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Episode #158 with Brighde Daughtery- Self Empowerment Through Sport!
Episode #158 with Brighde Daughtery- Self Empowerment Through Sport! Brighde Dougherty has used sports as a means to lead herself, and those she has coached, towards self-empowerment her entire life. She has learned how to harness and teach the natural mind-body-spirit connection that occurs during physical activity as a vehicle to perform in flow both on and off the field.
One facet of Brighde’s coaching career has been using lacrosse as a platform to teach life skills to middle-school, high school, and collegiate female athletes. She designed and coached the first ever lacrosse programs along the New Jersey Shore. She helped build Tri-State lacrosse into one of the premier club programs in the country and was the head coach at St Rose high school. At the collegiate level, Brighde transitioned Pomona-Pitzer College from a club team to a competitive DIII program and worked her way from being the second assistant to the head coach at William Smith College. Her successful growth in all these positions was due to ensuring that the athletes she worked with used their time on the field to discover and develop their personal leadership skills.
As a self-empowerment coach, Brighde also has a great deal of experience in various areas of recreation. She is the founder of Seneca Lake Surf, a stand-up paddleboard company focusing on individual and group leadership training. Additionally, she volunteers with Operation Beach Head, helping injured veterans rebuild self-esteem through surfing. She also completed a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) course and worked with Outward Bound Los Angeles, designing and implementing team leadership programs focused on self-mastery, communication and community development for struggling teens.
Brighde has a master’s degree in leadership from Azusa Pacific University and a bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. In addition, she holds a Reiki certification, is a Juice Plus representative, and is working to be a certified Mind-Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and wellness author.
TOP POINTS FROM THE EPISODE:
- Sports or performance are becoming more specialized at a young age. There are pros and cons…. pressure is more dominant when you’re focused on only one skill.
- Self-empowerment- creating the knowledge of who you are at your best!
- Creating self-leadership! Teach individuals how to lead themselves.
- We look to outside sources for all of the answers! What if you look inward?
- Debunking the myth that meditation or hour-long silent retreats are needed to look inward. It’s not this soft hippy perspective. Looking inward is strong and powerful!
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