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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. 

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Kaki Morehead

Head Coach Eastern Oregon University
17 seasons as Head Volleyball Coach at EOU. She is the all-time winningest coach with a career record of 372-122 and the best winning percentage of .753. EOU made it to the semi-finals of the 2023 NAIA National Championship.


Having Coach Ann work with our team this year was an X Factor. We have had success in the past but she really helped us with weaving all the pieces together; physical, mental, preparation, goal setting, all of it. She brought things to our team that some individuals didn’t even know they needed. I honestly cannot say enough good things about her, she is the best.

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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. You're never too young or old to optimize your mindset!



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Start by mastering your mindset

Emotional Regulation

Emotions are energy. Athletes learn to use emotions to reach the ideal activation level for their sport and position. They'll be taught how to manage the range of emotions they 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 stop their flow.


Through visualization we'll design every piece of their 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.

Expectations vs
process goals

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. Also we'll uncover the expectations atheltes feel from coaches, teammates and parents.


Enhance the direction and duration of their focus, and use it to get in the zone and stay in the zone. Athlete's will learn to use focus training to weed out the mindset garbage, power through adversity and distractions, and optimize their 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 potential, but we will unlock their performance by identifying and reframing  perfetionsit thinking. 


Where does their confidence come root from? Is it sturdy or fragile? We'll get clear where they source their confidence and we'll identify how they can take the reins on 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 athelte's training routine.

Gracie Vohs

"Coach Ann has been helpful is so many ways. She always knows the right things to say even when it is difficult for me to hear. She is kind with her words and pushes me to be the best version of myself not just in volleyball but by helping me face difficult times she’s helping me become a better person. Ann speaks through personal experience making is super easy to relate to her because she understands what you are going through. She is willing to give a hug after a long day and is always available to pick up her phone when I am far away needing guidance. Ann has made such an impact on the player that I am becoming and I am forever thankful for the help and opportunity she has given me. When I leave for college Ann will definitely be a resource that I will look back to for support!"❤️

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Sahalie Oceguera

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. 

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Greta Davis

"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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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.


Mindset training for all sports in Central Oregon
90 minute session + 30-minute coach consult & follow up for $175
*if you are a parent organizing this event you get a 30 minute parent coaching session 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!!"
-Kaci Cox


2 scholarships available for athletes per quarter
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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.

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"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."

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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!

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I struggle with finding the words to describe the extraordinary person Ann is to me. I began working with Ann my senior year of high school, and I am now a sophomore at Eastern Oregon University and play on the volleyball team. As a teenager, I struggled a lot with confidence, doubt, fear, and anxiety in sports and in life. Working with Ann has opened my mind to a brand new world where I am now the most confident I have ever been. I now play with confidence and have the ability to control my mind. She has shared and given me so many tools that I can use for the rest of my life. When I first met her, I immediately felt calm and comfortable and was able to open my mind with her. I look up to her in so many ways and is my greatest role model. The amount of time she has put in with me is so inspirational and her passion for her work is moving. Ann came into my life at a very important time and has flipped my life around for the best. 

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"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!

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