Blog posts by Dina Bell-Laroche

Moments that Matter

12/11/2021 by Dina Bell-Laroche
As a femtor, I have made a commitment to say ‘yes’ when I get asked to have a conversation with an emerging sport leader or an athlete. It’s one way that I can ‘give back' and more importantly, fulfill my deep-seeded desire to support other ...

The Expendables

19/10/2021 by Dina Bell-Laroche
A few months ago, we paid homage to the great Phil Collins in our blog on generative tension which explored the natural tension that arises when two or more people work together towards a common cause. ...

From Efforting to Activating… Reframing through the MIN-MAX Principle

01/09/2021 by Dina Bell-Laroche
I was in a conversation with a client recently and they remarked how they were exhausted all the time and were struggling to recharge their depleted batteries. I asked them what felt like a simple question … ‘what might it feel like if you ...

Understanding the psychology of loss...why we must do better.

12/07/2021 by Dina Bell-Laroche
When we are bereaved, we feel ‘torn apart’. Words that often accompany our losses, both death and non-death related include ‘gutted, heartbroken, empty, dead inside, devastated, shocked.’ You won’t hear someone suffering through a loss spea ...

Generative Tension

17/06/2021 by Dina Bell-Laroche
It feels like Phil Collins understands a thing or two about tension. It is not widely known that arguably his best solo song, “In the Air Tonight,” was written during the grief he felt after divorcing his first wife. He share ...

Leaders as Catalysts for Meaningful Change

10/06/2021 by Dina Bell-Laroche
‘What got us here, won’t get us there.’ That seems to be the prevailing sentiment when I sit down with leaders to figure out how we are going to resolve some of the sticker issues sport is facing. It’s also true that the style of leadership ...

Feeling Disenfranchised… You Are Not Alone

27/04/2021 by Dina Bell-Laroche
Who am I to grieve? This question has surfaced over and over while hosting facilitated conversations with athletes, coaches, sport leaders, and others. My response … who are you not to? Meeting people’s question wit ...

Conscious Completion

05/04/2021 by Dina Bell-Laroche
Saying goodbye is hard.   Have you noticed that sport leaders are really good at taking on new challenges, initiating things, and managing by objectives? I think it’s fair to say we are less effective in the art of conscious completion ...

Mentoring, Femtoring, and Beyond

09/02/2021 by Dina Bell-Laroche
As someone who likes to explore novel ideas or find innovative ways to spark conversation within the sport sector, I am offering up this blog to describe the importance of intentionality. I believe this to be so true in many realms, but eve ...

Run Therapy

14/01/2021 by Dina Bell-Laroche
Written by: Dina Bell-Laroche As we enter into 2021, the invitation is to explore the hidden depths of our souls such as we can show up fully as compassionate, skillful and heart-centered leaders. Rather than running away from what scares u ...
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