Athletes—from aspiring beginners to accomplished world-class competitors—must learn to focus their energy to perform at their best. Indeed, the success of a competition is often as much determined by the mental readiness of the athlete as the skill level already attained. In fact, the best trained athlete’s performance can fall flat if they are not prepared mentally.
Olympic Gold Medalist and former World Cup Skier, Barbara Ann Cochran, trains athletes in person, via Skype, or by phone with her program, “How to Gain the Competitive Edge”.
This program is based on eight factors of mental preparation and how each impacts performance. The program teaches what it means to be mentally tough; accelerates an individual’s success by destroying limits and expanding dreams through goal-setting; shows how to conquer emotions for the best performance; focuses an individual’s thoughts before, during, and after competition; demonstrates how an individual’s attitude affects outcome—what works, what doesn’t; allows an individual to discover her own beliefs related to performance; enables an individual to change behaviors and beliefs and increase success by using affirmations; uses visualization to create an individual’s image of success.