Navigating Transitions with Joe Jacobi

None of us are immune to transitions—it’s just that they seem to start piling up at “mid-life”. My friend Olympic gold medalist and performance coach Joe Jacobi shares his story and how you too can navigate resistance and uncertainty to pursue purpose, performance and impact.

What working as part of a two-person boat teaches you about collaboration (and it’s probably not what you think).

Why sometimes winning comes down to making fewer mistakes than your peers—and correcting them more quickly.

How focusing on the unique ways your experiences and expertise can help others will magnify your impact.

Learning to appreciate where you are “in the river” and navigate toward what you value most.

When seeking alliances as a Soloist can provide more opportunities for fruitful collaboration.



Joe Jacobi

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Joe Jacobi is an Olympic Gold Medalist, Performance Coach, Transition Expert and Author who collaborates with high performance leaders to unlock purpose, achieve peak performance, and create a lasting impact.

Joe practices and refines these core principles and strategies in his own life and pursuits at his Pyrenees mountains home beside the 1992 Olympic Canoeing venue in La Seu d’Urgell in the Spanish state of Catalunya – the same canoeing venue where he and his canoeing partner, Scott Strausbaugh, won America’s first-ever Olympic Gold Medal in the sport of Whitewater Canoe Slalom at the 1992 Olympic Games.

In 2022, Joe published his first book, Slalom: 6 River Classes About How To Confront Obstacles, Advance Amid Uncertainty, & Bring Focus To What Matters Most – Joe’s reflections, experiences, relationships, and strategies from more than 40 years on the river transferred to navigating your river of the life.

Today, he writes and publishes Thinking In Waves, short and focused weekly essays that transfer his experiences and lessons from surfing off-shore ocean waves on a surfski kayak to an innovative model for clear thinking, better choices, and increased value alignment.



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