Join us in re-visiting this conversation on whole athlete coaching with Sally Revere. Originally released in 2018, we felt this interview was worth repeating! At a time where sports and athletics are turned upside down due to the pandemic, a silver lining is that it’s creating new time and space for both athletes and coaches to learn and become more centered in what is most important and enduring in athletics. In this conversation about the influential position a coach has on an athlete’s life and performance, Opal Co-Founder Kara Bazzi LMFT, CEDS and Carter Umhau, LMHCA interview Sally Revere, head Cross Country and Track & Field coach at Lakeside High School in Seattle. Sally offers practical advice on how she addresses food and body concerns on her team, as well as addressing the power of coaching from a whole athlete perspective. Kara and Carter bring in questions about temperament as it relates to sport performance, and how a coach can facilitate a sense of community and joy on their team. If you are a coach or an athlete, you don’t want to miss this episode! Sally offers incredible wisdom and inspiration from her 30 years of coaching experience.


Letter to Coaches From a Mental Health Therapist, by Kara Bazzi: 

Compulsive Exercise and Eating Disorders, by Caroline Meyer et al: 

Perfectionism versus excellence: 

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Thank you to our team…

David Bazzi for editing.

Camille Dodson for podcast administrative and social media support.

Aaron Davidson for the original music