Credibility Factors as a Mental Game Coach


Mental Game Coaching Professionals

Your credibility as a mental game coach is critical to your coaching success. Many budding mental coaches ask me if having a higher degree, such as a Ph.D. in education or psychology is important to credibility.

It’s not as important as you may think, but establishing yourself as a credible mental game coach will help you get more work with athletes and teams.

If you lack credibility as an authority in sports psychology or mental coaching, athletes are less willing to engage your services.

I spent more than 10 years of trial and error during my career to learn what helped me gain credibility as a mental coach.

One of the challenges to becoming an authority has more to do with society’s views of sports psychology than your competency as a mental game coach….

So you have to help your audience overcome this barrier to credibility. Any practice or discipline associated with psychology (such as sports psychology) carries a negative stigma by many people today.

Why? Sports psychology is still not well understood or accepted by a large percent of the athletic world. Just compare sports psychology to other performance enhancement disciplines such as functional or sports-specific training.

I think most of the resistance to accepting sports psychology comes from a lack of understanding about its real role in performance enhancement.

In addition to the lack of knowledge and acceptance that still exists today about sports psychology, you’ll find other roadblocks to working with athletes and teams….

Athletes want to know: What have you done for others?

My core philosophy is that your success with working with athletes often defines your credibility with potential students.

I don’t think your degree defines your credibility as much as your track record for helping athletes improve their mental game and performance.

Want to learn my system for helping athletes reach their potential? Join the Spring 2010 MGCP program starting soon!

If you have not done so, please complete an application at the MGCP website:

MGCP Website

If you have already submitted your MGCP application, please email me to request the Spring 2010 enrollment forms.

Note: The first five people to lock in their seats will get preference.

Please call me at 888-742-7225 if you have any questions about the course.

Your Master Mental Game Coach,

Patrick J. Cohn, Ph.D., Master Mental Game Coach

P.S. Here’s a quote from a recent MGCP grad about the course:

“The MGCP course has provided me with the structure and information to allow me to provide my athletes with a comprehensive and organized program to address their mental game challenges.”
~ Chris Farina, MGCP

Boost Your Self-Confidence With Mental Game Coaching!

Master mental game coach, Dr. Patrick Cohn, can help you or your athlete(s), ages 12 and up, overcome mental game issues with personal coaching.

You can work with Dr. Patrick Cohn himself in Orlando, Florida or via Skype, FaceTime, or telephone. Call us toll free at 888-742-7225 or contact us for more information about the different coaching programs we offer!

What are our students saying?

“WOW!!! What a week I had. I was able to perform with a confidence that allowed my style to shine through–no more entering the arena with that “deer in the headlights” look or feeling. I stopped evaluating myself while I was performing, and I actually left the arena after my patterns feeling like I had experienced a lot of fun. Thank you so much.”
~Julia Dreyer, National Champion Equestrian

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