Today my good friend and amazing human being Lani Silversides is here today to talk about mindfulness, leadership, and mental skills. She had an unfortunate opportunity to use these mental skills while battling breast cancer recently but she wouldn't be where she is today without them. Today, we talk about her athletic career, the transition to coaching, and why it's important to repair the roof when it's sunny and not when it's raining. Time Stamps: (2:05) Lani’s Story and Breast Cancer (8:00) Using Mental Skills with Chemo (17:00) Athletics (22:40) Dad as a Coach (32:28) Athlete Transition (40:07) Basketball to Track Shift (42:47) Mindful Performance (52:30) Repair the Roof When It’s Sunny (54:47) 3 Things (58:00) Where to Find Lani ----------- Follow Lani on Instagram! ----------- Follow Me on Instagram! Check out the Dear Her Project!
37: Chat with Non Profit Founder - Strong Girls, Cancer Survivor, Teacher & Coach, AND Former DI Basketball Athlete, Lani Silversides
Her Sports Story
Lani Silversides is a former DI Basketball student-athlete, turned coach and math teacher AND founder of a non-profit called Strong Girls United!Strong Girls United Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to empower and inspire girls to become their best, happiest, strongest version of themselves through physical activity, mental skills, and leadership programming. So cool! She even has even launched a summer leadership academy for Middle School and High School athletes: Check it out at http://lanisilversides.com/girlsleadershipacademy/ Lani is INCREDIBLE to say the least, and although we didn't get to touch too much on her full story as we dove into all things Strong Girls United --- she is also a Stage 3 Breast Cancer Survivor and Mom of two girls! Her experiences developed through mindfulness, sport, and positive psychology were critical to my overcoming cancer. It became her mission to create content and resources for students, athletes, and coaches teams who want to get the most out of themselves through combining high performance and well-being.Go follow, connect and get involved with SG United Foundation.Lani's Instagram Strong Girls United Instagram
Episode 19 - Creating Unstoppable Minds with Lani Silversides
In this episode I talk with Lani Silversides - an accomplished athlete, teacher and cancer survivor, about how she is coaching kids into unstoppable forces. She heads up the Mindful Performance LLC and is has several projects including the Strong Girls United Foundation all aimed at developing kids into mentally strong and capable individuals ready to take on the world.
Raising the Next Generation of Women in Sports, with Lani Silversides
After Orange Slices
Lani Silversides is a former D1 Basketball Player and Current High School Coach. Today she inspires the next generation of girls in sport through her Strong Girls United Foundation. A message from Lani: "Due to the current events around the globe, spring ‘Strong Girls’ nonprofit programs have been put on hold, but that doesn’t stop us! Stay strong and stay connected with our Strong Girls On Demand. All of our content and programming is getting released FREE and online on our website and YouTube. We have weekly Chalk Talks with professionals, olympians, mental skills trainers and more. We have workouts girls can do from their living rooms. College student athletes are releasing some skills and drills each week. And we are hosting “College Game Day” - where every Friday girls will get to know female athletes from a different university and then do a 7-minute workout with them! Join us by subscribing on YouTube, following on social, and please know during this time every follow, like, and share is helping our organization keep doing what we are so passionate about." Watch now on the Strong Girls Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsjq6B71JZq7Suia6OLWjFg?view_as=subscriber Learn more about Lani at www.lanisilversides.com Learn more about Strong Girls United at www.sgunitedfoundation.org Lani's IG: @lanisilversides Strong Girls United IG: @stronggirlsunited Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SGUnitedFoundation/ Purchase Lani’s books on Amazon: A Strong Girls Guide to Being: Exercises and Inspiration for Becoming a Braver, Kinder, Healthier You (ages 8-12 approximately) Unstoppable: A Mental Training Guide for Fueling Performance (13+) Contact Lani to work with your team or organization at email@example.com Follow the Show! IG: @afterorangeslices Twitter: @bridgetcase_
#154 Raising Strong, Resilient Girls through Positive Psychology with author and coach Lani Silversides
Way of Champions Podcast
This week on the Way of Champions Podcast we welcome, Lani Silversides. Lani is a former Division I athlete, current high school mathematics teacher, high school varsity and youth coach, sport psychology enthusiast, avid photographer and mother of two. We dive into transitioning from high school to college sports, the importance of understanding sport psychology as a coach, tips on coaching female athletes, and we also spend some time talking about her book, A Strong Girls' Guide to Being: Exercises and Inspiration for Becoming a Braver, Kinder, Healthier You Highlights from the Podcast: Lani talks about playing multiple sports growing up What was Lani’s biggest challenge when getting to collegiate athletics? Lani describes her first head coaching position right out of school How important is psychology education in coaching athletes? Why it is okay to perform when you are not feeling your best Lani talks about a life experience that tested her with the mental skills she was teaching Why is the dropout rate for girls twice as high than for boys and how can we reverse this trend? What inspired Lani to write her book A Strong Girls' Guide to Being: Exercises and Inspiration for Becoming a Braver, Kinder, Healthier You What is the contagious of kindness? Lani shares about SG ("Strong Girls") United Foundation Lani is a member of the New England Basketball Hall of Fame. She is founder of My Strong is Beautiful and "Strong Girls", an after school program that teaches young girls the fundamental physical skills used in various sports and the life skills learned through athletics. She is also founder of Mindful Performance, LLC, a company with a mission to supply people with tools that promote greater well-being and thriving - in school, on the playing fields, and in their life as a whole. Lani is a member of the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP), the International Positive Psychology Association (IPPA), The International Positive Education Network, and Up2Us Sports. Resources mentioned: A Strong Girls' Guide to Being: Exercises and Inspiration for Becoming a Braver, Kinder, Healthier You by Lani Silversides I Changed My Body for My Sport. No Girl Should, by Lauren Fleshman WOLFPACK: How to Come Together, Unleash Our Power, and Change the Game by Abby Wambach Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously YOU by Julie Foudy Every Moment Matters by John O'Sullivan UNSTOPPABLE: A Mental Training Guide For Fueling Performance by Lani Silversides My Strong is Beautiful: Empower. Inspire. Play. by Lani Silversides Connect with Lani Silversides Website: www.lanisilversides.com SG ("Strong Girls") United Foundation @stronggirlsunited on instagram @sgunitedfoundation on Facebook Announcements 5th Annual Way of Champions Conference registration is open! We will be in Colorado Springs, CO June June 26-28. Click here for more information. Become a Podcast Champion …and get FREE access to ALL of our online courses. We are now offering you the ability to contribute as a Podcast Champion, (https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions) for as little as a cup of coffee per month (OK its a Venti Mocha), to help us up the ante and provide even better interviews, better sound, and an overall enhanced experience. Plus, as a $10 per month Podcast Super-Champion, you will have access to never before released and bonus material, including: Downloadable transcripts of the podcasts, so you don't have to crash your car trying to take notes! A monthly discussion with John, James, Jerry, and other special guests talking about the previous month's episodes and answering some of the FAQs we received that month A code to get free access to our online course called "Coaching Mastery," usually a $97 course, but yours for free for becoming a patron. Access to an online community of coaches like you who are dedicated listeners of the podcast, and will be able to answer your questions and share their coaching experiences. Thank you for all your support these past two years, and a special big thank you to all of you who become part of our inner circle, our patrons, who will enable us to take our podcast to the next level. https://www.patreon.com/wayofchampions
Lani Silversides always knew she wanted to be a math teacher and a basketball coach, and today, she’s both of those things at the prestigious Phillips Academy Andover boarding school. But she’s also a Certified Sport Psychology Coach, an author, and the founder of Mindful Performance, a company that creates resources and programming to empower and inspire girls to play sports and be physically active. Did we mention she’s a breast cancer survivor? This incredible woman has a story to tell and you do not want to miss today’s episode.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/atribecalledyes)