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We think differently about how to perform outstandingly in sport and how to be an amazing leader in business (the two are not mutually exclusive).

We are not traditional in our approach and we will challenge the way you think about yourself in either or both of these environments.

Our courses are practical, relevant, engaging and give you methods and approaches that you can actually use to get the results you want.

So you're either a constant learner type of person or one who feels they have it all worked out. Our courses are for both.


Lessons in Mental Toughness Tools for Sports Athletes:

  1. 1 Welcome to Mental Toughness tools for Sports Athletes

    Objective: To introduce you to the course and say hello

  2. 2 Who am I?

    Objective: To let you know more about Steve Dent

  3. 3 Why you really need this course?

    Objective: To make you aware of why mental toughness is important to you

  4. 4 Course format and learning outcomes

    Objective: To give you more information on what the course covers and how it is structured

  5. 5 Course Workbook to download

    Objective: To make the course workbook available to you.

  6. 6 What is mental toughness?

    Objective: To introduce you to the concept of mental toughness

  7. 7 10 Facts about Mental Toughness in Sport

    Objective: To make you aware of how mental toughness benefits sports athletes

  8. 8 The 4C's of mental toughness

    Objective: To introduce you to the model of mental toughness that the course is based upon

  9. 9 Mental Toughness & Control

    Objective: To explore high control and what you need to do to demonstrate it

  10. 10 Mental Toughness & Commitment

    Objective: To explore high commitment and what you need to do to demonstrate it

  11. 11 Mental Toughness & Challenge

    Objective: To explore high challenge and what you need to do to demonstrate it

  12. 12 Mental Toughness & Confidence

    Objective: To explore high confidence and what you need to do to demonstrate it

  13. 13 There's no such thing as pressure

    Objective: To explore where 'pressure' comes from

  14. 14 How we create our experiences in life and sport

    Objective: To identify why we experience things in sport that are different to others

  15. 15 Pay attention to your thoughts - TARGET Strategy

    Objective: To introduce the TARGET strategy

  16. 16 Task - Pay attention to your thoughts

    Objective: To practice the TARGET strategy and to reflect on the results

  17. 17 Where do you perform?

    Objective: To highlight the importance of getting present in sport

  18. 18 Step into your 'Batman'

    Objective: To introduce you to the concept of an 'Alter Ego' for sport

  19. 19 Your Ideal Competitive Mindset

    Objective: To identify the mindset of your 'Alter Ego'

  20. 20 Switching on your Ideal Competitive Mindset

    Objective: To explore ways to switch on the mindset of your 'Alter Ego'

  21. 21 Mental Imagery - what is it?

    Objective: To explore the concept of mental imagery for sport

  22. 22 The process of Mental Imagery

    Objective: To help you recognise how to do mental imagery to get the best out of the practice

  23. 23 Mental Imagery Practice - the lemon

    Objective: To practice mental imagery

  24. 24 Mental Imagery Practice - the powerful magnet

    Objective: To practice mental imagery

  25. 25 Mental Imagery Practice - the arm extension

    Objective: To practice mental imagery

  26. 26 Mental Imagery Practice - the iron bar

    Objective: To practice mental imagery

  27. 27 Mental Imagery Practice - the Rollercoaster

    Objective: To practice mental imagery in two different ways

  28. 28 Practicing mental imagery - next level stuff

    Objective: To take mental imagery to the next level

  29. 29 Mindful Breathing

    Objective: To identify how using your breath can help you in your sport

  30. 30 Anchoring Useful Emotional States

    Objective: To explore how to anchor emotional states

  31. 31 How our language impacts our performance?

    Objective: To recognise how our language impacts your performance in sport

  32. 32 Sport and our senses

    Objective: To identify your preferred representational system

  33. 33 The Power of our Words in Sport

    Objective: To recognise the language you use that can help or hinder your performance

  34. 34 How we filter success

    Objective: To recognise and explore the filters you use that can help or hinder your performance

  35. 35 Reframing your experience for improved results

    Objective: To provide you with help to reframe how you experience situations in your sport

  36. 36 Use your language to enhance your performance

    Objective: To help you use different language and filters to experience situations in a more helpful way

  37. 37 Strategies to enhance your performance

  38. 38 The Principles of Success

    Objective: To identify the core principles of success in for approaching your sport

  39. 39 Overcoming Setbacks

    Objective: To explore how to get past setbacks and thrive

  40. 40 Confidence in Abilities - Changing your narrative

    Objective: To help you change the stories that you tell yourself that hinder your performance

  41. 41 Identifying your sources of stress

    Objective: To recognise what creates unhelpful emotions in sport

  42. 42 Controlling your environment

    Objective: To explore what you can and can't control in your sport

  43. 43 TARGET strategy

    Objective: To introduce the TARGET strategy for sport

  44. 44 Breathing techniques for Sport

    Objective: To explore useful breathing techniques than can help you control nerves and anxiety

  45. 45 Results v Excuses

    Objective: To identify the excuses you are using for not getting the results you want

  46. 46 Setting powerful intentions - PACER

    Objective: To identify how to set clear and meaningful outcomes in your sport

  47. 47 Sticky Habits

    Objective: To build good habits by sticking them to your current habits

  48. 48 Thank you

  49. 49 Keep in touch

    Objective: To ask you to join our private Facebook group

  50. 50 I'd love you to leave a course review

    Objective: To ask you leave a review of the course

About Steve Dent

Born Bristol. Husband. Dad. Grandad to 3 awesome little ones. People Developer. Leadership Developer. Training Designer. Coach. Trainer, Workshop Facilitator. Management Development. NLP Master Practitioner. Mental Toughness specialist. ECB Level 3 Cricket Coach. CIPD qualified, MBTI accredited, Insights accredited. Golfer. Love keeping fit. Constant learner. Never stops improving. Charity fundraising cyclist – Bristol to Bordeaux in 2019. Son is Glos CCC captain. Coached professional athletes. Led teams. Won awards. Motto: Help Many – Hurt Few – Live Life – Win Some – Lose None. I help people become better versions of themselves.

What Our Members Have to Say:

“Steve has worked for me for just over 12 months and during that time his impact on the business has been substantial. He has led the TNA, design, delivery and evaluation of a multi faceted leadership development programme across a multi site and multi discipline business. He is adept at all levels - managing the development of frontline and Exec leaders with equal aplomb.

What differentiates Steve from the crowd? In my opinion, he a) really understands that everything he does has to ultimately deliver business value, b) really understands the power of positive relationships at all levels within the business, and c) brings drive, tenacity and challenge to work every day - never accepting that 'good is good enough'.” ― Craig Whaites - Head of Leadership & Learning at Asda
“Steve was absolutely fantastic to work with on my Mental Toughness, it was not something I had ever come across before but the premise of actually working on my mental toughness was an absolute no brainer. It gives you at first the ability to know what you do well and what you do not so well and then Steve gives you the skills to deal with these issues. It has changed the way I practice and changed the way I play my cricket completely. Having a chance to actually test out some of the methods whilst I was away in the winter and seeing the reward of coping under pressure was such a great feeling. Along with technical training, I can’t understand why anyone wouldn’t want to work with Steve to become a better performer in sport.” ― Ryan Higgins - Gloucestershire CCC & Welsh Fire
“Steve has been brilliant in helping me overcome frustrating periods as a cricketer and go on to perform really well under pressure. His knowledge and passion around high performance coaching and NLP is up there with the very best and it certainly feels like I have an edge over all my competitors.

Through working together both face to face and online I’ve seen significant improvements in my ability to develop skills quickly, stay calm under pressure and ultimately enjoy playing the game I love.  Steve has become a great mentor for me and I can always rely on him to go above and beyond to help me in any way he can!” ― Bhavi Devchand - Western Fury & Perth Scorchers cricketer
“Steve is a highly charismatic, professional, engaging, brain friendly trainer who is an excellent communicator on all levels of management. His proven knowledge and capability is second to none. He has developed a stimulating and motivating management programme for Leonard Cheshire Disability covering a multitude of modules including MBTI preferences and perception, Engaging and Inspiring People, Developing People and Teams, Managing with Integrity and Managing the People Process.

With numerous years’ experience of training and a wide range of skills including MBTI, Insights, Coaching, Mentoring and a master practitioner of NLP, he is plugged in with what’s trending by keeping abreast of the latest thinking in learning.
It is a pleasure to watch Steve train; he is cognisant of all of the delegates at all times. As a colleague I am in a truly fortuitous position, as I feel I have not only gained Steve as a colleague but I have learnt and continue to, a great deal from his expertise.” ― Hazel Stacey - Leadership Development Professional
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