Dr. Ivan Joseph
Six-time Coach of the Year & Director of Athletics at Ryerson University
Dr. Ivan Joseph is a six-time Coach of the Year recipient and Director of Athletics at Ryerson University. He is a sought-after speaker on developing personal and organizational leadership. His popular Tedx talk on the skill of self-confidence (Tinyurl.com/DrIvanJoseph) has garnered over 7 million views. In his current role at Ryerson, Dr. Joseph is guiding the transformation of the Ryerson Rams athletic department while raising the academic average of his athletes and increasing team performance. Follow Dr. Joseph on Twitter @DrIvanJoseph.
While getting equal pay is not a goal that can be reached overnight, it's critical to keep all channels of communication open with both female and male coaches and work through such challenges through honest discussions in a supportive environment. Encourage women on your team or in your department to ask for they want and to build a case for themselves based on merit and reaching set goals. It's important to make the ask.
The average college freshman changes their major seven times. It's okay if you don't know what to be. But work on finding out what you want. Childhood was the time for well-rounded approaches, but as a young adult, you'll need to narrow your focus in order to achieve excellence. Getting by will not attract the right connections and opportunities you'll need to enter the job market.
10/11/2016 10:10 EDT
I realized that while I was willing to take feedback on my weaknesses, I was not willing to listen to feedback on my perceived strengths. Only upon reflection, I was able to shift my attitude and seek and accept feedback on areas I was expert at. I had to get rid of the arrogant self-talk of "I was the best at this."
07/27/2016 01:25 EDT
Self-confidence as a skill that anyone can build, practice and master. It is the belief in your ability to accomplish the task at hand, no matter the odds, no matter the difficulty, no matter the adversity. Self-confidence is like a muscle. The more you practice, the stronger it gets.
07/07/2016 05:54 EDT
The key to building self-confidence is repeated practice coupled with persistence. Help women on your team overcome self-doubt by inviting them to contribute to the conversation, whether they are in classroom or the boardroom.
03/08/2016 11:24 EST
Ever wonder why some people crumble when they don't get something right and others take it as motivation to work harder? The best example I have comes from an inspiring and humble source -- a young man named Kyle who traveled from Jamaica to try out for my Ryerson Rams soccer team.
12/09/2015 06:26 EST
When Roger Bannister broke the record in the four-minute mile, he achieved what seemed impossible -- But within a year of that breakthrough, 24 other people broke the four-minute mile. What changed?Innovation doesn't happen unless somebody goes out there and sets the path for others to follow. Help your team become trailblazers by constantly encouraging them to go beyond the status go.
09/22/2015 05:34 EDT
If we can learn one thing from the Parapan Am athletes, it's that we can fulfill our dreams and find greatness in the most difficult and unconventional of circumstances. But we need to believe in ourselves, first and foremost. Then we need to follow through with hard work and grit. The Toronto Parapan Am Games will be the largest ever held, with more than 1600 athletes from 28 countries. Attend the Games to support the athletes but, more importantly, to be inspired and empowered by them.
08/08/2015 10:14 EDT
Self-confidence is the belief in your ability to accomplish the task at hand. Extensive evidence shows this belief in oneself has positive impact on performance. Research shows that self-confidence is a universal skill that anyone can learn with little effort, not an innate ability reserved for the elite among us.
07/12/2015 09:42 EDT
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