We first approached Lisa about a year ago as our teenage daughter was progressing towards National level selections in her chosen sport.
We felt she would benefit from some professional assistance with self confidence and perspective on how to deal with upcoming selections given the pressures, expectations and competition within her peer group, for a 14 yr old (coupled with everyday teenage angst and school life) were potentially reaching levels beyond the norms for such a young person.
Our daughter immediately struck up a strong rapport with Lisa and found the coaching sessions really positive and hugely helpful . She has been able to discuss directly with Lisa how she is feeling in general, in all parts of her life, and think about how to maximise her sporting opportunity and performance, using various strategies and thought processes, in upcoming important matches or selection days. As a result, many of her worries have been successfully resolved, and strategies for dealing with peers and the pressures to perform and impress coaches and selectors during selection sessions have absolutely worked to her advantage.
In recent weeks our daughter got the call up email confirming she has indeed made the U16s National Squad, which she is beyond thrilled about.
Lisa’s involvement and support in our daughter’s progress is invaluable, certainly in todays world, where the pressures on young people are often overwhelming, and will continue as she enters the next phases of this sporting journey, as the really hard work continues!