One-on-one consultations are designed to equip individuals with the mental attitudes, skills, and processes that will accelerate development and allow them to more reliably perform at the upper end of their abilities in high-stakes situations such as major competitions or performances. Sessions can be delivered face-to-face or at a distance using supportive technologies.


We work with performers of any age or level from a wide range of performance domains as well as coaches who want to learn how to integrate mental preparation into their programs and parents who want to know the best ways to support a developing athlete or performer. Click on one of the tabs below to learn more.

Most high achievers understand that technical expertise can only take them so far. Indeed, at the highest levels of any performance domain, it is often the mental game that separates the truly elite from the heaps of comparably talented competitors. Mental skills, like physical skills, can be developed through instruction and practice, and performers who view mental preparation as an integral part of their training will have a distinct advantage over their less mentally prepared counterparts. Mental performance consulting can take the guesswork out of this process and provide you with a set of concrete, evidence-based practices to incorporate into your training routine. Ongoing consultation is recommended to ensure full mastery and integration of all newly learned concepts and skills. With the right fit, a mental performance consultant can become one of your most trusted advisors and a key member of your success team.


The Ripe Minds Process

In your free initial consultation, you will share the details of your performance goals, and we will explain in practical language the benefits of working with a consultant to develop a systematic approach to mental training. If the relationship is a good fit, we will design and implement a customized training program that is aligned with your stated needs and goals. Although the uniqueness of each situation makes it difficult to describe the “typical” consulting relationship, it is common to begin with one hour of consultation per week and quickly adjust the frequency and duration up or down as need dictates.

There is also a broader overarching trajectory for the consulting process that comprises three somewhat overlapping phases:


Guided Application

Full Implementation

The Ripe Minds Approach

What sets Ripe Minds apart from other performance consultants? The distinguishing characteristics of our approach are a client-centered focus on the self-determined goals of the individual or team, a holistic perspective that aims at developing the complete person behind the performer, and an insistence upon evidence-based strategies, with an emphasis on the use of mindfulness techniques to enhance self-awareness, concentration, and emotional regulation.

We believe that when approached with the Ripe Mindset, the pursuit of performance excellence can also profoundly enrich your life outside the performance domain.   The mental strategies and perspectives that enhance skill-learning and performance fundamentally target self-awareness, self-regulation, and effective communication, all of which translate into more satisfying life experiences and relationships overall. Don’t forget that you engage in your chosen performance activity because it provides a steady supply of enjoyment and delight. Never lose that sense of playfulness!  


A Ripe Mind is a Playful Mind.

To begin, begin.




Based in Louisville, Kentucky
Optimizing performance worldwide