The Mental Half
The Mental Half is about the mental side of all kinds of performance, including sports, performing arts, high-stress work, test-taking...basically any endeavor where people need to be at their best when the pressure is on. We focus on real-life cases and their solutions.

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TMH 3  -Ryan Takes Away Facebook

In this episode, I talk with Ryan Segelke, founder of High Altitude Tennis Academy in Parker, CO. I worked extensively with Ryan and his team when he set up his academy five years ago. HAT works incredibly hard to help their students acheive their goals. I came away from this conversation really impressed with the blueprint they've developed, starting from a long-term view and breaking things down to very short-term training regimens. This type of thinking can help lead to success in almost any field.

The Mental Half is a show about the mental side of performance. We talk about the skills needed to succeed in sports, performing arts, testing...any endeavor that requires you to be at your best when the presssure is on. We can find us on iTunes or aperformancecoach.com

Amazing photography by Christina Mills Astley

4/29 Posted new audio mix for more clarity

Direct download: TMH_004_2014.3.11_Ryan_Remix.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:43am EST
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Coinciding with a big news story in the last day or two, in which the College Board announced that there will be big changes in the format of the SAT in the future, I talk to Annie Padnuk, who tutors high school students. We talk about her techniques for minimizing the stress that her students experience during the test, and describes how variations in how they prepare can greatly affect their confidence.

Point of clarification: When I asked about some of the families that she works with, she is talking about 2 different families: one prepared the summer before their daughter's junior year; the other is literally planning to take the test for the first time in a few days. Incidentally, she was too busy to be reached for comment.

Annie is at anniethetutor.com

The Mental Half is a show about the mental part of performance in any endeavor where people want to be at their best when the pressure is on.

Direct download: TMH_003_Annie_2014.3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:06pm EST
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