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Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter
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Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter, is a world-renowned Olympic keynote speaker, licensed sports psychologist, winner of the San Francisco Marathon, and performance coach for sports, business, and life. She is the #1 bestselling author of Your Performing Edge, Olympic Thinking, and Sports Psychology Coaching for Your Performing Edge, as seen on NBC-TV, ABC, and Oprah, and published in over 25 countries.

Combining her Stanford University Medical Center training and her Olympian athlete consulting on-site at the last five Olympic Games, Dr. JoAnn is founder and CEO of Performing Edge Coaching International Association, a global resource offering web-based coach certification training programs for sports psychology and performance coaching.

Online, she is the editorial director of “Sports Psychology Network,” the premiere sports psychology TV Show and resource for athletes, coaches and entrepreneurs worldwide.

Entries by Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

Sports Psychology Olympics at Sochi: Inside the Mind of an Olympian -- Mental Training to Perform Your Best

(0) Comments | Posted February 12, 2014 | 3:51 PM

How do Olympic athletes work with sports psychologists behind the scenes so they can perform their best? How do they use mental training and visualization to overcome their fears and stay focused? Did you know, can you use the same techniques as the Olympians?

I interviewed Olympian Melissa Hoar, who...

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Sochi Olympics and Sports Psychology for Athletes

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 10:21 AM

The Sochi Olympics are here. Sports psychology techniques are being used to mental prepare Olympians to perform their best around the world. I'm working closely with my Olympic athletes, who are headed for Sochi to compete on the world's biggest stage. I can let you in on what goes on...

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Super Bowl Quarterback Mindset: How to Focus, Feel and Perform Like a Champion

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2014 | 3:53 PM

The Super Bowl is here and everyone is watching the quarterbacks. As a sports psychologist, when I work with professional quarterbacks in football, I find the same type of mental preparedness for quarterbacks is what we all need to perform our best.

Success in your training and fitness requires total...

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Dr. JoAnn's Mental Training Workouts: Positive Visualization for World Champs and for You

(0) Comments | Posted August 14, 2013 | 12:55 PM

2013-08-14-ShannonRowbury.jpgSome exciting sports psychology news is happening right now across the globe. I'm working on-site with my Olympic athletes, who are competing this week at the World Championships in Track and Field, in Moscow, Russia.

As their certified sports psychologist and performance coach,...

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Mental Toughness, Performance Training and the Birth of a New Sport: The Double Road Race

(0) Comments | Posted December 28, 2012 | 2:06 AM

As a sports psychologist and top endurance athlete, I want to stay healthy and fit, just like you. And I'm always interested in a new challenge. Whether you're a runner, triathlete, cyclist, or a multi-sport athlete, if you're like me, you'd like to create more variety in your workouts and...

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10 Sports Psychology Mental Training Tips

(1) Comments | Posted November 6, 2012 | 2:40 PM

Want to know how you can use sports psychology and mental training to reach your health, fitness and sports goals faster, easier, and get the results you want? Here are my top 10 mindset tips to help you build new motivation, confidence and major breakthroughs in your fitness, your training...

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Dr. JoAnn's 6 Olympic Keys to Maximize Your Potential in Sports and Life

(1) Comments | Posted August 14, 2012 | 11:32 AM

Guidelines for Thinking Like an Olympian and Maximizing Your Potential

Would you like to think, feel and perform like an Olympian (e.g., like Usain Bolt or Michael Phelps) in every part of your life? The people who develop the Olympic qualities mentioned in my previous article and practice...

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Dr. JoAnn's 7 Olympic Qualities for Sports and Life

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2012 | 4:47 PM

Even if you never compete in the Olympics, even if you don't win 22 medals life Michael Phelps, you can think and feel like an Olympian. You perform like one in every part of your life. In my last Huffington Post article I talked about examples of the Olympic Mindset....

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Dr. JoAnn's Olympic Lessons For Life: Creating Your Inner Fire

(2) Comments | Posted July 26, 2012 | 7:33 AM

Even if you never compete in the Olympics, you can think, and feel like an Olympian. The result? You perform like one in every part of your life.

We often read about athletes overcoming physical disabilities. I interviewed Oscar Pistorius, who makes his Olympic debut this year, the first double-amputee...

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