Certified Consultant and Professor Shares Strategies for Top Performers

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Dr. Jamie Shapiro is an Associate Professor and the Assistant Director of the Master’s in Sport and Performance Psychology program in the Graduate School of Professional Psychology at the University of Denver. She earned a Ph.D. in Sport and Exercise Psychology from West Virginia University, and an M.S. in Athletic Counseling from Springfield College (2005). She earned a B.S. in Psychology from Brown University, where she was on the gymnastics team for 4 years. Dr. Shapiro is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant, listed on the United States Olympic Committee’s Sport Psychology Registry, and a National Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors.  

Dr. Shapiro is a consultant for Sport & Performance Excellence Consultants based in Denver, CO. She has consulted with youth, collegiate, elite, and Paralympic athletes from a variety of sports. A former competitive gymnast, Dr. Shapiro still likes to do handstands in cool places all over the world. She is originally from NJ, and now that she lives in CO, she is attempting to improve her skiing abilities! 

In this podcast, Jamie and Cindra talk about:  

  • The habits of top performers 
  • How to be a reflective performer 
  • Why we need to mind our mental energy 
  • How to refocus when negative 
  • Ways to deal with fear of failure 

When discussing high performers she said, the best “KISS – Keep it simple and smart” to quiet the brain. 

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/jamie 

You can find Jamie at http://spexconsultants.com/jamie-shapiro-ph-d/.

“Keep it simple and smart, we need to simplify things to quiet the mind order to let athlete’s automatic movement patterns happen.” – Jamie Shapiro
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“Create cues that can keep you present and focused on what you’re doing and not worried about the fear of failing or getting too ahead yourself.” – Jamie Shapiro
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“It’s important for everyone to think about how they can apply productive thinking into the different areas of performance in their lives.” – Jamie Shapiro
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“Mind your mental energy.” – Jamie Shapiro
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