Best Mental Coaches in Poker & Business

March 30, 2020

Whether you’re a poker player, investor, startup founder or trader. Mental coaches can improve your income and quality of life. I’ve learned this from my personal, and my friends, experiences with different mental and peak performance coaches of the past years.

I noticed immediate results after I talked to mental coaches in 2014. During that time, I was highly focussed on poker while co-founding my first business. With both of my passions in a high-stress environment, it was time to talk to a professional coach to plug my mental leaks.

At the time I was struggling with several issues including, tilt, time management, entitlement, and fear.

Luckily my friends were already working with mental coaches, with good experiences. So I gave it a shot.

It improved my life and winrate beyond expectations and I’ve actively worked on my mental game ever since.

What Is a Mental Coach?

According to Minding What Matters, “Mental coaching is a broad term used to describe consultants who use a psycho-educational model to develop the mental/psychological aspects of performance achievement. On the golf course, in the operating theatre, on stage, in the classroom, or in the line of duty, achieving peak performance is complex.”

Mental Coaches are specialized in improving these performance issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Focus
  • Goal-Setting and Achievement
  • Perfectionism
  • Procrastination
  • Mental Preparation
  • Self-Discipline
  • Getting In The Zone
  • Slumps and Confidence
  • Performing Under Pressure
  • The Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO)
  • The Fear Of Failure and Success

The industry of peak performance is growing, with the mental game as a big part of it. Today, we see athletes, finance, poker players and investors, seek the help of mental coaches to optimize the mental part of their performance.

Best Mental Coaches for Poker Players, Traders and Entrepreneurs

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Jared Tendler

Obviously, I have to start with one of the leading mental coaches in the poker industry: Jared Tendler.

He coached over 500 poker players, including several of the top players in the world. He transitioned into the poker world after he coaches several pro golf players and athletes.

Today he also coaches stock & cryptocurrency traders, professional e-sport players, and entrepreneurs.

On top of that, he is also the author of two best-selling booksThe Mental Game of Poker 1 & 2, which are still two of my favorite books to date.

I’ve been working with Jared for nearly 6 years now and each session he provides me with new insights into my mental game.

Elliot Roe

Is the only coach I know that can use hypnoses during mental coaching sessions, called hypnotherapy. Elliot Roe is one of the leading experts in Mindset Optimization.

His clientele that consist of hundreds of poker players, also includes Olympic Medalists, UFC champions (Like TJ Dillashaw), Hollywood actors, startup founders, and wall street traders.

His focus is to eliminate fears and breakthrough mental roadblocks allowing you to operate in a state of peak performance every day.

A few of my poker buddies are working with Elliot on a monthly basis and are already seeing results. I’m adding him to my list for 2020 mental coaches to talk to.

Startup Coach

The Startup Coach is solely focussed on business founders and entrepreneurs.

He challenges startups to define their dreams in a clear strategy and reach their goals. As every good mental coach should do.

He has experience in various parts of the startup world. He worked as a trainer & coach at start-up accelerator programs of Booking.com, Chivas Venture, Rockstart and more.

After talking to him. I’ve learned he will find your exact pain points in your business. With his experience, he can helicopter view your situation and help you create the best strategy moving forward.

Let’s talk about Mental Coaches!

Are you trying to figure out if mental coaching suits you? I’ve been in the same spot and I know how difficult it can be.

Let’s have a chat and we can find out together.

Through my experiences with several coaches during my career, I’m well aware of what they can offer you.

I believe it’s +EV for almost every person looking to improve their mental game in business, poker, and life.

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