How to Improve Credibility As a Mental Coach
I just finished reviewing a video of Ken Ravizza speaking at the 2017 AASP conference on gaining entry with teams…
Ken said that you must know the culture and history of the team.
Is it a winning team? Do they have a losing history? Have there been a lot of coaching changes?
He believes that knowing the culture of the team can help you gain entry and build credibility with the athletes and coaches.
Another interesting thing Ken said in his presentation was about working with teams that you are not familiar with the sport…
Ken said, “Do not to fake it.”
Be honest and tell your prospect that you are not familiar with their sport.
At some point, you will be asked by athletes or coaches from teams that are not your specialty or out of your wheelhouse.
I remember the first time I was asked to work with a motocross athlete in 2004. At that time, I didn’t know a thing about motocross…
The athlete’s dad asked me:
“Have you ever worked with motocross racers?”
I told the father that I never worked in motocross and the closest sport I worked in was BMX. But I was willing to learn the sport and the same mental skills I teach golfers apply to motocross racers.
I was hired and I learned a ton about the sport–at the same time I was able to help this motocross racer win a national championship, which helped me gain entry to this sport.
Don’t pretend to know the sport if you don’t. Be honest and tell the athlete or coach your experience with the sport.
However, I teach MGCP students that you must research and learn the sport if you are unfamiliar.
If a ball player says, “I’m doing well in the bullpen, but I can’t do it in a game.” You can’t get stuck on terms, such as “bullpen” you don’t know, as it will interfere with the coaching process.
How do you build credibility in a sport you have not worked in?
Bottom line… you must help the athletes you do get a chance to work with. You don’t have to start at the pro level…
Potential clients wanted to know who I’d worked with.
Did I help these athletes improve? How much did these players improve? Would my students vouch for me?
These potential clients would never ask me what courses I took in graduate school or what my credentials were.
If you help athletes succeed–you do not have to help Tiger Woods win again–the power of this can multiply.
If you want to learn all my strategies to help improve your reputation and build credibility as a mental game coach, I suggest you check out one of our newest mental coach programs, “Improving Credibility”:
Improve Your Credibility As A Mental Game Coach
If you just started your mental coaching career or you’re sports-psychologist-in-training, or even an experienced mental game coach, being credible in the eyes of your potential clients MUST be a priority
The more credible your clients view you, the higher chance for your success as a mental game coach.
I’ve made lots of mistakes and learned a lot of lessons over the last 25 plus years as a mental game coach. Today, I teach other mental game experts, life coaches, and therapists my mental game coaching profession system.
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The Improving Credibility, 40-page Mental Coach Manual, program teaches you:
- How to get organized with business documents, mental coaching programs, athlete intake forms or coaching agreements, and more.
- How to define your role as a mental coach.
- The importance of credibility as a mental game coach.
- Tactics to building credibility and the steps I’ve taken.
- One must-have tactic you must do to become more credible in the eyes of your clients.
- And much more!
My Program Also Includes These Bonuses:
- Athlete Intake Forms For Mental Coaches – an example of my athlete intake forms that I send to my athletes before the first session.
(NOTE: I’m not a lawyer and can’t give you legal advice)
- Mental Coaching Programs – an example of my mental coaching programs that we send to parents, athlete and coaches that are interested in my one-on-one coaching program.
- Helping Athletes Overcome Myths in Sports Psychology – an eBook to help athletes, parents and coaches debunk myths about sports psychology.
(NOTE: We included the title page as a Word and Pages document so you can add your own logo or watermark)
- What is Mental Game Coaching? – an brochure you can give to athletes, parents and coaches so they can understand what sports psychology is and how it can help them.
(NOTE: We included the title page in both Word and Pages documents so you can add your own logo or watermark)
- Can You Benefit From Mental Coaching – a one page mental game assessment that you can send to potential clients to identify areas of their mental game that they can improve and help clients identify with potential challenges.
We designed this program to help you get organized as a mental game coach and accelerate your credibility.