EP 8: The Art of Mental Toughness



The Claim The Lead Podcast is a weekly conversation with your host Teena Evert MA, LMFT, LAC, is the Founder & CEO of Claim The Lead, a personal leadership development company that’s committed to helping extraordinary women in business stand in and own their power so they can lead with intention, authenticity and joy and reap financial and personal benefits from their life’s work.

Through interviews and stories we will explore all aspects of personal leadership, which is the leadership of the self connected to the emotional and psychological well being of women to help develop greater self-awareness, satisfaction and success in life, work and love.

In today’s episode, I am speaking with Val Jones, a former professional figure skater and now motivational speaker who shares her knowledge and wisdom of mental toughness. Val is an an expert in overcoming obstacles. Her story starts at age 5 when she started figure skating until she retired due to injuries at 19.

The rigors of skating over those many years put a huge burden on her body. Over a period of 5 years, Val had to endure 5 different major surgeries. Some of these were from the wear and tear of skating, while others were just life throwing her a curveball.  

Through it all, Val has learned how to persevere. She will not let these obstacles or others get in her way. Val’s story is far from complete and she continues to Never Give Up.

In this episode you’ll learn:

♥ How to stand up to life’s obstacles

♥ Why quitting is never the solution

♥ What it means to train and not suck at life

Where to Find Val

Website: http://www.valjonesspeaks.com/