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In this episode of the #CLP we sit down with television sportscaster, speaker, fitness addict and all around rock star Kate Beirness! We were beyond thrilled to have Kate on the podcast and she absolutely crushed it. We discuss everything from her WNBA dream shattering ACL tears to unpaid work at Rogers TV to becoming co-anchor on the first ever female sportscaster team for the iconic TSN brand. Kate breaks down why you have to work sickeningly hard, often for free, to get what you want. Kate talks about how advice to go backward in her career turned out to be the best thing imaginable, why it’s important to be a strong female role model and her love for training. We cannot wait to have her back on the podcast, hot mics!

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Show Notes

  • 1:13 – How Sylvie and Kate connected
  • 2:40 – Why everyone should go to Bali
  • 4:15 – Kate’s attempt at meditation
  • 5:09 – Kobe Bryant Day
  • 6:40 – Kate’s dreams of playing the WNBA
  • 7:48 – Enrolling in the UOIT Business program
  • 8:26 – Sportsnet Internship
  • 9:10 – The best advice Kate was ever given and how it changed her career
  • 10:10 – The support she received from her parents
  • 11:25 – Kate’s first time on air
  • 12:12 – Working for free
  • 14:50 – Kate’s first part-time gig at Rogers TV
  • 16:30 – Job opportunity in Barrie
  • 17:08 – TSN Interview
  • 19:20 – That the three iconic letters TSN mean to Kate
  • 21:36 – Kate’s daily routine
  • 23:30 – Where Kate trains
  • 24:36 – Who and how someone special changed Kate’s life
  • 26:08 – Women and weightlifting
  • 32:10 – Nutrition and Kate’s shift in outlook
  • 34:45 – Progression towards a healthy body image
  • 36:35 – Kate talks about being skinny shamed
  • 40:23 – The challenges of being a female in sports broadcasting
  • 42:50 – Her Mark Campaign
  • 48:34 – The book Kate is excited to read
  • 49:04 – Why her Granny would make a dope podcast guest
  • 49:36 – What Kate is most excited about
  • 50:01 – Kate’s definition of a champion



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