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The first female coach in the NFL: Dr. Jen Welter w/ Joe De Sena

Released Tuesday, 18th February 2020
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Jen Welter became the first female coach in the NFL. How do you achieve a goal when there is no roadmap? A commitment to greatness in each moment. “ if we can change football, we can change the world.” says Dr. Jen Welter.  She never listened to the doubts of others and at 5’ 2” went toe-to-toe on the field and got up after every tackle. She broke the glass for female athletes in this sport and as she said - breaking glass is contagious. Earning a Masters in Sports Psychology and PhD in Psychology, she has pioneered communications strategies that has her players leaning-in. Hips, wrap & drop the mic on this awesome episode.  

  1. Hips, wrap & drop 
  2. Step up to every challenge that is put in your way 
  3. Believe in yourself- it keeps you going 
  4. Don’t let dollars define you 
  5. Don’t listen to what others tell you you shouldn’t/ couldn’t do 
  6. When you're tackled in life- get back up! 
  7. Commit to being great in every moment 
  8. Diversity is strength: pure muscle to pure hustle 
  9. Unify your vision & goals
  10. Communication is a choice: lean-in 
  11. Own who you are- love your brand of crazy
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0:00 Joe De Sena introduces this week’s episode about carving your own path 
1:15 Interview begins with Dr. Jen Welter- 1st female NFL coach
3:00 Learning her fathers mentality of how to face fear- playing rugby 
4:30 Hips, wrap & drop
6:00 Playing pro football for 15 years- stepping up to the challenge 
7:00 The strong belief that keeps you going- not letting dollars define you 
8:00 There’s no game a women cannot play 
9:00 People will always think an undefined path is crazy 
10:00 Going head to head with the males in training camp- shifting her destiny 
11:00 What you learn from getting tackled- scratching to get back up 
12:45 Catching the former Dallas Cowboys coaches attention
13:45 Learning about herself & being offered a coaching job  
14:35 Being drop-kicked to success 
16:00 Contacting the Cardinals & getting invited to OTAs 
18:00 SpartanX Leadership break 
18:30 Interview continues with committing to being great in every moment 
19:45 Diversity is strength- pure muscle to pure hustle 
23:00 Learning to communicate in a different way: lean-in 
24:00 Own who you are
25:30 Loving your brand of crazy 
26:50 Joe recaps this awesome interview & how to fill in the gaps 

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Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
Host: Joe De Sena 
The Colonel, Dr. Johnny Waite & Sefra Alexandra are off at spring training 
Synopsis – Sefra Alexandra | Seed Huntress 
Production Assistant - Andrea Hagarty

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