The Mental Cast

The Mental Cast

A Podcast for Mental Performance Training, Coaching and Great Discussions.

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June 11, 2021 33 min

Show: Season 3- Episode 05 (June 2021) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Sadie Evans - Author, Speaker and Podcast Host

    This episode finds Dan having a chat with Sadie Mae Evans an accomplished author, speaker, and podcast host.  Dan and Sadie talk about what motivated her to write her books and what drives her to move forward.  It is also a great look at how early adversity can turn into a great message.

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Show: Season 3- Episode 04 (May 2021) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Joanna Pohorski - Accountability and Mindset Coach

    Dan sits down and has a chat with Joanna Pohorski, a UK-based Accountability and Mindset coach.  Joannah discusses the framework she created with the Accountable Mindset program.  The two have a great discussion about the need for business planning and holding yourself accountable for growth and success.  ...

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Show: Season 3- Episode 03 (May 2021) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Tracy Lamourie - Public Relations Guru, Globe Trotter, and Social Justice Warrior

    Dan gets to chat with an international PR rock star, Tracy Lamourie.  It is a great session about making the jump and starting a company, why everyone needs a PR person, and how the pandemic has changed things a little.  Oh yeah, she also helped save a man from death row (che...

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February 22, 2021 74 min

Show: Season 3- Episode 02 (February 2021) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Colin C. Thompson - Founder of Oligye Enterprises and Personal Development and Career Transition Coach.

    Dan and Colin have a great chat about coaching in the current pandemic, life & soft skills and transitioning from a college athlete to the business world.  Colin joins the podcast via Shanghai where he is also working on the cutting-edge world o...

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February 1, 2021 81 min

Show: Season 3- Episode 01 (February 2021) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Anne-Marie Brandt - Marketing Guru and owner of Team Brandt Marketing

    We kick off season three of the Mental Cast by having a chat with solopreneur Anne-Marie Brandt.  Anne-Marie and Dan have been friends for over 30 years and decided to have a chat about "saying no" and actually learning to take a break in life without feeling guilty.  Not ev...

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November 16, 2020 69 min

Show: Season 2- Episode 10 (November 2020) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Brent Magnussen - Author, Public Speaker, and Fmr. Army Engineer

 This a great episode with "Roger Up!" author, Brent Magnussen.  Dan and Brent discuss routines, goal setting, and Brent's new book.  There is also a great discussion about Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu thrown in there for good measure.  Dan also got to confirm his morning ritual routine, ...

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November 9, 2020 77 min

Show: Season 2- Episode 09 (November 2020) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Jay Hosack - George Mason Men's Volleyball Head Coach.

 In this episode, Dan has a conversation with Jay Hosack.  Jay and Dan's friendship goes back a few years and in this episode, they talk about the coaching ladder.  How to move up the coaching ranks and the interesting idea of SHOULD you move up in the coaching ranks.  It is great to hear how ...

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November 1, 2020 52 min

Show: Season 2- Episode 08 (November 2020) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Claudio Reilsono - Carnegie Mellon Baseball Head Coach and Global Scouting Bureau 

 In this episode, Dan has a conversation with Claudio Reilsono.  Claudio is the head baseball coach of Carnegie Mellon University, a professional scout with the Global Scouting Bureau, public speaker, and author.  Dan and Claudio talk about the differences between coaching ...

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Show: Season 2- Episode 07 (October 2020) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Karl France - NYU Men's Volleyball Assistant Coach (Part 1)

 In this episode, Dan has a conversation with Karl France.  Karl is the assistant men's volleyball coach at NYU.  Karl and Dan have a friendship that goes over many years, and this episode is the result of a casual conversation they had during the 2020 COVID-10 pandemic.  The discussion in...

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September 20, 2020 48 min

Show: Season 2- Episode 06 (September 2020) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Erik Weiss - Little League Baseball Umpire

 In this episode, Dan has a conversation with Erik Weiss.  Erik is a Little League umpire based in Stockton California.  We have had a lot of coaches and athletes on the show and thought it would be awesome to have an umpire on.  We talk about what it is like being a Little League umpire, dealing with the stress...

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Show: Season 2- Episode 05 (August 2020) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Donnie Reeser - His Weight Loss Journey

 This episode has Dan sitting down with long time friend Donnie Reeser for part 2 of their conversation series.  This episode focuses on Donnie's incredible weight loss journey over there past year +.  Of course, there is some witty banter between the two as usual.  It should be noted that neither Dan nor Donn...

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July 20, 2020 57 min

Show: Season 2- Episode 04 (July 2020) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with DJ Roueche - Lakers/AVP/Olympic DJ

 This episode is a blast.  Dan has a "sit down" with the always entertaining DJ (Jeremy) Roueche.  DJ Roueche is the current DJ for the Los Angeles Lakers, the AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour, and one of the DJ for the Rio Beach Olympic games.  DJ Roueche is also 1/2 of the Suicide Doors, and amazing band based in the ...

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July 6, 2020 53 min

Show: Season 2- Episode 03 (July 2020) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Kyle Wagner Baseball Guru and Educator

 This episode has Dan "sitting down" for a chat with Kyle Wagner.  Kyle is a former standout high school baseball player who went on to play Division 1 baseball at Wake Forrest and a year in the pros.  Kyle was part of the historic 2015 Red Land Little League team that wen on to win the United States Championship...

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June 22, 2020 51 min

Show: Season 2- Episode 02 (June 2020) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Jen Fry of JenFryTalks.com

 In this second episode of season two, Dan "sits" down and chats with his good friend Jen Fry.  Jen is currently a Ph.D. student at Michigan State in Geography.  She travels the country (and the world) to spread the word of social justice education.  In a nutshell, she gets you uncomfortable to make you better.  This is a ve...

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Show: Season 2- Episode 01 (June 2020) Host: Dan Mickle Topic: Chat with Trevor Ragan of The Learner Lab (Season Premiere)

 In the Season 2 premiere, we sit down with Trevor Ragan from The Learner Lab.  I wanted to hear his story of going from the Midwest to Duke basketball to Train Ugly to the future.  Trevor has been on a lot of podcasts and the speaking circuit a lot recently, so I wanted to do something a little different and ...

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Coaching burnout is one of the topics I seem to talk about most when I am working with coaches and managers.  A lot of people seem to know the end stages of coaching burnout but may not realize the early warning signs or ways to combat it.  In this episode, we look at some of the root causes as well as some strategies to help you avoid burnout.  It is not an uncommon thing and there are some easy ways to help you avoid it.  We hope...

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Part businessman, part dart player, and a lot less of him now.  In this episode, we talk with the local proprietor of Reeser's Soft Ice Cream, Mr. Donald Reeser Jr.  This is part one of a three-part series on Donnie.  We chat in the parking lot of our favorite local food establishment, Nick's 114.  Part one deals with his business life and the mental challenges of a small business owner.  Part two we chat about his weight l...

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In the sports world, the injury discussion has primarily centered on the physical aspects of injuries on athletes. In this episode, Dan looks into the effects of sports injuries on the mind and mental health of an individual. He addresses common concerns and offers a plan that focuses on solutions to help make the rehabilitation process smoother.

He also discusses highlights of past episodes (Episode 05- Be a Tim), future and upco...

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October 4, 2019 49 min

In this episode, Dan looks at accountability.  He tells his story of Tim.  Tim is a friend, mentor, peer, and Dan's accountability mechanism for Podcasting.  Who holds you accountable for things?  Who do you hold accountable?  How can we have those discussions with those around us?  As always, you can reach us all across social media with @717SOUL.

Show: Season 1 - Episode 05 (October 2019) Hosts: Dan Mickle Topic: Account...

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August 23, 2019 44 min

In this episode, Dan looks at traditions.  Traditions play a large part in our lives.  Everything from how we eat, learn, work and play.  From the playing field to the board room, we deal with traditions on a regular basis.  Usually, we don't even give them much thought, but what are traditions really?  Are they good?  Are they bad?  Where do they come from and how do we evaluate them.  Also, what role do they play in your "...

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