40. Guest: Lyssa Wopat of Performentality, LLC

Season #2

Go deep with Lyssa and I as we discuss the importance to mindset & mental performance, especially in the dance world. We really talked about the potentially harming coaching that can happen when working with someone not qualified, and how to know if they are. Career transition is also discussed and insights are shared about how to really help yourself and your clients level up your mentality. 

Episode Highlights:

  • Parents supporting our dreams
  • Career transition from professional ballet dancer to mental performance consultant
  • College helping the path
  • How to avoid trauma triggering situations 
  • Working with the right clients
  • The difficulty of starting a dance business without previous experience
  • When certifications are or are not necessary

Guest Bio:

Lyssa Wopat is a dedicated professional in the field of sport and performance psychology. She holds both a Masters degree in sport and performance psychology, as well as a bachelor's degree in dance from the University of North Carolina School for the Arts. 

Shortly after earning her bachelor’s degree, Lyssa danced professionally with the Georgia Ballet where she performed in various soloist and corps de ballet roles in ballets such as Les Sylphides, Carmen, Sleepy Hollow, and The Nutcracker. 

After retiring from her dance career, Lyssa pursued an MS in Sport and Performance Psychology (SPP) with the aim of bringing performance psychology support to the dance world. 

Now, as a sport and performance psychology consultant, Lyssa works with diverse performers and athletes, but specializes in work with dancers. With her extensive knowledge in both dance and sport & performance psychology, Lyssa is passionate about, and is committed to, helping dancers thrive by optimizing their performance, mindset, and well-being, thus enabling them to unlock their full potential. 



Free consultation scheduling: https://performentality.as.me/schedule.php



Lyssa Wopat -  @performentalityllc
Audra Allen-Queen - @thedanceceocoach


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