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The Sports Doctor, February 22, 2023

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Guests, Walter Beede and Chris Gandy

The Sports Doctor with Dr Robert Weil

Guests, Walter Beede and Chris Gandy

Guest, Walter Beede

Guest Name
Walter Beede
Guest Occupation
Author & Baseball Consultant for 4 decades helping aspiring players, families, coaches & recruiters
Guest Biography

The founder and Executive Director of Baseball Process, Walter Beede, was drafted out of high school and played a stint for the Chicago Cubs organization. One of his sons, Tyler, then became an elite and sought-after prospect in high school. Drafted in the first round, the younger Beede opted instead to attend college, playing for a perennial national powerhouse, Vanderbilt. Three years later, with an All-American season and a National Championship, Beede was drafted again in the first round. This time, seven picks higher than he'd been selected out of high school. All told, Walter has more than 35 years of experience as a mentor to other young men, a coach, a father, and a player himself.

Guest, Chris Gandy

Guest Name
Chris Gandy
Guest Occupation
Former Olympian & Chicago Bull, now a Financial Consultant & Youth Sports Safety Advocate
Guest Biography

Chris has spent the last 20 years helping individuals reach their most important financial goals. In 1999, Chris started his own financial services practice, and since then, has traveled the U.S. working with athletes, key executives and minorities. Chris specifically focuses on the areas of individual and corporate Life Insurance, Disability Income Insurance, Investments*, Unique Tax Reduction Strategies, Retirement Income Optimization and Pension Maximization.

Chris was a communications major at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana. Outside of the classroom, he played on the Fighting Illini basketball team where he was co-captain and earned 2nd Team All Big-Ten honors. After college, Chris played basketball professionally for the Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, and in L’Hermaine and Vichy, France.

Early in his career, Chris worked as a Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Representative. While there, he received numerous awards and was a top producer.  He became a Million Dollar Round Table Member in 2001 - the premier association of financial professionals. In the spring of 2005, Chris moved his financial services practice to the Molyneaux Financial Group, LLC, a general agency of Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, where he received the Impact Award in 2006 and Management Council and Leaders Conference Honors in 2007. This agency eventually became MassMutual Chicago.

In 2010 he started his own Agency, where he leads a team of highly skilled advisors, meanwhile still developing his clientele nationwide. He has been featured in numerous magazine articles; Crain’s Chicago Business, GQ, Black Enterprise and African-American Career World.

In 2012 Chris found a way to give back to sports by becoming a member and sitting on the board of the Chicago Concussion Coalition which goal is to make the games safer for children in amateur sports, Founded by Chris Nowitski of the Emmy Nominated movie “Head Games” he finds passion in helping resolve the issue of CTE in sports.

Chris donates his time and efforts to many organizations.  He is on the Board of Directors for the Urban League, is part of the United Way’s Young Community Leaders, volunteers for the Big Brothers/Big Sisters organization and joined the board of the SAME Network of  Chicago’s RUSH medical center.

In 2013 Chris was nominated to the NBARPA Chicago chapter and served as a Board member; while again qualifying for the Court of the Table of Million Dollar Round Table. He is now considered a Lifetime member of the highly esteemed MDRT.

Chris is a lifelong advocate of diversity and inclusion. He serves as the current Vice President for the Board of Directors for NAIFA DuPage (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors) & serves on NAIFA’S prominent national committee for the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force. He travels nationally and speaks to diversity groups such as NMA, SNMA, LMSA, CCPA, GAMA, LAMP, ITKAN, MDRT, and NAIFA.

Chris is dedicated to helping individuals develop personalized financial strategies and goals. Chris lives in the western Chicago suburbs with his son, Jordan. Chris is an independent advisor who works on your behalf to represent you the client with all the major insurance carriers and investment providers in the marketplace, to help find the best plan and product for the client.

Call or email Chris today to find out how he can help you build and execute your life-long financial game plan.


The Sports Doctor

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The Sports Doctor is in! Dr. Robert A Weil, Sports Podiatrist, specializes in orthotics that improve alignment, stability, balance & performance. He has practiced podiatry & sports medicine for over 30 years in the Aurora- Naperville area and was recently inducted into the prestigious 2019 National Fitness Hall Of Fame. Dr. Bob has treated many of the world’s premier athletes from all types of sports. He is the host of “The Sports Doctor™” Radio Show. The show is now featured on BBS Radio Network, UK Health Radio Network & Sports 4 Fanz Radio. Dr. Bob was formerly on HealthyLife Radio and was also on WDCB public radio in Chicago for over 20 years. He has written articles for many newspapers & magazines and is a frequent guest on other networks. And his new book, co-written with Sharkie Zartman, titled '#Hey Sports Parents! An Essential Guide for Any Parent with a Child in Sports' - is now available on Amazon!

Join the Sports Doctor and his great guests for important topical information for injury free exercise, wellness and sports performance for both adults and kids. Frequent topics include, the role of the foot in sports, all aspects of sports medicine including, proper sports shoes, youth safety, health, wellness, and sports performance for both adults and children.

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