One of the lessons I picked up from her was her tremendous love and respect she had for her college coach, Pat Summit. She was full of gratitude for the tough lessons, love, encouragement, etc., that she got from her coach in her formative years of 18-22. That got her life going in such a positive direction where she can still point back to those years as being formative for her success. She's 41 now and leading one of the top programs in the country.
She brought up the point about networking and how important it is all throughout life. She's been connected with some big-time names from U of Tenn., USA Basketball, The Olympics, ESPN, The Boston Celtics, etc. She knows how to work with others along with getting them to be their best in whatever is going on. Being a connector to people is a skill worth working on - all throughout life.
I loved how she hit upon the fact about following up on your passions in life. Going after those things that fire you up. Enjoying what you do in life does mean it will all be easy, but things will be worth getting up for and going after, no matter what. Coach Lawson brought up to always find a way to keep getting better in all that we do, to keep impacting others along with helping others to be their best. Sounds like a good play for life that she has drawn up on her board.
Here are the videos:
Kara Lawson Continues to Add to an Already Impressive Resume as Duke Head Basketball Coach
Kara Lawson: Commit to Each Other
Kara Lawson: Confidence Comes from Within