Coach Joe Connolly | Parenting, Adapting to Change & High Performance

Episode 87


In this episode I speak with 2nd time guest Coach Joe Connolly, Head Coach of Strength & performance at the Arizona State University Football team. In our conversation, Joe speaks to life as a new Girl Dad, how this has impacted his life and the skills and tools he and his wife use to manage through the new life transition and maintain their values, goals and how to adjust to meet the changes in life.

Topics Discussed:

Life as a New Parent

Communication is Key

Adapting to Changes

Always have a Plan

Know Your Values

Pace of the Chase

Lead, Delegate, Priotize

Serve Others

Pelvic Floor & Pregnancy

Find Low Hanging Fruit

Recovery is Foundational


Instagram: @asucoachjoe



Speak Like Churchill, Stand Like Lincoln

60 Weeks as a Dad

Listening To:

Music – Spotify


Breathwork on Commute Home



*Anything discussed in this episode is not medical advice and you should always check with a health professional prior to taking any actions.


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