As a mental performance consultant, I received a master’s degree in general psychology with a specialization in sport and performance psychology. Also, I am a Sports Performance Consultant certified by the American Board of Sport Psychology, which includes training in Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. As a professional athlete, I travelled worldwide and competed for more than ten years representing Hawaii and the USA in the Bodyboarding World Tour. My experience as an athlete gives me insight into the world of sports, and graduate schools do not teach you that. On the other hand, scientific knowledge is essential to apply mental training interventions that are evidence-based, and sport psychology professionals cannot train athletes based on their personal experience.