Sem Verbeek is a professional tennis player, former Big West Conference Freshman of the Year, West Coast Conference Player of the Year and ITA Northwest Region Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship Award winner.

This former collegiate standout at University of the Pacific, with 10 professional doubles titles under his belt reveals how leaning into love, competition, discipline and energy can unlock peak performance.

From the creators of the groundbreaking Sports, Energy and Consciousness Festival™ comes Omni Athlete™, a new weekly interview show that explores the perspectives of the world’s highest achieving mind, body and spirit competitors to learn their secrets for accessing peak performance. Hosted by longtime NFL sportscaster for the San Francisco 49ers, Rich Walcoff, Omni Athlete is designed to give athletes the techniques and knowledge they need to access their peak performance state. Subscribe for new episodes every Tuesday.


Pulled Quotes

  • “Be disciplined with the feelings that you have.” [3:05]
  • “Load and explode.” [4:55]
  • “It’s big to go from don’ts to dos.” [11:45]
  • “Your comfort zone needs to be expanded every day.” [15:50]
  • “My value doesn’t come from my wins and my losses.” [17:05]
  • “Everyone is interconnected and interrelated.” [23:45]
  • “I like being at my edge.” [25:35]
  • “We have a solution for every environment and stimulus that comes to us.” [27:40]
  • “You can’t control the onset of the thought… but you can control the intensity and the duration.” [34:30]
  • “Even though we came from such radical backgrounds, and from such radical life experiences… we shared one love, and that’s the love for tennis that we had.” [36:25]
  • “They call it a game for a reason.” [38:15]
  • “Consciousness is the ultimate feeling of being in the present.” [46:40]


Show Notes

  • The role of discipline in becoming an Omni Athlete [2:00]
  • How Sem is mindful and aware of his emotions during actual competition [3:40]
  • Sem’s power phrases [4:45]
  • How Sem learned to judge the process and not the result [7:20]
  • The role of self-honesty in peak performance [9:45]
  • The role of language in how we perform [11:45]
  • Ways that sport shaped Sem’s core values and life philosophy [15:05]
  • Sem’s view on self-identity and how his evolved as an Omni Athlete [23:01]
  • How he uses fear as a compass to accessing peak performance [27:05]
  • Love and competition [29:00]
  • Sport’s role in the greater context of life [37:40]
  • The transition to playing professionally as an Omni Athlete and how Sem reconciles the differing perspective to competing he has with his peers [43:45]
  • How sport elevates consciousness [46:05]


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