Dynamic Leaders with Colin Cerniglia; Episode 54: Become a Legacy Builder with Dr. Dot Richardson
On today's episode of the Dynamic Leaders podcast, Colin is joined by Dr. Dot Richardson. Dr. Richardson is the head coach of the Liberty University Softball team. Before embarking on a coaching career, Dr. Richardson experienced a hugely successful playing career where she helped UCLA win a National Championship and later won two gold medals for Team USA in the 1996 Atlanta and 200 Sydney Olympic Games - hitting the game-winning home run in the 1996 event. She is the author of two books, Go For It! A Conversation About Being You and Living the Dream: The Dot Richardson Story.
Topics include: Dr. Richardson's Who Are You segment (3:16), where her assertive confidence comes from (7:46), the journey to UCLA Softball's first National Championship (13:01), how to become a legacy builder and a leader (19:02), the thrill and excitement of hitting a game-winning home run to win an Olympic Gold medal and what it means to visualize success and big goals (24:23), putting the "right people on the bus" (38:08), what needed to change at Liberty to meet her expectations for the softball program's future (42:06), what she looks for when recruiting student-athletes (50:10), how she builds relationships with her coaches and student-athletes (54:43), how she thinks her assistant coaches would describe her as a coach and a person (1:00:27), topics she believes to be true but others may not necessarily agree with (1:04:08), and who's a Dynamic Leader in her life (1:12:38).
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Intro Music: Walk This Way - Aerosmith (August 28, 1975)
"Who Are You" Segment: Who Are You - The Who (August 1978)
Outro Music: Take It Easy - Eagles (Live: July 27, 1980 - Santa Monica, CA)
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