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Welcome to the Way of Champions Podcast hosted by John O'Sullivan and brought to you by Changing The Game Project.


Each week we connect you with the top minds in sport, coaching, leadership, and creating championship programs so you can take your athletes and teams to the next level.

Feb 16, 2020

This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we welcome, Lani Silversides. Lani is a former Division I athlete, current high school mathematics teacher, high school varsity and youth coach, sport psychology enthusiast, avid photographer and mother of two. We dive into transitioning from high school to college sports, the importance of understanding sport psychology as a coach, tips on coaching female athletes, and we also spend some time talking about her book, A Strong Girls' Guide to Being: Exercises and Inspiration for Becoming a Braver, Kinder, Healthier You

Highlights from the Podcast:

  • Lani talks about playing multiple sports growing up
  • What was Lani’s biggest challenge when getting to collegiate athletics?
  • Lani describes her first head coaching position right out of school
  • How important is psychology education in coaching athletes?
  • Why it is okay to perform when you are not feeling your best
  • Lani talks about a life experience that tested her with the mental skills she was teaching
  • Why is the dropout rate for girls twice as high than for boys and how can we reverse this trend?
  • What is the contagious of kindness?

Lani is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. She is founder of My Strong is Beautiful and "Strong Girls", an after school program that teaches young girls the fundamental physical skills used in various sports and the life skills learned through athletics. She is also founder of Mindful Performance, LLC, a company with a mission to supply people with tools that promote greater well-being and thriving - in school, on the playing fields, and in their life as a whole. Lani is a member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), The International Positive Education Network, and Up2Us Sports.

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