Manage the Moment: Conversations in Performance Psychology

Manage the Moment: Conversations in Performance Psychology

When all eyes are on you, how do you manage that performance moment? What is it like to be at the top of your game as a performer in sports, the arts, business, or high-stakes profession? Learn how elite performers optimize what they bring to the mental side of what they do and immerse yourself in conversations with people who have made it their life's work to excel. Your host, Dr. Sari Shepphird, is a celebrated Performance and Sport Psychologist, as well as an award-winning author, who works with athletes and performers of the highest ability. Together with her noted guests, "Dr. Shepp" discusses the application of performance and sports psychology. Life is a series of moments, it's how you manage those moments that makes the difference.... Show More

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April 26, 2020 75 min

Shannon Miller knows what it's like to face uncontrollable factors that sideline even the greatest of champions. A seven time Olympic medalist, she is a member of eight Halls of Fame, and she's the only female athlete to have ever been inducted to the Olympic Hall of Fame - Twice! Her tally of five gold medals at the Barcelona Olympic Games was the most medals won by a U. S. Athlete in any sport at that games. And as far as...

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Alicia Previn has lived most interesting life. She began playing the violin when she was about seven years old and was classically trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She grew to be an accomplished instrumentalist having been, as she puts it, "born into music". If her last name sounds familiar, it's because she shares it with her late father, Andre' Previn, Academy Award winner and composer, who was tre...

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Jincy Willett has been called the "high priestess of dark comedy", Her humor, it's been said,  displays and unfailing perfect sense of timing. Comedian David Sedaris has said that he would be willing to wear a sandwich-board with Jincy's name on it if that would help draw people to her work - her writing is that good. Jincy Willett's work will make you laugh, yes, but it will also surprise you., catch you off gu...

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You have probably heard the phrase "poetry in motion". Not only is that how today's guest moves on the dance stage, it's how he enables others to move as well. Emmy nominated and multiple award-winning choreographer, Travis Payne, has worked with artists: Lady Gaga, Beyoncé , Usher, Madonna, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, and so may more! He has also choreograp...

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Welcome back to the conclusion of the conversation with noted photojournalist Harrison Funk. This second part features Harrison's answers to Dr. Shepp's frequently asked questions - but Harrison didn't just give standard answers to these questions - Harrison shares his opinions on the effect of music, photography and art on the socio-political landscape. This part of the conversation will remind us again of both the spa...

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Harrison Funk is a photojournalist, photographer, and documentary photographer whose name you may be familiar with, but his work you most certainly are, given that some of his images have been seen by billions of people around the globe. Harrison's work includes many of the most notable artists of the 21st century. He has photographed some of the most famous faces and captured moments that no one else would see if it was not fo...

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Alie Ward, or "Dad Ward", as she is affectionately known to her listeners, is a writer, television host & correspondent, science communicator, and the host of the immensely popular podcast - Ologies. That may sound like a long resume of activities, but Alie accomplishes them all with stellar flare and with great comedic timing, a rare and wonderful combination. On this episode, Alie shares about her performance world, h...

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Dr. Jean Kilbourne has been described as the superstar through her frequent television appearances as an author, as a lecturer, and a Tedx speaker. She is a trailblazer whose films look at the power of the image and the effects of media representations of women and men on our culture, on our health and on our lives. Jean's groundbreaking work has brought her tremendous recognition including being inducted into the national wome...

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Part two with Tom Mesereau, one of the best known and most highly regarded courtroom lawyers of our time. In this second half of the conversation, Tom delves into his unconventional techniques in the courtroom. Tom often goes against the expected grain in his craft as a courtroom attorney, but in doing so, he makes himself the most effective lawyer that he can be. Tom talks about how he manages controversy and what he believes make...

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Thomas Mesereau is regarded by some as an unconventional, unpredictable trial attorney. His accomplishments in the courtroom as a high stakes trial lawyer are extraordinary and his experiences are unprecedented, having been lead counsel on the most high-profile trial in American history. However, it’s Tom's authenticity that has helped him to be one of the most effective trial lawyers in modern times. In this first part of our ...

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Stephanie Harvey, known by her in-game screen name, "missharvey", is a Canadian video game developer, professional gamer, and five time world champion e-sports player. She is also a woman who successfully manages the challenges of competing in Esports at the highest level. Dr. Shepp and Stephanie talk about navigating the uncontrollable variables in gaming & e-sports as well as the challenges that players can face in th...

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Mitchie Brusco is an action sports athlete, professional skateboarder, skydiver, and a record-setter who has done things that no one else on the planet has done. Mitchie pushes the progression of skateboarding farther than anyone else has before. He has also learned to build trust in himself as an athlete while facing real-life risks on a daily basis. Learn how Mitchie manages fear & risk, the pressures of competition, pushing ...

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Terry Gannon knows how to make a broadcast entertaining, but he also knows how to close out a championship game as an all American. You'll recognize Terry as a voice from NBC Sports and the Golf Channel, but you'll probably have heard him call everything from NBA basketball to figure skating to horse racing, to motocross world cup soccer and even the closing ceremony of the Olympic games.

Terry knows a great deal about mana...

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Manage the Moment Podcast: Conversations in Performance Psychology --- What's the Podcast all about?

When all eyes are on you, how do you manage that performance moment? What is it like to be at the top of your game as a performer in sports, the arts, business, or high-stakes profession? Learn how elite performers optimize what they bring to the mental side of what they do and immerse yourself in conversations with people who h...

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