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Life Is Short, Don't Wait to Dance: Advice and Inspiration from the UCLA Athletics Hall of Fame Coach of 7 NCAA Championship Teams Hardcover – 25 Oct 2018

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  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Center Street (25 Oct. 2018)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781546077145
  • ISBN-13: 978-1546077145
  • ASIN: 1546077146
  • Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 1.9 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 43,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"She nurtures that kind of potential into so much excellence that even standing in a room with her and listening to her speak can bring you to a level you didn't even know you had in you."--Johnny Kim, International Cirque Artist

"It's really easy to give up when things are not going your way, or when things are challenging, or when you have adversity or struggle, but she always stays positive."--Nastia Liukin, Olympic Gold Medalist

"Having a role model like Val early in my college career was really important to me because I saw the interaction she had with the women on her team and how winning was certainly important, but not the most important thing."--Jim Mora, UCLA football head coach

"To watch her work with people who have won gold medals in the Olympics... it's one thing to be an exceptional athlete it's another thing to have this emotion bleed through your athleticism to take that sport to an entirely different level."--Brian Gott, Philanthropist/Producer

"She has this reputation within the gymnastics community of not only being a great gymnastics coach, but also a life coach, a mentor and a friend."--Judy Olian, Dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management

"Valorie Kondos Field's scope goes well beyond gymnastics... Miss Val is the life coach we all need in our corner, be it the boardroom or in the arena. I encourage all CEOs who want to tap into their fullest potential to become a student of Coach Val."--Mary Callahan Erdoes, CEO J.P. Morgan Asset & Wealth Management

"Miss Val's not-as-you-would-expect approach to coaching has positioned her to ink 7 NCAA Championships. Her success has inspired many who have witnessed her gifts and genius as a coach, mentor and healer."--William D. Parham, Ph.D., ABPP, Director, Mental Health and Wellness Program for NBA Players Association

"Miss Val is a force of nature. Her journey to the top is a riveting story. Her demand for personal excellence and her ability to create belief in her student athletes provides for a great read and success model for all."--Sue Enquist, Founder of ONE Softball, Former UCLA Head Softball Coach, 11-time National Champion

"After years of observation I can say with unbridled respect and full-throttled enthusiasm it is Miss Val's turn! She truly is one of the brightest beacons of light in the gymnastics world!"----Kathy Johnson Clarke, Sports Commentator, 1984 Olympic Medalist

"Miss Val's coaching technique really appealed to me because it was very different than elite gymnastics. She always reminds me before meets, never take life for granted and to cherish every moment."--Simone Biles, 4x Olympic Gold Medalist

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Highly acclaimed UCLA Women's gymnastics coach Valorie Kondos Field shares insights on how to use uniqueness and authenticity to achieve success.

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