Owner and Independent Contractor-Leadership and Team advisor and coach
July 2012 — Present
I realized recently that what I was offering adults in the professional arena, such as leadership and team coaching, could very easily translate to the younger generation. In fact, I started paying close attention to groups, teams of kids and teenagers. Some I knew very intimately. Some, I only associated with during competitions or tournaments. It was then that I had one of those“ah ha” moments. Why are we not teaching our young teams early in life what it actually means to be accountable, disciplined, committed and responsible? Do you think kids today REALLY know how to set goals and objectives for their life. Or are they simply throwing darts in the dark when claiming what they want to be "when they grow up". Do they know how to effectively communicate and encourage? Do they know the value of trust and the importance of demonstrating respect? When I mention respect, I’m not just talking about respect for others. I just finished reading an alarming statistic that over 70% of tweens and teens do not respect themselves, which could turn into dangerous and hurtful self-destruction and rebellion.
Imagine a sports team that has undeniable physical talent. Each member brings remarkable uniqueness. During practices they work to perfect those physical attributes and focus on strengthen their weaker areas. That works to develop the 180 degree athlete. But why not take it one level higher to create the 360 degree team by developing the whole person. When developing a person both inside and out, they will naturally and effortlessly become part of a well oiled championship machine. With the focus on holistic team building, leaders are exposed, winning teams are ignited, and legacies are born. The next question is simple: Do you prefer ordinary winners or extraordinary legacies?
We owe it to our leaders of tomorrow to prepare and ignite them TODAY!!