The Performers I work with GET RESULTS! We work a systematic process….
I help you to recall the things you did in your best performances.
And, then we find the key lessons from your worst setbacks.
Then we assess the strengths – that make you – your best.
Next, we identify the weaknesses – that must be improved.
The process then takes a big step, we summarize the GAME PLAN.
Finally – we develop key mental skills, establish strong routines for preparation, identify the best sources of inspiration, steadily build confidence, and engage every challenge with GRIT.
“Excellence in our execution comes from developing great habits, and working them consistently….the rewards are huge and the joy of sport realized.” Stephen Walker
HEALTH, SPORT & PERFORMANCE COACHING
In 2015, Dr. Stephen Walker’s sport and performance work was nominated for the Distinguished Professional Practice Award through the Association for Applied Sport Psychology. His body of work, emphasis on evidenced-based methods on the protective effects of positive emotions, use of biofeedback, and skilled experience in mental conditioning, set him apart as one of the top thought leaders in his field.
Dr. Walker’s athletes, and their outstanding performances, tell the rest of the story. He is in high demand as a consultant, coach, and public speaker because he is practical, fun loving, and a strong communicator.
One of Stephen Walker’s favorite roles is in support of parents, wanting to help their young athletes enjoy their sporting life more. He works with both parents and athletes in learning how to achieve results. He is known for helping his athletes develop life-long habits for better managing stress, building confidence, and developing routines that lead to success. He accomplishes all of this, and more, in a fun and nurturing manner.
“Dr. Walker teaches his athletes how to unleash their power within to elevate their game. As a parent of a goaltender, I witnessed these valuable skills being used both on the ice, as well as off the ice, when faced with life’s challenges.”
Parent of a NAHL Junior Hockey goaltender
Dr. Stephen Walker is a licensed healthcare professional who has served the Rocky Mountain Region for the past 35 years. His PhD in Counseling Psychology (1984) from the University of Colorado resulted in the publication of groundbreaking research that brought together the fields of psychology, integrative physiology, biofeedback and human performance in response to stress and recovery. His athletes come to him from all over the United States, and with the benefit of videoconferencing using Zoom, many of them compete world wide.
Walker is certified by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology, is a member of the United States Olympic Committee’s Registry of Sport Psychology and is a member in good standing APA Division 47 – Exercise & Sport Psychology.
Dr. Walker’s steadily accumulating data from over 20 years of assessing athletes on variables that contribute to Podium Performances is a major step in understanding the keys to the personal breakthroughs every athlete seeks. Assessments enables him to size up concerns quickly and efficiently. He is equipped to put forward lessons and skill sets that are of great benefit in almost any situation.
“The change we have seen in M. has brought such joy to me, thank you doesn’t seem enough. Her thought process is so much more positive not only on the soccer field but off of it also! The tools and techniques you have helped her with have had such a great influence on her and I am so grateful to you! If she can continue to use these throughout her life, she will be so blessed.” SB ECNL – and – D1 Collegiate Soccer Player
“Stephen Walker contributes to a healthy heart, good sense of humor and a positive attitude with everyone he touches. In every case he helps his clients become a healthier version of themselves so they Experience more Joy in their sport.” CK
“I have to thank you for helping me to build the courage to face my fears, for making me admit that I can’t do it all and most of all for helping me through the emotional roller coaster of life. I can honestly say that without your help and guidance I would not be standing as straight and tall as I am now. Life has always been tough but you have made mine that much easier. For that I will be eternally grateful and consider myself lucky that I had you in my life.” MM
Stephen Walker, is a father, grandfather, husband, brother and friend to many, some are even furry. He is an expert skier, single digit handicap golfer, musician, and an enthusiast of the performing arts. He is passionate about his work and is most gratified and indebted to his real teachers, the athletes, parents, and coaches he has worked with for over 3 decades. He lives and works from Boulder, Colorado, and maintains an office in Denver.
He is also a proud member of the Boulder Rotary Club, a key member of Rotary District 5450. Rotary is a service organization dedicated to providing “service above self.” Rotary boasts over a million members world-wide and does incredible work for humanity, building peace, and developing sustainable systems for water, sanitation, literacy, and healthy living in every part of the globe. Click here to learn more about Rotary International.
Mental Conditioning for Peak Performers in Sports, Arts and Coaching
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