All I Really Need to Know I Learned in the Boathouse: Lessons learned in athletic competition applied to life
October 24, 7:00-8:30 PM @ CBCGym, 2635 NE Broadway St., Portland
Join Juliet Thompson Hochman ‘89 for a roller coaster conversation about how lessons learned from world championship competition in rowing and triathlon help navigate life’s podiums and penalty boxes.
Juliet Thompson Hochman (Harvard ‘89) was a Chinese Studies major and 4-year varsity rower on Radcliffe Crew’s national championship teams. Captain and winner of Harvard’s award for top female athlete, Juliet rowed on the U.S. National and Olympic team as its youngest member during her time at Harvard. After college Juliet started a nonprofit that recruited college athletes to coach in South Africa’s black townships; ran teaching programs across southern Africa; went to Stanford Business School; married; worked with refugees on the North Korean-Chinese border; raised two sons and two dogs; enjoyed stints at Nike, Mercy Corps, Friends of the Children, ZOOMCare and Infinity Images; moved her family 5 times across 24 times zones to support her husband’s career; served on school and non-profit boards; coached four different youth sports; learned Dutch; started a blog, a travel service and a consulting practice; built a career as a project manager and a triathlon coach; and announced the Opening Ceremonies for the 2014 World Rowing Championships in Amsterdam. In 2015, Juliet discovered a second athletic career in triathlon, becoming a National, World and Ironman 70.3 champion. Juliet currently works for the Chris Bagg Coaching Group where she coaches triathletes of all levels.