If learning what it’s like to watch your team win an Olympic gold medal from the sidelines isn’t enough, and if learning what it’s like to grow up in a family beset with poverty and addiction before reaching Olympic level competition isn’t enough, and if learning what it’s like after four more years to win an Olympic medal isn’t enough, I’d say the best part of our conversation comes after all that. Then we talk about bringing out the best in others as a coach.
How do you find out how to coach each person, athlete, executive, or otherwise?
How to you lead a team to give to their potential?
How do you keep everyone motivated?
How do you keep yourself motivated?
We both deeply appreciate each other’s experience. You’ll hear us trying to learn from each other. I want to learn how to shift sustainability, which everyone gives lip service to, from trying to avoid losing to winning by having fun, giving everything we’ve got, learning our deepest values, and acting on them. Dan does those things.