Over the course of the past 10 days, I have been an active participant in Bonnie Frank's true you periscope challenge. In 14 short months, Bonnie has built her business from 0 clients to multiple clients, specifically helping new business owners with their marketing and social media presence. I would like to thank Bonnie for giving me the opportunity to join her new to periscope challenge group. If you are interested in working with Bonnie, you can find out more about Bonnie at http://www.bonnielfrank.com/. Bonnie, since I started your challenge 10 short days ago, I have had individuals reach out to me via email with regards to coaching and consulting. I have a meeting with a high school athlete, his family, and coach this upcoming Friday. The athlete reached out to me via Instagram and asked me to coach him this season. We are meeting to see if we will be a good fit for each other. Again, thank you Bonnie!
Tonight was the the 10th day of the 10 day #trueyou periscope challenge put together and organized by Bonnie. Our challenge for the night was to share our why. My why is simple, I enjoy helping others reach their specific and unique goals. Whether in the classroom, boardroom, or in a throwing circle, I am passionate about helping others achieve their goals. I feel as though it is my way of giving back. After I graduated from college, I didn't have a mentor or coach I could look up to. I reached out for help, but people were hesitant to help. I'm not really sure why. With track and field, throwing is not that complicated. With the onset of YouTube and all the information found there, anyone can learn how to throw. In my opinion, the relationship between an athlete and coach more often than not makes the most difference in whether that athlete achieves their goals. First thing is first, it depends on how the coach and athlete define their "success". This is going to vary from relationship to relationship.
Over the past 10 years, I have had the great opportunity to coach two Division III Indoor National Champions, multiple All-American's, and numerous conference champions in the shot-put, discus, weight throw, and hammer. One female athlete and most recently a male athlete in 2016. I attribute part of their success to the relationship we were able to establish over the course of their four years of working with me as their coach. Now, I also admit that as the athlete they did all the work. I was there as a coach yes, but once the athlete steps into the circle, there is not much more I can do to assist them.
Below you will find my periscope video from tonight. In this video, I discuss what I have learned from participating in Bonnie's challenge. I also discuss my why.
Please, if anyone has any suggestions or comments as to how I can better improve my periscope skills, share them with me. I cannot provide a better service to individuals if I don't know what to work on. I'm a self proclaimed life-long learner.
Thank you for taking the time to read and watch!
Have a great night!
Charles Infurna, Ed.D. is the owner of Forza Athletics, a throwing club that supports and mentors high school, collegiate, & post-collegiate throwers. Dr. Infurna currently coaches DIII National Champion Luis Rivera and Savannah Cook.