With Kate Pettersen

Winston One on One CFL football player interviews on iTunes
February 04, 2018

My goal is to figure out the tips and tricks of professional football players and also to give you a glimpse into their personal and professional lives. In this episode, I talk to Kate Pettersen (@KatePettersen_). In my interview with Kate, I took my podcast to a totally different dimension. In other interviews I’ve got the player’s perspective, the coach’s perspective and now for the first time the sideline’s perspective through Kate. Kate is currently the host reporter and digital content producer for TSN & the Toronto Argonauts. There she does some pretty amazing things that some people could only dream of, like creating secret handshakes with star Toronto Blue Jays or riding in Lamborghinis with the Toronto Argonauts. She also has her own blog were she shares her life stories. In our interview, Kate openly shares about the struggles of losing her parents and what she’s learnt, how to be more disciplined in your everyday life and even how young lads like me can get the cute girls. But without further ado, I hope you enjoy.



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Show Notes
    • 2:24

      Kate’s journey through football.

    • 5:07

      How Kate’s dad had an influence on her life.

    • 8:08

      What Kate’s dad taught her about being a success.

    • 11:27

      Family is key!

    • 12:02

      Kate’s goal to get into media.

    • 16:45

      What were the challenges along the way?

    • 19:12

      How has adversity changed you?

    • 24:04

      What are some of the goals you have set for yourself lately?

    • 25:18

      Keys to managing time.

    • 28:42

      Can you tell me about a time when something didn’t work out for you and you were disappointed at the time but now your grateful it turned out that way?

    • 31:19

      What made the 2017 Grey Cup so special?

    • 35:52

      Can you tell me about your craziest or cutest fan moment?

    • 39:01

      How Kate stays confident that she is providing entertainment.

    • 44:58

      How Kate comes up with good questions.

    • 50:44

      What tendencies successful players have.

    • 54:54

      Kate gives me advice on how to get the cute girls.

    • 55:52

      What would people be surprised to know about you?

    • 1:00:13

      If you could put a message on a fortune cookie what would it say?

    • 1:02:06

      When you feel unfocused or have a loss of focus temporarily what do you do?

    • 1:02:25

      Who do you think about when you hear the word success?

    • 1:02:53

      Favourite memory as a media personality.




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    Pinball Clemons

    Mike O’Shea

    Keith Pelley

    Marc Trestman

    Calgary Stampeders

    Rod Black

    Mike Reilly

    Chris Jones

    Holland Bloorview Hospital

    Toronto Maple Leafs

    Toronto Raptors

    Toronto Football Club

    Jermaine Gabriel

    Ricky Ray

    James Franklin

    McLeod Bethel-Thompson

    BMO Field

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