Hello Atlanta! A Cali Girl Lands in GA
Peachtree City - Acting & Modeling Workshop (photo courtesy of K.Lingle) Left Front: Diana & Madeline Middle: Sammie & Anna Back: Karon & Grace
Mentoring and Giving Back is a Passion of mine!
Whether I am teaching Acting techniques to young women, discussing Body Image & The Media, mentoring fresh-out-of-College Girls or presenting to a group of Middle Schooler's on the importance of Sports...this is where I love to play!
As a girl growing up, I was raised the same way my Brother was, by my Single, USMC Dad. He taught us both how to throw a perfect spiral, the right way to scoop up a grounder and how to switch hit. I believe being involved in Sports teaches you so many different things... mainly that you can get knocked down, but still get right back up. It changes the way you think.
When you're in the outfield and you hear the crack of the bat...you know it's coming to you...you keep your eyes on that ball right into your glove. Because of my Dad's training, I never imagined saying to myself as that ball is screaming towards me..."Oh no, it's too high, I'm not going to catch it, I'm not running fast enough, or I don't think I'll reach it". No! Just sharing this, at an early age, will help our young ladies in the Boardroom when they get older and need to deal in that arena. Need more proof?
In a 2010 Interview, Kathy Betty, former Owner of the Atlanta Dream said "If you look at the Fortune 500 Companies, and you look at the Women Executives, 80 % played Sports".
"Girls + Sports = Success" Karon Cook
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