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

#167: She’s singing our mindset song! (Interview with Cynthia Horner!)

Season #4

I knew it would be a great conversation, but I had no idea that multiple-Westminster-winning, and podium-loving Cynthia Horner is such a devotee of the importance of a strong mental game! She had me at process goals....
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#166: Are you mentally tough? Gritty? (Should you be??)

Season #4

I’m all excited to share a preview of my new class, “From good to grit.” This episode will give you an overview of what mental toughness is, how it’s different from grit, and why we need both to pursue the big goals...
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#165: Do your past mistakes haunt you? (Let’s stop fearing your past.)

Season #4

I posted a reel the other week that got a big reaction. It said that what’s making us nervous is our fear of repeating the past. This hit home with a lot of folks so I thought I’d unpack it this week and give you some...
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#164: Seven things you learn from trying. (And how to make it a habit.)

Season #4

Logically, we all know that pushing ourselves to do harder things will make us better handlers, BUT it’s just so cozy in our comfort zones! Today I’m going to share seven things you’ll learn from pushing yourself PLUS...
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#163: When the energy goes off the rails. (Get back on track fast.)

Season #4

The energy we bring when we compete or even pick up a leash is critical to our success. After all, our dogs are brilliant at picking up on our energy! Yet even with the best of intentions, “stuff” happens and we will...
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#162: Getting your motivation back. (Or not.)

Season #4

We think we have to be motivated in order to pursue our goals, but that’s just not true. We need discipline when our motivation inevitably wanes. Motivation is emotional. Discipline is rational. Still, life is easier...
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#161: Two words: Of Course. (Plus, Moxie does her weaves!)

Season #4

Thanks to a question submitted, I bring you the full report of how Moxie did her weaves in public and what that meant for me in terms of mindset. Then I give you a new phrase to incorporate into your visualizing and...
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#160: The power of simplifying. (Especially when your energy is in the tank.)

Season #4

Let’s face it, we are not at 100% every single day - including trial days. For those days when you are just not feeling it, it’s okay to push through, but the best thing might be to simplify your goals and...
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#159: Nervous? Try this shift. (Taking the long view is powerful.)

Season #4

Often the cause of our performance anxiety is fear of failure - not Qing, messing up in front of others, or even not being seen as “ready.” But what if we saw each time we walked into the ring as an investment in our...
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#158: Ever cried in your car? (It could be a stamina thing.)

Season #4

Of course we all have those days - the ones that make us want to throw in the towel or pick up a new sport. But sometimes, we end up in an emotional puddle because the events of the day were all just too much. In...
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#157: Resilience IS a handling skill. (I’m kinda passionate about this one.)

Season #4

This episode is pulled from the Q-Membership: Being able to bounce back, reframe, reset, recover … is critical especially when we have multiple runs in a day. We don’t usually have time to contemplate the “feedback”...
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#156: Getting it up. (Hey! I was talking about your adrenaline - sheesh.)

Season #4

Running multiple dogs or running a new dog poses different challenges - one of them being figuring out your ideal energy level. Today’s topic comes from a client who is having trouble finding that same “oomph” for her...
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