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Becoming Your Own Champion with Jackie Jarrell

Updated: Dec 12, 2022

If you’re a fan of women’s sports or hockey in general, then you’re going to love Episode 86 of the Power Your Platform Podcast!

My guest on this episode is Jackie Jarrell, a Team Canada Hockey Player and two-time World Champion who has played for Canada in a total of 11 World Championships to date.

Besides racking up a trophy case full of medals and accolades, including Leading Scorer at the World Championships, she is also a Registered Kinesiologist and the owner of Gold Performance Training which provides Strength and Conditioning Coaching to over 150 athletes.

And did I mention she’s a fitness consultant with the NHL Officials Academy? This girl is on fire!

In today’s episode, Jackie and I talk about hockey – obviously – but also about what it takes to be a female leader in a male-dominated field and how we can transfer the skills we’ve learned along our story path to other parts of our lives and businesses. You are not going to want to miss this conversation.

There is so much I learned from Jackie today that it was hard to capture it in just 10 key takeaways! But I’ve done my best, so here they are:

1. Never underestimate the sheer power of hard work and determination.

2. Breaking barriers in male-dominated fields takes courage and hard work, but it opens the doors for so many who will follow after us.

3. Seek out opportunities to encourage others with the work you do – because you never know what kind of impact you’re going to have.

4. Stepping into new leadership positions can be uncomfortable at first, but we need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable and do it anyway.

5. We all have transferrable skills that allow us to transition from one phase of our lives to the next. Take stock of your transferrable skills and then move forward with confidence.

6. When you start something, commit to following through. Just getting started isn’t enough. We need to keep moving forward.

7. Teamwork is a skill that’s transferrable to any industry and it will help pave your way to success.

8. Ask yourself, “What do I value?” and then reflect on how you can live yorur values out in everyday life.

9. Surround yourself with people who inspire you and challenge you to move to the next level in your life and business.

10. Don’t be afraid to blaze a new trail – the journey can be long and tiring, but the view at the end of the pathway can be life-changing.

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