Justin Anderson, Psy.D., LP is the founder of Premier Sport Psychology, based in Minneapolis, MN. He is a licensed psychologist who specializes in High-Performance Psychology and Leadership. Over the last 20 years, he’s had the opportunity to work with the best of the best in sport, sport psychology, and in business. He’s helped countless professional, Olympic, and collegiate athletes gain an advantage in their mindset and mental preparation. "Our biggest opponent is often ourselves…having your mind work for you, rather than against you, is the key to any elite performance."
Premier Sport Psychology is currently contracted by several professional and Olympic teams/organizations where Dr. Anderson and the rest of the Premier Sport Psychology team do psychological profiling for NBA/NFL drafts, as well as individual and team development work to improve performance and wellness. In addition, Premier Sport Psychology currently provides all in-house sport psychology services to the University of Minnesota Athletic Department. Prior to opening Premier Sport Psychology, he was employed by several NCAA Division I Universities (in Tennessee and Texas) as a psychologist and sports psychology consultant. Dr. Anderson earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota-Duluth, a Master’s degree in Education/Sport Psychology from Boston University, and a Doctoral degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of St. Thomas (MN).
Dr. Anderson is a frequent keynote speaker at many national sport and business conferences where he shares stories of how the best of the best compete and manage adversity. He has been interviewed by a number of national media publications discussing topics related to sport/high-performance psychology, wellness, and leadership (see a sampling of his interviews and presentations).
Dr. Anderson is licensed by the Minnesota Board of Psychology as a psychologist. He is also a Certified Trainer in the Process Communication Model (PCM) from Kahler Communications, DISC for Athletes, Athletic Intelligence Quotient (AIQ), and many other psychological tools and assessments that can help his clients gain awareness and insights on how to use their strengths to enhance their performance, leadership, and communication skills.
Dr. Anderson was a collegiate football quarterback and a three-sport athlete (football, basketball, and baseball) in high school. He currently loves to play golf and play sports with his two daughters.
Fanny Dunagan is the CEO and Video Content Strategist of PathLynks, a consulting firm that helps business owners and professionals create digital content, video strategies & content plans. She trains and empowers individuals and leadership teams to take charge of their personal and business branding, create value for others and build an engaged community around their products, services and values.
Before starting her own company, Fanny had a corporate career in change management consulting, communications and training for technology projects in the Aerospace & Defense industry. As a senior consultant at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting and HCL Technologies, she served Fortune 500 clients such as Singapore Airlines and United Technologies Corporation Aerospace Systems (formerly Goodrich Corporation), as well as the Republic of Singapore Navy.
She paused her corporate career to be a stay-at-home mom to her two children and subsequently became an entrepreneur helping small, medium and enterprise-level companies with recruitment, branding and video marketing. She’s spoken about branding and videos at a variety of marketing and technology associations, as well as at the headquarters of Toyota and Whole Foods. She also volunteers her time speaking at colleges, career fairs and job search networking events to serve those in career transition.
Jonathan Portnoy joined Southwest in 2014 as a Product Manager within the Marketing department. Prior to Southwest, he worked for FedEx and Travelocity. His career has always focused on connecting people to places or things that are important to them around the world.
Jonathan joined the Hospitality Operations Support Team at Southwest over four years ago to help drive measurement and reporting of Southwest Hospitality to Leaders and Employees. Since, he has helped lead the Team through initiatives that promote Hospitality best practices to the 60,000 Southwest Employees.
Fun Fact: Jonathan is a self-proclaimed BBQ expert having lived in multiple locations known for their BBQ – St. Louis, North Carolina, Memphis and Texas. (Memphis is still my favorite).