Part 2: I started doing THIS and my game changed

One of the things I love most in this world is watching little kids play sports. I mean really little kids. In the late summer, the park by my house starts filling up with soccer practice. Portable goals get set up while five-year-old girls and boys run around with teeny, tiny, little shin guards...

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Part 1: The Mind of Great Competitors Series...The time I bounced the ball off my foot

I’ll admit it, it wasn’t until I was in my mid 20s that I was really able to play consistently in the present moment. As in, I finally had the mental control to notice that I was NOT in the present moment, and the mental agility to then get myself back to the present moment....

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3 Things A Sports Psychologist Will Never Tell You

The mind is an incredible thing. It can be complicated and frustrating, it can amaze you and disappoint you. It can limit you or allow unbelievable things to happen. But mostly, it can be unpredictable, in good ways and bad.

I’ve been working as a mental training coach for almost 10 years...

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How to Implement a Mental Training Plan Even if You Have $0.00 Budget

So the fall is my super, crazy, busy time. I'm doing kickoff trainings with teams, setting up programs with our online training packages, and doing live events with clubs and athletic departments. Truthfully, it's my favorite time of year.

But the downside of all these trainings,  is that I...

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Why You Shouldn't Listen to Yourself

I hear it time and time again from my clients: ‘I’m not ready.’ I’m not ready to start my own business. I’m not ready for the promotion I’ve been working towards for years. I’m not ready to have a baby. I’m not...

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Why leaders must practice what they preach

As summer officially begins, I’m working on finding space in my life to work on me. It’s not easy. It seems there is always something else to do that needs my attention. And while working on me is rewarding on one hand, it’s also uncomfortable on the other. In many ways, its...

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From perfectionism to good enough: What a Christmas card has to do with high performance

I love everything about holiday cards. I love receiving photos of friends and family scattered all over the country. I love opening the cards slowly and placing them on our mantel. I love imagining them doing the same; getting a glimpse into our growing family and sending well wishes. For many of...

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Are you worthy of winning?

A few years ago someone asked me a very simple but very intriguing question: what do all successful marriages have in common? With the hubris that comes from not actually having been married at the time, I thought for sure I could at least get close to the correct answer. Was it communication?...

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Coach Q&A: Win with class, lose with dignity.

This Question of the Week comes from Coach Nancy, and it is one that I think a lot of coaches (and athletes) can relate to. Readers, if you have dealt with a similar situation on your team, we'd love to hear your thoughts- these situations aren't easy! Feel free to leave constructive...

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5 Reasons I (finally) hired a professional coach

"5 Reasons I (finally) hired a professional coach", By Lindsey Wilson, was recently featured in The Huffington Post. Click the link to see the article.


I have to admit, as a former athlete, I love everything about being coached; I love the accountability, the goal setting, the planning, the...

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