Being a Celebrity Athlete: The Perils and Opportunities of Fame
December 16, 2016
Hosted by Hemda Mizrahi
Just as fame provides athletes with the reach to promote social causes and serve as role models, it can also enable a distorted self-image and destructive, risky behaviors. Psychoanalyst Stanley Teitelbaum has spoken and written extensively on the realities of being a celebrity athlete. Drawing on his clinical experience and research, he’ll discuss the impact of hero workshop on athletes, and the prevalence of domestic violence and mental health issues. He will also address some of the difficulties that athletes encounter after retirement, providing guidance for sports stars and their communities on overcoming and avoiding potential perils of fame. In increasing awareness of these vulnerabilities, Dr. Teitelbaum offers a deeper understanding of, and empathy for the celebrity experience, encouraging athletes to speak more openly about, and seek the help they need. We’ll also identify the types of resources that can contribute to wellbeing both before and after sports.
Turn the Page
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“Turn the Page” features best practices in performance and quality of life for entrepreneurs, aspiring entrepreneurs and businesses. Subject matter experts, many of whom are long-time entrepreneurs, discuss the business models that have enabled them to recover from setbacks, thrive, and adjust course based on both their growth paths and marketplace changes. Guests include specialists in law, marketing, public relations, product and service-focused global businesses, social entrepreneurship, parental leave planning, and other disciplines. You’ll benefit from the stories of distinguished performers, such as executives and former pro athletes who have transferred and augmented their strengths to become business owners in the service of creative autonomy, lifestyle flexibility, philanthropy, and other legacy goals. Host Hemda invites you to subscribe to the show through iTunes or Stitcher, and to explore becoming a sponsor or affiliate by contacting her through the “Email Host” link.
Hemda Mizrahi, Ed.M., M.A., is a Board Certified Coach who specializes in executive and leadership development. Using the tools she has gained from her training in mediation, image consulting, and as a certified wellness coach and licensed therapist, she partners with clients on issues related to career transition, lifestyle management, and performance. As an organizational effectiveness consultant, Hemda collaborates with businesses to address gaps in the employee and customer experience. Her coaching, consulting and radio talk show roles are informed by her managerial experience in healthcare and higher education, participation on advisory boards, and entrepreneurship expertise. Hemda earned Master’s degrees in Organizational and Counseling Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s in Hospitality Management from Cornell University. She is certified in the research-based 360-degree feedback assessments developed by the Center for Creative Leadership.