AVAILABLE NOW FOR PRE-SALE
Secret Warrior: A Coach & fighter, on and off the court
a candid look at the importance of mental wellness
Secret Warrior is a compelling memoir following Joanne McCallie’s mental health journey through the realities and challenges within the sports world. Using the recurring theme of “faith over fear” to reduce the stigma associated with impaired mental health and encourage those suffering from mental health issues to reach out-to coaches, student-athletes, and to all people across the world-Joanne offers real direction, experiences, and personal stories to teach and reassure those adversely affected by the dynamics of the mind and body experience. Motivational and heartfelt, Secret Warrior drives home the need for more education, stories, action, and an overall change to the narrative about brain health.
Groundbreaking release shining a light on mental health & success at the highest level
December 16, 2020
Secret Warrior by Joanne P. McCallie now available for pre-order
Groundbreaking memoir addresses mental health struggles as elite NCAA coach
Durham, NC – Köehler Books is proud to announce the upcoming release of Secret Warrior: A Coach & Fighter, On and Off the Court by Joanne P. McCallie. The title is now available for pre-sale, and customers can pre-order the book here.
Secret Warrior is a compelling memoir following Joanne McCallie’s mental health journey through the realities and challenges she faced on a daily basis as she competed for national championships and Olympic medals on the world stage.
Known as ‘CoachP’ to her peers, colleagues and friends, Joanne’s book offers real direction, experiences, and personal stories to teach and reassure people with mental health issues and their caregivers as they navigate the complex dynamics of the mind and body.
“I have always wondered when would be the right time to share the story of my affliction with bipolar disorder in a way that I could motivate, inspire, and also raise awareness—and truth— about mental illness,” said Joanne McCallie. “I have chosen this moment to reflect and reveal my private battle with mental illness to show that those afflicted can be successful, productive, and happy.”
Throughout her journey, Joanne uses the recurring theme of “faith over fear” to reduce stigmas associated with impaired mental health. She encourages those suffering from mental health issues to reach out—to coaches, student-athletes, and to their friends and families who support them.
“In Secret Warrior, CoachP is vulnerable and transparent,” said Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski. “She shares personal coaching stories throughout a very successful head coaching career regarding mental wellness, personal growth, team loyalty and thriving with her teams through adversity. Her authenticity shines through in Secret Warrior – a compelling memoir that travels well beyond the court.”
Motivational and heartfelt, Secret Warrior is a page-turner that drives home the need for more education, stories and action, leading to a call for real and honest dialogues and for changes to the narratives that have surrounded the most important mental health issues. The book will be released on February 16, 2021.
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