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Joanne P. McCallie      

Author, Award-Winning Coach, Motivator & Mental Health Advocate

Joanne P. McCallie is a Speaker, Mental Health Advocate and Hall of Fame DI basketball coach. With over 600 wins, she has coached at Maine, Michigan State, and Duke, earning National Coach of the Year in 2005.

Coach P was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at age 30. After learning how to manage her mental health and continue winning as a coach, she decided to become a mental health advocate and speaker, sharing her story to inspire and educate others on how to "win without losing yourself."

Through Coach P’s high energy speeches and leadership seminars, she engages, educates and inspires organizations with discussions on mental health, sports, faith, and leadership.

Speech Topics


The Importance of Care and Compassion

"#BeGoodToYou" is one of our four fundamental hashtags at Team Secret Warrior. This a complex and important piece of self-care and balance. From exercise, routines, to removing the clutter in life, to seeking help when needed, to embracing the best you, is key. Self compassion is the first step to showing compassion for others. These concepts are all inter-related and McCallie shares specific stories give you actionable ways to develop self-care habits and positive life thinking.

How To Lead With Purpose

McCallie offers advice on how to develop the pro-active leadership necessary to effectively lead. CoachP combines a self-deprecating, intuitive leadership style that helps inspire a team within the hybrid model. Mentorship matters greatly in building a team. Leadership involves studying the personal dynamics of each individual and knowing what method of motivation is best. McCallie's keynote offers an entertaining blend of tips and stories from her own experiences as a strong female role model coaching a very diverse group of women.

Intentional Work: How to Find Your Own "Why?"

Through philosophy and story telling, McCallie addresses the journey of finding your personal “Why?”. In this keynote, McCallie speaks on her own major career pivot. CoachP shares the story of endurance from being diagnosed with manic-depressive disorder to finding success as a 28-year championship coach. CoachP offers advice on how to apply deeper thinking to our own life choices. Working with intention involves great focus, but also a skill of noticing and observing others. Passion drives intention. McCallie puts you on the path to having a clear “Why” and helps lead you to greater joy in work and in life.

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