Cheryl’s team motivation training and coaching is focused on helping athletes develop the mindset and skills required to take them to a new level of competition. 

Cheryl shares her experiences and provides the tools and strategies that led her to being a world athlete in 2019 on the Senior A and B women’s Canadian Outrigger crew and 2 time gold medalist on the Canadian Senior B Dragon Boat women’s crew in the 2015 world championships!


Team motivation and mindset training is specifically for athletes who want the competitive edge to get 100% dialled into the process. The following sessions are for teams who have sets their sights on participating in new levels of competing.

Cheryl provides training for teams who:


Attendees receive workbooks and or exercises as applicable to each session


Who it’s for: sport teams and sport clubs/organizations who are entering high level competitions but cannot seem to move past their present competition results

Benefits:use performance history, primarily setbacks and challenges to build new trust and the conviction to compete

Is your team experiencing this: stuck in a losing streak, a pattern of repeating the same mistakes or a reputation they feel attached to

What to expect: discover the 5 P’s of programming success to undo past performance history while curating new performance habits to build the trajectory of success!


Who it’s for: sport teams and sport clubs/organizations who are experiencing an individual mindset amongst players resulting in a lack of team cohesion

Benefits: by refocusing on the goals and outcome individuals see how the skill sets of each player is essential to overall team success

Is your team experiencing this: disconnect, no team mindset, not interested in working towards team goals, lost trust in team’s ability to perform

What to expect: get an exercise to create team bonding and another to create union. Learn a few simple strategies to get players dialed in to the process of building team success


Who it’s for: sport teams and sport clubs/organizations who have low moral or ambition and player performance is suffering as a result

Benefits: players learn what their top motivators are and how to ignite specific ones for training and others during competition

Is your team experiencing this: players seem disengaged, uninterested in personal success, not putting in effort or are burned out

What to expect: Learn 4 types of motivation that can bring new energy back to players and revitalized enthusiasm to teams!


Who it’s for: sport teams and sport clubs/organizations where higher expectations require new attitudes during the try out process or in competitive events

Benefits: learn how to develop a competitive personal win where the focus shifts to player accountability and skill development

Is your team experiencing this: team drama, team tension, players not following process, coach and team mate disrespect, aggressive behaviors

What to expect: learn the 5 mindsets to recognize the top player syndromes that create toxic cultures and discover some basic fundaments to create environments to promote healthy competition


Who it’s for: sport teams and sport clubs/organizations who are entering high level competitions and need to elevate training methods and player performance

Benefits: exercises to prioritize athlete time and energy and the ability to recognize how mental and emotional energy can power performance

Is your team experiencing this: emotional tension amongst players, performance anxiety, recovering from injury, unfocused and distraction

What to expect: learn to use the 4 capacities of energy and the 4 laws of achievement to elevate conditioning, skill development and build mental strength for competition


2, 90 minute zoom or 1, 3 hour on location sessions 

Take a peek into what you can expect in these sessions by watching the videos below

Team Division

Division in teams is a natural progression initiated by athlete development 

Coaches Get Athletes Dialed In

How coaches help players develop a competitive mindset and contribute to team cultures 

3 minutes

Your Thinking Got You Here

Learn why positive thinking doesn’t work in the arena of competitive sport

3 minutes

Persistence; Resilience Training

Resilience is a learned trait that competitive athletes can develop!

2 minutes





“I felt like you were talking directly to me and my concerns about training for the upcoming Worlds. I related to your example of the 11th right. I have learned that I need to be competitive with my personal goals and stop self sabotaging myself”

Pat Van Stedum – President of Survivors in Sync, Sarasota, FL

The message in Cheryl’s presentation was very powerful, gave me a better perspective and definitely inspired me. Cheryl is an excellent speaker/presenter. She was authentic and her experiences made the information “real”. I would absolutely recommend Cheryl for any organization!

Cheryl’s presentation helped me understand some of my strengths and put them in an organized way to help me understand myself better. Cheryl gave examples in her own life that were very genuine and ‘real’ with a human element. Cheryl shared how ‘aggression’ is a form of healthy passion used to attain goals which made perfect sense.

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“Cheryl has the ability to inspire and motivate your team to make the changes necessary to move forward.”

Harriet Nelson – Athlete, Parkland Dragonboat Racing Club




“Thank you so much for all of your coaching and inspiration. The women’s team sent out some screen shots from your mindset training course to their team this week. You were so instrumental in helping us see ourselves as athletes, AND as International Athletes!”

Paula Murray – Assistant Coach, NBP Club


2023 TEAM

“I received a lot of great feedback from the presentation. I had many takeaways that I think will make a great difference and value the confirmations that our coaching staff are on the right track. Hearing this from someone on the outside brought renewed confidence. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us!”

Sioux, President of Pink Phoenix, Portland Oregon

"The Golden Dragons are a big club with over 150 members, Cheryl helped both our newbies and veteran paddlers self-identify their personal level of commitment to being a festival or competitive festival paddler. Our club experienced lots of buzz after Cheryl's presentation and has now been able to identify our paddlers that want more of a competitive focus for the upcoming season. We needed a framework to focus on the division that seems to be occurring when our paddlers want different levels of competition. Division is normal and expected when a team is growing l! What a relief!"

Cheryl has a great presentation style - 
She speaks from her own personal experiences and that gives huge credibility to those participating in her workshops.
What a great resource for our dragon boat team, and my own coaching toolbox.

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