| | EP 314 – Champions On and Off the Field with Nicole Davis

Author / Cali Hinzman

The Edge of Performance

So you think you’ve got a decent idea of how to bring your athletes or even yourself to the very edge of your performance capacity? Maybe you’ve got some of the physical components down but I assure you that after listening to this episode, you’ll be reevaluating how you communicate, how you evaluate, and how you measure success. Every nuanced interaction with your athletes can have an incredible impact on their ability to be fierce competitors whose identity is not wrapped up in the sport itself. This is the wish we have for all of our athletes…and really anyone whose job it is to be challenged at the highest levels. To know that sport is merely an expression of the person’s character trait that desires to be tested. Two time Olympic medalist, National and World Champion, Nicole Davis [@nicolemdavis6] has worked alongside coach Pete Carroll of the Seahawks and renowned psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais to develop techniques to battle the old school approach to performance training [@CompeteToCreate]. This podcast is so fucking good, I pinch myself that people on like this.

After retiring from a massively successful career in volleyball, Nicole reflected on her own experience as an athlete, a competitor, and person craving development. She dove head first in the growth mindset realm and quickly became a student of the techniques used by Dr. Michael Gervais and Coach Pete Carroll. Now she’s educating businesses, coaches, and the like through Compete To Create [@CompeteToCreate], a high performance psychology training system founded by Gervais and Carroll. Study up for this week’s guest by checking out her TED Talk.


Please go to www.CompetetoCreate.net and there you can entertain hopping on one of their programs. There is an 8 week course to essentially develop a high performance mindset. I think it’s reasonably priced but if you need a bit more incentive, don’t forget to use “nd50” for a $50 off discount upon registering.

And if you just became as big of a fan of Nicole as I did, follow her on all social media at nicolemdavis6.

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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.


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