Greg Mortensen in his book, Three Cups of Tea, describes his first climbing experience. When he was eleven years old his father took him on his his first high mountain climb. “I gagged and puked my way up Kilimanjaro”, he said, and “I hated the climb. But standing on the summit at dawn, seeing the sweep of the African savannah below me, hooked me forever on climbing.” What a great analolgy this is of where we all have been at one point or another in our lives. We make our plans, we set our sites on our loftly goals and dreams, and our enthusiasm runs high. Then we begin the climb to the summit of those plans and all of a sudden we “hate” what we are doing. None of the effort seems worth it. Somehow we manage to keep going and the the summit of it all appears and then we are standing on the top. The difficulty of the climb, the view from the top, and seeing the valleys below, gives us all the motivation we need to “get hooked on climbing.”
Motivational Speaker and Former Women’s NCAA Basketball Coach Launches New Site
I have released a website refresh which will serve as a resource for organizations looking to further develop, empower and organize their teams’ efforts in working more effectively and efficiently.
My experience spans over 35 years of collegiate coaching, administration, and public speaking. I have become a sought after motivational and encouragement speaker and has inspired a variety of groups with her upbeat positive seminars.
I hold bachelor degrees from Cedarville University and Central State University and a Master’s and Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University. I am a member of four Halls of Fame, the most recent being The Ohio State Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum. My teams have won a national championship and have appeared in the NCAA Tournament every place I have coached including Cedarville University, University of Dayton, Indiana University, and Cal State University, Fullerton. I was also voted National Coach of the Year as well as regional and conference Coach of the Year during her coaching tenure. I have authored two books and contributed numerous articles to magazines and books. My latest piece: “Persevering Amy” appears in Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball, published in February, 2009.