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I, Mike Small am a professional business owner and coach. In my 15+ years as a Financial Services Professional, I have coached and trained other professionals to become the best they can be, while earning several awards including the Million Dollar Round Table.
As a coach, I have worked with youth athletes in baseball, football and basketball at every level from instructional to the highest level of travel/club sports. While teams I have coached have earned several championships over the years, I am more proud of the young men that the players develop into.
Currently I am the General Manager for 5 Star Great Lakes Chiefs travel baseball organization.
This is simple. I want every athlete to be in control of their career. I want every one of the athletes I coach to make the choice where their career goes and never be told they aren't good enough.
Over the years, I have seen several great physically gifted athletes, but almost none of them develop their mental game at the same level as their physical game and eventually the lack of mental performance catches up.
In addition, by training young athletes to have a champion mindset, I know this will help them not only on the field or court, but also in the classroom, at home and in their adult lives in their careers and as spouses and parents.
So what the heck is Champion Mindset Coaching?
Champion Mindset Coaching is the process of helping athletes and clients identify and overcome mental walls that stop them on their journey to be a champion. We build habits, behaviors and routines needed to reach their goals and perform at a champion level, especially when the journey gets difficult.
One of my best qualities as a coach and trainer is studying others that have been successful before me. I uses a multi-week system to get athletes started on their mental performance journey. I use techniques and training from Gene and Jeff Zannetti, Carol Dweck, Brian Cain, Jocko Willink and Dr. Rob Gilbert among several others.
"Mental Training was the part of my game that lacked the most. After beginning mental training with Coach Small 2 years ago, my approach on how to attack obstacles in the way of making myself and my team more successful completely changed."
"I've been coaching with Mike Small for several years and what he has done to improve and develop the skills needed for high level baseball is incredible. We all know metrics are important but what good are metrics without mental toughness and a positive mindset? I'm a huge believer in mental training for everything we do in life, therefore, even after baseball these kids are able to succeed in all aspects of life."
"Mental training has helped me on the football field by teaching me how to not get down after a mistake. One mistake can't become 2. My growth mindset allows me fix mistakes and then move forward."
"Coach Small's mental training has not only changed my mindset on the diamond but also in my everyday life. It has allowed to find a way in every situation and control my mind and body when things are not going as planned. I have learned to slow the situation and regain control when things get out of control."