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What drives you to get up and train?
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted October 8, 2014 at 1:13pm

Katie Taylor looking to be the best female boxer in the world, and Irish rugby player Paul O'Connell looking to be the best male rugby player in the world.Toyota have brought them together in a fascinating look behind the scenes at training in both sports...more

Do you get bored with the basics? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 24, 2014 at 7:21pm

The better you get at something the more important the basics become. Have a beginner's mind....more

The "Sarah Robles Standard"
by Pretty Strong
posted September 23, 2014 at 8:58pm

Every once in a while, I get to thinking that there's some kind of "Sarah Robles Standard." This is a standard by which I seem to be held and most times, no one else. I spoke with an old coach of mine the other day and asked him about this. The answer was...more

The Moment is NOW by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 17, 2014 at 7:54pm

The moment is NOW! Tomorrow. Next week. Next time. When will I ever get there? One day. Sometime. I should do that. In 5 years... That's on my bucket list. I am going to do that someday!...more

INTENTION: The What, The How, & The Why by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted September 11, 2014 at 3:36pm

Your intention can help the universe re-align to make even the most impossible, possible. All you have to do is ask....more

Join the Inner Circle for Women Who Coach - find out more at http://www.whocoachesyou.org
by coachquam
posted September 1, 2014 at 6:37pm

The inner circle is a group for women who coach to come together - online - to learn, grow, and evolve. As a member of the inner circle, you'll get access to exclusive interviews, articles, team activities, and much more....more

How do you build trust on your team? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 29, 2014 at 7:23pm

Building trust is the foundation for the success of your team this year. This is where it starts....more

What habits are you bringing this season? Part 2 of 3 by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 20, 2014 at 7:54pm

We're taking a closer look at your daily habits in the following 3 areas: PRODUCTIVITY, SUPPORT, & SELF CARE...more

Learning from Champions
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted August 19, 2014 at 5:17pm

PIC via Get Up Stand Up Paddle magInteresting interview with Brazilian SUP'er Nicole Pacelli in this month's Red Bulletin. Just 22 now, she won the first Women's Stand Up World Tour last year. Great insight into what makes a champion, especially when ask...more

Quote: Boldness has Genius, Power and Magic in it
by Official Website of Lashinda Demus - Go Woman Go
posted August 11, 2014 at 5:04pm

“Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” – Johann von Goethe This quote reminds me of Shonda Rhimes’ commencement speech at Dartmouth‘s graduation ceremony last sprin...more

Coach Dawn: How To Successfully Follow A Popular Coach
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted August 11, 2014 at 4:54pm

source There’s no easier coaching job than following a coach that the team–rightly or wrongly–didn’t like or respect.  In that situation, everything you say is a breath of fresh air, the players hang on your every word, and t...more

What habits are YOU bringing in this season? Part 1 of 3 by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted August 11, 2014 at 2:47pm

Over the next few weeks we're going to look at your habits as a coach - so you can start the season off right and then maintain that momentum....more

The Inner Circle for Women Who Coach - OPENS TOMORROW @coachquam
by coachquam
posted July 31, 2014 at 7:01pm

When you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done. Join the Inner Circle TODAY!...more

A small acknowledgement = a BIG game changer! by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted July 30, 2014 at 2:14pm

An acknowledgement is different than a compliment. Even though we all like to receive compliments, they can be short-lived and often forgotten about in minutes. "Great job." "Nice work today!" They are usually about what someone has done....more

The Inner Circle for Women Who Coach starts August 1st @coachquam
by coachquam
posted July 25, 2014 at 7:01pm

Join the Inner Circle Today!...more

Top U.S. Ocean Surfski Paddler Beata Cseke Talks About Growing Women's Surfski
by WomenCANIntl
posted July 25, 2014 at 12:21am

Beata Cseke is an extraordinary athlete and human being.  Besides being one of the top ocean surfski paddlers in the U.S., she is an incredibly kind person who genuinely wants to help women and girls at any level get into surfski paddling and enjoy t...more

Do You Have Clutter? by Erica Quam @coachquam
by coachquam
posted July 23, 2014 at 9:30pm

Take time to eliminate clutter, create clarity, have more energy and balance in your life...more

American Kacy Catanzaro shows us what a female Ninja can do
by Inspiring Sports Women
posted July 23, 2014 at 12:42pm

There are many inspiring sports videos on this site, but you really need to watch this woman. Former gymnast Kacy Catanzaro doing her thing in TV show American Ninja Warrior will make your shoulders ache. Ok, very cheesy show-name but just wait till she g...more

2 seconds, no finish clock picture, but satisfaction: Molly Huddle breaks her own AR
by RunBlogRun
posted July 21, 2014 at 1:06pm

All that she did in 2014, was leading up to this race. The twelve and one half laps that Molly Huddle ran in Monaco Friday night, the two seconds off the AR, and, right after, Molly knew she could run faster...  Molly started the 2014 season with he...more

Coach Dawn Writes: How To Motivate Our Teams
by Coach Dawn Writes
posted July 14, 2014 at 5:28pm

source Daniel Pink focuses on how we’re motivated in a TEDtalk called, “The Puzzle of Motivation“.  He spends a lot of time going into why we’re going at motivation all wrong and in an outdated way.  In example after exa...more

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