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Summer Sanders: On Personal Motivation

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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 former Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders (@SummerSanders_). Summer reflects on the coaches who influenced her career, keeping her motivated, positive and focused. She also talks about the important “home-coaching” provided by her mom and how she hopes to support her kids in their athletic careers. Here's where you'll find Summer talking about featured topics:

  • Mistakes- 5:30

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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