Athlete Mindset

An Athlete Mindset podcast episode featuring Ashlee Fontes-Comber, the founder and CEO of TLH Reckoning and the former president of United Soccer Coaches. TLH Reckoning, also known as Tallahassee Reckoning, is a professionally operated women’s soccer franchise breaking geographic and institutional barriers. TLH Reckoning is inspired by the generations of elite talent in Tallahassee, Florida. They are part of the USL W.
In this episode, Ashlee Fontes-Comber and Lisa Bonta Sumii discuss the following topics:
  • How Ashlee is helping create opportunities for others
  • Working to bring soccer to underserved areas
  • The first female of color to become the president of the United Soccer Coaches
  • Learning how to exemplify your values every day -- and serving your family
  • The importance of finding things outside of sports that fulfill you
  • Why it’s important that coaches fully support their players
  • TLH Reckoning Women's Soccer Franchise
  • The United Soccer Coaches Convention
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About Ashlee Fontes-Comber of TLH Reckoning:
  • Over 24 years of experience in the sports industry
  • Founder and CEO of TLH Reckoning, a groundbreaking women’s soccer franchise
  • Proven track record in building and revitalizing women’s soccer organizations at various levels
  • Elected as the first female of color President in the history of United Soccer Coaches
  • Pursuing a PhD in Sport Management from Florida State University and holds soccer coach certifications from United Soccer Coaches
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Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW | CEO & Founder of AthMindset®
  • Specializes in athlete mental health, covering clinical and performance aspects for a wide range of clients, including elite youth, collegiate athletes, Olympians, professionals, and sports teams.
  • Serves as the first-ever Mental Performance Coach for the Oakland Roots Sports Club, collaborating with the Technical Team and Sports Medicine staff.
  • Listed in prestigious directories including the US Olympic & Paralympic Committee’s Mental Health Registry, NFL Player Association’s Clinician Directory, and Major League Rugby Mental Health and Wellness Directory.
  • Founded AthMindset®, offering athlete-centered mental health services with a team of licensed clinicians and consultants across several states.
  • Host of the Athlete Mindset Podcast and co-host of Roots Radio; a frequent keynote and TEDx speaker with national and international engagements.
  • Quoted in major publications like Time Magazine, Teen Vogue, and Women’s Health Magazine; featured on BBC World News and Radio Bliss in Jordan.
  • Author of "The AthMindset® Workbook: Training your mind for optimal mental health in sport and in life."
  • Holds a Master’s in Clinical Social Work from Smith College School for Social Work and an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
  • Proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Creators & Guests

Lisa Bonta Sumii
Athlete Mental Health & Performance| Oakland Roots SC|CEO & Founder of AthMindset®|Published Author|Pro Podcaster & Guest|Speaker: Tedx, Keynote, International|Listed -NFLPA Directory, USOPC Registry, MLR Directory
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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.

If you are looking to start a podcast or create original content, you have to talk with the team at SportsE Media. I work with them and I vouch for them. It’s that simple.

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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