Our varied expertise is ideal for taking both executives and athletes to the next level of their performance. We specialise in helping clients to achieve consistent high performance through executive coaching, mental conditioning, performance psychology and mental skills coaching.
We also have a sweet spot in supporting the creation of successful teams and establishing team effectiveness that drives (among other things);
This is key to achieiving high performance goals.
Awaremind is dedicated to using skills learned through sports psychology to help not only athletes, but senior executives too. We understand what it takes to develop and sustain high levels of performance.
By using these techniques, we allow you to increase your self-awareness, leading to better self-regulation and a greater sense of control. This in turn improves confidence and drives consistent levels of high performance.
We also specialise in mental resilience, allowing our clients in the sport and business world to perform better than ever in high pressure situations.
Executive coaching is a journey taken by both client and consultant. It aims to increase the client’s self-understanding, so that they can relate to themselves and others in a more thoughtful and empowered way and can take an active part in changing their lives.
People seek coaching for a multitude of reasons. More often than not, they are facing obstacles, such as problems at work, struggling with work/life balance, transitions to a new role or company and working on leadership.
Beyond tackling our immediate challenges, coaching can also show us a richer way of living. Having a more intimate understanding of what is going on in our minds leaves us in a more connected and integrated state. Then we can be kinder to ourselves and to relate more meaningfully to other people, to our work, and to all aspects of our lives.
In order to develop resilience, you have to be aware of how you think, how you feel, how your body reacts under pressure and how you behave. If you’re not aware of this, then you can’t regulate what you are thinking or feeling. This may expose you to being blindsided at crucial pressurised points in your life when you need to deliver, by negative thoughts, or tough emotions that you can’t control.
Once you become more aware of how you are thinking and acting and how it might impact you, you can do something about it – which means employ coping strategies. These coping strategies could be to ask yourself factual and evidence-based questions, to try and support yourself being more rational and less emotional. They might be to reinterpret what you are feeling in your body as a sign that your body is ‘ready’ and willing to take on the challenge that you are facing. To reinforce self-awareness is the key ingredient in becoming more resilient.
Being resilient is mostly pro-active. It’s about having coping strategies in place before you need them. It’s about understanding yourself and knowing what might de-rail you from performing at your best before you’re off the rails. This ability to understand yourself and to know your coping strategies, allows you to feel that you are in control over your own level of performance. The next step is to review yourself so that you can learn. These learning points then feed into your level of awareness and regulation for the next time you perform.
Think of high-pressure moments as a (fun) challenge, not a life-or-death threat.
Most people see "pressure situations" as threatening, and that makes them under perform. When you see pressure as a threat, it may undermine your self-confidence; brings out a fear of failure;
decrease your short-term memory, attention, and judgment; and spur impulsive behaviour. In short, interpreting pressure as threat is generally sub-optimal. Instead, try shifting your thoughts: Instead of seeing a danger situation, see a challenge.
When you see the pressure as a challenge, you focus on trying really hard and performing to your potential. Focus on what you can control, your strengths, generate positive self talk, be your own best friend, remember your hard work in training, have fun and gain perspective - all different coping strategies that might work for you - give them a try!