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Beyond Grit: Embracing Passion and Perseverance to Gain the High-Performance Edge

The foundation of Cindraʼs speaking and training is based on her Top 10 Practices of the World's Best. Her Top 10 Practices outlines the differences between successful and less successful people.

In a 75-90 minute keynote, Cindra could cover 2-3 practices based on the needs of the group. In a half-day training, she could cover 5 practices. And in an all-day training, Cindra could cover all 10 practices.

Based on almost twenty years of research and consulting with the Worldʼs Best, Cindra will help you embrace passion and purpose in your life and work. Youʼll become more self-aware and learn how to master your thoughts and emotions to help you lead yourself and your team more effectively.

With Cindra's keynotes and trainings, even the most seasoned athletes, corporate leaders, business people will learn more about how to overcome the odds, live with purpose, and play bigger to reach their ultimate best.

Expect a high-energy, inspiring keynote or training where you will gain insights and practical strategies to help you up your game regardless of your field.

Resources For Meeting Planners Download Top 10 Practices (PDF)

    More About Cindra

    Cindra Kamphoff, Ph.D., CMPC, is a keynote speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, and professor who is a go-to high performance coach for leaders, executives, and championship teams including the Minnesota Vikings. She provides mental training for the Minnesota Vikings and works one-on-one with the players.

    Based on nearly 20 years of research and consulting, Cindraʼs focus is helping people gain the high-performance edge by embracing passion and purpose in their work and life.

    She is the President and CEO of Mentally Strong Consulting and is the author of the new book which is an Amazon Bestseller, Beyond Grit: Ten Powerful Practices to Gain the High-Performance Edge, and corresponding workbook.

    Cindra has a Ph.D. in performance psychology and her work has appeared in New York Times, Sports Illustrated, The Huffington Post, and USA Today. She is the founder of the High Performance Mindset podcast available on iTunes and Stitcher Radio, which has been downloaded in 70 countries and named by Yahoo as one of the Top 10 Podcasts to listen to at the gym.

    In her spare time, she loves running marathons. She has ran 15 marathons including 5 Boston Marathons.

      What Others Are Saying...

      Cindra is a household name in our firm. She has crushed her keynote talks with several immediate tactics to implement. Her book and study guide challenge our thinking and habits. Her podcasts are being used in our selection and leadership development processes to highlight our aligned values and philosophies. We are proud to have her as an ad hoc member of our team!

      BJ Hellyer

      BJ Hellyer

      Managing Partner, Northwestern Mutual Twin Cities

      Cindra was AMAZING! Everyone loved her, she was super personable and kind. We bought a ton of books from her website and she brought the books with her instead of charging us shipping which she didn’t need to do and was so nice of her. She signed every single person’s book and everyone LOVED her content! Huge hit!

      Katie Lewis

      Katie Lewis

      Northland Region, Thrivent Financial

      Cindra was the best speaker we have had in recent memory. She provided an engaging and meaningful break from our technical sessions. We plan to have her back next year!

      Jason Saatholff

      Jason Saatholff

      US Tax Manager, HighJump

      Cindra is an incredible speaker and keeps you engaged throughout the whole speaking engagement! Her 10 practices of the World’s Best – are skills everyone can use in life. If you want to read a book that will make you a better person, parent, or employee… read Cindra’s book- Beyond Grit! We are so happy to have Cindra at our annual meetings to improve our performance at work and home.

      Troy D. Kalis

      Troy D. Kalis

      SVP/Director Frandsen Bank & Trust

      I have seen Cindra speak twice and both times she has captivated the audience with her enthusiasm and her real life examples of finding passion. She is able to connect with a wide audience- young, old, women, men, business people and athletes. The takeaways from her presentation are easy to apply to all aspects of my life, both personal and professional. She is one of the best motivational speakers I have ever seen!

      Kristi Moore

      Kristi Moore

      Tax Executives Institute, Committee Chair

      Cindra was a spark of inspiration for our staff! They loved her energy. Our staff really enjoyed learning how important goal setting is, learning how to control the controllables, as well as their comfort and courage zones. They were excited after she left and were ready to ‘Get Gritty’. Great content!

      Missy Visser

      Missy Visser

      Citizens Bank Minnesota, New Ulm.

      I received rave reviews about Cindra’s presentation from last week. It was great, energetic, and resonated with our eclectic workforce of professionals and our production team. Cindra did a fabulous job incorporating how her message about GRIT impacts and relates to their jobs in manufacturing!

      Liz Ulman

      Liz Ulman

      Vice President, Dotson Iron Castings

      Cindra leads and unforgettable training full of inspiration and energy. She engages everyone in the crowd and can get even the least enthusiastic person in the room on their feet! We loved having her and plan to continue including her in our training and development programs in the future.

      Ashley Leivermann

      Ashley Leivermann

      SHRM-SCP | Chief Human Resources Officer, Crystal Valley

      If you are serious about yourself and/or team improvement, Dr. Cindra provides the infrastructure to get you there.

      Mark Watkins

      Mark Watkins

      President and Founder, Geneva Capital

      Cindra is one of the best in the business. Her ability to connect with people is exceptional.

      Les Pico

      Les Pico

      Director of Player Development, Minnesota Vikings

      Cindra’s energy and passion is second to none. She brought a room full of construction works to a standing ovation. It was HUGE for my team.

      Mike Hamel

      Mike Hamel

      HMA Contracting, New York

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