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Recently, I received a call from a high school coach in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  She had tracked me down on the internet and sounded desperate: “Can you come speak to my athletes and help them see something positive in what had been a long season full of losses.” The coach had just taken […]



The first speaking event benefiting Rethink the Win and Her Next Play was a huge success and the start of a speaking series where athletes can share their stories of accomplishments, perseverance and disappointment. Surya Bonaly former figure skating champion was our speaker and her amazing stories of what it was like to navigate the […]


Taking a Break

Maya Moore, arguably the best women’s basketball player in the world, announced that she will be taking a year away from basketball. In an article in The Players Tribune Maya said that “my focus in 2019 will not be on professional basketball, but will instead be on the people in my family, as well as […]


9 Tips to Protect, Prepare and Propel Your Young Athlete

Protecting our youngest athletes is the single most important component that we can do as parents, coaches and others who support athletes.  It is imperative that you ensure that those working with your kids have taken background checks.  Make sure and ask your park houses and associations what their vetting process is and make sure they are consistent with […]


Connecting with the Community through Softball and Volleyball

My favorite part of my job is to get out in the public and speak to athletes from all across the country about their sport experiences. This summer Major League Baseball held their RBI softball national championships in Minnesota. The RBI programs serves young athletes from disadvantaged communities and gets them involved in softball and […]


New Rethink the Win and Fox Sports North Partnership

Rethink the Win has been brewing in my head for the last three years. I eventually moved the idea to paper and spent a year focusing on this mission. For one year I met weekly with a marketing specialist who kept me on task. I spent much of my time creating the content until I […]


Athletes Teaching Athletes

I believe most people are open to listening and learning from those who have already accomplished the goals they are striving for.  That’s why one of my biggest goals for Rethink the Win is to have former athletes speak and connect with young athletes. I believe telling another person your story is the most impactful […]


Educate and Graduate

Remember the old myth about how athletes were a bunch of dumb jocks? Well the student-athletes of the Minneapolis Public School System have sent that rumor to the sidelines in the last couple of years. According to this article out of the Minnesota Star Tribune, 99% of the seniors who participated in sports graduated last […]


Bring Back the Fun

Athletes won’t remember the individual wins or losses, but they will always remember a coach who brought positive energy, the camaraderie of friends and mastering a skill. Call us today to learn more: (612) 210-3658.