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

#79: Shutting down in the ring? (Maybe that’s not the right question.)

Season #2

If you asked me a few months ago, I would have told you that yes, my dog shuts down in the ring. But I’ve had a bit of a “ah-ha!” moment and now I have a completely different perspective. Spoiler alert: the solution...
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#78: Work on your handling without your dog (Yes, it’s possible!)

Season #2

I get it, sometimes it’s hard to motivate to practice. Heck, even I need group classes to hold myself accountable! And sometimes the reason we don’t work on certain skills is because we think we need our dogs to...
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#77: Setting goals for confidence (Yes, confidence IS a skill!)

Season #2

People seem to think that some just HAS or IS confident. Nope. They developed confidence over time and through a series of experiences. That means you can LEARN confidence! Yippee! One way we do that is by setting the...
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#76: A self-talk intervention (Stop being the mean girl!)

Season #2

Without question, one of the most common issues clients bring me is their self-talk. They will say it’s because they’re just hard on themselves, and that they just want to achieve their goals. I get it! All of us...
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#75: Riding the strugglebus? (Here’s your reason to jump off.)

Season #2

Struggling repeatedly with your performance is NOT fun (understatement!). But unless you understand WHY you feel this way, you will continue to ride that bus for too long. Today we unpack the most common reasons we...
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#74: How do your failures reflect on you? (Good news, you get to decide.)

Season #2

One of the clear things that separate elite handlers from struggling ones is mindset, of course. Specifically, they have a growth mindset and believe that with effort, they can improve. Let’s all be more like elite...
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#73: Are your beliefs helping or hurting your Q rate? (Both, maybe)

Season #2

Beliefs are powerful stuff. Like hidden-superpower-level. What we believe about ourselves we create in our lives, so we need to be careful what we think. Thoughts become beliefs become action become results! So let’s...
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#72: Want to help your dog’s soft tissue? (Interview with canine massage therapist Kim Bennett!)

Season #2

So excited to talk to my friend, Kim Bennett of Stablemate Massage for this episode! Kim launched the Canine Bodywork Membership to help all of us be able to work on our own dogs! Learn about Kim and what she hopes to...
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#71: A refresher on rituals (Have yours gotten away from you?)

Season #2

Call them rituals or habits, just make sure you are protecting those things you do that help set the tone for your day. Most of us have things we do without much thought, but being more conscious about how you get you...
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#70: Don’t let the bullies win! (Why are we still talking about them?!)

Season #2

I’m kinda fired up about this one. I hear WAY too many stories about people being bullied in the dog world. Are we still in high school? Mean girls. Cliques. It’s dumb. And it’s getting in the way of us all enjoying...
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#69: Why the negative stuff is so darn sticky (And how to get that goo gone!)

Season #2

There’s actually science to explain why it’s easier for us to believe the negative things easier than the positive (in short, scanning our environment for the things that could kill us kept us alive). But when we...
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#68: I realized my post-run ritual sucked (But I’m fixing it now!)

Season #2

The concept of our “post-run rituals” came up in a recent member workshop, and after giving it some thought I realized that mine sucked. Now, I LOVE my pre-run rituals and have been espousing their importance for...
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