| | EP 356 – Making Performance a Habit with Dr Julie Slowiak

Author / Cali Hinzman

Behavior Reflects Motivation

During these strange times, we’re all being forced to find a “new normal” which means…behavior modification on many fronts. Luckily, we have experts like Dr. Julie Slowiak [@julieslowiakphd], Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. A Certified Sports Psychology Coach, she blends her knowledge of human behavior analysis and habit forming to create the perfect conditions for improved performance. This theme translates seamlessly into the challenge of creating a productive environment to thrive in during our time of confinement. Hear her tips on how to take control and modify your thinking and performing.
Whether your goal is to improve the performance of your athletes, your kids, or yourself, it’s imperative that you understand the role of building habits. To some in The Crew, that means unabashed manipulation, to others it means modeling the appropriate behavior. Dr. Julie Slowiak [@julieslowiakphd] joins us to explain which method is most effective AND why we must take into account an individual’s history before creating a road map for performance. Slowiak specializes in interpreting patterns of human behavior to determine a person’s motivations. This segues beautifully into a discussion on how to survive working from home, educating from home, and generally finding peace in your confined surroundings. Listen NOW!

Empower Your Performance

Here’s how you can get in touch with Dr Slowiak:


Share this article

Cali Hinzman

A strength and conditioning coach since 2009, Cali has worked with numerous athletes spanning from rugby players to cross country skiers. Almost immediately after finding CrossFit in 2010, she was introduced to a program that better suited her athletic goals. With her existing background in powerlifting and football, she became a natural devotee to CFFB/PowerAthlete and testament to it's effectiveness. In 2012, she left D.C. and headed for the state named after her to be a part of the CrossFit Football Seminar Staff and a Jedi of Power Athlete HQ. Cali currently resides in Seattle where she works full time in law enforcement.


Leave a Comment


Never miss out on an epic blog post or podcast, drop your email below and we’ll stay in-touch.