Mental Skills Training Programs

“Athletes of Character” is a sportsmanship training program for youth athletes focused on character building, goal setting and effective communication techniques that extend past the playing field.

Corporate Leadership Programs

Using a company’s Mission Statement, current challenges will be identified and a tactical solution will be created that increases profitability, retention and growth.

Team Sports Programs

Develop a strategic plan that focuses on each player’s targeted goals, leadership skills, team framework and character enhancements.

Athlete Development Programs

One-on-one personal development utilizing learned skills, behaviors, and past experiences to help each individual enhance their skills for growth and success.

Corporate Development Programs

Assist in developing team identity and creating a step-by-step process to improve team chemistry, time management and team productivity.

Corporate Sales Programs

Enhance techniques that focus on lead generation, cold calling, presentation skills and closing methods which drive revenue and growth.

Empowering Change Through Positive Leadership and Trust
Engage in the Vision-Action-Change process

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Constructive Coaching

Sports coaches must remember that they are the models of behavior. Kids are taught to respect their elders, teachers and coaches from the youngest age. When they begin playing sports, the coach is already up on a pedestal as a person of influence. As this young athlete embarks on a future in sports, it is the coach’s communication with them along with influences by their peers and parents that will impact their decision to play short term or long term.…

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Parenting Character

Your athlete’s success or lack of achievement in sports does not indicate what kind of parent you are… But having an athlete of strong character that is coachable, respectful, resilient, and tries his or her best IS a direct reflection of your parenting.  We must remember that sports are an introduction into so many things and it can be used as a springboard for life’s lessons.  Being a supportive parent on the sideline, not yelling at the officials, saying kind…

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Preparing for a leadership role

Time and experience may put you into the mindset that its time to move into a leadership position. To be considered as a leader, one should be able to exhibit the qualities and skills before achieving a position. To ensure a successful entry into a desired leadership position, there are a few questions that must be answered. Are you a leader or a manager?  Since managing is about process and leadership is about people, it is critical to understand the…

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Athletes – Would you follow you?

I posed this question to leaders and it can also be posed to young athletes: “Would you follow you?” To be a successful leader amongst your peers, you must first be a good teammate and dedicated player. You must also know how to follow to be able to successfully lead.  Leadership is a learned skill – it is the character traits guiding the leader’s behavior that defines that person’s ability to gain the respect of his or her followers.  Think of…

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Would you follow you?

Have you ever asked yourself this question: “Would you follow you?” I’ve heard the quote many times, “Leaders are born.” I couldn’t disagree more. In order to be a great leader, you must walk in the footsteps of a follower/learner. You must surround yourself with a positive influence in the form of a teacher or mentor – someone that has learned the ways of a leader and is ready to pass along their knowledge to the next. A good coach/mentor/leader…

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Game Day Interference

How many times have we seen an athlete stop while in the middle of a game because one or both of their parents have summoned them? First off, once the game begins, the parent’s role is to become a cheerleader. Supporting the athletes and recognizing good efforts is more important than trying to give feedback or instructions in the middle of play.  Second, anything that takes the athlete’s mind away from the game is deemed a distraction. I imagine that most…

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Constructive Feedback

Have you ever wondered about the evaluation process at your organization? Is it as clear for you as it is for your boss and have they thoroughly explained it? From the beginning of our ability to learn and throughout our life, we are continually looking for feedback on our personal and professional performance. As a child, the feedback from our parents, teachers, and coaches set the tone for how we will receive feedback as an adult. Once in the workplace,…

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Visualize Success

When you are not putting in a maximum effort, what are you thinking about that’s taking away from your ability to perform at the highest level? When do you begin thinking about the next practice or the next game? What kind of mental preparation should we do and when does it begin? The answer is in you and it is individualized. There are many that believe in superstition and follow the same process for every athletic event. There are some…

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Lessons for Sports Parents

Although well intentioned, many youth sports parents approach their athlete’s sports in a manner that is more detrimental than helpful.  I’ve learned a few valuable lessons about youth sports parents: Parents – You had your chance, now it’s your child’s turn. Their path may be different than yours but allow them to lead their own way rather than fitting into your plans or expectations. Athletes really don’t want you coaching from the sidelines. It can contradict and distract from the…

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Managing to Lead

Too often a person is hired or promoted into a leadership role and the “black hole manager” monster immediately gobbles them up. They begin spending more time in the business rather than on the business of teaching, coaching, training and motivating employees. Employees must be armed with knowledge and skills that allow them to work independently and to grow. I’ve always equated a leadership role to a schoolteacher role. Our job as a leader is to transfer knowledge as information…

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