In this episode of The Optimized Mind, Dr. Kate talks with Dr. Jim Loehr — co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, a world-renowned performance psychologist and author of 18 books including his most recent, Wise Decisions: A Science-Based Approach to Making Better Choices.
The discussion focuses on Dr. Loehr’s most recent book Wise Decisions, taking a deep dive into the ways in which we make decisions in our lives and how we pass this important skill onto our children. The discussion also focuses on Dr. Loehr’s ground-breaking work in performance psychology working with some of the world’s best tennis players. The depth of Dr. Loehr’s iconic work is evident through this fascinating and powerful discussion.
Dr. Jim Loehr is a co-founder of the Human Performance Institute, a world-renowned performance psychologist and author of 18 books including his most recent, Wise Decisions: A Science-Based Approach to Making Better Choices. He also co-authored the national bestseller The Power of Full Engagement.
Dr. Loehr’s ground-breaking, science-based energy management training system has achieved world-wide recognition and has been chronicled in leading national publications including the Harvard Business Review, Business Week, Fortune, Newsweek, Time, US News and World Report, Success, Fast Company and Omni. He has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, ABC’s Nightline, The CBS Evening News, The CBS Morning News, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.
From his more than 35 years of experience and applied research, Dr. Loehr believes the single most important factor in successful achievement, personal fulfillment and life satisfaction is the strength of one’s character. He strongly contends that character strength can be built in the same way that muscle strength is built through energy investment.
Dr. Loehr has been inducted into three Hall of Fames, was a pioneer in the application of psychology to human performance, has received numerous sport science and coaching awards and has lectured world-wide on his performance technology. Dr. Loehr is currently applying his insights regarding character to youth.
He possesses a masters and doctorate in psychology and is a full member of the American Psychological Association.
The Human Performance lnstitute’s training is the result of decades of proprietary research and working with elite performers. The institute’s training draws on the sciences of performance psychology, exercise physiology and nutrition to create lifelong behavior change. By training to expand and manage energy levels both personally and professionally, performers ignite their full potential in high stress arenas.
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