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News Release: Dec. 9, 2010 - Silicon Valley, California

William B. Cole Consultants announces CEO Bill Cole, MS, MA writes the foreword to the new book by author Nancy Pristine, The Zen Game.

The Zen Game, book by Nancy PristineBill Cole, MS, MA was selected to pen the foreword on the new book by author Nancy Pristine. The Zen Game: How to Win at the Game of Life Without Selling Your Soul is a book that combines timeless wisdom with practical tips for living in the modern world.

Pristine, a life coach and neuro-linguistic practitioner, presents practical guidance for the twenty-first century with inspiring real-life stories that will help people see life from a higher, more optimistic perspective. The Zen Game teaches how to "win" at the game of life while still living harmoniously with others, respecting the rules and traditions of society, and improving your relationships.

Nancy Pristine is a radio talk-show host and motivational speaker. She has been featured on television and radio and in many publications. In 2009 Nancy traveled the United States on a speaking tour-You Make the Difference. Through her training as a certified life coach and a neuro-linguistic practitioner, she helps people transform their lives from ordinary to extraordinary. She is the author of several books. Learn more about Nancy at www.NancyPristine.com.

You can purchase The Zen Game from Amazon.com.

For more information, to engage Bill as a guest expert, or to schedule a media interview, please contact:

William B. Cole Consultants
19925 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014-2358
VOICE: 408-725-7191
FAX: 408-298-9525
E-Mail: Bill@MentalGameCoach.com
Website: www.mentalgamecoach.com


News Release: Nov. 13, 2010 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Chris Carr Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Chris Carr, a professional motorcycle racer and instructor based in Atlanta Georgia, has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Mr. Carr was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Chris Carr is a very talented teacher and coach who has a real affinity for the mental approach to sports. He is a pleasure to work with and clearly exemplifies that when you practice what you preach, you get amazing results. Chris is always coming up with new programs, initiatives and his high-energy execution is what leaves his competitors in the dust."

Chris Carr put Buell Motorcycles in the world record book by riding from Key West, Florida to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in 8 days, and in 2008 the same itinerary in 106 hours. He is the author of the book "Street Riding Secrets". In 2010 Harley Davidson USA asked Chris to be the first person to ride the brand new XR1200X, in the 7,000 mile Hoka Hey Challenge motorcycle rally, which started in Key West, Florida and finished in Homer, Alaska. His website is www.TwoWheelAdventures.com

Level I IMGCA certification requires two hours of live private telephonic 1-1 coaching with Bill Cole, MS, MA, IMGCA President. Students also have access to over 70 hours of IMGCA pre-recorded audio classes and over 500 mental training videos. Each student completes reading assignments, written homework, practical application of the class content and coaching practicums with groups, teams and individuals as applicable and coaching feedback evaluations. Each student passes the IMGCA Level I certification written examination, or writes a final paper or creates and submits a final project.

This certification training is provided by the International Mental Game Coaching Association, based in San Jose, California. The IMGCA was the first international mental game coaching membership organization, created January 1, 2006. It remains the only international mental game coaching membership organization in the world today. The mission of the International Mental Game Coaching Association is to advance the research, development, professionalism, and growth of the discipline of mental game coaching worldwide. The IMGCA is comprised of individuals and institutions interested in sports, movement, health, fitness, business, the arts, achievement, work-life balance, stress control, and peak performance. IMGCA members come from all walks of life, and have varied backgrounds in sports performance, coaching, teaching, writing, business and consulting. They are professionals, students, parents, and interested observers of the mental game. ct:


News Release: Sept. 20, 2010 - Silicon Valley, California

IMGCA Coach Radek Sefcik Achieves Highest Level of Certification.

Radek Sefcik, IMGCA Certified Mental Game Professional Coach

IMGCA Certified Mental Game Master Coach Radek Sefcik has reached the pinnacle of certification training provided by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. He has completed all requirements for Level IV certification, the Certified Mental Game Professional Coach. In doing this, he has become the world’s first IMGCA Level IV certified coach. This is the highest certification level offered by IMGCA.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Radek is a fantastic mental game coach who has proven his value time and again in helping his clients reach new vistas in their mental training. He has achieved world-class results with world-class athletes and their coaches."

The IMGCA Level IV training program consists of fifty one-on-one private coaching sessions, reading assignments, written homework, practical application of the class content and coaching practicums with groups, teams and individuals as applicable and coaching feedback evaluations. Each student creates and submits a project.

Radek is the mental game coach to numerous professional international athletes, teams and coaches, and has been mental game coach at Wimbledon and many other professional sporting events.

His web site: http://www.mentalcoach.sk/


News Release: Aug. 24, 2010 - Silicon Valley, California

IMGCA Founder and President Bill Cole, MS, MA is again a focus of Hollywood.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, IMGCA Founder and President and CEO of William B. Cole Consultants, was written up in the well-known Hollywood blog, Horiwood.com.

Read the Horiwood.com article, Ten Things About Bill Cole, Sports Psychologist, which discusses Bill's wide-ranging, groundbreaking work in sports psychology.

For more information, to engage Bill as a guest expert, or to schedule a media interview, please contact:

William B. Cole Consultants
19925 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014-2358
VOICE: 408-725-7191
FAX: 408-298-9525
E-Mail: Bill@MentalGameCoach.com
Website: www.mentalgamecoach.com


News Release: Jun 12, 2010 - Silicon Valley, California

Bill Cole, MS, MA prepares world class motorcycle racer and adventure rider Chris Carr for the 7,000 mile Hoka Hey Motorcycle Challenge.

Chris Carr and Bill Davidson

On June 20th, 2010 some of the world's most fearless riders will come together for a 7,000+ mile run from Key West, FL to the Kenai Peninsula in Alaska.

The Hoka Hey Challenge is a 7,000 mile motorcycle rally. This inaugural event will start in Key West, Florida and finish in Homer, Alaska. The winner is to receive $500,000 in Alaskan Gold. Chris Carr will be riding the newly released XR1200X in this amazing event. Both Chris Carr and the XR1200X have been chosen to reflect the durability and overall performance of this team. Cole will be helping Carr prepare his mind, mental toughness and focus for this demanding event.
http://www.hokaheychallenge.com/

Throughout his career, Carr has participated in many adventures rides across the United States. In 2006, Carr put Buell in the Record Book by riding from Key West, Florida to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska in 8 days, and in 2008 the same itinerary in 106 hours. He is the author of the book "Street Riding Secrets".
To follow the race on Carr's blog: http://twowheeladventures.com/blog/

For more information, to engage Bill as a guest expert, or to schedule a media interview, please contact:

William B. Cole Consultants
19925 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014-2358
VOICE: 408-725-7191
FAX: 408-298-9525
E-Mail: Bill@MentalGameCoach.com
Website: www.mentalgamecoach.com


News Release: May 13, 2010 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Alan Kane Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Alan Kane, a Physical Therapist based in Kinnegad, Ireland, has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Mr. Kane was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Alan Kane is a real student of everything he does, and mental game training is no exception. He combines his extensive background in physical therapy with mental training and has developed many programs that have been well-received in Ireland. It is a pleasure to work with Alan."

Mr. Kane owns Alan Kane's Pain Relief Clinic in Kinnegad, Ireland, and uses the state of the art Neurostructural Integration Technique, (NST) considered by many leading health authorities to be the world's premier technique in spinal and structural therapy. He also uses the Emmett Technique. Mr. Kane is an expert in pain relief for people who have tried everything else.

Level I IMGCA certification requires two hours of live private telephonic 1-1 coaching with Bill Cole, MS, MA, IMGCA President. Students also have access to over 70 hours of IMGCA pre-recorded audio classes and over 500 mental training videos. Each student completes reading assignments, written homework, practical application of the class content and coaching practicums with groups, teams and individuals as applicable and coaching feedback evaluations. Each student passes the IMGCA Level I certification written examination, or writes a final paper or creates and submits a final project.

This certification training is provided by the International Mental Game Coaching Association, based in San Jose, California. The IMGCA was the first international mental game coaching membership organization, created January 1, 2006. It remains the only international mental game coaching membership organization in the world today. The mission of the International Mental Game Coaching Association is to advance the research, development, professionalism, and growth of the discipline of mental game coaching worldwide. The IMGCA is comprised of individuals and institutions interested in sports, movement, health, fitness, business, the arts, achievement, work-life balance, stress control, and peak performance. IMGCA members come from all walks of life, and have varied backgrounds in sports performance, coaching, teaching, writing, business and consulting. They are professionals, students, parents, and interested observers of the mental game.


Bill Cole Interview - Sharks look to emulate Wings, who also struggled to win Cup

(May 7, 2010)

Bill Cole was recently interviewed by the Detroit News about the San Jose Sharks NHL playoff in hockey. Bill explains how athletes often do not realize they are resisting their best performances, perhaps out of fear that their best will not attain a goal, or out of fear of success itself. This can be a subconscious withdrawal, where they hold themselves back from achieving, by not giving themselves permission to win. Read the complete interview (opens in new window).


Bill Cole TV Interview - Ego Out Of Bounds

(April 30, 2010)

Bill Cole was recently interviewed by Kate Kilpatrick on the topic "Ego Out Of Bounds". Bill discussed problems of Tiger Woods and other top stars resulting from a culture of entitlement that's enabled by friends, family, coaches, teammates and the media. Watch a video of the interview (opens in new window).


News Release: April 4, 2010 - Silicon Valley, California

William B. Cole Consultants announces world kickboxing champion Miriam Nakamoto wins second world championship.

Miriam Nakamoto, star of the TV series Fight Girls, won the IMTF World Championship title in Los Angeles, California April 3, 2010. Miriam defeated Angela Parr in a Women's Professional Lightweight bout unanimous decision.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, CEO of William B. Cole Consultants, Miriam's mental game coach, said, "Miriam Nakamoto is a rare athlete, one who possesses deep reserves of dedicated passion for training in her sport, a burning desire to win, and the focus to execute under pressure. She is a pleasure to coach."

Miriam Nakamoto said, "I found working with Bill a life changing experience. He is exceptionally calm and straightforward. He was excellent at grounding and focusing the chaos that can enter my mind. I especially found him helpful in giving me mental techniques which helped to keep my mind occupied. It was great to have something solid, positive and productive to focus on."

See a related article about this kickboxing championship event.

For more information, to engage Bill as a guest expert, or to schedule a media interview, please contact:

William B. Cole Consultants
19925 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino, CA 95014-2358
VOICE: 408-725-7191
FAX: 408-298-9525
E-Mail: Bill@MentalGameCoach.com
Website: www.mentalgamecoach.com


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