From Self-Conscious to Confident

Do you find yourself looking at other performers wishing you had their confidence?

Are you basing your self-worth on how much praise or "yeses" you get as a performer or athlete?

I get it. I’m Demi, a mental performance consultant for athletes and performers. And I’m here to assure you it doesn’t have to stay that way.

The BHP Mission

At BHP, our mission is to educate, equip and empower individuals to reach levels of personal excellence through psychological skills training.

Why Mental Performance Consulting? & Why Now?

  • Approximately 50-90% of performance is mental, which makes mental skills training the key to unlocking your true potential as a performer.
  • Technical abilities plateau after a certain threshold, so in order to take your performance to the next level, you need mental skills.
  • In taking a holistic and integrated approach, we consider what’s going on in your life, how they influence one another and your performance journey. In a school, team or studio, we consider the whole picture and how those pieces work together in an ecosystem.
  • You deserve a support system that can authentically connect with you in a 1-1 capacity.
  • Demi gets it – With over 20+ years in commercial and concert dance, Demi has firsthand experience of what it’s like to be a performer. Combine that with the use of mental skills techniques and strategies supported through scientific research –this

Do your athletes/artists struggle with low confidence or self-esteem? Do you find that their performance is drastically affected by high-pressure scenarios? Are your performers continually feeling overwhelmed and burnt out? BHP provides tools to navigate every avenue of the performance experience. Take a holistic approach to performance with BHP. We work to foster excellent performers and humans.

Specialized Topics

  • Injury Recovery and Management
  • Competition Preparation
  • Comparison
  • Community, Social Dynamics and Teamwork
  • Confidence and Self-Esteem
  • Body Image
  • Goal Setting
  • Etiquette and Respect
  • Identity and Transitions
  • Managing Stress, Pre-Performance Anxiety
  • Burnout & Self-Care
  • Self-Talk
  • Perfectionism
  • Motivation and Focus
Photo taken by Jordan McDonnell

Meet Demi Agaiby, Director of BHP

My dance journey started as soon as I could walk and continued on through high school. 

Then, in my senior year of high school, I got injured. Despite being on crutches, my love for dance remained strong and I couldn’t imagine my life without it. This led me to double major at Loyola University Chicago in Dance and Psychology.  

Like any college student, I had many ups and downs. From feeling left out and insecure during my injury recoveries to comparing myself to others…

I found myself searching for my role and purpose in the performance space. As graduation was approaching, I stumbled upon Sport and Performance Psychology. “WAIT…you mean there’s something specifically for us performers; like – they get it? All the ins and outs of our world, do they understand?” It made my heart happy – to think that there was a way for me to influence the performance world in a scientific and practical lens.

 In 2019, I moved to California to receive my M.S in Sport and Performance Psychology from California State University Long Beach, while of course, still dancing and training.  

Shortly after graduating with my masters in 2021, I established Beyond Horizons Performance (BHP). Through BHP, I’ve had the privilege of working with hundreds of performers of all ages in mastering their mindset and mental skills. 

Mental performance gives me a direct avenue to influencing not just the mindsets and approach of a performers journey, but their entire life. I can look at the young, pre-professional or professional performer who feels overlooked and say, I believe in you. I see your potential and help you reach their goals.  

From dance studios to musicians and actors, I’ve helped performers go from good to great through mental performance training. 

Along with mental skills consulting, I’ve had the honor of presenting at the National Dance Education Organization, National Dance Coaches Association, Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, YPAD’s Expert Series, Activate Your Artistry Dance Convention, Bloom Dance Competition, and more.

Connect with Demi

Ready to transform your mindset, gain invaluable mental skills and reach your performance goals?  Let me be your #1 fan on that journey and provide you with all the strategies and encouragement that you need. Schedule your free discovery call here

A Message from Demi

The horizon teaches us that there is always something more. There is depth to explore and the unknown to ponder. You can't quite see it, but you know something's there. That's how I understand human potential and growth, especially as it relates to athletics and the performing arts - there's always something more to discover whether it's in yourself, in your team, or in the culture as a whole. It’s about embracing everything you can become and accomplish and letting go of insecurities and fears. Once you do that, you’ll find your performance career flourishing beyond what you thought was possible. And it all starts by looking beyond the horizon.

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