“You must unlearn what you have learned.” —Yoda
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).
I led the Carolina Courage of the WUSA (first women’s professional soccer league) to a regular season championship and post-season Founders Cup during my tenure.
UNC has accumulated multiple national championships including 3 when I was playing there. One while I was a co-captain.
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 (IteflexInc.com, as well as my own company)
Like anybody in with a lengthy coaching career I have endured difficult seasons, but unlike most coaches I have started and led programs from scratch.
I stepped off the field as a full-time endeavor.
I am launching my new business One21 (website coming soon) which focuses on Leadership and Performance Coaching and Consulting.
I continue to work as a technical advisor (expert on the performance side) with professional soccer teams.
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.