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Women Who Build Empires

Feb 8, 2022

Shawnee is a two-time Olympian as the former Assistant Coach for the Canadian Women’s Basketball Team and is one of the most highly certified basketball coaches in Canada.  She has 26 years of elite coaching and leadership experience including the Olympic Games, World Championships, FIBA Americas, and World University Games.  

Shawnee holds a Master’s Degree in Coaching Studies, and she is a Master Coach Developer and Master Learning Facilitator for the National Coaching Certification Program, where she trains and mentors both advanced and novice coaches from all sports.  In addition, she works with a variety of athletes, parents, and coaches helping them excel in sport and life with her Mental Toughness Coaching.


Since winning matters not only in sport but also in business, Shawnee has become a sought-after corporate coach, leadership coach, life coach, and motivational speaker.  Her vast experience in the elite world of sport transfers directly to the boardroom where success is talent-oriented and people-driven.  Teams and leaders are raising the bar after taking her sessions: Build a Winning Team, Build a Winning Culture, Transform Managers to Leaders, and Ignited the Leader Within.


Let’s tune in to her story!


[00:01 - 06:35] Opening Segment


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  • Get to know my guest Shawnee Harle
  • The experience of a lifetime
    • Shawnee shares her memories of her time as an Olympian
    • The highest of highs and the lowest of lows 
  • What It Takes to be an Olympian


[06:36 - 37:35] How to Train Your Brain Like an Olympian

  • High-Performance Habits
    • The Practice of Self-Discipline 
    • There’s a reason they’re Olympians!
    • The Singular Focus has a Cost
  • The Lowest Low
    • Feeling like the Sun won’t Come Up Again
    • Reaching the Quarter Finals 
    • How Fear Stopped a Podium-Finish
    • Don’t let the pressure get to you: What Shawnee would have done to change things
  • Why Winning Can Be a Deodorant
  • Choking and underperforming happen all the time
    • This is fixable
    • We don’t have to choke
    • “Sport does not give us a toolkit.”
  • Look Hard at the F Words
    • Fear, Feelings, Fake
    • The Most Important Tool to Have in Your Toolkit
    • Happy and Crappy
  • Win From Within
    • We can tolerate anything when we know it's temporary
    • It takes a village.
    • Parenting is Coaching
    • The Most Important Podium
  • Bringing clarity to the ‘why?’
  • How to Show Competency and Courage
  • “How you do anything is how you do everything.”
  • What Keeps Shawnee Up at Night
    • Fear to Fierce


[37:36 - 40:19] Closing Segment


  • Final words
  • Connect with my guest, Shawnee in the links below


Resource Mentioned


Tweetable Quotes


“These women have something that's more than talent, and more than physical ability, they have a grit, they have a resilience, they have a determination, and they have an ability to make sacrifices to get what they want.” – Shawnee Harle


“To be an Olympian requires a singular focus.” – Shawnee Harle


“Winning can be a great deodorant because it covers up the smelly stuff.” – Shawnee Harle




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