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What to say to your child when they lose.

Do you ever find it hard or uncomfortable knowing what to say to your child when they lose in a sports competition?  I know my parents did.  My parents wouldn’t talk to me when I would lose.  I grew up thinking that they weren’t proud of me if I didn’t win.  After I grew up, I asked them about this …

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TRAITS OF A WELL COACHED ORGANIZATION

For over a quarter of a century I was a college basketball coach and during that time I spent countless hours researching studying and creating working environments that fostered teamwork.  The goal was to give each member of the team an opportunity to play to their strengths while improving their weaknesses. Throughout the course of my career the greatest compliment …

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CARPE DIEM

(This tip is geared to any parents with children who play sport as well as all the business people who knock so hard on doors that they never hear the person on the other side say “come in.”) Too often today players and parents get hung up on playing at the next level.  As a college coach for over 25 …

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What did we learn from the Olympics?

OK, so I’m using the Olympics as a ploy to get you to read this coaches corner – guilty as charged. But here’s the thing – Olympians use coaches – specialists in their fields such as weight training, nutrition, sport-specifics, psychological aspects, etc. – and they succeed in achieving their goals. This is essentially what I do with clients! Goal …

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10 Ways to Embrace Your Inner Weird

We offer you the following; to either appreciate how well adjusted you are; or… to perhaps take one of these ten competitions to really push you in a new direction!  It seems silly that we have to say this, but the views and objectives of the following competitions do not necessarily reflect the views or objectives of NBC, it’s coaches, …

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Are you a lifelong learner?

Someone actually told me the other day, they prefer not to learn new things. They actually stated they were at an age of “being pretty stuck in their ways”. Were they truly saying they don’t want to improve in anyway? Is there a point in our life when we are happy and satisfied to the point of not needing to …

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Exercise tips… and ideas!

It’s serendipitous that our theme this week is “exercise with your kids week” since just last week my husband said, “Why don’t you go to the pool with us?” (He and our daughter.) I replied with, “I don’t like going to the pool in the heat of the day. It’s crowded and just not for me.” It’s not that I never enjoy …

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Stretch Your Muscles…

When was the last time you stretched yourself, and I mean really put in the full day?  Not like at the end of the day when you tell the spouse, the kids, or even that sometime annoying neighbor on the other side of the fence (as an aside, if you do not have an annoying neighbor on the other side …

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