Sport and Performance Coaching

Building the Minds of Champions

Personal and Career Coaching

Igniting Minds to Achieve Goals

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“One can choose to go back toward safety or forward toward growth. Growth must be chosen again and again; fear must be overcome again and again.”

Abraham Maslow
Lisa Stephen, PhD, ACC

Parent Workshops

Acquire tools to help your child successfully navigate the many challenges involved with high-level athletics and collegiate sports.

Individual Athlete and Performer Plans

Develop the essential concentration, mental toughness, internal dialogue, and anxiety management skills needed to think and perform like a champion.

Team and Group and Training

Develop customized mental skills programs that you can begin using immediately so that you can reach your peak performance consistently.

Coach and Professional Training

Learn how to improve your relationships with your athletes and performers while implementing the techniques needed to help them perform at their best consistently.
“After training with Dr. Stephen, my daughter’s anxiety decreased dramatically, her coping skills improved, and she was playing at her best again.”
– parent of a collegiate athlete

Parent Workshops

“After training with Dr. Stephen, my daughter’s anxiety decreased dramatically, her coping skills improved, and she was playing at her best again.”
– parent of a collegiate athlete

While there are many benefits of participating in collegiate sports, there are also rarely discussed problems that frequently occur. Gain valuable skills about how to guide your children through the recruiting process and the world of collegiate sports. Through interactive small group workshops, learn about the realities of the

  • coach and student-athlete relationship,
  • coach and parent relationship,
  • team culture in collegiate sports, and
  • common pressures and dangers that student-athletes encounter.

Athlete and Performer Plans

“I was in a situation where I was told I wasn’t allowed to make mistakes, which of course only made me more tense and make even more mistakes. Learning how to cope with that and learning to relax in the midst of stressful situations was huge.”
– college-bound athlete

Build the mind of a champion who is able to maintain peak performance consistently. We will work together to develop an in-depth and customized “peak performance plan” to optimize your

  • attention, concentration, and self-confidence,
  • regulation of energy, mood, and thought, and
  • mistake recovery and positive focus.
“I was in a situation where I was told I wasn’t allowed to make mistakes, which of course only made me more tense and make even more mistakes. Learning how to cope with that and learning to relax in the midst of stressful situations was huge.”
– college-bound athlete
“I really appreciated how specific Dr. Stephen’s workshop was to our team. It was clear that each exercise was designed specifically for us.”
– collegiate athlete

Team and Group Training

“I really appreciated how specific Dr. Stephen’s workshop was to our team. It was clear that each exercise was designed specifically for us.”
– collegiate athlete

From athletic teams to orchestras, high-quality performance depends on each member having the mental skills needed to do their job. Boost overall team performance by

  • establishing team/group performance goals and action steps, and
  • designing peak performance plans customized to each member.

While group discussion is key, trainings are facilitated in a manner that maintains individual privacy.

Coach and Professional Training

"Dr. Stephen’s workshop was the single best training I have had in 20 years."
– high-level high school coach

Physical therapists, coaches, teachers, and trainers work hard to help their athletes and performers reach their goals. Master the essentials of

  • delivering mental skills training to facilitate peak performance,
  • cultivating relationships to enhance overall development and success, and
  • implementing techniques to reduce risk-taking behaviors.

“Dr. Stephen’s workshop was the single best training I have had in 20 years.”
– high-level high school coach

Women and Mothers

Establish a sense of balance in response to what the world asks of you. Learn to make intentional choices that facilitate your own growth while continuing to meet the needs of those around you.

Personal and Life

Live a life that is congruent with your values. Develop and implement a set of tailored techniques to create meaningful and lasting change in your life.

Career and Executive

Ignite your mind to reach your professional goals. Using evidence-based assessment tools, gain a greater understanding of your career ambitions and establish action steps to reach them.

Health and Wellness

Enhance your overall sense of well-being. Use research-driven strategies to achieve your health and wellness goals.

Personal and Life Coaching

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We all have hopes and dreams. Through individual or small-group coaching, develop a clear action plan to create the change you envision. You can

  • gain deep insight about what is important to you,
  • increase your clarity about what you want to change,
  • respond strategically to obstacles impeding your growth,
  • feel more positive and grateful, and
  • implement action steps to reach your goals.

Career and Executive Coaching

Take effective steps toward the career transition, work-life integration, or other professional goals you are pursuing. Use customized assessment tools through individual or group coaching to gain a clear understanding of your values and purpose. You can

  • enhance your understanding of what is important for you on your career path,
  • develop a plan to identify and overcome obstacles,
  • learn strategies and skills to create change, and
  • implement a plan for achieving your goals.

Adolescents and college students thinking about their next steps can

  • learn how various career paths might fit well with their interests and personalities, and
  • identify the core elements of college and/or training programs that are best suited to help them learn and grow.

Health and Wellness Coaching

Many people eager to improve their health and wellness can benefit from individual and/or small-group coaching. Use principles from positive psychology and the core elements defined by the National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching to define achievable goals to improve your health and well-being. You can

  • learn stress-management tools,
  • experience a better sense of overall well-being, and
  • achieve an improved level of physical fitness.

Clients are welcome to integrate health and wellness goals into Personal and Life or Career and Executive coaching if they prefer. Please visit these sections of my website for more information.

Women and Mothers Coaching

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Women and mothers often sacrifice their needs while meeting the needs of others. Through individual or group coaching you can discover a path for optimizing your own growth as you fulfill your many responsibilities. Enter a space dedicated to helping you be your own person, whatever that means to you. We will engage in thought-provoking discussions as you define your goals and action steps to create the change you are seeking. You can

  • learn how to create change in your life,
  • develop effective strategies to take better care of yourself, and
  • achieve a sense of balance between meeting the needs of others and meeting your own needs.

You can also enhance your growth by attending small, interactive, coffee-group style workshops on topics such as transitioning to being an empty nester, being the mom of a gifted child, or coping with your child living abroad.

Mailing Address

PO Box 1034
Jericho, VT 05465