Coach Christen - Confidence Coach
Coach Christen started coaching swimming after her career at the University of Tennessee, where she walked on to the Lady Vol SwimTeam as a freshman and walked out four years later as a 4x All-American and captain her junior and senior seasons. After graduating from Tennessee in 1997 with a BA in Psychology, Christen (Christie) Shefchunas spent 2 years coaching at the club level before starting her college coaching career. She was an assistant coach at Michigan State University for 2 years before going to SMU as the women’s assistant for 4 years, where she worked with Olympians, World Champions and NCAA Champions. In 2013, Coach Christen decided to leave her college coaching career to start speaking full time, as well as Confidence Coach female athletes. In 2015 though, she returned to the swimming world for a year, as she helped Team Elite, a group of Olympians and National team members prepare for the 2016 Olympics Games in Rio. Coach Christen has now returned to working with women as a Confidence Coach, and speaks to athletes, leaders, coaches and women in corporate America across the country. She is a speaker at the LEAD Sports Summit, and has partnered with 3x Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce on (f)empower, a podcast where they speak to women and girls in swimming and sports that inspire them. Christen is the author of Naked Confidence: Revealing Your Whole Truth and Finally Moving Forward and is the creator of Confidence Nuggets .