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At LG, we strive to make a better life for all in all that we do, for people and for communities. We’ve always believed that it’s easier to move forward with a little help, that growing and advancing happens as one. It’s why we’re fostering powerful conversations around mental health and wellness to help people move towards a happier, healthier place.

Because at LG, Life’s Good is not just what we say but what we do.
LG takes the power of conversation on the road with a traveling podcast series discussing mental health and wellness. It’s time to start a real conversation around mental health.
In partnership with the NCAA, LG Transparent Conversations, the live-to-tape podcast series that brings crucial conversations about student-athlete mental health directly to campuses and beyond, has returned for Season 3. LG will invite mental health experts, advocates, administrators, coaches, and student-athletes to have impactful conversations around mental health in the athletic and academic world - shining a light on hope and optimism by offering a platform for diverse voices to be heard and embodying LG’s “Life’s Good” mission.
Host, Moderator

Taylor Rooks is making waves in sports media as a household name across basketball, football and pop culture itself. Recently, she became the newest member of Amazon’s Thursday Night Football (TNF) coverage team, where she serves as a feature reporter and conducts sit-down interviews with players/coaches shown throughout broadcasts. Along with her TNF role, she hosts her own show, “Taylor Rooks X”, with Turner Sports and Bleacher Report.
LG is thrilled to partner with Taylor as our host for Season 3 of Transparent Conversations. Taylor was tapped as our host because she is known for her longstanding commitment to mental health and has an uncanny ability to foster powerful dialogue with diverse student voices and industry professionals. This season will tackle pressing subjects with a focus on student mental health, optimism, and the future generation of sports.
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Collaborative Approaches to Mental Health Initiatives at Organizational Levels
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Men's Final Four Tip-Off Tailgate in Phoenix, AZ | State Farm Stadium -
Monday, April 8th, 2024
LG and guest host, Cari Champion, explore the importance of coaches, medical professionals, and other organizations in implementing effective mental health initiatives within the NCAA, universities and beyond.
Meet the Panelists

Dr. Alisia Tran - Associate professor in the School of Counseling and Counseling Psychology at ASU, Member of the NCAA Mental Health Advisory Committee, Head of the Tran Ethnic and Minority Psychology and Experiences (TEMPE) Lab

Darleen Santore “Coach Dar” - Former Mental Performance Coach for Phoenix Suns, Board Member at Grand Canyon University, Bestselling Author of The Art of Bouncing Back, Mental Edge and Leadership Coach for clients in the NBA, NFL, NHL and MLB

Kate Fitzgerald - Senior Beach Volleyball player at ASU, First Changemaker with Desert Financial Credit Union allowed to use ASU trademarks in an NIL deal, Co-President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Founder of VBAmerica (VBA), a volleyball lifestyle clothing brand licensed and sold in college bookstores


Beyond the Whistle: Celebrating Coaches as Unsung Heroes in Student Athlete Mental Health
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Men's Final Four Tip-Off Tailgate in Phoenix, AZ | State Farm Stadium -
Saturday, April 6th, 2024
LG recognizes coaches as the unsung heroes in student-athlete mental health, delving into their crucial role in fostering well-being beyond the game and highlighting the impact of their guidance on athletes' holistic development. In the true spirit of optimism, listeners will be able to tune in to a conversation and celebration of the important role models who lead both individual athletes and the collective team, and their impact in promoting a positive mindset and outlook within the realm of sports.
Meet the Panelists

Bobby Hurley - Duke University Blue Devils (1989 – 1993), 2-Time NCAA National Champion (1991 & 1992), 1992 Men’s Final Four - Most Outstanding Player, NCAA DI Men’s Basketball, All-Time Assists Leader (1,076), First Team All-America (1993), Sacramento Kings (1993 – 1998), Vancouver Grizzlies (1998 – 1999), Arizona State University, Men’s Basketball Head Coach (2015 – Present)

Chloé Maleski - Founder of GroWithClo (Holistic Sport Psychology Consultant), Duke Track and Cross Country Alum, Sun Devils Athletics Counselor

Brynn Holohan - Sports Law and Business Graduate Student at ASU, Former D1 Student-Athlete and Women’s Lacrosse Team Captain, Co-Ambassador of Morgan’s Message, Management Intern for the Sun Devil Fitness and Wellness


Women In Sports: Live at the NCAA Women's Volleyball Championship
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Tampa, FL | Amalie Arena -
Thursday, December 14th, 2023
LG sits down with guest host, MJ Acosta-Ruiz to shine a spotlight on the world of women in sports, reflecting on 51 years of Title IX, celebrating the recent strides made in this world, and delving into what opportunities of growth the future holds. We’ll examine the impact that the evolution of women in sports has had on mental health for former and current student athletes. Listeners and viewers have a chance to reflect on the success of the past and present while pointing to the possibilities of the future.
Meet the Panelists

Dr. Cecile Reynaud - Vice President of Volleyball Operations for the Pro Volleyball Federation, Florida State University Faculty Member in Sport Management, Former Florida State University Head Volleyball Coach, Former President of American Volleyball Coaches Association, Inducted into 5 Halls of Fame

Claire Lessinger - Vice President of Events at Tampa Bay Sports Commission, President of Women In Sports and Events (WISE) Tampa Bay, Former Head Coach of University of South Florida Women's Volleyball

Laney Higgins - Oglethorpe University Women’s Volleyball #4, NIL Empower 2.0 Class Member


Mind and Body: The Connection Between Mental and Physical Health
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Tampa, FL | University of South Florida -
Lee Roy Selmon Athletics Center |
Tuesday, December 12th, 2023
LG delves into the critical connection between one’s mindset and physical health, giving listeners an inside look into the connection between how having a positive mental outlook impacts healing and recovery. This episode provides empirical evidence of how coaches, administrators, and student-athletes can provide and seek support in challenging times.
Meet the Panelists

Dr. Lee Dorpfeld, PSYD, LMHC, CMPC - Assistant Director of Athletic Medicine at University of South Florida, Director of Sport Psychology at University of South Florida

Steve Walz - Associate Athletics Director at University of South Florida, Director of Sports Medicine at University of South Florida - Football, Men's Golf

Melanie Green - USF Women's Golf, Senior, 2023 WGCA All American Honorable Mention, 2023 American All-Conference Team


Building Towards Balance and Sustaining Mental Health
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Santa Clara, CA | PayPal Park -
Friday, November 17th, 2023
LG dives into the vital importance of finding equilibrium in the lives of collegiate athletes, as we explore how managing sports, academics, and personal well-being plays a key role in positive mental and physical health. The episode will provide listeners and viewers a play-book of best practices they can implement to achieve a better life lived.
Meet the Panelists

Danielle Slaton - Co-founder of Bay FC, Soccer Analyst, Olympic Medalist, Former U.S. Women's National Team member and Santa Clara Broncos Captain

Dr. Riley Gee - Assistant Athletic Director of Counseling and Sport Psychology at Santa Clara University, Former D1 Volleyball Player at UC Irvine

Ryan Murphy - USA Olympic Swimmer, 4x Olympic Gold Medalist, UC Berkeley Swim and Dive Team Alum


Black Excellence in Sports
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Nashville, Tennessee | Vanderbilt University -
Student Life Center |
Tuesday, October 31st, 2023
LG brings Black student athletes, coaches, and other notable voices together to discuss their experiences of being Black collegiate athletes. This episode will explore the intersection of identity and athletics while showcasing the positive power community has on mental health, giving listeners an intimate front row seat to the additional pressures and cultural behaviors of the Black community within the sport area.
Meet the Panelists

Kenny Anderson - Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Fisk University, Former NBA All-Star

Jerry Stackhouse - Head Coach of Men’s Basketball at Vanderbilt University, Former Two-Time NBA All-Star

Michael Ashley - SF/PF for the Fisk Bulldogs, #13


Stressors of the Modern Student-Athlete Experience
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Durham, North Carolina | Duke University –
Outside Cameron Indoor Stadium |
Friday, October 28th, 2022
In this kick off episode, LG Transparent Conversations will lay the foundation for the challenges student athletes encounter in today’s contemporary college sports landscape.
Meet the Panelists

Nina King - Vice President Director of Athletics & Adjunct Professor of Business Administration

Dr. Shawn Zeplin - Assistant Director of Athletics/Behavioral Health at Duke University

Gerald Henderson Jr - Former Duke/NBA Men’s Basketball player (2006-09), B.S. in Psychology (Duke University)


Consequences of Student-Athlete Stressors, including Suicidality and Suicidal Behaviors
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Durham, North Carolina | Duke University –
Duke Softball Stadium, East Campus |
Saturday, October 29th, 2022
Due to varying stressors that have emerged in today’s collegiate sport landscape, the COVID-19 pandemic, and general pressures of higher education learning environments, this episode will explore how such stressors lead to specific mental health issues/symptoms, including suicidal ideations and other behaviors.
Meet the Panelists

Ethan Phillips - Current UNC Gillings School of Public Health Student, Vice President for Health and Wellness on the UNC System Association of Student Governments Executive Board

Anna Callahan - Duke Graduate Student, Women’s Lacrosse Player, President of the first Morgan’s Message Chapter

Kat Zempolich - Co-Founder of Morgan's Message / Director of Podcasting, Duke Alum


The Role of Support Systems on Student-Athlete Mental Health
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Columbus, Ohio | Field Stadium,
Central Parking Lot |
Friday, November 11th, 2022
In this episode, Prim is joined by Olympic Gold Medalist and NCAA Champion Fencer from Notre Dame, Lee Kiefer, her long time, highly decorated Head Coach, Guiorgie “Gia” Kvaratskhelia and Doctor of Psychiatry-Mother, Teresa Kiefer for an in-depth discussion on support systems as they relate to mental health.
Meet the Panelists

Lee Kiefer -Olympic Gold Medal Fencer, NCAA Champion and Notre Dame Alum

Teresa Kiefer -Doctor of Psychiatry, Mother of Lee Kiefer

Guiorgie “Gia” Kvaratskhelia - Notre Dame Fencing Head Coach (‘14 - Present) 6x ACC Coach of the Year, 18 NCAA Individual Champions Notre Dame Head Fencing Coach four-time NCAA Championship winner (2017, 2018, 2021, 2022)


Student-Athlete Mental Health Beyond the College Experience
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Los Angeles, CA | Loyola Marymount University –
Alumni Mall |
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022
In this final episode of the series, Prim and guests will discuss athletes’ mental health beyond the game, season and career, including the lasting effects, loss of identity and continued care for mental health.
Meet the Panelists

Dr. William Parham -Professor, Loyola Marymount University – Los Angeles; Director of Mental Health and Wellness Program (NBPA), Member of the Mental Health and Wellness Task Force for the United States Olympic Committee

Tairia Flowers - Head Coach for LMU Softball, Olympic Gold Medalist

Betsi Flint - Former Former Asst. Coach for LMU Volleyball; Former LMU student-athlete and Olympic Beach Volleyball hopeful


The Big Dance® and the Road to the Elite Stage
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Monday, March 31, 2023 |
GRB Convention Center,
Houston, TX
The Final Four® is the ultimate stage for college basketball. In this episode of the LG Transparent Conversations series, we talk about the mental roadmap and challenges athletes face as they work their way to the elite stage. Expectations, pressure, media coverage, achieving peak performance, and even coping with injuries – Prim Siripipat and the panelists discuss the intricacies of the postseason and how it can affect the athlete and team in various ways.
Meet the Panelists

Lisa Bonta Sumii – LCSW, CSW, Psychotherapist and Mental Performance Consultant
Lisa is a sport psychology professional, entrepreneur, content creator, Tedx and international speaker, as well as a podcast host. She utilizes her training as a psychotherapist and mental performance consultant to positively impact the athlete mental health space at the professional, collegiate, Olympic, and youth levels. As the CEO & Founder of AthMindset®, she deepens her purpose in the professional development of future sport psychology professionals.

Trayce Jackson-Davis – Indiana Hoosiers, #23 Forward, Senior
Trayce Jackson Davis is an All-American senior playing for the Indiana University Hoosiers, and a national player of the year candidate.

Jarace Walker – Houston Cougars, #25 Forward, Freshman
Jarace Walker is a freshman playing for the Houston Cougars of the American Athletic Conference. He was a consensus five-star recruit and one of the top players in the 2022 high school class. He’s ranked as the #1 power forward nationally by ESPN.


The Come Down: The Return Home from the Elite Stage
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Monday, March 31 |
GRB Convention Center,
Houston, TX
Sixty-eight teams enter the NCAA Tournament, but only one walks away victorious. With 99% of the field heading home without a trophy, how do athletes and teams cope with defeat? In this episode of LG Transparent Conversations series, The Next Chapter discusses how the road home from the Big Dance ® can be a pivotal, even defining, moment for many student-athletes. Prim Siripipat and the panel explores the letdown athletes experience following the postseason and how the complicated feelings/emotions can influence the return to normal activities.
Meet the Panelists

Dr. Brian Hainline – Chief Medical Officer, NCAA
The NCAA’s first Chief Medical Officer oversees the NCAA Sport Science Institute, a national center of excellence whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence, and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster life-long physical and mental development.

Dr. Corey Yeager – PhD, LMFT, Researcher, Activist, Author, and Detroit Pistons Life Coach

Dr. Yeager is a researcher, activist. author, therapist, and the Detroit Pistons’ Life Coach. Outside of the NBA, some of his clients include The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN), The Smithsonian Institute, The Gersh Agency, and Lola Red.
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LG Corporate Social Responsibility Team Mission Statement
LG’s mission with Transparent Conversations is to move forward a much-needed dialogue around some of the mental health issues plaguing student-athletes and beyond. By creating transparent and educational cross-generational conversations we believe we can innovate solutions and pathways for healing and understanding, something that is at the very core of LG's mission and values.