Mental skills and Sports Performance Coaching
Hi, my name is Jenny Truman and I am a Mental Skills and Performance Coach. I work with sports people at all levels and all sports.
If you are nervous, distracted, over-whelmed, over-thinking your game, unable to recover from mistakes, trying too hard or just lacking in confidence I can teach you the mental techniques to improve. This includes managing your emotions during the competition, before and after and advice on how to prepare so that you achieve your sporting potential.
Performance coaching is not only for addressing problems, it is also used to improve your game. How? Because it examines how you approach competitions, behave in between, whether you are in the best mental state to get your personal best when it matters the most.
- one to one coaching sessions in person at my office and / or
- telephone/skype coaching (where you receive mental toolkit hand-outs by e mail) followed by a 60 mins telephone coaching session. This means you can reach me from anywhere in the world!
I have written a successful manual called 'How to get your Best Performance' In my former career as a commercial lawyer, I learned how to analyse information and cut out the rubbish quickly and clincally. I am an expert at seeing through the irrelevant and at knowing what is useful for you and what isn't : or you could call it brains over waffle. This is vital given the vast amount of useless information out there .
Whilst I approach performance coaching from an academic standpoint, one of my best points (so I am told) is being able to coach in an entertaining, enthusiastic and easy to understand way. There is no boring jargon, waffle or padding, but pure unadulterated enthusiasm and clear teachings. I am of the Colin Powell school of thinking 'if you can't explain it to your Mother than you can't teach it'. Also, I only use methods which have worked for my clients. I know that what I teach you works and have the results to prove it.
All coaching sessions (face to face or telephone)are supplemented by a reports of the conversation and a mental skills hand-out giving you practical information and knowledge and a bespoke mental skills tool kit. (How to get your Best Performance) These are based on a variety of sports psychology methods, NLP and proven performance enhancing methods.
Follow the links below to learn more about who I am, what I do, how I do it and from those that I have coached.
THE DIFFERENCE ; BEFORE AND AFTER
"I go onto the pitch thinking what if I play badly and make a fool of myself? ...I dread match days"
"If I make a mistake I go to pieces and lose the game " read how my Performance Coaching made a difference
“I have achieved my dream of being selected for the British team” read more clients' success stories
WHO I COACH
I have coached people at all levels, all sports and for a variety of reasons. Their goals have varied from being being selected for the British team to being able to enjoy sport again without being shackled by nerves and self doubt.
WHY IT WORKS
My Performance Coaching is tried and tested and based on years of my sports psychology study, research and training and of course my coaching experience.
I teach you the best way to think and adopt the mental strength to deal with every situation, pressure and distraction. It really is about learning to think in a different way so that you can fulfil your potential rather than be stuck in habitual cycles of fear.
I don't dwell on the 'why', but teach you how to change your thinking patterns and behaviour. We all know 'you've got to be more confident.'or worse still "don't be nervous" But this is meaningless with out being taught how.
My coaching is for those who are keen to improve : it is performance enhancement and brilliant tool for those seeking to fulfil their goals.
What happens in the Coaching Sessions
“I thought I would be lying on a couch crying about my childhood” said one of my clients.
It is nothing like this. Read what it is really like ....
Change for life : not just the short term
Change happens quickly and as one client said “I just didn't know how to think and now I do “ As the change happens at the belief level , it is permanent rather than a temporary fix.
don't give up
When you are in a negative state with that horrible feeling that you could do better, life is frustrating and miserable. You may even feel like giving up sport. Nerves and lack of confidence can affect anyone even the most experienced and professional sportsmen and women. It happens because we are human. It doesn't have to be this way because you can change the way you think and feel ………you just need to know how.
For managers and coaches
I also provide Performance Coaching for managers and coaches.
For privacy reasons I have not added my client's names to their quotes but if you would like clarification from them, I can arrange for them to contact you.