“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!
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:
You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/steph.
You can reach Dr. Coakley at www.maximumentaltraining.com.
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:
You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/liz.
You can reach Liz at http://lizuram.com/.
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:
You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/wes.
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.
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:
You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/lindsey.
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/
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:
You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/joshlifrak.
You can find Lynn at https://www.joshualifrak.com/.
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.”
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.”
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:
You can find a full description of the podcast episode at cindrakamphoff.com/ryan.
You can find Ryan at https://ryangottfredson.com/.
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.”
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:
You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/lynn.
You can find Lynn at https://coregrowthconsulting.com/.
“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.”
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:
You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/debbie.
You can find Debbie at https://www.debbiepetersonspeaks.com/.
“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.”
“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.”
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:
You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/jeff.
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.”
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.”