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News Release: December 18, 2012 - Silicon Valley, California

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of The International Mental Game Coaching Association, is interviewed as a sports psychology expert for BBC Magazine.

Bill Cole, MS, MA was interviewed as a sports psychology expert for a story in BBC Magazine, entitled "Why Do So Many Athletes Struggle To Cope With Retirement?" by Peter Crutchley, on the issues around retirement for elite and professional athletes. Many athletes struggle to cope with retirement. The article focused on why this happens and how to manage the inevitable let-down that most athletes feel when their exalted world of high-end celebrity sport ends. See the complete article at www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/20646102

The BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation) has called Bill Cole " A world-renowned peak performance coach."

Famed boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard and Britain's double Olympic rowing champion James Cracknell were interviewed for this piece, as well as other well-known sport psychology coaches, including Sports psychologist Andrea Firth-Clark, from the University of Greenwich, and Sports psychologist Dr. Victor Thompson.

Mr. Cole was quoted as saying, "Athletes identify themselves by what they do. Take that away and they feel abandoned and naked and at a loss for how to make sense of it. It's as if a major piece of themselves has gone missing. Athletes had regular doses of serotonin daily for many years, and suddenly, that has decreased or stopped outright. That is a huge upset to the chemistry of the body. Even some retired athletes who continue to exercise fail to get the endorphin highs since they no longer compete."

Bill Cole, MS, MA, is one of the world's leading sport psychology consultants. Mr. Cole is also the founder of the International Mental Game Coaching Association, and has worked as an NCAA Division I head coach, a sport psychology coach for the Stanford University Baseball and the Israeli Davis Cup Tennis Team. Mr. Cole has served as a sports psychology consultant for various elite level athletes, including 2006 Olympic Gold Medalist and two-time world curling champion Russ Howard. He has been the mental game coach to professional players who have had wins over Pete Sampras, Andy Roddick, Marat Safin, Michael Chang and Tim Henman. Mr. Cole also has been an NCAA Division I College Head Coach in tennis, the Sports Psychology Coach for the Israeli Davis Cup Team, and has coached in the US and Europe on the ATP Tour. Bill was inducted into a tennis hall of fame for his accomplishments as a player and coach. Bill has advised, coached or consulted with members or coaches of 13 national and world teams, six international and Olympic teams and 27 professional sports teams or leagues. He has been mental coach or consultant to Olympic athletes who have won bronze, silver and gold medals.

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: December 15, 2012 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Kevin Skeens, Of Broomfield, Colorado Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Kevin Skeens, Of Broomfield, Colorado has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Mr. Skeens was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Kevin Skeens is a pleasure to have in our program. He has a very high-level background as an athlete and has taken that extensive experience and now teaches and coaches others on how to be successful. Kevin has over 20 years coaching experience and is a specialist in volleyball. He stays active as an athlete and this helps him use those experiences and insights as a laboratory for his coaching. Kevin distinguished himself by designing and executing a very interesting and extensive mental training project involving seven volleyball teams and 70 athletes. It is clear that Kevin has a big vision for his programs, and for delivering the most cutting-edge mental game training programs possible. I believe Kevin will continue to grow mental game coaching in Colorado and become the leader in his state and region in this field. I look forward to watching his programs develop."

Kevin holds a BS in social sciences and is a Certified high school athletic director, a NFHSC certified coach, and a CHSAA certified coach. He is also on the FCA Board Of Directors Coaches Ministry. Kevin is known for taking struggling teams and turning them into champions. He was the Metro league coach of the year, and took his volleyball team to the state championships.

Kevin excelled as an athlete, and still remains active, playing adult in line hockey (as a two-time league MVP), adult football, hockey, soccer and basketball. He was High School All-State in soccer, and High School All-Region in basketball and soccer. He earned an athletic scholarship to an NCAA Division II school for soccer and played three years of college soccer.

Kevin is currently the Athletic Director for Community Christian School in Northglenn, Colorado, and also directs the Ballistic Volleyball Club in Broomfield, Colorado.

Kevin's volleyball website:
www.ballisticvolleyballclub.com/

Community Christian School website:
www.ccscrusaders.org/

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 75 hours of IMGCA pre-recorded audio classes and over 500 mental training videotapes. Each student completes reading assignments, written homework, practical application of the class content and coaching practicum 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. Mr. Skeen's final project was a season-long assessment and performance improvement program for 70 players his seven volleyball teams he directs.

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.


News Release: December 12, 2012 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association announces Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA, has compiled his annual year-end summary of accomplishments.

The International Mental Game Coaching Association announces Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA, has compiled his annual year-end 2012 summary of accomplishments for his mental game coaching, training and consulting.

The British Broadcasting Company (The BBC) has referred to Bill as "a world-renowned peak performance coach."

Bill Cole stated, "It is gratifying to help hundreds of people each year to reach their goals and expand more of their inherent potential."

Here are some of the highlights from Bill Cole's coaching, writing, consulting and work in radio, television and film.

In Media:

Launched the Mental Game Radio Show:
www.mentalgameradio.com/

Consulting Producer on the Hollywood film, The High:
www.mentalgamecoach.com/BillColeOnTVRadioAndFilm.html#BillColeInFilm

Appeared as a Sports Psychology Expert on HuffPost Live TV:
www.mentalgamecoach.com/PressReleases.html#20120926

Guest expert on a number of radio programs.

Subject of Media Interviews:

Interviewed by many high-profile media outlets:

  • New Yorker Magazine
  • The BBC
  • INC magazine
  • Prevention magazine
  • Chief Learning Officer Magazine

Publications:

Published an article as a sports psychology expert for EXACT Sports Go Mental eJournal, entitled "Practice Does Not Make Perfect: Comparing Learning And Performance Mindsets".
www.mentalgamecoach.com/PressReleases.html#20120720

Coaching and Consulting:

Mental game coach to clients who achieved some very exciting results:

  1. The #1 diver in the USA who won a bronze medal at the 2012 Olympics, who was coached daily by Bill at the Olympics by remote video.
  2. The #1 girl table tennis player in the US, also on National Women's Team.
  3. Top five team in US professional ballroom dance.
  4. Cadet Girls Table Tennis Champion at the US Open.
  5. The #1 and #5 in US junior girl and boy fencers.
  6. The #1 girl chess player in US.
  7. The #4 woman 35 and over tennis player in US.
  8. The #3 girl squash player in US.
  9. The #1 girl badminton player in US.
  10. A number of top US rodeo ropers, both men and women.
  11. Player in Stanford Women's Soccer Team who helped them win their first National NCAA Championship.
  12. US record-holder in gliding and member of Team USA-Gliding.
  13. The 2012 top three pick in the women's pro draft in soccer.
  14. Member of Under 16 US National Basketball Team.
  15. Three-time US National Fencing Champion.
  16. Member of the Mexican National Soccer Team.
  17. Fourth place competitor in the World Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Championships.

Teams, Professional Associations and Leagues:

Bill was the mental game coach, consultant or advisor to coaches or athletes in these organizations:

  1. USA National Junior Table Tennis Team
  2. USA National Cadet Table Tennis Team
  3. USA National Women's Table Tennis Team
  4. US National Taekwondo Team-Junior
  5. Professional Motorcycle Racing-British Superbike Circuit
  6. AMA Professional Road Racing (US motorcycle pro circuit)
  7. Men's Professional Rodeo Rider's Association
  8. Women's Professional Rodeo Rider's Association
  9. Professional Poker Association

IMGCA Certifications:

IMGCA certified a number of people in 2012, with these three in first-time categories.

Certified two MD's (Medical Doctors), Ashley B. Benjamin, MD, of California and Dr. Yuvaraj Lingappa, MD from St. Lucia.
https://www.mentalgamecoaching.com/IMGCANews.html#20120210
https://www.mentalgamecoaching.com/IMGCANews.html#20120726a

Certified Kulwant Singh, the first person from India to be certified by IMGCA.
https://www.mentalgamecoaching.com/IMGCANews.html#20120726b

Honors and Awards:

www.sportspsychologycoaching.com was recognized as one of the top websites of its kind in the world:
www.mentalgamecoach.com/PressReleases.html#20120128

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.


News Release: December 11, 2012 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association announces IMGCA-Certified Mental Game Professional Coach Radek Sefcik sets new standards in Slovakia for mental game coaching.

The International Mental Game Coaching Association announces Radek Sefcik, of Slovakia, the world's highest-rated IMGCA-certified mental game practitioner, at Level IV, has set new standards in Slovakia for mental game coaching.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Radek Sefcik, the world's highest-rated IMGCA-certified mental game practitioner at Level IV, has had many mental game coaching breakthroughs and is clearly the top and most visible mental game coach in Slovakia. He is a true leader in the field, worldwide. Here are some of his 2012 coaching highlights".

Tomas Berdych and Radek SefcikHe has been the mental game coach the last three years for Tomas Berdych, the number six ranked ATP player in the world, who reached the final of the 2010 Wimbledon Championships. Radek stated, "This year was really special. I once again had a chance to be with Tomas at the ATP Masters Final in London. It was really outstanding to see his huge potential where he almost reached the semis there. Djovokic beat Tomas. In November we were in Prague, in the Davis Cup Final against Spain. After 32 years, The Czech Republic had the chance to win trophy, and they got it! What a great accomplishment for him and whole team. Hopefully next year, he will win a Grand Slam!"

This picture is Radek Sefcik (right) with Tomas Berdych, the number 6 ranked ATP player in the world, at the 2012 ATP World Masters Final in London, England for the top 8 players. Learn more about Tomas Berdych at www.tomas-berdych.com and en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tomáš_Berdych.

Other 2012 Radek Sefcik Accomplishments:

  1. Mental game coach for a pro ice hockey team in the Slovakian Extra League, the highest ice hockey league in Slovakia, which eventually reached the national play off finals.

  2. Mental game coach for Slovakian professional basketball extra league team, which reached the semifinal play offs.

  3. Mental game coach for the Slovakian National Golf Team.

  4. Mental game coach for junior and senior golfers, where some players qualified into the finals in the "Faldo Series" and into Junior European Cups.

  5. Conducted mental game workshops for business leaders, on focusing under pressure, leadership and communications skill development, and in breaking limiting self-beliefs.

  6. Mental game coach for a pro motocross racer who is preparing for a rally in Dakar in 2013.

  7. Mental game coach and consultant for Special Operation Police Units in Slovakia, working with team units on mental toughness.

  8. In 2013, will be working with police special unit snipers, as well as with team management on their leadership skills.

Peak performance strategist and mental game coach Radek Sefcik may be contacted here:

ing.Radek Šefcík
www.mentalcoach.sk
www.coach4life.sk

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.


News Release: October 25, 2012 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Ryan Long, MSW, Of Washington, DC Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Ryan Long, MSW, Of Washington, DC has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Mr. Long was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Ryan Long has very special sensibilities around the mental game. He is very attuned to what athletes, coaches and parents are thinking and feeling in their sport experience. He knows how to help them get the most out of their mental approach. Ryan has a fantastic athletic background which he uses to help parents, coaches and athletes improve their mental capabilities. He has a vast level of experience personally as an athlete, coach, consultant and trainer in baseball, basketball, rugby, football and numerous other sports. All this taken together shows me what great things Ryan ultimately can do in this field. I know he is already making a major impact on his client's mental games, and I know he could be a major force nationally in the mental game."

Ryan was on the rugby team at the College of William & Mary, and is a weightlifter, fitness enthusiast, and does triathlons and bike racing. He is a 2003 graduate of the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland with an MSW in Clinical Counseling and a specialization in Mental Health. He is a Licensed Psychotherapist (under clinical supervision), Certified Personal Trainer (CPT), and a Specialist in Sports Conditioning (SSC). His training company, Attainable Peak Performance, is located in Washington, DC.

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 450 mental training videotapes. Each student completes reading assignments, written homework, practical application of the class content and coaching practicum 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. Mr. Long's final project was an audiotape on the benefits of mental game coaching in baseball for athletes and coaches.

This certification training is provided by the International Mental Game Coaching Association, based in Cupertino, 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.


News Release: September 26, 2012 - Silicon Valley, California

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of The International Mental Game Coaching Association, is interviewed on the HuffPost Live Television Show as a sport psychology expert.

Bill Cole, MS, MA was interviewed by HuffPost Live television show co-hosts Jacob Soboroff and Alyona Minkovski on the segment entitled Do Pro Athletes Belong Inside The Beltway? on September 26, 2012. Bill was an invited guest as a sport psychology expert. The show asked the question: Should former sports stars go into politics?

HuffPost Live television is co-hosted by Jacob Soboroff, who is also a producer for HuffPost Live. He is also the AMC News correspondent, a contributor to MTV's 2012 election coverage.

HuffPost Live television is also co-hosted by Alyona Minkovski. Forbes magazine named her one of the 30 most influential media personalities under the age of 30 in 2011. A Russian American, she has been called Russia's female Jon Stewart.

In addition to Bill Cole, guests included Huffington Post Sports Columnist Jordan Schultz, former Indiana Congressman and Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee Baron Hill, and Forbes.com Business of Education Columnist James Marshall Crotty.

Watch the show in this archived link: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/505a0bb378c90a0f5800027e

Bill Cole, MS, MA, is a mental game coach to athletes and coaches, politicians, professional speakers and trainers, the entertainment industry, executives and business professionals. The British Broadcasting Corporation (The BBC) called him "A world-renowned peak performance coach." Bill has been mental coach or consultant to Olympic athletes who have won bronze, silver and gold medals.

He has been the mental coach or sports psychology consultant with athletes or coaches of 17 world and national teams, eight international and Olympic teams, 31 professional sports teams, associations or leagues, and of athletes who have won 35 world and national championships. He has been the mental trainer for thousands of athletes in over 75 sports, at all ages and skill levels and has been a leader in the field of mental training for over 30 years. He was the first person in the world to earn an undergraduate degree in sports psychology, and is also the founder and President of the International Mental Game Coaching Association, which trains and certifies mental coaches worldwide.

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: July 26, 2012 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Dr. Yuvaraj Lingappa Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Dr. Yuvaraj Lingappa, a physician based in St. Lucia, West Indies, has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Dr. Lingappa was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Dr. Yuvaraj Lingappa is a three-decades experienced physician who has now added peak performance coaching to his medical practice. He brings his expertise in obesity control, health and wellness and humor studies to the mental game field, and I am extremely excited to see what programs and publications he will create. I know he will make a major impact on the field."

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 450 mental training videotapes. Each student completes reading assignments, written homework, practical application of the class content and coaching practicum 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. Dr. Lingappa's final project was a paper on the benefits of mental game coaching for athletes and coaches.

This certification training is provided by the International Mental Game Coaching Association, based in Cupertino, 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.


News Release: July 26, 2012 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Kulwant Singh Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Kulwant Singh, a consultant based in India, has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Mr. Singh was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Kulwant Singh is a dedicated mental game coach who has boundless energy in investigating the world of peak performance. He has a highly analytical mind and creative insights that will take him very far in this field. He is a pleasure to work with."

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 450 mental training videotapes. Each student completes reading assignments, written homework, practical application of the class content and coaching practicum 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. Mr. Singh's final project was a study of peak performance concepts and methods for athletes and coaches.

This certification training is provided by the International Mental Game Coaching Association, based in Cupertino, 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.


News Release: June 21, 2012 - Silicon Valley, California

William B. Cole Consultants announces the launch of the new Mental Game Radio Show website.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, media personality and international peak performance thought leader, announces the launch of the new website www.mentalgameradio.com. The Mental Game Radio Show combines entertaining, informative solutions and insights about the world of peak performance and high achievement.

Bill Cole brings his unique mental game approaches and worldwide coaching and speaking background to each Mental Game Radio Show. Guests include top authors and performers from the worlds of entertainment, television, film, radio, music, publishing, science, business, medicine, sports, coaching, military, law, education, government and the arts. The show airs every Monday at 2pm Pacific Time.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, is a mental game coach to athletes and coaches, politicians, professional speakers and trainers, the entertainment industry, executives and business professionals. The British Broadcasting Corporation (The BBC) called him "A world-renowned peak performance coach." He has developed, pitched and sold his ideas in Hollywood and has successfully worked in front of the camera, as well as behind it. His TV, radio or film credits include Creator, Writer, Producer, Consulting Producer, Founding Producer, Guest Expert and Host. He has been the mental coach or sports psychology consultant with athletes or coaches of 17 world and national teams, eight international and Olympic teams, 31 professional sports teams, associations or leagues, and of athletes who have won 35 world and national championships. He has been the mental trainer for thousands of athletes in over 75 sports, at all ages and skill levels and has been a leader in the field of mental training for over 30 years. He was the first person in the world to earn an undergraduate degree in sports psychology, and is also the founder and President of the International Mental Game Coaching Association, which trains and certifies mental coaches worldwide.

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: Feb. 10, 2012 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Ashley B. Benjamin, MD, Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Ashley B. Benjamin, MD, a psychiatrist based in Ventura County, California, has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Dr. Benjamin was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Ashley B. Benjamin, MD is an award-winning military psychiatrist, a book author, former college coach, journalist and experienced athlete. His insights and thinking around the mental game are profound, and he was a delight to work with. I look forward to collaborating with him in the future. I know he will make a major impact in the mental game coaching field."

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. Dr. Benjamin's final project was creating a detailed synthesis of traditional psychiatric medical diagnosis procedures, combined with mental game assessment protocols.

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.


News Release: Feb. 7, 2012 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Anne Lemons Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Anne Lemons, a Physical Therapist based in Upton MA, has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Ms. Lemons was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Anne Lemons is a very talented teacher, coach and speaker, and she has already made significant headway in the field of mental game coaching. She is dedicated to giving her clients the absolute best mental training possible."

A licensed Physical Therapist for over 25 years in private practice, Ms. Lemon's specialty is Dance Medicine working with pre-professional dancers and Orthopedic and Sports Medicine clients. She is certified in Pilates and has extensive coursework in dance, sports medicine and holistic healing techniques, as well as craniosacral and myofascial therapies. Ms. Lemons consulted for the Boston Conservatory for many years and created a screening protocol for all incoming dancers to help in injury prevention. She has lectured throughout the New England area to dance schools and companies on injury prevention.

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. Ms. Lemon's final project was creating, developing and delivering a mental training workshop to a women's college golf team.

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.


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