Alpine Women in Sport (AWiS) creates community across Canada for ski coaches who aspire to reach their full potential in sport and life.

AWiS Webinars: Knowledge sharing for alpine ski coaches

Our 2023/24 AWiS series on mental health, “The Coaching Life: Surviving or Thriving?,” opened this past December 11 with “Connection, Community, and Coaching: A Conversation with Heather Cribbin.” It gave participants a safe space to discuss the challenges and stressors they faced as alpine ski coaches. Heather, a Mental Performance Coach, guided everyone through the discussion.

“Setting Boundaries and Other Strategies to Enhance Well-being”

Heather Cribbin was back this past January 22 for Part 2 of our webinar series on mental health. She discussed the results of a community survey, emphasizing the importance of self-awareness and personal responsibility in maintaining well-being and the significance of boundaries. She introduced the PERMA model for well-being and explained how it relates to resilience, self-esteem, and self-efficacy. Heather also introduced a coaching model called The Wheel of Life to assess different aspects of life. She then talked about the concept of burnout, defining it and emphasizing its connection to long-term stress and interpersonal relationships.

Missed our previous webinars? See which topics we covered here.

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Need inspiration? Peruse our Bookshelf and find good reads

On the first Monday of every month, AWiS shares a new book that will move you to reflect on your role as a coach, acquire knowledge, and gain a new perspective. Coaches like you pick our Book of the Month titles. Find them all on our Bookshelf.

Whether you are a coach, athlete, or ski community advocate, we’d also love to hear about the books that have inspired you. Please send us your suggestions for Book of the Month by following this link and filling out a short form. Thank you!