Reach Your Peak Potential and Perform Better

As a performance coach, I believe everyone is a performer and I am committed to getting the psychological skills of peak performance and mental toughness into the hands of performers of all ages and all stages. I specialize in coaching performing artists, but I have also worked with athletes, business leaders, public speakers, physicians, and attorneys.

  • Defeat Performance Anxiety
  • Increase Confidence
  • Become Mentally Tough
  • Strengthen Motivation
  • Maintain Focus & Control
  • Overcome Stage Fright
Jon Skidmore
Conquer Anxiety--How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your Performance book by Dr. Jon Skidmore

Conquer Anxiety—How to Overcome Anxiety and Optimize Your Performance

Dr. Jon Skidmore, professional performance coach, has teamed up with Rob, and Steve Shallenberger, the CEO and Founder of Becoming Your Best Global Leadership, to create this compelling book that helps you overcome anxiety and unleash your best performance.

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Endorsements of Conquer Anxiety

Conquer Anxiety is full of powerful principles and useful exercises that can help anyone take control of their thinking and perform at their very best.”

— Paul H. Jenkins, Ph.D.
Psychologist and Author of Pathological Positivity

“Finally, anxiety has met its match! Reading this book has enlightened my awareness of the destructive effects of anxiety itself and instilled the confidence that it doesn't have to accompany our daily performance anymore. The authors form a dynamic team of expertise who provide the proper mindset and skill set required to conquer anxiety. This book and its applied processes will bless anyone to live a life of peace and balance.”

— Jenny Oaks Baker
America's Violinist, Grammy Nominated, Billboard No. 1 Recording Artist, and Performer.

Featured Services


Workshops are tailored to meet your specific needs and goals. They range in length from 30 minutes to an entire day and can be adapted for groups from 5 to 500.

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Through individual consultations, Dr. Skidmore helps performers identify and overcome challenges that prevent them from peak performance.

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Research-based assessments pinpoint the causes of your performance breakdowns and identify the psychological tools and skills necessary for success.

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Training Products

Live video recordings and audio downloads offer practical suggestions to help develop performance skills and a positive mental attitude.

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Upcoming Workshops & Events

Conquer Anxiety Now Webinar

Every Thursday at 10am (MST)

Conquer Anxiety Now is a FREE weekly webinar based on the book Conquer Anxiety, How to over come anxiety and optimize your performance.

Each week we will talk about an idea to break free from the grip of anxiety so we can enjoy life. Each time we conquer anxiety our world gets bigger and so do we. Each time we run from our fears we get smaller, our world gets smaller and our fears get bigger. It is an exciting world full of opportunities and possibilities when we can get our fears out of our way so we can enjoy the adventure!

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“After taking your workshop and practicing the techniques you taught, my anxieties about performing were replaced with confidence, and I felt like I could meet the challenge. Thank you, Dr. Skidmore."

— Stacey Hatch
Art City Music Academy,
Piano Student, Springville, Utah

"My work with Jon has changed the course of my career. Before knowing him, I had lost the joy of performing and had no clue as to how to focus my mental, spiritual, and physical energies on stage and in the studio. But thanks to him, I have learned how to forget about myself and execute the task at hand with clarity and conviction.And most importantly with joy."

— Kris Becker
Concert Pianist, Multi-Genre Keyboardist, Composer, Founder of Frozen Heat Records, and Keyboardist for The Literary Greats

"Jon Skidmore's Peak Performance workshops are powerful and potentially life-changing. They are a must-attend event for anyone experiencing performance anxiety, or for anyone simply wishing to perform more freely and expressively.I recommend the workshops to performers of all ages and stages."

— Karen Hendricks
Orchestra Director
Logan High School

For Teachers

Whether you're a band teacher, orchestra conductor or acting coach, I can help you inspire and draw out the hidden talent in your students.

For Performers

I help performers of all ages and abilities learn how to step up, risk, and enjoy performing.

Free Video Tools

Even experienced performers sometimes reach roadblocks preventing them from breaking through. Learn how to become a peak performer through research-based techniques.

Clients I've Helped