The Q Coach Pod | Mindset Coaching for Handlers with Julie Bacon

The Q Coach Pod | Mindset Coaching for Handlers with Julie Bacon

Hosted by: Julie Bacon - The Q Coach

From goal setting to getting control of ring nerves, Julie Bacon, The Q Coach, champions handlers who are on a mission to achieve big goals. Julie Bacon is The Q Coach, a mental skills coach who works with dog...

Episodes

#151: Are you pushing through when you shouldn’t be? (How to tell when you need some balance)

Season #4

There are times we should be “pushing through” and times we should be finding some balance. This is true not only for ourselves, but our dogs as well. Knowing when to push - when to dig deep - is crucial, and often we...
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#150: 5 ways to kick the imposter vibe. (Plus 5 sources of those icky thoughts)

Season #4

Imposter syndrome hits all of us at some point, making us feel less-than or unworthy. Because I know how you like lists (ha), I’ve got 5 common sources and 5 things we can do when imposter syndrome starts invading our...
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#149: Befriending your triggers. (Reinvent them as handling cues!)

Season #4

Triggers come in all forms. It can be a particular sequence, or a location, or just the right set of circumstances that send you into a bit of a tizzy. These types of triggers evoke memories of mistakes and mis-cues...
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#148: Everyone needs boundaries. (Mind your sandbox!)

Season #4

People tend to think of boundaries as defensive and largely negative. I disagree. I think that deciding what is in and out of your sandbox is not only important self-care but ideal for creating our best competitive...
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#147: Grief. It’s a b*tch. (Interview with Cara Armour)

Season #4

Cara and I both lost girls (dogs!) recently and it rocked us as grief can. We both believe that as a community we don’t always talk about grief, and if we do, we don’t do it so well. So today we face grief head on and...
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#146: Finding flow (It doesn’t have to be an accident!)

Season #4

Handlers have practically yelled, “BUT HOW DO I GET INTO THAT FLOW AGAIN?! I WANT THAT!!” Getting into the “flow state” is pretty magical yet it’s equally as frustrating if we are unable to duplicate the moment when...
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#145: Feel like you’re getting passed by? (Letting comparison fuel you.)

Season #4

A handler told me in a coaching call that she felt like she was getting passed {by another team}. I felt that to my core. It’s so easy to look around and feel like we are getting passed by other dogs or handlers. Yet...
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#144: Handlers are just built differently (Even in their fitness journey.)

Season #4

We are kicking off Season FOUR (wow!) and 2024 with a bit of a common resolution: fitness. But as always, we have our own hot take on handler fitness so I brought in Liz Joyce whose Canine Handler Fitness has been...
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#143: REMIX: Running alongside pressure (Because it never goes away.)

Season #3

We want to believe there will come a time when pressure doesn’t exist, but that’s just not true. The good news is we build a tolerance to pressure and other things that make us nervous. What trips us up now is...
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#142: REMIX: How are you showing up for your dog? (How energy affects our performance.)

Season #3

I’m kinda obsessed with our energy. Talking about energy used to be considered “out there,” but there’s enough science now to know that the energy we bring to the table really does affect everything around us -...
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#141: REMIX: 5 Ways to strengthen your mindset. (Everyone loves lists!)

Season #3

We love lists, don’t we? Probably why this episode was so popular. These aren’t necessarily “hacks,” but this episode talks about five things you can do to strengthen your mindset and improve your mental game. They...
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#140: REMIX: The power of “settling in.” (Seriously, a MUST listen!)

Season #3

This was my personal favorite this year. I had been wanting to do this interview ever since I read Beth Anstandig’s book, The Human Herd. In the introduction, Beth talks about how we “settle in” and it applies so much...
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