Mind Set Game #48: Mental fortitude with Meighan Julbert

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Meighan Julbert.

Meighan is a Mental Skills Consultant who has a passion for working with coaches and athletes on gaining a competitive advantage through mental skills training. She holds a Master’s degree in sports psychology and motor behavior from The University of Tennessee.

Meighan was a graduate assistant for the men’s golf team, which graduated players currently playing professionally. She also served as a softball and basketball coach for a private school, where she applied her training as a mental coach to maximize player performance. While an undergraduate at Auburn University, Meighan worked with the men’s basketball team

developing their competitive mindset. She has spent six years working within and alongside Division I athletics, as well as five years coaching, during which she has developed and implemented educational training programs that have shown to enhance performance. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #48: Mental fortitude with Meighan Julbert”

Mind Set Game #32: Athlete wellbeing with Professor Stephen Mellalieu

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Professor Stephen Mellalieu.

Stephen is a Professor in Sports Psychology and the Associate Dean for Research for the Cardiff School of Sport. He is Editor of the Journal of Applied Sports Psychology and co-founder and Network Editor of the World Rugby Science Network. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #32: Athlete wellbeing with Professor Stephen Mellalieu”

Mind Set Game #25: Psychology of dealing with injury with Dr Bhrett McCabe

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game, I sat down with Dr Bhrett McCabe.

Bhrett is the founder of The MindSide and a Licensed Clinical Psychologist holding a PhD degree in clinical psychology from Louisiana State University (LSU), with an emphasis in behavioural medicine having completed his internship at Brown University in Providence, RI. While an undergraduate at LSU, Dr McCabe was a 4-year letterman on the baseball team and was a member of 2 National Championship teams, 3 SEC championship teams, and 3 College World Series teams. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #25: Psychology of dealing with injury with Dr Bhrett McCabe”

Mind Set Game #23: Reflective practice with Professor Brendan Cropley

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Professor Brendan Cropley.

Brendan is a Professor of Sport Coaching in the School of Health, Sport, and Professional Practice. Brendan joined the School in 2017, having previously worked at Swansea University and Cardiff Metropolitan University. He has made a significant contribution to the Sport & Exercise Sciences, particularly in the area of sports psychology and sports coach education. He has provided a range of consultancy services to athletes, coaches, and NGBs as well as having an emerging research profile that has helped to shape training and development programmes in the sports sciences and sports coaching. This contribution has been recognised by the British Association of Sport & Exercise Science (BASES) who awarded Brendan Fellowship status in 2014. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #23: Reflective practice with Professor Brendan Cropley”

Mind Set Game #20: Psychology of Mindfulness with John Amaechi

In today’s episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with John Amaechi.

John is a psychologist and New York Times best-selling author. In the US and Europe, he works with aspiring and already high-achieving individuals as well as medium to large-sized organisations looking for an edge.  He is often retained to help identify and implement ways to increase productivity by improving communication & leadership skills, organisational culture and climate – often where mainstream options have failed.

He’s proven himself adept at achieving the seemingly impossible by scaling to the heights of the best basketball league in the world, the National Basketball Association, after starting the game aged 17. From first picking up a ball, he went to a ‘starting five’ position on the Cleveland Cavaliers in just six years.  His personal drive, perseverance and planning are augmented by his post-retirement research and education in psychology. He is a true ‘triple threat’ when working with individuals and organisations that want to change. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #20: Psychology of Mindfulness with John Amaechi”

Mind Set Game #11: Dream Big with Dave Readle

In this episode of the Mind Set Game Podcast, I sat down with Dave Readle who was one of the psychologists for British Cycling. Before going to work for British Cycling, Dave was shot putter but due to injury he had to give it up and became a PE teacher.

During his time as a 20 stone shot putter, Dave went to University in the USA competing against the likes of Carl Myerscough, Myles Hoffa and Christian Cantwell. Unfortunately, Dave ruptured his pectoral muscle off the bone at the trials for the Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002.

Dave meet Dr Steve Peters author of the Chimp Paradox at the Manchester Velodrome one Friday evening after school while during some athletics training and has Dave was moaning about his teaching job was told: ‘This is something you will do for the rest of your life’. Dave asked how he could get into working in elite sport.

Psychologist of British cycling at London 2012 and competed at Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #11: Dream Big with Dave Readle”

Mind Set Game #3: Reflecting on emotion with Professor Andy Lane

In this episode of the Mind Set Game podcast, I sat down with Andy Lane who is a Professor of Sports Psychology at the University of Wolverhampton. He is a Fellow of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES).

Prof Lane has provided self-help material for runners at the London Marathon including 5 tips on how to use strategies such as if-then planning on Five audio files. Given the worldwide popularity of soccer and pressures associated with winning, Prof Lane is regularly asked for comment on TV, radio, website and newspapers. For example, he worked with Adidas on videos with Glenn Hoddle and Mathew LeTissier on penalty taking.

He has led high profile research projects such as ‘Can you compete under pressure?’ a BBC Lab UK-led project fronted by former Olympian Michael Johnson. Continue reading “Mind Set Game #3: Reflecting on emotion with Professor Andy Lane”