Posts in the ‘Performance Enhancement’ Category

How Does the Tone of Your Voice Impact Communication???

I often hear, both in my person and professional life, that it is not what the person said but how the person said it that is upsetting to the other person. Specifically, the tone in which the person says it is what others find to be most upsetting. Well, as it turns out, the research suggests that

What Makes a Great Leader???

I often hear people debate whether someone is born to lead or if it can be learned. I believe that in order to be a good leader, you have to possess several different skills and skills can be learned. You might ask yourself, what are those skills it takes to be a good leader? The

Simon Biles Withdrawal from the 2021 Olympics

Check out my two television news interviews where I discuss Simon Biles withdrawal from the 2021 Tokyo Olympics due to her mental health: Fox 5 Morning News Show ABC 10 Evening News Show

I’m on TV!!!

I’m very excited and humbled to have been invited on FOX 5 Morning News today! I was able to talk about the mental health of Simone Biles and the impact of withdrawing from the Olympics. Check out my interview below:

Learn How to Think Like an Elite Athlete by Wayne Gretzky

Wayne Gretzky is arguably the best player in NHL history.  If you listen to him speak, he says that he was not the biggest player and he did not have the hardest shot, but he had the will to want to score which is what helped him to be so successful.  Wayne Gretzky is now

How to Be More Empathic and Be a Better Communicator

Good and effective communication can be very hard and can need a lot of practice for someone to be good at it.  There are a few simple things that you can do to be a better communicator.  For example, using “I” statements and stating how you think, feel, want, etc rather than using “You” statements. 

3 Ways To Sharpen Your Mental Skills

When it comes to sports or elite performance at any age, mental skills are required to perform at an optimal level. Here are some suggestions to help strengthen your mental skills: Use relaxation and breathing exercises- When there is a lot of pressure on you to perform and you get nervous or anxious, your muscles

Redefining Success in Sports and Life

Former UCLA gymnastics coach, Valerie Kondos Field, helped her team win 7 national titles and she recently spoke at the PAC 12 conference. Her message is quite inspirational, and she talks about the need to change the culture of -win at all costs- and redefine what success looks like in sport and life.  Watch below

NBA Mental Health Initiatives

The NBA had made big strides this year regarding how they are screening for and treating their athletes with mental health issues.  Hopefully, this will help to reduce the stigma for athletes who suffer from mental health issues and they will be more likely to seek professional help.  This also gives hope that other professional

How to Put Yourself in a More Positive and Productive Mood

Many people believe that how you start your day is going to set the tone for the rest of your day.  So, for example, if you get in an early workout, you will have more energy for the day.  Or if you think positive thoughts on your way into work, then you will have a

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