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36. Playing Big: A Lesson in Being Limitless & Breaking into the NFL, with Jen Welter
Episode 3614th September 2020 • Gravity • Brett Kaufman
00:00:00 00:57:46

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Dr. Jen Welter is a ground-breaking, barrier-busting force of nature. She’s a trailblazer, sports pioneer, pHD, passionate leader, world-renowned speaker, entrepreneur, and source of inspiration around the globe. She tackled her football career with fearless tenacity and an unprecedented track record of pioneering firsts, building on her remarkable career in women's football that included two gold medals with team USA, four world championships, and eight all-star selections. Dr. Jen busted into the men’s game as the first female running back signed to a men's professional team. Blending her passion for the game with a powerful, unique communication style, she broke through the biggest boys club of all—the NFL—as the first female coach in the league. Jen shares the story of how her winding, often difficult path led to where she is today and how her belief in herself always allowed her to make one more step into the impossible.

What Brett asks:

  • [02:23] Can you tell us about your childhood?
  • [06:49] How did your personality take shape when you were young?
  • [21:47] When did you decide football was the thing for you?
  • [29:17] How did you navigate playing football while other people made it so hard on you?
  • [38:00] How do you get from your low point to breaking into a new high point?
  • [45:11] How hard was it playing in a male-driven business?
  • [49:29] What does the future look like for you?

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