Coach Christen is so special in a million ways, but particularly in her ability to relate to each individual’s journey in her talks. It feels as though she is speaking directly into your heart. Her loving, accepting, and vulnerable attitude makes you feel like you’ve known her your entire life, and she could not be a more perfect person to talk to the importance of confidence and believing in oneself. The importance of mental strength and confidence can often be grossly understated, and finally we have someone like Christen to address the most important aspect of sports and of self-esteem, believing that you can. You walk away feeling like you have gained not only a new perspective, but also tools and skills to help to achieve your greatest goals, in and out of the sporting arena. God placed an angel in my life when He gave me Christen.
5X OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST
As any athlete can tell you, it takes a lot of support to get to an elite level. Coach Christen is one of the most instrumental pieces in my support system. She always brings out the best in me, as an athlete and as a person. She taught me how to be confident in myself, how to trust that confidence, and how to use it to be successful. Before working with Coach Christen, my goal of making the 2016 United States Olympic Team was just a dream. Today, largely because of Coach Christen’s help, support, and guidance, that dream is a reality.
2X OLYMPIC MEDALIST
Coach Christen is a phenomenal speaker and a great storyteller! She’s so engaging and motivates you to take action on building your confidence. Her stories are all relatable and she shares her own struggles with confidence (even shaking off the nerves of speaking to a large group). She has clear steps and a motivational message you don’t want to miss. Our Humana family was delighted to have her speak and we welcome her back anytime.
Humana Women’s Network Resource Group (WNRG) Chair
Coach Christen's message of promoting confidence in female student-athletes is extremely important, now more than ever. Her powerful message allowed Texas Tech Athletics to continue our mission of empowering our female staff and student-athletes.
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, TEXAS TECH
Coach Christen is a genuine and passionate woman, who when speaking with our female athletes, empowered and encouraged them to seek more for themselves. Her own experience as an athlete and a female, and her willingness to be vulnerable and share exposed moments of her own life, allowed our female athletes to quickly relate and connect to the message. She definitely touched both hearts and minds that day, challenging them to love themselves more and support each other as young women. Powerful!!!
DIR OF EDUCATIONAL ENRICHMENT SERVICES
Coach Christen is a voice our country, our teams and our girls need. As a Dad with a daughter, I’m very grateful for her message.
AUTHOR OF THE ENERGY BUS & TRAINING CAMP
I started working with Coach Christen during a WNBA season when I was struggling mentally and physically on and off the court. I lost confidence in my game and I also doubted whether or not I could continue to play at the top level. Coach Christen has worked with top athletes, therefore she knew exactly what I was dealing with. I can think of no one better for listening with open arms and nonjudgmental perspective. The positive energy that Coach Christen brings to every conversation motivates me to believe in myself! Having Coach Christen as my confidence coach, I have become a better person, a better daughter, a better sister, a better friend and a better player.
WNBA CHAMPION WITH PHOENIX MERCURY
Coach Christen has this unique ability to take her experience as a successful athlete, coach and woman and blends it with her passion for instilling confidence and direction with such an authentic delivery that makes her one of the most dynamic speakers I have heard. Whether it is on an individual level as a confidence coach, or speaking to a large group, Coach Christen meets people where they are at, relates to them with transparency and wisdom, and inevitably leaves them feeling more secure in their capability to handle life and sports.
WNBA, OLYMPIC & NCAA CHAMPION
The reactions I heard most from the women in the audience were, “I felt like she was talking directly to me,” and “You have no idea how much I needed to hear that at this moment.” We are a stronger, more empathetic, and cohesive team thanks to Christen’s presentation. And because of her message, I am confident that more USA Financial women will give themselves credit, give themselves a break, and find their confidence.
CHIEF LEGAL COUNSEL, USA FINANCIAL
Coach Christen has done it all. She has competed as an elite athlete, has coached Olympians and NCAA champions, and now works as a confidence coach for athletes from all over the world. Christen is able to cover every spectrum of the athletic world through first-hand experience, which exudes through her when she speaks. She is able to get to the core of your mental blocks without being invasive, and provides real-life examples to help you overcome your adversities. She is so relatable yet informative, and I wouldn’t want to be inspired and guided by anyone but her. Her passion puts her in a league of her own, and I promise you will leave her with a newfound confidence and drive to take on the world.
I wish I had heard Coach Christen speak when I was a college athlete. Her tools on confidence can help anyone and everyone. Confidence is a skill that should be honed and practiced just like any other athletic skill in the pool or on the playing field. In fact, it is the underlying skill that helps athletes to have the courage and tenacity to perfect all the others.
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST
The impact Coach Christen has had on my team cannot be over stated. She has the innate ability to connect with young people in a 'raw' and honest way to address topics that are sometimes difficult to approach. I would recommend her to just about anyone trying to take their 'game' to the next level.
WEST POINT HEAD SWIM & DIVE COACH
When I first came to Coach Christen, I was a bit of a lost soul. I had little to no self-confidence and I allowed people, men especially, to make me feel unworthy. I began meeting with Christen weekly to help deal with my self-esteem issues. I continued meeting with her consistently and what I gained from those meetings was life-saving. She taught me how to build my self confidence from the floor up. Coach Christen taught me how to be an independent and strong woman by not only guiding me through my own journey, but by sharing her experiences from her journey. I came to her feeling helpless and, now I feel hopeful, and for that I will be forever grateful.
ALL AMERICAN & ACC CHAMPION
Since Coach Christen started working with Dynamo Swim Club, we see a marked increase in courage and confidence in our athletes. They have moved beyond superficial confidence acquired through today's social media, grade inflated, trophy for everyone world to a quiet internalized confidence that allows athletes to better manage the highs and lows of high performance sport.
DYNAMO SWIM CLUB
Coach Christen was a huge help to me as I was going through the transition from being a college athlete to a WNBA rookie. With her guidance and support, I was able to grow not just as a player, but as a woman. I’m thankful for my time with her.
WNBA ALTANTA DREAM & CHICAGO SKY
We invited Coach Christen in to meet with all the women in our office. We had women from all stages in their lives and careers, and she made an impact on every single person in the room. She led us through some vulnerable conversations and brought awareness to our strengths as women, how to support each other and how to seek and gain confidence in challenging moments. We all walked away as stronger individuals with advice and guidance that extends well beyond our office walls. I am incredibly honored to have had the opportunity to learn and grow from Coach Christen’s wisdom! It was so empowering!