"I compete in a 3-phase dog sport called IGP which involves tracking, obedience, and protection. In 2021 I took the leap from competing at club level to National. Leading up to every trial I would struggle with trial nerves and anxiety. I have read articles on performance anxiety and competition preparedness which I found somewhat useful for club level, but I found that the pressure of a larger event was still a major struggle. I am grateful for the opportunity to work 1:1 with Josh on the mental side of preparing and competing for higher level competition as not only has he studied this, he has lived it. Although our sports are quite different, there are many similarities in the mental preparation and performance. Josh provided me with several ways to stop negative thought and nurture positivity, as well as calm the mental chaos in the weeks/days leading up to and the day of competition. Josh has provided helpful strategies to focus on learning from each success and each failure, focusing on what you can control and accepting what you can't no matter the outcome. I highly recommend anyone in any sport who feels they need some help to work through the mental aspect of preparation/competition to reach out to Josh. You will not be disappointed!"
"I was having some issues with my performance and was questioning whether I was going to continue in my sport or give it up and retire. My mind was saying quit but my heart was saying no way, so I decided to invest in myself and work with a mental performance coach. I hired Josh Hill from cerebral champion and we quickly got to work. We were able to pin point the areas I needed to work on and we made adjustments and improvements. I was given tools to overcome obstacles that have been in my way and may pop up again. I gained so much more out of this than I even knew was possible. My training performance and mindset has grown and continues to grow, I am currently looking for a fight and can't wait to put these new tools to work. My mindset has changed within the sport but also within daily life itself. I want to thank Josh for taking me on and being so easy to work with and improving my overall game and mindset for life."
"I highly recommend working with Cerebral Champion. Josh puts a focus on developing the best version of yourself and equipping you with strategies to overcome the tough mental aspect of being a high level performer. His methods definitely helped me become a better athlete and I'm sure it would be the same for anyone else. "
" Working with josh has definitely been a great decision. I suffer from competition anxiety and as a professional fighter it has affected my performance. In just a few sessions josh has given me some key strategies to manage this and I've managed to gain the tools to conquer these issues. Josh has given me a new edge other than in the training room. he's helped show me the mental part of sport is just as important as the physical. I will continue to work with josh to help master my mental game even after I'm done with competitive fighting."
" I recently used Josh Hill as a mental coach for 9 of my athletes ahead of a big home show event we hosted and the feedback was amazing. Josh came highly recommended so I reached out and had 1 on 1 sessions set up for all my athletes the week of their fights. The fighters were able to find more ways to be mentally ready and have less anxiety ahead of the competition. Josh was thorough and went above and beyond. We are excited to continue having him work with our athletes mental preparation for sport. "
" Josh was super helpful during fight camp to help me regulate my emotions and get me out of my own head. He really knows MMA inside and out, and was very comforting, inspiring, and easy to talk to. His warmth, kindness, honesty and true knowledge of the sport make him an incredible performance coach "