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Accountability

Being a coach is a fine balance between being accountable to oneself and holding others accountable.  I’ve referenced before how often others don’t see coaches as human beings with fallibility…..Coach/client-boxer-etc… relationships are a fine line of balance with complicated boundaries. … Continue reading

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My Life is my Work

My life is my work.  I thought this as I hash tagged #worklifebalance in a post on Instagram. That got me thinking about what do I really mean?  For those that know me closely, I drive them nuts with the … Continue reading

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Competitive season

Here we are again in January with Golden Gloves a week away.  Competitive teams ebb and flow at all gyms.  Sometimes we are stacked with eager competitors who are ring ready and other times we have a bunch of folks … Continue reading

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Brewing the coffee

It’s Sunday morning-  I’m brewing coffee, studying about myofascial release and a few other boxing related things.  Class is happening at the gym and Seattle is getting a much needed respite from high temperatures. Every Sunday before I get to … Continue reading

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A lil plug

This blog is a little different as it is sponsored by CBS Sports.  ENJOY! You can often hear how boxing is dead, or how it has changed over the years.  Well, it’s not dead and it definitely has changed–as it … Continue reading

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The Building of a Champion

It starts with the self and begins to creep into all aspects of one’s life. To build a champion, you must start with a foundation of curiosity (thank you for the description Tony Ventrella) Curiosity leads to self awareness which … Continue reading

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Top of the mountain alone?

Every boxer has sparring partner stories.  Some sparring partners teach us harsh lessons while others take a more gentle approach, but no matter what, each of them has a huge impact on the people we are today.  I think it is … Continue reading

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Boxing Art

I see all sport as art. Athletes create their masterpieces through movement and expression with their bodies just as an artist uses her brush, pencil, or instrument.  Just as an artist takes an emotion and gives it life, so does … Continue reading

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The space

With power comes great responsibility.  As a coach, people look to me for leadership, for advice and direction.  It feels overwhelming at times……and I often doubt my efficacy, capability and intentions. I work with an awareness coach once a week … Continue reading

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