Shannon Thompson's presentations are perhaps the most valuable presentations I've ever seen. 

So many presentations on psychology stay in theory and rarely give actionable, practical, specific tools and ideas to approach our unique sport. While some aspects of psychology and mindset span all sports and activities, the sport of distance running is unique in how cerebral it can become in anticipation of physical distress. 

Shannon's presentations will be life-changing for many coaches and athletes. As a student of psychology my entire adult life, so many of Shannon's ideas reinforced beliefs, but then she always managed to take it a step further and explain how she translated strategies and theories to specific athletes and situations. This is where theory and creativity meet. 

So many moments in her presentations I thought to myself one word: "genius." 

Coaches, athletes and parents need to watch these presentations.


John O'Malley