- Concrete Examples
During her illustrious career, Valorie Kondos Field, a former head coach with the University of California, Los Angeles women’s gymnastics team, led her protégés to many wins. Yet the most critical lesson she learned is that a bullying, dictatorial coaching style, while it may lead to victory, produces damaged people. Field, once a disciple of that flawed approach, found that nurturing gymnasts in the noncompetitive areas of their lives helped them become well-rounded “champions in life.” Parents, coaches and managers ought to heed Field’s advice to teach their wards the true meaning of success.
About the Speaker
Valorie Kondos Field coached the UCLA women’s gymnastics team for 29 years.