tasks and focus on the process, not just the outcome.
- Hustle culture can be harmful and counterproductive.
- Content creation as a profession can be exhausting, and it’s important to set boundaries and take breaks.
- Mental health and mental illness are not the same things.
- Networking and building relationships can be crucial for career advancement.
Megan’s quotes from the episode:
- “Be you, and not who you think other people want you to be.”
- “The passion and the drive may never go away, but it changes just a tiny bit when it’s now your obligation”
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Resource list from the episode “Megan Reyes | Sports Industry Influencer”:
Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW | Athlete Mindset podcast host:
Lisa is a psychotherapist and mental performance consultant to high-performing athletes at the youth, collegiate, Olympic-hopeful, and professional levels. She is the first-ever Mental Health & Performance Coach for the Oakland Roots SC, a men’s professional soccer team, in the USL. Lisa is the Founder & CEO of AthMindset, a diverse team of licensed mental health clinicians and mental performance consultants, who serve alongside her.
Megan Reyes | Guest:
Megan Reyes is a prominent content creator and athlete advocate in the sports industry. After almost a decade of working for some of the biggest names in sports, Megan is now an on-camera host and social media specialist for professional athletes, teams, and sport governing bodies.
A leading voice for social justice, diversity and inclusion, and mental health in sports, Megan’s purpose in life is to affect change and bridge communities through the power of sport.
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What is Athlete Mindset?
This is the Athlete Mindset podcast. Presented and produced by SportsEpreneur. Part of the KazSource Podcast Network.
And this podcast is all about mental health in sports.
This podcast series is a space for conversations with athletes, coaches, practitioners, and stakeholders in sports. And it’s where those individuals share their perspectives, experiences, and thoughts on mental health in sports.
Hosted by Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW
Eric Kasimov, Founder of KazSource and the creator of SportsE Media, is generously hosting the Athlete Mindset podcast on his platform as he deeply believes these conversations are essential and deserve to be prioritized.
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About Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW
Lisa is a mental health therapist with over 21 years of clinical experience, licensed in both CA and NV. She is a private practice clinician and the CEO and Founder of AthMindset, LLC.
Lisa supports the elite athlete to achieve optimal mental health and peak mental sport performance. She works with adolescent sport teams, collegiate student-athletes, Olympians/Olympic hopefuls, as well as professional athletes and teams.
Lisa is the first-ever Mental Health & Sport Performance Specialist for the Oakland Roots Sports Club. The Roots are a men’s professional soccer team and purpose-driven club. Seeing the elite athlete as a multidimensional human, navigating various roles and identities, is integral to Lisa’s approach. Focusing on the role that interpersonal trauma, culture, race, gender, and sexual orientation play as the athlete navigates life on and off the field, is at the center of her work.
Lisa is listed in the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s Mental Health Registry and the National Football League Player Association’s Clinician Directory.
Lisa is often an invited podcast guest and conference speaker. Besides hosting the Athlete Mindset podcast on the SportsE+ podcast platform. She spoke at TEDxWilmington on the intersection of race, mental health, and sport.
She has been featured in Time Magazine, Teen Vogue, BBC World News, and Women’s Health Magazine.
AthMindset, LLC, supports the mental health of the elite athlete and their ecosystem. This includes serving the spouses/partners, family members, coaches, teams, referees/umpires, agents, and athletic trainers, with clinical services and sport performance consultation.
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