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:
“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.”
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:
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
“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.”
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
“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.”