4 former collegiate athlete Mental Performance Coaches discussing the importance of prioritizing your mental health and well-being.

Do you find yourself struggling with the mental challenges of your sport?

We aim to provide insight, education, and experience to shed light on common topics to help athletes perform at their best mentally.

Listen in if you are looking for tools and perspective on topics such as confidence, coping with mistakes, expectations, mindfulness, and so much more!

Podcast Hosts

Mental Performance Coach

Frances Bull, M.A.

Mental Performance Coach

Abbie Goff, M.S.

Mental Performance Coach

Carlie Grandjean M.A.,LPC

Mental Performance Coach

Emily Marcinowski, M.A., LPCC, MGCP

Mental Performance Coach

Frances Bull, M.A.

Athletic Career:

College

  • Penn State University Varsity Track & Field team (2015-2019)
  • Member of the Big-10 Indoor Track & Field Championship team (2017)
  • NCAA Division I Indoor National Qualifier (2017)
  • NCAA Division I Outdoor Regional Qualifier (2017)
  • Big-10 Qualifier all 4-years (indoor and outdoor)

High School

  • Lake Catholic High School Varsity Track & Field (2012-2015)
  • 3-year varsity letter winner for girls track & field team at Lake Catholic High School
  • 6x Ohio State Qualifier (400m indoor and outdoor)
  • 3x New Balance National Qualifier (800m indoor and 400m indoor/outdoor)
  • 11 school record holder (indoor and outdoor)

Training Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Penn State University (2019)
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Cleveland State University (2022)
  • Trained and mentored high school student athletes at SPIRE Institute and Academy for 3 years
Mental Performance Coach

Abbie Goff, M.S.

Athletic Career:

College

  • Bright Raven Gymnastics Competitive Team (2014-2017)
  • 2016 Vault State Champion
  • 2017 Vault & Balance Beam State Champion
  • SUNY Geneseo Dance Team (2013-2017)

High School

  • Ithaca Academy of Dance (2009-2013; Captain 2011-2013)
  • 2x Dance Soloist National Champion
  • Finger Lakes Gymnastics Academy (2009-2011)
  • 2010 State All Around Champion

Training Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Social Anthropology from State University of New York at Geneseo
  • Master’s degree in Sport Leadership and Management with a specialty in Sport Psychology from Miami University
  • 5+ years as competitive gymnastics coach
  • 3-year Mental Performance Training with Army ROTC programs
Mental Performance Coach

Carlie Grandjean M.A.,LPC

Athletic Career:

College

  • Denison University Women’s Lacrosse team (2016-2020)
  • 3-year North Coast Athletic Conference Lacrosse Champions (2016-2019)
  • Team Captain Senior Year (2020)

High School

  • Hoover High School Varsity Girl’s Lacrosse (2012-2016; Captain 2016).
  • 4-year varsity letter winner for girls lacrosse at North Canton Hoover High School
  • 1x ‘Athlete of the Week’ for girls lacrosse in Stark County
  • 3x MVP for North Canton Hoover Girl’s Lacrosse (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Hoover High School Varsity Swim Team (2012-2015)

Training Background:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Psychology at Denison University
  • Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University
  • Licensed Professional Counselor within the state of Ohio
  • 2-year women’s lacrosse coach at John Carroll University
  • 4+ years of individual coaching with women lacrosse players
  • Coached and attended 5+ lacrosse camps
Mental Performance Coach

Emily Marcinowski, M.A., LPCC, MGCP

Athletic Experience:

  • Began playing youth volleyball, basketball, and softball in 4th grade.
    Began playing JO travel volleyball at age 11 and continued playing at the elite level until age 18.
  • Played 4 years of Varsity volleyball at Padua Franciscan High School.
  • Won a DII State Championship my senior year at Padua Franciscan High School.
  • Played 4 years of DI volleyball at Saint Francis University in Pennsylvania.
  • Coached at Padua Franciscan High School for 3 seasons and at Maverick Volleyball Club for 3 seasons.

Academic Experience:

  • Completed 4 years of MedTrack program at Padua Franciscan High School.
  • Received Bachelor’s degree from Saint Francis University in 2018 with a major in Psychology and minor in Exercise Physiology.
  • Received Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from John Carroll University in 2020. 
  • Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC) in the state of Ohio. Passed two national licensing examinations, the National Counseling Exam (NCE), as well as the National Clinical and Mental Health Counseling Exam (NCMHCE), and have completed 3,000 hours as a Master’s level clinician which includes supervised counseling experiences in several different environments.
  • Certified Mental Game Coaching Professional (MGCP) through training with Sports Psychologist Dr. Patrick Cohn.