Dr. Robin Vealey is a Professor in the Department of Sport Leadership & Management at Miami University in Ohio (USA). Her research has focused on self-confidence, burnout, mental skills training, and coaching effectiveness. She has authored five books, Coaching for the Inner Edge (2005, 2022), Best Practice for Youth Sport, Competitive Anxiety in Sport, and Successful Coaching (2024). She has also published over 60 journal articles/book chapters in sport psychology and has made over 200 presentations to national and international audiences.
Dr. Vealey is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant (CMPC), a nationally accredited certification in North America. She has worked as a consultant for the U.S. Nordic Ski Team, U.S. Field Hockey, elite golfers, and is involved in mental training with athletes and teams at Miami University. In 2022, she received the Kate Hays Distinguished Mentor Award from the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. In 2023, Dr. Vealey received the Benjamin Harrison Medallion Award from Miami University, the highest honor given to a faculty member for significant accomplishments in scholarship, teaching and advising, and professional service across a career. A former college basketball player and coach, she now enjoys the mental challenge of golf.
In this podcast, Robin and Cindra talk:
The difference between confidence as a belief and a feeling
Examples of confidence hijacks
Why confidence is a job
4 research-backed ways to grow confidence
Advice for coaches, leaders and parents on how to build confidence
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