Tag Archives: communication

truth and hiding

The relationship between coach and boxer takes a lot of work.  Communication must be practiced over and over again. I’ve been thinking about this a lot reflecting over the past 30+ amateur fights I’ve had with Greg as we head … Continue reading

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Conflict as a learning tool

I’ve done talks, co-written articles and published blogs about conflict.  When I experience conflict, it never feels good or goes as smooth as I write about it on paper.  But, conflict remains a tremendous learning tool. Conflict can always be … Continue reading

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Post Ringside

Christy Garcia is the #112 novice champion for 2015.  I feel proud, honered and satisfied to have been part of a complete process. She started as a fitness boxer years ago and set a goal to make the competitive team. … Continue reading

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What it’s all about

Being a good coach is so much more than having a good skill set to share.  It is 95% about building effective relationships. I started coaching as a closed off, hidden and not very approachable person.  In hindsight, it’s obvious … Continue reading

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2015

I’ve heard it said many times that one must crawl before they can walk.  Or, that you have to be 13 before you can be 25. To get to this point I had to experience 2013 and 2014.  To say … Continue reading

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Day of the fight

It’s a very different experience preparing for fights as a coach versus being a boxer. As a boxer, I obsessed about my amateur fight at least a week in advance, and when I was in the pros, I obsessed about … Continue reading

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Authentic Communication

Boxing is authentic communication.  The act of sparring represents the desire of two people to authentically communicate at the highest level possible:  a silent and physical realm of interaction like none other. I find this experience so relieving.  It’s ok … Continue reading

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Communication

Communication is a complex thing. I’m known to be pretty direct. Mostly I say what is on my mind. Sometimes, I keep stuff in then explode when I’ve hit a limit. These types of communications aren’t so pretty, but they … Continue reading

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This might be a night of a few blogs

A boxing team is a family.  We all have our roles.  Things get ugly, but ultimately we really care about one another.  Boxing is a hugely passionate sport that brings up a lot of emotion.  Coaches aren’t exempt from this…..we … Continue reading

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