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CHAMP10N GUEST: Jacqueline Benson, Figure Skating Coach at Ice Den Skating Department

Credentials: Jacqueline's 10 Moments:

  • Assistant Coach of the Competitive Figure Skating Team at Arizona State University

  • 2021 Young Artists Showcase Finalist

  • U.S. Figure Skating Gold Medalist (Senior Level) in Freeskate and Moves in the Field

  • Regional and Collegiate Competitor in Freeskate and Solo Free Dance

  • 15+ Years Competitive Skating Experience (including numerous competitions and show performances)

  • Founding Board Member of the Competitive Figure Skating Team at Arizona State University

  • Learn to Skate USA Instructor

  • First Aid & CPR Certification

  • PSA Certified Choreography

  • PSA Certified Group

  • American Ice Theatre Master Choreography Techniques Certification

  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with a B.A. in Sports Business and Minor in Media Analysis

  • Figure Skating Diversity and Inclusion Alliance Fundraising Committee Member

  • Choreographer for skaters of all levels (Basic Skills through Senior Ladies)

  • Contemporary Dance Instructor & Yoga Teacher (off-ice)

CONVERSAT10N: Hear Jacqueline’s story about her eating disorder as a younger female athlete in figure skating and what she wish she would have known when she was younger. Anchoring in truth, faith, and love within competitive greatness is essential to be able to honor yourself and your story and have the courage to ask for help. Though at times it is difficult to remember or we are told differently, our appearance has no bearing on our value or worth. As a coach, the subliminal messages we send to athletes can sometimes damage the wellbeing of athletes without intending to. Choosing our words carefully and navigating stigmas of beauty are essential to cultivate wellbeing, especially within younger athletes and the diet culture that exists today. It’s not always about getting the W – sometimes, its just about the life lessons learned within sports that you can carry with you forever.

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Saying YES to Your Dreams

CHAMP10N GUEST: Greg Williams, Head Equestrian Coach at Auburn University

Credentials: Greg's 10 Moments:

  • SEC Coach of the Year 2021

  • Six national titles (2006, 2011, 2013, 2016, 2018, 2019), five Hunt Seat national titles (2008, 2011, 2013, 2018, 2019), one Western national title (2018), three Southeastern Conference titles (2016, 2019, 2020), and three Southern Equestrian championships (2004, 2010, 2011)

  • Greg’s student-athletes have combined for 90 All-America accolades since the 2010-11 season and have totaled 101 All-SEC and Freshman All-SEC selections

  • Auburn continued its unbeaten streak in 2019-20, finishing the shortened season with a 13-0 mark. The squad was named the outright SEC champion and had 12 All-America honors. 

  • The 2019 squad took Auburn’s success to a new level, becoming the first program in the sport’s history to go unbeaten with an 18-0 mark

  • In this powerful conversation you’ll hear how Greg turned his passion for horses into 6 national equestrian titles for Auburn with 90 All-American athletes

CONVERSAT10N: In this week’s episode of “10 Talks”, Carlette has an impactful conversation with Greg Williams, Head Equestrian coach at Auburn University who just won SEC Coach of the Year! You’ll hear how he accomplished creating a true team atmosphere out of a traditionally individual sport and how he and his team worked to build the program from the ground up. Literally, the team of girls built the arena! Greg will also share some of his winning strategies for successful leadership.

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Shopping For a Life

CHAMP10N GUEST: Lesli Sunshine, CHAMP10N Stylist and Founder of Fabulous You

Credentials: Lesli's 10 Moments:

  • 35 year veteran of the fashion industry and a native New Yorker

  • Professional mission: Discovering her client’s true happiness through styling whether it be on a broad industry scale or an individual, more personal one

  • Philosophy: confidence begins with how you feel and how you present yourself we are all constantly changing and we all need to be the best version of ourselves at every stage of our lives

  • Inspires both men and women with the best in style to realize their full potential.

  • What keeps Lesli grounded is what she cherishes most - coming home to Scottsdale, AZ with husband Steven, fur baby Sophia, family, friends, hiking and SHOPPING!!

CONVERSAT10N: Hear the power of Lesli’s story and how she grew up with a PASS10N for FASH10N. She has been in the fashion industry for 35 years now, learning about topics such as manufacturing. Merchandising, mentoring, and more. Make sure you really go for what matters to you and what aligns with your strengths. What you wear is how you feel, and how you feel is how you are going to project yourself to other people. Even if you are not located near Phoenix, AZ, Lesli can help just as well virtually. We only have one life, and we should be living it at our best.

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The Power of Living On Purpose

CHAMP10N GUEST: Cassie Carstens, from Cape Town, South Africa

Cassie's 10 Moments:

  • Chaplain of the 1995 South African Rugby World Cup winning team that was championed by the former president, Nelson Mandela.

  • Co-founded the International Sports Leadership School (ISLS) in 1999, training leaders from 120 nations in how to transform the world through sport.

  • Serves on the leadership of the International Sports Coalition (ISC), which is responsible for the training of 100,000 leaders per year.

  • Specializes in the “Fatherless issue.” He has written a book and started a movement called The World Needs A Father. 

  • Initiated Ubabalo, now operating in 140 countries, through which sport coaches are trained to be life coaches and thus model sound fatherhood to the youth. ​

CONVERSAT10N: How does faith fit into being a CHAMP10N for our wellbeing? Cassie shares the power of his story and how God is his anchor for every aspect of his life.  What did Cassie learn from Mother Teresa? How pride can take our focus off of our mission and on to self. Learn about the power of relationships and how asking “what do you need” can be the beginning of transformational change. How do we honor our competitive spirit to be the best and also be for our competition? How does faith fit into being a CHAMP10N for our wellbeing? Cassie shares the power of his story and how God is his anchor for every aspect of his life.

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CHAMP10N Wellbeing for Professional Athletes

CHAMP10N GUEST: Willow Johnson, Professional Volleyball Player

Credentials: Willow's 10 Moments:

  • Plays professional volleyball for Athletes Unlimited

  • 4 Year College Volleyball Career at the University of Oregon

  • 2018 AVCA All-America Honorable Mention

  • 2018 AVCA Pacific North All-Region Honorable Mention

  • 2018 All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention

  • 2017 PrepVolleyball All-America Honorable Mention

  • Two-Time Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention (2017, 2018)

  • Finished ninth in program history with a .272 hitting percentage

  • Ended four-year career with 1,011 kills, eclipsing the 1,000-kill mark in her final game

CONVERSAT10N: Willow takes us on her journey to being a professional athlete and how she was able to overcome some of the obstacles she faced along the road. She discusses her identity as an athlete and how she was able to manage stress and emotions while being far away from home and having a busy schedule. She emphasizes to trust the process and just do your best. Aim to achieve your highest possible goals and put your greatest effort into getting there. Her words of wisdom include to continue playing for as long as you can and to invest in yourself; at the end of the day, you are all you have and it is important to advocate for yourself and your wellbeing.

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CHAMP10N GUEST: Jane Cebrynski, Certified Sports Life Coach

Credentials: Jane's 10 Moments:

  • Full-time Stay-at-Home mom of 3 boys for 10 years

  • Transitioned from full-time mom back into the workforce

  • Transitioned into new career as a Certified Sports Life Coach

  • Coach professionals and individuals through major life transitions: marriage, divorce, empty nest, career re-entry/transition

  • Co-founder of non-profit ‘The Birthday Club’ supporting women and children of the Valley

  • Volunteer and Project Lead – Society of St. Vincent de Paul Garden of Hope

  • 200HR Certified Yoga Instructor

CONVERSAT10N: What is Sports Life Coaching? How do sports, business and life all come together? Listen to hear some tools and winning strategies from our Chief Wellbeing Officer and Coach Carlette Patterson and CHAMP10N Sports Life Coach Jane Cebrynski on how to achieve your 10 life. These include topics such as grief, brain to train, workout weariness, and change. Sometimes we do not have control over change, which is where it becomes very important to focus on your desired outcomes and how to win life 4 you. This is your life; invest in it and give yourself grace and truth to find out how to win your wellbeing.


Women Winning Wellbeing

CONVERSAT10N: To continue our celebration of International Women’s Month, Connect with Carlette and some of our CHAMP10N team members to hear what being a CHAMP10N for wellbeing means to them and winning strategies to help prioritize and sustain their wellbeing. Additionally, hear from our Certified CHAMP10N Sports Life Coach Jane Cebrynski and some of the life athletes that she coaches about what they’ve learned from working with her.


How to Raise Your Wellbeing Q -

WellBEing FUNdamentals10 Minute Wellbeing Workout


CONVERSAT10N: Connect with Carlette to hear all about wellbeing; being for you, those that you love, and having fun while you’re at it. Start with the truth and anchor in care to connect and communicate with family and friends surrounding you. Redefine what fun means to you; with this new thinking, be intentional and present for what matters. Try something new and listen and learn to show others that you care.

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Love Q from an Equity and Inclusion Perspective: 10 Minute Wellbeing Workout

CONVERSAT10N: Connect with Carlette as she coaches us through a wellbeing workout from a hike to the Love Tree. Listening to each other and our stories is a powerful tool to understand where we come from and how to work together to ignite the power of team. Listening from a place of curiosity allows us to show each other that we care, rather than listening to insert ourselves once the other person has finished speaking. Honoring and celebrating diversity is crucial to Win Wellbeing and set your team up for success.


Win Wellbeing - Working Out with Woody

CHAMP10N GUEST: Kreston Woods, Certified Personal Trainer and Breathwork Coach

Credentials: Woody’s 10 Moments:

  • Attended Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona where he was on the Baseball team (MVP) and the Golf Team

  • Attended Paradise Valley Community College where he played baseball and was team captain

  • Attended Hawaii Pacific University where he was the captain of the baseball team and also earned his BSBA in Marketing

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • NCAA Collegiate Athlete

  • Ironman 70.3 completed

CONVERSAT10N: Connect with Woody to hear more about how he incorporates fitness into his lifestyle. He focuses on a combination of movement, cardio, sculpting, and breathing to Win Wellbeing. He shares with us his journey as a fitness coach, beginning with his baseball career at Paradise Valley Community College in Arizona and then transferring over to Hawaii Pacific University. He emphasizes the importance of breathing not only during physical activity but also for everyday life.

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How 2 Align PASS10N and Purpose

CHAMP10N GUESTS: Mark Griffin and Neil Turnham, Co-Founders of PurposeFused

Credentials: Mark's 10 Moments:

  • Played for National US Rugby Team

  • Started a charity for Rugby USA

Credentials: Mark's 10 Moments:

  • Successful human resources director and other various leadership roles

CONVERSAT10N: Hear a conversation with the two founders of PurposeFused, Mark Griffin and Neil Turnham, who have the desired outcome of helping businesses or organizations discover and anchor in their unique purpose. Igniting the power of team will help to recognize the performance barriers that show up when a team is not in alignment, in addition to winning strategies to form a system that is successful for you and your team. Living on purpose is a powerful tool to have in your skill set, and we want to help you on your journey to get there.

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Love Q to Achieve Competitive Greatness10 Minute Wellbeing Workout

CONVERSAT10N: How can you be competitively great? Connect with Carlette Patterson and hear about being competitively great for YOU and for each other. Being competitive for yourself, for the people around you, and for the projects that you invest in. This is founded on truth, trust, faith, and love - “and the greatest of these is love”. Are you willing to do what it takes to be competitively great? Do you trust yourself and the people around you to come together to achieve greatness? Having discipline is key to setting yourself up for success and reaching your goals. We may not know how a project or situation is going to turn out, but it is important to have faith that your efforts will lead you to success.

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Economic Independence Q for CHAMP10N Wellbeing


CHAMP10N Guest: Anne Hill, Chief Human Resources Officer for Avery Dennison Corporation. 

Credentials: Anne's 10 Moments:

  • Senior Vice President and Human Resources Officer for Avery Dennison since 2007

  • Vice President Human Resources, Chiron Corporation, 2004-2006

  • Vice President Human Resources, Baxter, 1991-2004

  • Human Resources Management, John Lewis Partnership, 1980-1990

  • Volunteer Board Member, StepUp, since 2019

CONVERSAT10N: What has your career taught you about economic independence and how do you define it? What are some performance barriers seen in the workplace, especially for women?  In this episode of 10 Talks, Carlette discusses Economic Independence with CHAMP10N Guest Anne Hill who has recently retired from a 40 year corporate career. Here, Anne shares her experiences with the workforce and how she views Economic Independence. She shares that work should be enjoyable; often times, we get overwhelmed and overlook our personal value and what we bring to the table.

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Love Intelligence: 10 Minute Wellbeing Workout

Get Coached by Carlette on how to be a CHAMP10N for your wellbeing.

What is Love Intelligence? What is Agape Love?

  • What: We need to be for each other! Agape love is about loving in a way that is bigger than yourself. We will all have our human moments, and it is important to recognize and accept that these moments will happen.

  • How: Communication is a very important factor; letting the other person know how you are feeling is a great way to enter into a conversation to figure out how to improve and move forward. Being vulnerable is a sign of strength that will open that next level of communication and connection.

  • Why: Listening to each other will unite our relationships and be for each other and what we are doing. Become a CHAMP10N for your Wellbeing and win Love Q!

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Economic Independence Q for CHAMP10N Wellbeing


CHAMP10N GUEST: Anne Hill, Chief Human Resources Officer for Avery Dennison Corporation. 

Credentials: Anne's 10 Moments:

  • Senior Vice President and Human Resources Officer for Avery Dennison since 2007

  • Vice President Human Resources, Chiron Corporation, 2004-2006

  • Vice President Human Resources, Baxter, 1991-2004

  • Human Resources Management, John Lewis Partnership, 1980-1990

  • Volunteer Board Member, StepUp, since 2019

CONVERSAT10N: How do you approach a balance between beginning a family while maintaining a successful career? What are some winning strategies you can use to achieve your desired outcomes? Our guest, Anne Hill, discusses her personal experience in her 40 year corporate career on how she stayed Economically Independent while beginning a family. Asking for help and support is not a sign of weakness; it is rather a virtue of strength. There may be challenges along the road, but knowing you are putting your best forward and being gentle with yourself are essential to achieve these goals.

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Wellbeing Intelligence: 10 Minute Wellbeing Workout

Get Coached by Carlette on how to be a CHAMP10N for your wellbeing.

MeQ Skill: What is Wellbeing Q? And how can you raise your Wellbeing Q?

  • What: Define what wellbeing means to you- Your Definition of Wellbeing- becomes your compass.

  • How: Practice, practice, practice Stats, on a scale of 1- 10, give everything you invest in- your time, your energy, and your emotions- a stat. 

      Challenge yourself to make

      everything an 8-10.

  • Why: You and your life are so worth it! Be a CHAMP10N for you wellbeing. Make a H2H connection and win your wellbeing.

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How to Win Wellbeing

CHAMP10N GUEST:  Nicole Maas, Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Kitchell Corporation


Credentials: Nicole’s 10 Moments:


  • Vice President of Marketing and Communications for Kitchell 

  • Named by Phoenix Business Journal as an Outstanding Woman in Business in 2018

  • University of Phoenix, MBA 2005

  • University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 2001

CONVERSAT10N: How do you define Wellbeing? Are you a business executive, athlete, coach, parent, or student and wondering how to “handle it all”?  In this episode of “10 Talks”, Carlette introduces us to Nicole Maas, Vice President of Marketing and Communications of Kitchell Corporation in Phoenix, AZ.  Nicole shares her experience of learning what Wellbeing is through Sports Life Coaching, how it impacted her life and how she’s using it in her business life. 

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How Does Wellbeing Fit Into the Corporate World?

CHAMP10N GUEST: Anne Hill, Chief Human Resource Officer for Avery Dennison Corporation. 


Credentials: Anne’s 10 Moments: 

  • Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer for Avery Dennison since 2007 

  • Vice President Human Resources, Chiron Corporation, 2004-2006  

  • Vice President Human Resources, Baxter,

  • Human Resources Management, John Lewis Partnership, 1980-1990  

  • Volunteer Board Member, StepUp, since 2019 


CONVERSAT10N: What can individual wellbeing do for a business or corporation? In this episode of 10 Talks, Carlette talks with Anne Hill, the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer for Avery Dennison, a Fortune 500 company. Anne has over 40 years of human resources experience in the corporate world. In Anne’s own words she states, “I am the chief advocate for the professional development and workplace well-being of 32,000+ employees and contractors spread across 52 countries”. Anne brought that wealth of experience to us as a part of The Life Training Academy’s CHAMP10N Wellbeing pilot team. You’ll hear Anne and Carlette give some insight into the program. Anne will also share with us what she learned about wellbeing and how the future of business can benefit from investing in it.

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How to Be a CHAMP10N For Your Wellbeing

CHAMP10N GUEST:  Courtney Awe, Retired US Navy Lieutenant Commander


Credentials: Courtney’s 10 Moments:

  • Lieutenant Commander, Supply Corps, US Navy (Retired)

  • Lead Business Systems Analyst, Finance Applications

  • University of Arizona, MBA, 2011 

  • Hawaii Pacific University, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, 2006


CONVERSAT10N:  How does CHAMP10N WellBeing help you find what you’re passionate about and do it every day? What is Leadership Intelligence and how do you “lead yourself”  to be your best? In this 10 Talks episode, Courtney shares her journey from growing up on a farm in a very small town to becoming a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy and then into her current career as a Lead Business Systems Analyst. 

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How to be a CHAMP10N for Your Physical Wellbeing with Larry Bernstein


CHAMP10N GUEST:  Larry Bernstein, National & International Bodybuilding Champion and  Full time Personal Fitness Trainer


Credentials: Larry’s 10 Moments:


  • National/International Bodybuilding competitions Including:

    • Mr. Illinois 1982

    • Mr. America 1983 

    • 2nd Mr. Universe 1983, 1984, 1985

    • Mr. World 1985  

  • Professionally, Being a Full time Personal Trainer for 23 years Including:

    • Making a difference in a person’s life

    • Helping one to see what they’re truly capable of

    • Changing people’s confidence, mindset and love of movement

    • Seeing how exercise helps my clients through very tough times

    • When my peeps tell me how great they’re feeling, difference in strength and energy makes my day

  • Personally

    • The birth of my son

    • Hanging with family and friends

    • Epic mountain bike rides followed by yummy IPAS

    • Getting cool photos and video with my drone

    • Winning national and international bodybuilding competitions 


CONVERSAT10N:  How does fun, fitness and food = wellbeing?  In this 10 Talks episode, Carlette’s personal trainer and former Mr. Universe, Larry Bernstein, shares winning strategies for physical wellbeing, what to look for in a personal trainer, how to find the right type of exercise for you, and tips on how to eat for consistent energy. 

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Work-Life Balance for CHAMP10N Wellbeing


CHAMP10N GUESTS:  JoAnne Ferguson, Head Softball Coach at Pomona-Pitzer College

  Lynn Farquhar, Head Field Hockey Coach at St. John’s University 


JoAnne Ferguson and  Lynn Farquhar


Credentials: Joanne’s 10 Moments: 

  • 2020 Champion Wellbeing Coach, Patterson Sports Ventures 

  • 2020 Chief Wellbeing Officers Advisor, Patterson Sports Ventures 

  • 2020 Earned title of “full professor” of Physical Education/Head Coach at Pomona College 

  • 2019 Certified CHAMP10N Sports Life Coach, Patterson Sports Ventures

  • 2018 NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy 2.0 graduate, WeCOACH 

  • 2016 NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy graduate & Judy Sweet Award Winner, WeCOACH

  • July 2012 Became a mom, gave birth to my son Owen!

  • 2006-present Pomona-Pitzer College, Professor of Physical Education/Head Softball Coach

  • 2004-2006 George Washington University, Head Softball Coach

  • 2000-2004 Kenyon College, Head Softball Coach

  • 1997-2000 University of Virginia, Assistant Softball Coach and completed M.Ed. in Sport Psychology

  • 1996  Shippensburg University (PA), Earned bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Athletic Coaching 


Credentials: Lynn’s 10 Moments:

  • Spirited Family (Carl & our sons, Teague & Tate) and host parents (Chrishawn & Diesel)

  • 2020 Champion Wellbeing Course, Patterson Sports Ventures

  • 2018 NCAA Women’s Coaches Academy 2.0 graduate, WeCOACH

  • 2014-2018 3xUSAFH Junior National Camp Trainer, USAFH Coach Educator Trainer

  • 2014-present Saint Joseph's University Head Coach, Field Hockey

*  3xA10 Championship * 2xNCAA Women of the Year Candidates * Honda Award Finalist * 4xA10 Coach of Year

  • 2013-2014 University of Delaware, Associate Head Coach, Field Hockey

*  CAA Championship

  • 2011-2012 James Madison University, Associate Head Coach, Field Hockey

  • 2007-2011 University of Syracuse, Associate Head Coach, Field Hockey

 * NCAA Final Four * 2x Big East Championship

  • 2005-2007 University of Richmond, Assistant Coach, Field Hockey 

*  2xA10 Conference Championship

  • 2000 NCAA National Championship *  4xCAA Championship * Old Dominion University graduate


CONVERSAT10N:  How do College Coaches use wellbeing to support other coaches, their athletes and themselves?  In this episode of 10 Talks, Carlette discusses CHAMP10N Wellbeing with Head College Coaches JoAnne Ferguson and Lynn Farquhar.  As college coaches, they are committed to their athlete’s wellbeing and want it for themselves, just not sure how to add it to an already packed day. Is it possible to have work-life balance as a college coach? How do college coaches add taking care of themselves and their wellbeing into their schedule? Both coaches share their new winning strategies to win wellbeing and their passion for helping other women coaches succeed.

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CHAMP10N Wellbeing for College Coaches


CHAMP10N GUESTS:  Joi Williams, former College and Professional Women’s Basketball Coach and Melissa Luellen, Head College Golf Coach

Credentials: Joi Williams’ 10 Moments:

  • 2019 Patterson Sports Ventures, Certified Sports LIfe Coach

  • 2019 - present, Clemson University Director of Quality Control, Women’s Basketball

  • 2017 - Assistant Coach, WNBA San Antonio Stars

  • 2007-2016 UCF Athletics Association Inc. Head Coach, Women’s Basketball

  • 2003-2007 Murray State University Head Coach, Women’s Basketball

  • 2002-2003 Clemson University Assistant Coach, Women’s Basketball

  • 1984-1988 University of South Florida Bachelor Science, Marketing


Credentials: Melissa Luellen’s 10 Moments: 

  • 20 Years as Head Coach, 5 x Conference Coach of the Year

  • 16 x NCAA Championship Appearances, 12 x NCAA Top-10, NCAA Team Title

  • 2015 - Present, Head Golf Coach Auburn University

  • 2003-2015, Head Golf Coach, Arizona State University

  • 2001-2002, Head Golf Coach, University of Tulsa

  • 2019 Inductee, Oklahoma Golf Hall of Fame

  • 2014 Inductee, WGCA Coaches Hall of Fame

  • 2000 Inductee, University of Tulsa Athletic Hall of Fame

  • Played 11 Years on the LPGA Tour

CONVERSAT10N:  How can Wellbeing help college coaches and their sports teams? Melissa Luellen and Joi Williams share how powerful wellbeing is for success - personally, professionally, and philanthropically. Hear about some Wellbeing performance barriers and winning strategies to overcome them. They discuss their experience in the CHAMP10N Wellbeing course and how they defined Wellbeing in their own lives.

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Breathing is FUNdamental, for Wellbeing! with Kreston Woods

CHAMP10N GUEST:  Kreston Woods, Certified Personal Trainer and Breath Expert


Credentials: Woody’s 10 Moments: 

  • Attended Marcos De Niza High School in Tempe, Arizona where he was on the Baseball team (MVP) and the Golf Team.

  • Attended Paradise Valley Community College where he played baseball and was team captain.

  • Attended Hawaii Pacific University where he was the captain of the baseball team and also earned his BSBA in Marketing.


  • Other achievements including; NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NCAA Collegiate Athlete, Ironman 70.3 completed


CONVERSAT10N:  How can proper breathing techniques contribute to your wellbeing? In today’s 10 Talks, Carlette introduces us to Kreston Woods, aka “Woody”.   Woody is a former collegiate baseball player who now teaches proper breathing techniques for wellbeing.  He’ll share with us how after he had an injury he became interested in sports recovery.  When he learned the impact that proper breathing has on healing our body, he decided to study and then incorporate breath training into his personal training.  He’ll share with us the importance of proper breathing techniques and he also guides us through some different breathing exercises for energy and for stress management.

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How to Manage Stress for your Wellbeing

CHAMP10N GUEST:  Dr. Kathleen Matt, Dean of the University of Delaware College of Health Sciences


Credentials: Dr. Kathleen Matt’s 10 Moments: 


  • 2009-Present, Dean of University of Delaware College of Health Sciences

  • 2009-2017, Executive Director of Delaware Health Sciences Alliance

  • 2001-2009, Arizona State University

    • Associate Vice President for Biomedical Affairs and Clinical Partnerships

    • Franca G. Oreffice Dean's Distinguished Professor of Kinesiology 

    • Founding Faculty Member, UA College of Medicine in conjunction with ASU

  • Ph.D. Endocrine Physiology, University of Washington, Seattle 

  • Extensive research has been funded by NIH, National Arthritis Foundation, NASA, and the Arizona Center for Disease Control. 

  • Dr. Matt has over 50 publications and has lectured extensively on topics of health and aging, stress and aging and interdisciplinary research.


CONVERSAT10N:  Want to understand and control how you respond to stress?  2020 has truly been a stressful year. Our bodies have a natural physiological reaction to stress which can have both positive and negative effects on us physically and mentally.  In today’s 10 Talks, Carlette introduces us to Dr. Kathleen Matt, who is an expert in endocrine physiology.  Dr. Matt shares with us how our body physiologically responds to stress and some ways we can manage it.  You’ll hear about cortisol and adrenaline and how food, exercise, sleep as well as being intentional can have positive effects on reducing stress to help us win wellbeing.

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Meditation for CHAMP10N Wellbeing with Certified Meditation Teacher, Marla Metzner


Credentials: Teacher Marla’s 10 Moments:

  • Certified meditation teacher through The Chopra Center for Wellbeing

  • Founder and President, Fashion Licensing of America, Inc

  • Created a new consumer brand, The Ernest Hemingway Collection, which was the ‘most successful’ furniture launch in the history of the industry with Thomasville Furniture shipping over $60.0 million in their second year with the brand.

  • Previous President of American Licensing Group. 

  • Studied dance at The Juilliard School of Music and later received a Psychology degree, summa cum laude from New York Institute of Technology.

  • Founded a mentoring group called Women as Mentors and belongs to several business organizations including IFDA, Women’s Fashion News Network, and Executive Women in Home & Textiles


CONVERSAT10N: Have you ever felt like you “had it all” yet were still unhappy? What role does mediation play in your wellbeing? Today, Carlette’s CHAMP10N guest is Marla Metzner. Marla is a certified meditation instructor who was trained at the highly acclaimed Chopra Center for Wellbeing founded by Deepak Chopra. Marla shares the story of her many unique careers which began with studying at The Juilliard School of Music. After her many professional business successes, Marla realized that she “had everything” yet still wasn’t happy. That’s when she discovered the practice of meditation. She’ll share her transformative experience as well as some key thoughts and techniques. Marla shares how meditation can become a habit that can actually help bring more joy to your life by learning to be less anxious and judgmental of yourself and others.