Tony is one of the UK’s leading practitioners in sports psychology. He has a unique perspective, being both trained to the very highest level in NLP and also having worked with top sportsmen around the world for many years. He has also recently completed the Mind Factor training course to enhancing his sports motivation skills and is now an accredited Mind Factor Coach.
Tony works with a very select few sporting individuals each year in total confidence. These sessions take place in person, although ongoing sessions can take place on the phone.
- How good would it be to play better than you’ve ever played before?
- How good would it be to get in the ‘zone’ effortlessly and easily?
- How good would it be to start winning more often, achieving the potential you know you have inside you?
- Are you not reaching your sporting potential?
- Do you feel like you’re not achieving everything you want to achieve?
- Do your nerves stop you performing at your very best?
- Do you find yourself getting far too nervous before a big game or match?
- Are you interested in looking at your ‘mental game’ to get a competitive edge?
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“The Questions You Need To Ask Of A Sports Mind Coach”
I know it’s sometimes difficult for sportsmen and women to work out which mind coach to go for when you’re trying to pick between a number of them online. With my experience of the sports coaching field, I’ve found offering people a general guide on what to look out for really helps. So it is my pleasure to give you this guide and I hope it helps you to make an informed decision.
What level of qualifications do they have?
One of the problems with the ‘coaching’ field is that anyone can call themselves a coach. That can be quite dangerous. Make sure they have plenty of qualifications and experience to back up their promises, such as both the NLP Master Practitioner and Trainer qualification together.
How often do they update their training?
Self development technology changes and improves all the time. It’s crucial that your coach keeps up to date with the latest advances. Why drive a beat-up old car with dodgy brakes from the 70s when you could drive the latest model?
Does the coach offer daily assistance and feedback between sessions?
To me, this is one of the key differences in a really good coach. If you go two weeks or a whole month between sessions with no contact, that often undoes all the good work. I offer a unique daily personal feedback program that gets results.
What recent successes have they had?
Ask for testimonials and details of who they’ve worked with. Even ask if you can contact some of the success stories. If they don’t have testimonials to hand, pass.
Do you get on with them?
It’s a simple question really, but it’s amazing how many people persevere with a coach that they don’t particularly get on with or believe in. Once you’ve seen them once, ask yourself the question – did you feel like it was worthwhile? If not, perhaps it’s time to change and work with someone else.
Do they know a lot about sport?
It does help to have somebody who understands sport and the emotions that go with it, and spends time around sportsmen and women. Some practitioners don’t specialise in sport.
What technology do they use?
With all the technology now at our fingertips, are they actually making use of it? Heart-rate monitors, high-quality stereo audio back-up products with stereo dual-ear-induction, digital feedback mechanisms to measure progress, and so on.
Is the coach willing to answer any questions and queries?
We answer every email and message that we receive, and wouldn’t advise you to go anywhere where you don’t feel the coach is very accessible. After all, for many people this is the first time they’ve got involved in sports psychology and I want to make it a good experience for you.
Well, I really hope that helps you make an informed decision. I can certainly recommend it. I have a coach myself – as do most of the other top coaches around the UK – and it makes a huge difference to me.