February 2, 2018

How we spend our time, is what we are investing ourselves in as humans. At this point in my life, things are simple. I am invested in skiing, an education, and my personal mental health. The first two are self-explanatory, but the third is a little odd. As much as I li...

January 2, 2018

How do you go about racing the 2018 Olympics in Peyong Chang Korea?

For most athletes, racing in the Olympics starts as a dream.  Competing in the Olympics is a huge overwhelming goal that you are never quite sure if you will be able to accomplish.  There are so many st...

December 19, 2017

Ski racing might be the weirdest sport in the world. We put sticks in the snow on the side of a mountain, and slide around them. After we slide around them, we sit at the bottom and complain about all that went wrong in those 55 seconds, and of course it’s never our fa...

December 5, 2017

Hi, I'm Megan McJames: professional skier, biker, baker and adventurer! 

At 2 years old I learned to ski at Alta Ski Resort in Utah. I grew up doing many outdoor sports including mountain biking, hiking, camping, soccer and tennis but I especially fell in love with skii...

June 5, 2017

Each winter season quickly ends, transitioning into the next with high hopes, preparation, and new opportunities. This off season, I am sad to see a lot of my friends retire. It makes me more conscious of the inevitable and even more grateful for my GroundSwell opportu...

May 9, 2017

I hate losing. I would say, I hate losing even more than I like winning. The burn of a lose lingers. The joy of a win fades quickly into the next chance to win. This includes any sort of competition and, subconsciously, I believe everything is a competition. So, if I l...

April 25, 2017

By now, most of you have probably seen the video or at least heard of Dr. Dao, the United passenger that boarded flight 3344 from Chicago O’Hare to Louisville on Sunday April 9th and was physically assaulted after he refused to get off the flight. Pretty brutal indeed.


April 10, 2017

Ever since I was kid, weird things happen to me. I don’t say this as a complaint, more a fact. Weird being, at my first Europa Cup, I lost my lift ticket. I found it in the bottom of my ski boot I’d been wearing all day. The weird part is, my boots were on before I got...

March 27, 2017

“Bring shape to the gate;” “move to the apex;” “you’re pinching the line;” “you need more direction;” or, my favorite; “take it deep!”

Anyone who has spent time around ski racing has heard the above comments time and time again. Tactics are critical to speed and contro...

March 13, 2017

Everything in skiing should flow together in graceful transitions, one turn

to the next.  The same concept can be applied in business. GroundSwell integrates five content areas to develop a company’s tensegrity: Strategy, Organizational Development, Time Driven Financia...

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