Be Your Best!
I'm Stacey Goodrich, founder & owner
of So Connected
Do you ever feel like you are in your head, or do you overthink everything? Are you told to "get out of your head, or just do it? Don't think about it?" If that worked, we would have already done it.
Stop trying to fix a problem that is happening to you at the unconscious level with a conscious idea or coping strategy. If telling an athlete/person to be confident worked, they would have already been confident.
So Connected uses proven strategies and tools to help the athlete/person connect their mind to their body in the moment, to manage their thoughts and perform in their potential. A shift in understanding, perception, success, belief and potential are the 5 shifts needed to provide the athlete/person to practice being and performing their best.
Stacey specializes in eliminating mental blocks/disconnects with athletes/people. The symptoms of the issue may be lacking confidence, anxiety, negative self-talk, mental blocks (in gymnastics- the twisties or in baseball the yips). Understanding consciously what is happening to the athlete unconsciously, is vital to understand a solution. Performing mentally strong, managing every situation, even if the situation is less than ideal, is her passion for her clients.
"If you do not give your mind a job it will create its own job, and it won't be helpful."
Let’s Get To It!
My passion is to give people the ability to live from a congruent perspective. I know that we all have issues, but we are not equal to them. You may be anxious, but you are not equal to anxiety.
With a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wisconsin- LaCrosse, a Master’s Degree in Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), and 20+ years experience working with people, I understand how to help them get out of their own way. I have worked with thousands of athletes around the world at all levels, professional to youth. My specialty is creating mental strength to maximize potential and opportunities.
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!
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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