Sylvia & Me
Sylvia & Me
'Dialed In' with Dr. Dana Sinclair

This week a conversation with Dr. Dana Sinclair, Performance Psychologist and author of Dialed In: Do Your Best When It Matters Most. From Olympic champions to a teenager performing in a school play, we all perform, it’s part of who we are. Does confidence in ourselves mean that we’re going to perform well? As Dana explains, confidence is overrated, it’s a feeling, but performance is about what we do. Performance means focusing, being there in the moment. ‘Talent will not ensure success without focusing; being there in the pressure moments.’ Positive self-talk is a key component to successful performance. And courage is a great word.

Dr. Dana Sinclair is a registered psychologist. She holds doctorates from the University of Cambridge and the University of Ottawa. Dana is a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia, and a member of the American Psychological Association.