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July 9, 2019

“Hi, I’m Jenna, and I play water polo.”

Today, former Stanford water polo player Jenna Gunderson tells us who she is now (and how she finishes that sentence) after retiring from water polo.  

We talk about why it’s important to try new things, and cover tangible career skills you already have as an athlete.

We also discuss the benefits of yoga, both in your athletic career AND in life post sport (not surprising for two yogi's recording a podcast).

Check out kirbymethod.com to learn more.

Happy listening!

Listen here or find the Kirby Method podcast on iTunes or Apple podcasts.

https://soundcloud.com/allison-kirby-falk/kirby-method-podcast-hi-im-jenna-and-i-play-water-polo-with-jenna-gunderson

July 7, 2019

A HUGE congrats to the US Women's Soccer team for winning the World Cup! 

The team won 2-1 against the Netherlands on Sunday.  Watching players I played with over the years always adds a little extra magic.

Here's the gender equality in sports. Thanks to these tremendous women for continuing to pave the way.

July 3, 2019

This week our country is celebrating.  Fireworks, freedom, sparklers, and independence are in the air. 

It’s a great reminder of the importance of celebration! 

I often find myself focusing on what I need to do better, what I want to improve, and what I want to work on. While it’s extremely important to identify how to improve, it’s also so important to celebrate what’s going well and what’s been accomplished, instead of checking it off the list and just grinding forward to the next thing.

So, in this week of celebration - what can you celebrate today? What are you proud of?

For me, I’m proud of how I’ve worked on intuitive eating and retraining my brain this past year, changing some of my thoughts around foods I used to crave (like chocolate, ahem) so I reduce the willpower used to “resist” certain foods.

For me, I’m proud of committing to an ICF certification this year to be the best coach I can be.

For me, I’m proud of leaning into uncertainty and traveling solo in Croatia. I just w...

June 29, 2019

We had a great event on Thursday evening!  With some group networking activities over drinks and apps, the crew discussed sports, tech, and career goals.

There were many requests for more events, so looking forward to future meet-ups! Hope to see you there :) 

Here's a photo of a few attendees.

June 1, 2019

Connecting all people sports minded in San Francisco! 

Do you work in the sports industry, (either as an athlete or non-athlete)?

Are you interested in a career in sports?

Want to connect with sports-minded folks?

Join us to talk careers and sports! There will be drinks appetizers, and networking.

Careers & Sports Happy Hour

Thursday, June 27

6-7:30pm

In SOMA in San Francisco (address to those who rsvp)

Cost: $20; $15 early bird through 6/12

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/careers-sports-happy-hour-tickets-60646983761

May 14, 2019

Today, former collegiate soccer play Arianne Heaton shares her experience transitioning out of soccer. 

Only 2% of collegiate athletes go pro,

so what happens to the other 98% of athletes who don’t go pro? 

We talk about the challenges and advice on finding a fulfilling career, how to stop beating yourself for not working out as hard as you did as an athlete, and that it’s okay to cry.

Happy listening!

Listen here or find the Kirby Method podcast on iTunes or Apple podcasts.

https://soundcloud.com/allison-kirby-falk/kirby-method-podcast-the-98-percent-of-athletes-who-do-not-go-pro-with-arianne-heaton

April 22, 2019

Today, former Stanford swimmer Fiona Gispen shares her experience transitioning out of swimming.  We talk about a really big question -

Who am I in life post sport? 

How do I define myself now that I’m no longer an athlete?

We also dive into how to measure success in life post sport, how long it can take to feel “normal” again after retiring, and ideas for other hobbies and careers to try out.  Join us today to hear more!

Happy listening!

Listen here or find the Kirby Method podcast on iTunes or Apple podcasts!

https://soundcloud.com/allison-kirby-falk/kirby-method-podcast-who-am-i-post-sport-with-fiona-gispen

February 25, 2019

Today, former Stanford soccer alumni (and former pro women’s soccer players) Rachel Quon, Maddie Thompson, and Annie Case share their experiences in life after soccer. 

We talk about trying to struggling to find structure and defining goals in life post sport, and the challenges that can come in finding a community that actually feels like a team.

Wondering what skill sets you already have as an athlete that are directly transferable to your career post sport? Looking for workout ideas? Join us today to learn more!

Happy listening!

Psst! I’m taking on a handful of clients to work with 1:1. For anyone interested, check out kirbymethod.com for more deets or shoot me an email at kirbymethod@gmail.com.

Listen here or find the Kirby Method podcast on iTunes or Apple podcasts!: https://soundcloud.com/allison-kirby-falk/kirby-method-podcast-what-is-this-thing-called-life-post-sport

December 3, 2018

Today, former Stanford water polo player, Emily Clopp, shares her journey finding a killer exercise routine in life after water polo.

From all high intensity interval training, to taking a a break completely from working out, to finding yoga and a balance of activity in the day to day, we cover it all.

Finding an exercise routine that works can be tough. The whole transitioning-to-life-post-sport-thing is tough - 

How do you define yourself now that a big part of your identity is gone?

How do you define success now that it’s not clearly laid out for you?

How do you find confidence when you aren’t really sure what else you’re                  good at?

We get real in today’s episode. I hope you join us!

Psst! I’m taking on a handful of clients to work with 1:1. For anyone interested, check out kirbymethod.com for more deets or shoot me an email at kirbymethod@gmail.com.

Happy listening!

Listen here or find the Kirby Method podcast on iTunes or Apple podc...

November 23, 2018

It’s so easy to get wrapped up in the stories, drama, and seriousness of every day life.

And sometimes you just gotta take a step back and lighten it up a little. In full turkey costumes, of course! (Yes, that's me above, upper left hand corner)

We can all find ways to lighten it up.

To laugh.

To be silly.

To take a step back for some perspective -

We each have SO much to be grateful for in this thing called life.

Happy Thanksgiving! ❤️🍂🙏☺️

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