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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, Former Vice President and Chief of Human Resources Officer at Avery Dennison, a Fortune 500 company


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, 1991-2004  

  • 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 wellbeing 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 well-being 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: 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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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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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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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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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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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.

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