MEET DR. SETH HICKERSON

CEO & FOUNDER OF MY STEADY MIND

Dr. Hickerson has been training elite performers and organizations on mental wellness, mindfulness & resiliency for over 20 years all around the world. Seth has implemented his training methods for the military/spec ops personnel, collegiate & professional athletes and teams, corporate executives and organizations. Seth’s vision and passion is to make this training available to the rest of the world not, only the “elite”.

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Dr. Hickerson is an innovative entrepreneur, veteran, educator and mental performance training coach. He is passionate about providing individuals, organization and teams with real solutions to reduce stress and improve performance in a strategic way. He is also active in podcasting, writing, public speaking and leadership development.

From his earliest days in small-town Indiana to a unique and admirable military career touring all corners of the globe, Seth’s life experiences prepared and inspired him to help people optimize their mindset and perform in even the most chaotic and distracting environments. 

Seth earned his Masters in Sports Psychology from the University of Tennessee and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. He became the director of student fitness and health at the University of Richmond where it became obvious that he had an entrepreneurial vision to explore. One where he compiled all of the best skills and tools he’d learned in his life. One that allowed him to turn the skills and mindset he knew was so valuable into something that most people never have the ability to access.
Mindfulness. Emotional intelligence. Focus. Peace of mind. All readily available through ongoing training to help people optimize their mindset; informed by an unbeatable formula:
ECR

Emotional Control Routines (ECR)

+
IER =

Intermittent Energy Renewals (IER)

Steady MIND

Emotional Control Routines (ECR)

Intermittent Energy Renewals (IER)

And that is what became My Steady Mind. It is a program that trains and enables people to live in a mindset that enables them to perform even in the most chaotic environments. A system designed not just for elite people in their fields and pro athletes. A system of tools that just about everyone can benefit from.

“Individuals and organizations that develop these habits and skills are the ones that will own the future. Those that don’t will become dinosaurs”

– Dr. Seth Hickerson

EVEN HIGH-PERFORMERS
NEED HELP FOCUSING

That’s why we employ only the most experienced coaches

Coaches

Leadership

Anupam Sule, MD, PhD

Chief Data Officer (CDO)

Dr. Kathy Gitner

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Paras Pancholi

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

Brian Brazda

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Dr. Seth Hickerson
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

EVEN HIGH-PERFORMERS
NEED HELP FOCUSING

That’s why we employ only the most experienced coaches

Coaches

Leadership

Anupam Sule, MD, PhD

Chief Data Officer (CDO)

Dr. Kathy Gitner

Chief Information Officer (CIO)

Paras Pancholi

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO)

Brian Brazda

Chief Operations Officer (COO)

Dr. Seth Hickerson
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
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Zach spent 14 years as a Navy SEAL with deployments in the CENTCOM & PACOM AO’s. In 2016 he started his own business in addition to contracting with varying agencies. Currently Zach instructs SR and Sniper with the west coast SEAL Teams. Zach graduated from Oklahoma State University in 2002.
How has mindfulness & mental skills training helped you (Personally/professionally)?
Remaining focused on current tasks. Don’t drift!
What would be the best advice you would give someone starting a new routine?
Do not write the process off too quickly. Anything worth doing takes time.
What are some of your favorite mindfulness & resiliency training techniques?
Journaling
After an epiphany in 2010, following her high school graduation, Savanna began her journey to a steady mind. Realizing that there were possibilities beyond previously perceived limitations, she began her mental training journey in the form of yoga and meditation. Simultaneously, she began seeking and ultimately obtained her Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering in 2015. Following graduation, she began working as an engineer in the biological lighting industry. Realizing that she wanted to make the world a brighter place in more ways than one, she trained to become a registered yoga teacher and began teaching in tandem with her “career”. Since, she has continued studying the inner-workings of the mind, exploring reiki, thai yoga massage, and various meditation techniques.
Through these mindfulness and mental skills practices, she “has become the captain of her own ship.” In her words, “No longer am I at the mercy of my external environment and internal traumas, rather, I am able to influence and transmute them. I am passionate about teaching others how to do the same.” She feels that MySteadyMind is a helpful tool for anybody, using proven techniques designed to help you reach your greatest potential.
How has mindfulness & mental skills training helped you (Personally/professionally)?
Through mindfulness and mental skills training, I have become the captain of my own ship. No longer am I at the mercy of my external environment and internal traumas, rather, I am able to influence and transmute them.
What would be the best advice you would give someone starting a new routine Keep your new routine simple?
Gauge your current practices and try not to overcomplicate. If part of your new routine includes meditating for 20 minutes and you have never meditated before, maybe start out with 5 minutes and build from there. Allow yourself to celebrate the little “wins”.
What are some of your favorite mindfulness & resiliency training techniques (meditation, journaling, breathwork etc)?
My favorite mindfulness and resiliency training techniques include meditation, journaling, singing, dancing, and various breathwork techniques.
Jon is a recently retired Navy SEAL Commander turned mindfulness and meditation teacher. He has his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and masters degree in Operations Research. He served 24 years in the Navy, 17 of which were in Special Operations.
How has mindfulness & mental skills training helped you (Personally/professionally)?
I attribute mindfulness and mental skills training to not only changing my life for the better, but literally saving my life. Now I feel it’s an obligation to share these practices with anyone and everyone.
What would be the best advice you would give someone starting a new routine?
Start off easy and work your way into a more in depth practice. It’s just like the gym or training for a marathon – you don’t jump right into heavy lifting or running 26.2 miles. You work your way up!
What are some of your favorite mindfulness & resiliency training techniques?
(meditation, journaling, breathwork etc) I enjoy meditation and gratitude journaling – and then I like to periodically incorporate breath work throughout my day. I also believe in the importance of moving and getting outdoors!
Rennie Curran is a former professional athlete, speaker, author, and personal development coach who has a passion for improving leadership, career performance, and personal branding.
Rennie’s unique combination of leadership experiences with the National Football League, The Jon Gordon Companies, and building his own company translates to powerful and practical coaching, training, and speaking services for his clients. For several years Rennie has worked with schools, universities, associations, sales teams, and service management companies in the capacity of speaker, coach, strategic partner, and brand ambassador.
Rennie is the CEO of Game Changer Coaching whose mission is to help business professionals and elite athletes reach their fullest potential through personal development workshops and one-on-one coaching in order to improve leadership, career performance, and personal brand. Key areas of expertise include leadership effectiveness, building effective teams, strategic planning, mental toughness, conflict resolution, overcoming adversity, diversity and inclusion, and expanding your brand. Rennie is the author of Free Agent: Intangible Assets For Overcoming Adversity and Times of Transition (April 2013); What Does It Take To Be A Star?(August 2017). Both of his motivational self-help books discuss the importance of character and have been used in several schools across the southeast.
Rennie completed his Bachelor of Business Administration from University of Georgia and received his personal development coaching certification from the Life Purpose Institute. Rennie’s passion for leadership, performance, and personal branding includes in-depth studies and analysis of what works for business professionals, companies. and elite athletes who are branded by their level of excellence.
Curran’s widely renowned athletic and business career has allowed him to give back to the Liberian community, supporting educational and social institutions. At the same time, he promotes goodwill and continues to build positive relationships by working with many non-profit organizations in the Atlanta Area including the Boys and Girls Club, MAP international, Boys Scouts of America, and the CETA Foundation. He has been featured on USA Today, Fox Sports, ESPN College GameDay, The Huffington Post, and more.
Curran has also found success in other fields. He is a musician who grew up playing the piano, drums, and viola. When he’s not speaking or coaching, Curran spends lots of time with his family, especially his daughter Eleana, passing on his wisdom and love to her. Curran is a man of faith, humility, integrity, and resilience.
Nicole has Undergraduate and Graduate degrees at the University of Oklahoma, in the areas of counseling and psychology. Nicole says she’s learned the most from those she’s had the privilege of counseling and training. She believes there truly are no limits to what someone can achieve.
How has mindfulness & mental skills training helped you (Personally/professionally)?
A new knowing of how the present moment—even when faced with unbearable tragedies, the painful times are filled with limitless seeds to harvest miraculous transformation. Each passing moment of our lives can unfold paths to our dreams depending on how we focus our energy.
What would be the best advice you would give someone starting a new routine?
It’s never too late and celebrate the small beginning. Keep doing what works because as Dr. Hickerson says, “routines get results.”
What are some of your favorite mindfulness & resiliency training techniques?
Bringing awareness to my breath. This has helped me to keep my brain on kind and focus with hopeful anticipation. And, some of the most powerful moments I have experienced with resiliency training is when I focus time lifting up others in my thoughts.
Mark grew up in Fort Worth, Texas and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. After 11 years as a USAF Pararescueman, he became a firefighter/Engineer for the city of Fort Worth and a member of the Texas Task Force 1/Swift Water Rescue Team.
How has mindfulness & mental skills training helped you (Personally/professionally)?
Mindfulness and mental training has helped me graduate from some of the toughest courses in the military. Personally, it has improved my quality of life by giving me the tools and the framework to navigate the inevitable stresses that life gives us. From drown proofing to fatherhood, to sleepless nights at the fire station, Mindfulness has improved almost every aspect of my life.
What would be the best advice you would give someone starting a new routine?
My advice would be to start small and simple. Learn an easy routine that you can accomplish each day and be proud of. That small win each day will be a launch pad for success in every area of your life.
What are some of your favorite mindfulness & resiliency training techniques?
My favorite techniques would be my gratitude journal, prayer/meditation, and goal mapping.
Eleanor earned her Bachelors and Masters degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of North Florida. She was a nationally ranked Division 1 athlete in Women’s 3k Steeplechase in 2014 and 2015 and worked as an onsite Wellness Nutrition Coordinator for The PGA Tour for 3 years.
How has mindfulness & mental skills training helped you (Personally/professionally)?
Throughout her career as a runner and entrepreneur, Eleanor has used mindfulness techniques to keep a steady state and perform at her best on a regular basis. Some days are easier than others, naturally. She has used mindfulness techniques to help her understand her own patterns and behaviors. In doing so she has identified those that help her to progress towards a lifestyle she enjoys as well as other habits and behaviors that have less desirable results.
Making mindfulness a habit has helped to steady the ship and adjust the sails sooner than later for her when things appear to be going off track. While things are not always perfect. A mindfulness practice has helped to make her life more enjoyable, appreciate the simple things and be reminded daily to continue to enjoy living in the moment.
What would be the best advice you would give someone starting a new routine?
Make a list of the routines you perform in the morning and evening by writing out each step you take to start and wind down your day. Note the habits you want to change or implement and have someone to help you stay accountable for your actions. Check in monthly to assess your progress.
What are some of your favorite mindfulness & resiliency training techniques?
Eleanor loves to journal every morning to start her day with intention. She also incorporates meditation and mindful walks or outdoor sports on a weekly basis. She finds surfing in the ocean or mountain biking or camping deep in the woods to be a wonderful way to build mental resilience as well.
Lauren Thew is a Peruvian discipline Shamanic Practitioner and Mentor with Degrees in Health Science and Psychology and was formerly a combat medic in the U.S Army.
Her struggles with C-PTSD, anxiety, depression, and insomnia led her to explore self-awareness and mindfulness through yoga and meditation. Thus, began her journey to transform her darkest days into experiences of personal growth and triumph.
Conscious movements such as yoga and weightlifting make up her kinetic prescription, while meditation, breathwork, shadow work, and journaling provide the mindfulness to make up her resiliency training routine.
Lauren’s process is nurtured through a forward progressing, one step at a time approach to developing ever-lasting change from the root causes of traumas.
She is the owner of Wellness Warrior where her passion and purpose come to life by helping others to live their most authentic and empowered life by assisting in healing on the deepest emotional, mental, and spiritual levels.
Reagan is a full-time faculty member at National Park Community College in the nursing division where she works as a Simulation Specialist — running simulations and teaching skills to RN and LPN nursing students. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Henderson State University.
How has mindfulness & mental skills training helped you (Personally/professionally)?
Personally, I am more aware of my thoughts and that they can control me if I do not control them. I am not responsible for anyone’s happiness or life just mine. That is the one thing I can control. Being self-aware and conscious of what I am thinking will ultimately bring me what I want in life.
Professionally, I can process things in a calmer precise manner. Troubleshooting and communicating at ease now in front of a large group and in a meeting setting with my peers. Processing what is being said and ensuring the conversation stays on task. I know that the issues and problems of a coworker are theirs not mine and I cannot control the way they handle themselves. I can control the way I handle it.
What would be the best advice you would give someone starting a new routine Keep your new routine simple?
No book or seminar can get you in the routine that you deserve and need for mindfulness. Hard work and dedication to yourself is key. Write down what you want to accomplish and read it every single day. Write it on your mirror and look at it and say it OUT LOUD. Tell the Universe what you want and do not say what you do not want. Put out the positive and it will come back to you. Speak to yourself as you would speak to your favorite human in the world. Positive self-talk is the most important thing to get you on the right track.
What are some of your favorite mindfulness & resiliency training techniques?
I have an area in my bedroom that is set up for me. I meditate there, sit in silence, light my sage and my incense and candles. I journal and write things out and read them aloud. Affirmations on my mirror written with a sharpie to see every single day. I also say things to myself often. You are a worthy strong woman, you will overcome this emotional barrier. I dance and sing and let go. It is MY journey and I will make sure it is exactly what I want it to be.
Dr. Anupam Sule, Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Dr Anupam Sule completed his medical school training at the prestigious Byramjee Jeejeebhoy Medical College and Sassoon General Hospitals in Pune, India. He pursued his research interests by successfully completing a Doctorate in Philosophy in Biomedical Sciences (Molecular Cardiovascular Physiology Track) at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. He moved to Michigan for his Residency in Internal Medicine at Oakland University William Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. His passion for medical education led to the roles of Chief Resident, Clerkship Director, Assistant Program Director, and Program Director while he worked as an internal medicine physician at multiple hospitals in southeast Michigan in the Beaumont, Detroit Medical Center, Henry Ford, and Trinity Health systems. He completed a subspecialty in Clinical Informatics while working at Trinity Health Michigan. Dr Sule currently serves as the Medical Director of Outcomes and Informatics at St Joseph Mercy Oakland. He cares deeply about the welfare of his clinical colleagues and had a realization of the need for mental health resilience training for himself and all his colleagues while working the frontlines during the COVID pandemic. His search for an effective and efficient solution, which was missing, led him to join our team in an advisory capacity.
Dr. Kathy Ginter, Chief Information Officer (CIO)
Dr. Kathy S. Boone Ginter is a licensed Mental Health Counselor and is a full-time Counselor at the Indiana State University Student Counseling Center. She earned her Ph.D. with an emphasis in Sport Psychology, Motor Learning, Counseling, and Psychology from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She has a master’s degree with an emphasis in Sport Psychology from Purdue University, and a master’s degree in coaching, a certificate in counseling, and a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Psychology from Indiana State University. Her other professional experiences include teaching and coaching at the youth sport, high school and collegiate levels. Her research interests are in the area of human behavior, cohesion, coaching, and bullying. She spends her leisure time shooting competitive pool.

Paras Pancholi is the Chief Strategy Officer of My Steady Mind and has over 15 years of experience as a successful serial healthcare entrepreneur with business, technical, financial, and M&A experience in the healthcare technology, telehealth/telemedicine industry. Mr. Pancholi has built and successfully sold two companies in the telemedicine domain and is heavily invested in the multi-specialty telemedicine space, both intellectually and financially. 

In 2002, Mr. Pancholi joined American Teleradiology Nighthawks, as a Partner and CTO. American Teleradiology Nighthawks rapidly grew serving 72 hospitals nationally in 18 states and merged with Nighthawk Radiology Services in 2005, with the combined company going public in February 2006 with a market cap of $650 million (NASDAQ: NHWK).

In 2006, Mr. Pancholi launched Pediatric Radiology of America (PRA), setting the foundational best practices in pediatric telemedicine and grew to serve over 40 children’s hospitals nationwide with a faculty of 33 fellowship-trained pediatric radiologists. The company was successfully acquired in January 2013 by a private equity group. After the acquisition of PRA, Mr. Pancholi founded Advanced Telepsychiatry in 2014 and serves as the company’s CEO. 

In 2015, he founded a digital health company developing technology for remote ophthalmological screening of pre-term NICU babies. He serves as a senior advisor to MEDNAX (NASDAQ: MD) on their national teleophthalmology program. Mr. Pancholi is also a partner and founder of Cognoz, a mental health screening company; Pediatric Telemedicine of America (PTA), a full-service pediatric telehealth company specializing in autism spectrum disorder; Elite Caring, a comprehensive care continuum company providing personal care, skilled home health, and behavioral health to seniors and Frontizo, a national Medicare chronic care management company.

Mr. Pancholi graduated with a BA degree from Lesley University in Boston and holds an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Florida Institute of Technology. Mr. Pancholi is currently pursuing his post-graduate degree in clinical informatics, patient quality, safety, and global healthcare leadership from Harvard University/Harvard Medical School. He continues to be a visionary and remains vested in not only growing his current ventures, but simultaneously building new telehealth/telemedicine models to serve children, adults and seniors in need of behavioral and mental health care services, with a focus to fill market gaps.

Brian currently serves as our Chief Operating Officer. He has been instrumental in bringing our vision to light and continues to lead our path to making Mindfulness simple and actionable for everyone seeking a Steady Mind.
Dr. Hickerson is an innovative entrepreneur, veteran, educator and mental performance training coach. He is passionate about providing individuals, organization and teams with real solutions to reduce stress and improve performance in a strategic way. He is also active in podcasting, writing, public speaking and leadership development.
From his earliest days in small-town Indiana to a unique and admirable military career touring all corners of the globe, Seth’s life experiences prepared and inspired him to help people optimize their mindset and perform in even the most chaotic and distracting environments.
Dr. Hickerson received a degree in Health and Physical Education (K-12) from Indiana State University. He then completed his M.S. degree from the University of Tennessee majoring in Sport Studies (with a focus in Sport Psychology). His Doctorate was obtained in Educational Leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Seth is a member of the Applied Association of Sport Psychology and is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the NSCA (National Strength and Conditioning Association). Dr.
Hickerson is a Veteran of both the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force where he served on numerous deployments over 12 years.

Through this experience and education Dr. Hickerson created a proven formula, a 9-step training process to help people live in flow state and teach organizations and teams how to operationalize this skillset.