Pam Oliver has been a force to be reckoned with in the NFL broadcasting field for over 25 years!  But she didn’t just happen to get to the top, Pam worked for her reputation of knowledge and straight forwardness that let everyone know, there was a job to be done first and foremost.

No matter how tough she seemed on the air, she is human and as a woman in a man’s world, had to fight off any doubts that dared to creep in.  She did that with success for 24 years with the NFL on FOX and then the greatest challenge of her career truly tested the grit and determination she had built up heading into her 25th season.  

Pam’s self-named “Demotion- Promotion” was a tough pill to swallow until she realized she was right where she needed to be.  

That wasn’t the only struggle Pam had to contend with, in fact, it wasn’t even the largest trauma.  She also lost her confidante and best friend in her sister to cancer.  Two massive hits to the psyche, the gut,… to her soul.  While Pam readily admits, she didn’t just pop back up after either of these life altering occurrences, she did eventually stand up tall.  

Part of what gave her the strength to take that deep breath and put one foot in front of the other, her faith and self introspection.  Self work is never easy, especially when you know there is a great deal of unfair action at play leading to results you have no control over.  But Pam did the work which included several levels of reading material.  

Pam’s library is deep and she shared some of what is occupying her mind outside of NFL game prep.  Take a look at her reading list, perhaps there is something that may be of use to you!

Picks from Pam Oliver’s revolving library:
“Atomic Habits”   by James Clear
“The Talent Code”   by Daniel Coyle
“The Little Book of Talent”   by Daniel Coyle
“The Art of the Memoir”   by Mary Karr
Nerve”   by Taylor Clark
Miracles Now”   by Gabrielle Bernstein
How Will You Measure Your Life”   by Clayton M. Christensen

Be sure to listen to Pam’s story of strength and determination on Think Tank of Three Podcast episode #37! https://www.thinktankofthree.com/2020/10/dominating-the-nfl-with-pam-oliver/

 

 

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As with all things that are of true destiny, Reischea Canidate-Kapasouris believes, you don’t find your career, sometimes your career finds you.

Armed with the gift of gab and a natural feel for writing, broadcasting found it’s way into Reischea’s world after she…

As with all things that are of true destiny, Reischea Canidate-Kapasouris believes, you don’t find your career, sometimes your career finds you.

Armed with the gift of gab and a natural feel for writing, broadcasting found it’s way into Reischea’s world after she graduated from the University of Southern California.

Reischea’s television career began in her hometown of Fresno, California, at then KJEO, channel 47. Her experience at the CBS affiliate was
invaluable; as she worked her way up from a sports intern, to sports producer/reporter, to full-time weekend sports anchor/reporter. That
experience propelled her to San Diego as the weekend sports anchor/reporter for KSWB, where she got her first opportunity to cover
professional sports teams on a regular basis in the Chargers and Padres.

In 2002 she was hired as the weekend sports anchor/reporter for FOX 5 WNYW in New York. There, Reischea was nominated for a New York
Local Emmy for her three-part series on “Diminishing African American’s in Baseball” in 2007. She was also given the opportunity to work on the
station’s community affairs show, Good Day Street talk where topics ranged from post 9/11 stress disorders, healthcare, music and more.
In 2008 opportunity knocked again, this time taking her to Bristol, Connecticut to join ESPN. While with the network, Reischea was able to
interview and interact with some of the biggest athletes and stars on the planet, which made for a pretty awesome experience.

After the birth of her awesome son, Agisi, Reischea focused full-time on the hardest job she’s ever had, being a Mom. But the television love never
went away and so she was able to slide in news anchoring with News12 Connecticut for a short time.

Fast forward to the addition of an amazing daughter, Chrisonia, and that center stone in her life, family, proved to be of necessary focus. As a Mom
of 2 and a wife to a phenomenal husband, Alexandros, Reischea has learned the dynamics of life are ever-changing. Now, focusing on her own
self-empowerment, Reischea is taking her experience in broadcast and bridging it over to a new adventure in the podcast world as a co-host on
Think Tank of Three.