Changing Careers in Today’s World

Changing careers can be stressful at any time in your life. When you add the recession, and lack tech-savvy skills for today's job market, your stress level may go through the roof. You can keep your stress under control by recognizing that career change is a process, it takes time, and it progresses in different stages. Know Thyself Just [...]

2017-09-20T21:03:52+00:00By |Career|


Stanford professor and career coach John Krumboltz coined the term “planned happenstance” years ago, but the concept is becoming more applicable than ever in today’s ever-changing job market.  Reflecting on my own trajectory, and speaking with others in Bozeman, illustrations of the theory in action are abundant. Engage your passions The theory deconstructs old school notions, such as: work [...]

2017-09-20T21:02:36+00:00By |Career|

Boundaries with Those You Love (or put up with…)

         Setting good boundaries with those you love (or put up with) can sometimes be challenging. People often hit snags because they really care about the other person, and/or they really care what the other person thinks of them. It can help to picture a boundary literally be drawn between the two of you… a divider [...]

2017-09-20T21:00:45+00:00By |Career, Life|

Biofeedback Certified

BCIA Congratulates Dr. Tim Herzog on Receiving Board Certification in Biofeedback Arvada, CO – The Biofeedback Certification International Alliance, formerly the Biofeedback Certification Institute of America (BCIA), is pleased to announce that Dr. Tim Herzog has become Board Certified in Biofeedback. Dr. Tim Herzog joins an elite group of professionals who have met the educational, clinical, ethical, and exam [...]

2017-09-12T19:26:03+00:00By |Career, Other|

Assessment In Applied Sport Psychology Chapter

Human Kinetics just published a new book, “Assessment in Applied Sport Psychology,” edited by Dr. Jim Taylor. I’m excited to have contributed Chapter 10, “Applied Psychophysiology:  Using Biofeedback, Neurofeedback, and Visual Feedback,” collaborating with a world class team of authors (Dr. Sheryl Smith, Dr. Melissa Hunfalvy, and Dr. Pierre Beauchamp). I think my colleagues in the field, and those [...]

2017-09-27T22:53:43+00:00By |Career, Performance|

To communicate, don’t triangulate!

Whether you know it or not, you’ve probably engaged in “triangulation,” and not just as a kid when you ran to Mom because Dad just said “no” (or vice versa). Similar triangles can also happen with leadership or any work group, committee, or organization (including military) where two people talk about a third. On the surface, triangulation can look [...]

2017-09-05T16:19:06+00:00By |Career, Life, Teams|

Cultivate your motivation

Think of a goal that you’ve been working for lately or that you’re about to go after. How about all those New Year’s resolutions? Do you know why you want it? In other words, what’s your motivation? Do you simply love what you’re doing, or is there a reward you are pursuing? Being clear about what motivates you can [...]

2020-04-19T13:42:50+00:00By |Career, Life, Performance|

Get SMART about setting goals

Goal setting can be a useful tool in many arenas. Experts say that 90% of the time, setting specific and challenging goals leads to better performance than “do your best” goals or none at all. Goals can direct attention, mobilize effort, increase persistence, and help you form good strategies. Famous sports figures such as Olympian Michael Phelps have achieved [...]

2017-09-05T16:19:19+00:00By |Career, Life, Performance, Sailing, Teams|

Face fears and imagine success

Fear of failure can prevent you from performing your best in many situations including combat, work, relationships, and daily life. Worry can take a bigger hold when you push it aside. For instance, while preparing to give a presentation and thinking, “I can’t be nervous,” you might actually feel more nervous! As you face your fears, understand that fearing [...]

2017-09-05T16:20:06+00:00By |Career, Life, Performance|

Spring [Ethical] Cleaning For Your Practice

When Spring comes along, it is typical for many of us to engage in “Spring cleaning;” packing away winter clothes, vacuuming, airing out the house, etc. But in your practice, do you also engage in Spring cleaning? It is a wonderful chance to enhance your own performance as a consultant and to become more ethical. More ethical? Yes, you [...]

2017-09-25T21:21:56+00:00By |Career|

What’s in a Name? Some Ins and Outs of Representing Yourself

Given the diversity of education and training options in sport and exercise psychology, as well as in kinesiology and sport sciences, there is often confusion about which professional titles are appropriate to use. Currently, a group of colleagues, led by Dr. John Silva, is in the early stages of developing more explicit recommendations for the educational pathways to a [...]

2017-09-25T18:06:03+00:00By |Career|

Career Paths in Counseling & Sport Psychology

There are many routes to becoming a mental health practitioner and there is no one "right" route. The most important thing is to consider what you ultimately want to do professionally, and then to engage in goal-setting for your training to get there. I will briefly discuss four credentials and related training routes. A licensed psychologist is someone with [...]

2017-09-27T22:53:49+00:00By |Career|

Getting Unstuck

Do you find certain emotions surrounding your grief to be unacceptable? This is usually the biggest block to grief. We often think that grief is simply experiencing sadness, but it often encompasses much more than sadness. For instance, people often seal themselves off from anger. Explosive behaviors may be unacceptable in many contexts, but anger is just another emotion. [...]

2017-09-25T18:00:51+00:00By |Career, Life, Performance|

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Tim tends to conceptualize problems and solutions using components of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy as a basic structure. As you can see in the diagram below, these interactive components consist of Cognitions, Emotions, Physiology, and Behaviors. Working with many kinds of clients on many kinds of issues, Tim has found it extremely beneficial to strategically integrate theory and intervention from other [...]

2017-10-04T16:16:37+00:00By |Career, Life|