PerformHappy with Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith


I’m Rebecca Smith, your podcast host, and High Performance Coach. I’m Director of Complete Performance Coaching and founder of The #PerformHappy Community.

Maybe you’re a gymnast with a fear of going backwards. A swimmer who can’t 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.

Whether you're struggling with a mental block, or you just had the best season of your life, this podcast is for you.

Kids need resources to deal with the pressure of competition, but they don’t necessarily want it to be their coach or parents.

I teach parents, coaches, and adolescent/teen athletes of all abilities how to achieve their personal best. These are the tips and mental toughness strategies that my clients tell me help them most.

I also provide insights for parents and coaches who want to support their kids and their teams.

Performing well is a blend of hard work, skill and mental toughness. I’ll teach you how to use all 3 to be the best athlete you can, and have FUN competing in your sport.

Mental skills translate to all areas of your life. When kids learn skills to cope with stress & emotion in a sport context, they become better prepared to thrive in school and beyond.

Join me each week as I help people reach peak performance and maximum enjoyment.

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153 episodes

How To Raise Body Confident Kids - An interview with Cliona Byrne EP 276

As parents of children, we do our best for them each and every day. Some topics can be hard to tackle, this includes the way they think and talk about their bodies. Today I meet with Cliona Byrne to discuss the ins and outs of raising body-confident kids.

Nov 26, 2022
How Mama Drama Can Help Raise A Resilient Athlete EP 275

Mama drama can take a fun gym experiene and turn it into a nasty one, but only if you let it! Today Coach Rebecca Smith talks about how you can use that mama drama and have it help you raise a resilient athlete.

Nov 19, 2022
STOP Trying to Solve Your Athletes Problems EP 274

As parents, when our kiddos are struggling we would do just about anything to help solve the problem. But maybe that isn't in the best of our athletes. Today Coach Rebecca talks about what we can do instead, and how that can help our athletes today, and in the future.

Nov 12, 2022
Mindset Tips from the Best Coaches Around - The CPC Coaches EP 273

Have you ever wanted to get ALL of our coaches in one room and soak up some of their tips, tricks, and wisdom? Well, today is your lucky day! Join us at our CPC Coaches Roundtable. Buckle up, it's about to get informational!

Nov 05, 2022
Expert Tips to Support Athlete Mental Health with Dr. Sarah Pospos EP 272

On today's episode Coach Rebecca Smith speaks with Dr. Sarah Pospos about a few expert tips to support your athletes mental health. If you have any questions or are interested in meeting with one of our coaches sign up for a FREE consult at

Oct 29, 2022
How To Protect Your Children From Abuse in Sports with Dr. Amy Saltzman EP 271

Coach Rebecca and Dr. Amy Saltzman tackle the tough topic of abuse of athletes in sports. While they cover some tough topics Dr. Saltzman offers some hope for a sad situation. Learn how to spot patterns that can be covert abuse and how to handle those situations.

Oct 15, 2022
Mean Girl Drama - How to Help Your Athlete Build Confidence in Tough Social Situations EP 270

Today Coach Rebecca gives you 6 things you can do before you turn that Mama Bear rage loose on that mean girl on your daughter's team. She shares ways to take this tough social situation and turn it into a source of confidence for your athlete.

Oct 08, 2022
The Long Term Mental Block - Causes & Solutions EP 269

Today, Coach Rebecca talks about the long-term mental blocks. While some athletes get a mental block and can work through it quickly, some athletes get stuck and stay stuck. Coach Rebecca covers the causes of long-term mental blocks, the solutions, and how parents can help their athletes through these trying times.

Oct 01, 2022
Mental Block or Poor Work Ethic? EP 268

Today Coach Rebecca Smith covers a hot topic! Does your athlete have a mental block or just poor work eithic? Can we do more harm than good by pushing our athletes when they do have a mental block?

Sep 24, 2022
What To Do If Your Coach Doesn't Give Positive Reinforcement EP 267

Does your coach focus on the negatives and tend to not give your athlete positive reinforcement? Today Coach Rebecca Smith covers how to talk to your athlete about it, how to talk to their coach, how to open the lines of communication, and when to think about switching gyms.

Sep 17, 2022
How to Help Athletes Get Motivated with Dr. Brian Hite EP 266

Today Coach Rebecca Smith talks all about athlete motivation and how to help them get motivated with her guest Dr. Brian Hite.

Sep 10, 2022
Tiny Habits for Busy Moms with Brittany Jones EP 265

When the kids get busy, life gets busy. When life gets busy the house can get chaotic. Join Coach Rebecca Smith and Brittany Jones as they share some tips and tricks to keep the house in order. After listening take Brittany's free training here

Sep 03, 2022
What NOT to Say to Your Athlete When They're Stuggling EP 264

When your athlete is struggling you want nothing more than to help them! Today Coach Rebecca Smith will give you all the things NOT to say when you are watching them struggle.

Aug 27, 2022
Finding Balance and Learning from Failure with Dr. Samantha Jackson EP 263

Today Coach Rebecca Smith talks the struggles of finding balance and learning from failure within competitive sports. She is joined by Dr. Samantha Jackson and together they cover it all.

Aug 20, 2022
Mindset Hacks from 3x Olympic Diver Laura Wilkinson EP 262

Dealing with mental blocks is something athletes in every sport can struggle with. Today Coach Rebecca Smith speaks with 3x Olympic diver Laura Wilkinson about her tips, tricks, and hacks to a better mental game.

Aug 13, 2022
How to Help Your Athlete Get Their Skill in a Time Crunch EP 261

It's no secret that sometimes we need an athlete to pick up a skill, and fast. Today Dr. Rebecca Smith talks about the ins and outs of helping an athlete pick up a skill in a time crunch.

Aug 06, 2022
Is it a Mental Block or is She Just Stubborn? EP 260

Coach Rebecca was asked by a gymnastics parent… is it a mental block or is she just being stubborn? Stubbornness is real, and it can be good or it can be really annoying, especially when a parent knows their athlete has a skill and just isn’t doing it. Today, Rebecca shares with parents wondering the same thing how to tell the difference between blocks and stubbornness, and what you should and shouldn’t do to help.

Jul 09, 2022
How to Reach Any Goal You Have For Your Life EP 259

Today Coach Rebecca Smith goes over a few tips and tricks to help you reach any goal you may have set for your life.

Jun 25, 2022
An Interview with Keagan Hadley EP 258

On today's episode Coach Rebecca Smith invites Keagan Hadley to the podcast for a special interview.

Jun 18, 2022
An interview with Lauren Ammon EP 257

Today Coach Rebecca invites Lauren Ammon to the podcast for a special interview.

Jun 11, 2022
Fragile Confidence vs. Lasting Confidence EP 256

Today we are talking about the difference in last confidence and fragile confidence. Join us if you want to lear how to transform fagile confidence into confidence that lasts.

Apr 16, 2022
If You Spot Your Athletes Will They Become Dependent on a Spotter? EP 255

Today we are discussing if it is truth or myth, will spotting an athlete cause them to become dependent on a spotter?

Apr 09, 2022
The Truths and Myths Surrounding Spotting an Athlete EP 254

Today we will be talking all about the myths and truths surrounding spotting an athlete. If you are curious about the dos and dont's join us today!

Apr 02, 2022
The True Cause of Mental Blocks EP 253

There are many myths surrounding mental blocks. Today I want to talk to you about the true cause of mental blocks and ways to go about beating them!

Mar 26, 2022
How to Dial in Your Focus for the Big Day EP 252

It can be difficult to dial in your focus for a big competition. Tody we will talk about how to dial it in and head into competition with the right mindset.

Mar 19, 2022
Coping with an Injury EP 251

There are some common emotions that happen for athletes who have been injured during competition season. A quick list off of the top of my head would be anger, denial, sadness, depression, and feelings of unfairness. Not only are they emotions, but they are also BIG emotions, and that is normal, healthy even.

Mar 12, 2022
Motivating Your Athlete - When to Push and When to Support EP 250

A lot of parents might struggle with knowing when to push their athlete, and when to back off a little and just offer a little more support! As a parent, you’d do anything for your kid. The hard part is figuring out just what they need to rise to the potential that we see in them.

Mar 05, 2022
Imagery - a Quick Guide to Confidence Through Imagery EP 249

Hey guys, it’s me, Coach Rebecca. Today I want to talk to you about building confidence through imagery. There are truly six ways to build confidence, but today I want to focus on one of my favorite mental confidence tools. This tool is my favorite because it works, and it works fast.

Feb 26, 2022
Coming Up with a Mental Game Plan for Competition EP 248

Hey everybody, it’s me, Coach Rebecca. Today I want to talk to you about your mental game plan for competition, what is going on in your mind when you’re getting ready to compete, and how much control you happen to have over that.  So if you’re the kind of person who gets the jitters before a meet or competition, then you’re not alone. Stick around for some tips on how to get those jitters under control!

Feb 19, 2022
How To Turn Your Negativity Around Fast EP 247

Hey guys, Coach Rebecca here. Do you sometimes catch yourself being negative? That's okay it's completely natural! This week I want to share with you why your brain is wired to think negatively and how with just a few simple steps we can start to turn that around. If you'd like to learn to take your negative thoughts to a more neutral place stick around for this week's episode!

Feb 12, 2022