Full time/Professional/Collegiate athletes

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”

 Paulo Coelho, Brazilian lyricist & novelist

Full time/Professional/Collegiate athletes

Full time athletes have very specific needs in terms of Life Coaching. You work extremely hard to reach your potential within your sport. It is a demanding lifestyle requiring dedication, resilience, focus, a good deal of self-sacrifice, combined with a positive mindset and the ability to stay motivated, especially when things aren’t going so well, whether through a performance dip, injury, burnout or other ‘life’ issues outside of your sport. A Life Coach for athletes understands the subtle nuances of what an athlete does on a day-to-day basis, the challenges you encounter, and the type of planning required for the future.

You are not just an athlete, you are a human being, and as such you are dependent on all aspects of your life working efficiently. If one or two areas of your life, is causing you concern, this will have a knock-on effect on your performance.

A Personal Bests coaching programme will help you assess your whole life, using the Wheel of Life Coaching Tool, evaluating where you are in key areas (such as, Finances, Career, Fun & Recreation, Professional Development, Relationships, Personal Growth, Health, and Physical Environment), identify areas where change is needed, set clearly defined goals in those areas, and devise action plans to get you there. In parallel with this we work with you on the internal interferences, such as negative thinking habits and self-limiting beliefs which may be preventing you from performing at your best.


Just some of the areas we can help you with include:

Life Coaching

  • Wheel of Life assessment
  • Effective goal setting and compilation of strategies to achieve them
  • Providing an objective, non-judgemental sounding board
  • Building self-awareness
  • Identifying and addressing challenges and obstacles
  • Providing direction/purpose
  • Knowing your Values
  • Decision making
  • Work-life balance
  • Identifying and challenging your fears
  • Dealing with self-sabotage
  • Identifying and addressing negative thinking habits and self-limiting beliefs e.g. perfectionism, catastrophising, personalisation, emotional reasoning, imposter syndrome etc, using techniques primarily drawn from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT).
  • Motivation

Stress Management & Resilience

  • 8 session online stress management training course. The programme presents the theory, skills and techniques of Stress Management and focuses on 3 interrelated systems involved in our stress response – our thoughts, the physical changes in our body, and finally the behaviour that results from these. Each of the 8 sessions has at its core; an information giving lecture, and a relaxation exercise, both of which are provided to you for home use.

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Career Coaching

  • With nearly fourteen years experience as specialists in career coaching we offer a range of career coaching services including the groundbreaking and unique Firework Career Transition Programme designed for individuals at a career crossroads or planning the next step in their career, helping them identify their ideal career.
  • CV Preparation
  • Interview Skills
  • Career Planning post retirement from Sport.
  • Personal and Professional Development Plans.
  • Networking skills.

For more information on our career coaching services visit our sister site Outcome Coaching


Emotional Intelligence assessment and Development

  • Greater self-awareness
  • Improved relationships
  • Improved communication
  • Better empathy
  • Feeling confident and positive
  • Managing change more confidently
  • Respect from others
  • Reduced stress levels
  • Learning from mistakes


Other Areas we can help you with

  • Handling Nerves and Anxiety
  • Time Management
  • Fear of Failure
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • Burnout – recognising the signs and dealing with it
  • Coping with Injury
  • Handling change


8 Session Stress Management Training Programme, with coaching support, available fully online

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