Dr. Lauren McHenry is a certified mental performance consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology and national certified counselor. As a former Team USA and professional athlete, Lauren understands the pressures, expectations, and emotional highs and lows in the world of elite and collegiate sport. She is the founder of McHenry Mental Performance, LLC and Thriving Through BeingTM.

As a consultant, Lauren serves athletes, sport parents, coaches, and sport organizations across the country to optimize performance without compromising well-being. Lauren created Thriving Through BeingTM to help coaches thrive through quality relationships with athletes, colleagues, and parents with an evidence-based, easy-to-access course that offers practical and immediately applicable strategies. Lauren’s work—much of which informs the Thriving Through BeingTM course—has been published in the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology and the Routledge Handbook of Mental Health in Elite Sport.

In today’s episode, we speak about person centered coaching and the importance of unconditional regard, whihc fosters connection and trust by helping athletes that the coach is there for them no matter what. 


Connect with Dr Lauren McHenry:

Website: https://www.mchenrymentalperformance.com/

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-lauren-mchenry/

Instagram: @mchenrymentalperformance

College Coach Credentialing: https://unitedsoccercoaches.org/college-coach-credentialing/

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