Who We Are
Molly is passionate about personal growth, leadership development, communication, problem-solving, service learning, and conflict resolution. She is a visionary with a heart for developing cultures and leaders who are value driven, people-centric and service oriented. She previously served as a college soccer coach and has been employed as a teacher/professor and has served on the communication staff for several non-profit organizations.
Experience in teaching and coaching
Molly has 20 years experience coaching club, high school and college soccer coach. She has served on the coaching staff at Ottawa University, Wayne State College and at the University of Illinois Springfield. In addition to coaching she spent many years in the classroom teaching communication courses at the college level. Her teaching and coaching combination is a great asset in developing people in a variety of settings.
Molly recently spoke at the Character Brunch in Perryville MO, Visitation Academy in St. Louis MO, the Skippy Keiffer Awards Banquet St. Louis MO and at the University of Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Camp in Champaign Il.
Effective speaker and facilitator
Debby Watson, President of Barat Academy had this to say, “Molly Grisham takes her audience on a transformative journey. She is not just another speaker on leadership. Her simple and powerful approach shifts your thinking and your actions as a leader towards what’s working and what’s possible, transforming each one in the audience into the kind of leader that is more effective at motivating and inspiring the people they lead. Her message is a must-hear for those who want to lead so that others will follow.”
Additionally Molly also enjoys facilitating workshops on a variety of topics. She recently presented workshops for the CharacterPlus National Convention in St. Louis MO, Ursuline Academy Athletic Staff in St. Louis MO, the University of Illinois Springfield Athletic Department Administrative Staff, The University of Illinois Wheelchair Basketball Coaches Clinic in Champaign IL and at a general coaches clinic in St. Louis MO.
Passionate about personal growth
Molly is a Certified Practitioner of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator which is a great tool for personal growth, leadership development, team building and conflict resolution. In her free time she is an avid reader and a world traveler.
Focused areas of interest
“I believe that a leader is a person of influence and my desire is to help others understand and develop the skills necessary to leverage their own influence. If I had to identify the three areas I am most interested in it would be Leadership Development, Conflict Resolution and Personal Growth.”
Cristin is currently the Executive Director of Coaching for a travel and recreational soccer club in Kentucky. Prior to that, she coached at Vanderbilt University. In addition, she has also coached all levels and ages of travel soccer, as well as coached ODP for various states. She is a graduate of Belmont University, where she was a four year starter in soccer and was inducted into the Belmont Athletics Hall of Fame. She is the only women’s soccer player to hold this distinction.
Positively impacting others
Cristin believes it is her mission to positively impact everyone she comes in contact with, so that they, in turn, will do the same to others. She uses her work ethic, attitude, energy, and high standards to influence those around her. She is a driven leader whose purpose in life is to help individuals and teams push to, and beyond, their perceived limitations. She believes that effort, a positive attitude, and LIVING the example of a high standard are optimal for developing leaders and cultures who are successful.
A team first mentality
She also believes that the foundations of a good team and its leaders must be built upon the above principles in an environment that embraces putting the team before the individual. In addition, leaders and teams must use these foundations within a growth mindset. They must truly believe that every challenge is an opportunity for learning, and that mistakes and failure are part of this growth process.
“I believe that if a team has good leaders who can drive the positive culture of a team, that team will be successful on and off the field. If a team has great leaders who can impact everyone on the team, then the roadmap for success has been effectively laid out for years to come. And THAT is leadership that impacts.”
Cristin’s blog, ImpactingLeadership, can be found here.