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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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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

Jun 21, 2018

“If you leave your growth to randomness, you’ll always live in the land of mediocrity.” Brandon Burchard

High performers are intentional with their energy, time and focus. They choose to be courageous every day. They constantly seek improvement because uncomfortableness is how they grow and needed thrive. They show up as themselves – not trying to do more to be more. High performers are intentional with their mind, they choose to see the positive and feel positive emotions.

Power Phrase this Week:

I think, act and feel like a high performer. I am intentional with my thoughts, emotions, and actions!

 

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 16, 2018

Dr. Vanessa Shannon is the Director of Mental Performance for University of Louisville Athletics and Norton Sports Health. As a former NCAA Division 1 volleyball player, she understands the challenges associated with balancing performance in the classroom and performance in sport.

Prior to Louisville, Dr. Shannon spent two years at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida where she served as a mental conditioning coach, coordinated psychological test preparation for the NFL Combine Training Program, and served as a Vision Training Coach for the Major League Baseball Off-Season Training Program.

Dr. Shannon began her career in academia where she spent 3 years as Department Chair of Exercise and Sport Sciences at Tennessee Wesleyan University and 5 years as a faculty member in the Sport and Exercise Psychology Program at West Virginia University. She holds a PhD in Applied Sport Psychology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a MS in Exercise Psychology from Kansas State University, and BAs in Health and Human Performance and Psychology from Rice University.

In this interview, Vanessa and Cindra talk about:

  • Vanessa’s definition of culture and how she helps teams develop culture
  • Why we must consider behavior to build culture
  • Her 8 Principles of the Cardinal Mindset
  • How the best performers think
  • Why asking yourself the questions, “What do you want and what are you willing to do to get there?” are essential to consider

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

Jun 12, 2018
“Whatever you hold in your mind on a consistent basis is exactly what you will experience in your life.” Tony Robbins
 
High performers know that they need to examine their beliefs. They pay attention to what they believe – examining if it helps them reach their potential or not. They ask themselves these important questions about beliefs – and remember that beliefs are a skill – they can be unlearned with practice and intention.
 
Power Phrase this Week:
 
I have the power to choose my beliefs! I choose empowering beliefs so that I can choose to reach my greater potential.
 

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 7, 2018

“Spend less time following other people’s lives and more time leading your own life.” Darren Hardy

 

High performers know that they have to protect their attention. They pay attention to what they are focused on because that impacts what they think about, what they expect, and what they create in their life. They realize their attention is their sacred gift. They make decisions related to their phone and energy suckers so they can feed their mind with positive and stay focused on their goals and dreams. They stay focused leading their own life, not sucked into others.

 

Power Phrase this Week: 

I get in my life what I create. I spend time leading my own life and directing my attention to 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

Jun 5, 2018

Mark McLaughlin, MD is a neurosurgeon on a mission to use the lessons he’s learned in his career to help others courageously engage and wrestle with stress.

Dr. McLaughlin believes everyone can take the core principles behind brain surgery and apply them to any of life’s problems. In his upcoming book, Outthinking Fear, Dr. McLaughlin discusses the lessons he learned in the operating room and how they can be utilized in everyday life to think and act move effectively.

He is a board certified neurosurgeon, currently practicing neurological surgery at Princeton Brain and Spine Care. He has published over 100 articles on neurosurgery and spoken internationally about his field. A former NCAA Division I wrestler, Dr. McLaughlin was inducted into the National Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2016. He remains active in the wrestling world, coaching with the Princeton Wrestling Club.

Dr. McLaughlin also served as medical director for Princeton Brain and Spine from 2005 to 2015 before focusing in on teaching and inspiring others. 

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

May 24, 2018

“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” Mark Twain

 

High performers know that being present is something we need to practice. Now is the more distracted time in our history and we must practice focusing on attention on what matters – the present. With phones and technology, we can be easily distracted and anxiety. To practice mindfulness, or staying in the present non-judgmentally, we can use a body scan – mental scan, environmental scan, or head to toe scan. This helps connect us with what’s going on right now so we can be the best we can be!

 

Power Phrase this Week: 

"I gently bring my attention to the present moment. Letting go of all worries or regrets. Instead, empowered to reach my best right here and right now."

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

 

 

May 20, 2018

Mackenzie Havey is the author of the new book published by Bloomsbury, MINDFUL RUNNING. She writes about endurance sports and mind-body health and fitness for a number of leading publications, including TheAtlantic.com, ESPN, Runner’s World, SELF, and Outside.

She holds a graduate degree in sport psychology, is a USA Track & Field-certified coach, teaches classes in the Kinesiology Department at the University of Minnesota, and has completed 14 marathons and an Ironman triathlon.

Mackenzie lives in Minneapolis with her husband, 20-month old daughter, and vizsla pup.

In this interview, Mackenzie and Cindra talk about:

  • What mindfulness is
  • The benefits of practicing mindfulness
  • How we can practice mindfulness
  • How mindfulness supports psychological skills training
  • How mindfulness changes our brain

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/Mackenzie. You can find more about Mackenzie’s work on twitter @mackenziehavey, www.mlhavey.com or www.mindfulrunningbook.com.

May 16, 2018

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off your bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ~ Mark Twain

 

High performers know that confidence is a decision and a skill. It’s more important that they act in a confident way, and then the feeling of confidence come after. To build their confidence, and decrease their FEAR, they DARE. Defuse their negative thoughts, accept the discomfort, set realistic goals, and then embrace their values.

 

Power Phrase this Week: 

"I choose confidence. I act in a confident way, and my confident feelings follow."

 

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

May 14, 2018

Don Yaeger is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, longtime Associate Editor of Sports Illustrated, and author of over 30 books, eleven of which have become New York Times Best-sellers. Don left Sports Illustrated in 2008 to pursue a public speaking career that has allowed him to share stories learned from the greatest winners of our generation with audiences as diverse as Fortune 10 companies to cancer survivor groups, where he shares his personal story.

More than a quarter-million people have heard his talks on “What Makes the Great Ones Great.” He is an award-winning Certified Speaking Professional, an executive coach and team culture expert.

In this interview, Don and Cindra talk about:

  • Characteristics of the great ones
  • How the great ones respond in moments of adversity
  • Habits of high performing teams
  • What separates the great teams from others
  • How successful teams use meetings

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Don at cindrakamphoff.com/don.

May 8, 2018

“When your brain says that you're done, you're only 40 percent done.” David Goggins, Navy Seal and Ultramarathoner

High performers know they have more in their reserve tank. They keep in mind the 40% rule which means they have up to 60 percent more to give. They embrace the suck, but don’t live there. They think and act like pros by welcoming and embracing the discomfort. They realize they need to stay the course, put their heads in the sand and stay gritty.

Power Phrase this Week: 

I have a reserve tank that hasn’t even been tapped. I put my head in the sand, stay the course, and remain gritty.

 

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

May 4, 2018

As the founder and CEO of business growth consultancy, Progress Performance International, Catherine has spoken in 14 countries.  She has trained and mentored many thousands of emerging leaders and business owners, including many professional speakers.

Catherine is a Certified Speaking Professional and Global Speaking Fellow. She is a Past National President, Member of the Hall of Fame and Life Member with the Professional Speakers Australia. She was also a President of the Global Speakers Federation.

Catherine speaks from her own rich life and business background sharing stories of survival and strategies for growth.   She inspires, encourages and enables her audiences to rethink their world, expand their visions, and reach their goals and dreams.  

In this interview, Catherine and Cindra talk about:

  • How to make sure your vision and purpose still excite you
  • Why it’s important o remember we have authority over ourselves
  • The difference between a vision and purpose
  • Why it’s important to ask ourselves “What are the possibilities?” and consider them from the parent, child, and adult perspectives
  • The best advice she has ever received when she was diagnosed with cancer as a young age

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Lennie at cindrakamphoff.com/catherine

To receive the Free Download: “Aligning Purpose, Power and Possibilities,” go to: http://www.catherinepalinbrinkworth.com/

May 1, 2018

“Sometimes you have to get out of the way of yourself so you can be yourself.”

Amy Cuddy

High performers know they may experience the Impostor Syndrome. When they do, they realize they are in good company. Then, they catch the thoughts causing it. They remind themselves they are enough.  They focus on the value they bring and own their successes. They remember they didn’t get lucky by chance. They reframe their limiting thoughts and remind themselves, they were meant to be here!

My High Performance Power Phrase:

"I am enough. I own my successes and remind myself, I am meant to be here!"

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

Apr 25, 2018

“You can’t climb the ladder of success with your hands in your pockets.” Richardo Parente

High performers find the next level by putting in the work. They realize they won’t feel great all of the time, but stick with it knowing they will feel better in a mile. They help others because they know that doing so releases positive endorphins and they generally care for others. They adjust their goals when needed – and stay focused on the process of being at their best – not the outcome.

My High Performance Power Phrase: 

“I put in the work necessary for success. I stick with it knowing it will feel sweet at the end!”

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

Apr 19, 2018

Lennie Waite is professional track athlete in the 3000m steeplechase and a sport psychology consultant. Waite attended Rice University from 2004-2009, where she played soccer and ran cross country and track.

Waite left Rice as a school record holder, a two-time All-American, an Academic All-American, and a top 10 finalist for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. After her career at Rice, she pursued her PhD in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at the University of Houston which she completed in 2012.

A few months after earning her PhD in 2012, she competed in the 2012 Olympic Trials, finishing fourth and narrowly missing a spot on Great Britain’s Olympic Team. In 2016, she achieved her dream of becoming an Olympian and represented Great Britain in the 3000m steeplechase at the Rio Olympics. Lennie is currently preparing for her third Commonwealth Games for Scotland and raced in the 3000m steeplechase in the Gold Coast, Australia on April 11th.  

Lennie is also a Certified Mental Performance Coach (CMPC) and an active member of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. She is passionate about developing athletes to their fullest potential.

In this interview, Lennie and Cindra talk about:

  • The best mindset for her to race well at an elite level
  • What the world’s best do differently
  • A signature technique she uses with the athletes she works with
  • Her experience at the Olympic Games
  • How to close the gap between where you are now and where you want to be

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Lennie at cindrakamphoff.com/lennie.

Apr 17, 2018

“When you complain, you make yourself a victim. Leave the situation. Change the situation or accept it. All else is madness.” Eckhart Tolle

High performers dominate their APE. They focus on what they can control – their attitude, preparation and effort and dominate their reaction to what they cannot control. They choose a positive perspective. They prepare full out and are all in to their pursuit of their long-term goals. They use the 86,400 seconds in each day to their fullest capacity. They give their best day in and day out.

My High Performance Power Phrase:

"I dominate my APE. I give my best attitude, preparation, and effort day in and day out."

 

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

Apr 12, 2018

“If you change the way you look at things, the thing you look at change.” Wayne Dyer

High performers choose positivity in a negative world so they thrive. They use reframing daily which is the process of recreating alternative frames or looking at their life, sport, or the world. They see how the obstacle is helping me. This helps them feel unstoppable and excited about their life, sport, and job.

My High Performance Power Phrase: 

"I choose positivity. I choose to bring positive energy each day and in each situation. I choose to focus on what is great in my life and on 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

Apr 9, 2018

Dr. Colleen Hacker has served as a member of the United States coaching staff for five Olympic Games as a Mental Skills Coach and Performance Psychology Specialist. Dr. Hacker began her National Team service in 1995 working with the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team. They won the first Gold Medal awarded in women’s soccer at the 1996 Olympic Games followed by a dramatic overtime victory over China in the 1999 World Cup that year.

She has been named on the coaching staff for more than 10 World Championship and has been named Olympic games Coaching staff for women’s soccer, field hockey and ice hockey. She helped the US women’s hockey team win gold this year at the Winter Olympics.

In addition to her work with National Teams, Dr. Hacker serves as the mental skills coach to professional, international and Olympic athletes in a variety of sports.

With more than 30 years experience in higher education, she is currently a Professor in Kinesiology specializing in Sport and Exercise Psychology in Tacoma, Washington. Dr. Hacker has received numerous professional awards including the Distinguished Professional Practice Award from AASP (the first woman to do so) and the Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award (the highest teaching honor awarded by the University). ESPNW named Dr. Hacker as one of 30 women in the country who "change the way sports are played." 

Catch Them Being Good (Penguin Books and Viking Press) a collaboration with champion soccer coach Tony DiCicco, was released in 2002.

In this interview, Colleen and Cindra talk about:

  • Why it’s important to do good work where you are at
  • How she got involved with Olympic Teams
  • Why people in the field should be scholars first and practitioners second
  • How the best of the best can perform on demand
  • The 4-step progression of mental skills development

You can find a full description of the Podcast and contact information for Colleen at cindrakamphoff.com/colleen.

Apr 3, 2018

“Comparison with myself bring improvement, comparison with others brings discontent.” Betty Jamie Chung

 

High performers focus on their improvement and reaching their standard of excellence instead of comparing themselves to others. Comparison is the quickest way to let you, your team, your family, or your individual performance suffer. Instead, high performers celebrate others and their accomplishments and ask themselves, “What can I learn from this person?”

 

Power Phrase this Week:

 "I work to be my best me. I know the less I pay attention to others around me, the happier and higher performer I will be!"

 

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

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