Category Archives: Education

New Book: Triathlete EQ

TriEQbookHeather Gollnick, 5-Time Ironman Champion and winner of over 200 multi-sport events, and Dr. Izzy Justice, a sports neuropsychologist, proudly announce the release of their new book: TRIATHLETE EQ – A GUIDE FOR EMOTIONAL ENDURANCE. The central premise of the book is that endurance sports are as much a test of an athlete’s emotional endurance skills as they are a test of their physical ability skills.

Chrissie Wellington, 4-Time World Champion, endorsed the book as “unique and much needed … for elite and novice athletes…” The book is rooted in neuroscience, has practical exercises and tips, and has a workbook format that allows readers to build their own customized mental strategies to incorporate into training and racing. USAT and Ironman Hall of Famer Bob Bobbitt has written the forward. To read other reviews, an excerpt of the book or to purchase it, please visit As Olympian and 70.3 World Champion, Andy Potts, noted, “…this book will help you perform better.”

Continuous Learning – Old Paradigm

Continuous learning became a buzz word in the 90s for working professionals. And rightfully so. Who can argue with always learning and finding ways to be better at whatever it is that you do?  It gave birth to an explosion of professional development and learning services like mega conferences, coaching, eLearning, webinars, LMS systems, and the like. But things changed in the last decade that I’ve discussed in previous blogs. Continue reading

Change the Conversation

Last week, I talked with several young people who were looking for jobs. The group–largely in their 20s–seemed a little bitter that their hard work in college and the significant financial investment made by their parents only landed them back at home. Some recent surveys show as high as 80% of this age group living with their parents and the unemployment for the same group at slightly over 30%. Continue reading

Incomplete Learning

I had two lunch meetings last week and the topic of learning came up. I argued for the appreciation of the distinction between simply learning something and integrating that learning so that change is not only made, but it sticks. Continue reading

The Evolved Hunter

Being born and raised in developing countries in the 70s and 80s, I am acutely aware of how much both formal and informal learning has changed. Last week I had several independent experiences where folks told me that YouTube was their first source of knowledge. One can find someone demonstrating whatever it is we need to learn in a short succinct, to-the-point, and practical manner. Continue reading

College Education

Last week I read a troubling statistic: 45% of students made no significant improvement in critical thinking, reasoning, or writing skills during their first two years of college; and 36% showed no improvement after four years of schooling. This comes from Richard Arum of New York University, who studied more than 2,300 students at 24 U.S. colleges and universities for his book Academically Adrift. Continue reading