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

#88: Remix - Where do ring nerves even come from? (And how you wave goodbye!)

Season #2

Performance anxiety. Ring nerves. Butterflies on steroids. No matter what you call it - or to what degree it happens to you - we all get a little nervous when we step to the line. But why? And how can we manage our...
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#87: Do you have a gratitude practice? (Time to start one!)

Season #2

It seems appropriate that we spend a little time talking about the power of gratitude in honor of Thanksgiving weekend. Gratitude is one of my favorite ways to lift myself out of a funk and science says it works so,...
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#86: Trouble focusing or remembering? (Your stamina is showing!)

Season #2

Having trouble focusing, or remembering courses, or just generally staying present is a pretty common challenge among my clients. With so many things vying for our attention in any given minute, it’s no wonder we...
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#85: Is every run “precious?” (Hint: maybe not.)

Season #2

Sometimes we put too much pressure on a single run. Sound familiar? I call these runs “the precious” after the precious ring in the famous tome. Sometimes runs become precious because we don’t play that sport very...
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#84: Are you your cheese? (Seriously, how’s your relationship?)

Season #2

We rely on our reward systems a whole bunch (treats, toys, etc.). Yet when we walk into the ring, it’s just us and our dogs. Is your relationship strong enough to see you through a tough moment in the ring? We tend to...
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#83: Ring nerves have their own lifecycle (And you’re further along than you think!)

Season #2

Do you remember the first time you walked into a ring to compete? Were you doing it for fun? Were you carefree or completely afraid? The thing is, we no longer feel that exact same way - we have a lot more experiences...
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#82: Has “competitive” gotten a bad rap? (Turns out being competitive is personal.)

Season #2

A friend recently told me, “I’m not as competitive as I used to be,” and that got me thinking. Being competitive doesn’t (necessarily) mean you need to beat someone else, but it does ask what you’re willing to do to...
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#81: Are you making an alternate plan? (Plan on success but prepare just in case!)

Season #2

You know I love to visualize everything going perfectly. But that’s not always how things end up going (understatement!). The best handlers are able to see lots of possibilities and responses to things that might come...
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#80: Do you have the right support system? (It could be time to level up.)

Season #2

They say we are the sum of the five people we spend the most time with. While I’m still not sure about that, I do agree that we should be choosy about those in our inner circle - they should be rooting for us! We also...
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#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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