"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
"Taylored Minds Coaching helped me look at things a different way, a better way than I used to look at things. As a person I am not really positive, always thinking bad about myself and everything around it. With Taylored Minds Coaching I am starting to perform and feel better on and off the ice, because Taylor changed my mindset to a brand new me, a better me. There is still a lot of work to be done, but I am already seeing progress in my game. With Taylored Minds you will start to look at everything with a different look, by that I mean you will start to concentrate on the things you could do better and on the things you are already doing good. Take a chance and be the best you can be."
Goalie, Zegmale Juniors - Latvia2
"Being at camp for a week with these goalie coaches and mental trainers, was very good and helpful to get your mind emotionally and mentally focused on ice, when you are practicing, and I think it will help more to be calm in games, and to read a game with good skating and mobility on ice and follow the puck to making less space for players to shoot for a goal or at least dangerous moments on your net, when it's harder for you or your team are in difficult moment, because goalie is half of the team. Both coaches are very nice, and will try to help you and try their best for you and your future in hockey."
Goalie, EC Peiting U20
"It was my privilege to have Taylor as my mental coach. With an injury that had impaired my athletic performance, I was initially grappling with a mental blockage, which Taylor adeptly helped me overcome with their expertise in mental training. Taylor's approach was highly personalized, bespoke to my specific needs, and they remained highly attuned to my progress, providing consistent feedback that proved instrumental in my success. Their unwavering support and guidance bolstered my confidence, helping me to achieve a state of heightened focus and performance. I wholeheartedly recommend Taylor to those seeking a sophisticated and results-oriented mental coach."
Professional Hockey Player, Aisulu Almaty - EWHL
"The mental performance coaching did help me quite a bit. For example, when I let in a goal I used to get a little bit angry at myself. I started to lose focus by overthinking what I did on the ice. When that happens in practice, Taylor and Massop teached me to go out of the net, try to focus on my breathing and clear my mind, so I could go into the net with a clear head and new motivation to save the next puck."
Goalie, Jornstorps IF J18
"Working with Taylor's mindset training has really benefitted me by helping me with goal setting as well as how to get into different states. This can help you with school, ice hockey, other sports, and things in your daily lives. The way Taylor has taught me goal settingl I now view my success in games and practices in a new and better way."
Goalie, Frisk Asker