Power House

We need high-performing teams to achieve greatness, yet they are more the exception than the rule, with many teams performing at a poor or mediocre level.

POWERHOUSE: 13 Teamwork Tactics that Build Excellence and Unrivaled Success, share research-backed principles that helped Kristine and her team on the soccer field and explain how these same principles will help you in business and in life.

From the early stages of teammate selection, to strategy, collaboration, and execution, POWERHOUSE reveals what goes into building a high-performing organization. You will learn how to select team members and hire high potentials; set, score, and share goals; successfully serve on international teams; communicate effectively through active listening and collaboration; handle conflict effectively; and much more. You will also learn why the USWNT was so exemplary.


    helps readers and their businesses:

  • Transform
  • Empower
  • Achieve
  • Motivate

author bios

Kristine Lilly is an expert on effective teamwork. She consults with organizations, providing lessons gleaned from her remarkable career as a professional athlete. Lilly played midfielder for the United States Women’s Soccer Team for over twenty-three years. This included five FIFA Women’s World Cups and three Olympic Games. She was inducted into the US Olympic Hall of Fame in 2012 and the US Soccer Hall of Fame in 2014. Before that, she won four national championships at The University of North Carolina. Kristine lives outside Boston with her husband, David Heavey, a Brookline fireman at Station No. 6. They “team together” to raise two amazing daughters, Sidney and Jordan

Dr. John Gillis, Jr. facilitates executive leadership development using a dynamic business simulation for LeadershipX. He has worked for numerous companies globally as a management consultant. He did his doctoral work at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education and Wharton Business School. He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife Lynette and their four children: Jack, Rylan, Caroline, and Mary Claire.

Lynette Gillis earned her Ph.D. at the University of Texas in Corporate Strategy and Organizational Behavior, completing a dissertation on networks and teams. As a professor at Concordia University, she taught strategy, leadership, management, and ethics. She also served as Dean of the College of Business. Currently, she serves as the Associate Provost leading academics across diverse disciplines and colleges.


If you didn’t already know why the United States Women’s Soccer Team consistently wins, you will after reading this book.

Tom Brady

Our Olympic gold Medalist Women’s National Basketball team knows the teamwork tactics that the Women’s National Soccer team demonstrates in Powerhouse. The lessons in this book will help your team reach its high performing potential. Lilly and Gillis stretch your understanding of what effective teamwork really means and provide an actionable guide on how you can turn your teamwork possibilities into gold medal winning probabilities.

Geno Auriemma
University of Connecticut Women’s Basketball coach & United States Women’s national Basketball team coach (2010, 2014 World Championships) (2012, 2016 Olympic Gold Medals )

When Kristine Lilly played at North Carolina, her coach Anson Dorrance called her the fire chief, because wherever there was a trouble spot on the field, he could put Kristine and she would put out the fire. It takes great leadership skills to do that at any age, and she shares her insight and techniques to accomplish that in Powerhouse.

Mack Brown
National Champion Collegiate Football Coach

With engaging anecdotes and timely advice, Kristine Lilly and her coauthors capture how the values of sports, especially teamwork, apply to anyone leading organizations. Powerhouse provides a winning game plan from one of our greatest champions.

Adam Silver
Commissioner of the National Basketball Association (NBA)

Coerver Coaching Girls Soccer:
My Story by Kristine Lilly

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