Mental Performance Coach, B.A., CPT
Taylor's journey from a collegiate and professional ice hockey goalie to a seasoned Mental Performance Coach has equipped her with the insights and expertise to transform your aspirations into accomplishments.
With an impressive career spanning over 25+ years of international hockey, Taylor's in-depth understanding of the sport's intricacies is unmatched. Her fusion of athletic prowess and Mental Performance Coaching background creates a coaching experience that transcends the ordinary.
Taylor is committed to your success. Tailoring her approach to align with your unique needs, she crafts personalized training programs that propel you towards your objectives. Whether you're an aspiring amateur or a seasoned professional, Taylor's guidance hones your skills, maximizes your performance, and empowers you to conquer your loftiest goals.
Taylor's philosophy: mental agility is the cornerstone of physical triumph. Her holistic methodology cultivates both aspects, sculpting not just athletes, but champions who excel under pressure. With Taylor in your corner, you'll be primed to dominate on the ice, court, or field, armed with a winning mindset that's as unshakable as your determination.
Elevate your game, master your mind, and redefine your limits alongside Taylor. Maximize your performance potential – your journey to greatness starts now.
Taylor's mission is to support athletes and coaches in harnessing the power of their minds to maximize their performance. She believes that mental skills are just as crucial as physical abilities in achieving success, and her goal is to provide comprehensive guidance and tools that enhance mental resilience, focus, confidence, and overall well-being.
She is dedicated to utilizing evidence-based strategies and techniques tailored to the unique needs of each individual or team she works with. By fostering a trusting and collaborative relationship, Taylor aims to understand the specific challenges and goals of her clients so she can design personalized development and training programs that address psychological barriers, optimize mindset, and cultivate mental toughness.
Taylor's approach goes beyond short-term fixes; she strives to equip athletes and coaches with practical skills and strategies that will have a lasting impact on their performance and personal growth.
Ultimately, her mission is to empower athletes and coaches to maximize their performance potential, overcome obstacles, and achieve extraordinary results.
THE COACHING PATHWAY
Book your first coaching session with Coach Taylor.
SELECT A PLAN
Choose a seasonal plan that best fits your needs to maximize performance.
Review progress and identify areas for growth for next season.
BENEFITS OF MENTAL PERFORMANCE COACHING
Techniques to maintain focus, stay present, and effectively manage distractions during training and competition.
Help athletes develop a strong and realistic self-image, enabling them to approach challenges with a positive mindset.
Motivation and Commitment
Cultivate intrinsic motivation, helping athletes sustain dedication to training and performance over the long term.
Collaborate with athletes to set clear, achievable goals that provide direction and motivation, fostering a sense of purpose and progress.
Understanding and managing emotions helps athletes maintain composure and make better decisions during competition.
Adaptability and Resilience
Adapt to unexpected situations, setbacks, and failures, fostering greater resilience and determination.
Stress and Anxiety Management
Equiping athletes with strategies to manage stress, anxiety, pressure, and other performance-related nerves.
Learn to use mental imagery to visualize successful performances, improving muscle memory and reinforcing positive outcomes.
"When I was chosen to present on ice at the University of Michigan for The Coaches Site live event in Ann Arbor this past June, I unexpectedly found myself grappling with self-doubt, a new and unsettling experience for me. As I geared up to share insights with coaching peers, global skills experts, and NHL hockey coaches, I recognized the need for support. Just as we expect our athletes to prepare for peak performance, I felt a responsibility to bring the best version of myself to this presentation and share the wealth of knowledge I've gained from 38 years of coaching hockey skating development. Enter a pivotal figure in this journey - Taylor Cook. In navigating this uncharted territory, Taylor not only equipped me with the tools, direction, and confidence-building blocks I needed, but also empowered me to tackle any potential obstacles that could hinder my progress. As a result, I stood prepared, delivered the presentation, and experienced no post-presentation second-guessing. The pride and fulfillment I felt were a testament to the profound growth I achieved in those 12 weeks - regardless of my age. Taylor's guidance was spot-on, and her words consistently painted a vivid picture of the actionable steps required to drive impactful change. I am deeply thankful for the time I spent with Taylor and wholeheartedly endorse her as a performance coach."
Pro Hockey Skating Coach, Power Hour