Maintaining Peak Performance As A Parent

Gabby Reece
by Flow Research Collective
August 1, 2023
I have shattered my own beliefs and expectations and what I thought parenting was going to be and who my kids were going to be and I've stopped placing those on them. I'm allowing the story and them to be who they really are. I don't try to fix everything.
Gabby Reece

One of the biggest questions we get here at the Flow Research Collective is some version of:

“I’m a parent and I’ve got big professional ambitions. Balancing both is tough. How do I maintain peak-performance, harness flow and crush my goals while building a family and handling everything that comes with that?

Well, if you’re a Mum or Dad, I’ve got good news. 

We’re going to address the topic head on. 

On this podcast episode, we’ll be joined by Gabby Reece to talk about how to maintain peak performance as a parent. 

If there’s anyone who has the art of flow and parenting down, it’s Gabby. 

Gabby is a volleyball legend, an inspirational leader, New York Times bestselling author (My Foot Is Too Big for the Glass Slipper: A Guide to the Less Than Perfect Life), wife, and mother. 

As a former professional beach volleyball player and Nike’s first female spokeswoman she’s masterfully integrated athleticism, entrepreneurship and family life. 

As a business woman, she’s created HIGHX, co-founded XPT, and is an Executive Member of Laird Superfoods.

You may know Gabby’s husband, Laird Hamilton, the legendary big wave surfer. 


In this episode, you will learn about:

  • How to not overshadow as a peak performance parent (6:09)
  • What your kids can teach you (9:36)
  • The balance between rest and recovery (12:00)
  • Habits & practices before and after kids (13:17) 
  • The secret to a lasting marriage (14:57)
  • Letting go of attachment patterns (16:51)
  • Self-regulation layers (20:33)
  • Personal growth as a parent (26:06)
  • Inducing flow states with your kids at a young age (28:06)
  • True goals as a parent (30:44)
  • How to get into flow while raising children (34:14)
  • The challenge skills balance as a parent (39:20)
  • Flow blocks as a parent (44:06)
  • High flow lifestyle with a family (47:29)
  • Self-sabotaging habits on parents (52:35)


GABRIELLE REECE is not only a volleyball legend, but an inspirational leader, New York Times bestselling author, wife, and mother. The former professional beach volleyball player and Nike’s first female spokeswoman is the definition of both athleticism and beauty. Creator of HIGHX, Co-Founder of XPT, and Executive Member of Laird Superfood, Gabby is dedicated to building and leading health and fitness methods


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