Our Great Coach on this ‘best of’ episode is Sue Enquist.
In 1980 she transitioned into coaching and retired with a career winning percentage of 83. As a coach her teams won 10 national championships, and produced 65 All-Americans and 15 Olympians.
She was also a coach for 1996 Olympic Gold medal winning team.
In 2008 she was inducted into the International Women’s Sports Hall of Fame
Sue is a coach who believes in the type of transformational leadership where, in her words, you are more collaborative, truthful and positive in developing skills. She believes that when people feel safe they will go for it when it comes to courage, and that your role as a coach is to be the eyes of the athletes development, and feed them with what she is seeing in their progress.
She is also highly articulate, passionate and a firm believer in the importance of curiosity as a leader to ensure that your program is always changing and developing. She also explains that High performing teams have high standards, expectations, accountability and efficient failure recovery routines.
This was a thought provoking conversation, and we hope you enjoy it as we did.
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