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INTENT10NAL Leadership

CHAMP10N GUEST: Michelle DeAngelis, Leadership and Executive Coach

Credentials: Michelle's 10 Moments:

  • 40 years as a student of leadership

  • 25 years of experience delivering results and creating peak performers

  • Has worked for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to startups

  • Runs large-scale consulting engagements, conducting rigorous corporate coaching, leading complex projects, and providing season interim leadership

  • Coached over 600 leaders

  • Equips clients with self-mastery to build relationships, drive results, and align those outcomes with key business drivers

CONVERSAT10N: Being intentional is essential to being a great leader. It is easy to forget to establish an intention; it does not have to be magnificent or extraordinary all of the time, sometimes it just has to be. Having in mind ahead of time how you want to be seen as a leader will then help you fulfill that role. What are your desired outcomes? How do you want to leave your team feeling and thinking? And what do you need to do to show up that way and act upon it? Hear about the difference of a powerful leader and an attractive leader, as well as a blended style that research has found to be most successful.

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The Power of a Support Team

CHAMP10N GUESTS: Jane Cebrynski, Certified Sports Life Coach, and Laura Reynolds and Carrie Cook, Life Athletes

Credentials: Jane’s 10 Moments:

  • Attending my nieces wedding and celebrating my dads 85th birthday at the same time

  • My son cameron graduating from the UofA

  • My son Brian getting his real estate license

  • Teaching a yoga class with a really special group

  • Meeting one of my fellow sports life coaches Melissa Luellen, also head coach for Auburn women’s golf


Credentials: Laura’s 10 Moments:

  • Planting herbs and tomato plants in my garden

  • Showering in my brand new tiled shower that I picked out

  • Attending my daughters Honors Society Ceremony

  • Walking my dog more than normal because the weather is finally beautiful in the Midwest


Credentials: Carrie's 10 Moments:

  • My son receiving Most Outstanding Person award at his 8th grade graduation

  • Attending a muscle class at the gym

  • Walking to coffee shop with my dog

  • Flying to LA to see childhood friend

  • Getting house cleaned

CONVERSAT10N: Connect with some of our team members to hear how training as a Life Athlete has helped them Win Wellbeing. We never arrive – we are always changing on our journey through life. The tools and support team are here if you are open and invite them in. You and your life matter – the journey may be difficult or foreign, but finding the right coach will help you to practice practice practice and help you find the 10s in your life. If it’s not a 10 how can you make it a 10? The more time and energy you invest in you and your life, the more you will get out of being coached. We are a live it to give it model, and we want to be on your support team to help take care of you.

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Empathetic CUR10SITY

CHAMP10N GUEST: Anita Rao, M.D.

Credentials: Anita's 10 Moments:

  • Award-winning media figure, academic, public, and private sector innovator and consultant

  • Dr. Rao uses her training, knowledge, and her own experience as a leader to treat and consult high-performing individuals and high-profile organizations, both at the individual and organizational level, to assess and provide strategies to improve decision-making, interactions amongst individuals, and overall mental well-being to improve performance and, most importantly, the quality of life in a meaningful way.

  • First mental health correspondent and contributor for VICE Media and national contributor for the National Alliance of Mental Illness, the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization, and infuses audiovisual mental health literacy into its outreach efforts.

  • Member of the American Psychiatric Association national Council on Communications and is an MIT Open Documentary Lab Fellow.

  • Inaugural medical student intern at the ABC News Medical Unit in New York.

  • American Psychiatric Association national Council on Communications

  • Lancet Psychiatry Poster Award through Oxford University

  • Department of Psychiatry Chairman Award

  • As a resident physician in psychiatry at Northwestern University, she received Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine Educator Award for 2018.

  • Attended Georgetown University, where she received a B.S. in International Health with distinction as a John Carroll Fellow.

  • Stritch School of Medicine at Loyola University, where she received her M.D. and the Department of Psychiatry's Chairman Award.

  • She currently is a psychiatry resident at the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, where she is part of the Northwestern Feinberg Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

CONVERSAT10N: Hear a conversation about being a CHAMP10N for people and finding a support team that is best for you. Sometimes, we confuse familiarity for knowledge, and it can be hard to change your perspective after awhile. Empathetic curiosity will allow you to find out what performance barriers the other person is facing from a place of kindness and support, rather than it being accusatory or cause more damage. Being kind and supportive during difficult times is a huge winning strategy to anchor in faith, love, and truth. We must move forward from a place of hope and acknowledge that we all struggle at times.

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College Athlete 2 Pro Athlete

CHAMP10N GUEST: Khalia Lanier, Professional Volleyball Player for Volley Bergamo

Credentials: Khalia's 10 Moments:

  • Plays professional volleyball internationally

  • 2018 and 2016 AVCA and Volleyball Magazine All-America honorable mention

  • 2018 AVCA All-Pacific South Region Team

  • 2018, 2017 & 2016 Pac-12 All-Conference Team

  • 2018 and 2017 Pac-12 Preseason All-Conference Team

  • 2017 and AVCA and Volleyball Magazine first-team All-American

  • Three-time Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Week

  • 2017 AVCA National Player of the Week

  • 2016 Pac-12 Freshman of the Week

  • 2016 Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year (High School)

  • 2016 Volleyball Magazine High School All-American

  • 2016 Under Armour All-American

  • 2015 Gatorade Arizona Player of the Year

  • MaxPreps No. 1-ranked Recruit

  • 2013 and 2014 Nike Tournament of Champions Most Valuable Player

  • 2011 USAV Future Select Team

  • Helped U.S. U18 Youth National Team to the 2015 World Championship silver medal

  • Human Biology Degree from USC

  • 17th player in program history to reach 1,000 career kills

CONVERSAT10N: Listen to learn about Khalia’s journey while being a collegiate student athlete at USC and her transition into an international professional organization. Doing something small everyday for your future self is a great winning strategy to continue winning wellbeing in your 3D life. Having positive self-talk is another winning strategy to help you be kind to yourself, in which you can then spread that to those around you. Being an athlete, body image is a huge topic of conversation that is important to address to learn how to love and accept yourself. The coach-athlete relationship as well as parent-athlete relationship is also important to have good communication and having that respect from both people involved.

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How 2 Align PASS10N and Purpose

CHAMP10N GUESTS: Mark Griffin and Neil Turnham, Co-Founders of PurposeFused

Credentials: Mark's 10 Moments:

  • Played for National US Rugby Team

  • Started a charity for Rugby USA

Credentials: Mark's 10 Moments:

  • Successful human resources director and other various leadership roles

CONVERSAT10N: Hear a conversation with the two founders of PurposeFused, Mark Griffin and Neil Turnham, who have the desired outcome of helping businesses or organizations discover and anchor in their unique purpose. Igniting the power of team will help to recognize the performance barriers that show up when a team is not in alignment, in addition to winning strategies to form a system that is successful for you and your team. Living on purpose is a powerful tool to have in your skill set, and we want to help you on your journey to get there.

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Athlete 2 Coach

CHAMP10N GUEST: Jacqueline Benson, Figure Skating Coach at Ice Den Skating Department

Credentials: Jacqueline's 10 Moments:

  • Assistant Coach of the Competitive Figure Skating Team at Arizona State University

  • 2021 Young Artists Showcase Finalist

  • U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist (Senior Level) in Freeskate and Moves in the Field

  • Regional and Collegiate Competitor in Freeskate and Solo Free Dance

  • 15+ Years Competitive Skating Experience (including numerous competitions and show performances)

  • Founding Board Member of the Competitive Figure Skating Team at Arizona State University

  • Learn to Skate USA Instructor

  • First Aid & CPR Certification

  • PSA Certified Choreography

  • PSA Certified Group

  • American Ice Theatre Master Choreography Techniques Certification

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Sports Business and Minor in Media Analysis

  • Figure Skating Diversity and Inclusion Alliance Fundraising Committee Member

  • Choreographer for skaters of all levels (Basic Skills through Senior Ladies)

  • Contemporary Dance Instructor & Yoga Teacher (off-ice)

CONVERSAT10N: Hear Jacqueline’s story about her eating disorder as a younger female athlete in figure skating and what she wish she would have known when she was younger. Anchoring in truth, faith, and love within competitive greatness is essential to be able to honor yourself and your story and have the courage to ask for help. Though at times it is difficult to remember or we are told differently, our appearance has no bearing on our value or worth. As a coach, the subliminal messages we send to athletes can sometimes damage the wellbeing of athletes without intending to. Choosing our words carefully and navigating stigmas of beauty are essential to cultivate wellbeing, especially within younger athletes and the diet culture that exists today. It’s not always about getting the W – sometimes, its just about the life lessons learned within sports that you can carry with you forever.

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Saying YES to Your Dreams

CHAMP10N GUEST: Greg Williams, Head Equestrian Coach at Auburn University

Credentials: Greg's 10 Moments:

  • SEC Coach of the Year 2021

  • Six national titles (2006, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019), five Hunt Seat national titles (2008, 2011, 2013, 2018, 2019), one Western national title (2018), three Southeastern Conference titles (2016, 2019, 2020), and three Southern Equestrian championships (2004, 2010, 2011)

  • Greg’s student-athletes have combined for 90 All-America accolades since the 2010-11 season and have totaled 101 All-SEC and Freshman All-SEC selections

  • Auburn continued its unbeaten streak in 2019-20, finishing the shortened season with a 13-0 mark. The squad was named the outright SEC champion and had 12 All-America honors. 

  • The 2019 squad took Auburn’s success to a new level, becoming the first program in the sport’s history to go unbeaten with an 18-0 mark

  • In this powerful conversation you’ll hear how Greg turned his passion for horses into 6 national equestrian titles for Auburn with 90 All-American athletes

CONVERSAT10N: In this week’s episode of “10 Talks”, Carlette has an impactful conversation with Greg Williams, Head Equestrian coach at Auburn University who just won SEC Coach of the Year! You’ll hear how he accomplished creating a true team atmosphere out of a traditionally individual sport and how he and his team worked to build the program from the ground up. Literally, the team of girls built the arena! Greg will also share some of his winning strategies for successful leadership.

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