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Oct. 20, 2020

Greg Meehan: Confidence can be Built, Episode #86

Greg Meehan: Confidence can be Built, Episode #86

Confidence is not intrinsic for everyone but can be developed with small steps and consistent habits. Elite coach Greg Meehan joins the show and talks with Kelly and Maria about how he motivates collegiate and Olympic athletes while maintaining work-life harmony.

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Greg Meehan is the 2021 U.S. Olympic Women's Swimming Head Coach and 2020-2021 is his ninth season as Director of Women's Swimming at Stanford University. He is a three-time NCAA Swimming Coach of the Year and led Stanford to back-to-back-to-back national championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019. He has coached 36 different Stanford swimmers to a combined 274 All-American honors, which includes 17 national championship relays and 25 individual national championships. 

Meehan and his wife, Tess, reside in Palo Alto, Calif., with their two sons, Salvatore and James.

Episode Topics and Mentions

Stanford University

Katie Ledecky

Simone Manuel

Lia Neal

Maya DiRado

2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics

University of the Pacific


Embracing failure


Long course swimming

Charlie Kennedy

Rich Coppola

Jon Urbanchek

Cyndi Gallagher

Dave Durden

Princeton University

Work-life harmony





  1. As the communicator, it is your responsibility to clearly convey what you need or are asking from others.
  2. Work-life harmony is being peaceful with the choices you are making, even if it is not always equal.


  1. Confidence is a commonality between champions -- and it can be developed over time with small habits and routine.
  2. Remember to live life one day at a time and it keeps you from feeling overwhelmed and helps you stay on task.


Quote of the Week

"For me life is all about people and most importantly, the people you surround yourself with" -- Greg Meehan

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