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pursue excellence.

Live in the arena.

"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles . . . 

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short . . . because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds.” 

- Theodore Roosevelt

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why is mental skills training important?

The human brain is the most mysterious and powerful machine in the world. It can be our greatest asset, or our fiercest foe. For those of us choosing to live in the arena - to put forth great effort in our pursuit of excellence - mental fortitude is essential. In order to consistently perform at our best , we must have command over our mind. Mental Skills Training provides the tools and techniques necessary to leverage our mind to the fullest extent in the name of maximizing the likelihood of performance excellence.

Who can benefit?

Violin Performer
Children's Soccer Coach
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Mother & Child Shooting Arrows









Whether you are an athlete or performer looking to improve your personal performance, or a coach, parent, or director seeking to enhance that of your athletes or employees, Strive is proud to offer Mental Skills Training tailored to your needs.


Check out our full list of services to read more about the unique Mental Skills Training programs Strive has to offer each of these groups.

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about me

Hi, I'm Katie Pagel, trained Mental Performance Specialist and founder of Strive Performance.

The objective of my work is to support you in your pursuit of excellence - whatever you are striving for, I’m here to help you make it happen. Armed with a Master's Degree in Sport & Performance Psychology, I will work with you to build up an arsenal of mental skills specifically suited to your strengths and growth areas as a performer. Through this process, you will grow into a more motivated, more resilient, more authentic, and more fulfilled performer; a combination that makes you much more likely to achieve your performance goals.


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