Competitive mindsets are built through purposeful training. 

My role as a mindset coach is to teach athletes how to unlock their greatest potential,

to help build intrinsic confidence, to identify the areas where athletes get stuck, 
and to guide them towards finding their flow state on and off the court.

I help athletes retrain their brains for the game!


Athletes these days spend hours and hours training their body and their skills for their sport but often don't invest in the most important tool for high performance– the MINDSET. 


I am a former professional indoor and beach volleyball player, and a coach for over 20 years. During this time I've experienced both solid unbreakable confidence and also the most fragile insecure place of doubting myself and my ability while on the world's biggest stage. Over the years I have become deeply committed to teaching athletes these tools by using my experience, my teaching skills, and all the mindset training I have studied in order to help young athletes deal with:

  • Recovering from mistakes

  • Performing well under pressure

  • Dealing with social approval

  • Creating routine rituals

  • Building visualization techniques

  • Dealing with failure

  • Finding their flow state

  • Increasing self-confidence

  • Finding their voice 

  • Breaking down perfectionism

  • Coming back to competition after COVID-19

  • and more   

One-on-one sessions, workshops, talks and team programs are available

Parent support is also provided 

As of July 2022, I am fully booked and not taking any new athletes

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Jill W.

Head Coach Summit Volleyball Program

"Ann Rivera was an integral part of our success this past season for Summit Volleyball. There was a noticeable improvement in all players in their mental game and in the team as a whole. Through working with Ann the players and team became more confident, consistent, positive and empowered. She has a wonderful way of bringing out the best in players and they looked forward to her mental coaching sessions. The tools that Ann has taught our Summit volleyball players is not only invaluable on the court but will be lifetime tools these young ladies can carry with them forever. I highly recommend Ann and her Mindset Coaching to any team, organization or person seeking positive mental growth."


Alex. T

AIA Baseball Program

Ann Rivera, I don't know where I would be without her in my life. She has helped me so much to improve on the field and off the field. Ann has given me so many tools to be the best version of myself. I am so fortunate for Ann and glad she's in my life


Abby T.

Setter NPJ &  Summit High School 

"Where do I begin? Ann is the best of the best and I'm not just saying that. She has talent like no other. She has helped me through so much from volleyball to what's going on in my life that I'm struggling with. She knows exactly what to say and gives me the tools I need to overcome my challenges. If you get a chance to have Ann in your life please take the opportunity to do so. She's an amazing human inside and out. She's incredibly intelligent and I promise you will not regret it. The tools Ann gives me are simple as changing my habits to my mindset on and off the court. I've been working with her for a year and I'm a whole new better person. I love Ann and so will you!


Cassie C.

Parent of  freshman 

"Ann has worked with my daughter on both her technical and mental game, and the results have been powerful. Having the tools that Ann taught her to handle the big moments in a game played out on the courts at Nationals this summer, both as an individual and a team player. For any player looking to take their game to the next level,
I highly recommend working with Ann!" 


Sophie M.

Libero at Western Oregon University

"As a teenage girl who struggles with confidence, having a mentor to give me little "nuggets of wisdom " has helped to improve my mentality, both on and off the volleyball court. As a newly inducted varsity player,  junior me had trouble adapting to coaches, players, and commitment, which caused my confidence to dip all the way down to, you guessed it, rock bottom. With the help of Ann and her incredible knowledge and insight, I powered through the most difficult season of my life, a season where quitting seemed like the best option. Her passion for helping young athletes reach their potential is tangible and her tips are applicable to all areas of life. What more could you ask for in a mental coach."

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