Become Mentally Strong!


Giving thousands of athletes and individuals the tools and proven strategies they need to maximize their potential
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I'm Stacey Goodrich, founder & owner of So Connected Mental Strength Coaching.

Do you ever feel like you are in your head or that you overthink everything? Have you been told to "get out of your head" or to "just do it"? If that worked, you would have already done it.

With a master’s degree in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), and 20+ years of experience working with thousands of people and athletes all around the world, I understand how to help others mentally get out of their own way. 

My passion is to give people the ability to live congruent in mind and body. We all have issues, but we are not equal to them. You may be anxious, but you are not equal to anxiety. 

As the author of Mental Strength Coaching Journal for Athletes, (series of 4 books), and a children’s book, "Strategies To Become A Mentally Strong Gymnast", my mission is to empower people with their own resources and abilities to be their best. My proven strategies help you perform in your potential, especially in that BIG game/match/meet/tournament!

Our Team


Alex Ostendorf specializes in sports like tennis, basketball, football, baseball, and more. He also works with students who need mental strength for school/grade improvement. A teacher and coach of eight years gives him the experience needed to maximize potential using So-Connected's tools and strategies. 


Crissy Ciaccio is a mental strength coach as well. Crissy coaches for all sports while specializing in gymnastics and baseball. Crissy was a gymnast growing up also with a daughter in gymnastics. She understands the mental strain an athlete can endure and now works on the mental side improving the lives of athletes. 


Clare Ceynowa is currently a Softball Student-Athlete at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. She is a former MN A’s/Vortex player and, has worked with Stacey over the past 5+ years. She has now transitioned to coaching with So-Connected and is excited to help younger generations of athletes, as Stacey did for her. Clare is very passionate about softball and will specialize in coaching softball athletes and teams; however, she was a multi-sport athlete and will be available in coaching other sports.



"My daughter started seeing Stacey for some fear and confidence barriers that crept up on her. Stacey helped her overcome her fears, build her confidence back up and create strategies to help her work through her routines.

Through the process of meeting with Stacey, my daughter has worked through these barriers and is having an amazing season now as a competitive gymnast with Twin City Twisters. Stacey is great - I would highly recommend her for any athletes that are having fear, confidence or mental blocks. It actually helped us both!"

Twin City Twister Parent


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