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What Does A Mind Coach Do?

Do Have One On Your Success Team?


Bill Cole, MS, MA
The Mental Game Coach™
Silicon Valley, California


I am a mind coach to many top-ranked pro and amateur athletes you see on TV. You've heard of mind coaches. We train the mind and emotions of athletes so they can learn better, practice more effectively, and compete and win more under pressure. I've done this for professional tennis players, golfers, water skiers, cricket players, MMA fighters, and countless other athletes in over 55 sports to date.

How about you? Do you have a mind coach on your success team? This article shows you how a mind coach can help you reach your athletic dreams and make them a reality. Here are five major ways you can utilize a mind coach to improve faster and create sustainable success.

1. A Mind Coach Helps You Focus. Perhaps the most critical techniques a mind coach gives you revolve around concentration. The coach will teach you where to place your focus, at the right time.

2. A Mind Coach Helps You Stay Accountable. Your mind coach helps you stay on track by being accountable to yourself, your goals and your dreams.

3. A Mind Coach Helps You Become An Effective Problem-Solver. Training and competition present to you a series of interesting challenges to overcome, disguised as problems. Your mind coach helps you become a superb problem-solver so you can surmount anything that comes your way.

4. A Mind Coach Helps You Deal With Slumps And Burnout. Your mind coach helps you craft mind strategies and approaches to stopping slumps and burnout before they can take hold.

5. A Mind Coach Helps You Handle Cheaters And Game-Players. If you are prone to being intimidated and psyched out by opponents, officials, or opposing fans, then a mind coach can help you dramatically. The mind coach helps you stay grounded and calm in the face of gamesmanship ploys.

What would you like your mind coach to help you with? In what areas would you immediately use a mind coach to raise your game a few notches? Think this over, and then contact a mind coach and interview them on their philosophies, approach, background and successes with their clients. If the chemistry is good, craft a plan and get started now on building a better mind game. You only have one mind. Use it to its full potential.

For a comprehensive overview of your mental abilities you need an assessment instrument that identifies your complete mental strengths and weaknesses. Here is a free, easy-to-take 65-item sport psychology assessment tool you can score right on the spot. This assessment gives you a quick snapshot of your strengths and weaknesses in your mental game. You can use this as a guide in creating your own mental training program, or as the basis for a program you undertake with mind coach Bill Cole, MS, MA to improve your mental game. This assessment would be an excellent first step to help you get the big picture about your mental game.

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Bill Cole, MS, MA, a leading authority on sports psychology, peak performance, mental toughness and coaching, is founder and CEO of William B. Cole Consultants, a consulting firm that helps sports teams and individuals achieve more success. He is also the Founder and President of the International Mental Game Coaching Association, an organization dedicated to advancing the research, development, professionalism and growth of mental game coaching worldwide. He is a multiple Hall-Of-Fame honoree as an athlete, coach and school alumnus, an award-winning scholar-athlete, published author of books and articles, and has coached at the highest levels of major-league pro sports and big-time college athletics.


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A mind coach helps you focus


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