Evolving Endurance - Chris Bagg & Molly Balfe - Chief Endurance Officer - Episode # 050

Welcome to another captivating episode! Today’s guests have a love and passion for coaching. Introducing Chris Bagg and Molly Balfe, Head Coaches & Co-Owners of Campfire Endurance Coaching! Chris and Molly partner with host Gregory McDonough to share their coaching philosophy, the impact of the endurance mindset, and details about their training camps. They emphasize the importance of communication, finding joy in training, and the balance between athlete's wellness and performance. They also delve into their coaching approach and the future of coaching. 

  • Emphasize to your teams the importance of resilience and perseverance. Encourage them to view challenges not as obstacles but as opportunities for growth. This mindset can lead to significant personal and professional development.
  • Use your personal challenges and victories as teaching moments. Just like Molly shared her transformative experience with endurance sports, leaders should encourage sharing stories within teams to inspire and motivate.
  • Just as Campfire Endurance focuses on creating happier, healthier athletes, leaders should prioritize the well-being of their team members. Balance and joy in work can enhance productivity and employee satisfaction.
  • Chris and Molly's partnership demonstrates the power of collaboration. Leaders and communicators should seek and nurture complementary partnerships to share responsibilities, offer support, and foster innovation.
  • While embracing virtual training and other technologies, don't lose sight of the importance of personalized interaction and coaching. Use technology as an enhancer, not a replacement, for personalized leadership and coaching.
  • Chris's contemplation on almost selling the business during tough times teaches the importance of resilience and seeking support. Leaders should cultivate an environment where seeking help and reevaluating decisions is encouraged.
  • Encourage team members to find joy in their work and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Just as in endurance training, long-term success and health are tied to enjoying the process and respecting personal limits.

Quote of the Show:
  • “We cannot manage our client’s energy if we don't know what their energy is.” - Chris Bagg
  • "I am more invested in coaching when I have more space from my own athletic endeavors.” - Molly Balfe 


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Creators and Guests

Gregory McDonough
Gregory McDonough
Greg McDonough is a seasoned executive who has owned and operated businesses in the professional services sector, navigating them through both good and tough times. He brings his personal experience of knowing what it’s like to be ‘in the owner’s seat’ when working with clients, taking time to ask the questions others may not.
Evolving Endurance - Chris Bagg & Molly Balfe - Chief Endurance Officer - Episode # 050
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