WNBA Star Withdraws From Olympics, Citing Mental Health

The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) has announced that women's basketball player Liz Cambage, a star player on the WNBA's Las Vegas Aces, has withdrawn from the Australian Olympic Team and will not compete in Tokyo. Cambage, a 2021 WNBA All-Star, is averaging 14.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for the Aces this season. "It's no [...]

What Taoism Teaches Us About Driving On the Limit

When it comes to performance psychology, for any given skill from trades to elite sports, a person's ability can be described as being at one of the following four levels. Level one is unconscious incompetence. You don't yet know something can be done, so you've never even tried it. Level two is conscious incompetence. You know something [...]

The Consulting Process

Many people aren't aware of what working with a sport or performance psychologist entails. That't not necessarily their fault, it's just not really something that is common knowledge outside of the field. Because of this unknown territory, a lot of people are hesitant to seek that same support that could ultimately help them to become [...]

6 Habits to Manage Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common clinical diagnoses across the world with generalised anxiety disorder (GAD) and social anxiety disorder (SAD) affecting more than 20 million in the U.S alone. This number has surely increased since its publication in 2019 and with the global impact of covid-19, causing heightened worry and apprehension. As difficult as these [...]

Out of the Pool: Markus Rogan on Performance Psychology and Finding Identity

Markus Rogan was on the verge of this third Olympic Games when he felt safe declaring that he no longer enjoyed swimming. It’s a testament to the Austrian’s journey that he still had one more Olympics left in him after that. The silver medalist in the 100-meter and 200-meter backstroke at the 2004 Athens Games, Rogan had a complicated [...]

Becoming Our Best: A Checklist For Peak Performance And Peak Mindset

If there is one thing I’ve learned from very successful portfolio managers and traders, it’s that peak performance is a process, not an outcome. Every mountain climbed is the result of a successful ascent: one step at a time. But how can we ensure that we are truly engaged in a peak performance process? Some [...]