Sandra Sully's New Podcast Is A Candid Sit-Down With Inspirational Women
Former professional cricketer Kath Koschel knows a thing or two about bouncing back.
It was only a short time after she made her way onto the NSW Breakers women's team when doctors told her two vertebrates in her spine had slipped out, impacting the use of her left foot.
Just 24 years old at the time and with a sporting career tragically cut short, this was the first of three separate occasions Koschel would have to learn how to walk again.
Her remarkable story is the first told in the new 10 Speaks podcast, Short Black with Sandra Sully.
Talking candidly with Sully, Koschel explains how she overcame a multitude of physical, mental and personal setbacks to get where she is today.
“You really do have to hear Kath’s story to believe it," Sully told 10 daily.
"I wanted to begin this new podcast series with Kath’s story because it’s one of extraordinary resilience, strength and courage, all the while exuding exceptional kindness and compassion."
In 2015, Koschel founded the Kindness Factory -- a not-for-profit organisation funding educational programs in schools and universities aimed at raising the next generation with a "foundation of kindness".
On its website, users are able to share random good deeds, from buying a stranger their coffee to helping out a friend in need. Since its launch, just under 200,000 acts of kindness have been logged on the site.
"I describe my life now, as a 32-year-old, as one big good and bad accident," Koschel says in the podcast.
Launching Tuesday, Short Black will follow the story of a different inspiring woman with each fortnightly episode.
In a bid to give a voice to women who are trying to make a difference, the series features women from diverse backgrounds who are doing extraordinary things.
"Kath's Kindness Factory is her gift to the world, and it’s one that needs to be shared," Sully said.
"Please take the time to listen to her story and then think about a random act of kindness. I only hope that some of Kath Koschel can rub off on all of us.”
Short Black joins newly launched 10 Speaks podcasts The Reality Bite: Cocktails and Roses (a Bachelor-focused podcast from Georgia Love Shura Taft), and lifestyle offering Hammer it Home fronted by The Living Room’s Barry Du Bois.
Other podcasts from the network include true crime hit Where's William Tyrrell? from Lia Harris and Natarsha Belling, a weekly politics offering called The Professor and the Hack from Peter van Onselen and Hugh Riminton, and weekly AFL podcast The Western Front from Tim Gossage and Lachy Reid.