my services

Using a coaching model to help athletes thrive

I am committed to supporting athletes so they may leverage their skills and leave their sport better prepared to pursue their own professional development while continuing to lead a life of purpose. Through my coaching, I mentor athletes to instill a sense of ownership and pride in their personal and athletic accomplishments, by using a development model where they identify goals and map their journey towards success during and after their athletic careers.

ONE-ON-ONE COACHING

I support athletes and teams by developing a confidential partnership, with only one goal: to help them improve performance and become the best version of themselves through self-efficacy, better decision making, increased capacity for creating change, and development of an inner dialogue that allows for higher performance. One-on-one coaching requires engagement on both sides with custom designed actions that demand accountability.

GROUP COACHING

I also offer small group coaching sessions in person or online through Zoom. The benefits of group sessions are:

  • Having others present to guide and inspire
  • Sharing support and accountabilities for action
  • Gaining varied perspectives
  • Learning from the insights and lessons of others
  • Providing a community and opportunity for networking
  • Shared experiences around a particular situation
  • They are more economical
Coaching topics include
ATHLETIC DEVELOPMENT AND PEAK PERFORMANCE

I support athletes so they can achieve their best performances. I do this by helping them come up with a well thought out mental training and pre-performance plan, offering strategies for handling the pressures of training, competition and college recruiting, learning how to train and compete with intention, developing mental toughness by using tools such as imagery, relaxation and mindfulness training, how to deal with injury, and managing distractions that go along with high performance.

TRANSITION OUT OF SPORT

I support former and high-performing athletes who are currently active and/or in transition, so they may leave a legacy, expand their skills, and manage change so they are able to leave their sport better prepared to pursue their own professional development while continuing to lead a life of purpose. I do this by helping my clients evaluate where they are currently and where they are headed, by understanding what their purpose & values are, and how they can use their strengths in order to be the best versions of themselves while moving from one success to another. I provide ongoing support through the transition they are facing. Planning for life after sport is crucial, and managing that transition takes thoughtful attention.

ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP PRESENCE AND PURPOSE DEVELOPMENT

I partner with individuals to create more meaning and impact in their life. I believe athletes are whole people who are more than just their performance on any given day. An assessment of core values, motivations and passions, as well as attention around self-care and mental health is employed and essential for finding a joy-filled and purpose-driven life on and off the playing field.

CONFLICT RESOLUTION & TEAM INTERVENTION

I help athletes develop their leadership skills by building key relationships through improved interpersonal communication, building engagement through their team, and developing leadership presence.

COACHING FOR COACHES

I help coaches evaluate and grow their emotional intelligence skills by taking advantage of each of the five components of EI (self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill) to improve their leadership, build strong relationships and team cohesion, get the most out of their athletes, and to help them perform to the best of their abilities.

Testimonials

Prior to receiving professional coaching, I would seek advice from my professional mentor (my boss) or my husband. Sometimes they would be able to help, but other times I just felt like I was venting without feeling equipped to resolve the issue. When I first heard about coaching, I was concerned it would be like counseling. It was not. I quickly felt the impact of working with a coach. I appreciated Megan’s attentiveness, and her ability to summarize what I had said in a way that produced an actionable response and she gave me practical tools to use on the job. I would recommend Megan to anyone struggling with organizing their thoughts around an issue because she can help pinpoint areas to work on together and will help guide you to make improvements.

Alex

Manager

Coach Megan was my saving grace during a time of struggle. My self-doubt consumed me, and fear overshadowed my love for my sport. I felt inadequate and isolated. But Megan showed me that improvement was within reach—I just needed the right mindset and motivation. She provided a safe space for me to express my concerns and offered various options to explore, helping me create a personalized plan. Before Megan, I was plagued by self-negativity, making it difficult to engage in practice. Almost ready to give up, I turned to coaching out of concern from my team and coaches. Megan attentively listened to my experiences, including the mental health challenges I faced. She not only understood but actively supported me, dedicating time to get to know me and identify areas for growth. Through her guidance, my mindset shifted, and my confidence soared. It’s been a journey of ups and downs, but I am immensely grateful to Megan for her invaluable help and support during this challenging period in my life.

J

D1 volleyball player

Before working with coach Megan, I didn’t have a plan for how I would handle my performance anxiety and I lacked confidence while playing in games. Now I have different strategies I can use depending on how I am feeling in various situations. Megan is a great sounding board and she helped me come up with effective strategies for how to attack my mental game.

Chris

Davidson College baseball player

I used to be an anxious player and did not fully trust myself or my abilities. My biggest issues were staying level headed as I did not feel in control of my emotions when I was at bat. My coaches would talk to me but nothing improved. After working with Megan, that all changed. The most valuable tools I gained were breathing, goal setting and journaling. I learned how to be present in the moment and my confidence increased because I now believe in myself. Megan is a great resource and will give you lots of tools to achieve the best version of yourself on and off the field.

Keoni

D1 college baseball player

I have been keeping up with my homework and I have had a complete 180 change in my mood and emotion control, even on the days where I am not feeling my best. I pitched very well in a simulated bullpen the other day and I can attribute it to my positive thinking and practice.

Alex

Junior college baseball player

I really focused on my breathing/release techniques and visualization at practice today and I felt much more in control when throwing. I can already tell that this will be very beneficial to me.

Cade

Junior college baseball pitcher

I just wanted to send you a quick thank you note for your coaching help this past year. I’ve been hired into the position that I wanted and the time we spent discussing my goals and how to reach them was incredibly helpful. Working on my breathing when I’m feeling nervous or anxious is something I took away from our meetings and has been a huge help in making sure I can handle tough situations calmly. Also, remembering my “why” has taken away many of the nerves that come up when I need to speak up with certain colleagues and provides a sense of purpose and confidence.

Jacqueline

Assistant Athletic Director

I wanted to say thank you for all the sessions, time spent, and tools you have given me to succeed with the mental game.  I do think you have a special gift for manifesting coaches to reach out to athletes who need to be recruited, so thank you. I very much appreciate the positive, kind, and encouraging words you gave me in these last few months, it means so much more than you might think.

Alex

Junior college baseball pitcher

Before working with Megan, I lacked confidence in my abilities, was overly critical of myself, and would feel nervous and anxious during games. But after 4 sessions, I have become a lot more confident and have learned strategies for how to manage my anxiety and I now have fun while playing. Coach Megan was easy to talk to and really encouraging. I felt that she wanted the best for me and the tools she gave me for managing my mindset have been invaluable.

Hailey

Cal Poly Humboldt varsity softball player
Before working with Megan, I had little to no confidence in my mental approach to pitching, and there would be a 50% chance that my mental game would be strong. Now I can rely on my mindset staying solid when I pitch thanks to her. Through a number of techniques she taught me including visualization, breathing, reset routines, etc., I learned that I have control over my mental game. She helped me develop plans to overcome the mental obstacles I was facing and I’ve already seen many positive results. I now feel much more confident in my abilities on the mound. Megan was really easy to talk with and very kind. She even took notes throughout the sessions so that I could always go back and not have to worry about remembering everything we discussed. Overall, it was a great and helpful experience and I would definitely recommend Megan to my teammates.

Cade

Junior college baseball pitcher

Megan is a positive, upbeat coach who is experienced with supporting people to identify and overcome the perceived obstacles between where they are and where they want to be in their work and in their lives.

- Deb

Small business owner

Megan is an action-oriented coach ready to help her clients get crystal clear on the larger goal and then helps break it into small, tangible steps to ensure they get it accomplished.

- Jen

Small business owner

I worked with Megan over the course of a few months in a six session package. The consecutive sessions allowed for meaningful changes in the areas I asked to be coached on. Megan’s coaching supported me in re-establishing practices as I was in a transition point in my life. Her coaching style is engaged, knowledgeable, friendly and effective. I strongly recommend working with Megan.

- Stacia

career transition client

Prior to working with Megan, I felt quite overwhelmed with both school and sports. I procrastinated and didn’t have very good time management habits, so I often felt stressed and anxious. Working with Megan was very helpful – I really enjoyed talking through ways to keep myself focused and used her tools to lower my stress levels. Megan helped keep me on-track and accountable. I really appreciated conversing with her and finding my own solutions to my problems as opposed to just getting all the answers. Something that changed after working with her was a reduction in my anxiety and a more focused mindset towards school and sports. Megan is a very welcoming resource and will help you overcome obstacles using realistic solutions you are comfortable with.

- Lexie

varsity softball player

Before I started working with Megan, I had just learned that I was not able to play soccer anymore due to a career ending injury, and I was in some denial about that. I was sad and confused about my future, as being a soccer player was my identity and how I spent a large part of my time. Coach Megan helped me overcome many mental barriers with my injuries and she especially helped me manage my frustration and confusion as I searched for answers during this transition. She provided a safe space to talk openly about my feelings without any judgement or prejudice and she empowered me to have agency in my life. I encourage other athletes to try coaching – even if you are unsure if it is what you need or if it is something that can help you, give it a try!

- Colette

high school varsity soccer player

Megan was easy to connect with right away. She understood the challenges I was facing and inspired me to come up with several tools and practices that I have built into my daily routine which I have found to be really helpful. I saw immediate progress in just a few sessions and would recommend her to all athletes who are learning how to perform under pressure and want to find gratitude and joy while simultaneously managing stress from school and sports.

- Chris

high school athlete

I’ve known Megan for almost a decade and reached out to her when my daughter was struggling with a mental block at practice. As a mom and a former world-class athlete, Megan truly understands the pressure being put on teenage athletes today who not only participate in highly competitive sports, but are expected to excel academically with rigorous school course loads. Her sessions with my daughter were all 100% confidential and my daughter really trusted Megan throughout the process. Megan helped my daughter work through the mental block that was holding her back at practice and helped her focus on balancing her priorities for sports and school. My daughter was able to push through the block and overcome the pressure of competing at a national level while simultaneously wrapping up finals and AP exams for school. She ultimately had a great competition season and performed outstandingly well on her finals and AP exams. I wouldn’t hesitate to hire Megan again to help my kids through any sports/school related challenges they are having.

- Laura

Mom of recruited D1 athlete