Brandi Chastain | Soccer Legend, Resilient Champion, Inspiring Leader

Brandi Chastain | Soccer Legend, Resilient Champion, Inspiring Leader

In this episode of Athlete Mindset, Lisa Bonta Sumii sits down with soccer legend Brandi Chastain to explore her journey from youth soccer to international stardom. Brandi discusses the pivotal moments in her career, including her famous penalty kick in the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup, overcoming injuries, and the impact of mentorship and leadership. … Read more

Athlete Mindset Premium | The Pressure Placed on Kids in Youth Sports

Athlete Mindset with Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW

This is a premium episode of Athlete Mindset. It features a conversation about the mental health dynamics of youth sports, focusing on the pressures young athletes face. The discussion includes how coaches can manage different levels of emotions among their players and the critical role of parental behavior in youth sports. This episode, “The Pressure … Read more

Embracing Grief and Building Community with Myra Sack

Embracing Grief and Building Community with Myra Sack

In this episode of Athlete Mindset, Lisa Bonta Sumii speaks with Myra Sack, an All-American scholar athlete and founder of E-Motion, a nonprofit supporting grieving individuals. Myra shares her journey through grief after losing her daughter, Havi, and discusses the importance of community, rituals, and emotional literacy. Learn how Myra’s experiences as an athlete influence … Read more

Developing the Next Generation of Mental Performance Consultants | Dan Ourian, CMPC

Developing the Next Generation of Mental Performance Consultants | Dan Ourian, CMPC

In this third episode of our three-part series, Lisa Bonta Sumii talks with Dan Ourian, CMPC, a certified mental performance consultant and assistant director of the Applied Sport and Performance Psychology program at Dominican University of California. They discuss integrating mental performance coaching into athletic coaching, the significance of mindfulness practices, and the importance of … Read more

Female Footballers Podcast Featuring Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW

In this episode of the Athlete Mindset, Lisa Bonta Sumii is a guest on the Female Footballers Podcast, where she discusses the profound impacts of mental health in sports. She shares insights on the pressures athletes face, the importance of recognizing mental health struggles, and how they intersect with performance on the field. Female Footballers … Read more

Mental Health Training Room Podcast Featuring Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW

In this episode of the Athlete Mindset, Lisa Bonta Sumii appears as a guest on the Mental Health Training Room Podcast hosted by Haley Herdman and Naomi Yim, former Division I basketball players. Lisa discusses the intersection of mental health and athletic performance, emphasizing mental wellness’s role in achieving peak athletic results. Mental Health Training … Read more

Developing the Next Generation of Mental Performance Consultants | Dr. Alison Pope-Rhodius, CMPC

Developing the Next Generation of Mental Performance Consultants | Dr. Alison Pope-Rhodius, CMPC

In this episode of Athlete Mindset, host Lisa Bonta Sumii is joined by Dr. Alison Pope-Rhodius, a seasoned expert in sport and performance psychology. Dr. Pope-Rhodius, who has spent over three decades in the field, currently leads the Applied Sport and Performance Psychology program at Dominican University of California. This episode is part of a … Read more

Developing the Next Generation of Mental Performance Consultants | Kai Laird, MA, CMPC, LPC

Kai Laird | Dominican University

In this episode of Athlete Mindset, host Lisa Bonta Sumii shares insights with Kai Laird. Kai is a Senior Program Director at the Dominican University of California’s Applied Sport and Performance Psychology Program. He is a distinguished figure in sport and performance psychology, as well as a mental health advocate. With an extensive background that … Read more

Mental Strength with Dr. Brook Choulet

Mental Strength with Dr. Brook Choulet | Athlete Mindset Podcast on SportsE Media

In this episode of Athlete Mindset, Lisa shares space with Dr. Brook Choulet, a renowned concierge psychiatrist specializing in sports psychiatry. With a passionate commitment to enhancing the mental health and performance of athletes and high achievers, Dr. Choulet shares her unique approach to psychiatry, her journey into the specialized field of sports psychiatry, and … Read more