Ep. 4 Interview with April Coble Eller
Why would a person who owns their own ski lake, have their own ski school just 10 minutes down the road go across NC to another ski school for women’s week? Because the “ski like a girl” movement is so much more than just water skiing. It’s about women coming together to support each other. April Coble gave us a great interview where she has watched many women transform their lives because instead of a group of women competing with each other, they encouraged each other, they empowered each other, and they supported each other on the water and off the water.
- April Coble Eller is a 30x National champion, 2x World Champion, US Masters Champion so she knows something about winning…and losing.
- She’s been incredibly successful in reminding herself that Skiing is what she does, not who she is.
- With that philosophy, if she doesn’t have a good ski ride, it doesn’t define who she is. If she loses, it doesn’t define who she is.
- She lives her words when you watch her and she hasn’t skied as well as she knows she cans, she doesn’t pitch a fit.
- Her dad instilled in her that if you don’t ski well in a tournament, carrying a bad attitude won’t help. Getting back and training harder so you can ski well next time is how she lived her tournament days.
- She wanted to teach people water skiing because wanted to help people and that is the best medicine. She succeeds when others succeed.
- When you have a good idea, you have to go for it 110% and do it in such a way that even if it doesn’t go well, you don’t lose too much financially.
- If it’s a good idea, sometimes you’re going down one road, and you realize you may have to change directions and that’s ok.
- She focuses on things that are fun and beneficial physically and spiritually.
- She works with her dad and her mom as well as her husband
- They really trust each other, so they are able to make working together successful
- They also respect each other, and are polite and kind in front of others, but they may have to have difficult conversations behind closed doors.
- She’s been reading a book and it says in there that you can’t tell someone to respect you, as a leader she will earn people’s respect, but she does ask people to be polite. When people are polite, respect falls into place.
Relevant Links: Coble Ski School