Choice Not Chance.
Building a fierce competitor for life.
Author and former D1 Coach Joanne P. McCallie has been building champions for more than three decades. As one of the most highly decorated college basketball coaches in the country, CoachP’s philosophy, “Choice, not Chance” can be applied to business teams, sports teams, student athletes and even parenting. Adversity is a constant in life. CoachP flips challenges upside down, helping people of all walks of life create their own game plan for personal fulfillment.
Meet Coach P
Joanne P. McCallie, Duke
Women’s Basketball Head Coach
Coach P has worn many hats in her 29 year coaching basketball career: Award-winning coach. World class motivator. Compelling public speaker. Engaging author. Loving wife and mother. Coach P shares her best strategies and techniques to motivate and rise to your potential.
Meet Coach P
As one of the nation’s most highly respected and decorated coaches, Joanne P. McCallie – CoachP – knows what it takes to develop champions. But that’s just part of her story.
CoachP is part of a very select group of coaches with more than 600 career wins, averaging an incredible 24 wins per season while coaching her teams to more than 20 NCAA tournaments. CoachP imparts a winning philosophy that meets challenges head on and helps those she leads reach their full potential.
As a trailblazer in every aspect of her career, cancer survivor and the mother of two young adults, CoachP is an experienced and passionate life coach and speaker who helps teams, individuals, and families learn to do more than just cope with adversity. Focusing on her mantra and basis of her first book, “Choice not Chance” CoachP shows us how to change everyday challenges from obstacles into springboards toward the best we all can be. And in her soon to be published memoir, Secret Warrior, she’ll break new ground with a vulnerable and candid look at the importance of mental wellness on and off the court.
- 2005 AP National Coach of the Year
- Three-time ACC Coach of the Year
- Numerous Coach of the Year honors, Big Ten / America East
- Two-time Gold Medalist Head Coach of Team USA
- Led Michigan State Spartans to First Final Four and National Championship Game
- Led Duke Blue Devils to eight straight NCAA Elite Eight appearances
- Color Commentary 2006-2007 World Champion Detroit Shock
- 27-year Nike Coach Clinician serving both men’s and women’s basketball
- One of the few Division I coaches with an MBA and experience in the world of business
Work with CoachP
CoachP is a highly sought-after speaker with a proven approach to motivation, mental wellness, professional development, parenting millennials, and more. She lights up a room and helps audiences discover newfound direction and purpose.
Women's Health, Mental Wellness Advocate, Speaker and Author
Podcast, Radio, TV Guest, Host and Color Commentary
Personal Mentoring & Coaching
Parent Free and Play Free
Based on years of experience, Coach P’s philosophy allows parents to release the guilt, step back and watch their happy, high performing children develop while supporting them appropriately.
Choice, not chance
RULES FOR BUILDING A FIERCE COMPETITOR
Throughout her pioneering career in college basketball, Coach P, Duke Women’s Basketball Head Coach, has followed a simple philosophy: Choice, not chance, determines destiny. Choose to become a champion in life. From her first head coaching position at age 26 to her current role as head coach for the Duke Blue devils, Coach P has enjoyed sharing these principles with her winning teams, the youth in the communities where she and her family have lived and the greater public through her public speaking.
Professional women's basketball player
That passion comes through clearly in the pages of Choice Not Chance."
Dr. Kevin White
Vice President & Director of Athletics, Duke University
Head Coach, Duke University
Connect with CoachP
Whether you are looking for a proven motivational speaker, health and mental wellness advocate or someone who creates inspiration and purpose for your next event, CoachP should be the first person you call.
If you are a parent seeking help with your child athlete or you take your basketball program to the next level, CoachP can help.
If you are struggling with life challenges or supporting someone else who is, CoachP’s approach to working through and ultimately capitalizing on adversity may be the boost you need.
Learn how her “Choice, Not Chance” methodology can benefit you and those around you. If you are ready to elevate to the next level, contact CoachP.