Ken Harvey, Washington Redskins, NFL Linebacker, to Be Guest on Insightful Player TV Talk Show

Redskins Hall of Fame Linebacker Ken Harvey to Guest on Insightful Player Streaming Video TV Show on MingleMediaTV.com

Tuesday, July 5th 7 PM EST

Watch LIVE here today:  http://www.minglemediatv.com/insightfulplayertv.html

Ken Harvey, Redskins

Ken Harvey, Redskins

Washington Redskins Hall of Fame linebacker Ken Harvey, one of 32 current and former NFL players recognized as Insightful Players will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com  Tuesday night  July 5 at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.

Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions.  “I’m thrilled to have an online show on MingleMediaTV.com where I’m able to interview my Insightful Players like Ken Harvey and have their stories told to the world,” said Carew, who serves as the host of the show. Carew was inducted into the International Coaching Federation (ICF) New England Chapter’s newly-established Hall of Fame on June 13.

The Insightful Player™ team members, like Harvey, are individuals that believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their most far-reaching dreams, which resulted in a career in the National Football League.  The Insightful Player.com website features the inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players, each of whom overcame great obstacles and hardships to become not just fine athletes, but through their values and their life experiences, became extraordinary individuals that serve as an inspiration to us all.

The short-version of Ken Harvey’s Insightful Player story is available on InsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing this summer. Kenneth Harvey is a former NFL Pro Bowl linebacker who is now the president of The Ken Harvey Companies. He writes as a hobby but enjoys the thrill of taking a single sheet of paper and making it come alive with imagination.

Twelve years after he left the game, Harvey is enjoying a life of entrepreneurship and writing with the debut of Xavier: A Hero No More, his first novel. From a high school dropout to the NFL and more, Kenneth is a believer that anything is possible.

The four-time nominee to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Harvey is also one of the Redskins’ 70 Greatest Players. He believes that his new novel demonstrates some of the struggles players have after leaving the game.  Harvey has established his own website:  www.transition57.com as a means for educating players about becoming entrepreneurs after their playing days are over.

Ken really has a heart for other athletes in transition. He cares about their ability to transition from sports to the marketplace; from inactivity to activity fueled by good health and healthy habits; from a mindset of contentment with life on the field to a sky’s the limit attitude off of the field; from irresponsibility to responsibility.

Excerpt for Ken Harvey’s InsightfulPlayer.com story:

Ken Harvey believes in second chances. “Mistakes happen,” says the former linebacker for the Phoenix Cardinals and the Washington Redskins and current Washington Redskins Director of Responsibility. “What matters in life is how effectively you rally after making and recognizing a misstep.”

Ken’s own missteps, from his perspective, date back to his decision to drop out of high school despite the urging of his coach and parents to stay in school and work hard. After leaving high school, he fell into a rut of destructive thought patterns. “Once you start thinking you’re not much good for anything, you resign yourself to getting the lowest-paying job, or you go to an interview but you’re not fully prepared. Then you wonder why you’re not getting a better job or you’re not making it. It’s because you’ve set your standards low and everything around you has become that standard.”

One day he picked up a newspaper to see what kind of job he could hope to have without a high school diploma. The prospects, he realized, were grim. He knew he would need to set the bar higher for himself. But doing so was a gradual process. “I had a plan as to how I was going to get into college. I worked out every day and lifted weights and ran. I stopped going to parties …. I started hanging around good people.”

In a way, it all goes back to his decision to go back to high school after dropping out: an attitude of persistence that has stayed with him ever since. “I believe in second chances. I believe in that we can help each other out. I always try to look at the hope and the good inside of people. I think that’s it. No matter what, if you look deep enough, there is good in almost everyone.”

The Insightful Player™ is brought to you by Coach Chrissy Carew, Master Certified Personal and Business Coach.  Chrissy has been deeply inspired by her father, the late Coach Walter Carew, Sr.  Her beloved father is in several Halls of Fame as a high school football coach (as well as high school and college player). He used the game as a way to help kids build strong character and teach them valuable life skills.  The Insightful Player™ was created to help make our world a much better place.  To contact Chrissy Carew visit http://www.coachcarew.com or call 603-897-0610. ©2010 Coach, Chrissy Carew

Other Insightful Players include: Jerricho Cotchery (Jets), Aaron Kampman (Jaguars), Steve Grogan (Patriots), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Devin McCourty (Patriots) and Jason McCourty (Titans) and Reggie Kelly (Bengals), among others.

Launched on February 8, 2010, online media and live web TV Network Company, Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week. It’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their  video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the U.S.

For more information on Coach Chrissy Carew and Insightful Player,ä visit http://www.theinsightfulplayer.com and call 603-897-0610.

Usama Young, New Orleans Saints, NFL Defensive Back, to Be Guest on Insightful Player TV Talk Show

Saints Defensive Back Player Usama Young to Guest Star on Insightful Player Television Show on MingleMediaTV.com

Tonight, June 28 7 PM EST

Watch LIVE here today:  http://www.minglemediatv.com/insightfulplayertv.html

USAMA Young

Usama Young

New Orleans Saints defensive back Usama Young, one of 32 current and former NFL players recognized as Insightful Players will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com  tonight  June 28 at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.

Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions.  “I’m thrilled to have an online show on MingleMediaTV.com where I’m able to interview my Insightful Players like Usama Young and have their stories told to the world,” said Carew, who serves as the host of the show. Carew was inducted into the International Coaching Federation (ICF) New England Chapter’s newly-established Hall of Fame on June 13.

The Insightful Player™ team members, like Young, are individuals that believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their most far-reaching dreams, which resulted in a career in the National Football League.  The Insightful Player.com website features the inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players, each of whom overcame great obstacles and hardships to become not just fine athletes, but through their values and their life experiences, became extraordinary individuals that serve as an inspiration to us all.

The short-version of Usama Youngs’s Insightful Player story is available on InsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing this summer. On the show, Carew will discuss Usama’s work with his Usama Young Youth Foundation. 

Excerpt from Usama Young’s Insightful Player Profile

Usama initially thought it was his fault that his parents got divorced.  Most kids in this type of situation feel exactly the same way.  He wrestled with feelings of sadness and anger when he had to go back and forth between his parent’s houses.  Every time he left one of his parents, he was heartbroken to be leaving them.  At first, Usama had a hard time understanding why his parents lived separately.  His greatest wish at the time was that they would get back together.

Usama said, “Every kid wants their parents to be together.  It is so sad that most kids think it is their fault that their parents broke up.”  He wants kids to know it is never their fault, that it will work out in the long run, and that most often it is in the very best interest of everyone.  He encourages kids to work through this and get support. Yes, it can be difficult, but their lives will be much more positive for it.

Usama affectionately recalls how his parents did their very best to keep a smile on their kids’ faces.  Both his parents remarried and his mom blessed Usama with a little sister who is 8 years his junior.  He adores his little sister so much that he couldn’t get on the plane fast enough to visit her and his beloved mother for a few days during the Saints’ bye week.

Usama’s father became a Christian when he remarried.  His mother continued her dedication to her Muslim faith, always reminding Usama to pray.  His dad took him to church, but as a young teen Usama resisted.  One of his brothers told him to listen to his father so Usama started to pay attention at church.  As things began to sink in, his appreciation for his blessings reached new heights.

When Usama hits bumps in the road he relies on his faith.  “It is easy to be happy when everything is good and everyone is on your side.  As soon as things go wrong, we have a natural tendency to put our heads down and complain or even give up.  This is when I am motivated to push myself farther and try even harder.”  He refuses to let life beat him down because he believes the tough times make him stronger and wiser.  He looks at the bumps in the road as opportunities for growth that strengthen his character and make him resilient.  He is amazed how this approach has expanded his perspective of what is possible.

The person Usama admires most is his dad.  “I really listen to my father because he has never steered me wrong.  He has always helped me and still does.  My father has great qualities.  He is attentive and funny.  He always has a smile on his face.  He stands up for what he believes and will put his foot down if he needs to.  I have always respected him and he is such a loving guy.” 

While Usama was attending Kent State he got a frightening phone call from his family. His father was diagnosed with cancer was in intensive care fighting for his life. Usama dropped everything to be by his father’s side.  He was stunned when he saw his father with eyes shut and hooked up to so many tubes.

Usama was scheduled to play in a college all star game, and not just any all star game.  This was part of the National Football League’s pre-draft process.  Usama didn’t want to play because he couldn’t bear to leave his father’s side.  His family rallied around him and reminded him that his dad would want him to play in the game.  With the inspiration from his family, Usama did play, and he played very well.  This created an opportunity for him to get drafted later on. Today his father is healthy, happy, and cancer free.  For Usama, seeing his father so sick was surreal.  It was unimaginable to see his healthy dad in that vulnerable position.  This opened Usama’s eyes and made him respect and appreciate his father even more.

The Insightful Player™ is brought to you by Coach Chrissy Carew, Master Certified Personal and Business Coach.  Chrissy has been deeply inspired by her father, the late Coach Walter Carew, Sr.  Her beloved father is in several Halls of Fame as a high school football coach (as well as high school and college player). He used the game as a way to help kids build strong character and teach them valuable life skills.  The Insightful Player™ was created to help make our world a much better place.  To contact Chrissy Carew visit http://www.coachcarew.com or call 603-897-0610. ©2010 Coach, Chrissy Carew

Other Insightful Players include: Jerricho Cotchery (Jets), Aaron Kampman (Jaguars), Steve Grogan (Patriots), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Devin McCourty (Patriots) and Jason McCourty (Titans) and Reggie Kelly (Bengals), among others.

Launched on February 8, 2010, online media and live web TV Network Company, Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week. It’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their  video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the U.S.

For more information on Coach Chrissy Carew and Insightful Player visit http://www.theinsightfulplayer.com and call 603-897-0610.

Dr. Patrick Williams, Coaching the Global Village, Guest Stars on Insightful Player TV on Mingle Media TV Tuesday

Ambassador of Coaching Patrick Williams to Guest on

Insightful Player Television Show on MingleMediaTV.com 

Tuesday, June 21,  2011 – 7 PM EST, Watch LIVE by Clicking HERE:

Dr. Patrick Williams, founder of the international non-profit Coaching the Global Village,  will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com this coming Tuesday, June 21 at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.

Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions.

“Dr. Patrick Williams is a magnificent and sought-after leader in the coaching industry. He is referred to by many as the Ambassador of coaching,” said Carew. “He is a visionary on a mission to make coaching accessible to absolutely everyone. I give Dr Williams the highest recommendation possible, as a masterful coach, progressive leader, inspiring visionary, good will advocate and most importantly as a friend. I have grown a lot by following Patrick’s example and look forward to launching a special program with him to benefit our youth through Insightful Player.”

Coaching the Global Village utilizes professional coaching techniques to empower communities around the world to develop sustainable solutions for pressing human and societal needs. They train leaders, change agents, and local volunteers or organizations to accelerate and magnify their work by using the coach approach to empower creative and sustainable change.

The Insightful Player™ team members are individuals that believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their most far-reaching dreams, which resulted in a career in the National Football League. The Insightful Player.comwebsite features the inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players, each of whom overcame great obstacles and hardships to become not just fine athletes, but through their values and their life experiences, became extraordinary individuals that serve as an inspiration to us all.

The short-version of the Insightful Player stories is available on InsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing this summer.

“Insightful Player will be Dr. Williams’ first domestic program,” said Carew.  “Once my book is published I am going to create player events to work with kids directly and eventually follow up all the player events with professional coaching for the kids.  I will be creating a pilot program with Patrick that is sure to generate national attention.”

One of the early pioneers of coaching, Patrick Williams, MCC, began executive coaching in 1990. In 1998 he founded the Institute for Life Coach Training, an ICF Accredited Coach Training Program. He speaks worldwide on topics of living purposefully, coaching for global change, wellness coaching, and the coach approach in leadership. He has written dozens of articles and been interviewed on TV and radio.

Pat was awarded the first Global Visionary Fellowship by the Foundation of Coaching for his Coaching the Global Village project, a non- profit organization to take the coach approach to developing villages on the planet. You may view his media kit and learn about training at LifeCoachTraining.com.

He is the co-author of

  • Therapist as Life Coach: Transforming Your Practice (2002)
  • Total Life Coaching: 50+ Life Lessons, Skills, and Techniques to Enhance your Practice and Your Life(2005)
  • Law and Ethics of Coaching: How to Solve and Avoid Difficult Problems in Your Practice (2006)
  • Becoming a Professional Life Coach: Lessons from The Institute for Life Coach Training (2007)

Insightful Players include: Jerricho Cotchery (Jets), Aaron Kampman (Jaguars), Steve Grogan (Patriots), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Devin McCourty (Patriots) and Jason McCourty (Titans) and Reggie Kelly (Bengals), among others.

Launched on February 8, 2010, online media and live web TV Network Company, Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week. It’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their  video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the U.S.

For more information on Coach Chrissy Carew and Insightful Player,  visit www.theinsightfulplayer.com and call 603-897-0610.

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New Live Streaming Show Launches “Mingle Media Momma TV” hosted by Five Top Lifestyle Mom Bloggers

The “new” Mingle Media Momma TV #MMMTV show is a live, streaming web TV show featuring 5 unique moms with 5 strong opinions covering fashion, beauty, fitness and nutrition, with personal videos, behind the scenes, special guests and weekly giveaways.

Mingle Media Momma TV

Mingle Media Momma TV

Online media and interactive web TV network, Mingle Media TV, announced today that beginning Wednesday, June 14th 2011 they will be broadcasting the live streaming video web TV talk show entitled “Mingle Media Momma TV” weekly at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST at http://www.minglemediatv.com/minglemediamommatv.html. “Mingle Media Momma TV” will air LIVE while simulcasting on the iPhone, Blackberry, Android, and other smart phones via the free Stickam.com app and archived for on-demand replay through Blip.TV, Boxee, and Roku or as an iTunes podcast.

The new Mingle Media Momma TV Weekly Hour Long LIVE Streaming Show will be hosted by:

* Bailey Vincent Clark of Makeover Momma: Bailey is a homeschooling, work-at-home mother of two girls under the age of 5. She plans on adopting more kids in her future (hopefully) and talks about her child’s special needs, relationships and healthy lifestyle changes with zero filter.

* Linda Rihani of Baby To Be TV: Linda Rihani (successful host of the popular show Baby To Be TV) is infamous for her personal Vlogs and video of reviews of the best in baby products. Proud mother of two little ones (a boy and a girl), she is an experienced 3D/4D Ultra Sound Technician (so trust me, she knows babies!)

* Lara Dipaola of Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom: Founder of Chicken Nuggets of Wisdom and mother of 4 (spanning from teenage to toddler), Lara is not only an experienced writer and parent, but takes on motherhood with humor. She lives by the Marilyn Monroe quote “it is better to be ridiculous than absolutely boring”… and that’s why I love her!

* Jennifer Gerlock of Hip As I Wanna Be: Even though we love to tease her for being a former beauty queen and running marathons (yes, she really is that cool), Jennifer is best known for her insightful website Hip As I Wanna Be. She documents her beauty, heath, business and parenting pursuits (she is the mother of 10 and 12 year old boys!)

* Kristi Bartlett of Creative Kristi: Kristi isn’t just creative because of her amazing crafting abilities and blogging skills, but also because she is a stay-at-home-mom of two (under the age of 3- eek!), and a military wife to boot (she deserves a medal already). Her personal motto is: “When life hands you lemons….. decorate with them!”

“We’re excited that two of our existing shows have teamed up and added three more hosts to bring an hour of lifestyle programming – mommy style to a broader audience each week,” says Stephanie Piche, founder and CEO of Mingle Media TV. “Our audience loved interacting live with Linda and Bailey on their weekly shows and the addition of Jennifer, Lara, and Kristi will round out the topics and reach a larger group of women who want to connect socially while being entertained.”

Watch “Mingle Media Momma TV” weekly at 8:00 PM EST / 5:00 PM PST athttp://www.minglemediatv.com/minglemediamommatv.html, to view the show and chat live with hosts, Linda, Bailey, Jennifer, Lara, Kristi, and the other members in the audience via text and video chat. To find out more about “Mingle Media Momma TV”  visit their site athttp://www.makeovermomma.com/makeover-momma-tv/.

Mingle Media TV has successfully used traditional and social media marketing techniques to build and grow awareness for their community online. Many of the MMTVN shows have national sponsors that benefit from both the live web show audience on Mingle Media TV to the creators own community where daily mentions, blog posts and recommendations are authentic and powerful. Mingle Media TV founder, Stephanie Piche, believes it’s important to bring back sponsorships and use the conversation that social networks offer to build awareness and commerce. Piche has over twenty years experience in bringing startups and products to market and has created and managed branded campaigns with great success and has seen first hand how the power of investing in content not ads builds a brand name authentically and exponentially.

About Mingle Media TV
MMTVN is an online media and interactive web TV network that executive produces, curates, and broadcasts 75 weekly web series shows along with entertainment industry event coverage. Our video coverage, web series and live broadcasts are promoted via Twitter, blog posts, Facebook and other popular social networks; in addition to airing live on the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android platforms and syndicated through Blip.TV and over 15 syndication sites including AOL Video, YouTube, Samsung, Vizio, MeeFeedia, Blinkx, Daily Motion, Boxee, Roku and as an iTunes podcast. Our audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of our video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the US. MMTVN’s live web TV shows feature lifestyle subject matter experts and social media content providers from celebrities, authors to bloggers including executive producing two shows with Emmy award winners. MMTVN has expanded its curation of web series with a growing number of independently produced shows from science fiction to drama, action to teen soaps now playing on the network. In addition to curating produced webseries, MMTVN is promoting and securing sponsors for INDIE creators. MMTVN also covers Hollywood celebrity and charity events from the red carpet and behind the scenes. MMTVN has covered the Oscars on the Red Carpet along with Golden Globes, IPTVFest, HollyShorts, LA Shorts Fest, AOF Fest, Daytime Emmys, Saturn Awards, Streamy Awards, People’s Choice, NAACP, SAG , plus numerous Web Series Premieres and A-list Celebrity Fundraisers. Mingle Media TV is also sponsoring the Audience Choice Category in the New Media Film Festival for Web Series Creators. For more information, please visit http://www.minglemediatvnetwork.com.

Chrissy Carew, MMTVN Show Host, Author, Coach, Inducted into the ICF-NE Hall of Fame

Chrissy Carew

Chrissy Carew

Chrissy Carew, founder of Insightful Player™the bold movement of hope for our nation’s youth, received the highest honor of her peers when she was inducted into the International Coaching Federation (ICF) New England Chapter’s newly-established Hall of Fame on Monday night, June 13 at the Chapter’s awards ceremony at Bentley University in Waltham, MA.

ICF-NE has created the ICF-NE Hall of Fame as a way to honor the personal and business coaches who have demonstrated their exemplary coaching skills as well as served as an ambassador to the coaching community, industry and world. These select few serve as models for ICF-NE membership and the coaching community. Carew was joined by Cheryl Richardson and Wendy Capland as the first Hall of Fame inductees.

The ICF is a nonprofit and is the leading global organization dedicated to advancing the Coaching profession (personal and business coaching).  ICFNE is the largest ICF chapter in the world. The criteria for selection to the Hall of Fame were the individual had to be a Master Certified Coach; contribute to the local and national ICF chapters-Carew was on the Board of both; and make significant contributions and impact the community efforts to promote coaching to the business community.

Based in Nashua, NH, Carew is a Personal and Business Coach and Trainer. She is an International Coach Federation (ICF) Master Certified Coach (MCC). This prestigious credential puts her in the top one percent of coaches world-wide. She is a Coach U Professional Mentor Coach and veteran Trainer.

“I love coaching trailblazers and I’m honored and deeply touched  to be inducted into the first class of Hall of Fame coaches,” said Carew.  My clients are people who are driven by a compelling vision to make this world a much better place. They have an indomitable will to maximize their talents so they can make a positive difference in the lives of others. They are visionaries who persevere in good times and in bad times. They are strong leaders who are brave, resilient, passionate, focused, upbeat, generous, kindhearted and humble. When they fall down (we all do), they dust themselves off, get right back up, glean lessons learned and move forward with more gusto.”

Carew founded Insightful Player™ with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions.  The Insightful Player™ team members are individuals that believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their most far-reaching dreams, which resulted in a career in the National Football League. The Insightful Player.com website features the inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players, each of whom overcame great obstacles and hardships to become not just fine athletes, but through their values and their life experiences, became extraordinary individuals that serve as an inspiration to us all, especially children.

Carew has secured a book deal with Morgan James Publishing to publish theses inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players. The book is expected to be released in late August.  She hosts a weekly online Insightful Player television show on MingleMediaTV.com.

She is the past Vice President of the International Coach Federation (ICF), served three terms on the Board of Directors and six terms as the Public Relations and Marketing Chair. She is a coaching pioneer who spearheaded high-impact public relations campaigns that resulted in the gargantuan growth of the coaching industry. She created, produced and hosted a coaching radio show and was featured in a weekly coaching segment on ABC’s WMUR TV News.

Chrissy and her husband, Kip have five rescue dogs and one rescue cat and reside in Nashua, NH.

For more information on Insightful Player visit www.insightfulplayer.com. For information on the ICF-NE Awards ceremony, visit http://icfne.org/gratitude-awards-gala/.

 

Jason Brown, St. Louis Rams, NFL Center, to be a Guest on Insightful Player on Mingle Media TV Network

St. Louis Rams Center Jason Brown to Guest on

Insightful Player Television Show on MingleMediaTV.com

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 – 7 PM EST

Watch LIVE here today:  http://www.minglemediatv.com/insightfulplayertv.html

Jason Brown, St. Louis Rams

Jason Brown, St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams center Jason Brown, one of 32 current and former NFL players recognized as Insightful Players will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show onMingleMediaTV.com this evening, June 14  17 at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.

Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions.  “I’m thrilled to have an online show on MingleMediaTV.com where I’m able to interview my Insightful Players like Jason Brown and have their stories told to the world,” said Carew, who serves as the host of the show.

The Insightful Player™ team members, like Brown, are individuals that believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their most far-reaching dreams, which resulted in a career in the National Football League. The Insightful Player.com website features the inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players, each of whom overcame great obstacles and hardships to become not just fine athletes, but through their values and their life experiences, became extraordinary individuals that serve as an inspiration to us all.

The short-version of Jason Brown’s Insightful Player story is available on InsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing this summer.

Brown will discuss the values instilled in him by his parents, overcoming taunts as a youngster and living through the loss of his brother in Iraq.

Following is a brief excerpt of Brown’s story:

When Jason Brown played football in high school, he came home from practice too exhausted to do his homework. But he knew that schoolwork was important. His own grandfather had led the charge to desegregate schools in his community. And both parents had instilled in him the value of hard work and education. So he found a way to fit it in. He set his alarm for 3 a.m. and studied by lamplight until he got it all done.

It was Jason’s willingness to make this kind of sacrifice that helped get him to the NFL.

Jason wasn’t always popular in school. His classmates called him “fat boy,” and other hurtful names. Their taunts stung Jason, but he did not let them define him. He was able to resist peer pressure to focus on what he knew were most important: schoolwork and football.

By the time he finished high school, Jason had become a football star. He was winning games, getting his name in the paper and earning a scholarship to the University of North Carolina. He even ended up being crowned homecoming and prom king. But he realized that while it felt good to be recognized, most people didn’t understand the kind of sacrifices that it took to get there. But he knew that those sacrifices had made all the difference.

Away at college, Jason was tempted by things that he knew could lead to trouble: drugs and alcohol and pretty girls. He felt like he was in a cartoon, with the Devil whispering in one ear, and an Angel in the other.

“Oh yeah, go ahead man, you can do it,” the Devil would say. “Don’t worry about the consequences.”

But then the Angel would say, “You already know the right answer. You need to make the right choice.”

Jason knew that the voice of the Angel was really the voice of God. He knew he had to turn to God when he felt tempted and alone. He knew that God’s message of wisdom and love would help him make good decisions.

When it came to his school work and his efforts on the field, he remembered his father’s advice: work smarter, not harder. He father taught him and his brother Lunsford a lesson once when they struggled to lift some heavy landscaping equipment. He and his brother huffed and puffed, but could not make it budge. Then their father showed them how to make a simple lever with a brick and a piece of wood that did the lifting for them.

Thinking about that day with his brother is hard, because Lunsford was killed in Iraq in 2003. But this tragedy helps Jason keep things in perspective when he feels challenged by life.

Other Insightful Players include: Jerricho Cotchery (Jets), Aaron Kampman (Jaguars), Steve Grogan (Patriots), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Devin McCourty (Patriots) and Jason McCourty (Titans) and Reggie Kelly (Bengals), among others.

Launched on February 8, 2010, online media and live web TV Network Company, Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week. It’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their  video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the U.S.

For more information on Coach Chrissy Carew and Insightful Player, visit www.theinsightfulplayer.com and call 603-897-0610.

Kevin Reilly, Former Eagles Player to be a Guest on Insightful Player on Mingle Media TV Network

Former Eagles Player and Current Broadcaster Kevin Reilly to Guest on

Insightful Player Television Show on MingleMediaTV.com

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 – 7 PM EST

Watch LIVE here today:  http://www.minglemediatv.com/insightfulplayertv.html

Kevin Riley, SportscasterNashua, NH (May 16, 2011) –Former Philadelphia Eagles player Kevin Reilly, current pre-and-postgame radio host, motivational speaker and one of 32 current and former NFL players recognized as Insightful Players will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com this coming Tuesday, May  17 at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.

Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions.  “I’m thrilled to have an online show on MingleMediaTV.com where I’m able to interview my Insightful Players like Kevin Reilly and have their stories told to the world,” said Carew, who serves as the host of the show.

The Insightful Player™ team members, like Reilly, are individuals that believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their most far-reaching dreams, which resulted in a career in the National Football League. The Insightful Player.com website features the inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players, each of whom overcame great obstacles and hardships to become not just fine athletes, but through their values and their life experiences, became extraordinary individuals that serve as an inspiration to us all.

The short-version of Kevin Reilly’s Insightful Player story is available on InsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing this summer.

Reilly, a cancer survivor, will discuss the toll his illness had on his personal life, his battle with alcohol addiction and how he’s transformed tragedy into an inspiring, purpose-driven life.

Following is a brief excerpt of Reilly’s story:

If Academy Awards were given to remarkable people who transformed personal tragedy into an awe inspiring life, Insightful Player™ Kevin Reilly would win with no contest.

Kevin fulfilled his dream of playing in the NFL, when he was a member of the Miami Dolphins, Philadelphia Eagles, and New England Patriots.  His football career came to a screeching halt after being diagnosed with cancer. From there on, Kevin’s entire life changed.  Faced with the fact that he might not make it through surgery, the NFL ceased to matter to him.  All he could think of was his wife and three young children.  He deeply regretted the time he had spent away from them.

Thankfully his life was saved, but not before radical surgery took his left arm, five ribs, and a large portion of his left shoulder.  After surviving the surgery, Kevin began to question many things: What if he couldn’t button shirts, tie his ties, or even drive a car?  What kind of husband and father could he be?

Despite his fears, Kevin proved “the experts” wrong about the limitations they set for him.

Other Insightful Players include: Jerricho Cotchery (Jets), Aaron Kampman (Jaguars), Steve Grogan (Patriots), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Devin McCourty (Patriots) and Jason McCourty (Titans) and Reggie Kelly (Bengals), among others.

Launched on February 8, 2010, online media and live web TV Network Company, Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week. It’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their  video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the U.S.

For more information on Coach Chrissy Carew and Insightful Player,ä visit http://www.theinsightfulplayer.com and call 603-897-0610.

Former Broncos Linebacker Karl Mecklenburg to Guest on Insightful Player™ Television Show on MingleMediaTV Tuesday May 24

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Karl Mecklenburg

Karl Mecklenburg

Former Denver Broncos linebacker Karl Mecklenburg, one of 32 current and former NFL players recognized as Insightful Players will be the guest of the new weekly Insightful Player online show on MingleMediaTV.com today May 24 at 7 p.m. ET. Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week.

Chrissy Carew, a Master Certified personal and business coach based in Nashua, NH founded Insightful Player™ in April 2010 with a vision of providing an answer to a crucial worldwide calling for messages of hope that provoke positive actions.  “I’m thrilled to have an online show on MingleMediaTV.com where I’m able to interview my Insightful Players like Karl Mecklenburg and have their stories told to the world,” said Carew, who serves as the host of the show.

The Insightful Player™ team members, like Mecklenburg are  individuals that believed in themselves and relentlessly pursued their most far-reaching dreams, which resulted in a career in the National Football League. The Insightful Player.com website features the inspirational stories of 32 current and former NFL players, each of whom overcame great obstacles and hardships to become not just fine athletes, but through their values and their life experiences, became extraordinary individuals that serve as an inspiration to us all.

Mecklenburg was selected as an Insightful Player for the inspiring work he’s done as a speaker to create positive change in individuals and teams during his post-All Pro NFL career and for his perseverance in overcoming a lisp as a child, his battle with dyslexia, and his determination to make the most of his talent and develop into an All Pro performer on and off the field.

A father of three, Karl works with his wife, Kathi, on behalf of kids and families in several charitable groups. Through his REACH Foundation (Rewarding Experiences for All Children), the Mecklenburgs encourage youngsters to read. Their Aspen Youth Experience introduces urban kids to nature. And in Colorado Youth Outdoors, he works to pair kids and their families with the traditional outdoor sports he shared with his own father, grandfathers and uncles – hunting, fishing and camping.

In addition to his motivational speaking, Karl is the author of two books, “Meck for the Defense” and the newly released “Heart of a Student Athlete, All-Pro Advice for Competitors and Their Families.”

The short-version of Karl Mecklenburg’s Insightful Player story is available onInsightfulPlayer.com. The full-length version will appear in the Insightful Player book that will be published by Morgan-James Publishing this summer.

Following is an excerpt of Mecklenburg’s story on Insightful Player.com:

Mecklenburg Excerpt:

When Karl Mecklenburg was on the junior varsity squad, a tough football coach sentenced him to a week of grueling workout drills. 

The coach was angry because Karl had to miss a rescheduled game to go hunting with his father. So, the coach insisted the teen run up dozens of long, steep hills five days in a row. The coach surely figured the boy would quit the team.

 Instead, it hardened young Karl’s resolve.

 “I’m going to be a great player,” Karl told himself. “If I can do this, I can do anything.”

As a young athlete, Karl was, by his own description, stiff, small and slow. He wasn’t naturally gifted. He had to work at the game. He left one college when the scholarship he thought was coming never did, and then toughed it out as a walk-on at another school. Ineligible to play, Karl had to sit out for a year. To hang out with the team, he swept the weight and locker rooms.

 Talent, he concluded, was just a tiny piece of the path to success, especially since Karl knew talented players who never made it.

“I think God has given each and every one of us more talent than we can use in a lifetime,” said Karl. “And along with that, He’s given us free will. What that means is that it is up to us to go out and find out where our talents and abilities lie and then work hard to develop those talents and abilities. It doesn’t happen by accident.” 

For Karl, a good and successful life required a smart game plan. The ingredients? Hard work, the courage to try new ventures and the persistence to pick yourself up and try again if you fail. 

Supportive parents stood by young Karl as he worked to correct a noticeable lisp. 

He battled dyslexia, too. It’s a learning disability that haunts him still. 

“I have to watch my pen form letters or the ‘p,’ ‘d,’ ‘q,’ and ‘b’ will be mixed up,” said Karl. 

The challenges made him a cheerleader for a can-do attitude. Karl insisted the big potential he found in himself, despite his handicap, exists in us all.

“The path you take and the success that you ultimately achieve is up to you,” said Karl. “Don’t let anyone else tell you you can’t, because you can. Find that passion and chase it.” 

Along the way, the lessons Karl learned could serve as a playbook for others. 

He learned teamwork, the key to any successful organizational endeavor. It’s a concept Karl stresses in speeches to corporations and groups. 

He also reminds kids to wisely select their teammates off the field. 

“Your team of friends is the only team that you get to pick,” he said. “Choose a team of friends that have dreams and aspirations, who value friendship and respect you.”

Karl’s most precious team is his family.

“I am a devout Christian, and I take my love for my family very seriously,” he said. “I want everything I say and do to reflect God’s love.”

Other Insightful Players include: Jerricho Cotchery (Jets), Aaron Kampman (Jaguars), Steve Grogan (Patriots), Roger Staubach (Cowboys), Devin McCourty (Patriots) and Jason McCourty (Titans) and Reggie Kelly (Bengals), among others.

Launched on February 8, 2010, online media and live web TV Network Company, Mingle Media TV produces and broadcasts over 40 hours of web series and event coverage each week. It’s audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of their  video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and are currently in the top 20,000 websites in the U.S.

For more information on Coach Chrissy Carew and Insightful Player,ä visitwww.theinsightfulplayer.com and call 603-897-0610.

Hot off the press! Mingle Media TV Network Announces Expansion into Indie Web Series Productions, Branded Entertainment

MMTVN’s expansion will bring more web series creators together to learn about the business of web series, help produce new series and bring brands in to sponsor shows and build engaging campaigns to new audiences, no matter what screen they watch.

Announcing the Expanded Mingle Media TV Network

Announcing the Expanded Mingle Media TV Network

 

Online media and interactive web TV network, Mingle Media TV, announced today that they have added three new divisions to their Indie entertainment community. The new divisions are focused on production of web series, branded entertainment and red carpet coverage, building awareness of Indie web series with a new weekly screening LIVE broadcast and support for creators, and the business of web series division to support the business side of producing web series. Mingle Media TV is currently the only community that offers live and produced web TV shows along with celebrity reporting with their Red Carpet Report.

Mingle Media TV Network (MMTVN) celebrated its first year in operation on February 8, 2011, and currently broadcasts 70 shows on their site, has produced over 800 video interviews from the red carpet including the Oscars and over 1,500 hour long web TV talk shows. MMTVN distributes their content using social media networks from Facebook to Twitter and syndicates video distribution to the most popular destination sites from YouTube to Daily Motion. They also publish their video content to streaming media set-top boxes such as Boxee and Roku.

The planned expansion will bring the content that is hosted on MMTVN to more platforms such as Google TV, and expanding their current offering for produced content to Apps via Apple, Blackberry and Android formats. MMTVN’s LIVE stream partner, Stickam, has Apps for watching and chatting in real-time which have become quite popular for viewing live web shows along with Facebook and Twitter integration to reach the audience where they are most comfortable watching. Other planned tools will be an integrated program guide with show reminders, check-in and loyalty programs beyond the current Clicker.com integration, and a web series directory and monthly calendar for events, show schedules, premieres and meet-ups around the globe.

MMTVN’s production services expansion will bring the resources together for both creating and marketing Indie projects including bringing together a group of creators, writers, producers and actors who will work together on projects. Red Carpet coverage for hire outside of the traditional events that MMTVN covers will be monetized and the launch of a new daily savings coupon program with a video component called, Daily Savings TV will start across the country.

The Business of Web Series division is both a boot camp and a consulting arm where web series creators can learn how to create business plans and market their projects, how to promote and get publicity along with monetizing their series through sponsorships and product placement deals. MMTVN will offer these services to series that are hosted on their site as part of a partner program being released later this week. Series creators who are not hosted on MMTVN can subscribe to these services through a program fee or hourly consulting fee.

“Mingle Media TV Network is focused on bringing Indie entertainment to the audience, not the screen,” said Stephanie Piche, CEO and Executive Producer of Mingle Media TV. “We support Indie creators by helping them continue to disrupt traditional entertainment and take advantage of the growth of video being watched on all screens. Our goal is to bring in brand sponsors who are looking for niche audiences and want to connect on a more personal level as part of a social TV experience.”

Mingle Media TV has successfully used traditional and social media marketing techniques to build and grow awareness for their community online. Many of the MMTVN shows have national sponsors that benefit from both the live web show audience on Mingle Media TV to the creators own community where daily mentions, blog posts and recommendations are authentic and powerful. Mingle Media TV founder, Stephanie Piche, believes it’s important to bring back sponsorships and use the conversation that social networks offer to build awareness and commerce. Piche has over twenty years experience in bringing startups and products to market and has created and managed branded campaigns with great success and has seen first hand how the power of investing in content not ads builds a brand name authentically and exponentially.

Find out more about these new divisions by going to the Mingle Media TV Network’s new corporate umbrella site at http://www.minglemediatvnetwork.com. If you’re interested in contacting MMTVN for more information, please visit the website and submit a request via email or by phone.

About Mingle Media TV Network

MMTVN is an online media and interactive web TV network that executive produces, curates, and broadcasts 65 weekly web series shows along with entertainment industry event coverage. Our video coverage, web series and live broadcasts are promoted via Twitter, blog posts, Facebook and other popular social networks; in addition to airing live on the iPhone, Blackberry, and Android platforms and syndicated through Blip.TV and over 15 syndication sites including AOL Video, YouTube, Samsung, Vizio, MeeFeedia, Blinkx, Daily Motion, Boxee, Roku and as an iTunes podcast. Our audience reach online is over 250,000 weekly views of our video coverage, web series and live broadcasts and is currently in the top 20,000 websites in the US. MMTVN’s live web TV shows feature lifestyle subject matter experts and social media content providers from celebrities, authors to bloggers including executive producing two shows with Emmy award winners. MMTVN has expanded its curation of web series with a growing number of independently produced shows from science fiction to drama, action to teen soaps now playing on the network. In addition to curating produced webseries, MMTVN is promoting and securing sponsors for INDIE creators. MMTVN also covers Hollywood celebrity and charity events from the red carpet and behind the scenes. MMTVN has covered the Oscars, Emmy’s and Golden Globes events; WIN Awards, HollyShorts, LA Shorts Fest, AOF Fest, Saturn Awards, Streamy Awards, People’s Choice, NAACP, SAG, plus numerous Web Series Premieres and A-list Celebrity Fundraisers. Mingle Media TV is also sponsoring the Audience Choice Category in the New Media Film Festival for Web Series Creators. For more information on MMTVN Entertainment, please visit http://www.minglemediatv.com. For the Business of Web Series, visit www.businessofwebseries.com, for MMTVN productions, visit www.mmtvnproductions.com, and for MMTVN Screenings, visit www.mmtvnscreenings.com.

Cupid and Eros, An Updated Treatment to our Favorite Mythological Gods of Love

Remember that phrase “Must See TV?” well, times have changed and you can watch video content on your TV – via the Interwebs. Well, at Mingle Media TV Network, we’re excited to say, we have “Must See WEB TV” shows from mysteries to love stories to celebrity interviews to live talk shows.

The show we’re highlighting today is Cupid and Eros, as in “The Further Adventures of,” yes, we’re talking about those mythological gods of love. The creator of this original web series, Avi Glijansky, did an awesome job in giving us more insight into the lead characters Cupid and Eros. On the web show page you get to see Cupid’s video blog updates and the Webcasts done by Eros which are just delish! There’s even a parody clip of American Idol – but with Pan, Isis and Loki as the judges, which is also integrated into the series which is now up to episode 5 (released today).

Cupid and Eros Web Series

Cupid and Eros in Action

I don’t want to give anything else away – the Cupid and Eros episodes are about 4 minutes long so you could easily catch up on the series in no time! And get hooked on original programming like this on Mingle Media TV. You’ll be telling all your friends and starting a new trend… and supporting independent creators!!