PERFORMANCE COACH

Coaching is for...

Test Takers

What test are you preparing for?

Whether you are a high school student taking the SAT or ACT, a college student preparing for finals or about to take the GRE, MCAT, LSAT or DAT, or you are a working professional taking a licensing exam, Dr. B’s performance coaching can help you achieve the score you need.

Are you performing up to your potential?

Do you study hard but yet don’t perform well on tests? Do you feel like you know the material but then “lose it” at test time? Are you struggling to understand the subject matter? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions Dr. B can help you. When your scores don’t measure up to your preparation or potential it’s a “performance issue.” When you learn to use Dr. B’s model for improving your performance your scores can improve.

How does test stress affect your performance?

There is a known relationshio between stress and performance. When stress is too high or too low performance suffers. If you are too anxious, or filled with self-doubt, or are easily distracted, your stress level is going to go up and your performance will go down.

How can Dr. B help you?

Dr. B is a teacher and psychologist. Over the last 35 years he has developed an effective, easy-to-learn system that trains people taking tests to reduce their stress and improve their performance. Coaching with Dr. B is a process of learning new, effective ways of taking tests and studying for them..

Healthcare Professionals

Whether you are a dentist, doctor, hygienist, nurse, assistant or office manager, you are under a lot of stress every day. In addition to dealing with patient demands and emergency situations, you are also in the midst of on-going staff issues and the day-to-day problems of running an office. When stress builds, performance suffers. Not only does this affect you, the health care professional, but it also affects the patients you work with as well as your family and friends outside the office.

What are the effects of stress?

Stress can affect you negatively: physically, psychologically and spiritually. Too much stress in the workplace can cause job dissatisfaction absenteeism, accidents and high turnover.

How do you deal with stress?

When stress builds and you become exhausted, irritable, anxious or depressed you may try to relieve the stress in ways that are not healthy: drinking, over-eating, smoking. You may also take it out on others by being short tempered and easily upset. This can only make matters worse. Knowing how to effectively deal with stress and make a big difference, for yourself and for the people around you at work and at home.

How Dr. B Performance Coach™ can help you.

Coaching with Dr. B is a process of identifying the stressors in your work and home-life, and then learning effective ways of reducing your stress. Dr. B’s model trains you to be calm, confident and focused, so than you can handle stressful situations in an entirely different way than you have before. This not only will improve the quality of your life, but will have a positive effect on the people around you -- your employees, your co-workers, your family and friends.

Athletes

What are performance issues athletes deal with?

Common performance issues for athletes include….

Any of these issues can affect an athlete and can cause his or her stress to build and performance to suffer. Too much stress has a negative effect on performance

How does Dr. B’s model apply to sports?

When an athlete is not performing up to his or her potential, or suffers from performance anxiety, or experiences a loss of confidence or lack of motivation here isn’t time during a game or meet to stop and correct the problem.

Dr. B teaches an easy-to-use system of nine core tools for maintaining on-the-spot top performance in the field, on the court, or in the pool. When tension, loss of confidence, or distraction get in the way during an athletic event the athlete has to know how to ellminate or minimize these immediately. That’s what Dr. B teaches.

How can Dr. B Performance Coach™ help you?

Whether you are a professional, amateur or student athlete, Dr. B can help you to identify what’s keeping you from performing at your best, no matter what sport you play.

The coaching process with Dr. B involves assessment, goal settling, learning and implementation. Dr. B’s coaching is active. He will give you exercises to work with on your own and during your practice. Dr. B will give you the tools you need during a game or meet to keep you at your best.

If you are a coach, Dr. B’s model can help you too. Not only will you become more calm, confident and focused by working with Dr. B, but his nine tools will be a great addition to your coaching repertoire. You can pass them on directly to your athletes and watch their performance improve.

Executives

How does stress affect your performance?

There is known, well-researched relationship between stress and performance. When stress is too high or too low performance suffers.

As an executive, the stresses of your work are many. Unregulated stress can lead to exhaustion, burnout, anxiety, depression and a host of physical, psychological and spiritual problems.

When your stress is too high it will likely have a negative effect on those around you, causing absenteeism, accidents, job dissatisfaction, insurance claims, and high turnover. By addressing your own stress you are not only taking care of yourself, but you are being a model for those who work with you.

When you keep stress at just the right level you are setting a standard for excellence in performance -- for yourself and throughout your organization.

What does Dr. B Performance Coach™ offer for executives?

Dr. B offers personalized executive coaching. Dr. B will train you to use his highly effective performance model. In your coaching with Dr. B you will tackle the day-to-day situations you face that causing your stress to spike. Dr. B will show you how to address any issue in a way that is calm, confident and focused.

Dr. B can also provide in-service training for your management staff and support team. His training seminars are lively, engaging, and above all, practical. Before offering a training seminar in your company, Dr. B will interview key people so that the training will be personalized to the needs of your group.

Dr. B also offers executive support groups and retreats. In these groups a small number of executives from the same or different companies work together learning and applying Dr. B’s model. These groups are both incisive and enjoyable.

Performers

What kind of performers work with Dr. B?

Dr. B is a coach to performers of all types:

Dr. B coaches world class performers, including Academy Award and Tony award winners, musicians who have been awarded top prizes in national and international competitions, and well known public speakers. He also coaches performers at the training and entry levels. In addition he works with writers, painters and designers.

What is Dr. B’s background in working with performers?

Dr. B is an experienced performer himself. A prodigious piano player as a child, Dr. B became an Equity actor as a young adult and has gone on to direct and produce theater and opera in the US and abroad, working at The Sundance Institute, The Juilliard School and The Australian National Academy of Dramatic Art. In addition to his doctorate in Applied Psychology, Dr. B holds an advanced degree in music composition from Mills College. He is a master teacher in the Adler Fellowship and Merola programs at the San Francisco Opera, and the founder of The Singer’s Gym, a professional workshop for opera singers. For more information read Dr. B’s complete bio. To find out about The Singers’ Gym email singersgym@comcast.net

What issues does Dr. B deal with?

Being a professional performer is tough. Not only is the work demanding, but the effort to find work is usually all-consuming and often demoralizing.

Dr. B works with performers who

Dr. B also coaches performers on audition pieces, as well the work they are preparing for public presentation (roles, recitals and speeches).

How does the coaching work?

Coaching with Dr. B is four step process: you meet with Dr. B to assess what you need, you set goals, he teaches you his performance model as applied to your situation, and you implement the tools. The model is easy-to-learn and user friendly.

Coaching is individual one-on-one, and conducted in person, on the phone and via the internet.