She LEADS is targeted at female swimmers currently enrolled in 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. This summit is designed to inspire leadership in our female athletes and build their confidence to achieve success both in and out of the pool.
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|Black Forest, CO
||She LEADS Summit||April 5-7, 2019||La Foret Conference & Retreat Center||Cathy Wright-Eger & Roberta Kraus|
Black Forest Summit Facilitators:
Roberta is a Sports Psychologist whose international reputation comes from extensive experience with designing and implementing specific mental training programs on the subject of peak performance, team leadership, group dynamics, communications and motivation. Her involvement with professional leaders in the corporate, nonprofit and educational sector along with professional and Olympic athletes has helped individuals, teams and organizations develop more effective practices for consistent top performance.
Two of her major passions are in the areas of Resiliency for Women Leaders and Leadership Development for Consistent Top Performance for individuals and teams. She has spent the past several years developing and implementing customized women’s leadership workshops and consistent top performance training tools for individual performers and teams in the business, educational and athletic world.
Roberta holds two master’s degrees, one in Higher Education from the University of Northern Colorado and one in Sports Psychology from University of Arizona. Her Ph.D. from the University of Denver is in Communications, specializing in its application to individual and team effectiveness. She played competitive tennis and basketball at Montclair State College earning her a spot as an alternate to the Women’s Olympic Basketball team. In addition, her college tennis record is still undefeated.
Entering her 27th year in the Purdue Athletic Department, Cathy Wright-Eger has established a reputation of producing outstanding student-athletes. From 1987 to 2008, Cathy was the Boilermaker Head Swim Coach where her teams represented Purdue at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship 20 of her 21 years.
Wright-Eger was named Big Ten Coach of the year in 1990, Boilermaker Coach of the Year by the Purdue Club of Chicago in 1993, YWCA Salute to Women Award in 1996, and featured in Sports Illustrated for Women in 2001 focusing on being a mother and a coach at the same time.
In 2003 and 2005, Cathy was accorded the honor of being named to the United States Swim Team staff for the World University Games in South Korea and Turkey respectively. In 2006, she had the opportunity to take a small group of US swimmers to the FINA World Youth Championships setting herself to be chosen to the US Swim Staff for the 2007 Pan-American games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
After ending her coaching career in 2008, Wright-Eger established the John R. Wooden Leadership Institute for the coaches and student-athletes. She oversees the development of leadership skills in the emerging leaders and the captains of all 18 of the athletics teams. She continues to work with the Athletic Department and is currently the Leadership Advisor and Professional Behaviorist for the John R. Wooden Institute.Please contact Morgan Weinberg with any questions at email@example.com.