Developing a strong relationship with a manager plays a vital role in a driver’s career. Each relationship is unique, as different personalities and situations demand a different approach. We are able to guide our drivers on and off track creating an enjoyable environment in an otherwise stressful world. James will attend tests and races, work closely with teams and provide support and guidance wherever needed.
James’ aim is to always to get the best possible performance from his drivers. The benefit of having someone who has followed the same path, achieved the same goals and learned the same lessons before you is invaluable. Choosing a career in motorsport can be challenging, but with the right guidance and hard work it can be a life changing journey. It’s not just a sport that other people do, if you want it you can achieve it.
With our knowledge of motorsport we are able to adapt our methods and structure to support athletes competing in all sports. The mentality required to be a professional athlete is very similar in all high-level sport.
Dealing with the expectation of delivering success time after time is the same for a racing driver, golfer, swimmer or cyclist. Tailoring the support structure to improve every aspect of their preparation and having the mental coaching to deal with this change, is just one of the ways we can improve the end result. Having someone else to deal with day to day issues is a welcomed piece of mind, leaving the athlete free to focus on what they do best.
Anne has worked with James since 2006. She is a clinical hypnotherapist, an accredited NLP psychotherapist, and an experienced trainer. Anne uses these and other models to unblock limiting beliefs for peak performance and specialises in dealing with performance anxiety and stress. Analysis, advice and then action – implementing the solution is evidence of the practical value of Anne’s methodology. Working in partnership with the individual and/or team she observes and models performance. She then designs a personal coaching programme so that you fine-tune, create your own personal model of excellence to reach your full potential. Linking mind and body – Anne’s comprehensive approach gives you a clear vision of how you will succeed and meet challenges with skill and confidence.
“There are three key factors that influence our performance – our fitness, our technical skills and our mental skills,” comments Anne Calleja. “Although we spend time on our fitness and technical skills, the mental side and ‘how we think’ is often neglected. And yet it is amazing how good we can be at using our minds to work against us. Even before we start an activity, we can often find a number of reasons for failure – self-doubt, bad weather, lack of practice, tiredness, family pressures etc. so we find ourselves performing badly because we are not using our minds in the appropriate way”
You can visit Anne’s website at www.link-fortune.co.uk