As a Mental Performance Consultant I will work with you or your team to help you actualize your potential and perform at your best. Performance improvement is about increased self-knowledge and improved psychological tools to be present, grow from challenges and meet the moment. Some of the mental skills I use to accomplish this are: visualization, relaxation, breathing techniques, self-talk strategies, and goal setting.
“If you wan to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together” (African Proverb). Another part of being at your best is working together and not going it alone. Team cultures can make being at your best easier and exciting while at other times working with others feels like a hinderance to peak performance. Through assessments, interviews, and personalized interventions I can help you understand your team’s strengths, weaknesses, values, and culture. We can then go deeper, by learning and applying conflict resolution strategies and skills to repair unhealthy team dynamics.
Applying these mental skills can help:
- Develop coping strategies for pressure and stress related to performance
- Improve your presence and ability to work with others
- Handle setbacks and grow from failure
- Develop focus training for performance
- Optimize learning habits and memory/recall
- Improve sleep/relaxation routines
- Understand motivational theories to improve team buy-in
- Assess and enhance individual values and team culture
- Aid leaders in developing long term growth strategies
- Be more present and gain a deeper sense of enjoyment and meaning in life
Common issues performers face:
- Getting overly anxious/overwhelmed in the moment
- Holding onto mistakes
- Lack of motivation because of: setbacks, boredom, lack of buy-in, etc.
- Focusing on unhelpful signals (fear of others’ opinions, ego, negative thinking)
- Struggles to be grow, adapt, or be “coachable”,
- Internal conflicts on teams and communication issues
- Transitions within the field (promotions, re-org’s, changing roles, retirement)
Working with a trained mental performance consultant can help you address these and many other struggles you may be having, whether you are relatively new to your field or a seasoned veteran. With my crossover training in counseling, I am also equipped to help performers address “off the field” issues with family, relationships, and other issues that might interfere with your ability to improve and perform.
What I offer:
You can access a personalized course for you and/or your team, based on your needs, that takes you through individual assessments, interviews, and core mental skills training with the goal of learning to mitigate distractions, handle set-backs, improve concentration, and increase self-awareness . For team/group work there are follow up readings for deeper understanding 1:1 sessions to dig deeper into challenges and potential, facilitated team discussions, and develop a personal plan for improved performance. There are also ongoing coaching and consulting plans that identify and addresses specific needs in 1:1 sessions.
“It is the power of the mind to be unconquerable”
– Seneca the Younger –