What We Can Learn From Elite Athletes Navigating Career Transition
by Melinda Harrison
Pub Date 21 Apr 2020
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A former Olympian shares advice for high-achievers navigating career and life transitions.
After achieving a major accomplishment or realizing a lifelong dream, many high-performing individuals struggle to open a new chapter in life with the same confidence and enthusiasm that fueled their previous successes.
In Personal Next, former Olympic athlete Melinda Harrison examines the difficulties people may face after reaching what seemed to be the height of their careers. Through interviews with more than 100 elite athletes and other high-achievers who navigated a major life transition, Harrison distills nine key PRACTICES that support a successful pivot to a new arena.
Harrison describes the arc of transition common to all high-performers, including the ascent to peak achievement, the messy middle of change, and the move toward new goals, challenges, and rewards. Woven throughout the book are stories from elite athletes and high achievers, including Harrison's own.
Life after the pinnacle of success doesn't have to be all downhill. If you are struggling to find your feet after coming off a personal best, reading this book will help you to prepare for success in your personal next.
MELINDA HARRISON, PCC, OLY, a former Olympic swimmer, is a professional certified ICF PCC Level Executive Coach with extensive experience on goal discovery and pathways to attainment. Having personally navigated from Olympian (Los Angeles 1984) to businesswoman and from volunteer to community leader, she is devoted to helping individuals move from one level of success to the next.
Harrison combines her business and entrepreneurial experience with her background as an Olympic athlete to help individuals and teams create a deeper self-awareness, develop opportunities, and move towards their goals.
Harrison is a graduate of the University of Michigan, where she was captain of the swim team and became the first woman swimmer to be included into their Hall of Honor. She is a multi-year All-American swimmer and won the Big Ten Conference championship in four events.
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