Transcend the Podium

Transcend the podium

“Empowering people to execute excellence under pressure.”

Transcend the Podium is a mental skills programme that aims to empower athletes, coaches and high-performers to excel under pressure. This modular course is split into three phases: well-being, resilience and execution.

Benefits include:

  • First and foremost, this course will help you perform week-in and week-out at your highest levels.
  • Second, it’s about learning that growth is a process, a journey not always a short A to B.
  • Learning to compensate for moments of high stress (chaos) with long rest to recover from and prevent overtraining, burnout or chronic (autoimmune) disease.
  • Developing resilience (health, fitness, performance) in the present life and when looking for a change of direction, sabbatical, or retirement requires lifestyle, intention, food, and exercise tools.
  • Feeling good about yourself through well-being, purposeful fitness and lifestyle.

Experience teaches me that we need to start with small steps and master the basics to grow exponentially; for this reason, this course is split into three parts, spiralling out from the centre.

  1. Foundation of Well-being : Well-being is the low-hanging fruit of the programme and serves as the backbone of achievement. It includes sleep, hydration, pain-free movement, and any repeatable present mindset.
Well-being before Performance


2. Purposeful training. Plan to Perform : We dive into fitness adaptation and use the sports science process of super-compensation as a model for purpose and growth. We explore how you can be true to yourself, how coachable you are, and how you can contribute to your team’s culture and attitudes to feedback, training, winning, and losing. We touch on nutrition, blood sugar management, and detoxification of the body and mind.

Plan to Perform

3. Execute under pressure. This is the advanced part of the course; for optimal impact, you need to develop a “7” level of resilience in wellness and fitness. The end goal is empowering you to “Know, not think”, and enjoy executing the task at hand when competing at your highest level against opponents of similar or better ability than you. Being happy with your performance, even when somebody does it better, is my idea of a performance mindset as it needs to be regarded as a journey experience full of highs and lows, asking the hard questions like “Why reviews and ask didn’t I win?” and looking for marginal gains and feedback to tweak what you currently do. Performance mindset is “doing your best today so you are better tomorrow”. In this final part, we look at the execution of training standards in competition (performance) and how your public and private actions transcend the podium and influence others. We empower you to let go of your training and free your mind to tap into your “X-factor” creativity by using your experience and adapting strategy/tactics to the present moment and opportunities. This part of the course includes/intolerance and troubleshooting, which looks at clearing any obstacle blocking excellent execution.

Peak Performance

Peak Performance

Note: Troubleshooting the zone can be done at any time during the course and includes mental skills to cope with stressful situations, such as thought-stopping, visualisation and reflection. Advanced mental skills for clearing historical trauma can be taught and use techniques adapted from sports psychology, Carl Jung Shadow work, Traditional Chinese Medicine 5 element theory, and Shamanic visualisation of healing journeys, ceremonies and rituals.


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