Master of Science
I began my life journey growing up in Toms River, NJ. With the aspirations of being a collegiate baseball player, I, unfortunately, emphasized the role of an athlete before student. When it became time to select a university, I was accepted to and had the choice of very few. I continued this trend at West Virginia University until the department chair approached me with an ultimatum of increasing my GPA or departing for home. Following this conversation, I never looked back and 4 years later, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport & Exercise Psychology.
I continued my academic endeavors to obtain a masters degree from Springfield College in Massachusetts, where I was the Athletic Academic Advisor for the Springfield College Women's softball team and Men's freshmen football team. I also took on the role of Assistant Head Coach of the Springfield College baseball team. While invested in these roles, I began an assistance ship at the High School of Commerce as the Athletic Academic Advisor for the high school student-athletes, as well as putting the time in as the Defensive Coordinator of their Men's Football Team. I accepted all endeavors and ran with these opportunities, graduating with an M.S in counseling, specializing in student-athletes.
During my life, I've come to notice that opportunities present themselves frequently, but it's about the desire for the acceptance of change, or the fear in doing so that makes the difference. One must have the ability to want to change and better themselves.
Are you merely feeling content or just satisfied? Are you hindering your capabilities, development, and growth that each and every one of us has inside ourselves? If you are thinking yes, we have had some things in common.
See, I was content and satisfied with my life by skipping class, partying instead of studying, and taking the basic classes just to get through. I hindered my growth, let others tell me the way to live my life and what I could and couldn't do. Now, I continue to grow and learn every day. I'm not just satisfied or content, I am hungry for progress and the process that comes with it.
These changes that I can offer is my goal for not only you, but also for your team. I don't want you to be content with 25 total yards a game, 1 total tackle, a 1.5 GPA, or settling for the only college that accepts you. I don't want your team to be content with finishing last, not completing any tasks, or giving up on the team philosophy and goals.
I want you to be hungry for growth, to reach your PEAK potential, to go after your PEAK performance, and then make another goal to go after. Are you hungry to go after your dreams and seek more? Are you hungry to go after first place and compete for a State Title? Are you Hungry to receive that IVY league school acceptance or receive that Division 1 athletic scholarship?
I've allowed myself to seize every moment, despite any circumstances in front of me, and I encourage you to do the same. If you can't on your own, I am here to help you by building the mental framework that is needed, so you can acquire all of your dreams and goals.
- CEO of Peak Coaching For Success