Developing the Next Generation of Mental Performance Consultants | Dan Ourian, CMPC
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 practical placements for students training to become mental performance consultants.

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

  • Importance of mental performance in athletic coaching.
  • Tips for youth coaches on improving mental fitness.
  • Benefits of mindfulness practices for coaches.
  • Role of practical placements in training mental performance consultants.

Memorable Quote: “Recognize that you are a performer in your own right, and your coaching is highly impactful on your athlete’s experience.”

This 3-part podcast series is titled: Developing the Next Generation of Mental Performance Consultants

Dominican‘s Applied Sport and Performance Psychology (ASPP) department trains students to be ethical, professional, and culturally competent practitioners who work with performers in a variety of domains. Our program is committed to supporting both the professional and personal growth of students to become practitioners and leaders of Sport and Performance Psychology who integrate the art and science of mental skills training.

About Dan Ourian, CMPC: Dan Ourian is a certified mental performance consultant and the Assistant Director of the Applied Sport and Performance Psychology program at Dominican University of California. With a background in coaching basketball, Dan integrates mental performance principles into athletic coaching, helping develop well-rounded athletes and future mental performance consultants.

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