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

#139: REMIX: Stress travels down the leash (AND it travels up!)

Season #3

This was my most listened to episode in 2023 and with good reason! Fellow podcaster Cara Armour joined to help us link the other side of stress - our dogs. Understanding our dogs and what they’re telling us is...
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#138: What’s making you nervous? (A ring nerves refresher.)

Season #3

Our ring nerves originate from many possible sources - some of which we will uncover. But no matter the origin, ring nerves can get in the way of us performing at our very best. Learn the source, what happens in our...
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#137: Is pressure the push you need? (Finding reasons to leave your comfort zone)

Season #3

While it’s cozy in our comfort zones, we don’t get better hanging out there. We need to find reasons - and motivation - to leave our comfort zones in favor of growth and achieving big things. If you have a BIG goal,...
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#136: The formula for fun (Bringing in a fun expert!)

Season #3

Since last week had such a big response - and a lot of unanswered questions - I am bringing in a fun expert to help us out! Lizzie Larock is a leader in positive psychology and she just happens to know our handler...
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#135: Could you even define “fun?” (A LOT of handlers can’t.)

Season #3

It may seem crazy, but a LOT of handlers have a very hard time defining “fun” both in their dog lives and their non-dog lives. It turns out, “fun” is a very subjective thing and a bit more complicated and nuanced than...
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#134: Can a dog bite incident affect your mindset? (Maybe.)

Season #3

In the wake of an incident that happened at an agility trial, social media is buzzing! But rather than comment on the incident, I’d rather turn our attention toward how something like this can affect our mindset and...
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#133: What do busy-bee and your energy have in common? (More than you think!)

Season #3

We are really good at seeing how stress and energy shows up in our dogs - often in non-desirable ways - but we are less adept and seeing that behavior in ourselves. Let’s face it, we need to give energy an outlet or...
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#132: Growth is a pain in the butt. (Why deciding to get better is so hard.)

Season #3

If you’re listening then you are on a journey to improve your performance in the ring. Yet often, when we decide to improve, we seem to have more challenges pop up - in other words, the game gets a lot harder. It’s...
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#131: How expectations trigger us. (and make us frustrated as heck.)

Season #3

Expectations are really outcome goals in disguise. They sneak in all logical and rational but often leave us frustrated and disheartened. We think having patience is the answer - especially with young dogs - but...
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#130: The baggage of returning to sport. (aka Coming back after injury.)

Season #3

When we come back to our sport after an injury or rehab, we bring a lot of baggage with us. We doubt our ability to perform and worry that the injury will reoccur. We are also “rusty,” and it takes a while to get our...
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#129: You’re probably lying to yourself. (When it comes to your progress.)

Season #3

OMG we are so hard on ourselves! But when we get down on ourselves too much, we aren’t honest about our true progress. This month in the membership we’re diving dep on how to measure more honestly and therefore build...
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#128: Leaving legs on the table. (When life derails our goals.)

Season #3

Sometimes life bites us in the butt. Our dogs can’t continue in the sport we both love, an injury derails our plans, or some other unforeseen circumstance forces us to give up on a goal. It’s grief and it sucks. Let’s...
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