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When all eyes are on you, how do you manage that performance moment? What is it like to be at the top of your game as a performer in sports, the arts, business, or high-stakes profession? Learn how elite performers optimize what they bring to the mental side of what they do and immerse yourself in conversations with people who have made it their life's work to excel. Your host, Dr. Sari Shepphird, is a celebrated Performance and Sport Psychologist, as well as an award-winning author, who works with athletes and performers of the highest ability. Together with her noted guests, "Dr. Shepp" discusses the application of performance and sports psychology. Life is a series of moments, it's how you manage those moments that makes the difference.

Manage the Moment: Conversations in Performance Psychology Dr. Sari Shepphird (Dr. Shepp)

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    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

When all eyes are on you, how do you manage that performance moment? What is it like to be at the top of your game as a performer in sports, the arts, business, or high-stakes profession? Learn how elite performers optimize what they bring to the mental side of what they do and immerse yourself in conversations with people who have made it their life's work to excel. Your host, Dr. Sari Shepphird, is a celebrated Performance and Sport Psychologist, as well as an award-winning author, who works with athletes and performers of the highest ability. Together with her noted guests, "Dr. Shepp" discusses the application of performance and sports psychology. Life is a series of moments, it's how you manage those moments that makes the difference.

    Shannon Miller - Olympic History Maker and Cancer Survivor

    Shannon Miller - Olympic History Maker and Cancer Survivor

    Shannon Miller knows what it's like to face uncontrollable factors that sideline even the greatest of champions. A seven time Olympic medalist, she is a member of eight Halls of Fame, and she's the only female athlete to have ever been inducted to the Olympic Hall of Fame - Twice! Her tally of five gold medals at the Barcelona Olympic Games was the most medals won by a U. S. Athlete in any sport at that games. And as far as Olympic medals go, she is the most decorated Olympic gymnast, male or female, in U. S. History. Shannon and I spoke about the mindset that she developed on her way to becoming an Olympic champion, and that she later turned to and relied on while navigating life's challenges off the mat - in the form of injury, early retirement and later, a life threatening cancer diagnosis. Shannon's goal is to bring inspiration to those who are struggling, as well as those who could improve their lives through a gold medal mindset.

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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Alicia "Lovely" Previn - American Violinist, Songwriter, & Recording Artist

    Alicia "Lovely" Previn - American Violinist, Songwriter, & Recording Artist

    Alicia Previn has lived most interesting life. She began playing the violin when she was about seven years old and was classically trained at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She grew to be an accomplished instrumentalist having been, as she puts it, "born into music". If her last name sounds familiar, it's because she shares it with her late father, Andre' Previn, Academy Award winner and composer, who was tremendously influential in film and music for the better part of eight decades. But Alicia found her own path. Granted, it took some unusual turns through the experience of living in a cult environment as teen, but later weaved her way in through multiple roles in music as an instrumentalist, singer, composer and teacher.   

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    Music by Brad Buxer

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Jincy Willett - Critically Acclaimed (seriously fantastic!) Writer & Novelist

    Jincy Willett - Critically Acclaimed (seriously fantastic!) Writer & Novelist

    Jincy Willett has been called the "high priestess of dark comedy", Her humor, it's been said,  displays and unfailing perfect sense of timing. Comedian David Sedaris has said that he would be willing to wear a sandwich-board with Jincy's name on it if that would help draw people to her work - her writing is that good. Jincy Willett's work will make you laugh, yes, but it will also surprise you., catch you off guard, make you think. Jincy invests in her readers, delights them, and she was kind enough to invest some of her time with me recently as we discussed her creative process and approach to her work. I hope you'll truly enjoy this conversation with the uniquely talented author, Jincy Willett

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    • 1 hr 9 min
    Travis Payne - Award Winning Choreographer, Dancer, Producer, Director

    Travis Payne - Award Winning Choreographer, Dancer, Producer, Director

    You have probably heard the phrase "poetry in motion". Not only is that how today's guest moves on the dance stage, it's how he enables others to move as well. Emmy nominated and multiple award-winning choreographer, Travis Payne, has worked with artists: Lady Gaga, Beyoncé , Usher, Madonna, Prince, Jennifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Mariah Carey, and so may more! He has also choreographed multiple sporting event half-time shows, award shows, Dancing with the Stars, Cirque du Soleil, was a judge on the prime-time show Live to Dance, along with many, many other artistic contributions. Travis helps each and every one of his clients to move in ways that mesmerize, entertain, and even inspire. Travis is the recipient of three MTV awards, two Emmy nominations, two Bob Fosse American choreography awards, and more. Travis's art and work range from being an acclaimed dancer and award-winning choreographer, as well as an artistic director, producer, and apparel designer. For some of you, this conversation may feel like a masterclass. For others, it's will be an Easter egg-like feast of stories from Travis's acclaimed career.  I hope you will take the pleasure of enjoying this conversation with Travis Payne.


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    • 1 hr 33 min
    Harrison Funk - Noted Photojournalist, Portrait Photographer, Director & Film Maker (Part 2 of 2)

    Harrison Funk - Noted Photojournalist, Portrait Photographer, Director & Film Maker (Part 2 of 2)

    Welcome back to the conclusion of the conversation with noted photojournalist Harrison Funk. This second part features Harrison's answers to Dr. Shepp's frequently asked questions - but Harrison didn't just give standard answers to these questions - Harrison shares his opinions on the effect of music, photography and art on the socio-political landscape. This part of the conversation will remind us again of both the span and the influence of his tremendous body of work.

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    Music by Brad Buxer

    • 54 min
    Harrison Funk - Noted Photojournalist, Portrait Photographer, Director & Film Maker (Part 1 of 2)

    Harrison Funk - Noted Photojournalist, Portrait Photographer, Director & Film Maker (Part 1 of 2)

    Harrison Funk is a photojournalist, photographer, and documentary photographer whose name you may be familiar with, but his work you most certainly are, given that some of his images have been seen by billions of people around the globe. Harrison's work includes many of the most notable artists of the 21st century. He has photographed some of the most famous faces and captured moments that no one else would see if it was not for his lens. Harrison's approach to his work has driven him to document and photograph people, times, and events in ways that have not been done before.

    In our two part series, Harrison shares his thoughts about how visual arts can define its generation and how some of those efforts have changed over the generations as well.

    You can see many of Harrison's portraits on his Instagram page listed in the episode notes below, and you can hear Harrison's thoughts about preparing to be the best that you can be in this first of our two part conversation.


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    Learn more about Harrison at http://www.harrisonfunk.com/

    Learn more about Dr. Shepp  at SportandPerform.com

    Podcast transcripts coming soon at: ManageTheMoment.net

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    Music by Brad Buxer

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Sanemjfan ,

Manage the Moment is Great!!!!!!!!!!

Dr. Shepp is a superb interviewer who comes to into each episode fully prepared and up to date, and thus is able to ask compelling and intellectually curious questions to her guests, eliciting the best answers out of them. I look forward to hearing her future episodes! I highly recommend this to everyone!

Mookie864 ,

Great podcast!

Loved the Tom Mez episode!!

kimneal ,

Manage the Moment!

The first two podcasts have been phenomenal! The breath of the participants thus far from a former athlete and now broadcaster to a XGames skateboarder gives listeners a chance to learn both how they succeed in performing on a big stage as well as discover the behind the scenes of these professions. Dr. Sari Sheppird elicits interesting insights by her well researched background of the performers coupled with her depth of knowledge in the field of performance psychology.

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