WHAT IS A LIFE COACH?
A life coach is someone who helps you identify your goals and develop an actionable plan to achieve them. A life coach is professionally trained to help you maximize your potential and reach your desired results.
SPORTS MINDSET COACHING
TRAINING PROGRAMS FOR ATHLETES
OF ALL LEVELS
My role as a mindset coach is to teach athletes how to unlock their greatest potential, to help build intrinsic confidence, identify the areas where athletes get stuck and teach them the tools to master their minds.
I am a former professional indoor and beach volleyball player, a coach for over 20 years, and a certified life coach and sports mindset coach. During my athletic career, I've experienced both solid unbreakable confidence and also the most fragile insecure place of doubting myself and my abilities while on the world's biggest stage. I am deeply committed to teaching athletes how to retrain their brains so they can unlock their true potential. My sweet spot is volleyball mindset coaching but I work with athletes in all sports. Just wrapped up a program with a 70-year-old pickleball player who won gold in the Pickleball Championships, and I've worked with an 11-year-old golf prodigy, I've proven you're never too young or old to optimize your mindset.
MINDSET AREAS TO OPTIMIZE
Are you ready to play bigger in your life?
Start by mastering your mindset
Emotions are energy. Learn to use your emotions to reach the ideal activation level for your sport, your position. Learn how to manage the range of emotions you encounter before, during, and after competition.
Finding Flow state
Achieving a state of flow can greatly enhance an athlete's performance, leading to better results and greater enjoyment of the sport. Get tools to access it more often and eliminate the blocks that get you to your flow.
Through visualization we'll design every piece of your ideal outcome and bring it to life. Imagery will help manage energy levels, enhance readiness, and deal with the many challenges associated with high level performance. We use it to overcome mental challenges and to access flow state.
Most athletes have unspoken unrealistic expectations that hinder high level performance. We will uncover those and set up realistic process goals that actually get you to your goals more efficently.
Enhance the direction and duration of your focus, and use it to get in the zone and stay in the zone. You’ll learn to use focus training to weed out the mindset garbage, power through adversity and distractions, and optimize your mind for competition.
The first step is to help athletes uncover perfectionist beliefs that keep them stuck AND help them understand how it hurts their confidence. Perfectionism can be sneaky and hard to identfy as a block to your potential, but we will unlock your performance by identifying and reframing perfetionsit thinking.
Where does your confidence come from? Is it sturdy or fragile? We'll get clear where you source your confidence and we'll identify how you can take the reins on your confidence so it's consistent and pro-active.
You have the power to control your thoughts. Through mindfulness activities like meditation, visualization and intentional self reflection we will build a mindfulness practice into your training routine.
THE COACHING PROCESS
8 or 12 session programs
Initial 90 min.
*Parents & athlete
mindset targets & set up weekly or biweekly 60 min. sessions
Teaching & implementation of new concepts. Specific
actionables given each session
with new tools, collect data on mindset shifts or glitches during competition
self-reflect, take notes on quality of mindset after practices & competition
Celebreate your wins. Review, recalibrate and create new next level goals
We knew Ann as a beach volleyball coach. When my daughter started to really struggle with confidence, choices, and direction, I reached out to Ann not even knowing that she was a life coach for teen girls. Their first session was transcendent. My daughter emerged with a plan that she had created with Ann and seemed to even stand taller the rest of the day. It was an amazing catalyst for a positive shift.
Her work with Ann this year has helped her learn how to shine her own light, and to center herself when she encounters conflicts, both internal and external.
In my family’s story, Ann has been a major superhero. She came to us in a time of need and continues to offer support and mentoring. I cannot recommend her highly enough.
5 Star Review
"Ann Rivera first started working with me when I had just broken my leg at the start of my senior high school season. She worked with me to get through the immense struggles of that season, by focusing on healing and growth in other areas. She helped me become much more mentally tough so that I was prepared when I finally returned to the court. Besides helping me with my internal battles, she sets a great example of what it means to be strong and powerful. The way she carries herself and walks in her passion is truly inspirational. Her coaching has gotten me through my first collegiate pre-season. The connection I have developed with her is very strong, because of how she walked a very similar path as I am planning to do."
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TEAM WORKSHOPS & SESSIONS
Does your team lack focus?
Does your team fall into slumps they can't get out of?
Do you need to prepare your team mentally for a big competition?
Do you need a kickstart mid-season to shift their mindset?
Are you running out of ideas and want to try something new?
Are you curious about mindset tools you can learn to implement?
Are you a parent who wants to do more to help?
Schedule a consult now to talk about how I can craft a session or program for your team.
UNLOCK YOUR TEAM'S POTENTIAL
Mindset training for all sports in Central Oregon
90-minute session + 30-minute coach consult & follow up for $150
*if you are a parent organizing this you get a free 30-minute consult to let me know your insights on the team and discuss organizing the event
"I am one of the coaches for a 16's national team in Bend and my team loved Ann!! I see them implementing her techniques at each practice and at tournaments. It has brought the team closer and they are increasingly becoming more mentally tough and able to not let their mistakes hold them back anymore. Great program!!"
PRICING & PACKAGING
2 scholarships available for athletes per quarter
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.
5 Star Review
"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."
5 Star Review
Ann was amazing! She helped me work through many mental blocks after tearing my ACL in September! I am a few months from returning back to sport, but I have gained some practical tools that have allowed me to move forward and progress with recovery. She was very kind but was not afraid to push me to grow. This coaching has opened up many different pathways to success with healthy coping skills. I wasn't sure when my mom suggested this, however, I am very excited I chose to fully engage in this training and was able to see the opportunities in front of me. I would 100% recommend working with Ann!
5 Star Review