“You must unlearn what you have learned.” —Yoda

About Me:

Coaching and sports leadership has been my job and my career for much of the past thirty years.


I was a very good athlete (UNC, national team) and a career coach at multiple levels (Northwestern, Carolina Courage Asst Coach USWNT among others).

The Carolina Courage won the regular season and post-season Founders Cup during my tenure and UNC has accumulated multiple national championships.

I have led professional front offices (GM of Chicago Red Stars, President of the United Soccer Coaches, among others)  and I have worked as a business consultant.

Like anybody in with a lengthy career I have also endured difficult seasons and started programs .

I stepped off the field as a full-time endeavor.


I am just now entering the second half and I want to broaden my life experiences.

I continue to work as a technical advisor at the professional level.

I consult with coaches and leaders who are leading high performance teams in sport or business as well as any individual athlete/performer in sport or other fields who wants to get to the next level.  In addition, I give workshops on team work with businesses and sports teams.

I have started a program for ICF certification with a focus on coaching leaders in sports.

Please get in touch if you are interested or need some help.

You can reach me at: Info at the coachingconversation dot c0m.


I believe we should be committed to a life time of learning. That includes the idea that we need to challenge many of the beliefs we started with or got adamant about along the way.  At the same time we need to commit to our core values, coach from an authentic place, and listen for the advice and new ideas that resonate with our values and our authentic self.

It’s always a balance between knowing where we stand and opening up to new ideas.

I look forward to hearing from you.


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