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

#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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#67: Stress might actually be helping your performance (Yes, that includes your ring nerves!)

Season #2

Last month in the Q-Membership we had a special event in the form of a workshop led by special guest Lizzie Larock. Lizzie walked us through the ways stress can be used to focus us for great performance and also how...
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#66: Getting in the zone means staying in the present (I’ve got a practice for ya!)

Season #2

It may sound cliche, but the present moment is the only one we can do anything about. Elite athletes and handlers know this - it’s the key to getting into that coveted “zone” where the rest of the world falls away and...
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#65: Ever need a pep talk? (Don’t we all?!)

Season #2

Dog sports can be a surprisingly lonely endeavor in that we often are the ones who have to pick ourselves up on tough days. Well, this week I give you a little pep talk and give you a few ways you can help yourself...
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