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Balancing Your Mindset and Skillset with LAUREN RITCHIE

Lauren Ritchie is an established Mental Skills educator, facilitator, and keynote speaker. 

From her MEd in Coaching Studies to a BA in Professional Communications, to multiple Yoga certifications and an accredited Art & Science of Coaching Certification, Lauren has a unique blend of education and resources that offer a holistic training approach.

Her areas of interest and expertise include sport and performance mental training and the intersection of well-being and mindfulness. Her work in managing stress and
enhancing performance has led to supporting youth in dance, hockey, musical theatre, gymnastics, and other industries.
Prioritizing the profound power and importance of an Educator, Lauren has created Teacher and Coach Training programs to support mental skills and optimize leadership and learning.


“Engagement comes from the willingness to connect and share.”

Episode Summary –

As an artist, it becomes challenging to balance the mindset and skillset because of the competition, which leads to self-doubt.

In this episode, Lauren talks about the need to know your purpose and be mindful about whom you are listening to.


Snapshot of the Key Points from the Episode:

[02:49] Lauren shares her story of how she became a Mental Skills Educator.
[06:05] Lauren talks about the mindset vs. skillset struggles dancers go through.
[11:22] Lauren talks about her greatest accomplishments.
[15:57] Lauren shares her strategies on how she navigates the business and artistic side.
[17:14] Lauren talks about how she navigated her business with the changes during the pandemic.
[23:18] Lauren talks about the challenges she has been going through because of the pandemic.
[27:08] Lauren shares some of her strategies on how she engages with her audience.
[30:05] What does working from a happy place mean to Lauren.
[31:03] Lauren’s advice to young dancers starting their careers.


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About the Host –

Belinda Ellsworth is a Speaker, Trainer, Best-Selling Author, and Podcaster

She has been a professional speaker, mover, and shaker for more than 25 years. Having built three successful companies, she has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make better decisions, create successful systems, and build business strategies using her “Four Pillars of Success” system.

Belinda has always had a passion and zest for life with the skill for turning dreams into reality. 

Over the last 20 years, she has been expertly building her speaking and consulting business, Step Into Success.


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