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How Sport Lessons Help You Professionally

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Boston Pride president Colleen Coyne is an Olympic Gold Medalist (Nagano, 1998), coach, sports parent, and seasoned executive who knows and honors the game. After a standout career at the University of New Hampshire, Coyne went on to anchor the American defense on four different USWNT culminating in gold in the 1998 Olympics. Coyne, and the entire 1998 team, are members of the Hockey Hall of Fame. A believer in teamwork and positivity, Coyne gives back to the game by serving on the USA Hockey Board of Directors executive committee and by coaching youth hockey.

In this video, Colleen Coyne discusses varying skills that sports taught her that she has been able to bring to her professional life. She states that the interpersonal skills sports taught her was very important and that through playing sports she learned to work with and get along with varying people and appreciate differences. She concludes by stating that the biggest lesson that she has brought to her professional life from sports is how to be a good teammate.