PODCAST EPISODE 42: ANN WAUTERS | KEYNOTE SPEAKER; PRO ATHLETE; ASSISTANT COACH, WNBA CHICAGO SKY
Pro basketball player, championship winner at all levels of the sport, Assistant Coach of the WNBA Chicago Sky, and Keynote Speaker Ann Wauters knows something about teams. Through her storied career, she’s played on and led many successful teams. Ann now shares her experiences and knowledge with younger players through coaching and mentoring. There’s many parallels between team building in the sports world and the corporate world, says Ann, and in today’s episode, she shares the ingredients for a successful team with us.
Here are my four big takeaways from the conversation:
Honest feedback is crucial for growth and success. As a player, she always valued the feedback she received, because how else would she get better?
It’s important to have a strong support system in place.
Getting vulnerable with your teammates off the field helps build trust with each other.
Focus on things you can control, rather than wasting energy on what you cannot control.