My name is Denise Blashko and I am the creator of SPRINGS & spirals – Leadership & Personal Development Program for Youth. I have played a lot of competitive sports and been fortunate to have been on teams that always had coaches, managers and mentors to help develop my skills and to perform at higher levels. The sports teams I played on were lucky enough to have had experienced coaches, nutritionists and sports psychologists to share their knowledge so that we had everything we needed to set us up for success. The companies in my early career all had Human Resource departments that made Leadership and Continuous Training & Improvement a part of their culture. I am very thankful for all those opportunities.
As I got older I played less competitive sports and became a competitive coach and mental trainer as I saw the significant difference a coach and mentor can make in an athlete’s life. I was and am driven to continuously learn about high-performance and the power and importance of the mind and having strategy, goals and a vision for achieving success – for sports, for work, for life. My education includes a Psychology Degree, Human Development Certificate from Erickson College along with many years of coaching, leadership and health and wellness training.
Now that I am a mother and an
The words high performance and leadership sometimes makes people think that it is not for them because they are not athletes or leaders or their children aren’t like that either. As Robin Sharma’s fabulous book “The Leader Who Had No Title” shares with us, we need leaders in all corners of our world. Leadership skills are for everyone – to do the right thing – to watch out for others – to inspire positive action in others – to be intrinsically motivated. Our programs are all about coaching and helping youth to be intentional in their days, have
Daycares, schools, sports programs and
The world is changing so fast and technology and automation are playing a significant role in our lives. Both good and not so good – especially for our younger children. Leadership, values, independent thinking, decision making, self-awareness, emotional control, and resiliency are becoming significantly more important. Coaching, wellness and life skills should be a larger part of our lives and our everyday learning – at ALL ages, on an ongoing basis. Especially for our children.
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