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

Do you want to develop the mindset of the World’s Best? Are you ready to unlock your true potential? Join Dr. Cindra Kamphoff each week, a national leader in the field of Sports and Performance Psychology, as she interviews thought leaders, executives, professional athletes, and entrepreneurs to help you get out of your comfort zone and after your goals. With nearly one million downloads and counting, Dr. Kamphoff provides insights into her personal work with the Minnesota Vikings, Fortune 100 companies, and other top executives and athletes to help you accomplish all your goals and dreams. Ready to launch your true potential? Buckle up and let’s go. Subscribe now and hit the play button.
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Jul 2, 2020

Jack Canfield is the co-creator of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. He has developed 42 New York Times bestsellers, and holds a Guinness Book World Record for having seven books on the New York Times bestseller list simultaneously.

 

Known as “America’s #1 Success Coach,” Jack has studied and reported on what makes successful people different. Over the last 40 years, his compelling message, empowering energy and personable coaching style has helped hundreds of thousands of individuals achieve their dreams. He has been a featured guest on more than 1,000 radio and television programs in nearly every major market worldwide. He lives in Santa Barbara, California.

 

In this podcast, Jack and Cindra talk:

· His mirror exercise to give yourself appreciation

· How to keep score on your success

· Ways to address your limiting beliefs

· Way fail = fall

· How he overcame rejections from 144 publishers

· His Rule of 5 Strategy

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/jack

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Jun 29, 2020

“The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.” Marcus Aurelius

We are not born happy or unhappy. In fact, up to 40% of our happiness can be changed by engaging in daily, intentional activities that impact how we act and think (see Sonya Lyubomirsky’s cool studies!). We can try to be happier which elevates our mood, and when we are happier, we are more productive, creative, engaged, live longer, and enjoy the relationships with our family and friends more. This week, choose happiness, my friends!

 

This week’s Power Phrase:  I choose happiness. Happiness is inside of me at any time!”

 

Jun 26, 2020

Zach’s passion is studying human excellence and guiding others in pursuit of their own personal excellence. He serves as the Mental Skills Coordinator for the Arizona Diamondbacks where he oversees mental performance services for players and staff across all levels of the organization. He is also the Founder/Director of MVP Mindset Consulting, a performance psychology business that consults with performers and leaders across disciplines. Prior to his current role in professional baseball, Zach served as a Mental Conditioning Coach at IMG Academy (FL).

 

Zach is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC) with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. He received his Master’s degree in Kinesiology from California State University, Fullerton and his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Linfield College (OR). He was a starting pitcher for four years on the Linfield College baseball team including their national championship squad in 2013.

 

In this podcast, Zach and Cindra talk:

· Why your perspective matters

· What failure means to him

· Strategies we can use to be more mindful

· How stress can be a good thing

Jun 22, 2020

Two Harvard psychologists recently found in a study that 47% of the time our mind is not in the present moment. The amount of time our mind is not in the present moment is connected to our unhappiness. Staying in the present is so important because the present moment is also the ONLY place high performance happens and the only place we can be great leaders and parents. The key is to give up on nursing those grudges, or recalling the past when things didn’t go well. We need to train ourselves not to live in the future focused on pressure, fear and anxiety. Remember that staying in the present moment more often is all about awareness first, and a choice second.

 

This week’s Power Phrase:  I own the moment. I train my mind to be in the present, right here, right now.”

Jun 18, 2020

Deirdre Van Nest is the go-to expert on the topic of speaking to groups. She is the creator of the Crazy Good Talks® Blueprint, a system that teaches financial advisors, leaders and sales pros how to bring in business faster and impact more lives through the power of speaking. She is the host of Crazy Good Talks® TV and is called upon for interviews on podcasts and TV talk shows.

Deirdre is an international speaker and trainer, a Certified World Class Speaking™ Coach, a Certified Fearless Living Coach, a contributing author of the Amazon bestseller World Class Speaking™ in Action and author of “Fire Your Fear™.”

Deirdre is an Italian/Irish New Yorker living in Minneapolis where she tries hard not to scare people with her loud voice and enthusiastic hand gestures.

 

In this podcast, Deirdre and Cindra talk:

· What is a “Crazy Good Talk”

· How to stand out and own the room EVERY TIME you speak

· The barriers to own the room

· How to overcome fear and self-doubt when speaking

· A formula for telling a good story You can find Deidre at https://crazygoodtalks.com/. HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/dierdre

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Jun 16, 2020

In this time of change and uncertainty, there are many uncontrollables including when we will get a vaccine for COVID-19 or the restrictions in place. But we are in control of our attitude. In this episode, Cindra shares how your attitude impacts how you perceive events in your life which impacts your actions and the outcome. It’s helpful to remember we do have a negativity bias, but we can counteract that negativity by choosing to not believe everything we think, talking to ourselves powerfully, and remembering to see the opportunity in every difficulty.

 

This week’s Power Phrase:  “I choose a good attitude regardless of what I cannot control. I talk to myself not listen.”

Jun 12, 2020

Dr. Jim Afremow is a much sought-after mental skills coach, licensed professional counselor, and the author of The Champion’s Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and Thrive (Rodale, 2014), The Champion’s Comeback: How Great Athletes Recover, Reflect, and Reignite (Rodale, 2016) , and The Young Champion’s Mind: How to Think, Train, and Thrive Like an Elite Athlete (Rodale, 2018). 


He is the founder of Good to Gold Medal, PLLC, a leading coaching and consulting practice. Dr. Afremow provides individual and team mental training services across the globe to athletes, teams, and coaches in all sports, as well as to parents, business professionals, and all others engaged in highly demanding endeavors. He is passionate about helping others achieve peak performance and personal excellence, and reach their true potential.


For over 20 years, Dr. Afremow has assisted numerous high school, collegiate, recreational, and professional athletes. Major sports represented include MLB, NBA, WNBA,  PGA Tour, LPGA Tour, NHL,  NFL, and the UFC. He served as the staff mental coach for two international Olympic teams, was the senior staff member with Counseling Services and Sports Medicine at Arizona State University, and as a Mental Skills Coach and the Peak Performance Coordinator with the San Francisco Giants MLB organization.

 

In this podcast, Cindra and Jim talk:

  • The 12 essential mental skills needed to thrive
  • How attitude is a decision but also a learned behavior that requires discipline and energy to sustain
  • The 4 C’s you need to develop
  • Why we need to think gold and never settle for silver
  • How to love your comeback more than your setback

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/jim

 

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Jun 9, 2020

In this time of uncertainty around the nation, we can show compassion with others by gifting others with kindness and understanding. As leaders, we can realize people are suffering and have an authentic desire to listen and understand. Showing compassion is essential for human survival. We can listen with an open mind without judgment, work to understand another person’s perspective, and show ourselves some self-compassion at the same time. 

 

This week’s Power Phrase:  “I show myself and others compassion while listening with an open mind to understand their perspective.”  

Jun 5, 2020

Kirsten Peterson is a registered psychologist, endorsed sport and exercise psychologist and principal sole trader for Kirsten Peterson Consulting. Prior to her current role, Kirsten worked as a senior sport psychologist with the US Olympic Committee, and more recently headed up the performance psychology team for the Australian Institute of Sport.

Kirsten’s current practice consists of performance psychology and executive coaching services for individuals and consulting to organizations in the areas of “happy, healthy, high performance,” culture, and team building, and education to groups in the areas of performance enhancement, mindfulness, neuroscience, and mental health.

In this podcast, Cindra and Kirsten talk:

  • Why embracing failure is key to high performance
  • What is at the heart of mastering the mental game
  • The separations of the world’s best from a mental perspective
  • Why we need to become friends with our mind
  • A free summit on thriving in uncertainty she is organizing

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/Kirsten

 

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Jun 3, 2020

If you don’t train your mind, you are letting your thoughts happen by chance. Chance thinking does not lead to success. Start today and reduce your negativity so you can thrive and reach your best more often. Reduce your ANTs (Automatic Negative Thoughts) so you can reach your fullest potential. You can also put your thoughts through “The Truth Meter” and choose an I will….I can…or I am statement to give you a better chance of success.

 

This week’s Power Phase:  “I will not believe everything I think and put my thoughts through the truth meter. I will talk powerfully to myself today!”

May 29, 2020

Over the last 15 years, Ali Brown has advised and helped nurture the businesses of many of the 7- and 8-figure online thought leaders you see thriving today, and her mentoring has even been spotlighted on CNN.com. Ali has been dubbed the "Entrepreneurial Guru for Women" by Business News Daily and has taken her company to the Inc. 500 list rankings.

She was named a Forbes Woman to Watch, one of EY's Winning Women Entrepreneurs, and an entrepreneur delegate for the United Nations Foundation's Global Accelerator. Ali has been featured on major media including the ABC hit primetime show Secret Millionaire.

She provides leadership and business advice to over 250,000 followers via AliBrown.com, her social media channels, and her award-winning Glambition® Radio show. She was also named by Entrepreneur Magazine as having one of the Top "10 Twitter Accounts Every Entrepreneur Should Be Following". Ali is an angel investor with a special interest in women-led ventures. She and her Australian husband Brett are parents to 5-year-old twins, and they are currently based in Scottsdale, Arizona.

In this podcast, Cindra and Ali talk:

  • How business is a giant experiment
  • Why it’s essential to trust yourself and how to develop trust in yourself
  • How money is energy
  • The radically different mindset shifts it requires to break-through into multiple 7-figures and beyond.
  • How you can stand out in a sea of noise and position yourself as a ‘category of one’
  • The keys to becoming ICONIC in your industry out of the pack and step into the greatest

 

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May 26, 2020

What is the reason you are on this earth? What gets you out of bed each morning? Connecting to your purpose is a life’s journey of reflection and exploration. People who are connected to their purpose live up to 7-10 years longer, and living our purpose is connected to health, healing and happiness. Each of us has a unique purpose and living that purpose is like driving your car with a full tank of gas!

 

This Week’s Power Phrase: “I live and play on purpose. No one else has the same experiences, knowledge, and gifts as I do. I have a unique purpose and live that purpose.”

 

 

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May 22, 2020

Carey Lohrenz is a dynamic communicator with an incredible story. As the first female F-14 Tomcat pilot, she was a pioneer in military aviation. Having flown missions worldwide as a combat, mission-ready United States Navy pilot, Carey Lohrenz is used to working in fast moving, dynamic environments where inconsistent execution can generate catastrophic results.

As a high content Keynote Speaker, who is both motivational and inspirational, Carey Lohrenz inspires Fearless Leadership and increased team performance. Carey has worked with AT&T, Cisco, Comcast, Kimberly Clark, New York Life, Prudential, State Farm Insurance, Sprint, TripAdvisor, Walmart, and Wells Fargo Advisors.

Her ability to connect with both an audience and on a one-on-one level, coupled with her knowledge and experience in leading high-performing, diverse teams, has made her highly sought after as a business consultant and leadership speaker.

Carey Lohrenz is the author of a Wall Street Journal Bestseller, “Fearless Leadership: High-Performance Lessons from the Flight Deck.” She resides in Excelsior, MN and is currently working on her Masters in Business Administration in Strategic Leadership.

 

In this podcast, Cindra and Carey talk:

· What is Fearless Leadership?

· The 3 fundamentals of Fearless Leadership

· 7 Steps to lead yourself through adversity

· How to put Fearless Leadership into action

· Strategies she has personally used to become a Fearless Leader

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/Carey

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You can find Carey and follow her at: https://careylohrenz.com

May 18, 2020

Cindra talks about how we as humans are meant to adjust and adapt. Our life experiences have led us to this moment of being resilient and bouncing back from adversity. She shares how “stress” can be “eustress” or “distress” and why embracing challenges and finding opportunities is key during COVID-19. Being resilient is part of our history as humans – it’s key we look for the opportunity in every difficulty!

This week’s Power Phrase: “I can bounce back. I can see the opportunity in every difficulty.”

 

May 15, 2020

Michael is the founder of Teamwork and Leadership, a speaking and training company with a mission of building extraordinary teams and helping leaders love their jobs more. He is a former Director of Learning, Performance and Quality at a Fortune 50 company.

He is the author of the best-selling book – You Are the Team—6 Simple Ways Teammates Can Go from Good to Great and his new book "Do You Care to Lead" just hit bookshelves in February.

His blog Teamwork and Leadership regularly ranks in the top 10 of leadership blogs and has a monthly following of over 30,000. He is an Inc. Top 100 Leadership Speaker. Michael received both his Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees from Utah State University.

Michael resides in Southern Utah with his wife, Terri. They have been married 30 years and have six sons.

 

In this podcast, Cindra and Michael discuss:

 

· His #1 Leadership Strategy

· The 5 leadership stars

· How SONIC can help you

· His work with the Southern Utah Football team

· How the best leaders and coaches develop a strong culture

 

HIGH PERFORMANCE MINDSET SHOWNOTES FOR THIS EPISODE: www.cindrakamphoff.com/MichaelG

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You can find Michael at: https://michaelgrogers.com/ and on social at:

Instragram: https://www.instagram.com/michaelgrogers/

Linked in: https://www.linkedin.com/in/secondg/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/rogersgmichael

May 11, 2020

We can think like the world’s best by seeing adversity as happening for us, not to us. Adversity helps us grow into the person we are supposed to become to reach our goals and step into our dreams. Everything magnificent that we’ve likely accomplished required or even perhaps demanded difficulty, struggle, and grit. We can embrace adversity and believe this is a time to learn and grow.

 This week's Power Phrase: “I embrace adversity. I see adversity as happening for me, not to me.”

May 9, 2020

Simon T. Bailey is a Breakthrough Strategist whose life's purpose is to teach 1 billion+ people how to be fearless and create their futures.

He equips companies with the tools necessary to effect cultural transformation resulting in higher employee engagement and platinum customer service experiences. He challenges individuals to dig deep to find and release their inner brilliance.

With more than 30 years' experience in the hospitality industry, including serving as sales director for Disney Institute, Simon knows how to engage and inspire leaders and team members through his keynotes, workshops, books and online courses. He has personally worked with more than 1,700 organizations in 46 countries.

Simon has been named one of the top 25 people who will help you reach your business and life goals by SUCCESS magazine, joining a list that includes Brene Brown, Tony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey. He is the author of ten books including his most recent release, Be the SPARK: Five Platinum Service Principles for Creating Customers for Life. His courses on Lynda.com have been viewed by thousands of people worldwide. His Goalcast video has over 87+ million views.

Simon holds a Master's degree from Faith Christian University. When he is not working, Simon spends quality time with his two active teenagers, roots for the Buffalo Bills, and serves as a board member for the U.S. Dream Academy, Orlando Health Foundation, and Worldmaker.

In this podcast, Cindra and Simon talk:

  • How you are not born to be small – you were born to be brilliant
  • How to fully embrace your story
  • Why it is important to ask, “What makes me come alive?”
  • His acronym for ego
  • How the future is created in the present
May 4, 2020

Cindra talks about how the world’s best choose courage instead of fear. They feel the fear, but don’t let it keep them from doing what they want to, have to, or were designed to do. You can use a Courage Roadmap to identity your fears and decide the steps you can implement to reduce that fear. Courage is fueled by optimism and hope and is a decision you can make.

This week’s Power Phrase: “I choose courage over fear. I fuel my optimism and hope, and remember I can handle anything that comes my way.”

May 2, 2020

“Why do you get up in the morning?”

For more than four decades, Richard has pioneered the way we answer that question. From fast-growing start-ups, to established organizations, universities, summits, and conferences, his message has taken him as a keynote speaker to all 50 states, Canada, and four continents.

Along the way, Richard has written ten books, including three best sellers, which have sold over one million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Repacking Your Bags and The Power of Purpose are considered classics in the personal growth field.

Richard is founder of Inventure – The Purpose Company and a Senior Fellow at the University of Minnesota’s acclaimed Center for Spirituality and Healing. He is ranked by Forbes as one of the “Top 5” most respected coaches, and by the Conference Board as a “legend in coaching.”

Richard holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling and is a National Certified Counselor. Widely viewed as a pioneer of the global purpose movement, his work is featured regularly in many media sources including PBS public television and NPR public radio. His PBS Special – The Power of Purpose – was viewed by millions of people across the U.S. Combining cutting-edge science with positive psychology, Richard works with leaders and people of all ages of life to help them unlock the power of purpose.

In this podcast, Cindra and Richard talk:

· The first place to start when searching for your purpose

· How purpose helps us live 7-10 years longer

· Our default purpose

· The Napkin Test we can use to find our gifts, passion and values

· What he learned when he met Steven Covey about the 8th habit

· How we have 1441 purpose moments in one day

Apr 29, 2020

During this time period of change and adversity, we need to protect our mind. We need to stand guard to our mind and pay attention to the meaning we are assigning to our experience. We can choose to attach a negative or a positive meaning to our experiences. When we choose a positive meaning, we are focused on how this time is a gift, how we can learn and grown, adjust as humans, and invest in ourselves. This is the high performance mindset.

Power Phrase this Week: “I control what this means to me. I find a higher meaning.”

Apr 25, 2020

Amy Morin is a licensed clinical social worker, psychotherapist, and psychology lecturer at Northeastern University. She’s also an international bestselling author. Her books, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do, 13 Things Mentally Strong Parents Don’t Do, and 13 Things Mentally Strong Women Don’t Do have been translated into 39 languages.

 

The Guardian dubbed her “the self-help guru of the moment” and Forbes calls her a “thought leadership star.”

Her TEDx talk, The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong, is one of the most popular talks of all time with more than 10 million views. She’s a regular contributor to Forbes, Inc., and Psychology Today where her articles on mental strength reach more than 2 million readers each month.

Her advice for building mental strength has been featured by major media outlets, including Fox News, CNN, Inside Edition, CNBC, Today, Good Morning America, Success, Business Insider, Time, and the Hallmark Channel.

In this podcast, Cindra and Amy talk:

  • What it was like to have her Forbes article go viral
  • The struggle that lead her to write and study mentally strong people
  • The power of choosing gratitude over self-pity
  • How failure is evidence of courage
  • The power of naming your emotions
  • Why women really need to own their success

 

Reach Amy at @AmyMorinLCSW on Twitter and me @Mentally_Strong.

Apr 21, 2020

Cindra discusses how to deal with your emotions during this time of uncertainty and change. She describes that your mindset drives everything – how you live, the stress you feel, and how you lead. Remember all of your emotions are valuable. Emotions are not good or bad. By labeling your emotions, you can understand what led to that feeling with curiosity and openness. Your emotions are data not directives, as Dr. Susan David describes. You can show up and act despite how you are feeling.

This week’s Power Phrase:  I respond with purpose and intention. I use my emotions as data.”

Apr 18, 2020

Alan Stein, Jr. teaches proven strategies to improve organizational performance, create effective leadership, increase team cohesion and collaboration, and develop winning mindsets, rituals, and routines.

 

A successful business owner and veteran basketball performance coach, he spent 15 years working with the highest-performing athletes on the planet (including NBA superstars Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, and Kobe Bryant).

 

In his corporate keynote programs and workshops, Alan reveals how to utilize the same approaches in business that elite athletes use to perform at a world-class level. He delivers practical lessons that can be implemented immediately.

 

His clients include American Express, Pepsi, Sabra, Starbucks, Reeds Jewelers, FDA, Omnicell, and numerous college athletic programs.

 

The strategies from Alan’s book, Raise Your Game: High Performance Secrets from the Best of the Best, are implemented by corporate teams and sports teams around the country. His inspirational words are featured on 12-foot mural outside the Penn State Football Training Center, so that players run past it on the way to practice every day.

 

In this podcast, Cindra and Alan talk:

  • His lessons learned from watching Kobe Bryant and Steph Curry practice
  • How self-awareness is “the hub” and a “habit”
  • Ways to have an unwavering self-belief like Sarah Blakley and Jess Itzler
  • How 50% of the time we aren’t thinking about what we are actually doing
  • How arrogance prevents us from seeing our flaws

 

Reach Alan at @AlanSteinJr and Cindra at @Mentally_Strong on Twitter.

Apr 15, 2020

This Friday April 17th I was set to do a Ted Talk that has been put on hold. I knew I needed to direct my energy to something new. I asked myself, “How can I help? How can I serve?" So I reached out to 20 top experts in mindset and mental performance and put them all in one place for you.  It’s call the High Performance Mindset Summit and it starts Friday! 

These top 20 experts include bestselling authors, top mental performance coaches for pro teams, and other influencers on the topic of mindset and how you can deal with adversity and change. When I got done interviewing these 20 experts, my mind was blown. I learned so much. And the best part – I feel more on purpose, clear on my values, and mentally stronger. The summit it designed for you to do the same.

The summit is FREE and you can access it at www.HighPerformanceMindsetSummit.com. You will learn strategies to lead yourself and others with grit, how to reduce fear and stay in the present, and other mindset tools to be your best more often.
In these week's podcast, I summarize a few key ideas from the interviews.

This Week’s Power Phrase: I am meant to adapt and persevere. I stay mentally strong.”

Apr 10, 2020

Brad Stulberg (@Bstulberg) researches, writes, coaches, and speaks on health, human performance, and well-being. His books are Peak Performance and The Passion Paradox. They have sold more than 200,000 copies and been translated into more than 15 languages.

 

His essays and articles have appeared in The New York Times, Wired, New York Magazine, Forbes, Sports Illustrated, and other national and international outlets. He also writes the popular Do It Better column for Outside Magazine. In his coaching practice, he works with executives, entrepreneurs, physicians, and athletes. He is also co-creator of The Growth Equation, an online platform dedicated to the understanding and practice of performance and well-being.

In this podcast, Cindra and Brad talk:

  • How passion can be a gift and a curse
  • Ways to follow your passion
  • His equation “Stress + rest = growth”
  • What is a mastery mindset
  • How thinking about failure can improve performance
  • Why 60% of breakthrough ideas come not when you are working on it!
Apr 7, 2020

“Alone we are strong…together we are stronger.” Anonymous  

We are all in this together. Everyone in the world is impacted by COVID-19. The key is to remember to be compassionate with others. We are all doing the best we can. To be more patient, we can put space between the stimulus and how we respond. We can do this by using the Power Pause by taking a deep breath and then saying a Power Phrase such as “I can handle anything that comes my way” or “I stay mentally strong.”

Today’s Power Phrase:  I choose to respond with purpose and intention. I can handle anything that comes my way.”

Apr 4, 2020

Dr. Karen MacNeill has the unique experience of having both competed and consulted on the World Stage. She is a performance psychologist with over 18 years of experience, having worked with athletes competing at the last 4 Olympic Winter Games, and competed herself at the international level for over a decade. Most recently, she was the Lead Mental Performance Consultant for the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea and will perform the same role in the 2021 Olympics in Japan.

As part of the day to day routine, Karen thrives having a broad scope of practice focused on building mental health, mental fitness and resilience. She is a founding partner with headversity, a mental wellness tech company that measures, tracks and trains to help people think, feel and be better.

Karen is a sought-after presenter and speaker having delivered multiple presentations to CEO forum, leadership conferences and corporate events. She has been invited as a keynote speaker to industry leading conferences, organizational retreats and presented to aspiring leaders at the Young Women of Influence event.   She has also been selected as a TEDx speaker and was to deliver this talk later this spring.

In this podcast, Cindra and Karen talk:

  • Resilience strategies you can use right now
  • 3 phrases we may go through during this change
  • Why emotional agility is relevant right now
  • How to see our emotions as data not directors
  • Emotion driven vs. brand driven behavior
  • 2 powerful questions we can ask ourselves to connect with our purpose

 

For more information about Karen, visit: https://www.headversity.com/

Mar 31, 2020

During this time of uncertainty and change, we want to focus on the controllables and watch the words we use to explain our experiences. The words we attach to our experiences becomes our experience. Replacing one word can help us shift our thinking during COVID-19. We can use words like “opportunity,” “purpose,” “mission,” “goals,” or “grounded” to stay positive and focused on what we can control.

Today’s Power Phrase:  “I choose to level up my language. I notice the words I use to describe my experiences because those words become my experience.”

Mar 27, 2020

Dr. Michael Gervais is a high performance psychologist working with some of the best in the world, training the mindset skills and practices essential to pursuing and revealing one’s potential. His clients include world record holders, Olympians, internationally acclaimed artists and musicians, MVPs from every major sport and Fortune 100 CEOs.

Dr. Gervais is also the co-founder of Compete to Create, a joint venture with Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll, which has built a framework to enhance high performance cultures by focusing on mindset training for individuals. More than 30,000 employees from across Microsoft and AT&T have completed the High-Performance Mindset Training Course.

A published, peer-reviewed author and recognized speaker on optimal human performance, Dr. Gervais has been featured by CNN, The Wall Street Journal, ESPN, NBC, NFL Network, Red Bull TV, Extra, The Huffington Post, Outside Magazine and others.

He is also the host of Finding Mastery, a podcast that takes you inside the rugged and high-stakes environments of those on the path of mastery to explore how they train minds to be at their very best. Gervais unpacks and decodes each guest’s journey, psychological framework and mindset skills and practices. 

Dr. Gervais received his undergraduate degree from Loyola Marymount University. He completed his Ph.D. while studying under Dr. Bruce Ogilvie, at San Diego University, Integrative Studies.

In this podcast, Cindra and Mike talk:

  • The journey Cindra went on after hearing Mike keynote in September
  • Strategies to deal with changes and adversity
  • What to do with the excessive anxiety we may feel right now
  • How to care less about what other people think
  • What mastery is to him
  • Why we need to live on the edge between vulnerability and courage each day
  • Lessons he has learned from some of the best athletes and coaches in the world

To view the full show notes, visit here.

To join Cindra’s webinar mentioned in the podcast, visit here

Mar 24, 2020

“The secret to having it all is knowing you already do.” Anonymous

 

During this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, to reduce your anxiety and fear, choose practicing gratitude each day. It is impossible to feel fear at the same time you feel gratitude. Use one of the 5 gratitude-focusing questions to help you shift your focus because your focus determines your feelings:

  1. What can I be thankful for?    
  2. What’s the opportunity here?                                          
  3. What am I happy about right now?   
  4. What is going right in my life?
  5. What is awesome about my family?

It is more important than ever to train your mind each day.

My Power Phrase This Week: “I choose to intentionally practice gratitude today. I focus on what I am grateful for to reduce my fear and anxiety.”

Mar 20, 2020

Jon Gordon’s best-selling books and talks have inspired readers and audiences around the world. His principles have been put to test by numerous Fortune 500 companies, professionals and college sports teams, school districts, hospitals, and non-profits.

He is the author of 20 books includes 8 best-sellers, The Energy Bus, The Carpenter, Training Camp, You Win in the Locker Room First, The Power of Positive Leadership, The Power of Positive Team, The Coffee Bean, and his latest Stay Positive.

Jon and his tips have been features on The Today Show, CNN, CNBC, The Golf Channel, Fox and Friends and in numerous magazines and newspapers. His clients include The Los Angeles Dodgers, Campbell’s Soup, Dell, Publix, Southwest Airlines, Miami Heat and The Los Angeles Rams. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams.

Jon is a graduate of Cornell University and holds a Masters in Teaching from Emory University. He and his training/consulting company are passionate about developing positive leaders, organizations and teams.

We talk:

  • How to stay positive through adversity and change
  • Strategies he is using to stay positive through this time
  • What makes the best teams and leaders
  • As a leader, what your team wants from you right now
  • His writing and social media process to stay relevant
Mar 19, 2020

Jacob Green, who has been tasked with his company's response plan during COVID-19, joins me today on the podcast.

 

Jacob is a nationally recognized leadership and emergency management expert. As the #2 executive in a large city overseeing 1200 employees and a $500 million budget, Jacob was responsible for emergency management, risk management, and a variety of public safety functions. Jacob now provides leadership development, training, and coaching services through his roles as Managing Director at Interwest Consulting Group and CEO of JacobGreen.com. 

Clients such as FedEx, Mattel, Hyundai Capital, Scripps, the US Air Force, and many other private and public organizations have hired Jacob to help their teams navigate change, leverage adversity and build organizational resilience.

His new book “See Change Clearly” is an Amazon New Release Best Seller and hit #1 in five new release business categories.

We talk:

  • How to lead through adversity and change in this time
  • How he is supporting 1200 employees across many companies through this change
  • Why overcommunicate is key to leader during this time
  • Do’s and Don’t related to the language you use to lead and keep service front and center.
  • Individual tools and strategies YOU can use to cope
  • And, why we all need “do-over-days” right now
Mar 17, 2020

We are living in unprecedented times and given all the uncertainty in our world, it is essential we manage our fear. The best don’t let fear get the best of them. They train their mind in times of stress. They notice the fear, getting their mind back into the present. This is a great time to use a GRIT Priming Exercise in the morning, take several deep breathes, engage in meditation, spend time with family, or focus on a new project.

To download the Grit Priming Exercise go to: beyondgrit.com/morning.

Today’s Power Phrase:  “I calm my anxiety and fear. I get my mind back to the present, choosing faith over fear.”

Mar 12, 2020

As the former Chief Information Officer at Facebook, Tim Campos doubled overall productivity to $1.8 million per employee - making it the most productive company in the world. Now, as CEO of Woven, he is taking those lessons to reimagine how people use their calendar, so they can spend time on what matters most to them.

In this podcast, Tim and Cindra talk about:

  • Why we don’t value our time like our money
  • An exercise his life coach taught him to see the value of his time
  • How they use the motto “Fortune Favors the Bull” at Facebook + what it means for you
  • Why the best companies keep asking why
  • How to impact culture within your organization
  • How Facebook is flawed

You can find more about Tim’s company, Woven here where you can set up a free account.

Mar 11, 2020

When helping our kids thrive in sports and activities, we want to help them stay focused on the process. It’s important to teach them to let go of mistakes quickly reminding them that they want to develop a long term memory of their successes and a short term memory of their failures.

This week’s Power Phrase: “I have the inner strength and motivation to keep going.”

Mar 7, 2020

BJ Hellyer has over 22 years of experience in the financial industry. He started as an intern, spent 10 years as Chief Development Officer, and is now Managing Partner. He received his degree from Drake University in Bank Management and Investments. He is an experienced leader in business planning, developing talent and entrepreneurship. BJ believes that “leaders are readers” and that “we become the average of what the most influential people expect of us.”

In this podcast, BJ and Cindra talk about:

  • Similarities between the mindset of financial advising and sports
  • Ways to become a master of your morning
  • What he means by Return on Energy and Return on Relationships
  • Strategies to master your calendar and focus on high value activities
  • Ways to lead yourself
  • What culture is to him and how he works to build his culture

You can find more about BJ here.

Mar 5, 2020

“Fear and self-doubt have always been the greatest enemies of human potential.” Brian Tracy

High performers train their minds each day. They intentionally condition their mind to believe what they want to believe about themselves. The “I am…” phrase is the best way to condition your mind. The morning is the best time to condition your mind– you will feel more confident, motivated and on task.

Power Phrase: “I choose to see the possibilities for myself and my future. I condition my mind each day remembering I am……”.

Feb 29, 2020

Growing up in a single-parent home with a father that inspired perseverance and fairness, Marques learned how to define his values and set goals. Marques attended Howard University from 1998-2002 where he played football and then followed his dream and his brother Jonathan’s footsteps, getting drafted into the NFL in 2003. He played five years as an offensive lineman with the Titans, Bills, Ravens and Jaguars.

At the peak of his post-NFL career, Marques Ogden was worth $4 million. Following his NFL career, Marques started Kayden Premier Enterprises, a constructions company in 2007 which quickly escalated to being a multi-million dollar construction firm. In 2013, it all crashed around him. Marques got involved in a bad business deal and he ended up losing everything.

Now Marques is a keynote speaker, executive coach, and corporate trainer. His passion is to create value for each client and help others succeed where he failed. This clients include Home Depot and JP Morgan and Chase.

In this podcast, Marques and Cindra talk about:

 

  • How mindset is key to longevity in the NFL
  • How the best in the NFL train their mind
  • His definition of resilience and 3 things you must possess to persevere
  • What he learned from Bill Belichick, the current New England Patriots Coach, Ray Lewis, Hall of Fame player with the Ravens, and Mel Robbins, the bestselling author
  • His lessons learned when his construction company failed
  • 4 things you need to do to have a dream big mindset

You can find more about Marques at https://marquesogden.com/.

Feb 26, 2020

“You give life to what you give energy to.” Unknown

High performers pay attention to their energy. They watch their thoughts because they are loaded with energy. And when you experience a problem this week – I challenge you to see the opportunity even if it is difficult to do.

This week’s Power Phrase:  “I generate energy and positive momentum. I bring energy in each situation. I am full of enthusiasm, energy, purpose, and happiness.”

Feb 19, 2020

“Words can inspire. And words can destroy. Choose yours well.” Robin Sharma

High performers watch their words. They know that what they think about themselves, they become. They condition themselves to choose empowering words in their own mind and the words they say to others to help them reach their potential.

This week’s Power Phrase: “I choose empowering words in my mind and out loud. What I think about myself, I become!”

Feb 13, 2020

In this episode, we provide you with a chapter from Cindra’s Bestselling book, Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performance Edge. You will learn how to identify your why and how to own your way each day.

 

The limited time special offer she provides is a FREE copy of her book: BeyondGrit.com/FreeBook (just pay shipping and handling).

Feb 11, 2020

“It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures.” Oprah Winfrey

High performers know that confidence takes nurturing every day. They remind themselves of the past achievements to build their confidence, and they put their confidence armor on and protect their confidence.

Power Phrase This Week: “I choose confidence. I nurture my confidence to be at my best for myself and my team.”

Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Poczwardowski is an associate professor at University of Denver Graduate School of Professional Psychology and a Consultant with Sport and Performance Excellence Consultants (SPEX). He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and is listed in United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry.

Since 1991, Dr. Poczwardowski has consulted with athletes and teams from numerous sports such as tennis, golf, hockey, judo, squash, baseball, team handball, soccer, track and field, diving, rowing, air pistol shooting, alpine skiing, cross country skiing, figure skating, and speed skating. At the elite level, he worked with the Polish national men’s and women’s judo teams (1991 & 1992 European Championships, 1992 World Championships, and 1992 Olympic Games), St. Lawrence University Division I women’s hockey team (2001 and 2004 Frozen Four), and tennis players from Academia Sanchez-Casal (Naples, Florida).

He has 38 publications and has delivered over 60 professional presentations at the national and international level and over 30 invited lectures and workshops in the United States, Canada, Greece, Denmark, and Poland. His publications and professional presentations focus on sport psychology practice for performance enhancement and psychological well-being, coach-athlete relationships, and coping strategies in elite performers. In 2006 he was nominated for the President of Association of Applied Sport Psychology, which has membership from about 30 countries.

Artur received his Ph.D. in exercise and sport science with specialization in psychosocial aspects of sport from University of Utah, Salt Lake City.

 

In this podcast, Artur and Cindra talk about:

  • His work with the US Paralympic Team and how he has looked into his own biases
  • Differences in the world’s best athletes
  • His theory of performance excellence
  • How to deal with expectations
  • How he defines failure and success
  • What do to with the “uncontrollables” in performance

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

Feb 4, 2020

High performers in sport, business and life use pressure to be at their best. They use natural tools inside of them to see pressure as a privilege. They POP the Pressure: (P = Power Breath, O = Opportunity, P = Process).

This week’s power phrase: “ I see pressure as a privilege. Pressure leads me to greatness.”

Jan 31, 2020

Carrie Cheadle lives just north of San Francisco, California and has been working on the performance of teams, organizations, and individual athletes and exercisers since 2002. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and author of the book On Top of Your Game: Mental Skills to Maximize Your Athletic Performance and co-author of Rebound: Train Your Mind to Bounce Back Stronger from Sports Injuries as well as the co-host of the podcast The Injured Athletes Club.

She has been interviewed as an expert resource for articles that have appeared in publications such as Outside Magazine, Shape Magazine, Men’s Fitness, Women’s Health, Runner’s World, Women’s Running Magazine, Bicycling Magazine, New York Times, and HuffingtonPost. She is a sought-after speaker and has spoken and consulted with many collegiate teams, cycling teams, and triathlon teams, as well as corporate organizations including CamelBak. She’s also been featured in the TrainingPeaks blog and webinar series as an expert in Mental Skills Training.

She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at Sonoma State University and her Master of Arts degree in sport psychology at John F. Kennedy University.

Carrie is engaging, energetic, and fun. She has a great sense of humor and employs a real-life approach to working on the mental aspects of sport and performance with her clients. Carrie has her own personal commitment to lifelong fitness and when she isn’t working you might find her hiking a trail, playing guitar, or hitting the slopes on her snowboard.

In this podcast, Carrie and Cindra talk about:

  • Her new book Rebound and the contents that can help you
  • 4 types of coping
  • Her “Go Far” exercise
  • Her “Feel Focus” exercise
  • Why you need to understand your operating manual

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

Jan 29, 2020

“Don’t tell me how rough the water is, just bring the boat in.” Kobe Bryant

High performers in sport, business and life stay focused on their standard of excellence. They work the process by breaking down their goal and considering what they need to do each day to get extraordinary results. They own the process just like Kobe Bryant.

This Week’s Power Phrase:  I attack the process it takes for me to reach my highest potential. I keep my focus on the process daily.

Jan 23, 2020

“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it. Go through it. Or work around it.” Michael Jordan

High performers in sport, business and life keep doing. They don’t let adversity stop them. They work around the adversity. They embrace adversity because it helps them grow into the person they are supposed to become to reach their destiny.

This Week’s Power Phrase: “I embrace adversity. I keep going. I see difficulties as happening for me, not to me.”

Jan 20, 2020

The Colombia native is a Mental Performance Coach at the Cleveland Indians where he assists players, coaches and other staff members. His focus is on the development and integration of programs and services that enhance performance and mental and emotional growth. Additionally, Oscar’s responsibilities include the design and implementation of systems that facilitate the acculturation process of Spanish speaking players.


Gutierrez’s practice in sport and performance psychology has included athletes and teams in soccer, tennis, swimming, diving, basketball, bowling, slalom, bowling, baseball, and other sports. He is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). Oscar is a 2008 graduate of Florida Atlantic University, received a Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling from Florida State University in 2012, and completed his doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Florida State University.

 

In this podcast, Oscar and Cindra talk about:

  • His experience coming to the US
  • What athletes needs as they transition from another country
  • What he does when someone doesn’t buy in to mindset training
  • 3 questions he uses to guide his work
  • The lesson he learned the hard way

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

Jan 15, 2020

“Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Henry Ford

High performers let go of mistakes. Mistakes and disappointments can teach us a lot about ourselves and lead to success. It’s important when we do experience failure that we see it as learning tool – perhaps motivating us to improve and get better. The best, learn, burn and return.

This Week’s Power Phrase:  I see failure and mistakes as opportunity to learn and grow. I flush it!

Jan 13, 2020

Since December 2017, Dr. Stephany C. Coakley has served as the Senior Associate Athletic Director for Mental Health at Temple University. In this role, she is responsible for ensuring that student-athletes, from 19 teams, have access to mental wellness services that they need.

 

An experienced and certified mental performance consultant (CMPC), she is also the founder/director of Maximum Mental Training Associates (MMTA) LLC, a performance psychology consulting business. She is dedicated to helping athletes, youth to professional, master the fundamentals of mental preparation for training and competition.

 

Dr. Coakley has worked with the Superbowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles (2015 – 2017) as the clinician and Rookie Success Program facilitator; as Group Doctor, for the NBA Pre-Draft Combine. For 10 years, she worked as a Master Resilience Trainer – Performance Expert with the United States Army.

 

Dr. Coakley earned both her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology from Temple University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Sport and Exercise Science with a concentration in Sport Psychology from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, North Carolina.

 

In this podcast, Stephany and Cindra talk about:

  • The power of our thoughts
  • What to do when you have a disempowering thought
  • What NFL rookies most struggle with
  • How to help NFL rookies overcome pressure
  • Her work with mental training in the Army
  • Her Manifesto of Greatness activity

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

You can reach Dr. Coakley at www.maximumentaltraining.com.

Jan 7, 2020

“Words matter, and the right words matter most of all. In the end, they’re all that remain of us.” John Birmingham

 

High performers live intentionally. They consider the ways they can be their best. The one word allows them to live on purpose throughout their day. They keep their word front and center.

 

Power Phrase this Week: I am intentional with my words. I show up as my best, on purpose with purpose.”

Jan 3, 2020

Liz Uram is a nationally-recognized speaker and corporate trainer who works with leaders who want to make a bigger impact, get better results, and motivate others to do their best.


Whether she’s training onsite at a client location or speaking at a leadership conference, audiences get practical solutions to everyday leadership challenges they can apply in the real-world.

After 20 years of experience practicing, studying, and teaching leadership skills, she developed systems that work. In fact, she created the Leadership SkillKit® and packed it full of tools to help leaders get real results, real fast.

In this podcast, Liz and Cindra talk about:

  • The 6 Most Basic Tools You Should Have in Your SkillKit
  • Why Clear Expectations is at the Heart of Giving Feedback
  • Her QQT Strategy for Giving Feedback
  • Her Nickle and Dime Strategy
  • Why Praising in Public is Important

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

You can reach Liz at http://lizuram.com/.

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 cindrakamphoff.com/wes.

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 cindrakamphoff.com/lindsey.

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 cindrakamphoff.com/grant.

You can find Grant at https://www.gamefaceperformance.com/

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 cindrakamphoff.com/joshlifrak.

You can find Lynn at https://www.joshualifrak.com/.

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 cindrakamphoff.com/ryan.

You can find Ryan at https://ryangottfredson.com/.

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 cindrakamphoff.com/lynn.

You can find Lynn at https://coregrowthconsulting.com/.

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 cindrakamphoff.com/debbie.

You can find Debbie at https://www.debbiepetersonspeaks.com/.

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 cindrakamphoff.com/jeff.

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 cindrakamphoff.com/hannah.

You can find Hannah at https://www.instagram.com/hannahhuesman.

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 cindrakamphoff.com/erin  

You can find Erin at erinalvey.com.

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 cindrakamphoff.com/bill.  

You can find Bill at http://cakmis.com/.

Sep 1, 2019

If Brene Brown and Tony Robbins had a baby, that baby would be Tracy Litt.

She’s direct, and goes straight to the heart of what’s real and what’s true. She masterfully tells it like it is, while being skillfully empathetic, loving and supportive. A powerhouse and ball of energy, exuding unconditional love and light. Silly and playful. She calls your bullshit and wakes you up in a way you never realized you needed.

 

Tracy is a certified mindset coach, best selling author of Worthy Human, rapid transformational therapist, and awe-inspiring speaker. She is the founder of The Litt Factor, a personal growth and coaching company, and Worthy Human, an inspirational and empowering merchandise line.

 

Tracy exists to remind you of your potential, teach you the power of your mind, and support you in cultivating a phenomenal relationship with yourself. It is through this unwavering belief in yourself, tremendous self-love and inner power that you can feel, create, and be anything and everything you desire.


 In this podcast, Tracy and Cindra talk about:

  • 8 powerful questions you should ask yourself
  • What it means to run your mind, not let your mind run you
  • 6 life suckers and what to do about them
  • Why falling in love with yourself is where it starts
  • And over 5 powerful exercises to tap into your unlimited potential

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

You can find Tracy at https://www.thelittfactor.com/ and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/thelittfactor/.   

Aug 29, 2019

When you know your why, you’re what has more impact because you're working towards your purpose.” Michael Junior

 

High performers own their why. They don’t just know their why, they own their why. They remind themselves of their why daily and communicate their why to others they work with or lead. Owning your why inspires action, helps you stay fueled and inspired.

 

Power Phrase this Week: I own my why. I remind myself of my why daily to stay pumped and motivated to do what I do.”

Aug 25, 2019

Joe Trodden has been a mindset coach for nine years and with a specific focus on entrepreneurs for the last five, working with around 300 across all sectors. They come to Joe to work on the next level of their strategy growth and to develop their mindset to become effective entrepreneurial leaders.

Joe believes that mindset is the single biggest factor in success for entrepreneurs. The journey is incredibly difficult at this stage and is often a tipping point as to whether the business will reach its full potential. For that to happen, it is the leader that has to accelerate their own development.

As we discuss in this episode, the brain employs subconscious processes which have to be surfaced if an entrepreneur is to become the best version of themselves. Joe’s work is about linking the neuroscience of mindset development to practical actions and enable entrepreneurs to work through defined stages of leveling themselves up.


 In this podcast, Joe and Cindra talk about:

  • The mindset barriers of an entrepreneur
  • How to understand your superpowers and kryptonite
  • The top question to ask yourself when you experience fear
  • 4 powerful reflection questions to ask yourself each week
  • How to label your emotions to process it

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

Aug 20, 2019

It’s not what you say out of your mouth that determines your life, it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the most power! – Robert Kiyosaki

High performers know that what they think about themselves, they become. They talk powerfully to themselves because they know thoughts have power. They nurture their self-image.

 

Power Phrase this Week: I think “I am” to help me reach my best because my thoughts have power.”

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

Aug 15, 2019

“Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.” - Seth Godin

 

High performers choose optimism. They fill their mind full of optimism and hope. They see the difference between right now and what it could be. And they explain events in their life with a positive meaning.

 

Power Phrase this Week: I am an optimist. I see the possibilities and the good that will happen for me.”

Aug 8, 2019

Sarah McVanel helps individuals leverage the exponential power of recognition to retain top talent, fuel healthy teams and sustain healthy bottom lines. She speaks nationally on the topic, leads workshops, coaches leaders, and conducts organizational recognition program reviews. Sarah specializes in working with service-based organizations and “helping professionals”.

Sarah is a Certified Senior Organizational Development Professional (CSODP), Professional Certified Coach (PCC) and Certified Human Resources Leader (CHRL). She is one of 1500 Certified Professional Speakers (CSP) in worldwide and President of the Toronto Chapter of the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS). She has a BA in Psychology, MSc in Family Relations, and Diplomas in Human Resources and Healthcare Administration.

Sarah 20 experience including at a senior leadership level and now owns boutique firm Greatness Magnified. She is an author of peer-reviewed journals, articles, four books, “Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness: Solution Focused Strategies for Satisfied Staff, High Performing Teams and Healthy Bottom Lines” (2015), The FROG Effect: Tools and Strategies to Forever Recognize Others’ Greatness” (2016), #GreatnessBizHacks: 100+ Tips to Grow a Profitable, Service-Based Biz you Love!& FLIP Side of Failing: How to Recognize and Leverage Greatness in Work and Life (2019).

In this podcast, Sarah and Cindra talk about:

  • The contents from her new book FLIPSIDE of Failing
  • How the best are constantly looking for failure
  • Her FLIP Framework (see picture)
  • Why it is important to flip failure in the moment
  • Her ACCEPT vs ACCUSE Framework (see picture)
  • How businesses and leaders can help other celebrate failure
Aug 5, 2019

While most would consider him simply a sport psychologist, Dr. Jerry Lynch is a coach, mentor and teacher who guides and coaches athletes and parents to explore the meaning and purpose of sport.Dr. Lynch has a deep calling, one where his success is not measured by "making a living" but rather by "making a difference".

He is the author of 13 books in as many as 10 languages. Dr. Lynch is the founder and director of WAY OF CHAMPIONS, a performance consulting group geared toward helping others master the inner game for peak performance. He maintains a private practice and an extensive sport psychology consultation service for athletes, coaches and parents around the world.

Several of his clients have participated in various summer and winter Olympic Games. Most recently, he has established a consultancy with Steve Kerr, head coach of the World Champion Golden State Warriors. In the past 30 years alone, he has been part of 54 Final Four and 36 National Championship at the collegiate and professional levels.

In this podcast, Jerry and Cindra talk about:

  • What he has learned from the world’s best leaders and coaches
  • His RIVER acronym which represents human needs
  • How we can each win the day
  • Why leadership is a relationship game
  • 3 strategies to build others up
  • 3 reflection questions he suggests we each ask
Jul 28, 2019

For more than 25 years Laura Okmin has been covering the biggest names in sports on the biggest stages. But what Laura is most known for, and most proud of, is the connections she has cultivated over two decades of building relationships … not sources.

You’ll find Laura on the sidelines for the NFL on FOX and Westwood One’s NFL national radio games. She’s covered more than 10 Super Bowls, hosted Olympic coverage from the London, Sochi and Pyeongchang Games, and reported from multiple World Series and NBA and NHL championships. Laura began her broadcasting career as a Sports Reporter/Anchor in Montgomery, AL, Chattanooga, TN and Sports Channel in Chicago, where she traveled with the Chicago Bulls during their championship run leading to an Emmy Award.

Always passionate about her job, GALVANIZE gave Laura a purpose: Training and mentoring young women entering the sports world on – and more importantly – OFF camera. Its genesis was to give young women something Laura didn’t have growing up in this business … a network of other women.

 

In this podcast, Laura and Cindra talk about:

  • The steps to build relationships not sources
  • The empowering part about being a female in the sport reporting industry
  • Her mental preparation to go live in front of millions
  • How her deals with the ‘haters’
  • How she reframed her mother’s death
Jul 24, 2019

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

High performers use reframing daily. They don’t ignore the difficulty, but instead see a different perspective and how the obstacle is helping me. This helps them feel positive and motivated to keep doing in their life, sport, and job.

Power phrase this week: “I use reframing regularly to keep me passionate and charged for my goals and my life. I see a setback as a comeback.” 

Jul 22, 2019

Brian has been working with athletes and teams for over 15 years since earning his MA in Sport Psychology from John F. Kennedy University in California.

He joined Sport Psychology Institute Northwest as a sport psychology consultant in 2007, and took over as director in 2011. Now as the Director of AMPlify Sport Psychology, he is constantly evolving his craft.

Brian’s interest in sport psychology developed during his time as a high school football kicker/punter, college soccer player, and USSF C license soccer coach, where he found the mental game to be important, but under-taught. He believes strongly that training the mind is as important as training the body, and has dedicated his professional life to helping athletes achieve their goals, play up to their potential, and improve enjoyment in sports and in life.

In this podcast, Brian and Cindra talk about:

  • The mental characteristics of high level athletes
  • What gets in the way of peak performance
  • Why it’s important to be focused all on the process over the outcome
  • His Sport Mindset Spectrum and the components
  • Reactive vs proactive mindset training

 

Jul 12, 2019

Intelligent, Insightful….and hilarious! These are the words that Roger’s clients use when they experience his programs. He has a knack for taking principles of effectiveness that most of us struggle with, and crystallizing them into clear strategies and action plans that get Record-Breaking Results.

 

In his first sales career, Roger became one of the top 20 producers of over 200,000 in the 160 year history of the company. That’s the top 1% of the top 1%. Roger Co-Founded Freedom Personal Development, one of the world’s premier Personal Development rms. Roger is the author of two bestsellers including: Train Your Brain For Success and Master Your Mind.

 

He’s delivered more than 2000 presentations for organizations like Northwestern Mutual, Harley Davidson, and The National Association of Realtors. Roger also spent 8 years as a professional stand-up comic.

 

In this podcast, Roger and Cindra talk about:

· 3 steps for a breakthrough

· How to be clear on what you want

· Why to upgrade your self-talk

· Why it’s important to plan your morning affirmation

· 3 counterintuitive strategies to master your mind

Jul 9, 2019

“Do one thing everyday that scares you. Those small things that make us uncomfortable help us build courage to do the work we are intended to do.” Eleanor Roosevelt

 

High performers choose courage over comfort. They do something just a little scary each day to do the work they were intended to do in this world.

 

Power Phrase this Week: “I will do something a little scary today. I will act with courage and bravery.”

Jul 6, 2019

Pam Borton is a renowned expert on developing high performing leaders and teams. As the President and CEO of Borton Partners, Pam provides elite senior executive coaching to clients and delivers inspirational and dynamic keynote presentations on leadership and peak performance topics for organizations nationally and internationally.

As an International Coaching Federation (ICF) certified senior executive coach, Pam is committed to taking C-suite and senior level executives, and their high performing teams, to the “next level.” Her leadership coaching spans organizations of all sizes, including Fortune 500 companies, and across industries including finance, retail, IT, hospitality, higher education, healthcare and more. Her business coaching clients include Best Buy, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Hyatt Corporation and Merrill Lynch, to name a few.

Pam brings her executive coaching clients the unique experience of navigating the pressure and expectations of a highly visible position in an ultra competitive environment, having served as the winningest professional coach in the history of the University of Minnesota women’s basketball program.

In this podcast, Pam and Cindra talk about: · What the best leaders do

· Why we need feedback to be our best self

· The role of confidence and resilience in leadership

· How to have grace under fire

· The 7 steps to be On Point

Jul 3, 2019

“Being brave for me means never giving up on the things that make me feel alive.” - Gabe Grunewald

High performers are brave. They do things that make them feel alive and act with courage. They have a heart of service and see everything has a miracle.

Power Phrase this Week: “Today, I will see everything as a miracle.”

Jun 20, 2019

Jenny Evans is a speaker, author, and on-air expert on physiology and chemistry, as it relates to resiliency, confidence and performance.

 

She is highly experienced, having worked with thousands of C-suite executives, leaders, and employees — from corporations, associations, and universities across the globe.

Her award-winning book – The Resiliency rEvolution — has been hailed as a “smart, clever read and super-practical guide to leading a more full and resilient life.” She is also the creator of Hit the Deck – the ultimate tool for combating stress and increasing productivity and fitness.

Jenny has spoken on the TEDx stage, writes as a blogger for The Huffington Post and was NBC KARE 11’s Health & Fitness expert for over four years.

 

Jenny has a bachelor of science degree in kinesiology with an emphasis in psychology from the University of Minnesota.

 

In this podcast, Jenny and Cindra talk about: *resiliency, confidence and performance)

· How you can restore your chemistry during stress

· What she means by the “bliss” molecules

· How to reduce your “Sneaky Pete”

· Several microstrategies to increase resiliency and confidence

Jun 15, 2019

Chris Hanson worked in sales for IBM for nearly 20 years. At 28, he began spending nights and weekends learning the stock market; the goal was time freedom. He got there in 2002 at age 40, and walked away from the j-o-b.

Not long thereafter, people began approaching him saying, “I want to walk away like you did, show me how”, so he started www.ProfitsOnWallStreet.com, a stock market workshop that teaches the methods he uses.

Around the time he was leaving, a 21 yr old co-worker was also studying the stock market; he retired at 30. They started a podcast, Investing From The Beach, where they discuss the mindset that is required to achieve time freedom.

Whether it’s real estate or the stock market, most people only focus on the “how to do” of investing. Starting out, they both also made that same mistake. They both realized that to achieve time freedom, the "how to think" is the most important ingredient. Most people don't ever recognize that; that's why so few people are able to achieve time freedom. The reality: one's mindset is about 95% of the equation.

In this podcast, Chris and Cindra talk about:

· “How” to think when investing

· Why so few people invest in their mindset

· A failure that costed him $30K

· How he retired at age 40

· How to dominate the process of a successful trade

· Best ways to overcome failure

Jun 11, 2019

“Your life does not get better by chance, it gets better by change.” Jim Rohn

High performers embrace change and give up victim language. They take 100% responsibility for their past and future. They avoid the blame game. They act and think like a creator.  

Power Phrase this Week: “I think and act like a creator. I give up victim language and create the life I image.”

 

Jun 8, 2019

A born public speaker and trainer, Kit Welchlin began public speaking at the age of 9 in 4-H. By 16, he was organizing and facilitating presentations on leadership, citizenship, community service and motivation for the 4-H and Future Farmers of America.

Kit Welchlin purchased his first manufacturing company at age 21, and by 26 was CEO and Chairman of the Board of three manufacturing companies in three states. He’s been an instructor with the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities, where he has been repeatedly nominated Outstanding Faculty. He is a Professional Member of the National Speakers Association.

Kit has a B.S. Degree in Speech Communication, Business Administration and Political Science. He earned an M.A. Degree in Speech Communication and Business Administration.

In 2014, Kit was inducted into the Minnesota Speakers Association Hall of Fame. He has delivered more than 3,000 speeches and seminars to more than 500,000 people over the past 26 years.

In this podcast, Kit and Cindra talk about:

· How to be a quick-change artist

· 3 key drivers of change

· How emotional intelligence relates to change

· 6 mistakes that impact your ability to change

· The 5 components of emotional intelligence

Jun 4, 2019

Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Henry Ford.

 
High performers view mistakes as mis-takes. They learn and burn. This mindset helps them fail forward and stay confident, motivated and excited about what they are doing.

 

 Power Phrase this Week: “I commit to fail forward. I learn and burn realizing that failure can be mindfully learned from.”

Jun 2, 2019

Great leaders are the happiest, most productive people because they have discovered how to lead a life of significance. It's all about making an impact. Joe Schmit has been interviewing and researching influential people discovering the factors that truly make an impact in the lives of others. He is a storyteller who has spent 30 years as sports anchor for KSTP-TV (ABC-Minneapolis/St. Paul) and has been awarded 18 Emmy's and a National Headliner Award. Joe's keynote, workshops, video series and book help individuals and teams put those principles into practice and make a true impact. In this podcast, Joe and Cindra talk about: · What is the silent impact · The blueprint to have a silent impact · Lessons he learned from interviewing the world’s best · How to use impact resolutions · And what is the “Mount Rushmore of Influence”?

May 30, 2019

“You give life to what you give energy to.” Anonymous

High performers commit to bringing positive energy. They wake up to their energy. They bring more positive energy than other’s negative energy. Then, they create energy by determining their focus.

Power Phrase this Week: “I commit to bringing positive energy. I determine my energy by my focus.”

May 24, 2019

Dr. Jamie Shapiro is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Director of the Master's in Sport and Performance Psychology program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She earned a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University, and an M.S. in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College (2005). She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Brown University, where she was on the gymnastics team for 4 years. Dr. Shapiro is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, listed on the United States Olympic Committee's Sport Psychology Registry, and a National Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors.  

Dr. Shapiro is a consultant for Sport & Performance Excellence Consultants based in Denver, CO. She has consulted with youth, collegiate, elite, and Paralympic athletes from a variety of sports. A former competitive gymnast, Dr. Shapiro still likes to do handstands in cool places all over the world. She is originally from NJ, and now that she lives in CO, she is attempting to improve her skiing abilities! 

In this podcast, Jamie and Cindra talk about:  

  • The habits of top performers 
  • How to be a reflective performer 
  • Why we need to mind our mental energy 
  • How to refocus when negative
  • Ways to deal with fear of failure 

When discussing high performers she said, the best “KISS – Keep it simple and smart” to quiet the brain. 

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

 
May 17, 2019

Born and raised in Eureka, South Dakota, Holly Hoffman was the last remaining member of the Espada Tribe and the last woman standing on Season 21 of CBS’ hit reality show “Survivor Nicaragua”. Through that experience, and others throughout her life, Holly was inspired to share her message of positivity, determination, and confidence with business leaders, teachers, and students across the nation.            

A professional speaker and the author of Your Winner Within and Write Yourself a Note, Holly acknowledges that life is made up of challenges, and we are oftentimes faced with situations that seem insurmountable. But within each of us is an ability to focus our thoughts, emotions, and energy to succeed—if only we have the knowledge, tools, and discipline to do so. 

Holly is a member of the National Speaker’s Association and travels the country speaking to schools and universities, healthcare organizations, women’s organizations, community leaders, and business professionals.  

A lifelong resident of America’s heartland, Holly graduated from her hometown high school in Eureka, South Dakota, and then attended Northern State University. Holly is the proud mother of three wonderful children and several grandchildren.  

In this podcast, Holly and Cindra talk about: 

  • The surprising person to helped her not give up on Survivor 
  • The life-changing advice she received from Jeff Probst, the host of “Survivor”   
  • How anyone can make a new ending 
  • Why your power is within 
  • And the 6 words that guided her during and after Survivor 

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

May 14, 2019

Finding Your Motivation from Within

“The biggest source of motivation are your own thoughts, so think big and motivate yourself from within.” Anonymous

High performers staying intrinsically motivated. They focus on the progress they make. They consider how they are part of something bigger and how they touch others. They consider what they do and how it is connected to others.

Power Phrase this Week: “I stay motivated from within. Each day I focus what fuels me and why my work matters.”

May 7, 2019
 
May 6, 2019

Mark J Lindquist has been on the hottest shows on television (LOST, Hawaii Five-O), he performs for the largest crowds in America (NFL, NBA, MLB, NCAA) and he speaks for the largest crowds in America (Wal-Mart, McDonald's, Microsoft, IBM, Starbucks).

Mark is a nationally recognized motivational speaker, highly sought-after success coach, world-touring entertainer, US Air Force and Afghanistan war veteran, and author of the books, "Passion! 8 Steps to Reignite Yours,” “Passion! 8 Steps to Find Yours” and "Service! My Way of Life."  

Mark has performed live for over 3.5 million people in 22 countries and 46 states throughout his career.  He has performed for Grammy winning artists, Academy Award nominated actors, foreign dignitaries around the world as well as staffers at the White House. 

In this podcast, Mark and Cindra talk about:

  • Performance techniques to crush it in front of millions of people
  • Why people forget to make their passion a priority
  • The rocking chair principle
  • How to keep believing in your Superbowl
  • And 8 steps to reignite your passion

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

You can find Mark Linquist @MarkJLinquist on Twitter and www.markjlindquist.com/.


May 2, 2019

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates

 

High performers embrace change. They thrive off it. They realize they can choose how to think and feel. And the first step to do that is remember what you focus on determines how you feel about change. Anything can be viewed as a gift.

 

Power Phrase this Week: “I embrace change. I see change as a gift.”

Apr 25, 2019

“Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is to keep going  when you really feel like giving up.” 

 

High performers keep going. They stay the course and stay gritty and resilient. While doing so, they also remain humble knowing the can keep learning and growing.

 

 Phrase this Week: “I stay gritty and resilient. I stay the course.”

Apr 17, 2019

“Don’t focus on the difficulty. Focus on what can come from the difficulty.” Jonathan Zierdt

 

High performers focus on what can come from the difficulty. The look for what inspired them and let that move them. The live with urgency knowing and focusing on how they can make a difference today.

 

Power Phrase this Week: “I don’t focus on the difficulty. I focus on what can come from the difficulty.”

Apr 14, 2019

Joining the Auburn family in October 2018, Dr. Adrian Ferrera provides individual mental health and performance counseling, crisis intervention, consultation and outreach on clinical issues important to student-athletes. He also develops performance enhancement workshops for small groups, coaches and teams. 

Dr. Ferrera came to Auburn from the University of Washington, where he served as associate director of counseling and sport psychology. From 2014-17, he was a cognitive performance coach for U.S. Army Special Operations soldiers at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

After earning his master's in counseling with an emphasis in sport psychology from Boston University, Ferrera earned his doctorate in sport and exercise psychology, and an additional master's in counseling, from West Virginia University.

In this podcast, Adrian and Cindra talk about:

  • His journey to Auburn
  1. How he has approached “failure” in his own life as an opportunity
  2. Why you should protect your pin number to your confidence bank
  3. How to have difficult conversations
  4. Process focused - Key messages that lead to Auburn men’s basketball run to the Final Four

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

You can find Dr. Ferrera at dradrianferrera@gmail.com

Apr 10, 2019

“When fear dies, you begin to live.” Stan Beecham

 

High performers play to win. They realize that fear of failure doesn’t help them in the long run. Instead, they listen to what they are fearing. Stay calm, present and go after what they want.

 

Power Phrase this Week: “I play to win. I stay calm, present, and go for it!”

Apr 5, 2019

“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 cultivate their passion. They work to get and keep the good kind of passion – harmonious passion.  They work to keep their results separate from their identity and stay focused on improving their craft.

 

Power Phrase this Week: “I stay passionate about my craft. I stay focused on the process and being the best I can be.”

Mar 27, 2019

Dr. Rick McGuire is the Director of the Missouri Institute of Positive Coaching. He recently retired as the Director of Sport Psychology for the Intercollegiate Athletics at the University of Missouri, and Graduate Professor of Sport Psychology. For 27 years (from 1983-2010) he was Missouri’s Head Track and Field Coach. Under Coach McGuire’s tutelage, Missouri athletes earned 143 All-American recognitions, 110 Conference champions, 29 USA National Members, 3 collegiate records, and 5 Olympians. He is the founder and chairman for 27 years of the USA Track and Field Sport Psychology program, and served as a staff for 11 USATF National Teams, including the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games in Barcelona and Atlanta.

In this podcast, Rick and Cindra talk about:

  • His principles of positive coaching
  • Why demeaning never helps athletes
  • Ways to increase athletes’ self-worth and self-esteem
  • The most impactful way to motivate athletes
  • The importance of communication with your athletes and teams

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

 

Mar 19, 2019

“Every minute you spend wishing you had someone else’s life is a minute spent wasting yours.” Anonymous

 High performers reduce their FOMO. They change their focus because happiness is about attention. They focus on gratitude - what they have not what they lack.

Power Phrase this Week: “I change my focus. I focus on what I have not what I lack.”

Mar 15, 2019

Orlando Bowen is a former professional football player whose mission is to inspire people to be GameChangers in the lives of others. GameChangers influence the path, perspective or possibilities for others and inspire people to see beyond their circumstances as they pursue excellence.

Orlando has been motivating corporate audiences for years through keynotes and through his role of founder and Executive Director of One Voice One Team Youth Leadership Organization. He equips people to get off the sidelines and become GameChangers in business and life.

Orlando has been recognized for his work by: Being awarded a Queen Diamond Jubille Medal, a national Harry Jerome Award, a national Canadian Youth Leadership Award, and is the feature of a nationally televised W-5 documentary entitled Personal Foul.

In this podcast, Orlando and Cindra talk about:

  • The night that ended his football career
  • His motivation for starting his non-profit
  • How pain is invitable but misery is optional
  • What you say to yourself matters especially when things don’t go your way

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

Mar 12, 2019

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” Winston Churchill

High performers know they can develop their grit. They pursue what interests them, and focus on their purpose. They remain hopeful and optimistic that they can make it better.

Power Phrase this Week: “I am gritty. I cultivate my passion, perseverance and purpose.”

Mar 8, 2019

Marilyn Sherman, who just recently was inducted to the National Speaker Association’s CPAE Speaker Hall of Fame, is one of 182 members in the world who hold this designation. After starting her career in corporate America, she is now seen as the go-to motivational keynote speaker for corporate and association markets that want their people to improve their morale, teamwork, and communication skills and ultimately achieve more results. In the 25 years she has served her clients in the speaking industry, she has motivated audiences to get out of their comfort zone and get a front-row seat in life.

Marilyn is the author of four motivational books including “Is There A Hole In Your Bucket List? “, “Whose Comfort Zone Are You In?”, “Why Settle for the Balcony, how to get a Front-Row Seat in Life” and “Front-Row Service”. Marilyn is a graduate of Washington State University and after working for Chrysler First Financial Services, she was a contract speaker for one of the top seminar companies in the United States and Canada.

She has earned her Certified Speaking Professional designation, the highest earned designation in the speaking profession, held by less than 12% of professional speakers worldwide. Clients that have been inspired by her keynotes include Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, the F.D.I.C., and the US Post Office.

In this podcast, Marilyn and Cindra talk about:

  • What does it mean to be a front-row leader
  • The power of “acting as if…”
  • A powerful question to transform your self-image
  • The #1 roadblock to living and leading from the front-row

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

 

Mar 5, 2019

Fear is your brains way of saying that there is something important for you to overcome.” Anonymous

Power Phrase this Week: “I clear my fear and be here. I stay focused on the process and work to be my best one step at a time.”

Mar 1, 2019

Brock Thompson was named head coach of the South Dakota State women's soccer program on Jan. 31, 2017 after a nine-year stint as an assistant with the Jackrabbits. He just completed his second season at the helm. Under his leadership, the Jackrabbits have claimed back-to-back Summit League regular season championships in 2017 and 2018.

The 2017 Summit League Coach of the Year, Thompson has a 23-11-4 overall mark on the sidelines at South Dakota State with a 14-1 record in league games. Originally from Blair, Nebraska, he has coached 15 All-Summit League selections, including the 2017 and 2018 Defensive Player and Goalkeeper of the Year award winners.

He has been on board for all of SDSU’s Summit League titles, claiming four tournament titles (2008, 2014, 2015 and 2016) and six regular season crowns (2008, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2017 and 2018). He is active in the local soccer community serving in various roles and is a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Board of Directors for the Northeast South Dakota chapter.

In this interview, Brock and Cindra talk about:

  • His journey from a results-driven coach to a relationship-driven coach
  • How to create a relationship-driven culture
  • How love is a big motivator
  • His perspective on how outcome goals hinder performance
  • How he used mental training with his team

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

Feb 24, 2019

Beware of BCD behavior: Blame, Complain, Defend. These attitudes have never solved a problem, achieved a goal, or improved a relationship.” Urban Meyer

 

High performers don’t BCD. They decide and commit to eliminate it from their lives. They take 100% responsibility for everything in their life. They focus on solutions, and if it can’t be solved, they choose resilience. 

 

Power Phrase this Week: I choose to not BCD. Instead, I focus on the solution or choose resilience.

Feb 14, 2019

“Positivity is like a boomerang. The more we put it out there, the more it comes back to us.”  Jon Gordon 

 

High performers choose positive. They ask themselves, how is this happening FOR ME, remembering that when you are negativity, to change your focus, and then make a deliberate intention each day to be positive through your morning routine.

 

Power Phrase this Week: I choose positivity. I choose to bring positive energy each day and in each situation.

Feb 8, 2019

Dr. Karen MacNeill has the unique experience of having both competed and consulted on the World Stage.  She is a registered psychologist and performance consultant with over 18 years of experience helping Olympians, organizations and business leaders consistently bring their best in high pressure situations.

She has worked with athletes competing at the last 4 Olympic Winter Games, and competed herself at the international level for over a decade.

 Karen applied her knowledge and expertise in her capacity as Manager of Sport Psychology Services for Vancouver Olympic Committee’s medical team at the 2010 Olympic Games.  Most recently, she was the Lead Mental Health Counsellor for the Canadian Olympic Committee at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea.  At the 2018 Games, she was also the Mental Performance Consultant for Ski Cross Canada who had their best Olympic result to date capturing the Gold medal in the men’s event and Gold and Silver medals in the women’s event.

Karen has become a partner and Chief Product Officer with a digital health media company, Headversity, which offers innovative education through on-site and on-line programs to help people to build mental resilience and thrive.

In this episode, Karen and Cindra discuss:

  • Why you need a “mental fitness golf bag”
  • The rationale for giving 80-90% not 100%
  • The importance of considering your personal brand
  • Why we each need to “do the work” on ourselves
  • How resilience is proactive not reactive
Feb 6, 2019

“It’s not what you say to everyone else that determines your life; it’s what you whisper to yourself that has the greatest power.” Marc and Angel

High performers dominate their APE. They focus on what they can control – their attitude, preparation, passion, purpose and effort and dominate their reaction to what they cannot control. They prepare full out 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 am all in and focus on what I can control.

Jan 22, 2019

“There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs.” Zig Ziglar

 

High performers realize that they can make or break a habit. They realize that small changes is the way to make a change – get 1% better each day. And when making a habit, they make it obvious, attractive, easy and satisfying.

 

High Performance Power Phrase: I am in the driver’s seat of my life. I can make any change I put my mind to.

Jan 15, 2019

“The triumph can't be had without the struggle.” Wilma Rudolph

High performers realize that a triumph can’t happen without the struggle. They make sure they aren’t listening to powerful voice inside their head telling them they can. They know their ability to overcome obstacles will lead to their best experiences. They do this by realizing mental toughness is a trait we can develop by living and letting go, training ourselves to be psychologically flexible, and staying in the present moment.

High Performance Power Phrase: I embrace the obstacles that come in my way. I adjust and adapt.

Jan 12, 2019

Bob Tewksbury is a retired Major League Baseball pitcher and current Mental Skills Coordinator for the Chicago Cubs.

Bob has a unique professional resume which combines an eighteen-year professional baseball career with a master’s degree in sport psychology and counseling from Boston University. Bob won 110 major league games pitching for six teams; the NY Yankees, Chicago Cubs, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, San Diego Padres and Minnesota Twins and was a member of the 1992 National League All-Star team.

Bob is also a member of the Applied Association of Sport Psychology and is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant. He is the author of the book “Ninety Percent Mental: An All-Star Player Turned Mental Skills Coach Reveals the Hidden Game of Baseball.”

In this interview, Bob and Cindra talk about:

  • The struggles he experienced getting to the majors
  • Why it’s important to consider what your ultimate fear is
  • Why adding “so” can help to reduce future-based thinking
  • How positive anchoring statements can be helpful
  • What he means by 90% mental
  • The 3 domains of performance

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

Jan 9, 2019

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis

High performers spend time thinking about what they want at the beginning of the year. They reflect back on the year consider their wins and challenges. Then, they write their goals down (3-4 goals), consider their why behind that goal, and then set a plan out. They consider who will be on their team because we all need a team for support and accountability.

High Performance Power Phrase: I go after my goals with passion and excitement. I know what I want, and every day I work toward my goals. I stay focused and gritty.

Jan 6, 2019

Judy L. Van Raalte, Ph.D. is professor of psychology at Springfield College, Certified Mental Performance Consultant, and listed in the United States Olympic Committee Sport Psychology Registry. Dr. Van Raalte has presented at conferences in 18 countries, published over 100 articles in peer-reviewed journals on topics such as self-talk, transitions, and professional issues in sport and exercise psychology, and produced more than 20 sport psychology videos.

Her research has been funded by The National Institutes of Mental and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Dr. Van Raalte served as President of the American Psychological Association's Division of Exercise and Sport Psychology (Division 47) and as the Vice President of the International Society of Sport Psychology. She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association, the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, and the International Society of Sport Psychology. 

In this interview, Judy and Cindra talk about:

  • The latest research on self-talk
  • The connection between self-talk and self-esteem
  • The impact of too much thinking
  • Why we should consider what the negative self-talk is telling us
  • How to find the right self-talk for you and others you work with

To learn more about Judy’s work, you can visit SupportForSport.org for free evidence-based sport psychology materials) and vbvideo.com for sport psychology videos.

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

Dec 30, 2018

Dr. Peter Haberl is a senior sport psychologist for the United States Olympic Committee. Through the USOC, he provides individual and team consultations and counseling sessions to various resident and national teams and athletes at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs.

Before joining the USOC in 1998, Peter served as the sport psychology consultant for the 1998 U.S. Women's Ice Hockey Olympic Team.  He also served as the sports psychology consultant for USA Triathlon at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. During the 2000 to 2004 Olympic summer quad leading up to the Athens Olympic Games, Peter worked mainly with US Diving, US Synchronized Swimming, USA Triathlon and the US Women's Volleyball team.

With the restructuring of the Performance Services Division of the USOC in 2006, Peter moved into the Team and Technical Sportfolio with a focus of providing services to team (USA Men's & Women's Water Polo, USA Women's Indoor Volleyball) and technical (USA Shooting, USA Archery) sports in their preparation for the Games.

Born in Austria, he received his undergraduate degree in sports science from the University of Vienna, Austria, and earned a master's degree in counseling and his Ed. D. in counseling psychology at Boston University. He is a licensed psychologist in Colorado.

 In his applied work, Peter has a specific focus on mindfulness based interventions. Peter played professional hockey in Europe for 10 years, also representing Austria at two World Championships.

In this interview, Peter and Cindra talk about:

  • Why attention is the currency of performance
  • How to deal with uncomfortable thoughts and feelings
  • What it looks like to have a flexible mind
  • Why it’s important to ask yourself, “What do I do with my attention?”
  • The difference between informal and formal mindfulness practices
  • His unique opinion on the topic of confidence
  • Why we need to decouple performance from our sense of self

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

Dec 21, 2018

Dr. Doug Chadwick serves as the mental skills coordinator for the Colorado Rockies Baseball Club.  He designs the curriculum, facilitates the mental skills education, and teaches the Rockies major league and minor league players and staff about the mental skills necessary for optimal performance under pressure.  Chadwick’s responsibilities cover hundreds of professional athletes and include seven professional teams in the United States and two in Latin America. 

Chadwick earned his BS in management and systems engineering from the United States Military Academy (West Point) where he was also a multi-year letterman and starter on a nationally ranked Army football team.  He was commissioned as a field artillery officer and served in the Army for over 20 years before retiring as a faculty member at West Point.  While serving in the Army, Chadwick earned his MA in applied economics from the University of Oklahoma as well as an MSc degree in kinesiology and sport psychology from Cal State Fullerton.

After completing his PhD, Doug returned to West Point as the director of the Center for Enhanced Performance, a comprehensive student services center.

In this interview, Doug and Cindra talk about:

  • His unique journey to the field of sport psychology
  • What the best do differently
  • How various “Army slogans” are incorporated into this work in the MLB
  • Ways to get back in the moment and why that’s important
  • The importance of recovery in high performance
  • How the best learn from failure

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

Dec 18, 2018

 “When you don’t feel like you’re competing with others, you compete only with yourself. You do it for you. And you do more, go further, and perform better.” Neil Pasricha – The Happiness Advantage

 

High Performers do it for themselves. They choose goals for intrinsic reason, not extrinsic like money, fame, or promotion. When you do it for you, you go further, and perform better.

 

Power Phrase:  “I do it for me. I go after my goals for my reasons.”

Dec 14, 2018

Dr. Katy Tran Turner currently serves as the Mental Performance Coach for the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills. Her primary role in this position is helping players and coaches optimize their performance by applying psychological skills and she supports the organization's efforts to optimize the performance environment.

Katy also worked with Soldiers and their families at Fort Bragg, NC as part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. Katy earned her doctorate in Sport and Exercise Psychology from Florida State University, her master's degree in Exercise Physiology from Kent State University, and her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Exercise & Sport Science from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she played goalie for the varsity field hockey team.

Her areas of research interest are in performance enhancement techniques, team coordination, and leadership development.

In this interview, Katy and Cindra talk about:

* The differences she sees in the mindset between NFL and NHL athletes

* The importance of a pre-performance routine

* How the best implement the mental game

* What the best do different related to the mental game

* How to “park it”

* How her dissertation research informs her practice

Tweets: 

"One of the things that I've learned really from the guys that I work with is, it doesn't matter if you just made the best play ever, you can't dwell on that either. It doesn't matter if you just made the worst play ever, you can't dwell on that either. it's all about learning and moving forward and then preparing for the next play that's coming at you." - Dr. Katy Tran Turner 

"I'm just going to parking lot it and come back to it later, I'm just going to park it for now and revisit it later. And then the next important step is refocusing on something that is task relevant coming up in the next play." - Dr. Katy Tran Turner

"The social nature of sport changes the way that we think, it changes the way we make decisions, it changes the way we process information." - Dr. Katy Tran Turner

"The way an individual makes a decision or processes information is different when they are surrounded by their teammates." - Dr. Katy Tran Turner 

"What do you know about your teammates' preferences and tendencies? Because if you now those preferences and tendencies then you can help them process information and make decisions faster because you know what they are going to do. And likewise they know what you're going to do if you share that information really INTENTIONALLY." - Dr. Katy Tran Turner 

"If you're building something knew [culture] it has to be delivered from every angle...I have found that it is really helpful when it comes from everyone. Not just the head coach, not just form the leadership group, but also the support staff." - Dr. Katy Tran Turner 

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

Dec 6, 2018

“There are 3 types of people: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.” Tommy Lasorda

High Performers are clutch. They can perform better-than-usual under pressure. They realize self-control – knowing they can handle the situation – is key in being clutch. They also have a high self-confidence, even if they are just getting started in the activity – the belief in themselves. 

Power Phrase This Week:  

I am clutch. I stay confident and in control when the heat is on.”

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

Nov 30, 2018

“Happiness is not out there. It is in you.” Anonymous 

High Performers make a choice to be happy. They realize the importance and that up to 40% of our happiness can be changed. They realize they are in control of their lives, do work and have fun in things that engage them. They also give priority to their close relationships and work to express gratitude each day.

Power Phrase This Week:  

I choose happiness. I take control of my happiness.”

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

Nov 25, 2018

Life is simple. Everything happens for you, not to you. Everything happens at exactly the right moment, neither too soon nor too late. You don’t have to like it…. It’s just easier if you do.” Bryon Katie

High Performers see obstacles and difficulties as happening for them not too them. They blame appropriately, not denying that is it difficulty, but use their cognitive appraisal to see the good that can come from everything.

Power Phrase This Week: 

I see difficulties as happening for me not to me. I see the gift in the 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

Nov 7, 2018

“The worst lies are the lies we tell ourselves.” Richard Bach

High performers know they can lie to themselves. They realize that growing their mental strength is about learning to lie to themselves less! They remember that happiness doesn’t come from what they have, but from within. They think like a 60 year old instead of believing the lie that others will think they are silly. They celebrate what makes them unique. And they realize everyone is struggling with something.

Power Phrase This Week: 

I let go of the lies I tell myself to become the person I was meant to 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

Nov 3, 2018

Amy Baltzell is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Sport Psychology Specialization (of Counseling) at Boston University. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (CMPC).  She is a former US National (1989, 1990) and Olympic (1992) Rowing Team member, member of the All women’s America’s cup Sailing Team (1995), and Head Varsity lightweight rowing coach (1998-1999) at Harvard University.

Amy is the author of 3 books: The Power of Mindfulness, Mindfulness and Performance, and Living in the Sweet Spot: Preparing for Performance in Sport and Life.

Her research focus is on mindfulness and self-compassion in sport. Specifically, she is studying the impact of Mindfulness Meditation Training in Sport, an intervention designed to help athletes improve concentration, adapt while competing and increase their tolerance of distracting thoughts and emotions.

Amy received her bachelors from Wesleyan University and earned a masters and doctorate from Boston University. She taught the first course in Sport Psychology at Harvard University.

In this interview, Amy and Cindra talk about:

  • Her experience as an Olympic and elite athlete
  • The definition of mindfulness
  • The benefits of practicing mindfulness
  • Why self-compassion is important
  • Her research on mindfulness and her mindfulness protocol
  • How we can practice mindfulness

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

Oct 30, 2018

“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” Jim Rohn

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 25, 2018

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung

High performers develop their resilience. They don’t suppress negative emotions. Instead, they manage them. They make adversity work for them not against them. They are relentless optimists – always believing something good is going to happen.

Power Phrase This Week:

"I am resilient. I make adversity work for me!"

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 22, 2018
“You must take personal responsibility. You cannot change the circumstances, the seasons, or the wind, but you can change yourself.” Jim Rohn
 
High performers know they need to take 100% responsibility for everything in your life. They embrace E + R = 0. They ask themselves, how can I take just 5% more responsibility for my life. They realize its not what other people say to them that matters, it is what they say to themselves matters. They give up blaming and complaining. They take control of their life and drive it!
 
Power Phrase This Week: 
I accept 100 percent responsibility for my life. I own my power."
 

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 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

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

Mar 30, 2018

What do highly successful people actually do to succeed? For 35 years as entrepreneur, inventor, author and coach, Don Hutcheson has experienced and studied the proven career-building strategies that people around the world have used for literally decades to create lives of success, satisfaction and freedom. Several times a week, he interviews individuals and experts from every career category and profession on his podcast “Discover Your Talent, Do What You Love” which he started in 2015 and has over 630 episodes. Don is the co author the book” Don't Waste Your Talent: The 8 Critical Steps to Discovering What You Do Best.”

He has published two magazines and built a career planning company based on his concept, The Whole Person Technology, which Dr. Stephan Covey (The 7 Habits of Highly Effect People) describes as "Brilliant, powerful and practical."       

In this interview, Don and Cindra talk about:

  • Why 87% of people worldwide do not enjoy the work
  • His Whole Person Technology
  • Why you should start with “you who” not “your why”
  • How we can find our purpose and do what we love
  • The difference between systems and our true self

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

Mar 28, 2018

I'm doing something crazy!

We just got the Beyond Grit eBook up on Amazon....

And right now, it's only 99 cents on Amazon.

 (and I'm including 5 awesome bonuses after you order on Amazon!)

 We'll be increasing the price soon so here's the link to go get it right now: BeyondGrit.com/eBook

 

P.S. Here's the list of those bonuses you'll get for FREE:

 

* BONUS 1: The Beyond Grit Audiobook

(Narrated by yours truly, this is a perfect companion to Beyond Grit for you to listen while you're on the go.)

 

* BONUS 2: The 10 Practices of The World's Best PDF

(This is what the world's best do consistently to achieve high performance.)

 

* BONUS 3: 10 Decisions to Increase Confidence PDF

(Practical and easy-to-apply, these ten decisions are proven to increase confidence.)

 

* BONUS 4: Discover Your Purpose Worksheet

(Includes two of my favorite exercises that will give you increased clarity!)

 

* BONUS 5: The 4 Fear Facts

(Fear can paralyze you if you let it. Here are four important distinctions to understand.)

 

All you have to do is order the Beyond Grit eBook on Amazon right NOW for 99 cents!

Mar 27, 2018

We just got the Beyond Grit eBook up on Amazon....

And right now, it's only 99 cents on Amazon.

 (and I'm including 5 awesome bonuses after you order on Amazon!)

 We'll be increasing the price soon so here's the link to go get it right now: BeyondGrit.com/eBook

 

P.S. Here's the list of those bonuses you'll get for FREE:

 

* BONUS 1: The Beyond Grit Audiobook

(Narrated by yours truly, this is a perfect companion to Beyond Grit for you to listen while you're on the go.)

 

* BONUS 2: The 10 Practices of The World's Best PDF

(This is what the world's best do consistently to achieve high performance.)

 

* BONUS 3: 10 Decisions to Increase Confidence PDF

(Practical and easy-to-apply, these ten decisions are proven to increase confidence.)

 

* BONUS 4: Discover Your Purpose Worksheet

(Includes two of my favorite exercises that will give you increased clarity!)

 

* BONUS 5: The 4 Fear Facts

(Fear can paralyze you if you let it. Here are four important distinctions to understand.)

 

All you have to do is order the Beyond Grit eBook on Amazon right NOW for 99 cents!



 

 

 

 

 

Mar 27, 2018

“When you know yourself, you are empowered. When you accept yourself, you invincible. ―Anonymous

 

High performers can perform on demand. They don’t just “hope” they have a great day. They make it a great day.  They realize the self-awareness is key to leading yourself and they have a deep clarity of who they are. They don’t suppress emotions, but embrace is and get back to the present moment.

 

Week’s Power Phrase:

"I am aware of my focus. I don’t hope I have a great day – I make it a great day!"

 

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

Mar 23, 2018

Richard Gordin is an emeritus professor in sport psychology at Utah State University. He has been at the university for 37 years. Dr. Gordin has authored 100 articles and book chapters.

He has been a sport psychology consultant for numerous athletic teams at his university, USA Gymnastics, USA Track and Field, US Ski and Snowboard Association and several professionals on the PGA and Champions Tours.

He was the sport psychology consultant for the USA Women’s Gymnastics Team in Seoul in 1988 and a sport psychology consultant for the USA Track and Field Team for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. He recently served as the consultant for the USA Nordic Combined Ski Team in Vancouver in 2010 and in Sochi 2014.

In this interview, Rich and Cindra talk about:

  • His lessons learned attending several Olympic Games as a sport psych professional
  • What the best do to succeed at the Olympic Games
  • The mental skills that the best use on a daily basis
  • Two concepts: Scripts of Excellence and Scripts of Connection
  • Why acceptance is the first thing you must do

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

Mar 20, 2018

“Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” ―Jim Rohn

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about how high performers are aware of the energy they bring to conversations and situations. They notice the energy they bring and make adjustments as necessary. They decide to be an energy generator. They celebrate others. And they keep their positive energy high, so their or other people’s negativity can’t leak in.

This Week’s Power Phrase:

“I generate energy. I am full of enthusiasm, purpose, and a positive perspective.”

 

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

 

 

Mar 17, 2018

Tonya Johnston is an equestrian mental skills coach, author, and hunter-jumper A-circuit competitor with a master’s degree in sport psychology. Tonya travels to give mental skills workshops and works individually with clients and teams all over the world.

Tonya’s clients include riders and trainers at top A-circuit, regional and local barns; international grand prix riders; national medal final winners; NCAA Division I athletes; teams such as the Stanford and USC equestrian teams; and IEA teams throughout the country.

Tonya has a monthly “Inside Your Ride” podcast. Her book, “Inside Your Ride: Mental Skills for Being Happy and Successful with Your Horse” is available on Amazon in paperback and e-book formats.

In this interview, Tonya and Cindra talk about:

  • The uniqueness of equestrian sport psychology
  • Her “Two Positive Rule”
  • What she sees separates the world’s best from the rest
  • How to review your highlights as part of your “Post Ride Notes”
  • Why and how you can write your own Motivational Statement

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

Mar 14, 2018

“Always remember, your focus determines your reality.” ―George Lucas

Summary: High performers determine where they shine their focus. Their mental spotlight is focused on what gives them energy, and what is good in a situation. They notice where their focus is, and gently get it back to what determines their success. They use “cue words” to bring their focus back on what leads to success.

This Week’s Power Phrase:

I determine where I shine my focus. I keep focused on what leads to my success. I focus on the good and what gives me energy!

 

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 

Mar 8, 2018

Katherine Reutter-Adamek is an American record holder, World Champion, and two-time Olympic medalist in short track speedskating. She is an Olympic Silver and Bronze Medalist.

After several injuries and surgeries following the 2011 season Katherine was forced to retire. She moved to Milwaukee to coach for three years before deciding to make a comeback for the 2018 Olympia Games. Coaching, along with a few great sports psychology consultants, has widened her perspective and helped her embrace a growth mindset. Through out the next two seasons she learned lessons from both triumph and failure that led her to pursue a career in public speaking and share her experiences about the mental game.

In this interview, Katherine and Cindra talk about:

  • Her journey to the Olympic Games
  • How the best handle failure
  • What her sport psychology consultants taught her about the mental game
  • How you can fight pressure with gratitude
  • Why she applies concepts like SEE and Expect the Expected (see Episode 162)
  • How to handle disappointments

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

You can find Katherine at katherinereutter.us and on Twitter at @katreutter.

Mar 7, 2018

“Do just once what others say you can’t do, and you will never pay attention to their limitations again.” ―James Cook

High performers challenge their limiting beliefs.  They know that moving beyond our limiting beliefs is a critical first step in our success. We attract more of what we need in our life. Every day, they are working to believe in their potential.

This Week’s Power Phrase: “I challenge my limiting beliefs! I choose empowering beliefs to keep me excited and passion about my life, work and sport.”

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. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Mar 1, 2018

Russ Rausch is the Founder of Vision Pursue or VP. VP helps individuals and organizations create a Performance Mindset through their training and mobile app. Before founding Vision Pursue, Russ was the COO at the hedge fund Emil van Essen. Before that he was part of the executive team that took the trading software firm, Trading Technologies, Inc. (TT), from a 20-person startup to a 650-person global company as CFO, CIO, and EVP of Global Buyside Sales. Russ lives in Chicago.

In this interview, Russ and Cindra talk about:

  • His motivation and pursue behind Vision Pursue
  • The SEE Model (Separate, Embrace and Evaluate)
  • What it means to “Expect the Expected”
  • How “New Eyes” can help us see the world and our relationships with curiosity
  • When and why we need to break the pattern
  • How sport psychologists and other consultants can use Vision Pursue in their work

You can contact Russ Rausch at rrausch@visionpursue.com or on twitter at @visionpursue and find more information about Vision Pursue at visionpursue.com. 

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

Feb 28, 2018

“You can have all the talent in the world, but it takes a special person with the right attitude to succeed.” Olympian Brenda Martinez

High performers mentally prepare. They spend the majority of their time in the present – not in the past or the future. They accept what they can’t control instead of fighting it. They interpret their nerves as excitement and fly their butterflies in formation.

Week’s Power PhraseI accept what I cannot control instead of fight it. I gain control by keeping my mind in the present.

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. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Feb 22, 2018

Dr. Eric Bean is the Director of High Performance for HigherEchelon, Inc. As a high performance and leadership consultant, Eric has worked with Army Special Forces, Navy SEALs, surgeons, business professionals, and athletes. After receiving his PhD, Eric worked with various Soldier populations, including Special Forces, intact infantry squads, and Wounded Warriors. Eric also created a comprehensive program for surgical and non-surgical residents at Madigan Army Medical Center.

Following his work with the Army, Eric was recruited to work with the Navy SEALs at the Naval Special Warfare Center (NSWC) in Coronado, California. He provided mental skills training to Navy SEALs and candidates, as well as leadership development for the cadre. Dr. Bean is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (AASP) and works with individuals and teams to strengthen their ability to lead others, maximize team functioning, perform at an elite level under high-pressure conditions, and maintain consistency despite changing circumstances.

Eric is a published, peer-reviewed author who lives in San Diego with his wife, two young sons, and two dogs.

In this interview, Eric shares with us:

  • What separates the world’s best from the rest
  • Why an understanding of self and our values is at the foundation of high performance
  • The difference between meditation and mindfulness
  • Why we need to separate self from our thoughts
  • How to identify our mission statement and our shadow mission
  • The difference between our absolute best and relative best

You can contact Eric on Twitter at @GetaStrongMind and at www.GetAStrongMind.com

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

Feb 20, 2018

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about the Winter Olympic Games using a world-class skier, Mikaela Shiffrin, as an example.

Summary: High performers feel the fear, but don’t let it keep them from doing what they want to, have to, or designed to do.  They know it’s natural to have negativity – but they are aware of it and talk back to build their confidence. They don’t beat themselves up when they fail – but embrace the beauty of the emotions.

Week’s Power PhraseI keep a calm and clear mind. I tell myself anything is possible 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. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Feb 15, 2018

Dr. Amber Selking is a mental performance consultant and founder of the Selking Performance Group. She works to emphasize the power of Mindset and Leadership to drive lasting change in businesses, on athletic teams, and in individual lives.

Amber received her PhD in applied sport psychology, with an emphasis in positive psychology and the effect of brain functioning on performance.

She currently serves as the Mental Performance Coach and Consultant to Head Coach Brian Kelly and the Notre Dame Football team, and an adjunct professor in Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business.

In this interview, Amber shares with us:

  • Her “Do, Better, How” exercise
  • Why visual cues and reminders are helpful
  • When to tell yourself, “I got this.”
  • What separates the world’s best from the rest
  • How “Wonder Woman” is a mindset

You can contact Amber on Twitter at @DrSelking and at www.selkingperformance.com

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

Feb 14, 2018

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about how to be a great teammate.

The 10 Practices are featured in Cindra's book, Beyond Grit, and you can find a PDF of the 10 practices of the world's best at: https://www.beyondgrit.com/bonus/.

Magic Johnson once said: “Ask not what your teammates can do for you. Ask what you can do for teammates.”

High performers are a good teammate. They work to support and help others on their team and in their family. They praise others but give honest feedback. They celebrate others and assume whatever role is necessary. They check their ego at the door – instead, are humble and always growing.

This Week’s Power Phrase"I support and celebrate my teammates. I put We before Me!"

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. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Feb 6, 2018

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about how to crush it in the world’s biggest game.

The 10 Practices are featured in Cindra's book, Beyond Grit, and you can find a PDF of the 10 practices of the world's best at: https://www.beyondgrit.com/bonus/.

Summary: High performers are in control of themselves when they are on the world’s biggest stage. They stay in the moment, dominate the controllables, and master their thinking. They are able to performance at their best because they practice thinking like the world’s best every day.

Week’s Power PhraseI choose to respond with purpose and intention. I master my mindset daily!

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. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Feb 4, 2018

Ian Warner is a Canadian track athlete specializing in the 100 meters. On June 30, 2012, he finished second behind his brother, Justin, in the 100 meters at the 2012 Nationals Track & Field Championships in Calgary to make his first Olympic team.

He is the founder of Kho Labs, which is a mobile technology that connects injured athletes with local health care providers. Ian is also a self-published author, an avid reader (he read 100 books in 2017), and runs a website called athleticcourage.com.

In this interview, Ian and Cindra talk about:

  • His keys to success and making it to the Olympics
  • Ian’s disappointment at the Olympic Games
  • How his experiences with injury led him to develop a new APP for athletes
  • Why we should approach everything with a long-term mindset
  • And his recommendations after reading 100 books in 2017

You can contact Ian on Twitter at @Kho_Labs and by email at ianw@kholabs.com

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

 

Feb 2, 2018

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about the 9th practice of the world's best: they live and let go.

The 10 Practices are featured in Cindra's book, Beyond Grit, and you can find a PDF of the 10 practices of the world's best at: https://www.beyondgrit.com/bonus/.

Summary of the episode: High performers let go of mistakes and tough things so they are not heavy or weighed down. Mistakes and disappointments can teach us a lot about ourselves. It’s important when we do experience failure that we see it as learning tool – perhaps motivating us to improve and get better. The best: learn, burn and return. 

This Week’s Power Phrase:

I see failure and mistakes as opportunity to learn and grow. I will get it next time!

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. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Jan 21, 2018

Scott Welle is a #1 international best selling author, speaker, peak performance strategist and founder of Outperform The Norm, which trains high achievers and athletes to remove their self-imposed limitations, increase confidence and accomplish more than they ever thought possible.

He has authored 8 books, has a Master’s degree in Sport Psychology, practices what he preaches– completing five Ironman triathlons, 27 marathons and a 100-mile ultramarathon. 

In this interview, Scott and Cindra talk about:

  • What it means to outperform the norm
  • Why we should play to win instead of play not to loose
  • How your self-limiting beliefs are a governor of your potential
  • Why you must do it now to build momentum
  • His insights after doing the unthinkable – completing a 100-mile race!

We'd love to hear from you on Twitter - find Scott @scottwelle and Cindra @Mentally_Strong.

 

Jan 16, 2018

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about the "Minneapolis Miracle" and the mental processes that support a moment like that.

Summary: High performers choose to always believe. They take time to train their perspective and mind each day. They realize their response may be an automatic negative thought about the reasons it’s not possible. But, instead they CAR IT! – Catch it, Address it, and Refocus it. They believe “Anything is possible.”

This Week’s Power Phrase: I will always believe. Even when the odds are against me or my team, I will believe anything is 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. Cindra speaks to and works with CEOs, businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Jan 12, 2018

High performers spend time at the beginning of the year reflecting on where they want to go. They write their goals down and keep their goals posted where they can see them. This increases their chances of success and keeps them going for the year to come.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Jan 2, 2018

Brian Miles recently transitioned into the role of Mental Performance Coordinator for the Cleveland Indians after being a Mental Performance Coach for their minor leagues for the past two and a half years.

In his role with the Indians, Brian works to enhance the mental and emotional development of players, and works to ensure collaboration of the mental domain amongst other disciplines within the organization.

Prior to joining the Indians, Brian worked for the United States Army as part of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness Program both at Fort Bliss (TX) and Fort Drum (NY). Brian received his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Montclair State University, NJ where he played four years of college soccer. He then received his Master of Education in Psychology: Athletic Counseling from Springfield College, MA along with a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Clinical Mental Health. 

In this interview, Brian and Cindra talk about:

  • What separates the world’s best
  • What it means to work on the edge of your capacity
  • How and why to take the ego out of your work
  • How acceptance and then moving on is key to staying in the present moment
  • Why routines lead to consistency
  • How the best approach obstacles

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

Jan 1, 2018

High performers know that fear lives in the future and is self-created. High performers choose to feel the fear, flex their courage muscle, and stay engaged in the present moment to stay gritty, grow and learn. They do things that are scary to reach high performance.

This Week’s Power Phrase: I choose courage over fear. I flex my courage muscle, take a deep breath in and go for it!

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Dec 24, 2017

“Gratitude turns what we have into enough.” Melody Beattie

High performers intentionally practice gratitude daily. They know gratitude is the perfect antidote to negative emotions because it’s impossible to feel gratitude and fear, anxiety, worry, envy or anger at the same time. They use tools to increase their gratitude to thrive during the holiday season.

Power Phrase This Week: I choose to intentionally practice gratitude daily. I focus on what I am grateful to stay in the present moment.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Dec 22, 2017

Dr. Jermaine M. Davis is Founder & CEO of Jermaine M. Davis Seminars & Workshops, Inc., a personal and professional development company that creates customized presentations, learning resources, and educational materials. Top organizations such as 3M, Penn State, Best Buy, Caterpillar, Sam’s Club, Prudential, West Point Military Academy, and Enterprise Rent-A-Car regularly seek out Dr. Jermaine’s expertise.

As a teenager, Dr. Jermaine began studying principles of success, and with the encouragement of mentors and teachers, he enrolled in college.  After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Speech Communication from Elmhurst College, he became the first person in his family to graduate from college! He continued his education by earning a Master’s in Speech Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Superior and a Doctorate in Organizational Leadership from Argosy University.

Dr. Jermaine has authored and co-authored ten books on topics of academic success, diversity and inclusion, leadership.

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

In this interview, Jermaine and Cindra talk about:

  • His lessons learned growing up in the Henry Horner Housing Projects in a single parent home
  • What he learned from the death of his brother Greg
  • Why honesty and vulnerabililty matters
  • His C + R = Success or Failure formula
  • How to build your SWVs
  • 3 benefits of a crystal clear vision
  • The differences between your PVGs – purpose, vision and goals
Dec 19, 2017

High performers see their greatness. They know they have greatness inside of them and each day they work to show their greatness. They let go of suffering. They don’t believe the doubt, anxiety or anger. They decide to tell themselves the truth about who they are and what they can become.

High Performance Power Phrase: I see greatness inside of me and others. Each day I realize my greatness.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Dec 8, 2017

“If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.” William Arthur Ward

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about how high performers imagine past and future success regularly. They create in their mind first, and then they live it. They imagine accomplishing their goals with VICE – vividness, intensity, controllability, and emotions.

High Performance Power Phrase: I imagine success. I create success in my mind first, and then I make it happen.

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Dec 4, 2017

Dr. Graig Chow is an Assistant Professor of Sport Psychology at Florida State University where he is the Program Coordinator and Director of Supervision and Practicum. Dr. Chow is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, and Research & Practice Division Head of the Association for Applied Sport Psychology.

In this episode, Graig and Cindra discuss:

  • How the best in the world stay excel and stay driven
  • The best way to reflect post event
  • How to identify your core values
  • How he uses mindfulness and motivational interviewing in his practice
  • How he helps athletes address the yips

You can find a full description and contact information for Graig at cindrakamphoff.com/graig.

Dec 2, 2017

“In the midst of an ordinary training day, I try to remind myself that I am preparing for the extraordinary.” Shalane Flanagan

In this episode, Cindra talks with TJ and Lisa about Shalane Flanagan, the recent New York Cities Marathon Winner. We use her as an example of how high performers go after their big goals with grit and patience. They dream one step above their comfort zone. They stick with their goals despite adversity, and setbacks. They remind themselves what they are going after each day. They build support of people around them and celebrate others successes.

High Performance Power Phrase: I go after my goals with passion and excitement. I know what I want, and every day I work toward my goals. I stay focused and 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 college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

 

Nov 19, 2017

High performers choose to make a decision to show up as themselves and be real instead of trying to be someone else or someone they are not. They consciously practice authenticity. They own their story, let go of comparison and work to “do you” no matter where they are at.

High Performance Power Phrase this week: The world needs me and my gifts. I will show up as myself and let me true self be seen. I will “do me.”

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

Nov 8, 2017

Rob is a mental coach who works with Indy Eleven Pro Soccer and teams at the University of Notre Dame. He speaks often to businesses, universities, and corporate athletes including Marriott, Walgreens, Morgan Stanley, and PGA of America. He’s been a mental coach to multiple winners on the PGA Tour, a medalist at the Rio Olympics, the 2013 USTA National Champion and have caddied on the PGA Tour. He has been a certified consultant with the Association for Applied Sport Psychology since 2006. Rob has authored six books including: No One Does it Alone, The Hinge: The Importance of Mental Toughness, Mental Toughness Training for Golf, NO FEAR: A Simple Guide to Mental Toughness, & Don’t “Should” on Your Kids: Build Their Mental Toughness and 50 Ways to Win: Pro Football’s Hinge Moments.

Rob was also an assistant professor of Sport Psychology for six years, publishing over a dozen research articles on the “Yips” in Golf, and effectiveness of sport psychology interventions. He has completed a 1/2 Ironman, two marathons, and numerous other road races.

You can find a full description of the podcast and contact information for Rob at cindrakamphoff.com/rob.

Oct 31, 2017

High performers develop their resilience - their ability to adapt despite difficulties. In this episode, we talk about 3 ways to develop your resilience.

1) Have a short-term memory and see failure as helpful.

2) Develop the ability to regulate their emotions and choose positive emotions such as gratitude.

3) And be a tenacious optimist – always believing something good is going to happen.

High Performance Power Phrase this week: "I am resilient. I have the bounce back factor. I can adapt and recover."

Dr. Cindra Kamphoff is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, Speaker and Author. She provide mental training for the Minnesota Vikings along with many other college and high school sport teams. Cindra speaks to businesses and organizations on how to gain the high performance edge while providing practical strategies 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, visit: cindrakamphoff.com

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

 

Oct 26, 2017

Cristina is a highly experienced sport psychologist with over 20 years of experience in teaching, counseling and sport administration. Her clients include Olympic Medalists and World Champions as well as professional and national soccer teams. One professional team she works with is the soccer team Philadelphia Union where she works directly with first team athletes.

She was the Sport Psychologist for several teams in the 2000, 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games including Synchronized Swimming, Track and Field, Modern Pentathlon, Swimming, Diving, Archery, Taekwondo and Soccer. Cristina competed in two Olympic Games (Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992) and held the Mexican High Jump Record with a 6’4” jump for 22 years.

Find a full description at cindrakamphoff.com/cristina.

Oct 21, 2017

“Trust the process. We always end up right where we’re meant to be. Right when we’re meant to be there.” Anonymous

High performers focus on the process to be successful. They execute the process daily and stay focus on the fundamentals. They give their best effort in the present moment. Trust themselves and their plan.

High Performance Power Phrase: I trust the process. I put in the work necessary for success.

Oct 11, 2017

Gene and Jeff Zannetti developed Wrestling Mindset to help wrestlers reach their full potential in wrestling, school and life. 
 

Gene Zannetti graduated with a Psychology degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He has two masters degrees; one in Sport Psychology and the other in Clinical Psychology. Gene is a certified School Psychologist, Personal Trainer and Nutritionist. His masters degree thesis (Perfectionism & Anxiety) has been published in the International Journal of Wrestling Sciences.  Gene was a nationally ranked All-Ivy League wrestler at UPenn. 

Gene has studied the best wrestlers, coaches & experts in the world to learn the secrets of performance success. This led to the development of a one of a kind, trademarked Wrestling Mindset program. Since 2008, Wrestling Mindset coaches have worked with thousands of wrestlers, teams, coaches & clubs. The Wrestling Mindset program has been used by the Men's & Women's USA National Team, top college and high school teams & wrestlers, as well as youth and rec programs throughout the country. 

A full description can be found at cindrakamphoff.com/gene.

Oct 4, 2017

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.” Albert Einstein

In a study published in the New York Times, Google studied 180 teams, conduct 200-plus interviews, and analyze over 250 different team attributes.

They found these 5 attributes to be in common in high-performing teams. In today's episode, we focus on #5.

1. Dependability. - Team members get things done on time and meet expectations.

2. Structure and clarity. - High-performing teams have clear goals, and have well-defined roles within the group.

3. Meaning. - The work has personal significance to each member.

4. Impact. - The group believes their work is purposeful and positively impacts the greater good.

5. Psychological Safety. - the belief that you won’t be punished when you make a mistake.

My High Performance Power Phrase: I see failure and mistakes as an opportunity to learn and grow.  I help others around me be their true self and feel comfortable going for it!

 

Sep 29, 2017

Dr. Traci Statler is an Associate Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at California State University, Fullerton.

She has been providing sport and performance consulting services for over 15 years, and currently serves as a consultant for USA Track and Field, USA Volleyball, USA Pole Vault, and a variety of additional collegiate programs. She furthermore conducts individual performance enhancement sessions with professional and junior elite athletes, medical practitioners, and police officers in southern California.

She is the upcoming president for the Association for Applied Sport Psychology and also has served as the Vice President of the International Society of Sport Psychology (ISSP).

She had the privilege of attending the Rio Olympics with USA Track and Field as their sport psychology consultant.

You can find the full show notes at cindrakamphoff.com/traci.

If you enjoyed today's episodes, tag Traci @TraciStatler and Cindra @Mentally_Strong on Twitter.

Sep 27, 2017

“If you say, I can’t, you are restricting what you can do, or will ever do.” Michael Phelps.

High performers are intentional with their self-talk. They talk to themselves in a powerful way. Reminding themselves that I can, I am, I will…

My High Performance Power Phrase: I talk to myself, not listen. I think “I will . . . I can . . . I am . . .” to help me reach my wicked awesome potential.

Sep 20, 2017

Dr. Ken Ravizza is back! In his second interview on the podcast, Ken talks about his new book and coaching program, Heads Up Baseball 2. Ken has spent over 40 years as a sport psychology educator, and over 20 years working in Major League Baseball, including most recently with the Chicago Cubs.

In this interview, we talk about:

  • Why today we need to be taught how to compete
  • What he means by "working the mental game"
  • His RAMP-C Concept from the book
  • As a parent, what to do on the car ride home
  • How Heads Up Baseball is not just for sport, but for life
  • Joe Madden’s Respect 90 concept

Find Ken on Twitter @KenRavizza1 and Cindra @Mentally_Strong.

To get a copy of Ken's new book or join his coaching program, visit: HeadsUpBaseball2.com.

Sep 18, 2017

High performers intentionally practice gratitude daily. They know gratitude is the perfect antidote to negative emotions because it’s impossible to feel gratitude and fear, anxiety, worry, envy or anger at the same time. They use tools to increase their gratitude and express gratitude even despite difficulties.

Power Phrase today: I choose to intentionally practice gratitude daily. I focus on what I am grateful for to stay fueled and excited for my life, sport and business.

Sep 13, 2017

Maddie, the feature story in Chapter 15 of Beyond Grit, is a former gymnast who overcame an ACL injury to competed in the State Meet in the vault and beam. On the night of the state meet right after accomplishing her dream goals, she was hit head on by a drunk driver. She broke both of her legs and could no longer compete in the sport. Despite these hardships, she says she is “lucky.” Listen to hear why.

BeyondGrit.com

Sep 7, 2017

During this Facebook Life event, Josh Lifrak, Director of the Mental Skills Program with the Chicago Cubs, and Cindra talk about working in Pro Sport, her new book Beyond Grit, and the 10 Powerful Practices to Gain the High Performing Edge.

To order a copy of Beyond Grit, go to BeyondGrit.com. Order by Thursday, Sept. 7th at 11:59 EST and you will receive $5 off, free shipping, free audiobook, and free ebook.

www.BeyondGrit.com

Aug 31, 2017

Cardiff D. Hall has a passion for life and helps individuals transform their self being so they reach and sustain achievement. He is a relentless optimist and has over 25 yaers of experience in marketing and sales.

Cardiff’s book Tide Turners - The Practical Guide To Help You Feel In Control, Experience More Joy and Sustain Achievement In Life earned a #1 new release on Amazon in January 2017. He coaches individuals who seek to achieve and delivers weekly inspiration and practical advice in his Tide Turners newsletter.

Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/Cardiff

High Performance Mindset listeners can get a FREE copy of his #1 New Release at cardiffdhall.com/hpmindset

Aug 29, 2017

 “Nothing will work unless you do. Success comes from knowing that you did your best to become the best that you are capable of being.” – John Wooden

In this episode, Cindra reveals her Top 10 Practices of the World’s Best which is the structure of her new book, Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High-Performance Edge.

You can get a free download and PDF of the 10 Practices and take part in the Beyond Grit Workshop at beyondgrit.com.

Summary: High performers work to develop 10 key practices that help you overcome the odds, live with purpose, and live a big life that you were intended to live. They go after their big dreams, stay gritty, but master their mindset so they can getting out your own way.

Power Phrase Monday: I master my mindset. I own my dreams. I think and act like the world’s best.

Aug 20, 2017

"Confidence isn't walking into a room thinking you're better than anyone, it's walking in not comparing yourself to anyone at all." LiveLifeHappy.com

Summary: High performers are confident – they believe and trust in their ability. They have certainty that they will be successful. They work to be fully prepared, give their best effort and are their own best friend.

Affirmation this Week: I choose confidence. I choose to believe and trust in my ability.

Aug 13, 2017

Dr. Carmen Tebbe Preibe spent 9 years at the University of Oklahoma Athletic Department. At OU, she provided counseling, performance enhancement, leadership, and team-building services for all OU student-athletes. 

While we loved life in Oklahoma, her and her husband wanted to raise our children closer to family and moved to Ankeny, Iowa in August 2015.  She worked for the Iowa State University Student Counseling Services for 9 months and then started in her current role as a part-time sport psychologist for the University of Iowa Athletics Department.  In addition to serving the Hawkeyes, she has a consulting and private practice business, Upside Down Performance, with Dr. Angie Fifer (Episode 40: Confidence is a Decision).

Carmen and Angie have over 25 years combined experience and offer on-line courses for student-athletes in transition. To learn more about their course, go to upsidedownperformance.com where High Performance Mindset listeners get 25% OFF any on-line course with the coupon code: TRANSITIONS.

Find the full show notes at cindrakamphoff.com/upsidedown.

Aug 10, 2017

“Life is available only in the present moment.” —Thich Nhat Hanh

High performers know that their mind can be in three places: the past, present or future. Next time your focused on the past or future in a negative way, remember that these are the places where negative emotions live. Your success is determined by your ability to stay in the present moment. To stay focused on the here and now, commit to staying aware of your focus, moment by moment. It’s all about awareness first, choice second.

What is this week’s affirmation?

"I live and play in the moment. I can do anything and be anything right here, right now."

Aug 4, 2017

Dr. Alan Zimmerman is the author of two books: Pivot: How One Turn In Attitude Can Lead To Success and The Payoff Principle: Discover the 3 Secrets for Getting What You Want Out of Life and Work. He has delivered more than 2000 programs, in 49 states and 22 countries. 

Recently, Alan was awarded the CSP by the National Speakers Association (NSA), an award given to the top 5% of all speakers nationwide. And in 2003 was awarded the CPAE (Council of Peers Award for Excellence) Speaker Hall of Fame - a designation that less than 1% of the NSA speakers hold.

On the personal side, Alan Zimmerman is a husband, a father, a biker and a hiker who has explored everything from the jungles of Thailand to the cold chill of the Arctic Circle. 

Get a full description and summary of the podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/alan.

Jul 29, 2017

“Goal setting is critical in performance but the key is what are you focused on TODAY to get better? The time is now the place is here.” Ken Ravizza

In this episode, Cindra shares 4 take-aways she got from interviewing Ken Ravizza.


Summary: High performers constantly work on themselves. They are in constant evolution. They focus less on how they feel. They enjoy the people that they are around and learn to love where there feet are.

Affirmation this Week: “Today, I will enjoy where I’m at, learn where I’m at, and really immerse myself where I am at.”

 

Jul 21, 2017

Dr. Ken Ravizza was a professor for over 40 years at Cal State Fullerton and has become a legend in professional baseball where he helps teams and athletes master the mental game. He has worked in professional baseball for over 25 years, and has worked closely with Joe Madden, the manager of the Chicago Cubs. Over the years he has worked with Madden at the Angels, Dodgers, Rays, and now at the Cubs. He has been involved in over eight Olympic Games where he has helped athletes master the mental game.

You can find a full transcript of Ken's interview and the show notes at cindrakamphoff.com/ken/.

 

Jul 17, 2017

“No man or woman is an island. To exist just for yourself is meaningless. You can achieve the most satisfaction when you feel related to some greater purpose in life, something greater than yourself.”— Denis Waitley

Summary: High performers live on purpose. They know their purpose. They are committed to something greater then themselves.

This week's affirmation: "I live and play on purpose. My purpose is greater than myself. I have a unique purpose and live that purpose."

Jul 12, 2017

Jason Selk is considered to be one of the premier performance coaches in the United States. He helps numerous well-known professional and Olympic athletes as well as Fortune 500 and Fortune 100 executives and organizations develop the mental toughness necessary for high-level success. While serving as the Director of Mental Training for the St Louis Cardinals, Dr. Jason Selk helped the team win their first World Series in over 20 years.

Dr. Selk’s second book, Executive Toughness, is a best-selling business book and his first book, 10-Minute Toughness, is on pace to be one of the best-selling sport psychology books of all time. Dr. Selk’s latest book Organize Tomorrow Today was ranked by CEO READ as the 13th best-selling business book of 2016.

In this interview, Jason and Cindra discuss:

  • How he helps his clients create an “attack mentality”
  • How working in sports and business compare
  • Why focusing on the process is key to success
  • The channel capacity
  • How elite performers differ from the rest
  • His definition of mental toughness
  • How his clients use success logs
  • And his advice for people interested in going into the field of sport psychology

You can find the full show notes at cindrakamphoff.com/jason.

Jul 7, 2017

“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 find and follow their passion. They turn that passion into their purpose – knowing that their purpose makes them uniquely you. They cultivate that passion – work to grow their passion. They keep trying new things until they find it. So, they can be one of the 11% of people in the world doing what they love!

Affirmation this Week: I find and live my passion. I remind myself every day what I am passionate about.

Jul 4, 2017

Gregory Dale, Ph.D. is a Professor of Sport Psychology and Sport Ethics at Duke University. He is also the Director of the Sport Psychology and Leadership Programs for Duke Athletics.

In addition to his work with Duke athletes and coaches, Greg consults with numerous college and professional athletes/teams as well as organizations and corporations around the world. Greg has written four books related to leadership, performance, and parenting.  

In this interview, Greg discusses:

  • The difference between winners and champions
  • Secrets of successful coaches
  • How coaches and leadership is an art
  • Why coaches should let athletes compete through mistakes
  • Why service is essential to keep center as a coach and leader

For full show notes, visit: cindrakamphoff.com/greg

Jun 29, 2017

High performers are gritty. They don’t give up on their goals. They stay the course by owning their why and  remember that difficulties happen for them. They imagine the finish line to keep them going, and then take the next step toward what they want.

My Affirmation this Week: “I am gritty. I don’t give up. I stay the course.”

Jun 24, 2017

A world-renowned psychologist and Author of several books including the recent New York Times Bestseller Performing Under Pressure, Dr. Hank Weisinger has also written several other books including Emotional Intelligence at Work, The Power of Positive Criticism, The Genius of Instinct, the New York Times Bestseller Nobody’s Perfect.

He has spent three decades helping individuals and organizations enhance their personal and work effectiveness through innovative applications of clinical, counseling, social, organizational, and evolutionary psychology. He is a popular blogger for PsychologyToday.com, Huffington Post, Execunet.com, and Lifehack.org.

To help more people deal with pressure, Dr. Weisinger has transformed Performing Under Pressure into a state of the art empowering E-Course Workshop Experience.

You can get $5 off the $97 price with the COUPON CODE: MINDSET:

Business Performing Under Pressure E-Course: https://hankweisingerphd.com/b2c/?ref=22

 

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In this interview, Hank discusses:

  • What is pressure and when we experience it
  • What is choking and why we choke under pressure
  • How our natural tools inside our body help us deal with pressure

Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/hank.

Jun 23, 2017

High performers work to understand themselves. They are aware of their thoughts, feelings, and actions in the present moment. They are an observer of themselves and they use the ABCs to stay aware.

My Affirmation this Week: “I work to understand myself and my tendencies. I master myself to reach a new level.

Jun 18, 2017

Dr. Wendy Borlabi is currently working with the Chicago Bulls and is founder of Borlabi Consulting, a performance psychology firm. She is an independent consultant with the National Basketball Association, and worked for the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) at their training center in San Diego for six years (two Winter Olympic and one Summer Olympic Games). 

She co-founded Acumen Performance Group along with six current and ex-Navy SEALs, and spend five years at James Madison University where she began the sport psychology services for the student-athletes, coaches and athletic department. She received a doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Sport Psychology and Exercise Psychology at Argosy University/Phoenix.

In this interview, Wendy discusses:

  • What distinguishes the elite from the super elite
  • The psychological attributes of the world’s best athletes
  • The mental skill she teaches all of the athletes she works with
  • How self-awareness it like body odor (love it!)
  • How she addresses barriers to mental training
  • 7 ways to address anxiety
  • Her recommendations for those interested in studying sport psychology or want to learn more about it

Get a description and tweets/quotes at cindrakamphoff.com/wendy.

Jun 13, 2017

“So many years of school and getting degrees yet nobody ever taught us how to love ourselves and why it’s so important.” Lewis Howes

High performers are self-compassionate – they practice kindness. They work to not beat themselves up. They know this leads them to greatness, fulfillment and a high performance. They talk to themselves like their best friend would.

Affirmation this Week: I am kind to myself. I love myself. I am enough.

Jun 10, 2017

A runner since age 11, Dr. Jason Karp is one of America’s foremost running experts, entrepreneur, and creator of the Revo2lution Running certification. He owns Run-Fit, LLC, the premier provider of innovative running and fitness services.

A prolific writer, Jason is the author of eight books including: The Inner Runner, Run Your Fat Off, 14-Minute Metabolic Workouts, Running a Marathon For Dummies, Running for Women, and 101 Winning Racing Strategies for Runners.

As a private coach, he has helped many runners meet their potential, ranging from a first-time race participant to an Olympic Trials qualifier. A competitive runner since sixth grade, Dr. Karp is a nationally-certified running coach through USA Track & Field, has been sponsored by PowerBar and Brooks.

Jason discusses in this interview:

  • Why we run
  • How running through discomfort is a transferable skill to life
  • The changes in our body after a run
  • How effort can become effortless
  • How running can help us gain self-acceptance

Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/jasonkarp.

Jun 5, 2017

“You must learn a new way to think before you can learn a new way to be.” Marianne Williamson

High performers live and teach. They see their problems as gifts – as puzzles to solve. They see their difficulties as opportunities. They channel their inner Gabe and are thankful for their experiences, people and moments. When they do this, they increase their performance, happiness and grit.

This Week's Affirmation: I master my mindset. I grab a hold of my goals. Nothing is too hard or impossible for me!

May 30, 2017

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the decision that something else is more important than fear.” Ambrose Redmoon

High performers know that growth happens in their Courage Zone. They act with courage and bravery. They play big! They take risks and try new things. They live a life continually pursing their dreams.

Affirmation this Week: I choose my Courage Zone. I will play big, try new things, and act with courage and bravery.

May 21, 2017

Celebrity nutrition and fitness expert JJ Virgin teaches clients how to lose weight and master their mindset so they can lead bigger, better lives. She is author of 4 NY Times bestsellers: The Virgin Diet, The Virgin Diet Cookbook, JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet, and JJ Virgin’s Sugar Impact Diet Cookbook. Her memoir Miracle Mindset: A Mother, Her Son, & Life’s Hardest Lessons explores the powerful lessons in strength and positivity that she learned after her son Grant was the victim of a brutal hit-and-run accident.

JJ hosts the popular JJ Virgin Lifestyle Show podcast and regularly writes for Huffington Post, Rodale Wellness, and other major blogs and magazines. In addition to her work with nutrition and fitness, JJ is also a business coach and founded the premier health entrepreneur event and community, The Mindshare Summit.

In this interview, JJ Virgin reveals how one life-altering event taught her to tap into an indomitable mindset, trust her instincts and defy the odds, ultimately saving her son’s life…and her own.

She also discusses:

  • How to develop your own Miracle Mindset
  • 7 Mindsets of the Miracle Mindset
  • The Mindset Score Card and how you can get it
  • Why taking imperfect action is essential for your success
  • How she discovered why mindset is important

You can find JJ on Twitter @jjvirgin, on Facebook HERE, and at www.jjvirgin.com. You can also find the Miracle Mindset Score Card HERE.

Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/jjvirgin.

May 20, 2017

“The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human can alter his life by altering his attitude.” William James, psychologist

High performers understand that happiness is a choice. They realize happiness doesn’t come from what they do or accomplish, it comes from a decision. High performers choose to focus on the 3 Ps of Happiness – pleasure, passion and their higher purpose.

Affirmation this Week: I choose happiness. I focus on what I love to, my passion, and my higher purpose.

May 15, 2017

James Leath joined IMG Academy in 2015. As Head of Leadership Development, James develops and delivers curriculum for IMG Academy student-athletes across 8 sports and presents to visiting teams, companies, and professional athletes.

James attended Fresno State University where he received his B.A. in Communication. During college, when he wasn't playing football, he was best known for being the beloved mascot of Fresno State, Time Out. After graduation, James went on to play quarterback for a semi-pro team in Fresno, CA. With over 15 years of coaching experience and a M.A. in Performance Psychology, James is passionate about teaching athletes the tools they need in order to be successful in life and in sport. 

Some gems James provides in this interview include:

  • How you are a leader
  • James’ definition of leadership
  • Why Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz is James’ favorite leader
  • The characteristics of a great leader
  • Why adversity is essential to leader
  • 5 areas of great leadership
  • 3 people you need in your life

 

You can find James on Twitter @JamesLeath or follow his blog at jamesleath.com.

Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/james.

May 12, 2017

“You weren’t an accident. You weren’t mass produced. You aren’t an assembly-line product. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted.” Max Lucado, Best-selling author

High performers are confident – they believe and trust in their ability. They learn and let go when they make a mistake, knowing that failure is just feedback. They end their day building their confidence. And they imagine their future with excitement and picture greatness.

Affirmation this Week: I choose confidence. I choose to believe in myself. I picture my future with excitement!

May 6, 2017

As an engaging and inspiring speaker who mixes humor with a powerful message, Barbara Churchill has been mentoring working women for over twenty years. Having built and run three successful businesses herself with revenues in seven-figures, she has learned what it takes to create the kind of work/life balance that is meaningful and sustainable. Barbara has lead sessions on self-confidence and leadership for Fortune 100 companies. She also speaks on communication, work/life integration, employee engagement and coaches clients on a one-on-one basis or small group format.

Topics we discuss in this episode include:

  • The characteristics of our thoughts
  • How to be more aware of your thoughts
  • Why deep breathing and mediation clear your brain
  • And the thought wheel
  • And how to choose the wise thoughts

You can find Barbara at: www.barbarachurchill.com, on Twitter @BarbChurchill and on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/barbaraburnschurchill.

May 5, 2017

Mark Twain once said that: “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why.”

High performers, or people who are working to reach their greater potential, live on purpose. They know their purpose. They know why they get up in the morning. They are committed to something bigger then themselves.

This week's affirmation: I live and play on purpose. No one else has the same experiences, knowledge and gifts as I do. I have a unique purpose and live that purpose.

May 1, 2017

In this interview, Brett Bartholomew, provides us a preview of his new book, Conscious Coaching: The Art and Science of Building Buy-In which achieved “Best Seller” and was ranked in the “Amazon Top 100 Books Overall.”

Brett Bartholomew is a strength and conditioning coach, author, consultant, and founder of the performance coaching and consulting company, Bartholomew Strength. His experience includes across 23 sports at levels ranging from youths to Olympians. He’s supported Super Bowl and World Series Champions, along with several professional fighters, including those competing in the UFC.

Topics we discuss in this episode include:

  • The difference between exposure and experience
  • 3 things world-class athletes do differently
  • Ways that he had dealt with critics and how he helps his clients do the same
  • 3 stages of internal identification (reflection, inspection, and progression or questioning who you are, examining who you are, and owning who you are)
  • How to own who you are
  • His journey to get out there with your message

You can find Brett and more information about his book at ConsciousCoachingBook.com

You can also find Brett on Twitter and Instagram at @Coach_BrettB.

Apr 28, 2017

“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. They don’t settle for average.

Today's Affirmation today:

I choose to see the possibilities for myself and my future. I stay gritty, believing I can do the impossible. I see all the ways I can make it happen.

Apr 20, 2017

Dr. Kay Porter owns Porter Performance Systems, a sports and organizational counseling firm in Eugene, Oregon. She teaches mental training techniques to athletes, teams, businesses, and school districts. She has also worked as a sport psychology consultant to the University of Oregon Athletic Department, USA Track and Field, and the U.S. Tennis Association. She is the author of The Mental Athlete: Inner Training for Peak Performance and Visual Athletics (my favorite imagery book!).

In this interview, she talks extensively about her philosophy of using energy psychology within the framework of mental training. She also shares her refocusing technique which includes 3 parts: 1) blinking, 2) 3 deep breaths, and 3) looking left to right.

You can follow Kay on Twitter @KayPorter or find her at thementalathlete.com.

Apr 13, 2017

Gritty people know what they want. In the face of adversity and setbacks, they go after their goals with deep commitment. They have passion, perseverance and purpose that drives them toward long-term goals.

Are you gritty? In this episode, Cindra talks about 3 Signs to know if you are gritty!

This week's affirmation: "I am gritty. I have a deep commitment to my long-term goals. I put in the hours necessary for success."

Apr 10, 2017

Dr. Vernice Richards is the Director of Mental Conditioning and Peak Performance at the Evert Tennis Academy. She is originally from Trinidad and Tobago. She is a certified by the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP-CC #505), received her Masters in Counseling specializing in Sports Psychology from Boston University and her PhD in Sport Psychology from Florida State University.

In this interview, she discusses her pyramid of success, how she teaches breathing and mindfulness, and how we can "compete" to be the best we can be.

Full shownotes are available at cindrakamphoff.com/vernice.

 

Apr 6, 2017

Last weekend I went to an event called “Unleash the Power Within” with Tony Robbins. This episode is about 3 things I learned.

High performers don’t believe their 2 million year brain. They choose to condition themselves to be happy and grateful. What is wrong is always there, and so it what is right. They focus on love, gratitude and appreciation when they are fearful. And they hang around with outstanding people to raise their game.

Today's affirmation: "I raise my game. I step up. I master myself to create the future that I want."

Apr 1, 2017

Dr. Larry Lauer is the Director of Player Development for the US Tennis Association. In this role, he is also a mental skills specialist working with the most elite tennis players in the U.S. to help accelerate them from juniors to pros. He works with athletic coaches to help them support and develop their athletes.

In this interview, he talks about how three things separate the best in the world: 1) an unbelievable work ethic focused on always getting better, 2) a commitment to the process that doesn’t bear fruit for some time, and 3) passion for what they do.

We talk about how the best are almost solely focused on the process (about 95% of the time), but they check in with their outcome goals periodically throughout the season – perhaps every quarter, he suggests. Or, they use their outcome goals to stay motivated and pushing themselves during training.

Other topics discussed:

  • His “Breath and Believe” Strategy
  • 3 Steps to Command the Moment
  • 3 Things the Best Coaches Do

Get a description and summary at cindrakamphoff.com/Larry.

You find Larry on twitter at @LarryLauer or email him at Lauer@usta.com.

Mar 28, 2017

High performers break free of mental barriers. They dream big. They play big. They continuously push themselves and their limits. They realize fear will always be there if they are growing and learning. They choose to stay present moment focused and make a decision to be confident.

This week's affirmation: "I dream big. I play big. I continuously push myself past my limits to find a new level."

Mar 24, 2017

High performers don’t play small. They play big. They continuously push themselves and their limits. They go after their big dreams. And each day, the work to reach their best and their greatest potential. They ask themselves, “what would the best in the world do right now?”

This week's affirmation: I play big. I move forward towards my dreams and goals with passion. I do what the world’s best do!

Mar 21, 2017

Gloria Balague is a sport psychologist who currently works with the elite athletes and teams including the Chicago Bears, USA Gymnastics and USA Track and Field. She taught at the University of Illinois, Chicago starting in 1988 and retired just a few short years ago. Gloria has attended several Olympic and World Championships helping athletes with the mental game. 

She says that the world’s best have two distinguishing characteristics: 1) they have a clear picture of where they are right now and 2) have an unshakeable belief in themselves and belief they can get there.

She describes the unique environment of the NFL and how this creates difficulties in helping athletes with the mental game. The NFL is the only environment where new athletes can be signed throughout the season. She also talks about her experiences as a female working in the NFL.

You can find a full description and summary at Cindrakamphoff.com/gloria.

Mar 19, 2017

“All stress begins with one negative thought.” Rhonda Byme

High performers take control of their thinking. They notice their ANTS and talk back to their ANTS (automatic negative thoughts) in a powerful and productive way. They drive their CAR by catching it, addressing it, and releasing it.

This Week’s Affirmation: “Successful people don’t believe everything they think – so I don’t have to either.”