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News Release: December 27, 2013 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Jephias Mundondo Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Jephias Mundondo, from Mutare, Zimbabwe, has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Mr. Mundondo was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Jephias is a lifelong learner of psychology of how people learn, develop and perform. He has studied the psychology of human performance from many perspectives and now has added the mental game coaching perspective to his repertoire. Jephias takes a very systematic approach to immersing himself into the IMGCA curriculum, and I know he is highly motivated to learn all he can in this field so he can continue to help others grow as athletes and coaches. I can see Jephias becoming the most influential mental game coach in the African Continent. The vision he has for himself in this field is broad and far reaching. I have absolutely no doubt that he will be a leader in the mental game coaching field."

Jephias is a Certified Life Coach and holds a Masters Degree in Development Management, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Management. He has been in Development work for the past 17 years, having been an Executive Director for a Family AIDS Caring Trust (FACT) for the past 11 years. He holds a Diploma in Personnel Management, A certificate in Agriculture, a Certificate in management Development and Training, and a Certificate in Low Impact Tourism. He is currently practicing as A Success and Well-being Coach and a Development Consultant in Zimbabwe.

He sits on the Board of Directors for four Charity Organizations. For 13 years he worked as an agricultural sector Manager, responsible for staff development which included training, mentoring, and sports and recreation for employees and soccer coaching. He attended a course entitled Brain Power training and Peak performance for Executives, and is a qualified Personnel Manager at the diploma level. He was also a Police Officer for three years early in his career.

Jephias played soccer up to first division level for more than 12 years and later coached soccer in the second division for 5 years. He has been the Mental Game Coach for the Buffaloes Football team in Zimbabwe.

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 90 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.

This sport psychology 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: December 20, 2013 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Susan Cohen Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Susan Cohen, from Briarcliff Manor, New York, has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Ms. Cohen was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Susan is a very dedicated student of the mental game. She has been studying the field for many years, and utilized many of the principles in her work on Wall Street. Her achievements in the pressure-cooker financial world in New York City will help her coach her clients to remain calm, focused and able to handle the many stresses in their sport world. Susan has lived mental toughness herself for over 20 years in business, and that experience she brings to mental game coaching is invaluable. I know Susan is destined to be a great mental game coach. Her clients will be lucky to have her as their mentor."

Susan was a ranked junior tennis player who now plays USTA league, and also with other teams. She also has a competitive swimming background. For over 20 years Susan worked on Wall Street as an equities sales trader, and has now decided to change careers to work with youth athletes, combining mental game coaching and nutrition. Susan will be receiving her certification in nutrition from the Institute of Integrated Nutrition in February 2014. She also has a certificate from the Positive Coaching Alliance. She holds a BS degree from Syracuse University and a Series 7 and 63 General Securities License.

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 90 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.

This sport psychology 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 28, 2013 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Level II IMGCA Certified Mental Game Coach Jennifer Touma, of North Salem, New Hampshire, has published her book, Moment of Impact: Harness the Explosive Power of Three to Maximize Your Mind, Life, and Business.


Level II IMGCA Certified Mental Game Coach Jennifer Touma, of North Salem, New Hampshire, has published her book, Moment of Impact: Harness the Explosive Power of Three to Maximize Your Mind, Life, and Business. The book is published by XLIBRIS, in Kindle, hardcover and paperback formats.

This exciting book teaches you how to apply the power of three key elements: yourself, your thoughts, and your mental strengths to direct the course of your life and maximize the opportunities offered by these life-altering moments. Based on the author's own life threatening moment-of-impact, this book uses stories, examples and "teaching moments" to reveal strategies you can use to become more self directed, personally effective, and present in any moment.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of the International Mental Game Coaching Association said this about Moment of Impact: Harness the Explosive Power of Three to Maximize Your Mind, Life, and Business.

  

Jennifer Touma has written a vitally important book, one that should be read by anyone who wants to achieve, excel and be an aware, attuned person in charge of their own life. I predict that Moment of Impact: Harness the Explosive Power of 3 to Maximize Your Mind, Life, and Business may turn out to be one of the most well-read and best treatments of this subject to come along in a long, long time. It may even turn out to be a classic in its genre. Jennifer Touma is the perfect person to write this book. She brings complete credibility to this material. She is a highly experienced businesswoman, and an accomplished martial artist (second degree black belt).

I resonated strongly with what Ms. Touma postulates, because I write about and teach many of her tenets:

  • Be on purpose. Use the power of intentionality.

  • You may not be in full control of all situations, but you can be in control of what you think, feel and do.

  • You are always in charge of how you react to every situation.

  • Make the most of any moment.

Buy this book today. Read it and refer to it again and again. Put its teachings into your daily disciplines, and you'll reap the many benefits found in Moment of Impact.

  


Moment of Impact, purchase at Amazon.comThe book can be purchased on Amazon.

Jennifer Touma is an agent of change and a peak performer's strategist. She has a master's degree in organizational leadership from the military college in Vermont at Norwich University, is a certified international mental game coach and a certified metamaster practitioner in neurolinguistic programming (NLP), and she created and hosted her own cable TV show on leadership. Jennifer is a second-degree black belt in boxing, karate, and kickboxing, from Sensei Earnest Hart Jr., and her 20 years of experience in martial arts informs and shapes her life and work as a peak performers' strategist and coach. Jennifer's company is Mindscape:

http://www.mindscapemind.com/

Level II IMGCA certification requires five 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 II certification written examination, or writes a final paper or creates and submits a final project.

Sport psychology certification trainings are 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 25, 2013 - Silicon Valley, California

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of The International Mental Game Coaching Association, was interviewed for the book Growing Up Gronk: A Family's Story of Raising Champions, as an expert on sport psychology.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, was interviewed for the book Growing Up Gronk: A Family's Story of Raising Champions, which will be published on July 9, 2013. Bill talked about the nature of the sports achievement, how sports success is achieved through proper mental training, mental discipline, focus, mental toughness and motivation. His comments appeared in the chapter entitled Mental Toughness.

The book is about the amazing Gronkowski family, from Williamsville, New York, who has produced an incredible set of five athletes. Williamsville is also Bill's home town.

Three play in the NFL: Denver Broncos, Cleveland Browns and New England Patriots. The most famous is Rob Gronkowski, who is on his way to NFL history. Another played major league baseball, and another is a Division 1 football player.

Learn more about Rob Gronkowski at Wikipedia.

The authors are Gordon Gronkowski and Jeff Schober. The publisher is Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

The book can be purchased on Amazon.

Bill Cole, MS, MA is one of the most prominent, prolific and successful performance psychology consultants working today. He has been mental coach or consultant to Olympic athletes who have won Bronze, Silver and Gold medals.

He 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's coached thousands of recreational, junior high, high school, college, professional, world champion and world record-holding athletes and 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 34 world and national championships. He has been the mental trainer for thousands of athletes in over 75 sports, at all ages and skill levels. A leader in the field of mental training for over 35 years, he was the first person in the world to earn an undergraduate degree in sports psychology, and is the founder and President of the International Mental Game Coaching Association (https://www.mentalgamecoaching.com), 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: June 10, 2013 - Silicon Valley, California

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of The International Mental Game Coaching Association, contributed to the book Combat Mind: Beyond The Ring, as an expert on peak performance.

Bill Cole, MS, MA made contributions to the content of the book Combat Mind: Beyond The Ring, which was published on June 10, 2013. Bill talked about the nature of the zone, how success is achieved through proper mental training, mental discipline, focus and motivation.

The authors are Dulce Pires and Bruno Santos. The project was underwritten and sponsored by Peritia, The Portuguese Psychology Magazine. The book so far is published in Portugese, with plans for editions in other languages.

Other sport psychology experts who participated include Dr. Filipe Carrera, Ricardo Silva, Professor Doutor Jorge Silvério and Sam Sheridan. Sam Sheridan is the author of the books The Fighter's Mind: Inside the Mental Game, and A Fighter's Heart: One man's journey through the world of fighting.

Learn more about the book at mentedecombate.com and
www.facebook.com/CombatMindBeyondTheRingBook

Bill wrote this endorsement for the book, which appears on the back cover:

"Combat Mind: Beyond The Ring is an important book that needed to be written. It is an amazing work, full of deep insights about the psychology of martial arts. The authors have masterfully weaved in comments from top fighters, coaches and psychology experts to explain what goes on in the hearts and minds of those who step into the ring. The book goes far beyond describing what is happening in a contest—it explains how to train and learn the mental tools that help fighters achieve the proper mindset, focus and desire to succeed. This book is destined to become a classic in the field of sport psychology."

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 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: May 7, 2013 - Silicon Valley, California

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of The International Mental Game Coaching Association, is interviewed in the magazine SBNation as a sport psychology expert.

Bill Cole, MS, MA was interviewed by SBNation magazine columnist Scott Neumyer in an article entitled I Am Royce White: Living And Working With Anxiety Disorder on May 7, 2013. Bill was an invited sport psychology expert. The article asked the question: Should pro sports teams make special accommodations for mental health issues? Bill was quoted in the article: "This is not only a really fascinating topic, but I think potentially groundbreaking. I think it could turn sports on its head. Normally, institutional sport is one of the last bastions of really institutionalized abuse, in a lot of ways. Maybe discriminating against people with mental difficulties is one of those arenas. So maybe White is doing everybody a really big favor by putting the spotlight on it and, at the minimum, making people think about it."

Read the complete article.

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 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: May 3, 2013 - Silicon Valley, California

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of The International Mental Game Coaching Association, was interviewed for the article "24 hours before Mayweather vs. Guerrero", by writer Martin Rogers, as an expert on sport psychology.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, was interviewed for the article "24 hours before Mayweather vs. Guerrero" by writer Martin Rogers, which was published on May 3, 2013.

Bill talked about the mental readiness routines boxers use before their fights. This article focused on Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s much-anticipated contest with Robert Guerrero. Floyd Mayweather vs. Robert Guerrero, billed as May Day, was a boxing welterweight championship superfight for Mayweather's World Boxing Council (WBC) Welterweight title and vacant Ring Welterweight title. The bout was held on May 4, 2013, in the MGM Grand Garden Arena at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States on Showtime PPV. Floyd Mayweather is an undefeated five-division world champion professional boxer, having won eight world titles and the championship across three different weight classes. Robert Guerrero is a WBC welterweight champion and is also a former IBF Super Featherweight world champion, a former interim WBA and WBO lightweight champion, and a former two-time IBF featherweight champion.

Bill Cole was quoted as saying, "Every great athlete I have encountered has the ability to calm themselves down at will. It is natural to be pumped up ahead of a huge event, but the best know how to control it and harness that energy for later."

Read the complete article.

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 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: March 8, 2013 - Silicon Valley, California

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of The International Mental Game Coaching Association, is interviewed as a sport psychology coaching expert for Yahoo! Sports.

Bill Cole, MS, MA was interviewed as a sport psychology coaching expert for Yahoo! Sports. The article was entitled "The Blackhawks' Streak: Everything You Need To Know, And Some Things You Probably Don't", by Martin Rogers. The piece spoke about the Chicago Blackhawks' 30-game winning streak, the second most famous in the history of the NHL.

Mr. Cole talked about the psychology of streaks, the trap of playing not to lose, how to maintain streaks, how a streak is an extended zone experience, how rookies and veterans may view streaks differently, how coaches can enhance or detract from a streak, and how media pressure factors into maintaining a streak.

An excerpt from the article:

"Just like beauty is in the eye of the beholder, so is pressure," says Bill Cole, founder and president of the International Mental Game Coaching Association and a leading author on sports psychology. "To some guys this level of success will feel correct and natural to them and they just roll with it. "But perhaps you're a young player, or a veteran who hasn't had so much success in your career, it might seem surreal. If it does, that person can self-derail, they will fight it."

This is where the leadership provided by Quenneville and his senior players really starts to kick in. Cole believes such a run of performance would have been impossible without shrewd marshaling from the 54-year-old coach.

"The mindset on a team streak is very much on an individual basis and it is important how the coach handles it," Cole explained. "You don't want a coach coming and saying, 'Hey guys, we're on this run, let's just keep it going.' Their job is to stop you from getting fat and happy. Sometimes their words may even come across as negative, by raising the possibility that losing could happen if you don't perform well."

Given that the achievement itself is in some ways a statistical creation - the Blackhawks have lost in three shootouts but the streak continues as long as they are at least tied after overtime - Cole also warns against a scenario where it becomes so important that team members start "playing not to lose." Again, he says, experienced players know how to identify and avoid such mental traps.

Those empty weeks towards the end of last year when hockey was frozen out by the collective bargaining dispute has led to a compacted schedule of 48 games, with fewer off-days than in a typical campaign.

That may have helped the Blackhawks gain momentum, but also increased the physical toll on players who have considerably less opportunity to rest their aching limbs and mend those niggling knocks.

However, Cole insists that the strain of quick turnarounds and packed travel schedules could be outweighed by a mental benefit.

"Tiredness could be their friend," Cole said. "You don't want to think, 'How are we doing this?' too much. And the tight schedule cuts into the dead time. A lot of experienced players often perform better when they are tired anyways, it almost serves to release mental pressure."

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 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: January 17, 2013 - Silicon Valley, California

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of The International Mental Game Coaching Association, announces 22 advancements and 11 additional benefits to IMGCA certification.

The International Mental Game Coaching Association announces Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA, has added 22 advancements and 11 additional benefits to IMGCA certification. The International Mental Game Coaching Association each year makes a substantial number of program advancements to its certification program.

The IMGCA has added 11 additional benefits to its certification program since 2012, to early 2013. These enhancements are available in the IMGCA private certification backroom web area, available to all current students and graduates.

All of these 34 benefits are available starting on the first day of a student's IMGCA certification program, and continue after graduation, forever, as long as the graduate remains certified.

Mr. Cole stated, "IMGCA is very proud to be continuously adding important benefits and new educational and business features for our students undergoing certification training, and also for our graduates. We are committed to continually upgrading the value of our certification program offerings to be able to train the best mental game coaches in the world. The IMGCA certification program is dedicated to being the most comprehensive, and most practical mental game certification course in existence. No other similar training program has such an extensive set of tools available to its students and graduates."

Each certified Mental Game Practitioner, at each certification level, earns 34 benefits, in addition to a title as an IMGCA Certified Mental Game Practitioner:

https://www.mentalgamecoaching.com/IMGCACertification.html#CertificationBenefits

Here are the 22 certification program advancements and enhancements the IMGCA added from 2012 to early 2013.

  1. Quick start guide: This is a core course of study designed to help students get off to an immediate, positive start in the certification process. This includes audios, videos, articles, checklists, assessments and other forms.

  2. Fast track set-up guide for a mental game coaching business: This is a series of in-depth checklists with questions and tasks to help graduates build virtually every phase of a mental game coaching business, including sales, fee-setting, marketing, professional standards of practice, website and social media and building a brand.

  3. Marketing section: This section contains a large collection of class announcements, and sales and marketing ideas to market mental game seminars and workshops.

  4. New assessment content: The IMGCA has 12 assessments students and graduates can use for themselves and with their clients. There are mental game assessments, a mental fitness quiz and a list of diagnostic questions in sport psychology, along with links to nine other assessments on various topics. Students and graduates can use the IMGCA Mental Game of Sports Assessment Tool (IMGCASAT), a comprehensive, proprietary, leading-edge instrument with 13 sections.

  5. New articles for content articles section: IMGCA adds new articles on a variety of topics on a regular basis.

  6. Workshops and speeches section: This section has content and outlines for speeches, articles, checklists, sample web pages, a questionnaire, a survey, assessments, videos, audience handouts, contracts, post-event follow-up and other business forms students and graduates can utilize in creating, organizing and delivering speeches, workshops and training they put together on the mental game.

  7. Building a basic website section: IMGCA has created a complete guide to building a basic website. We have provided students pre-written website sales text and other text for them to copy and paste into their website, copyright-free, and at no additional charge. This turn-key website solution saves people considerable time and effort researching content and helps them get a professional-looking website up and running in just a few hours.

  8. Ongoing audio teleclass recordings: Each year IMGCA adds many hours of additional audios to its archive. Certification students and graduates can listen to more than 90 hours of audio recordings from actual IMGCA certification teleclasses.

  9. Ongoing new video resources: The IMGCA has compiled links to over 500 videos that teach, describe and embrace the mental approach to learning, practicing and performing, in over thirty categories, in sports, business and life. This library is for the exclusive use of IMGCA certification students and graduates. IMGCA adds to this archive on a regular basis.

  10. Legal guide section: IMGCA has created an overview of legal considerations for mental game coaches so they can be aware of both their obligations and options in running their businesses in a sound legal manner. This legal background touches on the basics of dealing with all aspects of business, including contracts, disclaimers, waivers, office leases, confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements, camp or program ownership, speaking and training, websites, copyright issues, intellectual property matters, trade marks, service marks, book rights, ebook issues, hiring or virtual or office staff, employees, 1099 independent contractors, graphic designers, web designers and others.

  11. Code of ethics section: Mental coaches are expected to adhere to professional and ethical standards in a variety of areas. The International Mental Game Coaching Association makes recommendations with regards to these professional and ethical standards. The IMGCA coaching code is a framework to help coaches work at the highest levels of performance, and is a series of guidelines rather than a set of instructions or mandates. The IMGCA Code Of Ethics is comprised of six areas, covering 42 tenets.

  12. News releases for new graduates: IMGCA creates a press release, posted on the public side of website, announcing the graduation of each new certification graduate. This news release can also be used by the graduate on their web site, and can be sent to news outlets as a public relations piece.

  13. Ongoing additions to certification FAQ page: To help prospective certification students understand the IMGCA program better, and to help them make more informed decisions about participating, IMGCA continually adds items to the public FAQ page.

  14. New items in list of certification final projects: IMGCA certification students have the option of doing a final project or taking a final exam. There are now 65 suggested final projects listed.

  15. Checklist of marketing tasks for certification graduates: Once students have completed their IMGCA certification program, this checklist of marketing tasks will help them launch a successful mental game coaching career.

  16. Certification syllabus: This is a list of over 700 topics and issues that may be covered in a certification program, depending on the level someone qualifies for and selects.

  17. Checklists: This section contains checklists students and graduates may utilize at no extra charge in their speaking programs, private or group coaching or team coaching.

  18. Mental game glossary: An important part of being a successful mental game coach is to know, understand, and be able to utilize the terminology in the field, at many levels. The IMGCA mental game glossary contains over 400 terms mental game coaches use in their work.

  19. International time converter: This automatic time chart assists students in arranging class times from their time zone, anywhere in the world.

  20. New IMGCA certified logo for graduates: IMGCA certification graduates earn the right to use certification logos. IMGCA has created an additional certification logo for use on websites, and for other uses.

  21. Research publications and academic journals: IMGCA promotes and conducts research into the mental aspects of performance, across many disciplines, including sport, music, the dramatic arts, public speaking, writing, teaching, coaching, among others, and provides a list of academic publications.

  22. Suggested reading: The IMGCA lists recommended books on various topics related to the mental game.

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: January 3, 2013 - Silicon Valley, California

The International Mental Game Coaching Association Announces Suzanne Marble, MA Is A New Level I Certified Coach.

Suzanne Marble, MA, a high school teacher and multiple state champion volleyball coach based in La Conner, Washington, has earned the Level I Certification by the International Mental Game Coaching Association. Ms. Marble was awarded the title of Certified Mental Game Instructor.

Bill Cole, MS, MA, Founder and President of IMGCA stated, "Suzanne is a delight to work with. She now brings her incredible high-level volleyball coaching experience to the sports psychology field. She clearly already had a solid mental component to her volleyball programs, as evidenced by her outstanding results, at all levels. Now she enhances her programs even more by adding the deeper knowledge and set of skills that come with IMGCA certification. Suzanne has an amazing level of insight into her players from a mental standpoint, and she knows how to motivate them and keep them focused. One of Suzanne's major talents is her ability to synthesize the latest sports psychology content, and immediately apply it, in customized ways to her teams. Suzanne has a true passion for coaching young people, and for helping them develop, not only into highly-skilled volleyball players, but also into mature young adults. I know she will continue to produce many championship teams for years to come. She is now expanding into seminars on the mental game of volleyball, and I know she will be outstanding at this venture as well."

Suzanne Marble is one of the top high school and club volleyball coaches in the United States. She has been a championship volleyball coach for the past 20 years, winning six state and academic championships, 13 league championships, nine district championships, with six top-ten state tournament finishes. She has been named Northwest A/B League Coach Of The Year a record 11 times, State Coach Of The Year three times, and All State Team Coach three times. Suzanne has taken her teams to an incredible 18 consecutive State Tournament appearances.

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.

This sport psychology 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.


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