Team consultations are tailored to the specific needs of each team, but generally focus on improving the psychological and relational factors that affect overall team dynamics such as group cohesion, trust, communication, motivation, and leadership. Feedback from the coaching staff or group leaders will be sought out and utilized to enhance overall effectiveness.
WHAT WE OFFER
Consultations can be short-term or long-term, ranging from one-off “a la carte” sessions aimed at addressing specific issues to a season-long commitment in which a team fully integrates mental preparation into their training philosophy. Click on one of the tabs below to learn more.
Team consultations can be delivered “a la carte” style in which a coach elects to have a consultant present to the team on a particular topic of relevance or provide a general overview of mental skills training. Such one-off sessions can be held on site at practice facilities and seamlessly integrated into practice time or scheduled immediately before or after practices for convenience. Presentations can also be developed as part of a camp or clinic for developing athletes and performers.
HOW IT WORKS
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:
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.
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