Finally the website is live! I hope you find it useful and even inspiring. Personal Best Sports is the culmination of many years of education and "unofficial" sport psychology consultation. When I decided to go "official," I mulled over names for the business. Similar businesses I found included "mental or competitive edge," "elite," or "winning" in their names. To me, these words all seemed to invoke competing at the highest level, surpassing all others, winning as the ultimate outcome. My contention, however, is that our greatest competition is actually ourselves. Being able to achieve a personal best performance, constantly improving, staying motivated, setting and achieving goals, and most of all believing in one's self and abilities, is more valuable in the long run in both athletics and life. It is through striving to achieve our personal best performance that we develop mental strength. A happy by-product of this just might be winning, beating the competition or having an "edge" over the others in one's chosen activity. But that is not the main focus. In my practice with athletes I am a resource, a guide, a catalyst. Through discussions, careful analysis and observation, and implementation of a personalized plan of action, I enable the athlete to improve focus, take ownership of their skills and abilities, and find ways to mentally prepare for athletic activity. By applying what I teach, athletes can be in control and well on their way to one of many "personal best" performances.
The Personal Best Sports logo depicts an athlete breaking through barriers to reach for the stars. The stars are goals, and the barriers represent conflicting attitudes, beliefs, negativity. There are three stars to represent mind, body and spirit. All of these are intertwined and play important roles, whether in athletic development, injury rehabilitation, or ultimate performance.
I hope you will take the time to read the articles I post in each of the specific areas of interest--coaches, athletes and parents. I hope you can gain insight that will help you in your endeavors. And if you are interested in delving further and would like to meet with me for consultations, I am here for you. Welcome, and enjoy!
"Even if you are on the right track, you will get run over if you just sit there."
Personal Best Sports
The sports world is filled with stories of perseverance, failure and success, personal struggles and public triumph. Each story provides insight into the mental side of sport and activity.