Caroline Nichols#1 Discipline yourself. U.S.
Field Hockey Olympian (2012, 2008)Citrix: How do you maintain a competitiveedge?Nichols: I am always looking for ways toimprove my game and stay up to speedwith the direction the game is going. I amdisciplined to always work hard and geteverything out of myself that I can.How does this translate into a businessenvironment?Nichols: To have a successful businessyou need to be at the cutting edge ofyour industry and stay there. Thisrequires discipline and hard work, whichis exactly what being an Olympic athleterequires.
Stacey Nuveman#2 Adjust quickly. Softball
Olympian (2008, 2004, 2000) Citrix: How do you maintain a competitive edge? And how does this translate into a business environment? Nuveman: Being competitive on the field or in the business environment is all about making adjustments. It is important to have a game plan, but the ability and willingness to compensate and adjust is what makes an athlete or business successful. It feels great to get in your “comfort zone,” but that feeling doesnt last long. You have to be able to push the envelope and make changes to your game plan at any moment.
Caroline Nichols U.S. Field Hockey
Olympian (2012, 2008)#3 Pace yourself.Citrix: How does the Olympic environment Nichols: In the Olympic environment you only get onediffer from a business environment? shot at getting what you want and everything is on the line. You are often running on adrenaline at the games and if you did that all the time in the business world I dont think you would be successful.
Stacey Nuveman Softball Olympian (2008,
2004, 2000)#4 Be a team player. Nuveman: Athletes understand the value of greatCitrix: How are sports and business alike? teammates, and that no one person can be successful alone. Business is much the same; successful organizations need great leadership at the top, but they also need complementary components within the organization if they are to achieve maximum results.
About Caroline Nichols2-Time Olympian and
2011 Pan American Games Gold Medalist Born: 1984 Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA Residence: Chula Vista, CA Ht: 54" Olympics: 2012, 2008 Event(s): Field Hockey Position: Defender Profession: Collegiate Coach
About Stacey Nuveman3-Time Olympian and
2-Time Olympic Gold MedalistBorn: 1978Hometown: Glendale, CAResidence: San Diego, CAHt: 511"Olympics: 2008, 2004, 2000Event(s): SoftballPosition: CatcherProfession: Sports Broadcaster and Coach