#15 Julie Foudy, Two-Time World Cup Champion and ESPN Soccer Analyst, on Choosing to Matter


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Julie Foudy is a two-time FIFA Women's World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist. She played for the United States women's national soccer team from 1987–2004. Foudy finished her international career with 271 caps and served as the team's captain from 2000–2004 as well as the co-captain from 1991–2000. In 1997, she was the first American and first woman to receive the FIFA Fair Play Award.

From 2000–2002, Foudy served as president of the Women’s Sports Foundation. In 2006, she co-founded the Julie Foudy Sports Leadership Academy, an organization focused on developing leadership skills in teenage girls. In 2007, she was inducted into the National Soccer Hall of Fame with her teammate, Mia Hamm. She is currently an analyst, reporter and the primary color commentator for women's soccer telecasts on ESPN.Foudy is the author of Choose to Matter: Being Courageously and Fabulously YOU and appeared in the HBO documentary Dare to Dream: The Story of the U.S. Women's Soccer Team.

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Show Notes

6:15 What she has noticed about even the most confident woman

9:00 Leadership isn’t Positional it is Personal

14:45 When did Joy and Winning become mutually exclusive

20:00 Julie’s qualities of the best coaches

23:45 On Anson Dorrance - Loyalty is gained through love, not fear

31:15 Greatness doesn’t happen overnight - “don’t get stuck in your junk”

34:30 What Julie discovered about herself after writing her book

37:15 Julie’s final thoughts for parents, coaches, athletes

Finding Julie

Twitter @JulieFoudy

Facebook @JulieFoudy

Website - www.juliefoudyleadership.com

Julie’s Book - Choose to Matter on Amazon

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