Dr. Jen Welter

Dr. Jen Welter is a former professional football player who became the first female coach in the NFL. She has coached men’s football teams both in the United States and abroad and is also a motivational speaker and author.

Kris Weems

After playing at Stanford University, Kris Weems went on to play professional basketball and is currently an Athlete Development Coach for the Golden State Warriors. University. He has been with the Warriors since 2013, contributing to multiple championship wins.

Chuck Walton

Chuck Walton is a management consultant and founder of Academy Management Group. He has expertise in leadership development, strategic planning, and business management. He has worked with numerous clients and delivered successful results through his consulting and coaching services.

Chris Waddell

Chris Waddell is a former US Paralympic skier and wheelchair athlete who became the first paraplegic to summit Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2018. He is also a motivational speaker, advocate for people with disabilities, and founder of One Revolution, a nonprofit…

Alex Sarama

Alex is a basketball coach who educates coaches worldwide on team and player development, focusing on combining personal and empirical evidence-based knowledge to stimulate their thinking. He specializes in the Constraint Led Approach and has worked with major organizations and…

Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart

Melissa Kutcher-Rinehart is the head coach of the gymnastics team at the University of Denver. She has over 20 years of coaching experience, and has won numerous awards including the Midwest Independent Conference Coach of the Year six times.

Odessa “OJ” Jenkins

Odessa Jenkins is the founder of the Women’s National Football Conference, which aims to provide opportunities for women to play football and combat gender inequality in sports. She is a former three-time national champion football player at Texas Women’s University…

Brittany Hochevar

Brittany Hochevar is a professional beach volleyball player from the United States. She has won multiple medals representing the US in international competitions, including a silver medal at the 2019 Pan American Games. Hochevar is also a speaker and mentor,…

Jim Harbaugh

Jim Harbaugh is the head football coach at the University of Michigan. He has a successful coaching career, with notable stints at the San Francisco 49ers and Stanford University. He has a reputation for intensity and competitiveness.

Shaun Hamilton, MPH, CHES

Shaun Hamilton is the current President of the International Jump Rope Union (IJRU). He holds a Master’s degree in Public Health and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. Hamilton is dedicated to promoting jump rope as a fun and healthy…

Alison Foley

Alison Foley is a former head coach of Boston College’s women’s soccer team, who led the team to 13 NCAA berths (11 consecutive). She is also an NCAA Regional Advisory Committee member, an author, professor, and CEO at Foley Athletic…

Asante Cleveland

Asante Cleveland is one of the hosts of SPKN’s original series “ Beneath the Armor” on athlete mental health. He is a former NFL tight end who played college football at the University of Miami. He had entered the NFL…

Rob Balucas

Rob Balucas was training for his first half IRONMAN triathlon when a cycling accident rendered him paraplegic. He made a vow to return to the sport within a year and went on to race in 3 sprint-distance triathlons the following…

Mindi Bach

Mindi Bach is a sports journalist who has covered various sports leagues including the NFL and NBA. She has worked for several media outlets such as ESPN and Fox Sports before lending her talents to the corporate world with Rakuten.

Kawser Amine

Kawser Amine is a professional soccer player from Afghanistan. She has represented her country internationally and has advocated for greater opportunities and recognition for women in sports. She also holds a degree in journalism and hopes to use her platform…