63. Varsity Men: Vulnerable & Empathetic

Focusing on the fellas today… finally! We often cover equality on T&T and most of the time it is through the female narrative, because I am a woman after all. Today, we are talking all things men, their emotions, what it means to “be a man” and how that meaning in itself is evolving, thank goodness. I have noted the Netflix documentary, The Masks They Live In, many times as it’s an excellent example of the discussion and awareness of American society pushing masculinity on our boys that inevitably destroys them (in short). This a much longer conversation that Kris taps into as he exemplifies a modern, evolved man. He is the father of two boys, successful businessman, entrepreneur, speaker, and mission driven to update the conversation, awareness, and perception of “what it means to be a man”. 2020 has been a crazy year to say the least, there is no better time than now to question a better way, genuinely get back to your authentic self, and work to further evolve on the personal front. Our guys need the same empathy and space that our girls do. Kris kicks off the convo with a personal childhood story that sets the tone for the rest of the conversation. He is vulnerable, open, and willing to help and /or advise anyone that asks. This is an awesome cast for everyone, particularly parents of young boys. Enjoy!


What it means to “Be A Man”. A boy’s and a man’s perspective. Men’s emotion, vulnerability, empathy, sympathy, awareness. Stigma. Questioning a better way. Working with, teaching, and raising happy, self-assured men. Life evolution and awakening. Making lemonade from lemons. Entrepreneurship, community, and embracing self-love to make the world a better place. 

Kris Lovin

Kris is the founder and owner of the most exclusive men’s clothing company in the world, 1OH1 Exclusive. After overcoming self-hated, self-doubt, addiction, and being left to be a full-time single dad, Kris has made it his life’s goal to help men overcome their own struggles, and become the best men they can be.


1OH1 Exclusive

Our Mission
At 1OH1 Exclusive, our mission is to create clothing that inspires men to be their best. Each product has a personality and story that reminds you of who you are and the man you want to be.

Helping you be your best.

You are a unique combination of strengths and weaknesses. We help you learn to take ownership of who you are, leverage your strengths, and improve on your weaknesses through a process that we call “going ROWG.”

Recognition – Ownership – Work – Growth (ROWG)
Going ROWG is a process of 

1. Recognizing both your weaknesses AND strengths. 

2. Taking ownership of who you are, both good and bad, and letting go of any blame or excuses.

3. Putting in the work to overcome your weaknesses and leverage your strengths. 

4. Experiencing the growth, and gaining greater success and happiness. 

Look and feel like a stud.

Every time you put on your 1OH1 shirt, you will look and feel like a freaking stud! What you wear has a huge impact on how you feel. Every time you look in the mirror you will see the best version of yourself looking back.

A premium brand your friends can’t get.
We love exclusivity and don’t want you to ever see someone wearing the same shirt or even the same brand. All of your friends will want one, but just because they can afford one, doesn’t mean they can get one, and they will never be able to get yours.

Only 101 shirts sold.
We limit our production to 101 prints per design, and 4 designs being available at a time. When a product sells out, it sells out for good. So, if you find a shirt that resonates with you, grab it fast before it is gone.


49. Small Town, Big Ambition

Another awesome cast from PodMax Live! This time I welcome computer wiz and super successful entrepreneur, Timothy Dick. Timothy shares his incredible story from high school biz hopeful (making a solid income from his parents’ house) to moving out graduation day following a deeper calling to move some chips on a larger level. The beginning- working with several large companies from the ground up to buying and selling his own… only to find himself back in his home town helping the community that raised him the best ways he can. #GOALS. Timothy has an incredible story of early success when the “internet was just starting” and how he evolves as the world around him does. This is an awesome listen for anyone chasing the dream, even if the dream doesn’t exist yet:). You can dream big and follow your heart from anywhere. Cheers, fellow dreamers!! AND, we had limited time for this convo (conference life), so stay tuned for a follow up cast… as you listen you’ll hear how much MORE we could of covered!

“An essential aspect of creativity is not being afraid to fail.”

– Edwin Land


Ambition, mission, evolution. Big dreams, small town roots, philanthropy done right. Following the heart and leading with integrity. The internet “business”, websites, hosts, .com’s. Business and impact.

Timothy Dick is a serial entrepreneur that runs multiple 7 figures businesses and has been featured on the Inc 5000 list for 3 different companies.    He is the founder of VOIPO which provides telephone and messaging services to consumers and businesses throughout North America and ProfitLayer which is a boutique consulting firm with a digital agency arm that is focused on managing large companies on all major ad platforms with a major focus on ROI, attribution, big data and finding the right combination of marketing channels to layer together to achieve the best results.

Tim has a vast background in SaaS and was one of the first executives at HostGator in its early days.   HostGator grew to host millions of websites with hundreds of employees before Tim transitioned focus on VOIPO.   He is also an active angel investor and consults for multiple investment firms on M&A, startups, and strategy.   He was born and raised in rural West Virginia and the son of a coal miner and was a first-generation entrepreneur.   He is passionate about small business, resourcefulness, marketing, and personal development.


46. Healing And Mental Wealth: EMDR

I had the pleasure of partaking in the PodMax Live 2020:

PodMAX, in its original format, is a one day in-person/live event where entrepreneurs have the chance to record as a guest and be interviewed on top podcast shows in their industry. NOW: it’s time for PodMAX Global: the ONLINE PodMAX experience from On Air Brands! Be part of the same high-vibe, high-energy experience we’ve perfected… Now ONLINE and VIRTUAL for entrepreneurs across the globe!

It was an incredible day aligning podcasters and entrepreneurs, inventors, and varsity humans across the board to converse. I didn’t know what to expect, but it was cooler than any expectation if did have. I was fortune to have 3 very different casts all in one day covering a verity of topics. Robert and I had an awesome conversation around EMDR- a very forward-thinking approach to human optimization, if you will. EMDR is fully explained in the cast, but is a newer approach to optimizing your life experience and mental wealth. Faster than talk therapy and perhaps more effective? I won’t say too much more, but when I heard Robert compare generation wealth to generational mental health, I knew the conversation was more than needed. We are all human, including our parents, coaches, and mentors…. We need to unpack and let go accordingly. I can’t wait to cast with Robert again as the mental health convo is goring (thank goodness) and is long overdue. He is ahead of the game, no pun intended☺.


Mental health, mental wealth. Talk therapy vs. EMDR. What is EMDR? Why EMDR? Me, my family, my experience, and I. It’s all relative. Questioning a better way. Years of self-improvement vs. months, days or hours. Why improve? Is how I feel ok? What can I do to change, for the long term? Addiction, self-loathing, life. Unity in humanity. Resolution. Solution. Evolution. 

Robert A. Grigore

MCP, RCC is a World-Class Mental Health Expert.

He is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Certified EMDR Therapist & Approved EMDR Consultant, Published EMDR Author, and the Owner & CEO of Grigore Counselling.

Robert has dedicated his practice to helping executives, entrepreneurs, professional athletes, celebrity talent, as well as their families to eliminate their pain and repair the foundations of their most cherished relationships. Robert’s professional mission is to give you and your loved ones the one thing that money cannot buy: time. Now is the time to repair your relationships.

Now is the time to heal from your past.

Now is the time to invest in your legacy.

Grigore Counseling

We believe in making the impossible possible.

We believe therapy should be the most important investment one makes in their lifetime, and it should have a clear beginning and end date. 

​We do everything in our power to ensure that all our clients receive special care that is sensitive to their unique needs and circumstances.

​We believe that time is our most precious resource. As such, we are dedicated to giving you and your loved ones as much time as possible in your highest, most ExtraOrdinary states. 



14. Expanding Your Awareness

Building a business/life from divine intervention… even when you had a plan:) This is an awesome cast where hard work and the larger order merge to put you exactly where you need to be as a person and as a professional. KO sits down with fitness professional (and borderline life coach), Sunny Bayne. Sunny is a personal trainer and long-time horse enthusiast, in fact it’s her spirit animal. Sunny shares her fitness business journey and everything that helped guide her to where she is right now. They cover all things horses- from riding, to taming (ish), to training, to how horses helped Sunny deal with humans on a deeper level. The discussion mainframes around the acknowledgment that the answers and guidance we need are all around us, we just need to be aware and conscious. Because we are here in fact, to evolve. Continuously. Being aware of your moral and natural compasses are legit cardio workouts, look alive. 


Animals teaching humans, intro to spirituality, evolution, awareness, consciousness. Meeting people where they are at. Focusing on the people that show up for you. Letting the opposition be. Hawks. Collective consciousness. Control vs. the universe. Ecology. Nonverbal communication and the natural myopic narrative we live in as human beings. And a pony named horse. 

Sunny Bayne 

Trainer & Yoga Teacher 

Sunny is a fitness enthusiast and personal trainer from Lexington, KY.  As the owner of Sunny Bayne Fitness, she specializes in corrective exercise, sports exercise, and yoga. Her style of yoga is focusing on releasing the things that no longer serve you to raise your own personal vibration and help you find your purpose. Sunny loves meeting new people and connecting humans through movement, love, and positivity. “I believe that movement is the best way to uplift and empower your soul. When your soul is empowered and you’re living without fear, then you can begin to change the world around you.”

Be Golden Conference. From equality to politics to environment, It’s overwhelming to see and know all the work that needs to be done to make the world a better place AND these two have found a way to make a large scale difference. Listen in how they have done this and are continuing to blaze trail in pursuit of continuous positive impact for the world and all of its people at large.

More at TurmericAndTequila.com 

12. Breakdown, Breakthrough

This is the first of the Be Golden Podcast Series… that’s right, had the pleasure of doing 5 casts in 3 days with some incredible speakers, attendees, and hosts of the 2019 Be Golden Conference in Bloomington, Indiana. 

On this first one we check back in with Sara McInerney- our first, 2nd time guest:)! The timing could not be more perfect. On our first cast with Sara and The Chloe Barnes, we discussed life and what was on the agenda for both of them in the coming year. We quickly learn on this cast, sometimes our plans don’t align with the universe’s plans, and that’s ok. The best lessons are usually leaned the hardest way, and then stick the most. Sara and KO cover breakdowns and breakthroughs…an easy flowing convo on some tough pills to swallow. Ideally you can pull from our leanings on this one and streamline some process in your own world. And if not, just know the lessons are worth the process- take it from us:) The importance of slowing down, actually feeling, and getting back in touch with your athletic self is a process that never ends, needs to be honored, and if you don’t do it, the universe will… for you own good! Getting EMOSH, the new fave cardio. Here we go!


Busy=Numb, transition, self-care, self-check-in, getting knocked off the rails= clarity, challenge to change, when emotions become physical, more is not more, updating the narrative, evolution, sharing the voice, privilege= responsibility, chasing fire and impact. Process and practice and not perfection. Progress and reflection. Take care of you and you can take care of everyone else more. 

Sara McInerney:

Sara is honored to be T&T first returning guest. The universe brought KO and Sara together for this conversation where this otherwise confident young woman doesn’t feel so grounded in certainty at the moment. Sara is listening to her gut and trying to follow her intuition into this next chapter she feels coming. Today she took a big step in writing that new chapter by launching her own podcast called Facing Fear. Sara attempts to follow her own advice and face this next chapter with courage.

Be GoldenConference.From equality to politics to environment, It’s overwhelming to see and know all the work that needs to be done to make the world a better place AND these two have found a way to make a large scale difference. Listen in how they have done this and are continuing to blaze trail in pursuit of continuous positive impact for the world and all of its people at large.

More at TurmericAndTequila.com 

11. Life Skills via Sports

HEART FULL! This cast takes us down memory lane…running in sweat pants , holding a Natty Light, late to class and/or practice. Priceless memories, experiences, and relationships that have paved our foundation for “adulthood”. 

Yes, this one is about colligate athletics! To be or not to be a student athlete? KO shares convo, laughs, and tequila (cuz we grown-ish now) with collegiate classmates and fellow D1 student athletes of George Mason University: Meg (Dentler) Thomas (lacrosse) and JP Clark (swimming). AND we were lucky enough to have Kristin Clark (actual student), JP’s wife, in the house sharing the student experience sands athletics. Kristin is a James Madison alum, reading enthusiasts, former sorority member, and overall ground voice to this cast. Thank you in advance to Kristin for chopping through the GMU weeds the 3 of us provided on this one- the counter balance is perfect:)!!

They discuss the experience of the student athlete from the friendships to the schedule, managing the social with a 48hr rule… and everything in between. Committing to be a student athlete is no small commitment, but all agree on this one; it’s worth a try if you think it’s for you. The college experience is only 4… 5, or 6 years (we’re doctors, like Dr. Dre), but the relationships, self-discovery, and all-around life skills you gain through sports allows you to graduate a leg up, with a network, and few great storied in tow… that should and should not be shared down the road- in our opinion. We are honest about our experience, so if you are a soon to be HS grad or a parent with a kiddo questioning college sports- this is a good one for you! Pack a helmet… for the cast and life, 18 is crazy either way.


Life skills through sports, teamwork, college sports = full time job, life long friends, cheap booze, commitment, Chanello’s Pizza, running groups, pleading the 5th, professors who see you before you see yourself, find your value and voice, arts and crafts: making your own graduate cords, not going to NY, fun, practice, building a bond. 

Special SHOUT OUT: This came up in a GMU IG group the other day… when pulling back to reflect, I couldn’t believe we got to spend every day together- laughing, training, studying, and just growing up. So cool. SO appreciate all my GMU friends, fellow student athletes, and even my professors (that may or may not say it back haha)… such a wonderful period in life, so grateful I got to share those times with all of you. Cheers to acting the same, but now having jobs that can fund the party. xo

Quick Bios:

Meg Thomas: I am an ex-laxer from George Mason University. I went to school to play lacrosse, and for some reason they gave me an art degree. 

I extended my college days by being a Div 1 coach for about 11 years.  Although it was fun,  I decided it was time to grow up in 2016 and got married and a “real” big girl job as a graphic designer. 

I now live in Rockville, MD with my husband, Brendan, who still works in college athletics. In 2018, I decided I needed to switch gears again and I joined a political mail consulting firm (yes all that political junk mail) where I am the director of production. I coordinate everything on the art side of our printed and digital pieces.


JP and Kristin  Clark: 

From Fairfax VA, Kristin and JP  moved to Richmond VA 7 years ago, been married 11 years

I’ve been in Wine Sales 14 years 

Was a founding member of the George mason Swim and Dive team 99-03

Sat next to and graduated with Queen K after many communication classes together. 

We own a cutie/pain in the ass Boston terrier named Penny Lane

Music aficionado and go to many many of shows. 



04. Resilience, Dedication, and Trail Blazing, with one leg, two, or 4!

Current Highland Games super star, Spencer Tyler, and future Highland Games (and potential Olympian:) super star, Sebastiana Lopez (and her pup, Bravo), sit down with KO to cover all things resilience, dedication, and trailblazing. They are both currently breaking barriers with a “non-mainstream” sport on the field AND breaking barriers  in the sports medicine and recovery medical fields (aka off the field:). They each have an inspiring story to share on competing:  professionally, with one’s self, and with a crowded sports industry… from stereotypes, to funding, to training – we cover it all! 


Competing after college and after serious injury, personal identity evolution, growing with the sport you love, training/raising future competitive studs (parenting and coaching), and how an animal (a pet:) can change your life so much for the better!


Spencer Tyler 

Former collegiate All-American in shot put and discus. Five events world record holder in the Highland games. North American, national, and US Champion in Highland games. All around kinda neat guy………… kinda. <–  His words haha. My words, great dude, even better beer drinker and competitive athlete:)

Sebastiana & Bravo Lopez

Sebastiana had a motorcycle accident while on active duty (Air force) in 2015. She was in an  induced coma for about a month, flatlining  lined 3 times. She lost her right leg above the knee and hand function in both hands. She then spent 2 years at Walter Reed rehabbing. It took her about a year to start to walk and  2 years to walk consistently. It took about the same amount of time to learn how to dress, feed herself,  write, speak(stroke), and drive . She competed in her first sporting events 1yr post accident in the 2016 Warrior and Invictus games. Medaling at both. Her Goal at the time of leaving the hospital was to be able to live completely alone. With tons of help from people surrounding her, she surpassed that! 

Accomplishments (thus far):

2019 USA Para panamerican games medalist 

Discus-world Record  


Shot put -bronze 

Arnold’s Strongest disabled woman 2019/2018

Invictus games 2018

Rowing: 2golds

Powerlifting :gold

Shot put: gold

Discus: gold

Rugby: bronze

03. Unapologetically Authentic

KO, Chelsea, and Sarah sit down to dive in about “being the change we want to see in the world”. Chelsea and Sarah share their personal journeys of self discovery AND how/why they established their incredible annual event,

Be Golden. From equality to politics to environment, It’s overwhelming to see and know all the work that needs to be done to make the world a better place AND these two have found a way to make a large scale difference. Listen in how they have done this and are continuing to blaze trail in pursuit of continuous positive impact for the world and all of its people at large.


Personal journeys, self enlightenment, event experience and planing, political discovery, and of course TEQUILA:).


Chelsea Sanders

An artist and creator to the core, Chelsea Sanders is the visionary and co-founder of Be Golden. With 12 years under her belt as founder and creative director of Blueline Media and owner of art gallery Untitled Light, Chelsea brings her artistic passion and entrepreneurial energy and spirit to Be Golden, helping women understand their self-worth and empower them to fulfill their most authentic lives. When she is not lifting other women up through her creative endeavors, she is motivating them on the cycling floor as an instructor at Bloomington-based Ethos Cycling.

Sarah Perfetti

Sarah Perfetti, MPA, is Be Golden’s organizational powerhouse. As co-founder and director of expansion & strategy, Sarah manages Be Golden’s partnerships and all the nitty-gritty details that make it all happen. Inspired to create a safe and inclusive space for collaboration and connection over topics of shared human experience, Sarah’s mission is to encourage women to celebrate themselves and their unique qualities. In her “spare” time, she instructs at Ethos Cycling. Sarah’s other passion? Taking care of the adorable chicks living in her home-based DIY chicken coop.

Be Golden

The mission of the Be Golden Women’s Empowerment Conference is to provide community, mentorship, and tools to inspire and empower women and their allies to spark the change they want to see in themselves and the world around them.

02. Big Dreams and The Little Things

Sara McInerney, KO, and Chloe Barnes come together for a much anticipated convo/cast together as 3 female biz hustlers: full time jobs+ side hustle+ school… how do you find balance while chasing the dream? 

Highlights include physical AND mental health, prioritizing, labels AND identity, the importance of the pause AND celebrating whenever you can (and celebrating other people). This cast was straight up SOUL FUEL. If you need a warm, digital hug and “a nod to know that it’s ok, things are in motion, enjoy the journey that’s in process”, listen to this cast. AND special appearance by THE Rosa Jadd:)


Sara McInerney

Manager, Finish Line Youth Foundation and Founder, Passion over Paycheck, M.B.A.

Sara McInerney is an outdoor and travel fitness enthusiast, adrenaline junkie, writer, speaker, corporate nonprofit guru and ever-evolving badass woman. She lives and works in Indianapolis with her fiancé.
Through her career she has participated and planned KaBOOM! playground builds, built a career readiness program called One Step Ahead for Finish Line’s Boys & Girls Clubs of America partnership, led volunteer engagement with Special Olympics and planned many other employee engagement opportunities. 

Her career is built on following her passion over her paycheck and turning an internship into a full-time job early on. Throughout her five years of “adulting”, she’s learned life is about continuously facing fears in order to live an unapologetically authentic life. 

Chloe Barnes

Deputy Chief of Staff, Oscar Health, athlete consulting, M.B.A.

Chloe Barnes is a Chicago grown and New York known former Division I Women’s Basketball player turned entrepreneur, community builder, writer, speaker and advocate whose world crashed when she was forced to retire from basketball prematurely due to injury. 

Determined to prevent other athletes from feeling the confusion that she felt after it was time to leave the game behind; Barnes ran her own consulting agency, Elle Grace Consulting, LLC for three years before she moved to NYC and co-founded The Prolific Company, an social impact organization that is designed to bring forth innovative professional empowerment solutions to young professionals transitioning from sport around the world. 

Barnes’ entrepreneurial work has lead her to be named one of Chicago Urban League’s nextSTARTUP participants, one of the country’s “Top Sports Professionals” by Front Office Sports, and one of the youngest professionals to hold national leadership positions at organizations like the National Association of Academic and Student-Athlete Development Professionals and Women Leaders in College Sports. 

When she isn’t working, Barnes is active in her community and serves as a fearless advocate for the rights and opportunities of athletes, women and girls around the world.

Rosa Jadd

KS107.5 On Air Talent 

Nothing is off limits when Rosa steps into the studio! The outgoing girl who grew up avidly listening to KS1075 has now found herself in the shoes of her idols.

Born in Saudi Arabia and living in Denver since 2000, this over-the-top, don’t-think-before-you-speak girl always dreamed of entertaining people. Knowing the city inside and out, Rosa defines what it means to rep the Mile High city.

While finishing up her senior year of high school, she landed an internship with a prestigious sports radio station. Within the first week, she found herself on the same floor and in the mix with 1075. In 2013, at just 17 years old, she became an on-air KS1075 personality doing weekend shifts, while being a full-time college student. Fast-forwarding 3 years later, Rosa graduated early from the University of Colorado, Denver, while simultaneously working her way up the ranks at the station.

Ready to put the city on a wave weekdays 10am – 3pm, Rosa will use her youth and spunk to bring Denver a fresh, energetic radio vibe!