Workshops And Training
High-Performance Coaching can benefit individuals and teams in many different fields of work.
Strategies and performance tools used by top athletes and performing artists are just as applicable in other walks of life such as education, business, and public speaking.
Mental Skills Training can particularly benefit individuals looking to manage their fear of public speaking, deal with exam preparation and stress, increase confidence and work on personal goals.
Contact me to discuss how we can help create your personalised School of Performance High-Performance Training Plan.
Examples of workshops
Organisational resilience is integral in tackling the broad range of challenges that businesses face whilst creating new possibilities. I provide interventions for individuals working in organisations. I build programmes to encourage creativity, high performance, well-being and transformation. Organisational well-being leads to reduced absenteeism and presenteeism, higher engagement, and better retention.
A high-performing executive is a well-balanced executive.
Being well in mind, body, and being is the foundation of high performance in work and life. Using individual performance coaching and team-building sessions we tailor a bespoke executive programme to fit your organisation.
How do we encourage young people to adopt a positive growth mindset and build resilience through mindset training? Given the nature of the world today, there are inevitably scenarios where young people are experiencing stress and anxiety. We can support young people and equip them with multiple skills and coping strategies in order for them to be productive in potentially stressful situations. This requires educators and parents to embed healthy living models and psychological skill development in the education of young people. Young people’s awareness and understanding of psychological and physical health and its impact on the ability to meet the demands of the world today is essential for a healthy and prosperous life.
What the research says:
‘Techniques such as Mental Skills Training can be an effective way to deal with performance enhancement and interventions such as imagery work, pre-performance rituals, goal setting, positive self-talk, cognitive restructuring, simulation training, centering, mindfulness and thought stopping can have a positive effect on the way an individual copes with pressure’ (Greene, 2002)
Between the approximate ages of 6-12 years old, Erikson (1963) suggests that students are psychologically developing to feel competent rather than inferior. Between the approximate ages of 13-19 years, he suggests that students are trying to find their identity in a bid to overcome the confusion that is present throughout this stage of development.
Sports, Exams, and Music Performance
In sports and music, children are often taught basic fundamental movement and coordination skills such as running, jumping, skipping, throwing, catching, playing an instrument and other skills from the age of 4. Today, even after basic physical skills are learned, there is a rush to competition, even at 6-8 years old. However, most children are not prepared for competition. Often at age 4-6, they are just learning to cooperate with other children in games and other performance scenarios. Cooperation among children often builds social skills and has a positive impact. Competition is a more complex interaction that involves greater stress and pressure. The rush to competition often includes physical skills but not mental skills. Often we assume young people cannot do sophisticated mental training. There is sufficient research that shows mental training can be done for young children. In addition, one must keep in mind that young children are new to competition. Therefore, it’s unrealistic to expect young children to respond like champions or adults and display mature attitudes, rise under pressure, or understand losing gracefully.
Second level workshops
The School of Performance will share with students trusted tools, techniques, and exercises that will support them in developing healthy habits, achieving razor-like focus, and being resilient in their personal and school life. I will help students to create their own unique resilience strategy plan so they can be mentally, physically, and emotionally ready for life’s challenges. The School of Performance workshop series explores the fundamentals of performance psychology and growth mindset training such as self-talk techniques, breathing techniques, mindfulness training, goal setting, finding purpose, and managing stress. The intention is to share practical tools and techniques with young people so they can feel confident in how they respond to opportunities and engage with the world around them.