IEDC Speakers

Sara Isakovič

Olympic Silver Medalist

Sara won a Silver Olympic medal at the 2008 Beijing Olympics, with the time of 1.54.97, being the second woman to ever drop below the 1.55 mark. She made history by being the first Slovenian to bring home a swimming Olympic medal.

Sara graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in psychology (emphasis on neuropsychology) and later pursued brain research at University of California San Diego. She explored brain mechanisms of resilience in U.S. Navy Seals, Marines and Olympic athletes, aiming to understand what makes these performers resilient to stress. The lab focused on mindfulness training as a way to strengthen psychological resilience. 

She then earned her Masters degree in Performance Psychology, a field that she is very passionate about and continues to work in today. Sara conducts mental training with athletes, airline pilots, musicians, extreme performers and businesses helping them achieve their maximum potential.

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