Brighde Dougherty has used sports as a means to lead herself, and those she has coached, towards self-empowerment her entire life. She has learned how to harness and teach the natural mind-body-spirit connection that occurs during physical activity as a vehicle to perform in flow both on and off the field.
One facet of Brighde’s coaching career has been using lacrosse as a platform to teach life skills to middle-school, high school and collegiate female athletes. She designed and coached the first ever lacrosse programs along the New Jersey Shore. She helped build Tri-State lacrosse into one of the premier club programs in the country and was the head coach at St Rose high school. At the collegiate level, Brighde transitioned Pomona-Pitzer College from a club team to a competitive DIII program and worked her way from being the second assistant to the head coach at William Smith College. Her successful growth in all these positions was due to ensuring that the athletes she worked with used their time on the field to discover and develop their personal leadership skills.
As a self-empowerment coach, Brighde also has a great deal of experience in various areas of recreation. She is the founder of Seneca Lake Surf, a stand up paddle board company focusing on individual and group leadership training. Additionally she volunteers with Operation Beach Head, helping injured veterans rebuild self-esteem through surfing. She also completed a NOLS (National Outdoor Leadership School) course and worked with Outward Bound Los Angeles, designing and implementing team leadership programs focused on self-mastery, communication and community development for struggling teens.
Brighde has a master’s degree in leadership from Azusa Pacific University and a bachelor’s degree from Hobart and William Smith Colleges. In addition, she holds a reiki certification, is a Juice Plus representative, and is working to be a certified Mind Body Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and wellness author.
FLOW is insured by Philadelphia Insurance.
FLOW is not, and does not hold itself out as, a health
care provider or provider of mental health treatment.
ONE on ONE TRAINING
TEAM SESSIONS & CORPORATE TRAINING
IN-TAKE SHEET will be filled out by client at least 24 hours prior to a session. This helps the coach shape the upcoming session based upon the client’s goals and provides topics for focus and discussion.
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TEACH fundamentals & safety of activity
FOCUS on technique/ get comfortable with the environment and the activity
FLOW with the instructor's guidance through Strength Finders, Real Power, The 4 C’s, a DiSC Behavioral Assessment when possible & other introspective techniques to guide the client through a self-leadership assessment
DiSC Behavioral Assessments
DiSC is the leading personal assessment tool used by over 1 million people every year to improve work productivity, teamwork and communication. Available upon request
CREATE self-empowerment plan while stretching & reviewing key points from session
1 hour individual session - $80 OR $300 for 4 sessions
2 hour individual session - $140 OR $540 for 4 sessions
Group sessions vary based on the size and goals of the group. Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Developing individual strengths for a stronger team- DiSC Analyses for Athletes, Coaches, Professionals and Educators available
Knowing the role of leaders and the need for followers
Speaking, listening and understanding
Performing in the 'Zone'
Expanding comfort zones and learning from loss
Balancing nutrition, hydration, sleep, recovery and other keys to optimal performance
GOAL SETTING & TIME MANAGEMENT
Preparing today to perform tomorrow
Sign up for just one class, the whole curriculum, or we can personalize sessions to meet your group's needs
Activity customized to size and goals of the group. Sessions can be split between classroom and athletic or team bonding activities
Price will vary based on size and goals of group
"I was stuck in my career and didn't know what to do next. The Flow process helped me create a plan and move forward."
"Brighde, Thank you for portraying morals and values that have in turn made me a better person, teammate and player."
"Thank you Brighde for showing me what
compassion is and how to lead fearlessly!"
"Thank you for believing in me... you gave me the power to believe in myself which is something I will never forget."
MISSION of FLOW
To help clients develop a plan for self-empowerment using sports and nature
to unlock their inherent mind, body, spirit connection.
VALUES of FLOW
At Flow we use and promote the following tools & techniques:
Discovering personal and team strengths from the inside out
Using sport to develop a mind-body-heart-spirit connection
Listening, Speaking, Understanding
Creating wholeness in one’s life- physically, mentally, emotionally, socially, spiritually
All sessions are honored and held private between coach and client
GOALS of FLOW
At Flow we strive to nurture and deliver:
Uncovering the answers to questions from within
Developing a process, plan and the tools necessary for self-empowerment
Living the changes created from one’s plan intentionally
In Positive Psychology, flow is the mental state in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed
in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement and enjoyment in the process of the activity.
Find FLOW with us today, to create FLOW in your life tomorrow.