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Sep 24, 2019

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


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

Sep 23, 2019

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

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

 In this podcast, Hannah and Cindra talk about:

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

You can find a full description of the Podcast at

You can find Hannah at

Sep 14, 2019

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


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


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

 In this podcast, Erin and Cindra talk about:

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

You can find a full description of the Podcast at  

You can find Erin at

Sep 12, 2019

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


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


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

Sep 6, 2019

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

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

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

 In this podcast, Bill and Cindra talk about:

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

You can find a full description of the Podcast at  

You can find Bill at

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  

You can find Tracy at and on Instagram at   

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

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, 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”?

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