Danelle Kabush joins us today to talk all things Mental Performance. Danelle holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology and MA in Sports Psychology. She has worked with top performers through the Canadian Sports Institute in Calgary and Victoria. As a mental skill consultant, she works with individual athletes, teams, parents of athletes and coaches to develop their mental performance.
Danelle is a consummate athlete, having competed in high-level track, MTB, and Xterra, including many years on the Luna Pro Team. She competed (and blogged actively) about competing at a high level, and staying fit as a mother.
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Dr. James Lorre – Performer self and the real self
BIO – school / work and athletic
What is sport psych / mental skills
Who do you typically work with? Who can use a MSC??
– do you see much interest from other ‘high performers’ ? (Business etc.)
How can a masters cyclocross racer use sport psychology? (visualization example, goal setting etc.)
Basically, anything that can be expanded on with respect to an athlete that has plateaued and is lacking mental motivation to be active would be helpful.
If an athlete has a big goal 8-12 months away (win nationals, fast time at a triathlon, loose 20 pounds etc.) What do they do today? (Habits?)
What is a first step to reaching a goal? (or new years resolution). How does an athlete decide where to start?
What are common missteps when athletes have time and a big goal?
Is there a way to motivate daily goals or habits? (pairing with other? reward? … what works in your experience?)
Favorite books/movies etc. that have shaped you as a person/professional/athlete?
Recommend a consummate athlete we should pursue?