I’m Lindsay, Mental Performance Consultant at Sterling Sport Mindset.
Similar to many of you, I grew up playing multiple sports from an early age. I spent the majority of my evenings on a basketball court, soccer field, softball diamond, or volleyball court. I was passionate about all of the sports that I competed in, but I especially loved the game of basketball. I lived and breathed this sport for so many years playing on rec, travel, AAU, and my high school varsity team. Entering high school, I thought basketball could lead me to success as a student-athlete in college. School and sports was really all I knew, so why not continue to compete at the next level? Well to some dismay, I faced a bit of adversity…myself.
So, let’s fast forward to my senior year. I was tired. I was under-performing. I was disinterested. I had little self-esteem. I was anxious just to step onto the court. I was resentful of the sport I once loved as a young girl. Looking back on it now, I was experiencing signs of staleness and burnout. However, at the time, I had no idea about the field of sport psychology, mental performance, or really the fact that your mind could play such an immense role in your performance outcomes. It was not until my sophomore year of college, when I changed my major to sport and exercise psychology, that I realized there was a whole field designated to exactly what I needed to work on as an athlete–the mental game. Here, I also recognized the transferability of mental skills used to improve in sport, which can also be used to improve life in non-sport settings.
With that said, I am passionate about working with you as your mental performance consultant. Not only with dedication to your mental game will you maximize your current strengths to see performance enhancements, but you will also learn how to transfer these skills to other parts of who YOU are–student, daughter, son, mother, father, etc. You are first and foremost an individual comprised of many unique identities, experiences, ideas, and feelings. Thus, my job is to help you enhance the current techniques you implement in your life, sport or non-sport setting, while also aiding in the development of new strategies you can apply to perform at your peak level more consistently both in and out of your sport(s). By coupling physical and mental training, you will gain a competitive edge in your sport or performance domain. With dedication to your mental game, you will leave me, your mental performance consultant, as a more well-rounded individual capable of overcoming adversity.
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Since we are more than just who we are in our sport, here’s a little bit about me…
I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland. I went to an all-girls’ private high school, Mercy High School. *Fun Fact: As a member of the varsity basketball team at Mercy, I competed in THE GAME, which was an annual rivalry game that attracted the largest crowd for a high school girls’ basketball game in the state of Maryland! Talk about mental preparation!* I graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in sport and exercise psychology with a minor in human services from West Virginia University. Let’s Go…Mountaineers! While at WVU, I competed on the women’s club volleyball team. I loved this experience, as I could still live college life as a “student-athlete.” Of course, with less demands than a varsity student-athlete! I also met some of my best friends and my soon-to-be husband from joining the team. Next, I headed south to Statesboro, Georgia where I completed my Master’s degree in kinesiology, sport and exercise psychology concentrate at Georgia Southern University. In grad school, I had the opportunity to work with various Division I student-athletes and teams in multiple sports. I also interned at Southern as an Athletic Academic Advisor for the football team.
Brent and I currently live in Newnan, Georgia with our super energetic and adorable golden retriever, Rory. In our spare time, we enjoy exercising, golfing, watching HGTV (We consider ourselves the next Chip & Jo!), and getting ice cream (our weakness). So much excitement heading our way this year! Mr. & Mrs. Arnold coming soon!