Meet Ryan Whitlow
Session Rate: $85
Ryan has experience as a mental performance coach with various collegiate and high school sports teams and individuals, including baseball, softball, soccer, and basketball. She has studied at the University of Alabama and the University of St. Thomas in Houston obtaining her bachelor’s and master’s in Sport Psychology. Her goal is to support athletes and coaches to build mental fortitude to lead to improved self-regulation, physical performance, and sport enjoyment.
Why I Want To Be A Coach
As a young track runner, I experienced a mental block that stopped me from performing at my best. I did not receive the mental resources I need to overcome this block. I know the importance of the mental aspect of the game. My goal is give athletes those resources to be successful. My experience with youth and collegiate athletes shows my commitment and success to this principal.
My Coaching Philosophy
The mental aspect of sports plays an important role in performance enhancement. While physical skills are coveted, mental skills give athletes a true advantage within a game. Psychological factors account for the daily fluctuations in performance. Training with mental performance consultants can aid in maximizing athletic performance, giving athletes resources to overcome mental hurdles.
I Best Describe My Coaching Style As…
As a mental performance coach, I use a person-focused approach. My goal is to provide a space for athletes to learn about themselves and facilitate personal growth through acceptance, exploration and applicable action.
My Favorite Book is…
To Sleep in the Sea of Stars
My Favorite Movie/TV Show is…
Spider Man/Game of Thrones
My Favorite Podcast is…
Rotates between different NPR topics
My Proudest Accomplishment is…
The growth of my students/athletes and watching them reach their goals
I’m Most Grateful For…
The ability to impact and counsel young minds
What I Look For In The Athletes I Coach
Athletes who are open to learning about themselves and their behaviors to facilitate growth within their sport and life.