Meet Ryann Martin
Session Rate: $85
Ryann is an athlete-turned-mental performance coach, who is highly motivating, and relatable with a passion for developing the minds of the elite. Ryann provides practical, straight-forward advice to help athletes maximize their mental edge, attain healthy work-life balance, and helps build their confidence to help each athlete perform at their peak potential.
Why I Want To Be A Coach
Ryann, a native Floridian and proud Double ‘Dore, is a first-year M.Ed. candidate in Leadership & Organizational Performance at Vanderbilt University Peabody College. Hailing originally from Tampa, Florida, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt in 2019. Ryann was a competitive volleyball player for 10 years as a hitter and played for University of Florida’s national traveling club team from 2015-2016. Ryann was the assistant volleyball coach at a high school in Tampa and also coached young beginners before moving to Nashville. She hopes to provide support and resources to athletes aiming to improve their skills around confidence, leadership, mental performance, among many others.
My Coaching Philosophy
I believe that developing one’s mental game and learning to think productively is one of the most empowering things an athlete can experience. My approach is athlete-centered; supporting each athlete’s unique mental challenges at their own pace and maximizing their mental edge and performance improvement while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
I Best Describe My Coaching Style As…
Holistic. You are not just an athlete – you are human. As humans, we each have a unique life experience that affects us in different, novel ways. To me, it is important to look at and appreciate each component of one’s identity, in addition to being an athlete, when strengthening your mental game.
My Favorite Book is…
Pride & Prejudice
My Favorite Movie/TV Show is…
Favorite Movie: V for Vendetta
Favorite TV Show: Handmaid’s Tale and 90 Day Fiancé (no judging!)
My Favorite Podcast is…
My Proudest Accomplishment is…
Working on my second degree from Vanderbilt University!
I’m Most Grateful For…
My incredible family and friends.
Confidence/Leadership/Conflict Resolution/Transitioning outside of sports
What I Look For In The Athletes I Coach
An athlete who is able to take feedback and follow through on feedback from session to session. I really would like to work with athletes who genuinely want to improve, not just because their parents told them to see me.