Mar 26, 2020
Welcome to the What's Next! podcast with Tiffani Bova.
This week I am beyond delighted to be speaking with Molly Bloom. Molly is an inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and the bestselling author of Molly’s Game, a memoir which was adapted into an award-winning film of the same name by Aaron Sorkin. Molly began her career as a world-class skier. While training as a pre-teen she was diagnosed with severe scoliosis and had to undergo surgery that doctors said would end her athletic career. A year later, fully recovered, she was back on the slopes and went on to join the U.S. Ski Team. But, her Olympic dreams would go unrealized and this would lead her to what she thought would be a year sabbatical in LA. She was finishing her degree in Political Science at the University of Colorado – Boulder and was in the process of applying to top tier Law Schools, when her assistant job turned her into an accidental entrepreneur running one of the most exclusive, high-stakes underground poker games in the world, pulling in as much as $4 million per year. What happened next is where her story truly begins!
The film Molly’s Game, written and directed by Aaron Sorkin, stars Jessica Chastain (as Molly), Idris Elba, Kevin Costner, Michael Cera, Brian d’Arcy James, and Chris O’Dowd. Bloom has appeared on numerous shows and in media outlets such as Ellen, Vice, The Los Angeles Times, NPR, Vulture, and has been asked to speak at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women, for companies like Blackrock Financial, SiriusXM Radio, and delivered the 2018 commencement speech at Colorado State University. I am truly delighted to have Molly Bloom on the What’s Next! Podcast.
THIS EPISODE IS PERFECT FOR… everyone! Everybody and anybody will find Molly’s story fascinating and intriguing.
TODAY’S MAIN MESSAGE… Molly shares her story of inspiration, intrigue, and events straight out of a Hollywood movie! She recounts her journey from Olympic-hopeful and college student, to LA waitress, to building and operating the largest and most notorious private poker game in the world. Molly’s story is one of innovation, inspiration, ambition, redemption, and entrepreneurship.
WHAT I LOVE MOST… I love what Molly has to say about owning your name, and really being seen and heard. I also love how clear she is on finding what you stand for and getting clear on what you are and are not willing to do.
Running time: 32:40
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