YOU ARE A PROFESSIONAL ATHLETE, LIKELY A HOCKEY PLAYER, WHO WANTS TO MAXIMIZE HIS OR HER PLAYING CAREER, AND, DEVELOP A GAME PLAN FOR LIFE AFTER HOCKEY, SO YOU CAN ALWAYS COMPETE WITH SUPREME CONFIDENCE, NOW, AND IN YOUR NEXT VENTURE.
As a professional athlete you know that sport and life can be a game of inches. You know the challenge. You have to work hard continuously during your playing career to gain every competitive advantage… Every edge.
Your job is to maximize your performance.
You need to stand out, exhibit skill, toughness and maturity. It’s not easy.
You need someone objective on your side, whose only interest is your continual success. That’s my job.
Professional hockey players face another challenge, beyond being competitive, one that athletes in all sports face.
Transitioning to a future that works.
Athletes age quickly. The clock is ticking. Change approaches.
There you are at 26 or 27. You look around. Players who were around last year are gone.
Your own retirement from the game looms.
How do you chart a new direction and make a successful transition from professional hockey to the world of work… a mainstream job… another career?
As your personal coach, I help you manage that transition, so you not only win at the sport of hockey, but you win at the game of life after hockey, creating a future direction that employs your strengths … a future where you have a high performance competitive edge … one you feel confident about.
Coaching is a process of self-discovery. It’s a matter of discovering who you are past your hockey career ... who you want to become and what you want this next chapter to look like.
Together, we will explore questions such as:
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WHO ARE YOU?
We’ll look at what you want and don’t want, what your core values are, and we’ll examine your thoughts and beliefs to determine what matters to you.
WHO DO YOU LIKE WORKING WITH?
We’ll look at who your biggest influencers have been … the people you respect most … and the lessons you’ve learned along the way.
WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO?
We’ll look at what skills and strengths you’ve developed and had success with that will transfer to your next venture. We’ll also explore what doesn’t feel like a fit.
WHAT DO YOU DREAM OF DOING?
We’ll examine those dreams and ideas that when describing, you begin the sentence with, “I know this might sound crazy.”
WHAT DOES THE WORLD OF POSSIBILITY LOOK LIKE FOR YOU?
We’ll brainstorm options and create a vision of your future that excites and inspires you.
WHAT WILL IT TAKE TO GET THERE?
We’ll create a plan that includes short, specific, manageable, action steps to accomplish your goal.
As your coach, I provide encouragement, support, objectivity, clarity, and accountability, so you know where you want to go next and get there with greater ease and in less time.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE … GAINING A COMPETITIVE EDGE, CONTACT ME FOR A FREE SAMPLE SESSION. LET’S SEE IF WE WORK WELL TOGETHER.
"Ray coached me through a major career change."Greg Barrett, PCC - Executive Coach
“Ray coached me through a major career change. He has a unique ability to help his clients gain clarity around who they are and what they really want. He stays objective, patient, firm and supportive which are qualities that make him a superlative coach. I highly recommend Ray if you are seeking increased personal and professional satisfaction.”
"Ray is patient and quick-witted-he always has the perfect reply!"Monica Stamme - ISP, El Camino College
“Ray is an excellent coach. I had an opportunity to work with Ray during a period of uncertainty in my life. Ray is patient and quick-witted-he always has the perfect reply! I admire his effective communication skills, and his ability to immediately get to the heart of the matter. More importantly, he cares about your well-being and he is on your side. I highly recommend Ray. He is a very effective coach and a wonderful person!”