How in the world can I turn one of my failures into a positive? Ashley Kuchar joins us in the studio to discuss how athletes can approach their game with confidence using resilience and self-compassion. We discussed how athletes deal with a lot of internal and external criticisms and ways they can block that out. Unfortunately, some of these criticisms come from us as coaches, and it’s up to us to consider how we speak to our athletes. Additionally, Ashley talks about how a lot of internal criticisms can begin at a young age. There are many factors in our life that can negatively impact us before or after competition, and it’s up to coaches to help athletes find the solutions. This month’s episode is a great resource to kick off 2024 and help our athletes overcome failure with compassion instead of criticism.
Dr. Ashley Kuchar is the founder of Fail Better Training. Ashley completed her PhD at The University of Texas at Austin, working alongside Dr. Kristin Neff. In 2019, Ashley was one of five graduate students to receive an NCAA research grant to aid in the development of her resilience program RESET (formerly “Fail Better”). In college, Ashley was a starting guard for the Fort Lewis College women’s basketball team and at the conclusion of her athletic career, she was awarded the Dr. Troy Bledsoe Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year and was the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Nominee for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. You can reach Ashley Kuchar on the website failbettertraining.com, Instagram @failbettertraining, and Ashley Kuchar, PhD on LinkedIn.