066: John Sandahl - On Developing Mastery


Nearly twenty years ago, I was a theater major at the College of St. Benedict/St. John's University here in Minnesota. There I met some truly incredible people - one of whom I am sharing with you today! John Sandahl is a speaker, life coach, facilitator, and international ultimate frisbee player. John and I have worked together at Youth Frontiers for the past decade or so - and in that time I've coached John, and learned from him. I've watched John become a speaker, right before my eyes. And a good one at that. He brings his wisdom and guidance - and playfulness! - to all those he speaks to and works with. So, I was so excited to bring him on the show and talk about developing mastery.

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Show highlights: On Developing Mastery

[Tweet "Like a curse, the love of the stage struck me." -John Sandahl on @ThisMovedMe"]

In the show we talked about: 

  • The stages of learning - from unconscious incompetence to unconscious competence
  • The process of becoming a speaker
  • What it means to find your voice
  • How we can sustain a personal practice

Coaches Corner:

John speaks with an organization called the Positive Coaching Alliance - a great organization that supports youth sports coaches. As a speaker on behalf of PCA, John has to take on the challenge of melding the organization's message with his own. (Which sounds like what most employees have to do each and every day!)

This Moved Me Moments:

JOHN: Inside Out! John loved this movie, and sent me off to watch it. Which I did! (JOY!)

Have you seen it? [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seMwpP0yeu4]


SALLY: I came across this video on Facebook. I think it speaks for itself:

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xkM-SDNoI_8]

Thanks so much for listening! I am grateful for you.

My best,



Check out John's website to learn more about his work!


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