Tony Gonzalez covers topics from forgiveness to authenticity in his podcast WIDE OPEN
Pro Football Hall of Famer TONY GONZALEZ is best known for getting open on the field, but in his podcast series WIDE OPEN, he dives deep into conversation with the brightest minds in the worlds of business and entertainment to discuss health, wellness and mindset. Each week, listeners learn more about how tackling life's obstacles can lead to an enlightened existence.
Virtual Programming: Incorporating a mental health component to your program is an important and timely addition. Combining it with star power draws a virtual crowd and keeps the discussion upbeat, with substantive storytelling to leave audiences feeling more connected, less alone, and hopeful.
More hosts are incorporating the topic of mental health into their programming, especially as Coronavirus has disrupted so many aspects of our lives at home, at work, and at play. Programs vary from light-hearted, interactive wellness breaks to head-on discussions about struggle and recovery. Combining the discussion with star power draws a virtual crowd and keeps the discussion upbeat, with substantive storytelling to leave audiences feeling more connected, less alone, and hopeful. Despite their public personas, many of our celebrity speakers openly share their vulnerabilities as a source of strength for others.
Wide receiver BRANDON MARSHALL shares his experience with borderline personality disorder and mental health advocacy; fan favorite RICKI LAKE speaks about loss, including her husband’s suicide; MARIA SHRIVER discusses overcoming family traumas; celebrity chef PADMA LAKSHMI shares her tips for mental health amid personal health struggles; former First Lady of Canada (and mom of the current President!) MARGARET TRUDEAU shares her struggle with bi-polar disorder; Emmy-winning talk show host TAMRON HALL discusses how her mental health was affected during her infertility struggles; megawatt superstar CHARLIZE THERON discusses her experiences with depression; power broker SCOOTER BRAUN and Football Hall of Famer TONY GONZALEZ recently shared in conversation about the importance of vulnerability; Army veteran, actor and survivor JR MARTINEZ speaks about healing physically, spiritually and mentally after his convoy was attacked in Iraq. Grief expert DAVID KESSLER literally wrote the book on processing loss, and speaks as both a grieving father of a lost child and a clinician. For powerful programs that make a difference, contact HWA to discuss incorporating a mental health component to your event.
Pro Football Hall of Famer, Tony Gonzalez is a former Kansas City Chief and Atlanta Falcons All-Pro tight end. After a 17-year long career, he became an analyst on CBS’ NFL pregame show ‘NFL Today’ before transitioning to FOX, where he is a fixture on FOX NFL Kickoff as well as the FOX NFL Sunday show. In 2019, Tony became an analyst on TNF on Fox Pregame show, alongside fellow Hall of Famers, Michael Strahan, Howie Long, and Terry Bradshaw. He also is an author and an entrepreneur, developing multi-media programs that celebrate and advocate sports for children in an educational format.
In April 2015, “Play It Forward,” a documentary about Gonzalez and his brother premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and was seen on Showtime. Tony can also include actor on his resume, recurring in multiple episodes of NCIS as the character Special Agent Tony Francis, as well as making his feature film debut in the 2017 blockbuster ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ alongside Vin Diesel.
His latest venture includes a new podcast, Wide Open with Tony Gonzalez, is an unrestrained and raw look into how to embrace all the revolutionary change taking place in the world of health, mindset, wellness, family and more. Each week, Gonzalez takes you through a different side of his journey and brings on legendary guests to dive deeper into these topics so you can level up your life physically, mentality, and spiritually, in order to have a more successful and enlightened existence.
In addition to an author and actor, Gonzalez is also an entrepreneur, developing multi-media programs that celebrate and advocate sports for children in an educational format. Active in the health, wellness and fitness space, Gonzalez was an investor and trainer in the fitness app FITSTAR, which was acquired by Fitbit
Gonzalez’s philanthropic endeavors include a partnership with the Boys and Girls Clubs; Shadow Buddies, an organization that provides emotional support through education regarding illness, disability or medical treatments, as well as being named an ambassador for Scholars’ Hope, working with underserved children in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Gonzalez inspires worldwide audiences with his thoughtful insights on health, how to evolve and better yourself, overcoming the fears holding you back from reaching your goals, and shares lessons learned from his storied career.