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High Performance Mindset | Learn from World-Class Leaders, Consultants, Athletes & Coaches about Mindset

The best mindset tools and strategies from podcast host, Dr. Cindra Kamphoff, Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker, and Author, and her guests to help YOU gain the high-performance edge. We provide practical tools and strategies so you can embrace the passion and purpose in your life and reach high performance daily. Helping you achieve your goals and dreams through mindset training. High Performance Mindset is a community of people who know that behind every success is a person who has mastered their mindset. With two episodes weekly, we explore everything related to mindset. You can learn secrets from a world-class consultant, coach, speaker, entrepreneur, athlete or leader each week, or listen to Cindra provide a short powerful message to inspire you to be at your best consistently. If you know that your mindset is essential to your success, this is THE podcast for YOU.
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Oct 15, 2018

Jen Schumacher, M.S., CMPC, is a Performance Psychology Instructor at the Center for Enhanced Performance at the United States Military Academy. She works with cadets and teams on the psychological aspects of elite performance. Jen works with cadets on the mental aspects of the Survival Swimming course, incorporating virtual reality training alongside workshops.

Jen operates a private consulting practice, providing individual training for elite and club athletes, marathon swimmers, and executives. She also runs mental skills seminars and team building retreats for athletic and corporate groups.

In addition to performance psychology, Jen’s other passion is marathon swimming. She has completed two Catalina Channel crossings, the 28-mile length of the LA Bay, the Manhattan Island Marathon Swim, the Strait of Gibraltar, Lake Tahoe, and several Catalina Channel relays. Jen credits much of her athletic success to her experiences working with and learning about the mental aspects of performance.

Jen earned her Master's Degree in Sport Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, studying under Dr. Ken Ravizza, and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Health and Human Performance at Concordia University of Chicago.

In this interview, Jen and Cindra talk about:

  • How she became grateful while swimming with a shark
  • How she uses Ravizza’s “3 Rs” in marathon swimming
  • The difference between offensive and defensive self-talk
  • The 4Ps of self-talk
  • How to address your fear with “fear statements”

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/jen

Oct 10, 2018
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” Steve Jobs
 
High performers know they need to cultivate their intrinsic motivation. They need to keep focus on all of the reasons they love their work and keep it fun. They work to keep their language positive, focusing on giving positive energy and celebrating the small wins. They leave thinking about their job or sport with positive energy and focus.
 
Power Phrase This Week:
I celebrate the small things today! I focus on why I love to do what I do.”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Oct 6, 2018

Penny is a genuine entrepreneur.  Founding the Tremblay Leadership Center, with relationship strategies training and keynotes internationally for 20+ years, thousands have benefitted with skills and confidence to be productive, play nice in the sandbox, and climb the ladder of success.

Her Advanced Mediation certificate from Harvard combined with years of conflict resolution facilitation in workplaces bring stories, experiences and guidance for productive, peaceful and profitable business.

In this interview, Penny and Cindra talk about:

  • What it means to “Play Nice in the Sandbox”
  • Why we need to resolve conflict at work
  • Her tips for resolving conflict at work
  • How we are all carrying around a suitcase
  • Why it’s important to look in your suitcase

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/penny

Oct 3, 2018
 High performers know it’s necessary for them to develop their grit. They engage in their daily grit session – thinking about where they want to go and why. They dream about their future like Olympians, golfers, and baseball pitchers. They imagine it with VICE . They claim their goals and dreams.
 
Power Phrase This Week:
I determine my success. I claim my goals and dreams.”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Sep 29, 2018
“Be very careful what you say to yourself because someone very important is listening…YOU!” John Assaraf
 
High performers grow their consciousness. They catch their limiting or automatic negative thoughts. They take control of their life instead of letting life control them. They think in a powerful way – focusing on their dream each day and tell themselves powerful things about themselves and that their success will continue!
 
Power Phrase This Week:  
Great things are coming my way! I will reach my dreams!”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Sep 26, 2018

Dr. Marc Strickland works with professional, Olympic, collegiate and elite junior athletes including the Oakland Athletics. He has also spent time with the Chicago Cubs. He specializes in helping athletes improve their mental toughness by developing sound mental skills.

As the founder and CEO of Multisport Psychological Consultants, Dr. Strickland is trained in the use of Performance Physiology techniques, like Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, to help clients train their minds to overcome mentally challenging situations.

In this interview, Marc and Cindra talk about:

  • What the best do differently
  • How the best in the world take care of their emotional needs
  • His advice for others working in this field
  • Why mental health is a performance enhancement issue
  • The growth of sport psychology in professional baseball
  • His advice to coaches who are dealing with a mental health issue on their team

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/marc

Sep 20, 2018

“Nothing is impossible…the word itself says ‘I’m possible.’” Audrey Hepburn

High performers turn “Impossible” to “I’m possible.” They believe that impossible is an opinion. They consider all of the ways they can make it happen. They continuously check in with themselves and their emotional needs. One way they do this is by reading. In other words, they develop the daily discipline to make their goals into reality.

Power Phrase:

I do the impossible because I am possible!”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Sep 12, 2018

“Checking in on yourself gives you awareness. Awareness is like feedback on what, if any, adjustments are necessary to improve your performance. The best excel at coaching themselves.” —Ken Ravizza and Tom Hanson

High performers focus on increasing their self-awareness. They are great at coaching themselves. This gives them power to choose how to respond not react. To help us do that, we can Recognize, Release and Refocus to help us stay in control of ourselves.

Power Phrase:

“I choose to respond with purpose and intention. I coach myself!”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Sep 6, 2018

Sue Halden-Brown is a former Olympic equestrian coach, multi-disciplinary mental skills coach, business mentor and executive coach from Australia. She is a businesswoman and internationally-published author whose published books include “Mistakes Worth Making: How to Turn Sports Errors Into Athletic Excellence” published by Human Kinetics. 

She launched Equestrian Coach Education International (ECEi) earlier this year, which is the world’s first online hub for equestrian-specific coach education and professional development resources. She is also a classically-trained equestrian rider who has coached in England, Ireland, and all over Australia.

In this interview, Sue and Cindra talk about:

  • What is mistakes-management and how it applies to all areas of life
  • The principles of mistakes-management
  • Why we need mistakes-management skills
  • The best mistakes-management strategies
  • The ideal way to correct a mistake
  • Coaching tips to help others deal with a mistake

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/sue

Aug 29, 2018
“If you think you can or think you can’t, your right.” Henry Ford
 
High performers focus on the possibilities. They think big and dream about their future. They do not put limits on their ability or achievements. Instead, they defy limits by using CAR!
 
Power Phrase: 
 
I choose to see the possibilities for myself and my future. I stay gritty, believing I can do the impossible.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Aug 22, 2018
You have power over your mind, not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”Marcus Aurelius
 
High performers help others develop their mental toughness. They help them build their confidence by showing unconditional love and support. They help them let go of mistakes after learning from them. They help them focus on improvement and the process – sharing ways they have improved themselves but not comparing themselves to others.
 
Power Phrase this Week: 
 
"I choose to build mental toughness in others. I model mental toughness for others."
 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Aug 20, 2018

Tom is a speaker, author and entrepreneur who helps leaders turn their communication “shortcomings” into competitive advantage.

Tom’s entire career has been about identifying, reaching and winning over audiences.  In his first career, he did that first as an advertising executive with Ogilvy, Grey and Hal Riney, and as a marketing VP for Sears and 3Com.  In Tom’s second career as CEO of Second City Works, the B2B arm of the famous Second City comedy theatre, he got whole new perspective on winning audiences.  There, he turned the company’s corporate entertainment side hustle into a groundbreaking communications and executive education consultancy.  Over Tom’s 14-year tenure, he and his team used comedy and improvisation to help tens of thousands of leaders improve creativity, communication and collaboration.  He also co-wrote the top selling leadership book: Yes, And How Improvisation Reverses “No But” Thinking and Improves Creativity and Collaboration (Harper Business).

Tom just began his third career with the launch of Shyne Advisors, an innovative executive communication company that helps quiet, introverted leaders become confident, original communicators.

Tom is a past IncubatorEdu mentor and the proud father of two sons, one of whom is an IncubatorEdu alum.

In this interview, Tom and Cindra talk about:

  • The “Yes, And” Strategy
  • What gets in the way of communication
  • Why comparison is a roadblock in communication
  • How we can build our strengths into our communication
  • The big questions you should ask yourself when you don’t want to speak up
  • And how you speaking up impacts the culture of your organization

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/tomyorton

Aug 16, 2018

“Don’t let negativity win. When you rise above the negative energy, you raise the positive energy for everyone.”  Jon Gordon 

High performers develop positive teams. They realize that positivity makes a difference and they value it. They generate positivity on their team by working from their purpose. Knowing their vision. Working to get better each day. Having optimism and showing love and care. They show 1% more positive each day.

Power Phrase: 

"I choose positivity. I choose to bring positive energy each day and in each situation with my team."

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Aug 11, 2018

Dr. Andrea Becker is an Assistant Professor at Sacramento State where she teaches courses in sport psychology such as Psychological Aspects of Peak Performance and Sport and Exercise Psychology. She also serves as an Assistant Coach (the Sport Psych Coach) for the USA Men’s Volleyball and traveled to the Rio Olympics with the team.

Andrea completed her Ph.D. in Sport Psychology at the University of Tennessee and her dissertation was on the psychology of coaching. She has published research articles examining great coaches including legendary coach, Pat Summit.

In this interview, Andrea and Cindra talk about:

  • The uniqueness of the Olympic Games
  • The pressures of social media
  • Consistent themes related to the mental game of the elite
  • Why it is essential to focus on the process
  • The importance of being vulnerable on a team
  • Her research on the best coaches including Pat Summit

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/andreabecker

Aug 1, 2018

“Adversity causes some people to break; others to break records.” William Arthur Ward

High performers see the opportunity. They know everyone experiences adversity – but it’s how they respond to it that matters. They realize they have a choice in how they respond. Then, they see the opportunity – and ask themselves ‘What’s the opportunity here’ 3 times to make sure they think like the most successful.

Power Phrase:

“I am an optimist. I see the opportunity in every difficulty.”

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jul 28, 2018

Widely considered the world's top expert on Sports Leadership, Jeff Janssen is the founder and president of the Janssen Sports Leadership Center. Jeff's pioneering work in launching and conducting college athletics' first Leadership Academies with student-athletes and coaches began over a decade ago. His groundbreaking work continues to be the gold standard today.

Jeff and his team's work has led to the creation of cutting edge Leadership Academies at Michigan, Illinois, Arkansas, LSU, Pitt, NC State, Colorado, Yale, Georgetown, South Carolina, Stanford, among others.

He has authored numerous books including The Team Captain's Leadership Manual, The Team Captain's Culture Manual, Championship Team Building, Jeff Janssen's Peak Performance Playbook, How to Develop Relentless Competitors, The Commitment Continuum™ System, and The Seven Secrets of Successful Coaches.

In this interview, Jeff and Cindra talk about:

  • 6 key components in a championship culture
  • The characteristics of a high performance culture
  • 7 secrets of successful coaches
  • How and why he developed the leadership academies
  • How to build and sustain a championship culture[CK1] 
  • 10 step blueprint

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/jeffjanssen

Jul 26, 2018

“What we need is more people who specialize in the impossible.” Theodore Roethke

High performers believe that it is possible. Not that things are impossible. The find evidence on why they can do the impossible. They have big dreams they work towards and are pushing themselves consistently.

Power Phrase this Week: 

I defy limitations. I move boundaries. I do the impossible because I’m possible!

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jul 23, 2018

Dr. Brett Haskell, Ph.D., was promoted to Director of Sports Psychology in July of 2018.

In her role, Dr. Haskell provides counseling, psychological services, mental skills training, teambuilding and leadership development services for each of Nebraska's 24 sports and more than 600 Husker student-athletes. Haskell works closely with student-athletes to help them develop skills and techniques that enhance personal well-being, address mental health concerns and optimize performance. She also works with coaches to provide team interventions that build student-athlete resilience and grow mental resolve.

Dr. Haskell came to Nebraska in September of 2014 after serving as a counseling and sport psychology postdoctoral counselor at Kansas. Along with obtaining her doctoral degree from Kansas in Counseling Psychology, Dr. Haskell provided counseling and performance enhancement training to Jayhawk student-athletes for five years.

Dr. Haskell earned her bachelor's degree in psychology from Nebraska-Kearney in 2005 and her master's degree in sport psychology from North Carolina-Greensboro in 2008. While at UNK, she was a member of the Loper volleyball team. Dr. Haskell resides in Lincoln with her husband, Brian, son Ezra and daughter Parker. 

In this interview, Brett and Cindra talk about:

  • Why we should “live deep” in our lives
  • 4 levels of living deeply
  • The continuum of mental health
  • How understand neuroscience can help create a culture of thriving (training the 3rd branch of our nervous system – the social engagement system
  • How she worked with Nebraska Volleyball to create a culture of respect where they are calm and focused on a team
  • What it looks like when teams create an unsafe team environment

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/bretthaskell

Jul 12, 2018

Jim Thompson, founder and CEO of Positive Coaching Alliance, started PCA in 1998 to transform the culture of youth sports into a Development Zone™ with the goal to develop Better Athletes, Better People. PCA’s vision of youth sports as a Development Zone has attracted the support and involvement of many elite coaches, athletes, academics and business leaders in this country.

Jim received an MBA from Stanford where he was Director of the Public Management Program, named during his tenure as the nation's top non-profit business management program. He has written nine books on youth sports including: Positive Coaching, The Double-Goal Coach, Shooting in the Dark, Elevating Your Game and Developing Better Athletes, Better People.

Jim is on Stanford's Continuing Studies Program faculty where he teaches courses in coaching, leadership, and sport & spiritually.

In this interview, Jim and Cindra talk about:

  • Why he started Positive Coaching Alliance in 1998 and how they built a movement
  • How we can fill our emotional tank and the tanks of others
  • His ELM Tree of Mastery
  • The magic ratio of positive comments
  • The best way to respond to ensure our people know we have their backs
  • Why psychological safety is important to develop as a leader

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/jimthompson

Jul 11, 2018

 “A negative mind will never give you a positive life.” Unknown

 High performers train their thoughts. They follow and implement the 3 thought principles to take command over their thinking. They don’t believe everything they think. They talk to themselves not listen. And they think “I will…I can…I am…” to reach their potential.

Power Phrase this Week:

I talk to myself not listen. I talk to myself starting with “I will…I can…I am…”.

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jul 6, 2018

Jesse Michel is currently in his second season at the helm of Houston Astros Mental Skills Program.  As the Mental Skills Coordinator for the 2017 World Series champions, Jesse helps ensure the players, coaches, and staff are mentally prepared to compete at their best every single day. He has spearheaded the efforts to develop and implement a comprehensive Mental Training Program for the organization, and is an integral part of the player development staff for the major league and minor league teams. 

Prior to his role with the Astros, Jesse was the Lead Master Resilience Trainer-Performance Expert for Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) at Schofield Barracks in Oahu, HI. While in Hawaii, worked with Soldiers to develop the same mental skills and techniques that elite athletes and use to excel on and off the field.

Jesse has a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology and M.A. in Community Counseling from West Virginia University, a M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science from Ithaca College, and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego. He is currently listed on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant for the Association of Applied Sport Psychology.

In this interview, Jesse and Cindra talk about:

  • His approach to failure
  • What happens when we think about the wrong thing at the wrong time
  • How there is a mental component in everything we do
  • The bell curve of mental toughness
  • The science of performance enhancement

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/jesse

Jul 3, 2018

“People think that focus means saying yes to the thing you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means staying not to the hundred other good ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully.” Steve Jobs  

High performers train their focus. They know that busy doesn’t mean they are doing the most important work. They know their human nature is that you are not disciplined and nor have self-control. So, train your mind to focus on what’s most important for them given their mission and purpose. They decide to focus on one thing – put the distractions away. High performers say no so they can say yes to the most important things.

Power Phrase this Week:

I train my focus to stay lasered in on my purpose. I do what is uncomfortable not easy!

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jun 29, 2018

Dr. Kensa Gunter is a licensed psychologist (Georgia) and a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). 

In her Atlanta based private practice, she provides individual counseling, sport psychology services, and consultation services to various organizations. Dr. Gunter has worked with the Atlanta Falcons (NFL) and the Atlanta Dream (WNBA) as well as athletes from a variety of levels (e.g., high school, collegiate, & professional) and non-athletic populations.  She also provides workshops and lectures both locally and nationally. 

She’s passionate about helping people and working to decrease the stigma around mental health that exists within society and particularly within athletic & African-American communities.  She serves in various professional organizations and is also listed on the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.

In this interview, Kensa and Cindra talk about:

  • The 3 prongs of her philosophy & how they are tied to her business name
  • How her biggest failure opened another world
  • How you can BRAND yourself
  • Why it’s important to maximize the present moment
  • What high performers do differently

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/kensa

Jun 27, 2018

“There is no passion to be found playing small- in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” Nelson Mandela 

High performers are say yes to vital work. They do the hard things first and stay focused on the work that supports their goals and purpose. They rid themselves of trival work – work that doesn’t support their goals and purpose, and drains their focus, energy and positivity. They say yes to the work that matters and no to the crappy stuff!

Power Phrase this Week:

I stay focused on my purpose and doing the vital work to support my mission. I say “yes” to what matters most!

 

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other championships teams. She coaches athletes, CEOs and executives one-on-one to help them learn and apply the mental tools that lead to success.

Cindra also speaks to and works with businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical tools that work. Her clients range from Verizon Wireless to Mayo Clinic Health System.

Cindra's first book: Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge was published in August. Her Ph.D. is in sport and performance psychology and she is a Professor in Performance Psychology at Minnesota State University.

To book Cindra for your next speaking event or learn more about her one-on-one coaching, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

For more information about Cindra's book, visit: beyondgrit.com

Jun 23, 2018

Keith A. Kaufman, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the mental training of athletes and others who wish to improve their health and performance. He has operated his own private practice since 2008, and currently has two office locations in the Washington, DC metropolitan area.

Dr. Kaufman is also a Research Associate at The Catholic University of America where he teaches undergraduate sport psychology, and co-developed the mindful sport performance enhancement (MSPE) program.  

His recently book, “Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement: Mental Training for Athletes and Coaches,” was the focus of this interview.

In this interview, Keith and Cindra talk about:

  • What is Mindful Sport Performance Enhancement (MSPE)
  • The latest research on MSPE
  • The mental training paradox
  • The benefits of practicing mindfulness
  • Formal vs. informal practices of mindfulness
  • How to adopt MSPE to you and your team

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/keith

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