Sports Up Podcast
Sports Up Podcast
For the Love of God and Sports: A Conversation With Angel Szalonek, President and CEO of Sports Faith
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Angel SzalonekAngel Szalonek is the President and CEO of Sports Faith, an interactive online magazine that honors the values of Christianity on and off the field, mat, and court. Additionally, Angel is the CEO of Move to Action Services, an in-house employee engagement room designed for workers to explore their creativity, engage in self-paced continuing education and career development, and where teams can form a think tank.

Angel’s path into the sports world was unplanned. Before joining Sports Faith, Angel was an educator and professional opera singer, where she performed in operas, musicals, benefit concerts, plays, and voice-over productions.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

In this episode…

If you hang out in any sports locker room, you know the coaches and teams usually bow their heads in prayer before taking the court or field. But why is that?

Many say prayer calms pregame jitters and helps players to focus. It can be a way for athletes to share fellowship and form trusted bonds on and off the field. It’s also a way to strengthen relationships, explains Angel Szalonek, President and CEO of Sports Faith.

In this episode of the Sports Up Podcast, Meredith Syms sits down with Angel Szalonek to discuss how faith and sports intertwine. Angel discusses how that connection created a stronger bond between her and her son and the remarkable opportunities she’s experienced because of Sports Faith. Finally, she offers advice on how to stay rooted in faith.

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This episode is brought to you by me, Meredith Syms.

My biggest personal and professional passion is to be one of the top female leaders in sports broadcasting—a typically male-dominated industry.

Communications, interviewing, and broadcasting are some of my biggest skills and interests, and I want to develop this podcast as a way of sharing my passions with you, the listener.

I am currently working toward my goal of interning for a professional sports team. If you know someone I should connect with, please send me an email at I am willing to work my butt off!

I am always looking for more great guests to feature on the Sports Up Podcast. If you or someone you know is an inspiring female leader, I would love to hear from you.

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