Are You Ready to Overcome Anxiety,
Fear of Public Speaking,
or Stagefright?

Perform 7

You can maximize your performance in pressure situations
and eliminate the anxiety, and fear that cripples your self-confidence
and keeps you from achieving your full potential in Business, Performing and Sports.

Hello, I’m Dr. Nick Lazaris, Performance Psychologist, Anxiety Coach and Speaker, and I can show you that it IS possible to perform, create and live without the self-destructive beliefs and behaviors that keep you from achieving your goals! If you desire to rid yourself forever of the fear that holds you back from the life you dream about, while becoming fearless, bold, and confident, then you have come to the right place.

Whether you are a business professional, performing artist, entrepreneur or athlete I am here to help you:

  • Overcome Anxiety, Self Doubt and Fear.
  • Perform Your Best Under Pressure
  • Overcome Stage Fright and Your Fear of Public Speaking
  • Enhance Your Effectiveness in Business, on Stage or the Playing Field
  • Gain Fearless Self-Confidence.
  • Create Powerful Focus, Concentration and Presence While Performing.
  • Break Through Creative Blocks and Resistance
  • Achieve Your ‘Impossible’ Dreams and Goals

To me there is nothing more satisfying than to see an individual overcome the fears and anxiety that sabotage their success in life. Through powerful one-on-one coaching, workshops and presentations , and unique learning resources I offer support and psychological skills training to help you unleash your peak potential and performance!

If you are ready to take your performance, art, business, and life to a new level, then let’s have a conversation to discuss how I can help you move beyond anxiety and self-doubt to achieve what you are absolutely capable of ~ let’s talk!.

It’s Time to Dance

(Encore Post)

Ballroom Dancers.

“Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.”
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

~ Do you live with “What if” thinking?

~ Do you avoid an outrageous life because of what others might think of you?

~ Do you always seem to be getting ready to start? “Tomorrow… Someday.”

If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you are not alone. Most of my coaching clients report being afraid to go for their dreams out of fear that they would look foolish, make a mistake or be rejected. In fact, I used to struggle with very similar feelings and fears.

Overcome Anxiety & Stress with the Power of Focused Breathing

Whether you are getting ready to speak in front of a large crowd and are feeling anxious, have a big interview (or audition) coming up, are about to take a big risk in terms of a new creative project in your business or have an important performance that you are feeling anxiety about, your body, and especially your breathing, goes through many changes. Most of these changes, unfortunately, interfere with performing at your absolute best.

There is, however, a powerful skill that you can develop that is one of the most important tools you can use to control stress and performance anxiety. In my coaching practice I have found that there is no other single skill as effective as this one. This tool is free, can be practiced anywhere and at any time and is something that you have been doing your entire life.

The tool that I am describing is focused, abdominal breathing which can, when learned and applied conscientiously, help you maintain a relaxed state in your mind and body and allow you to function at a stress controlled level. Below are 6 steps that, if practiced and applied, will dramatically help you take control of the physical expression of anxiety.

Copy of Focused Breathing & Anxiety

I am looking forward to presenting at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dental Practice Administration

Date: March 5, 2016
Time: 3:30-5:30 p.m.
Event: Conference Breakout Session
Topic: Mental Toughness for Creating Outrageous Achievement
Sponsor: American Academy of Dental Practice Administration
Venue: Hyatt Regency Long Beach
Public: Private

When Your World Stops Turning

(Encore Post)


Love Makes the World

Closing night. Full house. Final performance of an outstanding original musical, “Love Makes the World Go ‘Round,” written and directed by Vanda Eggington and presented by The American Coast Theater Company. I am seated with my wife Ramona in the second row, center, as we proudly watch our son Nicholas perform as part of a wonderful cast.

A revolving stage, painted as a map of the world, placed the actors at just the appropriate place for them to sing and dance each number. The stage turned every time, perfectly, during each performance for several weeks – until it abruptly stopped during the final act on the final night, leaving each actor out of position and facing every which way but the right one.

My heart sank, as I imagined each actor thinking frantically what their next move would be to adjust to their new stage setting.