Sports Psychology Coaching

Frequently Asked Questions



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How can I make a payment to Sports Psychology Coaching?

Do you guarantee your coaching and consulting services?

How can I choose the best coach for my particular needs?

What kind of person benefits most from coaching?

What is mental game coaching?

How is mental game coaching different from other types of coaching?


How do you define "In the Zone"?

What is your philosophy of coaching?

How do I know when I am ready for mental game coaching?

What happens during a typical coaching session?

Why is your type of mental game training so effective?

Do you have coaching packages?

I'm not sure I want to immediately sign up for long-term coaching. How can I sample what you have to offer?

How does the process of coaching work when we can't meet face to face?

Can you tell me more about how confidentiality operates in coaching and how important it is to successful coaching?

I see you have testimonials from people you have coached on your web site. Will you be putting what I say on your site or other materials?


Frequently Asked Questions about Coaching


Frequently Asked Questions

 


How can I make a payment to Sports Psychology Coaching?

Payments of any amount can be made on the Make Payments page.

Do you guarantee your coaching and consulting services?

All Coaching Is Guaranteed.

I guarantee the quality of our coaching sessions. I guarantee to you that each coaching session will be of the highest quality, and will give you the best cutting-edge content and success strategies. However, I cannot predict, know, monitor or guarantee what you will do with the lessons, insights and content learned in these sessions. Therefore, when you use our coaching, materials and products you are not guaranteed to improve learning, performance, income, health, fitness or specific earnings. No one can guarantee such outcomes because your results will depend on variables and factors outside our control including, but not limited to: your motivation, your diligence and discipline, your capabilities, your creativity, your health and fitness, your compliance with our recommendations and suggestions, and other factors which neither party has control over.

I will ask you, many times in each coaching session, if things make sense, and if you know how to practice and actually use what we discuss, and what I teach you. At the end of each coaching session, I will ask if that session met your expectations. If you say yes, we will consider that session successful. If you say no, I will spend additional time with you, at no additional charge, at that time, or at a mutually convenient time, to resolve your concerns. If I cannot resolve your concerns at that time, I will refund all your monies paid for that particular coaching session in question. If this coaching session in question was part of a package, when you receive a refund for that session, we will also refund the rest of your unused coaching package monies. This will be prorated per the package you purchased, not at the full non-package hourly rate. Whenever you make the next coaching package payment that is due or make a pay as you go payment, this indicates that you are satisfied with the coaching up to that point, and that you wish to continue the coaching program.

How can I choose the best coach for my particular needs?

Determine what your issues are, what you want to work on, what you want your outcomes to be, what you want the coaching process to be like, and then contact the coach and see how well you both match up.

What kind of person benefits most from coaching?

The best candidates for coaching are people who want to be coached. People who are forced into coaching are not good candidates. They should be ready and willing to make changes in their lives.

What is mental game coaching?

Everyone wants to master their mind. Winners in all walks of life have explored, tested and mastered the mind-body experience to become top performers. Every sports star has a mind coach, even when they are at the top of their game and don't "need" one. They want to maintain momentum and velocity and reach even more of their potential. Mental game coaching embraces the whole person and helps that person use their mental powers to succeed in bigger ways than they ever dreamed were possible.

How is mental game coaching different from other types of coaching?

It's an integrated mind-body approach. It explores parts of you that other coaching styles don't go into. We talk about performance issues and the mental roadblocks that hold you back. It's comprehensive in scope. It's about making your mind work for you so you can be a winner.

How do you define "In the Zone"?

You are in the zone when you have a calm mental state, pure focus, relaxation, your mind is in the here and now and you are allowing things to happen. The zone is a state of mind and body that ignites your ability to perform to your potential. You can use your zone skills in any performance arena.

What is your philosophy of coaching?


In essence, I believe every person has great potential to have fantastic success in life. I want to bring that potential to reality.

 


How do I know when I am ready for mental game coaching?

If you are unsure, we can chat and see what you think you need. I can ask you some questions to help you figure that out.

What happens during a typical coaching session?

We have an engaging conversation about issues that are holding you back and that are important for you to resolve. On the other hand, maybe you are happy with your life but just want to continue maintaining your high quality and make even more progress at a faster rate. The magic is in the dialogue between us. Together, we come up with new ways to look at issues and we discover creative ways to manage them and get you to the next level.

Why is your type of mental game training so effective?

People tell me it's because I've had so much experience working in so many different areas of peak performance, and at so many levels.

Do you have coaching packages?

Yes, most people choose our coaching packages. I have some people who take quick coaching hits from time to time, but most folks want an ongoing coaching process.

I'm not sure I want to immediately sign up for long-term coaching. How can I sample what you have to offer?

A phone chat is one way, at no charge, to see how we are together. You could also start by taking our free Mental Game of Sports Assessment to help you discover your strengths and weaknesses, or you could sign up for the Sport Psychology Quotient Assessment (SPQA), a comprehensive mental tools package which includes one hour of coaching. Beyond that, you could take individual sessions, not part of a package. I should mention that the packages are discount priced. Most people go that route and then decide.

How does the process of coaching work when we can't meet face to face?


Coaching that is accomplished by fax, email, phone, regular mail, audiotape, videotape and other means is termed virtual coaching. This can be very effective, and in many cases, almost preferable to in-person coaching.

Of course, the non-verbal elements are not present over the phone or email, but when I coach folks and need to view their performances, electronic tools help me repeat, slow down and capture them very nicely.

I coach some people whom I have never met, and whom I probably never will meet, just because we are separated by thousands of miles of distance. If this is your situation, virtual coaching is perfect.

Can you tell me more about how confidentiality operates in coaching and how important it is to successful coaching?

Every form of helping other people is centered around trust. That trust is built upon the bedrock of confidentiality. This is true whether the relationship is educational, therapeutic or one in business. When I coach you, we will share material that is private and I respect that privacy. I create a safe place for you to explore your issues and to tell your story so you can go places you have never gone before. That's how you increase self-awareness, and that leads to learning and growth.

So, yes, confidentiality is absolutely the most important aspect to successful coaching.

I see you have testimonials from people you have coached on your web site. Will you be putting what I say on your site or other materials?

Not unless you want that. Every testimonial you see on any of my materials are there because each person has directed them to be there. They are so pleased at the results of my work with them that they wanted other people to have the same benefits they have had. They gladly gave me their permission to do so, in writing.

   

Bill Cole, MS, MA
Sports Psychology Coaching

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