Personal Coaching

Personal Life Coaching / Counseling Services Use a Solution-Focused, Holistic Approach to Achieve Peak Performance, Increased Health, Excellence, and Wellness in all areas of life.

SIMPLY HOPING THAT YOUR GOALS AND DREAMS WILL HAPPEN IS FANTASY.  INSTEAD, LEARN TO LIVE THE WAY YOU DESIRE AND ACHIEVE YOUR UNIQUE GOALS CONSISTENTLY WITH THE HELP OF YOUR OWN PERSONAL LIFE COACH.

What is Personal Coaching?

In the same way that athletic coaches help their athletes to become the best players they can be, this same philosophy applies to the lives of people in general. Every person has short- and long-term goals that they would like to accomplish in their personal lives, work, artistic, and/or athletic careers. Personal goals often become overlooked and then forgotten because people lack “know how” and a credible coach to help them reach their goals. Parents, teachers, and even counselors who try to help are often overwhelmed with too many duties, students, and/or clients. Some helpers also lack the knowledge, abilities, and techniques needed to assist individuals with certain issues and concerns. At the same time, athletes’ goals are not always reached because athletic coaches cannot give enough individual attention to all players. Basically, some people and athletes get overlooked and never reach their full potential as individuals and in what they want to do. Therefore, having a personal life coach who is knowledgeable, credible, goal-oriented, and helps you develop and execute your own specialized program can be the difference between letting problems and difficulties take you down or successfully achieving your goals through a solution-focused, holistic approach.

Why Use Personal Coaching Instead of Traditional Counseling?

A true holistic (mind-body-spirit) approach to personal excellence, involving dynamic methods and exercises, is seldom promoted in traditional counseling models; furthermore, peak performance training, athlete-related issues, and reprogramming limiting behaviors and beliefs require specialized expertise. These empowering exercises enable clients to overcome many difficulties in the same way that turning on a light dissolves darkness in any room. Consistent use of these special tools has resulted in success that many users did not think was possible. Most importantly, the pursuit of holistic excellence must be part of the provider’s belief system and personal practices for it to be truly effective with clients. 

In contrast, traditional counseling and psychological services, often producing minimal results for the time invested, require a mental health diagnosis before insurance companies reimburse therapists for their services. Unfortunately, this diagnostic process labels people on records that can remain indefinitely and in some cases, even compromise a person’s privacy and confidentiality. Dr. Pappas’ personal life coaching services offer another option because clients receive quality care, expertise, and affordable services without requiring a mental health diagnosis. Furthermore, personal problems and difficulties are viewed as only obstacles to overcome as opposed to mental health issues and labels that imply illness instead of someone being temporarily “stuck.”

Through his use of a holistic approach to peak performance, increased health and well-being, stress and energy management, and excellence in both personal and athletic areas of life during and since his career as an elite-level athlete, Dr. Nick Pappas has gained important insights and techniques for achieving personal, athletic, and professional goals of all kinds. Best of all, this higher awareness and information provides clients with an array of strategies, tools, and skills that help to increase health, healing, and overall wellness for achieving unique personal goals.

Can Coaching Help Me?

ARE YOU . . .

  • Wanting to reach peak performance consistently in what you do and your full potential as an achiever, athlete, or performer. 
  • Wanting to create positive life changes using a holistic approach that increases levels of excellence in the physical, mental, emotional, energetic, relational, and spiritual self?
  • Feeling stressed, down, or worried with low energy and are just getting by?
  • Desiring a better quality of life for yourself, your family, and in your relationships?
  • Seeking greater meaning, personal healing, and/or spiritual connection in life?

IF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, THEN COACHING CAN HELP YOU.

A HOLISTIC BODY, MIND, AND SPIRIT APPROACH TO ENHANCING DAILY LIFE, WORK, PERSONAL, AND/OR ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE THROUGH:

  • Learning to go beyond your present level of peak performance to consistently produce greater outcomes through improved skills, confidence, and levels of excellence.
  • Improving physical conditioning, strength, speed, endurance, flexibility, energy levels, and overall well-being.
  • Learning to activate greater levels of healing, pain management, and the ability to release negative memories, pain, traumas, and lower energies that keep you down.
  • Addressing achiever-related stressors, negative attitudes, behaviors, and habits, energy leaks, and specific athlete and entertainer issues and concerns.
  • Improving stress and energy management, health and healing, life balance, time management, and negative thinking patterns.
  • Improving decision-making, memory, problem-solving, discipline and mental toughness, goal-setting and attainment, confidence, and keeping a positive attitude.
  • Addressing issues relating to gender violence prevention and awareness (including out-of-sport athlete aggression, sexual deviancy, abuse, and violence).
  • Addressing addiction, including video gaming, drug and alcohol problems, sexuality issues, grief and loss, death and dying concerns.
  • Improving anger management and control, conflict resolution, and peer interactions.
  • Addressing teen issues and problems, negative behaviors and attitudes, and family issues and concerns.
  • Improving relationships, general communication, overcoming break-ups, and enhancing parenting skills.
  • Addressing general student concerns including peer pressure and bullying, improving confidence, self-esteem, memory and study skills.
  • Using spirituality with innovative practices to reduce stress, improve athletic, artistic, academic, and work performance, quality of life, personal relationships, health and healing, and to find greater meaning in life.

Interview Recordings

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Watch the Beginning of a Presentation Discussing “The Dark Side of Sports”

Read a Dr. Pappas Article on Out-of-Sport Athlete Aggression (#14 Most Read and #50 Most Cited Article in Men and Masculinities Journal as of March 1, 2016)

Exposing the Dark Side of Sports: Sexual Deviancy Thrives in All Sports and Levels

Parents Beware: Athlete Sexual Deviancy and Aggression Thrives in All Sports and Levels

How Females Can Avoid Being Victimized by Sexual Predators in the Sports World

Parents Beware: Coaches’ Sexual Deviancy, Abuse, and Aggression Thrives in All Sports and Levels

Coaches and Managers Beware: Athlete Sexual Deviancy and Aggression Thrives in All Sports and Levels