By Dr. Lowell Wightman
360 PerformanceJan 22, 2023
Kendra Toothill on Body Awareness and Focused Healing
Kendra Toothill is a certified athletic trainier who learned early in her practice that there is more to assisting elite athletes then just wrapping ankels. Kendra locates her practice in Costa Rica where she discovered an ex-pat community of elite athletes from all over the globe. Her conversation with Dr. Wightman shares insights about how self-awareness and having the courage to deeply exam injury beyond the superficials scars, one may have, promotes a mind body connection that renews performance capability. When you are aware of your breathing, how your movement influences your performance, and are courageous enough to dig deeper seeking remedy and improvement your body and mind are connecting. Dr. Wightman makes this point at the conclulsion of the show with a reference to Damar Hamlin's tragic collapse during a Buffalo Bills' football game seen here . You can reach Kendra through her web site at https://www.bodyhealthhealing.com/.
FINISH the year Create New Year's Plans
December each year brings us celebration, closure, and sharing Peace and Love. In this same month we look forward to making plans for improving the New Year. How do you know the plans you make today will deliver the results you prescribe? Dr. Wightman believes you do not know the outcomes of your actions unless you create plans that include goals, objectives and expectations. Without a mindful set of plans you will fall dramatically short of any outcome you think you may deliver. Dr. Wightman shares his 5 holiday must have planning steps.
Defining Principles that align with expectations you can trust.
360 Performance presents Dr. Lowell Wightman mental performance coach for elite athletes and C-Suite executives. As host of 360 Performance Dr. Wightman presents a show offering strategies and methods supporting your desires for delivering outcomes you prescribe.
So, on this show Dr. Wightman presents definitions for principles and connects this definition to setting expectations while discovering how relevant trust is for you to accomplish specific performance goals. As you consider the principles that you live by do you ever wonder how your principles influence your expectations? Do those you trust deliver the optimal effort that delivers to what you expected?
Your mental health and well being is influenced by the asnwers to these questions. Dr. Wightman shares his thoughts on actions step you may take to engage those you trust to accurately respond to your expectations and the principles you believe in.
How will Electric Magnetic Fields influence athletic performance?
360 Performance presents Dr. Lowell Wightman mental performance coach for elite athletes and C-Suite executives. As host of 360 Performance Dr. Wightman presents a show offering strategies and methods supporting your desires for delivering outcomes you prescribe.
On this show Dr. Wightman speaks with Justin Frandson about where do we find Electric Magnetic Fields and how we may reduce their negative impacts on athletic performance. Mr. Frandson points out the quickest way is just not be around or use devices that creat EMF. Will you get rid of you cell phone, copy machine, or microwave. We challenge you to listen and discover how you may continue using your cell phone and learn what you can do to GET GROUNDED.
Competitor's Awareness to all forces that influence their performance
Today’s theme is about “Competitor Awareness”. What does that mean? The quick answer is knowing who you are competing against. If competitors just focused on who they compete against they may not be fully prepared to compete. Coach Wightman expands on this foundational thought and advises all competitors to prepare to compete by considering all forces that may influence your ability to perform.
If you are completely ready to compete you first, consider how healthy is the connection between your mind and body. Dr. Wightman shares insights about health behaviors that will reduce your chances of getting ill while improving your chances at competing at your highest levels.
What is IMI? How can you measure intrinsic motivation?
360 Performance presents Dr. Lowell Wightman your host and mental performance coach for elite players and C-Suite executives. As host of 360 Performance Dr. Wightman presents a show offering strategies and methods supporting your desires for delivering outcomes you prescribe.
Today’s topic looks at defining the term Dr. Wightman created called Intrinsic Motivational Intelligence, IMI. Dr. Wightman defines IMI and provides you with examples for how to measure your IMI and then apply those measurements to improving your performance. Remember, performance can be done at any level of talent from beginner to professional. There is no perfect outcome just maintaining and delivering your best. Your Intrinsic Motivational Intelligence will become your guide for defing elite performance outcomes.
Insights and encouragement on how to become a professional golfer from Pro-Golfer Betsy Kelly
If you knew at age 4 you wanted to be a LPGA golfer what would you do to make that dream a reality? How would you manage the challenges and obstacles that may diminish your resolve? Betsy Kelly shares how she has managed obstacles and came back from health issues that shook her but did not tkae her off course from her professional golfing dream. Betsy admits to Coach Wightman that a business plan did not occur to her if she was a professional scratch golfer. It took dealing with a eating disorder for Betsy to recognize that being a true golf professional requires course management and business management. Since this realization Betsy has surround herself with sponsors such as PXG (Parsons Xtreme Golf) and nutritional resources like Why Bars or 4ore Nutrition. Each of these sponsors look for professionals who are performance driven.
Betsy's competitive spirit motivates her to promote quality sponsors with her brand with their agreements to provide her with product and product commission on sales she refers to each sponsor. A gig business mindset is pervasive attitude that is perfect for motivated professionals such as Betsy.
Student athletes' managing GIG, NIL, and the Transfer Portal before they finish eligibility and graduate prepares them for the next career beyond their sport.
Dr. Wightman invites Vin McCaffrey, founder and CEO at Game Plan, to discuss competitive college athletes define their career paths in and out of their sport. With the presence of Name, Image and Likeness programs providing an income stream for elite student athletes there may be a desire to play college sports for as long as they can. Pro athletes have been adding GIG income to their portfolio for each promotion they participate in. Just look at Patrick Mahomes and Aaron Rogers grow GIG income from their State Farm Insurance advertising promotions. Just like a good neighbor may describe the many opportunities student athletes have available to them and yet there are an equal amount of distratctions.
So, who or what may help a student athlete create a framework for maximizing their opportunities. Vin McCaffrey and his Game Plan team provides resources and guidance for student athletes. The G-Plan team focuses on the student athlete and does not forget the influence of academic adivsors, coaches, staff, and faculty. It is truly a family that should support student athletes make sense of their very busy and every changing environment.
Time Management- Everyone has the same 24 hours to manage. Individuals differ in how they manage time by the plans, roles, goals and priorities they take action on.
360 Performance presents Dr. Lowell Wightman your host and mental performance coach for elite players and C-Suite executives. As host of 360 Performance Dr. Wightman presents a show offering strategies and methods supporting your desires for delivering outcomes you prescribe. Dr. Wightman asks you start each week with a plan that considers you, your goals, roles, and priorities before anyone else. Doing this prepares you to be ready to support others without hesitation. In the book "First Things First", by Roger Merrill each method for managing your time referenced by Coach Wightman is detailed further. Coach WIghtman shares examples of elite athletes may improve their performance by making their own plans before coaches and teammates influence them with their plans.
During August American football teams are diligently practicing in preparation for their next season. Coach Kochevar at Colorado Mesa makes plans for his Mavericks, Coach Nathaniel Hackett, the first year Denver Broncos Head Coach is prioritizing plans and building practice schemes that includes first time Bronco starter Russell Wilson. Dr. Wightman points out that when anyone sits down to make plans for the week it is another moment to create firsts. It will be taking action on your plans focused on your prorioties that turn each first into lasting memories.
When injury causes you to adjust and adapt are you prepared to Recover and Renew your behavior for optimal healing?
360 Performance presents Dr. Lowell Wightman your host and mental performance coach for elite players, coaches, and C-Suite executives. As host of 360 Performance Dr. Wightman presents a show offering strategies and methods supporting your desires for delivering outcomes you prescribe. The difference between injury and hurt can be very subtle for elite performers and when hurt turns to injury and surgery is the only repair alternative recovering and renewing your physical condition to elite status is a process that requires mental and physical discipline. Coach Wightman adds that patience and courage are also required, especially with active high performance individuals. Surgeons like Dr. Armando Vidal, at The Steadman Clinic know too well the mindful attitude required for optimizing the healing process.
Dr. Wightman shares his experience with recovery and renewal after his knee surgery for a meniscus repair.
You could be hitting a fast ball, or pushing a dragsters throttle, and regretfully reacting to tragedy in your neighborhood. What is your Reaction Time?
Dr. Wightman talks about reaction time and the steps you can take to improve mental acuity. He references sports stars such as @TheSargeTF Tony Schumacher top fuel drag racer who relies on reaction time take out competitors, or baseball players at bat such as @cgrand3 Curtis Granderson reacting just at the right moment to release bat to ball. Dr. Wightman takes this discussion a step further and asks us to see our world with a greater sense of awareness so that we are prepared to react when friends and family are put at risk. His example is the tragedy in Higland Park, IL where many lives were lost during a fourth of July celebration.
Coach Wightman steps in and adds several ways you may improve your reaction time enhancing your awareness so that you may deliver the necessary preformance that delivers optimal results. Dr. Wightman points out that improving reaction time is supported by greater awareness as he reminds us that managing our emotions while being grateful keeps are minds clear and ready to react.
Luv Yourself, Share that Luv'n Feeling
Today talent is not good enough to face competition and challenges life may present you. When you level up your awareness and start each day knowing that you love yourself and can openly show gratitude toward others you are prepared to take on the toughest competitors focusing your skill and talent on your priorities. Dr. Wightman looks at recent challenges and celebrations in our nation while asking "what does luv gotta do with it", how social stress is managed, building a career, or influencing social change. Coach Wightman shares recent examples such as Kate Madigan's @_KateMadigan promotion to Asst GM for the New Jersey Devils and the recent appointment of #SandraDouglassMorgan to President of the Las Vegas Raiders that showcase the love two women have for games dominated by men. As Henry Winkler has said he is driven by two words tenacity and gratitude, and I believe Kate and Sandra may have a littel tenacity driving their gratitude.
One with the Game, Golfs greatest challenge.
When you play your favorite game are you one with the game? You know what I'm talking about, you are in that momenet completely focused on competing and doing what is needed to deliver results you expect. Then you have a choice. Control your emotions, continue to compete or give in to your feelings and falter. Coach Wightman will share insights about the the game of golf and how it may represent the ultimate challenge for managing your emotions in order to be one with the game. #360Performance #MindsetMoment.
We will look at Tiger Woods challenges that test his skill at being one with the game. Dr. Wightman will offer questions about the innocence of youth and how pure their one with sport ability is because they are genuine and not jaded from the opinions of others. Continuing with a high integrity theme Coach Wightman references Arnold Palmer's commitment to mentoring youth while endorsing mental strength and character over physical stregnth.
Dr. Wightman then looks at today's golf super stars such as Jordan Spieth, and asks where has his innocence good along with those great smiles he shared in 2013 when he won the John Deere Classic? Jordan PGA career was boosted after that win and yet the freely offered smiles and genuine delivery of his golf skills may indicate he struggles being One with the Game as frequently as he would like.
How do your performance intangibles manifest champion outcomes? The right moment delivered by the most unlikely participant.
The most unlikely preformers who tap the intangibles that drive them deliver actions that create championship results. NBA, NHL and NCAA baseball are searching for their intangibles that may deliver a championship. What are your intangible skills that separate you from others? #360Performance #MindsetMoment Dr. Wightman shares his thoughts about what behaviors coaches and players demonstrate that represent championship outcomes.
Coach Wightman examines #SteveKerr Head Coach and 2022 NBA champ for the Golden State Warriors behavior that allows players to open up and deliver intangible skills and the right time. Players such as Gary Payton II or Andre Iguodala who from the bench motivate others to release their intangible skills. Even the super stars like Steph Curry find new ways, or intangibles, to add to their game. Player like Steph Curry find intangibles after they have been challenged with adversity, and the last 2 years for Curry have been very challenging. Kyle Thompson is another Warrior that was challenged by recovery from injury and the taunts from the press that motivated him to find intangibles to adapt to his circumstances. Dr. Wightman exams these players and other sport examples that illustrate the importance of being aware and ready to deliver skills that define who you are.
Structuring a Successful Professional Sport Franchise- Semi Pro Men's Basketball
Lindsey G Streeter is a retired Army Sergeant Major that seldom speaks without immediate actions that align with expectations and/or commitment to others. It is his love for community and the humanity it represents that guided him to start a Semi-Pro Men's Basketball team called the Savannah Hurricanes. You might ask, "Why would you do that?", and Lindsey's answer would be because the community will benefit and our efforts may change the lives of many for the better. So, building a professional sports franchise is a pathway to community health and prosperity and not a journey focused wealth and riches.
The Savannah Hurricanes start their 2022-23 season October 2022. At the time this podcast was tapped Lindsey had engaged support from the Figgers Foundation, Savannah city leaders, and military veterans association at levels that are engaging and galvanizing for each community he visits. Hurricanes' players will be involved in the community at levels they have yet discover, and Sergeant Major Streeter will make sure their is clearly defined pathway to get involved.
Level Up Performance Outcomes- What are your elite intangible performance skills? When do you call upon your intangible skills to Level Up your performance capability?
Knowing who you are so that your intangible skills may deliver championship results #MindsetMoment. Minimally letting out your intangible skills will deliver extraordinary results at the right time, but unexpectedly from an uncommon source. When we watch NBA finals, or NCAA baseball and softball World Series or the PGA Championships how do these elite athletes know when to draw upon their intangible skills? The most unlikely participants are not always the champion or elite athlete that consistently delivers results.
What are those intangibles and who on your team will deliver their extraordinary skills and possibly a championship? Another question, who will deliver the intangibles that will deliver outstanding outcomes? Lastly, can you train players on how to be aware of their intangibles? Dr. Wightman separates training from confidence, practice, and delivering what is necessary at the right moment. Enjoy our discussion about Leveling Up your participation and being aware of who you are and what you bring to the table.
Corporate Culture Mental Wellness, protects individuals from mental illness. You know the saying "It takes a village!".
Doctor Wightman speaks with The Holman Group President, Elizabeth Holman about mental wellness and how Employee Assistance Plans promote and support corportate cultures' mental wellness initiatives. The mental wellness crisis is real and if corporate cultures delay addressing these needs parking lot shootings, violence and substance abuse at home will continue to grow. Dr. Wightman asks Ms Holman to answer challenging questions that she and The Holman Group have spent over 30 years answering. Here are a sample of the questions they discussed.
• How relevant is the need for mental wellness programs through an EAP plan?
• What is the difference between Mental Performance Coaching and Mental Health Therapist?
• How often should employers offer mental wellness support to each level of their business culture?
• How have current work place standards influenced the need for mental health to support retention?
• What do current leaders need to know about transitioning out of COVID pain points?
• Is the Hybrid Workplace here to stay?
Ms. Holman points out that mental wellness is a global issue, and that all business sizes may mental health challenges. Ms Holman points out that starting programs about mental wellness reduces mental illness occurences but does not guarantee staff members will not still burnout. If mental wellness programs reduce emotional disruption to burn out compared to the alternatives of violent crime or violent abuses that result in death perhaps EAP mental wellness progams should be business culture service norm.
Managing Failure and Loss, and understanding the differences!
Dr. Wightman shares his experience advising elite performers understand and manage failure and loss. During his discussion Coach adds thoughts about how failure and loss off the playing field may influence your performance. Dr. Wightman continues the discussion with answers to questions such as "How does one recover from a failure such as an injury?". Coach Wightman will challenge you with the consideration for what are your failures and potential of loss. He continues his challenge by sharing thought s about awareness and preparation so that you are position to mitigate the impacts of a loss or failure. Dr. Wightman ends the show with a tribute to #AdamLewis who lost his struggle with cancer. Adam was a father and husband who played basketball for Coach Wightman. Rest In Peace, Adam Lewis.
Entertainer Performance from the Heart, Suzie Brown Singer, Songwriter Mom and Cardiologist shares her process for success!
A very competitive genre in the entertainment industry is music, and when you are a singer songwriter you may think you have two pathways for success. Some industry executives think the songwriter dilutes the talent of the singer and vise versus. Not true when you discover the talented singer songwriter Suzy Brown. Dr. Wightman talks with Suzy about her talent as a singer songwriter and then discovers she is also a mom to two children, a cardiologist, and a life partner. When you hear Suzy sing during this interview you not only appreciate her talent but will rush to find out where you can see her in concert. Suzy performs cuts from her newest album and share where she will be on tour performing. This is 360 Performance with Dr. Wightman.
Leadership is not about Gender, Pam Renall and Shelly Maxwell share insights from experience.
When a woman decides to pursue a career in entertainment, she/they submit themselves to social, career, and life challenges. Each category of challenge is too often initiated and led by a man. Dr. Wightman interviews Pam Renall and Shelly Maxwell; two talented females who have demonstrated talent as actors, executives, and entrepreneurs. #MindsetMoments become part of their foundational career profile that Dr. Wightman references during their discussions about talented female professionals who are disrespected and compromised. Coach Wightman equates Pam and Shelly’s challenges to a linebacker who is not allowed to use their hands when tackling. Even with such limitations and obstacles Pam and Shelly have exceled in a very competitive industry. This is 360 Performance with Dr. Wightman
Female Courage is not Defined by What You See, Lynn Tran discuss images from Mrs. Colorado Pageant 2022
Dr. Lynn Tran joins Dr. Wightman for a discussion about the Mrs. Colorado pageant. In 2022 Dr. Tran participated in this pageant. By her own admission this pageant challenged her confidence and self-image. Challenges Lynn was willing to face as a pathway for improving her self-awareness while reducing self-doubt. Lynn and Dr. Wightman talk about body shaming when the source is within your own mind as well as publicly sharing your opinions about social issues facing all women. This interview provides you with insights into how Dr. Tran used the Mrs. Colorado pageant as a moment to grow while facing incorrect social definition for how females should be portrayed in society. This is 360 Performance with Dr. Wightman.
Women's History Month 2022- Where do you derive your power?
Windy Borman Executive Producer/Director will join Dr. Wightman share examples representing how women derive their power. As the founder of DVA Productions Windy is a exemplar of feminine power and mentor for many more. Her documentary film Mary Janes: The Women of Weed showcases female leaders and their power during a time when political and social pressures were and continue to challenge domestic and social ideology. With these wonderful examples of female power Dr. Wightman asks questions about man's role in supporting and honoring the feminine power.
The Power of Women in Business
During this episode Dr. Wightman has a discussion with a female entrepreneur about starting a new business on the heels of a pandemic when access to quality labor, who want to work, is challenging to find. Taffy Nichols is the franchise owner for Ziggy’s coffee she was motivated to start this partnership with Ziggy’s front office because she believes her greatest power is building relationships when led by a great beverage and something to nosh on.
Taffy believes a community coffee house has the structure, quality, and style to do exactly that! As Dr. Wightman’s questions challenge Taffy, she shares her definition of her female power as she honors the female power of a younger generation employee. Generational differences can be very powerful when they intersect especially as they come together to serve their community.
Dr. Wightman and Taffy share stores and descriptions of how to find a business partnership and bring that relationship to the marketplace successfully. How Taffy discovered Ziggy’s Coffee franchise opportunity is a beneficial outline for any aspiring business owner to consider and perhaps follow.
Join Dr. Wightman as he presents, The power of women in business.
Going to College Yes or No?
In this episode Dr. Wightman asks a question about gaining a higher education; Going to college, yes or no? What is/was your choice? Neither answer is right or wrong because they are yours. Dr. Wightman is curious about productivity. So, for those who answer yes is your mindset focused on education and knowledge or the piece of paper called a diploma. If you said no, does your work, trade, or craft allow you moments to gain knowledge beyond your job? Striving for higher education does not require a diploma. So, which decision has the greatest amount of productivity?
Dr. Wightman looks to a college junior at Denver University, Angie Bustillos for insights. Angie is a junior and accepted into the international studies masters program. In Angie's words, "Anything is possible when I am in control of my future." That being said Dr. Wightman interview Angie asking her to share her insights about her peers and the challenges they face as they strive for higher education.
How do you prepare to compete when there are no competitions?
In this episode Dr. Wightman discusses the discipline required for elite competitors prepare when there are no competitions scheduled. Champion coaches and players have told Dr. Wightman that preparing should be more challenging then any competition. When you practice with purpose you are separating yourself from your competition. Seattle Seahawks, NFL QB Russell Wilson has been quoted to say, "The separation, is in the preparation!" and yet when he said that I don't believe there was a pandemic influencing where and when you could prepare.
Coach Wightman interviews 65 year old retired forest ranger triathlete Sharie Methven for a mature perspective on what diligence and discipline is required to maintain a training regiment when you are not sure when the next competition will arrive. At the core of Sharie's motivation is her love for Hawaii and the surroundings she offered to train in. She also admits that when there is a competition it is rewarding to meet and compete with athletes from all over the world. Sharie also agrees that preparing and competing on my home turf is a preparation advantage other competitors do not have. She reminds Dr. Wightman that all oceans and shorelines are not the same, but one thing is true for all discipline is required to become an elite preformer.
What is the difference between Wok and Woke?
Dr. Wightman asks questions about wokeness and the confussion around the word. Is it Wok, W.O.K. or Woke, and what are the differences? Coach Wightman references wokeness with examples from the 2022 Winter Olympics, US professional sports, and woke examples in the news in an effort to discover what is relevant and purposeful.
Dr. Wightman challenges to be woke through a heightened sense of awareness, a level of awareness that many do not have and yet claim to be woke. For example, coaches who allow the press to dog their athletes to emotional break downs are not woke or have a Wealth Of Knowledge on the subject. So, where do you stand on your definition of wokeness? Are you social informed and aware to take action where your words may direct you?
GIVING!, Have you answered your Why?
Tis the season for giving, but when you consider giving to others have considered why you are giving? Have you considered who you are giving to as a basis for answering the question, Why am I giving? Dr. Wightman continues with his questions by asking is giving only about things. Could we give intangibles with equal or greater impact then an object wrapped and tied with a bow? When Dr. Wightman shares examples to answering his questions he questions gender parity with courageous female leaders such as Keri Potts, @MsPotts_ATL, Jennie Beranczyk, @SoonersCoachJB, and Colorado State Head Softball Coach Jen Fisher, @Coach_Fisher. When these coaches give to others who wraps the package for them?
Coach Wightman continues his coaching message on giving with a focus on Deion Sanders, @deionsanders, and his alma mater Jackson State football team. What has Coach Prime given back to his alma mater that prepared him to be a two sport professional athlete? Coach Wightman has some thoughts about how Coach Sanders wraps the presents he gives to others.
Dr. Wightman showcases his giving message by recommending foundational charitable organizations that are legit and inclusive in their giving to community. Chris Dickerson, @CDickerson_PFTP, Players for the Planet founder, Curtis Granderson, @Cgrand3 and @PlayersAlliance, founding member and President as Dr. Wightman wraps up with Women's Sports Foundation, @WomensSportsFdn, as the example for supporting all ages throughout all social economic communities.
Discover Mental Performance Coaching
"Mental health is a priority for me, and I make it my mission to support the mental health of others personnaly and professionally.", says Dr. Wightman founder of 360 Mindset and creator and host of the podcast 360 Performance. Reach out to Dr. Wightman through his website and review how he and 360 Performance support your Mental Wellness. Dr. Wightman is not your therapist he is your mental performance coach connecting what you think to specific actions delivering what you perscribe.
NHRA 2022 "SARGE" Tony Schumacher is Full Season Ready
Dr. Wightman or "Coach" chats with Tony Schumacher after the announcement that he has a top fuel ride for the NHRA 2022 Season. Tony shares with Coach his views on organizing a new team and how he uses experience from past successes to organize and motivate the soon to be selected 2022 team. Crew chief Todd Okuhara will join Tony for the 2022 season adding to the winning mindset.
Sarge's 8 championship while with his Army sponsor created a history of winning that provided insights from Tony about leadership, motivating young minds, whiling offering strategies for being resilient. Tony credits his gift for being a champion driver to facing both failure and success while sitting behind 6 G's of force. Catch up with Coach and the Sarge as they launch into stories about starting a new dragster team confident that 2022 will create many new memorable moments.
Believe in Yourself and Deliver Your Full Capacity
Dr. Wightman shares his thoughts on being true to yourself first so that you may deliver all that you have to offer without hesitation. Dr. Wightman draws upon examples of notable personalities to offer you insights to motivate you while acheiving your best performance. Examples such as Misty Copeland or Kelly Clarkson whose behaviors provide examples of how to stay true to yourself. During this episode Coach shares quotes from Venus Williams or Jennifer Lopez who through their sport and art provide real time examples of believing #MarryMeMovie.
Dr. Wightman gives you a learning experience by sharing examples of how not to be distracted or fall off your path to delivering your best. He shares Aarron Rodgers decision to lie to the public about his beign vaccinated. If you believe in yourself you will not hesitate sharing your beliefs. Aarron Rodgers hesitated shareing his belief about covid vaccination. Coach speaks about honesty and truth as essential characteristics for you to stay true to yourself and not loose sight of your best self.
When is a concussion not a concussion? Let's Talk TBI!
When you bump your head do you know if you have a concussion or a traumatic brain injury? Dr. Wightman discusses the definition for concussion and shares insights from Dr. Robert Cantu who is the director of clinical research at Emerson Hsp in Concord, Massachusetts. A bump on the head may not be severe but if you show the signs that Dr. Cantu describes in his book you can have a concussion that will heal with rest and care and without care could develop into a traumatic brain injury.
It is very common with NFL players to disregard the signals that indicate they may be struggling with traumatic brain injury symptoms. Dr. Wightman shares insights about how competitor's attitudes influence them to ingnore signs of injury in favor of continuing to play a game that disable them and possibly kill them if they are not aware of symptoms that indicate a requiring brain injury.
Mental Performance Coaching
Brain Body Connection is essential for anyone to strive for performance execllence. Dr. Wightman defines mental performance coaching and offers what organization are best for promoting and developing mental performance coaching goals for success. If you are a Dodgers fan you will appreciate Coach Wightman's references to Curtis Granderson and Chris Taylor. With examples like this how can you not want to have a mental performance coach. If you you have thoughts and insights for Dr. Wightman go to his web site.
Connect with your Feminine Side
At a cellular level every human has a degree of chemistry that defines their feminine and masculine influences on their performance behavior. Dr. Wightman presents examples of elite performers that draw upon feminine and masculine behavior as competitive challenges present themselves. He uses Flow State of mind as another example for how extreme sport performers will shift back and forth from feminine to masculine thought process as they adjust to any and all influences on their performance execusion.
Striving for and sustaining a Flow State of Mind requires immersion of self and full commitment to deliver elite performance outcomes and to get their connecting to your feminine side of your mindfulness is essential. As you listen to Dr. Wightman's insights said your comments and questions to him at his web site.
Twisties- Athelete Mental Health
Do you know the signs an athlete displays when they are struggling with their mental health? What are the triggers that diminish their ability to delvier their best? Who or whom should be responsible for stepping in when they see athletes struggling. For Naomi Osaka her support group and tennis event sport management were slow to respond. At the 2020 Olympic gymnastic competition both teammates and coaches circled and protected Simone Biles struggle with twisties. Regretfully the press and the public began to promote story lines that were not truthful accurate or supportive of the elite athlete Simone Biles is. Dr. Wightman shares strategy and methods focused on managing mental health proactively while honoring the needs of the athlete.
Power of Movie- Denver Film Festival 44
The 44th film festival begins on November 3rd prepared to tell you stories while you cry and laugh as each story unfolds on the screen in front of you. James Mejia, CEO of Denver Film shares his thoughts about why this years festival is so relevant and important for Denver and the film industry. Dr. Wightman asks James why movies can be so powerful as sources of insight. James then shares how essential going to the movies can be after a pandemic.
Join Dr. Wightman and James Mejia discuss how performance on screen influences your performance.
NCAA Transfer Portal, are the games better because of it?
Dr. Wightman advocates for any system or process that enagage athletes to do their best. That being said, the Transfer Portal and its impact on sports performance is being evaluated. For players they now have more control over their college athletic career as the transfer portal process gives them opportunity to find a "Best Fit" team scenario. As you look at the top 25 NCAA football teams do you see teams on this list that have improved their line up from trasfer portal player acquisition? Another questions asked during this episode is how will coach's recruiting methods change. Will enrolled student athletes be getting calls from coaches during open recruiting times?
Razorback Dave and Austin Duston host of the Common Fan on instagram join Coach (Dr. Wightman) sharing their insights on questions such as, "Are games improved by the transfer portal recruiting opportunity?", "Is performance parity improving team to team and across conferences?". These and many questions are asked and answered regarding influences from the transfer portal on college sports.
Some may argue that the Olympic athletic experience is the greatest of performance challenges. Dr. Wightman is joined by Fabienne Raphael and retired Olympian from the Canadian Olympic Handball Team. Fabienne shares her insights about the Olympian Mindset and how any elite athlete transitioning to a business career is challenged. Challenged because their intensity is not readily accpeted, or that they are not experienced enough to seamlessly enter into the corporate board room. So, Fabienne shares her insights on make that transition from a personal and professiional perspective.
Dr. Wightman asks questions about required resilience, tenacity and the courage required to begin such a transition while continuing on a journey that is new and may not have the same level of success one's athletic career provided. As you listen to this episode consider what would you do if faced with such a transition? What resources and skills would you need to acquire in order to assure your future success.
Faith Locker Rooms- Sharing your faith
I have faith. My faith is strongest in those thoughts and actions I have created for myself. So, as an elite performer when do I call upon my faith? Where shall I demonstrate my faith? May any faith demonstrate their resolve and confidence whenever and wherever they see fit to call upon it?
Dr. Wightman is joined by Hosea Cannon, Jr., and Andy McClure; both are faith leaders for any who desire guidance and affirmation for their faith. Both have been athletes; both share their faith without hesitation in any environment. Hosea provides insights from his experience with criminal justice and Andy shares his observations as an Olympic and high school sports announcer. This 360 Performance episode is about Faith Locker Rooms. Where and how do you demonstrate your faith?
Post Pandemic Back to School Preparation
Since the first of 2021 there have been a great many firsts. First such as vaccines and the FDA vaccine approvals. As each day goes by there is the hope that another first will return to our daily lives. In this 360 Performance episode Dr. Wightman will be talking about starting back to school. Yes, butts in seats back to school. This seems like a first since the pandemic relegated students to virtual learning methods that kept students at home.
So, who better to join Dr. Wightman then Family Nurse Practitioner Aimee Morin. Aimee will not only share her health of insights for starting back to school but will also give us her perspective as a mom. Dr. Wightman will say goodbye to Aimee as she is on call to help her sister welcome her first baby into our world.
At this time Dr. Wightman becomes Coach and talks about fans in the stands to start the NCAA and NFL football seasons. 360 Performance sharing performance insight firsts.
The Flow of Mental Health
Mental Health has two extremes mental wellness to mental illness!
How do you know when your mental health is being challenged and drawing you toward therapeutic intervention? Are there mental performance signals that provide you warning signs? Did Simone Biles receive signals that she was struggling? How important was it for Naomi Osaka to have a vigilant trusting network team around her supporting her mental health? Dr. Wightman or Coach shares how important it is for anyone, but especially high performance athletes to have a trusted team to watch out for their mental wellness. Dr. Wightman speaks with Dr. Leslie Rogers about raising your awareness as you are being mindful of conditions and people who may influence your mental health.
Pandemic Influence on Elite Sport Performance
Dr. Wightman speaks with Angus Mugford, Director of High Performance for the Toronto Blue Jays about how the pandemic has influence player and team culture performance. Change is a constant, but the pandemic is change that alters what you can control as well as the behavior that represents your methods for excellence. How you practice has been altered; the conditions you face during pre-game are familiar nor do they allow for individualized consideration for how you prepare. What will players and teams do differently and yet not sacrifice the quality of their performacne outcomes. Will injury levels increase? Will I/we be emotionally prepared to meet all competitors? Do pandemic changes take control out of my hands and thereby diminish my capability for historic performance excellence?
Mask or No Mask, Being a Science Mom
Science mom of the summer!? If covid vaccines are effective will our families interact with a mask on or a mask off? Family nurse practionner Aimee Morin shares insights and caution that will help you make an informed decision. Dr. Wightman implies human performance is challenged when facts and science are not genuinely applied. How much is your participation and performance diminished because you hesitate making decisions?
How does nutrition influence healing injuries with Nikki Burnett
Injury recovery can be very scientific and complicated. So, simplified recommendations are easily acquired at your local food store or garden when you have nutritional facts that create a plan. Discover foods that offer vitamins, minerals and amino acids that promote injury healing with helpd from functional nutrtitionist Nikki Burnett, Taste Life Nutrition. This show offers methods for promoting healing blood flow and the foods that deliver the minerals and vitamins for injury recovery.
Managing the Beat with The Young Fables
360 Performance and Dr. Wightman proudly welcome Laurel Wright and Wes Lunsferd share their stories for managing their beat. They perform two songs from their soon to be released album as they talk about mental health, creating a positive mindset and staying true to themselves. These two geniune authentic professionals openly share their personal thought about performance obstacles and what they recommend for anyone to try for overcoming anyone or anything that holds them back.
Rhythm and Pace- Select music that will enhance your performance outcomes!
How can music provide a rhythm that will deliver a elite performance Pace? Dr. Wightman believes tasks and challenges have a rhythm and pace that you can use music to prepare for. When you select a play list that aligns its rhythm with the tone of the next challenge you will preform at a pace that will deliver outcomes beyond your expectations.
A Rehab Mindset, Deliver Prescribed Outcomes
Dr. Wightman, Coach, looks internally to his recent shoulder surgery for insights to create a Rehab Mindset. He stretches his reality as a metaphor for lessons on community awareness, taking deliberate actions, and intersecting your capabilities with a personal flow that supports recovery from injury. Coach reminds us, if you want expected outcomes considerTake your time Do what the doctors and therapists tell you Find activities that distract you and keep you focused on healing. Puzzles are a great distractions.
Take a moment to honor the memory and spirits of those 10 lives lost in Boulder, CO., for individuals who shared community favor and love from family and friends. Be aware of those hurting in your community so we may assist those troubled before they use violent actions to reconcile their discomfort.
LockerRoom Racist, A Metaphor for Initiating Social Change
Dr. Wightman "Coach" and Jeffrey Cambell look at sport lockerRooms as centers for educating athletes about appreciationg differences without ignoring social realities that are found outside the lockerRoom. A look at statements from Richard Sherman, NFL player and Denver Broncos' head coach Vic Fangio, illustrate subtle but meaningful differences in when and where racism is recognized in the lockerRoom. Discovering how to create safe space outside of the lockerRoom and why communities resist recognize behavioral bias regarding racism.
Renew and Recover, Mindful Consideration for How Your Past Influences Future Plans
Consideration for how and when you renew and recover should be a constant and is not initiated from injury or failure. Without constant consideration for how you renew and recover you may discover more injury and error than you will tolerate. Coach Wightman shares stories from elite preformers that offer strategic insights into methods for structuring your renewal and recovery plans. One of your take aways should be that those people and things that provide you with trustworthy support are essential for you to have agile renewal and recovery plans.
Plan Health or a Healthy Plan
Dr. Wightman talks about his upcoming rotater cuff surgery and how planning your health creates priorities that are better aligned with personal goals versus just having a healthy plan. Having a health network that provides on going health support should also be prepared to support you in an emergency; like dropping a 360 snowboarding and then loosing the landing to a torn rotater cuff. Oh well, it was a hell of a good run. Good recovery means back on the golf course sooner.
"Banana Man" Scott Rawles, Freestyle Mogul Skiing
Coach Scott Rawles talks about training evironments that support World Cup Freestyle Mogul skiers. Scott emphasizes how important training 12 months a year is essential and to do this you must follow the snow. Summer time you find southern hemishpere snow and in the fall you look North. Coach Rawles points out that environment's influence on skiing is unlike any other sport. "Athletes must have an attitude the promotes no excuses and no regrets. Point yourself downhill and ski your race, own it!"
Black History Celebration, Virtual Reference to Van Jones and Misty Copeland
Dr. Wightman shares the love while celebrating Black History month. Referring to the experience and character of today's history makers Van Jones, Misty Copeland, Curtis Granderson, and others who stand on the shoulders of notable historical black figures. This episode challenges each listener to participate creating their history with a mision for building bridges, speaking truth to leadership whil they right the wrongs of past historical events.
Eliminate Violence Toward Women
Keri Potts, Founder of "A fight back women" advocacy group joins Dr. Wightman discussing strategies and methods women may use to eliminate violence in our collective cultures while performing in ways the are positive exemplars for all women and girls. Keri shares performance insights from her experience at NCAA, Nike, and ESPN. These experiences share insights from intern to senior executive. Keri is worthy teammate for all women girls to get to know.
Welcome to 360 Performance
Finding the intersections between your thoughts and perscribed actions for excellence is what 360 Performance and Dr. Lowell Wightman offer each podcast listener. Bringing his more than 30 years of mental performance coaching is enriched from the interviews with global leaders, elite athletes and corporate executives. It could be an interview with a World Cup snow sport athlete or a philanthropist who removes harmful plastics from our ocean, each interview and show focuses on optimizing human performance through methods that emphasize flow and connect neuropathology to self-defined excellence.
How the Pandemic Influences a Division One Athletic Program
Athletic Director Joe Parker joins Dr. Wightman, Coach, discussing how a Division One athletic program adapts and adjusts to the health and wellness concerns a global pandemic presents student athletes and their coaches. Colorado State University, at all department levels, have courageously created strategies to maintain a quality delivery of education and activities.
National Western Stock Show Adapting and Adjusting
Ron Williams, Citizen of the West winner shares his thoughts along with Paul Andrews, CEO of National Western about how managing the COVID pandemic galvanized their resolve for a dynamic and historically significant 2022. Dr. Wightman, Coach, discovered the educational and social influence derived from National Western stretches globally.
Mandy Harvey- Music is a Feeling
Mandy Harvey, Americas Got Talent Golden Ticket winner shares insights on what it takes to be a gifted musician given limited hearing capability. She also shares how a quality life outlook helps her manage frustration and the limitations that challenge her.
Us vs Them Attitude, How does team competition influence performance?
Dr. Wightman, Coach, speaks with two generations of of athletes. Austin Dustin, host and creator of podcast Common Fan joins Grigs Crawford, author of Gringo, discussing teammates can influence player performance that does not support optimizing team performance outcomes. What do you do when challenges and competition from your teammates distracts you from being your best.
World Class Performers Preparation
Dr. Wightman "Coach", talks with World Cup athletes Leah Emaus and Langely McNeal about methods and strategies World Class athlete use to prepare for competition. Our conversation will look at starting each day in a world class way and continues into gender equity and being socially aware. Arriving at the highest level of personal performance readiness is not a part time venture so send your question to this link https://anchor.fm/lowell-wightman/message