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Dec 30, 2019

“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” Bill Copeland


High performers set goals not resolutions. They get clear on what they want and spend time reflecting on their wishes and dreams. They write their goals down. They follow through with their goals and keep them in mind during the year.


Phrase this Week: I am gritty. I stay focused on where I am going after in 2020. I put in the hours necessary for success.”

Dec 24, 2019

Wes Simmons is the CEP of 3Dimensional Coaching and a national presenter who has delivered workshops to thousands of coaches at every level of sport. From youth sports clubs to college athletic departments, from local school districts to National conventions, from Florida to California, Wes has captured audiences with the 3Dimensional Coaching content while sharing his personal experience of both playing for, and coaching with, a 3D coach.

Wes played college football at Northwest Missouri State University where he started on back-to-back NCAA DII National Championship teams. Upon graduation, he began his coaching career at Northwest while completing his Master’s degree in Athletic Administration. Since that time, his career has shifted from on-field coaching to coaching both athletes and coaches in all areas of life. Along with presenting 3Dimensional Coaching workshops/clinics, Wes serves as an adjunct lecturer at NWMSU where he teaches the 3D Coaching course to graduate students. resides in St. Joseph, MO, where he lives with his wife Amy and their 4 children.


In this podcast, Wes and Cindra talk about:

  • The 3 Dimensions of Coaching
  • Why Love is Important in Coaching and Leadership
  • His Definition of Love
  • Ways to Coach Love and the Heart
  • Why Sharing Your purpose and Story is at the Heart of Relationship Building

You can find a full description of the Podcast at

Dec 23, 2019

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excited you.” Oprah Winfrey

High performers choose positive energy because it makes them & others around them better. They do this by focusing on what they HAVE, not what is missing. They focus on what they can control, not what they cannot control. And the majority of their thoughts/focus is on the present.


Power Phrase this Week: “I generate energy and positive momentum. I bring energy in each situation. I am full of enthusiasm, energy, purpose, and happiness.”

Dec 17, 2019

“ Forgiveness is not a one-time thing. Forgiveness is a life-style.” Dr. Martin Luther King

High performers live and let go. They use a practice like Ho’oponopono to judge themselves less and show others compassionate and grace. Ho’oponopono includes 4 phrases: “I’m sorry. Please forgive me. I love you. Thank you.” Listen to learn more.


Power Phrase this Week: I let go of resentment and judgement. I free myself of beating myself up and instead, replace it with compassion and grace.”

Dec 14, 2019

Lindsey Hamilton is the Assistant Head of Mental Conditioning of the IMG Institute at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL where she helps lead, develop, and facilitate several areas in the Mental Conditioning Department. The Mental Conditioning Department oversees the mental skills development of over 1,200 middle school and high school aged student-athletes in 8 sports. She also works with external groups such as professional athletes, military experts, business leaders, and year-round campers. She leads the IMG Institute through developing and delivering High Performance Mindset training to corporate clients, such as VISA, Marriott, and Gatorade.

Growing up, Lindsey was a competitive soccer player in California, where she and her team won 5 State Championship and went on to win 2 National Championships. Following her youth career, Lindsey played collegiate soccer at Chapman University, while also receiving two bachelor's degrees in psychology and sociology.

After graduating, she pursued her love of psychology at Stanford University, where she worked in the social psychology research lab. Years later, she combined her passion for psychology with her appreciation for sport when she pursued her master's degree in Sport and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from the University of Utah. Lindsey is now pursuing her doctorate in kinesiology from UNC Greensboro. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and serves as the Chair of the Student Development Committee. Lindsey currently lives in Florida with her husband, Paul, and her three kids, Benjamin (6), Mark (4), and Nora (2).

In this podcast, Lindsey and Cindra talk about:

  • How the mind and body are not separate
  • 3 Ways to improve confidence along with a specific exercise
  • Her story of failure and what she learned from it
  • Powerful tips for parenting

You can find a full description of the Podcast at

Dec 7, 2019

Grant Parr, M.A. is a Mental Sport Performance Consultant focusing on high impact and combat sports. His consulting practice uses mental performance techniques and strategies to help athletes and coaches gain a competitive edge in their sport performance. He consults with a wide variety of athletes and sports disciplines including fencing, football, wrestling, martial arts and many others.

Grant’s career in sports began at the age of 7. His fascination with full contact and combat sports led him down an exciting and inspiring career in various sports, including baseball, basketball, soccer, and football. His football career as quarterback spanned 13 years in both high school and college, earning him various awards and accolades. After graduating from California High School, Grant excelled at the collegiate level playing for Chabot Junior College and Sonoma State University. He has a Bachelors degree in Communications – Media Arts and a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology from JFK University. After graduation, Grant spent 17 years in sales in the technology space in the Bay Area before pursuing a career in Sport Psychology.


Grant’s enthusiasm for mental performance in sports is not only fueled by his passion as an athlete, coach, and sport performance consultant, but how mental performance translates into life skills.

You can find a full description of the Podcast at

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Dec 3, 2019

Adversity causes some men and women to break; others to break records.”  William Arthur Ward

High performers play to win. They take risks, have courage and put themselves out there. They talk to themselves powerfully and embrace the 3 C: challenge, chances, and confidence.


Power Phrase this Week: I play to win in my life and sport. I go for it – challenging myself and believing in my ability to be successful.”

Nov 28, 2019

Josh Lifrak served as the Director of the Mental Skills Program for the Chicago Cubs from 2014 to 2019. His greatest passion is to help people discover their full potential. He has been a part of six national championship with the most recent being the 2016 World Series with the Chicago Cubs.

Josh holds a Master's degree in Exercise Science with a specialization in Sports Psychology from Ithaca College. He has been a leader in the mental training and mindfulness industry for the past fifteen years, and has helped many teams, individuals, and businesses reach peak performance. On his off-time Josh enjoys extreme sports, Yoga and meditation, and spending time with his family.

In this podcast, Josh and Cindra talk about:

  • How mindset played a key factor in the Chicago Clubs winning the World Series in 2015
  • Why all 3 types of thoughts have value – even the negative thoughts
  • How to address thinking that doesn’t serve you
  • Why reaching your goals is all about the process
  • His recommendation related to how often we should meditate
  • Why journaling is key to your success

You can find a full description of the Podcast at

You can find Lynn at

Nov 25, 2019

No one is you. And that is your superpower.”— Anonymous

High performers know and embrace their strengths. They use their strengths to make a difference in the world and work from their strengths. They are self-aware of their kryptonite so they understand themselves and what takes them off their best.

Power Phrase this Week: I embrace my superpowers to be at my best more often and make a difference in the world.”

Nov 23, 2019

People who are committed to a purpose usually view stress as a challenge rather than a threat and aren’t impacted by it in a negative way.— Steve Gilliland

High performers see stressful situations as a challenge they can overcome instead of a threat to their performance or confidence. This improves their health and their performance. They talk to themselves powerful when experiencing stress – reminding themselves they can handle anything.


Power Phrase this Week: I see stress as a challenge I can overcome. I can handle anything that comes my way.”

Nov 19, 2019

Ryan Gottfredson, Ph.D. is a cutting-edge leadership consultant, author, trainer, and researcher. He helps improve organizations, leaders, teams, and employees by improving their mindsets. Ryan holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from Indiana University and is a leadership and management professor at the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics at California State University-Fullerton (CSUF). He is a well-published leadership, management, and organizational behavior researcher in several industry leading journals: Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Business Horizons, Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, and Journal of Leadership Studies. Ryan has consulted for dozens of organizations across a variety of industries including banking, healthcare, education, and energy.

In this podcast, Ryan and Cindra talk about:

  • Ryan’s new book “Success Mindsets” (available
  • What leaders need to do to be successful
  • The 4 types of mindsets
  • The 4 desires that lead to negative mindsets
  • 4 ways to change your mindsets

You can find a full description of the podcast episode at

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Nov 16, 2019

“Quality questions create a quality life. Successful people ask better questions, and as a result, they get better answers.” Tony Robbins

 High performers ask themselves powerful questions to shape the way they experience the world and help them generate momentum and energy. They ask themselves 3 types of powerful questions: “Growing through,” “Daily Gift” and “Gratitude Questions” to create their best life.

Power Phrase this Week: I ask myself powerful questions each day to create the life I want.”

Nov 8, 2019

Lynn is a behavioral coach, team development consultant and owner of Core Growth Consulting. Lynn spent five years as the Director of Growth & Development with Northwestern Mutual in New York City. Following a burning desire to help others realize their true greatness, Lynn founded Core Growth Consulting in 2005, which allowed her to focus on helping individuals and teams thrive.

Lynn’s passion is helping people build emotional intelligence through self-awareness. Lynn is a certified Harrison Assessment consultant and certified Martha Beck Coach. Lynn gets to live out her dream of running a family business with her husband and business partner, Craig. They are raising their two sons: Reid (7) & Ty (5) and now call Orange County, CA home.

In this podcast, Lynn and Cindra talk about:

  • The ah-ha moment Cindra had at Lynn’s presentation
  • The triad to change how you feel
  • How to should change your old stories
  • 5 Blocks to emotional intelligence
  • The 3 Mandates of Leadership she learned at a Tony Robbins leadership course

You can find a full description of the Podcast at

You can find Lynn at

Oct 30, 2019

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” Deepak Chopra


High performers solve their problems like puzzles. This perspective keeps them creative, energized, and calm. They are more likely to reach their goals when they can experience adversity head on instead of advoiding it.


Phrase this Week: I solve my problems like puzzles. Nothing is too hard or impossible for me because I tackle difficulties with gratitude.”

Oct 28, 2019

Debbie Peterson is President, Business Keynote Speaker and Career Mindset Strategist at Getting to Clarity. She has successfully worked with professionals at various stages of their career in corporations, associations, and charitable organizations to accelerate professional success.

As a professional speaker, she helps audiences to develop an elevated mindset for accelerated results in their career. Debbie has 25+ years in Corporate with experience in Administration, Project Management, and Investor Relations. She is a certified Trainer of NLP at the Master Practitioner level and has spent over nine years studying, designing and delivering keynotes, workshops, and corporate trainings using Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) as a foundation.

Debbie is a professional member of the National Speakers Association, Women’s Speakers Association, and an author with her book, Clarity: The Smart Professionals Guide to Creating Success on Your Terms, just released.

On a personal note, Debbie boycotts winter and chases sunshine from Pennsylvania to Florida each year with her husband, Tom.

In this podcast, Debbie and Cindra talk about:

  • What happens when you don’t have clarity
  • How mistakes serve you to get to the next level
  • How to do more of what you were meant to do
  • How responsibility allows you to take reasons into results
  • The 3 Cs to change your focus

You can find a full description of the Podcast at

You can find Debbie at

Oct 22, 2019

“I don’t know where the limits are, but I would like to go there.” Eliud Kipchoge


High performers believe their potential is unlimited. They recognize their limiting beliefs and condition themselves to move their vision to new heights. They level up their beliefs to change their future and experience.


Power Phrase this Week: I choose empowering beliefs so that I can reach my potential. If I think it, I can do it.”


Oct 9, 2019

“Just keep in mind: the more we value things outside our control, the less control we have.” Epictetus

High performers detach themselves from the outcome. They dominate their process or their how each day and week, and TRUST the outcome will take care of itself.


Power Phrase this Week: I attack the process it takes for me to reach my highest potential. I let go of the outcome or result and keep my focused on my how each day.”

Oct 6, 2019

Jeff Locke is a professional football player who was drafted in the 5th Round of the NFL Draft in 2013. Jeff spent 4 years as the starting punter for the Minnesota Vikings and continued his career with the Colts, Lions, and 49ers over the next 2 seasons. He most recently played for the Arizona Hotshots of the AAF. He earned his degree in Economics from UCLA and was a 4-year starter on the football team.

While in the NFL, Jeff enjoyed spending some of his time as a mentor and advocate with ACES, a program that provides sports-based curriculum to improve math skills and social-emotional learning for low-income students. He has also developed and presented financial literacy presentations to the rookie groups of each NFL team he has been a member of. He has a passion for financial education and plans to dedicate a part of his post-football career to helping others improve their financial well-being.

In his downtime, Jeff loves spending time with his girlfriend, golfing, and riding his bike. He enjoys reading across multiple disciplines, such as history and psychology. An Arizona native, he now resides in Santa Monica, California. 

In this podcast, Jeff and Cindra talk about:

  • How mindset is what separates the best
  • 2 practices of the World’s Best
  • 5 ways the mental game helped his game
  • Why mastering the process over outcome is essential
  • Why he still mediates every day

You can find a full description of the Podcast at

Oct 3, 2019

High performers are intentional with their self-talk. They think “I can…” to reach their potential. They are honest with themselves and when they think “I can’t…”, they ask themselves if they are willing to do the work to change it to “I can….”. This is important because when we are think “I can’t…” we really mean “I won’t.”


Power Phrase this Week: I believe that I can! I change my can’t into cans to help me reach my big plans.”

Sep 28, 2019

Dolly Parton – “Figure out how you are, then do it on purpose.”


High performers do themselves on purpose. They spend time thinking and reflecting on what they love to do, what they would miss dinner for, and what their legacy will be. They understand what is important to them.


Power Phrase this Week: I figure out who I am and do it on purpose. I do what I love, which keeps me fueled and excited about my life.”

Sep 24, 2019

Robin Sharma - "Your excuses are just the lies your fears have sold you."


Power Phrase for this week: “I take 100% responsibility for my life. I give up excuses and take action instead.”

Sep 23, 2019

Hannah Huesman, M.S., is a Mental Skills Coach with the Philadelphia Phillies. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. Before joining the Phillies, she was a Mental Performance Coach with Sport Strata, a New York based firm focuses on teaching skills and techniques proven to increase characteristics of peak mental performance.

Hannah received her Master’s degree in Sport Psychology and Motor Learning from the University of Tennessee, and played Division I softball and basketball at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She has a series on Instagram and LinkedIn called “Mental Sweat Mondays.”

 In this podcast, Hannah and Cindra talk about:

  • How she developed her own confidence
  • What’s it is like working in professional baseball as a female
  • Why confidence is up to you
  • How mental skills need to be practiced proactively not reactively
  • What it means to focus on the right thing at the right time
  • And how self-awareness is “the” foundational skill

You can find a full description of the Podcast at

You can find Hannah at

Sep 14, 2019

Erin was born and raised in southern Georgia. She grew up listening to Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, The Beatles, Simon and Garfunkel, and Irish music…a whole lot of Irish music. Her mom introduced her to country music.  She would play Toby Keith, Alan Jackson and Brooks and Dunn in the car.  As a little girl, Erin would try to get my voice as deep as I could to match theirs.


She’s been performing for as long as she could remember. When she was 19, her cousin Jacob Underwood (from MTV’s making the band, OTown) brought her to Nashville to start my dream. She recorded my first EP in the Rascal Flatts private studio.


Since then I’ve been writing daily and recording more songs along the way- including “Tomahawk Love” and her latest single is called “Any Other Heart.” When she first started a reporter said she would be as popular as Taylor Swift one day. This motivates her to keep pounding away and working hard. Erin has finally found her genuine, unique sound and she believes there is no better feeling than sharing that with people.

 In this podcast, Erin and Cindra talk about:

  • Why we need to go through the lows
  • A powerful question you can ask yourself to be grateful for right now
  • The best way to respond to adversity
  • Why it’s important to actively receive
  • How we can each practice magic

You can find a full description of the Podcast at  

You can find Erin at

Sep 12, 2019

Willie Nelson – “We create our own unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to help us understand we are the ones who cause it.”


High performers work to overcome the negativity bias. They intentionally choose to see the positive and talk to themselves positivity about their experiences. They take a gentle and curious approach with themselves.


Power Phrase this Week: I intentionally choose to see positive in each situation this week. I will work my mindset!”

Sep 6, 2019

If it’s on stage, at a podium, or in front of a camera, Bill Cakmis is hired to create it, develop it, enhance it, or fix it.  For over 30 years, Bill has coached singers, actors, anchors, talk show hosts, politicians, doctors, lawyers, CEOs, and athletes. His clients include Grammy, Oscar, Tony, and Emmy winners.

Bill is a performance coach, talent coach, acting coach, and a motivational/keynote speaker.

Bill has partnered with major film studios, production companies, TV stations and National Cable stations (CNN, FOX, The Weather Channel) to create productions that are unique, creative, and powerful. Bill’s full resume is extensive, including acting, writing, directing, and motivational speaking.

 In this podcast, Bill and Cindra talk about:

  • The key mindset strategy to help you do something no one else has done
  • Why 90% of the game is “prep”
  • The #1 reason we experience nerves
  • How to not care what people think of us and why that’s essential
  • And how the best of the best view failure

You can find a full description of the Podcast at  

You can find Bill at

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