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Professional Indoor Volleyball Player and Beach Volleyball Olympian

from Hermosa Beach, California, United States

Connect with Sarah Pavan,

Professional Indoor Volleyball Player and Beach Volleyball Olympian

from Hermosa Beach, California, United States

Introduction

Headline:

Professional Indoor Volleyball Player and Beach Volleyball Olympian

I am a(n):

Canadian Mentor Coach Student Public Speaker World Traveller Foodie

I can help you:

  • better understand the habits, routines, practices, mantras, diets, and behaviours of the world's best athletes.
  • better understand the benefits and nuances of sports psychology.
  • improve your mindset and how to train your brain to win.
  • navigate the journey of playing professionally.
  • better understand the NCAA recruiting process.
  • Get connected with schools for scholarship opportunities.
  • what should go into choosing a beach volleyball partner.
  • improve your volleyball club players' games both mentally and physically.
  • extend your reach with your product, company or service with my network.

Why me:

> I am one of the only people in the world to have played both indoor and beach volleyball at the highest level.
> I love sharing what I've learned, and am learning along the way, with others.
> I know that pursuing excellence is a process, and I believe in honesty through the hard-to-navigate moments.
> I have played with A LOT of different people, and have gained valuable insight in how to manage teammate and coach relationships.

I am available for:

📞 Telephone | 💻 Virtual | 🤙 In person | ⚡ One time payment

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Pick Sarah's Brain

USD $30.00


  • Over the phone
  • 30 minutes
  • 5 booking(s) remaining this month

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Book Sarah for a Coffee & Conversation

USD $75.00


  • Online
  • 45 minutes
  • 5 booking(s) remaining this month

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Sarah's Private Recruiting Services

USD $750.00


  • One time payment
  • Currently available

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Custom Volleyball Coaching Session with Sarah

USD $200.00


  • In person
  • 24th Street, Hermosa Beach
  • 2 hours
  • 5 booking(s) remaining this month

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Book Sarah To Speak At Your Event (Lunch & Learn, Conference, Fireside Chat, Retreat, etc)

USD $1,500.00


  • In person
  • <Your Choice>
  • Currently available

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Video Analysis

USD $75.00


  • One time payment
  • Currently available

About

My story:

In the volleyball world, I have done it all :) I started playing the sport when I was 10 and at 16, I became the youngest woman ever selected for the Canadian National Indoor Volleyball team.

I attended the University of Nebraska on a volleyball scholarship and won the NCAA National Championship with the Cornhuskers in 2006. While there, I was a 4-time First-Team All-American (one of 5 people ever), 2006 National Player of the Year, and Honda Cup winner, as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year, in 2007. I was recently inducted into the University of Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame, and had my jersey retired.

After college I played indoor professionally for 10 years around the world, while continuing to represent Canada on the indoor team internationally. I played in Italy, Brazil, South Korea and China. I was a 2-time Superliga Champion with Unilever Rio de Janeiro and the CEV Champions League Best Attacker.

In 2013 I started playing beach volleyball with the objective of going to the Olympics. Not only was I able to attain a life-long dream of representing my country at the Olympics, but I brought home a 5th place finish for Canada in Rio 2016. Since then, my current partner and I have reached the #1 world ranking and are Commonwealth Games champions. I am a 2-time FIVB World Tour Best Blocker, and 3-time gold medallist.

Resume

Professional experiences:

  • Professional Volleyball Player at Global

Educational experiences:

  • Biochemistry at University of Nebraska (4.0 GPA)

Portfolio

My Platforms:

My portfolio:

Blog: Mental Blocks in Athletes and How to Overcome Them

http://sarahpavan.com/mental-blocks-athletes/

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Shoulder-Strengthening Exercises for Volleyball Players

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Blog: What Will Your Teammates Remember About You?

http://sarahpavan.com/will-teammates-remember-10-years/

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Blog: Is Being Tall a Prerequisite for Being a Good Volleyball Player?

http://sarahpavan.com/tall-prerequisite-good-volleyball-player/

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Reviews

My Overall Rating:

(5 Reviews)

Written Reviews I've received:

Kevin Devereux
November 28, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Sarah was an absolute pleasure to talk to, informative, patient, and knowledgeable. I wanted to learn about how the pro volleyball industry functions and serves players as a labour market, which is not the typical sort of ...

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Maxine Cunningham, CEO of Pick My Brain
November 26, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

“Confidence. Ego. Mantra's. Head Space. Motivation. Routines. About to graduate to the next level of business and startup and find myself wanting to talk to high achievers about these things. I don't have time for self d...

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Maxine Cunningham, CEO of Pick My Brain
April 8, 2019 | Custom Volleyball Coaching Session
Review:

Went down to Hermosa to play some beach volleyball with a group of ladies and found out Sarah was open and available to run a training session for us!?!

A group training session with Canada's future gold medal Olympian,...

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Jessica Bowmaster
January 20, 2019 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Talking with Sarah was an amazing experience! Her openness made conversing easy and her energy made me feel comfortable to ask what I was genuinely curious about. She really went above and beyond on her side of the call, a...

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Maxine Cunningham, CEO of Pick My Brain
November 16, 2018 | Pick My Brain Call
Review:

Sarah is one of those kinds of people that you feel like you've known for years even though you've only just met them.

I'll admit, I was a bit star struck and nervous the first time I met her, but as soon as we started...

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