Team Performance: What makes some teams gel and others crumble?

July 24, 2017
Hosted by Dr. Kristy Wanner

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Episode Description

Whether you're a leader or a team member, you're going to want to tune in to this week's show…. as we explore group dynamics/psychology to uncover the elements needed to create a high performance work team. Is it all about talent? Is competition a useful motivator? Are emotions contagious? These are just a couple questions we'll tackle on the show this week. Be sure to listen live, so you call in and share your experience/strategies on building a great team! Also, if you have a question or comment about the show, please email me at

The Mental Game of Life

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Performance is not just for Olympic athletes, NBA stars and Oscar nominees. It's a phenomena we all engage in every single day to some capacity or another, whether it is a parent demonstrating a skill to a child, an employee giving a critical presentation to key stakeholders, an amateur golfer out for a round or a musician playing in a café. There are underlying commonalities related to producing great results in all areas of our lives which are linked to how we think, how we feel and how we interact with our environment.

This show will provide insight, inspiration and guidance to help move you to take conscious action in creating new behaviors and outcomes in your life. Along with guest experts, Dr. Kristy offers a unique perspective, bringing knowledge from the field of sport, business and psychology together and applies them to our performances in everyday life.

Dr. Kristy Wanner

Dr. Kristy Wanner brings extensive knowledge in health and psychology to organizations. She is an expert in human motivation and performance whose specialty is applying sport psychology and neuroscience principles to enhance workplace performance, facilitate sustainable change and drive business excellence. She is passionate about helping people create positive work environments and manage stress and energy levels for optimal productivity, decision-making and creativity. She has experience as a coach and consultant in a variety of industries including Hospitality, Pharmaceuticals, Non-profits, Healthcare, Advocacy and Education.

Prior to jumping into the business world, Kristy worked as a professional counselor and sport psychology consultant for over five years and is a known thought leader in the field of addiction. She has been an invited speaker and consultant for the NCAA, where her work focused primarily on well-being and leadership development. As an elite athlete for over 15 years and an athletic coach for over eight, she brings elements of her experience in coaching, counseling and consulting to every project and excels at helping organizations solve business challenges so they can grow, innovate and thrive in today’s global market. Kristy holds a PhD. in Health with an emphasis in Organizational Analysis and Change and a master’s degree in counseling psychology; specializing in sport.

Episode Directory

July 2017

  • 7/31/2017: Extraordinary Leadership and Extraordinary Performance: What Does it Take? Listen Now
  • 7/24/2017: Team Performance: What makes some teams gel and others crumble? Listen Now
  • 7/3/2017: Corporate Athlete - Part 2: Using rhythm, consistency and accountability for high performance! Listen Now

June 2017

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