Performhappy With Rebecca Smith



Im Rebecca Smith, your podcast host, and high-performance coach. Im Director of Complete Performance Coaching and founder of the #PerformHappy community for sport parents.Im sharing with parents, coaches, and teen athletes of all abilities how to achieve their personal best to perform happy.These are the tips and mental toughness strategies that my clients tell me help them most. Im also providing insights for parents and coaches who want to support their kids and their teams.Performing well is a blend of talent, skill and mental toughness. Ill talk about how to use all 3 to be the best athlete you can and have fun competing in your sport.I believe mental skills translate to all areas of your life.I believe that if kids are taught skills to cope with stress & emotion in a sport context, they will be better prepared to thrive in all areas of their life.I want kids to find personal success and passion.I help people maximize personal potential.Kids need an outlet to talk about their feelings, but they dont necessarily want it to be their coach or parents. I believe that examining the stories we tell ourselves, and taking a look from different angles, can change everything.Maybe youre a gymnast with a fear of going backwards. A swimmer who cant seem to go any faster. Or a parent who is clueless about how to help your child succeed. You might be stepping up to tougher competition and looking to raise your game.This podcast is going to help.


  • A SUPER Fun Way to Beat Performance Anxiety. EP 236

    16/10/2021 Duração: 08min

    On today's episode of the PerformHappy podcast, we are talking about performance anxiety and how to front-load your confidence! I'll dive into why nerves happen, discuss the real problem that causes the performance anxiety, and how to make failure your superhero.

  • Why Your Athlete Doesn't Seem Motivated EP 235

    25/09/2021 Duração: 14min

    On this episode of the PerformHappy podcast we are talking about motivation! Does your child say they love the sport but behave in a way that suggests otherwise? Tune in to learn about the 4 reasons that cause your athlete to look like they aren't motivated and tools to help find out what is really going on.

  • Is your athlete in tears a lot? Here are 3 reasons why and how to help. EP 234

    18/09/2021 Duração: 16min

    On this episode of the PerformHappy podcast, we are talking about tears. We will discuss the transition from childhood to adulthood and how it impacts emotions, the 3 main sport factors that compound the crying issue, and some ideas on how to help your athlete get their smile back.

  • Don't Lose Focus EP 233

    04/09/2021 Duração: 13min

    In this episode of the PerformHappy Podcast I am going to give you some lessons from Suni Lee’s uneven bars final. We’re going to discuss the importance of not losing focus, how to reset when life is distracting, the types of distractions you want to look out for, and the 3 simple tools to dial that focus in!

  • 4 Cs of Masterful Communication for Coaches. EP 232

    28/08/2021 Duração: 18min

    In this episode of the PerformHappy Podcast, I am talking to coaches about how to become a master communicator. Once the skill of communication is obtained, you can build a team full of empowered and inspired athletes who trust you. If you are on a quest to become the best coach ever, this one is for you!

  • The 5 Biggest Mistakes Coaches Make When Incorporating Mental Training Into Practice EP 231

    21/08/2021 Duração: 13min

    In this episode of the PerformHappy Podcast, I’m talking about the mistakes that coaches make when trying to add a mental training component into practice. Find out what most coaches do wrong, the biggest time wasting mistake that you can make, and how to make an impact that goes well beyond today’s practice!

  • Supporting Your Athlete When Life Isn't Fair EP 230

    14/08/2021 Duração: 19min

    In this episode of the PerformHappy podcast, I’m talking to parents specifically about how to help your kid through times when life is just unfair. Listen in to gain some insight on how to help them navigate through life’s tough situations.

  • Maintaining Your Sanity While Supporting Your Athlete. Ep 229

    07/08/2021 Duração: 15min

    In this episode of the PerformHappy podcast, I’m talking to sports parents about how to maintain your sanity when you’re feeling frustrated with your athlete who isn’t performing the way you know they can.

  • What Happened To Simone Biles? Ep 228

    31/07/2021 Duração: 16min

    In this episode of the PerformHappy Podcast, I am talking about Simone Biles and what happened when the greatest gymnast suddenly couldn’t perform her skills. I’m going to talk about exactly what the “twists” are, why it happens, how to stop the confidence hemorrhage, and the 3 steps to getting your confidence back.

  • Stuck on a Plateau E227

    24/07/2021 Duração: 13min

    In this episode of the PerformHappy podcast, I help athletes who are stuck on a plateau and show you how to know when you’re ready to move through your breakthrough. We’ll discuss the stages of change that come before a breakthrough, where you’re at in those stages, and how to move through them once you know where you’re at. Also, I talk to sport parents about what they can do to help athletes move forward. Big hint - it’s a lot less than you think!

  • Athlete Nutrition Tips for Coaches. EP 226

    17/07/2021 Duração: 27min

    In this episode of the PerformHappy podcast, Coach Rebecca interviews gymnast-nutritionist Christina Anderson. This podcast is for coaches dealing with adolescents and their bodies and their need to be properly fueled. There are many mistakes coaches make (I know, I made them, too) when trying to help athletes with their nutrition, and today, Coach Christina gives greats tips and tricks on how to help athletes with their nutrition.

  • 3 Essential Summer Practice Tools EP 225

    03/07/2021 Duração: 16min

    In this episode we will talk about essential tools for summer - the top 3 mental skills that you should be working on. Get ready now so that you are ahead of the game come Winter. Don’t make the same mistakes that most athletes make. PLUS learn about how to get a free coaching session! Jumpstart your confidence today, champions are made in the off season!

  • How to Help an Athelte Who Doesn't Want to be Helped EP 224

    26/06/2021 Duração: 29min

    In this episode, Coach Rebecca speaks to parents with athletes who don’t want their help! As a parent, you may know exactly what they need if they could only see what you see… but they resist your help, mental training, and even talking about their sport. If this sounds like you, this podcast is for you! Listen for some great suggestions!

  • Interview with a PerformHappy Athlete. EP 223

    12/06/2021 Duração: 12min

    Today’s podcast is a testimonial story from a PerformHappy athlete - a young gymnast who came to us with fears and blocks and is now a level 8 champion! Listen to hear her journey.

  • Hey Parents! Let's Change the Culture of Youth Sport EP 222

    22/05/2021 Duração: 30min

    Today, Coach Rebecca get’s on her soapbox to talk about what needs to change in the culture of youth sport, specifically gymnastics. Join Rebecca on her crusade to start calling out inappropriate, unhealthy behavior, so we can give athletes a healthy, happy, successful sport career.

  • Interview with Inspirational Para-Athlete Jason Fowler EP 221

    15/05/2021 Duração: 29min

    Coach Rebecca interviews human potential coach, motivational speaker, and athlete, Jason Fowler. After a devastating accident when he was 17 years old, Jason continued on to complete road races, marathons, triathlons, and even win two Iron Man triathlons in the handcycle division. This podcast is for you if you find yourself making excuses, comparing yourself to others, or are looking for inspiration in sport or life.

  • The Real Reason I Quit My Sport EP 220

    08/05/2021 Duração: 15min

    Coach Rebecca shares her sport story and the real reason she quit gymnastics. Learn the mistakes she made when trying to deal with her fear, the mistakes her coaches made, and some lessons she had to learn the hard way so that you don't have to make the same mistakes she did.

  • 3 Steps to Get Out of a Slump in the Sport You Love

    01/05/2021 Duração: 14min

    Coach Rebecca talks to athletes about slumps - underperforming, mental blocks, performance anxiety - any kind of setback that leads to low self-confidence or unhappiness in your sport where you just feel like you're not doing your best. Listen for her 3 steps on how to "unslump" yourself.

  • How to Bounce Back After a Bad Day on a Scarey Skill with Coach Rebecca Smith

    24/04/2021 Duração: 16min

    On today's podcast, we are going to be talking about what to do after you've had a bad day on a scarey skill. On those days when you've had a fall, or you just get shaken and are like "Wow, I didn't like that". Here's what to do if you feel like your brain goes into revolt and is like I don't want to do this at all, here's how you can get moving forward again.

  • When the New Coach is Causing a Threat to Progress with Coach Rebecca Smith

    17/04/2021 Duração: 19min

    Coach Rebecca shares tips on how athletes can communicate with their coaches in a way that helps them.

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