Athlete Mindset

You’re in for a treat on this episode of Athlete Mindset! Our very own Lisa Bonta Sumii, founder and guiding force behind AthMindset, takes the hot seat to dish out some game-changing perspectives. We’re diving deep into the crucial role of mental health in sports and business performance. So, get ready as we discuss mental coaching, the urgent need for more funding for mental health initiatives, and the surprising overlap between skills honed on the playing field and in the boardroom.
Key points from “Sports Mindset in Business | Winning Through Culture”
  • Let’s start breaking down those mental health myths and make space for open, honest conversations.
  • Mental performance coaches aren’t just for the sports field. Entrepreneurs and business leaders, this one’s for you!
  • More accessible mental health resources? Yes, please! Let’s look at ways to invest in funds that can make this a reality.
  • Collaborative approach? Check! Employees should have a voice in mental health decisions.
  • Employee well-being isn’t just a nice-to-have. It’s an investment we can’t afford to ignore.
  • Roses and Thorns feedback system – it’s all about celebrating the wins and learning from the challenges.
  • Mental rehearsal, routine building, reflection – three key pillars for a healthier mindset for all employees.
  • Athletes, you’ve got skills that go beyond the sports field. Let’s explore how they transfer to other industries.
  • Prepping for life after sports? Let’s chat about how your skills can open doors in your next chapter.
Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW, CSW | Athlete Mindset podcast host:
Lisa is a psychotherapist and mental performance consultant to high-performing athletes at the youth, collegiate, Olympic-hopeful, and professional levels. She is the first-ever Mental Health & Performance Coach for the Oakland Roots SC, a men’s professional soccer team, in the USL. Lisa is the Founder & CEO of AthMindset, a diverse team of licensed mental health clinicians and mental performance consultants, who serve alongside her.
About the Winning Through Culture podcast:
Staying relevant and creating impact takes extreme intention, and that’s where Winning Through Culture comes in! This podcast will let you inside the minds of Tim Flanagan, Amanda Kramer, and their guests to give you expertise, insight, and tips to create the environment you’ve always wanted, no matter where you are in your culture journey. Winning Through Culture website and podcast.
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Creators & Guests

Lisa Bonta Sumii
Athlete Mental Health & Performance| Oakland Roots SC|CEO & Founder of AthMindset®|Published Author|Pro Podcaster & Guest|Speaker: Tedx, Keynote, International|Listed -NFLPA Directory, USOPC Registry, MLR Directory
SportsE Media is a digital sports media brand & production co for executives & entrepreneurs engaged in sports.

What is Athlete Mindset?

This is the Athlete Mindset podcast. Presented and produced by SportsEpreneur. Part of the KazSource Podcast Network.
And this podcast is all about mental health in sports.

This podcast series is a space for conversations with athletes, coaches, practitioners, and stakeholders in sports. And it’s where those individuals share their perspectives, experiences, and thoughts on mental health in sports.

Hosted by Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW

Eric Kasimov, Founder of KazSource and the creator of SportsE Media, is generously hosting the Athlete Mindset podcast on his platform as he deeply believes these conversations are essential and deserve to be prioritized.

If you are looking to start a podcast or create original content, you have to talk with the team at SportsE Media. I work with them and I vouch for them. It’s that simple.

About Lisa Bonta Sumii, LCSW

Lisa is a mental health therapist with over 21 years of clinical experience, licensed in both CA and NV. She is a private practice clinician and the CEO and Founder of AthMindset, LLC.

Lisa supports the elite athlete to achieve optimal mental health and peak mental sport performance. She works with adolescent sport teams, collegiate student-athletes, Olympians/Olympic hopefuls, as well as professional athletes and teams.

Lisa is the first-ever Mental Health & Sport Performance Specialist for the Oakland Roots Sports Club. The Roots are a men’s professional soccer team and purpose-driven club. Seeing the elite athlete as a multidimensional human, navigating various roles and identities, is integral to Lisa’s approach. Focusing on the role that interpersonal trauma, culture, race, gender, and sexual orientation play as the athlete navigates life on and off the field, is at the center of her work.

Lisa is listed in the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee’s Mental Health Registry and the National Football League Player Association’s Clinician Directory.

Lisa is often an invited podcast guest and conference speaker. Besides hosting the Athlete Mindset podcast on the SportsE+ podcast platform. She spoke at TEDxWilmington on the intersection of race, mental health, and sport.

She has been featured in Time Magazine, Teen Vogue, BBC World News, and Women’s Health Magazine.
AthMindset, LLC, supports the mental health of the elite athlete and their ecosystem. This includes serving the spouses/partners, family members, coaches, teams, referees/umpires, agents, and athletic trainers, with clinical services and sport performance consultation.

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