High Performance from the Inside-Out
Education and Action Program
Here's a question. Are you a performer?
More to the point, how can you NOT be? We're performing all the time. In our work roles, at home, with friends. I like to argue that performance is not just what we do, it's who we are. And until we start taking that idea--that we are performers, seriously--we end up treating ourselves with indifference, defying the airline advice to "put our own oxygen mask on first."
If there's one thing I know, nearly everyone I run into these days is doing it tough in one way or another. For athletes and coaches, it's the post-Games let-down after the longest run-up in history. Continued training and travel limitations. For everyone, it might be lock-down fatigue, anxiety as we start to open back up, blurred work and home responsibilities, long hours, sleep disruptions, parental guilt for struggling children, angst, sadness, rage, frustration...you name it.
At the same time, some of these impacts are hard to pinpoint, and our fatigue or flatness can go unappreciated...or unnoticed. Life just feels a bit...harder these days.
How does this program help? Designed to get you humming from the inside out, this program will help you gain back more energy, reduce stress, learn to cope with uncertainty and change in new ways, and be more present for and attuned to the relationships that matter.
Mojo: From the get-go, this session is about transforming you into a performer who matters...and who puts your own oxygen mask on first. You identify what your sources of energy and optimism are, areas to work toward, habits to work toward, things to stop doing, so you increase the chance of bringing your best self to life—for your life.
Mindset Basics: This is the “instruction manual to your mind” session. You learn about the brain and mind, understand and work with your thoughts and emotions, and learn to wield your awareness more skillfully.
Mindset for Uncertainty and Change: With the basics in hand, you will learn about the skills and insights to respond more effectively, with less wasted energy or pain, in the face of change, uncertainty or failure.
Mates: Too many of us perform from the outside-in – disconnected from others and warring with ourselves. This session helps connect your newly-minted, improved version of yourself with to the people you love, work, and play with...and yourself.
Move: Knowledge is all well and good...but not enough. This group-coached last session brings it all together, and you come away with a performance plan for change. Feedback from participants suggests that it is here where the performance magic happens.
If there’s one thing I know, nearly everyone I run into these days is doing it tough in one way or another. Lock-down fatigue, transition-to-opening-up anxiety, blurred work and home responsibilities, long hours, sleep disruptions, parental guilt for children struggling, angst, sadness, rage, frustration...you name it.
If any of this rings true, if you’re tired, burned-out, struggling a bit, or just not quite yourself...this program can help. It will help you understand what’s going on in your mind and body during these times, get back in touch with what’s really important, motivate you to do something (or stop doing something) to help get your inner performer running on more cylinders. It will also help you be more “present” with yourself and those you love and work with.
The past couple of years has been a hell of a time. Full stop.
As we all contemplate the new normal we will be dealing with come 2022 and beyond, this seems to be the perfect time to do a performance self-check. A performance turn-up. Do the work now...and be ready to thrive on the challenges that our opened-up, sped up world will no doubt throw our way. Consider this your chance to mindfully and effectively “slow down to speed up.”
I’m a performance psychologist with deep experience in Olympic sport (14 years with the US Olympic Committee and 7 years leading the performance psychology team at the Australian Institute of Sport). I now help performers from all domains learn how to get out of their own way and perform in a way that is both sustainable and that promotes their own happiness. My mantra? High performance shouldn’t hurt you, or the people you lead. I have spent too much time working for leaders or coaches who tell me, “I break them, you fix them.” There is a better way, and it would be my honour to help you realize these outcomes for yourself and the people you work with.
Next intake for individuals? January 2022. For more information or to learn how you can bring this program into your organization, fill out this form: