Service: Dan Pfaff
Finding joy and meaning in serving others with the legendary Olympic coach.
Finding joy and meaning in serving others with the legendary Olympic coach. During Dan's career, he has coached 49 Olympians, including nine medallists and five World Record holders. He helped Greg Rutherford win long jump gold at London 2012 and Donovan Bailey win 100 metres gold in 1996. Outside track and field, he has coached football, NFL and tennis stars – including Maria Sharapova.
Throughout his nearly 50 years in coaching, and his studies into the military, Dan has come to appreciate the value of service in providing meaning and enjoyment in life, and in this episode he talks about the importance of building a network and giving back. Dan also shares wisdom around resilience, optimism, self-talk and gratitude – and explains the importance of knowing what makes you tick as well as understanding what you need to help you calm down and be able to understand other people's perspectives.