As Denver’s most experienced sports and performance psychologist, Steve Portenga helps clients become people that engage in achieving their potential, that believe in their ability to perform under pressure, and that express a confidence that they are somebody that matters in life. Steve helps performers of all kinds develop a Positive Performance Mindset® that allows them to perform up to their potential. Steve hates to see underperformance and lack of enjoyment. He’s dedicated to developing cutting edge integration of science and practice to help all performers achieve their goals today so they can realize their life’s potential tomorrow.
The simple mental skills most practitioners teach are not enough to manage pressure. His approach adds value because he comprehensively addresses all performance issues. His clients’ change is meaningful and this change holds up when it matters. He incorporates biofeedback to evaluate and actually train the mind-body connection.
He individualizes services using a proprietary process that scientifically integrates performance, neuroscience, behavior change, and technology. He’s a true expert on the psychology of high performance: he has been credentialed at the Olympics, helped win a SuperBowl, founded a graduate program, and wrote APA’s definition of performance psychology.
Steve offers an exceptional presentation in the field of performance psychology. He has spoken at conferences and workshops around the world and has published several research papers and book chapters. Steve isn’t an ivory tower academics: he’s an experienced professional and an expert. He’s talented, engaging and enjoys teaching groups to excel.
- Developing an Olympic Mindset: What can Normal People Learn from the Olympics?
- The Performing Brain™: Thriving Under Pressure
- Parenting Elite Performers to Excellence: Performance Psychology for Parents
- Becoming a Rehab Master: Maximize Your Return to Sport After Injury
- Sport and Performance Psychology: What’s in it for Academic Talent Development?