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Joy Fawcett: The Art of Communication

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Positive Coaching Alliance is proud to have worked with Liberty Mutual Insurance to create this podcast and other powerful resources.

This podcast series features Positive Coaching Alliance staff interviewing prominent former athletes, coaches and general managers. Each episode, these influential stars share insights from their own sports careers. Listen in as they talk about filling emotional tanks, bouncing back from mistakes, staying motivated through long seasons to continually give 100% effort, and how they translated their sports experience to invaluable life lessons.

In this episode, Jim welcomes US National Women’s soccer team and three-time Olympic medalist Joy Fawcett. As one of the premiere defenders in the game, Fawcett holds the record for the highest scoring defender for the US National Team with 239 caps. She shares her strategy for communicating with teammates to allow each player to reach their potential while she reached her own potential. Here's where you'll find Joy talking about featured topics:

  • Coaching Own Child- 10:10, 22:15
  • Specialization- 6:15, 21:30
  • Parent/Coach Conflict- 19:15
  • Mistakes- 13:00

Jim Thompson (@JimThompson18) is the founder and Executive Director of Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA), a nonprofit organization founded at Stanford University with the mission of helping to transform the culture of youth sports to give all young athletes the opportunity for a positive, character-building experience. PCA served as the experts behind the Liberty Mutual Play Positive™ program.

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