High Performance Tips with Lindsey Hamilton, Assistant Head of Mental Conditioning, IMG Academy

Lindsey Hamilton is the Assistant Head of Mental Conditioning of the IMG Institute at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL where she helps lead, develop, and facilitate several areas in the Mental Conditioning Department. The Mental Conditioning Department oversees the mental skills development of over 1,200 middle school and high school aged student-athletes in 8 sports. She also works with external groups such as professional athletes, military experts, business leaders, and year-round campers. She leads the IMG Institute through developing and delivering High Performance Mindset training to corporate clients, such as VISA, Marriott, and Gatorade.

Growing up, Lindsey was a competitive soccer player in California, where she and her team won 5 State Championship and went on to win 2 National Championships. Following her youth career, Lindsey played collegiate soccer at Chapman University, while also receiving two bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology.

After graduating, she pursued her love of psychology at Stanford University, where she worked in the social psychology research lab. Years later, she combined her passion for psychology with her appreciation for sport when she pursued her master’s degree in Sport and Exercise Science with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from the University of Utah. Lindsey is now pursuing her doctorate in kinesiology from UNC Greensboro. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) and serves as the Chair of the Student Development Committee. Lindsey currently lives in Florida with her husband, Paul, and her three kids, Benjamin (6), Mark (4), and Nora (2).

In this podcast, Lindsey and Cindra talk about:

  • How the mind and body are not separate
  • 3 Ways to improve confidence along with a specific exercise
  • Her story of failure and what she learned from it
  • Powerful tips for parenting

You can find a full description of the Podcast at cindrakamphoff.com/lindsey.



“Our mind and our body aren’t separate. We cannot have a mental skill and do something and have that be separate from the physical work. They go in tandem together.” – @lindsey08h
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“How can I build in a layer of reputation without it being repetitive?” – @lindsey08h
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“People don’t want confidence just to make them feel a certain way. They want confidence because it is going to change their life in some fashion. Inevitably we want confidence because it is going to lead us and guide us into doing something that is greater for us.” – @lindsey08h
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“By creating a little bit of separation between what our athletes are doing and who we are as parents, we can then have more clarity from which to support them in a way that they might need.” – @lindsey08h 
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