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“What hills are you willing to die on?”

This probably isn’t the first time you’ve heard that question, but it’s one worth revisiting time and time again.  Why?  Because it’s a key factor in deciding when and how to communicate in sticky situations.

In today’s episode, our guest Missy Mitchell-McBeth shares what she has learned first hand about being authentic – and sometimes even “painfully honest” – throughout her 20 year career, and provides valuable insight about how and when to adapt your communication approach.

Missy is a strength and conditioning coach with over 20 years of experience at

both the high school and collegiate levels.  She is the owner of SaFe Iron, LLC a consulting company that teaches simplified strength and conditioning principles to sport coaches.  She also  serves as the Director of Sports Performance for Fieldhouse Volleyball Club in the DFW

Metro Area, and is the Texas Assistant Sales and Business Development Director at

Power Lift, USA.

In addition, Mitchell-McBeth serves on the board of the National High School Strength Coaches Association, holding a MSEd in Exercise Physiology along with CSCS, SCCC, USAW, and FRCms certifications.

In today’s episode, you’ll hear Missy’s thoughts on:

  • The values that guide her decisions and determine which hills she’s willing to die on
  • Navigating difficult personalities in the workplace, despite generational differences
  • Tips for deciding what “battles” to fight & advice for the young professional
  • The keys to influencing someone like her – a very direct and “no B.S.” type of personality

How to Connect with Missy: 


Twitter & Instagram: @missyMmcbeth

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