A popular group of articles on what ‘is the difference that makes the difference’ in sporting success. The mental game and sport psychology is where true champions emerge.

Extended Q&A with Kyle McDonald

Our Extended Q&A Interview With Kyle McDonald Mental Performance Consultant at Competitive Will Performance Consulting By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments When we interviewed Kyle McDonald for our recent article “Ensuring Your Game Preparation is Complete” there were just too many valuable insights for only one article. To overcome this, we’re sharing the [...]

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Ensuring Your Game Preparation is Complete

Valuable insights from Mental Performance Consultant, Kyle McDonald on stress and pressure resilience and its impact on elite performance By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Why would you leave a gap in your game preparation, asks Kyle McDonald, Mental Performance Consultant. He questions why some athletes and coaches have a plan for physical [...]

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Combatting Athlete Isolation

Recent research reports loneliness is on the rise in Gen Y and Z; strategies to build belonging in sports programs By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Powerful new research published recently reports that super-connected Gen Y and Z are lacking critical real-world interaction, making them the loneliest generations ever. The report emphasizes the [...]

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Get WISE on a TOUGH Challenge

By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Coaches are unanimous in saying their athletes are lacking resilience, they're not as ‘tough’ as their teams in previous times. And, not just physically tough, mentally tough. But, do todays Gen Y & Z athletes understand toughness? Do they know that the mental framework that lets you [...]

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Hungarian Sport Reaches For New Heights

Szabolcs Hollósi, Athlete Assessments consultant client, elevates sporting performance through DISC Profiling By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments What’s the connection between Szombathely, Hungary and the Sunshine Coast, Australia? Szombathely might be 15,588 kms from the Sunshine Coast, but it’s home to our newest consultant client, Szabolcs Hollósi. Experienced in brokering change, Szabolcs now [...]

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What to Look for in Losses

An athlete’s account - how reflecting on and reframing poor results lets you reapply yourself to the goal By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments I was listening to a podcast with a successful Australian cyclist who had won an incredible 11 world titles, but, it wasn’t these titles that shaped her as a [...]

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How Happiness Affects Athletes

How Harvard Study on Happiness Affects Athletes By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments A 75 year-long Harvard study reveals that authentic, honest and reliable relationships are the source of happiness, physical and mental health. In a TED Talk on the study, one of the longest continuous studies of adult development in the world, [...]

The Coaching Connection

Sport Psychologist, Dr. G. on tailoring coaching to different behavioral types By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Sport Psychologist and Mental Performance Coach, Dr. Ed Garrett or Dr. G. as he’s known, explains the link between the coaching connection and behavioral types. His simple explanations and situation-specific examples make the process easy to [...]

Equipping Athletes to Evolve

Mental and Fitness Performance Coach, Jared Cohen on the intersection between mental and physical performance By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments When we think CrossFit, gyms and performance coaching, most people immediately think physical, but Mental and Fitness Performance Coach, Jared Cohen, is achieving exceptional results using mental strategies in combination with physical improvement. [...]

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Game Changing Consultant – Sandra Chu

Coaching the individual within a team honors athletic quest for high-performance By Mim Haigh, Sports Writer – Athlete Assessments Sandra Chu, High-Performance Consultant, Princeton Graduate, Director of Two Tigers Consulting, successful Collegiate Rowing Coach, is a proven game changer. In any sport, in any field, her commitment to excellence, ability to analyze the obstacles, develop strategies [...]

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