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Good Tidings Podcast S1E1: Kerri Walsh Jennings

Posted on August 28, 2020 in Podcast


This inaugural episode of the Good Tidings podcast introduces the show, which will provide monthly episodes highlighting and inspiring a community of givers.  The show is hosted by the Founder of the Good Tidings Foundation, Larry Harper, and this month, Larry sits down in Lake Tahoe with highly successful Olympic volleyball player Kerri Walsh Jennings.  In addition to her involvement in sport, Kerri is committed to faith and family, along with giving back to society.  When Larry thinks of the great and good people he knows, Kerri is at the top of the list, making her the perfect conversation partner to kick off this podcast series!

Larry first asks Kerri about her background, and Kerri speaks of her childhood in the Bay area of Northern California, her time at Stanford University, and the influence of life, travel, and sport on her development as a person.  Sport has, of course, been tremendously impactful, as Kerri has spent years competing on the world’s stage, has won several Olympic medals, and still aims to be the winningest player in women’s beach volleyball history.  In this realm, and others, Kerri has found that much blessing and learning is found in hardship.  She has also learned to value her journey, live in the moment, lean into different aspects of her personality, consider age a mindset, and expect much of life.

Moreover, Kerri has developed a strong commitment to giving.  Being a good person, Kerri believes, is how she can best serve the world and her family, and she believes that athletes such as herself have a social responsibility (and privilege) to help and give.  She and Larry discuss her partnership with the Good Tidings Foundation, which has seen the creation of various “Kerri Courts.”  These courts bring the beach to the city, aiming to make the opportunity of beach volleyball – including scholarships, as well as the lifestyle and community of the sport – more accessible.  The conversation concludes as Kerri shares about another giving venture, Platform1440, and explains what she expects of the years ahead.

For more information about Kerri, Platform 1440, Larry Harper, Good Tidings or our podcast sponsor Response Responsibility, check out the links below!

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