Madison Maloney

I’m psyched share a conversation I had with Maddie Maloney.

If you’re not familiar with Maddie, she is a, now former, division 1 tennis star who has lived with type 1 diabetes since she was 13 years old. Maddie has functioned at such a high level of performance for much of her life, and today she shares her story, as well as taking a deep dive into the topic of mindset.

Maddie and I talk about the pressures of playing competitive tennis. We talk about injuries and the frustration of being hurt. We talk about how type 1 has made her more focused on proving that she has no limitations, and also how it has also made her more empathetic to other people’s situations. We also discuss the concepts of accountability, self-care, when its OK to relax, and her love of, none other than, Taylor Swift.


Social Media Links

Maddie Maloney - Instagram


Websites Mentioned in Podcast

Diabombshell - Website

Lyfebulb - Website

College Diabetes Network (CDN) - Website


Related Episodes

Episode 002 - Eric Tozer

Episode 003 - Cyrus & Robby

Episode 020 - Karin Hehenberger


Other Resources Mentioned

Michael Gervais - Website

Being Mortal - Book


Music Credits for BRAVEST Episode 040

Intro music - Joakim Karud, 'Canals' & The Passion HiFi, 'Sweet Revenge'

Outtro music - Joakim Karud, 'Summer Vibes'


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