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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 talks with two-time Olympic wrestling medalist Rulon Gardner. Gardner explains how a “can do” attitude, forged on his family farm and encouraged by teachers and coaches, helped him to achieve his personal best in sports and in life. It was his strong personal belief in self that lead him from humble beginnings to the Gold Medal podium. Here's where you'll find Rulon talking about featured topics:

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Jim Thompson 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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