Today’s guest came highly recommended because of her track record as a leader and coach of a Cross Country Team.
As I always say, you don’t have to run a business or be part of a corporate organization to be a leader. Today’s episode is going to prove just that.
Coach Kimberly Henry is the Head Women’s Track and Field Coach at Holly Springs High School. We talked about turnaround, culture, leadership and so much more.
You are going to find this episode inspiring, so make sure you stay tuned.
Who is Kimberly Henry:
With the exception of a few years in my 20s, I have been an avid runner for the past 30+ years. I was the distance coach for the Town of Holly Springs Parks and Recreation Track and Field team for three seasons, getting ready to start my 8th season coaching the Holly Springs High School Track & Field team, and I’m currently finishing my 9th year of coaching the Holly Springs High School XC team.
In 2011, I earned my USATF Level 1 Coaching Certification and I earned my USATF Level 2 Youth Specialization Coaching Certification in 2013. I was named Girls SWAC XC Coach of the Year in 20I7. I am pretty passionate about running and love to share that with kids and adults alike.
[1:55] How Kimberly started with cross country and how she found joy in it
[5:06] Her advice on people wanting to start to run
[6:01] At what point did Kimberly started to think about coaching others?
[10:23] What she got into in 2012 and the importance of setting expectations
[19:31] The importance of creating a taste of success
[21:22] On kids starting to take on leadership
[29:05] On staying in touch
[30:21] The cross country culture
[31:55] Kimberly winning Coach of the year
[35:13] How to keep motivating and pushing your team?
[39:08] Kimberly’s vision
[43:07] Advice for the year ahead: find your happy place