Coach Like a Mother –
A Guide for the 21st Century Sports Coach

by Helen M. Williams
Pear Tree Publishing
An imprint of Obert Publishing,
Bradford, Massachusetts

© 2013 Helen M. Williams
192 pages

ISBN 978-0-9821983-5-3 (paperback)

Price $20.00 plus $1.50 S&H
Massachusetts residents please add sales tax.

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Coach Like A Mother is an operations manual for coaches at every point in their career. Every coach will benefit from valuable lessons in interacting with the 21st century athlete. Young coaches and those new to the profession will find information useful to navigating their career path. Boomer and Generation X coaches get useful tips on dealing with Generation Y Millenniums and Generation Z kids. The insights from Coach Like A Mother on leadership and management can be applied to coaching, parenting, and business.

Helen Williams is the CEO of HMW Sports Consulting. She has over 25 years of experience in coaching and administration in intercollegiate athletics. Her mission is to engage coaches, helping them improve communication skills and understand their roles in the lives of the young people they work with.

Reviews of Coach Like a Mother:

“Helen’s book is insightful, funny and most serious. She allows the reader to view and ponder the socio-intellectual aspects of the profession through her own experiences and resultant philosophies. It is a terrific read for all young coaches and a must-read for those contemplating entering the coaching profession."

Charlie Titus, Vice Chancellor for Athletics & Recreation, Special Projects & Programs, UMass Boston

“In Coach Like A Mother, Helen is simply doing what she does best, sharing her knowledge in a real and honest way.”

Cindy Key, Career Strategist, Managing Partner and Co-Founder of Key Concepts

"Helen Williams skillfully guides the aspiring coach to success with this step-by-step, practical field manual—a must-read.”

 Barry Cohen, author of 10 Ways to Screw Up an Ad Campaign; co-author of Startup Smarts and Comin’ Home



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