You're On!: Consulting for Peak Performance / Edition 1

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You're On! Consulting for Peak Performance provides guidance and advice on counseling performing clients so that they achieve their best. Whether they are what one thinks of traditionally as performers, such as dancers, actors, or musicians, or are people who work in jobs that require performance of any sort, such as lawyers, surgeons, police, and executives, clients in these fields face similar tasks in that they must overcome stress, find focus, and work in a realm where training gives way to instinct in the moment of performance. In their effort to understand what makes a great performer, the authors have compiled interviews with people in numerous performing fields. To answer the question of how consultants can help performers, the authors also interviewed counselors and psychologists who are experienced performance consultants. This book provides a detailed account of how to provide guidance toward achieving peak performance. Packed with practical information on performance consulting and illustrated with vivid and engrossing quotations from the authors' interviews, this book is a must-read for performance consultants, executive coaches, and any therapist or counselor who seeks to enter this burgeoning field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591470786
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 11/28/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Table of Contents

I Setting the Stage
1 Introduction: The Roots of Performance Consultation 3
2 The Back Story: Research in Performance Consultation 19
II Domain-Specific Information
3 Unique Aspects of the Business Domain 29
4 Unique Aspects of High-Risk Professions 41
5 Unique Aspects of the Performing Arts 57
III Key Factors in Performance
6 The Foundations of Excellent Performance 81
7 Getting It Right: Preparation 91
8 Keeping Your Head: Mental Skills 105
9 The Microscopic Nightmare of Infinity: The Experience of Stress 131
10 Reframe and Relax: Coping With Stress 151
11 You're On! (Performance) 171
IV What Do Performers Want?
12 The Help They Need: Assistance Performers Want 201
13 The Ideal Consultant 215
14 Consultant Efforts That Hinder Performance 233
V What Consultants Need: Training, Ethics, and Practice
15 A Good Fit: Training, Competence, and Ethical Practice 249
16 The Consultant as Performer 281
App. A List of Participants 289
App. B Interview Questions for Performers 293
App. C Interviews Questions for Consultants 297
References 301
Author Index 309
Subject Index 313
About the Authors 327
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