The Huddle: My Top Five Takeaways

This month, I had the opportunity to attend an event called, The Huddle, in Kansas City, Missouri. This was the fourth national annual conference for The Alliance of Women Coaches. The conference featured an amazing lineup of speakers - all of whom provided relevant information to an eager-to-soak-it-all-up crowd of women coaches. The conference is open to all women coaches of all sports and all levels. Executive Director of the Alliance - Marlene Bjornsrud - and her incredible staff executed a highly successful event.

Here are my top 5 takeaways:

1. Remember the coaches & people who have influenced you as a coach

Renee Brown - Chief of Basketball Operations & Player Relations of the WNBA- shared her “coaching family tree”.  She had us take the time to do the same. Take time to acknowledge the people in your life who planted the seed for you and encouraged you to get into the coaching profession. Reflect on what about that person contributes to your current success as a coach. This was a powerful exercise and a reminder that none of us got to where we are today by ourselves. 

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