Creator of The Winner Will, Performance Coach, Athlete, Breast Cancer Survivor
Episode 179: The Soul of Sports: How Mentality Shapes Your Life with Gisele Krueger
Gisele Kreuger is the creator of The Winner Will. She has over 40 years’ experience with elite athletes as both a player and a coach.
Gisele was fierce competitor as a volleyball player. Her U of Saskatchewan team won USport Nationals three years in a row and Gisele was the MVP in her second year of University. She is Inducted into 6 Halls of Fame with that team. In 2015, she was inducted into the Volleyball Canada Hall of Fame with her 1980 Junior National Team for winning a gold medal against Cuba in the NORCECA Championship.
As a coach for high school and club volleyball, Gisele’s teams have won countless tournaments and championships. In 2007, she was awarded the AVA 18U Coach of the Year.
Gisele taught for thirty years with experience in elementary, junior and senior high schools as a Physical Education teacher and high school Guidance Counselor. In 1995, she was awarded an Alberta Teacher Excellence Award.
In 1999, Gisele completed a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and was seconded to Alberta Adolescent Recovery Centre (AARC) where she developed the Education Centre for clients in yearlong drug and alcohol treatment. She was also a member of the Critical Incident Response Team for the Calgary Board of Education.
In her personal life, Gisele has displayed remarkable resiliency as a cancer survivor. She is an individual who relishes life’s challenges as an opportunity to grow.
Gisele lives in Calgary with her husband, and they enjoy life with their two adult daughters, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren.
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