Changing the Game Fundraiser
I’m donating $5 for every copy sold on my website of Changing the Game: Asian Pacific American Female Athletes. Our fundraiser is for the month of May, Asian Pacific American Heritage Month!
Resilientsee Coaching for Athletes
Lucy believes that every person should feel a sense of perseverance and resilience when faced with challenges and adversity. People oftentimes get thrown unexpected hurdles in life and have no idea what to do or how to get there.
She founded, Resilientsee: Life & Resilience Coaching for Athletes, out of a passion for helping others find and pursue their own passions.
Let’s learn more about Lucy Tseng and Resilientsee:
Question 1: 70% of all kids quit organized sports by age 13 with girls quitting at 6x the rate of boys. Burnout is one issue. Tell me about your “Avoiding Burnout” session for student-athletes and coaches.
I have four steps to avoiding burnout: knowing the tools that help you maintain balance (like a planner or regular exercise), identifying your triggers (like missing a meal or back to back meetings), drawing your line by practicing effective ways to decline unnecessary responsibilities, and mastering your comeback because burnout is inevitable, but how quickly and well you rejuvenate yourself is where the trick is. I tailor my talking points to fit the audience’s perspective.
Question 2: College athletes who aren’t turning pro and professional athletes who leave their sport have to make a huge shift in terms of thinking about their careers. Tell me about what kind of work you do for them.
Coaching is a partnership. My clients share with me goals they want to achieve, as an athlete, as a student, as a person. We prioritize and identify a roadmap together. I hold them accountable. If they need help coming up with goals, I facilitate a space for my client to learn more about their own values and transferable skills to better understand what it is they want out of their life as a whole, not just in sports.
Question 3: Balance and perspective can be huge issues for athletes who are single-mindedly trying to be the best that they can be. Tragically, a high school rower on my daughter’s rowing club team committed suicide a year ago when he was moved to a lower boat. Can you tell me about how life and resiliency coaching can help student-athletes?
I am so sorry to hear about this tragedy. To be clear, should a client approach me with thoughts of hurting themselves or others, it would be my duty to share resources with them and report my learning to the authorities who can better help support this client. Coaching is not therapy nor psychiatry. As a mental performance coach, I work with folks by bringing different perspectives to various situations/decisions that need to be made. This allows the athlete to see a bigger picture, one that is beyond what they are most familiar or comfortable with. Oftentimes, athletes experience a sense of false urgency when it comes to making big decisions in life. Working with a coach like me can help an athlete develop a more well-rounded mindset. Resiliency is a key transferable skill that could help everyone live a thriving life because road bumps in life happen. Like burnout, it is how you come back from being challenged that really counts.
Changing the Game Fundraiser: Nominate!
If you are interested or know a person or team who would be interested in a scholarship to work with Lucy, please have them contact Lucy here. Please include Changing the Game Scholarship in the body of the message so she knows to add you to the list.
Changing the Game Fundraiser: Donate!
We are both hoping to “change the game.” If you want to donate to our scholarship fund, simply purchase Changing the Game here. Thank you so much!
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