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Sports Psychology Visualization: Performance Coaching

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

JoAnn-Vis-At-AntionsSport Psychology Peak Performance Coaching –  Visualization:   Video Training. You can learn the 5 Steps for to Effective Imagery for Confidence in Sports, Business and Life – with Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

5 Sports Psychology Gold Keys: Centering – Imaging – Sensing – Anchoring – Realizing to help you with Confidence, energy, and strength And to learn so much more and gain FREE Instant ACCESS to Dr. JoAnn’s PRIVATE MENTORING Program with Your Performing Edge Video Training, Coaching, and Training Tools, go to:

What Olympians Think and Feel

Monday, December 6th, 2010

What to know how Olympians think and feel? I’ve worked closely with many of them. I can tell you their stories and how you can use this same type of thinking in everything you do.

Have you ever been totally in sync with the activity you were performing?

Have you ever had the sense that, for a single moment, you were in complete control of your destiny?

You can Think Like an OLYMPIAN?

Have you ever felt such an intense pleasure in an action that you could continue doing it all day just for the experience, regardless of the outcome? The activity could involve completing a personal goal in a workout, or doing a brilliant presentation at work, or spending quality time with someone you care about.

These types of occurrences make up the essence of Your Performing Edge – those extraordinary moments when the mind and body are working together effortlessly leaving you feeling that something special has just taken place.

This state of consciousness has a multitude of well-known labels: peak performance, optimal experience, flow, and being in the zone. However you wish to portray this frame of mind, these experiences are certain to be connected to the most treasured moments in your lifetime.

I consulted with a runner on the U.S. track and field team who was training for the Olympics. He described his peak experience in the Olympic

Trials: “I felt strong and in control the whole time. Although the race was long, it seemed like I was in a time tunnel, with an endless source of energy. I was running faster than I ever had before, and yet it felt so easy.. with no pain or fear, just a sense of pure joy and excitement.”

I interviewed Stacy Dragila, former world record holder, and Olympic Gold Medalist in the pole vault. Just before the U.S. Olympic Trials in Sacramento, she related that: “Even when I enter a competitive event with an initial sense of nervousness, I turn that feeling into an expectation of success. I get this feeling of awesome power, an acute awareness, like there’s nothing I can’t do if I put my mind to it. It’s a kind of knowing that comes from inside, that I can always jump higher.”

Sports provide a variety of ways for athletes to experience optimal performance. People can feel this sense of control and power when they are winning a race, or setting a personal record, or just out on a morning run.

Yet this special state escapes many athletes; it appears mystifying and unattainable to most people. Many individuals encounter this state by chance and find it difficult to replicate. Indeed athletes work very hard for many years just to re-visit that ultimate feeling.

In contrast to the rest of life, athletics can offer a state of being that is so fulfilling one does it for no other reason than to be a part of it.

These feelings are among the most intense, most remarkable ones we can obtain in this life. Once achieved, these optimal experiences remain engraved in the mind and supply the means to return to this state.

My studies and interviews with a wide variety of athletes over several years have established the framework for a better understanding of the performing edge state. Through this research, I have found several behavior patterns and attitudes that are clearly linked to the creation of this state.

While achieving an optimal state of mind is not easy, this article describes how this ideal state can be achieved more often and identifies the conditions that allow it to occur.


What do athletes report during an optimal experience? This is a state of consciousness where a person becomes completely absorbed in the task at hand, to the exclusion of all other outside influences. You are totally focused on the present moment – the everyday world seems to recede into the background.

During the peak experience you feel more self-assured, and more fully integrated. Your mind, body, and spirit are tuned in to the moment. These are the times when you feel most energetic and fully alive.

JoAnn-PORTRAIT_200x250_webSports Psychology Coaching – Peak Performance Training by phone for athletes, coaches and sports parents with Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter:
ENERGIZE your mind and body
FOCUS your effort and perform your best
ALIGN your goals with your vision
HEAL and recover quickly from stress
BUILD a healthy, balanced lifestyle

Your Performing Edge Coaching includes:

  • Sports Psychology private coaching with Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter
    Visualization Peak Performance CD and MP3 file, customized for you
    4 full sessions/month – by phone or in-office
    Complete life and sports assessment
    Sports Psychology articles
    Weekly assignments
    Practice exercises
    Sports Psychology handouts
    Personalized feedback and guidance
    Goal-setting each week specific to your needs

For more information,

Contact our Office:

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter – Sports Psychology Expert and Coach
Author of Your Performing Edge

Telephone:  (650) 654-5500

Performing Edge Coaching International
3341 Brittan Ave., Suite #10
San Carlos, CA 94070

We’ll be happy to talk with you more about how Sports Psychology Performing Edge Coaching can help you or your sports child move forward with your goals.

Sports Psychology Coaching includes tailoring each session to you personally and providing you with a library of customized visualization CDs, specifically for your own goals and needs. We feel you’ll be very pleased with the highly customized program that if offered and the unique, personalized way that Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter works. Most of the work can be done by phone, so location does not matter.

Below, we’ve included a description of how it works. This type of support has been extremely successful with our clients and can make all the difference in your confidence and performance in every area of your life.



Weekly telephone or in-office sports psychology coaching sessions help people with both their mental and physical training. In addition, we can do personal lifestyle coaching and executive coaching, if requested, to help with you with your personal/professional life. You are welcome to call or email to set up a personal coaching appointment time.


You will be provided with very specific tools that will help you make important gains in your training and performances. We will design a program tailored to your individual needs, geared toward meeting your personal and professional goals. We will also be building your library of sports psychology resources on the topics listed below, and many more.

Sports psychology skills
Visualization training
Peak performance tools
Confidence and motivation building
Mental toughness training
Focus your mind
Energize your body
Prevent burnout and healing from injuries
Handle negative thoughts and physical pain
Overcome fear of failure and fear of success
Relaxation and stress management
Fine-tuning your Focus
Mental Rehearsal
Putting it altogether on event day
Combining mental and physical training-produce results


Sports psychology coaching: Private weekly sessions with Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter

Visualization Customized CD and MP3 for your specific goals
Regularly scheduled support, coaching, and realistic feedback
Motivational e-mail messages and articles tailored to your needs
A wealth of ideas and discussion about your specific concerns
Ready-to-use techniques and exercises to accelerate your progress
A personal coach to help you move forward with your vision and your goals



Achieve the optimal state of mind to perform your best under any conditions
Gain new motivation and confidence to break through mental barriers
Unleash the power of your mind, body, and spirit to realize your full potential
Create a healthy, balanced lifestyle, athletically, professionally, and personally
Deal with fear of success and fear of failure
Handle stress, anxiety, and health/injury concerns


You call in on your telephone from your home or office at a regularly scheduled time. Sessions are easy to arrange, regardless of your location. You can call the phone number listed below or send an email, listing your available times, and we’ll set up a regular appointment time.


Note: Fees will be going up soon. If you start now, you can get in on the current rates. Weekly phone sessions are 45 minutes plus the additional personal time taken after the session each week to send you a personal email with session feedback, notes, goals, and your weekly assignment. The initial session is for 60 minutes and covers a full assessment, customized CD or MP3 file and personal coaching. I work in blocks of 4 sessions at a time, paid by Credit Card or check, in advance. You will receive valuable feedback customized to your needs. In addition, I will also send you our session notes, motivational e-mail messages, customized homework practice and articles tailored to your individual goals. It is a 2-month minimum commitment. This will dramatically accelerate the learning process, support you through your personal challenges, and help you quickly reach your goals.

If you’d like Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter’s Complimentary Mini eCourse for Your Performing Edge with valuable Training Tips and articles, or New Audio Program, visit .  Click on Mini E-Course.

You may also be interested in the new book, YOUR PERFORMING EDGE and VISUALIZATION CD. I think these resources may be very helpful for you. Please visit for a more detailed description of my background and for other useful information on mental and physical training. Along with the sport psychology coaching program, you get a discount on the book and CD.

SPORTS PSYCHOLOGIST – Professional Information

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter, best-selling author of Your Performing Edge, is a STANFORD University Medical Center trained licensed clinical psychologist. She is one of America’s most in-demand keynote speakers, performance consultants, and a world-class athlete. Winner of the San Francisco Marathon and 2nd in the Hawaii Ironman Triathlon, Dr. Dahlkoetter has appeared on ABC’s Wide World of Sports, and has been featured in USA TODAY, Time Magazine, Prevention, and Sports Illustrated.

Dr. JoAnn is a frequent expert commentator on ABC, CBS, FOX NEWS, and BBC-TV. She contributes to Triathlete and Running Times Magazine. She was a credentialed sports psychologist in Athens working with her Olympic Gold Medalist clients at the OLYMPIC Training Center during the 2004 Summer Games. Her consultations and interviews with elite athletes, including Lance Armstrong, and top business executives give her special insight into using the mind-body connection to achieve the best in personal performance.

Her bestselling book is endorsed by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Brian Tracy, Dr. Denis Waitley, and several of her Olympic Gold Medalist clients.

Please visit

to view ABC-TV interviews and Keynote Speaking clips, check Dr. Dahlkoetter’s speaking schedule, and read her OLYMPIC Athlete Interviews. You can also access helpful articles for optimal mind-body performance.

Feel free to contact me to set up your appointments. I look forward to working with you. I wish you all the best!

Sports Psychology Coaching – HOW  To GET STARTED

Contact our Office:

Dr. JoAnn Dahlkoetter – Sports Psychology Expert and Coach
Author of Your Performing Edge

Telephone:  (650) 654-5500

Performing Edge Coaching International
3341 Brittan Ave., Suite #10
San Carlos, CA 94070

In the SUBJECT LINE of your email:

Please Put the word: COACHING in capital letters, for a faster response. We will set up a time to talk by phone to answer your questions within 24 hours.

Sport Psychology Visualization: Performance Motivation for Sports. Visualize and get into the performance zone to perform your best.



Sports Psychology performance tips for athletes and coaches. Get private access to me here –

PECI Training in Sport Psychology is different than any other program as it addresses the missing components that you as a coach need to be successful in your practice:

• Customized program for your professional practice
• Distance Learning, Self-paced via Teleconference, Video Training, Email, and Web
• Accessibility: 1-on-1 consultations and mentoring
• You learn how to build a lucrative career adding Performance Edge Coaching to your business
• Conference Q and A calls – Get your individual questions answered
• Practical applied sport psychology techniques you can use right away

• Training in MARKETING your BUSINESS – building a successful practice
• A step-by-step program which you can begin using with your clients
• Access to case studies where Dr. JoAnn is working with a live client
• You can start or continue building your practice after only 3 months of study
• You can incorporate the PECI skills as an extension of your current practice or business

“Dr. JoAnn, You have a level of experience, that’s palpable and easy for athletes to understand. Your presence and your enthusiasm are very contagious. You make learning fun. It’s easy to incorporate your Performance Edge techniques with my clients and athletes. This is a great way to go about the practice of sports psychology, which compliments my personality and allows me to build my Peak Performance practice quickly.”

Dr. Nick Garcia – Certified Performance Edge Coaching Professional, Graduate

Performance and Sport Psychology go well together every day, when you’re an athlete or a coach. One of my Performing Edge Coach trainees, Wayne Kurtz is a world class athlete currently competing in the World Deca Ironman Championships in Monterrey, Mexico. He is presently in 3rd place and looking very strong. And Yes, it’s a very long…long race that goes on for 10-12 days continuously! He is using the Performing Edge Coaching principles he has been learning the PECI coach certification program. He listens to   Read More→