“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)

A career coach at multiple levels (Northwestern, Carolina Courage WUSA Champions, Asst Coach USWNT among others)

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

I have won awards and championships (pro and college) as a coach (pro) and as an athlete (college).

Like any coach with a lengthy career I have also endured difficult seasons and started programs .

I stepped off the field as a coach.

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


I coach coaches and leaders who are leading high performance teams

I work with any individual athlete/performer in any sport or field who wants to get to the next level.

In addition, I give workshops on team work with businesses and sports teams.

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.


Fall Reading List

Roundups-– we post these weekly.

Summer Reading List

Have a Successful Preseason

the art and science of coaching

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