Mental Freedom for Sports Coaches

Freeing Your Mind –The Route to Enhanced Performance in Sport

It’s not easy being a sports coach or manager. After all, you’re responsible for training and motiving your athletes and you’re the first port of call when it comes to booking fixtures and tours. And when things go wrong, you’re first in line for the blame, too. It’s hardly surprising that sometimes you struggle to remain upbeat, energetic and motivated.

Imagine if you could free your mind from over-thinking or self-limiting beliefs, allowing yourself to ‘be in the moment’. Think about your own performance as a coach or manager flowing naturally and effortlessly, inspiring your athletes to be outstanding. The mind is responsible for over 90% of the factors affecting performance. As a coach, wouldn’t you like to gain a better understanding of how your own (and athletes’) state of mind, wellbeing and resilience and how this impacts sporting achievements and life decisions?

How I help you

With over 30 years’ experience in elite sports performance, engaging in transformative conversations with coaches and managers at club, regional, elite, national and professional levels, I can help you to:

  • Understand the mind-performance link– avoid performance sabotage, and see learning, development and results arising from the power of your own insight rather than the outside world.
  • Uncover the misunderstanding that causes all self-image and identity issues, and live life full-out and fearless.
  • Embrace the power of thought that can lead to positive, profound and sustainable change.
  • See the difference between mental health and mental illness, ensuring that you and your athletes are physically and psychologically ‘fit for purpose’.
  • Realise your own potential, enjoy a happy, healthy, high-performance life, and help athletes to do the same.
  • Play your part in reducing mental and emotional suffering in the world of sport.
  • Help to revolutionise the sports industry – evolve performance results, exploring what’s possible via the physical body and mind, without negatively damaging athlete’s lives.

As a result, you will be able to:

  • Handle team selections and feedback with greater clarity and confidence, knowing that players feel secure about your decisions.

  • Ensure you help athletes to access 100% skill capacity when it counts, inconsistency and underperforming is a thing of the past!

  • See the effectiveness of your athletes’ training program, accelerate the process of their learning and adaptation.

  • Guarantee a quick recovery from losing to tough opponents or under-performing and effectively learn from the experiences.

  • Help athletes to handle disagreements effectively, so the team remains strong and focused.

  • Stop athletes from blaming others or circumstances for poor performance and take responsibility for their psychology and responses.

  • Understand the true nature of the performance zone state so that you experience natural flow more and more of the time!

If you identify with any of the above outcomes, then you are ready for change via one of our Transformative Coaching Programs for sports coaches and managers.

Silver

£119700One off
  • A Six-Week Transformative Session-Based Training (In person and online).

    This includes:

  • Two private 90-minute coaching sessions per day for three days (at least two days must be consecutive)
  • Four further private 90-minute coaching sessions
  • All resources – DVDs, downloads and books
  • In person training held in West Malling, Kent, UK, online via Zoom conferencing calls

Gold

£247500One off
  • A Three-Month Transformative Intensive Training (In person)

    This includes:

  • Three full six-hour days of private coaching (at least two consecutive days)
  • Four further 90-minute private coaching sessions
  • Weekly tasks to aid reflection and deepen understanding
  • All resources – DVDs, task sheets, downloads and books
  • In person training held in West Malling, Kent, UK (Overseas in-person training available on request, details to be agreed)

Bronze

£49700One off
  • A One-Month Transformative Intro Training (In person and online)

    This includes:

  • Four 90-minute private coaching session
  • Resources – DVD’s and downloads
  • In person training held in West Malling, Kent, UK, online via Zoom conferencing calls

If you’re unsure about which program is right for you, why not book a FREE 1:1 transformative coaching session to explore the issues in more depth?

What People Say About Working With Denise

I was fortunate enough to have a conversation with Denise when we met in America. It would be easy to accuse me of exaggeration or sensationalising by making the following statement, but I can only offer you the truth as I see it.

Matthew Roberts
England International High Jumper who came back from breaking his neck!

Denise has a tremendous understanding of how to achieve elite performance in sport. Her contagious enthusiasm is motivating and inspires you to the next level

Lesley MacDonald
Scotland National Netball Athlete (107 caps)

Before I took part in Denise’s Health and Well Being programme, I stressed in many situations; it would prevent me from taking part in different things. I now look at the situations holistically and not let thoughts prevent me from putting myself forward.

Charlie Harris
2nd-year student – The University of Greenwich – Forensic science with Criminology Student

MIND THE GAP was brilliant! I would recommend this course to other netballers as they will benefit from understanding their thoughts which will help them play more freely.

Scarlet Bonner-Leney
Age 14

If we can get together and help the youth see the simplicity of life, see that they have this beauty inside of them, to see they have this power within them, the youth will grow up very very wise, and this world will change and become a far far better place to live in.

Sydney Banks
Philosopher/Writer

Denise has been instrumental in my evolving understanding of the Three Principles and how they specifically apply in high-performance sport. Her insightful and intuitive way of working has challenged and deepened my fundamental understanding of all human performance. I’ll always be appreciative of her significant role in my development as a performance director and coach.

Richard Pybus
Founder & CEO Optimal Performance - Former Director of Cricket - West Indies Cricket Board

I appreciate the support Denise gave me when I was transitioning into my new role at Leinster and helping me understand how to ‘free my mind!

Stuart Lancaster
Senior Coach Leinster Rugby – Former England Rugby Coach

Before I took part in Denise’s Health and Well Being programme, I stressed in many situations; it would prevent me from taking part in different things. I now look at the situations holistically and not let thoughts prevent me from putting myself forward.

Charlie Harris
2nd-year student – The University of Greenwich – Forensic science with Criminology Student

Denise has the skills and experience to wake people up to deeper knowledge about themselves. In the sporting arena, this knowledge happens to be crucially important.

Adam Ashe
Professional Rugby Player – Glasgow Warriors

I am so grateful to have worked with Denise, I used to float in and out of different moods and believed it was other things and situations causing them. Honestly, this understanding has changed my life.

Nadia McMillian
Third Year Student - The University of Kent, Sport and Exercise Science.

I used to struggle to remain calm and confident in stressful situations, what others think of me, what would happen if I did something wrong? We are all capable of achieving, no part of our abilities is lacking! This programme has truly changed me for the best and is perfect during my final year of University.

Hannah Salem
Third Year Student - The University of Kent - Sports Therapy

Denise’s new approach is great for teamwork, we don’t get upset with each other anywhere near as much, and get over disappointments quickly.

Amelia Davies
Third Year Student - The University of Kent, Sports and Excercise for Health

When I was first invited to join the University first team sessions, I was so eager to impress I couldn’t take in the coaching points. My head filled with doubts and insecurities; sometimes making it difficult even to do straightforward passes! I’m delighted in just six weeks to make the first team playoff team. My skills and understanding of the game have grown immensely, now that my mind is clear – I am free to ‘just play’. I’m also more confident to speak up when the whole team needs to dig deep! Denise has helped me to raise my game beyond anything I could have imagined inspiring me to apply for a scholarship next season – this is incredibly powerful. We got ‘two for the price of one’, having Denise as our Performance Netball Coach.

Claire Wolf
1st-year student BA Spanish and Drama University of Kent - Netball

Denise is impressive in her abilities by any standard. Her ability to teach and develop those around her, mark her out as someone with exceptional leadership and coaching skills. I constantly seek advice and counsel from her and trust her implicitly.

Floyd Woodrow MBE
Chairman and CEO of Chrysalis Worldwide

I enjoyed speaking with Denise about the mind and performance. The conversations were very insightful and always had me challenging and questioning the status quo regarding mental performance. The critical pointer Denise gave was that our natural state is freedom of mind, clarity and potential. We don’t need to overexert the mind to find these states. Searching for them often leads us further into tension. I found this very relatable to direct experiences in life and sport.

Grayson Hart
Scotland International Rugby Player - London Scottish FC

I enjoyed this course very much as it improved my shooting technique and accuracy dramatically. I learned that you do not have to be controlled by your negative thoughts because they are not you.

Harriet Bonner-Leney
Age 12