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Nicole Davis: Volleyball and Making a Ripple

Nicole Davis: Volleyball and Making a Ripple

This conversation is with Nicole Davis. Nicole represented the United States at the 2008 Olympics and 2012 Olympics, helping USA to a silver medal both times. She was also part of the US team that won the 2014 World Championships.

In This Episode:

-Learning the hard way about the appropriate time to confront a coach
-Focusing on what is controllable
-Enduring a difficult family dynamic growing up
-The impact domestic abuse had on shaping her as a person
-The cost of her competitive edge as a child
-The difficulty in embracing the good that comes from constant failure
-Finding the thing that makes sense to you
-Her ability to pick up a new skill quickly
-The lonely journey that separates an Olympian from other athletes
-Why it’s ok if something is difficult
-Her approach to practicing mindfulness
-The pressure of the Olympics and how she responded
-Importance of understanding where confidence comes from