Can Sports Psychology Help You Succeed In Business?


Inspirational leaders seize every opportunity to develop their sports psychology skills. They often get cheered on with:

“The ball’s in your court!” or “Landing that new account was a slam dunk!”

Those phrases are a good way to shine the light on efficiency and resilience – great qualities to develop in any individual or team.


Sports Psychology Skills That Relate Directly To Business


It’s not that those phrases you just read are often in play in business. They vividly describe timely action or delayed responses, as when someone “dropped the ball…”

Sports Psychology is a field of study that uses:

• Psychological knowledge and skills to accelerate performance
• Self-development to boost confidence
• Analytics and observation to plan, pace, and track outcomes
• Models and concepts to advance leadership predictors and processes [1]

As with many forms of athletics, it’s vital to know the level of your organization’s performance and productivity. Across sectors and around the globe:

• Top business pros are coming to realize the dramatic effect of sports psychology on organizational outcomes.
• Performance mastery needs to be at the top of each CEO’s and manager’s portfolio.


To Manage Work Well Means Excellent Self-Management


When challenging a new business request, an employee may hear, “Because I said so.” How well does that work in the long run?

Employees first need to manage themselves. You know, just the way elite athletes do. In practice. During play. Throughout life.

Having measurable outcomes as a goal is a business strategy that points out either right action or unchecked action. Return on investment (ROI) is one of those measurable outcomes. Are your analytics and outcome measurement systems giving you the ROI data that you need? Or are they like yesterday’s game? Disappointing, even though it went into overtime.


How To Emulate The Success Of The Greats


Sports Psychology In Business

The business elites who really grasp and apply the principles and practices of sports psychology:

• Hire and learn from the ultimate #1 performance coaches
• Have their top decision-makers learn an actionable skillset that promotes:

Dynamic use of their intellectual prowess to achieve peak performance [2]
The mental muscle to manage everyday pressures using extraordinary resilience

Both fields have similar challenges. Examples of the top concerns are:

• Dealing with conflict
• Lack of confidence
• Loss of work-life balance

With Sports Psychology, people begin to increase their feelings of confidence and a sense of autonomy that promotes their inner motivation. [3] These abilities, along with solid ethics, results in employee engagement and retention, rewarding both you and your organization. [4]

What would it mean to your business to hire a Performance Coach who can transform employee performance through the application of these essential skills?

• A step-by-step method that’s adjusted for each person’s history and needs.
• An assessment that pinpoints the most powerful and productive tools to guide work mastery.
• An active understanding and application of the art of sports and corporate psychology.
• The ability to support transformational growth that yields confident outward actions.
• A strong history of coaching sports and business managers at all levels.
• Inquiry skills that help employees describe their desires rather than their deficits.
• An in-depth understanding of the emotional and technical challenges faced by competitive individuals and teams.

The best performance coaches infuse action, using these approaches to create the optimum performance and well-being that’s essential in business. After all, your organization depends on peak performance. Now’s the time to use Sports Psychology to make yours thrive!


How Can YOU Use Sports Psychology To Boost Productivity And Happiness In Business?


To begin, we go after stress! That’s right – stress causes stress! That’s where overwhelm comes in. Plus, the gloom of muddy or foggy thinking. Ugh. That’s often just the beginning.

Did you know that I have the steps for retraining brains to release stress triggers? I get what it’s like when your mental habits and mindset hold you back. I have seen, time and again, how readily people like you learn to release stress and its overwhelming feelings.


Feel Better And Have More Fun


Managing stress leads to feeling better. Along with improved energy, your immune system gets a boost too. That means fewer aches and pains, the ability to avoid the common cold, and a general feeling of better health. Your mind is freed up to be creative and have fun, at work and in your free time.

I have witnessed this in my role as a Performance Coach for high achievers in business and the military. I work with Olympic athletes, NHL players, and hard-working corporate athletes, guiding all of them to re-train their brains to perform calmly and powerfully under pressure.


The Plan For You


Are you ready?! Here’s how I do it:

Step 1 – Focus on you. Let’s get clear on where you’re at and where you want to go.
Step 2 – I get to work with a full assessment and evaluation. Let’s get raw data and see where you want to go.

I provide options for moving forward after deciding to achieve tremendous results together. All this, while having immense fun, creating pathways to get specific, measured, and evidenced results.

As a leader, you can inspire others to do the same.

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Gagné, M., & Deci, E. L. (2005). Self‐determination theory and work motivation. Journal of Organizational Behavior26(4), 331-362.

Hallett, M. G., & Hoffman, B. (2014). Performing under pressure: Cultivating the peak performance mindset for workplace excellence. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research66(3), 212.

Lee, Y. K., Choi, J., Moon, B. Y., & Babin, B. J. (2014). Codes of ethics, corporate philanthropy, and employee responses. International Journal of Hospitality Management39, 97-106.

Peachey, J. W., Zhou, Y., Damon, Z. J., & Burton, L. J. (2015). Forty years of leadership research in sport management: A review, synthesis, and conceptual framework. Journal of Sport Management29(5), 570-587.

[1] See Peachey, et al. (2015). The abstract notes that conceptual models of leadership were being introduced into sports management.

[2] See Hallett & Hoffman. (2014). Abstract notes evidence linking sports performance approaches with corporate settings.

[3] See Gagné & Deci. (2005). Conclusion discussion on p. 356 related to intrinsic and extrinsic motivation.

[4] See Lee, et al. (2014). Section 5.2 discusses managerial implications with employee retention.