FEEL Slovenia Podcast

Olympic Training for the Mind: A Conversation with Sara Isaković

September 22, 2022 Feel Slovenia Season 1 Episode 10
FEEL Slovenia Podcast
Olympic Training for the Mind: A Conversation with Sara Isaković
Show Notes

Sara Isaković is a world-class swimmer from Slovenia. She won a silver medal in the 200 meter freestyle at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Not only did she take home a silver, but her time of 1 minute and 54.97 seconds made her just the second woman in history to swim that race in less than 1 minute and 55 second. She was also the first Slovenian swimmer to win an Olympic medal.

But that’s just part of her story. She’s a great athlete but also a top scholar, coach and entrepreneur. After her swimming career, she has focused on developing a mental training program. Today, she coaches top athletes, managers and more in how mindfulness and mental preparation can maximize one’s potential. To top it off, she even designed and published a unique board game about mental training.

In the podcast, she explains why Slovenians are so good at sports, what made her so good, why Janja Garnbret is her favourite Slovenian athlete and which Slovenian dish helps you achieve top results.