Research clearly demonstrates that your sense of felt well-being directly correlates to your ability to maximize your performance potential. Mental health has been defined by the World Health Organization (2016) as positive physical, mental, and social well-being. Additional definitions include:

  1. Optimum regulation of thoughts.
  2. Optimum regulation of emotions.
  3. Behaviors that are indicative of a positive outlook state and well-being.
  4. Positive reported subjective well-being (Deiner, 1984).
  5. Identification and utilization of personal strengths (Seligman, 2012).


The diagram below symbolizes the synergy between optimal performance and well-being. Optimal performance is impacted when our thoughts and emotions place our focus elsewhere.

Since all athletes (all people) experience minor to taxing degrees of low self-confidence, negative self-talk, self-criticism, anxiety, and self-imposed performance pressure (and well-being impacts performance) it behooves the most dedicated and committed athletes to make time to focus on their mental game.

My Well-Being Coaching for Student-Athletes quickly moves beyond any perceived deficits, problems, blocks, or lacks. You will learn ways to compassionately acknowledge their existence, honestly address the ways in which they are impacting your performance, and, with support, move forward courageously.

No judgment. Only understanding and support.

Once acknowledged and faced, these thoughts and resulting emotions begin to lose their power. Like magic!

Then, we move forward with solution-focused strategies aligned with your goals and intentions.


Results from Chow and colleagues (2015) TOPPS intervention program for student-athletes demonstrated the following:

  • 50% reduction in reported dysfunctional thoughts.
  • 50% reduction in reported negative stress.
  • 55% reduction in reported academic problems.
  • 75% reported improvements in relationships with friends, partners, family, teammates, and coaches.
  • Reported reduction in substance use and abuse.
  • Noted reported reductions in felt anxiety, phobic anxiety, interpersonal sensitivity, and depression.
  • Noted reported increases in relationships with family, teammates, and coaches.
  • Noted reported increases in sports performance.

Curriculum for Student Athlete Well-Being

The Well-Being of the Warrior Athlete – Part I, II
GRIT, Courage, and Mastery Mindset
Neuroplasticity, Well-Being, and High Performance – Part I, II

Curriculum for Performance Excellence

The Art of Mental Training
Wholehearted Engagement and Trust – Part I, II, III
Embracing the Power of Your Mind

Curriculum for Academic Excellence

Applying the Science of Learning for Academic and Athletic Success
Coaches Guide to Mental Training Programming

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