Your strongest muscle and worst enemy is your mind. Train it well.
Ann is a former Fortune 500 Executive with an MS in Sports Science with concentration in Sports Psychology from the University of Lock Haven who is both a certified Mental Game Coach and a certified Positive Coaching Alliance Trainer.
With experience in being a Division 1 basketball player, Ann knows first hand that the road to success is often not straight and always well defined. It takes more than physical training to have success in sport. It takes mental game training and rewiring to make sure you're set up for success in sports, business and life.
"Mental Skills Training with Ann helped me see that one bad play or one bad game does NOT define who I am as a player or a person. This has helped me become a stronger and more resilient athlete."
"Golf is such a mental sport. Learning to let go of negative swing thoughts and past performance is the key to future success. Not every shot has to be perfect to play a great round of golf. Mental Skills Training with Ann has helped me realize my potential."
"As a track coach for more than 25 years and an All American Cross Country/10k athlete I know that training an athlete’s mind is as important as training the body. Having a mental edge over my competitors transformed me from being an excellent athlete into a champion. As a coach I find myself using my counseling skills more often as we approach the post season and my athletes begin to struggle with perfectionism and what I call “negative self talk.”
"Mental Skills Training with Ann has helped me to understand that even the BEST athletes in the world make mistakes. This has allowed me to look forward to the next play/pitch in a game. Mistakes are going to happen, we're all human. The sooner you learn that the easier it will be to recover and move forward. Knowledge of this has allowed me to play relaxed and loose during games, which has improved my overall performance."
"My family couldn’t be happier. After stalling and unsuccessfully bidding on several opportunities I started working with Ann.
Together we mapped out a plan to help me raise my brand, strengthen my communication and my relationships at work.
I was promoted to a new role in November and I so happy."
"My training with Ann Zaprazny at the Great Sports Minds Academy was both impactful and empowering. It is reviving some of my leadership skills that I hadn't realized were part of my coaching success. She helps her clients “focus on the process and what they can control.” I especially liked how we could share and practice during her workshop. I know both my son and I have already begun to implement her “3R approach” and having that mental tool will give us both an edge as we continue to pursue our passion for competitive sport. Every serious athlete or coach should spend some time improving their mental game with Ann!"
"My personal brand at work has been elevated because of the work I put in. I also was able to influence some major changes
Both within my company and within a global organization for a better outcome.
I am so appreciative of our work together."
"We don't know how to thank you. Our daughter just had a great soccer showcase! Our daughter was able to play relaxed and her best ever because of her stronger Mental Game Skills. We can see a difference in her play."
"Over the course of the past year, I made significant strides at work, improved my focus, and attention at home and became a better husband and father. If you're looking to make some positive changes in your life, Ann Zaprazny is the coach for you."
"I was really relaxed. I listened to my confidence audio, my pre- competition audio, used my breath, stayed positive and relaxed. I was so excited when they called my name for an individual -3rd place medal!"
*Testimonials found on this site are examples of what we have done for other clients, and what some of our clients have said about us; however, we cannot guarantee the results in any case. Your results may vary and every situation is different. No compensation was provided for these testimonials.